Speculation on the origins of NCoV

The Chinese are not our friends, part MMCM:

Given the above facts, either:
– A coronavirus spontaneously mutated and jumped to humans at a wet market or deep in some random bat cave which just so happened to be 20 miles from China’s only BSL-4 virology lab, a virus with an unusually slippery never-before-seen genome that’s evading zoological classification, and whose spike-protein region which allows it to enter host cells appears most like a bio-engineered commercial product, that somehow managed to infect its first three and roughly one-third of its initial victims despite them not being connected to this market, and then be so fined-tuned to humans that it’s gone on to create the single greatest public health crisis in Chinese history with approaching 100 million citizens locked-down or quarantined – also causing Mongolia to close its border with its largest trading partner for the first time in modern history.

– Or, Chinese scientists failed to follow correct sanitation protocols possibly while in a rush during their boisterous holiday season, something that had been anticipated since the opening of the BSL-4 lab and has happened at least four times previously, and accidentally released this bio-engineered Wuhan Strain – likely created by scientists researching immunotherapy regimes against bat coronaviruses, who’ve already demonstrated the ability to perform every step necessary to bio-engineer the Wuhan Strain 2019-nCov – into their population, and now the world. As would be expected, this virus appears to have been bio-engineered at the spike-protein genes which was already done at UNC to make an extraordinarily virulent coronavirus. Chinese efforts to stop the full story about what’s going on are because they want the scales to be even since they’re now facing a severe pandemic and depopulation event. No facts point against this conclusion.

At the above link, you can also find evidence that the preliminary research on this strain was done by a Chinese guy at UNC. Westerners have their heads very far in the sand about Chinese involvement in our science. University professors love Chinese students because they’ll work for nothing and do whatever they’re told. They’re not at all concerned that the research might be delivered to the Chinese Communist Party to be used against us. In fact, the Chinese Communist Party might be paying them to do it:

Details of Lieber’s alleged offences appear in a charging document submitted by the FBI in connection with his arrest. It says that for periods of time between 2012 and 2017, Lieber agreed to be paid a salary of $50,000 per month, as well as about $150,000 a year in personal and living expenses, by WUT, and was given more than $1.5 million to set up a research lab there. According to a contract cited in the document, Lieber was to work at or for WUT for at least nine months a year. Lieber also agreed to host visiting scientists for two-month stints at his US lab, according to the FBI, an agreement that Harvard was not aware of.

At the same time, Lieber continued his tenure at Harvard University and applied for funding from US agencies, receiving at least $15 million in federal grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the NIH since 2008. NIH policies require that researchers applying for federal funds disclose any funding they receive from other governments or universities outside the United States. Lieber was asked about his participation in the Thousand Talents Plan in April 2018 by DOD investigators, and by Harvard in late 2018 in response to an enquiry from the NIH. In both instances, the FBI says, he denied being part of it.
Talent programme

China’s Thousand Talents Plan has been one focus of the US government’s efforts to crack down on foreign interference in research. In November last year, a US Senate panel suggested that the programme could be a means by which the Chinese government diverts US intellectual property for the state’s own benefit. Michael Lauer, a deputy director at the NIH, told lawmakers that the contracts encouraged participants to set up ‘shadow labs’ in China that replicated their work at US institutions. In December, an elite science advisory group known as JASON recommended in a report that US agencies support fruitful international collaborations while strengthening policies that require scientists to be transparent about conflicts of interest.

There’s a bunch of Chinese mewling about discrimination which is what they’re trained to do in response to scrutiny by US authorities.

Our government doesn’t seem to care either. As long as a Chinese guy has “US citizenship,” he’ll be given a principle investigatorship on research vital to national security, such as 5G NTN. I’ve seen this countless times. US primes and government labs and test ranges are completely infiltrated.

All this has to stop, but what a Gordian knot it now is. Universities love Chinese students because they pay more than native students. Professors love them because they’re subservient. Professors love Chinese money and perks even more. US authorities rather-uncritically give anyone with a PhD and US citizenship access to research funding and information they probably shouldn’t have. All of this ends up in the hands of Chinese Communists who don’t have the ethics to use Western scientific tools and methods for good.

The time for reforms is now.

Bigfoot Pundits catching up

David Brooks is finally acknowledging the need for households and families. This sounds an awful lot like Aaron Renn’s newsletter on the fall of the household. He’s totally wrong about much though:

During the Victorian era, the idea of “hearth and home” became a cultural ideal. The home “is a sacred place, a vestal temple, a temple of the hearth watched over by Household Gods, before whose faces none may come but those whom they can receive with love,” the great Victorian social critic John Ruskin wrote. This shift was led by the upper-middle class, which was coming to see the family less as an economic unit and more as an emotional and moral unit, a rectory for the formation of hearts and souls.

Actually, the “hearth and home” concept dates back to Adam and Eve. 2500 years ago, Xenophon wrote about households in “The Estate Manager”

But while extended families have strengths, they can also be exhausting and stifling. They allow little privacy; you are forced to be in daily intimate contact with people you didn’t choose. There’s more stability but less mobility. Family bonds are thicker, but individual choice is diminished. You have less space to make your own way in life. In the Victorian era, families were patriarchal, favoring men in general and first-born sons in particular.

You know what else is exhausting and stifling? Replacing the extended family with the State or GloboMegaCorp. I find my options pretty damn limited by both. Also, There may be SOBs in your family, but they’re YOUR SOBs, as Steve Sailer put it. Social friction is part of life. One of the reasons GloboMegaCorp loves Hindus so much is they’re very good at navigating social frictions due to their upbringing in a traditional extended-family society. Almost all CEOs of GloboTechMegaCorps are Hindu. The CEOs of IBM, Goolag, and Microsoft are all Hindu. Apple is probably next. I know of another several billion-dollar tech company that’s about to have a Hindu CEO.

Bear in mind that Brooks is citing his extended family – Jews – almost exclusively in his article. For my part, I found Aaron Renn and CR Wiley’s writings on family and households far better.