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He Needed a Job. China Gave Him One: Locking Up His Fellow Muslims.

By The New York Times

China’s vast detention program for Muslims has required more and more police officers. And recruits are coming from the very ethnic groups that are being suppressedRead full story

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  • China learned from the genocides of the early 20th century, and is implementing an optimized version of the systems used by the Nazis and Soviets to obliterate a culture-- more efficient, focused on destroying the culture not just the population, starting only after establishing firm state control over the media, saying what the Western diplomats and businessmen want to hear, and all of it as deniable as possible.

    This is the future China is building.

    "For months, he stood at roadside checkpoints

    China learned from the genocides of the early 20th century, and is implementing an optimized version of the systems used by the Nazis and Soviets to obliterate a culture-- more efficient, focused on destroying the culture not just the population, starting only after establishing firm state control over the media, saying what the Western diplomats and businessmen want to hear, and all of it as deniable as possible.

    This is the future China is building.

    "For months, he stood at roadside checkpoints, looking for people on the government’s blacklist, usually from Muslim ethnic minorities. As a Kazakh Muslim himself, he sometimes felt uncomfortable about his work, but he needed the money.

    Then he was asked to help bring 600 handcuffed people to a new facility — and was stunned by what he saw. Officials called it a job training center, but it was basically a prison, with toilets and beds behind bars. One detainee was an acquaintance he barely recognized because he had lost so much weight.

    Mr. Baimurat, 39, suppressed his emotions.

    'There are cameras everywhere,' he recalled, 'and if they see you look unhappy, you will be in trouble.'...

    Since going public last month, Mr. Baimurat has received anonymous telephone calls warning that his relatives in China would be placed into camps if he did not recant."

    There is no way to stop this, short of an invasion. The Holocaust was stopped only because we brought down Nazi Germany. Other recent genocide campaigns-- the Pogroms, the Holodomor, Armenia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Myanmar-- either ended after millions of deaths and obscenely bloody warfare (usually resulting in the collapse and overthrow of the perpetrating state) or just... finished.

    Westerners must come to grips with this reality, as the 21st century, by all appearances, will be defined by dictatorships gaining competitive parity and catching up with the world's democracies, in both the economic and military spheres. Our culture must confront the contradiction between the desire to protect human rights and the hatred of war. The myriad domestic problems facing Western nations today are blinding people to the simple fact that, bad as it may be, the grass is no greener anywhere else.

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