Thursday, April 23, 2020

Chinese Communist News Editor and Democrats Blame Trump for Coronavirus

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I paused when I saw the image of an apparent healthcare worker in scrubs blocking a car with a protest sign on a Denver street---being referenced by the editor-in-chief of China's Communist-run Global Times newspaper.

The editor was comparing the US health care worker to "Tank Man" who, some years ago, stood alone facing off China's military tanks in Tiananmen Square.

Did he think through what he was actually saying in his tweet?

Rasmussen Survey has found that 60% of Democrats blame Trump, not China, for the cononavirus.

Confusion? Hate? Or both?

Be informed.

Is the editor in chief of the Chinese Communist newspaper confused?

The editor-in-chief of China's state-run "Global Times" on Tuesday compared a US medical worker in scrubs to the "Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square for standing in the path of anti-lock down protesters.

Breitbart News notes:
"That would make the anti-lockdown protesters the equivalent of the Chinese Communist Party, which arrested "Tank Man" and murdered hundreds of demonstrators to crush the Tiananmen uprising in 1989."

A woman in one of the cars on the Denver street shouted, "Land of the free! Go to China if you want communism"---something the news editor probably missed because he was only interested in trying to create an image and narrative that is useful to the Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

Millions of Americans will probably believe him.

He should have read his tweet before he hit send.

Tank Man was made to disappear. But he didn't.

The identity of "Tank Man" was never known to the public because he was quickly jailed, and removed from the public eye. Probably killed.

Although that's the communist way, it seldom works. It definitely hasn't worked in the case of Tank Man.

The New York Times ran a story about him last June titled, "30 years after Tiananmen, Tank Man remains an icon and a mystery."

The Times says, "He has become a global symbol of freedom and defiance, immortalized in photos, television shows, and T-shirts."

"But three decades after the Chinese Army crushed demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square, 'Tank Man' ---the person who boldly confronted a convoy of tanks barreling down a Beijing avenue---is as much a mystery as ever."

They note "the sense of mystery has contributed to the popularity of Tank Man, allowing people to project their own hopes and convictions onto him."

"His mystery enables his enduring presence, making him to be a code for so many Western values and desires," a professor tells the Times.

In all the confusion, who is Tank Man?

US Attorney General William Barr, Tuesday, took a swipe at state restrictions on citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, indicating not only that people could sue over measures that go too far, but that the Justice Department could end up siding with them.

Government overreach is becoming a problem. President Trump has addressed it and now A/G Barr is doing so.

He likened some of the state orders to 'house arrest," and said it could lead to the federal government getting involved.

He said:
"Our federal constitutional rights don't go away in an emergency. They constrain what the government can do. And in a circumstance like this, they put on the government the burden to make sure that whatever burdens its putting on our constitutional liberties are strictly necessary to deal with the problem."

He said, "They have to be targeted. They have to use less intrusive means if they are equally effective in dealing with the problem."

"You know, the idea that you have to stay in your house is disturbingly close to house arrest," Barr said, "I'm not saying it wasn't justified. I'm not saying in some places it might still be justified. but it's very onerous, as is shutting down your livelihood."

He said:
"So these are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty, and we adopted them, we have to remember, for the limited purpose of slowing down the spread, that is bending the curve...And we are now seeing that they are bending the curve, and now we have to come up with more targeted approaches."

So, who is Tank Man? It appears the Trump administration is trying to stop the over-reach of the far Left who do not want to let the opportunity of a crisis be missed to advance their socialist, secular agenda.

In most cases, the overreach is connected to Democrat governors, mayors, etc. But not all cases.

In Idaho---I mentioned this on our daily radio program yesterday---the arrest of a mother who allegedly refused to leave a playground near her home where she had taken her small children, was arrested and escorted away in handcuffs because the playground was closed due to coronavirus.

Most Democrats are in the tank with China.

Rasmussen published a survey Monday that finds 60% of Democrats blame Trump more than China for coronavirus.

They ask citizens:
"Do you agree with Sen. Chris Murphy's (D-Conn,) recent statement: 'The reason that we're in this crises that we are in today is not because of of anything that China did, is not because of anything the [World Health Organization] did. It's because of what [ President Trump] did'."

42% of all likely voters agree, 47% disagree and 11% don't know what they think.

60% of Democrats agree with Murphy. 71% of Republicans disagree with him.

The coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, and by most all accounts was able to spread globally because the Chinese government delayed for several weeks notifying the international community. The WHO was very slow in responding to the virus, actually covering up for China, until they could no longer do so.

The Chinese government then began telling the world that the US military visiting China had spread the virus to them, rather than China spreading it to the world.

So, you tell me: Who is the real Tank Man? Who is standing for freedom and liberty, and who's in the tank with the Chinese communists?

Pray for our country.

Pray for our President.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.