Whether you believe the coronavirus was manufactured in a lab, came from bat soup, or from China’s controversial wet market, the fact is that Covid-19 originated in the Wuhan territory of China.
And China should be held accountable.
But dozens of American colleges and universities are still partnering with this Chinese academic program despite coronavirus concerns.
We all know that undergraduate and post-graduate colleges and universities in America are cesspools of liberal propaganda, plaguing young minds with dangerous ideologies like socialism and communism.
Remember right after Donald Trump won the presidency over Hillary Clinton in 2016? Universities had to create “safe spaces” so that students could reconcile the outcome of the election.
People just couldn’t wrap their minds around the idea of Trump being president and it eventually led to Trump Derangement Syndrome – a condition that has affected millions.
Universities and colleges are so overwhelmingly liberal, they’ve all but done away with free speech on their campuses, ultimately creating even safer spaces.
Freedom bad. Socialism good.
That’s why it isn’t a huge surprise to see that dozens of universities and colleges around the country have maintained partnerships with the Confucius Institute, an organization under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
The Confucius Institute program was launched in 2004 and has a cooperation with dozens of American colleges and universities, including the University of Kentucky, Colorado State University, University of Delaware, University of North Florida, and the elitist Stanford University.
But the Confucius Institute is a highly controversial academic organization.
Martin Davidson, chairman of Adam Smith International, told the New York Times in 2012 that the Institute bribes colleges with large sums of money from the Chinese government in exchange for control over campus discourse regarding China.
No wonder universities are wary of condemning China for the spread of Covid-19 – they’re deeply embedded in the Confucius Institute’s pockets. Not to mention, labeling people as racist for using the term “Chinese coronavirus” fits the pro-China narrative.
Also, in 2018, a Politico report revealed how the program’s objective is to expand China’s influence in America:
“But the Confucius Institutes’ goals are a little less wholesome and edifying than they sound—and this is by the Chinese government’s own account. A 2011 speech by a standing member of the Politburo in Beijing laid out the case: ‘the Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad,’ Li Changchun said. ‘It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching the Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”
In October 2019, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri called for a federal investigation into the Confucius Institute’s sway on American campuses.
Stay tuned as more information develops about this story.