PANDEMIC! HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? DENYING THE TRUTH   5 comments

Remember an earlier blog where I quoted a client asking “How did they let this happen to them?”

Here’s a part of the answer. By choosing to believe what one wants to believe and rejecting facts one doesn’t like.

The following paragraphs are taken from current web sites:

“Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang died at 2:58 am, Wuhan Central Hospital said in a post on its verified account on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

“The 34-year-old sent out a message about the new coronavirus to colleagues on December 30, but was later among eight whistleblowers summoned by police for ‘rumour-mongering.'”

“In early January, he was called in by both medical officials and the police, and forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumor.”

Where in history have we heard this before? –Truth tellers being forced to deny the truth — even punished.

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Posted March 11, 2020 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

5 responses to “PANDEMIC! HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? DENYING THE TRUTH

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  1. Thank you, Mona. You use a surgeon’s scalpel. You get in — name the denial of truth — and get out quickly. I have been working on a similar piece that quotes G.A. Studdert Kennedy. Listening to the president’s Oval Office address moments ago led me back to your post. Thank you! God bless. Stay safe.

  2. I can’t offer a response of intellectual significance. I can say that this pandemic seems to be a tangible demonstration of the effect of the lies and misrepresentations that have come to be so common as to confuse us all. The “virus” is spreading, the world is altered and there is no way to see the danger that exists in the “free” space around us.

    Nancy J Gustafson
    • Just imagine what this period of time is going to look like to historians. I’m sure it’s every bit as significant as the industrial revolution. Obviously I’m optimistic in assuming we (though not I) will be around to hear, read, absorb, on intake somehow the record of history.

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