Chamath Palihapitiya is a former Facebook executive, current part-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and billionaire venture capitalist.
He’s also a callous son-of-a-gun.
In a podcast with fellow venture capitalist Jason Calacanis, Palihapitiya wore his deference to the Chinese Communist Party like a badge on his designer cardigan.
This wasn’t Ray Dalio-type, “well… what I meant is China is kinda like a strict parent” material. Dalio danced.
And Palihapitiya doesn’t dance.
Straight up, he does not care one iota of the Uyghur genocide that’s been taking place in China.
It’s almost incomprehensible. Until you realize that there are actually folk like this Sri Lankan-born American/Canadian (Chamath’s parents sought and received refugee status in Canada in order for a better life) who are actively a part of the ugliness in the world.
Palihapitiya claims that since there is a huge racism problem in America against dark-skinned folk, who is he to comment on China? By this reasoning, we are led to believe that there are some billionaire venture capitalist Uyghurs currently in China doing the same yeomen’s work as Chamath.
Y’know, going on Beijing-based podcasts and disseminating the plight of fellow Uyghurs who… well… just ain’t getting a fair shake.
I’ll stop now because you see clearly the vapidity (and that’s putting it mildly) of such a message.
But hey, billionaire Democratic Party-funders gonna billionaire Democratic Party-funder on the disposability of life while pushing the Marxist divide-and-conquer on the race front. That old chestnut.
Or, perhaps, it’s Chamath-being-Chamath; knowing which side of his bread is buttered. After all, the NBA and the CCP have made a nice bed together.
For over two years, the news has been filtering out of China on the atrocities being perpetrated against Uyghurs; like forced sterilization of women in order to reduce a population.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom has a horse in this race. Said the Swiss-born Turk, “When genocides happen, it is people like this (Palihapitiya) that let it happen.” When Kanter called Chinese Xi Zinping a “brutal dictator” this past October, the CCP stopped streaming Celtics games.
No word yet on the NBA’s response to Kanter’s response to Palihapitiya.
But Republican Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas had some stern Twitter words for the league commissioner.
“Unless Adam Silver and the NBA want to be exposed as brazened hypocrites supporting religious genocide, they need to force woke billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya to sell his share of the Golden State Warriors.”