If you've heard it before, please hear it again: Warning! All eyes on China!
In 2019, the average American did not spend a lot of time thinking about China, much less the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
We were prosperous, going about our lives, occasionally spending only casual interest in the early phases of the presidential elections.
As usual, most Americans held near-zero interest beyond our shores.
Afterall, we have think tanks and international relations types for that stuff.
Then COVID-19 arrived.
From China? From Wuhan?
The CCP misled its own people, as well as the rest of the globe.
Reasonable folks can argue whether the release of the virus was intentional or not (discerning the party’s strategic intent is difficult among the most celebrated China watchers).
A question you will never see Dr. Anthony Fauci answer or the CCP for that matter, relates to the pandemic’s beginnings.
If there was no hostile intent towards the world, why was domestic travel from Wuhan shutdown but . . . international travel kept open?
Soon, Dr. Fauci will have tougher questions to answer; ones by a new Congress.
Hopefully those new inquiries will be "fueled" by Elon Musk and the new Twitter.
Lockdowns, masks, destroyed businesses, and censorship sparked increased interest in China and the CCP, not as the producer of our stuff, but as a rogue regime adversely and starkly impacting millions with recklessness and deceit.
Twitter, the New York Post, and other media outlets (those not in the left camp) are helping us to well-understand how the deep state and media machine continues to cover for the regime.
Nothing to see here. Hey! While your at it, look away from that laptop - now!
We watched as the Chinese lockdowns took on a brutality hard to imagine.
Zero COVID-19 was Xi Jinping’s cornerstone of policy, even if that meant starving people or welding them to the interiors of their buildings.
The quiet exodus of expats and foreign companies was quite noticeable, even if the coopted global press wouldn’t report it.
And then, a blank sheet of paper changed the regime’s course.
Having secured his emperor status in October, Xi Jinping was feeling quite confident despite a blown up economy, pandemic mess, and support of a war in Europe that was only supposed to last 10 days.
There is only one thing the CCP and Mao "wanna-bes" like Xi fear; an uprising of 1.4 billion people.
Zero COVID-19 protests in the fall evolved into outrage on display in all the cities, branded and memorialized by a blank A4 sheet of paper being held up by the citizen.
The unwritten words were a searing message, a "shot" heard 'round the world.
The A4 revolution had succeeded.
But the CCP had an evil punishment in response.
Nearly overnight, the party went from near full imprisonment of the population to wide open freedom of movement across the nation.
The infection rate from what we are told is the Omicron XBB variant went exponential.
Within one week the hospitals were overwhelmed; within two weeks, funeral homes were.
There was and are no therapeutic drugs to be found.
While the CCP was reporting post lockdown deaths of less than 100, the videos escaping the great firewall told a different story.
Dead bodies are literally piling up across the country with crematoriums running 24/7 to dispose of them.
A steel mill in Szechuan province offered to repurpose itself to burn corpses.
Some families who can't afford the gouged pricing of $12,000 USD to dispose of a loved one are burning them in ad hoc ceremonies — in towns and fields.
While the drugs and the best care remain available to the elites, they are not safe either.
Many senior CCP officials, celebrities and professors have fallen.
Those who had been supplied by replacement organs harvested by prisoners would be especially vulnerable due to their immune systems being compromised with the transplants.
China is on fire, burning from the nonstop crematoriums and those that will burn bodies as soon as they are finished being built . . . many are under construction.
Travel restrictions anyone?
The U.S. and the west have hardly changed a rule for inbounds from China and yet the CCP is freaking out decrying racism.
They must have forgotten their strict coronavirus rules to enter China.
The gates in China are open.
There is a black market, well established on the mainland, dealing in favorable test results.
Is the CCP exporting another pandemic to us?
You wouldn’t know it because the unified response from the administration, media and (and censors?) is . . . wait for it . . . "crickets."
Americans no longer have the luxury of looking away from Xi and his mafia.
They are exporting, once again, the pain and suffering wrought on their nation since their inception. We have no idea what effect China’s death toll, akin to the days of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, will have on our nation.
However, if we use 2020 as a guidepost, we had better not wait for the keepers of Hunter Biden's laptop secrets to inform us.
Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt (retired) is a co-founder of Restore Liberty, a former deputy representative to NATO, a lifetime member on the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Newsmax contributor. The views presented are those of the author and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or its components. Read Holt's reports — More Here.
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