…we’ll never use the damn germs, so what good is biological warfare as a deterrent? If somebody uses germs on us, we’ll nuke ’em.Richard Nixon
Professor Yanzhong Huang is a political scientist and “expert” in pandemics. He is an exemplar of the mainstream media’s approach to the COVID-19 bio-weapon question. It might be more appropriate to list him as an expert in “polemics.” Professor Huang clearly dislikes the idea the virus was weaponized in a Chinese lab. One might even say he is sensitive on the question.
He has written an article in Foreign Affairs, titled “U.S.-Chinese Distrust Is Inviting Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, And Undermining Efforts to Contain the Epidemic.” The very title of Professor Huang’s article reads like an indictment of anyone who says the virus is an engineered bioweapon. He alludes to the Zero Hedge article which quoted my Epoch Times piece on the subject. Professor Huang says, in essence, that such views (as mine) endanger world peace and “Sino-American cooperation.”
But today’s “Sino-American cooperation” has never signified real peace. It has always been a form of low-intensity warfare, practiced by China, while America sleeps — unaware that its position is gradually eroding away.
To obfuscate the question of the virus’s weaponization, the best defense is (evidently) a strong offense. Huang denies the virus came out of a bio-weapon program. He smears anyone who says otherwise as a “dangerous … conspiracy theorist.” He blames Zero Hedge for quoting me. He says they are contributing to the severity of the pandemic. To say that Professor Huang’s article is honest, in this regard, is to miss the underlying political purpose behind his statements.
What is more important: Professor Huang is not alone in what he says. Marxist academics and media leftists have tilted favorably toward communist regimes in the past, and will continue to do so. This kind of thing is not entirely unexpected from the magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where Professor Huang is a fellow. Some of us suspect the CFR is a hub for communist infiltrators, piggy-backing on the naive internationalism of the capitalist elite. In effect, Professor Huang uses the CFR as a platform for attacking anti-communists as “dangerous conspiracy theorists.” Those of us who write about the communist threat are, at best, ignored by the mainstream media. In this instance, we are singled out for ostracism; — that is to say, Establishment ostracism. We have no voice. But the Chinese Communist professor, promoting Chinese Communist disinformation, has a voice. The Establishment gives him a platform to attack those who warn the West about Beijing’s intentions.
Professor Huang and his kind are readily published in all the mainstream newspapers and magazines. From his privileged position, this foreigner from mainland China guides American opinion. Who is he? What does he represent?
It was interesting to read the many positive student reviews he received as a professor at Seton Hall University. But among these are some negative evaluations: “I don’t like him. Bad attitude toward some students….” — and even more specific: “This man is ignorant, stubborn, disrespectful, and very difficult to comprehend. A hidden Chinese communist.” [Italics added.]
There seems to have been animosity between this professor from Red China and a subset of his American students. Was this animosity ideological? Is Professor Huang beholden to the government in Beijing? Why did Foreign Affairs magazine invite him to write a propaganda piece?
Or is it propaganda?
Professor Huang argues for good relations between communist China and the United States. Naturally, none of us want a war; but the Chinese communists are not trustworthy friends. They have committed many crimes, they have damaged America’s economy using trade as a weapon — stealing technology, corrupting our political system with cash, making us dependent on supply chains that are now used as weapons of economic and medical coercion.
We see, in this prestigious magazine, the magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations, a readiness to blacken the name of anyone who suspects the People’s Republic of China of a serious treaty violation in connection with the COVID-19 virus. The article is a clear warning to every writer in America. Get in line behind China’s power. Praise China’s good intentions. Berate those who warn of a Chinese communist threat.
If you want to know what a biological war looks like, consider our empty town squares and the overloaded morgues of New York City. If you want to know what psychological warfare looks like, read Professor Huang’s article in Foreign Affairs.