The high-profile back-and-forth between Elon Musk and Twitter has jump started a national conversation.
Musk believes that today’s Democratic Party “has been hijacked by extremists,” morphing fellow center-left liberals like Dr. Pierre Kory to align with current perspectives of those held by conservatives.
He’s right—and the Democrat party’s newfound and aggressive affinity for censoring debate and strong-arming doctors is causing many to rethink their political allegiance.
“I’m a lifelong Democrat. I voted for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. I used to have an inherent aversion to Republicans, as I joke with colleagues, similar to how the vaccinated feel about the unvaccinated today,” Kory wrote in a piece published by Fox News.
The trend is forcing doctors who exhibit critical thinking to face an existential choice: join the mob and support what many doctors believe are dangerous policies without a sound scientific basis, or stand up and risk losing your livelihood.
“Tribalism and polarization have made our political and medical discourse nasty and divisive. Doctors must be kept above the partisan fray, not forced to take sides and pick a jersey. Our jobs are too important, and we need to be apolitical to maintain credibility with everyone who comes to us seeking treatment. Progress and innovative medical breakthroughs in the future depend on freedom and medical choice now.”