We’re being told by the media and the government that we have to go to war with China in order to protect freedom.
What they are not doing is defining “freedom.”
Taiwanese authorities have slapped a $3,500 fine on a man who broke quarantine regulations for just eight seconds.
The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, was quarantining in a hotel in Kaohsiung City when he briefly stepped out of his room into the hallway, the city’s Department of Health told Taiwan’s official Central News Agency (CNA).
The man was caught on CCTV by hotel staff, who contacted the Department of Health, CNA reported. The department fined him 100,000 Taiwan dollars — around $3,500.
Under Taiwan’s quarantine rules people are not allowed to leave their rooms, no matter for how long.
People in quarantine should not think they won’t be fined for leaving their hotel room, the Department of Health said, according to CNA.
China doesn’t have these extreme lockdown rules.
Probably, the Chinese wouldn’t go nuts over an 8 second violation, but even if they did, it would only result in damage to your credit score – not a crippling fine.
So, if “freedom” were to mean “the ability to leave your house,” then China would be the country with the most freedom, when comparing China to Taiwan.
Meanwhile, China has more freedom than any Western country. Their businesses have not been destroyed. They have not been subjected to large scale blanket shelter-in-place orders.
Ever since 2017, when America began its mass censorship program, the Chinese have had more freedom of speech than Americans.
The concept of going to war to give foreign peoples “freedom” is stupid and confusing in the first place. The fact that they are lying about China having less freedom than other countries makes it only slightly stupider.
If China is actually a threat to America, and we need to go to war with them for that reason, then that should be the stated reason. If they are planning to invade or otherwise attack America, the media should say that.
Frankly, if China was planning to take over America, they could do it much easier by simply sending in the Sucky-Sucky Corps, an elite Love You Long Time unit that would cripple our defenses.
Of course, they’re not planning to do that, so instead we get this “humanitarian war for freedom” bit.
It’s very tiresome.