Commentary: China’s genocide Olympics were a moral and commercial failure

About 3% of Americans watched the debacle most evenings across all networks, and most were upper middle class white liberals, enjoying a fortnight of communist propaganda.

Protesters gathered in Times Square calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. (Alpha News via Ruptly)

I am happy to report NBC’s ratings tanked for the disgraceful Winter Olympics.

About 3% of Americans watched the debacle most evenings across all networks, and most were upper middle class white liberals, enjoying a fortnight of communist propaganda.

It was shameful that American athletes went to China. Sentient folks know this, so we tuned out the Genocide Games because of our disgust with bowing down to Beijing.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should have moved the event, and since we suggested that a year ago, they had ample time. But the IOC would not, because they receive billions of tax-free dollars from corporations who support modern fascists.

“A lot of people point to the 1980 boycott and say, ‘Well, that wasn’t successful,’” Florida Rep. Michael Waltz recently said. “The correct analogy was actual Apartheid in South Africa, and the IOC did take a principled stand then and said, ‘We’re not gonna have the Olympics in South Africa.’ Heck, they didn’t even allow the South African athletes to compete anywhere in the world and all of corporate America and the activists and everyone else supported that. I think that’s the appropriate analogy. They did that for 30 years and did effect change, and I think that’s the approach we should be taking to this communist dictatorship that has the largest genocide going on right now since the Holocaust.”

Going forward, while I realize France, Italy, and the U.S.A. are on the horizon as the next hosts, a long Olympic hiatus is best.

The events do not bring the planet together like some risible John Lennon song; they are a propaganda tool to enrich evil regimes (1936, 1972, 1980, 2008, 2014, 2022 as evidence). It’s no longer noble and prestigious. Any international spirit is gone.

Maybe that’s because of athletes like Eileen Gu, an American who decided to compete and win two gold medals for the Chicoms.

The repugnant Californian also supports radical social justice causes and Black Lives Matter, yet avoids discussing human rights abuses in China because she worries about the content being critical of Beijing.

“With millions of dollars on the line, I understand why she is silent on China human rights issues,” a Taiwan native living in Houston told Alpha News. “Honestly, only a skilled and trained communist spy can be so flawless. She’s a world-class athlete, who can speak fluent Mandarin after only spending one month per year in China. Not to mention her beauty and brains. Who has time to be so good at almost everything?”

And just as there were no fans, there were no brave athletes. As expected, no Olympians — who came in a distant fifth — spoke up against totalitarians. The only athlete who did is now blackballed by his feckless league.

“It’s totally lost its luster,” Abe Greenwald argued on a recent Commentary Magazine podcast. “In reality, it does support an extensive system of child abuse that would be tolerated absolutely nowhere in this country under any other circumstances.”

And yet NBC paid $8 billion for this cataclysmic sham, which only divided the country and left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths.

Even The Washington Post’s Beijing correspondent wrote Friday that these games were “a pall of pervasive joylessness.”

Quite a sordid legacy for Xi Jinping, NBC, the IOC, President Joe Biden, and others, as we warned.


A.J. Kaufman
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A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.