In Soviet Russia, there were two major newspapers. One was called Izvestia, which means news, and the other was called Pravda, which means truth. The Russians used to say, “there is no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia.”
Communist countries peddle propaganda, not truth. Falsehood is a way of life for the atheistic sect. This fact is confirmed by China’s cover-up of its coronavirus crisis. From beginning to end, the communist Chinese have misled the West about the virus. It has had catastrophic consequences.
Where Did the Coronavirus Originate?
Consider, for example, that for an entire month, President Xi Jinping refused to accept the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) offer to send experts. He also impeded the World Health Organization’s (WHO) attempt to send its specialists to Wuhan to discover the source of and cure for the new virus. Beijing was much more worried about its image than the health of its people.
Under the veil of deceit, the world was kept in the dark about the potential for a pandemic. China’s level-four super laboratory in Wuhan researches human infectious diseases, and scientists studied it in this laboratory that is only a few hundred yards from the open-air market where the virus was first detected.
The masking of the virus’ origin indicates the willingness of the communist government to mislead the world to protect China’s efforts to position itself as the leader of a post-American global order.
After hiding the cause, the Chinese government has also presented itself as the solution to the problem it created!
The media are filled with reports about how China has conquered the virus by using severe policies shrouded in secrecy, yet clearly, they have obliterated individual rights. These measures are held up as an example for the “democratic” world that does not know how to manage crises.
If Xi cannot achieve his goal logistically, he can change the numbers he reports to the world. To accomplish this super-human event, he has ordered his propaganda outlets to promote a new myth—Zero Domestic Transmissions. Without any independent verification, he has performed this miracle. All new coronavirus infections are from visitors coming from outside of China.
No one can confirm anything about these new numbers. However, in a regime where propaganda is king, everything is possible.
What Happens When You Don’t Tow the Party Line
China’s flight from truth can also be seen in those who tried to sound the alarm. The young Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm died—supposedly from the coronavirus.
Whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang was an ophthalmologist who warned his students on December 30, 2019, that “a new coronavirus infection has been confirmed and its type is being identified. Inform all family and relatives to be on guard.” He expressed his concern in a chat group with his former medical colleagues. This action did not resonate well with the communist authorities as he was reprimanded for “making untrue statements” and “severely disturbing the social order.” On the official Chinese web site, they claim, “The investigation so far has not found any obvious human-to-human transmission and no medical staff infection.”1
Dr. Li Wenliang was only one of eight whistleblowers that were severely reproached by Chinese authorities for “rumormongering.” The communist authorities chastised their own doctors for telling the truth that the entire world now knows. They did not act in a transparent and honest fashion to prevent the crisis that has followed.
When Facts Don’t Support Your Narrative, Change Them
After all this deceit, Beijing attempted to rewrite history to support their claim that its “quick” actions helped prevent an even greater spread of the virus. However, the government’s inaction and denial did precisely the opposite.
Consider the fact that China extended the Lunar New Year celebrations nearly two months after they knew of the virus. It refused international assistance. The government did not stop all international air travel as soon as they were aware of a potential epidemic. Foreign ministry propagandist Zhao Lijian even suggested the American military might be the source of the virus.
The policy of changing the facts to fit the narrative has been the communist script from the beginning. Like the Soviet-era newspaper peddling propaganda, the proclamation of Zero Domestic Transmissions is a case of Zero Truth.