WHO ARE THE *TRULY* INTOLERANT & AUTOCRATIC NATIONS ON THIS PLANET?
Which nations issue the demands others are expected to obey?
Western populations are being taught to fear authoritarian societies that don’t allow political pluralism or provide fewer choices than systems of the West.
Those who are delivering these narratives are the political leaders along with the mass media of western states.
They believe only their own systems are valid, and that all other systems are, therefore, to one degree or another, invalid.
Though there are exceptions.
The dictatorial monarchies of the Middle East pass some other test and bypass the one being applied to those such as China and Russia.
Head-chopping dictatorships have their uses it seems, vital uses at that. And this tolerance for death-dealing dictatorships has gone on as long as most, if not all of us, can remember.
But China and Russia are subject to almost endless criticism. This while criticism of Saudi Arabia for instance is muted at best. And as you will know, the relationship is far from a neutral one. That particular dictatorship is sold millions upon millions of U.S. dollars, and millions upon millions of British pounds worth, of weaponry. This transfer of death-dealing devices has also gone on for as long as most of us have been alive.
Tolerance of dictatorships is not limited to Saudi Arabia of course. There’s Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. I would be surprised if you have heard even one critical statement regarding them. Hypocrisy much?
So how real is the criticism of China and Russia? Is it truly based upon their systems of governance alone, or is some other factor at work here?
Is it just possible that there’s another vital reason for western leaders to criticize China and Russia and for mounting highly publicized campaigns against them, burdening them with sanctions, applying tariffs to their exports and crucially, seeking to stop their development?
Is it possible that the final element above is the clue? Their development?
Why might that be?
The USA and UK have long held the major sway in the world, and this excess of influence was predicated upon their economic power. The USA is indisputably the most powerful nation in the world. This is because it has historically had a far more powerful economy than all other nations. However, does wisdom, understanding and trustworthiness rise alongside economic success?
Those who have had prime positions atop the elite economic pyramid of the USA have equated its riches and power with what they believed was an inalienable right (or, arguably as they saw it, a duty) to be the judge, jury and sometimes executioner presiding over the rest of the world. But there was nothing in their history that made them the wisest and most trustworthy of rulers... did it? Quite the opposite, as seen by their histories of genocide, slavery and colonialism.
It is clear that they simply assumed the right. Without any form of agreement by the ruled, by the judged or by those who were sometimes executed.
If you asked any one of those self-appointed rulers who gave them the right to judge the world I have a feeling they wouldn’t admit it was self-awarded. You might well hear God mentioned... or the concept of manifest destiny, which would without much doubt come round to God again, one way or another.
The basic concept at work is essentially this: ‘might makes it right’. They assume the position of power (and responsibility) over others because they were blessed by economic success. They became the most powerful and the way they would likely see it is that this must be for a reason... because God willed it. (Not because they slaughtered the native population then used millions of slaves to generate wealth for themselves as the boost needed to get them started. And not because Europe was decimated during WWII and they profited immensely from that fact.)
No. It’s God’s will.
So why is it that they now face other nations who became economically powerful enough to resist the commands of the West?
Is that not also God’s will?
To the elites of the West clearly not.
To western elites, God’s will is to assert the will of the USA and its allies and only they.
And I put it to you that this is what the war against Russia and China is all about. The western elites’ loss of power as others rise, their diminishing influence and their inability to manipulate, judge, punish and execute others into doing their will.
It is not about democracy. It is not about freedom. It is not about western liberal values.
It is about the threat of falling income. It is about losing the power to dominate. It is about the inability to exploit resources as they once did.
It is about a complete intolerance for the imminent eclipse of their power and the inevitability of them no longer being top dogs judging and manoeuvring, chastising and bullying, threatening, dominating and violently executing.
It is THEY who are intolerant. It is THEY who are the ultimate authoritarians.
Neither Russia nor China have shown any interest in demanding anything of others than reasoned discussion regarding issues of mutual concern, trade agreements and mutually beneficial partnerships. In this context, it becomes very clear who the most intolerant and authoritarian nations on this planet truly are.