China Trolls the West’s Delusions and Hypocrisies
Respectable political opinion in the West is mostly nonsense. Sometimes, even race realists become so used to the stupidity that we are like the fish who never notice water. Sometimes it takes China, a self-respecting civilization-state, to expose our elites’ silly beliefs and shameless hypocrisy.
American journalists and politicians are in a moral panic over last week’s events. The supposed “failed insurrection” will be used to take away American liberties. Capitol Hill’s demonstrations were far tamer than the riots in Independence Square in Ukraine in 2013-2014 or Hong Kong and Belarus a few months ago. Most American media outlets left and right, treat those events sympathetically.
Here’s how The New York Times covered Hong Kong in July 2019, when protesters stormed the legislature.
Nancy Pelosi called pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong “a beautiful sight to behold.” She may not have been endorsing violence, but you can’t blame the Chinese authorities for reminding her about it.
China also exploits what Mao would have called our system’s inherent contradictions. This is how China’s Ambassador to Grenada, Zhao Youngchen, described his government’s actions in the Xinjiang region, home of the Uyghur Muslims.
For a long time, the Islamic extremists in Xinjiang forced the non-believers to believe in Islam, enforced the integration of administration and religion, banned Uyghurs from holding traditional Uyghur weddings, listening to modern music, dancing, and other cultural activities, discriminated against women, and forced women to veil and wear black robes . . . . All kind and rational women in the western world, don’t you think the protection of basic human rights of Uyghur women by the Chinese government is commendable?
China isn’t oppressing the Uyghur minority or crushing its culture; it fighting for women’s liberation against religious fanatics. By their own standards, shouldn’t liberals be cheering?
Just a few days ago, China’s American embassy tweeted that its campaign in Xinjiang had “emancipated” Muslim Uyghur women.
Western media said the tweet was dehumanizing:
- “Twitter Removes Chinese Tweet Claiming Uighurs Were ‘Baby-Making Machines: The tweet claimed that China’s re-education program somehow ‘emancipated’ Uighur women,” by Gavin Butler, Vice, January 10, 2021
- “Twitter removes China US embassy post saying Uighur women no longer ‘baby-making machines,” by Helen Davidson, The Guardian, January 10, 2021
- “Anger as China says it is freeing Uighur women from being ‘baby-making machines,” Irish Examiner via Associated Press, January 11, 2020
What’s wrong with that tweet? When abortion was legalized in Argentina recently, there were huge celebrations and favorable coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press. The latter called it a “feminist triumph that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis . . . .”
For years, American feminists have been dressing in costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale to defend abortion rights. The novel and television series are crude attacks on Christian conservatives who support big families. As The New Yorker reported, “WE LIVE IN THE REPRODUCTIVE DYSTOPIA OF ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE.’”
According to American media, traditional sex roles, and large families are ominous, even dangerous. It’s especially scary when women lead conservative movements. Michelle Malkin accurately called the recent television show “Mrs. America” a “character assassination” of its subject, the late Phyllis Schlafly.
- “The Housewives of White Supremacy,” New York Times, June 1, 2018
- “The Women Behind the ‘Alt-Right,’” NPR, August 20, 2017
- “’Arrows for the War’: The Christian ‘Quiverfull’ movement measures a mother’s spiritual resolve by the number of children she raises, each one an arrow in the quiver of God’s army,” The Nation, November 9, 2006
Hungary’s government encourages large families. In February 2018, liberated woman and former Swedish Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll compared the policy to Nazism. She said it destroyed the “independence women have been fighting for.” Didn’t China give Uyghur women independence?
Apparently not. The New York Times published a column arguing what is being done to the Uyghurs is “genocide.” “Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been gradually rolling out policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity,” writes Amelia Pang in “It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots. “There are financial incentives for interethnic marriages between Uighur and Han Chinese couples.”
But aren’t we supposed to think mixed marriage is a wonderful thing? In 2018, the New York Times rejoiced with this headline: “A Sign of ‘Modern Society’: More Multiracial Families in Commercials.” Why are the Times and The Guardian now complaining about efforts to encourage them in China? Besides, what do Uyghur culture and identity really mean? Perhaps there are “problematic” aspects to them. Since CNN tells us “There is no ‘White Culture’,” maybe there’s no Uyghur culture either.
You might argue that the Chinese government wants to eliminate the Uyghurs. You might even say that the Chinese Communist Party is trying to replace them. However, that’s dangerous talk, a paranoid conspiracy theory. How could political and cultural policies possibly have demographic consequences? It’s a ridiculous claim. I can’t put it better than Ambassador Yongchen.
Obviously, we know the game being played. We can say with confidence that Chinese leaders see the Uyghurs as a problem. The CCP is trying to keep Uyghurs from reproducing by destroying their culture and identity. Western journalists understand this. They know the CCP’s policies weaken the Uyghurs and may ultimately destroy them.
However, China can claim innocence. China’s campaign against the Uyghurs is similar to the one Western elites are waging against whites. Many Western journalists are part of that campaign. Thus, China can continue mocking Western hypocrisy about “values” or “democracy.” What can Western politicians or journalists say back?
If I were Chinese, I might be angry that I can’t criticize Chairman Xi Jinping without suffering massive consequences. However, I’m American, and I’m far angrier that I can’t criticize Martin Luther King or, for that matter, the late George Floyd. I have no illusions that China is a free country, but neither is the United States. If anything, China’s system is better. I don’t want to live under the CCP, but I don’t want to live under Kamala Harris either. So I’ll laugh along with China’s diplomat-trolls, who are speaking the truths that we no longer can.
From American Renaissance by Gregory Hood.
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