Bill Maher Drops Red Hot Truth Bombs: Yes, Let’s Call It The Chinese Virus
It’s not very often I agree with Maher, however, in this case, he is spot on.
“Scientists, who are generally pretty liberal, have been naming diseases after the places they came from for a very long time,” he said. “Zika is from the Zika Forest. Ebola is from the Ebola River. Hantavirus? The Hantan River. There’s the West Nile Virus, and Guinea Worm and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and of course the Spanish Flu.”
China is a dictatorship that, for decades, enforced a one child per family policy under penalty of forced sterilization. But they can’t close down the farmer’s market from hell? #CoronaVirus #WetMarkets pic.twitter.com/pvkfhdTk4i
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 11, 2020
“So when someone says, ‘What if people hear Chinese Virus and blame China?’ the answer is, ‘We should blame China.’ Not Chinese-Americans, but we can’t stop telling the truth because racists get the wrong idea. There’s always going to be idiots out there who want to indulge their prejudices, but this is an emergency! Don’t we have bigger tainted fish to fry?”