It’s both hilarious and hypocritical to see US and Canadian commentators complaining about actual Chinese athletes competing for their nation simply because those Chinese athletes happen to have been born outside of China.
The 18-year-old US-born Chinese skier Gu Ailing, also known as Eileen Gu, was, again, bashed by US media.
Fox News host Will Cain on Wednesday called Gu out as an “ungrateful” traitor. Cain argued that it is “shameful” for the young athlete to turn her back on the US, the country that allegedly raised and turned her into a world-class skier, in exchange for money.
She won a gold for China:
Gu, the supermodel who is perhaps the most fascinating star of these Beijing Games, became the youngest freestyle skiing gold medalist in Olympics history with an incredible jump in her third and final try that vaulted her from third to first Monday night.
The irony is that most Western nations are “represented” in the World Cup and a number of Olympic events by large quantities Africans, many of whom were not even born, and some of whom are not even resident, in the nations they supposedly represent.
Consider the “Belgian” soccer star Romelu Lukaku, who was born in Antwerp to Congolese parents. His father was an international who represented Zaire, and Lukaku has been living and working in England for most of the last decade.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are being represented by actual Chinese people, and this is somehow supposed to be controversial.
Blood is thicker than water.
Our ruling class want to ignore biological reality of the concentric circles of closeness: individual, family, ethnic group, race, species. They would prefer their subjects were interchangeable widgets programmed from early childhood by the state.