Closing Thought–15May20

By now every American has heard the tale the administration is telling these days on the origin of the Covid-19 virus…..according to the Trump minions it is China (or is it the Dems, or the media, or ……)

All the slugs within the Trump sphere of influence have stepped up to blame China……but was it China?

At the beginning of this disease our boy Trump was stating glowing reports from China and praising them for the fast action…..and now they are the bad guys…..

The Trump lot—Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, Mike Pompeo—and their media cheerleaders are as fanatically anti-China as the Biden crew is anti-Russia. Just like George W. Bush’s WMD lies in the early-2000s, there is a developing timeline of Trumpian efforts to bend intelligence on COVID to the administration’s anti-China policy.

A now-deleted statement by the Wuhan Institute of Virology confirms that in early-2018, US officials visited the facility. “The Institute has established close cooperation with a number of well-known U.S. organizations including the National Science Foundation, the EcoHealth Alliance, University of Texas Medical Branch, and the Galveston National Laboratory, and has achieved a series of academic exchanges.” No US concerns about the safety of the lab were made public at the time, including in the press release. But, as we shall see, now we are being told that concerns were raised in private and that the virus escaped from the lab.

The Plot to Blame China for COVID-19

Not to worry…now that Donald the Orange has set the stage for the blaming of China it should continue until they need something to fixate on……

In a modern-day version of the “big lie,” the Trump administration is claiming that the COVID-19 pandemic is the product of the deliberate actions of the Chinese government.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump, in a “town hall” with Fox News, accused China of taking actions specifically intended to infect millions of Europeans and Americans.

After repeating the false claim that the novel coronavirus originated in a research laboratory in Wuhan, which he said China tried to cover up, Trump declared: “They didn’t stop people going into the USA and all over the world… They said, hey look, this is going to have a huge impact on China, and we might as well let the rest of the world” become infected.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/04/pers-m04.html

It is the “Big Lie”….that the rumor mill has latched onto…..and the conspiracies are flowing….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

8 thoughts on “Closing Thought–15May20

  1. I saw on TV last week that it was pinpointed to have started at the Wuhan fish market. They just were unable to locate patient-O after all this time.

    1. I have also heard it is from the “wet markets” in China….but that does not mean that China deliberate released it….chuq

  2. Blaming someone else is a classic tactic to divert attention from mismanagement of the health crisis. It is not only Trump, India is laying the blame at the door of China too, as are some other countries. Better to stop the blame game, and try to cooperate to fight the virus.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Looks like the “populists” are setting China up for after the contagion…..for what is a speculation for a later post…….chuq

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