Sunday, June 7, 2020

Vox Popoli: The superiority of homogenuity (DaPot calling DaKettle black? - CL)

It's mildly amusing to see the neocons feigning indignation over the fact that foreign enemies of the United States are utilizing its internal unrest against it, in much the same manner that the USA has utilized the internal unrest of other nation-states for the last 60 years:
Foreign propagandists are exploiting the death of George Floyd to question the legitimacy of the U.S. political system and deflect concerns about their own human rights abuses.

China, Russia, Iran, and other authoritarian regimes have offered wall-to-wall coverage of the Floyd protests and ensuing riots on their propaganda outlets, using the unrest to paint democratic systems as prone to turmoil. The propagandists—as well as top-level government officials—have also exploited the Floyd protests to smear specific pro-democracy or anti-regime movements within their own countries, associating the movements with scenes of chaos and disorder in U.S. cities.

The spate of propaganda coverage and public statements are indicative of how foreign adversaries are manipulating an American tragedy to delegitimize anti-regime voices in their home countries. This is especially the case for China, as the Floyd protests served as a welcome diversion from the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and public outcry in Hong Kong, where demonstrators are out in the streets opposing a new national security law that would allow the Chinese government to crack down on anyone conducting what it considers seditious or terrorist activities.

It's actually much worse than that, of course. The champions of alternative societal systems of are pointing, very convincingly, to the intrinsic instability and structural contradictions of the current post-Christian, post-European, diverse, multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-culturalWest, in order to demonstrate the observable superiority of their more homogenous approaches.