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April 6, 2020 at 7:07 pm #1203413398
China outraged after Brazil minister suggests Covid-19 is part of ‘plan for world domination’
Beijing demands explanation after ‘highly racist’ tweet by Abraham Weintraub suggests it is part of a geopolitical plan.
China has demanded an explanation from Brazil after the right wing government’s education minister linked the coronavirus pandemic to Beijing’s “plan for world domination”.
In the latest incident to strain ties between the two nations, minister Abraham Weintraub insinuated China was behind the global health crisis.
“Geopolitically, who will come out stronger from this global crisis?” he wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Who in Brazil is allied with this infallible plan for world domination?”
Health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said last week Brazil was struggling to source ventilators and other vital health supplies from China, saying some of its orders were cancelled without explanation.
The issue erupted online on Monday. The top trend on Twitter in Brazil was the hashtag #TradeBlockadeOnChinaNow.
Brazil, whose biggest trading partner is China, is the Latin American country hit hardest by the new coronavirus, with nearly 500 deaths and more than 11,000 confirmed cases so far.
Since the pandemic emerged, Brazil-China ties have been strained, notably by a series of tweets by President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo, a federal lawmaker. Eduardo Bolsonaro criticised the Chinese “dictatorship” for its handling of the outbreak in March.
Last week, he tweeted about the “Chinese virus”, a phrase that infuriates Beijing and that the World Health Organization has advised against.April 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm #1203411777
If you watch the daily coronavirus briefings you consistently see mainstream media salivating over the number of coronavirus deaths. They think the higher the numbers go the worse the GOP and Trump will be damaged by it.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has had it up to here with that foolishness. On Friday an MSNBC reporter tried to shame him on his views. He hit back hard.
Senator Rubio tweeted last Sunday, “Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more#CoronaVirus cases than #China…Beyond being grotesque, its bad journalism We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt its significantly more than why they admit to.”
“(This) is a Chinese propaganda effort to put out that they have handled this perfectly and we have not— and…the national security and the national interest of the United States does not stop.”
Rubio continued: “…taking the Chinese number of 80-something thousand infections and saying, ‘look how great they did it and look how bad we’re doing it’— and that’s not only wrong, that’s a national security issue. We know that that is a propaganda-influenced effort that they’re undertaking, along with Putin in Russia and even the Iranians. And national security and the national interest of this country does not stop—that’s an ongoing concern even amidst this crisis.”April 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm #1203410274
CHINA WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD
Battered by the worst first-quarter economic performance since 1976, the Chinese economy is now being shifted into hyperdrive.
The Chinese Communist Party is seizing what its senior officials are calling the “opportunity” of the pandemic to realize the party’s long-game objective of fully eclipsing North America and Europe in the global order.
What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of intensified propaganda and information control in lockstep with an aggressive Russian-style disinformation effort.
Experts in the field say Beijing isn’t just selling a “narrative” anymore. The new strategy is intended to spread chaos and confusion and incite mistrust of governments in democratic countries. According to an analysis undertaken by the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Beijing is adopting “increasingly aggressive tactics and techniques” and rapidly ramping up its messaging on social media platforms, often cross-pollinating with Russian and Iranian disinformation efforts and amplifying conspiracy theories from fringe third-party websites.
According to an analysis by Horizon Advisory, a consultancy that investigates Chinese policy on behalf of corporations, investors and government agencies in the U.S., China’s central planners are taking every advantage of the democratic world’s predicament. “Beijing intends to use the global dislocation and downturn to attract foreign investment, to seize strategic market share and resources—especially those that force dependence, and to proliferate global information systems,” the Horizon Advisory analysts conclude.
With a GDP still at least 25 percent larger than China’s, the United States is still the world’s preeminent superpower, but the COVID-19 crisis “accelerates the process” that Beijing has put in place to overtake the U.S.—it will allow China “to claim market share across the globe and across strategic sectors as the rest of the world shuts down.”
Beijing is relying on its multi-pronged, multimedia propaganda and disinformation campaign to achieve two immediate purposes. The first is to dismiss, deny and deflect away from the irrefutable evidence of the Communist Party’s catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The second is to portray China, in contrast to Donald Trump’s divided and dysfunctional United States, as the world’s saviour, rushing to the rescue of plague-afflicted countries with expertise, money and medical equipment.
Thank you for contaminating the world, Xi. asshole extraordinaireMarch 31, 2020 at 11:01 pm #1203404164
(Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
The waxing moon and Venus are brilliant in the night sky.March 31, 2020 at 10:36 pm #1203404147
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge’ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; born 3 March 1965) is an Ethiopian politician and academic who has been Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017.
He is a pawn of China’s ‘leadership’.
He has zero credibility.March 31, 2020 at 10:26 pm #1203404139
Mitch McConnell Points Finger Of Blame For Coronavirus Crisis Directly At Impeachment Happy Democrats
Senator Mitch McConnell tore into Democrats for distracting lawmakers from being better equipped in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” the Kentucky Republican recalled.
The president spoke about Pelosi in a phone interview on Fox News on Monday morning.
The president reminded the country what Pelosi was doing when the outbreak first hit the world.
“Don’t forget, she was playing the impeachment game, you know her game where she ended up looking like a fool,” Trump said.
The president recalled he received accolades for stopping travel from China to fight the virus at the end of January, something even some of his advisors believed was too strict.
“You would have had deaths like you’ve never seen before,” he said.
On January 15th, the CDC reported that the coronavirus had arrived in America.
What were Democrats up to? After delaying sending over the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a month, Pelosi was all smiles, gleefully handing out pens while signing her articles of impeachment.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, credited Trump’s travel restrictions – implemented in the midst of the impeachment effort – with saving lives.
One of the key actions necessary to control the spread of the virus, Fauci explained, is to “contain the influx of people who are infected coming from the outside.”
In late January, while Democrats were entirely focused on impeachment, President Trump would issue travel restrictions with China, establish the Coronavirus Task Force, and declare coronavirus a public health emergency.
Nancy fiddledMarch 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203394628
Twitter hashtags such as #PelosiHatesAmericans and #DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica are leading trends on Twitter.
It’s a sign that this is going to leave a mark on Democrats and isn’t going down well.
Nurses need some decent masks right now. Coronavirus patients need ventilators. Small businesses need a lifeline. Airlines and cruise ships need a lifeline, and yes, they are big corporations…that hire hundreds of thousands of workers. American workers have seen $1,200 checks dangled in front of them…and are now seeing them pulled away from them like Lucy’s football.
Not a biggie to Nancy who finds $1200 “crumbs.” What an elitist jackass.March 25, 2020 at 6:54 pm #1203394549
Oxford Study Argues Half of UK May Already Have Contracted Coronavirus – Less than 1 in 1,000 Need Hospital Treatment
Despite the global panic and concern British Professor Sunetra Gupta of the University of Oxford released a study on Wednesday that found that far more people in the UK could have contracted the coronavirus than previously thought.
The study argues fewer than one in a thousand people infected by the coronavirus will need hospital treatment.
This follows a previous UK study at Imperial College London that predicted 2.2 million Americans, or 1 in 150, would die from coronavirus this year.
Sunetra Gupta posted the study today on her Twitter page.
The Week reported:
A model predicting the progression of the novel coronavirus pandemic produced by researchers at Imperial College London set off alarms across the world and was a major factor in several governments’ decisions to lock things down. But a new model from Oxford University is challenging its accuracy, the Financial Times reports.
The Oxford research suggests the pandemic is in a later stage than previously thought and estimates the virus has already infected at least millions of people worldwide. In the United Kingdom, which the study focuses on, half the population would have already been infected. If accurate, that would mean transmission began around mid-January and the vast majority of cases presented mild or no symptoms.
The head of the study, professor Sunetra Gupta, an Oxford theoretical epidemiologist, said she still supports the U.K.’s decision to shut down the country to suppress the virus even if her research winds up being proven correct. But she also doesn’t appear to be a big fan of the work done by the Imperial College team. “I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model,” she said.
If her work is accurate, that would likely mean a large swath of the population has built up resistance to the virus. Theoretically, then, social restrictions could ease sooner than anticipated.
Perhaps by Easter?March 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm #1203394483
The United States is “in debt” to the entertainment industry, including Hollywood, and the nation must repay this debt by providing “entertainment industry professionals” with government financial relief, according to Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff.
Writing an op-ed in Variety magazine, Rep. Schiff called on Congress to give taxpayer-funded benefits to industry professionals, including actors, as part of the government’s coronavirus stimulus package.
Schiff’s congressional district includes Hollywood and other parts of the greater Los Angeles area and he said the freelance and contract-work nature of the industry made many unable to claim unemployment compensation and other benefits.
“Beyond those few regularly seen on screen are many dozens or hundreds of other workers,” Schiff wrote in Variety. “They operate the cameras, build the sets, create the lighting and write the scripts. They provide security for live audiences, assist the producers, market the show and ensure distribution. And yes, they also act, appear as extras, scout the locations, provide the makeup, and so much more.”
I actually agree with Adam Schiff…it really is the apocalypse.March 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm #1203389591
Logic and Reason should prevent any thinking person from electing a China Tool (Useful Idiot)
If one didn’t know better, they could think that China unleashed the Wuhan virus upon the world purposely to get their man, Joe Biden, elected president.
There’s a reason why Forbes wrote last summer that “Joe Biden Is The Only Man Who Can Save China In 2020” and why the “announcement of his campaign alone was enough to encourage Beijing suddenly to take a harder line on trade negotiations with the Trump administration,” as Senator Tom Cotton recently wrote at National Review. It’s that unlike “many other Democrats, he takes its side, reliably,” writes Cotton. (Certain other Democrats take China’s side only unreliably.)
For example, as senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the ‘90s, Biden made sure China got most-favored-nation trade status and World Trade Organization membership (the latter in 2001). “Wherever a brake might have been applied — by placing human-rights or labor conditions on most-favored-nation status, for example — Biden voted the measures down and lobbied other senators for Beijing,” Cotton informs. “Unfortunately, China and Biden got their way, and American workers are still suffering from it.”
While we should have withered Beijing on the vine instead of creating a monster (thanks, Richard Nixon), Biden compounded earlier mistakes and continued feeding the dragon. In fact, even as China’s fascist regime (yes — with its market reforms, it’s as “communist” as Bernie is capitalist) grew in power and Xi Jinping strengthened his dictatorial hold, Biden continued lobbying for increased trade and more intimate ties.
Just consider that while standing next to Xi in 2012, Biden rationalized that competition from China was good for us. Yet millions “of American jobs were disappearing as he spoke,” Cotton reminds us, “and the militarization of the South China Sea was just around the corner.
What’s for sure is that, call it “competition” or collusion, the relationship was very good for the Biden family. “Reporters thought it unusual when Hunter Biden, Biden’s prodigal son, accompanied him on a trip to Beijing in 2013,”
So, as the Ukraine/Burisma situation evidenced, “Biden Inc.,” as Politico put it last year, was very good at monetizing Jumblin’s vice presidency. And though we don’t know how much Hunter made off the China deal, we can bet he’s doing better than laid-off American workers.
Moreover, though he sometimes may not know what state he’s in, what office he’s running for, his wife from his sister or that he’s not married to himself, Jumblin’ Joe hasn’t forgotten how to defend today’s evil empire. When President Trump imposed travel restrictions on China a few weeks back to combat the Wuhan virus, Biden called it “hysterical xenophobia.” Of course, our real problem today in multicult America is xenophilia — and in Jumblin’s case in particular, Sinophilia.
This is the nation, do note, whose economy is six to eight times the size of that of Russia, which the left says is our big boogeyman (do I hear Obama saying that “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back”?). But it’s not just that China has been stealing our manufacturing base and technology, though that’s bad enough.
We in addition now rely on China for sensitive components used in our weapons systems (what could possibly go wrong?).
We’re also dependent upon the nation for our pharmaceuticals, including an estimated 95 percent of our antibiotics. Oh, and note here that via Beijing’s official news service and mouthpiece, Xinhua, it just threatened to cut off our medication and intensify the Wuhan virus epidemic. China has threatened to kill us, in other words.
This isn’t surprising, mind you. Beijing’s aggressive, fascistic regime oversees what it considers a superior culture and race, and it apparently believes that this übermensch status entitles it to dominate the world. In fact, there already is a cold war between China and the United States.
In keeping with this, Beijing censors our movies (how pathetic is that?), bullies American businesses into spouting its propaganda and manipulates our schools’ curricula via its Confucius Institutes. Biden is now infamous for threatening to assault voters, he and other free “traiders” have long been helping China assault us.
So, the main problem with Biden isn’t that he doesn’t know what state he’s in, but that he doesn’t know what nation state he represents. Combine this with his rapid mental decline and we have the perfect Democrat candidate for president.
March 20, 2020 at 8:48 pm #1203388856
“Coronavirus: Globalists May Soon Become an Extinct Species,” Bloomberg’s headline reads.
George Soros is going nuts. He is paying his minions to write foreign policy columns like: “The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It. The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.”
You’ll recall, Soros’ baby is his “Open Society” organization that he pumps millions into to push globalization and open borders.
“But the coronavirus crisis is likely to have a lasting impact, especially when it reinforces other trends that are already undermining globalization. It may deal a blow to fragmented international supply chains, reduce the hypermobility of global business travelers, and provide political fodder for nationalists who favor greater protectionism and immigration controls,“ writes Phillipe Legrain, one of Soros’ puppets.
Legrain says: “As a result, the coronavirus crisis threatens to usher in a less globalized world. The coronavirus crisis is a political gift for nativist nationalists and protectionists.”
Soros and his minions see the writing on the wall.March 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm #1203383823
Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau Shutting Down Canadian Border to Foreign Travelers
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday announced that Canada is drastically restricting its borders as the country moves to prevent additional cases of the deadly coronavirus.
Addressing reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said the country is shutting down its borders to non-citizens, with the exceptions of permanent residents, diplomats, aircrews, and U.S. citizens.
Good call, Justin TrudeauMarch 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm #1203381326
Millennials And Gen Z’ers Are Calling Coronavirus “Boomer Remover”
With their complete understanding of the world and answers to every problem, along with their disdain for past generations, the teenagers of Generation Z, along with their spiritual predecessors of the Millennials, are calling the coronavirus “Boomer Remover,” as a reference to the baby boomers being most susceptible to the virus. This is actually trending on twitter.
MRC ponders if this violates Twitter’s policy of “hateful conduct”. But seeing as how it’s crazed leftists peddling the term, Twitter won’t remove any of it and is instead promoting the hateful hashtag.
Millennials And Gen Z’ers are facing their own ‘remover’. CDC Data Show U.S. Life Expectancy Continues to Decline (AAFP). Too bad for them, eh?