Telling the truth is not racist

Calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus” is not racist. It is a way to remind the world that the Communist government of China (which murdered 60 million Chinese under Mao) covered up the danger of the novel coronavirus and forcibly silenced doctors who were warning about it.

Had China acted quickly and not covered up the danger with lies and censorship the virus could have been contained. We are in this mess because Xi Jinping is a liar and a murderous tyrant.

COVID-19 is the Communist Virus.

More thoughts on the Communist Virus

As we are working through our response to the novel coronavirus, but when this is all over China needs to face some serious repercussions. The Communist government not only allowed this virus to spread, but they actively covered it up and silenced doctors and others who warned about it. That is why we need to call COVID 19 the “Chinese virus” or the “Wuhan virus.” We need to continually remind the world of the Communist government’s culpability in this pandemic.

And no, it is not “racist” to hold the Communist regime accountable for their despicable actions. This genocidal regime murdered 60 million dead under Mao and has been brutally repressing the Chinese people for generations. If anything is “racist” against Chinese people, it is running interference for the Communist butchers oppressing them and trying to silence critics of the Communists.

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Some good news

Here is some encouraging news in this dark time:

A study in Science last week estimated that 86 percent of all infections were undocumented in the early stages of China’s epidemic, before the travel restrictions that the government imposed on January 23. In other words, the actual number of infections was roughly six times as high as the official number. If that holds true at this point in the United States, where about 41,000 cases have been confirmed so far, the actual number of infections right now would be nearly 250,000. The actual CFR would be 0.2 percent, compared to the current crude CFR of 1.2 percent.

Read the rest at Reason.

Is the Wuhan Virus a judgment from God?

Here is an uncomfortable prospect that Christians need to think about: We should not ignore the possibility that Coronavirus is a judgment from God for our wickedness. There are examples all through Scripture of exactly this kind of thing. Here are a few examples:

  • Numbers 25:1-9
  • Numbers 16:42-49
  • 1 Chronicles 21:7-15
  • 1 Corinthians 11:27-30

It is easy for us to see God’s hand in blessings, but reject the thought of temporal earthly judgment. We often bristle at the idea that God would punish us in this life for the way we live, but that mentality is just not Biblical. Continue reading

We all need to have a sense of proportion

When a New York Times employee made a silly math mistake, she was not expecting the kind of backlash she got. What this episode shows is that we all need to have a sense of proportion and tone down the anger. None of this is helpful.

First: You will get mocked if you are a public figure. That comes with the territory and is something to be expected. Of course a viral tweet is going to generate a response. But nut-picking is a bad way to grade all of society or our general political environment. There are bad people out there who say terrible things, and it is easy to sift through the worst of the worst for website clicks and social media shares.

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2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Serious repercussions for China

When this is all over, China needs to face some serious repercussions for allowing this virus to spread, especially trying to cover it up and silencing people who warned about it.

Yes, we need to call COVID19 the “Chinese Virus” or the “Wuhan Virus.” It is not “racist” to hold the Communist regime accountable for their despicable actions. This genocidal regime (60 million dead under Mao) has been brutally oppressing the Chinese people for generations.

Communism is 100% pure evil.

Video Game Memories: Chrono Trigger

August 11, 1995 will be twenty-five years since the North American release of Chrono Trigger for the Super NES. (It was released in Japan on March 11 of that same year.) I got the game for Christmas that year, and it deserves its status as one of the greatest JRPG’s ever made.

Chrono Trigger had two innovations that I greatly appreciated: The “New Game Plus” feature and on-screen enemies that replaced random encounters. Both made the game more fun to play, and the “New Game Plus” encouraged replaying the game to see all of the content.

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Two angles to government’s coronavirus response

It is obvious that we live in a day where we hate authority. We hate the authority of the church, of parents, and of school teachers. We hate the authority of the civil magistrate and law enforcement. (Which is why I find it so strange to see people embracing socialism, as if you can have “free stuff” without force.) With that in mind, here is a verse we should all remember:

Hebrews 13:17

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

I had always thought of this as applying to the church, but I never thought of it as applying to the government until recently. But Scripture does teach in Romans 13 that the state is given authority by God and that they are to watch over the people with the authority God has given them. So as the civil magistrate is working to stop the spread of the coronavirus (or COVID-19) multiple orders have been issues to limit our freedom of assembly. It is wise to adopt two postures on this, one for the long term and one for the short term.

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