If there is anything that I enjoy, it is exposing hypocrisy. Here, in our America, we have the progressive socialist left clamoring that the expression “Wuhan Chinese virus” is racist. Heck, even Bill Maher had to come out and denounce the insidious, overly politically correct nature of these assertions. I have to say in Mr. Maher’s case, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
As well, we have some leftists claiming that COVID-19 further evidences the racist nature of America, since American Blacks, are being disproportionately affected. Again, we have discussed the real health issues facing the black community in America…in cities controlled by the Democrat (Socialist) Party.
But now we are seeing who the real racists are in this COVID-19 pandemic.
As reported by France24:
“Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.
China says it has largely curbed its Covid-19 outbreak but a recent cluster of cases linked to the Nigerian community in Guangzhou sparked the alleged discrimination by locals and virus prevention officials.
Local authorities in the industrial centre of 15 million said at least eight people diagnosed with the illness had spent time in the city’s Yuexiu district, known as “Little Africa”. Five were Nigerian nationals who faced widespread anger after reports surfaced that they had broken a mandatory quarantine and been to eight restaurants and other public places instead of staying home.
As a result, nearly 2,000 people they came into contact with had to be tested for Covid-19 or undergo quarantine, state media said. Guangzhou had confirmed 114 imported coronavirus cases as of Thursday – 16 of which were Africans. The rest were returning Chinese nationals. It has led to Africans becoming targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China. Several Africans told AFP they had been forcibly evicted from their homes and turned away by hotels.
“I’ve been sleeping under the bridge for four days with no food to eat… I cannot buy food anywhere, no shops or restaurants will serve me,” said Tony Mathias, an exchange student from Uganda who was forced from his apartment on Monday. “We’re like beggars on the street,” the 24-year-old said. Mathias added that police had given him no information about testing or quarantine but instead told him “to go to another city.”
Police in Guangzhou declined to comment when contacted by AFP. A Nigerian businessman said he was evicted from his apartment earlier this week. “Everywhere the police see us, they will come and pursue us and tell us to go home. But where can we go?” he said.
Thiam, an exchange student from Guinea, said police ordered him to stay home on Tuesday even after he tested negative for Covid-19 and told officers he had not left China in almost four years. He believes the measures are specifically and unfairly targeting Africans. “All the people I’ve seen tested are Africans. Chinese are walking around freely but if you’re black you can’t go out,” he said.
The US State Department on Saturday issued an alert advising African Americans, or those with potential contact with African nationals, to avoid Guangzhou.
Denny, a Nigerian trader evicted from his flat on Tuesday, said police moved him to a hotel for quarantine after he spent several days sleeping on the streets. “Even if we have a negative test result, police don’t let us stay (in our accommodation) and they don’t give a reason why,” he said.”
So, let me get this right: the Chinese communist government is upset and instituting draconian policies against foreign nationals who are victims of a virus of China’s own making? What is also disconcerting is that China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy is the reason why the Chinese are all over the globe, especially in Africa, seeking to extort countries by offering infrastructure in return for resources.
But, one has to ask: will the race hustlers of the progressive socialist left say anything about how the Chinese are treating and discriminating against Africans? Perhaps, instead of these merchants of victimization using COVID-19 to assail America for their ideological agenda and political objectives, they can focus their energy towards the very country that infected the world with the Wuhan Chinese coronavirus. Furthermore, why are we even surprised at this story? After all, it is the Chinese communist government that is running modern-day concentration camps in western China against the Uighurs, the Chinese Muslim minority community. Ya don’t hear too much from the leftists in America about that either; they’re too busy hating on President Trump.
Nothing against the Chinese people, but the world has a serious problem with the communist Chinese government of Beijing, and it’s dictator, Xi Jinping. China cannot be allowed to get away with what they have done, and are doing, without ramifications and consequences. China is guilty of crimes against humanity. China needs to have its most favored nation trade status revoked. China needs to be economically isolated and America must sever its supply lines with China, and return production and manufacturing to our shores, or at least to countries we can deem an ally. China is a geo-political foe of America. Sadly, the world got hooked on cheap Chinese goods and we have allowed the tentacles of their nefarious objectives to extend globally.
Think about the utter disrespect, and embarrassment, of having Chinese contractors running the Panama Canal? How many Americans died because of malaria and other diseases in order to construct what was a strategic naval endeavor to provide transition from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans?
China’s xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and belligerence is clearly evident…Are we going to do something about it?
This column was originally published at The Old School Patriot.
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