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Open Thread | Main | Oh Look! Another International Organization That Is Just As Dysfunctional As The UN!
April 13, 2020

Even Bill Maher Defends Correctly Calling the Chinese Flu The Chinese Fly

He pointed out that "pretty liberal scientists" have routinely named new viruses after the site of their first outbreak.

He also made fun of Ted Lieu's suggestion that we call it "The Milan Flu."

"No, that would be way stupider because it didnt come from Milan," said Maher. "And if it did, I guarantee wed be calling it the Milan virus. Jesus f---ing Christ. Cant we even have a pandemic without getting offended? When they named Lyme disease after a town in Connecticut, the locals didnt get all ticked off?"

"This is about facts. Its about life and death. Were barely four months into this pandemic, and the wet markets in China the ones where exotic animals are sold and consumed are already starting to reopen," he later added.

"Sorry, Americans. We're going to have to ask you to keep two ideas in your head at the same time: This has nothing to do with Asian Americans, and it has everything to do with China," Maher concluded. "We can't afford the luxury anymore of nonjudginess towards a country with habits that kill millions of people everywhere because this isn't the first time. SARS came from China and the bird flu and the Hong Kong flu, the Asian flu. Viruses come from China just like shortstops come from the Dominican Republic. If they were selling nuclear suitcases at these wet markets, would we be so nonjudgmental?"

The leftwing SJW clickbait shithole Daily Beast reacted calmly and lucidly:

Bill Maher Goes on Despicably Racist Rant Against China Over Coronavirus

PLEASE STOP

Appalling on every level.

Commentary from Sargon here.


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