Make no mistake with regard to the title, the author of the Politico article, John Harris, is still very much in the belief that Trump has been utterly disastrous with his response to the Chinese coronavirus because he is part of the Leftist club that bafflingly believes any Democrat could/would have done a better job (even though Democrats have gone on record signaling they wouldn’t have shut down international travel and shutting of borders even though that is an obvious step towards mitigating the spread of a virus). However, for a brief moment, a Leftist fake news media source is making an attempt at relatively objective reporting, so Harris ought to get some points for it.
The article begins by noting that Melinda Gates, someone who everyone knows is no fan of Trump’s, gave the President a “D-“ in terms of his handling of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Harris, though he still writes with the assumption that Trump has been disastrous, ponders the possibility that Trump might have done better because one of his colleagues brings up the argument that just about everyone in the media agrees with Gates’ views and as a result, they “risk group-think – becoming hardened in perceptions and impervious to either improvements in his performance or reasonable counter-interpretations of his pandemic record.”
While initially, he declined to try and be even remotely objective, he did eventually come around to at least somewhat playing “devil’s advocate” and make some arguments in favor of Trump.
At one point, Harris writes: “*The country did mostly shut down and the public health system did not comprehensively fail.” (Bold was from Harris himself).
“Everyone has been surprised, not just Trump. I don’t know many people who supposed on March 11 (the night of the president’s error-filled Oval Office address on coronavirus) that by Memorial Day much of the country would still be working from home, or not working at all, and that campuses, baseball stadiums, and much else would be closed. On the positive side, only in the New York area, and only for a brief window, was there anything like the collapse of the health system in Italy, the fear of which is what prompted the shutdown.”
John Sexton at Hot Air has also commented on Harris’ piece, noting following his quotation of the paragraph I just shared that “in most places we did bend the curve and avoid overwhelming the medical system. Could we have avoided even more deaths? Probably, but that would have required an earlier shutdown (or more focus on protecting care homes rather than hospitals). And that was never really going to happen for several reasons.”
One of those reasons is something that Harris somewhat shares:
“*The United States is a lumbering giant”
“A sprawling and diverse country with a complex federal system of government is often caught flatfooted, before summoning strength. Before Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army was smaller than Portugal’s. In the case of the pandemic, many of the acute shortages that marked early coverage have been mitigated. Testing on a per capita basis has surged, including in comparison to many hard-hit countries, though it is still far short of what health experts say is needed. The same is true of early shortfalls in protective equipment and ventilators.”
In other words, an earlier shut down wasn’t going to happen in part because of our federalist system of government. The federal government is above the local and state governments, but it is not in complete control over them. Trump never had the power to shut down individual states and he still doesn’t (and that’s a good thing). California, under orders of Gov. Newsom, began to shut down on March 19. New York shut down three days later on the 22nd.
Due to our system of government, the decision to shut things down didn’t come from Trump, though he agreed to it. The decision was ultimately up to the governors, which is why someone like Governor Whitler can just about indefinitely (and unnecessarily) extend the lock-down of her own state. She is the one who can make the decision to close the state or open it back up (there will be questions about the Constitutionality of arbitrarily shutting down businesses and whether or not a governor can deem a business “essential” or “non-essential” but that’s beside the point).
To argue that Trump should have shut things down sooner is an illogical and ignorant Leftist talking point. For one, Trump never had the power to shut states down himself. Two, as a result of one, the governors are the ones who made that decision and the Democrat governors began to shut things down in late March.
On March 1st, the death toll stood at 2, and ten days later, it stood at 38. At the time, no one knew how bad it could get and the response reflected caution but not exaggeration. Only once the death toll began to go up by a lot did state governments get more aggressive.
As Sexton remarks in his own piece: “the idea that Trump should have shut down the country by mid-February is a progressive fantasy with no basis in reality.”
The truth is that, if the Left can say that Trump should’ve acted sooner or that he wasted weeks, then the Democrat governors can be accused of the same because they are the ones who had the authority to shut down their states. Not to mention that we lost weeks not because of anything that Trump did but because of China’s lies and withholding of information.
Ryan Saavedra has a great thread of the timeline of actions the Trump administration took with response to the virus (in a thread responding to “comedian” Sarah Silvermann’s attempt at painting Trump as someone who did nothing positive towards fighting the virus).
The Trump admin:
“01/03: Tried to get CDC into China (numerous attempts made/China never allowed)
01/06: Began issuing travel notices (issued multiple)
01/07: Created issue management system
01/17: Began screening at airports
01/20: Announces work on development of a vaccine
01/21: Activated its emergency operations center to provide ongoing support to the coronavirus response
01/23: Sought a ‘special emergency authorization’ from FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test
01/23: CHINA finally quarantines Wuhan, had lied to the world for weeks about what was going on and how contagious the virus was and deadly it was. Dr. Birx even said scientists misjudged the disease because of China’s lies and deception
01/29: Created Coronavirus Task Force
01/31: Bans travel from China/Declares public health emergency/suspends entry from foreigners who pose risk of transmitting coronavirus…”
And keep in mind, that was just in JANUARY. Remember what the Democrats were doing in January? TRYING TO REMOVE TRUMP AND FAILING MISERABLY! This is why I say Trump was among the first people in Washington to do anything about the coronavirus. He began to prepare for it even amidst the attempts from the Democrats to remove him.
You can read the rest of the thread yourself if you wish, which is quite detailed and offers a lot of good information, but I don’t think there’s enough room for it here alongside the general commentary I wish to share with you all here.
My overall point is that, unlike what Harris thinks and what the rest of the fake news media and the Left (but I repeat myself) think, Trump hasn’t done a bad job at all with regard to the coronavirus. Any argument levied against him, such as “he shut things down too late” can easily be countered with not only the fact that he never had any power to shut things down but that the governors, including Democrat ones, were the ones who decided when to shut things down, so if anyone were to bare the blame, it would be the governors.
The argument that the N95 mask supply was depleted is more of a knock on Obama because his administration, even while the country was going through the swine flu epidemic, was the one that had depleted the supply of masks and didn’t restock it.
The idea that Trump didn’t do a good job with the response to the coronavirus is ridiculous. That’s not to say there were no bumps on the road, but the major screw ups that occurred along the way were not Trump’s doing. Cuomo, not Trump, was the one who sent sick people to retirement and nursing homes, which contribute to a sizeable portion of the total deaths (which is a rather dubious number, considering Washington was counting gun deaths as COVID-19 deaths, among other things).
I won’t say Trump was perfect because that is an impossible standard for any person. However, the idea that he has been a disaster or even that he has done a poor job is entirely devoid of facts and is nothing more than “a progressive fantasy with no basis in reality,” as Sexton said.
“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
A little more than a week ago, I talked about how people trust Trump over Biden when it comes to both the economy and handling the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters, and I mentioned how it was interesting that Reuters, of all polling organizations, was reporting this. However, we have something today that is a little bit more unexpected:
President Trump beats Joe Biden in several key battleground states by a decent margin, and this is being reported by CNN, the same people who have run fake news story after fake news story, coupled with fake news poll after fake news poll, regarding Trump, Russia and whatever else they can falsely accuse him of doing. These very same people, who not too long ago I talked about how they went from accusing Trump of colluding with Russia to actually colluding with Russia themselves when it came to reporting the pandemic in the “former” Soviet Union, are now reporting that their boy, Joe Biden, isn’t doing all that well.
Now, in their national poll, and what they will likely wish to focus on, they have Joe Biden beating Trump 51 to 46 percent. However, as we all well and truly know, the election is never a national race, but a race for all 50 states, and as I just said, Trump has Joe beat in plenty of the most important ones.
As a whole, CNN’s poll of 15 battleground states (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) shows President Trump beating Joe Biden by seven points, 52 to 45 percent with a margin of error of 3.7 percent.
Funny enough, this was also coupled with the fact that earlier in the week, CNN was forced to publish another poll which showed President Trump’s approval rating at its highest in the poll: 45%. Despite all of their hackery and their political attacks that are very obviously biased (and they don’t even try to hide their bias anymore), despite everything they’ve tried throwing at him, he’s only come out of each and every attack stronger than before.
It also doesn’t help the Left that Joe Biden has been marred in controversy over the past couple of months given the Tara Reade situation that Democrats and the media are DESPERATELY trying to bury under the rug (I find it hilarious that Schumer is panicking and was also satisfied with just Biden’s denial).
Another aspect that might not exactly help the former Vice President is the fact that he was very clearly involved in the witch hunt of Gen. Michael Flynn, given released records that showed he both was in the meeting where Obama and his staff were discussing Flynn and that Joe Biden was among the MANY people who asked for Flynn’s “unmasking” in official documents (which were first reported by CBS News but the Biden camp has forced the news organization to get rid of the story, further showing Biden lied about not bullying the media).
But getting back to the polling, RealClearPolitics’ poll of polls, which is a poll taking the averages of various polls, shows Biden’s popularity slipping following the Tara Reade story. Just a couple of months ago, Biden had a 51 to 44 percent lead on Trump, but now, Biden has slipped to 47 percent and Trump sits at 43 percent.
Trump’s job approval has also gone up in that particular poll, sitting at 45%.
Getting back to the CNN poll itself, it finds that Trump beats Biden with Independents, 50 to 46 percent. Biden has the advantage with women (funny enough) at 55 to 41 percent. Minorities also overwhelmingly support Biden over Trump 69 to 26 percent, but that is actually not particularly awful for Trump, as Republicans tend not to be too favored by minorities and Trump sits at 26% with them in that poll, which is rather high, all things considered. If that number holds, Trump will win plenty of minorities in the election.
In any case, Trump beats Biden with men, 50 to 46 percent and with white voters, 55 to 43 percent. Strangely enough, Biden has an advantage over Trump when it comes to older voters, those aged 45 and up, holding a six-point advantage over Trump, which is a bigger advantage than what he has with young voters, which is a three-point lead over Trump.
CNN commented on this, saying: “Though other recent polling has shown some signs of concern for Biden among younger voters and strength among older ones, few have pegged the race as this close among younger voters. The results suggest that younger voters in the battleground states are tilted in favor of Trump, a stark change from the last CNN poll in which battleground voters were analyzed in March[.]”
Breitbart News chalks this up to being the Bernie effect, with many of those young voters having been Bernie supporters and being disenchanted and outright enraged that Bernie once again got screwed over by the DNC and was kept from being the nominee. But this is not the first time we have heard of Biden, or even Democrats in general, not getting the youth vote to turn out.
Just two months ago, I wrote an article about how young people largely don’t tend to vote. In it, I showed a graphic that displayed reported rates of voters by age, showing the youngest demographic – those 18 to 29 years of age – voting at far fewer rates than those who are older than them.
However, there is a noticeable difference between people who turn out to vote and people who voice support. Plenty of young people voiced their support for Bernie Sanders, but notably fewer actually turned out to vote for him. Biden doesn’t even have all that much SUPPORT from young voters, which definitely will come to hurt him with that demographic come November (again, if this holds up).
Of course, he does have a very strange and nonsensical lead with older voters, and those tend to vote more, but I sincerely doubt that would be anywhere close to near enough to secure an electoral victory.
Again, the CNN poll itself shows Trump soundly beating Biden in key battleground states. Joe could very well win the popular vote (maybe), but the electoral college is where the votes are most important and he isn’t doing too well, it seems.
What’s more, considering the economic recession that we are about to face because of Leftist governors’ decision to keep their states closed just to hurt Trump (which will undoubtedly come to bite those Leftists in the rear come November, if the previous special election was any sort of indication), people know we will need a president who can quickly and effectively rebuild the economy and Trump has Joe soundly beat on that area as well, with a margin of 54 to 42 percent on Joe.
So both Reuters and CNN show that voters trust Trump with the economy more than Joe Biden, and it seems they largely know just who is responsible for the economic downturn that we are about to face: the “Resistance” Democrat Party, particularly the Democrat governors, who are choosing to shoot themselves on the foot just to get a chance to hurt Trump.
But as with Reuters, it is extremely interesting that CNN would be the ones to report this. Usually, they have nothing but negative (fake) news to report on Trump, but every once in a while, they are forced to at least relatively face the reality that they abhor: Trump is nowhere near as unpopular and despised as they say that he is.
Now, there is still plenty of time before the election, but if these numbers hold, I don’t really see a way Joe beats Trump (and as I have said many times in the past, this confidence should not translate to complacency for us Trump supporters and voters, as that is the only thing that could definitely beat the President).
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For about three and a half years, CNN peddled the false and debunked idea that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election away from Hillary Clinton, bringing in tons of “experts”, including Pencil Neck Adam Schiff, to insinuate that there is “evidence” of Trump doing such a thing but not providing any at any point in time (and yet, some people are surprised that, yes, Adam Schiff also had absolutely no evidence).
For three and a half years, CNN and other Left-wing hacks in the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) accused Trump of colluding with Russia, without evidence, and tried to delegitimize a perfectly legitimate election that didn’t go the way they had hoped (and if you’ve been here long enough, you know that the colluding and cheating was done by Hillary and the Obama administration, colluding with Ukraine, Russia and other deep state agents throughout the globe… and still failed). For three and a half years, CNN pushed the fake news story that Trump colluded with Russia.
But now that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic has struck the world, CNN is colluding with Russia and pretending they are not lying about how many virus cases they have.
From Mary Ilyushina (a Russian, so of course) at CNN back in March of 2020: “Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?”
While the title was bad enough, taking at face value what a murderous dictator says about the number of cases, it gets worse (and yes, I know this was a couple of months ago but I’ll get to that).
“Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus – and that the situation was ‘under control,’ thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease,” read the beginning of her piece.
Again, she is taking at face value what Putin is saying, when he has no credibility whatsoever, being a murderous dictator like Xi Jinping and all that. She even concedes that “Putin’s strategy seems to have worked,” again, giving credit and credibility to a murderous regime that deserves and has none.
Then, Ilyushina cited THE WHO in their praise of Russia: “’The director-general of WHO said ‘test, test, test,’’ Dr. Melita Vujnovic, the World Health Organization’s representative in Russia, told CNN Thursday. ‘Well, Russia started that literally at the end of January.’”
“Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.”
As if citing the WHO, which has been in bed with China the entire time and has an abysmal record in terms of objective reporting and truth-telling, wasn’t bad enough, Ilyushina goes on to cite Rospotrebnadzor, “Russia’s state consumer watchdog” as Ilyushina calls them, or in other words, Russia’s censorship unit.
From the censorship unit, Ilyushina cited that “Rospotrebnadzor had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total.” She also then went on to contrast Russia and the U.S., saying: “By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.”
Again, she is citing Russian “intelligence” here, in particular, the CENSORSHIP UNIT. You have to be willfully ignorant (or in collusion with them) to take their “information” at face value and attempt to make a comparison to the U.S.
Ilyushina then went on to talk about the distrust the Russian people have of their government figures, which she says is simply “a legacy of [Russia’s] Soviet past.” Yeah, well, when your own government has been lying to you for longer than you have been alive, you’re going to be distrustful. The Russian people KNOW DAMN WELL that their government is lying (they are the ones suffering with the virus, after all) and that it has a reason to lie (it’s in their very DNA to lie). They, like China, want to appear as power players during this pandemic and appear to have the situation under control (as Ilyurhina said) when they do not and their people are dying.
The Russian people aren’t distrustful of the government simply because of its Soviet past. They are distrustful because Russia STILL ACTS LIKE THEY’RE IN THE SOVIET PAST! Putin is president for life, basically. Any time they have an election, Putin gets to run and win every single time, using tactics not too dissimilar from what Venezuela’s Maduro did a couple of years ago.
Ilyushina goes on to write: “On social media, Russians have raised questions referring to their country’s poor track record of transparency, such as the coverup around the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in 1986 and the country’s botched response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.”
“Authorities have moved swiftly to counter what they see as misinformation (awfully rich, considering this is Russia we are talking about. Disinformation campaigns are their MO). In early March, Russia’s Federal Security Service and internet watchdog (aka a censorship unit) moved to take down a viral post claiming the real number of coronavirus cases was 20,000 and that the Russian government was covering it up. Facebook and Instagram users in Russia then started to see coronavirus awareness alerts linking to Rospotrebnadzor’s official website.”
So the censorship unit in Russia was sending FB and IG users in the country alerts about the virus that linked to their site? Yep, nothing suspicious about that.
She also talked about the “skepticism” of Russians about “News reports of shortages in protective equipment… And some experts have raised doubts about the reliability of Russia’s testing system, which depends on a single laboratory. A report by PCR.News, a media outlet for medics and healthcare professionals, pointed out that the only approved coronavirus testing system, produced by Vector in Novosibirsk, has a lower sensitivity than other virus tests, raising concerns about false negatives.”
Yeah, the tests could be faulty and there could be shortages in protective equipment and the government is most likely lying about the total number of cases, precisely because of those faulty tests, but that’s just skepticism!
By the way, earlier in her piece, Ilyushina said that Russia has “just 253 people infected”. That may have been the case back when the piece came out on March 22 of 2020 (and again, you would have to take at face value the figures the Russian government is giving here), but according to BBC News on May 3rd, “Russia’s cases rise by 10,000 in one-day record.”
So Ilyushina was FAR too early to declare victory and try to say that Putin’s “early measures” were successful in beating the virus or that things were “under control.”
In any case, Ilyushina then went on to talk about “cover-up allegations rebutted by Kremlin and the WHO”.
Anastasia Vasilyeva, a Russian doctor and leader of the Alliance of Doctors union, made the same claims that rational people would in that she believes the Russian government to be covering up the actual number of cases by using pneumonia and other respiratory infections as the cause of death, ironically doing the opposite of the way we count corona deaths in the U.S.
“You see, they said the first coronavirus patient that died, that the cause of death was thrombosis. That’s obvious, nobody dies from coronavirus itself, they die from the complications, so it’s very easy to manipulate this,” Vasilyeva told CNN. Of course, both Russian authorities and the WHO rebuked her, denying the accusation forthright.
Now, you could tell me “but Freddie, don’t you have complaints about counting deaths with the virus as deaths from the virus in the U.S. itself? Wouldn’t you be siding with the Russians and the WHO in this instance?” To which I say, not exactly.
When Dr. Birx said that people who died “with” the virus counted as deaths “from” the virus, that’s a problem because ANY death, no matter how it happened, can be attributed to the virus. Died in a car crash and had the virus? Coronavirus death. Got shot 16 times in the head and had the virus? Coronavirus death. Had tuberculosis and the virus and died? Coronavirus death. In fact, TB testing and wards stand to be replaced by coronavirus testing and wards, since hospitals need the workforce to test people during the pandemic. This, obviously, means less testing for tuberculosis, which is an even worse killer for people with compromised immune systems, as it kills 4,000 people a day and 1.5 million a year, according to Madhukar Pai, a healthcare contributor to Forbes.
In other words, some people really COULD BE DYING from tuberculosis but they aren’t getting the testing they need and if they have the virus, they could be counted as a death to the virus if they die as opposed to a death from tuberculosis when, if they didn’t have the virus and still died, they would normally be counted as a TB statistic.
The U.S. counts people who die WITH the virus as having died BECAUSE of the virus. I get that the virus itself doesn’t kill and that people die from the complications. It’s like HIV/AIDS in that way. However, there is an honest way of counting Chinese coronavirus deaths and a dishonest way. Both the U.S. and Russia are doing the latter, with one inflating the number of virus deaths and the other deflating them, covering them up.
Russia is essentially doing the opposite of what doctors in the U.S. are doing: counting a coronavirus death as anything but.
But getting back to the actual article, as I said earlier, Ilyushina was far too quick to declare victory for Russia, as CNN itself reported: “Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows, raising questions amid coronavirus pandemic” just a couple of months after that original article. The person who wrote this new article, you ask? MARY ILYUSHINA!
So Ilyushina, back in March of this year, was SPREADING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA in saying that they had less Chinese coronavirus cases than Luxembourg (they have over 177,000 cases now, with more than 11,000 new cases each day, according to Worldometers, and even then, I am still highly skeptical) and that Putin’s efforts at the beginning of the pandemic were “successful” in ensuring that Russia wasn’t hit too hard.
There is no denying here the efforts by the mainstream media in colluding with China to absolve it of any wrongdoing and to pretend like it did nothing wrong, and that they even were prudent and practical about dealing with the virus, while the Bad Orange Man is doing everything wrong, but to see CNN colluding with Russia to spread Russian disinformation is actually a twist I did not see coming amidst this pandemic (though, in all honesty, I probably should have). For all the years that CNN was trying to make Russia look like they hacked or colluded with Trump to get him into office, I didn’t expect CNN to do this, but I really should have.
Old habits die hard and the Left will always love Russia and the communist disinformation that it tries to spread.
“More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Still trying to find some topics that have little or nothing to do with the Chinese coronavirus, but it is getting harder and harder to do so as time goes by. However, I feel it is at least somewhat necessary to talk about the topic of Trump’s approval ratings here, largely because his rise in mainstream media polls is due to what he has done with responding to the virus.
A number of MSM polls had the President rising in approval, and Pew Research Center has him at a three-year high. For those counting at home, that means the highest approval of his presidency.
According to Pew: “Opinions about how President Donald Trump is handling the crisis are less positive, and more divided by partisanship. Nearly half of adults (48%) say Trump is doing an excellent or good job responding to the outbreak; an overwhelming majority of Republicans (83%) express positive views, compared with just 18% of Democrats.”
“However, Trump’s overall job rating is higher than it has been since the first few months of his presidency. Currently, 45% approve of the way he is handling his job as president, while 52% disapprove. In January, 40% approved of Trump’s job performance.”
“Since then, Trump’s job approval has increased significantly among a number of groups, including members of both parties, women (from 37% in January to 44% today), black adults (from 8% to 18%) and Hispanic adults (from 27% to 37%).”
The biggest reason for these upticks in his approval seems to stem from what the Democrats and many in the media claimed was a “xenophobic overreaction”: restricting travel to and from the U.S., specifically restricting travel from China and, once Italy and much of Europe showed to be in the uptrend in terms of infections, expanding the restrictions to Europe.
If you remember, former Vice President Joe Biden said of the travel restrictions on China, that it’s “hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia”. Chuck Schumer had also said in a now-deleted tweet (because of course he would delete it) that the restrictions were just Trump being a “xenophobe” and overreacting.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the Pew Research poll, shall we? According to Pew, 96% of Republicans approve of restricting international travel to the U.S. 94% of DEMOCRATS also approve, so a total of 95% of people in the survey say that travel restrictions are good.
95% of Democrats said canceling major sports and entertainment events was a good idea, with 87% of Republicans agreeing. 94% of Democrats approved of closing K-12 schools with 85% of Republicans agreeing which is actually pretty surprising to me.
We all know that government (public) schools are centers of indoctrination, not education, so to see FAR more Democrats agreeing to canceling school than Republicans is rather astounding to me.
But moving on, 92% of Democrats agreed with asking people to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10, with 82% of Republicans agreeing. 91% of Democrats agreed with limiting restaurants to carry-out only, with 78% of Republicans agreeing. 81% of Democrats agreed with requiring most businesses other than grocery stores and pharmacies to close, with 61% of Republicans agreeing, which is not particularly surprising to me. The well-being of businesses and the economy tends to be more of a Republican issue and many of us would argue that it is not outright necessary to close pretty much everything for everyone (as I’ve already explained in previous articles).
Finally, when it comes to postponing state primary elections, 73% of Democrats agreed with doing so, while only 66% of Republicans agreed.
Of course, the most important and noteworthy portion of that poll was that incredible consensus regarding imposing travel restrictions. Again, Democrats and people in the media lambasted Trump for imposing those restrictions, first to China and then to Europe when the necessity arose, and just about everyone in that survey, be they Republican or Democrat, agreed with Trump’s plan to restrict travel.
It wasn’t a “xenophobic overreaction” to restrict travel during a global virus pandemic (or what could turn into one, as that was the sentiment at the time). The reason for restricting travel to and from China was due to their woeful attempt at limiting the spread, lying to everyone about it and keeping outside help from coming in. China set the world on fire with the virus and Trump knew he needed to do something.
Keep in mind that the travel restrictions were imposed in January. While the Democrats were running a sham impeachment and removal trial that was entirely partisan and based on nothing, President Trump established the Coronavirus Task Force and kept an eye out on both Iran (back when Soleimani was the big story) and Wuhan. While the Democrats were twiddling their thumbs, Trump took early, precautionary action. Action that no one can honestly say was “downplaying” the virus (again, the Democrats and the media were the ones downplaying it by that point).
As I’ve said time and time again, Trump was the first one in Washington taking the virus seriously. And this early action, coupled with the actions he is currently taking, are painting him in a better light in the minds of the people the MSM chooses to survey.
It’s important to keep all of this in mind, especially considering what Joe Biden said at the time of Trump applying the travel restrictions. When the Democrats were busy trying to impeach and remove the duly-elected president, and while they were crying “racist” at the travel restrictions, Trump was busy making sure that the country did not suffer greatly from the virus. And while we are currently in the situation we are in anyway, there’s no doubt in my mind that if Hillary had been president right now (as many on the Left had been fantasizing particularly for the past couple of months), she would not have put in place the travel restrictions and wouldn’t have taken the same early steps in fighting the virus (also, the economy would be in total shambles).
This will be important come November and it will be something the Left cannot take away from Trump, as there is clear evidence of them siding against Trump’s travel restrictions.
2 Chronicles 15:7
“But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For the past few articles, I have largely tried to steer clear of any conversation or topic that had to do with the Chinese coronavirus, or Wuhan virus as I usually call it, because the media is flooded by such stories and I wanted to give people some respite from the constant bombardment of doom and gloom that we saw in the media (not to say the situation isn’t serious, but shutting down the economy for months is not a viable solution).
However, this article will largely cover how the fake news media has handled a particular portion of this crisis. Namely, a story surrounding an Arizona couple who ingested fish tank cleaner because one of its ingredients was chloroquine, a substance similar to the drug the President and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo have touted as a potential option in treating and curing the Wuhan virus, and the fake news media is choosing to blame Trump for the couple’s sheer lack of common sense.
From Axios: “A man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate – one of the anti-malaria drugs that Trump has mentioned in recent days.” That is very obviously fake news, as the couple did not ingest chloroquine phosphate, the prescription drug, but fish tank cleaner, which is not a drug but contains chloroquine – not chloroquine phosphate.
Heidi Przybyla from NBC News ran with the story anyway, fully blaming Trump and supposedly quoting the woman: “Her husband is dead & she’s in the ICU after ingesting chloroquine: ‘We saw Trump on TV – every channel - & all of his buddies and that this was safe,’ she said. ‘Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.’”
There are a number of problems with this. First of all, THE COUPLE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE WUHAN VIRUS! Heidi pretty much admitted that in a follow-up tweet (which unsurprisingly garnered far less likes and retweets), saying that the couple “feared contracting coronavirus.”
Later on, Heidi “quotes” the woman: “Oh my God. Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the President says and his people because they don’t know what they’re talking about. And don’t take anything – be so careful and call your doctor. This is a heart ache I’ll never get over.”
Not sure where she got the quote from, but it’s awfully opportunistic for a fake news media who hates the President and would be satisfied with people dying if they are scared of taking the drug Trump (and Cuomo, but they forget about him) touted as a possible cure to the virus. Again, the couple didn’t have the Wuhan virus and THEY TOOK FISH TANK CLEANER!
And yet, these idiots went along with the story because it made Trump look bad. It took eight tweets for Heidi to bury the lead, writing: “The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.”
Not that that stopped Leftist hacks from piling on and blaming Trump as well, as though it’s his fault that a couple of ignoramuses who did not have the virus ingested fish tank cleaner without consulting with a doctor.
Seriously, that they would choose to run with this just goes to show the level of Trump Derangement Syndrome these fools have.
Here are the facts:
2. They did not ingest the prescription medication, hydroxychloroquine, usually taken in combination with azithromycin, the other drug Trump touted. They ingested chloroquine and whatever else is in the substance used to clean fish tanks. That is FAR different from the prescription drug.
3. The couple “self-medicated” meaning they did not go to a doctor… because they would’ve been called idiots for thinking they should ingest fish tank cleaner.
4. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo also touted hydroxychloroquine apart from the POTUS. And yet, Trump is the only one blamed here. Not to say that Cuomo should be blamed as he neither suggested people self-medicate (neither did Trump), nor told people to just ingest anything that has chloroquine in it. But Cuomo and Trump both touted the exact same drug, and yet, the story only focuses on Trump. Even the quote, which I doubt is real as it sounds too good for the Left to be real, only talks about how Trump and his people touted chloroquine (which they didn’t), conveniently leaving out Cuomo who did the same thing as Trump.
Eventually, Axios was forced to correct their story (obviously without an apology for outright blaming Trump for the death of an American), writing: “We have deleted this tweet and corrected our story because it did not reflect the full nature of the self-medication done with an additive commonly used to clean fish tanks.”
We know for certain that, if people, namely Trump supporters, hadn’t raised the glaring problems in the story, no correction would’ve been issued and the fake news media would’ve sat comfortably blaming Trump for the death of the guy and the hospitalization of his wife.
It’s obscene what the fake news media would be willing to do to attempt to damage Trump. This, among MANY other reasons, is why they are the enemy of the people.
Hydroxychloroquine has the potential to help Americans with the virus. But the media has been trying to nuke that since Trump brought it up. Not too long ago, the fake news media said that ingesting 3 grams of it would be fatal. OF COURSE IT WOULD BE FATAL, THAT’S FAR MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT!
Drinking too much water can be fatal too. Eating too much food can be fatal. You have to ingest the RECOMMENDED AMOUNT of a drug, not THREE FULL GRAMS OF IT!
And now, we have a story that is very sketchily put together about a man who died because of his own foolishness and a woman who might be trying to blame Trump for her own foolishness as well.
We don’t even know if the actual drug will be successful but the media wants doom and gloom. Last week, a reporter from NBC News (funny how that works out) said that Trump was giving Americans “false hope” by touting the drug, when he said it was POTENTIALLY a solution, not a promised one, and it’s not “false hope”, but real hope that may or may not work out depending on how things go.
The fake news media wants FAR more people to die so that they can blame Trump. If the drug is useful in fighting the virus, that is only TERRIBLE news for a bloodthirsty mainstream media who see the virus and its crisis as an opportunity to destroy the man whom they have failed time and time again to destroy. And if it is useful, they want to say that it could kill people so that low-information Americans will be too scared to take it and subsequently potentially die as a result, which, of course, is what these devils want.
As these bastards get more and more desperate, they show more of their true colors. They WANT people to die if that’s what it takes to defeat Trump. They WANT people to be uninformed, so they are discussing no longer covering the press conferences that help inform people because they also help Trump’s ratings. A majority of people approve of his handling of the virus. The media can’t have that, so they are discussing not covering the press conferences.
Defeating Donald Trump is their one and only goal. If it takes people being uninformed, or misinformed, and DIE, then so be it. If it takes people going BANKRUPT due to Democrats backing out of an already bipartisan deal so they can jam in GND garbage (what happened to “country over party”? Or does that only apply to Republicans seeking to betray the nation?), then so be it.
These people have absolutely no shame, no integrity and no heart. They will exploit the death and suffering of a couple who took missteps in fear of the virus (which has been propped up plenty by the fake news media) if it helps them hurt Trump.
This is some of the most scum-of-the-earth “reporting” I’ve seen since the Kavanaugh hearings.
These devils truly are the enemy of the people.
2 Corinthians 11:14
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
The fake news media will always do its best to attack any dissenters and run cover for their own side, even when it is blatantly obvious what they are trying to do. This was the case with the Washington Post recently, as they tried to persuade people that Joe Biden didn’t say what he said in the last Democrat debate.
I briefly covered a bit of that debate, having largely focused on how both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders confused the Wuhan virus for the swine flu (Joe), called the swine flu “N1H1” (Joe), confused the virus for SARS (Joe) and confused the virus for Ebola (Sanders). However, there was one part of the debate that I also covered even more briefly and that’s the fact that, when discussing oil drilling and fracking, Joe Biden adopted a far-Left stance on it, saying there’d be “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
Despite this being a clearly definitive statement demonstrating Joe Biden’s sincere desire to ban all fracking and eliminate any and all ability for the oil industry to work in this country, leaving us to be 100% reliant on foreign oil, a complete reversal of the Trump policy, Joe’s aides quickly got to work trying to walk back those statements because maintaining that stance would essentially gift Trump with a 49-state landslide victory.
Specifically, the aides tried saving some sort of face, saying that Joe’s stance remains unchanged, but that he simply opposed new fracking and drilling on public lands, not outright banning all American oil industry’s ability to drill in the country, which is practically what he said during the debate. So, questions regarding whether or not Biden lied about his stance during the debate began to flood the campaign.
Enter the Washington Post with their “Pinocchios” fact-checking system.
According to the Washington Free Beacon: “A Washington Post fact-checker ruled Thursday that Joe Biden hadn’t lied when he said he supported a fracking ban during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. Rather, Biden had simply ‘described his fracking stance inaccurately.’”
The WaPo gave Biden “Zero Pinocchios” for saying that he intended to ban fracking and oil drilling, instead, providing the excuse that Biden simply had “misspoken” and “his position was the same as ever”, merely opposing fracking on public land.
The WaPo cited “clarifications” from the Biden staff post-debate and cited coverage in the Wall Street Journal saying that Joe’s position was the same as the one listed on his campaign website, dismissing any and all who cited Joe during the debate verbatim. Ultimately, the WaPo said that Biden “described his fracking stance inaccurately,” like I said, which is, of course, a load of crap.
Joe Biden is someone we KNOW has mental problems at this point in his life (and always has been a bit dull and bad with words). He has been documented routinely misremembering what state he is in, has confused his wife with his sister and vice versa, often misspeaks (having called the Wuhan virus both the swine flu and SARS, while also calling the swine flu “N1H1”) and is very, very obviously not mentally fit to RUN for president, let alone actually hold the position.
So the argument that he misspoke COULD be plausible… if he hadn’t had been so definitive with his answer. Again, he said: “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
So either Joe was lying during the debate about his position or his campaign staff, and subsequently the fake news media, are lying about his position now. That was a clear and definite answer and he didn’t even slur his speech when he said it. The mistake he made was saying the quiet part out loud, leading his campaign staff to run damage control as a result.
Let me tell you something: if Trump had said something so definitive that the Left could pick apart and attack him over, the media would not give a hoot about what his campaign staff was trying to say or do. They would 100% attack Trump over his statement, and if it was definitive as that, it would make sense for them to do so. But when it’s a Democrat saying the quiet part out loud like that, it doesn’t matter what they said during the debate or the definitive words used to convey his true feelings and desires surrounding the topic. No, what matters is what his campaign website says and what his campaign staff says, even though the media would never give such a benefit of the doubt to a Republican candidate.
Joe Biden, somehow, is considered the “moderate” candidate for many in the media. Saying things like that that are very obviously not moderate takes can be disastrous for his campaign (at least in the general, because the lunatic Leftist base loves it when America is groveling at the feet of foreign powers), so people have to run damage control. But Biden is very clearly not a moderate by any stretch of the imagination. If being a “moderate” simply means not kissing Castro’s butt, that’s terrifying.
Biden is no moderate. The ONLY thing I could possibly give him kudos for is his attack on Medicare-for-All and pointing out how that sort of system is not working at all for Italy, but he still supports government Medicare and keeping the disastrous Obamacare system in place, so one could hardly consider him a “moderate” (either that or “moderate” has moved far enough Left that government-run healthcare is a “moderate” stance, which is also terrifying).
As a result of Biden’s clear Left-wing principles, I cannot be surprised at all that he would sincerely want a ban on fracking and destroying our oil industry. He doesn’t care how much of a complete disaster such a ban would be for the U.S., and is very clear in that. But his campaign knew that saying that in such unambiguous terms makes him even more likely to get stomped by Trump come November, so they run cover for the guy, with the help of the Washington Post, who deserve 5 Pinocchios for saying Biden simply “misspoke” or phrased his stance “inaccurately” when that clearly was not the case.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
While plenty of other things have been on the news as of late (including a certain virus from China that I will do my best not to mention because it’s being talked about in every other media to an obscene extent), something that has flown under the radar is a slight correction made by the 1619 Project, the New York Times’ attempt at rewriting history for the benefit of an ideological war against this country.
Earlier in the month, a historian named Leslie M. Harris wrote an essay for Politico. According to National Review: “Harris claimed that Times fact-checkers reached out to her prior to the publication of the 1619 Project’s seminal essays to solicit her expertise on the relevant history involved. Harris wrote back to the fact-checkers, insisting that she ‘vigorously disputed’ the factual basis of one of the project’s central claims.”
What claim was she heavily contesting? The following passage from the Project: “Conveniently left out of our Founding mythology is the fact that one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery.”
This, Harris contends, is not factually accurate (unsurprisingly). The entire reason behind the Project’s absurd claim is because of the Dunmore Proclamation, a proclamation made by the British governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, that was meant to preserve his rule as a representative of the monarchy by “drawing the slaves of rebellious colonists into his militia in exchange for their freedom,” according to Phillip Magness of the American Institute for Economic Research.
Magness continued: “The Dunmore Proclamation revealed one of the many ways in which slavery cut across the other dividing lines of the revolutionary period, but it did not portend a coming general emancipation from the Crown. Indeed, most slave-owning colonists perceived the measure as an attempt to incite a slave revolt against opponents of the British rule, rather than a sign of slavery’s weakening position. The proclamation conveniently exempted the slaves of loyalist plantation owners, and Dunmore himself left a sordid record as supporter and beneficiary of slavery in the British colonial system. Meanwhile, as the long fight to abolish the institution made all too clear, supporters of slavery maintained a firm majority in the British Parliament at the time – and would continue in power for several decades to come.”
So it is not even remotely true that preserving slavery was a reason for the Revolutionary War. The Dunmore Proclamation, as Magness noted, was nothing but an attempt at crushing the rebellion by getting rid of revolutionary colonists’ slaves, promising them freedom if they fought for the Crown, while exempting loyalist colonists from that proclamation. Slaves were nothing but a tool, as they largely were considered back then, at furthering a goal.
But even then, the 1619 Project remains arrogant about its claim. While they offered a correction, it’s minimal. Instead of eliminating that factually-ignorant claim from its essays, the Project said that preserving slavery was the purpose of SOME colonists rather than all of them. But that claim IS STILL WRONG!
That, combined with the fact that the Project ignored or dismissed historians and fact-checkers who disagreed with their erroneous claims and dismissed the 1776 Project, a counter-project run by conservative African-Americans to maintain the fact that our founding was in 1776 and not when the first slaves arrived in 1619, shows that the point of the 1619 Project was never about simply revising and uncovering hidden histories of this country, but rather, destroying the very founding principles and concepts of this country, declaring everything from its governmental system to its economic system as stained and discredited as a result of its history of slavery (completely ignoring the fact that slavery was found in many other places around the world and still can be found in places like the Middle East and China).
The reason I make this assertion is because at the end of the aforementioned National Review article, we find: “[Magness’] piece… is worth reading in its entirety for its portrait of a project that succumbed to ideological ambition and, in so doing, lost a bit in the way of historical accuracy.”
The 1619 Project didn’t “succumb” to ideological ambition. Ideological ambition WAS ITS ENTIRE PURPOSE! It was never meant to be a recounting of our nation’s history, it was meant to be a REWRITING of our nation’s history, seeking to delegitimize our nation’s institutions. One of the sociologists brought in by the Project basically admits as much, having essentially argued that the country’s plantation economy stained and discredited modern American capitalism.
The entire point of this project wasn’t to offer a plausible alternative to the typical founding story we are taught in school. It wasn’t supposed to be about uncovering a secret truth behind our nation’s founding that has been buried for centuries. It was always supposed to be an ideological piece to fuel a war on American institutions and its very legitimacy. So for the writer at National Review to suggest it succumbed to ideological ambition, losing “a bit in the way of historical accuracy” is not putting it the right way.
This is the New York Times we’re talking about; some of the same people that right now (and I am about to break my promise about not taking about the Wuhan virus) are deflecting the blame from China for the damage it has caused the entire world as a result of the Chinese coronavirus that originated in China and has spread because of the CCP’s negligence (at best). The same people that lionized Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong in remembering his death back in September and absolved radical Islamic terrorists from any blame for the 9/11 attacks on the WTC during the 18-year anniversary.
Do you really think anyone at the New York Times would do honest research and fact-checking for a revising of history like the 1619 Project, leaving any semblance of ideological ambition or politics out of it? They do not care about history, as those two examples with Mao and the 9/11 remembrance tweets show. They care about setting a narrative and nothing more.
They cared about one of the most evil people in the history of the world seeming like an innocent son of a peasant farmer rising to the challenge of leading a nation and its people (conveniently leaving out his death toll standing in the tens of millions on the low end). They cared about the radical followers of a deadly religion by absolving them of any guilt on 9/11. They are not going to care about making this country look good or honest or legitimate. Whatever they can do to strip it of its legitimacy, they will do it, as evidenced by the fact that they dismissed any and all dissidents, including fact-checkers, numerous historians and a counter-project run by African-Americans who know the history of this country.
Their purpose, from the Project’s very conception, was bashing America and everything it stood for as being illegitimate because of its history of slavery, again, dismissing the fact that slavery has been used by practically every other country and is still widely used in Middle Eastern countries and in China (largely through concentration camps). History and facts were damned by these people and still continue to be. The ONLY reason they issued any sort of correction is because a fact-checker, whom they previously contacted and voiced her disagreement with a particular wild claim, wrote an essay for Politico that drew attention to the Project’s erroneous claim.
Their correction was barely even a correction, still implying that protecting slavery was the purpose of some of the colonists involved in the revolution, when there is no evidence to be found of that and the evidence USED by the Project does not show it. Again, the Dunmore Proclamation was just a method of snuffing out the rebellion, not a measure by the Crown and British Parliament to attempt to abolish slavery in the colonies, particularly because slavery wouldn’t be abolished in Great Britain until 1833, nearly 60 years after the revolution.
The reason for this Project in the first place is because the Left hates this country and thinks it illegitimate, arguing with whatever load of crap they can to deceive as many people as possible.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For the past few weeks, people like Jim Acosta, Joe Biden, Chris Cuomo and other Left-wing nuts have tried to insist to people that calling the Coronavirus “Wuhan Virus” was racist and xenophobic, even though that is the place of origin for the virus and Wuhan is a place, not a nationality or a race, and even though the media had been calling it the “Wuhan Virus” before anyone in the Trump administration was calling it that. I had debated with myself if I should call the virus “Wuhan Virus” just to annoy the idiots that say it’s “racist” or “xenophobic”, but the reason I will now largely call it the Wuhan Virus is because China, aided by the mainstream media, is trying to peddle the conspiracy theory that the virus was actually AMERICA’S fault.
You see, Chinese government officials have been trying to frame the United States as being the reason for the virus in the first place, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian saying on Twitter that “it might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan”, which is nothing more than a conspiracy theory, as he presented no evidence to support his claims.
But that didn’t stop Yahoo News from insinuating that there was actual doubt about the origins of the virus. “China, US spar over origin of coronavirus,” reads their title, which, as always, is largely fake news.
No one (serious) is sparring about the origin of the virus (though I have seen some idiots on Twitter peddle this garbage as well). Mike Pompeo and others in the Trump administration, including the president himself, have called it the Wuhan Virus and have said it came from China. The Chinese are now saying that it’s the Americans who are at fault here, not themselves, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary.
To their credit, Yahoo News didn’t simply post the Chinese side of the fictitious story and noted that few people outside of the Chinese government are buying what it is selling. Dali Yang, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, was interviewed by Yahoo News and said that China’s reason for promoting the conspiracy theory is “to divert from domestic discontent” over how they handled the outbreak, which has killed over 3,100 people in the country.
So pretty much everyone knows that the Chinese government lies about pretty much everything and tends to shut down anyone who might say something the government doesn’t like, and “shutting down” sometimes means outright execution.
Not that that’s going to stop the fake news media, as NBC News picked up the story as well: “Coronavirus: Chinese official suggests U.S. Army to blame for outbreak,” was the headline of the story, followed by a quote of the Lijian tweet. Missing from the headline? THE FACT THAT THE CHINESE OFFICIAL PRESENTED NO EVIDENCE AND THE MEDIA ALWAYS ADDS “WITHOUT EVIDENCE” WHEN TRUMP SUGGESTS ANYTHING!
Not one word about it being unconfirmed or a baseless conspiracy theory, only that the Chinese official “suggested” it, as though there is some level of validity to his claim, of which there is NONE.
Now, allow me to present to you the mountain of evidence that points to the Chinese lying their butts off to try and make themselves look good and frame everything on America.
First, and perhaps most interestingly, the conspiracy theory regarding American military having brought the virus to China is contradicted by THE CHINESE CDC BACK IN JANUARY!
Back in January, roughly a month after the outbreak began in Wuhan, Gao Fu, the head of the Chinese CDC, said “we now know the source of the virus is wild animals sold at the seafood market” in Wuhan.
Now, much like everything else regarding what the Chinese are telling us, I’ll take that with a massive grain of salt, because the city of Wuhan is home to a large virus lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Now, I’m not the Chinese, I’m not going to peddle a conspiracy theory that that was the real origin of the virus without any evidence, which I do not have. However, I know the Chinese lie all the time, and their current claims for the origin of the virus are obvious lies, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the virus did originate in that lab, particularly since the government shut down any and all people who tried to sound the alarm on the virus back in December.
But for the purposes of this argument, let’s say that Gao Fu was telling the truth and the origin of the virus was a wild animal that infected a human (though there are no details about how exactly that happened) at a sea food market. That still points the origin of the virus squarely on the city of Wuhan. So it directly contradicts Zhao’s and the Chinese government’s attempts at shifting the blame off themselves and unto the U.S.
Now, let us look at some more evidence of the Chinese government’s utter failure, their lies and deceptive actions, and why the media is doing a disservice trying to paint China in a positive light since they have sort of contained the virus as of late.
From the South China Morning Post: “As China battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic, questions are being asked about the failure of its multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art early warning system, set up in the wake of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak which cost the country 349 lives and more than 200 billion yuan (US$28.6 billion) in economic losses.”
Yang Gonghuan, the former CDC deputy director, told the SCMP: “We spent 730 million yuan to build a reporting and early warning system for the CDC after Sars. It did well for the avian flu and plague, although they were of much smaller scale than the coronavirus.”
“For the whole of December when the disease happened, I have learned that the system was not put into use. I was very surprised at the time. This [failure] actually exemplifies a lot of the problems that are happening in China today.”
The SCMP said: “A leaked document from Wuhan Central Hospital – one of the designated facilities for Covid-19 patients – this week indirectly confirmed that the early warning system was not activated during the early period of the outbreak.”
“The document showed doctors were under instructions not to report any cases until they had been vetted and approved by their supervisors. They were also forbidden from disclosing any information to the public without permission.”
“Doctors said they stayed away from infectious disease cases to avoid trouble. Wei Peng, a doctor at a fever clinic in a Wuhan community hospital, said he had no knowledge of the CDC early warning system and would not have bothered to use it even if he had. ‘There is no gain for you if you report. No one would blame you if you didn’t,’ he said, describing the process of reporting as ‘tedious trouble.’”
“Doctors who did speak out in the early days of the outbreak faced consequences. Ai Fen, head of Wuhan Central Hospital’s emergency department, was muzzled by local authorities after raising the alarm without permission at the end of December.”
“Another doctor, Li Wenliang, shared her information privately with a group of medical school alumni and was reprimanded by local police for ‘spreading rumors.’ Weeks later, Li was killed by the disease and was hailed in China as a whistle-blower and a martyr.”
All of these things only serve to further show the horrors of communism and the slimy nature of those at the top of such a governmental system. The doctors felt no need to report on any of it because they would only be PUNISHED by the government for doing so. The ones who did try to sound the alarm on it were SHUT DOWN, with one of them having been used as a martyr, much like Islamic terrorists use evil people like Soleimani and other bastard terrorists as “martyrs for a good cause”.
What’s more, the SCMP continues: “Questions have also been raised by the revelation – in a report by Communist Party journal Qiushi in mid-February – that China’s leadership was fully informed about the outbreak as early as January 7, two weeks before President Xi Jinping publicly urged an all-out effort to contain the new disease.”
“Meanwhile, official reports have documented that leading experts from China’s National Health Commission made two separate visits to Wuhan, just a week apart in early January, and reported no evidence of human transmission of the virus. It has since emerged that there was evidence of human transmission occurring in Wuhan as early as December.”
So they knew about the outbreak long before they enacted any measures to attempt to contain it (this essentially nukes any arguments that China did the West a favor, as some in the MSM are trying to suggest) and people in the NHC lied about a lack of evidence of human transmission of the virus, when there actually was evidence of it, whether it was to appease the leaders or to benefit them.
And the Left thinks China is a model for the rest of the world, particularly the U.S.? Practically everything they throw at Trump – that he’s a dictator, that he is incompetent, that he doesn’t care about people – is WHAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY REPRESENTS! THEY are the actual, literal dictators, they are incompetent (at best) and totally uncaring!
And the media does the work for them, in trying to shut down people who call it its rightful name: Wuhan Virus. They do the Chinese bidding with some of them saying the Chinese are effective in their efforts to contain the virus when that is patently untrue. They help them out by saying that the Chinese are better than the Americans because the Chinese are sending aide to Italy while we are banning travel to and from Italy, despite the fact that we have been sending aide to BOTH CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS and that the ONLY reason China is helping Italy is because, according to David Vance of altnewsmedia.net:
“Many Italians in Northern Italy sold their leather goods and textiles companies to China. Italy then allowed 100,000 Chinese from Wuhan/Wenzhou to move to Italy to work in these factories, with direct Wuhan flights. Result: Northern Italy is Europe’s hotspot for Wuhan Coronavirus.”
This means that the Chinese are only “helping” their own investments in Italy. They don’t give a damn about their own people, why would they care about the Italians? It’s the investments that they care about, not the people.
And yet, you have idiots like Ian Bremmer saying that China is better because they are “helping” the Italians while we are cutting off travel there. This guy is doing the bidding of the Chinese and the larger Enemy of the People, the Mainstream Media, is peddling Chinese propaganda and legitimizing the conspiracy theories coming out of China.
And then they wonder why exactly it is that we and the President of the United States call them “the enemy of the people”. What a bad joke these people are.
“And Jesus answered them, ‘See that no one leads you astray.’”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For the past couple of months, President Trump has been trying to keep the Coronavirus from being anywhere near as devastating here as it has been in Italy, South Korea, Iran and China, where the virus has been at its worst, while also attempting to calm down a panicked stock market that has seen days of thousand-point crashes and thousand-point surges (most recently, it’s just been crashing). Regardless of what the President does, however, it is utterly wrong in the eyes of a bloodthirsty media who had been desperate for something, anything, that would destroy Trump, even if at the cost of Americans’ livelihoods and lives.
And this last Wednesday, the President issued an address from the Oval Office in which he detailed what steps his administration had already taken, what steps it would heretofore be taking both health-wise and financially, and reassuring the American people that this is merely a temporary setback in what has been, for the past three years, a booming economy (and the economy is still doing well outside the stock market, as weekly jobless claims fell to 211,000 v 218,000 expected, so more good economic news that would otherwise lead to market rallies).
But what has the enemy of the people, the fake news media, talked about as a response? The fact that President Trump noted that the virus came from China, which Jim Acosta and Joe Biden believe is racist and xenophobic to point out (even though it’s an irrefutable fact and China is to blame for the virus spreading as bad as it has within the mainland and in the rest of the world due to trying to shut people who would talk about it down and keeping the WHO and CDC from helping them back in December), and, funny enough, that he wasn’t specific enough about what the American people should do (even though he was).
Here are the most important parts of the President’s address:
“Our team is the best anywhere in the world. At the very start of the outbreak, we instituted sweeping travel restrictions on China and put in place the first federally mandated quarantine in over 50 years. We declared a public health emergency and issued the highest level of travel warning on other countries as the virus spread its horrible infection.”
For those who said that Trump wasn’t doing enough (which the media had been saying pretty much all of February and early March before the address), that is patently untrue. Chuck Schumer had offered his opinion on that travel restriction on China and believed it was fueled by Trump’s “racism” and “xenophobia”. They thought he was overreacting in January but switched it up to “he’s not doing enough” when they accused him of saying that the virus was “a hoax” when in reality, he was referring to the Democrats’ and mainstream media’s politicization of the virus as being his fault (remember when an NYT op-ed suggested people call it the “Trumpvirus”? Because I do).
The President was the first one to take this seriously, appointing VP Pence as head of the Coronavirus Task Force, which members of the media and Democrats mocked because he supposedly “doesn’t believe in science”, coming from the people who believe in anthropogenic climate change and that there are a bazillion genders.
Anyone claiming he had not been doing enough or that he was underreacting to the coronavirus is simply either wrong or lying.
Continuing: “To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. These restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground.”
“There will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screenings, and these prohibitions will not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo, but various other things as we get approval. Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing. These restrictions will also not apply to the United Kingdom.” (Worth mentioning that the President misspoke here and the prohibitions won’t affect trade and cargo, only travelers).
“Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all copayments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments, and to prevent surprise medical billing.”
“Additionally, last week, I signed into law an $8.3 billion funding bill to help CDC and other government agencies fight the virus and support vaccines, treatments, and distribution of medical supplies. Testing and testing capabilities are expanding rapidly, day by day.”
“My administration is coordinating directly with communities with the largest outbreaks, and we have issued guidance on school closures, social distancing, and reducing large gatherings.”
“For all Americans, it is essential that everyone take extra precautions and practice good hygiene. Each of us has a role to play in defeating this virus. Wash your hands, clean often-used surfaces, cover your face and mouth if you sneeze or cough, and most of all, if you are sick or not feeling well, stay home.”
Someone should tape that last part of his address to Brian Stelter’s office door (if he has one) because following the address, he tweeted: “Trump’s Oval Office address was exactly what his Fox wingmen needed – now Sean Hannity et al can celebrate the new travel ban – while evading the real scourge of community spread within the US.”
He also replied to someone, saying: “Get specific, dude. Have you heard Trump or Hannity fully address what the US should do to stop community spread?”
I get the feeling Brian wasn’t actually paying attention to what the President was saying, otherwise he wouldn’t be qualified to work at CNN. The President was very specific, right at that point where I stopped quoting him, about what people should do to prevent themselves from getting the virus: practice good hygiene, wash your hands, maintain cleanliness in your home, cover your face and mouth when sneezing or coughing so as to not harm someone else, and stay home if you are feeling unwell.
What part of that was not specific, Brian?
In any case, the President continued by saying: “To ensure that working Americans impacted by the virus can stay home without fear of financial hardship, I will soon be taking emergency action, which is unprecedented, to provide financial relief. This will be targeted for workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to coronavirus.”
“[T]o provide extra support for American workers, families and businesses, tonight I am announcing the following additional actions: I am instructing the Small Business Administration to exercise available authority to provide capital and liquidity to firms affected by the coronavirus.”
“Finally, I am calling on Congress to provide Americans with immediate payroll tax relief.”
Could you believe that the Left and fake news media is taking issue with people keeping more of their money and limiting travel to areas that have been horribly affected by the virus?
They really do want us all sick, dying and poor if it helps them defeat Donald Trump. These people are sick and I don’t mean with the coronavirus.
When sparing the CCP’s feelings by avoiding recognizing the virus came from China is more important than taking this seriously; when attacking the President for “not doing enough” and then attacking him for “doing too much” is more important than people’s health and safety; when any narrative that helps them, even at the expense of the American people, is more important than the health of said people, you know you are dealing with some scum-of-the-earth type of people.
At no point was Trump downplaying this and it’s better for him to overreact with travel restrictions (I still don’t know how that is an overreaction) and financial aid to people who could be affected than to actually downplay it and underreact (as the media and the Left believed he should’ve done back in January, when he was leading everyone else on this).
The destruction of their political opponent is more important than your health and safety. And they want to claim he is the tyrant and that he is Putin-like?
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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