Local Communists Support Mother Communist China, Naturally By Chris Knight
Walking around my old university in Melbourne, having returned from the US) with some difficulty now because of arthritis in the knees, I saw the latest batch of anti-racist globalist posters by the ever-eager global communists, people doing maybe one course so they have plenty of time to paint banners. Good for them. One of the latest posters protests about the rival of anti-Chinese racism, defined now way beyond immigration but to include even saying that there is too much Chinese influence in Australia. This is interesting because the past narrative has always been that the powerful country was the one who was imperialistic. That however does not cut any ice with the ultra-Left who by definition always define white people as the only possible racists. Hence, ethno-racial conflict between other groups is a product of white racism. The concern right throughout South East Asian about the rise of China is therefore discounted, which simply shows that it is the ultra-Leftist worldview that is no more than an ideological justification for coming Chinese hegemony and imperialism, to use their own cherished concepts:
“Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan blasted China in a speech to national security leaders in Singapore on Saturday. In his first major speech on the international stage, Shanahan denounced China's efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a "toolkit of coercion." He didn't name China in early parts of his speech to the Shangri-La Dialogue, a national security conference, but made his target clear by referencing Beijing's campaign to put advanced weapons systems on disputed islands in the region. "Perhaps the greatest long-term threat to the vital interests of states across this region comes from actors who seek to undermine, rather than uphold, the rules-based international order," Shanahan said. "If these trends in these behaviors continue, artificial features in the global commons could become tollbooths. Sovereignty could become the purview of the powerful," he added. A senior Chinese military official hit back, accusing the U.S. of "harming regional peace and stability." "He (Shanahan) has been expressing inaccurate views and repeating old tunes about the issues of Taiwan and the South China Sea," Shao Yuanming, a senior official of the People's Liberation Army, told reporters after Shanahan's speech. Shanahan's comments come amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China. The Trump administration has been waging a trade war with Beijing, imposed sanctions on the tech giant Huawei and agreed to sell weapons to Taiwan, a sovereign island that mainland China claims as its own territory.”
American imperialism against innocent China, of course. The Australian socialists presumably support the Chinese domination of Asia and the swallowing whole of Taiwan. Anything less would surely be “racism.” What would they make of the following article?
“Zheng Qiaozhi — we will call him George — still has nightmares. He was interning at China’s Shenyang Army General Hospital when he was drafted to be part of an organ-harvesting team. The prisoner was brought in, tied hand and foot, but very much alive. The army doctor in charge sliced him open from chest to belly button and exposed his two kidneys. “Cut the veins and arteries,” he told his shocked intern. George did as he was told. Blood spurted everywhere. The kidneys were placed in an organ-transplant container. Then the doctor ordered George to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and George froze. “I can’t do it,” he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself. George was so unnerved by what he had seen that he soon quit his job at the hospital and returned home. Later, afraid that he might be the next victim of China’s forced organ-transplant business, he fled to Canada and assumed a new identity. First-person accounts like George’s are understandably rare. The “transplant tourists” who come to China are naturally told nothing about the “donors” of their new heart, liver or kidney. And those who are executed for their organs tell no tales. Experts estimate that between 60,000 and 100,000 organs are transplanted annually in China. Multiply that number times the cost of a liver transplant ($170,000) or a kidney transplant ($130,000), and the result is an eye-popping $10 billion to 20 billion. And where do these hundreds of thousands of organs come from? George was told nothing about the background of the young man whose kidneys he fatally removed except that he was “under 18 and in good health.
But experts like Ethan Gutmann, author of several books on the subject, believe that the vast majority are obtained by executing prisoners of conscience. One particularly rich source of fresh organs for China’s transplant industry in recent years has been the Falun Gong, which was declared a heretical Buddhist sect in 1999 by then-Party Secretary Jiang Zemin. Hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of the group’s followers have been arrested and disappeared into a vast network of secret prisons, many never to reemerge — at least in one piece. The Muslim minorities of China’s far west are apparently next in line. Over the past couple of years, between one to three million Uighur and Kazakh men have been arrested and sent to concentration camps — Beijing calls them “vocational training centers” — in the region. Tellingly, all these prisoners of conscience not only had their blood drawn upon entry but also had their organs examined, presumably so they could be more quickly matched with those willing to pay for them. Even more ominously, dedicated organ-transplant lanes have been opened at airports in the region, while crematoria are being built nearby.
All this suggests that assembly-line harvesting of Uighur, Kazakh and Tibetan organs is already getting underway. China is not just ridding itself of troublesome minorities, it is profiting mightily in the process. Despite China’s claims to the contrary, its transplant business is booming. And, thanks to a Western technology called ECMO — extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — it has become much, much more lucrative. Twenty years ago, it was only possible to successfully harvest an organ or two — two kidneys, say, or a heart — from a transplant victim. The other organs, such as the lungs and liver, had to be discarded because they had been deprived of oxygen too long to be usable. Now, the victims are put on an ECMO machine, which serves as an artificial heart and lung and keeps every last organ fresh enough to be harvested. Before ECMO, a victim’s few salvageable organs were worth maybe $250,000. Now, with ECMO, every organ can be harvested — even the skin — and the victim is easily worth two or three times as much. ECMO, which has saved countless lives in the West, has had the opposite effect in China: It has accelerated the killing of innocent people.”
First, I will say that I am sceptical about these reports, but given that there are so many of them, the reports at least need consideration. It is possible that the claims of organ harvesting are Western propaganda, more cold war lies, but what if they are true? Then what? Now, the above citation is from a mainstream media article, and I cite it, not to raise any shock! horror! or hatred of the Chinese state in any way, for I believe that even if China is doing this, it is not the role of the West to interfere or condemn; those objecting should deal with the rich Westerners benefiting from the organ donations. It should not be the duty of the West to be the moral police of humanity in the name of the vague and fluid politically correct concept of human rights. On this, China would agree. Rather, I would like to know if the contents of this article and many more are true, which they may not be, how is Western white racism responsible? Does the Chinese state lack agency? Common-sense would indicate that we are not responsible and that it is none of our business. How is minding one’s own business racist? And, are white university educated communists racist for even breathing, or for their white privilege relative to starving Africans? Their university education comes at the opportunity cost of not donating to save these people, or foregoing a comfortable life here on an Australian university to go to Africa and work as aid workers. Wouldn’t that be the real socialist thing to do?