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Earlier, by James Fulford: The “China Virus” Came From China And Chinese People. AND IT’S OK TO SAY SO

Always remember this simple truth: THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS THE PRODUCT OF GLOBALIZATION, MASS IMMIGRATION AND RAMPANT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. The Main Stream Media/ Democrat complex is counting on the disease and resulting economic disruption to take down Donald J. Trump’s presidency. But it’s actually shown why nationalism, and a realistic attitude to race, is more relevant than ever. What the U.S. needs going forward: economic self-sufficiency, an immigration moratorium, and a restored sense of national identity s o that its leaders can respond quickly in a crisis without the paralyzing fear of being called “racist.”

There is still much we don’t know about the coronavirus, including the deeply controversial question about whether it was man-made, a product of Chinese dietary habits, or some completely unknown source [Chinese lab conducted extensive research on deadly bat viruses, but there is no evidence of accidental release, by Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris, and Anna Fifield, Washington Post, April 30, 2020]. However, we do know that the Chinese government is refusing the World Health Organization’s request for a joint investigation about where the virus came from [China refuses WHO requests to participate in coronavirus investigations: report, by J. Edward Moreno, The Hill, May 1, 2020].

We thus see two critical lies of globalism revealed:

  • First, China, where American companies have outsourced so much manufacturing and investment, has such contempt for the world that it won’t share data about a plague that has killed tens of thousands and ruined the world economy.

Even The New York Times reported in early February that China ignored requests for help from both the CDC and the WHO “for weeks” [C.D.C. and W.H.O. Offers to Help China Have Been Ignored for Weeks, by Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times, February 7, 2020].

President Trump was right to defund this albatross. He should do the same with the United Nations.

While the MSM/ Democrats are bashing Trump now, they were lecturing Americans in late January and early February that it was racist to worry about a virus coming from China [Who’s Right: Donald Trump or the Media?, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, April 3, 2020]. Remember the celebratory “reportorials ”(editorials disguised as reporting) about countries, like Canada, that rejected a travel ban because “research” said it wouldn’t work [Research supports Canada’s decision to reject a coronavirus travel ban, by Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2020]. Suddenly, now they do.

Looking back, it’s striking how similar all these stories about the initial outbreaks were. There were reports that it began with Chinese nationals, followed by stern lectures about why countries must remain open and why racism is the real problem.

It’s almost as the MSM was working from a template:

It may be true that the coronavirus in hard-hit New York came from Europe, not directly from Asia as first reported. However, as Governor Andrew Cuomo said, the virus was already spreading “wildly” in Europe and “we had left the back door open because the virus had left China by the time we did the China ban” [Cuomo: The Coronavirus That Came To New York “Did Not Come From China, It Came From Europe, by Ian Schwartz, RealClearPolitics, April 24, 2020].

But in February, New York’s Latina Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot [Tweet her] was saying those who “spread racist ideas” about the coronavirus represented the greatest risk to New Yorkers and Mark [City leaders seek to allay fears of coronavirus in Chinatown, by Todd Maisel, AMNY.com, February 2, 2020] and Democrat Mark D. Levine [Tweet him] chairman of the New York City Council’s health committee was celebrating New Yorker’s defiance of the virus by visiting Chinatown to show they weren’t afraid.

Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Italy, “particularly northern Italy,” was probably what “seeded” New York [New York coronavirus outbreak originated in Europe, new study finds, by Kelly McCarthy, ABC, April 9, 2020].

Why northern Italy? Because northern Italy has quietly become a Chinese colony as tens of thousands have immigrated there to work in illegal clothing factories. The first confirmed cases were Chinese tourists, but the larger problem was the vast Chinese diaspora community [Italy Confirms Two Cases of Coronavirus, by Julia Arciga, Daily Beast, January 30, 2020].

We don’t know how much Chinese immigrants , exploited and crammed together in unhealthy conditions, helped spread the virus in northern Italy, because much of that immigration is illegal. But ironically, the Chinese diaspora in Italy may have awakened to the danger before the Italian government itself and started practicing social distancing after seeing the virus in action in China when they visited to celebrate the Chinese New Year [Coronavirus: why Prato, home to Italy’s biggest single Chinese community, is remarkably unscathed, Reuters, April 1, 2020]. (The same may be true in the U.S.)

In other words, even in the best case scenario, the virus was brought to Italy by Chinese nationals, was spread by an as yet unknown source in an area filled with many illegal Chinese immigrants, and the Chinese diaspora cracked down independently of actions taken by the Italian government.

At some point, an Italian man who had not traveled to China was infected and tested positive on February 20. The Atlantic called him “patient one,” but he wasn’t. The real “patient one” was someone who must have had some contact with China because that’s where the disease came from. He or she spread the disease, perhaps because he was asymptomatic. The mystery is how this man who had not traveled to China was infected, thus setting off the cascade of infections throughout Italy, which eventually hit New York and the East Coast [I can’t stop thinking about patient one, by Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, April 16, 2020].

However, because of the very nature of the Chinese diaspora in Italy, partially illegal, we may never know how that happened. There may have been a whole series of people carrying the infection, every one of which except the first were not Chinese or had never traveled to China.

What was the solution in this context? Obviously, a total travel ban for the duration of the crisis—and an immigration moratorium, at least temporary, to prevent such internal colonies developing in the first place.

ORDER IT NOW

Thus New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whom no one could call a conservative, said on March 14 that everyone who entered the country had to isolate for two weeks—“among the toughest border restrictions in the world,” according to CNN [How New Zealand ‘eliminated Covid-19 after weeks of lockdown, by Julia Hollingsworth, April 28, 2020]. On March 19, Ardern “banned foreigners from entering the country.” Note that it was only after she did restricted travel and immigration that there was a lockdown, on March 23.

Australia has also been successful. On February 1, conservative Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government barred foreign travelers who had recently been in China. On March 19, Australia’s government completely banned immigration for all non-citizens and non-residents.

In Australia too, it was only after travel and immigration were essentially banned that lockdowns were imposed [How did Australia flatten its coronavirus curve? Restrictions easing as infection rate continues to fall, by Nectar Gan, CNN, May 1, 2020].

Not surprisingly, China is unhappy with Prime Minister Morrison’s call for an independent investigation into how the virus started in the People’s Republic. China is threatening to use the economic weapon against Australia—showing again that the reliance on globalist economic policies makes a country weaker, not stronger [China warns Australia It Could Face Boycotts Over Call for an Independent Inquiry Into Coronavirus, by Rod McGuirk, Time, May 1, 2020]

In the U.S, of course, the MSM/ Democrat Complex denounced Trump’s January 31 China travel ban as “racist,” apparently deterring him from stronger measures, and his proposed immigration moratorium was much watered-down by White House staff (for now).

Thus there are major lessons from this pandemic that most Democrats and Republicans don’t want to hear:

  • First, borders can be controlled when leaders really want to do it.
  • Second, in pandemic situations, borders must be controlled done before any lockdown.
  • Third, free trade is not a free lunch, but a tradeoff that involves giving up freedom of action and self-sufficiency in return for short-term wealth but long-term reliance on hostile foreign governments and constant foreign migration.
  • Finally, as we saw in Italy, mass migration and the creation of internal foreign colonies for cheap labor imposes a high price during a crisis. National governments have no idea what’s going on within their own country. Lockdowns, contact tracing, and other methods to track disease vectors are completely pointless when you can’t even tell who is in the country.

When Jacinda Ardern is acting more like a nationalist than Donald Trump/ Javanka, we have a serious problem.

It’s a problem President Trump is going to have to solve if, as he put it recently in his inimitable way, he doesn’t want to “lose to f**ing Joe Biden” because he prioritized short-term stock market performance over long term national survival [Trump erupts over poll slump and threatens to sue campaign manager, by Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian, April 30, 2020].

James Kirkpatrick [Email him |Tweet him @VDAREJamesK] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc. His latest book is Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right. Read VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow‘s Preface here.

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  1. anon[866] • Disclaimer says:

    The coronavirus plague is also a byproduct of American libertarian and conservative selfishness. They let the virus spread because they “just wanted to live their lives.” Gotta light up those grills, folks. It’s burger season. Gotta hit those beaches. It’s tanning time.

    MAGA loyalists are busy fighting like hell to open literally everything from beaches to nail salons, even though the casualties will greatly exceed anything seen in this century as a result. But hey, gotta move on, right? Nails don’t just paint themselves. Can’t miss out on that summertime Frisbee throwing, can we? Sure, we could instead just pay employers for a while, do a three month lockdown in half the country, employ social distancing in the rest with mandatory facemasks and testing and …

    Hey, shut up. That’s communism.

    Donald Trump’s administration has focused heavily on economics the whole time. Same with his followers. Human life came below the unemployment rate, and that’s not something voters will forgive this November. Not only will Trump and company get the blame for Covid-19 deaths (rightfully) when the country reopens prematurely, but they’ll also get the blame for the terrible economy, too. Trump lacked the fortitude and self-restraint to pick one or the other — preserving human life or the economy — so he’ll get the blame for both as a result.

    Trump’s MAGA cult pulled out all the stops in a hysterical attempt to dismiss the virus back when it could have been contained:

    They claimed it was just the flu; they panicked and claimed lots of people would commit suicide if we stayed inside; they claimed jobs would NEVER come back; they claimed the black helicopter men were coming for their freedoms; they claimed antibody tests they don’t understand prove Covid-19 is just the flu; they claimed Italy was a mirage because “hotspots” just happen like that all the time with viruses; they claimed herd immunity was just around the corner; they claimed viral prevalence was so high Covid-19 had to be a nothingburger (never mind actual mortality rates skyrocketing); they compared it to the Swine flu; they’ve repeatedly floated miracle medicines like hydroxychloroquine; they’ve attacked Fauci and other doctors who tell the truth, including firing multiple officials; Trump said the threat was a hoax and his followers said he never said it (yes, he did — it’s on tape); Faux news is now floating a conspiracy that all the deaths aren’t really happening but are somehow part of a massive deepstate conspiracy to inflate the death toll; other Trump cultists claimed all Covid-19 deaths were really just mislabeled flu deaths; they also used the comorbidity excuse (breaking: man shot in the face, dies of hemophilia); they claimed CDC officials were part of a deepstate conspiracy to get rid of Trump (CDC doctor Nancy Messonnier is Rod Rosenstein’s sister); they claimed all the models were wrong (they were — too optimistic); now they are storming state capitals with assault rifles and astroturfing fake rallies … etc.

    THAT is hysteria.

    Lol. The Chinese created this killer bioweapon in a lab, but it’s also just the flu.

    Trump Retweets Claim the Media is Inflating Coronavirus Mortality Rates to ‘Steal the Election’

    https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-retweets-claim-the-media-is-inflating-coronavirus-mortality-rates-to-steal-the-election/?utm_source=mostpopular

    Note: Have you seen Trump’s Twitter? It’s nuts. Nothing but self-congratulation, name-calling, conspiracies, complaints about his press coverage, and self-pity. What a weak-willed loser. No wonder we never got a wall (only another 70 years at the current rate!). No wonder this man’s fake immigration EO exempted 90% of people. No wonder he buckles before corporate donors and announces he wants “record” levels of legal immigration. How can any of you people support this fraud? Is it pity or obligation? Because nobody can really believe what this man says anymore … can they?

    Ask yourself, do these sound like people who can or will ever stop immigration or multiculturalism? Absolutely not. Vdare is wasting its time. These people are selfish, greedy and stupid. They’ll do whatever the ruling class tells them to as long as it doesn’t impact grilling season. These are go along to get along people. Peter Brimelow once admitted he thought America’s ultimate fate would end up being something like a worm eating through an apple — it would slowly degrade without anything to stop it until some time after our deaths when the whole rotten mess would collapse. I’m sure that’s what will happen now after having watched all of this unfold.

    The republican party has made it clear they’d rather bail out corporations than people. They’ve done everything imaginable to force states to reopen rather than prioritize public health.

    ‘Over our dead bodies:’ Lindsey Graham vows Congress won’t extend additional $600 coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, as U.S. death toll crosses the 60,000 mark

    https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/markets/over-our-dead-bodies-lindsey-graham-vows-congress-wont-extend-additional-600-coronavirus-related-unemployment-benefits-as-us-death-toll-crosses-the-60000-mark/ar-BB13qOGy

    Real nations like New Zealand and Taiwan did the opposite and defeated coronavirus.

    New Zealand health official claims ‘elimination’ of coronavirus as new cases hit single digits

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/04/28/coronavirus-new-zealand-health-official-claims-elimination-virus/3038321001/

    The UK is doing poorly because it foolishly followed the example of the United States, but at least they have a government that is trying to make up for it by paying employers not to fire people and extending social distancing measures. Our clown president refuses to extend these guidelines and now he’s planing a speech to declare victory. What nonsense!

    Trump to take pandemic victory lap in TV ‘town hall’

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/trump-to-take-pandemic-victory-lap-in-tv-town-hall/ar-BB13wy9S

    U.S. Buys 100,000 More Body Bags, Preparing for Coronavirus Worst

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-buys-more-body-bags-preparing-for-worst-case-cornavirus-scenario-11588172780

    Facts: there just isn’t enough talent or solidarity among white conservatives to pull off what immigration restriction websites like Vdare want. Trump’s followers are cranks, boomers, and disaffected sociopaths. Remember, this is the crowd that gave us the Iraq War, the Housing Crisis, destroyed the ACA (leaving us with millions of uninsured during a pandemic), torpedoed the Iran Nuclear Deal and brought us to the brink of war with Iran earlier this year. They are the ones who told Trump to ride out the coronavirus. You don’t build a political movement around that.

    34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America

    https://archive.fo/MoyRU#selection-1457.0-3339.190

    Hard truth: American conservatives (liberals, really) are worthless. You. Will. Get. Nothing. From. Them.

    Fundamentally, American conservatism is the problem. It’s a cult ideology which emphasizes the self over the group. That results in a disunited mass easily defeated and totally controlled by more cohesive groups. This cult makes it impossible to do the things websites like Vdare want. Why? Well, if you’re willing to make the argument that 2.2 million of your own people have to die for the economy, then there is no way you can also logically oppose anything the left wants as long as they demonstrate it might possibly increase the size of your pocketbook — or a corporation’s balance sheet for the Reagan worshipers.

    Restrict immigration? Response: it contributes to GDP growth.

    Bring the factories back home? Response: you’d pay more for products, lightening your wallet.

    End multiculturalism? Response: corporations benefit from having the widest possible market.

    Regulate censorious tech companies? Response: they need to have monopolies to compete with China.

    Result: you lose all important arguments. Your entire philosophy is a contradiction that always ends in your defeat.

    I think honestly a lot of right-wing Americans misunderstood “nationalism” when they got into it. They’re mostly white guys who feel as if their liberties are being increasingly infringed upon by the radical identitarian left (which is actually true), so they latched onto that label as a defense mechanism; traditional conservatism had failed to defend grilling season like it had in the past, so they moved onto the next available thing. But “nationalism” isn’t just edgy jokes. It’s a commitment to community (anathema to conservative liberaltarians). It requires some amount of individual sacrifice to work. It requires you to be willing to pay slightly higher prices for Wal-Mart junk so we can have a middle class. It requires you to be willing to reject a quarter point of GDP growth to keep you community a recognizable community. It requires you to give up a barbecue season once a century during a national emergency.

    Notice how former American “nationalists” hysterically ran back to libertarianism the moment they were inconvenienced. There are lots of examples. One includes a “nationalist” who got rid of his European nationalist YouTube cohost and replaced her with an Occultist YouTuber who screeches 24/7 about “muh socialism” and “muh Bernie Sanders.” Lol. These were never nationalists. They don’t even know what that is. They were and are greedy American conservatives who “just want to live their lives” contributing as little as possible. End result: the worm eats through the apple.

    Biden is leading in all the polls and the democrats may take both houses of congress this fall. Even if the republicans hold onto the senate, it will be by a very small margin. Redistricting takes place in 2021, so that’s probably the last hurrah for the GOP. They didn’t go out with a bang or a whimper, but a waaa … waaa, I can’t grill no more.

    Ohio man, 60, who blasted COVID-19 lockdown as ‘a political ploy’ and said stay-at-home orders were ‘b*****t’ dies after contracting coronavirus

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8239557/Ohio-man-60-blasted-COVID-19-lockdown-political-ploy-dies-contracting-coronavirus.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top

    • Agree: Exile
    • Replies: @anon
  2. Exile says:

    JK, what does Donald Trump have to do with nationalism, advocating for White Americans or limiting immigration?

    Why should anyone believe he’s going to accomplish anything in his second term with stronger Democrat opposition?

    He’s done nothing meaningful or lasting to hold back the tide. Jared’s selling legal immigration and charging Chinese millionaires cover at the door.

    “Dems are worse” is not a good enough reason to vote GOP.

    • Disagree: Joseph Doaks
  3. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    As expected from another one of the Right people:

    Not surprisingly, China is unhappy with Prime Minister Morrison’s call for an independent investigation into how the virus started in the People’s Republic.

    Why the limitation of the last four words? Why not “an independent investigation into how the virus started”? Because everyone already knows that Chinadidit?

    Exceptional!

  4. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    I don’t know why people like you write comments that are longer than the article. When a comment is as long as this novel, most people just skip it to the next one.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    , @anon
  5. @anon

    Maybe you’re just jealous because you can’t write more that two or three short paragraphs. Unz Review is a magazine that publishes a variety of articles and occasionally some long ones that generate long responses. There are plenty of other articles here for those who find length distasteful.

  6. anon[310] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Sure. That’s true at Breitbart and Freerepublic. Some of us like to read and think, though.

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