I’ve said it a lot, and I will say it again: the people do not care about Chinese conspiracy theories, whether they are true or not. The masses of Trump-supporting whites have already reached the very accurate conclusion that this virus is a nothingburger, and that the real villain of this movie is the government, which has destroyed our country in the name of fighting the flu.
Yes, people generally hate the Chinese. But we have very immediate problems that need to be dealt with, problems that have nothing at all to do with China. The Chinese didn’t take our jobs from us, the Chinese didn’t lock us up in our houses with no freedoms.
As this disaster unfolds, and we all see what has happened to our country as a result of this lockdown, more and more people are going to move into the camp of viewing the government and the media liars as the villains. President Trump would do very well to stake out that position. But instead, he is going full-hoax, and justifying his hoaxery with stupid and irrelevant conspiracy theories.
To say “I am disappoint” would be the understatement of the year.
President Trump on Thursday claimed he’d seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan — but didn’t offer up any details.
“Yes, I have,” Trump told White House reporters when asked whether he’s seen proof that would suggest the virus originated in the lab.
When pressed, on what gave him that confidence, he said: “I can’t tell you that. I am not allowed to tell you that.”
Earlier on Thursday, the US intelligence community said it agreed with the scientific consensus that the novel coronavirus was not “manmade or genetically modified.”
But it confirmed that it was looking into “whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”
The statement from the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees national security matters, confirmed earlier reports that government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, have launched probes into whether the outbreak happened at the Wuhan lab.
No direct evidence has emerged suggesting that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has, over the past decade, been conducting research into bat-borne viruses linked to multiple epidemics.
The president is totally off the mark in believing that people are going to care about this conspiracy theory. This virus lockdown is already a starkly partisan issue. The supporters of the flu hoax are Democrats, who want to use it as an attack on Trump. These people are not going to all of a sudden start blaming the Chinese.
Trump’s supporters do hate China, presumably, but that’s not what they’re thinking about right now.
While Trump twists and writhes around like an eel on a hook, the man who actually has his finger on the pulse of the public is Elon Musk.
He is speaking out in the name of freedom for the people, calling for an end to the lockdown, stating the obvious fact that what the government has done here is absolute abuse, and illegal.
Indeed, even if Trump’s theory about a Wuhan lab accident is true – and maybe it is, who knows – this is an issue of no significance when compared to the lockdown, the economic collapse and the burning of the Constitution.
Elon Musk theoretically can’t run for president because he was born in a different country. However, he could get a stand-in to run for him, and make it clear that he will be the lead advisor in the White House, which as an American citizen, he is allowed to do.
If any time in history, a third party candidate could run and win an American presidential election, it is right now. More specifically, it is this November. By the time November comes, we’re going to have 50-60% unemployment, tens of millions of homeless, mass drug addiction, suicide, and everything else you can think of. And given Trump’s newfound insane support of this hoax, we’re going to be sitting in a position where both parties agreed to destroy our country because they were ostensibly afraid of the flu.
Political partisanship is going to fly out the window when people are poor, cold and hungry. And there will be an opportunity for something wonderful to happen.