The West has really no where to go now that Biden/Harris are in charge. China has pretty much free reign over the rest of us and Australia is pretty much ready for the picking.
‘The war being conducted by the Chinese Communist Party against the democratic, free world, particularly Australia has predictable and understandable strategies. Under the Xi Jinping dictatorship, clear principles of war are on display drawn from the Chinese warrior philosopher Sun Tzu laid down some 2000 years ago in The Art of War.
Perhaps the most relevant war technique being applied against Australia is to ‘win without fighting’. This Sun Tzu strategy seeks to ‘use the enemy to defeat the enemy.’ That is, the object of the Xi dictatorship is for Australians to conclude that we cannot win against the might of China. Consequently, we must kowtow to Xi’s dictates. The CCP has and is having success in this regard.
Xi’s strategic success is demonstrated in a recently released book by Geoff Raby Australia’s ambassador to China 2007-11. In China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order Raby claims that the US is a declining Asian power. China is in the ascendancy. Further that the USA is an unreliable partner unlikely to come to Australia’s defence if needed. And because Australia is economically dependent on China we have to accept a new global order dictated by China’s CCP.
Raby seems to include influential Australian’s such Hugh White, Paul Keating, Bob Carr and billionaires Kerry Stokes and Andrew Forrest and their media cheerleaders as adherence to this new world order ‘reality.’ If true the CCPs is succeeding. Witness the current Premiers of Victoria and Western Australia who seem smitten with Raby’s China future.
According to Raby, central to this reality is that Australia must accept that China is “more comfortable with tyranny than democracy, but on which Australia’s economic wellbeing and security in the region rest…”
Such an idea is scary. How does ‘tyranny’ equate to Australia’s ‘security.’ Are we to accept the CCP’s genocide in Xinjiang and Tibet as the new world order? Does the turning of Hong Kong into a freedom suppression, CCP internment camp, not assault Australian values? Are we to accept an (inevitable?) CCP invasion of democratic, free Taiwan with a predictable massacre as okay? Are Australia’s ‘values’ entirely economic? Surely we are better than that? ‘https://spectator.com.au/2021/01/the-china-threat-and-the-art-of-war/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FLAT%20%202020018%20%20AL&utm_content=FLAT%20%202020018%20%20AL+CID_14bbf1de2ca80b7fd91ac83eff33a892&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Ken%20Phillips