PEJOURNAL – During the Capitol Hill Siege the whole world saw the naked reality of Western liberal democracy through the window of events that took place in the US Congress, and compared the propaganda claims and democratic slogans of the West with its indisputable facts.
The 2020 election in the United States and the events before and after it in the political and social dimensions is undoubtedly an unprecedented period in the political history of this country.
Although the Western media is trying to portray the events of the past few months in the United States as not uncommon and in the context of the ongoing rivalries between political parties and their supporters, the depth and scope of these events have led to unprecedented action in various dimensions. The political, social and security situation in this country clearly indicates its complex nature and all its contradictions.
Creating these conditions for a country that claims to be the leader of liberal democratic thought in the world and has been using its political, military, security, propaganda and media capacities for years to try to make liberal democracy a dominant culture and practice in the world. In no way can it be interpreted and accepted in the context of an electoral event.
The US Congress, as a symbol of Western liberal democratic thought, while performing one of its most important tasks in the presence of members of parliament and senators, is examining the electorate of the elected president, suddenly and in front of millions of people around the world on the battlefield. It turns into gunfire and bloodshed.
Tonight, the whole world saw the naked reality of Western liberal democracy through the window of events that took place in the US Congress, and compared the propaganda claims and democratic slogans of the West with its indisputable facts.
These events, the essence of which is the result of social contradictions within the society made of liberal democratic thinking, show the release of the dense spring of poverty, corruption and discrimination in American society, which has now released its very high energy and is exposed to global view and judgment.
Trump’s thinking and behavior are no exception, but a face without the retouching of Western liberal democracy, whose political and social implications are unprecedented.
In the midst of tonight’s scandal that engulfed the streets of Washington, DC, and several other major states, US President-elect Joe Biden tried unsuccessfully to address the scandal and he said in a statement: “ Tonight’s events do not reflect the reality in America and this chaos has been caused by a few extremists” he also added: “The world sees us and I am saddened by this situation, This is a dark moment for us.”
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Yes, indeed, the article, “U.S. Capitol siege a ‘wake-up call’ for democracies,” must be understood as a “thought” on the article ““Capitol Hill Siege; Western liberal democracy without retouching.” But the core message of the former regarding the central message of the latter is nothing less than a wholesale indictment. The core point of “a ‘wake-up’ call for democracies,” is to identify the threats liberal democracy faces and to argue that these threats must be responded to in order to save liberal democracy from forces that possess the power to destroy it, something the author quite clearly sees as an outcome that would be most regrettable. This stands in the starkest contrast to the core theme of “Capital Hill Siege,” which is that liberal democracy is the threat to human welfare and its destruction is perhaps inevitable, but certainly would be a welcome, development. Despite all its imperfections, I stand with those who seek to improve the conditions liberal democracy might produce, not with those who seek, or speak of the merits, of liberal democracy’s demise.
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