Given how much all of us internally are talking about it, part of an M6 rant (in a comment today) just had to be its own post. Hell, it’s already well on its way to becoming a t-shirt. M6 calls out that 30-something guy who “vanished” from the CDC:
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee was last seen 11 days ago, when he left work early after complaining that he felt unwell, Atlanta police said Friday.
Timothy Cunningham, 35, works as a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and has responded to the Ebola virus and the Zika virus outbreaks, the CDC said. He holds two degrees from Harvard.
Police are now conducting a search for Cunningham and have enlisted the help of his family, friends and the alumni network of his alma mater Morehouse College.
Ok, we looked at this. M6 is right: This guy didn’t vanish at all. The dude made a remark (at work), calling BS on the whole epidemic virus thing (which it is)… for which he got looks from co-workers… but he wasn’t harmed. He just feels afraid, now — like too afraid to go to work. So, like the guy with the snake in the plane said, “C’mon… show a little backbone, willya?” Timothy: Go back to work. Go stand up for what’s right. You can do it. (And yes, we’re sorry we called you Timmy earlier; we were being feisty.)
It was at this point that M6 invoked Lord Nelson…
Of course, M6 said, “GO RIGHT AT THEM” in his comment (in a post that CAT5 deleted!) but it’s ok: M6 is related to Lord Nelson, so he can paraphrase. As M6 detailed, the above is typically the best tactic for most postmodern situations. If you see a problem, GO RIGHT AT IT. If you see a guy with a gun, GO RIGHT AT HIM. If you see someone who needs help, GO RIGHT AT HIM. (Or her.) If you see countless alphabet agencies and politicians conspiring to thwart all laws and bury your way of life, GO RIGHT AT THEM. With a shovel. We are not sheep. If everyone does this, there will be a lot less shootings and a lot less cabal activity. That is to say…
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE,
NOT HANG BACK AND COWER.
Two degrees from Harvard, huh? Timothy, if we can psychically head-butt the goddamn TWBs over and over again, then you — Commander Timothy Cunningham, 35 — can go to work and do the right thing. If something is not right, MAKE IT RIGHT. Make a stand. Blow that whistle. Who are you, anyway? You’re a Son of SOURCE, that’s who! No excuses, do the work!
(Jeez, is there a coach here yelling through us? Is that you, Gipper?) No, just Harold the exploding sheep.