Poor Tom Malinowski. He can’t help it that he’s white… and rich. A member of one of New Jersey’s liberal blue-blood families.
He seems to feel he must do a form of public penance. Sure it’s medieval, but self-flagellation is the thing with some liberals.
Tom Malinowski is becoming the incredible shrinking Congressman… taking aim at anything that might earn him a pat on the back from those more woke “new” Democrats – like the Bronx's very own La Pasionaria, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And so, on Monday, the Congressman took aim at “White Supremacy” in the form of a resolution condemning two nut cases responsible for the mass murder of congregants at houses of worship in Pittsburgh and in New Zealand.
That is a pretty easy lift. It isn’t controversial to point out that a celebrity-worshipping society as steeped in violence-as-entertainment as is the post-modern West today, has given rise to quite a few mentally-unstable creatures craving the inevitable attention that starring in their own real-life video game will grant them. That the feeble-minded connect with a juvenile concept like group supremacy should surprise nobody. With these sick bastards it is a case of life imitating “art” (if that’s what you want to call the murder-based-gaming that so many children and adolescents are trained on these days).
After all, it was the Democrat “centrist” President Bill Clinton who commissioned a study that produced scientific evidence, every bit compelling as that invoked on global warming, illustrating how the consumption of tens of thousands of ersatz violent acts twists young minds and alters “responsible” behavior. President Clinton’s people uncovered the fact that the entertainment industry was purposely marketing violence to children, and that children become addicted to violence. This study is now twenty years old and it remains unacted upon, drowned in a sea of campaign contributions by the entertainment industry and its lobbyists.
What isn’t an easy lift is taking on governments that allow or promote the murder of innocent people. Yep, taking on institutional genocide is a bit tougher than making a fashion statement about the race of a couple sicko ciphers who society would be better served by erasing the memory of them ever existing.
Once upon a time, a liberal like Tom Malinowski would have understood this. Once upon a time, Tom Malinowski did some heavy lifting. But then he went establishment, traded in his beliefs for a cushy Washington job, with a nice title and a pension, and lost his balls.
There’s been a genocide going on in the former Burma – now called Myanmar – since 2012, when the military started persecuting an ethnic minority called the Rohingya people, many of whom practice the Muslim faith in this majority Buddhist country. Around the time that Tom Malinowski began his campaign for Congress – in August of 2017 – the government of Myanmar let loose its latest pogrom on the Rohingyas. This included “atrocities” in the form of “looting and burning down Rohingya villages, mass killing of Rohingya civilians, gang rapes, and other sexual violence.”
Médecins Sans Frontières estimated in December 2017 that the violence claimed the lives of “at least 10,000 Rohingya people… At least 392 Rohingya villages in Rakhine state were reported as burned down and destroyed… as well as the looting of many Rohingya houses, and widespread gang rapes and other forms of sexual violence against the Rohingya Muslim women and girls.”
In September 2018, the United Nations reported that over 700,000 Rohingya people had been driven out of Rakhine state and had become refugees in neighboring Bangladesh. Two Reuters journalists covering a massacre of innocent people at Inn Din were arrested and imprisoned by the Myanmar government.
Agencies of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court have termed these attacks as acts of “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide”. In August 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights declared that the leaders in Myanmar should face charges in the International Criminal Court for "crimes against humanity", including acts of "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide."
The leader of Myanmar, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has been strongly criticized for her inaction and silence in response to the military abuses. On September 27, 2018, the Canadian Parliament voted unanimously to dispossess Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship for the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
Tom Malinowski personally knows State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and has, in the past, championed her. Unfortunately, back when he was working for the State Department – during the administration of President Barack Obama – Malinowski had the opportunity to publicly say something about the genocide, instead, said nothing. In 2014, the organization United to End Genocide reported:
“The Burmese government has isolated and demonized the 1.3 million Rohingya in Burma as part of a plan to promote a singular nationalist and Buddhist identity. This was formalized in the 1982 Citizenship Act when they were declared ‘non-national’ or ‘foreign residents.’ Today, the Rohingya have become outsiders in a land they have occupied for generations. They are prohibited from marrying, having children, working, obtaining healthcare and going to school...
So who can the Rohingya rely on for protection? Instead of taking a hardline approach against Burma’s repressive government, much of the international community is fighting for the economic spoils of a resource-rich country that is now opening its economy to the world.
Eager to please the Burmese government, the international community is now honoring Burma’s request not even to mention the name Rohingya.
In August, when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Burma, he met with President Thein Sein and other leading officials, and did not use the word Rohingya. When questioned, a State Department representative said the name issue should be ‘set aside.’
Earlier this summer, Tom Malinowski, the U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights, visited Burma and failed to say the word ‘Rohingya’. When giving a presentation on the status of the Rakhine state where the majority of the Rohingya live, he did not even acknowledge the group.”
Think about it for just a moment…
This is the same Tom Malinowski who weeps publicly because not enough taxpayer money is being spent on providing Sanctuary State services to illegal immigrants in New Jersey. But then he does nothing – won’t even acknowledge – the plight of people who have been deemed “foreign” in their own country.
In Congress, Tom Malinowski was quick to capitalize on two recent well-reported events in Pittsburgh and New Zealand – and propose a resolution condemning group supremacy as if it were something more than a silly idea, the province of idiot luft men. But when an actual bricks and mortar government and its military commits institutional genocide and crimes against humanity… it’s crickets. Tom Malinowski does nothing.
And remember these words from United to End Genocide… “Instead of taking a hardline approach against Burma’s repressive government, much of the international community is fighting for the economic spoils of a resource-rich country that is now opening its economy to the world. Eager to please the Burmese government, the international community is now honoring Burma’s request not even to mention the name Rohingya.”
So what did Tom Malinowski do in between leaving the Obama State Department and running for Congress? Well, it was disclosed when he filed for Congress:
You guessed it. He tried to help the “international community” cash in on those “economic spoils” of “resource-rich” Myanmar/Burma. Tom Malinowski became part of an entity called the Inle Advisory Group. Who are they? Well, we’ll let them tell you themselves…
Uniting Myanmar’s Heritage With its Brightest Future.
Inle Advisory Group is a boutique firm focused on development opportunities in Myanmar. As Myanmar opens up to political and economic engagement from around the globe, Inle Advisory Group will be there to provide in-depth and comprehensive advisory services for clients across industries.
Like the iconic fishermen using his distinctive rowing style to navigate the difficult waters of Inle Lake, Inle Advisory Group will utilize our unique knowhow and capabilities to steer our clients through the many investment challenges. The strength of Inle Advisory Group is unparalleled knowledge of Myanmar. This deep expertise equips us to provide clients looking to invest in the world’s newest emerging market with a tailored package of the best possible tools and strategies for long-term growth and desired results.
Inle Advisory Group will ensure our clients are fully informed to invest successfully in a challenging environment, promoting the “gold standard” of business practices that will benefit U.S. companies and the people of Myanmar.
Something tells us that there was an Inle-type “advisory group” back in the 1930’s promoting a “gold standard” of business practices and enabling another regime set on genocide. Hey Congressman, is trade really the right response to genocide and crimes against humanity? What point is made by making murderers rich?
Tom Malinowski… once upon a time you had balls. Now… just stick to your fashion statements and virtue signaling.