Life is grim in Antiameristan

There is a country without official recognition to whom it is time we gave diplomatic credentials. Antiameristan has a small population in Ultimo, Sydney. But its views and identity are strongly formed enough to merit full sovereignty. The nation of Antiameristan takes its name from its lifetime dictator, Stan Grant, who appeared at the ABC on the weekend as part of a campaign for secession from the American liberal empire:

Joe Biden says America is back…But which America are we talking about? The America that…

…has cozied up to the likes of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak or Ferdinand Marcos…supported murderous campaigns like the Argentinian junta’s “Dirty War” that killed up to 30,000 people, or the government death squads of El Salvador in the 1980s…the America that secretly and illegally bombed Cambodia during the Nixon years or Barack Obama’s covert drone warfare…

…Biden talks about the global liberal order as if it is as fixed as the sun and moon. In fact, it never really existed.

The government of Antiameristan has long held these views. They may seem extreme to you. But Antiameristan has long had a history of being held back at the hand of US presidents, including:

  • A free press guaranteed by the force of the US liberal empire.
  • Liberal democracy supporting freedom of expression, religion, meritocracy, class mobility and prosperity guaranteed by the force of the US liberal empire.

In pursuit of its worthy goal of self-determination, Antiameristan has recently launched a Ministry of Information to ensure that its viewpoints are made consistently and forcefully despite the interference of a decadent US empire. The methods of the Ministry are to:

  • Systematically downplay any good that the American liberal empire has ever done anywhere.
  • Systematically emphasise all bad that the American liberal empire has ever done everywhere.
  • Systematically endorse more power for the far more liberal and human rights sensitive Chinese Communist Party.
  • Systematically endorse social policy advancements such as race or sexuality over other considerations such as class, enlightenment thought or sovereignty (excluding Uyghurs of course).

Before we take the diminutive population of Antiameristan and its Ministry of Information too lightly, we should note that it has had considerable recent success in perverting the frame of reference at the Australian national broadcaster, the ABC.

It is thus worth noting that the Antiameristanian secession movement and push for CCP overlordship are not without power nor consideration for Australians. We will have to face some very serious changes to our living standards if its views take hold which will include:

  • Precisely the kind of disastrous foreign interference from the CCP that the Antiameristanian Ministry of Information bewails happened to South American nations under the American imperium if it is no longer around to hold it back.
  • The elimination of all debate and opposition to such an outcome as, in due course, re-education camps are installed in the Pilbara, the management of which will be out-sourced to the government of Antiameristan.

That is not to say that the American liberal empire is perfect nor without guilt for horrendous foreign policy blunders. But, for Australians, it has very clearly been benevolent imperium.

This can be usefully contrasted with a CCP-friendly Anitmeristanian future for Australia which will be deeply illiberal in democratic, religious and social terms, but you will never know it because anybody that says so will quietly disappear into the Antiameristanian camps never to been seen again.

There they will force-feed ABC commentary until death.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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Comments

  1. Don’t be so down on china. If they do get influence on Australia im excited about-
    -the huge amounts of massive dams that will be built along our river systems
    -no more debates about when to have Australia day
    -no more protesters clogging up our city’s
    -mooncakes for all

  2. Even StevenMEMBER

    Well said, David. China is currently conducting a policy of quasi genocide but somehow Stan Grant and his ilk still think China is the better choice. I’d laugh if their views were not so terrifying.

        • Plenty of double standards to go round for all. What I do know is that I do not want CCP Stalino-fascists interfering in Australian democracy. Is that so hard for the Antiameristan crowd to grasp? No amount of finger pointing to US faults (and yes, their covert or overt interference in Australian politics on occasion) can eradicate the fact of CCP interference, the fact of its deep insidiousness, and the fact of its deep anti-democratic character. In contrast, the US, for all its faults, is a mainstay for the liberal-democratic tradition, individual rights, speech, transparency etc. I know which one I prefer.

  3. Display NameMEMBER

    Stan is an underwhelming journalist . He had another article on the weekend that was exploring the “white west is always racist” theme. With some sweeping generalizations, invoking obscure philopshers to apparently support his point, he ignores the history of every eastern country. If the east had risen first would it have been all kumbaya around the fireplace? Co-incidentally the current two most ethically homogenous large countries are Asian and are homogenous by choice and enforce it by choice with a set of narratives that would make Stan blush.

    I find him hard to read and harder to listen to. Perhaps he should spend some time in Xinjiang pondering his tunnel vision.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/eddie-mcguire-caught-crosshairs-global-reckoning-racism/13171502

    • Exactly! Always used to make me laugh when people said Australia was in Asia. We are nowhere near it geographically or culturally (either current or aboriginal cultures)

      • Yes Indeed. My basic geography (by memory of school days…?) is that London is closer to Beijing than Sydney/Canberra. Not sure about Washington. Not that this “distance” is a definitive method of determining membership to a region but it does beg the question of whether Beijing should have more influence over say Australia v UK or anyone else for that matter.

        • What is more important for US apolofetics is that Beijing is closer to Moscow. Also to Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Pretoria, Delhi… etc…and counting (hint: it is a near-zero sum game)

  4. Of course DLS confuses views with facts and glosses over history as if it is all passé.
    Here’s one big dirty fact he didn’t mention: only one country has ever used nuclear weapons against another nation–not once, but twice. Worse still any honest historian will tell you the war was already well and truly over when the event took place.
    Perhaps he is sympathetic to the view of Madeleine Albright regarding Iraq: The then U.S. ambassador to the UN, was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years of U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq, “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
    To which Ambassador Albright responded, I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it. ”
    A benevolent imperium, really?.

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