Biden Takes a Hard Left

Now that Joe Biden has become the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, he is setting the stage for the general election. Normally, party nominees ‘move to center’ after getting the nomination in an attempt to appeal to independent voters who, in the case of Democrats are not as liberal as the party base of voters or, in the case of Republicans are not as conservative as the party base. This year, Biden’s political calculations appear different. Continue reading “Biden Takes a Hard Left”

Here is Why the US Needs to Wary of International Institutions

There is a constant debate in foreign policy on how much we should rely on, or give authority and our national decision-making to, international organizations. Such a question implies that our values, morals and interests are no better or worse than anyone else. Otherwise, we would never give up our own sovereignty to be decided by some other country or group of countries.

Two recent events in the news point out the dangers of internationalism. Continue reading “Here is Why the US Needs to Wary of International Institutions”

The Same Medicine For All?

The current pandemic is something which none of us has ever experienced. Originating in China late last year, the deadly virus has spread across the world. More communicable and deadly than SARs and H1N1 Swine Flu, which also originated in China, the coronavirus has brought the world to its knees because of its rapid spread and because we know so little about it.

In the United States, just over a third of all deaths have been in New York City. Over half of the deaths in the country have been in New York and neighboring New Jersey.  Yet most of the country is sheltered at home, non-essential businesses have been closed and job losses just in the last three weeks have topped 15 million. Most of the country has imposed the same rules as there are in New York and New Jersey, and some have asked why, in those areas that haven’t imposed the rules, they aren’t forced to do so. Continue reading “The Same Medicine For All?”

A Way to Start Recovering Now

The COVID-19 virus has almost brought the country to its knees. As the health crisis has turned into an economic crisis, it has shut down large parts of the economy.

The below article presents a scenario where we could begin to start getting people back to work now and slowly build toward recovery. By allowing people who have had the virus and recovered go back to their normal activities, we could potentially start moving forward from now. It’s worth the read and worth consideration.

The Mayor of New York Wants Help, But Only From Certain People

New York City is the hot spot in the nation’s battle against the pandemic that started in China and has spread around the world. The state of New York has over a third of all of the cases and all of the deaths in the whole country. Yet, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wary of medical help offered to the city. Continue reading “The Mayor of New York Wants Help, But Only From Certain People”

China Tries to Spin the Pandemic to Gain Influence

The last decade has seen China use its growing economy to expand its influence around the globe. It has been a conscious, announced policy to use loans to foreign government, build highways and hospitals and invest in companies all over the globe to build goodwill, influence and set itself up for global expansion.

The article below talks about how the current pandemic seems to be another way that the Chinese government hopes to ‘spin’ the crisis, which actually began in China, to a way to further its influence. China is making big publicity out of shipping health supplies to other countries to help fight the pandemic started by its poor sanitation laws (though in the US, most of the testing kits that China sent proved to be inaccurate).

The United Nations Rewards China

Despite all of the virus news, now we have this…

Last week, the United Nations appointed China as the newest member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. No, really.

Forget the face that even under normal circumstances, China is among the biggest abusers of human rights in the work and there are volumes of documentation showing that, the most recent involving the persecution of the Uyrghur minority  and Chinese war against the whole race.

But NOW, the world is suffering under a health pandemic, that is soon to become the largest economic crisis in more than a generation. In large part, this pandemic got out of control because the doctor in China who raised the alarm early on last year about the coronavirus and its potential for harm, was imprisoned by the Chinese government and forced to sign a statement disavowing everything he had said and then threatened his colleagues if they said anything about the outbreak. Even now, scientists tell us that efforts to battle the virus are hindered because China is still covering up the exact origins of the virus.

This is what the United Nations thinks is a good example of ‘human rights’. And now, of all possible times the UN thought this was a good idea. It would be a laughable horror story if it weren’t true.

This is the latest example of the dangers of internationalism. And yet there are those who still wonder why some people believe we should cut US taxpayer funding for the United Nations.

Communism is evil and China is still dangerous.

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