One of the owners of the Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, said point-blank in an interview last weekend that he does not care about the genocide of Uyghur Muslims being perpetrated by China.
Watch this incredible admission:
Let's be honest, nobody cares about the Uyghurs, you bring it up because you really care, and I think it's nice that you care, the rest of us don't care.
I'm telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line. Of all the things I care about, it is below. my. line.
You can watch the full interview here, the relevant portion comes at the 15-minute mark:
The context doesn't make it any better.
Do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us. And I think a lot of people believe that, and I'm sorry if that's a hard truth to hear. But every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I'm really just lying if I don't really care, and so I'd rather not lie to you and tell you the truth.
It's really not a priority to me.
This is absolutely, shockingly, brutal, and callous.
There's a whole culture experiencing genocide at the hands of a brutal police state, but the US has problems so we shouldn't care about it.
It gets worse from there. He literally compares this genocide in China to "systemic racism" in the US and asks, "How do you determine which is worse?"
This man is insane.
This attitude from wealthy elites shows that when we say "never again" about the Holocaust, yeah, that was a lie. At least, if people like Palihapitiya are right.
I mean, this guy has no appreciation for the fact that his family escaped persecution. He does not care at all that if his family hadn't fled to the west, he'd be in the same position.
Talk about cold and heartless businessmen.
We don't do enough domestically to really express that view in real, tangible ways. So until we clean up our house the idea that we step outside of our borders with, you know, with us sort of morally virtue-signaling about somebody else's human-rights track record is deplorable.
Look at the number of black and brown men that are incarcerated for absolutely ridiculous crimes...
So if you wanna talk about the human rights of people, I think we have a responsibility to take care of our own backyard first.
There it is. Because of some woke nonsense, the United States is just as bad, or worse than China.
How dare we criticize China for literal genocide when we have black and brown people in jail for "ridiculous crimes."
No explanation how the crimes are ridiculous. Just that they are ridiculous.
But Uyghur Muslims in China are being killed JUST FOR BEING UYGHUR MUSLIMS.
But we don't have the moral authority to call it out?
Give me a break.