Melanie Phillips gives a good read from the ex Bank of England Governor that is totally applicable to Oz and Experts, particularly the health wallahs prancing around on stage at the moment. But it goes far deeper to most of the recent methods used in shutting down debate, silencing critics and de-platforming alternatives commentators by epithets of racism, climate denial, Homophobia Islamophobia and all the other isms, phobias all supported in Victoriastan with Dangerous Dan.
These two China articles demonstrate that it is an ill wind that blows no good. Even as they demonstrate our weaknesses they highlight Chinas and how we can overcome our vulnerable status.
1. show how vulnerable they are and
2. how even more vulnerable we are because of the magic pudding nostrum that if we support the 3rd world shitholes they will become economically viable and want to be like us. We are now seeing that this is absolute bullshit that has infected academia, our universities, the public service, politicians and jobs for the boys for the last thirty years. A concept/philosophy that has now put us all in peril.
The Chinese cartel article shows exactly how we are strategically stuffed at this moment just like America and much of the West. The Agricultural article offers a view on the west’s capability and how it has over time been regulated into multinational global behemoths owned by (guess who) but also indicates methods for the bold and brave on how the West can not only retaliate with trade but ultimately starve the bastards out if they continue down the road they are on.
Finally the recent announcement from Japan screams opportunity for Australia
Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus
April 9, 2020
More than US$2 billion of the country’s record economic stimulus package will be used to help companies move production away from China
The move coincides with what should have been a celebration of friendlier ties between the two countries, before the pandemic struck
The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online.
Japan’s major cities go quiet amid coronavirus state of emergency
The move coincides with what should have been a celebration of friendlier ties between the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be on a state visit to Japan early this month. But what would have been the first visit of its sort in a decade was postponed a month ago amid the spread of the virus and no new date has been set.
China is Japan’s biggest trading partner under normal circumstances, but imports from China slumped by almost half in February as the disease closed factories, in turn starving Japanese manufacturers of necessary components.