Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 3, 2021

As He Said, Women's Tennis Has Balls, Wall Street Has None

China is ruled by an increasingly totalitarian regime that uses technology to spy on its citizens. It is, at this moment, carrying out a genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population. It regularly vanishes people who dare to dissent. And it wants to control the terms of debate, politics and business worldwide.

Having disappeared doctors and scientists who tried to blow the whistle on Covid-19, the Chinese Communist Party has now targeted Peng Shuai, a tennis star who accused a former top Chinese government official of sexual assault. “Even if it is like an egg hitting a rock, or if I am like a moth drawn to the flame, inviting self-destruction, I will tell the truth about you,” she wrote on the social media platform Weibo. Then her message disappeared. And so did she
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As mentioned in the article, one of the Wall Streeters who has been prostrating themselves to China because they want to become richer is a loathesome piece of work named Ray Dalio, who wrote a book titled "Principles". which I guess is a how-to ignore every concern other than "what's in it for me". Dalio compares the Chinese Communist Party to a "strict parent", if your parent sent you to prison for speaking out, forced your sister to go on birth control, and held your neighbor's kids hostage until the neighbors did what they want.

As China becomes more and more of a Stalinist police state, those who chose to do business with the Chinese should learn from history. The companies that did business with Hitler's Germany have had to live with that knowledge, and, every so often, people remind them of their completely amoral greed: IBM, Ford, GM, Coca-Cola, Barclay's Bank, Chase Bank, Nestlé's, Standard oil and others.

What China has been doing to its citizens, to its neighbors and to foreigners who have been swept up in China's hostage diplomacy has happened in plain sight. Those who choose to ignore that in order to profit are, themselves, evil and they should be called out at every possible opportunity.

10 comments:

seafury said...

What about the shareholders? aren't they just a little more important than a tennis player?

Comrade Misfit said...

So it’s OK to jump into bed with mass-murderers and dictators grabbing territory as long as you can make a buck off it?

seafury said...

Sarcasm EB,Sarcasm. If Wall street were to the answer that question it would be an enthusiastic HELL YEAH

Tod Germanica said...

Too bad boycotts don't work. I generally avoid Walmart, Google, MS, Paypal, etc. But boycotting China economically is effectively impossible since most US businesses moved production to China. Or formed partnerships with the rapacious 'communist' oligarchs to produce everything we need to buy in their racist slave powered sweatshops. The buy American train left the station long ago. I suppose rich fat cats could search out non-Chinese, non-slave, non-'communist' manufactured goods and services, but not us plebians.

Comrade Misfit said...

My apologies. Too bad there’s no sarcasm font.

JustMusing said...

One attempt of many here:

https://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/08/25/new-sarcasm-font-has-been-released-and-it-is-brilliant/

Not sure if it really works. It's hard to hear the tone.

Ten Bears said...

Should you ever find yourself strolling the isles of a "health food store" take a look at some of the stuff on the shelves: if not harvested in the Occupied Territories of Palestine as made in China as Mexico as the stuff on the shelves at WalMart or Stop $ Shop. There's no getting away from it.

Stewart Dean said...

Interesting op-ed here on why the Chicom power structure is shitting bricks
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/02/opinion/peng-shuai-china-leaders.html

While the patriarchal nature of Chinese society is well known, Ms. Peng’s case is the rare, revelatory moment that exposes how much China’s all-male rulers depend on the subjugation of women to ensure the Communist Party’s longevity.

Things have only worsened under President Xi Jinping, architect of a state-run masculinity campaign.

Women are severely underrepresented in national politics: There is one woman on the 25-member Politburo. Female representation on the 204-member Central Committee, the largest of the party’s political bodies, has declined over the past decade, to 10 currently from 13 in 2012.

Broader gender inequality also has worsened.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

I thought you just did /sarc at the end of a screed?

Dark Avenger said...

An informal signal for sarcastic content is /s. The more you know…….