From February 4-20, 2022, the world plans to congregate in Beijing, China for the 24th Winter Olympic Games. Forget the fact that China was awarded the bid to host the games in a spurious fashion or that there is frequently little snow in the designated venues for these games.
Dismiss as well, the fact that the theme song was ripped right from Disney’s “Frozen,” and that the environmental impact of moving snow is astronomical.
The reason to boycott the Beijing winter games is clear: because the Chinese Communist Party is a totalitarian, one-party state engaged in genocide against its own citizens. Their secret bioweapon program gave humanity an extra-large pandemic, and they have yet to apologize.
Face it, these Genocide Games will be more akin to “The Hunger Games” or “Squid Game”—which millions of people have already watched on their televisions or on the big screen. The helots of the inner provinces will be glad to see the chosen among their offspring compete in a bobsled race—a sport they won’t ever practice for reasons mainly to do with the oppressive poverty enforced by a regime which counts on poverty and coercion as its main social enforcer.
These games will be equally dystopian, except they are real!
The CCP is systematically engaged, and has been for years, in ethnic cleansing, Hanification of its territories and culture, and the imprisonment, forceful slave labor, and execution of Muslim Uighurs and others of Turk origin, in Western China. This is well documented by human rights organizations.
As Maisumujiang Maimuer, the party’s religious affairs official, is on record stating in 2017, the Chinese must “break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins. Completely shovel up the roots of these two-faced people, dig them out, and vow to fight these people until the end.” An assault on religious freedom that should ring deeply not just with other Muslims but all believers around the world.
Of course, Communist China previously hosted the summer Olympic Games in 2008 and there were then outcries and demands for boycotts and protests. Nothing materialized and China used its prominence to project itself and its powers on a world that has kowtowed since the Tiananmen Square massacre took place back in 1989.
The blatant and obvious reason is fear of China.
China uses trade sanctions and economic coercion against its enemies, most recently and demonstrably against Australia. The Canadians raised concerns in their Senate but were shot down. So were the Dutch.
In February, the Chinese state-run outlet Global Times warned that China could “seriously sanction any country that follows a boycott.” In March, Chinese spokesperson Guo Weimin said any attempt to boycott the Olympics would be doomed to fail. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the EU’s foreign policy chief that the Europeans should attend the games to “enhance exchanges on winter sport,” and to “foster new highlights” in bilateral cooperation. He didn’t have to say, “or else.”
What are the possible international responses to China? Realizing that time is running out:
A full boycott of the games is the ideal option and is the most defensible. Conservatives should make this case most loudly.
A diplomatic boycott is something some U.S. congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have suggested. This would simply mean certain countries would not send official delegations and world leaders would not attend. Big deal.
Relocation would be another option. To hell with China and move the games to a better-suited country. The International Olympic Committee flatly opposes this option, however, and it is unlikely at the 11th hour.
Athletes themselves could either boycott or protest at the games. This limited response would penalize the athletes and any such protests could be quashed by Beijing.
Cancelation by sponsors such as Airbnb and Coca Cola, is another possibility. But they have made no comments to date on their willingness to take such a stand. Truth is, those companies gloat over the growing Chinese market.
Is “China Joe” Biden really going to stand up to his paymasters in China and embarrass them in their big global publicity moment? No way. Kamala Harris already plans to attend with her gold medal-winning cackle.
A State Department spokesman raised the “possibility that the U.S. and allies are discussing the possibility of a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over human rights abuses.” Note the repeated use of the word “possibility.”
He said that a coordinated boycott “is something that we certainly wish to discuss.” Yeah . . . when?
The move would have international implications and send a signal to Xi but it would also affect Comcast’s investment in the rights to the event. The company controls the U.S. media rights to the games through 2032 according to a $7.75 billion deal with the International Olympic Committee signed in 2014. Do you think Comcast’s board is going to stand down and abandon that investment—human rights or not?
Jen “Circle Back” Psaki, when confronted in the White House briefing room recently, more honestly admitted, “the U.S. is not discussing a potential boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.”
“Our position on the 2022 Olympics has not changed,” the White House press secretary said emphatically. She talks to Biden both before and after his naps, so she would know.
A spokesperson for NBC Sports simply offered a “no comment.” No comment on genocide. Is it 1936 and Berlin all over again?
How else do you read all this coordinated nonaction?
The world, including the United States under this regime, will yet again turn a blind eye on the atrocities in China. It will give a pass to crimes against humanity which only works to encourage China’s continued heinous behavior. Two years ago in Wuhan, the CCP regime (unintentionally or intentionally, you choose) released the COVID-19 virus from its virology lab that resulted in the death of well over five million people worldwide. We did next to nothing.
They rule us.
And last November, in a secret, closed-door meeting of the CCP, Xi Jinping was reappointed for an historic third term, making him in essence the new Mao Zedong. Given his cult-like status, unchallenged authoritarian rule, and sheer power, Xi represents the return of the Maoist system of the past. Leaked documents from Xinjiang reveal that the treatment of the Uighurs can be traced directly to Xi and his inner circle.
It is no surprise that Xi himself has articulated nine taboo topics for public discussion, including any talk of universal values, civil society, the independence of the judiciary, and any mention of errors of the party. All this leads to long term repression, Chinese militarism, and serious economic and diplomatic side effects.
It is obvious Xi is on an unwavering path of supremacy and domination.
And within a few months, left unchecked, I predict that China will invade Taiwan and Joe Biden and the world leaders who allowed the Beijing games to continue will yawn and do nothing.