October 22, 2020

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Chinese lies killed the economy

Chinese Lies Killed the Economy

Introduction

What will you remember about the Chinese flu pandemic in a decade? That you were bored, stuck at home every day? Or maybe that you were forced out of work and into economic hard times because some petty tyrant in your state bureaucracy decided your small business wasn’t essential? Those memories are fair and certainly important, especially the second, but they’re not the most important fact to remember about the Chinese flu. No, what you must remember more than anything else is that Chinese lies killed the economy.

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China lied and people died. That’s just what happened. And, because they lied and the WHO supported their lies, we in the West were unprepared for what actually was coming. Then, because we were caught unaware of the reality of the situation, our government overreacted and shut down the economy. So, I think it’s fair to say that Chinese lies killed the economy.




Sadly, few in the pro-Democrat Mainstream Media are willing to say that Chinese lies killed the economy. They’re scared to do so. But, we don’t have to rely on them. We can instead rely on real journalism and conservative op-eds from groups like the American Conservative Movement and news sites like the American Conservative. One such article, written by Barbara Boland and entitled “How China’s Lies Brought the World to Its Knees,” calls out China excellently.

Summary of How Chinese Lies Killed the Economy

First, Boland notes that Chinese lies killed the economy only because Chinese government officials did everything possible to cover up the Chinese flu and hide it’s effect from the world. She also notes how those lies will have a huge impact on geopolitics:

From ordering Chinese scientists to destroy evidence of the virus, to suppressing physician warnings, to turning around ships loaded with vital supplies and threatening to block critical pharmaceuticals so that America might experience “the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic,” there can be no question that when the dust clears, a day of reckoning will be at hand for China.

“China’s actions are going to come back to bite them when this virus is over,” said Harry Kazianis, senior director of Korean Studies at the National Interest, in an interview with TAC. “I think we’re in a whole new world after this. The way people think about the world, globalism—this pandemic is going to have an effect that’s maybe even greater than 9/11. ”

From: How China’s Lies Brought the World to Its Knees




Next, Boland describes how China lied about the virus and covered it up:

One of the first doctors who alerted authorities to the virus was told to stop “spreading rumors” and another doctor had to write a public self-criticism letter about the “negative impact” his warnings had. A doctor in Wuhan, 34-year-old Li Wenliang, was hauled into custody on December 30 for sending text messages to other colleagues warning of the spread and severity of the virus. He died of COVID-19 complications on February 2.

China’s internet censors struggled to contain the deluge of warnings as news of the virus spread like wildfire. “A wide breadth of content,” including neutral keyword combinations like “Wuhan seafood market” and “Sars variation,” were censored on WeChat and other platforms in late December. The Chinese government censored, detained and disappeared doctors, whistleblowers, and citizen journalists who attempted to sound the alarm about what was to come.

Despite doctors’ warnings that the virus was transmissible between humans, authorities held a massive a Chinese Lunar New Year banquet for tens of thousands of Wuhan families.

From: How China’s Lies Brought the World to Its Knees

Then, Boland notes that because of globalization, American companies were based in China and China was able to nationalize those factories and use their products to further weaken America:

China nationalized an American factory that makes N95 masks and forced ships full of gloves, masks, and other medical supplies purchased by New York hospitals to turn around.

“Industrial safety masks have been banned from export from China,” according to Jonathan Bass, the owner of Los Angeles-based PTM Images. “China has shown us that they will ban the export of masks for the protection of their own people over the protection of all people. This shows us that America is extremely vulnerable to China’s whim of cutting exports for health-and-safety-related products. What’s next? Pharmaceuticals to save lives? Rare earth metals? Shoes?”

To add insult to injury, China sold €4,320,000,000 worth of medical supplies from the U.S. factory it nationalized to Spain. That’s 550 million masks, 5.5 million test kits, 950 ventilators, and 11 million pairs of gloves.

From: How China’s Lies Brought the World to Its Knees

Finally, Boland summarizes just how Chinese lies killed the economy and therefore China must be held to account for that:

That’s especially true as the flow of bad news out of China continues unabated. We now know that the majority of rapid test coronavirus test kits supplied by China to Spain and the Czech Republic were faulty, and that if the Chinese government had been honest and supplied reliable data, there could have been 95 percent fewer coronavirus cases around the world. That’s the difference between a viral outbreak and a global pandemic.

By suppressing critical information about the virus in those early days, then doing very little to contain the virus by permitting public gatherings like the New Years celebration, the government of China has allowed the coronavirus to menace not just its own people but the entire world. Once COVID-19 is contained, they must face a reckoning.

From: How China’s Lies Brought the World to Its Knees




My Take on How Chinese Lies Killed the Economy

I think that Boland summed up the problem just about as well as is possible. There are really two problems here: our reliance on China and that Chinese lies killed the economy.

First off, for America, this crisis is a crisis of globalization. Yes, we’d still be feeling the effects if we weren’t so globalized, but those effects would be nowhere near as devastating. With our nations here, no foreign government could nationalize them and use their products against us, health factors somewhere else wouldn’t take a heavy toll on our industry, and we wouldn’t be stuck relying on honest information and goodwill from an evil, secluded regime.

As long as our companies build needed goods in China, America will be vulnerable. As long as they’re building cheap goods, like toys and TVs, it doesn’t rely matter. We can do without those things. In fact, we’d probably be better off without them because people would get back to exercising and reading.

But if vital pharmaceutical and industrial supplies are produced over there, then we will remain at risk of again having to publish that Chinese lies killed the economy. Is it worth it? Certainly not. Get our production out of China now so that events like this don’t happen again and lead to similarly destructive riots once Americans are impoverished!




The second, and more specific problem, is that Chinese lies killed the economy. Not a worldwide problem. Not mutual misunderstandings. Hell, not even the disease itself is really responsible. No, Chinese lies killed the economy. Exclusively. They’re liable and responsible. We need to remember that.

America is in a new Cold War with China. We might need to bring back privateers to defeat them. We’re in an open information war with them. They steal our technology. There is no reason that we should be so closely intertwined with such an awful, horrible nation.

Conclusion

Don’t forget that Chinese lies killed the economy. They did this to us, no one else. Whether the Chinese flu came from a peasant eating a bat or a high-tech but shoddily run weapons lab in Wuhan doesn’t matter. What does matter, in this case at least, is that China lied and people died. Remember that and use it as a fact as you help other conservatives fight the new Cold War against China.

Whatever the Democrats say, do not believe their lies. Chinese lies killed the economy, as did Democrat-induced shutdowns. Nothing else. Not Trump, not Republicans, and certainly not going outside without a mask. Share this article so that other Americans remember that Chinese lies killed the economy and temporarily reversed President Trump’s economic gains!

By: Gen Z Conservative


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