SPECIAL: Why are Democrats, MSM Excusing Xi Jinping’s COVID-19 Catastrophe?

J Robert Smith

  • April 5, 2020
  • 5 min read

[Rep. Sean] Casten’s [D-IL] sin, in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s view, was a pair of conference calls during which he told constituents that China had acted “quickly” and “to their credit … shut down the entire province that this was in, and they seem to largely have isolated the cases.”

The Washington Post, April 3, 2020

Most critically, Beijing succeeded from the start in steering the World Health Organization (WHO), which both receives funding from China and is dependent on the regime of the Communist Party on many levels. Its international experts didn’t get access to the country until Director-General Tedros Adhanom visited President Xi Jinping at the end of January. Before then, WHO was uncritically repeating information from the Chinese authorities, ignoring warnings from Taiwanese doctors—unrepresented in WHO, which is a United Nations body—and reluctant to declare a “public health emergency of international concern,” denying after a meeting Jan. 22 that there was any need to do so.

Foreign Policy, April 2, 2020


Democrats and many in the mainstream media keep making excuses for Xi Jinping. As relates to the COVID-19 catastrophe. It’s a global contagion that’s impacting the U.S. terribly, costing thousands of lives, perilously shutting down the economy, and jacking up the national debt by a cool $2.2 trillion.

Extinct Cold War Democrats – the likes of Scoop Jackson – today, would be breathing fire, framing the Chinese Influenza as an assault on the homeland. A real news media would be sleuthing for the truth. Priority Number One would be digging hard to get to the how and why of the outbreak in Wuhan – and why Xi stonewalled the outbreak until its crippling effects traveled too far to conceal. But investigative reporting in the U.S. is as dead as Democrat Cold Warriors.

If you follow the mainstream media, rarely is a cross word spoken or written about Xi. No dirt on Xi’s hands or the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.

To the contrary, Democrats and the MSM keep fishing for ways to hang the coronavirus contagion on President Trump. A complimentary tactic is for both to tar any American who factually states that Wuhan is the virus’ point of origin. Anyone saying so is lambasted as xenophobic or racist. That’s Democrats default accusation of anyone who dares oppose their worldview.

Between silence about Xi’s culpability and deflections in his favor, there’s a creepy fifth column feel to Democrats and the MSM’s gambits.

Starting in the 1970s, both drank the leftist poison: America is evil. It’s a deliberate, grotesque parody of real America. But it serves a serious purpose: to spread a cancer of lies to weaken and, finally, undermine the nation’s foundations.

No exaggeration, the American left hates America, and has done so with increasing ferocity. Forget Obama’s “transforming America” gibberish. Leftists, if they could, would bulldoze the U.S. In its place, some prefer a facsimile of Xi’s China. Xi, who was rubberstamped the PRC’s “President for Life,” – or, in other words, dictator until he drops dead or is overthrown by another scheming, aspiring, dapper autocrat.

Like any communist regime, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) doesn’t represent the people. It oppresses its peoples. Every edict handed down by the CCP comes with the understanding that force follows where compliance is lacking.

Go ask the witnesses and survivors of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Or, now, go ask the courageous millions in Hong Kong, who are resisting the stripping of their rights by Xi. Go ask the Tibetans, who the communists have oppressed and brutalized from Mao’s ascendancy onward. Or ask China’s Muslims.

This from the Council on Foreign Relations, November 25, 2019:

The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Most of the people who have been arbitrarily detained are Uighur, a predominantly Turkic-speaking ethnic group primarily from China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Peculiar, isn’t it, that leftist Democrats and the MSM, eager to assign prejudice to Americans who assert a link between Islam and terrorism, are mostly stone-cold silent in the face of a million plus Muslims being herded into “reeducation camps.” “Reeducation” is communist code for “get with the program or languish and die.” Go ask thousands of surviving South Vietnamese about their reeducation camp experiences.

There’s another sinister element in Democrats’ and the media’s defense of Xi and his venal regime: money. Both take it for granted that China is the ascendant power in the world. It’s gospel that China’s rise to dominance is inevitable.

Communist sympathizers made the same claim about the Soviet Union in its early days.

China’s rise is a false narrative for many reasons. China faces a demographic implosion by mid-century, thanks to its former one-child policy. Population replacement rates weren’t met. Girls were aborted in favor of boys, skewing the population toward males. But don’t expect American leftists to protest Chinese communist misogyny. China’s wealth is concentrated on its coast. The farther inland you move, the greater the poverty – to the tune of hundreds of millions.

China is inherently unstable. Xi knows China is racing against the clock. He seeks to better strengthen China globally before crises emerge.

Xi’s regime – as did his predecessors’ – steals industrial and military secrets from the U.S. and other advanced nations routinely. Until the Trump administration, the federal government’s response has been weak and inconsistent.

Chinese money greases the wheels across the globe and in America. This from Canada Free Press, April 4, 2020:

In January of this year, the chemistry department chair of Harvard, Charles Lieber, and two researchers were arrested and charged with being biowarfare agents for China. Mr Lieber accepted over $1m from the Chinese government. [snip]

And this from the Canada Free Press article:

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, announced in 2013 is a massive international infrastructure building program, linking itself to more than 100 countries, that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth. In reality, it is to expand their political influence and military presence. [snip]

There’s very good reason to suspect that Xi’s money has bought friends and the support of organizations in the U.S. and globally. Suspicions are that Hunter Biden and his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, made fortunes influence-peddling in China.

Among Democrats and the mainstream media are a mix of useful idiots, fellow travelers, and those like Charles Lieber, who are happy to betray their country for a bundle of cash. The latter is particularly hard to come to grips with. No one wants to accept that countrymen are Benedict Arnolds.

But reality, however ugly, must be confronted and dealt with. America’s liberty and greatness are “never more than one generation away from extinction.”

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