Following the end of the Second World War, the world was made fully aware of what had transpired at select concentration camps throughout Europe. Genocide was the only word which could describe it, though it was hardly used before such atrocities were known. Upon finding this out, the world said “never again.” As I have pointed out in previous articles, it is clear that the world lied, because China is doing much the same what Nazi Germany did, though with a different target.
As far as we know, there are roughly one million Uyghurs in concentration camps in China, likely alongside many Christians, seeing as the CCP has no regard for any religion which does not see Xi as their deity. I say “as far as we know” because it wouldn’t be surprising if the actual number is considerably higher, and with different groups of people.
On December 17, 1942, following reports of the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews, the Allies issued a proclamation condemning such plans and declared that they would punish the perpetrators, according to the Jewish Virtual Library. The full extent of the Nazis’ intent on destroying the Jews was not fully known, however, until after the war and the Allies liberated the camps. The world had an excuse for not having prevented or stopped The Holocaust: they largely didn’t know about it. They knew the Nazis wanted to exterminate the Jews, but didn’t know what they were already doing.
The world, however, has no excuse for not doing something about the genocide that the CCP is perpetrating not only against Uyghurs but also, in all likelihood, Christians and anyone they consider “enemies of the state.” Remember also that it wasn’t just the Jews that the Nazis put into concentration camps, but also people whom they considered to have been “enemies of the Reich.” The parallels between China and Nazi Germany are obvious.
However, it does not appear to be so obvious to some people, as woke professors from Columbia University and Middlesex University in London co-authored an op-ed in Project Syndicate arguing that what’s happening in China’s concentration camps against the Uyghurs should not be called a “genocide.”
They also argue that China is perfectly justified in taking action against Uyghurs, arguing that the CCP views them in the same manner as Americans viewed terrorists following the 9/11 attacks. "We must understand the context of the Chinese crackdown in Xinjiang, which had essentially the same motivation as America's foray into the Middle East and Central Asia after the September 2001 attacks: to stop the terrorism of militant Islamic groups." You can tell how bad these people are at pushing their side with such flimsy argumentation.
Following the 9/11 attacks, radical Islamic terrorists were targeted by the U.S. precisely because they are radical Islamic terrorists. It would be silly to argue that their religious faith had nothing to do with it, as it is such a religious faith that led such people to commit the atrocities that they did, but the United States NEVER waged war against Islam in itself. Make no mistake, the “religion of peace” is a cult of death and nothing more. However, that isn’t to say that all people belonging to that religion are going to commit terrorist acts. What the CCP is doing is outright persecution and execution of Uyghurs because they have been wanting a separate state, or at least independence, from China.
The CCP views Uyghurs as a threat to their country, or at least, that’s the excuse they give, much like how the Nazis would blame the Jews for all things bad, including losing the First World War. The Nazis hated the Jews because, in large part, Jews tended to be capitalists and the Nazis were socialists. Similar to how the KKK hated Republicans and targeted black people because they were Republicans at the time, the Nazis hated capitalists and targeted the Jews as a result. What the CCP is doing is taking a page out of their book, just painting it with a “nicer” brush and claiming it’s for “national security.”
At any rate, getting back to Dumb and Dumber, they recognize that there are “credible charges of human rights abuses” against the Uyghurs, but they don’t believe the U.S. has proven that what’s going on in that country constitutes as genocide.
Ironically, however, the duo does recognize the following, which is a point I was about to make and which utterly decimates their flimsy arguments: “Imposing measures intended to prevent births within a group” is considered an act of genocide under the Geneva Convention.
But it’s not just the Geneva Convention where genocide is defined in this way. A more immediate convention, the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (December 9th, 1948) defines genocide in the following manner: “Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: (a) killing members of the group; (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
Given the nature of the communists, and given the excuse of “national security”, it is easy to imagine that the CCP has killed members of the Uyghurs whom have resisted their “re-education” propaganda attempts. Naturally, since this is ongoing and highly secretive, I can’t say for certain that this has been happening, but it’s not a massive leap in logic to assume that the CCP is killing Uyghurs. But even if the first definition is not applicable, just about all the others are.
There have been numerous reports of escapees where they give accounts as to what happens in those camps, which cause serious bodily and/or mental harm, such as torture, rape, forced labor, etc.
The third definition is less clear-cut, but one can interpret it as forcing upon Uyghurs conditions which would bring about their destruction at least in part, which is achieved through the concentration camps.
The fourth definition is definitely the easiest to prove, as forced sterilization has been shown to occur.
The final definition could well also be applicable, in one way or another. According to The Guardian, in 2018, there were nearly 10,000 mostly Uyghur children who were classified as experiencing either “single hardship” or “double hardship”, meaning that one or both parents are held in concentration camps.
Researcher on this atrocity, Adrian Zenz, who was the first to indicate that roughly a million Uyghurs were held in concentration camps, said that “Beijing’s strategy to subdue its restive minorities in Xinjiang is shifting away from internment and towards mechanisms of long-term social control.” In other words, the CCP is looking to control the hearts and minds of the young Uyghurs and have them grow up to be loyal to the Party.
Whether one would wish to classify that as the final definition of genocide is arguable, but also irrelevant at this point. The CCP, according to the Geneva Convention, the UN’s Convention of 1948, the French criminal code, and any human rights convention that followed the discovery and condemnation of the Holocaust, is committing nothing short of genocide against whole groups of people.
For anyone to assert otherwise, they would have to be one of three things: a member of the CCP, a paid associate of the CCP, or a complete and utter moron. Given how many college professors have been found in recent years to have been taking money from China, it wouldn’t be surprising if the professors of that op-ed were taking money from China as well.
Of course, that last option is a possibility, as college professors tend to be morons, too stupid and arrogant to recognize their idiocy. This is particularly possible given that they themselves pointed out that forced sterilization, something which China has been proven to be doing, constitutes genocide under the Geneva Convention. Nothing like undermining your own argument, huh?
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