The clown world we’re all forced to live in thanks to Joe Biden has caused many of us to feel like we’ve been hallucinating for the past year.
There’s an overwhelming sense that the country is in serious decline, but you can’t quite put your finger on what’s going to be the final blow.
China? Russia? The influx of illegal immigration? The sinking economy? Depleted military?
It all seems so bleak, and the latest installment in the Biden soap opera is merely adding to the wreckage.
On Monday, news broke that Biden ordered a “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
This is essentially a silly way of saying U.S. officials will not be accompanying athletes on Team USA to Beijing. It’s a purely symbolic move meant to give an appearance that the Biden administration is taking a bold stand against an ongoing genocide committed by the Chinese Communists against multiple ethnic groups.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the diplomatic boycott during a Monday press briefing, citing “crimes against humanity.”
Jen Psaki announces that the Biden administration won't send diplomatic representation to the Beijing Olympics given the PRC's "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity" pic.twitter.com/Cpsn0IZiRd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 6, 2021
However, in what will go down as one of the more ridiculous moves the Biden administration has ever made, Psaki also confirmed that the U.S. will still be sending athletes to compete in Beijing despite the “crimes against humanity” cited in her previous announcement.
The Chinese Communist Party has long history of human rights violations and ongoing genocide against Muslims in the country, yet the Biden administration is treading softly, hoping not to ruffle Chinese feathers.
Are you paying attention yet?
Psaki informed reporters of Biden’s decision to send athletes despite the ongoing genocide.
WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki on decision to send athletes to Beijing Olympics:
“We believe U.S. athletes, people who have been training, giving up a lot of blood, sweat and tears preparing for these Olympics, should be able to go and compete …” pic.twitter.com/US5OOWeAGR
— The Recount (@therecount) December 6, 2021
Psaki attempted to downplay the contradiction, saying a “diplomatic boycott sends a clear message that we cannot conduct ourselves as business as usual,” but it remains glaringly obvious to anyone paying attention what’s really happening here.
Biden, desperate to conceal and protect his family’s business interests in China and the Communists’ growing economic influence in the United States, simply wanted to give an appearance that the U.S. was taking a stand against Chinese genocide of ethnic minorities in Xianjiang without actually doing anything at all.
As a matter of fact China never extended an invite to U.S. delegates, so Biden’s so-called “diplomatic boycott” was nothing except an empty publicity stunt.
On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reiterated that the people in the Biden administration allegedly planning to “boycott” were not invited, so they could not reject the invitation.
“US politicians keep hyping a ‘diplomatic boycott’ without even being invited to the Games,” Zhao said.
“This wishful thinking and pure grandstanding is aimed at political manipulation.”
Zhao threatened unspecified “measures” against the United States if Biden greenlit the diplomatic “boycott” idea.
China doesn’t care if U.S. politicians go to Beijing — they want our athletes, which Biden is unwilling to withhold in what could have been a genuinely bold move against Uyghur geocide.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney