Obviously this is... demonstrably not true, and a ridiculously reductive way of viewing international politics. It’s a fallacy to even try to force world governments into some sort of “Western” or “Eastern” framing, when all of the major powers are operating under the same vast system of global capitalism and oligarchy to varying degrees of success.


But sure, let’s keep pushing some weird-ass, racist West vs. East dialogue at the top levels of the State Department. I’m sure that’ll work out great.