People in Hong Kong don’t seem to want to live like slaves anymore ruled by a totalitarian and criminal government. I don’t know if you’ve been following what’s going on in Hong Kong right now, but it’s very interesting to follow the responses and see which sides people choose to take. Also interesting to see how much influence the criminal Chinese government has in Western countries.
For example, Apple removed a mapping app that let protesters in Hong Kong track their local slave patrol (AKA ‘the police’), demonstrating once again why you have to be fucking stupid to buy an iPhone or iPad and let Apple decide for you what you are allowed to run on it. Apple also demonstrated that they care more about their economic and business interests in China — currently worth $52 billion — instead of doing what’s right and not participate in oppression and censorship:
For years, Apple has responded to Chinese pressure. It has deleted hundreds of apps from its App Store in China, including the New York Times in 2017, for violating local regulations. This week, the company removed the Taiwan flag emoji for users in Hong Kong who updated to its latest iPhone operating system, iOS 13, and removed the app of news outlet Quartz from the Chinese App Store over Quartz’s coverage of the Hong Kong protests.
China’s government has put pressure on American companies in the last few weeks for supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, which Chinese authorities say are a separatist movement that threatens the stability of the country.
Last week, China’s state broadcaster CCTV and other Chinese partners said they would stop cooperation with the NBA’s Houston Rockets after the team’s general manager Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests in a tweet, which he since deleted.
After seeing how much business was at stake, that Daryl Morey guy practically went on his knees after deleting his tweet, apologizing, in the final analysis, to the criminal Chinese government. “Please forgive me; continue oppressing the slaves in Hong Kong, but please, I beg of you, broadcast our basketball games in China.”
Then there was also American video game developer and publisher Blizzard who imposed a 12-month ban on professional Hearthstone player Ng Wai Chung for vocalizing his support of Hong Kong’s liberation movement:
The inciting incident took place on October 6. Following his victory in a Hearthstone Grandmasters match, Chung was interviewed on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream by casters Virtual and Mr. Yee. During the interview, Chung wore a face mask, a reference to the anti-mask law recently enacted by China, and shouted, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” The stream quickly cut to commercial, and on-demand footage has since been pulled from the internet.
In a statement issued to IGN following his ban, Chung said, “I expected the decision by Blizzard, I think it’s unfair, but I do respect their decision. I’m not [regretful] of what I said. “I shouldn’t be afraid of these kinds of white terror,” which Chung describes as “anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.”
I admit, I don’t know this Chung guy, but based on the above I like him a lot. It looks like he somehow managed to escape being brainwashed by the criminal Chinese government.
All these American companies seem to be so very eager to bend over and spread their butt-cheeks for the criminal Chinese government. Facebook and Google even went so far as to build censorship tools in their products to satisfy the criminal Chinese government, hoping to be able to get more business that way. Mark Fuckerberg actually went to China and spoke Mandarin in a pathetic attempt to manipulate them and earn their trust. What a joke.
But in the case of Apple, it is even more disappointing because supporting criminal governments, or what Steve Jobs called “the system,” was not the intention when the company was first founded. Very much the contrary in fact, and I wrote an entire post about that a few years ago mentioning the ‘1984’ Apple ad that stated:
“On January 24th, Apple computers will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like Nineteen Eighty-Four.”
Now Apple is actually helping to spread ‘1984’ style control, oppression and surveillance worldwide. The Hong Kong protests are very much in line with what Apple Computers stood for in the early years: rebellion. Fucking Tim Cook should be supporting the Hong Kong protesters instead of sucking Chinese cocks.
There’s a lot more I could say about this, but the following comment which was posted on Hacker News, and then quickly censored away of course, says most of the important stuff:
this makes me sad…. ppl think when China opened borders, we can export democracy and help make the Chinese government more liberal and democratic. Decades later, it appears to be the other way around. The west has raised a monster, instead of embracing more democratic values, it cracks down human rights, sets up re-education camps, exploits minorities, forces foreign companies to comply & self-censored, amped up surveillance and censorships while their most of its citizens couldn’t care less as long as they are well-off….. Now, the west experiences Chinese export censorship & One China policy thru corporations, sports, cultures, entertainment etc because we all depend on China and they hold the life chord of many businesses and governments. It feels like a Chinese dystopia future isn’t far off
Yes, make no mistake about it, the Chinese totalitarian criminal control and enslavement system is indeed being exported worldwide. Keep supporting it and going along with it, and watch where we all end up.