It’s possible the Chinese government is responsible for the coronavirus outbreak. It’s also possible that it was the US government. The problem is, when you believe the worst about governments, which SLL does, it’s sometimes impossible to determine which government is responsible for which horrible outcome. From Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at lewrockwellcome:
The American economy has been shut down by foolish government orders, and the insights of Mises and Rothbard tell us that complete collapse is only a matter of time. In an earlier column, I warned that the Deep State might seek to start a war with China to divert attention from our domestic mess. As I warned last month, “Because the epidemic started in China and spread from there, hostility toward Chinese people living in the US has gone up. Chinese-owned stores have been threatened, and gun sales to Chinese who fear attacks have soared. Chinese restaurants have few takeout customers.
“The President’s talk about the ‘Chinese virus’ fans the flame of ill-feelings, and some fear that the government may provoke a war with China in order to distract attention from a tanking US economy. US government propaganda has spread false claims about predatory Chinese trade practices to get the American people ready for hostile action toward China.”
Unfortunately, things have gotten much worse since last month. America continues its policies of naval confrontation in the South China Sea; there are threats to sue China for damage caused by the coronavirus; and President Trump has threatened to pursue payment on long-defunct Chinese bonds in order to bankrupt the Chinese economy. Our disastrous trade war with China continues.
But today I want to focus on something even more sinister. There is good reason to believe that the coronavirus epidemic is part of an American biological warfare campaign against China and Iran. The brilliant physicist Ron Unz, who has time and time again been proved right by events, makes this case in a scintillating analysis.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” (Chairman Mao: “ALL power comes out of the barrel of a gun”) Robert A. Heinlein
“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.” William S. Burrough