Is President Trump suffering from the “Col Nicholson Syndrome?” In Bridge on the River Kwai, after winning an intense war of wills vs the POW camp commander Col Saito (S Hayakawa), Nicholson (A Guinness), a prisoner, builds the bridge. But the bridge supports the enemy war effort.
When theoretical models based on maximalist “scientific” projections suffer orders of magnitude error, it transitions from science to scientism. Actions taken in support of scientism are repressive. Failed models that fit in pre-established narratives demand an accounting.
President Trump’s base cries out under the pressure and doesn’t support the lockdown – and will less as information emerges. It’s no accident that ministers and rabbis are targeted – they are on the bleeding edge of the 1st Amendment. Current COVID policies give the Left a free hand to attack them.
The Left is instantiating a technocracy designed to overwhelm the Bill of Rights in a mass line assault on the US Constitution. Discerning Jewish and Christian voices are calling out – in the wilderness. Please take heed, for example –
In the Bridge on the River Kwai, Col Nicholson ultimately came to his senses and blew up the bridge he so proudly made. President Trump, look to your base! It’s time to consider blowing up your bridge.