Posted On: Wednesday - May 4th 2022 12:51PM MST
In Topics:   China  Kung Flu Stupidity  Totalitarianism
None of this half-assed American style Totalitarianism hampered by Federalism and all that crap!
I'll just relay a couple of tidbits on the on-going Covid-Zero Shanghai Shitshow here, with video at the bottom. In case you haven't followed Peak Stupidity on this story, we have written 6 posts already:
It's baaaacck! The Kung Flu in China.
Stupidity does not stop at the California coastline
Chinese Covid-testing Craziness - quarantining babies and the testing video
Covid Zero, Politics, and Totalitarianism in the Orwellian envy of the World
The latest on the Covid-Zero Shanghai Shitshow
Escape from Suzhou - the motion picture
From my source a month ago (but I forgot to add this): There were rumors of a coming LOCKDOWN in Shanghai a few days or so before it was implemented. This is where it helps to have government officials in the family somehow or as part of one's guanxi circle*. To prevent stocking up by aware citizens of the city, which would cause shortages for those last to the store, the government officials told everyone on the TV that said rumors were false. People were told there were to be no LOCKDOWNs. This is where it helps to not trust anyone outside the family**. That's the Chinese way, and one need not wonder why now. 3 days after that TV advise, Shanghai got LOCKDOWNed using the now-acceptable excuse of "Covid one niner!"
This new Chinese faux-PanicFest/real-Totalitarianism is contagious as hell. (I don't know about the latest virus variant - nobody really cares, I think.) Though there was the political impetus to screw over the city of Shanghai, this thing has spread to Peking now too. I would like to get more on the story there. If I do, you'll probably read it here first.
I could not get information on the city in which the following video takes place. These guys in the bio-hazard suits are cops. They are being called the "big whites". This is what the Chinese people are going through right there, right now:
(The only real action starts at ~ 01:15 in. i don't have a good translation right now.)
See, me, I'd just go through the Walgreen's drive-through, barely touch my nose with some anti-bacterial cream in it (as I did the one time), if they really need a Flu Manchu test that damned bad!
Actually, the lady is supposed to be taken to a quarantine camp.
* That's probably not the way they put it.
** Sorry, I can't do that Marlon Brando Godfather voice, even in person.