Tuesday, March 31, 2020

China, the World Health Organization, and Communism

© 2020 ABIP
by Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

The secrecy and deception surrounding the spread of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic that led to multiple failures by the World Health Organization is not the fault of China alone.

Rather, it's the end result of a deceptive philosophy based in falsehoods and propaganda to keep its people and the rest of the world out of the loop.

If the cruel reality were ever known, there would not be so many “useful idiots” falling for it.

The behavior of China's silence related to the Coronavirus is a common, and perfectly normal, procedure to follow in totalitarian communist regimes.

Everything bad that happens inside communist countries is a State Secret. 

The survival and proliferation of the system requires it.

Fifteen years ago, I had in my home four legal immigrants from my former country. One of them was their 6 year old girl. 

After a few weeks she said something very surprising at the dinner table after she already have been exposed to American television news. Her remarkable comment was, “I don't like this country because bad things are happening here all the time. In Cuba nothing happens!”

Her clever observation was based in the fact that in communist Cuba they don't report crimes, accidents or anything negative that happens within the island. 

All the bad news comes from capitalist countries.

In the 1980s I had a visitor from Cuba, from a relatively well-educated family in Havana. 

I took him to the Air & Space Museum. To my surprise, while observing the Lunar Landing Module, he exclaimed that he didn't know that Americans had landed on the Moon in 1969!

He didn't know about the Sky Lab or the Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous in space, either. 

I rest my case.

China has just performed according to communist rules during this worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.

So wake up Americans, don't be surprised!

What happened is just another end result of Communism. 

How many more are going to die as a result of the usual internal secrecy under Communist rule?

In relation to the WHO (World Health Organization) cooperation with China in this ruse, I have another anecdote to share...

In 1967, after I arrived in the U.S., an acquaintance recommended that I apply to work at WHO headquarters in Washington, DC, also known as the Pan-American Health Organization.

I did--and was surprised by some of the people I met there. 

When they discovered that I was from Cuba they were told me how much they admired Castro's revolution. 

They also congratulated me on what good health care they have in Cuba, and expressed personal admiration that it was free for everybody.

Well, I had myself lived and suffered from the lack of medicines in Cuba. 

I knew personally how Cubans wrote to relatives in the U.S. begging for medicine, and the reality that Castro's regime confiscated half of those medical shipments. 

I had witnessed a young lady who died only because the communist regime took her U.S.-sent medicines. 

I saw and experienced the real cruelty of a communist totalitarian system. 

My brief work with WHO was therefore a disappointing experience.

If I could see it years ago, their attitude towards Communism obviously wasn't a secret. The sympathy of WHO bureaucracts  toward communist regimes has been clear for years. 

Therefore, I am not surprised by their recent collaboration with China.  Unfortunately, the WHO is now part of the Chinese Communist life-support system.

Sadly, U.S. taxpayer dollars are given to that institution, without the requirement that it be freed from Communist influence.

The result of American negligence in this regard has been predictably tragic.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This post listing pork in the Coronavirus bill was in Ann Althouse comments section today...

Tom said...
The Democratic Party also published a bill that points out exactly who they believe are more important than American workers and small business owners. 

$35 Million for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts? What the heck does the Kennedy Center have to do with responding to COVID 19?! 

Here’s a summary of what’s in the House bill, some of which is legit and much of which is plain old highway robbery.

$100,000,000 to NASA
$20,000,000,000 to the USPS
$300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts
$300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities
$15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training
$435,000,000 for mental health support
$30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund
$200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program
$300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting
$500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries
$720,000,000 to Social Security Admin - most for admin costs
$25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building
$7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries
$35,000,000 to the JFK Center for performing Arts
$25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives
$3,000,000,000 upgrade to the IT department at the VA
$315,000,000 for State Department Diplomatic Programs
$95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development
$300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance
$300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance
$90,000,000 for the Peace Corps
$13,000,000 to Howard University
$9,000,000 Misc Senate Expenses
$1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program
$25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs
$492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
$526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available if needed through 2021
$25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure
$3,000,000 Maritime Administration
$5,000,000 Salaries and Expensive Office of the Inspector General
$2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing
$5,000,000 Community Planning and Development
$2,500,000 Office of Housing
$1,500,000,000 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Office of Public and Indian Housing. 1,000,000,000 of which can be used as "additional administrative and other expenses".
$720,000,000 to the public housing fund
$100,000,000 for Community Block Grants for Native Americans
$250,000,000 for Housing Block Grants for Tribes
$130,000,000 for AIDS Housing
$15,000,000,000 for the Community Development Fund
$5,000,000,000 in Homeless Assistance
$100,000,000,000 for Rental Assistance
An additional $7,000,000 enforce the Fair Housing Act
$1,000,000,000 for more mobile phones ("Obamaphones")
$227,000,000 for grants to States for youth activities
$261,000,000 for grants to States for dislocated worker training
$10,000,000 for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs
$100,000,000 for Job Corps
$15,000,000 for Program Administration
$6,500,000, to the Wage and Hour Division
$30,000,000, to OSHA
$10,000,000 for Susan Harwood training grants
$1,300,000,000, for Primary Health Care
$75,000,000, for Student Aid Administration
$9,500,000,000, for Higher Education

Saturday, March 21, 2020


by Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

According to the Black Book of Communism, “an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao Zedong's repeated attemps to create a new 'Socialist' China” during his Cultural Revolution from 1966 until 1976.

According to Wikipedia, President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China “was an important strategic and diplomatic overture that marked the culmination of the Nixon administration's resumption of harmonious relations between the United States and mainland China after years of diplomatic isolation.”

I understood why Nixon opened relations with China.  

But coming from a Communist country I know the way communist regimes operate and that they cannot be trusted.  I thought this was a grave mistake that would bring terrible consequences to the U.S. in the future.  

We now have a doozy.

A characteristic of the communist totalitarian regimes is that everything that occurrs inside their borders is initally held as a well-guarded State Secret.  

The Coronavirus is a precise example.

Their unforgiveable silence provoked the recent worldwide pandemic.  And they still don't accept responsibility for it.  Probably they never will for as long as they remain a totalitarian communist regime.

What bothers me the most after the unfortunate Nixon decision is the ignorance in the U.S. business community to even entertain the possibility that those communist fanatic cult members would realize the advantages of the free market and eventually adopt a real open free enterprise system.

They never did and never will because of their rigid ideology and power hunger.

They pretended to transform for international comsumption.  But continued with their inflexibility to real change, because their absolute control is required to maintain their absolute power.

The ones who benefited the most from the elite pretending to be capitalistic were the old Chinese ruling communist elite.  It worked for them while the U.S. turned a blind eye and they pretended to be capitalistic, in cahoots with unscrupulous foreign businessmen interested only in profits rather than  freedom for the oppressed Chinese people.

With working conditions and salaries of the workers there so much lower than workers in the U.S.,the Chinese communists lure foreign businessmen.  

It was cheaper to produce in China than in America or other countries.  That's why so much of our production moved there.  And we stupidly became dependent on Communist China!

The communists never renounced being our enemies.  They spied, copied and stole the West's inventions and innovations, also to our blind eyes.

Now, sadly, we are paying the price.

 © 2020 ABIP

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Steve Sailer: How to Stop the Coronavirus Epidemic

In TAKIMAG Steve Sailer calls upon the Trump Administration to replace a containment strategy with a victory strategy:

Physicist and evolutionary theorist Gregory Cochran changed his mind on this subject in a conversation with me on Monday. Cochran had long been advocating flattening the curve as the proper target, but he realized:
But this is the wrong idea. You have to get R0 down close to 1.0 (from around 3.0) in order to really slow the growth—ordinary influenza has an R0 of around 1.3 and it grows way too rapidly.
Don’t aim at getting close to 1.0: aim at getting below. Basically, the region of parameter space that would correspond to “flattening the curve” is tiny, and 90% of the way to a clear win.

In other words, the effort it takes to flatten the curve is almost as great as it takes to win outright.
No longer should the goal be a well-played defeat. As Cochran sums up by quoting Douglas MacArthur:
There is no substitute for victory.
This would require massive sacrifice, although perhaps not quite on the scale of the Chinese lockdown because we have more square feet in our homes, more private cars, and less reliance on public transportation. But, at least there’s now a worthy goal for what all the pain would be for: victory.
The new goal is not to lose more slowly to the virus, but to conquer it.
Which of the 2020 candidates will embrace winning?
Read the whole thing at: https://www.takimag.com/article/crushing-the-coronavirus-curve/

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Michel Houellebecq's SEROTONIN

Serotonin is a chemical in our brain chemistry for which doctors prescribe SSRI inhibitors to fight depression. It is also the title of novelist Michel Houellebecq's dark satire about rural life in contemporary France.

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/serotonin-michel-houellebecq-houllebecq-france-globalizatio-1583605495

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Danger + Opportunity

(Cartoon from Garry Apgar's Quotes for Conservatives)
The Chinese character for "Crisis" is made up of "Danger" and "Opportunity." This perfectly describes the Coronavirus pandemic confronting President Trump. Proper handling of this health crisis could clear the way to decisively winning the popular vote on Election Day.