I don’t know the medical specifics of the baby Charlie Gard enough to agree or disagree with the UK Medical boards, the Pope or Trump. But I do know a distraction when I see one. From this story, a failing politician will gain support by creating enemies and you will hear many being compared to [the evil he names who wanted to deny etc etc] What you will not hear is about other Charlie Gards and you will not hear about non-Charlie Gards who will not get any treatments of any kind thanks to what we’re being distracted from looking at. “Here! Look at this single, heart-breakng story!” Yes, but what about… “no no, you evil who is just like [named enemy]! Have you no heart!” Yes but the millions of other… “No no! Look at Charlie and more importantly: ME!” I hope Charlie Gard gets the care he needs and such of course: I can’t say anything either way about his medical case because I don’t know. But I know a political ploy when I see one and to use a real case of a real situation to prop up your sagging political career is a classic politician move.

I don’t know the medical specifics of the baby Charlie Gard enough to agree or disagree with the UK Medical boards, the Pope or Trump. But I do know a distraction when I see one.

From this story, a failing politician will gain support by creating enemies and you will hear many being compared to [the evil he names who wanted to deny etc etc]

What you will not hear is about other Charlie Gards and you will not hear about non-Charlie Gards who will not get any treatments of any kind thanks to what we’re being distracted from looking at.

“Here! Look at this single, heart-breakng story!”

Yes, but what about…

“no no, you evil who is just like [named enemy]! Have you no heart!”

Yes but the millions of other…

“No no! Look at Charlie and more importantly: ME!”

I hope Charlie Gard gets the care he needs and such of course: I can’t say anything either way about his medical case because I don’t know.

But I know a political ploy when I see one and to use a real case of a real situation to prop up your sagging political career is a classic politician move.

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