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Five Fundamental Lessons from an Unbelievable 2020


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2020 is a year we will never forget. A virus that came out of China caused a global pandemic that many of us thought possible only in movies.

We saw people die alone because their families were not allowed to accompany them in their final moments. We saw millions lose their jobs and their life savings because one day the economy simply shut down. But, in time, we also learned important things and remembered how wonderful those little pleasures are that we used to take for granted.

For months, we fervently desired a conversation in the open air, hugging and kissing our acquaintances and loved ones, or simply going out into the sunshine. We were all imprisoned because of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Life is made up of good times and also bad times, sometimes, as in this year, the bad times last a long time, but the important thing is to get ahead and learn from the mistakes and difficulties in order to be better and better. It is not a lie that the best lessons are learned from the most difficult moments.

This unbelievable 2020 left us five fundamental lessons:

  • You only need to cause panic to take away individual liberties

When the coronavirus arrived, incredibly, just as it happened in the Soviet Union, we saw people reporting their neighbors to the police for the terrible crime of going for a walk or having meetings in their homes. We also saw people urging politicians and authorities to shut down the economy and prevent people from working “for the good of all.”

Especially in the first months of the pandemic, the panic created by politicians, globalist organizations like the WHO and the media was such that millions of people were crying out for all our freedoms to be taken away.

Militarized streets, price controls, curfews, a state of alarm, no work; it was a brutal curtailment of liberties, and millions of people were simply mute, the same as applauding, and very few of us were screaming about the madness of giving up our liberty.

2020 showed us that generating anguish and panic is a supremely effective weapon to control the population without them even realizing that they are surrendering their freedom.

  • The Chinese Communist Party is a threat to the whole world

Surely most people, who know no more about China than the headlines say about a “trade war with the U.S.,” never imagined that a country on the other side of the world could take so much from us.

The Chinese Communist Party wants to become an empire. It wants to extend its power and influence around the world, and does not care at what price or how many lives it takes. We know how they treat the Chinese and the conditions of slavery in which they are kept, but the CCP is a danger not only to the Chinese but to the whole world.

At this point it is still not clear whether the virus was intentionally created in a laboratory or whether it was a fateful coincidence that it came out of the strange markets where they sell exotic species. What is clear is that the CCP has known since early January that there was a virus that was transmitted from person to person and not only did it do nothing to contain the spread, but it also concealed information – even disappearing scientists who dared to warn about what was happening -, denied that it was a dangerous virus and allowed the Chinese to leave the country, when inside the country – as they already knew about its seriousness – they had strong restrictions on mobility between cities.

The CCP is not only a world danger because of its growing business in Latin America, because of the theft of data in the USA and in different countries, because of the theft of technology from companies in all countries, because of the growing portion of the international market that it takes to devalue its currency and have slave labor, but it is a danger because it is capable of exporting a deadly virus that put the whole world in check.

  • 2020 showed that Globalism is an enormous threat

Globalism is an ideology according to which the world is a global village that should be governed by a single government. They want the borders to disappear and for a few – presented as wise men – to decide the paths of the “global village”. Globalism is, therefore, a geopolitical project.

Surely many have no idea what globalism is, yet it was clear during the pandemic that politicians around the world looked to institutions like the WHO to try to figure out what to do. The World Health Organization is, without a doubt, one of the most important globalist projects, it would be a kind of world health ministry.

The pandemic showed us the crass error of believing in globalist bodies that claim to have the last word on everything and that aspire to give orders throughout the world, above the governments of each country. The WHO even concealed information about what was happening with the coronavirus in China, then systematically gave incorrect information, and finally backed out of many of the recommendations it had originally given.

A famous tik-tok in which they make fun of all the contradictory recommendations of the WHO, “Use a mouthpiece, don’t use it, use it only if you are a doctor, better that everyone uses it. It’s good to go out and sunbathe, it’s not good to go out, all of you to quarantine, it was a mistake to quarantine…”, is just a sample of how the common people already understood that it’s better not to trust those “wise men” who want to be the world government.

  • The private sector saves lives, not the state

Millions of people around the world were left waiting for promises from politicians who assured them that, in exchange for leaving them locked up, they would send them checks and markets so that they could alleviate the difficult economic situation caused by quarantines and the virus.

At first, most, in all countries, obeyed. They stayed at home waiting for help, but when that promise was not fulfilled, they understood that it is not the state, it is not the politicians who are going to save them, that is why, little by little, people returned to the streets and demanded that they be allowed to work, that they not close down the companies, that they not destroy the private sector, because that is where the creation of value resides.

  • We must react against the Left’s moral dictatorship

Not all the important teachings of 2020 have to do with the coronavirus. This year also made it clear to us that millions of people, in the U.S. and around the world, are fed up with the follies and moral dictatorship of the new left. Even people on the left, when they have been “cancelled”, have recognized that things have gotten out of hand.

One of the most striking cases this year was that of British writer J. K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, who was accused of “transphobia” after tweeting a link to an article entitled “Creating a more equal post-covid-19 world for people who menstruate” accompanied by the following comment “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”. After that, workers at his publishing house tried to boycott her, claiming that they did not want to work for the “transphobic” project.

Several events like this, where characters from the artistic world were sent to the guillotine of what they now call “culture of cancellation”, aroused the contempt of millions of people who have grown tired of so much nonsense, of the dictatorship of some subnormals who are offended by everything.

In fact, in large part, Trump’s good numbers, the consolidation of the MAGA movement, the growth of the Latino and minority vote in favor of the president, are the result of the common citizen’s disdain for this kind of nonsense that can even end a person’s professional career.

It is no longer even possible in the U.S. to sit down and watch an NFL game without putting up with Progressive nonsense. That, of course, angers millions who have made it clear that they want no more moral dictatorship from the left.

Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.

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