At this point, prove to me China didn’t have anything to do with it.
I wonder if China is slyly fueling the Asian-victimization narrative to have gained much steam during the past COVID year in the United States. Not overtly, of course, but China is a skillful player in the realm of mind control exerted by manipulation of social media.
The more intensely that putative framing of Asian persecution seeps into the American consciousness, the grater the sacrilege China-bashing is painted by the Leftists gatekeepers of racial propriety. It’s in China’s interest to snuff out anti-Asian (hence, anti-China) sentiments in American discourse because ultimately, Americans are not able to entertain racial nuance; even though disdain of mainland China may be predominately political, speaking ill of China is inferred as racist and anti-Asian (see President Trump, circa 2020). In fact, Donald Trump’s semantic antics were garnered by the Left to make China-bashing unfashionable, a leeriness quickly assumed by mainstream pop culture. The easier for China to coerce lesser countries to do its bidding, the greater its insidious infiltration of the global environment. Invisibility and subtle disguise are China’s tools in attaining such global positioning and the less the world’s voice speaks out against China’s practices, the better for them to prolong their campaign of usurping society. What better to tarnish those who point out China’s passive-aggressive invasion than to tarnish them as racists? This is an accusation which quickly subjugates the point into automatic ignore status.
For instance, it’s very possible that cursory appraisal of China’s involvement in Wednesday’s assassination of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moïse, will lead one to suspect China’s subtle hands at play here. But to express such conjecture may risk implication of anti-Asian bias. God forbid Donald Trump raises the possibility.
The international cast of characters involved in Moïse’s murder makes one wonder…
Seventeen suspects have been detained so far in the stunning assassination of Haiti’s president, and Haitian authorities say two are believed to hold dual U.S.-Haitian citizenship and Colombia’s government says at least six are former members of its army.
Léon Charles, chief of Haiti’s National Police, said Thursday night that 15 of the detainees were from Colombia.
When a country’s leader is killed by foreign actors, we pay heed. This insinuates grand political machinations at play; the assassin was not simply a domestic lovelorn psychopath with an esoteric beef looking to make a mark on history.
“We are going to bring them to justice,” the police chief said, the 17 handcuffed suspects sitting on the floor during a news conference on developments following the brazen killing of President Jovenel Moïse at his home before dawn Wednesday.
Colombia’s government said it had been asked about six of the suspects in Haiti, including two of those killed, and had determined they were retired members of its army. It didn’t release their identities.
The head of the Colombian national police, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, said President Iván Duque had ordered the high command of Colombia’s army and police to cooperate in the investigation.
“A team was formed with the best investigators … they are going to send dates, flight times, financial information that is already being collected to be sent to Port-au-Prince,” Vargas said.
The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian Americans were in custody but could not confirm or comment.
Why Colombia, we may ponder. What does that South American country have to do with poor, maligned China, recipient of hate and racial ire? That innocent country which was Kung Flued so cruelly by our bully ex-President?
Well, for one thing, Colombia is the latest lesser global nation to fall under China’s helpful glare, another spawn of the CCP ready to do its bidding.
Something unusual is happening in Colombia.
The country that was not long ago described by then-candidate Joe Biden as the keystone of U.S. policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, one that most IR textbooks will tell you has for decades been guided in its foreign policy by a doctrine of respice polum or looking to the north, has seen of late what appears to be a silent but emphatic turn eastward, toward China.
Chinese characters, once unseen in the South American country, now appear splashed on banners hanging over Chinese-built highways. Colombian students and researchers are exchanging limited Fulbright scholarships for hundreds of Chinese studying opportunities in every conceivable field. National TV stations are increasingly airing Chinese-made content, from historical dramas to documentaries on the Chinese experience of development. And even high-ranking Colombian officials have praised China before international bodies for its progress in human rights. To the skeptical observer, something appears to be afoot.
Evidence of increased China-Colombia convergence can be found in almost all spheres, but no area best exemplifies this than sanitary cooperation during the pandemic
And this makes sense: China is better positioned today, both in terms of capacities and interest, to participate in the reactivation of the post-COVID Colombian economy than a U.S. that is just being put in order by the new Biden administration. With elections in Colombia coming up next year — and with the leftist Gustavo Petro taking a considerable lead ahead of other candidates — the Duque administration is ready to take a win where it can find it, regardless of origin.
A tight embrace between Colombia and China may very well be the outcome. For one, because, despite the reaffirmation by White House officials of the strategic nature of the U.S.-Colombia alliance, it is Washington that has left a vacuum of leadership in the region — one being filled by extra-regional powers. Differences between the two leaders on issues like the implementation of the peace agreement may also put some distance them.
China’s Communists have exploited the West’s absenteeism in its oversight of poverty-stricken countries by stepping in and ingratiating themselves into triangulated situations in Africa and the Americas. China is keenly sensitive to slights and policies opposed to the good standing of its Communist Party, but nowhere near as sensitive to external alliances with its most persistent threat: Taiwan.
China is not averse to heavy-handed displays of international butthurt, even from a Third World non-threat. China’s strategy mimics that of the Mafia and Mexican cartels: overkill (literally) designed to plunge enemies into submission while serving to strong-arm them into compliance.
China’s murder of Haiti’s president was a dire warning to the rest of its present and future Third World sycophants.
Who yo daddy?
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Haitian police had arrested 11 armed suspects who tried to break into the Taiwanese embassy early Thursday. It gave no details of the suspects’ identities or a reason for the break-in.
“As for whether the suspects were involved in the assassination of the President of Haiti, that will need to be investigated by the Haitian police,” Foreign Affairs spokesperson Joanne Ou told The Associated Press in Taipei.
Police were alerted by embassy security guards while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home. The ministry said some doors and windows were broken but there was no other damage to the embassy.
Haiti is one of a handful of countries worldwide that maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan instead of the rival mainland Chinese government in Beijing.
Bold enhancement to make a point.
China’s involvement is an obvious conclusion that warrants investigation. Will that be allowed despite China’s global social media forces which will fan the accusatory flames of racism in response? Racism is the most serious transgression to the modern Western acculturated mind; more serious than the assassination of a lowly banana republic head of state.
Perhaps the NBA can send some of its players to vouch publicly that suspicion of China’s involvement is very hateful speech.