The Coronavirus, China, and Australia’s future

Panic buying in Australian supermarkets has left many shelves bare

Contributed article

Whilst the advent of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been causing panic in the community, leading to empty supermarket shelves, social distancing, and the closure of businesses, institutions, and events, there is an important aspect of this situation which has been missing from the wider national discussion.

The Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that, in times of need, Australia cannot rely upon the outside world for all materials which are considered desirable, or essential, for a modern country.

In some ways we were lucky that the panic buying in Australian shops was focused on foodstuffs, toilet paper, and anti-bacterial soaps, as Australia can produce all of these products.

However, if the panic buyers were really smart, they would have also stocked up on things like light globes and matches, which are no longer produced in Australia (thanks to economic globalism) — the fault for this lack of local production lies mainly with the short-sighted anti-nationalist politicians of the Liberal and Labor parties, who dismantled our nation’s trade barriers and allowed our homegrown manufacturing industries to be destroyed.

Economic protectionism required to safeguard Australia
The creation (or re-creation) and continuance of widespread manufacturing industries in Australia is vital for our nation’s economic health, for the reduction of unemployment lines, and for times of international disaster.

If a viral or bacterial threat worse than the Coronavirus eventuates, or if there was an international war, then supplies of certain products could cease coming into Australia, especially in the quantities required to sustain the level of modern living which we have come to expect.

As part of a long-term strategy, and with forward-thinking disaster preparedness in mind, Australia needs to reinvigorate its manufacturing industries.

A well-formulated scheme for economic protectionism is needed, in order to revitalise manufacturing in our country, so that Australia has the long-term protection it needs against future disasters.

Becoming subservient to China
Many common products required for everyday life are now manufactured overseas, often being made in China. Australia is getting to the stage (if it hasn’t reached it already) whereby it is utterly dependent on China to keep its economy going.

Thanks to globalist economic theories, peddled by internationalist economists, money-grubbing politicians, and anti-nationalists, Australia is now being economically dominated by China (especially when it comes to manufacturing).

Australia runs the risk of becoming subservient to China, if that hasn’t happened already. This is madness. China cannot be trusted to act in our best interests; indeed, it should be obvious that the Chinese will operate on the basis of only using Australia for their own ends — whilst national self-interest is a natural phenomenon, allowing your own nation to be dominated by another country is the product of the globalist cultural ideology and globalist economic subjugation (both of which are forms of anti-national treachery).

China is a country which is dominated by a mix of Communism (hardline Socialism) and Capitalism, where human rights abuses abound. In fact, it has been asserted that China is the Asian modern-day equivalent of Nazi Germany; considering China’s attempts to dominate its neighbours (economically, politically, and militarily), its rampant abuse of human rights, its suppression of ethnic-religious minorities, and its authoritarian style of government and policing, such an assertion would appear to have merit.

Chinese shopping gangs
Australians were shocked to find that much-needed supplies of baby formulae were being bought up in bulk by hordes of organised Chinese shoppers, who were then sending the product over to China. Half-hearted attempts were made to stop the practice occurring in supermarkets; but, in the face of weak-kneed supermarket managers (who should have stopped the anti-Australian practice, but faced with the possibility of angry confrontations, accusations of “racism”, and a lack of support from the corporate administration), the Chinese just gamed the system and continued on in a more subdued style.

So, what did the Australian government do about the baby formulae outrage? Nothing. Well, nothing at the supermarket level anyway. At the industry level, they allowed the Chinese to buy up one of Australia’s main producers of baby formulae, and huge amounts of that product are now being shipped from Australia to China and tough luck to any Australian mothers who are finding it difficult to locate baby formulae on the supermarket shelves).

During the Coronavirus crisis many reports were received of busloads of Chinese shoppers being driven out to country supermarkets, whereupon they would descend upon stores like a plague of locusts, and strip the aisles of goods — leaving the locals to face rows upon rows of bare shelves. The possibility exists that these outrages were being organised by the same people who ran the baby formulae “shopping gangs”. However, that would be a story for another time.

Time for a new broom
Australia has a Foreign Investment Review Board, which is supposed to look after our national interests in the economic sphere; however, the FIRB is notorious for allowing all sorts of foreign buy-ups of Australian companies and assets.

China has been buying up big in Australia, grabbing farms, mines, airports, and all sorts of economic infrastructure.

The Northern Territory government even allowed the Chinese to lease the port of Darwin for 99 years. This is crazy stuff! Who but a traitor would allow such things? Sadly, being a traitor is basically a prerequisite to become a majority party politician in Australia.

We need a new broom to sweep the country clean; it’s time for a nationalist government to run the country, and to end the foreign ownership of vital Australian assets, to ban the sale of businesses, homes, and land to foreign buyers. No Australian business should be more than 49% foreign owned, if that. It’s time for Australians to reclaim their country.

The Coronavirus should remind us all that Australia has long-term interests that need to be looked after. Rebuilding our manufacturing base will enable us to rebuild Australia’s economy, reduce unemployment, and ensure the wellbeing of our people in times of crisis.

References:
Coronavirus: Coles, Woolworths shelves fuller as customers reduce stockpiling”, News.com.au, 27 March 2020 (Benedict Brook)
Desperate dad snaps airport photos to show why he can’t buy baby formula”, 9 News, 18 March 2020 (Emily McPherson)
Chinese company shipped out millions of Australia’s masks, hand sanitiser, glove supplies: A Chinese government-backed company amassed Australia’s supplies of masks, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and shipped them to China.”, News.com.au, 26 March 2020 (Candace Sutton)
Foreign Investment Board braces for Chinese takeovers of distressed Australian assets The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 March 2020 (Samantha Hutchinson and Anthony Galloway)
From farms and coal mines to airports and water supplies: How China is gobbling up millions of acres of land, vital infrastructure and companies – as part of its ‘disturbing’ plan to exert greater influence and control over Australia”, Daily Mail Australia, 1 December 2019 (Charlie Moore)
Retiring ASIO boss issues a chilling warning that China seeks to ‘take over’ Australia, Daily Mail Australia, 22 November 2019, updated 23 December 2019
10:25pm, Updated: 6:11am, Aug 24Here is why China is becoming such a powerful force in Australian life”, The New Daily, 23 August 2019 (Rod Myer)
Former treasurer of Australia’s NT defends leasing Darwin port to Chinese company”, Xinhua Net, 8 August 2019
How and why did the Northern Territory lease the Darwin Port to China, and at what risk?”, ABC News, 13 March 2019 (Christopher Walsh)
Push for Darwin Port to be nationalised to end Chinese ownership of strategic northern asset”, ABC News, 5 August 2019 (Andrew Greene)
Can the Darwin Port’s 99-year lease to China be reversed? And what role, if any, did Andrew Robb play?”, ABC News, 19 March 2019 (Christopher Walsh)
Fears one million Aussie homes could soon be owned by foreign buyers: The country is at risk of becoming the “24th province of China” as we fail to “stem the tide” of foreign investors, an expert has warned”, News.com.au, 16 February 2019 (Alexis Carey)
Here’s why China is buying up assets in Australia”, CNBC, 22 October 2017 (Uptin Saiidi)
Treasurer not concerned about China buying Aussie farms as $600m sale looms”, 2GB, 26 February 2020

Comments

  1. Yes tell me something I don’t know. What are YOU going to do about it anyway? Have you got any answers?
    I do but I would be shut down by the powers that be.
    Eddy.

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