(Liberty Bell) – Radical leftists have been going out of their way for months now to defend China from being blamed for the spread of the coronavirus, which is ridiculous given the fact it was their fault it leaked out into the world. Also, you know, they are communist and violate every form of civil human rights known to man, which they are supposedly opposed to.
But in case there was any doubt that China is not the place to be if you’re a freedom loving individual of any sort, allow the story of a Los Angeles Times reporter and her encounter with the lovely Chinese Communist Party to help convince you.
Apparently she was detained and interrogated for hours. And that’s just the beginning of the story.
Via Just The News:
The Los Angeles Times has published a story in which the reporter says she was detained, then expelled from China’s Inner Mongolia region while covering a contentious, new education policy. The incident comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over journalists working in each other’s country.
The details of the alleged incident — in which the reporter writes that she was interrogated by police, grabbed by the throat and forced to leave the region — were included at the end of her story Thursday about the education issue.
The story was about a new policy that reduces the use of the Mongolian language in education.
The U.S. this year designated the American operations of several Chinese state media as foreign missions and put a cap on the number of visas for some, forcing them to reduce the size of their Chinese staff, according to the Associated Press.
China retaliated by expelling American journalists working for three U.S. newspapers, and requiring several U.S. news bureaus including the Associated Press to file paperwork similar to what’s required of foreign missions in the United States.
Here’s the really, really scary part of this reporter’s story. Whether they realize it or not, modern day liberals actually want this level of power and authority for our government — run by them of course — to wield over this nation, believing that elites they choose know what’s best for us, while we, the people living our own lives, do not.
It always starts with good intentions. Liberals see all of the unfairness of life and find it unacceptable and want to find ways to eliminate it. To some degree, this is a good thing. Some forms of unfairness can and should be eliminated. Like legitimate racism, for example. Which was eliminated mostly during the Civil Rights era, on a systemic level.
However, it soon escalates as power hungry individuals co-opt that sort of movement and infect it with corruption. Then oppression follows as those who have gained power and wealth don’t want to lose it and will do cruel things to prevent that from happening.
We can’t allow that to happen here. Not if we value our liberty and the positive impact America can have on the world.