The vast majority of the lamestream media is increasingly soft on China when it comes to their handling of the Corona virus. They easily have thrown around accusations of racism and imperialism from the Western Civilized nations. I consider many members of the so-called journalistic profession lacking in any understanding of rights and responsibilities. Their short sighted and often soft view of leadership affects us every day. I think that they should telling China that they are responsible now and that as a “world leader” they are inviting scrutiny on themselves.
I am not sure when the first time I ever heard that the brightest spotlight can show where the worst makeup is applied. I always took it as the more notable and popular you are, the more people notice your flaws. They soon forget your small accomplishments and are quick to notice you at your worst. I think of this as a good thing that should help you keep a normal sized head on your shoulders. It should keep you honest. I don’t think that the Chinese government has remembered this.
They are the first to capitalize on another nation’s idiocy (US’s resource follies) but they are puzzled when people try to tell them where they look bad. The United States has to put up with critiques of their overbearing military adventures. Great Britain has shouldered complaints about colonialism. A myriad of influential countries that have moved beyond the Cold War and failed regimes have noticeable issues mirroring any nations growing pains. And I have mentioned that an action that reflects a position of true leadership would to acknowledge your short falls and actually work on them. It might take more than a token effort.
Every government style has something it fails at. Human rights, resources, economics, etc. Plenty of governments have found a way to feed their people. But many governments have had to stop their people from abhorrent behaviors and social practices. If a government doesn’t; it may well lose power or further the loss of its people. It isn’t racism to tell someone to start acting like a leader. People do it to my “representative” government and I usually expect it. Like a teenager; I expect you to act like a leader when you decide to be a leader.
Instead of making infrastructure projects that will end in Chinese (or American) control in many economically failing countries; perhaps you should take care of your people. In America; we have underserved communities where people are still mangling themselves. In China; we have people that are uninitiated in certain social practices and may still depend on exotic sources of food, unknowing that tradition may be killing them. We should let the leading nations know that they their steps not taken are affecting others. The inability to process scrutiny is to our detriment. To not learn is ignorance.