Re Nazi Germany in the 1930’s – 1945, there were street beatings of Jews, daubings of Jewish shops with swastikas, furnaces, crematoriums, bullets in the back of the head as Jews fell into burial pits, streams of refugees, gas chambers, concentration camps. The killing of 6m Jews and many homosexuals, mentally disadvantaged people, the Roma community and Left opponents of Hitler are well catalogued. General Eisenhower, on entering Belsen, ordered the film to be made so that people could never say “It did not happen”.
Has it happened to desperate Burmese refugees fleeing to Thailand and India? Yes, in large numbers with media film + photos acknowledged being genuine. So why is there no film of Uyghur refugees fleeing from China into any of the 8 countries that border Xinjiang?
Instead, we are given blurry satellite photos of buildings with labels such as “solitary confinement wing”, “exercise yard” and “execution block”. There is oral testimony from alleged witnesses but that is all despite the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks year surveillance by the most powerful satellite photography that the US has ever manufactured.
A whole Uyghur culture is being extinguished before our eyes. But it is happening in the total absence of compelling front line photography or video footage.
Why are so many journalists, parliamentarians, political commentators going along with the genocide allegation? Why are they content to be starved of the essential first-hand original evidence? Standards that are applied in Ruanda or Burma or Afghanistan are suspended in China. But Why?
And another point – re the Nazis, so many 1930’s visitors to Germany reported on the presence of “Jew-Hate” everywhere in German society. In China, no diplomat, parliamentarian, businessman/woman has ever reported any race hate in China against the Uyghurs.
Why is there such a discrepancy between Germany, Burma, Rwanda and Afghanistan on the one hand and China on the other? In tomorrow’s post, I will answer the question.