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The Chinese Can No Longer Afford to Die

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Patients, relatives in line to see medical staff in waiting area of a hospital – Jan. 12, 2023 - Shanghai, China. China's healthcare system has been struggling to cope with a surge of COVID-19 since the government ended nearly 3 years of tough zero COVID-19 controls. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Brig Gen (ret) Blaine Holt By Monday, 30 January 2023 03:07 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

One of the leading law schools in the nation, at Cornell, defines "Involuntary Manslaughter" as negligently causing the death of another person.

So, what would be the appropriate legal term be for a regime that, through its negligence, caused the death of millions?

If Genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group, could it be that Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are guilty at a minimum of an "Involuntary" Genocide?

Reckless pandemic policies over the last three years, where the primary goal of the party was to maintain control, have exploded into a hellscape across the country where crematoriums, all 7000 of them, are operating around-the-clock.

Concurrently, mass graves are being dug at breakneck pace.

Yes, the "karmic wheel" has turned; the CCP’s lies to their people — and the world.

The karmic wheel has caught up with them, perhaps with breakneck alacrity. 

After three long years of brutal lockdowns, the CCP relented to the citizenry’s boiling point last December and abruptly opened up the country, in full, with no travel restrictions.

The results were hardly surprising.

With no herd immunity to speak of and near-zero access to normal, over-the-counter, therapeutic drugs, the COVID-19 infection rates grew exponentially.

Some regime estimates project that as many as 80% of China’s 1.4 billion population (CCP numbers) became infected.

People got sick.

Hospitals filled up.

Then came death — tolling at an unfathomable rate. 

To date, there is no credible estimate of the death toll in the 50 days since the re-opening.

The CCP claims the number was under 100 in the first month and then revised it to 60,000 just two weeks later.

"Netizens" as they are called in China, work overtime to get brief glimpses of the pandemic horrors out to the world. They have succeeded. The videos of the brutal zero-COVID-19 lockdowns have made it to YouTube, Rumble, Twitter and others.

Now, the brave Chinese have taken to the net again, uploading footage of coffins and body bags stacked up in morgues, schools, and warehouses — all awaiting cremation or burial.

With a cremation costing as much as $14,000 for urns for ashes at $1000, Chinese of all economic backgrounds have resorted to corrugated cardboard coffins or even plastic bags for remains.

"Now we can’t afford to die," is a common phrase found on their posts.

The party is hardly in control of the narrative having shutdown mortality reporting and ordering hospitals to label most deaths as respiratory illness.

Even their paid-for puppets at the World Health Organization (WHO) are crying foul.

This leaves us with small but telling crumbs of data to estimate China’s death toll.

Independent journalists as well as established outlets like The Epoch Times, have come up with rough formulas where the givens used are; all crematoriums are 24/7, multiple bodies burned at once and in many cases not completely, and cremation as a disposal method is modeled at 60%.

This puts the death toll since reopening in a range between 6 and 35 million. The State of Politics with David Zhang and Inconvenient Truths with Jennifer Zeng believe this to be a very conservative range.

No strata of society spared.

The CCP, academic professors and celebrities are among the highest strata of Chinese society. They enjoy the best medical care and access to expensive western medicines, but they are dying too.

Well-known names from these groups have died as well.

The elderly are the most vulnerable but no demographic is spared.

There are questions we must get answers to, despite the expected CCP coverup.

  • Was this due to no herd immunity?
  • Was it the lack of therapeutics when lockdown ended?
  • Is this a COVID variant of something different?
  • If the Chinese are losing millions now, how many died over the last 3 years?

This last question has also attracted the attention of China watchers, with some making arguments that as many as 400 million have died from the pandemic.

Is it fathomable that China has lost close to a third of its people?

Let’s pray that is not the case and we will learn more so we can make smart global health choices.

A potential clue may lie in the hacking of the Shanghai National Police last July, where 1 billion records of citizens personal data was stolen.

1 billion . . . not the 1.43 billion China insists its population size is?

Where are the 430 million other records?

With a destroyed economy, and exodus of foreign investment and a horribly mismanaged pandemic, will the Chinese people continue to tolerate the CCP’s rule?

Time will tell, but if these numbers were even half the levels investigators are assessing, involuntary genocide, may be the kindest characterization of what Xi and the CCP have done.

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 Gen. Holt's reports — More Here.

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Time will tell, but if these numbers were even half the levels investigators are assessing, involuntary genocide, may be the kindest characterization of what Xi and the CCP have done.
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