Of course, nowhere does its reporting advise its readers to access Russian language news articles (even through a universal translator) and that there in this rich seam – all the content published by The Grayzone will be found – together with far more. If the US, UK and EU were not supporting Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine – what would The Grayzone be reporting? What would be its slant on the Western status quo?
Gary Younge, a sociology professor at the University of Manchester, once commented that dollars play a decisive role in U.S. politics. He wrote, “U.S. elections: no matter who you vote for, money always wins.”
In 1863, the ideal democratic government of the United States was depicted by then-U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in his landmark Gettysburg Address as the “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
More than 150 years later, the fig leaf of democracy can no longer cover up the corruption of the American political system. Kishore Mahbubani, a Singaporean scholar, put it best in his book The Asian 21st Century. “Americans are proud of their democratic political system. But the facts show that America has increasingly come to resemble a plutocracy, where society is governed of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.”
Bourgeois democracy only cares for the ‘Bourgeoisie’ and does not care for the working-class or the people in general! It is the class that invented the ruthless and vicious capitalist system – and which has a record of encouraging and supporting the political rightwing and far-right in opposition to the rights and welfare of the working-class! The West’s support for corrupt financial dealing and Neo-Nazi Ukraine are relevant contemporary points which support this damning assessment! The working-class is asked and encouraged to assist in the process of voting for the latest version of this bourgeois monstrosity every four or five years – only to find its Human Rights trampled, its voice silemced and its needs sidelined for the duration of the latest government! On top of all this capitalist greed and corruption is the inability to control and contain the spread of Covid-19 – simply on the grounds that such required and necessary medical controls, although vital and crucial for public safety, only get in the way of capitalist profit-mongering and insider dealing!
By Liu Chong (Deputy Director, Institute of International Security, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations) The International Olympic Committee recently decided to add “Together” to
Blogger’s Note: I have reproduced Michelle Chen’s excellent 2009 article in its entirety and have retained the American spelling (as much as this pains me).
The second story, if not entirely fabricated, serves as an excellent example of US (Eurocentric) racism, and exhibits a clear manifestation of ‘anti-intellectualism’ when warning the US working-class NEVER to develop any sense of unity or international collectivity with the working-class of China! If that were to happen, then an international unity between the working-class of China and the working-class of America would completely ‘undermine’ the bourgeois control of the US! If the collective working-class of America simply ended its ‘false consciousness’ and stopped its voluntary enslavement to the ‘White’ bourgeoisie – then a Socialist Revolution could well happen across North America! The bourgeois could be disempowered and removed from power as the working-class seize the means of production and hold individual bourgeois politicians accountable for the many crimes they have committed around the world using the US military and US economic terrorism! The racist aspect of this section of ‘60 Minutes’ assumes that the Communist Party of China (CPC) – which has done far more than any other government in its short historical existence to relieve poverty in the world – is as ‘stupid’ as the US bourgeois system and the average US citizen produced by this anti-intellectual aberration! The whole notion that a White American working for the ‘Pentagon’ is stupid enough to become entangled by a ‘Han’ Chinese National (supposedly working as an ‘Intelligence Officer’) and then voluntarily compromise his own freedom and safety (within the American system) by divulging trade secrets to a country that the US government continuously refers to as an ‘enemy’ – even though no state of war exists between the two countries (despite intense US provocations over Taiwan) – is beyond belief!