OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending a talk by Jennifer Zeng entitled “China Held Me Prisoner: How I Survived.” There aren’t many words that can express the complete shock I felt upon hearing this courageous woman’s story. I would not do her justice by retelling the horrors she survived. If you don’t know what is happening in China, I would encourage you to witness her call for freedom.
Zeng struck my heart and put a fire in my soul to oppose those who could deliver injustice and force people to endure torture as she had. As much as certain social justice warriors would have you believe otherwise, oppression of this kind speaks to all human beings – even to those of us on the right.
I don’t care which side of the aisle you’re on. You first have to be in the Church.
While some people make me question those beliefs, as can be seen in this latest Twitter chain:
"There are bad individuals in the U.S., so that's the same as an evil government putting over a million people in camps simply because they have a religion" – Steve Kerr probably https://t.co/ZgawHfDlSn
— Kieran banned in China (@KieranEleison) October 11, 2019
I still believe that they can see the wrong of what has been happening in China. [Although I could seriously write a whole post about this particular tweet – this isn’t a game (as Kerr even said) of ‘who has it worse’. Because the Chinese would win. Stop avoiding the question by victimizing yourself. There are bad people in the U.S. We are not perfect. But I am proud to call myself an American and stand up not only FOR freedom but AGAINST tyranny and the violation of basic human rights].
I don’t know about you, but if any country placed limitations on those employed or sponsored by human rights groups from gaining a visa, I would be suspicious. Guess what China is doing?
China is, supposedly, placing these limitations, along with limiting U.S. intelligence services, due to American restrictions on Chinese visas. It seems that things may be escalating from a trade war to tension in other areas of cooperation.
The thing is, a lot of the U.S. limitations are on Chinese scholars, military, or officials who are part of human rights abuse situations. Not on human rights groups (does China even have any?). I understand China’s need for backlash and their anger towards America, but their actions only continue to prove the depth of their despotism and incite more anti-CommunistChina action. Which may not be a bad thing.