••• The International Writers Magazine - 22 Years on-line - Human Rights
What exactly do we care about?
China found guilty of genocide against the Uyghurs - Uyghur Tribunal London 9.12.21
Consider this also:
I find it puzzling how some genocides are considered more important than others. I don't like the slave trade, but the transatlantic one was a bit of time ago. Nobody seems bothered about the people smugglers operating in Calais 25 miles where I sit in Folkestone. They just bang on about the immigrants themselves and how we treat them.
Nobody seems bothered about the Turkish slave trade, which was bigger than the transatlantic one. Nobody seems bothered about selling arms to the Saudis who kill Yemeni children en masse.
Nobody cares about cobalt being mined in the Congo for their phones, and nobody gives a damn about what is happening in China - apart from maybe the political right - which leads to the question why they care about Hong Kong and not, say, the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara.
Why do students or 'the right on' people not care about a million people being locked up, tortured, raped, forcibly sterilised, families torn apart, re-educated in China - you know the rest. It's as if everyone is going out of their way not to see. The Arabs too seem to be very quiet on the subject.
© Dermot Sullivan - 10.12.21
Dermot Sullivan in Mexico
The plan was to cross Mexico from the Gulf of Mexico in the east
to the Pacific Ocean in the west.
Mexico is a country both sure and unsure of its identity.
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