Labor is committing China suicide

We have not “let the relationship slip”. China launched a quiet invasion of Australia via bribery, lawfare and intimidation, and Labor is blaming Australia for it even though Turnbull and Morrison only undertook the most basic pushbacks to protect our sovereignty and freedoms.

Post COVID-19, we spearheaded a failed push for an independent inquiry into the virus source. Something most Australians agree with. Even Albo. And clearly in the national interest.

Labor’s line of argument that we need to keep our heads down and kowtow is the approach that got us into this mess in the first place. It is the preferred approach of the CCP because it enables it to build influence without scrutiny.

The more sunshine that comes to bear upon Labor, the less it can be trusted on China.

Given this will be the defining issue for the national interest over the next thirty years as China grows ever more hostile, Labor is committing pre-emptive electoral suicide.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. Torchwood1979

    FFS, there’s nothing wrong with demonising China’s system of governance. It’s a brutal dictatorship within and is doing it’s best to be a brutal dictatorship globally. At best, it’s a bully.

    COVID-19 is China’s “Chernobyl moment”, making it clear to the whole damn world how the CCP operates as a repressive system hell bent of domination and control and how incapable it is of managing the fallout of it’s own ignorant decisions. Repression may help the CCP to shape the reality it makes for itself within it’s own borders but the free world needs to take a stand, they just lied and exported the most deadly and economically disruptive pandemic in over a century.

    Anyway I guess this little rant against communism just makes me a nasty racist against Chinese, and Russians born before 1991

    • 1 absolutely. We have every right to criticise their system of government. Just like, I might add, they criticise and exploit ours.

    • Luca BiasonMEMBER

      and they have the biggest concentration camps since Nazi Germany in Xinjiang. But that’s geographically detached and far from the eye, so who cares, apparently. So much for values and lip service. I remember the same degree of abstract attitude during Rwanda’s fateful 100 days in April 1994. the blood of history dries quickly indeed.

  2. China needs to renegotiate its social contract from increasing prosperity and living standards (which have unfortunately reached a dead end in upward momentum) to nationalism. The sooner everyone understands this the better. We’re entering a very dangerous period and having foreign governments and business people who don’t get this raisestherisk levels even more.

    • innocent bystanderMEMBER

      that’s my thinking too, only way to make sense of recent behaviour. make the world angry w China so China can be angry w the world

      • It is blindingly obvious if you know anything about China and are paying only a scant amount of attention to their behaviour, and some social trends inside China atm. But if you have been paying attention over the past 2-3 years it is crystal clear that top leadership knows the current jig is up and a renegotiation is required. I started to see the writing on the wall very clearly from 2015 onwards and that was a major reason for getting my butt into gear and leaving in early 17. Covid has just removed any wiggle room and remaining hope they may have had that they could avoid a economic and therefore social reckoning, and it has necessarily sped up their timetable, hence the very definable change in official tone. The schisms this will create inside Chinese society between those content to remain inside the walls of China and those who wanted to interact with the outside world will be interesting to watch (no prizes for guessing who will win). This is the main reason why I have not pursued any employment/investment/personal ties with China since leaving. Time to move onto something else.

        • innocent bystanderMEMBER

          yes, I remember your early posts.
          and, referring to you post in the other thread, I wouldn’t be too worried about financial reward for your experiences at the time – these experiences pay dividends for the rest of your life; sometimes not in rewards but sometimes in not losing.
          It will be interesting to see how well Oz navigates this new era, it isn’t looking good so far.

  3. I’d be glad to hand them the gun. Labor are corrupt, self-involved, navel-gazing, virture signalling idiots who are taking up space and oxygen and preventing the formation of a decent political party that would be of benefit to the Australian nation. They are doomed to electoral irrelevance and oblivion, but it’s going to take a long time for them to finally disappear.

    I say all this as a one-time rusted on Labor voter from a family of Labor voters. When Labor pursue policies that make me vow to never vote for them again, they’re doing something really wrong. If only they were willing to understand this.

    • +1 former lifetime rusted on labor voter myself. Family, I’m slowly turning them to my way of thinking, many simply aren’t aware of the risks.

    • John Howards Bowling Coach

      All you have said applies equally to the LNP though, so it truly is time for change in Australia (and indeed the globe). I will keep voting SAP for now, in the hope they can form something of power that will allow a voice of reason to attract more votes in turn attracting more talent and funding to the cause, it will take many years for them to have stability and leaders that will stay the course for this nation). I can’t see anything else aside useful idiots on the horizon, certainly One Nation are no good, just a ramble that keep shooting themselves in the foot despite opportunities to do better, partly through selecting candidates who have no real idea and run for the glory of independence the moment they’re elected and asked to follow the party line.

  4. DingwallMEMBER

    Maria Kwok’s company is a government-backed systems integration provider, among many that are jumping at the chance. In the southern city of Guangzhou, Digital China is bringing half a million units of project housing online, including a complex three quarters the size of Central Park. To find a home, a user just has to log on to an app, scan their face and verify their identity. Leases can be signed digitally via smartphone and the renting authority is automatically flagged if a tenant’s payment is late.

    Sounds fun….. Victoria should have this by year end?

    • Where’s the bit about ‘all good citizens’ submitting themselves for micro-chipping?

  5. Luca BiasonMEMBER

    It is really a shame that they appear to be so dumb to the depth and extent of the problem (when there are no other and more serious reasons), including people who I thought had enough integrity of thought to make objective, evidence-based assessments. They truly don’t grasp the extent of the issue and the implications for long term national security. It also highlights the critical flaws in country-specific knowledge in those who are supposed to advise them.

    Then, of course, there are always the Kim Carrs of this world…who always finds the time to shout his pro-China stances from his box in the park, but incidentally doesn’t seem to find the time to complete “a Senate inquiry into domestic violence, set up days after a Brisbane mother and her three children were burned to death”. “It has wrapped up three months early, without taking submissions or holding public hearings.” Priorities…


    Well Labor often gets accused of not offering enough opposition, which is now their permanent role…so with the Libs throwing welfare around the only grounds Labor have left to oppose on is the national interest.

  7. matthew hoodMEMBER

    Before the last Fed elections, I spoke to a lobbyist who has been in the business for decades and he said that Morrison would win the election ( which he did ) and that he would be PM for the next 10yrs ( still along time for that to come true ). He reasoning was that Labor just can’t seem to get together for long enough to challenge the Libs when it counts.

    • Aside from their [email protected] open borders / cheap labor obsession, Albodross is the best they can offer up as leader. Staggering. If you set out to design a party that was useless and ineffectual in opposition, I don’t think you could imagine a party as bad as Labor (as it is right now).

    • drsmithyMEMBER

      Labor’s biggest problem is that they think (or at least act like) the majority of voters they have lost, have gone to the Coalition.

  8. All about their money, always has been. Any other country would be shunned ala North Korea, their leader’s and the CCP’s authority not recognised, a pariah state, sanctions like Cuba.

    Might still happen. If it weren’t for the money, and a Labor that no longer looks after the working class; probably hasn’t my entire adult life, upon reflection.

  9. Corrupting local elites is what the CCP does, it is how they win and gain influence. United Front tactics go back to the very earliest days of the Party. It is in their DNA and it can be very very effective. That fool Hoj at UQ is an example.
    They have been working on Labor for decades now.
    What we are seeing is the fruit….

  10. John Howards Bowling Coach

    It is astounding how Joel Fitzgibbon remains in Parliament when you consider the amount openly paid to him from China and the paltry figure by comparison that burned Sino Sam. However at this point Gladys, albeit now extremely silent, is still on the public purse also. China has been a very effective campaigner in Australia and even now there are hundreds of thousands still waiting for borders to reopen so they can resume sending money to the Middle Kingdom via importing from the worst regime we’ve probably ever seen.