The Chinese communist state paper The Global Times claims that the U.S. is a “primitive society” and that our “democracy is dying,” in an article published on Sunday. Their national pride is so injured, and that kind of thing means a lot in Asia, that they are lashing out with petulant charges and obviously silly propaganda. All to cover up the fact they are such a backwards nation they let a virus that could have been contained kill so many of their own countrymen.

Here is the gist of their temper tantrum, meant to distract from their own hayseed incompetence.

“The COVID-19 spread in the U.S. is almost like that of a primitive society. It should not have been like this if the U.S. had the slightest science and organization. To put it bluntly, the U.S. is no match for China in terms of anti-epidemic organization and mobilization.”

This from the country that couldn’t control the virus in the first place. They are now changing the subject to our own alleged issues. But wait, we held the line on the virus. They did not. Nevertheless the Chicoms boast, “It is not our fault to reveal the miserable failure of the U.S…China’s achievements stand the test of time and all kinds of doubts. The Trump administration only wants to shirk responsibility by blackening China. This will be proven a lame trick. This will only reflect the incompetence and ethical failings of the related US politicians.”

Wow. And they really need a copy editor.

In a general hit on the U.S., China claims, “However, as this public health crisis expands into to the economic, political and social fields with many subsequent effects surfacing, the weakness of the system is being exposed.” The nation that eats bats, has no public health standards to speak of, nervously monitors its citizens like crazed Karens, and is an international medical laughingstock is calling us “weak”?

As Shakespeare said in another context, “Methinks the lady doth protest too much.”