(Liberty Bell) – Ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many folks have wondered whether or not the strange and sometimes deadly illness was created in a lab under the pretense of being used for nefarious purposes. Many a conspiracy theory has been cooked up about COVID-19 being some sort of bioweapon that China was making to be used against other countries of the world and that it accidentally escaped from the lab and was revealed ahead of its time.
Now, there’s no way as of this moment in time, to know whether any of those theories or the myriad of others that have popped up are true. Most of them probably aren’t and are nothing more than the product of an anxious mind trying to make sense of the madness happening around the world.
However, one thing a lot of us can agree on is that it is certainly now being used as a political weapon against President Donald Trump. The radical left has been using it nonstop as a form of political warfare against him during this election year.
Well, now we have the Chinese state media, China Global Television Network, issuing a six minute video called, “Can COVID-19 Beat Populism?” In this video the CCP network leverages this horrific illness as “another straw on the camel’s back to expose [Trump’s] hollow politics.”
Are they actually admitting that this thing was a weapon to defeat Trump?
Here’s The National Pulse with the details:
In addition to attacking President Trump, the video also went after China-skeptic political leaders such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Britain’s Boris Johnson.
The video confirms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s insistence that China has leveraged coronavirus to its benefit.
The Mail reports that Sec. Pompeo “used a visit to London to outline a vision for a global coalition to counter the communist regime as he accused its leadership of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to further its own interests.”
While President Trump’s actions on coronavirus were certainly not “hollow”, moving to suspend travel from China in January, CGTN insisted the virus was a “test” that “most of the populist leaders have failed.”
CGTN is keen on politicizing coronavirus, insisting its silver lining is that “more people are beginning to realize that their populist rhetoric is nothing but empty promises.”
Again, this doesn’t mean the virus was cooked up in a lab to be used as a bioweapon or anything of the sort. There’s no information or intelligence available, through official channels, that indicates such a thing so we should avoid jumping to that conclusion.
However, it seems fairly clear that, just like the left in America, China is attempting to spin their huge screw up — allowing the virus out and then trying to cover up its actual case numbers — by shifting attention to Trump and making it seem like there are good things to come out of this whole fiasco.
Guess there’s no such thing as “personal responsibility” in China.
“Populist leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump are good at whipping up populist sentiment. They look strong. They promise they can “get things done.” They are “experts” at manipulating people’s feelings. But here’s the twist: They are incompetent at solving real threats and problems,” the video added.
The video answers its own question, whether or not coronavirus “can beat populism,” with a resounding yes, and revels in the conclusion.
How will Trump respond to this video? Surely he’ll end up addressing it somehow. We cannot continue to allow China to get away without consequences for causing this whole pandemic that has nearly destroyed our economy and way of life.