Updated: Feb 8
On February 20, 2021, I published a blog titled China 2022 Olympics, Moral Failure, and the Case for Boycotts. Nearly a year later and we are set to begin two weeks of an abominable PR campaign celebrating China's rise to power through the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) while simultaneously ignoring and denying the ignominy of this regime's rapacious appetite for global conquest, human suffering, international hostility, and, in the case of the Uyghurs, ethnic brutality and oppression. Many find this year's event to be an absolute travesty and black eye on the Olympic tradition, and I firmly believe that an international boycott is defensible and appropriate given Uyghur oppression and the CCP's invidious role in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In my original blog, I take direct aim at China's egregious human rights abuses involving everything from torture and organ harvesting to enslavement and outright genocide of the Uyghurs. Of course my critique of China, the Chinese Communist Party or CCP specifically, would not be complete without raising the ire and outrage of the world over the CCP's mishandling of the pandemic, where two years later the world continues to suffer miserably while the Chinese regime basks not in shame, lament, or forgiveness, but tone-deaf entitlement, arrogance, and gross negligence and narcissism.
There are many different directions I could take because the issues are that deep and the moral failures that profound. As the title indicates, however, the United States has its own reckoning to deal with, and I will treat that for the remainder of this blog. For contemporary considerations, especially when you factor in human loss, impact to future generations, and callous moral indifference, abortion and the African American community is today's frontrunner for America in the "atrocity Olympics" between the U.S. and China.
In the article, Abortion: The overlooked tragedy for black Americans, Arizona State Representative Walt Blackman makes some rather remarkable and compelling statements about abortion and black genocide:
...Yet, 36 percent of all abortions were obtained by black women. At a ratio of 474 abortions per 1,000 live births, black women have the highest ratio of any group in the country.
When you use those percentages, it indicates that of the over 44 million abortions since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court ruling, 19 million black babies were aborted. African Americans are just under 13 percent of United States population.
It is undeniably good that we convey the positive stories of our community to our fellow countrymen. It is important that we pass on stories that empower us. However, it is harmful to all black Americans if we continue to let society look the other way when it comes to the devastation that political policies like abortion wreak on the black community.
As staggering as these numbers are, they are conceivably higher when you account for the fact that most, if not all, abortion data is provided to the CDC by Planned Parenthood, the lead organization when it comes to abortion referrals and services in the United States. It is fair to assume that these numbers are likely under-reported to obscure the facts and temper public shock, outrage, and disapproval. Still, the data speaks loud and clear and yet the silence, as State Rep. Blackman accurately points out, is equally deafening from political leaders, community leaders, clergy, corporate investors, and child advocacy groups. This reminds me of Hanna Arendt's banality of evil, where government leaders in China and America are caught in the grips of ghoulish evil, silence, and moral indifference as the world witnesses government sponsored atrocity.
As for the inhumanities against the Uyghurs and America's virtual silence and unwillingness to be a beacon of hope that inspires protest for all the right reasons, perhaps the American "dilemma" our nation's leaders face can be found in the 19 million aborted black babies that continue to devastate black America. This ongoing body count is exactly why many are calling abortion in the black community black genocide in America. Thus, is this the reason why we are witnessing moral cowardice from the Biden-Harris Administration over the Uyghurs because of the obvious indifference and noxious disregard they have over black genocide? They'll never say and we'll never know, but I find it highly disturbing and ironic that between the Uyghur atrocities and black genocide, endless inhumanities and ethnic injustices are being tolerated and ignored both by the Biden-Harris Administration and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In fact, all you have to do is read the position statements by both groups to see hypocrisy in action amidst human atrocity respectively.
Below is a snapshot of President Biden's October 14, 2021 statement on the "United States Election to the Human Rights Council."
The United States stands ready to work with partners and allies to help lead the world toward a more peaceful, prosperous future, grounded in respect for human dignity. Together, we will stand up for the rights of all, including women and girls, members of LGBTQI+ communities, members of ethnic and religious minorities, those living with disabilities, and members of other marginalized groups. We will promote accountability for governments that abuse human rights. And we will stand in solidarity with, and continue to work tirelessly in support of, the activists, human rights defenders, and peaceful protestors on the front lines of the struggle between freedom and tyranny.
Similarly, here's a statement from the IOC on human rights that comes from its Recommendations for an IOC Human Rights Strategy that's dated March 2020:
The IOC Code of Ethics is also an important reference point for the organization. Fundamental Principle 1 in the Olympic Charter states that “Olympism seeks to build a way of life based on … respect for universal fundamental ethical principles”. The Code of Ethics seeks to define this broad term in Article 1 to include a number of issues, one of which is “[r]espect for international conventions on protecting human rights insofar as they apply to the Olympic Games’ activities and which ensure in particular: - respect for human dignity; - rejection of discrimination of any kind on whatever grounds …; -
Given the Uyghur realities that are widely known to the world along with the 19 million aborted black babies, better known as black genocide, both official statements reflect the heights of hypocrisy, shallowness, and tone-deaf leadership. Both pathetically demonstrate profound moral incoherence, though America strives to remain rooted and grounded in integrity, freedom, and justice as exemplified by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. In the case of the Biden-Harris Administration, however, what's extremely disturbing is that we are only one week into Black History Month and yet no recognition of or attempts to course-correct the abortion trajectory in black America as we accelerate toward 20 million black aborted babies! Clearly, the Biden Harris Administration, Xi Jinping and the CCP regime, and the IOC are deeply invested in perpetuating and ignoring human atrocity and genocide, and the world community ought to be outraged at this level of moral incompetence.
For the next two weeks, America's credibility suffers each day it refuses to speak up for and speak out against the Chinese Communist Party's inhumane treatment of the Uyghurs. Likewise, silence and neglect over black genocide and the 19 million aborted black babies in America is an ongoing painful reality that inflicts incalculable damage to black America, economically, politically, spiritually, emotionally, generationally, and most noticeably...numerically.
We hear a lot about systemic racism today, and If systemic racism is the cause celebre globally due to the Black Lives Matter movement, between the Uyghur atrocities and black genocidal abortion (systemic racism on steroids), Xi Jinping and his Chinese Communist Party along with the Biden-Harris Administration are knee deep in systemic racism and losers in the worst "atrocity Olympics" since the Berlin Games of1936, and we know what happened after that spectacle and how the dark clouds of Hitler and his Nazi regime changed the world forever. Starting with the IOC and the Olympic tradition, when will we learn from history? Obviously we didn't learn from 1936 as Hitler marched through Europe to persecute the world with antisemitism, global inhumanity, and warring of the nations, but here we go again with another round of the "atrocity Olympics" and the denial of life, liberty, and human dignity.