(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The United State’s second Summit for Democracy took place this week, and was greeted with mockery and scorn from several other nations.
The event, hosted by the U.S., the Netherlands, Costa Rica, South Korea and Zambia, ran from Tuesday to Thursday and featured several conferences, panels and speeches opining about the virtues of woke leadership.
According to Breitbart, Pakistan declined to attend the event at the last minute, saying it can “promote and strengthen diplomatic principals” without attending the sham conference.
Foreign policy analysts suspect that the true reasoning may be due to political infighting within the government, as former Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently attempting to rally support for his reelection.
Khan declined the invitation to the first Summit for Democracy last year on the basis that the U.S. government had a hand getting him kicked out of office last year.
Both Russia and China had several things to say about the event as well.
“Those who agreed to attend this class were free to do so, of course. It’s their sovereign right, but here, in fact, many see that such attempts to divide the world into first-rate and second-rate countries are now seen by many with a smile,” Peskov said. They also said it “can hardly be regarded as a serious event.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed the summit “primary represented the countries obeying Washington’s policies.”
The Chinese Communist Party-run Global Times mocked the event, claiming that the United States is hypocritical offering lessons on democracy when acts of violence, such as the recent Nashville shooting, take place.
It also described the event as a basic, online lecture meant to pat the backs of high-level government bureaucrats.
An American think tank called the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft also had an unfriendly take on the event.
“The best thing that the U.S. could do to ‘bolster’ the cause of democracy in the world is to improve our own practice of it here,” the Quincy Institute said, continuing to call it a “largely pointless exercise.”
They also expressed the belief that the Biden administration neglected to invite so many countries, such as Hungary, that the theme of “autocracy vs. democracy” is contradictory.