How the Chinese Communist Party and Western Tech Globalists sold a Lockdown to the World
From the 20th to the 24th of January, 2020, the 50th World Economic Forum met in the Swiss city of Davos. At the same time, on January 23rd, China imposed the first lockdown in the history of humankind, and the global avalanche of corona coverage began. Just a few days later, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was already praising China’s method as “precedent-setting.” Almost every country on earth copied China in the following months. In the meantime, Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the WEF, was looking forward to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a “Great Reset” that he conjured out of his hat in front of the global public in Davos. Each additional day of lockdown brings Big Tech, Big Pharma, and Big Money unbelievable profits. On accidents and convergences of interests in the 21st Century.
March 6th, 2020, Wuhan. “Fake, fake, it’s all fake!” sounds shrilly from the skyscrapers in Wuhan as the Chinese Vice President Sun Chunlan and her delegation from Pekin get an idea for themselves of the situation in the dangerous, infected area. The scenery is eerie: a dystopian, end-times atmosphere, streets empty of people in the midst of gray housing blocks; only the circle around Xi Jinpings inner cadre strides along stone-faced. Intruding calls from the locked up citizens of Wuhan break the silence: “Fake!” they call, “We protest,” and “Formalism!” — roughly analogous to “symbolic politics!” (1).
Wuhan was the first metropolis in the world to be locked down; 19 million people were locked up in their apartments for five weeks in its wake. A partial lockdown was imposed on over 57 million people in the Hubei region (2). The people in Wuhan were not excited; promised government help for neighborhoods frequently did not arrive. Pictures of people calling desperately from their high-rise windows were even broadcast on Chinese State media, likely to maintain discursive sovereignty over the event (3). The Guardian also covered it (4).
On YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, however, other videos from Wuhan went viral — notably on American platforms that are forbidden in China (5). The world marveled no small amount at the allegedly leaked video of a “Falling Man”, a civil servant abruptly collapsing on an open street. Apparently in consequence of an acute case of Corona pneumonia (6).