China News Agency, Berlin, July 28 (Reporter Peng Dawei) A senior German journalist and writer Michael Lueders recently published a new book "Pseudo-Holy America", which exposes the use of various means to manipulate public opinion by the United States. To achieve the purpose of maintaining its global hegemony.
In an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency a few days ago, Ludes said that from the Iraq war to the new crown epidemic, the United States has always used such methods to protect its interests.
He called on the EU not to choose sides between China and the United States, but to maintain good relations with both sides. At the same time, European media should not blindly follow the reporting framework set by the United States.
Data map: US President Biden.
Ludes is a German expert on Middle East issues and studied Arabic literature in Damascus, Syria.
He served as a reporter for the German mainstream serious media "Time" weekly in the Middle East for many years.
The subtitle of this new book, "Pseudo-Holy America" (also translated as "The Hypocritical Superpower"), published earlier this year, is "Why We Must Get Out of the Shadow of America", and the target audience is German and European readers.
The book pointed out that the United States portrays itself as a "guarantor of democracy and human rights" and claims that its international behavior is based on "values"-but the essence behind it is barbaric real politics.
Since the end of World War II, the United States has overthrown countless governments worldwide, but the local people have paid the price.
For example, the United States launched a war based on lies in 2003 with false "evidence" and gathered allies to march into Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and falling into chaos in Iraq.
The book reveals how the United States manipulates public opinion through “precise public opinion management methods”. Examples of these include “yesterday’s Iraq war and today’s disputes with Iran, Russia, and China”.
In Ludes's view, from the Iraq War to today's disputes surrounding the origin of the new crown virus, the United States has consistently manipulated public opinion.
He pointed out that among the many methods and methods of influencing public opinion, the most "effective" is undoubtedly dividing the world into "good" and "bad."
"Generally speaking, any country that competes with the United States in both economic and political terms will be classified as a'bad country.' This is particularly obvious when the United States is dealing with Russia and China." Dess pointed out that the Trump administration "declared war" on the new crown crisis, but it was not the virus but China that it first confronted. This is precisely to cover up the US government's ineffectiveness in fighting the epidemic. By the end of 2020, 350,000 people in the United States have died from the new crown and more than 20 million people have been infected. "Almost no second country has shown such incompetence when it is hit by a pandemic."
He pointed out that in order to save the election, the Trump team approached O'Donnell Partners in New York, which in April 2020 provided U.S. Republicans with a 60-page report on how to use the new crown epidemic to smear China. The core message of the "propaganda manual" is "Don't defend Trump, but attack China."
Rudes described the US approach as using the "virus as a weapon": Trump repeatedly pressured the WHO and domestic intelligence agencies to find "evidence" that could prove that "the virus originated from the Wuhan laboratory."
In fact, CNN in the United States also pointed out that the reason for seeking to hold "China responsible for the epidemic" is to divert people's attention from the mistakes Trump made in response to the epidemic.
Ludes once compared the Assange incident with the Navaline incident in an interview with German media.
He pointed out that while Western politicians and the media have repeatedly speculated on the Navaline incident involving Russia, while Assange, the "whistleblower" in the Western world, has remained silent, this has exposed the double standards of the West.
The picture shows Trump supporters gathered outside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
The reporter pointed out to him that, considering that Austria and Switzerland have introduced regulations prohibiting wearing masks, why the same practice is called "de-radicalization" in Europe and "genocide" in Xinjiang, China?
In response, Rudes responded that the violations of human rights in those pro-Western countries have only been lightly taken by the Western political circles and the media, and those countries that do not belong to the same camp as him in the West, even if they are pure Issues that belong to the internal affairs level will also be heavily criticized in the name of "human rights."
The back cover of "Pseudo-Holy America" selected a famous photo of Trump supporters violently breaking into the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Speaking of the metaphor of this picture, Rudes pointed out that the United States is a declining superpower, while China is rising. In order to counter the decline, Washington has continued to impose political, military and economic policies on China, Russia and other countries. Pressure. "The U.S. government seeks confrontation rather than dialogue. In the face of this approach, the best strategy is not to be disturbed by its provocations at any time, but to stick to its own path." (End)