As to why Biden and his loyal boot-licking leftist media sycophants didn’t dare mention George Floyd during this press conference is because of what happened exactly one-hour before it began—which was when the People’s Republic of China released to the world their official government document “The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020”—whose Forward section begins with the words: “I can't breathe!”-- George Floyd—and among whose numerous examples of double standards and hypocrisy being documented as true in Americainclude:
Disorder in American democratic institutions led to political chaos, further tearing the fabric of society apart.
Money-tainted politics distorted and suppressed public opinion, turning elections into a “one-man show” of the wealthy class and people's confidence in the American democratic system dropped to the lowest level in 20 years.Amid increasing political polarization, hate politics evolved into a national plague, and the Capitol was stormed in post-election riots.
Americans bought 23 million guns in 2020 against the background of an out-of-control epidemic, accompanied by racial justice protests and election-related conflicts, a surge of 64 percent compared with 2019.First-time gun buyers exceeded 8 million.
The gap between the rich and the poor widened, with the people at the bottom of society living in misery.The epidemic led to mass unemployment.Tens of millions of people lost health insurance coverage.One in six Americans and one in four American children were at risk of hunger.
The U.S. government, instead of introspecting on its own terrible human rights record, kept making irresponsible remarks on the human rights situation in other countries, exposing its double standards and hypocrisy on human rights.
Standing at a new crossroads, mankind is faced with new, grave challenges.
It is hoped that the U.S. side will show humility and compassion for the suffering of its own people, drop hypocrisy, bullying, “Big Stick” and double standards, and work with the international community to build a community with a shared future for humanity.
[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
The first Cold War divided the sides on issues concerning the social and economic organization of societies. One side insisted the most effective system for producing goods and delivering human happiness was free-market capitalism, the other side insisted it was state socialism. One side touted political freedom as its greatest achievement, the other side touted economic security.
The ideological divisions of today involve the organization of the international system of states. One side, led by the United States and including the United Kingdom and most member states of the EU and NATO, subscribes to something it calls the “rules-based international order.”
The other side, led by Russia and China, subscribes to “international law,” which it identifies as the principles that govern the international system of states that emerged from the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War.According to the Westphalian system, every state – no matter how large or small – has exclusive sovereignty over its own territory, and no state may threaten the sovereignty of any other.The principles of this system are set out in the United Nations Charter.
The ‘rules-based international order’ group talks a lot about ‘values,’ ‘human rights’ and the promotion of democracy. It is essentially a justification of perpetual interference in the internal affairs of other countries in order to cajole them to come into compliance with the desiderata of the US and its allies.The “small number of people” who make “the rules” obviously includes NATO. And NATO, and as NATO envisages it, the scope for “training,” “capacity-building,” expansion, co-opting others, and invention of new missions is limitless.
This ideological vision is worlds apart from that of the group of countries led by Russia and China.This group insists on national sovereignty, territorial integrity of all states, non-interference in one another’s internal affairs, no threats to use force, no resort to unilateral sanctions, cooperation with all states irrespective of the nature or ideological color of the governments that rule them.Russia and China do not threaten, force, or resort to sanctions in lieu of diplomacy.Neither seeks to coerce other countries into joining formal or informal military alliances. Their championing of the principles enshrined in the UN Charter is winning adherents.
The ideological basis of the new Cold War is becoming ever clearer daily.However, unlike in the first Cold War, the Western powers are likely to find themselves on the losing side.