There has been the usual concentration on trivia in the media covering the election. Neither Coalition or Labor are highlighting what I see as the major issues . They are in lock step with the Canberra elite which is ruled from the US-an empire that is in steep decline. I have just read two books by American scholars , The Precipice by Noam Chomski and Has China Won? by Kishore Mahbubani . Following the lead of the US munitions industry and Wall St bankers as suicidal for Australia.
I believe we have the worst government in my lifetime. Our Prime Minister has wrecked relations with our largest trading partner by publicly being the spokesperson for the US while they took our barley and lobster markets. Australians should note the treatment of US puppet governments in Iraq and Afghanistan as they abandoned them, and the chaos for their people that followed.
Our new defence quad includes Japan who were the last nation to threaten Australia and are China's No 1 enemy. Morrison's submarine contract deception with France has left us with competition between the US and Britain to supply us with nuclear submarines by 2050. It is material for a farce . Talk of a war with China is insanity.
Now, Chinese investment in the Solomon Islands has spooked Canberra and its Washington masters. The Solomon Islands are around 1700 kilometres from Australia, 4500km from China's coast and over 10,000km from the USA mainland coast. The US abandoned its embassy there 30 years ago. The US has at eight large military bases within 1000km of China.
Simon Winchester's Pacific - The Ocean of the Future explains China's defence strategy released in 1985 by Admiral Liu Hauling and Deng Xiaoping. Few in Canberra seem to understand how China suffered in WW11 and don't want it to happen again.
We hear talk of the Solomon's Prime Minister surrendering his nation's sovereignty by allowing the Chinese to build and have army there. Under this definition Australia, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines have all lost their sovereignty. There is criticism of China building infrastructure in developing countries making them deeply indebted to China, but not about the International Monetary Fund and World Bank seeking repayments and forcing crippling austerity measures on such countries.
The Treasurer has seen Australia's debt trebled. He is making Gough Whitlam look like Scrooge as he doubles the debt percentage of GDP that the Whitlam Government had.
The past week has seen meat industry bodies get grants for marketing that has no place in their constitutions. The Government is pouring Treasury money into marginal electorates . Geoffrey Watson QC, of ICAC fame, speaks of endemic corruption - something that often occurs when a party is in power for too long.
All the Independents should adopt the slogan: "Vote for me, I can't do any worse".
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