There is a trend to describe new culture battles in terms of ‘public health’ in an attempt to piggyback various agendas on the shoulders of Covid panic.
BLM protests are okay amid Covid lockdowns because racism is a public health threat. Calling someone by the wrong pronouns is a public health risk because it causes suicide. Climate change is a public health risk. That sort of thing.
This is a long post, part 1 of 4 in a series, because I wanted to be thorough. Big claims need big evidence. You might want to pack your lunch.
“Stopping the spread of this virus both in China and globally is WHO’s highest priority,” said Dr Tedros. “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated, including sharing data and genetic sequence of the virus. WHO is working closely with the government on measures to understand the virus and limit transmission. WHO will keep working side-by-side with China and all other countries to protect health and keep people safe.”
When the WHO first made this announcement, with its bold and slightly baffling praise for China’s, erm, transparency, I was willing to give it a pass.
China had finally owned up to the crisis (once they couldn’t hide it any more), had notified the WHO, had released the DNA sequence of the virus, and was sharing infection data. Sort of. The WHO could be excused for worrying that China might clam up again, as it had done during the SARS crisis, so it was probably trying to offer some positive reinforcement for China’s baby steps towards being a responsible global citizen. And anyway, as a UN agency, they have to be diplomatic.
While hiking up in the hills, a JICA guy pointed out a new groundwater and irrigation project in a valley far below. He explained that it was to improve the water supply in a nearby village.
“Who did that for them, then?” I asked cynically.
A remarkable feature of this country is just how little the physical infrastructure has been improved since distant colonial times. After decades of independence there are still only the old European buildings lining the streets. There are no Read More
A Chinese Communist Party official enjoys the romantic attentions of his 18 year old lover. The back story is here.
The Chinese Communist Party has the absolute right to rule China in any manner it wishes.
This post is not directed at Western meddlers. It is for the Chinese subjects themselves, including the malcontent rascals in Hong Kong and the expat anti-patriots. Most of all it is for any mainland Chinese man who dares to question, in his heart of hearts, the legitimacy of his overlords.
This might be a short one because I’m on the road enjoying an adventure. Resting up today to recover from all the hypothermia and AIDS. Don’t want to get that again.
Speaking of which, David Cole blames gays for not quickly addressing the AIDS epidemic when it would have made a difference, in the 1980s. Okay, partly blames some gay activists who claimed it was a hoax. I’ve been getting in trouble for some of my click-bait headings.
EvolutionistX posits that Emma Watson only has a job because of Patriachy and objectification – i.e. because dirty old men want to fuck her. This is a bit click-baity on my part, too – EvolutionistX is not so simplistic and crude as I am. Also: Megalithic burials are so weird.
Each generation grows a little weaker and more pathetic than the one before. You probably can’t fix a car as well as your father did, while your grandfather repaired jeeps under fire in WWII. Your great grandfather – well, he didn’t even enjoy the luxury of mechanization. He slumped across muddy no-man’s-land on foot in a pair of rotting boots he stole from a rotting Gerry. And your great, great grandfather? He tamed unmapped continents, cleared the land and obliterated entire peoples.
Look at your children (or the children of others, if you don’t have any). Whining about Read More