When will we get back to normal?

This is a question on a lot of people’s minds, and a question that a lot of people are asking.

My simple answer is, WE WILL NEVER GET BACK TO “NORMAL,” especially if you or your fellow citizens were foolish enough to elect a democrat governor or a democrat mayor.   

Things will never be like they were pre-2020 and pre-COVID.

It’s not that we can’t get back to “normal.”

The truth of the matter is there are groups of people, people with a lot of power and influence, who don’t want our country to get back to “normal.”

Our “normal” way of life had way too much freedom and way too much capitalism in it, according to these people.

We could go where we wanted, do what we wanted, live like we wanted, and work like we wanted.

That, my friends, is all over now, and it ain’t coming back…, at least back to “normal.”

A precedent has now been set, regarding our response to the China virus.

A precedent that will now be retriggered every year, or every other year.

I’m sorry to say it, but masks are never going away now.

We will only continue to experience “new normals” from now on…, and they won’t be good.

According to Cornelius Phanthanh, the publisher of the article, Why Japanese wear masks: a look behind health, etiquette, and culture, “Not only relegated to flu season or fears of catching colds, masks have long been a regular part of Japanese society. They’ve evolved to carry a wider definition, some not having anything to do with health reasons at all.”

Ralph Jennings, of VOANEWS.com, says, “Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades.”

“Asians, especially in Japan, China and Taiwan, have worn masks for a host of cultural and environmental reasons, including non-medical ones, since at least the 1950s.”

“Masks became a regular part of the street scene in parts of Asia after the deadly severe outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that started in China in 2002 before spreading to Singapore and Taiwan over the following year. Today manufacturers in East Asia are pumping out 10 to 20 million units per month.”

“The SARS outbreak was a ‘turning point,’ for Asia, said Chen Yih-chun, director of the National Taiwan University Hospital Center for Infection Control in Taipei.”

‘“Why we always mention the SARS matter is because during SARS and before that to wear a mask was impossible and patients didn’t want to cooperate,’ Chen said.”

“But Japanese had worn them even in the 1950s as a safeguard against rising air pollution, a byproduct of industrialization. Now people who feel just ‘under the weather’ in Japan wear them to be polite, Sutton said.”

“The website credits masks further with hiding people’s identities. To that end, the black face mask became a symbol of last year’s Hong Kong protests attended by citizens hoping to avoid detection by police or their employers.”

“In Taiwan, older people add sunglasses and sun hats to masks to obscure their entire faces. The full blockade wards off sunburns and, some users say, stops common air pollution. High-tech pollution barrier masks are a norm in China’s major cities.”

“The common use of masks in Asia now goes beyond official health guidance as panic spreads about catching the coronavirus and people already find masks acceptable. In Taiwan, as well as South Korea, the rage in mask buying has prompted rationing.”

“Governments in Singapore and Taiwan recommend masks primarily for people who are already sick. The World Health Organization says healthy people need not wear masks unless caring for someone with the new coronavirus.”

“Common surgical masks stop only droplets from the mouth and nose, not airborne germs.”

DID YOU GET THAT EVERYONE?

MASKS DO NOT PROTECT US FROM THE VIRUS, OR ANY VIRUS FOR THAT MATTER! 

“Taiwan Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung advises against masks for healthy people unless they’re in crowds, where someone might cough or sneeze.”

‘“We’re still saying that healthy people basically don’t need to wear face mask, but we still want to advise that once you reach a crowded place for a long time, to wear a mask can protect yourself and protect other people,’ Chen said.”

DID YOU GET THAT, EVERYONE? 

HEALTHY PEOPLE DON’T NEED TO WEAR A FACE MASK.

AND WHY IS THAT?

BECAUSE IT IS UNHEALTHY FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE TO WEAR A FACE MASK ALL OF THE TIME!

SAY WHAT?!

IT IS UNHEALTHY FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE TO WEAR A FACE MASK ALL OF THE TIME!

The truth of the matter is, if we would take extra precautions for older people and people with pre-existing conditions, the China virus is no more dangerous than the annual flu for the rest of us.

The truth of the matter is THESE EGGHEADS AND CORRUPT POLITICIANS SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND OUR LIVES FOR NO GOOD REASON!

Well, I shouldn’t say for no good reason, especially for them.

Their “good reason” was to tank our unbelievable economy.

Because without doing that, the democrats had no chance of defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.

And the way it turned out, they still couldn’t beat him…, at least fair and square. 

COVID-19 was a win-win for the democrats and the Communist Chinese Party.

For the rest of us, it was a lose-lose.

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U.S. and India sign military agreement.

According to Lauren Frayer and Sushmita Pathak, for National Public Radio, “A week before the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed a military agreement Tuesday in India before heading to Sri Lanka on a multi-country tour aimed at pushing the Trump administration’s anti-China message.”

“Pompeo was joined in New Delhi by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Together they signed a pact with their Indian counterparts to share sensitive satellite data, often used to steer missiles and drones.”

“It’s the latest in a series of U.S.-India military agreements designed to counter China’s growing power in the Indo-Pacific region.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (from left), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar address a joint press conference in New Delhi.  Altaf Qadri/AP

‘“Big things are happening as our democracies align to better protect the citizens of our two countries and indeed, of the free world,’ Pompeo said at a news conference held outdoors amid the pandemic.”

“Earlier, Pompeo and Esper met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They discussed ‘COVID-19 response, security and defense cooperation, and shared interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific,’ according to a statement from the U.S. State Department.”

“Tuesday’s visit comes during a spike in tensions between India and China. The two countries share the world’s longest unmarked border, stretching more than 2,000 miles and with much of it high in the Himalayas. Violence broke out between rival troops there this summer. In June, 20 Indian troops were killed in hand-to-hand combat with Chinese soldiers.”

“Pompeo and Esper laid wreaths at a war memorial in New Delhi early Tuesday. Military buglers played as Pompeo put his hand on his heart. Afterward, he said he was thinking of those 20 Indian troops killed this summer. And he railed against the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP.”

‘“The CCP is no friend to democracy, the rule of law, transparency, nor to freedom of navigation — the foundation of a free and open and prosperous Indo-Pacific,’ Pompeo said.”

“The United States has long viewed India as a bulwark [a defensive wall] against China. The Trump administration has increased military exercises with India and pushed New Delhi to buy more U.S. weapons.”

As I have said before, I believe it is time for the United States to move past its long-held view of India and pursue a true partnership with India.

“Despite Pompeo’s strong anti-China rhetoric, neither Singh nor Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar mentioned China by name at their joint news conference with U.S. officials.”

‘“I think it’s significant that [Pompeo and Esper’s visit] is happening even as India is involved in a boundary crisis with China. India might have declined to do a high-profile visit like this with American officials, in case China was provoked further,’ Tanvi Madan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., said. ‘So, it says something about the U.S.-India relationship.’”

Yes, “it says something about the U.S.-India relationship,” if President Trump is re-elected. 

If Joe Biden becomes president, we can expect him to continue his “China loving ways,” and any consideration of India will take a backseat.

If President Trump wins re-election, I would encourage him to forge an historic alliance with India and other Indo-Pacific countries to deal with China and North Korea.

What I’m suggesting would be an alliance similar to NATO, but in the Indo-Pacific region.

It could be referred to as SPARTA, or the South Pacific And Republic of India Treaty Alliance.

The name has a ring to it…, although the name is not as important as the power it would wield, militarily and economically, against China in the region.

Initially, SPARTA could consist of India, South Korea, Japan, The Philippines, and Australia, perhaps, and it could expand its members from there.

The threat the Chinese Communist Party poses around the world must be addressed soon, and addressed head-on.

A strong partnership between India and the U.S. would be a very good start in the right direction.      

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China’s virus “crisis.”

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”  ― John F. Kennedy

According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, “The Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world, a top virologist and whistleblower told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.”

Wait, what?!

Let’s hear that again.

According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, “THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT INTENTIONALLY MANUFACTURED AND RELEASED THE COVID-19 VIRUS THAT LED TO MASS SHUTDOWNS AND DEATHS ACROSS THE WORLD A TOP VIROLOGIST AND WHISTLEBLOWER told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.”

Well, if you’re a liberal, you can’t be much more credentialed than that…, a scientist and a whistleblower?!!!

It would appear that China calculated the DANGER of the virus to themselves, while recognizing the OPPORTUNITY to enhance their position on economic playing fields all around the world, and especially with the United States, and deemed this trade-off to be acceptable.

Even though the virus originated in China, China comes in ranked 41st for number of cases with 85,223 and only 4,634 deaths.

How could that be?

The US is ranked first in cases with 6.72 million cases and 200,000 deaths.

India is ranked second with 5.12 million cases and 83,200 deaths.

And Brazil is ranked third with 4.42 million cases and 34,000 deaths.

Is it coincidence that three of the top four democracies in the world ended-up being the hardest hit in the world, by far?

And that’s not to mention the collateral damage worldwide regarding the economic, social, general health and mental health impact to all of the countries around the world.

Just some food for thought.

“Carlson specifically asked Dr. Li-Meng Yan whether she believed the Chinese Communist Party released the virus ‘on purpose.’ ‘Yes, of course, it’s intentionally,’ she responded on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’”

“Yan said more evidence would be released but pointed to her own high-ranking position at a World Health Organization [WHO] reference lab as a reason to trust her allegation.”

‘“So, together with my experience, I can tell you, this is created in the lab … and also, it is spread to the world to make such damage.’”

“Yan’s comments conflicted with the opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and White House coronavirus adviser, who previously cast doubt on the idea the virus was artificially created. In May, he told National Geographic: ‘If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats, and what’s out there now is very, very strongly leaning toward this [virus] could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated — the way the mutations have naturally evolved.’”

Excuse me Dr. Fauci…, but you have no idea what the hell you’re talking about here.

You have absolutely no idea of what went on in that Wuhan lab.

And, you’re only throwing shade on the idea of the virus being man-made because you and your deep state friends are all a part of problem.

“Other scientists have also panned the idea that COVID-19 served as a sort of bioweapon or was released by a lab.”

On what basis have they “panned” the idea?

These other scientists also have absolutely no idea of what went on in that Wuhan lab, and should just keep their opinions to themselves.

You can always find a gaggle of “other scientists” who will either agree or disagree with whatever narrative you wish to promote.

We are all aware of this now, so citing scientific support really doesn’t add any value to your propaganda anymore.

Just sayin”.

“Fox News previously reported on Yan back in July, when she blew the whistle on China’s alleged attempts to suppress information about its handling of the virus. With a vast network of contacts in Chinese medical facilities, Yan attempted to gather more information about the virus as China blocked overseas experts from conducting research in the country.”

“Her revelations fueled ongoing complaints that the Chinese government failed to tell the world early on about the virus’ threat. Specifically, she believes the Chinese government ignored research that could have saved lives. The State Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.”

And the ever-complicit fake news media has, of course, chosen to ignore Dr. Li-Meng Yan, while choosing to support their good friends in the Chinese Communist Party.

“In response, her former employer, the University of Hong Kong, criticized her account. A press release noted ‘that the content of the said news report does not accord with the key facts as we understand them.’”

‘“Specifically, Dr Yan never conducted any research on human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus at [the University of Hong Kong] during December 2019 and January 2020, her central assertion of the said interview.’”

Please remember that the Chinese Communist party’s fake news is even faker than our own fake news…, so what was said there is to be completely expected.

“Yan, who said she was one of the first scientists in the world to study the novel coronavirus, fled China and currently fears retaliation. She was allegedly asked by her supervisor at the University/WHO reference lab, Dr. Leo Poon, in 2019 to look into the odd cluster of SARS-like cases coming out of mainland China at the end of December 2019.”

Now, let’s dive a little deeper down the rabbit hole.

Why would the US have funded the controversial Wuhan lab?

Wait…, what?

That’s right…, the US funded the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology; the level four virus Chinese research facility.

Wait…, say again.

The US funded the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology; the level four virus Chinese research facility.

I ask you…, why in God’s name would we be funding anything the Chinese Communist Party is doing?!

In case you forgot, we are already in debt to China up to our eyeballs, and here we are funding the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology; the level four virus Chinese research facility?!!!

I keep feeling our government is incredibly stupid, but then I have to remember they only want us to think they’re inept, when in reality they are corrupt and calculating.

Justin Fendos, a professor at Dongseo University in South Korea, for The Diplomat, an international online news magazine, reports that “Newsweek recently put out some surprising reports that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) had funded the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The WIV is the level four research facility suspected by some of being a possible source for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has already been on record confirming and defending this funding, saying it was ‘to protect American people from labs that aren’t up to standard.’”

Nice try Mike…, but I’m not biting on that one. Please don’t tell me that you are one of “them” too?!

“According to Newsweek, funding for the WIV occurred in two phases. The first took place from 2014 to 2019, through a $3.7 million project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses. This work was largely led by Dr. Zhengli Shi, known to many as ‘batwoman’ for her years investigating caves in search of new bat viruses.”

Okay, this phase I can understand, being started during Obama’s time in office.

“The second phase began shortly after, with another $3.7 million. Unlike the first, this project appears to have included work on ‘gain-of-function’ research that investigates how a virus can gain the ability to infect a new type of animal.”

Now this second phase is the one I don’t understand.  I’m guessing the Trump administration was just unaware of this funding, and now Pompeo is just trying to justify it somehow.

“Anyone with a vague sense of current events would, understandably, be concerned that COVID-19 might have been produced through this research.”

Ya think?!

“The connections to the NIH would also be unsettling, offering the possibility that the U.S. government may be complicit, having unnecessarily ‘outsourced’ dangerous research.”

Again, ya think?!

I’m not only “concerned” and “unsettled,” I’m disgusted and outraged.

“Although strong denials by both Chinese and American officials and several pieces of scientific research have concluded COVID-19 is not man-made, the connection between the NIH and WIV still behooves critical examination.”

Again, the obligatory denials and supportive research by the co-conspirators is to be expected.

“Why would the NIH want to fund the WIV to begin with?” Professor Fendos asks.

Yes…, exactly…, why would they?

Let’s take a look at the possible lame reasons they are prepared to offer!

“The first, and perhaps most important reason, may be just as Pompeo said: to help bring Chinese labs up to higher safety standards.”

Oh, yes!  This is a major concern of ours.  None of our other social programs in this country could use almost $8 million.  No, not at all.

“Another reason the NIH may have decided to provide funding is to help foster international cooperation and better communication.”

Oh, yes!  We can all see China’s increased willingness to cooperate now!

“A third reason could be the fact that the United States has long held a fierce debate about the ethics and risks of gain-of-function (GOF) research. Critics, such as Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch, have argued that such work ‘entails a unique risk that a laboratory accident could spark a pandemic, killing millions.’”

Would that include an intentional “laboratory accident?”

“Unfortunately, from the public’s perspective, reports about the connection between the NIH and WIV are at risk of feeding conspiracy theory fires. With some Chinese officials already blaming the United States for the pandemic and the Trump administration appearing intent on blaming China in return without divulging any decisive evidence, it is quite difficult, even for experts, to develop a fully-informed opinion about what exactly happened. And therein lies a dangerous problem: unanswered questions can only deepen peoples’ suspicions about science.”

“Feeding conspiracy theory fires?!

“Chinese officials blaming the United States for the pandemic?!

No “decisive evidence?!”

HOW CAN CHINA, WITH A STARIGHT FACE, POSSIBLY BLAME THE UNITED STATES FOR THIS VIRUS THAT ORIGINATED IN CHINA (MAN-MADE OR NOT) AND WAS INTENTIONALLY ALLOWED TO LEAVE CHINA AND INFECT THE REST OF THE WORLD?!!!!!!!!!

HOW?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Put simply, the circumstantial evidence surrounding the WIV and its connections to the NIH are a bad look for science.”

Not to mention the Chinese Communist Party and the liberal “deep state” in the United States.

And do you think using the term “bad look” is appropriate?

I was thinking more of a term like a “politically corrupt look,” or how about an “inexcusably evil look?”

“As the pandemic rages on, the worst possible thing is for the rumor mill to latch onto uncertainties and convince more people that the voice of science is not to be trusted.”

Translation: The worst possible thing would be for the whole ugly truth to come out about this virus.

“COVID-19 may have begun in a lab, or not. Either way, the only thing that remains certain is that science will be the brightest light guiding us out of the pandemic. Since there will be plenty of time to divvy blame later.”

I’m sorry professor, but there won’t be “plenty of time to divvy blame later” for the 941,000 people who have died from the China virus, so far.

 

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Nike’s slave labor hypocrisy.

Yes…, Nike and their social justice, mouthpiece, tool, Colin Kaepernick, need to answer for their slave labor hypocrisy.

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Steven W. Mosher for The New York Post writes, “Nike should quit lecturing on social justice — and atone for using slave labor in China.”

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“The Social Justice Warriors who run Nike, for example, pompously inform us that they are fighting ‘against discrimination in communities worldwide.’ Not only that but they are ‘working every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.’”

Words, words, words.

Again, we see another shining example of liberal hypocrisy, and their “do as I say, not as I do” manifesto.

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Remember…, in the liberal fascist world, it’s more important to say the right things than to do the right things.

Just think about it.

Nike has the nerve to “pompously” lecture to the rest of us about social justice and America’s evil slavery past, while they utilize slave labor to produce their products.

“Really, Nike? Then why do you have your shoes made by an oppressive, morally bankrupt regime? China is the ugly poster child, the living exemplar, for all of the evils that you are so quick to condemn America for.”

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America is a convenient “punching bag” for all of these “holier than thou’ types.

And, Nike can get away with this because the liberal, propagandist, mainstream media, is complicit with their behavior and it is not even reported on.

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Again…, propaganda by omission.

Serious, actual truth seeking, journalists, should be all over a story like this, but instead we find these “journalists” turning their backs on this hypocrisy.

And it’s not just a political, or a social hypocrisy…, it’s an evil genocidal type of hypocritical allowance.

“Right now, at this very moment, the Chinese Communists are eliminating the Uyghurs [/ˈwēˌɡo͝orz/], a [Muslim] Turkish-speaking people who live in China’s Far West, from the face of the earth.”

“They’ve locked up over a million Uyghur men in concentration camps, aborted and sterilized hundreds of thousands of the women, and are busy selling the young — in batches of 100, no less — to Chinese factory owners as slave labor.”

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“Secret drone footage has revealed some of the brutality of this campaign. It shows hundreds of Uyghur men, handcuffed, blindfolded and heads shaved, being herded onto a train bound for a secret camp.”

“But it’s even worse for Nike, the ‘wokest’ of ‘woke’ companies.”

It’s true…, just ask ‘em.

“It turns out that some of these Uyghurs have been slaving away making basketball shoes with the famous swoosh on them.”

“An Australian Strategic Policy Institute report published this March, ‘Uyghurs for sale,’ found Uyghur slave labor working in factories supplying 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing, shoe and automotive sectors, including Apple, GM, Gap — and Nike.”

“Nike contracts with a Qingdao company, for example, that as of January of this year had 600 Uyghurs cobbling together its shoes.”

“Yes, the same company that funds organizations asking for reparations for a practice that ended in the US in 1865 has actually used slave labor in China to make its products — and its profits — for many years.”

Tell me again WHO should be cancelled?!

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“Like Nike, the pro-sports officials, owners and athletes of the NFL and the NBA who are making big money off the China market have also turned a blind eye to the brutal oppression of minorities there, all the while making ‘woke’ noises about how racist America is.”

What we really have here is a bunch of guilty, rich (but stupid) people, who are being manipulated and used by some very smart Marxists.

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“The poster child for all of this anti-American demagoguery is NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2018 signed a multi-million-dollar contract to become a megaphone for Nike products.”

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“I wonder if the same man who kneels to protest America’s slave-owning past might one day stand for the freedom of slaves in China. It would only be fitting. It was Uyghur slaves, after all, who might have stitched his Kaepernick brand of Air Force 1 shoes together.”

Ouch.

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“While we wait for that moment of self-awareness to strike the young [and bogus] progressive [Kaepernick], we at least have the redoubtable Josh Hawley. The Missouri senator this week tweeted Nike and the NBA to ask them to certify that their products are ‘Slave Free.’”

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“Nike has pledged to donate ‘$100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.’”

Ha!

Ya, they couldn’t run to the bank fast enough to through millions of dollars at The Black Lives Matter organization.

This, of course, is money they have as a result of utilizing slave labor in the first place.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

“But I have a better idea, Nike. Why don’t you take the blood money you have earned from employing slave labor in China and open a factory in the US? Choose a site in the inner city, employ minorities, and provide jobs and a way out of poverty.”

“That would go a lot further toward ensuring racial equality and social justice, not to mention hope for the future of America, than anything else you could do.”

Now there’s an excellent idea, Mr. Mosher!

Ya…, why wouldn’t you do that, Nike?

I know!

The answer begins with an “M,” ends with a “Y,” and has “O-N-E” in the middle.

That’s right!

Our old friend “money” is the answer again, just like it always is, everything else, and I mean everything else, be damned.

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The NBA is confused and hypocritical, as usual.

Yes, my friends, the NBA (The “National Bewildered Airheads” league), also sometimes known as the National Basketball Aassociation, is at it, again.

The league, its commissioner, and 99.9% of its players, are now back to displaying their ignorance, stupidity, and greed, on a nightly and daily basis…, led by their own social justice czar, comrade SheBron, er, I mean comrade LeBron James. .

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Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News reports, “CNN, MSNBC avoid explosive NBA story of human rights abuses at its China training academies.”

“CNN’s Wolf Blitzer ignored the subject during interview with the NBA commissioner.”

Just another example of “propaganda by omission.”

“From human rights abuses to the treatment of Hong Kong, the NBA’s stance on China is ‘very disappointing,’ says Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.”

Not to mention “very disingenuous.”

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“ESPN ran earlier this week an explosive story about human rights abuses that allegedly took place at the NBA’s training academies in China, but viewers of CNN and MSNBC have been kept in the dark about it.’

Yeah, like many other things as well.

ESPN apparently didn’t get the “hands-off China” memo.

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“The bombshell report alleged that the young participants in the NBA program were physically beaten by Chinese instructors and were not provided proper schooling, despite commissioner Adam Silver’s previous commitment that education would be ‘central’ to the program.”

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Oh, “Education” is central to the program alright!

The Communist Party of China is “educating” these kids real good, although their idea of “education” may not be the same as Adam Silver’s, or then again, maybe it is.

Did I mention that Adam Silver hails from Uranus?  The planet Uranus?

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Anyway, “A former league employee compared the atmosphere when he worked in Xinjiang to ‘World War II Germany,’ ESPN reported.”

That would be some kind of comparison to the Nazi fascists, I suppose.

Hey…, that just means this Communist Chinese “education” is quite similar to the “education” our college students receive here in The States!

It’s more of an indoctrination than an education.

“China wasn’t mentioned either in CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer’s lengthy interview with NBA commissioner Silver, which took place nearly two hours after ESPN published its report.”

“Instead, Blitzer spent the roughly 16-minute interview discussing the NBA’s ability to resume its season amid the coronavirus outbreak.”

“CNN is notably a TimeWarner-owned sister network of TNT, which has a major partnership with the NBA.”

And, of course, Blitzer disclosed this partnership, right?

Nope.

“Both liberal networks had also failed to address the reportedly abusive training academies on their websites, as of Thursday night.”

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

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“ESPN’s report detailed how the NBA training academies in China appeared to be largely under the control of the Chinese government.”

Just to let these people know…, EVERYTHING in China falls “largely under the control of the Chinese government.”

Just sayin’.

“Multiple NBA employees filed complaints about how they witnessed Chinese coaches ‘strike teenage players’ and the lack of education provided to the young participants.”

“One former coach told ESPN he watched a Chinese coach ‘fire a ball into a young player’s face at point-blank range and then ‘kick him in the gut.’”

Hmmm…, sounds like the rioters’ treatment of some of our police officers.

So, what’s the problem?

“According to ESPN, NBA officials asked current and former employees not to speak to the sports network about the exposé, with one email from a public relations official reading, ‘Please don’t mention that you have been advised by the NBA not to respond.’”

Such candor…, such transparency, such support of social justice on display here!

Ugh.

‘“You can’t have it both ways,’ one former employee told ESPN. You can’t be over here in February promoting Black History Month and be over in China, where they’re in reeducation camps, and all the people that you’re partnering with are hitting kids.’”

You sure can!

It’s in the Geneva Convention!

It says right in there that the NBA is “allowed to be as stupid and hypocritical as it deems necessary!”

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“Over the past year, the NBA’s intense relationship with China has been scrutinized after the league’s players and coaches have largely refrained from criticizing the country’s human rights violations and expressing support for Hong Kong.”

That’s because IT’S ALLLLLLLLLLLL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

All the NBA can see is China’s 1.4 billion people shoveling money into the league and its players.

You can overlook an awful lot for billions and billions of dollars.

Just look at our own democrat party if you don’t believe me!

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“Earlier this month, criticism of the NBA’s ties to China was renewed after it was discovered that customers were prohibited from ordering custom gear that read ‘Free Hong Kong’ on its online store.”

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The nerve of these people!

“The store’s operator, Fanatics, suggested the phrase was ‘inadvertently prohibited’ and the ban was lifted. Days later though, the NBA pulled all custom gear from its online store.”

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

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Do they really think people fall for all of these lame excuses?

I guess they do…, they keep coming up with them, over, and over, and over again.

“ESPN’s prominent NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski also raised eyebrows when he sent Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a profane response to the lawmaker’s criticism of the league’s decision of ‘pre-approved, social justice slogans’ while ‘censoring support’ for law enforcement and criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.”

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Not to mention supporting and advertising for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) anti-American, Marxist, organization.

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As I have said before…, saying that “black lives matter,” and supporting the concept that “black lives matter,” is quite different from actually supporting (and giving money to) the organization, or group, Black Lives Matter (BLM).

Adrian Wojnarowski sounds more like an NBA defender, or proponent, here as opposed to a “reporter.”

“Wojnarowski issued an apology and was temporarily suspended by the network.”

Whatever.

Well, you know what our Chinese friends say, don’t you?

“Bèndàn, jìdé tóupiào jǐ mínzhǔdǎng rén!”

This translates to: “Remember to vote for the democrats, you idiots!”

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