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Biden rides on the ban wagon. Makes "Wuhan Virus" forbidden since January.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Twilight Hue, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It's hard to dispute the evidence you've offered.
    Oh, wait.....you didn't.
     
  2. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Simple. It was never a problem to begin with.

    Biden is the one making an issue over it.
     
  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    It is. Like people are being assaulted and dying on the streets as we speak.

    Biden is just chumming up to those who think this is a big deal. A political maneuver for favor.
     
  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    The virus itself likely didn't, but Wuhan released it on the world.
     
  5. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    It does read as virtue signaling, I agree.
     
  6. Shadow Wolf

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    Unlike Legionaries or Lou Gehrig disease, China/Wuhan virus has dubious origins.
    Spanish flu is inaccurate.

    As the world was calling it the corona virus that causes covid, certain RW xenophobes began using the term and trying to turn it into some free speech crusade ever since.
    Or, it's not an issue to call it Valley Fever. But, if it where more widespread and the world called it by the name of the fungus that calls it and people are getting spores, it becomes a different issue when those known to harbor prejudices against California start insisting we call it Valley Fever.
     
  7. Terrywoodenpic

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    Not woohoo it's
    Wuhan
     
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    How? You are implying it was intentional.
     
  9. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Nobody knows for sure but it could be. They were certainly 'playing' with it at the time and got reckless.
     
  10. SomeRandom

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    What I want to know is, who the hell even calls COVID-19 the “China Virus,” apart from actual racists?
    Australia and China are feuding right now and even our government has gone out of its way (for all that’s worth) to say calling it the China virus just makes you look like a dumb racist.
     
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  11. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Caritas Christi Urget Nos
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    He's just signing whatever they hand to him. He's probably not even reading them. Someone else is coming up with this garbage.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein Caritas Christi Urget Nos
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    I fail to see how it's racist. It did come from China, as far as we know.
     
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    So? If the whooping cough originated in Africa I’m not going to call it the African cough. That’s just going out of my way to expose my own ignorance. Like what would be the point? Because if I call it the “African Cough” instead it sounds more like I’m accusing Africans of inventing the whooping cough.
    Same with the China/Chinese Virus. Saying that, even going out of one’s way to say that instead of the official title sounds more like China invented this virus and released it upon the world, rather than a disease that first came into contact with humans in China. Maybe the latter is the intent behind the slang usage, but the former does still occur to people hearing it.

    If a disease has an official title. I will use the offical title.
    Besides if it’s a disease isn’t it more accurate to say that we first discovered it in China? Though even then I’m not entirely sure if that’s accurate anymore.
     
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  14. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Biden has never left his teleprompter since he took office. They are being very careful he never goes without one, so Biden can read his lines they made for him.
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    That makes for some wacked out mentality to think someone is actually racist for calling it for what it is. The China or Wuhan virus.

    Like so many diseases and afflictions already named after people or places that never created stir up until a few (insert your own appropriate/creative title here) came along that makes me question their capacity to even be cognizant of their surroundings outside their little world they want to push on other people.
     
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    Biden’s EO can only ban terminology in use by government officials. It is non-binding on anyone else. Everyone who doesn’t like Biden’s “Newspeak” should exercise their First Amendment rights and simply use alternate words in defiance.
     
  17. Revoltingest

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    "Chinese" is no more a race than is "Spanish".
    And the latter has an eponymous disease.
     
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    Didn’t the so called “Spanish Flu” first pop up in Europe and the US? Shouldn’t it therefore be called the European-American flu?
     
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    Maybe. But the term is not exactly helpful in maintaining the peace. In the future, assuming we can restore some semblance of normality following vaccinations, maybe it can be viewed through a lens that is far less judgemental. But right now? Maybe ease off a bit? I mean if someone says to me, hey this usage of (insert word/s here) seems kind of racist. If I then double down and stamp my feet, I’d expect to be called a racist. Regardless of my own intents. That’s just the reality, as I see it.
     
  20. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Let's put it this way. Communist China was hated much longer than this. I don't think a name is going to make much difference considering what they have done over the decades to people that includes their own citizens.
     
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