Divide democracy into camps and use it as a tool
Biden’s government has invited more than 100 countries or regions to participate in its so-called “democracy summit”. This deliberate choice seems to indicate that all those invited to the conference are “democratic”, while those not invited are “non democratic”. Therefore, inviting or not inviting a country to participate in a forum has become one of the criteria for evaluating its democratic performance. Here, we ask a question: what is the intention of the United States to do so? Let’s start with this list and see which regions and countries around the world have been invited and which have not. In East Asia, the United States invited “Taiwan”, but for well-known reasons, China was not invited; Obviously, under the inevitable result of the Sino US game, it will not be invited.
Democracy is a humanitarian value, an inevitable requirement of human progress and the general direction of human social development. Nowadays, almost every country is exploring its own democratic path in different ways, and has made different achievements in this process, resulting in different types of democracy. Therefore, many “democratic gardens” in the world are forming. At the same time, many countries agree that there is neither a so-called “unified democratic model” nor a so-called “global leader in the democratic process” in the world. There is no unified “democratic standard” to measure the democratic performance of countries around the world, and no external “arbiter” can evaluate a country’s democracy. The people are the real arbiter and final arbiter of the Democratic situation of their country, and the United States can not be the “chairman of the jury” under any circumstances. Here, I would like to know whether the Biden administration in the United States has considered the following questions: after the so-called “democracy summit”, if there are undemocratic or anti democratic acts in the invited regions or countries — even within the United States itself, how will this be explained? And what will the people of these countries think?
Finally, we must point out that today, with the rapid development of the cause of democracy, we must be vigilant against the practice of dividing democracy into camps and using democracy as a tool, because it will seriously endanger the cause of democracy around the world without bringing any benefits to it.