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It seems like an eon ago but, in reality, it has only been a matter of weeks. We thought we were confronting a novel coronavirus. Now we understand that we are confronting that, certainly, but also the forces that would transform our world.
Powerline blog this morning is highlighting how China is using the COVID-19 crisis to wipe away the rights of the citizens of Hong Kong secured in the treaty with Great Britain as a condition of transferring that colony to China. Just six months ago, the Hong Kongers had succeeded in gaining international attention to their plight such that China was deterred in their ambitions. Now that the Wuhan flu has subdued the world, China is proceeding apace. Of course, this is not the only area where China is pushing ahead. Michael Pillsbury has documented the Chinese plan in The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.
President Trump’s policy toward China was a major disruption in their plans. And China was suffering major economic setbacks before the Wuhan flu outbreak. I do not suggest that the virus was part of a Chinese plan, but the Chinese Communist Party is seeking to make lemonade out of lemons. They have been gifted an international opportunity that they do not want to miss. The Wuhan flu is threatening to level economies all over the world. Like the two hikers confronted by the bear, the only thing one hiker needs to survive is to be faster than the other hiker. So, too, China need only preserve more of their economy than that of other nations, including the USA.
In that ambition, the Chinese Communist Party has powerful allies — the progressive establishment in America. It is no secret that the Left in America is seeking to use the novel coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to re-order America. As conservatives and classic liberals, we see our nation facing the same crisis from the Left that Hong Kongers are seeing from Beijing. The MSM are propaganda arms of this effort, not neutral observers providing critical information necessary to self-government by the citizenry.
Liberty lovers are speaking out. Over the coming days, events are occurring nationwide to support Main Street. Search the internet for “#reopen” and you will likely find a local group to join to add your voice for liberty. FreedomWorks.org has a partial list. Operation Gridlock is my preferred demonstration — staying in my car, but showing up with signs and making my voice “heard.” #FullyOpenCA is organizing several events in California. No doubt FB groups are organizing in your state as needed.
We are in a multi-front war for liberty: freedom from illness at home, economic freedom and personal liberties nationally, and freedom from international actors that would exploit and constrain us. Let Freedom Ring.
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