Hong Kong Hypocrisy.
I wanted to make a post about this because I’ve seen so many white trolls swarming onto here to gaslight us–and to use us as “propaganda slaves” for their own lynchmob-esque desires. I will list my position in a series of points:
- We are Black, not Chinese. The story, according to white redditors, is that China is oppressing Hong Kong. I personally have done very little reading on the issue, so I’m not making a judgement either way. However, I do know this. There are no Black people being oppressed there. There are no Black Americans being oppressed there. There are not even Americans of other races being oppressed there. It’s not our business to care about every billionth thing that happens in the world.
- The US has historically and is currently committing more human rights atrocities than China. China is as of now keeping Uyghur minorities in cultural brainwashing camps. The US, as of now, is keeping asylum seekers (mostly from Central America) in concentration camps, separating babies from their mothers, depriving them of maternal contact, and refusing to vaccinate them–causing deadly outbreaks that kill them.
And of course, the US is also still imprisoning Black/Brown people with the highest per capita imprisonment rate in the world, and US police officers are routinely murdering Black people and bringing up fraudulent charges against them with zero consequences–the frequency of this is happening daily and it’s getting worse.
And inn addition to all of this, the US is still killing hundreds of people every day in the Middle east, for the past 3 decades: https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/master/us_atrocities.md
3) The reason whites even hate China in the first place is due to race. Whites never criticise their own countries in this way, and even Russia gets a tiny fraction of reddit’s ire these days. White identitarianism has a long record and very strong scientific support:
Whites oppose affirmative action, but support it when they find out that their numbers are propped up at the expense of other minorities: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/13/white-definitions-merit-and-admissions-change-when-they-think-about-asian-americans
White male managers become hostile when Black people and women have power over them: https://www.newsweek.com/white-men-react-poorly-women-and-minorities-power-positions-study-finds-839862
In the 1980s, whites used the same language that they now use against China, against competitor Japan–“stealing” technology, etc: https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1987/12/21/69996/index.htm
If you’ve spent any length of time on the internet, you should know cloaked white racism. You see it when they got hostile about Ellen Pao. You see it when they loathe Ajit Pai 10x more than Trump (even though the latter appointed him). You see it when a Black man dating a White woman appears on r/pics and it has 65% upvotes. You see it when Norwegian whaling is “cool and metal”, while Japanese whaling is “barbaric and evil”. You see it when every redditor loathes Jussie Smollett, but is largely unconcerned with the millions of BBQ Beckys and sidewalk Cindys who preceded him.
TLDR: Lebron saying that Morey “messed up” is a literal non-issue. Lebron keeps his mouth shut about American atrocities every single day so he can get paid. Now he’s just extending that to China–turnabout is fair play.