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Jake Pasobiec had the best explanation of why CCP is doing that fit the data: https://rumble.com/v10ymnp-trapped-in-covid-19-lockdown-shanghai-civilians-fight-back-against-ccp.html

In short: They are really scared of the virus that no one is dying of, but most of all the rulers are scared shit about the fact that their decisions and their knowledge (early treatment knowledge that China has plenty of, but the ruling class can't learn that because they are scared, drugged and often corrupt). But if the rulers allow a "plague" pass through the population, even if it's benign, their Mandate of Heaven is seen as lost - They lose their faces, which will mean execution at this point.

In USA and in many other countries, the leaders can blame the legal system and the constitutions while never admit that they were horribly wrong. CCP is the law and the constitution, and there is no pseudo-third party to blame for changing their minds.

11 months to Xi's fight for being challenged, I think. But as Alexander Mercouris just described the EU leadership: Their "opposition" is even worse!

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Helplessness in the face of natural events has always been the bane of autocrats since the dawn of man. The Black Death helped end feudalism by showing in dramatic fashion the limits of the powers of the nobility.

The irony for Xi is that his Zero COVID strategy has to be seen as a success or he still loses face. Perversely, his likely fear of losing face has led him to escalate the situation and magnify the consequences all around.

It is probably not an exaggeration to say this is a life or death struggle for him.

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Apr 21, 2022Liked by Peter Nayland Kust

Es wird geübt wie die Bevölkerung überwacht und kontrolliert werden kann und die Reaktion der Menschen ist um Vorbereitungen zu treffen zu können bei einer möglichen Revolte!

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