The Chinese Virus

A Tale of Two Viruses, 920x900The lamestream media, Social Justice Warriors, and assorted “do-gooders” are having a big whinge at the moment about how it’s “racist” to refer to the Covid-19 coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”.

Isn’t it odd that they previously had no problem with people referring to the pandemic of 1919 as the “Spanish flu”? Isn’t it weird that the media aren’t worried about the term “German measles”? Isn’t it strange that, for a long time, it’s been fine to refer to a disease by using the name of a European country, but now it’s not okay to do so when it’s an Asian country?

Some Leftists are now even trying to rename the “Spanish flu” — however, they never bothered doing so until the “Chinese flu” came along. What a pack of hypocrites.

In fact, as Deroy Murdock has pointed out, a wide range of mainstream media outlets have referred to the disease as the “Chinese virus”, “Chinese Coronavirus”, “Wuhan virus”, and “Wuhan Coronavirus”. Did all of the other mainstream media attack other media outlets for using those terms? No, they didn’t. But did they attack Trump for using those exact same terms? Yes, they did. Are the media hypocrites? Yes, of course they are.

Peter Kirsanow has said that “Calling COVID-19 “Chinese Coronavirus” is accurate. It originated in China.”

The mainstream media may want to attack Deroy Murdock and Peter Kirsanow, as well as Donald Trump, for being “racist”; but both Murdock and Kirsanow are black — oops, that wouldn’t fit in well with the mainstream media’s Leftist narrative, now would it? Hypocrites, hypocrites everywhere (in the mainstream media, anyway).

Before the advent of Political Correctness, there was a range of diseases which included the name of countries or other geographic locations, including the well-known German measles and Spanish flu; indeed, there was also the Asian flu, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Brazilian hemorrhagic fever, the Ebola virus (Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Japanese encephalitis, the Marburg virus (Marburg, Germany), Middle East respiratory syndrome (also known as MERS), Rift Valley fever (Kenya), Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, and the West Nile virus (West Nile, Uganda). Americans even have some of their own, such as Lyme disease (Old Lyme, Connecticut), Pontiac fever (Pontiac, Michigan), and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (western North America).

So, what’s the problem?

Globalists, Multiculturalists, and their assorted fellow travellers are often very sensitive about issues of race; unless it’s about attacking white people, of course — because white people don’t count (as far as the anti-Western Europhobes are concerned).

The lamestream media was “outraged” when US President Donald Trump began referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”; in the media, Trump’s term was called a “racist designation”. However, when the media itself had referred to it as the “Chinese coronovirus”, there was no outrage in sight. The media shed copious amounts of crocodile tears over the term “Chinese virus”, but only because it suited their social-political agenda to do so.

At a White House media briefing, a bleeding-heart journalist questioned Donald Trump on why he used the term — “Why do you keep calling this the ‘Chinese virus’? whined the reporter. Trump then calmly explained: “Because it comes from China. It’s not racist at all; no, not at all. It comes from China; that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate. … As you know, China tried to say, at one point, maybe they’ve stopped now, that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen; it’s not going to happen, not as long as I’m President. It comes from China.”

Trump is a great showman, so he knows what he’s doing; he has hyped up the media before, and they’ve all danced around him, crying and wailing, totally unaware that they are his puppets. What a laugh.

At times Trump acts as a bit of a social media troll, stirring up the SJWs and liberal crybabies, whipping them up into a frenzy, whereupon they then expose themselves for the idiots and lunatics that they are — he has them all dancing to his tune.

Chanel Rion, a reporter from the (non-Leftist) One America News (OAN), effectively trolled the (Leftist) mainstream media when, at a subsequent media briefing, she asked Donald Trump “Do you consider the term ‘Chinese food’ racist, because it’s food that originates in China?” (Trump answered “I don’t think its racist at all”).

However, Rion had a more pointed second question for Trump, which must have really riled up the lamestream media: “On that note, major Left-wing news media, even in this room [the media briefing room in the White House], have teamed up with Chinese Communist Party narratives, and they’re claiming you are racist for making these claims about ‘Chinese virus’. Is it alarming that major media players, just to oppose you, are consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals, and Latin gangs and cartels, and they work right here out of the White House with direct access to you and your team?” (Trump skilfully used the occasion to point out the bias of the mainstream media, referring to “dishonest media sources”, and the Leftist media were livid).

Rion’s “Chinese food” food question was an amusing poke at the biased Leftist journos, who have all been infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. However, Leftist journalists are so politically blinkered that they don’t even realise when they’re being trolled and poked fun at, so they wrote a slew of heavily-biased articles, and described Rion’s question as “incredibly bonkers” and “the dumbest question I’ve ever heard”. Their attitudes would be a cause for sadness, if they weren’t so funny.

To refer to the Covid-19 coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” or the “Chinese flu” is no more racist than using the terms “German measles” and “Spanish flu”, or even “English breakfast” and “French toast”. However, the thin-skinned and forever-offended SJWs are always attacking any terms which are not steeped in the language of Political Correctness.

Well, stuff the lot of them. If referring to the latest epidemic as the “Chinese virus” or the “Chinese flu” is going to upset the Leftist Lunatics, then all well and good — let them run around in circles, ranting and raving, and showing all of the world what a bunch of lunatics they are.

Dylan Scott, Trump’s new fixation on using a racist name for the coronavirus is dangerous: The president is stoking xenophobia with his rhetoric about the coronavirus, Vox, 18 March 2020
‘Not racist at all’: Donald Trump defends calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’ – video, The Guardian, 19 March 2020
J. Edward Moreno, Trump defends calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’, The Hill, 18 March 2020
Reporter to president: “Why do you keep calling this ‘the Chinese virus’?”, AZfamily powered by 3TV & CBS5AZ (on YouTube), 18 March 2020
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Graeme Wood, The ‘Chinese Virus’ is a test. Don’t fail it: You should be more offended by Trump’s incompetence than by his attempt to racialize the pandemic, The Atlantic, 18 March 2020
Colby Itkowitz, CDC director rejects label ‘Chinese virus’ after Trump, McCarthy tweets, The Washington Post, 10 March 2020
Deb Riechmann and Terry Tang, Trump continues to call coronavirus ‘Chinese virus’ in spite of hate crime risks, Global News, 18 March 2020
Jonah Goldberg, Debating Coronavirus terminology is a waste of energy, National Review, 13 March 2020
Christopher Rosen, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah slam Trump for racist Coronavirus rhetoric, Vanity Fair, 19 March 2020
Mr. President, please stop calling coronavirus the “Chinese flu” (Dallas Morning News), Herald and News, 20 March 2020
Justin Baragona, Meghan McCain Defends Trump’s ‘Chinese Virus’ Racism: ‘It’s Effective!’, The Daily Beast, 18 March 2020
Bill Parry, Queens leaders warn use of term ‘Chinese virus’ inflames racial tension, QNS, 19 March 2020
Jetske Wauran, Local business owner calls “Chinese virus” term divisive, seeks unity, Siouxland News, 21 March 2020
Jack Hadfield, Wikipedia debates whether to rename Spanish Flu ‘1918 Influenza Pandemic’: “‘Spanish Flu’ is a product of a historical and more prejudiced era.”, National File, 19 March 2020
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Allyson Chiu, Trump has no qualms about calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese Virus.’ That’s a dangerous attitude, experts say, The Washington Post, 20 March 2020 (also available at APS)

OAN’s Chanel Rion asks Trump if ‘Chinese food’ is ‘racist’, Raw Story (on YouTube), 19 March 2020
Joe Concha, OAN reporter roasted for asking Trump if saying ‘Chinese food’ is racist: ‘Dumbest question’ ever, The Hill, 19 March 2020
Justin Baragona, OAN reporter asks incredibly bonkers softball question at Trump coronavirus presser, The Daily Beast, 19 March 2020
Eliza Relman, OAN correspondent baits Trump into baselessly attacking the media after accusing reporters of ‘siding with foreign state propaganda’ during a White House coronavirus briefing, Business Insider, 20 March 2020
Gabriel Keane, Video: OAN reporter trolls journalists by asking Trump if Chinese food is Racist: OAN’s Chanel Rion asked President Trump about media compliance with CCP state propaganda, National File, 19 March 2020
OAN asked Trump if the term “Chinese food” is racist, Jordan (Twitter account), 20 March 2020

A vast virus conspiracy? Clinton accuses Trump of “racist” references to the “Chinese virus” to “distract” the public, Jonathan Turley, 18 March 2020
Deroy Murdock, COVID-19’s latest symptom: When Racist Media Accuses Trump of Racism, Jewish World Review, 20 March 2020
Peter Kirsanow, A pandemic of Political Correctness, National Review, 20 March 2020
Gail Heriot, It’s time for the Commission on Civil Rights to stop using words like “racism,” “xenophobia,” “hate,” and “hateful” so indiscriminately, Reason, 20 March 2020

U.S. Summons Chinese Envoy Over Beijing’s Coronavirus Comments, 13 March 2020 [“The U.S. State Department summoned the Chinese ambassador to the United States on Friday to protest against comments by Beijing suggesting the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan”] (also published in The Japan News: U.S. puts China on notice over virus deflections, 14 March 2020)
China spins tale that the U.S. Army started the Coronavirus epidemic, The New York Times, 13 March 2020, updated 17 March 2020 (also published on the Billy Xiong International Relations and Media Firm site)

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