American Democracy



1. What is democracy

2. The Alienation and Triple Harm of American Democracy

(1) Systematic ills are hard to return

  1. American democracy is reduced to "money politics"

  2. The name "one person, one vote" is actually "ruled by a few elites"

  3. Checks and balances of power become "veto politics"

  4. Defects in election rules damage fairness and justice

  5. The failure of the democratic system triggers a crisis of trust

(2) The practice of democracy is chaotic

  1. Congressional riots shocked the world

  2. Racial discrimination is deeply rooted

  3. Out-of-control epidemic causes tragedy

  4. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase

  5. "Freedom of speech" is misleading

(3) Exporting the so-called democracy produces evil results

  1. The "color revolution" endangers regional and national stability

  2. Forcing the so-called democracy to cause a humanitarian tragedy

  3. Misuse of sanctions to undermine international rules

  4. The "Democracy Beacon" drew global criticism

Concluding remarks


  Democracy is the common value of all mankind, and it is the right of the people of all countries, not the patent of any country.

There are many ways to achieve democracy, and they cannot be the same.

It is undemocratic in itself to measure the colorful political systems of the world with a single ruler, and to examine the colorful political civilization of mankind with a monotonous eye.

The political system of each country should be independently determined by the people of that country.

  The American democratic system is the result of practice in the United States alone. It is unique, not universal, and far from perfect.

However, for a long time, the United States has ignored the structural defects of its own democratic system and the insufficiency of domestic democratic practices. It has called itself a "democratic model" and frequently interfered in other countries' internal affairs and launched foreign wars under the banner of democracy, causing regional turmoil and humanitarian disasters. .

  This report aims to sort out the shortcomings of the American democratic system by listing facts and expert opinions, analyze the chaos of domestic democratic practice and the harm of exporting democracy in the United States, and hope that the United States will improve its own democratic system and practice and change its course externally.

This benefits both the American people and the people of the world.

If no country tries to monopolize democratic standards, no country tries to impose its own political system on others, no country tries to use democracy as a tool to suppress other countries, and each country has its own beauty and the beauty of it, the world will be a better place.

1. What is democracy

  The word democracy is derived from ancient Greek, which means "rule by the people" and "sovereignty in the people".

As a form of government, democracy has a history of more than 2500 years, covering various forms from the direct democratic government of ancient Athenian citizens to modern representative government. It is the result of the development of human political civilization.

  Democracy is not an ornament or propaganda, but it is used to solve the problems that the people need to solve.

The key to whether a country is democratic or not is whether it truly achieves that the people are the masters of the country.

It depends on whether the people have the right to vote, and even more so on whether the people have the right to participate widely; it depends on what verbal promises the people get in the election, but also how much these promises have been fulfilled after the election; it depends on what the system and laws stipulate The political procedures and political rules of the People’s Republic of China depend more on whether these systems and laws are actually implemented; whether the rules and procedures of power operation are democratic, and even more whether the power is really subject to the supervision and restriction of the people.

  An effective democratic system must not only have complete system procedures, but also complete participation in practice, and be able to achieve process democracy and result democracy, procedural democracy and substantive democracy, direct and indirect democracy, people’s democracy and national will. Unify.

If the people are awakened only when they vote and enter the dormant period after voting, only by listening to the slogans during the election, and having no right to speak after the election, only being favored when canvassing votes, and being left out after the election, this kind of democracy is by no means true. Democracy.

  Whether a country is democratic or not should be judged by the people of the country, not by a few outsiders.

  No set of democratic systems in the world is perfect, and there is no political system model applicable to all countries.

The establishment of democratic systems and the development of democratic processes in all countries have their historical and national characteristics, and each has its own unique value.

The international community should conduct exchanges and dialogues on democracy issues on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment, and jointly make greater contributions to the progress of all mankind.

2. The Alienation and Triple Harm of American Democracy

  Historically, the development of American democracy has its progressiveness. The party system, representative system, one person, one vote, and the separation of powers are the denial and innovation of European feudal autocracy.

Tocqueville, a famous French thinker, also gave positive comments on this in his book "On American Democracy."

The "Declaration of Independence", the "Bill of Rights", the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, and the affirmative movement have become bright spots in the American democratic process.

Lincoln's three principles of "the people have, the people rule, and the people enjoy" are even more popular.

  However, with the passage of time, the American democratic system has gradually alienated and transformed, and it has increasingly deviated from the core of the democratic system and the original intention of the system.

Problems such as money politics, identity politics, party antagonism, political polarization, social tearing, racial conflicts, and polarization between the rich and the poor have intensified, and the function of the democratic system has declined.

  The United States has also frequently interfered in the internal affairs of other countries in the name of democracy, causing political turmoil in regional countries and people’s livelihood, and undermining world peace and stability and social stability in all countries.

Many people in the United States and the world are asking, is the United States still a "democracy"?

The world needs to conduct an in-depth review of the democratic situation in the United States, and the United States itself needs to reflect on itself.

(1) Systematic ills are hard to return

  The United States has always called itself the "city on the hill" and the "beacon of democracy", boasting that it has designed a political system to protect democracy and freedom since its inception.

However, the idea of ​​democracy is indistinguishable from the United States today.

From money politics to elite domination, from political polarization to system failure, American democracy has been in a state of suffering.

1. American democracy is reduced to "money politics"

  American democracy is a "game for the rich" based on capital, which is fundamentally different from people's democracy.

  More than 100 years ago, U.S. Senator Mark Hanna, Republican of Ohio, described American politics like this: "In politics, there are two things that are very important. The first is money, and the second I don’t remember." More than 100 years later, I will look at it. , Money is still the "hard currency" of American politics, and its role is even more irreplaceable.

Take the 2020 US presidential and congressional elections as an example. The total expenditure in this election is as high as 14 billion U.S. dollars, which is twice as much as in 2016 and three times as much as in 2008. It is known as the "most money-burning election in history."

Among them, the presidential election spent another historical record, reaching 6.6 billion U.S. dollars; the congressional election spent more than 7 billion U.S. dollars.

  The fact that the American people have to face is that money politics runs through all the links of American elections, legislation, and governance, and in fact restricts the people’s right to participate in politics. The inequality of economic status has been transformed into inequality of political status. People with enough capital can enjoy the democratic rights stipulated in the Constitution.

Money politics has increasingly become a "cancer" that is difficult to eradicate in American society, and it has become a great irony of American democracy.

  A U.S. Senator pointedly pointed out: "Some people think that the U.S. Congress controls Wall Street, but the truth is that Wall Street controls the U.S. Congress."

According to statistics, 91% of the U.S. Congressional elections are won by candidates who have received the most funding. Large companies, a few wealthy people, and interest groups are more generous and become the main source of election funds.

After these so-called "public opinion representatives" are successfully elected, they often serve the funders behind them and become spokespersons for vested interests, rather than speaking out for ordinary people.

  In March 2020, Robert Lake, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former US Secretary of Labor, published the book "System: Who Controls It, How Do We Fix It".

The book believes that in the past 40 years, the political system of the United States has been manipulated by very few people.

Political contributions are almost regarded as "legal bribery", giving the rich a stronger political influence.

In the 2018 midterm elections, huge political contributions accounted for more than 40% of campaign funds, and these huge funds mainly came from the rich who accounted for 0.01% of the total population of the United States.

Money politics and lobbying groups are distorting the channels for ordinary Americans to speak out. The voices of most people expressing their true wishes have been overshadowed by minority interest groups.

These oligarchs use their power to enrich their wealth, while the interests of ordinary people are left behind.

  On September 23, 2020, Harvard Law School professor Matthew Stephenson said in an interview with "Harvard Law Today" that the United States is by no means a world leader in terms of integrity, and lobbying and political donations are considered corruption in other countries. , But it is not only allowed in the United States, but also protected by the Constitution and laws.

2. The name "one person, one vote" is actually "ruled by a few elites"

  The United States is a typical country dominated by elites. "Multiple politics" is just a superficial phenomenon. The elites control the political, economic, and military dominance, manipulate the state machinery, formulate rules and regulations, grasp the trend of public opinion, and dominate business. Companies, exercise various privileges, and so on.

Especially since the 1860s, the democratic and republican parties have taken turns to share state power, and the multi-party system has existed in name only.

Ordinary voters cast their votes for third-party or independent candidates, which is a waste of voting opportunities. They can only make either-or choice between candidates launched by the two parties.

  In the context of the "war between donkeys and elephants," the two parties have always restricted popular political participation to a narrow range.

For ordinary voters, the election is called upon and left after the election. Most people are just "extra actors" in the election game, and "rule by the people" is difficult to reflect in American political practice.

  Noam Chomsky, political critic and social activist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pointed out that the United States is a "real capitalist democracy", and there is a positive correlation between the influence of Americans on policy making and their wealth level. About 70% of Americans have no influence on policy making. They are at a disadvantage in terms of income level and wealth, which is equivalent to being deprived of the right to participate in politics.

  In an article published in The Atlantic Monthly, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Jalalaja stated that the current democracy in the United States is only formal democracy, not substantive democracy.

The nationwide primaries for presidential elections are completely manipulated by wealthy people, celebrities, the media, and interest groups. Presidential candidates supported by popular votes often do not truly represent public opinion.

3. Checks and balances of power become "veto politics"

  The American political scientist Francis Fukuyama pointed out in his monograph "Political Order and Political Recession" that there is a deep-rooted political paralysis in the United States. There are too many checks and balances in the American political system, so that the cost of collective action has increased greatly, and sometimes it is even difficult to do so. .

This is a system that can be called a "veto system."

Since the 1980s, the "veto system" in the United States has become a "panacea" leading to a political deadlock.

  The American democratic process is fragmented and lengthy, with a large number of veto points, and individual veto actions can affect the system's actions. The so-called "checks and balances imply the ability to correct deviations" is increasingly distorted in practice.

The political polarization in the United States has intensified, the demands of the two parties are very different, the consensus has been constantly compressed, and even the extreme situation of "the freest Republicans are far more right than the most conservative Democrats" has appeared. Opposing restrictions have become commonplace, and "veto politics" has become a political ecology. , "I can't do it, I can't let you do it" has become a common practice.

  Politicians in Washington are concerned about preserving partisan interests, and the grand vision of national development has long been forgotten.

Vetoing opponents will strengthen their own camp identity, and the strengthening of their identity will quickly consolidate their own camp support. The two parties in the United States are obsessed with "veto" and fall into a vicious circle that is difficult to extricate themselves. The result will inevitably be weakened government efficiency and trampled on justice and the rule of law. , Development and progress have been delayed, and social divisions have been magnified.

In the United States today, "I am American" is gradually being replaced by "I am a Republican" and "I am a Democrat." The vicious transmission of "identity politics" and "tribal politics" to all levels of American society intensifies "veto politics."

  In October 2021, the U.S. think tank Pew Research Center conducted a survey of 17 advanced economies including the United States, Germany, and South Korea. The results showed that the United States is regarded as the most politically polarized country. There are serious disagreements among supporters. Nearly 60% of American interviewees believe that the people not only disagree on policy, but also find it difficult to reach a consensus on basic facts.

  Xu Zhengjian, a professor of political science at Kyung Hee University in South Korea, pointed out that the political polarization in the United States is becoming more and more intense.

The U.S. Senate has fallen into the trap of "lengthy debates" and cannot play its role as a representative body for legislation to respond to social changes.

4. Defects in election rules damage fairness and justice

  The U.S. presidential election follows the ancient Electoral College system. The President and Vice President are not directly elected by voters, but are decided by the Electoral College.

There are 538 electoral votes in the United States, and a candidate who wins more than half of the electoral votes (270 votes) is elected president.

The disadvantages of this electoral system are very obvious: First, the president-elect may not win the majority of popular votes and is underrepresented; second, the specific election rules are determined by each state, which is prone to chaos; third, the “winner takes all” system aggravates the status of each state. Inequality and unequal status of the parties have caused huge waste of votes and suppressed turnout. Voters in the Deep Blue and Deep Red States are often ignored. The swing states have gained relative asymmetric importance and become the target of the two parties.

  In the history of the United States, there have been five cases of winning the popular vote but losing the presidential election.

The most recent was that Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 general election, won more than 62.98 million popular votes, with a 45.9% vote rate.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won more than 65.85 million popular votes, with a 48% vote rate.

Although Trump lost the popular vote, he won 304 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton only won 227 electoral votes. Trump was elected president by the majority of electoral votes.

  Another major drawback of the electoral system recognized by the American people is the "Jelly Newt."

In 1812, the governor of Massachusetts, Jerry, in order to pursue the interests of his party, signed a bill to divide an electoral district in the state into an extremely irregular shape similar to a salamander.

This practice was later known as the "Jelly Newt", which refers to the unfair division of electoral districts to help the party win as many seats as possible and consolidate its dominant position.

The United States conducts a census every 10 years, and then re-divides electoral districts based on the principle of "approximately equal populations in all electoral districts" and combined with population changes.

The U.S. Constitution grants the power to delimit electoral districts to the legislatures of each state, and provides operating space for the state legislature majority party "Jerry Newt".

"Jerry Newt" mainly relies on two operations. One is "concentration", that is, as far as possible, the opposition party voters are divided into a few specific electoral districts, and these electoral districts are sacrificed in exchange for the absolute security of other electoral districts; Areas with relatively concentrated voters are split into different surrounding electoral districts, thereby diluting the votes of the opposition party.

  On September 27, 2021, the Democratic State of Oregon took the lead in completing the re-division of electoral districts in the United States. The electoral districts firmly controlled by the Democratic Party increased from the original 2 to 4, and the "swing electoral district" was reduced from 2 to 1. This means that the party can control 83% of the state's congressional districts with 57% of the actual voters.

On the contrary, the Republican-controlled Texas determined a new constituency division on October 25 this year. The tightly controlled constituency increased from 22 to 24, and the "swing constituency" was reduced from the original 6 to 1. With 52.1% of the actual voters, it occupies 65% of the seats in the State House of Representatives.

  According to a YouGov public opinion survey in August 2021, only 16% of voters believe that the state can divide electoral districts fairly, 44% think it can’t, and the remaining 40% are unsure.

As the political polarization in the United States intensifies, both parties are striving to maximize their own interests, and "Jerry Newt" has become the only choice.

  The Democratic Party’s “super-representative” system also hinders fair elections.

The "super representatives" are composed of the main leaders of the Democratic Party, members of the National Committee, all Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and current Democratic governors. They are selected in advance by "internal decision". Their voting intentions are based solely on personal preferences and the will of the party's high-level leaders and cannot reflect public opinion.

"Capitol Hill" political expert Mark Plotkin wrote in an article that the "super-representative" system in the Democratic Party primary elections in the US presidential election is neither fair nor democratic.

Such "elite practices" should be abolished immediately.

5. The failure of the democratic system triggers a crisis of trust

  American democracy is like a scene deliberately set up by Hollywood. It shows meticulously crafted personal settings, shouting at the people in front of the stage and making deals behind the scenes. The party is divided, money politics, and veto politics can't bring the high-quality governance that the people hope.

The American people have become increasingly disgusted with American politics and become increasingly negative towards American democracy.

  In October 2020, the Gallup Poll Company survey showed that only 19% of American respondents were very confident in the presidential election, which was the lowest record in the survey since 2004.

In November, the "Wall Street Journal" website pointed out that in the 2020 general election, people's confidence in the American democratic system fell to its lowest point in 20 years.

  According to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Public Affairs Research Center, only 16% of Americans say that democracy is working well or very well, 45% of Americans think that democracy is not functioning properly, and another 38% of Americans think that democracy is not working properly. It's not working well.

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in the United States, only 20% of Americans trust the federal government all the time or most of the time.

  In May 2021, the Brookings Institution website stated that after the 2020 election, all 50 states in the United States will certify the election results, but 77% of Republican voters still questioned the legality of Biden's election as president on the grounds of vote fraud. sex.

This is the first time since the 1930s.

In September, a CNN poll showed that 56% of Americans believed that American democracy was “under attack”, 52% believed that the election did not or rarely reflected public opinion, and 51% believed that US officials might be affected by The party lost the election and overturned the election result.

  In 2021, Pew's survey of 16,000 and 2,500 Americans in 16 advanced economies shows that 57% of international respondents and 72% of Americans believe that the United States is no longer a "model of democracy for other countries to emulate." ".

(2) The practice of democracy is chaotic

  The alienation of American democracy is not only manifested in structural aspects such as institutional design, but also in its practice.

The United States is not a top student of democracy, let alone a "model of democracy."

The gunfire and farce on Capitol Hill completely unveiled the gorgeous cloak of American democracy.

The death of Black Freud exposed the long-standing systemic racial discrimination in American society, igniting a wave of protests throughout the United States and the world.

The new crown epidemic continues to be out of control, and whether to wear masks and get vaccinations has become a new fuse for social division and opposition.

Economic development dividends are unevenly distributed, and ordinary people's income has stagnated for a long time.

American democracy cannot effectively maintain public order and morals, and cannot fully provide public welfare.

1. Congressional riots shocked the world

  On the afternoon of January 6, 2021, thousands of Americans gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington and forcibly broke into the Capitol to prevent the joint meeting of the United States Congress from confirming the new president-elect of the United States.

The incident interrupted the transition process of the US President’s power and caused 5 deaths and more than 140 injuries.

This incident was the worst violent incident in Washington since the White House was set on fire by British troops in 1814. The Capitol was occupied for the first time in more than 200 years.

The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate referred to this incident as a "failed rebellion."

Scholars of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States exclaimed that the United States is not as unique as many Americans think. The congressional riots should put an end to the "American exceptionalism" and "city on the hill."

  The rush to Congress shaken the three cornerstones of American democracy.

One is that the so-called "democracy" is not democratic.

Some politicians in the United States refused to recognize the election results, and their supporters violently stormed the Capitol, which severely undermined the "credibility" of American democracy.

The second is that the so-called "free" is not free.

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook have frozen the personal accounts of some American politicians and announced their "social death", exposing the illusion of "freedom of speech" in the United States.

The third is that the so-called "rule of law" is not the rule of law.

U.S. law enforcement agencies have adopted strict and lenient attitudes toward "black people's fate" protests and attacks on Congress. Different law enforcement standards have once again exposed the dual nature of the U.S. "rule of law."

  The incident of rushing to the Congress shocked the international community, "sorrowing its misfortune, and angering it."

British Prime Minister Johnson tweeted that the incident in the US Congress was very shameful.

French President Macron stated in a speech that in the United States, one of the world's oldest democracies, the universal value of "one person, one vote" is being hit hard.

South African President Ramaphosa said that this has shaken the foundation of American democracy.

Former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Susilo tweeted that American political farce is worth pondering. Without a perfect democratic system, democratic practice is even more imperfect.

2. Racial discrimination is deeply rooted

  The issue of racism is an indelible stigma of American democracy.

While the founding fathers of the United States said that "all men are created equal," they retained the slavery system in the 1789 Constitution.

Today, although the United States has abolished the apartheid system on the surface, white supremacy is rampant, and discrimination against blacks and other minorities still exists systematically.

  The racial problem in the United States "recurs" every once in a while.

On May 25, 2020, Minnesota police violently enforced law enforcement, resulting in the death of Black Freud.

Freud's desperate plea for "I can't breathe" before his death ignited raging public outrage. Afterwards, demonstrations broke out in hundreds of cities in 50 states to bring justice to Freud and protest the issue of racial discrimination.

The demonstration continued until more than a hundred days after the incident.

  Freud's experience is only a microcosm of the tragic situation of black Americans in the past century.

As Shulman, the chairman of the American Psychological Association, said, the United States has always been in a pandemic of racism, and the dream of the leader of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, has not yet been realized.

The Indian mainstream media "India Express" published an editorial saying that American racism has subverted the American democratic system.

  In February 2021, Stanford University News published an article examining systemic racial discrimination in various fields in the United States: In education, children of color are more closely monitored in schools; in the field of justice, people of color, especially blacks, are more likely to become Targets targeted; in the economic and employment fields, from applying for positions to obtaining loans, blacks and other minority ethnic groups are discriminated against in the workplace and the overall economic environment.

A research report from the University of Washington in the United States shows that between 1980 and 2018, about 30,800 people in the United States died as a result of police violence, which is about 17,100 more than the officially announced number. Among them, the possibility of African-American deaths due to police violence is white. 3.5 times.

  The anger that has erupted across the United States does not only come from blacks, it has crossed ethnic boundaries.

The Israeli "Jerusalem Post" website stated that American Jews are worried about right-wing anti-Semitism and violence driven by white supremacist groups.

The annual poll by the American Jewish Committee shows that in 2020, 43% of Jews in the United States believe that their sense of security is lower than the previous year. In 2017, 41% of people believe that anti-Semitism is a serious problem in the United States, and the rate is much higher. 21% in 2016, 21% in 2015 and 14% in 2013.

  Bullying of Asian groups in the United States is also increasing.

Since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, Asian Americans have been humiliated and even attacked in public places one after another.

According to data released by the FBI, the number of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the United States will increase by 76% in 2020.

From March 2020 to June 2021, the "Stop Hatred of Asian Americans" organization received more than 9,000 complaints.

According to a survey of young Asian Americans on the NBC website, in the past year, a quarter of young Asian Americans have become targets of racial bullying, and nearly half of the respondents expressed pessimism about their own situation. , A quarter of the interviewees expressed fears about the situation of themselves and their families.

3. Out-of-control epidemic causes tragedy

  The United States claims to have the most abundant medical resources in the world, but its response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic has been chaotic, and it has become the country with the largest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world.

  As of the end of November 2021, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has reported a total of more than 48 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and more than 770,000 deaths, both of which rank first in the world.

On January 8 this year, the United States added 300,777 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in a single day, reaching the highest level since the outbreak in the United States; on January 13, 4,170 Americans died of new coronary pneumonia, far exceeding the "9.11" terrorist attacks. The number of people killed in the incident.

At the end of November, the daily average number of newly confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 70,000, and there were more than 700 new deaths. On average, one person for every 500 people in the United States died of new coronary pneumonia.

Up to now, the number of deaths from the new crown disease in the United States has surpassed the number of deaths from the 1919 flu pandemic, and the number of deaths in the United States in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan War combined.

If the United States can deal with it scientifically, many people will not have to pay the price of their lives.

William Fogg, an American epidemiologist and former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, believes that "this is a massacre."

  The epidemic hit the U.S. economy severely.

The speed and scale of business closures and unemployment waves in the United States are beyond imagination. A large number of people have been out of work for a long time, and social instability has increased, which has exacerbated Americans’ sense of anxiety and powerlessness.

The "New Crown Dilemma Report" of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities of the United States on July 29, 2021 shows that although the situation has improved compared to December 2020, the living difficulties of Americans in the first half of 2021 are still very common, and there are still 20 million. Adult households do not have enough food, 11.4 million adult renters cannot pay rent on time, and face the risk of being evicted from renting their houses.

US Census Bureau data show that as of July 5, 2021, the proportion of at least one person in a household with a minor who has lost a source of income is still as high as 22%.

Consumer confidence in the US has fallen sharply, and the recovery of the job market has slowed.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Oxford Economics and other institutions have significantly lowered their expectations for US economic growth.

At the same time, the superposition of factors such as the epidemic situation and three rounds of large-scale economic stimulus plans has led to congestion and supply shortages in U.S. ports, which in turn pushed up U.S. inflation.

In October of this year, the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 6.2% year-on-year, and the year-on-year increase for six consecutive months reached or exceeded 5%, the largest increase since 2008.















































  In November 2021, the Swedish think tank "International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance" released its annual report "The State of Global Democracy in 2021", which included the United States on the "Regressive Democracy List" for the first time.

The secretary-general of the organization stated that the state of democracy in the United States has clearly deteriorated, which is reflected in the growing tendency to question credible election results, the suppression of election participation, and the increasingly serious phenomenon of polarization.

  Indian political activist Yadav pointed out that the United States is not a "democratic model." The world recognizes that American democracy urgently needs self-reflection and that the United States needs to learn from other democracies.

Mexico’s "Process" magazine commented that, under the appearance of democracy and freedom, the American democratic system has huge flaws.

Mbet, a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, wrote in the “Postal Guardian” that many signs of free and fair elections, such as universal voter lists, centralized election management, uniform rules and regulations, In fact, it is missing in the American system.

Good election behavior in democratic training that Africans have received has never existed in the United States.

Concluding remarks

  The United States, a city on the top of the mountain, no longer has the lighthouse effect.

  -"The Times of Israel"

  The current United States should effectively protect the democratic rights of the people internally, improve its own democratic system, shoulder more international responsibilities externally, and provide more public products, instead of only talking about procedural democracy, formal democracy and ignoring substantive democracy and democracy internally. As a result, democracy is to impose American democracy on others, to divide camps by means of values, and to interfere, subvert, and invade under the banner of democracy.

  At present, the international community is responding to urgent global challenges such as the new crown pneumonia epidemic, slowing economic growth, and climate change crisis.

In the face of these risks and challenges, no one can stand alone. Unity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons.

The unification, absoluteization, instrumentalization, and weaponization of democracy and the artificial creation of group politics and camp opposition run counter to the spirit of helping each other in the same boat.

  Countries should transcend differences in different systems, abandon zero-sum game thinking, practice true multilateralism, promote the common values ​​of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom for all mankind, respect each other, seek common ground while reserving differences, cooperate and win-win, and jointly build mankind Community with a shared future.