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(The Hill)   Geraldo Rivera has been told by his Asian friends that the phrase China Virus is racist, gives Trump a chance to whitemansplain why it is not   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-08-06 4:46:43 PM  
"Because it's not.  It's a virus.  Viruses can't be racist, okay?  How can you be racist against a virus?  Viruses aren't a race.  Look, I can call a Gynaman a Gynaman, right?  And that's not racist, but the Gynavirus, that's from Gyna, and it's a virus, okay, and I can't call it the Gynavirus? Who makes up these rules?  It's totally fake news.  It's fake racism.  It's an attack on me, it's totally unfair.  Viruses aren't a race.  If I called you 'mustacheman,' is that racist?  No, of course it isn't, so how can I be racist?  Liberals say I'm racist, and it's so unfair, mustacheman, it really is."
 
2020-08-06 6:31:18 PM  
Well, they both have Asian "friends," so it's OK.
 
2020-08-06 7:23:59 PM  
We should all be more sensitive when it comes to perpetuating Asian stereotypes...


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2020-08-06 8:09:19 PM  
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Confusing Gyna and Japan? That's wasis!

(yes, that seems to be a Kaiju Covid Monster. It was from a behind-the-scenes kaiju post a few weeks ago)
 
2020-08-06 8:18:19 PM  
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Dude, China virus is not the preferred nomenclature.
 
2020-08-06 9:30:10 PM  
Yeah. I don't get why calling it "the ChinaVirus" is racist. It's in poor taste and probably inaccurate, but not racist. If it came from Russia and he called it the RussiaVirus or the RedVirus no one would care (from the racism angle).

To Trump, China is the boogeyman. A scape goat. The friend you always blamed when you got in trouble with your parents.
 
2020-08-06 9:45:00 PM  

Dahnkster: We should all be more sensitive when it comes to perpetuating Asian stereotypes...


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2020-08-06 9:46:05 PM  

Uncle Eazy: Yeah. I don't get why calling it "the ChinaVirus" is racist. It's in poor taste and probably inaccurate, but not racist. If it came from Russia and he called it the RussiaVirus or the RedVirus no one would care (from the racism angle).

To Trump, China is the boogeyman. A scape goat. The friend you always blamed when you got in trouble with your parents.


Last part of the article:

Democratic Rep. Judy Chu (Calif.) said in late March that at least 1,000 hate crime incidents had been reported against Asian Americans since the pandemic hit the U.S.

https://chu.house.gov/sites/chu.house​.​gov/files/documents/02_26_2020%20%5BHE​ALTH%5D%20CAPAC%20Dear%20Colleague%20o​n%20COVID-19.pdf

It's really not that hard to connect the attacks against Asian people here in the United States to the president using "the Chinavirus" to blame a country full of Asian people for the pandemic.
 
2020-08-06 9:47:30 PM  

Dahnkster: We should all be more sensitive when it comes to perpetuating Asian stereotypes...


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2020-08-06 9:49:26 PM  

Uncle Eazy: Yeah. I don't get why calling it "the ChinaVirus" is racist. It's in poor taste and probably inaccurate, but not racist. If it came from Russia and he called it the RussiaVirus or the RedVirus no one would care (from the racism angle).

To Trump, China is the boogeyman. A scape goat. The friend you always blamed when you got in trouble with your parents.


Because hate crimes against Asians are rising across the globe, and at more elevated rates in the US, as a result of Covid. This is one more way that President stochastic terrorist is creating stochastic terrorism within the country. He is doing it because he's both a racist and it conveniently also helps him dodge responsibility for his handling of the situation.

https://www.adl.org/blog/reports-of-a​n​ti-asian-assaults-harassment-and-hate-​crimes-rise-as-coronavirus-spreads
 
2020-08-06 9:49:45 PM  

Therion: [Fark user image image 850x637]

Confusing Gyna and Japan? That's wasis!

(yes, that seems to be a Kaiju Covid Monster. It was from a behind-the-scenes kaiju post a few weeks ago)


Wait... isn't that Pigmon? It's supposed to be roughly human-sized.

Welp, guess I'm gonna be sucked into reviewing Ultraman lore for a few hours. Bye y'all.
 
2020-08-06 10:09:13 PM  
The whole point is deflection and externalization.
He's not fomenting racism - he's utilizing it, to obtain a result he desires for other reasons.
He knows that when he says "Gyna", Cletus in the trailer park will "Huurr!!" in response, because that's what he wants to hear. That all the evils of the world "come from" some form of elsewhere, and that he is himself innocent of any responsibility, for anything.
 
2020-08-06 10:13:09 PM  
Yeah, it's the republican virus.
 
2020-08-06 10:16:15 PM  
I doubt very much that Geraldo has friends.
 
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2020-08-06 10:22:27 PM  
Why do I not listen to Geraldo Rivera?

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2020-08-06 10:30:48 PM  
I have hot supermodel friends and they think I'm hot. They all agree.
 
2020-08-06 11:03:33 PM  
He is still trying to make that catch and it drives me nuts.  We should start calling it the Republican virus or the Trump virus or something like that.  See if those Kpop fans will spread it around and really tick Trump by making it a popular meme.  Then some reporter asking "In popular culture, covid-19 is now being called the Trump virus.  Did you know that?  It is a very popular and it gets higher approval ratings than your press conferences."

Also, to lighten the mood:

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2020-08-06 11:10:37 PM  
GR's entire spiel has been to give a voice to people dumber than he is in order to appear intelligent by comparison. As punditry-by-panel has become more popular, we've all become dumber because of it. The level of discourse, if it was arranged as the doomsday clock, would be near 10:29pm to midnight.
 
2020-08-06 11:13:42 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Therion: [Fark user image image 850x637]

Confusing Gyna and Japan? That's wasis!

(yes, that seems to be a Kaiju Covid Monster. It was from a behind-the-scenes kaiju post a few weeks ago)

Wait... isn't that Pigmon? It's supposed to be roughly human-sized.

Welp, guess I'm gonna be sucked into reviewing Ultraman lore for a few hours. Bye y'all.


Good luck. We're all counting on you.

https://www.messynessychic.com/2020/0​7​/15/lets-get-whisked-away-by-kitschy-k​aiju-japanese-monsters

https://www.fark.com/comments/1088432​5​/A-peek-behind-rubber-curtain-of-Kaiju​-Japanese-Monsters-movies

(Dittybopper answered your question)

(I still think it looks like Covid Kaiju)
 
2020-08-06 11:35:16 PM  
For the same reason "Spanish Flu" was racist. It's 2020 not 1920.
 
2020-08-06 11:36:56 PM  
Do you guys know that Ebola is a river in Zaire?

/libsplain why Ebola or Marburg virus isn't racist when it *originated* there
 
2020-08-07 6:38:05 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Do you guys know that Ebola is a river in Zaire?

/libsplain why Ebola or Marburg virus isn't racist when it *originated* there


Ebola is a country? Lime is a country?
 
2020-08-07 12:02:02 PM  

ReaverZ: ColonelCathcart: Do you guys know that Ebola is a river in Zaire?

/libsplain why Ebola or Marburg virus isn't racist when it *originated* there

Ebola is a country? Lime is a country?


Plenty of diseases named after places:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_​o​f_eponymously_named_diseases

Is it a touchy subject that China is a ethno-State?
 
2020-08-07 12:19:57 PM  
Don't be mad at Geraldo.... He posed the question.   Most of the conservative base would not have even done that.
 
2020-08-07 3:22:32 PM  
Needs a boogie man for this election cycle...

theepochtimes.com (a news organization owned and run by people of Chinese decent and former Chinese citizens) refers to the virus as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
 
2020-08-07 9:04:03 PM  

ColonelCathcart: ReaverZ: ColonelCathcart: Do you guys know that Ebola is a river in Zaire?

/libsplain why Ebola or Marburg virus isn't racist when it *originated* there

Ebola is a country? Lime is a country?

Plenty of diseases named after places:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o​f_eponymously_named_diseases

Is it a touchy subject that China is a ethno-State?


When racist do it, yes
 
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