Craig Spencer: Another Do-Gooder



God spare me from do-gooders.  Craig Spencer, a 33 year old doctor, who worked for Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, recently returned to New York with Ebola.  This generous liberal is more interested in doing good for strangers in Africa than protecting his fiancé or us from his infected charitable nature.

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It’s ironic that he wants to do good for strangers in Guinea but doesn’t care enough about infecting his home city to quarantine himself for 21 days and avoid frivolities like bowling and riding the contagious subways.

Our say-good, do-bad Mayor de Blasio tells us that there is no reason for alarm. Oh, that’s reassuring.  As if de Blasio has an advanced degree in infectious diseases.  His reassurances are plosive sounds in the wind, signifying pandering for votes rather than protecting his flock.

De Blasio’s wishes are as meaningless as Obama’s promises that we can keep our health care policies, that Benghazi was caused by a video, that he will keep the Syrians behind a red uncrossable line and that Ebola is extremely difficult to transmit and that it won’t come to a town near you.

The Spencer’s, de Blasio’s and Obama’s of the world mean well. For themselves. They just don’t know how to transmit it to others.

They are do-gooders who tear the world down while they pretend that they are building it up.  They put one rhetorical brick in the wall and take two actual ones out.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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