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By Xinhua writer Liu Chang


BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.


Emerging from the bloodshed of the Second World War as the world's most powerful nation, the United States has since then been trying to build a global empire by imposing a postwar world order, fueling recovery in Europe, and encouraging regime-change in nations that it deems hardly Washington-friendly.


With its seemingly unrivaled economic and military might, the United States has declared that it has vital national interests to protect in nearly every corner of the globe, and been habituated to meddling in the business of other countries and regions far away from its shores.


Meanwhile, the U.S. government has gone to all lengths to appear before the world as the one that claims the moral high ground, yet covertly doing things that are as audacious as torturing prisoners of war, slaying civilians in drone attacks, and spying on world leaders.


Under what is known as the Pax-Americana, we fail to see a world where the United States is helping to defuse violence and conflicts, reduce poor and displaced population, and bring about real, lasting peace.


Moreover, instead of honoring its duties as a responsible leading power, a self-serving Washington has abused its superpower status and introduced even more chaos into the world by shifting financial risks overseas, instigating regional tensions amid territorial disputes, and fighting unwarranted wars under the cover of outright lies.


As a result, the world is still crawling its way out of an economic disaster thanks to the voracious Wall Street elites, while bombings and killings have become virtually daily routines in Iraq years after Washington claimed it has liberated its people from tyrannical rule.


Most recently, the cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations' tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonized.


Such alarming days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated, and a new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing.


To that end, several corner stones should be laid to underpin a de-Americanized world.


For starters, all nations need to hew to the basic principles of the international law, including respect for sovereignty, and keeping hands off domestic affairs of others.


Furthermore, the authority of the United Nations in handling global hotspot issues has to be recognized. That means no one has the right to wage any form of military action against others without a UN mandate.


Apart from that, the world's financial system also has to embrace some substantial reforms.


The developing and emerging market economies need to have more say in major international financial institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they could better reflect the transformations of the global economic and political landscape.


What may also be included as a key part of an effective reform is the introduction of a new international reserve currency that is to be created to replace the dominant U.S. dollar, so that the international community could permanently stay away from the spillover of the intensifying domestic political turmoil in the United States.


Of course, the purpose of promoting these changes is not to completely toss the United States aside, which is also impossible. Rather, it is to encourage Washington to play a much more constructive role in addressing global affairs.


And among all options, it is suggested that the beltway politicians first begin with ending the pernicious impasse.



Editor: Hou Qiang

Source: news.xinhuanet.com

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Post time 2013-10-16 11:07:03 |Display all floors
As a citizen of the USA I totally agree with this article.
After the supposed 'war to end all wars', WWII, the rulers of the USA have lead their peasants into war after war and to
no benefit of anyone other than the rich.
After the unnecessary Korean war, the total folly of the Vietnam war, the stagnation of all the classes except the very richest,
and the recent middle east wars, the public isn't even interested in the government shutdown. Nobody cares.
Nobody notices any difference.
Not only will the de-Americanization be beneficial to the rest of the world, it will greatly benefit all but the very richest in
America too. The drone of coddling the rich for the benefit of everyone has run its course. It didn't work.
The American public is waking up to the fact that it has been used and abused since the end of WWII.
The nations is broke and deeply in debt. Only the rich benefited from all the endeavors since WWII.
Socialism can no longer be vilified as a corrupt and unworkable system. What we have had for the past 60 years
here in America better fits the definition of corrupt and unworkable. Can anyone deny that is what we have here now?
The only thing that keeps the USA in power is its weapons of mass destruction. The very thing our leaders have been
trying to use as a selling point to get up to do their killing for them.
It is time for mankind to move on. The winner take all mentality of capitalism has run its course and people are tired of it.

If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2013-10-16 11:07
As a citizen of the USA I totally agree with this article.
After the supposed 'war to end all wars', ...

"The public isn't inetrested in the gov't shutdown"?

That's not what we see on the news each night......and I mean, the main news channels as well as local ones and VOA!
Again, you're incorrect in speaking thus!

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Post time 2013-10-16 11:21:10 |Display all floors
P.S; who gives a flying rats fork what the Chinese media call for!
Their words are hot air, much like Beijings "warnings".

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exportedkiwi Post time: 2013-10-15 19:19
"The public isn't inetrested in the gov't shutdown"?

That's not what we see on the news each nigh ...

The news channels What else are they going to report on?
The news in the USA is bought and sold by a the few rich who own and rule the USA.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2013-10-16 11:24:34 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2013-10-15 19:21
P.S; who gives a flying rats fork what the Chinese media call for!
Their words are hot air, much lik ...

Are you angry because you are starting to realize the party is over for the capitalist masters of the west?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2013-10-16 11:26:28 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2013-10-16 11:22
The news channels  What else are they going to report on?
The news in the USA is bought and sold ...

Oh, and the BBC, AL Jazeera, Australian TV, Le Monde, TVNZ and others????
Sorry Robbo, you conveniently blame the rich, even when the news totally disproves what you've said....the international news channels!
Again, you're wrong but then, you seldom venture out into the real world. This much is obvious!

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