Want to join my Network on LinkedIn? No Mainland Chinese Citizens Accepted.

China.Is.A.Communist.Country.

I do not voluntarily deal with those who live in Communist, totalitarian, countries.  I refuse to buy a product of a Chinese company.  I won’t buy a Volvo car (Volvo is owned by Chinese company Geely).  I would not buy a Chinese-branded phone (Xiaomi or Oppo).  I currently have a long-term-care insurance policy from Genworth.  There is a Chinese company trying to buy them, and if they succeed, I will seriously consider dropping my policy that I have paid into for nearly 20 years.  I will never visit China, for any reason, no matter how beautiful it might be.  I am well aware of the total social control emerging in China, with facial-recognition systems deployed everywhere.  China denies its people access to the world-wide Internet; maintaining its Great Firewall of China. And no matter how strenuously the managers at Huawei deny that they would never use their Internet-backbone products to spy on another country, I know that to be a lie.  Any company in China is required to allow the Communist Party access to its products.

I don’t deal with countries who kidnap their people abroad and take them back to China to prison.  I don’t deal with countries who arrest booksellers.  I don’t deal with countries who murder their own people for speaking their minds.  No matter how economically prosperous China might seem, it is still a Communist country, with a state-planned economy.  China should never have been admitted to the World Trade Organization, and I advocate their immediate expulsion.  China has a world-domination agenda, and I believe they should be strenuously combated everywhere.

I only joined LinkedIn in the first place because I was constantly being hounded by out-of-work friends (even though my own company was not hiring).  And, funny thing, I get requests regularly from people all over the world wanting to “join my network”.  It’s nice to be thought of as having a valuable network, but I pay little attention to LinkedIn.  And I wish they had a “Refuse” button to go along with the “Accept” button.  But there is none, and I simply delete requests by those who I have no interest in knowing.  That includes every request from anyone in China.

I believe Islam is Evil…

I believe Islam is Evil…

…but I find myself in sympathy with a particular group of Muslims, whose culture is facing extinction.  Over the last year, I have been reading in the Wall Street Journal about how China is closely observing all its people, placing cameras equipped with cutting-edge facial-recognition software, wherever the people are.  China is building a ubiquitous “social credit” system for ALL its people, where they are continually observed at every activity, work and play, and judged for worthiness.  Those deemed unworthy are denied jobs, the ability to travel, and other benefits of life.  This horrifies me.

But the group who has been feeling these effects the most are the Uighurs, a Muslim group that lives in Western China’s Xinjiang Province.  The Communist Han Chinese government deeply fears these Muslims, and thinks of them as terrorists.  So many Uighurs have been literally placed in concentration camps; removed from their homes and detained against their will.  Their mosques that haven’t been torn down, have been abandoned, and they are not permitted to communicate with friends or family outside (and even inside) China.  The malevolent Chinese Communists call these camps “vocational education centers“.  Ha!  Uighur neighborhoods are still and silent, and the people left there are afraid to worship, or venture very far from home.

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The Communist Chinese are pretty good at this sort of thing.  Remember the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s?  Where children turned in their parents to the authorities, and intellectuals were sent to collective farms in the countryside for “re-education”.  An entire generation of Chinese was subjected to stunted development.  And how about Tibet?  Since being conquered by China, it has become a shadow of its former self, its people subjugated, their culture denied.

All in all, the Chinese Uighurs have actually been pretty peaceful, and not nearly as bloodthirsty as their Arab co-religionists.  But the ChiComs can have NO hint of difference or rebellion inside their borders, so they ruthlessly destroy the millennium-old culture of its smaller ethnic groups.  Han Chinese move into and take over the homelands of the Uighur, leaving their cities nearly unrecognizable.

I still think that Islam is Evil, but what the Chinese are doing to their Muslim minority is purely criminal, and Evil in itself.  Many in the modern world think of China as the world’s biggest market for exports, or as an exotic vacation destination.  Knowing what I do about how China treats its own people, I would never, ever go to China, for any reason.  They should not get any Western tourist dollars, which just help perpetuate the evil.  They certainly won’t be getting any of my dollars.

What OTL Hath Wrought

Courtesy Of Mr. Dave Carter, on Ricochet this morning.  Dave always gets it right, and this is just excellent.  The family that lives in the White House (gee, I’m wondering why they haven’t re-christened it the “Black House”) is squandering YOUR money on lavish parties and vacations, while you sweat and toil every day to keep your family simply fed, clothed and sheltered.  This makes me spitting-angry.

 

http://ricochet.com/champagne-toast-little-people/

 

An Open Letter to Barack Hussein Obama, Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm

Dear Mr. Obama,
Please STOP tearing down all the Traditions and Institutions the majority of the American People hold near and dear, starting with the institution of MARRIAGE. The president takes an oath of office (obviously simply a charade with you and the rest of your party) to PROTECT AND DEFEND the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America. YOU, on the other hand, have done your level best to tear down, and disrespect the laws of the United States. It is despicable of you to insist that the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines Marriage as the union of One Man and One Woman. Your allied Feminists and Gay Rights activists have already diminished the institution that ensures that children will grow up with an intact set of parents to guide them into being productive members of society.

Then, STOP being a Dictator, with your minions at the EPA doing their level best to destroy industries that employ thousands of Americans, to feed your environmentalist campaign donors, whose dearest wish is to take America back to the 19th century of horse-drawn wagons. The USA is founded on the RULE OF LAW, not the whim of one man.

And STOP diminishing the role of the USA, the world’s most benevolent Superpower, on the world stage, leaving a leadership vacuum for China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran to fill. STOP dissing our ALLIES and encouraging our ENEMIES, who will surely do what they have always threatened to do-try and destroy us. You have single-handedly abandoned the idea of Victory in War, and replaced it with pulling out with our tail between our legs. I can assure you that the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel will NOT thank you for leaving them at the mercies of their age-old enemies who wish, and now have leave to destroy them.

Lastly, don’t even THINK of trying to take away our guns, which are the last line of self-defense we have against the tyrannical government you intend to build in this country. In the final instance, WE are more powerful than YOU are, and I can be pretty certain that OUR military won’t fire on US, the citizens of the United States of America.