On January 14, 2020 the New York Times had front page news on topics like Iran’s fragile economy (which, it turns out was getting a lot of help from China) and the Democrats impeachment of the president. The paper covered stories about rural Venezuela’s collapse, Prince Harry and Meghan’s ‘New Life’ and Apple Inc.’s reluctance to unlock a murder’s iPhone. Headlines from that midwinter fish wrapper like “Iowans, Famously Indecisive, Worry the 2020 Race Is ‘a Mess’” or “BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance” are hilarious with a Spring day’s hindsight. The Editorial Board put together a special section called “The Choice” which detailed private interviews each of the nine remaining Democratic candidates subjected themselves to so they might win an endorsement from “the paper of record.” That same Board of big brains wrote an insolent editorial titled “You Call That Transparency, Mr. President?” which questioned the veracity of the executive branch of US federal government. China had been dealing with a pathogen called the Wuhan Coronavirus for over a month but The New York Times wasn’t interested in the Chinavirus.
On 01/14/2020 the World Health Organization tweeted out the news that Chinese authorities saw no transmission of the virus between human hosts. Chinese New Year was 10 days away and nobody in the CCP wanted to disrupt the Year of the Rat celebration. Who would believe the Chinese authorities on a topic as significant as a potential world wide pandemic? WHO would, that’s who and corporate media followed WHO’s lead by downplaying the news of the viruses relentless growth. The next day the USA and China signed “Phase 1” of a new trade deal relaxing some tariffs imposed on Chinese imports while China agreed to buy more American products.
The Chinese version of the New York Times is a paper called The Peoples Daily and on China’s New Years Eve they published an article with the headline “CPC leadership meets to discuss novel coronavirus prevention, control.” Xi Jinping lead a meeting of the Central Committee which announced the CPC’s top priority to stop the spread of the Wuhan virus within China.
“Party and government officials, especially the leading officials, must always stay on their jobs and stand at the frontline to safeguard social stability and ensure people have a peaceful and merry Chinese New Year festival, Xi said.”The Peoples Daily
By the end of the month on Jan. 28 Chairman Xi declared, “The virus is a devil and we cannot let the devil hide.” China agreed to let WHO send a team of international experts “as soon as possible” to increase understanding of the virus and guide the global response. On January 30 the first two cases were identified in Italy and WHO officially designated Chinavirus (COVID-19) a “global emergency.” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made it clear that WHO, “does not recommend limiting travel, trade and movement (of the population) and even opposes any travel restrictions.” The next day president Trump imposed travel restrictions on Chinese nationals to prevent them from entering the US mainland.
On Feb. 4 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned the US about “over reaction” to the rising infection rates and death toll in mainland China. On Feb. 7 Xi Jinping declares “people’s war” on the Wuhan virus and Li Wenliang, the doctor who issued the first warnings about it in December, died from the Chinavirus. Day after day the month of February was filled with stories of the spreading Chinavirus, infection and death in countries around the world. On March 11, after pushing Chinese propaganda for 2 months, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
66 days ago on Jan. 14 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,907.05 and the US government was about to sign a renegotiated trade deal with China. Today the DJIA closed 19,173.98 and there is no end in sight for the Chinavirus and it’s impact on daily life.
Who is this hidden enemy? The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not hidden. The United Nations and it’s World Health Organization (WHO) is not hidden. The New York Times is not hidden. Even the coronavirus (COVID-19) or Chinavirus is not hidden. The hidden enemy is the self-destructive nihilism of the Left which manifests itself in these organizations. This is a virus of the mind that can’t be seen and often remains invisible even to those who are infected with the disease. This hidden enemy would rather watch the global economy collapse and international conflict explode than lose its hold on power. It is the true “devil virus” and it must be defeated.