I always tell people that folks in charge can be just as strong on their way out as they are when they are just settling in.
For example, when I worked at this one company, they were in the middle of closing the place down after a merger and they told the office manager to use as much overtime as he felt necessary to have things buttoned up by the last day of operation. So, everyone worked sixteen-hour days.
Well, not exactly…
We all knew that we could get the job done on the shutdown in a normal eight-hour shift, but the bosses convinced the people above them that we needed sixteen hours a day. So, we would have the time that we clocked in and at the end of the sixteen hours, someone would clock us out…
You shouldn’t mess with someone because they can be really dangerous on my way out.
President Donald Trump took at least one major action on his last day in office, a final blow against communism. On January 19, the United States officially declared that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in its treatment of the Uyghur Muslim population in the Xinjiang region of the country.
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state,” Pompeo stated, according to The New York Times. Chinese officials are “engaged in the forced assimilation and eventual erasure of a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority group.”
Many on the right are hoping that this action will force Joe Biden to be tougher on China when he becomes president on January 20.
The New York Times reported:
“The determination of atrocities is a rare action on the part of the State Department, and could lead the United States to impose more sanctions against China under the new administration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who said last year through a spokesman that the policies by Beijing amounted to ‘genocide.’ Other nations or international institutions could follow suit in formally criticizing China over its treatment of its minority Muslims and taking punitive measures. The determination also prompts certain reviews within the State Department.”
The Chinese Communist Party has tried to be secretive about the actions being taken in the Xinjiang region, especially when it comes to the Uyghur population and other ethnic minorities. The communist leadership of China has claimed that the massive camps set up in the area are just education centers to encourage assimilation to Chinese culture.