2 MIN READ - It’s no secret that The Cautious Optimism Correspondent for Left Coast Affairs and Other Inexplicable Phenomena lives in California. So why is he reporting on news from Communist China?
While it’s true that Communist China is far, far left of California geographically, it’s just barely left of San Francisco politically (and maybe right of Berkeley). So for a brief interlude we’ll consider China part of the Left Coast Commune.
Within China, the CCP has informed the public for over a month that the U.S. military introduced the virus during the October 2019 World Military Games in Wuhan as a form of revenge for not winning enough medals.
However recently the Beijing government has become even more brazen.
Now the CCP is claiming their drastic containment measures effectively saved the planet from disaster and for that the world now owes them a huge thank you:
"The world should thank China for its gargantuan efforts and sacrifices to prevent the spread of the disease to other countries, an act that is really startling the universe and moving the gods.”
This sounds like the breathless news anchors on North Korea state television news hyperventilating as they praise Kim Jong-Un's godlike good looks and political prowess.
So with the United States being officially guilty of starting the outbreak, and China working effortlessly to contain it:
"Now we can say with confidence that the U.S. owes China an apology, and the world owes China thanks.”
On a side note, the Left Coast Correspondent agrees with CO completely that this propaganda theater of the absurd is engineered for Chinese domestic consumption only. The ridiculous Xinhua piece appears to have been run exclusively on the Chinese language website version, a standard distribution curb the CCP employs when it wishes to brainwash its own people largely outside the purview of the world at large.
Beijing knows that were it to publish such absurdity on its English language website, the story would quickly spread across the globe as an international laughing stock.
Hence the motivation: The CCP is probably still nervous about domestic public displeasure over its bungling of the outbreak, not limited to the arrest of the Wuhan ophthalmologist who tried to warn government officials of the disease and was instead arrested and forced by police to sign a confession admitting to "making false comments" that had "severely disturbed the social order."
From the BBC, a transcript of his signed statement:
"We solemnly warn you: If you keep being stubborn, with such impertinence, and continue this illegal activity, you will be brought to justice - is that understood?" Underneath in Dr Li's handwriting is written: "Yes, I do."
To deflect blame and stabilize its own grip on power, Beijing has used that typical ploy by communist regimes going back to 1917: blame the capitalist West.
For a century whenever communist regimes have created disasters (famines, genocides, environmental accidents, shooting down civilian airliners like Korean Air flight 007) the first response is to cover it up. And if that fails, concoct any story possible to blame the mishap on a Western capitalist country, usually the United States.
The Communist Party will say anything, however ridiculous, to maintain its power over China.
More details on China's coronavirus propaganda machine at:
To read this Chinese state-approved column implicating the U.S. military for the virus outbreak, visit this site and accept Google's offer to autotranslate from Chinese text to English: