The Chinese Virus

The poor Occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (White House) has been accused of being a racist because he’s decided that Covid-19 or the Coronavirus should be better known as the “Chinese Virus.”

OK, let’s be fair to the Occupant (though if there’s anybody that you shouldn’t be fair to, it would be the Occupant), he has a point. The virus started out in Wuhan, which is geographically located in China. So, in this sense, he’s right, the virus is a Chinese virus.

Having said that, is it wise to focus on the origins of the virus when it’s already spreading havoc in your backyard. At the time of writing, New York State accounts for some five percent of global cases and the US has 15,219 cases, which places America, the world’s most advanced nation in fourth place in terms of number of cases. By comparison Malaysia, a third world country which locked itself down on 18 March 2020 has 1,183 cases. The figures can be seen here:

The problem, as an American friend of mine, who is currently living in Texas, says, “The Virus is serious” and the Trump’s medical experts have sounded the alarm saying that the problem will probably get worse before it gets better.

Everyone who isn’t brain damaged or a Trump supporter understands that America is going to have problems getting to grips with this virus. Thankfully, America’s President doesn’t have total control of the country. Most American politics is local and for the average American, it’s the mayors and state governors who make the majority of decisions that affect the majority. Thankfully, State-Level politicians have shown more competence and courage in dealing with the virus than the Occupant.

Nobody blames the average man in the street for being angry with the Communist Party in China for being the source of this virus. Here in Southeast Asia (South East of China for reading Americans), we have a long history of noisy and rude tourist from China messing up our environment. There are people in our region who think that this virus has finally gotten governments to do what we’ve wanted them to do for ages – keeping out the Chinese.

Yet, for whatever resentments our local people might feel towards the Chinese from China, our political leaders figured out that it was better to focus on trying to fix the problem in our backyard than looking for someone to blame. Thus far, if you believe the figures coming out of the region, we’ve done a better job at keeping things in check than the Western world, especially the US of A.

The second point that the Trump does not realise or wish to realise is that by calling it a “Chinese Virus,” he is setting up American born Chinese for a good lynching from hysterical lay abouts who wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a Chinese person from China, Southeast Asia or dare I say America.

This is a shame. American born Chinese are considered a “model-minority,” who do things like go to work and send their kids to school. Look at any American University and the top achievers are inevitably from this “Model-Minority,” – So much so that the Old Rogue used to tell people, “If American Universities were really about merit, there wouldn’t be a single round eye.” (Affirmative Action being about keeping Asian-Americans out of university as it has been about helping Black and Hispanic students get in.)

The virus may have started in China but that’s as Chinese as it gets. The virus has shown itself to be wonderfully open in who it affects. The virus like many others before it, is an equal opportunity killer, which affects people regardless of gender, ethnicity and religion.
So, rather than focusing of where the virus came from, perhaps its time the Occupant worked on trying to solve the problem in his own backyard.

 

Tang Li

*The author blogs at http://beautifullyincoherent.blogspot.com/
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12 Responses to “The Chinese Virus”

  • Great Asia:

    Xi Jinping has 3 battles to fight.

    1st – Internal battle to eliminate the virus in China – he won.

    2nd – External battle to help the rest of the world to eliminate the virus – he already started it.

    3rd – Use China’s economic strength to lift the world’s economy – he already planned.

    It looks set for China to emerge aas a big winner in this Coronavirus crisis. China can graduate as a real superpower.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    Tell a believer like Trump that it’s God’s virus. God created to wipe out the Egyptians to safe the Jews from slavery long time ago. But forgot to remove the virus after the genocide.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Trump did the right thing.:

    It is important to blame China to force it to accept responsibility for the second virus epidemic it started. (The first one is SARS). To do otherwise sends the wrong message to China. It is not responsible and it is ok to continue eating virus-carrying exotic animals even if it causes a pandemic.

    China tried to blame the US by claiming the US military produce the virus and used it in Wuhan. It assumed Trump would not do anything because of the large number of Chinese Americans. Wrong! Trump did the right thing by calling it a Chinese virus. In situations like this “political correctness” is the worst thing to do because the culprit will not change behavior.

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  • TruBlu:

    Trump got trumped by COVID as his boast n claims to push up DOW has gone to naught and more!

    so,he tulan and call it CHINESE virus.
    actually,it may be ANG MOH VIRUS afterall; every year thousands of americans died from FLU – WHAT FLU?

    As for XI,he better make sure his people stop eating bats?

    think TRUMP “BIGLY” $timulu$ will not help much as long as COVID KEEPS TRUMPing him?

    moral of story: STOP TRUMPing your own TRUMPet,ya?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The jet pace spread of Virus Crown of Evil Thorns in the West with Italy the worse hit is the Culture of Hugging and Kissing with a Firm and not LAME Handshake thrown in to show AFFECTION hence the affliction…

    Asian Namaste & Gong Sze is the way to show Affection without affliction leh!!! Proudly Claim by India and China???

    Not that I am against Hugging Kissing and a FIRM Handshake not a lame one like a lame Drake LEEder…

    and this has NOTHING to do with LEEdership…it is COMMONSENSE

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  • Calling A Spade A Spade:

    CCP and propaganda spreaders should stop hijacking Chinese to shield their crime against humanity.

    There is no shame in being a model minority but it is a real shame that 1.4B chinese are under the rule of an extremely evil regime.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Great Asia:
    Tell a believer like Trump that it’s God’s virus. God created to wipe out the Egyptians to safe the Jews from slavery long time ago. But forgot to remove the virus after the genocide.

    Ha ha ha!

    The Creator CREATES and the Devil INNOVATE…Man “thinks” he creates when he Invents and Innovate what is CREATED by the Creator and Advocates for the Devil’s INNOVATIONs

    That is the Ying & Yang of Life you pick your choice…

    to TRUST “The Creator” or “the innovator” and LIVE the EVIL the reverse of LIVE or Life as it should be for Peace and Joy with No Malice and when it is time to go, happily you will skip among the daffodils and reach the Stars or SWITCH from Amitabha to Maranatha with the Devil’s innovators haunting you NIGHTLY!!! with no Guarantee you will reach the STARS!!!

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  • Oh My God:

    Why are so many spread through church goers?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Oh My God:
    Why are so many spread through church goers?

    Hugging lor!!!

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  • uselessgov:

    CCP HAS TO GO. period

    ppl like trump and brexit has to STAY. period

    to kill evil ppl like PAP WHO KILLS PPL Livelihood by MASS IMPORTS of trash disguise as talents to DEPRESSED our WAGES, when everything goes UP, INCLUDES GOV PAYING themselves 12 to 15 MONTHS of BONUSES !!!

    wake up stupid SINKIES…

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  • @ Oh my god:

    Please , mosque also alot . Maybe more.

    Initially China also spread alot even though no religion.

    What about your 歌台?

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  • @ Oh my god:

    By the way how come CCP top officials never kena ? Strange isnt it.

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