March 16, 2020

WE NEED A COMPLETE AND TOTAL SHUTDOWN OF THE ATLANTIC UNTIL WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON: The Atlantic Must Stop Covering For The Chinese Communist Party.

China does not just want to hide their mishandling of the outbreak, but they want to blame the origin of the virus on the United States and paint themselves as heroes saving the rest of the world from the pandemic they started. China’s Communist Party-controlled newspaper, People’s Daily, attributed shipments of masks and other medical equipment to countries like Iran and Italy as their love and care for all people. The Washington Post reported that those shipments were not donations, but exports purchased by those countries.

Not to be deterred by facts, however, Atlantic Staff Writer Anne Applebaum upheld the lie that China was “sending aid” to Italy out of the goodness of their hearts.

In an article titled “The Coronavirus Called America’s Bluff,” Applebaum makes the case for why the Trump administration is just as bad as the Chinese Communist Party. Applebaum initially describes China’s failings in handling the virus, but then compares Trump to officials in Wuhan for being “concerned about the numbers—the optics of how a pandemic looks.”

She acknowledges China’s threats against it’s own doctors, but shifts blame away from the Chinese Communist Party because they did not instruct “anyone in the United States not to carry out testing.” She writes “many of those recounting China’s missteps have become just a little bit too smug.”

Interesting to see Applebaum, who made her bones with Gulag: A History, a frank re-assessment of Soviet Communism, and has a new book due out in June titled Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, shilling for the authoritarian Chinese.

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