Patrick Byrne on CCP Election Interference: ‘This Was an Act of War’

Patrick Byrne on CCP Election Interference: ‘This Was an Act of War’. By NTD Television at The Epoch Times.

Patrick Byrne, tech billionaire turned investigative journalist, says 2020 was a psychological operation carried out by the Chinese Communist Party to interfere with the US presidential election.

Byrne studied Chinese history and attended a university in Beijing that covered everything from Confucius and Lao Zi to Marx and Mao Zedong, “so I recognize what it is we’re seeing here,” he said.

The pandemic demoralized people, and then the riots with Black Lives Matter and Antifa disoriented them, and the election has peaked in a crisis that some are trying to normalize, he explained. …

Byrne added that the CCP should not represent China. …

Byrne said that regardless of what elected officials ultimately do on Jan. 6, the American people will stand for the truth.

Exceptional America?

He has called the fraudulent activity and foreign interference in the election a “slow coup,” and says this kind of thing worked in other countries like Greece and Venezuela, but “it’s not going to work here.”

“Because Americans are not going to bend the knee to a rigged election,” said Byrne, who added this is one meaning of the “American exceptionalism” that is so debated. “I see why other nations have fallen for it, they’ve created this kooky insane world where you can’t even find your way out of it. And I understand why other nations at the end of the day gave up. But Americans will never accept a rigged election.

“It’s the most fundamental concept of our tradition, is consent of the governed, as determined by elections that are free, fair, and transparent,” he said. “If we give ground on that, it’s all gone.”

“I’m not advocating violence, we’re the good guys,” he said. “But we’re not going to bend a knee to it.”

Byrne said some Americans might be thinking that if they let this election slide it will be okay, and they can try again in two years, or four years, but that thinking is mistaken.

“They don’t understand in two years America won’t look like anything they grew up with,” he said. People who once left those countries that experienced slow coups recognize the same thing in America. “This is an authoritarian takeover and it needs to stop now.”