From the print edition of The New American:
To the globalist choir — Bill Gates, WHO, PRC, CFR, Big Media, etc. — China’s Xi Jinping is the coronavirus hero; Trump is the villain.
The Wuhan coronavirus (now dubbed COVID-19) originated in the People’s Republic of China. Thanks to Xi Jinping’s secret police and the Chinese Communist Party censors, the Wuhan doctors who tried to warn about the emerging epidemic were rounded up and gagged, allowing the virus to spread throughout China and around the world. Dr. Li Wenliang, one of the original COVID-19 whistleblowers, was forced by Xi’s police to sign a confession saying he spread “untrue speech” for warning colleagues about the virus. Dr. Li died soon thereafter, allegedly from the virus.
Xi’s regime not only suppressed news of the virus and failed to protect the Chinese people, but it expelled foreign journalists, refused to share information with foreign medical authorities, and is most responsible for the deaths now attributed to what is being called a global pandemic. Yet, astoundingly, Xi and his communist regime are now being heralded as the heroes of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propagandists have been in overdrive for weeks, changing the coronavirus narrative to praise Xi and condemn President Donald Trump. What’s more, they claim that China’s “excellent” response to the virus is a model for “global health governance,” which is code for global socialized medicine. The CCP’s ham-fisted propaganda is beyond ludicrous, but that hasn’t stopped the World Health Organization, the United Nations, U.S. Democrats, and the usual suspects in the Fake News media from repeating the CCP’s propaganda lines and adopting them as their own.
“Xi leads people’s war on epidemic,” blared the headline for a March 12 story in China Daily, a primary propaganda fount for the Communist Party of China (CPC). Here are the opening stanzas of the China Daily rhapsody to the great Paramount Leader:
WUHAN — Standing in a hospital hall, a man wearing a face mask waved to a big screen. On the screen, a patient seen lying in bed, flanked by two medical workers, waved back.
“What you should do now is stay confident. We all should be confident that we will win this war,” the man said through a video link at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and capital of Hubei province.
“Victory for Wuhan, victory for Hubei and victory for China!” the man declared with a clenched fist.
The man of the hour was President Xi Jinping, commander-in-chief of China’s war against COVID-19, who flew into Wuhan on Tuesday to inspect epidemic prevention and control work on the ground.
“There is no doubt that the Chinese people, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China with Xi Jinping as the core, have made remarkable contributions to the global fight against the epidemic,” declares another China Daily article on March 16.
Hundreds of similar articles have belched forth from the Chinese media since the coronavirus outbreak. That China Daily, People’s Daily, Xinhua News, and other official propaganda outlets would dispense such cartoonish, over-the-top drivel glorifying Xi Jinping is hardly surprising. That’s what propaganda outlets for totalitarian governments do; that’s their job. Disseminating propaganda, lies, and disinformation is the very reason for their existence. All totalitarian dictators — Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, et al. — have been masters of the Big Lie. And since Xi has climbed to the top of the Beijing dogpile of the Communist Party he has assumed even more coercive control over the press than was previously being exerted. As we reported in detail in 2013 (“China’s ‘Journalists’ Ordered to Take New Propaganda Training”), the CCP’s Central Propaganda Department announced, on October 10, 2013, a mandatory three-month training program for all journalists to curb deviation from the Party line in “news” reporting. Since that time, the Chinese media have built a cult of personality around Xi to rival that of infamous mass-murderer Chairman Mao.
Xi and China: A Model for the World?
According to the Chinese propagandists, not only is Xi Jinping a heroic leader for China, but the leadership provided by him and the Communist Party of China is an exemplar for global imitation. Here is yet another bouquet to Xi from China Daily: “China’s response to novel coronavirus pneumonia has set an example for the world in coping with the contagion and offered experience in advancing global public health governance, officials and experts said.”
The same article quoted Suerie Moon, director of research at the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, as stating that “the world needs stronger and more resilient global governance to deal with outbreaks, adding that as a major global player, China has both the potential and the capacity to play a larger role in global governance proc-esses affecting health.” Moon’s Global Health Centre is one of many similar outfits that serve as adjuncts of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO), the bureaucracy slated to lead the UN’s long-planned global socialized medicine.
And there were more, many more. In a China Daily article entitled “China’s action draws praise from WHO,” we read of the Chinese leader’s “heroic” efforts:
“Beijing’s massive response is ‘making us safer’, head of the world health body says”
Leaders of the World Health Organization have applauded China’s massive response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus multiple times in recent weeks....
The board members were all saying that China’s action “is making us safer”, Tedros said. He quoted a board member from the United Kingdom as saying that “this is heroic” when describing China’s action because shutting down a city or province bears serious consequences for the economy and other areas.
For those who may have missed it in the media’s coronavirus avalanche, as in the China Daily article above, “global health governance” has become the new daily meme from globalist policy “experts.” WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (more commonly known as Dr. Tedros) has led the pack in proclaiming the need for “global health governance,” with China serving as the model. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Tedros has been a nonstop media machine, with daily praise for China’s communist regime — helmed by the Great Leader Xi Jinping — along with appeals for more funding and more power for the UN’s WHO bureaucratas. Ditto for other WHO and United Nations officials. That is hardly unexpected, as the UN and WHO have become increasingly dominated by Chinese nationals, along with European, American, and African toadies for the Beijing regime, as The New American’s Alex Newman has repeatedly pointed out.
On March 8, China Daily trumpeted Dr. Tedros’ expression of appreciation to China with a $20 million contribution to WHO. Never were hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of global propaganda services so cheaply bought. Not only do Xi and Communist China receive accolades from UN/WHO officialdom, but the communist objective of restructuring the world along the lines advocated by China receives an immeasurable boost. The term “global governance” came to the fore in the 1990s with the UN-appointed Commission on Global Governance. As The New American reported in 1996, the push for global governance, as promoted in the commission’s 1995 report Our Global Neighborhood, was (and is) a push for a socialist world government.
The WHO-Beijing love affair didn’t begin with Dr. Tedros. Neither is the China-as-leader of “global health governance” meme a new, post-COVID-19 invention. Dr. Tedros’ predecessor, Dr. Margaret Chan, another Beijing shill, led the way. In Beijing in January 2017, Dr. Chan signed an agreement between WHO and China to jointly implement a health project based on Xi’s “Belt and Road Initiative.” “Chan spoke highly of China’s contributions to the work of the WHO and the country’s role in global health governance,” China Daily reported at the time.
U.S. Media Propagandists
In addition to its unabashed exaltation of Xi and the CCP, China Daily and the rest of the Beijing choir have repeatedly bashed the United States and President Trump, calling his references to the “China virus” and “Wuhan virus” explicitly racist and xenophobic.
China Daily condemned Trump for using “the widely regarded racist and stigmatized term ‘Chinese virus’ to describe COVID-19, something the WHO has repeatedly warned against.”
Here are a few additional examples of articles from China Daily showing the CCP-WHO team-up to push the line that China is a victim of vicious racist slurs by President Trump and members of his administration:
• “WHO warns against using virus slurs”;
• “Pompeo faces ire for stigmatizing COVID-19”;
• “US spin on virus’s name condemned.”
It should serve as an eye-opener to those whose eyes have been wide shut that the global press — and especially the U.S. and European media — have gladly served as an echo chamber for Xi’s propagandists.
Never-Trumper Max Boot, a senior fellow on national security at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and one of the Deep State Washington Post’s window-dressing “conservatives,” has used his Post column and his Twitter feed to pound President Trump relentlessly for his alleged leadership failures regarding the virus epidemic. In his February 26 column, which has been cited and echoed by the Big Media Trump haters, Boot attempted to exploit the coronavirus outbreak against the president. “Diseases, far more than any human enemy, ruthlessly expose and exploit the weaknesses of their victims,” Boot warned. “Now, the coronavirus outbreak is laying bare the pathologies of the Trump Administration, which include compulsive lying, pandering to dictators, ideological aversion to ‘globalism,’ inveterate hostility toward experts and expertise, and — in a related development — sheer incompetence.”
Richard Haass, president of the world-government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough to weaponize the virus against President Trump. Haass asserted that Trump “is unqualified and unfit to be president of the United States. And unfit at one of the most dangerous times this country has seen in, well, I’ll say it, since 9/11.” Continuing with the 9/11 comparison, Haass averred that Trump is responsible for putting “orders of more magnitude of Americans” in danger. Scarborough, the host of the show and one of MSNBC’s most virulent anti-Trumpers, is a CFR member, as is his co-host (and current wife) Mika Brzezinski (daughter of the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, a notorious globalist and CFR director).
As the most influential globalist think tank and the main incubator for Deep State operatives who have run the U.S. government throughout Democratic and Republican administrations for much of the past century, the CFR has played a major role in pushing the “global health governance” line, along with the anti-Trump/pro-China narrative. Here are a few of the recent CFR offerings regarding those subjects from the organization’s website (cfr.org):
• “Why Global Governance of Disease Matters for the Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus”;
• “Examining the Coronavirus Outbreak: China, Markets, and Global Health Governance”;
• “China and Coronavirus: From Home-Made Disaster to Global Mega-Opportunity.”
The CFR has even launched its own website, thinkglobalhealth.org, to promote the idea of “global health governance.”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is at the very center of the matrix of organizations and institutions pushing for “global health governance,” “reproductive health,” and population control. The Gates Foundation is a big financial backer of WHO, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and was a big backer of the Global Health Initiative of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Gates Foundation has also showered millions of dollars on the planet’s premier abortion providers: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and the UN Population Fund. Bill Gates is also a founding member of the ultra-exclusive group of billionaire population-control advocates that calls itself The Good Club, which names among its handful of members George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey. The late David Rockefeller, storied banker and longtime chairman of the CFR, was the organizer and éminence grise of the club.
Gates, Soros, and the rest of their globalist ilk hate President Trump but love communist Supreme Leader Xi Jinping. China Daily proudly notes that Microsoft billionaire Gates has donated millions to China’s coronavirus efforts. “Chinese President Xi Jinping has written back to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after receiving a letter from the US business leader on the novel coronavirus disease,” it reported. China Daily continues, “In his letter dated Feb 20, the Chinese president wrote: ‘I deeply appreciate the act of generosity of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and your letter of solidarity to the Chinese people at such an important moment…. We are resolute in protecting the life and health of the people of China, and of all countries around the world. We are determined to do our part to uphold global public health security,’ Xi added.”
Bill Gates and his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are leading forces in the moves to bring about socialist-communist-capitalist “convergence” under a system of elite “global governance.” In 2017, Gates was honored by China’s communist regime by being inducted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
In 2013, Gates was an honored guest — along with George Soros and the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde — at the Boao Forum for Asia, where Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address. Soros has fulsomely praised Xi Jinping and has said China should “own” the new world order.
Event 201: “Simulation”?
Bill Gates, his foundation, and his sprawling global “health” empire have become the “go to” authorities on COVID-19. As it happens, only a few weeks before the virus outbreak in China, the Gates Foundation, along with the World Economic Forum and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, sponsored a “pandemic exercise” known as “Event 201.” The “players” in this high-powered “simulation” included key individuals from the government, corporate, and NGO worlds. A deputy director of the CDC and the chief of China’s CDC also participated in this October 2019 pandemic simulation that involved a novel coronavirus. The entire exercise was spookily similar to the COVID-19 outbreak that occurred only weeks later. Were Bill Gates and his fellow Event 201 players far-sighted planners, the “wisemen” who should be looked to for direction? Were these globalists merely “lucky” that the real virus has provided them an opportunity to be the saviors of humanity? At the very least, they have parlayed this frightening epidemic into a concerted effort to promote the “global health governance” they have been championing for years. A full report on Event 201 is beyond the scope of this article. We will be reporting on it in more depth in a future issue. Gates, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Rockefeller, and other globalists of our ruling classes seem to be far more comfortable with totalitarian thugs such as Xi than with the nationalist-minded, freedom-oriented “deplorables” who elected President Trump. Like the pigmen in the final scene of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, who are neither pig nor man, but some kind of freakish morphed creatures, the globalist elites are neither communist nor capitalist, but some kind of creepy and detestable mixture of the two.
They are odious quislings — traitors to God, country, and humanity — who are fomenting and using the current coronavirus panic to build the “global governance” world-government scheme that the CFR and its globalist allies have been pushing for the past century.
Senior editor William F. Jasper is an author/journalist/commentator/documentary producer with a well-earned reputation as one of America’s top investigative reporters, most renowned for his in-depth, years-long investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and its aftermath. For more than three decades he served as an accredited correspondent at the United Nations in New York and at UN summits around the world.
This article originally appeared in the April 20, 2020 “Freedom Is the Cure” special report of The New American. The New American publishes a print magazine twice a month, covering issues such as politics, money, foreign policy, environment, culture, and technology. To access the full report, as well as up-to-date reporting on COVID-19, click the ad below.
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