George Christensen is an Australian Federal Politician from Queensland. He along with Craig Kelly are unique among those in Federal Parliament.
|‘The greatest challenge approaching Australia and the West is that of dealing with Communist China’s growing ambition to become the dominant geopolitical force in the world.|
We could probably live with China being significantly economically superior (as we do with the USA) and we could even live with them brutalising their own citizens (as they do with Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners, Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong pro-democracy activists), albeit with ongoing expressions of concern.
What we can’t live with is an authoritarian regime seeking to control us and our neighbours through economic and political means. If you don’t understand what I mean by that, then you need to read Professor Clive Hamilton’s book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia. Prof Hamilton has provided a submission to the parliamentary inquiry I’m chairing that is looking into Australia’s trade and investment relations with China, in which he says:
|The PRC is the world’s leading practitioner of “economic statecraft” — the use of economic power to coerce other nations to adopt political positions agreeable to Beijing. Beijing’s strategy of “killing the chickens to scare the monkeys” describes highly publicised attacks on individual countries or businesses to deter others. Onlookers are liable to say to themselves: “Thank goodness it’s not us. What must we do to make sure we aren’t next?”|
|That’s an apt description of how China is misusing its power and it’s a key part of the reason why recent changes and statements have been made by the Morrison Liberal National Government, which you will read about in this newsletter. If you want to have your say on these matters (and in my inquiry) you can still go to www.ChinaInquiry.com.au and fill in a survey form as well as write to my parliamentary committee that is conducting the inquiry.|
|The war on Western civilisation|
|Something has to be said about the black-armband brigade who took to our streets in the past few weeks, protesting about an event that occurred in the USA. As tragic as that event was, we don’t have the same poor race relations that appear to dog America, despite the claims of far left protesters who were on the streets in most capital cities of this country, gathering in masses despite public health warnings to the contrary.|
I lambasted them in federal parliament earlier this month on that front.
Public health warnings aside, the people marching in the streets seem to have a vitriolic hatred for the very society, culture and heritage that has allowed them the freedom to march and the freedom to speak out against authority.
The calls to take down statues of founding fathers and significant figures in our nation’s history (and the history of the West) and then to scrub out ‘offending’ cultural gems such as Gone with the Wind and an episode of Fawlty Towers led me to believe that these protesters are nothing more than a cultural Marxist version of the Taliban.
Indeed, Christian commentator Bill Muehlenberg states: “This is a war on history and on Western civilisation. And what we have is a New Taliban that is fully behind it all.” You can read his full commentary here.’https://www.georgechristensen.com.au/campaigns/view-campaign/EPR0N-ADwX6RSzL8jEFj1inTsaXALEl5ypCYGixQOnLZG_V-TZDacl9BrBnq1IEFohh9wacTLLPR1lFQjr_2auXw95hpZ-3C