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Dark future without Trump

His Churchillian moment

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

From the local mainstream media, few would think we are  approaching a turning point when the world order, based on the rule of law with unalienable rights and led from the English- speaking world — something Australians have known from 1776— could soon come to an end and be replaced by a dark, barbaric age.

This is the second time in living memory when the world has faced such a turning point. The first was on 28 May, 1940 when Winston Churchill, an unlikely choice as prime minister, buried the appeasement of Hitler.

Unlike in America, Churchill is not held in as high regard in some Australian circles. He is blamed, unfairly in my view, for both Gallipoli and Singapore. Churchill was of course not perfect, for example, in showing no interest in granting full dominion status to India which could well have avoided the horrors of Partition. But the strategy of taking the Ottomans out of the 1914 war was sound; Churchill should not be blamed for grievous mistakes in its execution. And in the second war, it was General Percival who disobeyed orders and surrendered the Singapore fortress. But to suggest as Paul Keating did in parliament, that Britain abandoned Australia, is to ignore the long Indian and Burmese campaigns and the Royal Navy’s continuing role, all while Britain was fighting to defend her island home. And if she had abandoned us, pray, why was Mountbatten Supreme Allied Commander SE Asia?

The second turning point in living memory will be on 3 November, when Americans decide whether Donald Trump will continue as president and thus, POTUS IMPERATOR, leader of the free world.

The alternative is Beijing’s candidate, Joe Biden. Not only does he head  a family enterprise which has long sold access and influence in Washington to foreign oligarchs including Beijing, he was vice president in an administration dedicated to managed American decline while easing the transfer of manufacturing, jobs and intellectual property to communist China.

In addition, the Biden-Sanders manifesto he agreed to as the price for nomination as Democrat candidate has been identified by the Wall Street Journal as ‘the most radical policy document of either major party in our lifetimes’. This will only accelerate American decline and her replacement by Beijing.

Relying only on implausible polls with a poor record designed to discourage Republicans from voting , the Australian mainstream media stress the unlikelihood of Trump prevailing. Like computer modelling, polling is no science. Even with the advantage of effective compulsory voting which overcomes the difficulty of finding who are ‘likely voters’, all Australian pollsters proved wrong in the 2019 election for reasons predicted here. The few sound American pollsters indicate between them that minority race support for Trump — African American, Asian and Hispanic — has more than doubled and  ‘shy’ Trump voters are also increasing substantially. This and the energy, enthusiasm and sheer entertainment of their campaign indicate a clear and significant Trump victory.

The point is that in 1940 providence sent us a leader of great courage, energy and patriotism, Winston Churchill. Donald Trump is playing a similar role today.

There are of course those who argue we should distance ourselves from America in favour of Beijing, although most have kept their heads below the parapet after Beijing knowingly allowed the virus to be carried across the world.

Australians have long seen America as a model and a source of benevolent and inspiring world leadership. But America was reluctant; only in the 1940s did she accept the mantle from an exhausted Britain. And after the war,  America demonstrated her fundamental benevolence; she made no territorial or monetary demands and instead of lending Germany and Japan funds, gave them unheard of riches to ensure their recovery.

Even in the 19th century Australians were impressed by American exceptionalism, seeing her as a model for the development of the nation continent. At federation, the founders were strongly influenced by the American model which was extensively adopted. There was even a proposal at the 1891 Federation Convention to allow the office of governor-general to become elective and turn into an American style executive. But led by Sir Samuel Griffiths, the founders preferred to stay with what they knew, and thought was superior, responsible cabinet government.

With the growing realisation not long after federation that America was surpassing Britain as the world’s principal economic force and annoyed by the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, Prime Minister Alfred Deakin went against British wishes and invited President Teddy Roosevelt to send the magnificent Great White Fleet to visit Australia, declaring that ‘no other federation in the world possesses so many features [in common with] the United States as does the Commonwealth of Australia’.

Half a million of the then 600,000 population of Sydney turned out to watch what was an extraordinary success and which had a lasting impact. Then in the first world war Battle of Hamel led by General Sir John Monash who successfully applied innovative tactics there, American and Australian forces won a significant victory. Since then, Australians have fought alongside Americans in every major US military action.

In contrast to America, it must be stressed that Beijing is not the benign power which the mainstream media and other elites, including our captured politicians, have long suggested. The communists’ deceitful manipulation of the Wuhan virus has opened peoples’ eyes . This is an evil kleptocracy which seriously mistreats its own people, imprisoning Uighur Muslims in slave labour camps, persecuting Christians, killing young and healthy Falun Gong practitioners to feed their organs into a despicable on-call human organ trade and breaking the treaty to preserve the freedom of the people of Hong Kong.

If it were to become the dominant world power, Australia must either behave as an obedient satellite, paying tribute in wealth and respect or we will be punished severely. Without Trump, a dark future indeed.

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