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(NPR)   Co-owner of NBA's Warriors declares in an interview that "Nobody cares about the Uyghurs," and is now getting absolutely hammered on social media by people who first Googled "What is a Uyghur"   (npr.org) divider line
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2022-01-18 9:21:32 AM  
Sad, But, they are not wrong.
 
2022-01-18 9:23:53 AM  
I'm sure that was taken out of context....oh, yeah, he doubled down and leaned in on that.
 
2022-01-18 9:25:44 AM  
See, you're wrong. I do care about ethnic minorities being violently oppressed

I don't give two sh*ts about Golden state though
 
2022-01-18 9:29:26 AM  
Do you really think, that the NBA is going to say ANYTHING negative about the CCP?
The NBA makes a TON of money, from the CCP.
 
2022-01-18 9:34:12 AM  
I think the headline needs to be revised to 'Soon-to-be former Co-owner of NBA's Warriors declares in an interview that "Nobody cares about the Uyghurs," and is now getting absolutely hammered on social media by people who first Googled "What is a Uyghur" '
 
2022-01-18 9:34:45 AM  
The NBA now cares more about him than they do about the people being oppressed in China.
 
2022-01-18 9:36:10 AM  

wegro: I'm sure that was taken out of context....oh, yeah, he doubled down and leaned in on that.


I mean, do you care? Really?

I think it is bad, and it should stop, but I can't say I care though. Why? Because I'm doing literally nothing about it. Not even slacktivism.
 
2022-01-18 9:37:03 AM  
I know we're supposed to care, and we're not supposed to say we don't care, but he's telling a sad, horrible truth.

Many of us don't care. And for the many of us that care, but aren't doing anything or changing our behavior in any way, is that better than not caring?
 
2022-01-18 9:38:17 AM  
You mean the guy who pumps and dumps stocks like Virgin Galactic and Clover?

That guy?

Dude is a case-study on how markets are totally f*cked up.

He's a lying shady motherf*cker... but this is what gets him called out. Fine, I'll take it.
 
2022-01-18 9:38:52 AM  

mcmnky: I know we're supposed to care, and we're not supposed to say we don't care, but he's telling a sad, horrible truth.

Many of us don't care. And for the many of us that care, but aren't doing anything or changing our behavior in any way, is that better than not caring?


There's a narrative. You're going off script.
 
2022-01-18 9:39:52 AM  
It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.
 
2022-01-18 9:40:35 AM  

iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.


Being from Sri Lanka, he definitely knows.
 
2022-01-18 9:41:03 AM  

DerAppie: wegro: I'm sure that was taken out of context....oh, yeah, he doubled down and leaned in on that.

I mean, do you care? Really?

I think it is bad, and it should stop, but I can't say I care though. Why? Because I'm doing literally nothing about it. Not even slacktivism.


Sadly this - most of us just can't be arsed... outraged, yes - but arsed? No sir!

'I Can't Be Arsed' by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
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2022-01-18 9:42:14 AM  

NewportBarGuy: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Being from Sri Lanka, he definitely knows.


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2022-01-18 9:42:17 AM  

Ponzholio: I think the headline needs to be revised to 'Soon-to-be former Co-owner of NBA's Warriors declares in an interview that "Nobody cares about the Uyghurs," and is now getting absolutely hammered on social media by people who first Googled "What is a Uyghur" '


People in concentration education camps can't afford NBA merch.
 
2022-01-18 9:42:20 AM  
I think most people care, but not enough to do anything more about it than press a "like" button.
 
2022-01-18 9:44:02 AM  

iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.


Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?
 
2022-01-18 9:45:11 AM  

Elzar: DerAppie: wegro: I'm sure that was taken out of context....oh, yeah, he doubled down and leaned in on that.

I mean, do you care? Really?

I think it is bad, and it should stop, but I can't say I care though. Why? Because I'm doing literally nothing about it. Not even slacktivism.

Sadly this - most of us just can't be arsed... outraged, yes - but arsed? No sir!

[YouTube video: 'I Can't Be Arsed' by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer]


I'm not even outraged though. It purely on an intellectual level that I say "bad and should stop," there is zero emotional investment.
 
2022-01-18 9:45:27 AM  
I know the NBA wont do anything, studios wont do anything, politicians wont do anything, they all just want the sweet sweet money from China and DGAF about what they do.
 
2022-01-18 9:48:31 AM  
I've yet to see Middle East protests of Chinese embassies, with people burning their flag, to protests Muslims being put into camps and being forced to renounce their faith.
 
2022-01-18 9:49:16 AM  

kbronsito: I've yet to see Middle East protests of Chinese embassies, with people burning their flag, to protests Muslims being put into camps and being forced to renounce their faith.


What kind of sense does this make?
 
2022-01-18 9:50:10 AM  
Please, it's Uigher.
 
2022-01-18 9:53:20 AM  
Between the Uyghers and the Afghans it's nice that conservatives are learning to at least fake having empathy for other people
 
2022-01-18 9:54:44 AM  
Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction China.
 
2022-01-18 9:55:51 AM  
The creator is that which created Uigher
 
2022-01-18 9:56:52 AM  

TDWCom29: Between the Uyghers and the Afghans it's nice that conservatives are learning to at least fake having empathy for other people


Unlike you
 
2022-01-18 9:57:18 AM  

DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?


Pretty much. Myanmar had a military coup the beginning of 2021 and has been deteriorating ever since. I only know about it because someone I know was there and they had to get out. Once they got out I completely stopped paying attention to Myanmar until I Googled it right now. What I'm trying to say is, why do we care about the Uyghers and not the oppressed people of Myanmar?

I know the answer, even though it was most rhetorical
 
2022-01-18 9:57:48 AM  
We *should* care, but we don't.
 
2022-01-18 9:58:18 AM  

ThighsofGlory: TDWCom29: Between the Uyghers and the Afghans it's nice that conservatives are learning to at least fake having empathy for other people

Unlike you


What are you doing to help either of them?
 
2022-01-18 9:59:27 AM  
Do people care? some. Far more people care to comment and post stuff on social media. Do they care enough to DO something or spend their money on them? lol
 
2022-01-18 10:00:37 AM  

DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?


Maybe my childhood was just different. I grew up with Mighty Mouse, Underdog, The Justice League, Batman, Luke Skywalker, Dudley Do-Right, Scooby Do, Captain America....heroes.

I wish we were all a little bit more concerned with the life and times of our fellow people.

/ it is an indictment of our culture that we are not
 
2022-01-18 10:02:47 AM  

PanicMan: We *should* care, but we don't.


Being aware of and fretting over literally every awful atrocity going on in the world isn't terribly good for ones mental health, unless they're actively working to alleviate those situations. And even then....
 
2022-01-18 10:05:53 AM  

iheartscotch: DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?

Maybe my childhood was just different. I grew up with Mighty Mouse, Underdog, The Justice League, Batman, Luke Skywalker, Dudley Do-Right, Scooby Do, Captain America....heroes.

I wish we were all a little bit more concerned with the life and times of our fellow people.

/ it is an indictment of our culture that we are not


Sure, be concerned.

What are you doing in practical terms?
 
2022-01-18 10:06:23 AM  

iheartscotch: DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?

Maybe my childhood was just different. I grew up with Mighty Mouse, Underdog, The Justice League, Batman, Luke Skywalker, Dudley Do-Right, Scooby Do, Captain America....heroes.

I wish we were all a little bit more concerned with the life and times of our fellow people.

/ it is an indictment of our culture that we are not


Well, caring is one thing. I care that people are oppressed anywhere, I don't want that. But like most people I can't really do much about it outside of indirect things like voting, charitable donations, etc. So I can't really sit around thinking about it all day
 
2022-01-18 10:10:25 AM  

DerAppie: iheartscotch: DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?

Maybe my childhood was just different. I grew up with Mighty Mouse, Underdog, The Justice League, Batman, Luke Skywalker, Dudley Do-Right, Scooby Do, Captain America....heroes.

I wish we were all a little bit more concerned with the life and times of our fellow people.

/ it is an indictment of our culture that we are not

Sure, be concerned.

What are you doing in practical terms?


Don't be that guy.

No one likes that guy.
 
2022-01-18 10:10:59 AM  
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2022-01-18 10:11:39 AM  

p51d007: Do you really think, that the NBA is going to say ANYTHING negative about the CCP?
The NBA makes a TON of money, from the CCP.


LeBron has been so silent, he's a shoo-in for the lead in "A Quiet Place 3".
 
2022-01-18 10:12:08 AM  
"Palihapitiya said the United States should 'take care of our own backyard' before pointing the finger at other countries"

What's his Fark handle?
 
2022-01-18 10:14:09 AM  
So I'm not going to RTFA, but I'm assuming he was he lamenting the fact that no one cares, but the internet outrage machine is pretending he said people shouldn't care.
 
2022-01-18 10:14:39 AM  

Porous Horace: Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction China.


Nothing wrong with doing that to all trash-tier countries that operate concentration camps. And yes, we know you're constantly pissed that people smarter than you call Israel out on their bullshiat, but you're just going to have to get over it.
 
2022-01-18 10:17:59 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: DerAppie: iheartscotch: DerAppie: iheartscotch: It is unfortunate....but...he's correct that a lot of people do not care about horrible things happening to people far away.

Are you emotionally invested in everyone's troubles across the globe?

Because that is what you're asking for here. Am I supposed to have the practical and emotional issues surrounding the wellbeing of 7 billion people on my mind? That's not going to happen.

I don't even know the people the next block over, but I'm supposed to care about people 20,000 kilometers away?

Maybe my childhood was just different. I grew up with Mighty Mouse, Underdog, The Justice League, Batman, Luke Skywalker, Dudley Do-Right, Scooby Do, Captain America....heroes.

I wish we were all a little bit more concerned with the life and times of our fellow people.

/ it is an indictment of our culture that we are not

Sure, be concerned.

What are you doing in practical terms?

Don't be that guy.

No one likes that guy.


If people don't want to answer that question they shouldn't say what amounts to "you're a worse person than me because I care and you don't."

Intentions are very often irrelevant. Much like an artist can't buy food with exposure, "thoughts and prayers" don't keep Uygurs from dying. The nett benefit and nett detriment of both our positions on the situation in China is the same.
 
2022-01-18 10:26:51 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Porous Horace: Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction China.

Nothing wrong with doing that to all trash-tier countries that operate concentration camps. And yes, we know you're constantly pissed that people smarter than you call Israel out on their bullshiat, but you're just going to have to get over it.


Here's another problem. We can't even agree about what constitutes an atrocity. The people in this country pretending to be concerned over the Uyghers would probably say Israel is completely justified in what they're doing
 
2022-01-18 10:28:13 AM  
It's fun to watch progressive Farkers agree with Ted Cruz:


NBA takes a bold stance:

- slavery doesn't matter.
- concentration camps don't matter
- torture & murder doesn't matter

"We don't care."

ALL that matters to them is more $$ from CCP so NBA millionaires & billionaires can get even richer.#Shameful https://t.co/5h7PLhFLKT
- Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2022
 
2022-01-18 10:29:34 AM  
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2022-01-18 10:31:14 AM  

Mouser: It's fun to watch progressive Farkers agree with Ted Cruz:


NBA takes a bold stance:

- slavery doesn't matter.
- concentration camps don't matter
- torture & murder doesn't matter

"We don't care."

ALL that matters to them is more $$ from CCP so NBA millionaires & billionaires can get even richer.#Shameful https://t.co/5h7PLhFLKT
- Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2022


Fealty to Donald Trump can make Ted Cruz almost sound like AOC. Guess it shouldn't be surprising considering how far up Trump's ass he's been even after the whole "Your wife is ugly and your dad is evil" thing
 
2022-01-18 10:32:01 AM  

TDWCom29: NuclearPenguins: Porous Horace: Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction China.

Nothing wrong with doing that to all trash-tier countries that operate concentration camps. And yes, we know you're constantly pissed that people smarter than you call Israel out on their bullshiat, but you're just going to have to get over it.

Here's another problem. We can't even agree about what constitutes an atrocity. The people in this country pretending to be concerned over the Uyghers would probably say Israel is completely justified in what they're doing


Both countries should be treated like pariahs until their get their shiat together or someone else gets it together for them. "Never again" my ass.
 
2022-01-18 10:38:01 AM  

Mouser: It's fun to watch progressive Farkers agree with Ted Cruz:


NBA takes a bold stance:

- slavery doesn't matter.
- concentration camps don't matter
- torture & murder doesn't matter

"We don't care."

ALL that matters to them is more $$ from CCP so NBA millionaires & billionaires can get even richer.#Shameful https://t.co/5h7PLhFLKT
- Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2022


I bet his stance would be different if it was the NFL and China had a huge boner for the Cowboys.
 
2022-01-18 10:41:26 AM  
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2022-01-18 10:42:19 AM  

mcmnky: I know we're supposed to care, and we're not supposed to say we don't care, but he's telling a sad, horrible truth.

Many of us don't care. And for the many of us that care, but aren't doing anything or changing our behavior in any way, is that better than not caring?


You're doing it wrong. You're supposed to post a hashtag like #SaveOurUighurs.  That shows that you care immensely, and allows you to feel better than those heartless bastards who didn't even post a hashtag
 
2022-01-18 10:47:03 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: Ponzholio: I think the headline needs to be revised to 'Soon-to-be former Co-owner of NBA's Warriors declares in an interview that "Nobody cares about the Uyghurs," and is now getting absolutely hammered on social media by people who first Googled "What is a Uyghur" '

People in concentration education camps can't afford NBA merch.


The people in concentration education camps make the NBA merchadise

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/business/china-nba-anta-xinjiang.html
 
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