China Moves to Quell Protests Against Xi’s “Zero-covid” Policy and His Leadership

From thenewamerican.com

Police arrest a protester in Shanghai

Chinese authorities have begun investigating some of the people who convened at last weekend’s protests against Covid-19 restrictions, according to three people who were at the Beijing demonstrations, as authorities police the city’s streets.

In one case, a caller who wanted to be known as a Beijing-based police officer requested for the protester to come to a police station on Tuesday to present a written record of Sunday night’s events.

Additionally, a college also contacted a student allegedly involved in the protests, asking the student to provide a written account of the activities that transpired at the protests.

“We are all desperately deleting our chat history,” admitted one Beijing protester who wished to remain anonymous.

“There are just too many police officers. Police came to check the ID of one of my friends and then took her away. We don’t know why. A few hours later they released her.”

Beijing’s Public Security Bureau did not immediately respond to a media request for comment.

Police were patrolling areas in Shanghai and Beijing, where some groups on the Telegram messaging service had indicated that people would convene again for more protests. The police presence on Monday evening and Monday night prevented any gatherings from taking place.

“The large number of police, it’s really scary,” revealed Beijing resident Philip Qin, 22, a witness at the protests on Sunday.

Residents divulged that police have been stopping people passing through those areas and asking for their phones to investigate if they had virtual private networks (VPNs) and the Telegram app. VPNs are illegal for most people in China, while Telegram is banned from China’s internet.

Police also took away a busload of demonstrators during Sunday night protests in Shanghai.

Unverified videos on social media depicted hundreds of police at a large square on Monday night attempting to stop people from congregating in Hangzhou, the capital of the eastern province of Zhejiang. One video showcased police, encompassed by a small crowd of people holding smartphones, attempting to arrest someone, while others tried to prevent the detention from happening.

Just like their Beijing counterparts, the Hangzhou police authorities did not immediately reply to a media request for comment.

Likewise, in Sichuan province, teachers have asked students from several colleges, who participated in campus memorials for the victims, who the main organizer was, according to a person who attended one in Chengdu, the province’s capital.

Growing unhappiness with China’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions over the past three years has sparked off nationwide protests in cities thousands of miles apart over the weekend.

The weekend protests were Chinese citizens’ largest display of civil disobedience since Xi Jinping assumed the reins of government a decade ago, amid new lockdowns imposed on several cities. Demonstrations took place across around 15 Chinese cities — including the capital Beijing and financial hub Shanghai.

A fire last week in the western city of Urumqi, which authorities claimed killed 10 people, seems to have been the catalyst for various protests in other cities.

Some internet users claimed that China’s strict Covid-19 lockdown measures obstructed efforts to rescue people trapped in the burning building. These claims were denied by Chinese authorities.

Among the thousands of protesters, hundreds have even urged for the resignation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Under Xi’s leadership, China has seen endless mass-testing, abrupt lockdowns, enforced quarantine, digital tracking with a huge human and economic cost, all under the pretext of defeating Covid-19.

For example, a large group in Shanghai began shouting “Down with the Chinese Communist Party, down with Xi Jinping,” in an unprecedented public protest against Xi’s leadership.

Hundreds in Shanghai convened at a candlelight vigil on Urumqi Road, named after the Xinjiang city, to mourn the fire victims. Many displayed blank sheets of white paper — a symbolic protest against communist censorship — and chanted, “Need human rights, need freedom.”

Protesters also sang The Internationale, a socialist anthem used in demonstrations worldwide for more than a hundred years. Protesters also sung this anthem in Tiananmen Square in Beijing before a savage crackdown by communist troops in 1989.

Shanghai residents have borne a huge burden under China’s zero-Covid policies. A two-month lockdown earlier this year resulted in many being denied access to food, medical care, or other basic supplies, fostering massive public resentment.

Notwithstanding efforts to prevent Covid-19 transmission via this zero-Covid policy of eliminating all outbreaks and regulating tight border controls, China has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the regular, abrupt, and strict lockdowns have worsened one of the steepest slowdowns in economic growth that China has weathered in years. This economic slowdown in the world’s major economy has upended global supply chains and financial markets.

Not everyone was in favor of the nationwide protests, though.

Eminent nationalist bloggers with millions of followers, such as Ren Yi, the grandson of Communist Party leader Ren Zhongyi, and Yu Li, who uses the pen name of Sima Nan, insinuated this week that the protests were provoked by “foreign forces.”

“What is their purpose? On one hand it is to intensify internal conflicts. On the other hand, it is to see if they can completely politicize the issues around our epidemic prevention and health policies,” Ren penned in his “Chairman Rabbit” blog.

Chinese authorities typically caution against “foreign forces” undermining national security and have accused them of fomenting the 2019 pro-democracy Hong Kong protests.

“Blaming it on foreign forces is a standard tactic,” said Associate Professor Alfred Wu at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. “This is how the party shirks responsibility and rallies people behind it.”

Proponents of China’s restrictive Covid-19 policies claim that these lockdowns have kept the death toll in the thousands, avoiding the millions of deaths elsewhere. They claim that loosening the policy could cause a rise in illness and deaths, overwhelming hospitals. Instead, proponents of Xi’s Covid rules strongly advocate vaccinating China’s elderly before the country can even think of reopening.

In a Tuesday editorial that conveniently omitted any mention of the protests, the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, encouraged citizens to “unswervingly implement” Zero Covid policies, which put people’s “lives first,” claiming victory would arrive via “perseverance through thousands of hardships.” “The harder it is, the more you have to grit your teeth,” it said. Source

We must continue to pray for the people of China! This could turn very bloody very quickly! And don’t forget about our brothers and sisters in Christ meeting secretly in China. Pray for their safety!

HOW CAN I BE SAVED?

MARANATHA!

GENDER-FLUID Biden Nuclear Official Charged With Stealing Woman’s Luggage at Airport

From foxnews.com

Brinton faces up to five years in prison and $10,000 fine for allegedly taking another person’s luggage

Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department (DOE) official, was charged with stealing a traveler’s luggage in the Minneapolis airport in September, shortly before quietly taking a leave of absence.

Brinton — who serves as the DOE’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition — allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) on Sept. 16, according to a criminal complaint filed on Oct. 26 in Minnesota state court and obtained by Fox News Digital. Brinton had traveled from Washington, D.C., to MSP that day.

After the suitcase’s owner alerted police, officers reviewed video surveillance of the carousel and identified Brinton taking the luggage before removing its tag identifying the owner, the court filings stated. Law enforcement observed Brinton using the luggage during at least two other trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9.

Then, on Oct. 9, Brinton denied stealing anything when a police officer called to discuss the incident. Brinton confirmed still possessing the suitcase.

Sam Brinton, the Department of Energy’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition, speaks in 2018. (The Trevor Project/YouTube/Screenshot)

“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton told the officer. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”

Two hours after the phone call, Brinton called the officer back and apologized for not being “completely honest.” But Brinton said it was a mistake and blamed being tired for taking the wrong bag at the carousel.

“DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs,” the court filings stated. “DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room.”

Brinton was ultimately charged with felony theft of a movable property without consent, a charge that could result in a five-year sentence, $10,000 fine or both.

Brinton’s official government portrait. (Department of Energy)

Minnesota-based outlet Alpha News first reported the charges against Brinton on Monday.

Brinton was placed on leave about a month ago and another official was named as a replacement in the interim earlier this month, according to the Exchange Monitor which tracks government hires. The DOE originally didn’t explain why Brinton took leave at the time.

“Sam Brinton is on leave from DOE, and Dr. Kim Petry is performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition,” a DOE spokesperson told Fox News Digital in a statement.

In June, Brinton made headlines after assuming the position in the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy as one of the government’s first-ever non-binary officials.

“There’s been a lot of people who are quite upset that don’t think that I am quite as qualified as others,” Brinton told E&E News in October. “I respond with multiple graduate degrees from MIT, a decade of working in nuclear policy and the strongest enthusiasm for working in nuclear waste out of anybody.”

Brinton’s lawyer didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Source

Is it just me, or is this guy extremely scary looking? It seems that Creepy Joe received a memo from the powers that be (Deep State), instructing him to find the “creepiest” drag queen types to serve in his administration.

Brinton has ZERO morals. The irony of him being in charge of “Waste disposition” is priceless.

I stand by my belief that most of these people are absolutely demon possessed.

MARANATHA!

Kanye West Claims America Run by ‘300 Zionists’ and What do We Hear from Candace Owens? ::::::crickets:::::::

From Breitbart.com

Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West claimed last week that the U.S. is being run by “300 Zionists,” one of many antisemitic statements that he has continued to make despite criticism and pleas for him to stop.

In a clip that was posted and re-posted by extremists on social media, West is seen to claim: “Somehow our country has been taken over by, you know, maybe about 300 Zionists.” He does not define the term “Zionist.”

Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to national self-determination, specifically in Israel, which is the ancestral and religious center of the Jewish people. A “Zionist,” generally, is one who supports Israel. But the term “Zionist” has also been appropriated by antisemites as a euphemism for the term “Jew,” even when it is being used to target Jews specifically.

The idea that Jews control other nations is a staple of antisemitic conspiracy theories, most notably those that formed the basis for Nazi ideology in the mid-twentieth century.

While married to Kim Kardashian in 2015, West traveled to Israel and met with then-Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat.

West has also claimed that Jews control Hollywood, and recently showed reporters a list of Hollywood executives whom, he claimed, were Jewish. He also recently brought antisemite and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes to a private dinner with former President Donald Trump to Mar-a-Lago last week. Trump said he had not known who Fuentes was. Source

In my opinion, what needs to happen is for well known, respectable people to call Kanye West out. He feels so empowered by his massive following and he is FILLED with hate and rage.

I do believe that West is involved with the violent CULT ‘Black Hebrew Israelites.’ They believe that the only REAL Jews are Blacks. They have a rabid hatred for the people who live in Israel.

PRAY that the Lord will bring this hatred of the Jewish people by Kanye and his followers to an end!

MARANATHA!

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Dale’s Post:

Just a reminder the globalist “masters of the universe” have crowned China as the “model” of the new world order. How do 3yr lockdowns sound? Confined to your tiny apt? You’ll own nothing cuz u can’t earn a living. But are the Chinese people now happy as the globalists claim they should be?

The Chinese govt doesn’t keep its promises to supply food & water to lock downed citizens (the govt lies? nah say it ain’t so). I sure am glad our govt doesn’t do that.

So what’s left to do? People revolt & risk death or internment just because they want to live a “normal” (such as that is with a tyrannical boot on their neck 24/7) life as in earn a living, feed/care for themselves & their families. I guess the globalists consider that as a most unreasonable request in practice.

Remember our nation’s tiny taste of that during the recent 2y plandemic. But perk up fellow peasants the globalist nirvana has finally arrived here & with it the new improved heavy duty boot on our necks (with spikes) is in the offing. Enjoy! 

PS If all this doesn’t sound too appealing then seek the Lord Jesus Christ while He still may be found. He is calling you to repent of your sins & trust in Him to cover you with His perfect righteousness He ALONE procured for you when He died for your sins on the cross. THEN after 3 days in the tomb He rose from the dead showing Himself alive for 50 days & was seen by hundreds of witnesses. That was the proof to all Jesus had power over death.

Faith ALONE in Christ ALONE.

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.”

DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?