• 90后创业者成电商谷第100家园企 ——凤凰网房产北京 2019-09-17
  • 鸟瞰“中国围屋之乡” 造型独特如城堡 2019-09-17
  • 庆祝人民日报创刊70周年系列访谈之温宪 2019-09-09
  • 夏威夷火山熔岩入太平洋 水火相激毒烟蒸腾直扑天际 2019-09-09
  • 2018年世界杯防骗宝典!拒绝和骗子一起狂欢! 2019-09-03
  • 超200种常用处方药有致抑郁可能 2019-08-23
  • 人民日报评论员观察:主动作为,书写对外开放新篇章 2019-08-23
  • 反制更快更强更准!中国坚决打赢对美贸易自卫反击战! 2019-08-18
  • 以仪式守护节日文化(艺海观澜) 2019-08-18
  • 省国资运营公司机关召开党员大会选举产生第一届机关党委委员 2019-08-15
  • 中宣部授予张黎明“时代楷模”称号 2019-08-15
  • 工信部下架46款不良手机APP 2019-08-09
  • 草原生态文化如何传承 2019-08-09
  • 【专题】书记、市长去哪儿 2019-08-02
  • 人工智能机遇与挑战 听听专家怎么说 2019-08-02
  • Mass shooting exposes Western flaws

    Source:Global Times Published: 2019/3/17 20:43:40

    The mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand sent shock waves around the world and widespread condemnation of white supremacy was heard in Western society. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday that "our gun laws will change." However, it does not seem like significant adjustments will be made in the West.

    US critics of white supremacy following the New Zealand massacre are obviously Democrats and anti-Trump media outlets. US President Donald Trump condemned the slaughter but denied that white supremacy is a rising threat. It seems that US reflection on the Christchurch attack is likely to turn into an ordinary political in-fight and end up with nothing definite.

    To a large extent, the attack took place not only in New Zealand, but in the West. The gunman is an Australian citizen. His white supremacist remarks clearly reflected unfolding ultra-right populism in the West. Without universal reflection in the US and Europe, New Zealand's remedial work will be limited in any case.

    The West currently lacks the conditions to duly reflect on this issue. There are numerous problems in Western society, but only a few can be pointed out and resolved. Neither political forces nor strong leaders have appeared to encourage institutional reflection. The West's fierce criticisms are political attacks between different factions. In the West, it is commonly and solidly believed that the West is generally perfect and superior. 

    The living standards of Western lower-class white people have declined in recent years. Should inappropriate policies or globalization be blamed? 

    Immigrants, especially Muslims, cannot integrate into Western society. How to solve this problem? The Western political system discourages overall planning and long-term solutions. Poor political and social governance is common. 

    In the absence of institutional reform, Western society relies on its established advantages of the past few centuries, but distorts emerging countries' achievements. The West's lack of development vigor compared with emerging nations has been ascribed to the latter's so-called unfair competition and even conspiracy. Double standards are widely applied by the West. Western countries are increasingly pressuring emerging economies and controlling their political discourse. However, the diversity of today's reality is unstoppable. It is increasingly tough for Western public opinion to be self-explanatory as problems grow.

    The New Zealand terrorist attack is bound to have a serious impact on the internal unity of Western society and the feelings of both the West and the Islamic world. Current reflections are far from enough to exert an influence in the West. Unless these reflections can have an effect on elections, they are only formalism.

    It is shocking that such a serious attack happened even in a usually peaceful nation. But given the country's size, New Zealand's measures are of little importance to the West. The West needs the US to move whether to address gun control or white supremacy.

    It is painful to conduct institutional adjustments of social governance, but this ability determines a society's competitiveness in the long run. The Western established advantages are indeed tremendous, but its self-adjustment ability is weakening, and some so-called adjustments often surrender to populism. The West is entering a problematic period that strikes at its very foundation. 



    Posted in: EDITORIAL

  • 90后创业者成电商谷第100家园企 ——凤凰网房产北京 2019-09-17
  • 鸟瞰“中国围屋之乡” 造型独特如城堡 2019-09-17
  • 庆祝人民日报创刊70周年系列访谈之温宪 2019-09-09
  • 夏威夷火山熔岩入太平洋 水火相激毒烟蒸腾直扑天际 2019-09-09
  • 2018年世界杯防骗宝典!拒绝和骗子一起狂欢! 2019-09-03
  • 超200种常用处方药有致抑郁可能 2019-08-23
  • 人民日报评论员观察:主动作为,书写对外开放新篇章 2019-08-23
  • 反制更快更强更准!中国坚决打赢对美贸易自卫反击战! 2019-08-18
  • 以仪式守护节日文化(艺海观澜) 2019-08-18
  • 省国资运营公司机关召开党员大会选举产生第一届机关党委委员 2019-08-15
  • 中宣部授予张黎明“时代楷模”称号 2019-08-15
  • 工信部下架46款不良手机APP 2019-08-09
  • 草原生态文化如何传承 2019-08-09
  • 【专题】书记、市长去哪儿 2019-08-02
  • 人工智能机遇与挑战 听听专家怎么说 2019-08-02
  • qq手机游戏 上海单机麻将下载 极速飞艇一码一期计划预测 河南福彩22选5尾号走势图 炸金花手机游戏 生肖时时彩开奖视频 老时时360遗漏统计 顺盈彩票下载 重庆时时全天计划 4d开奖结果