Money Hungry Blizzard Capitulates to Human Rights Abusers Communist China
Cash Hungry Blizzard Capitulates to Human Rights Abusers Communist China
This week Blizzard Leisure put earnings earlier than human rights and capitulated to the authoritarian regime of communist China. They banned a Hearthstone participant identify Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, took all his winnings and fired two interviewers all as a result of he expressed solidarity with the individuals of Hong Kong who need freedom and democracy.
Why did Blizzard, an organization that by no means misses a possibility to advantage sign about their concern for the human rights of minorities and LGBTQ individuals do that?
They did it to appease the bloodthirsty communist Chinese language rulers so Blizzard can proceed to maintain doing enterprise in China. All Blizzard cares about is cash. Interval.
This week, one other soulless woke however grasping American company, the NBA, compelled Houston basic supervisor Daryl Morey coach to retract a tweet in assist of freedom for Hong Kong. Why? As a result of it angered the vicious Chinese language regime.
In one other present of company cowardice, Apple eliminated the Taiwanese flag emoji from telephones in Hong Kong.
As of the writing this text, predictably, there was no point out of this disaster from the woke cowards at Blizzard Watch. To their credit score, Massively has a wonderful article on the fiasco with frequent updates.
Jeremy Hambly at The Quartering has performed an excellent job exposing the hypocrisy of Blizzard along with his newest video on this story:
You Heard it Right here First
In December of 2018, when no person else within the trade appeared to care about this, I warned the online game group about Blizzard’s double-standards and hypocrisy doing enterprise with the repressive Chinese language regime. From my article:
BLIZZARD AND COMMUNIST CHINA
Regardless of the entire sanctimonious speeches about values, range and inclusion, Blizzard has no issues doing enterprise within the totalitarian regime of communist China that routinely violates the rights of its personal residents, harvests organs from prisoners and to at the present time has mass internment camps that imprison political prisoners. Regrettably, many huge American firms and tech giants do enterprise in China.
Blizzard additionally capitulates to the Chinese language authorities and censors the art work inside each Diablo and World of Warcraft. Extra modifications to Blizzard merchandise provided in China are imminent because the Chinese language regime is cracking down on video video games with the creation of their new censorship board referred to as the On-line Video games Ethics Committee.
Allow us to additionally not overlook that it’s been estimated that because the rise of communist China, 65 million of its personal individuals have been killed on account of executions, hunger, and work camps and to at the present time China persecutes its personal residents together with these of Tibet and non secular minorities of Christian and Muslims. Why would Blizzard need to do enterprise with a despotic regime like China?
Reply: elevated earnings. Observe the cash. Like carbon credit for industrial polluters, advantage signaling and variety initiatives are the intelligent sleight of hand distraction that buys immunity for large tech corporations to flee the wrath of the variety and inclusion shakedown artists right here in America.
Exposing Blizzard’s Ethical Sloth
It’s no secret that the communist Chinese language regime has been repressing their very own inhabitants and placing them into focus camps. That is occurring in the present day — proper now! The residents of China haven’t any rights. There is no such thing as a freedom in China. The Chinese language authorities controls every little thing that the populace sees, reads, hears and does. Residents of China are below fixed surveillance. Large Brother is at all times watching.
Think about doing enterprise with Nazi Germany throughout Phrase Conflict 2, with the complete information that Jews, Christians and dissidents have been being rounded up and interred in focus camps and murdered. The very same factor is occurring proper now in communist China.
Present and former Blizzard executives reminiscent of Mike Morhaime, Allen Adham, Chris Metzen and J. Allan Brack — simply to call a number of — needed to have identified this all alongside. They aren’t silly. However they didn’t care. They did nothing as a result of it’s all in regards to the cash and appeasing their shareholders.
Predictably all of those individuals have been silent on this present disaster. Isn’t it unusual how “good man” Mike Morhaime was so fast to speak about Blizzard’s values and bashed President Trump on the so-called “Muslim ban” however has nothing to say in regards to the disaster in Hong Kong or the tens of millions of Ugher Muslims being rounded up and put in Chinese language focus camps. You’re a phony and a hypocrite Mike and you ought to be ashamed of your self.
There are reviews that Blizzard workers are indignant and protesting internally. The mission assertion outdoors Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, CA has been coated up by irate Blizzard workers. Notice the reply to the unique tweet of an ex-Blizzard worker.
#BlizzardBoycott is trending on Twitter. The official Blizzard subreddit is now locked. Blizzard followers are unsubscribing for his or her video games.
Offended followers are already creating memes and art work mocking Blizzard:
The creators of South Park have additionally gotten concerned and issued a non-apology apology to China:
Even former Blizzard developer Mark Kern has lastly had sufficient:
The Blizzard of 2019 is an organization run by individuals with out a shred of integrity and decency. These whited sepulchers of humanity solely care in regards to the value of Activision-Blizzard inventory and satiating the greed of their shareholders. They routinely use cynical methods of rainbow capitalism and variety/inclusion advantage signaling as a smokescreen to cover the true nature of their rapacity.
The place is the woke left in all of this?
Nowhere to be discovered. I assumed they cared about human rights. This disaster has uncovered them for the dupes, frauds and helpful idiots that they’re. They might care much less about freedom and democracy in Hong Kong as a result of transgender rights and stopping the unhealthy Orange man and his “white supremacist” supporters are much more necessary.
The exact same progressive left that continually applauds Blizzard for his or her range and inclusion PR agitprop is lacking in motion. When a feminine Blizzard worker bullied a male Blizzard worker, the left and the social justice cancel tradition have been conveniently silent.
Blizzard’s determination to genuflect earlier than the Chinese language censors is a public relations catastrophe of monumental proportions for Blizzard. Blizzard deserves each ounce of anger and derision directed at them.
Prior to now, I’ve authored many articles exposing Blizzard’s hypocrisy and shallow company advantage signaling. Now it’s all coming again to hang-out them simply as I predicted.
Blizzard is at a crossroads. They’ll proceed to do enterprise inside communist China and face common scorn from players and lose their full respect or they will apologize for being sniveling sycophants and inform China to go to hell and take the ethical excessive floor. In the event that they selected the trail of righteousness they may lose cash within the brief time period, however long run it would save Blizzard.
Isn’t it ironic that an organization that creates video video games with grand narratives of excellent vs. evil is so woefully detached to the evil that they assist?
Overwatch’s Tracer: You realize, the world may at all times use extra heroes.
How about it Blizzard? Are you going to observe what you preach? Are you going to take the excessive highway and be a hero or descend into the abyss of depravity and be a villain?
Blizzcon 2019 is arising in a number of weeks. The entire world shall be watching Blizzard.