US Democracy, Prosperity Doomed as Presidency Regarded as a Job with FunPosted: April 2, 2017
In a declining great nation, a president is faced with lots of tricky problems, but there is a popular view in the US that a president elected in the troubled nation under heavy burden of debts shall have fun instead of lots to worry.
Perhaps all the recent presidents and those who want to be elected have the mentality to enjoy the presidency instead of performing the difficult obligations. Callum Borchers’ article “Donald Trump’s joyless presidency” on Washington Post yesterday, (a recommended article!) shows such mentality. If such mentality is popular in the US, US democracy and Prosperity are doomed.
On the contrary, we saw a Chinese president brave to hit hard at very powerful corrupt generals and security head, knowing well that he was faced with the danger of assassination. A nation is bound to rise if it has a leader who regards performing the most dangerous and difficult obligations as his unshirkable office duty.
I hope that US people, especially vested interests in US Congress and media, help Trump make the US great instead of being happy to see their president in trouble in dealing with lots of tricky problems. Otherwise, with such a great leader, China will become the only superpower while the US will decline into a second-class nation. That will be a sad development as there shall be balance of power in the world.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Washington Post’s article, full text of which can be viewed at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/01/donald-trumps-joyless-presidency/?utm_term=.4e927ac263a9&wpisrc=nl_most-draw16&wpmm=1.