The separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial is regarded as the norm in the Western world. Nowadays, “executive” incites extreme groups to violently attack “legislation”, and “judicial” is difficult to move in the middle.
For the first time in more than 200 years, the U.S. Capitol Hill was “captured”, and at an important moment when a new president was announced, the “planner” was still the current president of the United States.Behind the so-called separation of powers is full of calculation, fraud and violent bloodshed, full of party polarization, racial estrangement and social tearing.
The separation and peaceful transfer of power and the transition of power that the Western world is proud of have become a joke, which cannot but be said to be a great irony.Obviously, “Democracy and Freedom, Law and Order” is just a beautiful decoration of American politicians.
The farce caused by the capture of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters is not over yet. According to recent reports by American media, some people connected through online platforms to return to Washington on the day of Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
No matter how the plot is staged, there is no doubt that the American “liberty beacon” fell completely to the altar, and the American democratic fig leaf was torn clean.
In this farce, the “double standards” of some American politicians have no bottom line. In July 2019, radical demonstrators in Hong Kong violently stormed the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, violently damaging Legislative Council facilities and attacking the police.
It seems to have known each other before, but some people in the United States and the media have reacted completely differently:
Speaker of the House Pelosi, who once called the Hong Kong riots in China, called the “beautiful scenery”, called the events in the U.S. Congress a “shameful attack on democracy”; Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who once cheered up the violent elements in Hong Kong, has begun to shout “violence, whether from the left or right, always Wrong”; Senator Mark Rubio, who had accused the Hong Kong police of “using violence to suppress demonstrators”, shouted to Trump that “law enforcement officers are under attack” and urged him to send more resources to “help the police and help restore order”.
When American politicians and media glorified Hong Kong mobs as “democracy fighters”, mainstream newspapers in the United States now use the word “mob” to describe demonstrators who stormed the United States Congress in front page.
Those thugs who hit the Legislative Council of Hong Kong smashed and destroyed the legislature, hunted innocent civilians, and attacked the police with petrol bombs and daggers. Such crimes are more serious and worse than climbing the outside walls of Congress and rushing into Congress in the United States.
They should be defined as mobs, and rebel terrorists should be severely punished by law. However, some politicians and media in the United States have told the Hong Kong police to enforce the law; after the “Capitol Hill Incident”, the United States itself quickly arrested and prosecuted violent demonstrators.
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted 15 demonstrators who stormed the Capitol on January 8 and released details such as the names of 13 of them and the charges they faced.
Another about 40 people were arrested and prosecuted in the High Court for the District of Columbia. The charges they face include breaking into congressional areas, violating curfew regulations, and committing gun-related crimes. Hong Kong police exercised a high degree of restraint and professionalism in the face of the riots. None of the demonstrators died.
However, what happened in the United States Congress was not as violent as that in Hong Kong, but five people died. In sharp contrast, it not only exposes double standards, but also the essence of so-called American democracy.
Just as the last fig leaf of American democracy was torn off, some Western politicians still did not forget to make “small moves”.
On January 7, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom and the Secretary of State of the United States issued a joint statement, commenting on the normal performance of the Hong Kong police and gross interference in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs. On January 10, the Hong Kong SAR government responded to this and strongly refuted it.
In response, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has the constitutional responsibility to safeguard national security, and the SAR Government has been fulfilling its responsibility to safeguard national security in accordance with the law and due diligence in Hong Kong.
The National Security Law of Hong Kong or any law of the Special Administrative Region applies equally to everyone in Hong Kong; no one can be above the law.
Regardless of the suspect’s political background, law enforcement agencies have the responsibility to take action against violations. The arrest is based on evidence and is strictly followed by relevant laws and regulations.
People should ask these American politicians who flaunt impartiality why can your government hunt down and prosecute violent elements and those who undermine national security, but Hong Kong can’t? The permanent suspension of Trump’s personal social media account shows that freedom of expression in the United States is also bounded, and the abuse of so-called freedom comes at a heavy price. Why does Hong Kong have to accept things that are unacceptable in the United States? Why must Hong Kong be required to allow freedom that is not allowed in the United States? Who can such contradictory logic convince, and what face do you have to criticize and blame others?
The “well-known double standards” reflects that in the eyes of some Washington politicians, democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law are only tools, not sacrosanct.
As long as they are in their own political interests and hegemonic interests, they will be attacked by others.
When it comes to their turn, they are completely a new set of standards and rhetoric, because these politicians In my heart, there are only political self-interest and ideological prejudices. The international community can see this clearly.
Mohammed Safa, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, mocked: “If the United States sees what the United States is doing in the United States, the United States will invade the United States and liberate the United States from the tyranny of the United States.”
The “capture” of Capitol Hill is like the last straw, crushing the false appearance of American democracy.
The blood of Capitol Hill and the cludeness of the earth tell the world that American democracy is by no means a model of the world; the naked “double standard” shows that the United States is not qualified to act as a “teacher of democracy” around the world and speaks a lot about the affairs of other countries and regions.