Non-Democratic Nature of US System Never More Apparent! (8.11.2022)

“One of the most consequential outcomes of this redistricting cycle has been the continuing decrease in the number of competitive congressional districts,” Michael Li and Chris Leaverton of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law pointed out.

“All told, there are now fewer competitive districts than at any point in the last 52 years,” they wrote in an analysis. “If the good news is that both parties emerged with reasonable opportunities in coming years to win control of a closely divided House, the bad news is that they will fight that battle on the narrowest of terrains under maps artificially engineered to reduce competition.”

“American democracy was never designed to be democratic,” wrote American critic and essayist Louis Menand in a piece published in The New Yorker earlier this year.

“The partisan redistricting tactics of cracking and packing aren’t merely flaws in the system — they are the system,” Menand continued, stressing that the American government has never been a government “by the people.”

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%.”

CPC Rejects US-Backed Taiwanese ‘Fascist’ Calls for Independence! (28.10.2022)

The root cause of the current tension in the Taiwan Straits is due to the DPP authorities’ stubborn adherence to the secessionist stance of “Taiwan independence “and engagement with external forces for provocation against the mainland, while external forces play the “Taiwan card” and use the island to contain the mainland, Ma said.

He urged the US to fulfill its political commitment to not support “Taiwan independence” and stop sending wrong signals to “Taiwan independence” forces.

Language resolutely opposing and deterring separatists who seek “Taiwan independence” was added to the Constitution of the Communist Party of China at the 20th CPC National Congress, which concluded on Saturday.

“‘Taiwan independence’ is the biggest obstacle to the reunification of the motherland and a serious danger to national rejuvenation,” Ma said.

The addition to the Party Constitution was made in response to the current cross-Straits situation and reflects the will of the Party and the wishes of the people, he said.

Xi Jinping ‘Elected’ General Secretary of CPC Central Committee: Communique (23.10.2022)

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the committee’s first plenary session held on Sunday, according to a communique.

The session, presided over by Xi, was attended by 203 members of the 20th CPC Central Committee and 168 alternate members.

Xi was also named chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission at the session.

The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee elected at the session are Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.

Also elected were members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee at the session, which endorsed the members of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat nominated by the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

US Media Reveals ‘Corrupt Nature’ of US Political System! (22.10.2022)

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!

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