Wrong question. Imagine that the US government didn't have a constitution which protected its citizens. Imagine that it routinely used secret police to round citizens up and torture and then disappear them. Imagine that it used constant fear of what it could do to its citizens to keep everyone in line and doing whatever it wanted. Then imagine that in this alternate universe the Chinese had a century long history of intervening in situations like this, helping create or restore governments where liberty and rule of law reign rather than rule by fear. Imagine that they found some excuse to invade the US, remove its government from power and were then working to create a better one where we wouldn't be subject to constant fear and pain.
Um, The US has actually done quite the opposite in most cases, especially during the cold war. You would interfere in countries that had legally elected a government that had no intention of becoming any sort of dictatorship because you didn't agree with their political position, it was most obvious in the unjust and unnecessary interference in Central America.
And then there's the fact that time and time again, you support dictatorships, genocidal leaders, and countries who continue to commit terrifying amount of human rights offences, all in the name of business interests.
So I ask you this: How do you talk someone out of genocide? How many economic sanctions does it take to prevent a madman from invading a neighboring country? The thought of absolutely every world problem being solved with talks and treaties is ridiculous. Once you agree that force is never a justifiable option, you tacitly agree to never have the worst of human problems solved
You can't talk someone out of genocide. It's not possible. But generally, we seem to pick our battles oddly. Reaction to the Armenian Genocide in Turkey before and during the First World War was basically a "stern talking to". Reaction to the Soviet government's murder of millions of Ukranians by starvation was basically non-existent. Reaction to the genocide in **** Germany only existed because we happened upon the concentration camps, before that, despite the knowledge of the treatment of Jews in **** Germany, no one bothered to even try to do anything, ****, we all even turned away the refugees.
We didn't intervene in force in Rwanda, we still aren't intervening in force in Sudan, we never intervened with anything but sanctions in South Africa. We installed dictatorships in Iran, in Libya, In Central America, in Haiti, etc, etc, etc. It's just not possible to take the high road. We intervene when there are business interests at stake.
****, we still support Israel despite a huge amount of proof of massive amount of crimes against humanity in their treatment of the Palestinians.
Saved me some work in looking up some articles and stuff, as it's impossible for me to link to direct quotes from my personal mini-library of books, documentaries, and essays. Awesome.