China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday employed comments made by former President Barack Obama to pronounce doom on American society because the elites have become “fundamentally different” from “silent ordinary American people.”
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper was quite taken with Obama’s thoughts on the great American divide during an interview broadcast Sunday by CBS News’ 60 Minutes.
“I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they’re convinced they can exploit,” Obama said.
The Global Times found Obama representative of “the thinking of many U.S. elites” and dwelled at length on the schism between those elites and the ordinary Americans they rule over.
Most of the lengthy rant the Global Times developed from Obama’s remarks was an effort to celebrate America’s supposed collapse into class and