Ann Coulter is trying desperately to stay relevant; in a world of Liz Cheneys and Sarah Palins, it’s not easy to do. So it should surprise nobody that in her syndicated column Wednesday, the Fox News Troll called the American doctor infected with Ebola a prime example of “Christian narcissism.”
Dr. Kent Brantly, who was helping in West Africa before he contracted the dangerous virus, is currently receiving treatment in a secure Atlanta facility. Friends say that Brantly was driven by his faith in God to make a difference in the world, and was going to be a missionary before he became something much more useful: a doctor, where he saved the lives of the clinically ill.
Ann Coulter, meanwhile, has been savagely mocked on Twitter and writes silly articles for the clinically stupid living in a hermetically sealed bubble.
In her column, Coulter labeled Brantly’s work in Liberia the efforts of an ego-driven Christian and “the first real-world demonstration of the economics of Obamacare,” and called the work he did in Africa incomparable to the amount of money spent by Christian charities that paid to fly him home. Coulter also questioned why he had to go to Africa in the first place:
About 15,000 people are murdered in the U.S. every year. More than 38,000 die of drug overdoses, half of them from prescription drugs. More than 40 percent of babies are born out of wedlock. So no, there’s nothing for a Christian to do here.
What, precisely, can a doctor do to prevent out-of-wedlock births? Oh, wait, I know: they can perform an abortion.
Good news, everyone: Ann Coulter has come out as pro-choice!
Coulter also suggested that American Christians are tired of fighting the “culture war” and, as a result, “go on ‘mission trips’ to disease-ridden cesspools.” She added that Brantly left his country to provide health insurance for Liberians because he wanted “his membership in the ‘Gold Humanism Honor Society.” As opposed to Coulter, who is desperately trying to get her membership in the “Gold ‘I Ticked off the Liberals’ Honor Society.”
I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to figure out which one is more beneficial for our species.
She concludes by making a point similar to one made by Donald Trump on Twitter (I’m convinced that it’s Trump’s toupee that runs the Twitter account; I don’t think Trump is that literate):
There may be no reason for panic about the Ebola doctor, but there is reason for annoyance at Christian narcissism.
Ah, words of wisdom from the troll whose life achievements could fill the Grand Canyon and then leave room for the rest of the universe. Of course, perhaps we should trust Coulter on this. She wrote that piece, so clearly she knows all about narcissism.