Despite the Left’s best efforts to blame Trump for even the very existence of this virus (and don’t tell me they never did this after Pelosi tried and failed to call this the “Trump virus”), many people across the world view China extremely unfavorably and in many cases, such views are at historic highs.
A new Pew Research Survey interviewed over 14,000 people from 14 different countries to ask them a series of questions, among which was their current views and attitude towards the communist country. The results were not at all surprising if one were looking at it rationally, as China has been demonstrably awful despite the Left’s best efforts to absolve them of any blame.
All of the countries surveyed currently have an unfavorable opinion of China and nine out of those 14 countries have historically high negative views on China, unsurprisingly, largely as a result of this past year.
The countries that have the lowest unfavorable view of China are Italy and Spain, where 62% and 63% view China unfavorably respectively. Which is a tad strange, considering just how badly the virus affected Italy. You would think many of them would express utter outrage towards China, but I suppose the survey found enough people with ties to China (as in people working for a Chinese company) for the survey to not show massive unfavourability towards China. I don’t know, that’s just my guess.
But like I said, those are the lowest unfavorable numbers for China, both of which were on the rise as of late anyway.
More than 70% of people in France, the U.S., South Korea, Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. view China unfavorably, and in Japan, Sweden and Australia, unfavourability is north of 80%.
According to the graphs given by Pew, many countries’ views on China worsened at some point after 2011, which makes sense, considering Xi Jinping has been the ruler of China since 2013. In Australia, for example, more than 50% viewed China favorably around the time that Xi took office and it went plummeting after that, with only 15% currently holding a favorable view. This is not really surprising, considering both the virus and the fact that there have been trade frictions between the two nations, particularly as Australia is practically trying to save Hong Kongers from China’s authoritarian rule.
When it comes to Japan, it’s not a particular mystery, considering that China and Japan are right next to each other and China has been zealous about expanding China’s territory and area of authority around the South China Sea (and yes, I know that Japan is closer to the East China Sea, but do you think China wouldn’t want to go elsewhere once Taiwan is also under their control?). Japan and China have been rivals for a very long time, so it’s no wonder whatsoever why 86% view China unfavorably and only 9% view it favorably.
Finally, in the 80-percent-and-over club of people who hate China’s guts there is Sweden which is a bit strange to me as well. Sweden has done the best out of any country in dealing with the virus, making sure there are precautions in place without stripping people of their basic civil and economic liberties, so to see them be just one point below Japan in terms of hating China is fairly surprising.
Looking at the graph provided by Pew, unfavourability began to skyrocket at some point between 2011 and 2020, most likely once Xi took office. I have no idea exactly why that is, as I don’t know what kind of relationship these two countries have with one another, but it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly an amicable one.
At any rate, moving on, the survey also asked people how they think various entities, including their own countries, did in handling the virus.
73% of people said they believe their own country handled the virus well, which is not particularly surprising. 63% say that the WHO handled the virus well, and THAT is fairly surprising, considering that they were covering for China and lying on their behalf for a while, refusing to recognize the virus as a pandemic for months and refusing to acknowledge that there was human-to-human transmission of the virus under orders of Xi.
But I guess such news didn’t reach that many people’s ears.
At any rate, 60% say the EU did a good job in handling the virus, which is a bit of a mixed bag. I’d say Sweden, which is in the EU, did a good job, but Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. have done awful jobs in handling the virus. So saying that the EU in general did well here is fairly misleading, in my opinion, since different countries in the globalist group employed different policies and did better than others.
When it comes to China, that is the first entity in the list which receives negative marks, with 61% saying that they did a bad job in handling the virus, which should really be considerably higher, but I’ll take it.
China is the sole reason for this virus having affected the world as it did. Had they been honest and transparent from the beginning, it would’ve given other countries more time to prepare. China refused to tell the truth about anything and refused to let in CDC officials from the U.S. to check things out. They used their ties to the WHO to lie to the world and still continue to lie to this day, having largely stopped counting COVID cases since March because they stopped testing people.
And unsurprisingly, even Pew is going along with the lie that all was fine and dandy in the epicenter of the disease: Wuhan.
“After initial cases of the coronavirus started appearing in China’s Hubei Province in late 2019, many around the world questioned the expediency of China’s response to the outbreak, and others critiqued some of the measures Beijing used to contain the virus within its borders. But in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the outbreak, the strict lockdown has ended and the new case count plummeted to at or near zero by May,” reported Pew.
Don’t act as though this is some great success story for China, Pew. Of course their case count is going to “plummet” when THEY LARGELY STOP TESTING PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEEM COMPETENT AND IN CONTROL! It was an act of deceit and many in the media have willingly gone along with it in order to weaponize the virus against their political opponents and painting China’s strict lockdowns as “the way” to beat the virus.
Truth is that no one outside of Wuhan knows the current situation in that place. Well, no one who isn’t a high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party, at least. Things might be better there than they were before, but the real death count is unknown and will likely never be known because of the CCP’s insistence on hiding the truth.
China set the world on fire and the world doesn’t like it as a result. Those unfavorable ratings are perfectly justified and, in my opinion, don’t even go far enough.
Now, I will briefly mention that Pew also showed that 84% of surveyors also said that the U.S. did a bad job in handling the virus, which is definitely much higher than China’s number, but there are some factors that need to be considered.
First, the fake news media was basically acting as though this was the end of the world. Even Chris Hayes recently tweeted something along the lines of “if we survive this” as though this wasn’t a virus with a 99.7% survival rate. They are acting in bad faith to hurt Trump and blame him for this, pretending like if you get the virus you are almost certainly going to die unless you vote for Biden. It’s b.s. and we all know it.
Second, SOME places in the U.S. handled it badly while some not as much. New York, California and Michigan have, I think, done the worst job in handling this virus, with Texas and Ohio somewhat being up there because of the idiotic governors buying everything the media was selling. Other states like Florida and those which have eased up on the lockdowns have, in my opinion, done a bit better (locking things down in the first place was idiotic, so they get bad marks for that, including my own state of Alabama where we STILL have unconstitutional “safer-at-home” orders).
While the Left tries to blame Trump for the handling of the virus, the truth is that Trump did his best with what he had (considering the Obama administration depleted the federal supply of N95 masks and did other things to screw us during a pandemic). He sent plenty of help to New York, for which Cuomo was thankful at the time. He gave them the ventilators they needed and sent them a medical ship which Cuomo didn’t even end up using, opting to send sick people to nursing and retirement homes in all his infinite idiocy.
But when it comes to policy in each state, the governors are at the helm and the ones who did the worst job are the Democrat ones.
This is something many will forget going into the election, particularly as the fake news media keeps trying to pin 200,000+ deaths on Trump alone instead of the incompetence (at best) of various governors and the deceit of the Chinese.
Aside from that, however, this is a good survey to see, in my opinion. A LOT of people have increasingly negative views of China, which is exactly what I want to see following the amount of bullcrap the CCP has been trying to pull as of late. They deserve all the scorn in the world, even beyond just the virus. They are attempting to destroy freedom everywhere they can, having taken over Hong Kong and setting their sights on Taiwan next. They are attempting to commit ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims and silencing Christians by sending them to what can only be described as concentration camps, making China a 21st century Nazi Germany.
China should be viewed as the enemy of the world and many countries, slow as it may be, are beginning to do this. I hope and pray that this will lead to as many nations as possible to cut financial ties with China and seek to either work with one another, work with the U.S. or at the very least, if they still need to find some inhumanely cheap labor, work with India and some Latin American countries.
China must be financially suffocated like the Soviet Union if there is any hope of beating them.
“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.”
Around three months ago, I wrote an article about how the State of Washington was knowingly counting gun shot wounds as Chinese coronavirus deaths, as well as many other things that should not be counted as COVID deaths being counted as COVID deaths.
In that article, I expressed how utterly angered I was at Dr. Birx saying in one of the press briefings that the CDC was counting deaths “with” the virus the same as deaths “from” the virus, even though there is a very clear difference and doing this makes little to no sense whatsoever.
Lo and behold, I was right in my assessment, because the CDC has recently announced that only 6% of the deaths associated to the COVID-19 death toll were strictly from the virus. That is to say, for only 6% of the deaths in the total, the virus was the only cause mentioned.
“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
This means that, according to the CDC, less than TEN THOUSAND people in the U.S. have died directly to the virus. 94% of the deaths came from people who had the virus but had other pre-existing conditions or co-morbidities that the virus likely just contributed to making matters worse.
This, for all intents and purposes, would be like having a group of students doing a project, but the popular kid in the group, even if he does the least amount of work, gets ALL the credit for the project. The Chinese coronavirus is the “popular” disease out there right now (in as far as it is well-known and there are some people who stand to gain from hearing worse and worse news relating to it) and even if it is a minimally-contributing factor to the death of someone who had respiratory or immune-system problems, it gets all the blame for the death of a person.
Now, like I pointed out in the aforementioned previous article, one can argue that we count AIDS deaths by people who died with it but, say, got sick with something else and died. And like I also pointed out in that article, this is fine when people are truthful.
The big problem is that doctors are not being truthful about the virus. People are attributing COVID deaths to things that should not be COVID, like gun shot wounds. And even when it comes to general other diseases, there is enough of a difference between the Chinese coronavirus and AIDS for the two to not be counted similarly. AIDS specifically targets the immune system and causes a deficiency in its ability to fight off infections (also, it’s an STD, not an airborne disease). It’s essentially the battering ram of diseases, which breaks down one’s defenses and allows for other things to get in with impunity.
The Chinese coronavirus is a respiratory disease much like the flu. So it would make far more sense to count COVID deaths more similarly to flu deaths as opposed to AIDS deaths. People die with AIDS; people die TO the flu. Similarly, people have died TO the Chinese coronavirus directly.
And the number of people who have died TO the Chinese virus are roughly 10,000. Still bad, but nowhere close to the 180,000 that we often hear from the fake news media in trying to blame it all on Trump. Now, those people are still dead, of course, but 94% of them had co-morbidities and in general other issues that COVID might have exacerbated (or maybe not, considering we have seen gunshot wounds be counted towards the death toll in a single state, so who’s to say this hasn’t happened far more often throughout the country?)
What’s more, as I shared in that quote, out of the 94% who died with COVID and another underlying issue, on average, “there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death”. So 94% of those who died with COVID but not directly from it also had at least TWO other health issues.
Here are the top underlying medical issues linked with Chinese virus deaths:
And other medical conditions as well, according to NBC News. People often had at least TWO other medical issues, any of the ones listed above or something else, as well as the Chinese virus. This goes in line with the survivability rate for the virus being around 99.9%. IT IS DIFFICULT TO DIE TO THIS VIRUS, PERHAPS EVEN MORE-SO THAN THE SEASONAL FLU.
That less than 10,000 people have died from COVID-19 is particularly bad, in relation to everything we did as a result of the virus, considering that, according to Health.com, the average flu season claims tens of thousands of lives and that the CDC estimates between 29,000 and 59,000 people died from influenza illnesses THIS YEAR.
And yet, no one’s panicking about that, despite it being a considerably bigger number, even on the low-end, to the total COVID-19 deaths from those who died to the virus. We upended our entire society for a virus that is less deadly than the flu.
At the time, this wasn’t known, of course. Hindsight is 20/20, for certain. However, at no point did the lockdown measures actually make sense, particularly to the extent that they were applied, and we saw the results of that insanity, both economically and in terms of physical well-being.
So, then, how can anyone argue in favor of not fully, or at least almost fully (because this virus is still clearly deadly for those who have medical issues and those who are of a more mature age), or even in favor of locking things down again?
A rhetorical question, of course, considering health facts are not what is driving people’s and politicians’ actions. Many Americans are gripped with fear to the point where a majority believe a MASK MANDATE would be perfectly acceptable. Many politicians also have to do certain things, not because they are good for the health and safety of their citizens and residents (and often times, they are not good for that) but because there is a certain narrative surrounding the virus and deviation from that narrative, driven by the Left and the media, will make someone appear like they are intentionally killing people’s grandmas (even as Cuomo practically did that and yet he is hailed as a hero of the age).
At this point, it is more imperative to fight against the narrative surrounding the virus rather than the virus itself. We can see that the virus is not as deadly as we once thought it was, not even close. It still is for the elderly and for those with underlying conditions, of course, and certain measures must be taken to try and limit the damage to such people. But everyone is acting like the Chinese virus is a death sentence when there are FAR deadlier viruses out there including the common cold. Everyone is acting like someone not wearing a mask it basically committing murder in broad daylight (even as we ignore or justify actual murder by BLM and ANTIFA terrorists).
Everyone is acting like going to a bar or a restaurant or CHURCH at anywhere over 50% capacity would lead to the black death.
The narrative surrounding the virus is deadlier than the virus itself.
Here’s hoping that people regain their senses and start fighting for their freedoms once again, wherever that issue applies.
“Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.”
I have previously made mention that I like basketball and there are times when that world meets the world of politics, whether it’s a stupid comment uttered by a player or the overall business dealings that the NBA at large has with the CCP (which has a little something to do with this article). But I don’t think I’ve ever talked about the two worlds of gaming and politics coming together, so this will be a fairly new experience for me.
At any rate, allow me to give you the important context of this article. According to Gaming news website Kotaku (which is Leftist, so it’s largely garbage, but useful here), the people at Activision, which is the publisher of the annual video game giant “Call of Duty”, decided to edit the trailer for their newest installment in the franchise: “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” because the trailer featured footage from the Tiananmen Square massacre.
But they didn’t just edit it for Chinese audiences. They edited the trailer for ALL audiences and only IGN and Gamespot still carry the original trailer (video below).
So not only are they censoring a massacre perpetrated by the CCP to Chinese audiences, they are also doing it for all audiences so that they might not know about it unless they specifically set out to research it. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised at this, considering that Activision is partly owned by Tencent, a Chinese gaming corporation. I suppose Tencent doesn’t want anyone to know about the massacre perpetrated by the CCP, which makes sense considering they are a Chinese company.
However, it is still extremely shameful for Activision to go down this path of Chinese appeasement, especially considering the theme of the trailer.
For a little background context, the Call of Duty series has always been about simulating war. The first few iterations of the franchise focused on World War II and numerous sequels have either gone to a more modern setting, returned to World War II, delved into the Vietnam War and some have even gone to futuristic wars like World War III and other things. The Black Ops series in particular started out with a Vietnam War setting and seemingly, the producers are returning to that setting.
One important aspect of the setting was, of course, the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union in their arms and space races, with plenty of stories of foreign interference such as Soviet spies infiltrating United States intelligentsia and other places, as well as the attempts to radicalize Americans towards accepting and embracing communism (which has been rather successful as of late).
And seemingly, the newest iteration in the franchise will explore this aspect a bit more. The trailer itself focused on an interview by a KGB defector named Yuri Bezmenov, who detailed in four stages how a free society collapses. The first stage is demoralization, specifically in indoctrinating students into believing foreign values and beliefs that stand apart from American tradition, which would be taught by radical students from the 1960s and 70s once they controlled educational institutions. This is currently happening.
The second step is destabilization of the structure of society – the economy, the military and international relations. This is currently happening as well, with the Left insistent on bringing down the American economy and destroy its superpower status so that a global government can be established and dominate completely. They are also destroying the military not simply by cutting its funding but also by having soldiers indoctrinated, forced to read pseudo-scientific garbage like “White Fragility”, and overall making it so that the U.S. military has no real desire to protect the U.S. As far as the international relations go, I chuck that up mostly to other countries which are more secular and socialistic and do not like people like Donald Trump, instead preferring people like Obama and Biden.
The third stage is crisis, an event which builds upon the first two stages to bring about a revolution. This is also happening with the Chinese coronavirus panic and the Left attempting to drive us towards a constitutional crisis following the 2020 election in their mail-in voting scheme, as well as the race riots going on bringing about a racial crisis to this country.
The fourth stage is normalization, as in establishing a “new normal”. Sound familiar?
At any rate, the actions by Activision are extremely ironic given all of this. One theme they outright display in the game’s trailer is “know your history or be doomed to repeat it.” And yet, they are destroying history by censoring the Tiananmen Square massacre in order to appease their Chinese owners.
You couldn’t write better satire than that, but unfortunately and sadly, this is reality. I don’t know how many recognize the irony in the trailer showing “know your history or be doomed to repeat it” and editing the trailer so it gets rid of an important part in world history which perfectly encapsulates the evil that is the CCP and communism as a whole in order to appease the people who perpetrated that crime against humanity.
The Chinese government killed hundreds, if not thousands of student protesters. This is a fact not known by most of the people in China, at least those not involved in the government, and at the behest of a Chinese company which partially owns them (5%), Activision is trying to ensure that this fact is also not known to other people outside of China.
Now, one might think “but it is very well known outside of China. How does one game trailer editing that part out make it so that people outside of China not know about it?” To this, I say: “wait a couple of decades.”
Communism used to be abhorred by the overwhelming majority of the country just 40 years ago. The memories of the Cold War are fading from this country and many are forgetting just what communism is and how horrible it is.
Just 30 years ago, West German band “The Scorpions” released the worldwide hit “Winds of Change” which celebrated the toppling of the Berlin Wall and freedom from communism, optimistic towards a future “where the children of tomorrow dream away in the wind of change.”
The tragedy is that the following verses say: “Distant memories are buried in the past forever.” THIS is the problem, because the children of tomorrow dream dreams of communist revolutions, and the memories are being buried too deep into the past, that they do not know how horrible communism is.
In time, the memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre will fade in the minds of the countries which know about it if not regularly taught. That Activision would edit out footage from its trailer in appeasement of the Chinese is an indication of this looming threat.
Of course, the massacre is but one aspect of communism which many will forget in the future. Matter of fact, even as many know about it today, how many even connect it with the horrors and injustices of communism? In America, we know very well about Tiananmen Square, and yet, plenty seem to want communism anyway.
That warning in the trailer that if we fail to learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it, may be cliched, but it’s definitely true. For crying out loud, New York University is now trying to implement RACIAL SEGREGATION in student dorms and this is being celebrated as an achievement by Leftists (not that that should be much of a surprise, considering they were fighting for segregation in the 60s, but still).
The memories of the Civil Rights movement, and the teachings that came about it, are being hijacked by the Left so that they might be forgotten forever, to the point where they rewrite history and say that MLK would support the anti-white, racist domestic terrorists in BLM.
Again, it’s disgustingly ironic that Activision would focus this year’s installment of Call of Duty on “remembering your history” while also attempting to rewrite it and lead people to forget it because actually remembering your history and reminding people of it would hurt their bottom line.
Shame on Activision for doing this and shame on all U.S. companies which work for or with the 21st century version of Nazi Germany.
Remember your history.
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
There is a very big lesson to be learned in how almost everyone reacted to the Chinese coronavirus: do not panic and do not listen to the fake news media about the potential consequences.
Almost everyone around the world began to panic once the Chinese coronavirus numbers began to go up and up earlier in the year. The fake news media, particularly at home, wanted to ensure the best way to destroy the economy and beat Trump in the election, and as such, they began reporting about how bad things were, how we were woefully unprepared, how a couple of million people might die in the States, how we need measures to avoid that and to stop the spread of the virus (which originally was “slowing” the spread, but it turned into stopping it altogether, which was always an impossibility).
The fake news media and the Left insisted that in order to beat the virus, we all needed to stay inside our homes as much as possible and that businesses needed to be shut down, particularly small mom-and-pop shops which were arbitrarily considered “non-essential”. Everyone needed to listen to the “experts” and the fake news reporters, otherwise, you are a grandma killer (meanwhile, they ignore the actual grandma-killing that the governor of New York perpetrated).
Everyone began to panic and just listen to what they were hearing on their tv or reading on their computers and began to quarantine everyone, not just the people with the virus. The idea to flatten the curve was originally supposed to be about avoiding a healthcare system collapse. We flattened the curve and avoided that, but we still have to be subjected to the same draconian regulations as if we hadn’t. The health system never collapsed and is, at this point, running well below capacity because no one else apart from those with the Chinese virus are going to hospitals (and this, of course, is leading to other deaths due to other causes).
Some on the Left are even insisting on locking things down again for no other reason apart from Trump is gaining ground on Biden and the initial lockdowns haven’t completely led to the total economic collapse of this country. And make no mistake, that is the ONLY reason the Left has for locking things down again.
However, amidst a sea of panicking morons who foolishly believed the fake news media had their best interests at heart comes one country who figured locking down an entire civilization would do far more harm than good in a number of ways.
According to a new study, Sweden’s refusal to follow the herd of blind sheep and lock their country down allowed it to stave off the worst of the pandemic, both in terms of deaths and in terms of economic shrinkage.
The Swedes figured that it would be best to keep shops, businesses, restaurants and schools open, while also adhering to some basic measures such as social distancing and wearing masks, as well as, at most, banning public gatherings of more than 50 people, so that those who wanted to go to work could go to work; those who wanted to go to school could go to school; and those who wanted to visit family could visit family.
Sweden largely kept things normal, with some obvious exceptions, and it has helped them greatly.
“From the start, the Swedish government repeatedly made it crystal clear to the public that the battle against [the Chinese coronavirus] would be a marathon, not a sprint, and that many people would die. With all that starkly presented, the decision was made that (mostly) normal life was favorable to the alternatives, and herd immunity and economic stability would be the result,” reported The Federalist.
I don’t know if you remember, but back before this all started, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was initially in favor of not locking things down and wanted to beat the virus through herd immunity. However, he eventually caved because of the amount of pressure to lock things down, and the UK has paid the price for it.
Sweden, on the other hand, even as others in the Western world lambasted them for this, did not cave and decided to remain open with few restrictions.
As a result, the Swedish economy contracted by 8.6%. While that may not sound like good news at all, it’s considerably less than what other countries in the EU who did lock down managed to accomplish.
The European Union’s average contraction in this period was 11.9% and the countries with the most severe lockdowns such as Spain, France and Italy saw even worse economic contractions of 18.5%, 13.8% and 12.4% respectively.
By not caving to a raging mob of imbeciles, Sweden managed to avoid some of the worst economic contractions in the West, largely saving its economy amidst a seeming global recession.
But not only did Sweden save itself in terms of the economy, it also proved that lockdowns are unnecessary and ineffective in their objective. Here’s what I mean:
According to The Federalist, “In number of deaths, Sweden and Italy provide two completely different case studies. Italy chose some of the most severe lockdowns outside China. But, as Bloomberg reported, ‘on a per-capita basis, Italy’s death toll of more than 35,154 comes to about 600 per 1 million people, as does Sweden’s 5,743.’”
In other words, despite the starkly different approaches to the virus, both Italy and Sweden saw the same amount of per capita deaths per 1 million people. So Italy’s lockdown did nothing to save people.
The lockdown didn’t affect the death toll even a little.
And now, every country is hoping for herd immunity, which Sweden began to work on at the very beginning. The strategy that Boris Johnson initially wanted to apply but got yelled at for wanting to try is the one that everyone now HAS to try, as a vaccine is not likely to come for a long while and many countries have almost completely ruined their economies and cannot really continue like this without inflicting unnecessary long-lasting damage.
The panicking of pretending like the virus was comparable to the black death or that millions upon millions of Americans and people in general were likely going to die (if absolutely nothing was different, which was never a realistic scenario) and that the virus itself was death (as Andrew Cuomo has said it was, though given his actions as governor in recent months, I would take his word for it, with him essentially working for the Grim Reaper) has only led to some of the worst case scenarios for many nations, as tons of people died and the measures taken to avoid that not only did not work, but also crushed their economies.
Almost everyone panicked, believed everything the media was telling them about the virus, believed everything the “experts” were telling them about the virus, and almost everyone acted irrationally with unnecessary and fascistic lockdowns that did nothing but hurt people both financially and health-wise, as suicides went up in this time period, as well as other health problems getting worse.
Almost everyone fell victim to widespread panic, but at least Sweden kept a level head in all this and now, they are ahead of everyone in the world in attaining herd immunity, which will help them return to normal life even sooner.
I would hope we learned our lesson in all this: panicking solves nothing and trusting the fake news media and the “experts” who have an agenda only leads to ruin.
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”
The NBA is back and the players are wearing idiotic social justice messages that fall on deaf ears for those who know the disgusting relationship between the league and the nation that can only be described as a modern-day Third Reich.
While NBA players kneel for the flag, the NBA makes plenty of money off of slave labor in China (making apparel such as the very jerseys the players wear) and other business dealings that ESPN (of all sources) has uncovered in an investigation.
Recently, ESPN released a long article reporting on the human rights abuses happening in NBA China “academies”, which are basketball centers meant to help Chinese youth with talent to have a good future and a potential spot on an NBA roster, while also helping said youth to obtain an education for being part of the program.
However, reality is far different from the official story the NBA wishes to tell. While the purpose of the camps has been explicitly stated to be: “Find another Yao [Ming]” (according to two former league employees who spoke with ESPN), the NBA basically had to overlook egregious human rights abuses in order to do that (and they didn’t even succeed in finding another Yao Ming).
There were three particular human rights abuse problems the NBA had to ignore entirely in order to profit off of one specific NBA “academy” located in Xinjiang:
While the NBA recently announced that the Xinjiang facility was closed (and there is reason to doubt that to be true), NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, who oversees international operations, “declined to say whether human rights were a factor” in the closing down of the facility.
Among the reasons given for closing it down were that the NBA had little oversight over what actually happened in those facilities, which would be a likely story, if the facility hadn’t been operating for four years before the league decided to shut it down. What, did their oversight diminish in those four years, or is it just that now, after people have shed some light on the NBA’s dealings with China, that the oversight was deemed insufficient? Either way, I doubt that’s the reason.
The NBA employees that were there also decided to report some of the abuses they witnessed to the local NBA offices, but Tatum says that these incidents were “not reported at the time” to the league in New York, including himself or NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
One former league coach said he witnessed some of these abuses from Chinese coaches, in one particular instance, with a Chinese coach reportedly firing a ball into a young player’s face and then “kick him in the gut.”
I’ll remind you that these kids are around 13 or 14 years of age while the coaches are around 40 – full-grown adults.
The former NBA coach is quoted as saying: “Imagine you have a kid who’s 13, 14 years old, and you’ve got a grown coach who is 40 years old hitting your kid. We’re part of that. The NBA is part of that.”
In another facility, specifically in Dongguan, Bruce Palmer, then-technical director of the academy – hired by the NBA – said that he repeatedly witnessed Chinese coaches physically abusing the children and repeatedly warned them against it. In one instance, Palmer told a coach: “You can’t do that to your kid, this is an NBA training center. If you really feel like hitting a 14-year-old boy, and you think it’s going to help him or make you feel better, take him off campus, but not here, because the NBA does not allow this.”
So, the issue is not that the physical abuse is wrong, but that the NBA “doesn’t allow it”, though they clearly and demonstrably do. THAT is the issue. Not the hitting the kid part, but the hitting the kid in an NBA facility part.
I will add another thing about this: the Chinese government workers that abuse these kids will claim that this is “corporal punishment”, but it definitely isn’t.
Jinming Zheng is an assistant professor of sports management at Northumbria University in England and he grew up in mainland China, having written plenty about the Chinese sports system. Instead of exposing the human rights abuses of the Chinese government, he opts to excuse them as just being “the old ways” of the older generations.
“For most of the older generation, even my grandparents, they take corporal punishment for granted and even see it as an expression of love and care, but I know it might be criticized by people living outside of China. The older generation still sees it as an integral part of training.”
What a load of crap. Kicking a kid in the guts is NOT corporal punishment – it’s abuse. Corporal punishment is limited to spankings. Throughout America, specifically where there are riots, I see plenty of people who could have benefited from at least some level of corporal punishment.
Throwing the ball at a kid’s face (and the balls are quite heavy and can cause some damage), kicking them in the guts and hitting them in other matters not described in the ESPN report is NOT corporal punishment, so don’t give me that crap.
At any rate, moving on, there is the whole issue of the “academies” not being academies at all. Allow me to explain:
You see, earlier, I mentioned how the supposed purpose of the academies were to train young Chinese kids to see if they could one day become NBA players while also giving them an education so as to give them a chance at life in China (or elsewhere) if they are not good enough to make it to the NBA. While that is the official story, and might even have been the intention from the NBA, the kids were not actually given any education at all.
According to ESPN, the kids would train “two or three times a day and had few extracurricular activities… When the players – some as young as 13 – weren’t training, eating or sleeping, they were often left unsupervised.”
“One coach said league officials who visited China seemed to be caught-off guard when they learned that players in the NBA academies did not attend school.”
Now, when the NBA employees asked the Chinese officials about whether the kids were attending school, the Chinese officials “reassured” them that they were, which is yet another expected lie from the Chinese – they, in fact, were not attending school, according to multiple reports from league employees.
I’ve already shared some of the comments made by NBA employees who were there, but allow me to bring up a couple more: one coach described the NBA facility in China that he worked at as “a sweat camp for athletes,” and considering the other reports about the abuse and poor living conditions, I’d say that’s not only accurate, but widespread in all NBA China facilities.
Like I said earlier, one employee compared the situation in Xinjiang to “World War II Germany”, and I’m willing to bet that is fairly accurate for a number of reasons, one of which was the Uighur camps they have in that region, and the other being the authoritarian surveillance by the Chinese government (though that really applies to all of mainland China).
Given the little oversight the NBA had over the facilities, one former coach is quoted as saying: “We were basically working for the Chinese government,” seeing as they were the ones who dictated the training regimen and selected the players.
One of the worst comments, though, had to have come from Corbin Loubert, who was a strength coach working for the NBA and who went to the Xinjiang facility. What prompted the comment I’m about to share was a story on CNN, which Loubert shared on Twitter, describing the way in which the network’s reporters faced oppressive surveillance and intimidation in the region.
Loubert said: “I spent the past year living in Xinjiang, and can confirm every word of this piece is true. One of the biggest challenges was not only the discrimination and harassment I faced, but turning a blind eye to the discrimination and harassment that the Uyghur people around me faced.”
I say this is the worst comment because it showed the egregious hypocrisy of the NBA at its worst. In order to profit off of the basketball market in China, the NBA and its employees have to turn a blind eye to blatant discrimination and human rights abuses, all-the-while they will speak about how evil the United States is and all of its past injustices (all of which were perpetrated by Leftists of their era).
They will allow players to have jerseys that say “speak up”, or “equality” or “justice” on their jerseys while having those very jerseys manufactured by slaves in China. They will kneel for the flag and anthem as it’s being played while sucking on the profitable teat of the most inhumane regime in the modern era.
They encourage people to “stand up” against systems of oppression while forcing their employees to turn a blind eye to that very oppression when in China.
Now, I’m not suggesting that the NBA coaches wage a civil war against China while they are there. But as one former employee said: “You can’t have it both ways.” You can’t claim to be a proponent of equal rights for all while sacrificing the lives and rights of a certain group of people just to make a profit. It’s the very type of soulless corporatism they claim to stand against.
The NBA cannot claim to support human rights while simultaneously sacrificing those same rights of the people who suffer under Chinese communism.
It’s why even Leftists such as AOC have stood against the NBA on this. Granted, she is every bit the hypocrite the NBA is, but that goes to show how utterly unpopular the NBA is on this issue: everyone, Left and Right, will agree, to one extent or another, that the NBA is hypocritical on this issue and is profiting off of human rights abuses in China.
Now, sure, the Left might be attacking the NBA on this simply because the NBA is a megacorporation and the Left isn’t exactly fond of corporations, but the point remains.
I love basketball, but I loathe the NBA for this. The NBA is the very soulless corporation they claim to stand against.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
“Abstain from every form of evil.”
The Chinese Communist Party is the modern-day version of Nazi Germany. Few would be willing to dispute that, apart from those who specifically profit from what the Chinese do, such as major American corporations and famous celebrities like LeBum James (not a typo).
The only difference between Communist China and Nazi Germany is that people weren’t aware of what Germany was doing until after the war. We had only really begun to learn and expose what the Nazis had been doing once the war was over and the concentration camps were made defunct.
The world didn’t know of the atrocities and crimes against humanity that the Nazis perpetrated. The world said “never again” would this be allowed to happen.
The world lied.
Nowadays, in real time, we see the atrocities that the Chinese Communist Party is inflicting not only on Uighur Muslims, but on Christians, on Jews, on black people and on its own citizens. I have said in the past how communism makes people slaves to the State. China is one of the examples of this being entirely and absolutely true.
And yet, because the CCP is in many corporations’ and politicians’ pockets, the atrocities that they do, which we are WITNESSING as they are happening, get either forgiven or totally ignored (usually the latter) because saying or doing anything that would risk companies’ or politicians’ ability to make money off of China is not something they’d be willing to do.
Instead, despite the fact that they make far more money in the States, many choose to openly display hatred towards America.
It’s absolutely appalling, but not exactly surprising, to see corporations and politicians like Joe Biden getting bought out by the CCP, even as the commies are committing heinous crimes against humanity and we are witnessing them doing exactly that.
For you see, this isn’t the first time that American corporations (or politicians) have chosen to do business with an international threat to individual lives and freedom. This isn’t the first time American corporations have profited from the crimes against humanity perpetrated by a foreign nation.
The Daily Caller has a fantastic piece on this very topic, and they share a wealth of information about the sorts of business deals and practices American corporations made with the Nazis.
IBM, for example, reportedly “established its Dehomag subsidiary in Germany after Adolf Hitler become [sic] Chancellor in 1933 and used its new factory and American capital to aid in the Holocaust.”
“Investigative journalist Edwin Black wrote in his book IBM and the Holocaust that the company’s technology was used to manage the ‘logistics of genocide’ by creating punch card machines that tracked Jews and other populations across Europe and in the concentration camps.”
American photography company Eastman Kodak established financial ties to Nazi Germany through subsidiaries, according to the National Archives. According to The Nation, the subsidiaries used slave labor in two factories, with 80 slave laborers being used in the Berlin-Kopenick factory and roughly 250 in the plant in Stuttgart.
Ford and GM also collaborated with Nazi Germany, according to a civil case in 1998. Attorney Bradford Snell said: “GM was an integral part of the German war effort,” and he alleged that the Nazis “could not have [invaded European nations] without GM.”
According to The Daily Caller, “Nazi Germany operated nearly 44,000 concentration camps during its existence and used them for purposes ranging from forced labor to mass sterilization to genocide.”
The CCP is doing much of the same exact thing, only largely to Uighur Muslims and Christians. For example, “re-education camps”, which is nothing short of concentration camps, in the Xinjiang region are set up with the objective of curbing Islamic extremism and ethnic separatism among the Uighur Muslims. While curbing Islamic extremism isn’t a bad thing at all, the way in which the Chinese do it is itself very extreme. Reportedly, the program involves very strict digital surveillance, bans Muslim public prayer, forces Muslim men to shave their beards and forces the Muslims to eat during Ramadan.
While I am not exactly a fan of Muslims or Islam, especially as they have historically and presently been responsible for mass murders of many people, particularly Christians and Jews, at the very least, I cannot approve of what the CCP is doing to Uighur Muslims.
The way in which they “curb” Muslim extremism is very reminiscent of how the French Jacobins or Argentinian government dealt with suspected enemies of the Revolution and with suspected communists, respectively. Anyone who was suspected to be an enemy of the French Revolution or suspected to have been a communist was subjected to being arrested/disappeared and being either publicly executed (guillotines) or privately executed (there are stories of suspected communists being thrown off of planes by Argentinian officials).
My point being that the CCP just suspecting someone of being a Muslim extremist gives them the green light to take them in when the Muslims they are taking in might not be extremist at all. I have met and seen Muslims who have actively been against the extremist and violent ways of Islam, such as the Imam of Peace on Twitter (and others), and thus know that not exactly all of them agree on absolutely everything Muslims do (which is why there are even different “denominations” of Muslims like the Shiites and the Sunnis).
What the CCP is doing to the Uighur Muslims, regardless of what one thinks about Muslims or Islam in general, is nothing short of the very kind of crimes against humanity that the Nazis did on the Jews and many other types of people.
Only this is even worse because the excuse the world had for not doing anything about the Holocaust was that the world simply didn’t know it was even happening. The technology was not available at the time to do things like satellite spying or someone leaking footage of security cameras loading Jews onto trains to head to the concentration camps.
The world could legitimately claim ignorance to the Holocaust that the Nazis perpetrated. The world has no excuse at all for doing nothing about the holocaust the CCP is perpetrating as we speak. We KNOW it’s happening. We can see the footage of Uighurs being lined up and prepared to be boarded onto trains. We have found Chinese contraband of Uighur Muslim’s hair.
And yet, despite this, corporations turn a blind eye (even as China opportunistically set the world on fire with their coronavirus) and continue doing business with China, building factories there, creating programs there, etc., etc.
Even as we know of the atrocities of the Chinese communists, Nike still willingly profits from the slave labor forced to create their shoes and other products.
Even as we know what the CCP is doing to fellow human beings, Disney still chooses to do business in China with their Shanghai Disneyland park.
Even as we know what the neo-Nazi CCP is currently responsible for, numerous Hollywood studios have worked with Chinese-owned companies like Tencent, and they censor their movies for Chinese audiences, even as they claim to be “super-woke.” They will talk about how big a deal it was to have a homosexual sex scene in a movie about Elton John, talking about how progressive they are, while they remove that scene completely for the viewings in China.
Even as the Chinese communists are instigating a systematic cultural genocide (or systematic racism, if you will) of Uighur minorities, the NBA will scrutinize Houston Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey for sharing a picture that was pro-Hong Kong (as China has now taken over Hong Kong and destroyed its autonomy), and do business with the Chinese to aid the CBA and have players participating in programs in China.
I can’t really blame Ford, GM, IBM and the companies that worked with Nazi Germany because no one knew of the atrocities that country was committing until after it was defeated and destroyed.
What excuse do the NBA, Nike, Apple, Hollywood, and reportedly, 83 well-known brands have for doing business with a China which is actively involved in a 21st century holocaust that we KNOW is happening?
No one has any excuse for supporting or collaborating with China.
Perhaps, it shouldn’t be so surprising that they would do this, given that corporations have collaborated with Nazi Germany, but again, one can’t seriously blame the corporations that collaborated with Nazi Germany (too much) because no one knew what it was doing. Of course, Nazis were still authoritarians, and there is little reason, if any, to work with such a government, but if we’re talking about human atrocities, one can forgive companies’ ignorance about the Holocaust.
The companies currently aiding and abetting China, however, cannot be forgiven for doing this, especially as we know what is happening in that God-forsaken country.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
Have you ever heard the phrase “a murderer isn’t a murderer because he murders people – he murders people because he’s a murderer”? Or the phrase “a thief isn’t a thief because he steals – he steals because he’s a thief”? These are the phrases I think about when thinking about China….
You see, when China was allowed into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in spite of its tyrannic and murderous regime, the hope was that they would become more civil if they were around more civil countries and give up their tyrannical ways. It didn’t matter that the regime had massacred millions of people. It didn’t matter that they had child labor. “If only they knew how wonderful freedom is”, we thought, “they’ll surely become a democracy some day”….
Oh, how naive we’ve been…
Because, you see, a murderous regime isn’t a murderous regime because it massacres its people – a murderous regime massacres its people because it’s a murderous regime. That’s just who they are…
Communists aren’t murderers because they kill people, they’re murderers because they’re communists…it’s who they are. Same with Socialism. Same with Liberalism. It’s their worldview, a world in which your life doesn’t matter unless you’re useful to them in some way. If you disagree with them, they have no issues killing you.
And now we’re facing this pandemic, which best case scenario China failed to alert the world of the seriousness of the problem and worst case scenario it’s a coordinated attack. We know the Trump Administration and other countries are looking into what really happened – I wonder if we’ll ever truly know. Judging by the seemingly over-reaction on the part of almost all countries around the world, you would think they must have thought this could have been a coordinated attack. Think of 9/11 – first plane hits the first tower “oh, my goodness! What a horrible accident!”. Then the second plane hits the second tower “Oh, no…this is a coordinated attack”…Obviously by the 3rd attack we knew…and we grounded all flights, because we didn’t know how many more planes out there were carrying terrorists ready to crash them into their pre-determined targets. “Are we talking about 4 targets? Six? A dozen?” We didn’t know so we grounded all flights.
With the Chinese Coronavirus, something similar seems to have happened – why are we closing down the economies? Does it make sense given that mortality rate will most likely prove to be closer to the flu? Was this the right decision?
Unlike with the terror attacks on 9/11, when the general public witnessed exactly what happened and concluded rightly that this was, indeed, a coordinated attack, with the Coronavirus it’s not so clear to us. But it’s probably more clear to the Trump Administration and all these governments that chose to shut down their countries.
Perhaps, like that deadly morning on 9/11, they didn’t know exactly what they were dealing with. “Is it one strain of this virus? Two? Does it kill only older people or people with vulnerabilities? Is it a coordinated attack? If so, who are the targets?”…they probably didn’t know then. Do they know now?
There are two possibilities regarding how this pandemic began:
What to do about China, then? In either scenario? Does it matter what the true scenario is?
Back to my initial comment, a murderous regime isn’t a murderous regime because it massacres people – it massacres people because it is a murderous regime.
What do you do with a murderous regime? Do you trust them? Do you do business with them? Do you legitimize them by allowing them in global organizations such as the WTO?
The best course of action is to STOP doing business with them altogether – they’re not trustworthy.
American companies need to bring their manufacturing back home – or look for other, more civil, countries to manufacture their products.
China needs to be kicked out of every single global organization – or America and all other civil countries need to defund those organizations out of existence.
Seize all international assets owned by China. China cannot own any company in the civilized world, because they bring their murderous mindset to a civil world. China is a bad influence. They’re communists and communists are murderous.
I don't anticipate any massive announcements if the Trump administration moved towards choking the murderous regime in China - it would happen much like during the Cold War when we choked up the USSR economy. Cold wars tend to be fought on the economic front. But if Trump doesn't win re-election, a Biden (or any other Democrat) presidency would double down on China and soon enough rather than having China become more civilized, WE would become more like China.
We love the Chinese people, but we hate murderous regimes. They need to democratize, civilize and respect life before they can be allowed into the civilized world.
But before we fight the enemy in the Chinese murderous regime, we need to fight the enemy within - those in our own country that love the Chinese murderous regime and would love to replicate it in America just like they're doing in Democrat-run States, with outrageous "stay-at-home" orders. Communists hate freedom. They are the true enemy.
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them”
Late last week, the Chinese Communist Party admitted that the Wuhan virus numbers they had been reporting for a little over a month now were not accurate. In other news, grass is green.
Ok, being serious now, the real question isn’t what the actual number is (though that is one of many and I’ll get to it) but rather, why did they admit it now? Well, I would theorize that it’s likely because they can’t really hide that they are doing so poorly. According to The AP, China’s economy contracted 6.8% in the 1st quarter, though it’s probably considerably worse since their usual GDP was just about building ghost towns, as massive spending can increase the GDP, but is not real growth.
But I don’t really know if that is the reason for it. I certainly don’t think it is.
At any rate, according to Bloomberg News: “China has revised its official count of deaths from the coronavirus, adding some 1,290 deaths in Wuhan, the city where the virus first emerged last December. The addition, reported by state media on Friday, brings the nationwide death toll to 4,636, the majority coming from Hubei province, where Wuhan is located.”
“The additional deaths were all counted in Wuhan and the late reporting of deaths are due to several reasons, said the report. The first is that some patients died at home without seeing a doctor or being tested for the virus as hospitals were overwhelmed during the epidemic’s peak.”
I call b.s. about these “reasons” considering China straight-up stopped testing people for the virus some time in early March. In a city of 11 million people, 80,000 coronavirus cases shouldn’t overwhelm the hospital system (then again, these are communists we are talking about, so maybe their healthcare system is just that atrocious). I suspect the real number of cases to be somewhere in the couple million and it’s not like the CCP couldn’t hide such a large number if they wanted to, as we’ll get to in a moment.
Anyway, I would also call b.s. on the official number of 1,290 deaths over the last month and a half. Back in early April, the Washington Post estimated the real figures to be around 16 times worse than what China is reporting.
“The coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe officially claimed 2,563 lives in Wuhan, where it began in a market that sold exotic animals for consumption. But evidence emerging from the city as it stirs from its two-month hibernation suggests the real death toll is exponentially higher…”
“Using photos posted online, social media sleuths have estimated that Wuhan funeral homes had returned 3,500 urns a day since March 23. That would imply a death toll in Wuhan of about 42,000 – or 16 times the official number. Another widely shared calculation, based on Wuhan’s 84 furnaces running nonstop and each cremation taking an hour, put the death toll at 46,800.”
The Washington Post isn’t exactly known for being all that truthful and accurate (though they are every once in a while), so for the CCP to be called out by even them is fairly noteworthy, especially as the owner of The WaPo is Jeff Bezos.
Last month, the UK Daily Mail reported: “Mr. Johnson has been warned by scientific advisers that China’s officially declared statistics on the number of cases of coronavirus could be ‘downplayed by a factor of 15 to 40 times.’ And No 10 believes China is seeking to build its economic power during the pandemic with ‘predatory offers of help’ countries around the world.”
So everyone from the Washington Post to Number 10 (the U.K. version of the White House, as 10 Downing street is where the PM lives) suspected the Chinese numbers to be utterly bogus and the CCP to have been under-reporting heavily.
The American Enterprise Institute also has its own estimates, which are considered to even be conservative, as they give China a lot of benefit of the doubt.
According to The Daily Wire: “The estimate from AEI resident scholar Derek Scissors, PhD, was included in an article published Monday night in The Wall Street Journal. The estimate found that China had at a minimum 2.9 million coronavirus cases ‘outside Hubei,’ which is the province that Wuhan is located in. Scissors used travel data that was published with the approval of the Chinese Communist Party and then lowered those numbers even further just to give China the benefit of the doubt.”
Here is what Scissors wrote:
“A natural reaction to figures in the low millions: China is plainly lying but not by nearly that much, because the Communist Party cannot hide 2-3 million cases. Yes, it can. Flu illnesses in the US neared 20 million before the end of January – before COVID-19 was widespread here, with two months left of flu season, and at less than one-fourth China’s population. Chinese respiratory illnesses of all kinds could easily exceed 100 million, hiding 2.9 million COVID-19 cases…”
“Mortality remains sadly unsettled, but China’s size would obscure even a high rate. Hubei’s COVID-19 mortality should be quite high, due to the obvious inability to prepare and being initially overwhelmed. It is 4.7 percent. If extended over the rest of China – which is thankfully an exaggeration – that would produce 136,000 deaths over what is now more than three months. In a typical three-month period in ex-Hubei China before COVID-19, nearly 2.5 million people died. Even that many deaths would be easily obscured.”
“It is the party’s intent that no estimate of Chinese COVID-19 cases can be entirely convincing. Getting to 2.9 million cases starts with information offered by state media, uses the lowest available infection rate, applies days in circulation with a deliberately reduced figure to reflect a superior Chinese virus response, then stirs in the 1.39 billion people. Or you can believe that 1.2 million travelers from ground zero of a pandemic, some freely circulating for weeks, resulted in national contagion of a little over 15,000 cases.”
So even giving China as many benefits of the doubt possible in the calculation, such as taking some of their word for it (even revising down some of the official numbers) and assuming the lowest possible infection rate, the most conservative estimate has the number of total cases at 2.9 million people OUTSIDE HUBEI!
And no, he’s not talking about global numbers. That Daily Wire article was written in April 14th, and Johns Hopkins University said that the virus had (officially) infected over 1.9 million people by that date. Scissors was talking about 2.9 million cases outside Hubei but still inside China.
Now, if there are around 2.9 million estimated cases outside of Ground Zero of a pandemic, what exactly do you think the figure could possibly be within the Hubei province and within the city of Wuhan?
Regardless of whether you would like to take AEI’s estimates at face value, there is no denying the extremely negligent (at best) response that we have seen come out of Beijing. Xi Jinping has been lying from the very start, with the help of the WHO, which is why Trump lawfully decided to freeze funding for that globalist organization (and the U.N. should be next). From lying about its origins to lying about its infectivity and how it can spread to lying about how many cases and deaths there are, the CCP is incapable of telling the truth.
Even in reporting new deaths and cases, they still lie to try and maintain an air of superiority and control. If it looks like China isn’t in control of everything, its standing in the world is diminished (though plenty of Deep Staters would still try and prop them up).
But again, the question is why even report these new deaths? Like Scissors said, it’s not like they can’t hide millions of cases. They also control information, so if they find that Chinese funeral homes are returning 3,500 urns and people are making public the furnaces being used non-stop, they can squash that information from being released. Let’s not forget they kicked out a lot of journalists from media sources that won’t 100% subscribe to the ChiCom agenda (or at least, journalists that Xi Jinping doesn’t trust and believe would subscribe to it, even if they would).
So China is capable of withholding such information. Not to mention Western media is doing its darndest to absolve China of blame, or at least, diminish the consequences that should follow after China set the world on fire. There is, as I mentioned earlier, the economic contraction, but as I alluded to earlier, those numbers are probably worse than reported. Meaning that they can report basically whatever they want (to a certain extent). 6.8% contraction is bad (reality is probably worse) but I can’t see that as the reason for China to report more deaths, even if they are lying about how many more deaths there are.
Why report more deaths at all? It’s not like these are honorable people who tell the truth. They already have a track record of lies and deceit. It’s not like they are doing this out of the kindness of their hearts. That’s a load of b.s. for a number of reasons from theological ones to historical ones.
What do they gain by reporting more deaths at all? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer to that. I doubt the Chinese were being all that pressured by people calling out their b.s. For crying out loud, they didn’t care one wit about what the world (minus shameless NBA players) said about how they treated the Hong Kong protests! So why would they care about what the world was saying about how they handled COVID-19?
I know why they wouldn’t report the actual numbers. I’ve already explained what they are trying to do. But I don’t see the sense in these commies reporting any new numbers. Maybe they think it won’t do them much harm to report just a few more, so long as the number is still relatively low (and there’s no doubt anti-American journalists and media pundits will still say that China has done a better job than Trump has in handling the pandemic).
What I do know, however, is that China is lying through their teeth and have been for a very long time. They are a fundamentally untrustworthy hellhole that should suffer major consequences following this pandemic, from economic sanctions to being forced to pay reparations to being kicked out of the World Trade Organization (which they shouldn’t have been allowed to enter in the first place, but that’s globalists for you).
I hope China pays for what they have done. Though something tells me they won’t, at least not that much.
“Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”
Before we begin, I would just like to say “Happy Easter” to my fellow “Easter worshippers” (that’s right, I’m never going to forget the insulting name the fake news media gave us last year), even though it was yesterday. Hope you had a great Easter Sunday.
Now, let’s begin.
For the past couple of months, the fake news media has been trying to absolve China of any blame, attacking Trump and the U.S. for its response while ignoring the lies from the Chinese government, who first saw the first few cases of the virus in November but didn’t warn the WHO until December, lying to them about the CCP’s effectiveness in dealing with the outbreak and lying about its transmission – lies that the WHO helped spread. The fake news media saw nothing wrong with that and once the virus came to the U.S., even though Trump was the first one to really act on it, the fake news media has been attacking him over this ever since.
Even though THEY were the ones downplaying the severity of the virus back in January and February, they saw this as yet another opportunity to attack Trump.
First, they began by saying that calling it the “Chinese coronavirus” or the “Wuhan virus” was “racist” even though they highlight their place of origin. No one thought it was racist to call it “Ebola” even though it’s named after an African river, or calling it “Lyme” disease even though it’s named after a town in Connecticut.
But once the Chinese Communist Party stopped all testing of the virus, therefore not reporting any new cases, the fake news media began to push their propaganda and say that they “took care” of the virus. CNN reported on March 26th: “[The] U.S. has more known cases of coronavirus than any other country.” According to official numbers, that’s technically true. But we know WHY that is the case: China stopped testing back in early March. So the current number sitting at around 82,000 is not true and even people in Wuhan, China are calling out the b.s. (to the best of their ability, living in a communist country).
The New York Times, further licking the CCP’s boots, praised China’s “humanitarian aid blitz” in other countries struggling with the virus (that they helped spread) and that “In doing so, [China is] stepping into a role the West once dominated.”
Not only is that an attempt at mocking and insulting the U.S. (we have offered aid to other countries ravaged by the virus), but it’s fake news because China isn’t helping anyone. They are SELLING medical equipment that is of extremely low quality. They even tried to sell the supplies Italy donated to them back to Italy because the communists are jackasses.
That’s the geopolitical equivalent of “borrowing” your neighbor’s lawnmower and selling it back to them in a garage sale.
But returning to the fictitious China coronavirus cases, NBC’s Chuck Todd let out the gleeful Marxist in him, saying: “How uncomfortable is it that perhaps China’s authoritarian ways did prevent this? Meaning, had China been a free and open society, this might have spread faster?”
He doesn’t pull the wool over my eyes. He is happy to see the fictitious numbers and wishes we would be more like China – with far less freedom in exchange for “safety” from the virus, even though the Chinese people are neither free nor safe (and as Ben Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.) Chuck Todd wants the U.S. to be ruled by an authoritarian leader in exchange for “safety” from the virus (even though they accuse Trump of being authoritarian).
But despite every shameless and disgusting attempt at absolving China of any blame and even CREDITING China when they deserve nothing but scorn, the American people aren’t buying the b.s. the fake news media (who definitely have earned the moniker of “enemy of the people” in recent time) is trying to sell.
According to a Harvard/Harris poll from last Wednesday, 77% of responders (1,993 of them, so not exactly a small sample) blame the Chinese government for spreading the virus. This was pretty bipartisan too, with 90% of Republicans, 75% of Independents and 67% of Democrats blaming the CCP for spreading the virus (though this is a matter of fact, not opinion, and these numbers should be at 100%, but I’ll take these good numbers).
What’s more, 72% of respondents said that China was reporting on impact of the virus on their populace “inaccurately”.
69% of respondents also supported President Trump imposing tougher trade policies on the ChiComs, which is also bipartisan as 53% of Democrats agree, with 71% saying American companies should cease manufacturing in China.
54% of Americans also said China should be forced to pay some sort of reparations for the damage they have caused to the world.
Oh, and as far as calling it the “China virus”, you know, the name that the fake news media will call you “racist” for, a majority, 52%, agreed with calling it that.
So the American people know that the fake news media is fake news (which is why their credibility and approval ratings are in the toilet) and know that this virus came from China, was the direct result of China’s (and the WHO’s, but I repeat myself) lies and inaction (let’s not forget they tried to silence anyone who would speak out, disappearing some doctors, as well as allowing international travel). We know who is to blame for the virus and who needs to be made to pay.
The enemy of the people may try and absolve China of any blame (because they are fellow communists, so it’s not surprising), but they can’t pull the wool over our eyes. They can’t try and blame Europe for the virus when they have to acknowledge how Europe got the virus. They can’t try and blame Trump’s response when he was the only one acting early on (and no, intel organizations didn’t know about the virus in November and told Trump about it in early January. That’s fake news) while they were severely downplaying the virus at the time.
If you remember back in mid-March, I wrote an article about Yahoo News peddling Chinese communist propaganda. I was among the first few people to cover this travesty of “journalism”, so I had noted that people weren’t really sparring over the origin of the virus, but since then, plenty of people have tried to at least obscure the fact that this came from China. A recent study said that the outbreak in NYC came “predominantly” from Europe, which I am fine with, except that there was no mention as to how Europe got it (which everyone knows anyway, but still, this makes it sound like Europe was the point of origin of the virus).
Even back in March, the fake news media was preparing to run serious cover for China, which is an outright embarrassment for anyone who is an actual journalist and interested in the truth.
The fake news media is reprehensible and their actions prove that they are the enemy of the people. And this is without even mentioning their attempt at discouraging people from using hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has been shown to work very well for people with the virus, just because Trump recommends using it. They are willing to risk people’s LIVES for their agenda (though the communist agenda always results in massacres, so what did I expect?).
Thankfully, people know better than to blindly trust the fake news media (well, most people, at least). They know China is to blame and they know the b.s. that is going on in that country. China lied, people lied. China must be made to pay, heftily.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
It will be interesting to see what will happen over the next few days, weeks and months in China, because recently, protesters in southern Guangdong province, China, a province that borders Hong Kong, began to protest the communist government’s attempt at building a polluting crematorium near their town. Interestingly enough, the protesters also adopted slogans most commonly used by the Hong Kong protesters.
Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily, a newspaper that openly supports the protesters, reported that protesters in Guangdong were using slogans used by Hong Kong protesters, such as “revolution of our times”, which the Chicoms consider to be “hate speech”, as well as “just like you, Hong Kong.”
It’s interesting that these protesters would use such slogans, considering the heavy censorship that the communist government implements with regards to the Hong Kong protests.
Breitbart News reports something else that is rather interesting: “The presence of support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement within China may signal greater problems ahead for the Communist Party, which spent much of 2018 crushing dissent from its Maoist ranks who see dictator Xi Jinping as too repressive of the proletariat and deviant from communist orthodoxy.”
That is very interesting to me because it points out the mindset of some people. This is what communism brings in general. It’s ironic that they are known as “Maoist” when his “Great Leap Forward” was responsible for killing 45 million+ people. It’s no surprise whatsoever that Xi Jinping would be repressive of the proletariat: when you eliminate or conform the bourgeoise, the proletariat is the only class left to foot the bill and to suffer the most.
Anyone who is a billionaire in China is only as wealthy as they are because of the government allowing them to be that wealthy. And the government allows them to be that wealthy because the billionaires help the Communist Party, be it through technological advantages to spy and further oppress the populace, or through pro-communist companies like Alibaba.
What Xi Jinping is doing is exactly what Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and other socialist/communist, big government types do: oppress their people and make them slaves.
Regardless, let’s return to the actual protests.
Time reported that the protests happened in Wenlou, roughly 60 miles from Hong Kong all throughout the weekend and last week. According to Breitbart: “Local officials had told residents they were in the process of constructing a ‘human ecological park’ in what they later revealed would be the site of a crematorium. Crematoria in China, as they are run by the government, are rarely subject to environmental controls and release blasts of harmful smoke and chemicals into the environment.”
What’s more, China uses crematoria to essentially erase any semblance of ethnic and religious minorities in an area like western Xinjiang province, and replacing them with atheist, Marxist members of the majority ethnic group Han. Now, I would ask what the point of building a crematorium in the region would be if I were completely ignorant of what communists like Xi Jinping intended to do with it. The crematorium would most likely serve as a symbol of oppression, where they would send dissenters’ bodies to be cremated (assuming they burn the people when they are dead).
In any case, China’s response to these protests are what you would expect out of them: violent crackdowns that reportedly are indiscriminate against who would receive such violence, as one resident told Apple Daily that the police would horrendously beat anyone who would attempt to approach officers, despite of the person’s threat level or intent. This included the elderly and children, as the two linked Twitter videos, captured by people present at the protests and published by humanitarian groups, show.
Suffice to say, communism is an abomination.
I find it extremely ironic that there are those who call themselves “Maoists” and are shocked that Xi Jinping would be doing this to the Chinese people. Last year, the Jasic Technology factory in Shenzhen, a city resting at the border of Hong Kong, held Maoist protesters demanding Chairman Xi that he “respect the rights of workers as a fellow communist”, according to Breitbart News. In response, local police, under orders of Xi, violently clashed with worker and student protesters.
This is what happens living under communism: if you don’t like what the government is doing, you get punished. And this is what the American Left wants to bring to our country.
When idiots like Mark Ruffalo and other Hollywood elites lambast capitalism, they are unaware of the fact that communism would prevent them from being able to speak out against the government when they feel it is doing something bad.
To give you some context, Mark Ruffalo, the actor who plays The Incredible Hulk in the Avengers movies, tweeted: “It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.”
If we lived in a communist country and you would replace the word “capitalism” with the word “communism”, it wouldn’t be shocking at all how quickly Ruffalo would “disappear”. The guy claims to want socialism/communism but doesn’t understand at all what that would mean. The guy enjoys traveling to Washington D.C. (by plane, of course) to whine to politicians about how we are killing the planet. But if he were to try the same thing with the Chinese government, he would get censored at best and outright “disappeared” at worst.
Ignoring the fact that under communism, Ruffalo would be nowhere near a $30 million net worth, and even ignoring the fact that this guy spouts about how capitalism is “killing” us while enjoying the fruits of capitalism, the guy is either extremely and willfully ignorant about what’s happening in China or is extremely stupid.
Communism is hands-down the worst form of government ever created and the most oppressive one. The fact that so many people are attracted to it is equal parts sad and terrifying.
We should be learning from history. Communism has been tried and is currently being tried. It has always resulted in failure and will ultimately doom China. The only reason for China to still be afloat is their more capitalist approach to economics. But considering how antithetical communism is to the very basic desire for man to be free, China is on track to eventual self-destruction.
What we find in China is the direct result of decades of communism. It is an outright plague that must be eliminated.
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
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