It goes without saying that Chinese oppression in Xinjiang is nothing short of imperialism, it also goes without saying that the Uighurs do not in any conceivable way belong to China. Unfortunately, most Chinese are brainwashed into seeing this as a question of territory and into viewing “Chinese territorial integrity” as sacrosanct. Nevertheless, while we might and should condemn China, we would do well to be aware of our own hypocritical “Weltanschauung”; a view of things that is the product of an all too subtle, beguiling, seductive manufacturing of consent that actually has us too stumbling through life totally ignorant of the crimes that are being committed in our names.
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