Why are we suddenly worrying about where COVID came from yet again? Even though the World Health Organization / Chinese investigation gives short shrift to the lab escape scenario, there are caveats. WHO points out China was less than transparent with regards to their part of the investigation. China blatantly lied about the wet market being the source. They covered up the fact that several Wuhan lab workers fell very ill before the official first victims were reported in December of 2019. China also disappeared reporters and scientists trying to post what was going on in Wuhan.
At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Senator in January of 2020, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., brought up the coincidence of a pandemic outbreak in the only Chinese city with a lab qualified and devoted to the study of such viruses. This was the first mention of the lab/virus connection by the American government. President Trump then picked up on this thread and amplified the story with his typical bellicosity and bullshit, making it a weaponized virus engineered by China that got away from them. This was eaten up by Trump followers, but caused more sane and intelligent people to disallow the entire scenario.
Now Biden has fallen into the same trap as the millions of sad Trump propaganda victims by giving weight to things Trump has said, making the mistake of believing that anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth is worth the air it displaces. It’s like he’s lost focus on the real problem of getting the average, everyday American worker back on his or her feet after the worst pandemic in a hundred years.
Our corporate news media (just about everything you see and hear on TV and radio now) is leaning more and more to the National Enquirer style of journalism, so they are rejoicing to include doomsday type conspiracy theories into the news cycle. Their motto: “Let’s get America’s proletariat in a lather in order to get more eyeballs on our info bytes and rumor mongering so we can sell more shit for our corporate sponsors and increase the ad rate.” It’s awkward, but their message is quite clear.
The Chinese government’s actions actually seem quite normal for the Communist Party of China. They are notorious for not accepting blame for anything and covering up all evidence of culpability no matter who they have to hurt. There could very well have been an accidental lab leak. On purpose? No. A genetically engineered, weaponized virus? Very unlikely.
Even if it turns out to be the science fiction fantasy of an escaped, weaponized strain of the virus, what the hell are we going to do about it? Go to war with China? Sue them for pain and suffering? Invoice them for the sixteen trillion dollars COVID is going to cost the U.S.? Have our Mars rover beat up their Mars rover? We’re not going to do a GOD DAMN THING! So why bother resurrecting all this bullshit? The Chinese government is too opaque and uncooperative for an investigation to get anywhere. A wave of Asian hate crimes is already coursing through America. On top of that almost half of America is infected with some kind of fascist meme disease.
The sad part is it will be resurrected and the U.S. government will end up spending money on this instead of investigating the January attack by traitors on our capitol building. The U.S. government will spend money on this rather than feed, clothe, shelter, and take care of the health of its citizens like all other “developed” countries are doing. That, my friends, should be a reason for all the bickering lawmakers, Republican and Democrat, and the President and his cabinet to hang their heads in shame.
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