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[-] PointAndClique@hexbear.net 105 points 1 month ago

I even showed a video of the thing to my friend's mum (who is also uygher) and she literally laughed and said I go on the internet too much.

Uyghur auntie said 握草 touch-grass

[-] Mindfury@hexbear.net 83 points 1 month ago

if even the Uyghur aunties can own crackers like this, imagine the horrors the real posters locked behind the great firewall could unleash

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 54 points 1 month ago

if even the Uyghur aunties can own crackers like this

This is really amusing to me because in Chinese culture one very common cultural archetype of an auntie (read: any middle or late middle aged woman) is a woman with a razor sharp tongue, no filter, and who will home in on your tiniest insecurity and criticize you for it.

I wonder if they have the same thing in Uyghur culture.

[-] SorosFootSoldier@hexbear.net 80 points 1 month ago

Hey guys I went to China and they're not drinking infant blood out of skulls.

[downvoted by 10,000 angry white guys on r/CHINA that no Chinese person uses]

[-] PolandIsAStateOfMind@lemmygrad.ml 6 points 1 month ago

The comments are actually surprisingly good for r/china

[-] Sons_of_Ferrix@hexbear.net 80 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

You could also have traveled accross the Soviet Union in 1938 and never noticed any GULAG camp. Or visit Nazi Germany during the same year

Lol people really love this myth that the average German was totally ignorant of the holocaust.

[-] LeopardShepherd@hexbear.net 53 points 1 month ago

Hmm there's soldier's rounding up and abducting all my Jewish neighbours, all their property and business have gone and are run by Germans now and every week there's a new explicit and implicit genocidal law passed... Anyway, probably nothing sinister going on.

[-] CoolerOpposide@hexbear.net 30 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

“All of my neighbors that were specifically not white, Christian, Germans disappeared one day! I had no idea why!”

[-] BynarsAreOk@hexbear.net 25 points 1 month ago

You know you could ask anyone the same thing, take a decent long tour across many cities in the US and try not to notice the biggest prison population in the world.

Even if somehow you miss all the prisons etc it would still be impossible not to notice the massive police state and obvious racist "incidents" everywhere.

[-] LibsEatPoop@hexbear.net 78 points 1 month ago

I’m so fucking jealous this dude not only got to go to Xinjiang but even got invited to the house of an Uyghur family and probably ate delicious food what the fuck. I hate this.

It should’ve been me.

[-] Frogmanfromlake@hexbear.net 70 points 1 month ago

My sister-in-law is actually in Xinjiang right now. She showed me a picture of people publicly proposing at a park. Anyone who clams Xinjiang is worse than Gaza right now has no idea what they’re talking about and I can safely assume they have room temperature IQ.

[-] EmmaGoldman@hexbear.net 33 points 1 month ago

Room temp IQ (Celsius)

[-] Rod_Blagojevic@hexbear.net 29 points 1 month ago

Is this a popular narrative right now? There's a completely undetectable genocide definitely happening in Xinjiang?

[-] axont@hexbear.net 31 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It varies. They might only say there's a tacit cultural genocide, where somehow Islam is illegal in China or that the Uyghur language is banned. Or they might say it's a holocaust level genocide with forced sterilization and work camps.

It's completely absurd and defies reason. You can look at pictures of the genocide in Yemen and its effects. There's nothing similar to what's being proposed in Xinjiang. People who live in Xinjiang are on average much wealthier/secure than those in Yemen and Gaza, and yet there's apparently been no ill effects over the rest of China. No columns of refugees, no known mass graves, no known resistance organizations. Nothing. The accusation is that China is somehow perpetrating a genocide with none of the normal effects, no detectable decrease in population, and no destabilization.

Like I can't put into words how preposterous this is. China is supposedly carrying out a genocide in a place that has hundreds of thousands of times the area of Gaza, against 12 million people. And yet any minor glance at Gaza reveals they're suffering a genocide. China is supposedly carrying out a genocide far more massive than what Israel is doing? How is that possible for China to hide a genocide against 12 million when Israel can't hide a genocide against 590,000?

[-] DyingOfDeBordom@hexbear.net 25 points 1 month ago

It varies. They might only say there's a tacit cultural genocide, where somehow Islam is illegal in China or that the Uyghur language is banned. Or they might say it's a holocaust level genocide with forced sterilization and work camps.

uighers were literally exempt from the one child policy, along with other ethnic minorities, but china is still somehow Doing a Genocide lol

[-] Rod_Blagojevic@hexbear.net 20 points 1 month ago

There's also an implicit antisemitism. They don't give a shit about Gaza, but they do want to evoke the holocaust. The problem is they don't take the holocaust seriously either, or else they would notice that Europe is littered with mass graves and other genocide artifacts, and there's huge refugee descended diaspora populations. How is China hiding all of this so much better than the nazis?

[-] highalectical@lemmygrad.ml 6 points 1 month ago

No columns of refugees...

Back when I believed in the shit, I remember this channel of testimonies often being cited. They're allegedly refugees, but I can't confirm if that's true.

... no known resistance organizations

There's the US backed ETIM, though they're resistance in the same sense that "moderate rebels" in Syria were resistance.

[-] REEEEvolution@lemmygrad.ml 5 points 1 month ago

ETIM actually also fights in Syria.

[-] Mindfury@hexbear.net 61 points 1 month ago

Then again, I'm pretty stupid for wanting an answer to this on reddit.

there might be some hope for this person yet

[-] FnordPrefect@hexbear.net 60 points 1 month ago

maybe-later-honey "Nice try, CCP bot! But this is obviously not true. Why would US politicians (of both parties!) try to prohibit tourism there if it's not a genocidal hellhole?"

[-] dkr567@hexbear.net 55 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I love how bunch of fucking white kids from anglosphere (as there are zero Mandarin from all the posts on that subreddit for one) or "expats" are parroting western media words and think they're experts in anything related to China and Chinese people.

[-] Ram_The_Manparts@hexbear.net 28 points 1 month ago

The fact that the admins allow that sub to operate the way it does tells you everything you need to know about reddit as a company

[-] Teekeeus@hexbear.net 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Almost all westerners in nonwestern countries have as much insight into the local populace, society and culture as nato officials did about russia when they proudly proclaimed the whole country would collapse after the "mother of all santions"

[-] SkibidiToiletFanAcct@hexbear.net 39 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

probably fake. most serious propaganda doesn't try to claim that speaking Uyghur is illegal. for one, Chinese currency has Uyghur writing on it. classic concern trolling "I don't know what to do/think" tone. next, I assume this person would live in China, and I'd expect a person like that posting on r/china to be a far more invested and intelligent racist.

[-] keepcarrot@hexbear.net 41 points 1 month ago

I have seen people claim that xinjiang is worse than gaza right now. Nationalists will amp up the official propaganda and spread it amongst themselves and apparently believe it.

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 25 points 1 month ago

intelligent racist.

Does not compute.

[-] zed_proclaimer@hexbear.net 14 points 1 month ago

the lobe measurin' kind not the cud-chewin' kind

[-] laziestflagellant@hexbear.net 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yeah it does read like concern trolling in order to either gauge the sub's wider opinion on US's Xinjiang propaganda or to invite public refutation of that propaganda

[-] ksynwa@lemmygrad.ml 6 points 1 month ago

Yeah. Just like every post on that website I think this is bs.

[-] Awoo@hexbear.net 34 points 1 month ago

Good post, surprised to see it upvoted.. I guess the libs are having doubts especially because of palestine.

[-] GnastyGnuts@hexbear.net 30 points 1 month ago

I took the waaaa-AAAAALK

To Xinjiang

[-] SkingradGuard@hexbear.net 26 points 1 month ago

I've met a zionist, that, in one breath thinks all muslims are subuman, then when I mention how China beat reactionary terrorism without bombing entire populations, they hit back at me by saying it's because they put muslims in "concentration camps."

The fake concern is jarring, especially considering if it was in any other country, they'd be saying Uyghurs are all subhuman terrorist monsters.

[-] ArsenLupin@hexbear.net 7 points 1 month ago

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