Slay the Dragon

May 19, 2020 Updated: May 21, 2020

Commentary

Once upon a time, in the tall gray tower of a remote castle, a beautiful princess was held captive by a fierce and dreadful dragon. Only the love of a valiant knight in shining armor could free her from the clawed clutches of malevolence itself.

So goes the archetypal story, the classic tale of good versus evil, the beautiful and strong battling the ugly and fierce.

It’s symbolic of today’s narrative. To say that COVID-19 has wrought havoc would be an understatement, but it would also be a misdirection in the greater tale.

Initially, “flattening the curve” meant avoiding an impending surge in infections that might overwhelm a medical system. Yet, weeks into the crisis, results didn’t approach original projections, despite adopted policy to over-report COVID cases and deaths.

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House COVID-19 task force response coordinator, recently expressed concern that even government statistics were inflated by 25 percent, reportedly saying, “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.” Colorado just spontaneously reduced its death count by 24 percent.

Despite the uncertainty, the “politician-experts” warn that reopening the economy may cause other repercussions, and we should stay shut down for months or years to come. How did “flatten the curve” become “until there’s a cure”?

They meant a different curve—the economic curve—enabled by American freedom and ingenuity, inspired by President Donald Trump’s economic policies.

We thought this was about COVID-19 infections.

Wrong. It’s about power. And freedom.

And the United States has both.

China and her sympathizers don’t like that.

This is China’s zero-sum game for the free world. The virus serves as proxy for communism, and its cavalry is the media, with some of our own politicians-as-generals designing local offensives. They predicted 2.2 million deaths, stoking general panic, citing the now-discredited professor who recklessly gave us the absurdly over-hyped mad cow disease, bird flu, and swine flu. Push the fear, because people will comply when they’re afraid.

Terror is a communist tactic.

What communism can’t control by fear it destroys. Exhibit A: the coronavirus. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which dictates everything in China, concealed the virus while exporting it, allowing international departures from Wuhan, but no domestic flights. The CCP disappeared anyone critical of the regime, from the initial whistleblower, Dr. Li Wenliang, to the university student Zhang Wenbin, who called on Chinese leader Xi Jinping to step down.

Communist China cornered the market on medical supplies and then extorted heavy prices from countries weakened by its virus. It had already expanded its power over international sea lanes. Now it seeks to control ports and threaten to commandeer communications pathways.

The United States just experienced this century’s Pearl Harbor moment, and we’re fighting an asymmetric war.

The virus of communism, a long-time and welcome resident of our schools and universities, has severely infected Democratic leadership and its lackeys in broadcasting. No fewer than 39 Obama administration officials participated in spying on U.S. private citizens during the transition of government to the Trump administration, aspiring to discredit and destroy his presidency. In other words, a coup.

Subterfuge is a communist tactic.

Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power asked for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s unmasking seven times in less than two months, then told Congress later that same year she had “no recollection” of it. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden initially said to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, “I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” before stating, “I was aware that they had asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it.”

The intelligence and justice community destroyed men’s lives for political gain.

Lying is a communist tactic.

Would the private lives of ordinary citizens be immune to their zealous power-grabbing? HBO talk show host Bill Maher hoped for a recession just to spite Trump, America be damned. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party supporters. Now, the shutdown is blocking church services while sanctioning abortion providers, and inmates are being released from prison, free to commit further crimes. Who of our founders would imagine a nation focused on eliminating young innocents and morality at the same time?

The abject apathy about the cost of the CCP virus response, in human lives, evidences the communist sympathies running rampant through our towns and states.

Disdain for human life is a communist tactic.

Forcing multibillion-dollar spending bills, rife with unspecified funding and pet projects, in a Cloward-Piven-style attempt to bankrupt the government, draws yawns from a somnambulant kingdom, but this fairy tale just went live, and the nation must rescue our Princess Freedom.

Chaos is a communist tactic.

America has battled before, but we’ve grown soft. Now a younger generation must come of age, quickly. The warrior who slays the dragon discovers his strength by facing adversity. Waking up symbolizes embracing consciousness, the knowledge of good and evil, and choosing a side.

Communism refuses compromise and demands the total devastation of everything this nation holds dear. We should be equally committed. American patriots must unite in this struggle for life and liberty, despite enemy infiltration in public office and the press. Our opponents are both the domestic communists here inside our borders and the Chinese Communist Party abroad.

We must defend the Princess Freedom in her Liberty Bell tower.

Defeat the Chinese dragon.

#SlaytheDragon

Sam Sorbo is an actress, talk radio hostess, and author of “They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate.”

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.