Biden’s “Democracy Summit” is a vile circus for the New Cold War

US President Joe Biden’s two-day “summit for democracy” was a farce even before it started this week. Now it has turned into a vile circus for Cold War hostility that greatly threatens global democracy, human rights, and peace – the very antithesis of what proud Americans claim.

On the second day of this videoconference hosted by Biden, news of the UK High Court ruling in favor of the US government that Julian Assange should be extradited to the US to face false accusations of espionage which could result in a death penalty. Assange is being persecuted for exposing massive US war crimes, crimes against humanity, global spy crimes, and corruption. His case is a hideous warning that free speech and independent journalism are under ruthless attack by US authorities. In other words, the greatest enemy of the most basic democratic rights is the government of the United States – and yet, at the same time, we have this grotesque conference hosted by Biden declaring his support for democracy.

Our own journal, Strategic Culture Foundation, has also come under sustained attack from Washington. Several of our American contributors have been banned from writing for this newspaper under the threat of massive financial sanctions. This is because the US government defamatorily claims that the SCF is run by Russian state intelligence. See this recent interview with one of our former contributors Daniel Lazare who denounced what he calls an attempt to censor freedom of expression and critical thinking.

So it is truly absurd – and nauseating – for American leaders to pontificate on such rights. From the video conference hosted by Biden, an image said it all. Biden was seen addressing a blur of television screens each displaying the faces of leaders of nations invited by Washington to the “summit for democracy.” It looked more like a scene from a satirical movie. The self-proclaimed leader of the free world warned of the “democratic retreat” caused by the “autocrats” (ie China and Russia). Biden called for the protection of voting rights and freedom of speech. This as his administration seeks to incarcerate Julian Assange for the rest of his life for daring to exercise his inalienable right to freedom of expression. Assange should be honored by the world for exposing massive American crimes and for his heroic contribution to the truth. He revealed to the world the real and brutal nature of Washington’s pursuit of world power. And for this he is viciously, ruthlessly persecuted. It is scandalous that the head of such a criminal government is lecturing the world on the alleged virtues of democracy and human rights. It is deeply disturbing that such an insult to morals and intelligence even seems to be tolerated as if it were normal. Biden or any other American leader should be looked down upon, not indulgent.

The list of attendees invited to Biden’s Circus is littered with inconsistencies and double standards. Even the normally devoted American media have been compelled to note the incongruities and the lack of principle in the virtual gathering of 110 countries. Some of the attendees were classified as less Democratic than some of the excluded, the United States-based Freedom House noted.

Clearly, Biden’s summons was aimed at a selfish geopolitical power play. The territory of Taiwan was invited as a representative of democracy while China was excluded. Under US law, the one-China policy considers Beijing to have sovereignty over Taiwan. Thus, Taipei’s sharp invitation to Beijing is an astonishing provocation to China by the United States

Ukraine was invited to attend while Russia was also excluded. Since the US-backed coup in Kiev in 2014 against an elected government, Ukraine has become synonymous with corruption and the murder of journalists. Biden’s ridiculous invitation is another geopolitical provocation that will encourage the Kiev regime to further escalate its hostilities against Russia.

Biden’s jamboree is a blatant attempt to divide the world into a Cold War demarcation. Russia and China rebuked the initiative for undermining international cooperation and exacerbating conflicts.

There isn’t a shred of substance in what the Biden administration is attempting. The meaning and purpose of the “summit for democracy” are the opposite. It is about creating tensions, conflicts, undermining democracy and fomenting war.

But it really shows Washington’s absolutely dangerous pride. He kind of deludes himself into thinking he’s uniquely good at hosting a conference on democracy when he actually has no shame in being the leader of conflict and war.

The story of the United States’ genocide against Native Americans, its decades of illegal foreign wars of aggression and destruction of nations, its relentless subversion of foreign governments, all of this and many more are stark proof that Washington is the center of global crime. In order to manipulate the world under its hegemony, we have the laughable attempt to lock the nations into the enemy camps of supposed democracy and autocracy.

Ultimately, however, this masquerade is doomed to failure. The objective reality is that of a changing world, in which the hyper-militarized, capitalist American power fails amid the emergence of a multipolar international order. This fundamental historical development cannot be countered by futile machinations.

Of immense importance, too, the spectacle of hypocrisy seen this week also fatally undermines the authority of the American system of government in the eyes of its own people. Biden offering flattery on democracy comes across as crass Marie Antoinette stuff as so many American citizens die from a pandemic their government will not spend money to properly eradicate; when so many citizens struggle against poverty and try to feed their families; when Congress passes an annual military budget of $ 770 billion; and when millions of Americans are banned from voting by new racist election laws. Biden’s Democracy Summit is disgusting with its fraud, not only to the world at large, but to his own nation. It’s not just about Joe Biden and the Democrats. The Republican Party is even more out of touch with the realities of American citizens and the world. The entire political class in the United States is bankrupt: morally, politically and economically.

This dastardly Cold War theatrical circus Biden oversaw this week is truly a swan song of failed American “democracy.”

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