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The Wounded Uncle Sam

After the United States Senate Impeachment Trial verdict of NOT GUILTY favouring Donald Trump, US politicians should now focus their energies to nurse their wounded system.

After the 6 January attack on The Capitol by a few hundred Donald Trump supporters, the United States Senate charged Donald Trump for inciting the mob attack on the seat of American democracy to stop the transfer of Presidential power to Joe Biden.

The Democrats who held the majority in the Senate would need a two-third majority to convict the former President. If found guilty, Donald Trump would not be able to hold future public office.

The Democrats only managed to win over 7 Republicans, when they require 17 for the minimum of 67 votes to convict Trump. The final Senate vote was 57 for, and 43 against conviction. Hence Donald Trump was acquitted.

The 43 Republicans who cast not guilty votes did so not according to their conscience or lack of facts. They were at the Capitol, witnessed the attacks, and had to flee to safety. The senators knew the President did not order National Guards to their rescue nor did Trump order his supporters to withdraw on that fateful day of 6 January. The attack coincided with Donald Trump incendiary speech just minutes before The Capitol was breached.

The TRUTH of Donald Trump responsibility in the incitement, and failure to protect the American constitution did not matter to the 43 Republican senators who voted to let Donald Trump off the hook.

Senator Mitch McConnel, the Republican minority leader who voted against the impeachment, admitted minutes after casting the not guilty vote that Donald Trump was personally responsible for the mob attack.

Truth did not matter to the Republicans senators because 8 out of 10 Republican voters did not support the impeachment as they continue to regard Trump as their leader.

Furthermore, an opinion poll also points to 50% of the voters did not support the impeachment, notwithstanding the facts. The political careers of the 43 Senators depend on Donald Trump as he has hijacked the party, and has several hundred million in his fighting funds donated by his 74 million supporters.

The 6 January attack, Donald Trump’s continuing refusal to concede his electoral defeat and the widespread support for his views undermine the entire US liberal system, affecting both the Republicans and the Democrats.

The US senate impeachment outcome proves one point — that even in the pinnacle of Western democracy, TRUTH does not matter.

But the truth is meant to enlighten, and the foundation stone of liberal democracy. With truth, people are empowered to derive rational choices and form a government of the people, for the people and by the people. That was what inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America over two centuries ago, and ostensibly the raison detre of their present-day hegemonic arrogance to mould the world to their image.

If people no longer care about the truth, could it be because they were lied to for too long by both the Democrats and the Republicans? This requires a root and branch analysis of the American project.

The 2020 Presidential elections have exposed the democratic system of the United States as so fragile that just one man could subvert it beyond recognition despite all supposed paraphernalia of check and balance. How will Uncle Sam market its system to other countries as the antidote to authoritarianism in this new cold war it has just started?

The Uncle Sam should probably leave the new cold war behind and return to the sickbay for convalescence.

 

Tan Wah Piow

 

 

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16 Responses to “The Wounded Uncle Sam”

  • Samuel S:

    I wonder if US now has the moral right to demand other countries follow her what constitutes democracy. This is the world worst leader!

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  • xoxo:

    Frankly,U$A is not the best model for the world; it is haughty,over-secular and exce$$ively materiali$tic,can the americand deny?

    $in City is just as bad or worse!

    What is the REAL DIFFERENCE between U$A and China?
    In both,we find that the RICH GETS RICHER?
    EXPECT MORE PANDEMICS IF THE RICH N POWERFOOL$$$ PERSIST IN THEIR SELFISH WAY$.

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  • Wow Wah Piow!:

    Yours is a partisan view and a “Dem” biased report of the Capitol incident.

    One thing’s for certain – the nation and its journalism is heavily polarized between big-moneyed corporatism and its bottom line $$$ interests, and the aspirations of the common working man, on the other.

    The guys at the forefront of that largely peaceful crowd responsible for instigating the initial break-in and who were subsequently charged for their crimes – they had been exposed as far-left radical ANTIFA elements! Not your typical Trump “American worker first” supporter.

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  • Demon is crazy:

    A very rude awakening?

    Does it happen only to the us of a?

    Facts suggest that it is all over the western world!

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  • Tracey Ching:

    Despite all her imperfections and warts, the US is still a much better country than all the countries in the Asia Continent, including Singapore. Under us system, you may seek redress for injustices committed by the government. Here in Singapore, can you? The Singapore Govt is stingy when extending support for highly stressed and semi-starving singaporeans but prefers to lose substantial multi-billions dollars on foreign investments. Accumulated losses over time could have easily make every true blue singaporean, a millionaire.

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  • mike:

    Another dumb person writing about Trump based on msm fed info.
    Why someone will write about someone as if he or she knows this person?

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  • oxygen:

    TRUMPISM IS A MONUMENT OF WALKING GARBAGE, of the rich (Republicans) entitled aristocrat fighting among themselves for the last crumb of bread on the table and determined to extinct the poor in the inequality divide (of money is never enough).

    A large chunk of the STUPID peasants including the QAnon were trawled in, used as sacrificial baits in that class struggle, only to be abandoned by Trump when law is violated to his sole/political advantage.

    The Gamestop frenzied trading fightback is what one might be called – THE EMPIRE FIGHTBACK in the digital world. The peasants got some pandemic relief and used that as ammunition to retaliate against the rich-and-powerful institutional investors/shorters and hedge fund -UPTURNING THE APPLE CART for the moment.

    Manipulators used social media platform to marshall together a huge retaliating force akin to a general mobilizing millions of troops on the war front in real action.

    IT IS FUN AND PROFITS FOR THIS VERY VERY SMALL BUNCH OF DIGITALLY-SAVVY PEASANT CROOKS until the regulators move in for the big kill off of banning purchase restriction on Robinhood.

    The rest of them including shorting fund managers, institutions and Ah Seng Ah Lian and Sigina all died to a quiet humiliating funeral. SERVE ALL OF THEM RIGHT – as I said intelligence is limited, stupidity is boundless beyond infinity.

    Trump is gone and the vanquish in Gamestop can count the irrecoverable (for some) losses and waiting for the funeral directors to come a bury them in the bankruptcy courts.

    The next show of the Gamestop replication, I suspect, is called “Bitcoin” – the banquet won’t last much longer. No banquet lasts forever, so says the Chinese wisdom saying. Latecomers will come timely to do the wishes after the food is cleared and 99% of the guests departed.

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  • mike:

    Someone just enlighten me, who is this Tan Wah Piow?

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  • TEMUSIK PATRIOT:

    “The 2020 P elections have exposed the DEMONcratic system of the US as so fragile that Just One Man??? Donald J Trump could subvert it???”…

    Hello Wah Piow, the English system that Con You adopted has seep into your veins…US fought against the King name George to gain Independence and a CONSTITUTION was enacted to Ensure a Free Country & People…

    Three REPEAT 3 (three) Layers of Patriotic Entities Ensure there is a check & BALANCE, namely POTUS, Congress & Senate…

    COMPARE that to a Little Red Dot Roaring like a Lion but a MOUSE CONtrolled and CONditioned by One Man name aptly Lie Con You & Dynasty with a pliant parliament & LEEgal system…

    Give me The Land of The Free & Home of The Brave anytime with all its Hiccups…

    CONclusion: USA or anywhere in The World…its the stoopidity of the People that voted these Swamp Creatures or Scoundrels & Scalawags that causes the agony for the people and the WORLD at large

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Who will take Kung flu vaccines?

    Ah! TWP & TSL are ideal candidates!
    They reside in malaysia.

    After vaccination TWP can share your experience.

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  • Rockyeye:

    I beg to differ on the article written by Tan Wah Piow. He has been misinformed by the fake media in USA. As a matter of fact, Donald Trump has won the 2020 US Presidential Election. Please refer to attached URL for details.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QrTmI0gDS8

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  • TEMUSIK PATRIOT:

    mike:
    Someone just enlighten me, who is this Tan Wah Piow?

    TWP???…a political refugee in the UK…he should just stick to Singapore & UK political views and write about it and NOT dive into the deep UNKOWN where swamp creatures dwell

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  • WP Voter:

    This article is so lacking facts. Someone who does not understand the US system especially the constitution.

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  • mike:

    Oh, in UK? Laughing at US? And run away from SG?
    If he got guts, come back SG and i will respect him plenty.
    Probably i had some tiny respect for him before, but with this article, he had exposed his ignorant flaws.

    Thank you TEMUSIK PATRIOT for helping me to confirm who is this big fart.

    TEMUSIK PATRIOT: TWP???…a political refugee in the UK…he should just stick to Singapore & UK political views and write about it and NOT dive into the deep UNKOWN where swamp creatures dwell

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  • TEMUSIK PATRIOT:

    mike:
    Oh, in UK? Laughing at US? And run away from SG?
    If he got guts, come back SG and i will respect him plenty.
    Probably i had some tiny respect for him before, but with this article, he had exposed his ignorant flaws.

    Thank you TEMUSIK PATRIOT for helping me to confirm who is this big fart.

    Wah Piow is OK if he sticks to shitting naturally and NOT farting to signal the arrival of Admiral SHIT!!! need some humour in this miserable time leh!!!

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  • quite stupid to read these com:

    don’t even know anything but comments aplenty….

    sinkues are REAL STUPID !!!

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