How Conservatives Must Respond to China and the Virus
By Renato Cristin
American conservatives are divided between those who want the vaccine and those who reject it. Everyone must have the freedom to decide for themselves: I fully agree, the freedom of care is an aspect of the individual freedoms that are both the basis of the Constitution of the United States and the foundation of our conception of society, world and life. Everyone must reflect, reason and decide on the basis of his own conscience. But what must absolutely be avoided, for us conservatives around the world, is to divide ourselves on this issue of vaccination and coronavirus in general, an issue that, however important, always remains a contingent issue, a theme that, however tragic (in fact we must always remember, with infinite sadness and respect, the hundreds of thousands of victims and the destruction of entire sections of the economic system) sooner or later it will pass.
We must therefore remain united by looking at long-lasting political, ideological, cultural and spiritual issues. One thing is that everyone is free to choose how to behave in the face of the epidemic, another thing is to tear apart the conservative movement based on these choices.
Politically dividing ourselves for health reasons would be the biggest nonsense we can do. If we split, we are giving a gift to the left, to the Democrats and to all extremist movements that want to destroy the United States and the entire Western world, and it would also be a gift to Communist China, which caused the epidemic by producing the virus.
Instead, let's look at the advance of leftist ideology around the world, and let's face it while safeguarding our unity. There are groups (which you define as "frauds and hucksters" and which mostly belong to QAnon) which apparently appear to be inside conservatives but who work against us, people who are raving, just as Cliff Kincaid says, of “an Anti-Christ plan to make us into zombies and slaves.” It is clear that these people are playing the game of China and of the neo-communist ideology in general; it is not clear whether they are aware of it or not, but it is clear that the Republican party must as soon as possible get rid of these provocateurs who divide us and favor our many adversaries. Today the unity of Republicans and conservatives is a top priority, and it is on the basis of this priority that each of us must move.
*Renato Cristin (University of Trieste, Italy) and Cliff Kincaid (president, America's Survival, Inc., USA) are among the signatories of the Appeal for Nuremberg Trials for Communism.