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When the crisis unleashed by the Corona 19 China virus ends, America and the rest of the world must never forget who is responsible for it. I’m not of course talking about God or nature or the people of good will of China, but of course the Chinese communist party.
It was their reckless cover-up, censoring of the good Chinese people who wanted to tell the truth about the virus, and then the murderous nature of the communist regime with its indifference to truth or human dignity that has caused the world-wide tragedy. I am so far lucky, I’ve only lost my job. Many others have are now sick. Including in my village. Others have lost their lives.
In a brilliant post by Axios today documents the initial stages of the virus to the full blown crisis it became, we learn the horrible truth about the Corona 19 terror. A study published in March indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited. Essentially almost all the deaths in Europe and America are down to the communist party’s criminal bungling of the situation.
I used the headline “delenda est” because it comes to mind in the last few minutes, as it does to anyone who thinks a lot about the classical age. Being a history teacher with a lot of spare time on my hands it has a lot lately. The great orator of the Roman Republic Cato the Elder ended every speech in the Senate regardless of the topic with the line “Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam“. It was a call for war with the Carthaginian kingdom which had repeatedly threatened Rome. Eventually, Cato got his way and war was declared.
I am in no way calling for violence against the Chinese communist regime. But as long as it rules China there will inevitably be another pandemic. It’s not a matter of if, it’s when. How many Americans and Europeans want to allow China to continue to play the dealer in our lives? If that means economic sanctions against China, so be it. Lives are worth more than money.Published in