Santa wrote: ↑Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:05 pm
The question is where is this one going to lead?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-b ... yfCCoKdTH3
What do Eric Swalwell and Hunter Biden have in common?
Both are highly connected, Mr. Swalwell as a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Mr. Biden as the son of the incoming president. Both have made news for their dealings with China, Mr. Swalwell for his relationship with a Chinese spy named Christine Fang, and Mr. Biden for business deals made with enterprises connected to the Chinese Communist Party. Both also benefit from a U.S. press corps uninterested in getting to the bottom of their stories.
When the New York Post published emails in October raising doubts about Joe Biden’s claims he’d never discussed his son’s business dealings, many dismissed the story as “Russian disinformation”—and some suppressed it. As for Mr. Swalwell’s China connection, the New York Times still refuses even to mention it.
I'd say let justice run its course. I just hope Biden will have the dignity not to fight every subpoena in court to prove himself a better human being than Trump. And that he will not invoke Executive Priviledge if he is subpoenaed by Congress. And finally, that, if there are sufficient proofs gathered against him that he is not fit to be the President of the USA, his party will vote alongside the Republicans to remove him from power or that he will resign before being impeached.
Do I have much faith in this? Not too much sadly though I hope there will be a reaction from all sides of the political spectrum and media after the 4 years we have been through.
The US problem is not just a US phenomenon unlike what some of the xenophobic posters on here would like to believe. Everywhere in Democracies, people are losing faith in the politicians and listening more and more to the Populists who come up with punchy lines and promises of better days under their leadership. People seek to punish those who have shared power so far and look for someone with a different profile who could shake the establishment.
Politicians have a huge responsibility in this, too often putting party - or actually power- before country and for some of them, themselves before anything else to corrupt extents. Median share the blame too, in the way they handle the news to sell more (remember they are businesses and need to earn a living). And ourselves as well, forgetting lessons from history, being intellectually lazy, not willing to involve ourselves in public service but being happy to blame others for their failures etc...
I just hope some role model will emerge. I was hoping Macron would be one, but he, too, seems to love power too much for steering the country with only his fellow citizens in mind.