There is no explanation by the United States as to what gives them the right to determine what other countries do in their domestic politics.
Insofar as they even hint at what gives them this right, they suggest that they are the arbiters of global morality because they have the true value system of democracy. However, this value system changes so fast that they cannot possibly expect the rest of the world to keep pace with it.
For example, as recently as 2008, Barack Obama said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman.
By 2015, he was sanctioning countries that didn’t do anal marriage, and by 2019, the US government was claiming that men and women do not even exist at all.
Claiming that this is ultimate, eternal, universal morality is simply not reasonable when it changes at this pace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone on Thursday and both rejected what they called U.S. interference in the affairs of other countries, the Kremlin said.
Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov gave details of the call in a briefing to journalists, saying the two leaders had spoken of creating a “multipolar, fairer world order” in the face of U.S.-led efforts to contain both of Washington’s biggest adversaries.
Putin and Xi would continue to have “close personal interaction” but there were no plans for reciprocal visits right now, Ushakov said.
Putin and Xi also discussed the situation in Ukraine and conflict resolution in the Middle East and see eye to eye on those conflicts, he said, without elaborating. Russia supported China’s policy on Taiwan, he said.
Chinese state media said Xi told Putin the two countries should pursue close strategic coordination and defend the sovereignty, security and development interests of their respective countries. Xi said both sides should resolutely oppose interference in their internal affairs by external forces.
You would think that is simple enough.
But the US continues to assert this ultimate right to decide the internal policies of all countries.
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Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this article.