Apple Ignores Apple's Human Rights Policies
Guilty of Genocide — Transformation
Apple eliminates two applications at the request of China's Communist Party. The Bible and the Quran. They can't allow text defined as illegal by the CCP. A text which teaches on tolerance, love and acceptance. It's forbidden.
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To evade criticism, Apple turns to their “Human Rights Policy.” It forbids them to act against local laws and government (Hamilton, Isobel Asher. 2021).
"We're required to comply with local laws, and at times there are complex issues about which we may disagree with governments and other stakeholders on the right path forward."
But with U.S. law, the Constitution, or actual crimes against humanity, they turn a blind eye.
lawlessness runs free
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freedom in ruin
In 2019, Apple used its power to censor a social media platform. The platform in question didn't align with their party’s political agenda. At once Apple engaged in a full on assault against conservative voices. Complete removal of Parler if they refuse Apple compliance. A free speech platform erased from their app store and cloud offering. Paying customers left with no recourse (Starnes, Todd. 2019).
Yet, the United States first amendment rights states otherwise. And Apple violated with aggression. They ignored their "Human Rights Policies" and launched a universal conservative censorship campaign.
Genocides encompasses five principals (Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. 2009). Apple's guilty of at least one — transformation. It annihilates a group based on political ideology and/or identity. Removes them from society through suppression. No voice, none can hear. If none can hear, they no longer exist. Censorship becomes principal one in the endgame of extermination.
extermination — noun: killing, especially of a whole group of people or animals: the near extermination of the buffalo herds. • complete destruction.
And to kill doesn’t always suggest murder. To silence kills, it eliminates the view or cause in conflict.
verb: put an end to or cause the failure or defeat of (something): the committee voted to kill the project.
Yet, Apple claims the cornerstone of their core values rests upon Tim Cooks’ Human Rights Policies. All people treated with dignity and respect. They believe in the cause to such an extent, they claim their "approach is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights." (Cook, Tim. 2020)
But for American citizens and the Uyghur people, those values mean little. Empty words by a corrupt corporation.
Human Rights Denied
Tortured, Raped and Killed
China Conquers All
— wiv, senryu
Over one million Muslim held against their will in Chinese re-education camps (BBC. 2021). The women sterilized and raped. People forced into labor and tortured.
Human rights groups publish reports and exposed China’s crimes against humanity.
People expelled into slavery.
A race lost to forced sterilization, reproduction revoked.
Two steps in the path to Genocide (Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. 2009). But none step forward to stop the slaughter, even though they know of the crimes committed.
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said China is committing "genocide and crimes against humanity".
If people of the world don’t stand and end the onslaught of our human rights, we'll have none left. These people at the helm won't stop until we become servants to their cause.
Genocide teaches us an important lesson how to stop it. It takes a few to kill many. But if the many stood, the murder and genocide ends today. It's time to stand.
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Starnes, Todd. 2019. “Apple Threatened to Kick Parler Off App Store Unless They Banned ‘Certain’ Individuals.” Todd Starnes (blog). June 25, 2019.
Hamilton, Isobel Asher. 2021. “Apple Took down a Quran App and a Bible App in China on the Request of Chinese Officials.” Business Insider. October 15, 2021.
Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. 2009. Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity. 1st edition. New York: PublicAffairs.
Cook, Tim. 2020. “Our Commitment to Human Rights,” 4.
BBC. 2021. “Who Are the Uyghurs and Why Is China Being Accused of Genocide?” BBC News, June 21, 2021, sec. China.