Airhead vixen and possible Biden running mate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced a bill recently that would label people as “racists” for using the term “Chinese Virus,” connecting it to hate crimes. Under hate crime statutes they could possibly be prosecuted. The cretinous California lawmaker apparently does not realize this would violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and legalize Orwellian doublespeak.
Kamala’s Senate Resolution 580 condemns “all forms of Anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19,” citing “Chinese Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” and “Kung Flu” (You mean, as in kickass 1970s-era show? Oh, that is going too far) as unacceptable speech to be squelched by government. The measure calls on elected officials to “denounce said words in any form.” It also calls on police to “investigate, document, and prosecute the perpetrators of hate crimes against Asian Americans.”
Notice “any form”? So, if you say it in a joke, in a negative example, even in an article written in a journal of opinion, the government should denounce it. Miss Harris has missed her calling as an editor of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia circa 1938, such is her fervor for truth and free speech. Also notice that the bill jumps from “investigate” automatically to “prosecute.” What if after investigation there is no proof or evidence of a crime? In Miss Harris’s universe once she makes an assertion, backed up by the police, the prosecution is automatic. What a joy it will be to live in a nation governed by she and Joe Biden. As joyous as the natives of Phnom Penh felt in 1975.
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Harris’s regurgitation of socialist authoritarian agitprop is cosponsored by a veritable host of Democratic free-speech haters, including Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). But sadly, no Republicans joined the fun.
In a recent letter to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Harris barked at him for his decision to vote for a subpoena related to an ongoing investigation of former vice president Joe Biden’s bumbling and corrupt son, Hunter Biden. “Rather than prioritize providing important oversight that will protect Americans from the unprecedented threat posed by this pandemic, you have continued to pursue partisan political matters…that do nothing to help the millions of constituents that we serve. This is a clear abdication of responsibility,” she said. Ah, but trying to jail people for free speech is the ultimate in non-partisanship, eh Kamala?
The terms “Chinese Virus” and “Wuhan Virus” were used by the president and some media early in the coronavirus crisis. This led to condemnation from the Chinese communists and then from their friends in the American news media. But the Washington Free Beacon reported that Chinese state-media outlets routinely referred to the pathogen as the “Wuhan virus” or “Wuhan pneumonia” through mid-February. Well, what a surprise.
President Trump defended his use of the term “Chinese Virus” in March. It’s “not racist at all… It comes from China,” he told media at a daily virus briefing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also used the term “Wuhan Virus” during a meeting of foreign ministers that month. A companion bill to Harris’s, another monument to fascist thinking, was introduced in the House by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY). It also has no Republican cosponsors.