As I wrote last week, China is working hard to disassociate itself from its malicious responsibility in the Wuhan Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. First they blamed our military, now they’re trying identity politics:
Racism is not the right tool to cover your own incompetence pic.twitter.com/LmGDyPsULt
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 17, 2020
(Was it “racism” that caused communist Beijing to downplay all warnings of the mutated virus, arresting doctors and persecuting journalists who tried to get out the word to the public?)
Uighurs unavailable for comment. https://t.co/M7ohYckOJX
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 17, 2020
Communist Beijing’s new propaganda directive is to characterize as “racist” any acknowledgement that the Wuhan Coronavirus/COVID-19 began in China. Leftist media are lapping it up because anything useful as a cudgel against Trump, the object of their partisan hatred, is to be prioritized.
Case in point:
Nobody calls the 1919-20 pandemic the Spanish flu anymore, and not because we are soft on the Inquisition. It's just not a useful way to name a disease.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 17, 2020
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 17, 2020
Frum forgot to scrub his pre-ChiCom propaganda Tweets.
It even affected last night’s debate:
Not at one point however, did either candidate or debate moderator call the virus by its name despite acknowledging malicious Chinese failures at containing the epidemic that began in the major city of Wuhan.
The issue is far more important than simple semantics. China has actively suppressed whistleblowers who raised alarm over the outbreak, arrested those critical of the government’s response, and has downplayed its severity paving the way for the current global pandemic.
Now, China is upset about foreign leaders using the term “Wuhan virus,” to nickname the new lung disease wreaking havoc on daily life and markets worldwide. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of perpetuating racism by having connected Wuhan with the virus by using the phrase.
“We condemn the despicable practice of U.S. politicians eagerly stigmatizing China and Wuhan by association with the novel [Wuhan] coronavirus, disrespecting science and WHO,” Shuang said last week.
Remind people daily of China’s hand in this and do not allow a partisan media to assist a communist nation in their propagandist warfare by dodging blame and accusing the U.S. uncorrected.