We’ve known that Democrat politicians are hypocrites. They say whatever they think needs to be said in order to get elected, but, then, they will betray you for a convenient campaign contribution.
And we have another perfect example which came out of Congress this week that, no doubt, you haven’t heard about. Why haven’t you heard about it? Only because the mainstream media won’t cover this truth because it would reveal the fact that Democrats really don’t care at all about slavery. No, Democrats care about getting votes using slavery as an issue, but slavery itself? They allow it, even encourage it, if it lines the pockets of their campaign funds. Mark Tapscott writes,
House Democrats defeated an effort by Republicans on June 16 to require public disclosure of and potentially sanction “bad actors” regarding China’s forced labor abuses identified in U.S. firms’ supply chains.
Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) introduced a motion to recommit to be attached to the Democrat-sponsored “ESG Disclosure Simplification Act.” That motion was defeated 218–207, with five members not voting.
Barr’s motion and the related amendment wouldn’t have changed the ESG disclosure mandate, but would have added provisions requiring companies to report to the Department of Treasury any supplier or other business partner found to be participating in or otherwise supporting Chinese facilities that are estimated to be holding more than 1 million ethnic Muslim Uyghurs in forced labor and detention.
The offending suppliers and partners would be subject to potential U.S. sanctions if they: use forced labor or are participating in building detention camps in the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China; create or provide technology or assistance for mass surveillance in Xinjiang Province of China, where most of the Uyghurs live; participate in serious human rights abuses or corruption; or undermine the democratic process or institutions in Hong Kong.
Now, in case it wasn’t clear, there is another word for “forced labor and detention.” That word is “slavery.”
But Democrats really don’t care about slavery unless they can use that emotionally-loaded term to stir up voters and donors into a frenzy. Otherwise, it’s just swept under the rug to be ignored.
We have a word for that, too. It’s “hypocrisy.”