• Post-Coronavirus, Some Things Might Return to ‘Normal’ in the US — One Thing MUST Not …

    Surge Summary: It’s questionable whether or not everything will return to “normal” in America once the coronavirus scare is finally over. One thing that must change, however: the nation’s relationship with China. The Chinese government must be held accountable for the way it has abused its relationship with the United States for so long.

    by Gary Bauer

    Return to Normal?

    There’s a big debate about whether the world will ever go back to business as usual regarding travel, telework and other habits.  Dr. Fauci, for example, has suggested that we may never go back to shaking hands again.

    I think some of this is seriously overblown.  But there’s one situation where we must not return to business as usual.

    As President Trump has said repeatedly, China has taken advantage of America for decades.  They have stolen our jobs and our technology, and it was done over multiple decades and tolerated by administrations of both parties.  (I remember well the debates I had with George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential primary when I accused him of being weak on China.)

    This will not be easy.  China’s tentacles are deeply embedded all over the country, particularly in American journalism and the tech industry.  Virtually every news source in America is owned by a large corporation that wants to grow in China.  I have no doubt those relationships are impacting how our news is delivered.

    Bloomberg News, for example, silenced journalists to appease Beijing.  But we’re also learning that Facebook’s fact checkers are connected to China.

    The tech giant has announced that it is fact checking all stories about coronavirus and blocking those it alleges are false.  Well, it turns out that one of their fact checkers is virologist at a medical school in Singapore who has “collaborative projects” at the Wuhan lab.

    When The Epoch Times, a great independent newspaper, ran a story on China, Facebook’s “fact checkers” blocked the story.  But that story is now being supported by multiple government sources and by reports from the Washington Post and Fox News.

    During one of the daily press briefings last week, the president called on a reporter who asked a question with a clear pro-China bias. When Trump challenged the reporter, she insisted that she worked for a private newspaper in Hong Kong.

    Well, that was true to a point.  It turns out that the paper is owned by a former Chinese military officer, and its coverage is sympathetic to the Chinese Communist Party.

    The struggle ahead is not going to be easy.  The struggle against the Soviet Union was hard, but it was never an economic power with the ability to exert such tremendous influence in the United States.

    By the way, have you noticed that the national Chamber of Commerce, which for years has been one of China’s biggest cheerleaders, has fallen strangely silent as more and more evidence comes to light about China’s negligence, lying and hoarding of medical supplies?

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Stab-32 (pixabay.com); https://www.needpix.com/photo/356157/the-chinese-dragon-red-dragon-logo-free-pictures-free-photos-free-images-royalty-free-free-illustrations

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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