This week impeachment and China were topics of discussion. We share your letters for “Dems Won’t Impeach Trump for Crimes They Favor” and “My Trip to China Exposed the Shameless Lies of Peddled by the American Empire.”
In radio segment “Dems Won’t Impeach Trump for Crimes They Favor” international law professor Dr. Francis Boyle argues that the Democrats’ choice of the Ukraine scandal as the basis to impeach Trump is intended to avoid accountability for grave violations of international law.
Ben Eli Osterberg writes:
“Trying to implicate Hunter Biden was a bridge too far. All of a sudden a bunch of elites on both sides of the aisle start worrying their undeserving children won't get cushy jobs on a Board of Directors. Not that Hunter did anything wrong, he just took a typical overpaid, low-work job normally handed to inept children of the very rich. That said, I would vote for Hunter over Joe. Let's face it, Trump was mainly impeached for being a Bad Republican: he refused to provide the military aid to Ukraine that the Washington Consensus demanded.”
Quentin Poulsen writes:
“The assassination of Suleimani was cold blooded murder, a mafia hit, plain and simple, and entirely in revenge for Iran & Russia's success in thwarting Washington's imperialist designs on Syria. Open your eyes, people. America is a barbaric nation.”
“My Trip to China Exposed the Shameless Lies of Peddled by the American Empire” by Danny Haiphong details the author’s recent solidarity tour of China.
Quentin Poulsen writes:
“Yes, I've lived in both China and America and preferred the former. The US is a police state, people are superficial and unfriendly, the lifestyle unhealthy. Chinese people are peaceful, polite and refined. Theirs is an ancient culture.”
Alexander Andrews writes:
“ I visited the chamber of commerce in Shanghai. We discuss displacement of people as they became more urban. Unlike the USA China paid people and provide resources for education and community development.”
Luz Noi writes:
“It is very difficult to explain China to Americans (no less ones that haven't traveled abroad) and vice versa. There are good elements in each but in my opinion it's useless to explain, they have to experience it first because the difference is just so vast.”
Jay Lynch writes:
“They were fortunate to be the latest civilization to rise with complete control of how to plan and do things. A one party system gets things done. As long as they're earnestly trying to make everyone's life better that's OK. Africa may get her chance. Seems to me they can if they have the will. They're the final frontier. Back to where it all began!”
History is moving forward before us. We will have to examine and explain these events to our communities.
Jahan Choudhry is Comments Editor for Black Agenda Report. He is an organizer with the Saturday Free School based in Philadelphia, PA.
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