Comment: For months now, we're supposedly the conspiracy theorists, while they're all 'the sane ones'. And yet, throughout, Western media has promoted literal conspiracy theories in an attempt to inflate hysteria and panic, thereby justifying the WHO's phony BS about a 'killer virus' and Western governments' tyrannical power grabs.

Let's see what the kooks are saying now...

As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus and the economic catastrophe of lockdown, a disturbing new theory has emerged.
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The above graphic was made earlier this year to go with content accusing China of DOWNPLAYING the extent and fatality of Covid-19. But, claims an MSM conspiracy theorist, that turns out to have been diabolically clever double reverse psychology by the Chinese govt...
Did China trick the world into committing economic suicide?

As the global community continues to grapple with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic - and the economic catastrophe caused by the associated "lockdowns" imposed by governments around the world - a chilling new theory has emerged.

It goes like this - China, in an enormous disinformation campaign spread via social media and through compromised voices in Western politics, science and medicine, aggressively pushed for other nations to follow its lead, with the goal of intentionally destroying their economies.

Comment: By intentionally risking its own first?

That's according to Michael Senger, a lawyer and researcher based in Atlanta, Georgia. In an article for Tablet Magazine, Senger has laid out a disturbing timeline of evidence that, if true, hints at what could be the most effective and devastating psy-op ever carried out by a world government.

Comment: The "most effective and devastating psy-op ever carried out by a world government" is certainly underway, but it's being carried out by the largely WESTERN-controlled World Government.

"By promoting fraudulent data, aggressively deploying disinformation, and flexing its institutional clout, Beijing transformed the snake oil of lockdowns into 'science', crippling rival economies, expanding its influence and sowing authoritarian values," Senger writes on Twitter.

Comment: So China made us do it, huh. Wow. The Russians may have 'made us vote for their agent Trump', but the Chinese 'made us destroy Western civilization'. Without firing a single shot! They are then, presumably, vastly more intelligent than 'us'...

The science of lockdowns is far from settled.

Sweden, which infamously rejected calls to shut down schools, bars and restaurants through the pandemic, has, according to some experts, largely been "vindicated". Despite recording more than 5800 fatalities, one of the worst near the start of the crisis, the country's daily rolling death toll is now negligible.

Other experts, however, including Professor Peter Collignon from the Australian National University, caution against the Swedish model.

When the CCP first moved to place Wuhan - the city of 11 million people in the eastern Hubei province where COVID-19 first emerged - under mass house arrest in late January, the World Health Organisation (WHO) described it as "unprecedented in public health history" and "new to science".

Comment: Yes, it was, but it was soon 'bested'. China did that to a city. The West did that to almost ALL its countries/regions.

A month later, WHO enthusiastically endorsed China's lockdown strategy as a framework for governments around the world to follow. "Copy China's response to COVID-19," Canadian WHO official Bruce Aylward said on February 26.

In the meantime, social media had been flooded with terrifying "leaked" videos appearing to show apocalyptic scenes from the virus epicentre - bodies stacked in hospital hallways, people collapsing in the street.

Comment: Videos largely spread by anti-CCP Chinese expat outlets like Falun Gong's Epoch Times, whose message, wildly embraced by Western media and alt-media skeptics alike, was that the CCP was 'HIDING THE TRUE EXTENT OF THE PLAGUE' to thereby fool the West into not attempting to prevent the decimation of its population...

The New York Times first revealed in June that Twitter had removed tens of thousands of fake accounts that were being used in a co-ordinated effort to spread the CCP's message, with a particular focus on Italy - the European nation with the closest ties to China.

Comment: Read the report. It cites two or three tweets for its outlandish claim.

Senger described The New York Times piece, which showed how vast networks of suspicious accounts first began touting the benefits of China's response in early March, as a "smoking gun on the genesis of the coronavirus lockdown".

"The fact that CCP's disinformation campaign focused on Italy is crucial," Senger wrote. "The rest of the world followed Italy's lead."

Comment: The source of the disinformation campaign was more likely Western intelligence.

On March 9, Italy became the first country outside China to implement the WHO's advice. Chinese officials who visited Italy a few days later advised the lockdown was "not strict enough" and that "there are still too many people and behaviours on the street to improve".

At the same time, Italy was bombarded with Chinese propaganda - one analysis of tweets from March 11-23 found that nearly half of all posts using the hashtag #forzaCinaeItalia (go China, go Italy) and more than one third of those with the hashtag #grazieCina (thank you, China) came from bots.

Comment: 'One analysis'. Most such analyses are highly subjective targeting operations against dissenting views - in this case targeting Chinese-Italian camaraderie over a shared plight (however unfounded the shared fear turned out to be) because Italy is NATO, and NATO is ruled by 'The Western Order'. Meanwhile, real botnet operations like the one run out of Miami against the Venezeulan government go unnoticed by the media.

And it wasn't just Italy. The New York Times noted how one Twitter user, @manisha_kataki, posted a video on March 12 of Chinese workers disinfecting streets. "At this rate, China will be back in action very soon, may be much faster than the world expects," the tweet said.

The relatively benign video was shared hundreds of thousands of times, with "quote tweets" in various languages using nearly identical phrasing to complain about being told by governments to merely "wash our hands", in contrast to China's strict lockdowns.

Comment: So? What is that meant to prove? People everywhere were spooked and baying for their govts to 'do something!'

Twitter deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to the activity, flagged by an Israeli analytics company Next Dim as likely state-sponsored - but Senger shows how hundreds of similar examples can still be found with a simple search.

Comment: Israel would know all about state-sponsored internet influence campaigns.

"This what the UK should be doing. Not just washing our hands," one tweet from March still reads.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week announced a host of new coronavirus restrictions expected to last for six months.

Senger notes how Mr Johnson, who imposed a lockdown on March 23, appears to have been targeted after initially opting to follow Sweden's "herd immunity" strategy.

"On March 13, suspicious accounts began storming his Twitter feed and likening his plan to genocide," he wrote. "This language almost never appears in Johnson's feed before March 12, and several of the accounts were hardly active before then."

Comment: That actually sounds plausible (though, again, from Deep State agents, not Chinese ones).

But China's propaganda efforts went far beyond social media.

In July, FBI director Chris Wray revealed American politicians had been explicitly approached by the CCP to endorse China's strategy.

"We have heard from federal, state and even local officials that Chinese diplomats are aggressively urging support for China's handling of the COVID-19 crisis," he told the Hudson Institute.

"Yes, this is happening at both the federal and state levels. Not that long ago, we had a state senator who was recently even asked to introduce a resolution supporting China's response to the pandemic."

Comment: That would have nothing to do with any covert agenda. That's just everyday politics. China was going out of its way to please everybody, and wanted recognition of that fact.

Last month, Australia announced a sweeping inquiry into Chinese infiltration of the university sector, after revelations by The Australian newspaper that dozens of the country's leading researchers had been co-opted into the CCP's secretive "Thousand Talents" program.

Comment: Unrelated topic.

In the US, leading science and medical research institutions including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and Harvard University have been rocked by revelations of undisclosed financial ties to the Chinese government.

Back in May, Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the esteemed medical journal The Lancet, told Chinese state TV that China's lockdown was "not only the right thing to do, but it also showed other countries how they should respond in the face of such an acute threat".

Comment: So what are they saying here? China 'bought' The Lancet?

As citizens in the US, Australia, the UK and other Western countries struggle through various degrees of lockdown, China, it seems, may be having the last laugh.

Last month, thousands of people were seen crammed into a water park for an enormous summer pool party in the original epicentre of Wuhan - where there has reportedly been no community transmission since May.

This week, young revellers were photographed packed together on the dancefloor in a Wuhan nightclub.

Comment: There's a far simpler explanation that doesn't require Angletonian mind-f**ks.

Once it isolated and sequenced the virus, and observed case/death numbers for about a month, the Chinese govt realized the virus was not particularly deadly and began reining in its lockdown measures. And that's it, as far as China was concerned. The most China can be accused of from March onwards is that it attempted to leverage a crisis (NOT of its own making) for international soft power gains.

But THEN the West, separately, intentionally hyped the virus (despite the by then reassuring case/death numbers coming out of China) by launching a massive global disinfo campaign (the one which the above theorist projects onto the CCP), complete with contextless videos of people dropping on Chinese streets, for purposes OTHER THAN stopping the spread of a 'killer virus' (political control, enrichment for Big Pharma, 'economic resetting', etc.).

THAT is why the numbers and the 'cure' in the official story don't add up. Not because some 'hybrid Chinese aliens took over the world'. If anything, it's because homegrown psychopaths have taken over the West.

The key question in all this is why China went to such extreme lengths to spread propaganda about the success of its lockdown strategy - and why it was so keen for other countries to follow its lead.

Comment: It really didn't. No one in the West reads China Daily or Xinhua. Very few watch CGTN. Think RT's Western audience reach, pre-2014. Almost everything we learned of what was going on in China - from January right through the Western lockdown - came though Western mainstream media and Western social media. China doesn't control those; Western intelligence does.

"The most benign possible explanation for the CCP's campaign for global lockdowns is that the party aggressively promoted the same lie internationally as domestically - that lockdowns worked," Senger wrote.

"And then there's the possibility that by shutting down the world, (Chinese President) Xi Jinping, who ... envisions a socialist future with China at its centre, knew exactly what he was doing."