For a Supposed “Genocide” These Are Pretty Mild Sanctions

If there was an actual G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E taking place you would expect a little more from the World Police

The US claims (that it believes) that China is committing “genocide” against its own people:

“Amid growing international condemnation, the PRC continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, using the abbreviation for China’s official name, the People’s Republic of China.

The US also claims that when somebody is committing genocide, it is the job of the US to sanction it.

So the US is going to:

A) Sanction the hell out of China, to the point of breaking off its entire economic relations and forcing the rest out of the world to follow. After all, it’s G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E we are talking here, for Christ’s sake!

B) Sanction two Chinese officials.

If you went with B you are were right:

The US Treasury Department on Monday unveiled new sanctions against two Chinese officials in response to what it described as serious human-rights abuse against Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

The sanctions, which target Wang Junzheng, the secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and Chen Mingguo, the director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, were rolled out in coordination with Canada and European allies.

It’s almost as if the US

A) doesn’t actually believe there is a GENOCIDE taking place.


B) isn’t all that bothered by a little genocide here and there. Not compared to stocking the Wallmart.

As always the accusations and the sanctions are thrown around in order to claim the moral high ground over China. China becomes the genocidaire power, and the Imperial Elites become the collective standing in moral judgment of it and punishing and chastising it.

But when you think about it, the sanctions do not establish any such thing. On the contrary. Even on their own terms, even if you buy both the accusation leveled at China and the premise the US has the responsibility to react all they do is establish the depth of moral cowardice and the performative nature of it all.

If both of these things were true, then surely the US should have been doing far more than “sanctioning” a pair of Chinese Communist bureaucrats. If Blinken/Pompeo think China is committing G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E and they aren’t already sinking its oil supplies in the Strait of Malaya then what does that say about them?? Absurdly, in a certain sense, the most bloodthirsty neocon is more morally upright than these performative hypocrites.

  1. ken says

    First it would not be genocide,,, it would be democide.

    Second, the idiot in the picture should know you are not supposed to touch your mask in any way. Isn’t it amazing,,, they mandate the mask then allow you to do everything that defeats the supposed purpose of it.

    1. Mark says

      They also say the mask should be replaced when it becomes moist from your breath, since its magical filtration capability is compromised. For the non-medical cloth masks, that’s typically a bit less than a half-hour. But who does that?

  2. silver9blue says

    Evidence based statements are not a part of the US anymore.
    For a country that attacked and killed so many muslims in the ME there concern is laughable.

  3. Sharon says

    “Absurdly, in a certain sense, the most bloodthirsty neocon is more morally upright than these performative hypocrites.”

    No. Bloodthirtsty is worse than hypocrite.

  4. Ron says

    There is NO genocide. It’s tiring hearing the repeated lie when the US government has other things to worry about (i.e. own people and economy):

    US State Department accusation of China ‘genocide’ relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue | The Grayzone

    1. Geraldo says

      One Adrian Zenz who is now being sued by an amalgam of Xingjian cotton companies who have banded together after being sanctioned by the US based on this looneys testimony. The US are ‘helping’ the poor beleaguered Uighurs by destroying their main source of income! Only the looney Americans would believe such a looney guy and then create such looney sanctions. Well.they believed the WMD guy, and the crook Browder so I suppose its just the established M.O. these days. The patients are running the asylum.

  5. Mr Reynard says

    China is committing “genocide” against its own people: ??
    I knew it ! Assad is advising the Chinese Government ??
    Wait to see the barrel bombing on Chinese people by their government ??
    & later the gassing of them ??
    Where are the “white shitheads ?? Ooops sorry I meant “helmets” ??

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