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'Vaccine Diplomacy' Is Better Than Vaccine War

China, Russia, and India are helping people like me, while the west is just killing us for profit

In western media, they've made up this term called 'vaccine diplomacy', and made it sound real scary. Russia and China are doing terrible things by giving people vaccines.

I live in a country that benefits from vaccine diplomacy, and let me tell you what it means. It's just means they give us vaccines. It just means they help us make vaccines. This is what every country is supposed to be doing, but the west is trying to start Cold War 2, in the middle of a pandemic.

For all the propaganda about 'vaccine diplomacy', you have to ask what the alternative is. As far as I can tell, the west has declared vaccine war on the world, and it's getting hundreds of thousands of people killed.

Vaccine Diplomacy

Let's start with a literal example of vaccine diplomacy. This is the Chinese Embassy talking to a Sri Lankan journalist, Munza Mushtaq.

We ask them for a fish, and they offer to teach us to fish. China is working with Sri Lanka to setup vaccine filling lines on the island. This is what every country in the world should be doing. We should be scaling up vaccine facilities to serve billions of people as quickly as possibly. We should be collaborating with open hands. This is the nefarious 'vaccine diplomacy' the western media is warning us about. It's called being decent human beings.

Vaccine War

Now let me give you an example of vaccine war. This is Bill Gates talking about why the west SHOULDN'T share vaccine technology at all.


Here is Bill Gates, who is as powerful as any state, saying NO to sharing vaccines during a pandemic. He uses a racist argument to do this, saying that colored people are incapable of making 'safe' vaccines.

SKY NEWS: There's been some speculation that the changing intellectual property rules and allowing these vaccines, as you say, the recipe for these vaccines to be shared, would be helpful. And do you think that would be helpful?

BILL GATES: No.

SKY: Why not?

GATES: Well, there's only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines. And so moving something that had never been done moving a vaccine from say a J&J factory into a factory in India, that, it's novel. It's only because of our grants and our expertise that can happen at all.

This is all untrue and he knows it isn't true. I go into it further here. Most vaccines are currently made in India, and it's certainly not "because of" white people. While China and Russia are offering to setup production anywhere, powerful people like Gates and Max C. Roser are spreading the racist lie that colored people are effectivel unclean. That the vaccines we produce will be unsafe and that we should just safely die of COVID-19. This is the same lie that killed millions from AIDS.

And it's not just Gates. I don't mean to beat up on just one billionaire, fuck 'em all. And the politicians they keep in their pocket, like so many nickels and dimes. Take Germany's Angela Merkel. She also has the same rank colonial attitude towards the south, with the same rancid effects. She says:

“Of course, we have only allowed India to become such a large pharmaceutical producer in the first place, also from the European side, in the expectation that this should then also be complied with. If that is not the case now, we will have to rethink,” she added. (Hindustan Times)

While Indians were dying in the thousands, Angela Merkel threatened them. The US embargoed basic supplies. All of these countries blocked the production of generic vaccines. They've been doing this for months, the world is besieged.

Certainly no diplomacy here. We're talking threats, embargoes, and blockades. These are acts of vaccine war.

Views From The South

I think many westerners don't see this because they're getting their shots and they don't give care. But southerners can see where the actual shots in our arm are coming from, and who's fighting against us every step of the way. And the west should know this: the south remembers. We may not be billionaires, but we are the billions, and we won't forget.

We will remember who was a friend in need, and who were friends in greed. We'll remember who united against a virus, and who betrayed the whole world for money. We see you. More precisely we don't see you, because you never showed up. Why should we be afraid of vaccine diplomacy? These countries are helping us. The western world is killing us with vaccine war.


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