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Ben Shapiro Defends Protégé Kashuv After Racist Comments

Kashuv has bylines on Shapiro’s website, and was known as a Ben Shapiro mini-me.

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A prominent #NeverTrump figure is defending his protégé Kyle Kashuv after Kashuv’s acceptance to Harvard was revoked amid a racism scandal.

“Harvard Rescinds Admission To Conservative Kyle Kashuv Over Private Racist Remarks He Wrote At 16, Despite Apology And Evidence Of Growth. This Is Disgusting,” read a headline on Ben Shapiro’s site The Daily Wire, penned by Shapiro himself.

Shapiro went on to defend Kashuv in the piece, who used the N-word about 50 times at age 16 in a shared Google document while studying with classmates. Kashuv had been admitted to Harvard College, but the school revoked his acceptance, a decision which Kashuv made public Monday. Kashuv publicly apologized after the scandal, but Harvard proceeded to boot him anyway.

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Shapiro has often stated that he is unequivocally against racism, and has become downright indignant when members of the leftist of the media label him as such. But it seems that in the case his protégé, he’s willing to make some equivocations. After all, Shapiro gave Kashuv a platform. Kashuv has about 10 bylines on The Daily Wire.

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“In a normal world, this [Kashuv’s apology] would have been enough. Kashuv is 18 years old, and he wrote the comments when he was 16,” Shapiro said. “He didn’t commit a crime; he didn’t espouse his gross views publicly; his behavior since has not mimicked any of the content or attitude of the comments.”

By this logic, private racism, which Shapiro describes as “gross views,” would be just fine. Of course, it is not.

Shapiro continued, making the same excuse for Kashuv that Kashuv tried to make for himself – saying that the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which claimed the lives of 17 students and thrust Kashuv and his left-wing counterpart David Hogg into the the political spotlight, was a “life-changing trauma,” attempting to use this fact as a means to argue that Kashuv has matured since making the comments.

He spent the rest of the piece complaining about the viciousness of the political left – and therein lies the crux of this issue.

America First conservatives have been warning NeoCons like Shapiro that no amount of capitulation to the left on any issue will make them accept anyone who puts and (R) next to their name. Still, Shapiro has spent a great deal of time capitulating, essentially apologizing to the political left on behalf of Republicans for the actions of President Donald J. Trump, otherwise called “virtue signaling.”

As it turns out, all that weak capitulation, branded as “fair-mindedness” or “true conservatism,” didn’t make a difference in poor Kashuv’s Harvard admissions status. But hey, it’s like Shapiro always says – that’s how the free market works. Harvard is a private college that can behave as it wishes. And if conservatives are unhappy about that, they should simply build their own Ivy League school.

Big League Politics reached out to Shapiro when the initial racism scandal broke. He never returned our comment request.


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U.S. Intelligence Reports that China Hid the Extent of the Wuhan Virus Outbreak

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According to a Bloomberg report, China has not been forthcoming about the extent of the Wuhan Virus in its country.

It has apparently, under-reported “both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.”

The officials requested to stay anonymous because the report is confidential and declined to give further details about its contents. The main takeaway though is “that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.”

The White House received this report last week, according to one of the aforementioned officials.

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The pandemic originated in China’s Hubei province in late 2019, but the country has officially reported only about 82,000 cases and 3,300 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. America, on the other hand, has 189,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths which is allegedly the largest publicly and reported outbreak in the world.

“The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming,” Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 on CNN. “What appears evident now is that long before the world learned in December that China was dealing with this, and maybe as much as a month earlier than that, that the outbreak was real in China.”

China imposed one of the strictest lockdowns of all nations afflicted by this pandemic. However, the Chinese government has not been transparent about its recording strategies and is constantly changing its methods for recording cases.

Republicans have been skeptical of the numbers coming out of Beijing.

“The claim that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than China is false,” declared Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. “Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime.”

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has called on China to be transparent about their outbreaks.

“This data set matters,” he said during a news conference in Washington on March 31, 2020. The development of medical treatments and public-health measures to combat the virus “so that we can save lives depends on the ability to have confidence and information about what has actually transpired,” he asserted.

The Wuhan Virus pandemic illustrates the pitfalls of globalism and global integration at all costs.

When authoritarian regimes like China are treated like equals on the international stage in terms of trade and migration, Western countries could be susceptible to demographic displacement, national security breaches, viral outbreaks, and corporate espionage.

This sage may be the wake-up call the West needs in trying to socially distance itself from China.

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