The United States is currently in the throes of the greatest transformation in its history.
The United States media is focused on spreading weird conspiracy theories about people on the other side of the planet allegedly mistreating a group of people no one has ever heard of.
This is from the front page of the New York Times:
The State Department declared on Tuesday that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, including in its use of internment camps and forced sterilization.
The move is expected to be the Trump administration’s final action on China, made on its last full day, and is the culmination of a yearslong debate over how to punish what many consider Beijing’s worst human rights abuses in decades. Relations between the countries have deteriorated over the past four years, and the new finding adds to a long list of tension points. Foreign policy officials and experts across the political spectrum in the United States say China will be the greatest challenge for any administration for years or decades to come.
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, adding that Chinese officials were “engaged in the forced assimilation and eventual erasure of a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority group.”
The determination of atrocities is a rare action on the part of the State Department and could lead the United States to impose more sanctions against China under the new Biden administration. President-elect Joseph R. Biden said last year through a spokesman that the policies by Beijing amounted to “genocide.”
Other nations or international institutions could follow suit in formally criticizing China over its treatment of its minority Muslims and taking punitive measures. The determination also prompts certain reviews within the State Department.
There’s no evidence that China is committing a “genocide,” and the claims are just cartoonish and dumb.
But that isn’t really the point here.
The point here is: what does this have to do with me and my problems?
Because I have a lot, lot, lot of problems, almost all of which were caused directly by the United States government.
I find it suspicious that while I am in the midst of attempting to deal with these problems, the United States government is telling me to concern myself with people on the other side of the world who have nothing to do with me, who I have never heard of, and who I do not care about.
Can you imagine:
- Your presidential election was just stolen
- Your business has been collapsed by government orders to shut down all small businesses
- You’re lining up in a food line to get canned goods because you can’t afford to buy food
- Your wife divorced you
- Your wife is turning your son into a tranny
- Your other son is dead from opioids
- Your daughter is pregnant by a black man, who has disappeared
- Your neighborhood is being overrun by brown people who speak a different language, are hostile and potentially violent
- Your social media accounts were all deleted because you voiced concerns about the neurological fortitude of Joe Biden
And you’re laying in bed at night, worrying about the fate of the Uighurs.
Can you imagine a situation where if 1 million Americans were polled about the issues that most concern them, that “the fate of the Uighurs” appeared among the top 1000 concerns?
Can you even imagine a situation where any single person among the 1 million polled listed “the fate of the Uighurs” as a concern?
Why is this on the front page of the New York Times?
Of course, we know the answer to that question.
Probably, a more important question would be: why is the conservative media, including Fox News, Breitbart, The Gateway Pundit and Infowars, accusing Joe Biden of being controlled by China, while Joe Biden is out there making public, official statements accusing China of committing a secret genocide, for which no evidence exists?
Sadly, we know the answer to that question as well.
Sometimes, I just feel exhausted.