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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Publicus's picture

Well, China is right.

Grandad Grumps's picture

There is not now nor has there ever been a successful democratic society of over 150 people. Democracy is mob rule. We should probably be happy we do not have a democracy. Anarchy where no one rules anyone else, would most likely be better.

Our republic no longer exists. The government does not represent the people. Maybe it never did, but the constitution was a document that idealized what government should be. The US constitution was an agreement that government should not be a master over people, but a mechanism for cooperation and fairness. It takes an intelligent and mature people to live under the US constitution, not a society of petulant and corrupt parasites mocking and dominating a slave class while pretending to be their benefactors.

China is likely no better, except that in China people understand the corruption and have developed ways to do things that does not involve government. Only those who run afoul of a higher power are ever persecuted.

The US and the west in general is unstable because the corrupt and parasitic government is corrupt and parasitic. They only serve themselves.

Rich Monk's picture

The American experiment: The Individual vs. the collective. Be it a Monarchy, Dictatorship, marxism, communism, fascism. The beginning of the end came from Lincoln with the Civil war. It was about the collective of the federal government vs. Individual States rights. Fast forward to today, America has turned into a big collective.

So now we are faced with economic collapse, war, self destruction because of the collective!

Trump really has only two choices: attack or surrender completely. Will Trump be impeached, resign, JFK'd or other, is the question now.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Its already pretty much completely crumbled at this point...

Herdee's picture

Examples of American democracy - Detroit and Baltimore.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

so some have awakened to the fact: western states have insane populations with leadership to match..

THEY LIVE, is not fiction, just coated with enough sci fi to get passed the hollyjuwood execs..good going Director Carpenter.

here's a test to see if you are not insane>>

it is the right of a cross dressing transgender male to use the girls bathroom, as obuma ordered,

some idiot troll left poster will see nothing strange or insane with that!! a president of these united states made that a major not nuts at all??

shovelhead's picture

Fucks sake.

If I had a nickle for every genius that feels the absolute overwhelming need to point out the obvious fact that we're a Republic every time the dreaded "D" word shows it's face, I'd be richer than that cocktail waitress that now owns a jet.

Yes, we are stunned and dazzled by your brilliance. Give it a rest.

Sizzurp's picture

It's socialism and empire that is crumbling.

Mike Rotsch's picture

Without the commies in it, things are peachy.  

wobblie's picture

Pretty much nailed it.

The Tweedledum-Tweedledee show goes on while the country crumbles and burns.

There is certainly plenty of wealth around, it's just we stuck in a Libertarian/austerity "free market" ideology that permits the ruling class to give themselves tax breaks and war money while the rest sink lower and lower, and people keep voting for this trash.

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

We've had enough of "mob rule", time to restore the republic!

whatisthat's picture

I would observe the Chinese do not speak for Americans, so this post is more bogus propaganda from the corrupt establishment and government and media.

allthegoodnamesaretaken's picture

Trump, is exactly what the NWO wanted, they got him, Pres Trump, isn't going anywhere unless he dies of old age, if that happens Kushner will take over.  Rothschild's media is just playing around with us/US, a warning, something else is going on right now, something we have no idea about.  Be hopeful of the future but expect the worse.

There is so much we don't know anything about, really, take the Galen Winsor You Tube video about "nuclear waste" for instance, Land beyond Antartica, like the man said: everything we think we know is a lie, and we don't know beans if the truth is known.  Maybe, the whole system we live under today is about to flip upside down.  I wouldn't be surprised if it did.

I cannot have a gun so I am ging to get my family a cross bow, gotta have something more than this hunting knife I am depending on to protect myself my wife and our precious doggy, from the invasion.  When the electric goes off, shf.