tv Helen Raleigh Backlash CSPAN July 4, 2021 7:45pm-9:01pm EDT
helen raleigh is the epitome of the american dream born and raised in china she came to america as a college student. she didn't know anybody and had less than $100 in her pocket. like millions of immigrants with a craving for freedom, her pocket was light but her dreams were rich. through a combination of hard work and scholarships, helen earned her master's from the university of state new york and from the university of wyoming. the author of several books including the first book confucius never said which describes her family struggle to survive under china's socialist regime. she is a contributor to the federalist and her writings have appeared in fox news, national review, "newsweek" and other media. she's also served on several boards and commissions in metro
denver where she lives with her husband mike. those include the colorado advisory committee to the commission on civil rights and several others. but what impresses me most about helen is her courage and her love of america and our precious freedom. helen became a u.s. citizen in 2013 and takes her oath to protect and defend the united states of america very seriously. by publishing her latest book which of course is for sale out here in the lobby after tonight's event per book backslash how china's aggression has backfired, helen is shining a spotlight on the repressive tactics of the chinese communist party and is providing a wake-up call to americans who embrace socialist ideologies like those she and her family painfully into her in china. for this display of courage, helen has been ruthlessly attacked on social media and
regularly receives hate mail in her inbox even including death threats. yet as helen says an backlash, i simply can't remain silent on the things that matter because as martin luther king jr. once said our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. let's give a warm welcome to helen raleigh. [applause] have done over the years and for those of you that are here as a supporter of this institute,
thank you and for those who are not yet and especially those who are going to watch this one day on the internet and social media, i encourage you to check this situation out and give support to help continue events of freedom for all americans. one thing i love about the institute is the steamboat institute always attracts the most educated audience. every time i've spoken here i get the most awesome questions. i want interaction. so i want to keep my remarks brief. i want to know what is on your mind related to the policies and what do you think we should do? i'm going to focus on three
questions. the three questions will be why did i write this book and the second, what other aggressions. the title of the book i get a lot of questions is there backslash because i don't see it so i will explain where backlash came from. so the first question why did i write the book. a short answer is like all of you, i couldn't go anywhere for more than a year. the serious question is i wrote the book not just out of frustration. i was frustrated because for four decades since president nixon visited china for four decades the foreign policy was largely a failure.
based on the illusion, on the need to understand what the communist party really is. i'm going to explain that. as long as we engage the communist party. the regime will change, so for the longest time it's not just the united states but all western democracies. they will embrace the democracy. this by now we realize that's an illusion. all of us realize it is part of a frustration to give the
evidence. i'm not saying economic engagement was a bad idea. i myself was a beneficiary of such engagement. i grew up with food ration and remember everything was rationed with limits to supply. parents use to get up at three or 4:00 in the morning to spend time in a grocery store to get some cooking oil or groceries. so the first time at mcdonald's thanks to the opening of economic engagement the first time we went to mcdonald's opening in beijing i remember the only thing i got was an apple pie. it took me 20 minutes to eat it. the reason it took me 20 minutes, i savored every bite. i never had something so sweet and tasty. now i stay away from them because i want to stay fit.
but back then, i didn't care. you can eat as much sugar as you want. i am a beneficiary of that engagement. the economic engagement itself isn't a wrong policy. whether we did it wrong. the conditions in the economic engagement were somehow changed behaviors. so let me explain to you a little bit about the character of the communist party the communist party is a party that believes in raw power. it will do anything to obtain
power and to remain in power. it's the only justification so that's why the communist party has been deeply hard to dial the democratic values from that in 1949 because they see every democrat to embrace free and open elections and rule of law, open debates and ideas. all these democratic values and the challenge to the party to take power and stay in power. that's why the communist party has never been friendly. they will never change or embrace democracy. so we need to treat them as who they really are and not who they wish they should be. not naming for the policymakers
or the audience that will come to read it but i keep all of you in mind. we need to be smart because when we look at a candidate and check on their policies because of the constitution republic people present us to make the rule of law and policy decision. i think it's time that we educate ourselves. then when it's time for the election, look past the
rhetoric. what is the foreign policy that you advocate and we need to do that because for the last four decades, we are given this unconditional economic engagement at the same time we didn't take a national security consideration, and we are waiting to compromise the society because again we see we could make it as a compromise eventually they will change. that was especially obvious after 1989 in tiananmen square massacre. in 1989, china was still a very weak communist state with per capita about 400. we had a lot of economic political leverage with the party. we didn't do that instead we
continue the engagement hopefully something will change. four decades later now because of our unconditional engagement we are dealing with an authoritarian state that is and powered by the technology and at the expense of our decline and another challenge seeking power not just asia or china but also how they can build an alternative work order that's different from the order that we and joy that guarantees the peace and prosperity. that's why i have you in mind, and even though there's a lot of content in the book. that is the first question, why
did i write this book. a second, what are we talking about in china as we are approaching the book i like to describe it as peeling an onion. so there are different layers. the first layer of aggression i focus on the human rights violations among the muslims and persecution of the christians and mass surveillance systems and i call this a digital prison. it is building surveillance to keep it at 1.4 billion under its tight control so that is the layer of one. and my book has a lot of historical content about how the party targets the muslims and
what the persecutions and how they built this digital fortress. but i want you to also focus on the soft tactic because too often we are focused on hard tactics and it's true there are a lot of brutalities. i also want to focus on the soft tactics. it's about a social contract nobody else agrees with. in today's communist party, it is as long as i can guarantee that, you can have material and shouldn't demand the freedom or political wealth. is that really enough? i can share with you this interview i read.
he said yes i have two cars and several houses and i do not lack anything but here is the challenge. i am not allowed to display a picture of the dalai lama. my children do not how to speak because the schools only teach them mandarin and he also said i applied for a passport but i would be rejected multiple times. the government will not let me travel abroad. i have everything except freedom. that's why i'm saying it's very important that we care about what is going on with hard tactics but we should also focus on soft tactics.
it is a gateway drug to health because it basically is to sedate you to think just be happy you have a roof over your head, food on the table, don't think about anything else. that isn't who we are as human beings. we want more. so, we need to focus on hard tactics and soft tactics when it comes to oppression. that is layer number one. layer number two is a hotspot. the second layer is about what's happening in hong kong and taiwan and out of the south china sea. i will be glad to talk about and answer questions in hong kong and taiwan but actually i want to direct your attention to the south china sea. it's extremely important and
reflecting of new tactics. that's the thing dealing with the communist party. what is happening in the south china sea is an example and a trial run of what we call the gray zone tactic. it means it is about a territory without using military. basically enable the country to expand its territory without having to fight a traditional war. so this is when china expanded with a body of water in southeast asia it is a major trade route. 90% of the trade goes with china and the several countries including malaysia, the philippines, the vietnam share
claims. sometimes the claimant overlaps and there are a few stories of dispute. this is also what area was huge with oil and gas deposits. it's a huge deposit of natural resources. you can understand why there's this huge economic interest to maintain their claim. so under the first administration, china came up with this idea to use the reef in the south china sea and the united states did not object. nearby they were not sure what
china is doing and we want to make sure we can have a station here when they get in trouble or report about whether so people are like okay that's fine. once they build this island, china wants runway hangers, radars, station the truth and china also declared the new administration district claim. they also order with surrounding waters on the territory. by doing that, the claim of the
south china sea is to 90%. so basically it is shared in the international body of water and now it's in china's own backyard. now to access it, they will send their coast guard sometimes to drive them out in the name of protect china's territory. so if i build it, it's my strategy. that is the tactic. it's important we understand that because now based on its success in the south china sea, it is the same strategy to expanding the land border dispute with other countries. so, foreign policy last month
published a stunning discovery. basically china built the three villages inside the border a small country with shared borders with china and even though for the longest time even in the 80s it claimed -- so once you build it, it's theirs and the reason is really basically adjacent to india and china and india for the last several decades they want to use those villages which strategically are in an area
they wanted to use this to make a land exchange to basically say if you give me this other area right next to india. so, so far it is a small country and all it could do is pretend the foreign policy report was just totally shocking and the fact that it is expanding the tactic that so far received no objection from the united states with the democracy out of frustration so those are the things we need to know because we do not currently have a good strategy to push that back. so that is the second layer near
the mainland. so, the third layer is about the global expansion. this is a big area because it covers so many things from the economic standpoint basically the finance infrastructures using china's own suppliers and workers to borrow money from the chinese bank but for many of them it is a death trap so if they couldn't pay back they have to lease their land.
so it's a really genius idea. the obama administration thought about it and like so many other things we thought about it and came up with an idea we shaped our attention and expanded and put huge resources behind it. they are actively recruiting as well as researchers. i'm going to pay you and give you tenure in the research institute or university. all you have to do is bring your research that you are currently doing and keep it quiet from
your employers. so last year for the first time the department of justice charged a chemistry professor by the way he's researching the united states founded by the department of defense and shared the result to get paid that way. so that is on their education front. there is also the information fund that happens on the social
media and the university that shows about a 50% of research of the chinese diplomats and information favorable to china and spread of misinformation about the coronavirus and 50% of those came from troll accounts that originated from china. the technological company has been very slow to respond through that so even though they gradually come out to close them but before they close them, they give the impression to unknown foreigners that this may be something influenced by information you don't even know
because they do not always identify the account owners with the states so the information especially throughout the last year in the pandemic is especially huge in terms of that information between the united states and china so that is the third layer. a segue to obviously you cannot write a book on a pandemic without a chapter about the pandemic so i think the pandemic really is a wake-up call for a lot of us and it's more so with the aggression together to explain why we should care about the chinese aggression
especially in the domestic audience because when you look at how do we become to know about the pandemic and how the party reacts to the pandemic there was a lot of cover up in the early days and now we knew that they suppressed and the doctors and whistleblowers and the media run reporting about it and citizens that interviewed. so they put out a study last year that shows that for the pandemic was the most crucial time the sooner you can take action in the early days the sooner you can prevent a spread and scope.
what we should care about so that's about aggression. now let's talk about the backlash. i believe there are. compared to the time that i was writing about it and even back then i have seen several sources of the backlash. so pew research did research last fall and it public opinion of china that dropped 75%. so, because of the pandemic it dropped 75% and is actually
facing unprecedented political isolation because of what has happened with the pandemic and the impact on so many of us so for me, that is the biggest backlash. and under the trump administration, this crowd is very friendly but those that are not friendly with the trump administration we have to give him credit. the foreign policy was one of his brightest, the fact that he would even talk about this was a failure of his campaign because as i mentioned in my book, his administration was the first two to look at the freedom conference, and he's my favorite from the trump administration. so, the trump administration was the first american administration that showed the
true nature of the party. you were to secretary pompeo talk about it many times that the trump administration traded the party as to who it really is and not who they wish them to be so for the first time they brought us the fact for policy and not only that but the administration was the first administration not afraid to bear the true cost. today china has one of the most powerful armies and the second largest economy. the cost of anything is very high. too many are afraid because they do not want to bear that cost the administration was the first
one willing to bear the cost and didn't know so these are the things i don't think any other institution would do. they signed the act for hong kong and blacklisted chinese companies and targeted senior communist party officials. this had never happened before. so i would call that backlash and not only from the u.s. administration standpoint but even from media that the trump foreign policy was about getting care that's not entirely true. many of you heard about 5g networks, pushing really hard so there was a big chinese party,
not really private but had a deep tie with the government and one of the champions supported you see the networks throughout and they had to be warning do not use it to build your networks because it presents a huge security risk. it has been proven this year. they had been telling the allies do not.
tragic the pandemic became a wake-up call the biden administration as well as the eu and canada joined together and launched a target against a few chinese officials over the human rights violation. so you see the backlash continue. it hadn't that's where you come from. because the administration, let me make a few comments about the biden administration. the biden administration can mean the general approach was
they are for anything they are against accept an area of china so the biden administration continues those policies such as the targeted sanctions against them and the communist party officials as well as blacklisting certain chinese companies. but my biggest concern is it demonstrates two things that are concerned the most. the previous obama administration there is a gap between what they say versus what they do. so with trump he spoke about the dictators like she's my friend. they unitize the policies with
people that are strong on national security. they make a talk about china and russia. we are relating even with what happened between the diplomatic between chinese diplomats and american diplomats in alaska back in march. keep in mind they came at our invitation. but i don't know if you've read any reports about what happened with that meeting.
they used the talking points out of "the new york times" scolding our diplomats and talking about america has no right or position to talk to china about any values because you are all failures dealing with racial injustice. that's not surprising for chinese diplomats to use our media talking points. what is the most disappointing was the biden administration's diplomats could not announce a strong powerful defense of our country because they were the ones who viewed those as talking
points during the campaign and for years that's how they talk about america. so because that is how they talk about america when they have the same language because our diplomats have the same doubts about whether america is truly great or not. so on the diplomatic front how could they do that in any other front.
we are probably at a state that we are trying everything out but i hope with all of our efforts we go back to doing the right thing. so, thank you. [applause] we have received some good questions. let's dive right in. earlier this year the ministry announced china is providing free vaccines to 69 countries and commercially exporting them to 28 more. the competitors are concerned that the influence will follow. what are your thoughts on the vaccine diplomacy efforts? >> that is a really good question. is stu basically rebuild its
reputations. i can tell you the good news is so far the vaccination diplomats say it's not very successful because the chinese vaccines, the efficiency is only about 60% and we don't even know if that is accurate. so even their own cdc used american vaccine like pfizer or the one invented in france, the booster shot to increase the efficiency of the vaccine. so so far the vaccine diplomacy is not successful, but it does show the communist party that it is waiting to do again, anything and it has the resources to have
a geopolitical influence. >> do you think it is accurate to say china has used the crisis to gain and influence across the globe? >> i think they definitely try to do that that's why you see all of this misinformation. this whole fact-finding of the coronavirus wasn't very successful and came back with nothing. to try to blame its the u.s. military who brought it and i just think we've done enough research in china and all the evidence countries look for anywhere else. but because now it is no longer
a series but it's a credible scenario because thanks to the research by individuals around the world it's truly an amazing story as our media, our established media and scientific establishments reject this whole theory because they thought if trump said it it must be a lie so they not only stop talking about it but they censored any scientist or researcher who wants to talk about it. but here's the free market the power of the individual and the market so this is a group of individuals that organize themselves and call them snacks drastic and basically researchers that open source information because none of them
have classified access so open source information they post everything they find online through their research and they were able to find incredible evidence to show that it is very likely it is from a lab and they were able to convince some scientist in the establishment that then landed the credibility and brought this will conspiracy back to life. it was sent to this individual and brought back to life and because of that i don't think that china is winning the pr war because now even countries hesitate to challenge china even organizations and even he has said we need to do more investigation to find the origin of the virus.
.. it was announced a good way. president biden finally decided which force our drug company to share the patents. jimmy forcing the patent not only violated the property rights, but the thing is, it's very difficult to make a vaccine. so many other countries simply do not have the facilities to make a vaccine. we force our drug company to simply share, guess was going to happen? the communist party they're going to have it for free. there going to use it to prevent their vaccine diplomacy pretty think it's a
much better option i'm so glad the president biden hopefully somebody talked him out of it. now he announced we can make a bigger donation per think that is the right thing to do. the more get vaccinated we should donate to make sure. especially a company entrant a country like india who is it very important ally in the geopolitical conflict with china, especially in asia. as many of you have heard india's facing a very serious challenge from covid. we should help our allies and make our extras available to other countries. >> edge of the chinese commoners parties made up of another affections. the two major factions trade control of the party between 2,002,012. each faction had a different agenda. what group now controls the party today and why?
>> i would not call it a fraction. because going back to the true nature of the communist party, even the so-called of the party, their ultimate goal is to steal our power. how to remain empowered to do anything it takes. it may be more liberal on the economic front. they may be waiting to open up the markets. they may be a little more tolerance but the bottom line is even the liberal ones are never going to let you breathe democracy again because the elements of democracy prevent serious challenge becomes a party to survival even the liberal ones would not do that. i do have to say before the current president before he came into power in 2012 by the
previous two leaders of the communist party they were relatively tolerant, i would say they're less ambitious that way. they followed guidance with a paramount leader with cheat launched economic reform is much more pragmatic. he is a successor. he said we need western money, technology to help us build our state. so wait for your time and do not stick your head out. do not be aggressive on the international stage okay? that is how he and he followed
that guidance. to deal himself economically but chinese people experience a little more open, politically in china. he came into power in 2012. so if you go to china now you will see his portraits everywhere. and whatever he says, his book is the best seller. [laughter] and get people to buy a copy. and also he controls all the power himself he was the chairman of everything because he controlled everything under him. that is china going back to more totalitarian, the honeymoon of that short.
of more political is gone. and because the current leader is relatively young he is only around his 60s. he is going to be there and made himself president for life. going to be there for a long time. china is not going back to openness. it's going the other way. it is looking more inward it's much more totalitarian compared to the past. >> this is a nice segue into this next question for their 92 million, and his party members out of one and a half billion people in china. is there a backlash against any of these government programs and their citizens? >> i do not know. i think if there was unofficial news, especially during the pandemic there was a lot of anger about why
didn't the communist party members stop. the communist party members even though they are small in terms there less than 7%. anybody can apply to join the communist party. the commons part of not just take anyone. you have to first join in my own book about the experience. had to be selected in the program six -- 14 had really good grade had come from a good standing. and then you move from that to this other program for teenagers and young people then you have to demonstrate to really understand you have to have a good grade, you have to be smart come from good standing. and with this party you're
going be put in key position in the economy, education, and key positions throughout the country. you were really groomed to be the leaders the successors. there was some backlash against certain communist party members during the pandemic. there was a story about one of them a hospital in shanghai that's overrun the chief doctors was really mad about the communist party member did not show up. it's very rare for anyone to speak up in china. he spoke up in a press conference a daily press conference and so where are the commonest party members i want them all to report right
now. any anybody who can treat patients to be on the front line. of course our story was taken down quickly. so nobody else was tying with this anymore. i believe there's a definitely some that gets reported. there is that near journal out of china for that purpose it will get you very difficult to get that first-hand information out of china. >> how can we plan to control with china when they controlled materials for raw energy we do not want that supply stock. >> them so glad somebody asked about that. short answer is it can be done. except we do not have the will to do it. we do not to bear the cost but
let me give you an example. it's not exactly renewable energy but it is related. how many of lou have heard of the rare-earth minerals a lot of heard about that. those who do not know what that is, it's a group of 17 minerals that are crucial to digital economy. they are widely used in batteries, electronic cars, crucial, crucial. they are crucial. and we, the united states have huge deposits of rare-earth minerals. back in the 80s we were the ones who know how to process them, we have the technology. then what happened? when china opened up there so many other businesses we should go to china it's cheaper to produce over
there. so basically our businessman went to china how to process the rare-earth mineral. and let them have it then here back home difficult it's very expensive for extraction. so we graduate out of the industry. china now has control of 90% or should site not now but in recent years china controlled 90% of the world wide mineral supply. not because china had the biggest deposit, because china has the monopoly of the technology of hout tracked the minerals. they had to be using their control is important role in the digital economy. china has use it to coerce
other countries. one example is the jet to australia as well as to japan as you know japan is really short all kinds of natural resources. i wrote this article and use this example. what japan did was when china used that monopoly on that rarest mineral to threaten japan, japan realized it could not depend on china for a supply of minerals. so he did two things, one was japanese government as well as japanese industry formed this task force they spend their supply sources also to china. because many other countries have rare earth minerals deposits, they do not have the technology or money to extract it. so the japanese had this task force and other countries have them deal with factories to
extract minerals and to bring them to market that is the one thing they did, expand and diversify their suppliers. another thing they did was innovation. with their car companies, the solar panel companies to innovate to refuse their dependency like find alternative materials you can use. so through those efforts it's not paying less it was painful. but after effort because the japanese effort, now china controls 75% of the rarest mineral market. not 98 still a lot but it's not 90, right? this example and show to you can be done. the thing is, our businesses
are show shortsighted even our governments. they simply lack a will to say we need to do this. we need to takes them initial financial pain or do whatever it takes because it is a national security issue. we need to reduce our dependency on a regime that ideologically so different and so different from us. we are not there again it takes all of us to select a representative that will put their foot down and say what are we going to do? have to worry about the backlash essay were going to do this. that's how were going to reduce our dependency. >> when you think has to happen to have corporations, sports leagues like the nba and the media joined the backlash? can that even happen? >> i do not know.
[laughter] i have been very frustrated with them. we understand the hypocrisies of our companies and on the one hand there offer social justice. for example today the bided administration make the juneteenth a federal holiday that's great. you have the companies come out and say it's terrible we should celebrate free of slaves. at the same time if these the supply chain from china many of the supply chain was influenced by slave laborers of the uighurs. there is a huge hypocrisy. speaking of influence how could we influence the chinese government or convince the chinese people that it is good but we do not want to support it. it's only going to add our behavior or corporation
behavior will only have done two things. one, again empower a regime who doesn't believe anything we embrace and try to dominate us when the times come that is one thing. another thing the communist party's you do not believe those things they tried why should we? it is frustrating. i do not know what the answer is that despite we come in. because people's community is dominated by the woke capital, woke companies. so for me too ask you, ... of boycotts. [laughter] we cannot boycott all of them. i think many of them on social
media pretty think it's important that we constantly expose the hypocrisy. challenge them on any position they can. but she is alternative products services trying not to support them. can use the power of our wallet to let them know we are not happy with their hypocrisy. >> describe if you can have a chinese commonest party directly monitors and controlled the average chinese citizen by monitoring essentially all of their activities and literally applying a personal score what a person can do. >> i talked about how china built a digital fortress to control and watch over, this
is a digital prison has similar elements. one in them as a facial recognition technology, facial recognition cameras so it has 600 million cameras throughout the country. they can tell you are when you are wearing a mask for there's no way you can hide they know where you are. as one component. another component was what they call social climate system. the social system went you think about credit here instead i pay my bill on time? but that's part of this is in the social credit system assigns about 1000 points to each chinese citizen. it measures everything.
it measures your shopping activities it measures what you put in your trash out color correctly if you ever gone through a red light there cameras everywhere. that social media internet companies all tried to feed into this giant credit system. there is a lot of data about you. henry some of those are in distant enough. i sit maybe it's not so bad. if you cross a red light at a time you shouldn't probably not a good idea. if you complain of the chinese communist party or you said something about the coronavirus that the different from the government narrative then your points will be deducted, right? what are the consequences? if your behavior is good but the government likes, you can probably get a promotion.
you could maybe get a better rate if you get a mortgage. the kids may be able to go to a better school. but if your behavior is bad, again bad is dependent on the government definition. someday you will find out maybe you are now getting a promotion even though your better employee of the company. or somehow your kids were rejected by good school. you go to the bank and apply for a loan, thus not even the worst. the worst part is you are not even going to be able to travel anywhere pretty cannot bite train tickets you cannot buy airline tickets, you are going to be stopped your instant lack of ability to travel. it happened too many when they found out they just could not go meeting they're not allowed to travel. so the social credit system is
really a description is been brought to reality. the root bad part technologies china's using now were provided by our technology company. china build this digital surveillance system. now, china is asking for the digital system to other authoritarian countries. again, coming back to what have we done right? just like the coronavirus. no we learned we actually founded the wuhan lab to do those researches. where is the accountability? you cannot blame the communist party. when you look at all the problems it is like every
time, we need to educate ourselves. we need to know it's going on. we need to know how to choose we need transparency and accountability from our own and the businesses before we point our fingers. >> final question this to be a good one to wrap up on, you were just alluding to our own culpability in some of this as we learned with doctor fauci in the gate of function research. it appears there has been a cover-up. do you believe the world, countries, united states, our allies and other countries will eventually come together for some type of effective response, backlash if you want to call it that against china? were you see the ultimate
endgame of all the truth finally comes out because hopefully it will. >> first about i am pessimistic that the truth will come out. especially the origin of the coronavirus. the chinese government has destroyed all the evidence. they're told the scientists in the lab to take it down there database and their data information pay when the w.h.o. investigation team was in china they were in china for two weeks and spent one week quarantined. another week they spent a couple of days sightseeing. so that when they went to the wuhan lab, all they did was reading the report they did not even get to really walk around the lab. in the longer time lapse between when this first happened versus our research
investigation, the longer the gap is the harder it is to find out what truly happened. i am pessimistic what we will find out what really happened. but i do think this is a wake-up call. it has to become a wake-up call for all of us. as we let it go by, i hate to say this but we deserve it. we deserve the next crisis our government and the cover-up is going to happen all over again. none of us are going to celebrate our liberty again in exchange for safety that does not exist. this needs to be a wake-up call for all of us. i think as long as we keep pressure on petitions to continue to investigate and hold china accountable for what happened with the coronavirus because again this is actually a worldwide event. very few people can claim they walk out of the sun scratch
like this did not impact them at all, right? there is a public pressure to keep this in the news, to keep the investigation going. so we keep that going, and our country where they love the most is to make this go away. we do not have to investigate because only investigated comes back and points at us. we as a public have to keep the pressure to demand an answer. even with answers they come to find we have to. the policy at the g7 had, they did make an announcement on the coronavirus or they demand answers from china. the problem including her own government how much the gap between what they say versus what they do. are there really going to put actions behind those demands? again the only would they put action behind this demand is because of all of us demand it.
so really, my big take away from the coronavirus is our biggest take away from the coronavirus is we should have never, never surrendered our liberty, our individual freedom to demand the truth and forsaking answers. one of the founding fathers, i forgot who, exchange or liberty for safety. you're going to end up with neither. you do not deserve either pretty snoddy fair. i think we learn that painful lesson in the last 12 months. the whole experience i was brought back to life showed again the power of the individual. it also said how many of our emperors rocked run naked without close opera didn't really know more than we do.
they pretend to know more than we do. they like to us. and so never, never surrender. again when the next crisis hits. we have to take responsibility and keep the focus on our politicians. >> great note to end enclave around of applause? [applause] [applause] which remind all of you helen's book, backlash is for sale out of the foyer perch will be signing copies of her book. please also watch for announcements by the airing of tonight's presentation on c-span's book tv series in the coming days and weeks. if you enjoyed tonight's presentation would pressure going to steamboat integer.com to support us with your charitable contributions on nonprofit organizations we depend on your support to reach people all across colorado and throughout the country with important
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