Welcome to China, Olympic athletes, where the great leader Xi Jingping uses the power of Chairman Mao to make the sun rise in the east (and also where you will be disappeared forever if you think otherwise)!
Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch.
Human rights issues?
What human rights issues?
Rights groups have long criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide. China denies the allegations of human rights abuses.
Well, that settles it. They denied the allegations, just like they denied allegations that they accidentally released a bioweapon made from bat viruses with U.S funding.
"There's really not much protection that we believe is going to be afforded to athletes," Rob Koehler, the director general of the Global Athlete group, said in the seminar. "Silence is complicity and that's why we have concerns.
"So we're advising athletes not to speak up. We want them to compete and use their voice when they get home."
That'll teach China. Let's still go to their games, flood their country with cash from all the events, give them a worldwide platform for their propaganda, and be quiet about anything we don't like.
That worked really well for the world at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin!