China Lied & Millions Died
When the coronavirus was ravaging America and the world last year, a debate erupted over its origin. One view was that someone in China ate an infected bat and caught the disease. A year and a half later, 600,000 Americans and 3.5 million people around the world were dead.
The Trump Administration raised a more likely possibility -- that COVID leaked from a bio-research lab known to be experimenting with these types of viruses in Wuhan, China, the same city where COVID-19 first appeared.
The Chinese Communist Party furiously rejected that idea. The media, Dr. Anthony Fauci and congressional Democrats immediately sided with the Chinese Communist Party. They mocked Trump and anyone else who dared to question communist China. When Trump referred to the disease as the "China virus," they accused him of racism.
As time passed, evidence for COVID's natural occurrence remained elusive. And numerous scientists and officials have continued to insist that the preponderance of evidence points to the Wuhan lab.
These aren't kooks and crackpots. I'm referring to statements from former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, former CDC Director Robert Redfield, former FDA Administrator Scott Gottlieb, former HHS Assistant Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir and former Director National Intelligence John Ratcliffe.
This week, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that three workers at the Wuhan lab were hospitalized in November 2019 with all the symptoms of the coronavirus.
Even Dr. Fauci is changing his tune. Now he says he's not totally convinced that COVID developed naturally, adding, "We should continue to investigate what went on in China." And Politifact has retracted its "fact check" supposedly debunking the lab leak theory.
Once again, it appears that Trump was right. This episode is another sad example of the fake news media's failure to do its job of objective journalism. Our media spent four years reflexively opposing anything Donald Trump said and did. They attacked Donald Trump and gave communist China the benefit of the doubt!
In this case, the implications couldn't be greater. Communist China is not a normal country. It is engaged in genocide. It always lies. Our media repeated China's lies, and 600,000 Americans died. We must have a full American-led investigation into COVID's origins to discover the truth.
But we won't get that from the Biden Administration, which continues to insist that the World Health Organization (WHO) lead any investigation. That's right – the same WHO that is hopelessly compromised by communist China.
A Tale Of Two Investigations
The left is insisting that the breaching of the Capitol on January 6th by an unruly pro-Trump crowd was the greatest assault on Congress since the War of 1812 when the British set fire to the building. That is another lie. Whatever your view is on the events of January 6th, they were not a threat to our Republic. Nor were they unprecedented.
For example, in March 1954, Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the visitors' gallery and shot five members of the House of Representatives.
In the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968, riots broke out in 140 U.S. cities. In Washington, D.C., 6,100 people were arrested, over 1,000 were injured and 16 people were killed. U.S. Marines mounted machine guns on the steps of the Capitol, and the Third Infantry Regiment prevented the rioters from sacking the White House.
Over the last 18 months, America's Constitution and our liberty have been threatened, but not by conservatives.
When the coronavirus came roaring out of communist China, it delivered a horrible blow to our country. Nearly 600,000 Americans have died. Our constitutional rights were severely restricted, including freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and due process.
It is imperative that we get the truth about the origins of the virus and communist China's lies and disinformation, which contributed to a world-wide disaster.
Yet, the only investigation of interest to Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi is the January 6th investigation. That investigation helps the left smear and demonize the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump. An investigation into communist China and COVID is of no interest to the left.
A thorough investigation of COVID's origins could uncover inconvenient truths and expose the deep reach of the Chinese communists into the highest levels of the U.S. government, business and academia.
Confronting Communist China
The Senate is expected to consider the Endless Frontier Act this week. This bi-partisan legislation will spend $100 billion at American universities to counter communist China's aggressive efforts to dominate the world in critical technologies like quantum computing, artificial intelligence and semiconductor manufacturing.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, praised the bill as a good start and a needed initiative. But Rubio warned:
"The problem is it pours all this money into research and development. But as of today, and I hope that will change, it doesn't have safeguards in place to keep that from being stolen. . . It's crazy. It's nuts."
Rubio is absolutely right. As we have previously reported, communist China has seriously infiltrated higher education in America.
For example, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department was charged last year for lying about his work with communist China's Thousand Talents program. Earlier this month, a professor at Ohio State University was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the Thousand Talents program.
In fact, the problem is so severe that the National Institutes of Health recently admitted that it is investigating "over 500 scientists of concern." And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified last month that his agency is "opening a new investigation into [Chinese spying] every 10 hours."
We should do whatever it takes to maintain America's edge in critical advanced technology. But we should also do whatever it takes to maintain our national security and prevent communist China's espionage and the theft of our technology.
One Year Later
Today marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, a horrific tragedy that triggered weeks of violent rioting and launched various social justice movements, some good, some bad.
While the debate over policing techniques has yielded some reforms, violent crime has surged. In Minneapolis, murders have doubled, and carjackings are up 222%. Now the left-wing mayor of Minneapolis admits that "defunding the police" was a disaster.
Unfortunately, the left's insanity wasn't isolated to Minneapolis. Other so-called "progressive" cities attacked their police departments with predictable results. As Heather Mac Donald notes:
"The U.S. saw the largest annual percentage increase in homicides in recorded history in 2020. That increase has continued in 2021. . . Through May 16, the number of shooting victims in New York City is up 78.6% over a year ago. In the Bronx, the number is up 165.7%."
Is this to be George Floyd's legacy – even more needless death and destruction?
If Black Lives Matter – and they do – why isn't Joe Biden lowering the White House flag for the 55 people shot and 12 killed in Chicago this past weekend?
The fact of the matter is that the police are not the enemy. Criminals are. We need police to maintain law and order, to keep our streets safe and, yes, to save black lives.
But the radical left doesn't see it that way. The Marxist co-founder of the Black Lives Matter organization said that she has "always wanted to fight the police," whom she described as "terrorists."
Corporations giving money to her organization should be ashamed.
Our Flag Matters
The Biden Administration has given our foreign embassies permission to fly the BLM flag for the rest of the year. This is outrageous!
The only flag that should ever fly outside of an American embassy is the American flag. It says to the host country, "American Lives Matter."