Chinese Media Warns US Social Division Shows "Western Democracy Is Crumbling"

Tyler Durden's picture

Well known government mouthpiece, The China Global Times, published an op-ed overnight that was shockingly frank about the state of America (in their eyes) and did little to confirm President Trump's opinion that he and Premier Xi are best-buddies...

President Trump's Troubles Are Not Going Away

US President Donald Trump appears to be in big trouble. A memo by former FBI director James Comey exposed by The New York Times shows Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn in a meeting on February 14. US mainstream media and the Democratic Party accused Trump of obstruction of justice.

 

Earlier, US media had reported that Trump leaked highly classified intelligence on the Islamic State to visiting Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, yet Washington failed to share the same information with its allies to protect the source.

 

As the attacks on Trump ramp up, many are now calling for him to be impeached. According to one poll, 48 percent supported impeachment, while 41 percent opposed. The numbers don't bode well for Trump.

 

The American elite still refuse to accept Trump after his 100 days in the Oval Office. He is at odds with the mainstream media; insiders have constantly leaked information to the media. Now some commentators have compared the exposure of the Comey memo to the Watergate scandal. As Congress is under Republican control, few believe there will be a move to impeach the president, but these latest revelations will certainly further erode Trump's presidential authority.

 

At the beginning of the corruption scandal, few believed that South Korean president Park Geun-hye would be impeached either. Could this be a reference for Trump's case? But evidence of Park's illegal activities was solid, while it will be more complicated to make determinations over whether Trump obstructed justice and leaked classified intelligence. 

 

To impeach Trump will need more evidence from further investigation. To completely discredit Trump among voters, the present scandal is not enough as it does not add to the negative image of Trump. Many just think Trump often speaks off the cuff, which ends up in silly blunders. 

 

If there is a major substantive scandal over and above him speaking out of turn then that will be another thing. But this is not the case at the moment.

 

Every country has its own troubles. The US model represents Western democracy, but it is crumbling, and the resulting social division has become more and more serious. The US Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to oversee the investigation into link between Russia and the 2016 US presidential election and related matters on Wednesday. More juicy details will continue to appear and the rifts may become wider. Trump will become one of the most frequently accused Americans.

 

The US won't be engulfed by chaos if its president is caught in a lawsuit. Someone has pointed out that no matter how chaotic the White House and Capitol Hill are, the overall operation of the US will not be a major problem as long as the enterprises and social organizations in the country are stable. This is seen as an advantage of the American system.

 

Although American society is relatively stable, the political tumult can't be taken as an advantage of the US system. The fact is that US politics is in trouble, and the benefits brought by its system are being squandered.

With friends like that, who needs North Korean enemies?

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45North1's picture

Democracy has crumbled.

nmewn's picture

Any student of history knows democracy is the tyranny of the majority and there is nothing like pissing off the other 49% to end it ;-)

Pft's picture

They also know we never had a Democracy

Mycroft Holmes IV's picture

Damn straight - we are a republic where the rights of the individual come before the collective.

Socialism is slavery bound to the state. The more dependent we become on government, the more freedoms we lose.

Regarding this piece and Trump, this is an obvious extension of the globalists looking to discredit the president. Xi wants to be the globalist darling.

Syrin's picture

Liberals would rather burn the country to the ground before giving up power.

BetterRalph's picture

and currently they forfeit risk national security and rule of law in the process.

CheapBastard's picture

"The Democrats are destroying America."

 

~ Jack Welch, May, 2017

meta-trader's picture

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ElTerco's picture

** You can't have an argument unless both parties are intransigent. **

The dysfunction in any organization starts at the leadership level which is the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch in terms of the US government. The lack of good leadership at the top always trickles down to the subordinates, in this case the American people. Infighting starts to rule the organization rather than (1) reason and (2) the enhancement of the common good.

In the end, you have a really shitty organization that limps along and everyone hates their lives, until eventually the organization collapses because people check out.

Nexus789's picture

Crony capitalism is turning you and your like into a modern day surf. 

nmewn's picture

It was never supposed to be, our ancestors (whatever one thinks of them through their prism of modern times) were not stupid men. They were well read, they knew of the Greeks, the Romans and euro-peon monarchs who assume power by simply being born.

"A republic madam, if you can keep it." - an old, dead white guy, as rowdy & randy as Voltaire ;-) 

HardAssets's picture

All you wrote above is true. I wonder how many who even come to ZH know it. And as for the American people as a whole ? I wonder if 1 in 100 know it ?

A Nanny Moose's picture

Till the despot, Lincoln.

We are living post-USA

veritas semper vinces's picture

Of course.What  we have here is a "constitutional republic" where the (0.0001% )is pissing on the rest of us.

So,I am relieved we dodged a bullet.

Ring_Of_Fire's picture

I think we have made a few enemies that are looking to take us down before we get them..

East Indian's picture

Dont worry about your enemies. They are powerless to take you down.

 

Your "freinds" are going to take you down.

The first empire to crumble without having a serious enemy. 

CheapBastard's picture

"I'll wait until Meryl Streep tells me what to think before I comment."

 

~ Dumbed Down American

DavidC's picture

Yup.

'Chinese Media Warns US Social Division Shows "Western Democracy Is Crumbling"'

Can't argue with any of that.

DavidC

swmnguy's picture

Exactly.

I'm not sure what the Tyler meant by the final line, "With friends like that, who needs North Korean enemies?"  Is it the act of an enemy to tell the truth?

SmallerGovNow2's picture

It's NOT a democracy, it is a democratic republic that has been FUBAR'd ...

post turtle saver's picture

typical China... one finger pointing, three fingers pointing back...

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Taken at face value, the Chinese rag is correct.

 

Folowing that, the China Global Times can FOAD.

Bigly's picture

Globalists have been ensuring we implode for at least 40-50 years.  But the implosion is accelerating quickly now.

TheFederalistPapers's picture

Chinks may have a point.

Tejano's picture

The point is democracy might work for an ethnically and culturally homogeneous community --- a nation with a common language, a common history,  a common world view. In a polyglot multicultural mish-mash like the "United States" is today, politics is not about policy, it's about race.

When anybody from anywhere becomes an American just by standing on the magic dirt because "all men are created equal" when we know they are not equal, democracy devolves into squabbling tribal warfare.

SmallerGovNow2's picture

some serial downvoter gave you -1 but you are spot on.  History is full of examples of this but in this multicultural mindset world no one gives a shit about what has and has not worked in the past...

Death By Cold Steel Report's picture

I didn't know the country was a democracy. I was under the impression it was a republic. Which by definition means states with different rules and mindsets.

NurseRatched's picture

And yet they still covet our overpriced real estate in "divided communities".

AlexCharting's picture

Socrates saw this coming looong ago

Schmuck Raker's picture

Now we know why so many pregnant Americans fly to China to have their babies.

khnum's picture

The liberals have feminised your society Trump is an archtypal male figure -a mental schism ensues, to understand this you need Nietsche,Freud and Rand not Cooper,Blitzer and Maddow.

CrankyCurmudgeon's picture

Trump has a room temperature IQ, and the attention span of a six year old.

If that is the archetypical male figure....

shovelhead's picture

And yet he's President and you're not.

 

veritas semper vinces's picture

It seems (there are multiple signs ) that Trump is as much President as he is

Ricki13th's picture

Every country on Earth knows the US is crumbling and the petrodollar is being dumped except Americans who think everything will always be awesome. As long as, they got their iPhones and they can watch the big game.

yogibear's picture

It's amazing how welfare, SS disability and food stamps can keep it all glued together with printed money for now.

Run inflation at double digits and watch how fast this all becomes unglued.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Ah, Communism... that old rub.

"Chinese Media Warns US Social Division Shows "Western Democracy Is Crumbling".

- Cold War Restart? Is this source triple checked for 'fake propaganda'?
- WSJ Today or Yesterday... NATO being reset to Islamic Radicalism & Arctic
- Coincidence?
- Chances of Coincidence... maybe 10%

CHoward's picture

The crumbling of the western world and Donald Trump have NOTHING to do with each other.  What the fuck is this shit?

shovelhead's picture

Simple slogans for domestic rural rice farmers and American Dimocrats.

China knows what works.

TheAntiProgressive's picture

Chinks have a whole ton of problems in their country, maybe a little inward perspective is in order before they start casting stones at their customers.

AC_Doctor's picture

Democracy crumbled after the MIC/CIA assassination of JFK.  It's been all downhill from there.  Amercians will not recognize America 2-3 years in the future.  Very few Americans will come out of this unscathed.  PM owners are part of the exception...

SmallerGovNow2's picture

my timeline is one to two decades but same end result...

barysenter's picture

Chinese media? Like Indian computer programming phds, if the government wasn't protecting them they'd starve.

veritas semper vinces's picture

As opposed to here ,where the presstitutes are" not financed and protected by the merger of state-corporations". By the way,what did Mussolini say about  this merger?

ipsprez's picture

Well if the media (including this article) have their way we most certainly will see a major issue in the US. However, I do not beleive most of the country buys in to all the crap being pushed and will just continue to quietly go about the businesss of the day. If Trump were to be impeached or otherwise forced from office then all bets are off.

DeathMerchant's picture

It would be nice however to whack a few antifas.