Being a libertarian is to be routinely mocked for the things you predict, say, or believe by party puppets in the GOP and DNC—and then no one circling back to admit they were wrong when your warnings consistently turn out to be true.
Such is the case for those of us who dared to challenge the “fact-checkers’ and social media algorithms on the official narrative of the COVID-19 virus throughout 2020 and 2021.
We had our posts censored, our platforms taken down, and were maligned as conspiracy theorists by the mainstream media and politicians for daring to suggest that the unusual virus may have resulted from a lab leak in Wuhan, China.
But, the evidence has continued to trickle in to such a large degree that it seems the head of the World Health Organization now shares this view.
According to reporting by the Daily Mail, “The head of the World Health Organisation privately believes the Covid pandemic started following a leak from a Chinese laboratory, a senior Government source claims. While publicly the group maintains that ‘all hypotheses remain on the table’ about the origins of Covid, the source said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), had recently confided to a senior European politician that the most likely explanation was a catastrophic accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, where infections first spread during late 2019.”
As for me, I began pointing to this likelihood all the way back in May of 2021. At the time I detailed US Senator Rand Paul’s grilling of Dr. Anthony Fauci on the matter. Following this encounter, it became quite evident that Fauci’s NIH had funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan, which he initially tried to deny. Shortly thereafter, the official tone on the matter began to change.
Some of the stealth edits that Vox made to its article debunking "conspiracy theories" that Covid-19 originated in a lab leak between its original publication in March 2020 and now. pic.twitter.com/RYxZ2B81mc
— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 24, 2021
As the White Coat Waste Project, a free market, animal welfare, activist organization, frequently points out, the US federal government is one of the top funders of animal abuse. Through departments housed under Dr. Fauci and others, we spend billions carrying out cruel and unnecessary tests on animals. And we do know that the practices in the Wuhan lab were particularly horrible. Those practices include electroshock generators, intensive water deprivation in exchange for cooperation, and organ harvesting.
That’s bad enough on its own.
But that these very animal testing programs may have led to the leak of a virus that upended the global economy, killed millions of people, and ruined countless lives is atrocious. We all deserve to know once and for all if our government and our tax dollars were responsible for this disaster, but our government and other world leaders have been unwilling to even ask these questions for some time. (Which is case in point for why the government is the last entity that should ever get to decide what is and is not “disinformation.”)
It’s time we demand answers so we can ensure our money never funds animal torture in the first place, and to stop the resulting catastrophes that can flow from these experiments.
Hannah Cox is a Media Consultant for White Coat Waste Project, which works to stop taxpayer-funded experiments on animals and eliminate wasteful government spending.
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