Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Condemn “Chinese Virus” as Racist
Once again proving that there is no rest for the woke, Sen. Kamala Harris is brushing up her vice-presidential resume with a new bill that will condemn “all forms of Anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.” Going well beyond a resolution that would solely condemn obviously-wrong behavior such as attacking Asian-Americans for simply looking as though they might have some responsibility for the coronavirus, Harris’s bill is intended to sic the morality police on anyone who uses terms like “Chinese Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” and “Kung Flu” to describe the disease.
After all, anyone using those phrases might accidentally perpetuate the notion that this pandemic started in China. Can’t have that.
In addition to denouncing those terms, Senate Resolution 580 calls on law enforcement to investigate and prosecute anyone who perpetrates a hate crime against Asian Americans.
At long last, thanks to the tireless work of Kamala Harris, criminals will no longer be able to persecute this specific ethnic minority with impunity from the law. Who knew that, up until now, whenever police got a report of a hate crime against Asians, they simply shrugged and said, “Welp, there’s no Senate resolution requiring us to do anything about that. Have a nice day.”
Harris’s bill is co-sponsored by exactly the Democrats you would expect to see on a piece of meaningless legislation like this, including Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono and Elizabeth Warren.
Last week, Harris and Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), who is introducing an identical bill in the House, signaled their intentions.
“This labeling of the illness is embarrassing, disrespectful, offensive and downright disgusting,” Meng wrote in a statement. “Wrongly inserting ‘Chinese’ into the name of this disease only reinforces the disparaging and negative stereotypes of Asian Americans.”
Harris jumped in on Twitter: “Calling it the ‘Chinese coronavirus’ isn’t just racist, it’s dangerous and incites discrimination against Asian Americans and Asian immigrants.”
The truth is, though, that no matter how much Democrats scream that it’s “embarrassing, disrespectful, offensive, disgusting, disparaging, negative, racist, and dangerous,” it’s none of the above. It’s simply factual. The disease originated in Wuhan, China, a fact that is beyond dispute by anyone who isn’t an active member of the CCP. That’s the end of the debate. Modern history is littered with dozens of examples of diseases that were named for their point of origin, including West Nile Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ebola, the German Measles, and many more.
Of course, all of those diseases emerged before the left decided that their woke version of identity politics is literally the most important thing in the world.