Sinophilia Syndrome

"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." -Sun Tzu These days, using the word "virus" preceded by "Wuhan" or "Chinese" will get you banned from Twitter or Facebook, dissed on MSNBCCNNCBSNBCABCRT, pilloried by the authors of the 1619 Project, and their newsprint co-conspirators, and denounced by the Chinese Communist Party. This is not… Continue reading Sinophilia Syndrome

Chinese capitalism

This phrase keeps showing up in one form or another in comments defending the Chinese Communist Party's handling of their virus. Example oneIt is also worth noting that China is at least as capitalistic as the United States and their technology is quickly eclipsing ours... The health system in China is actually a pure capitalist… Continue reading Chinese capitalism

Comic genius

I have had my difficulties appreciating The Donald’s sense of humor, but during his Presser yesterday, he was cool, calm, measured … Presidential, and delivered one of the most brilliant set up lines in history. He made the press look like a bunch of dyspeptic gibbons. Admittedly, a low bar.“Why do you keep calling this… Continue reading Comic genius

From German and Spanish; to Lyme, Ebola, Norwalk, and Lassa; on to Gehrig, Tourette, Hodgkin, and Parkinson

But "foreign virus" is xenophobic. Much less "Wuhan virus." Which is racist. I read BIRTH OF A VIRUS … several days ago and found the commentariat there split: Between 1) people who are critical of China's political system and public sanitation practices; and 2) those defending China, primarily by accusing the blogger (Regie Hamm) of… Continue reading From German and Spanish; to Lyme, Ebola, Norwalk, and Lassa; on to Gehrig, Tourette, Hodgkin, and Parkinson