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Chinese scorn US Upperclass Woke self haters – “Baizuo” are phony intolerant hypocrites

The Chinese government understands the weakness of the West where national self hate has become a spectator sport.

When the US Government attacks the CCP for human rights abuses, the CCP just use all the Democrats own talking points right back at them and the Democrats can hardly disagree:

Tucker Carlson: Even the Chinese know America won’t survive with ‘woke’ liberals in charge

Here, for starters, is the Chinese government’s assessment of our democracy:

YANG JIECHI [TRANSLATION]: Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States, and they have various views regarding the government of the United States.

Many Americans don’t have confidence in their own democracy, he said. In other words, maybe the last presidential election was fraudulent. Suddenly China’s top diplomat sounded a lot like one of those right-wing White supremacist insurrectionists you’re always hearing about on CNN, the ones the Biden Justice Department has put in prison.

Tucker Carlson explains the Mandarin word “Baizuo” means a white liberal (in the wokest possible way):

The Chinese know our leaders well. In fact, they have a name for our self-hating professional class.

They call them “baizuo.” The rough translation from Mandarin is “White liberal,” and it is definitely not a compliment. Chinese state media describes baizou as people who, “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment, who have no sense of real problems in the real world, who only advocate for peace and equality to satisfy their own feelings of moral superiority, and who are so obsessed with political correctness that they tolerate backward Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism.

As Chinese state media notes, “former US [sic] President Obama was considered an advocate of baizuo ideology.”

So is “German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her decision to welcome more than one million third-world [sic] immigrants to Europe.”

Other observations about baizuo, as reported by Chinese state media, include the fact that they “advocate inclusiveness and anti-discrimination but cannot tolerate different opinions.” Baizuo’s political opinions are “so shallow that they tend to maintain social equality by embracing ideologies that run against the basic concept of equality.”

According to one scholar from Peking University, “baizuo are phony and hypocritical and will make the situation in the West go from bad to worse.” And so on.

And so, a communist superpower that harvests organs from political prisoners can silence opponents by repeating their own self indulgent attention seeking critics. And the so called “Leaders” of the most powerful nation on Earth can’t even defend themselves. What would Kamala Harris say — “We are the house of horrible haters. You’re so right?”

h/t Bill AZ and David.

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166 comments to Chinese scorn US Upperclass Woke self haters – “Baizuo” are phony intolerant hypocrites

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    Richard Ilfeld

    There must be an appropriate Sun Tsu quotation.

    [Ahem. Comments at #1.1. need to be strictly on topic and contributing. Sorry some comments up here have been moved or orphaned or lost. – Jo

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      Lance

      Sun Tzu:

      “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

      “If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him.”

      “The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”

      It may well be that the CCP supports and encourages rabid leftism in the US to foment weakness.

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        William Astley

        In reply to Lance.

        “It may well be that the CCP supports and encourages rabid leftism in the US to foment weakness.”

        And bears pop in the forest. Sun Tzu was a smart guy.

        The Democratic P of US’s… ideology was designed by China, to make the US fail.

        We all know here that regardless of money spent on wind and sun gathering in the US… CO2 levels are not going to change and climate is not going to change.

        Sun Tzu would not spend money on a war (Climate Change) that cannot be won. Sun Tzu would know that spending too much money ever year, destroys countries. If he were alive now, he would have written a witty book to help us avoid spending ourselves to death.

        China (CCP) is exactly like a crafty adult who has a plan that works. China planted and nurtured, CAGW….sneaky anti-US issues… Like race. Think of monethic China. China does not have open borders.

        The US, because of the Democratic party…. has an out of control deficit and more than 20,000 unaccompanied minors a day, at its southern border. So for ‘political’ reasons the Democratic Party of the US, is injecting poverty and unhappiness into the US. That is not an immigration policy or plan. It is not incompetence, it is nazi evil politics. The fake news companies, ever night are reading from the same weird script.

        Open borders is madness.

        Tens of thousands of the minors, and hundreds of thousands of the rush the US border families without a job, training, or education are going to disappear into homelessness and poverty, prostitution and drugs and gangs. It is unbelievable.

        Why are there massive movie dangerous, killers, organized gangs, in the US and along the US border? The evil things that are happening at the US Southern border.. are happening because of the Democratic party of America. This is not helping the poor. This is not Mother Teresa.

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          Binny Pegler

          Speaking of ‘Open borders’ The reason the Southern USA, is southern USA and not ‘Northern Mexico’ … is ‘Open borders’

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          Terry

          ‘Sun Tzu would not spend money on a war (Climate Change) that cannot be won’
          If Carbon Dioxide were a problem and some advantage might be gained by limiting its emission, then Sun Tzu would deploy Nuclear plants, not windmills and solar panels (talk about bringing a knife to a gunfight).

          Even if the “problem” were accurately identified and described by our “Planet-Saviours”, their solution is absolutely wrong. These people harm our society and have been tolerated by it for far too long.

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            William Astley

            Terry,

            In reply to:

            “Sun Tzu would deploy Nuclear plants, not windmills and solar panels (talk about bringing a knife to a gunfight).”

            Sun Tzu would be awake not be asleep. Pressure water, fuel rod reactors are a scam. Stupid scam. Dangerous, expensive, and they leak radioactive noble gases into the cooling water, as the fuel rod can crack and noble gases build up in the fuel rods. A PWR burns 6 times more fuel and produces nine times more radioactive waste, than an optimum fission reactor.

            There is no industry expect the Fuel Rod Reactor industry that would be selling a reactor that is six times less fuel efficient and four times more expensive and unbelievably more dangerous than the optimum design. This is pathetic. And not difficult for a general audience and the public to understand.

            We can beat the wind and sun gathering with a Fission Reactor Design that is optimum.

            The US cannot beat China, if the US is run by special interest groups and China. We are fighting wars on two fronts. The US Nuclear Industry and the Fossil Fuel Industry and the Medical Industry, are not on our side.

            Sun Tzu…… would know that the US built and test the optimum fission reactor 50 years ago. And the US Nuclear Industry then spent 50 years hiding the optimum fission design. Because it would supercede ‘fossil’ fuel and fuel rod, water cooled reactors.

            A Canadian company Terrestrial Energy has a commercial version of the optimized fission reactor. No possible hydrogen explosion. No cooling failures possible. A can, with six heater exchanges and six screw pumps, that is drained and replaced every 7 years, that produces heat 600C electric 440 MW, as cheap as coal without the air pollution.

            It is surreal how much safer and simpler (unbelievable simpler to control, this is a toaster that is turned on and off) this design is than the pressure water, fuel rod reactors.

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              Epicurious

              Interesting post with a number of serious claims which I’d like to further understand as I am sure would many others. To that end can you provide references to research in regard to your claims?

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          Custer Van Cleef

          Open borders is madness.

          Perhaps the lefty hacks at the Southern Poverty Law Center would like to weigh in on this issue:

          They could explain how Open Borders Uncontrolled Immigration negatively affects the poor people of the Southern states. You know, a group they’re supposed to care about.

          If that’s too much trouble, they should change their name to the Big Business Lackeys Law Center.

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        Binny Pegler

        It may well be that the CCP supports and encourages rabid leftism in the US to foment weakness.
        Without a doubt.

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          Lawrie

          And here in Australia too. How will windmills power a resurgent manufacturing industry? They cannot. The left here undermine our families, our education system and confuse our children with one aim; to make us weak. They are succeeding.

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        Lloyd

        And Bonaparte said Never interrupt an enemy while he’s making a mistake.
        How many mistakes are we making while the CCP looks and and calculates when to pounce?

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      Lance

      It’s a nefarious plot.

      “See? That’s all we need to do to defeat the puny American soldiers,” said the sergeant. “We don’t even need to fire a shot. We just need to say the mean words they don’t like.”

      A recent computer simulation predicted that using this tactic, the Chinese military would defeat America in approximately seven minutes.

      https://babylonbee.com/news/instead-of-traditional-warfare-chinese-military-will-now-be-trained-to-shout-wrong-pronouns-at-american-troops/

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        OldOzzie

        Speaking of Pronouns – https://babylonbee.com/news/instead-of-traditional-warfare-chinese-military-will-now-be-trained-to-shout-wrong-pronouns-at-american-troops/

        The Total Stupidity of Western Society

        Canadian Man JAILED for ‘Misgendering’ 14-Year-Old Daughter, Calling HER Horrific Names Like ‘She’ and ‘Her’

        joined by

        Here’s What The ‘Woke’ Left Is Looking to Ruin Next

        Several in-depth studies conducted by Ivy League universities have discovered that far-leftists ruin everything that is wonderful. In fact, one such study revealed that approximately 89% of wonderful things that have been ruined throughout American history have been made worse by Marxists intent on preventing the rest of us from having any enjoyment in life.

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        OldOzzie

        From the Chinese Delegation in Alaska – “Why is the US Afraid of Reporters” as the US Delegation hustle Press out of conference

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        OldOzzie

        Get a load of all the “genders” New York University lists on this survey

        Aliagender? Boi? Demiboy? Feminine of Center? Graygender? Maverick? Novigender? Polygender?

        I mean I could’ve re-listed every single one of them but those are just the ones that really jumped off the page.

        Are they just making up words now that aren’t yet words and calling them genders?

        What a time to be alive.

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          TdeF

          It has been twenty years now since the Jam Factory in Parramatta added a third toilet. Men, women and other. Confused maybe. Does anyone really care. And in sports they can have their own category. Confused. Interesting costume choices available.

          I don’t care if someone identifies as a chipmunk or camel or chihuahua. The confused category for them.

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          Kalm Keith

          The most logical way of describing gender dysphoria is to acknowledge the process behind it.

          Come up with ; a spectrum of disruptions.

          It isn’t possible to name them all, but there are the two nominal extremes.

          KK

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        OldOzzie

        Disaster for Australia if China attacks Taiwan: three things we must do

        The Western world is teaching Beijing that it is weak and can be pushed around. It has until now been extreme folly to underestimate the Americans. We must not do the same.

        By Greg Sheridan

        The US-China rumble in Anchorage got off to a stark and brutal beginning. This was Cold War 2.0 laid out in all its bare essentials.

        US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has always been a relatively hard-headed official but generally the soul of politeness and diplomatic form. But he insisted the assembled international media stay and listen to his early exchanges with his Chinese counterparts.

        Yang Jiechi, the Chinese politburo member and overall boss of foreign policy (above Foreign Minister Wang Yi), was just as blunt. You Americans should watch your tone when you speak to us: “the US wants to speak to China in a condescending way from a position of strength.” But you Americans better stay out of our internal affairs — namely Hong Kong and Taiwan — or we will take strong actions.

        Americans have a terrible record of human rights, especially in the treatment of your own black population, and of invading countries and slaughtering their populations. China doesn’t do that.

        Forget climate change, the culture wars, even COVID. They are all critically important issues but the defining question of our time is the US-China relationship and, in short, whether there is going to be a war.

        Almost never in history has a military build-up on the scale undertaken by China been unused by the nation that engages in it. Just last week, the most senior US admiral raised the real likelihood of Beijing invading Taiwan within the next six years.

        The six-year time frame is important, and realistic. Taiwan is belatedly starting to modernise its armed forces. The US, at last, is seized of the urgent challenge posed by China and in turn is starting to move in directions that will make Beijing’s military planning more complicated.

        Beijing, meanwhile, has been furiously modernising and expanding its military forces with a single aim of being able to inflict great costs on any US forces that operate near China. Even more important, China’s President Xi Jinping has said again and again he regards retaking control of Taiwan as core business.

        Beijing will try to subdue Taiwan without firing a shot, but it might be tempted to a sudden military action, even an invasion, if it thinks it can manage this without courting existential danger, or even unacceptable cost.

        In written evidence to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission a few weeks ago, Peter Jennings, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, outlined four recent cases of Beijing taking big risks and paying virtually no price. The first was occupying and establishing so many islands in the South China Sea. It bullied the relevant Southeast Asian nations and experienced virtually no pushback from the administration of Barack Obama. The second was militarising these islands after Xi, in 2015, directly promised Obama that Beijing would never do this. The third was that there has been no significant price, beyond amorphous reputational damage, to the way Beijing mishandled and lied about its early experience of COVID. And finally, there have been the blatant trade attacks on Australia, attacking a key US ally, a G20 democracy, without any basis and, apart from the Biden administration’s recent and welcome attitude, no significant international pushback.

        The Western world is teaching Beijing that it is weak and can be pushed around.

        But let’s be quite clear. If Beijing takes Taiwan by force this is an unmitigated disaster for Australia. It overturns the entire post-World War II security order for Asia and probably for the whole world.

        Its military consequences would be immense. Beijing’s military bases on Taiwan would be an existential threat to Japan. Beijing controlling Taiwan would mean it would be much more difficult, if not impossible, for the US to play its full offshore balancing role in Asia as it would not have security in any of even the second island chain out from China’s shores.

        More than that, US security guarantees would be seen as worthless.

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          Lawrie

          Greg Sheridan is another Never-Trumper but even a dimwit like him must regret losing the firm hand of Trump to be replaced by America’s Neville Chamberlain.

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            glen Michel

            Quite true. Sheridan has substance on many things but unfortunately comes from the bubble. It irritates that his adherence to the establishment conservative camp in the US makes him unable to comprehend the grander strategic issues. Trumps attitude to Russia for example and the aggravating tone of Biden. Better to have Russia closer as it has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and 2nd biggest airforce.

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      Binny Pegler

      “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

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      David Maddison

      Some more Sun Tzu quotes. It’s like a playbook for the Left, along with “Nineteen Eighty Four”.

      The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

      All warfare is based on deception.

      The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

      Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.

      Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

      Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

      Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.

      All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.

      He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

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      Matthew

      Whatever will the woke w***** do when they find out about COONabarabran, COONamble, COONawarra,COONalpyn, AraKUN, will they want those aboriginal names banned too so the aboriginals don’t get upset, no, it’s only the wokesters who are upset.

      Where’s a Joe McCarthy when you need one.

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      Deano

      Haven’t read all the other comments yet but I’m sure ‘Never interrupt your enemy while he’s making a mistake’ comes to mind.

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        Greg Cavanagh

        That was Napoleon’s strategy.

        But the Chinese are influencing America to “make” those mistakes. They are way ahead of the curve.

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      Sceptical Sam

      [Ahem. Comments at #1.1. need to be strictly on topic and contributing. Sorry some comments up here have been moved or orphaned or lost. – Jo

      Yep. That would include me – testing to see how many “Baizuo” there are here who would choose to take offence. I’m sure there’d be some to have some fun with.

      But point taken.

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    Pretty clear indication that the Virtue Posturers (Posers) are becoming so intolerable,that even the Chinese officials,who benefit from this madness,cannot stomach listening to them.
    Every fool and bandit we elect is a gift to our enemies and a boon to our competition.

    Allowing these home grown parasites to sell your unborn children into debt slavery?
    Double Plus Good.

    All the masks are off,the enemies of civilization are strutting about the stage,bragging of how they will “help” you..
    Into chaos,dependency,poverty and enslavement..
    But these are fools and bandits,they cannot forsee and do not have a care for consequences even if they could.

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    Lance

    Etymology of Baizuo:

    Baizuo(白左,White Leftists)is a popular Mainland Chinese term coined for a specific subset of Westerners who are despised by most Chinese for their pretentiousness, hypocritical behavior and an overbearing sense of entitlement.

    Baizuos are mostly characterized by their heavy use of political correctness and double standards to covertly advance their own material or emotional interests at the expense of others, while claiming otherwise from a self-assumed superior moral position. Some are truly non-malicious, but are too naive or lack the worldview to provide useful opinions or solutions to real societal problems.

    Since most of these group is white (白)and left-(liberal) leaning(左), and thus the name.

    See (2) : https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=baizuo

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      Leo Morgan

      The Western World has a word with the identical meaning. The pronunciation is similar too.
      That word is “Bozos”

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    oebele bruinsma

    It is all part of the official CCP policy of “unrestricted warfare” . Please read e.g. Gen. Spalding’s book “Stealth War”.

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    Kalm Keith

    An interesting perspective reinforced by John R’s piece at #2.
    🙂

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    WokeBuster

    Even Wikipedia has an entry for Baizuo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baizuo. “the term evolved to criticize some people among the left who seemingly advocate for positive slogans like peace and equality to boast their sense of moral superiority, but are ignorant of real-world consequences, and utilize destructive behavior like political sacrifice and identity politics.”

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    MichaelinBrisbane

    How does one pronounce “Baizuo”?

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      SteveS

      Either “Bozo” or “Ass Clown” should suffice on the pronunciation

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      Lance

      Bai zuo sounds much like: Bye shoah

      https://translate.google.com/?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&text=%E7%99%BD%E5%B7%A6&op=translate

      you can click the link and then click the little speaker icon to hear it pronounced.

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      Lance

      Technically, bai zuo sounds like “bye show”. The “ah” suffix sound is an “honorific”.

      Chinese and Korean have honorifics. The ending sound changes depending on who you are speaking to.It is in addition to the basic word sound.

      the “ah” sound is for people above your status, older than you, or a formal ending for strangers you don’t want to insult. There are other endings for familiar friends, people younger than you, or of lower status. It can get complicated depending on the period in history being spoken from or complex social or political situations. English really doesn’t have an equivalent concept.

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      William Astley

      Baizuo ……BuyZowl…..Bái zuǒ….

      Baizuo…. Zombie Governments and Zombie news stations… Creating weird problems. Never solving problems.
      The Democratic Party and their supporters, the US Fake News Stations, and Universities worldwide..

      .. who have no sense of what are the real problems in the real world, who only advocate for ‘peace and equality’ to satisfy their own feelings of ‘moral superiority’, and who are so obsessed with political correctness, that they tolerate backward Islamic values, for the sake of multiculturalism.“

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    Denny

    “no sense of real problems in the real world, who only advocate for peace and equality to satisfy their own feelings of moral superiority, “

    That nails it. Why won’t the GOP exploit that eternal truth.

    Liberals used to be the moral conscience of America 70 years ago. Now they are the moral scolds with totalitarian instincts, bordering on mental instability.

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    PeterS

    China and Russia knows the Constitutional Republic of the US is dead due to the illegitimate election that was conducted on a scale never seen before. As trump stated just 2 hours ago, “Sadly, the Election was Rigged, and without even going into detail, of which there is much, totally game changing. Democrats could not get Republican Legislatures in Swing States to approve many of the voting changes which took place before the Election, which is mandated under the Constitution of the United States.”

    I wonder how long before the West wakes up and knows the Republic is now dead.

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      John R Smith

      Aren’t there lots of Baizuo in the EU, Oz, Chinada, UK, Ireland, and NZ?
      Scotland may the Highlands of woke.
      Our US Baizuo learned it from the more cultured European Baizuo.
      I see the US as the last to fall.
      Most of West has beeb barely good for holding our beer.
      I would also question if the woke need to wake up.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    A survey was conducted in China recently and it asked the question “would you vote for Trump or Biden”. The result was a clear majority in favour of Trump.

    I guess the Chinese like strong leaders

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      WokeBuster

      If Solzhenitsyn were alive today, who would he vote for?

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      el gordo

      You can see the same phenomenon in Russia, the strong leader mentality. Of course that is what their political culture is all about, so real democracy is not well understood.

      Beijing grudgingly respects Morrison because he is centre right and stands up to them.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        ? Morrison ? The Chinese repeatedly describe our prime minister as a puppet of the USA

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          Binny Pegler

          Standard insult for someone they’re not happy with- If their not insulting you …

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            Matthew

            ‘You know you’re near the target when the flak gets heavy.’

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            R.B.

            The Chinese responded negatively to Morrison’s criticism of doctored images of our soldiers, instead of apologising.

            Context is everything.

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          el gordo

          We are a puppet of the USA, but calling Beijing out over the pandemic made them lose face. This is a big deal.

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            Ian

            Neither Morrison or the majority of Australians understand the value the Chinese put on “Face”. Morrison’s continual megaphone diplomacy the MSM is making a bad situation worse. The man is a buffoon. Perhaps that’s why he got on well with Trump

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              el gordo

              ‘ … making a bad situation worse.’

              Its morally and legally correct to question Beijing over the pandemic, we won’t be backing down.

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              PeterPetrum

              In my opinion, although I am no great fan of Morrison, is that he was quite within his rights to push for an inquiry into the origins of Covid. It was nothing to do with the Chinese “losing face” (of which I am sure he is very aware) but more to do with the fact that they know very well what hand they played in the development and distribution of Covid and objected strongly to the thought of being officially found out. Thus the payback!

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          Hanrahan

          The Chinese repeatedly describe our prime minister as a puppet of the USA

          And we all know China is ALWAYs honest and straightforward.

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      el gordo

      Talking of surveys, this from the Harvard Gazette last year.

      ‘Compared to the relatively high satisfaction rates with Beijing, respondents held considerably less favorable views toward local government. At the township level, the lowest level of government surveyed, only 11.3 percent of respondents reported that they were “very satisfied.”

      ‘Again, the U.S. reveals quite a different story. “American trust surveys over time show a clear distinction between low levels of trust towards the federal government, but a strong belief and faith in the power of local government — at the most local level, those positions may be filled by part-time volunteers who are a part of your everyday life,” said Cunningham. This dichotomy is highlighted by a 2017 Gallup poll, where 70 percent of U.S. respondents had a “great” or “fair” amount of trust in local government.’

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        Binny Pegler

        Some level of ‘local’ criticism is ‘allowed’
        Saying you’re ‘not happy’ with Beijing will get you ‘reeducated’

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          el gordo

          Yes indeed, in the same survey 95% thought their totalitarian dictatorship was doing a good job.

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          Analitik

          Being allowed to criticize an individual or lower level official/department but not a high level official or department is the backdoor that totalitarian states allow for expression of discontent when the message suits the purpose of the state.

          In this case, the CCP wants reduction in corruption and better management across all levels of government but since the central government CANNOT be perceived as corrupt (or inept) and regional government (being the next level down so closely associated) is almost as much of a sacred cow, reports of dissatisfaction is allowed for local government bodies and officials with the implicit message for all levels of government to shape up.

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      David Maddison

      And who would you vote for, Peter F.?

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        Peter Fitzroy

        Whomever Fox news tells me – I am a good patriot

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          Richard Jenkins

          Chris Wallace at Fox clearly supports Demorats. He is not alone. Others also support Democrats.
          Presenters like Tucker Carlson give a lot of time to both. This gives balance. Balance exposes stupidity.

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            Peter Fitzroy

            I think your scales may need adjusting. Ther is nothing balanced about Fox, and they cheerfully admit it – It is catnip for the right, fake outrage chasing advertising.

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              Richard Jenkins

              Where did Fox ever claim to be conservative? Some presenters do.
              Chris Wallace chaired two debates. In 2020 he disallowed a question about Hunter Biden.
              When did CNN allow conservative facts to be mentioned?
              CNN even lost in court for lying about a schoolboy.

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                Peter Fitzroy

                Don’t put words in my mouth, Richard. Read what I said, then try to understand it, then reply. OK?

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                Richard Jenkins

                Peter,
                What words?
                Fox do not support specically any party
                They are crticized because they tell BOTH sides.
                You said you vote for whomever they tell you to!
                Chris Walker amongst others clearly supports the Democrats.
                Clear, balanced and unafraid is often stated.
                Many conservatives have religiously left Fox. I suspect they have found the likes of Newsmax more supportive of their belief.
                Who do you believe Fox tells you to vote for?
                I know most MSM lie. Balance exposes them.

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              robert rosicka

              Pay for view privately owned Fox aren’t on the public teat for a Billion dollars plus, therefore they can have whatever balance their paying audience desire .

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              R.B.

              Average Chinese Likes Trump a Bit More Than Beijing Elites Do, Which Isn’t Much, Survey Shows

              More propaganda from Peter. Ignores the extremely bad press for Trump because of Covid, except for a 1/5th of of the average Chinese who probably think that their own government was responsible.

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              Hanrahan

              Ther is nothing balanced about Fox, and they cheerfully admit it

              Fox opinion hosts “cheerfully admit” to being opinion hosts not DNC operatives pretending to be journalists.

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          Kalm Keith

          Whomsoever.

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      Custer Van Cleef

      A survey was conducted in China recently and it asked the question “would you vote for Trump or Biden”. The result was a clear majority in favour of Trump.

      I guess the Chinese like strong leaders.

      Correction: it shows they like their leaders to be compos mentis.

      They can see that Biden is on a downward trajectory.

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    This was the best segment on Tucker Carlson so far this year,
    This is the first place I’ve seen it discussed.
    If there is a video available somewhere, it is worth watching, in addition to this article.

    Trying not to upset you … but … you Australians seem fit the “baizuo” name too:
    You been selling some of your coal to China, so they can generate inexpensive, reliable electricity, to make solar panels, that they sell you, to generate expensive, unreliable electricity. That seems like “baizuo” to me.

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      Mike Jonas

      Only half the story. We Australians also sell iron ore to China so that they can build warships for use when we have been weakened enough by having no reliable electricity.

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      Kim

      Bauzuo are Wokies – that’s what the Chinese, quite, rightly, are attacking. And, yes, there are Wokies in Australia. A good set of channels to watch on YouTube are ADVChina, Serpentza and Laowhy86.

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      Custer Van Cleef

      Yep, he’s one of the best commentators in the media.

      A shame he didn’t take more interest in election fraud. He just wouldn’t consider it.

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    Kim

    China is very likely to push the limits. Taiwan has a series of islands just off the coast of China. If China invades them what will the Biden-Harris administration do? That will be the most crucial and most critical decision that they will make. Will they acquiesce? or will they help Taiwan defend the islands? If not, the question at that point will be whether a merger or an acquisition has occurred – whether USA inc has merged with the CCP or whether the CCP has acquired the USA – made it a client state, a subsidiary of China. ie courtesy of the Biden-Harris administration the USA has been cuckholded by China.

    If China invades Australia what happens then? A lot can be done with an angle grinder – antennas can be cut off, vehicles cut up. Fuel can be clogged. Windscreens painted. Vehicles can be diverted off cliffs. Inventiveness and creativity can go a long way.

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      Matthew

      True, a battery powered angle grinder can do untold damage to the enemy, as can sugar in fuel, and radio jammers.

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        Gf

        First of all the Chinks are super educated, you only

        become eligible for a government job if you are in the top 40% of students. The smarter you are the higher you can go, the complete opposite to Aus. when the Chinks invade we will not have had fuel, electricity or imports for months.
        The only shots fired will be got restore the civil rabble.

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          Richard Jenkins

          And Cinese have 45 students in year 12 classes. I find their maths far better at year 12 than ours.
          They stream on ability and are amazed how much money we waste on students with chllenges that will prevent them from becoming useful citizens.

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            Analitik

            Yeah, equality of outcome is not on their agenda – ie, they know that wokeness is something to be deployed against enemies, not to their own institutions.

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          JCR

          I don’t know if it’s still the case but I believe that most of the Chinese Politburo are engineers by training and background. Engineers by and large are a pragmatic bunch, and don’t blind themselves believing what isn’t practical or realistically achievable. I guess that’s why they like the Sun Tzu playbook.

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          JCR

          I don’t know if it’s still the case but I believe that most of the Chinese Politburo are engineers by training and background. Engineers by and large are a pragmatic bunch, and don’t blind themselves believing what isn’t practical or realistically achievable. I guess that’s why they like the Sun Tzu playbook.

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      Dennis

      Dear XXXXXX

      We are entering one of the toughest decades Australia has ever faced.

      The job of keeping the Indo-Pacific safe, stable and secure is a significant task. It is beyond the capacity of any one country.

      So the Morrison Government is taking action.

      On Saturday the Prime Minister met with the leaders of three other countries who share our concern for the future of the region.

      This was the first leaders meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue — the Quad — made up of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

      Our four nations are great liberal democracies in the Indo-Pacific.

      This is a partnership of shared values.

      We are standing together for the peace, stability and prosperity of all nations in our region.

      Together, we support the rule of law, freedom of navigation and overflight, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values, and territorial integrity.

      Each of these principles is vital to the sovereignty and independence of our individual countries, and the broader region.

      As the Prime Minister has said, the Quad is the most significant partnership to protect Australia’s security and sovereignty since the signing of the ANZUS treaty, 70 years ago.

      Australia has always punched above our weight on the world stage.

      But we are at our best when we are working together with friends and allies.

      The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific will shape this century and Australia’s future. We must engage the region.

      The Morrison Government will do what it takes to keep Australians secure.

      Best,

      Andrew Hastie

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      Peter Fitzroy

      China and invasions? why would they invade us? they can buy what the need at a fraction of the cost.

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        David Maddison

        For the moment, the useful idiots of the West are prepared to give the Chinese what they want for little or no cost (e.g. Darwin Port, Howard giving away our natural gas to the Chinese on a 30 plus year contract for little more than cost of production or an airport in WA leased to them for 99 years for $1).

        But sooner or later, people will get angry at our useful idiots continuing to give everything away and it will be forced to be stopped. Once the useful idiots are no longer allowed to give away all that stuff, the Chinese will need to invade to secure what they see as rightfully theirs.

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          Peter Fitzroy

          Strange, this is exactly the argument used before every war, to justify things like submarines, Landing ships etc.

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          el gordo

          Both sides of politics have been involved in the gas deal and the very small part of Darwin Harbour is a leasehold.

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    David Maddison

    America and the West needed a strong, pro-US and pro-Western-values leader like President Trump.

    Sadly, with the successful coup by the Left against him, this is the end of the United States and the West in general. Of course, this is aided by a vast slave army of “useful idiots” in Western countries who are directed and controlled by the Elites and Socialist Billionaires.

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    Chris

    Wow! summed the woke lefties up in one word. I’m impressed.

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    David Maddison

    You wouldn’t have had a powerful immoral Left were it not for the deliberate dumbing down of the education system in Western countries by Marxists over the last 50 or so years.

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    David Maddison

    Notice to useful idiots. I copied this from elsewhere but it is relevant to you. It is a more complete version of what Up posted above.

    “Baizuo”
    Chinese derogatory social media term for “white left” Western elites spread. The article about it written by Zhang Chenchen, a PhD in political theory and science. He wrote: Baizuo refers to people who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment,” who “have no sense of real problems in the real world,” who only advocate for peace and equality to “satisfy their own feelings of moral superiority” and who are “obsessed with political correctness” that they “tolerate backward (***a certain expansionist totalitarian political ideology disguised as a religion and some of whose followers practice terrorism***) values for the sake of multiculturalism,” in article published in opendemocracy.com on May 11. The term baizuo is not limited to referring to the white liberal elites, as former US president Obama was considered as an advocate of baizuo ideology according to Zhang. Some people believe baizuo are phony and hypocritical and will make the situation in the West go from bad to worse, said Zhang Yiwu, a cultural scholar at Peking University. He said baizuo are people “who advocate inclusiveness and anti-discrimination but cannot tolerate different opinions.” Baizuo’s opinions were so shallow that they tend to maintain social equality by embracing ideologies that run against the basic concept of equality. Today, China is rebuilding the meritocracy it lost during The Cultural Revolution but Western intellectuals are proceeding with the same doctrine today disregarding meritocracy in the name of Wokeness.

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      Lance

      China learned the painful lesson of replacing meritocracy with equality under Mao. Untalented people were “made equal” by ideological fiat. That lead to starvation and mass murder.

      The only possible state of equality is equality of opportunity, and that is difficult to achieve. Beyond that condition, there is only influence over outcomes. A thumb on the scales. Preference. The opposite of equality.

      Meritocracy coupled with equality of opportunity leads to the “best of the best” or, the highest quality by the most proficient.

      The Western Leftist wants to re-plow the road that Mao already proved a failure.

      Govt, social science, political science, religion, and philosophy majors need to concentrate on providing equality of opportunity and not equality of outcomes and realize that merit is what actually matters, not intentions, rainbows, or unicorns.

      Merit matters. In Engineering, Medicine, it matters what the correct answer is. Or people die.

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        David Maddison

        As academic disciplines, the arts and humanities have long been corrupted by the Left.

        But today, even science and engineering has even been corrupted.

        How else is it possible for anyone to believe in and promote the lie of anthropogenic global warming and, furthermore, promote solar and wind power, with or without batteries (whether electrochemical or hydro), as a serious power production methodology for modern industrial civilisation?

        (I accept such methodologies have a legitimate use in unusual niches such as extremely remote locations for telecommunications or scientific monitoring installations etc.).

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          Lance

          Any skill or trade that affects other’s lives ought, by law, be available only by merit.

          Electricians, welders, carpenters, pharmacists, steelworkers, rail workers, firemen, food service persons, EMT, and all who impact the citizenry, must only be active by proven ability. Merit Matters. Ability matters. Standards matter.

          Merit separates those who Can Do, from those who Can’t or Won’t Do.

          Merit isn’t discriminatory unless society is blind to outcomes.

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            William Astley

            The Western governments are failing and have been failing for the last 20 years. Because of the fake news, we are clueless as to what is going to happen.

            Climate change has been the issue for the last 20 years to distract us from the real ‘war’. The war is getting our countries to balance their budget. For the last 20 years the deficits have become permanent and larger and larger. It is not possible to kill a country’s economy for ever.

            Carbon zero as goal with forced sun and wind gather and hydrogen production is madness because it cannot work. Imagine Churchill had suggested fighting climate change and racism along with fighting the Nazis. And had suggest doubling borrowing to fight climate change.

            China has taken almosts all of the low wage jobs and has control of almost all industries now. China has monopolized rare earth elements. China has control of a system that works. Chinese people do as they are told.

            ‘Democracy’ has not solved a single difficult problem in the last 20 years because China weaponized the Left wing ideas and forced them into our parties.

            Covid created a step drop in economic output of the Western countries. The super big stimulus spending postponed what is coming next.

            If large groups of young people fail to get off welfare/permanent state supplements and they live all in the same area…. Naturally gangs start to form. Poor young men do the dirty work for gangs. Poor young men go to jail. Young people with no job are natural to sell and use illegal drugs. The Western welfare system worked because there was not a group of people who would/could live their whole lives on welfare.

            The problem is permanent welfare in the US …. is logically better than living in say poor failed countries, like Venezuela or many African countries.

            The cost to get into the US from the Southern border via a Mexican gang service complete with a ride to the US border is $30k now. Double the price in a year.

            ‘Ghettos’

            There are several other criteria for the designation, including high unemployment, low education levels among adults, low incomes, and criminal convictions for narcotics or firearms violations.
            There are 15 areas currently on the government’s official list of ghettos, and all are said to have non-Western populations above 30 per cent.

            There are several other criteria for the designation, including high unemployment, low education levels among adults, low incomes, and criminal convictions for narcotics or firearms violations.
            There are 15 areas currently on the government’s official list of ghettos, and all are said to have non-Western populations above 30 per cent.

            Denmark to Combat ‘Parallel Societies’ by Limiting Non-Western Migrants to 30 Per Cent in Neighbourhoods
            https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/03/20/denmark-30-per-cent-limit-non-western-migrants-residential-areas/

            The government is also looking to abolish the term “ghetto” in legislation, with Minister Dybvad stating: “The ghetto designation is misleading. I do not use it myself, and I believe it obscures the important work that needs to be done in residential areas.

            “All this effort is about combating parallel societies and creating a positive development in residential areas, so as to make them attractive to a wide cross-section of the population.”
            Ghetto areas are defined under Danish law as areas of at least 1,000 people where the proportion of migrants and non-Western migrant backgrounds exceeds 50 per cent.

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          Matthew

          Batteries… hmmmm, that’s what toys run on.

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        Fuel Filter

        “ China learned the painful lesson of replacing meritocracy with equality under Mao. Untalented people were “made equal” by ideological fiat. That lead to starvation and mass murder.”

        My father was in the Navy (U.S.) just after WW Ii. He was just a bit too young to see action. Was on a minesweeper ported in Subic Bay.

        He told me when I was very young of seeing tens of thousands of bloated bodies floating out of the mouth of the Yangtze River into the sea as a result of that butcher Mao’s purges.

        One thing I never forgot…

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    David Maddison

    Correction “Up” should read “Jo”. (Unnoticed “correction” by spelling checker.)

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    David Maddison

    The Left are by nature fascistic and dictatorial.

    When did you last hear a Leftist advocate for free speech for anyone but themselves?

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    Simon B

    Every empire in history has destroyed itself from within, mostly through self indulgent arrogance and hubris. Of course there have been the odd prompts from usurper empires to hasten the demise as they realise internal critics – ‘useful idiots’ – can rot the body from the inside far more effectively than an assault on a still strong military. The CCP 100 year plan to replace the US as the worlds superpower is ahead of schedule, looking every bit like taking control by 2030, instead of the planned 2050. With help from the UN and now EU in destroying western capitalism thru zero emissions by 2030 and the lunacy of Biden/ Harris the CCP isn’t even worrying about diplomacy anymore, having harangued and placed economic sanctions on Australia, they are openly using the American social engineering movement against them. It is a well orchestrated plan and the useful idiots in the Biden/ Harris / Democrat /antifablm / tech oligarchy have even the body. Now the CCP can destroy the head with their own poison!

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    Simon B

    Every empire in history has destroyed itself from within, mostly through self indulgent arrogance and hubris. Of course there have been the odd prompts from usurper empires to hasten the demise as they realise internal critics – ‘useful idiots’ – can rot the body from the inside far more effectively than an assault on a still strong military. The CCP 100 year plan to replace the US as the worlds superpower is ahead of schedule, looking every bit like taking control by 2030, instead of the planned 2050. With help from the UN and now EU in destroying western capitalism thru zero emissions by 2030 and the lunacy of Biden/ Harris the CCP isn’t even worrying about diplomacy anymore, having harangued and placed economic sanctions on Australia, they are openly using the American social engineering movement against them. It is a well orchestrated plan and the useful idiots in the Biden/ Harris / Democrat /antifablm / tech oligarchy have destroyed the body. Now the CCP can destroy the head with their own poison!

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      David Maddison

      This is tragic, and yet “our” useful idiots of the Left, internal enemies, some of whom are regular posters here, continue their evil on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party without restraint.

      It’s tragic and civilisation-destroying stuff.

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      OldOzzie

      “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”

      ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

      (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator

      Attributed to a speech in the Roman Senate in 58 BC as “Recorded by Sallust” in the fictional novel ‘A Pillar of Iron,’ by Taylor Caldwell (1983), ch. 5.

      The quotation bears resemblance to Cicero’s Second Oration against Cataline. [2.11]

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        OldOzzie

        But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

        “The Art of Slander,” Don Basilio’s Aria from The Barber of Seville (Gioacchino Rossini, 1815)

        Let me teach you the art of slander,
        So ethereal you scarcely feel it.
        Not a motion will reveal it,
        Till it gently, o so gently,
        Almost imperceptibly begins to grow.
        First a murmur, slowly seeping,
        Then a whisper, slowing creeping,
        Slyly sneaking, softly sliding,
        Faintly humming, smoothly gliding.
        Then it suddenly commences,
        Coming nearer, reaching people’s ears and senses.
        First a mere insinuation,
        Just a hinted accusation,
        Slowly growing to a rumor,
        Which will shortly start to flow.
        What began as innuendo
        Soon is swelling in crescendo;
        Gossip turning into scandal,
        Stopping nowhere, hard to handle;
        Louder, bolder, brazen sounding,
        Stomping, beating, thumping, pounding,
        Shrieking, banging, booming, clanging,
        Spreading horror through the air.
        Rising higher, overflowing,
        Whipped to fury, madly growing,
        Like a stream of lava pouring,
        Like a mighty cannon roaring.
        A tremendous tempest raking,
        A tornado splitting, shaking,
        Like the day of judgment breaking,
        Pandemonium ev’rywhere!
        And the victim, poor accused one,
        Wretched, slandered and abused one,
        Has to slink away in shame
        And wish he never had been born.

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    David Maddison

    (Copied from elsewhere.)

    Joe Biden can’t stand up to a spring breeze. How is he going to stand up to Xi and Putin?

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    george1st:)

    Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
    Luckily Chinese are not too intellectual with western history or philosophy .
    The CCP has shown itself to be more mindless than much of the woke themselves .
    Hopefully the western world will learn by it’s own mistakes before it is too late .
    At least we can still have a vote on our future , unlike the communists .

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      Kim

      The problem is “the voters get the politicians that they deserve”. However the West and the world are changing fast and hopefully people will see sense. Communists tend to be very rigid in their thinking – that can be used against them.

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        David Maddison

        Communists tend to be very rigid in their thinking – that can be used against them.

        That’s why the Left are ruthless about censorship of alternative ideas.

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    David Maddison

    The one good thing Biden has ever done is to (inadvertently) raise awareness of Alzheimer’s.

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    Bruce

    Per Irma Bombeck:

    “The grass is greener over the septic tank.

    But, it is greenest over the mass graves.”

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    Serge Wright

    The enemy is Marxist-woke culture and it has been hard at work with our children in our public learning institutions for at least a generation. What we see today are the results of the brainwashing as the woke warriors leave universities and become influencers within society. The Chinese are laughing because they can see how we are now in a death spiral of our own making and all of what we stood for in terms of freedom and democracy are being removed by stealth by the angry (brainwashed) woke mob and their political leaders. The real issue at hand is how to save freedom and democracy for those that reject the new woke ideology of intolerance, hate and and legislated racism. I can see some possibilities of states breaking away from countries such as in Australia and the USA to form safe havens where woke is banned and people can escape the persecution and racism to a peaceful meritocrasy, such as we had 30 years ago. Perhaps this is the only real solution, because woke culture simply cannot co-exist with other cultures or ideas and there is no other outcome other than deadly persecution for those that reject woke culture and seek the peace, freedom and justice of a civil western society.

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    David Maddison

    The Left love the Chinese communists but what the Left don’t realise is that the Chicomms hate anyone who is treacherous, traitorous and unprincipled as the Left in the West are.

    “Our” Western Leftists are useful idiots indeed. Apparently they are too ideologically commited, and/or stupid to understand what’s happening.

    If by a miracle the West survives Biden/Harris I would like too see a Nuremberg Trials to try all the traitors who were complicit in destroying our once free and great Western Civilisation (that would include the global warming fraudsters and much more).

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      Matthew

      When the time comes, they will be the first bloated corpses floating out to sea.

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      el gordo

      The Biden/Harris presidency will attempt to introduce universal health care, like the Australian model. Do you think that is a bad thing?

      ‘ … destroying our once free and great Western Civilisation … ‘

      The Second Amendment is a blight on the nation, yet will remain in place. That is uncivilised.

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      Custer Van Cleef

      Tony Blair begs to differ… Merkel is raising her hand… Obama is rising from his seat…

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    DOC

    Amazing! Fancy having to have an unfriendly member of the CCP summarise so succinctly and accurately the current Western mania of self-hatred, loss of confidence and economic destruction.

    I can’t even imagine how the unfriendly person that made the statement thought he or she was furthering the cause of the CCP! This is the very message Western leaders need to infiltrate their brains but absolutely don’t want to hear.

    Would love to see the summary on the front page of all our papers and as the prime interest of all our electronic media and TV’s. It would be placed by those expecting the nation to rise up in complaint. I think maybe the people’s reaction would be quite the reverse. It’s the very theme politicians currently hate as they go ‘woke’. They think they are leading a grateful general public by their ‘wokitude’ – but find all they are doing is strengthening the hands those that despise us and themselves.

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    Deano

    The CCP are used to a population that officially support everything the CCP says. I’m sure they know they don’t but why care? If the average Chinese citizen likes their kidneys and corneas they’ll shut up. So I guess the CCP could be making a big miscalculation of what the general public in a western democracy actually believe.

    You could say that in the west the more the official message is pushed without opportunity to debate, the less accepted it becomes. And perhaps official CCP positions are equally privately rejected in China too. They’re just not allowed to talk about it.

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    Lucky

    If, Zhang Chenchen, the writer is still alive there is a message-
    That the regime feels itself strong enough to openly sneer at the now dominant western cultural attribute, Wokeness, in all its religious political manifestations. What they see in us is Thanatos -the death wish.

    For survival of even a remnant of whatever of our culture is worth protecting, (see Harold Bloom, The Western Canon) changes in our educational system are urgently needed.
    The required changes include-
    Widespread teaching of Chinese,
    Abolition of all public humanities, arts and social studies,
    Fast transition to training the next generation in trades, crafts, and as skilled and expert artisans. That is what the new masters will want, need, and require. Else, elimination or slavery.

    Some good news, we can cancel not only the Turnbull subs but all military purchases.
    Our already Woke armed forces can not do their job and will join our political class, deepstate, media bosses, university admins, leaders of industry, who are ready to take-a-knee.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    I waited a day, but no one has picked up the obvious point that is made in the Baizuo comment.

    As far as China is concerned Baizuo means every single westerner, be they left or right.

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      el gordo

      Our quaint ideologies are amusing and of no consequence in the greater scheme of things.

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      Dave

      Nice try Peter

      xī fāng rén is Westerner
      bái rén xī fāng rén is white Westener

      Try harder!

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        Peter Fitzroy

        Dave – you agree then-it’s all about westerners, not about left or right

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          Dave

          What part of “all” don’t you understand Peter?

          Baizuo = weak, ladylike woke liberal WHITE WESTERNERS!

          Where are you getting RIGHT from?

          Conservative White Westerner is bǎo shǒu de xī fāng bái rén?

          Try a mandarin course Peter, and that not for fruits either!

          For you only “bái chī”

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            Peter Fitzroy

            In 2010 yes, but not now, Dave – it is your translation after all. But I understand that logic and research are not what Tucker, or you are renowned for

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    OldOzzie

    China’s Warning to Biden

    A lecture in Alaska shows that adversaries sense U.S. weakness.

    By The WSJ Editorial Board

    That was some tongue lashing a senior Chinese official delivered last week in Anchorage to top Biden Administration officials in their first meeting. This is the new reality in U.S.-China relations, as adversaries look to see if they can exploit President Biden as they did Barack Obama.

    The two sides had agreed to two minutes of opening remarks each. Secretary of State Antony Blinken kept his short and hospitable, though he did say the U.S. has “deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, and economic coercion toward our allies. Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

    China’s director of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi, then went on a 20-minute tear (including translation) about the superiority of “Chinese-style democracy” and America’s sins. The latter included a reference to Black Lives Matter, human-rights problems, and that the U.S. “has exercised long-arm jurisdiction and suppression and overstretched the national security through the use of force or financial hegemony.”

    Mr. Yang added: “So we believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world. Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States.” As we’ve noted, the Chinese like to echo the woke U.S. media critique of America.

    This is only one meeting, but it was a tone setter for the world’s most important bilateral relationship. Word is leaking that the private exchanges from the Chinese side were as tough as the public remarks. The Chinese are making clear that, after the Trump years, Beijing wants a return to the policy of Obama accommodation to China’s global advances.

    This means feeble objections to China’s cyber and intellectual property theft. It means ending the U.S. policy of building an alliance of democracies in Asia that counters Chinese aggression. And above all, it means ending criticism or sanctions against China for violating its treaty with Britain over Hong Kong, threatening an invasion of Taiwan, or imprisoning Uighers in Xinjiang reeducation camps.

    But the real challenge will be how well it responds to the aggressive designs of adversaries in Beijing, Moscow and Tehran. The hard men in these capitals recall how they were able to advance when Mr. Biden’s liberal internationalists were last in power under Mr. Obama. Russia grabbed Crimea, invaded eastern Ukraine and moved into Syria. China snatched islands for military bases in the South China Sea and stole U.S. secrets with impunity. Iran spread terrorism via proxy throughout the Middle East and fleeced John Kerry on the nuclear deal.

    These regional powers are looking to see if this new U.S. Administration is Obama II. The renewed courtship of Tehran to return to the flawed 2015 nuclear deal is a sign of weakness. Vladimir Putin will surely take some action against U.S. interests in response to Mr. Biden’s affirmative response last week to a question of whether the Russian is a “killer.”

    The future of Taiwan may be the most fraught challenge. As a locus of global semiconductor production, the island is crucial to U.S. economic interests as well as being a democratic ally. Chinese President Xi Jinping has made clear that retaking Taiwan is a priority, and China’s military is building a force capable of a quick-strike invasion. Mr. Xi will be eager to trade promises about climate change for U.S. acquiescence over Taiwan.

    This is a dangerous moment as the world’s rogue powers look to test the Biden Administration’s resolve. The Anchorage lecture is a warning to take seriously.

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      el gordo

      ‘As we’ve noted, the Chinese like to echo the woke U.S. media critique of America.’

      US democracy is on the skids, its quite apparent that there is dissatisfaction amongst the people.

      ‘Mr. Xi will be eager to trade promises about climate change for U.S. acquiescence over Taiwan.’ What do they mean?

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    DOC

    The script uses the term ‘Baizuo’ very specifically as a derogatory statement about western leadership.

    Who could disagree with it when western leaders seem more intent on destroying their own economies at any cost to their own citizens. Their chase to complete woke causes is not even recognised by our leaders as a means of destroying particularly our freedom of speech ie to shut us up with our disagreements with the direction those same leaders are taking the nation. They aim to transfer increasing powers over us to some as yet unidentified, unelected, foreign European construct resembling no doubt their European Commission. This body is purported to control the way the world runs, but in fact is, like ‘Climate Change’, aimed purely at impoverishing the democracies to make them more amenable to such control. There seems a commonality of activist leaders in the ‘Global Warming’ movement and the New Reset movement; sort of like ‘We’ve now learned how to do it’ by using big corporations to enforce what governments avoid to stay popular.

    The real statement by the Chinese in this script is, they will not have a bar of it and nor will they give over control of their governance to such a body, just as they will never obey the dictates of those pushing ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ ie they know a fraud when they see one, and unlike the West, they have a leadership that is willing to give the finger to any such demands. They are laughing at the West, knowing they are winning a major war without having to fire a shot. Biden has made their day! India, a major democracy, will also follow the China line in these matters.

    The best part of the script is, it has added a new and very powerful put-down term to the English lexicon. The politicians will hate it. ‘Baizuo’. Just wish I could pronounce it properly!

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    Below is a transcript of Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address:

    President Obama, President Harris, Madame Speaker, members of Congress, the senator who was a Mormon, General. . . the guy who runs that outfit, Dr. Anthony Fauci, CEOs Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Bezos, his highness Bill Gates, and fellow Americans — I speak tonight on the state of the union and guess what, here’s the deal:

    First, I want to recognize all those who took part in the most extensive system of voter fraud in American history. Without your hard work and dedication, Joe Biden would not be where he is today.

    I also recognize those who entered the United States illegally because they are already Americans. So it’s only right that you vote in our elections. You will be needed in 2022 and 2024, so despite the pandemic, I will bring many more of you into the United States, so our nation is more unified with yours.

    Any disunity in America is all due to Donald Trump, who put up a wall to keep you out. African Americans who voted for Trump should understand that, guess what, you ain’t black. Sorry, that’s just the way it is and I choose this truth over facts. Be sure and get it right next time, and remember, poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.

    Trump took us out of the World Health Organization, so I restored the ties, and the funding. The USA is now more unified with the WHO and its great leader Tedros. As I recognize, the WHO always knows what is best for the United States and all the nations of the world. Just kind of a simple thing.

    I have also unified us more with China by giving President Xi Jinping a free hand with the Uighurs, in Hong Kong, and with Taiwan. As I recognize, the People’s Republic of China operates under different norms, so what they do is okay with me, even if it violates human rights and adversely affects the United States.

    As I said on the campaign trail, the Chinese are “not bad folks” and “not competition for us.” On my watch, the United States will continue to fund the Wuhan Institute of Virology, whatever its role in the pandemic that has killed so many of us and wrecked our economy.

    I mean, c’mon man, we will build back better. Everybody just kick back and make sure you have the record player on at night. That is very important in tough and dangerous times, at home and abroad.

    In Syria, thanks to my administration, bombs are falling from the sky again and Iran is on the rise again. I hope to rejoin the Iran deal, to follow up on all that money President Obama wisely sent the mullahs. C’mon man, when the Iranian leaders say “death to America” they don’t really mean it. That takeover of our embassy, and all those hostages, that was a long time ago.

    I was against Trump’s hit on Soleimani, and I assure you that on my watch nothing like that will ever happen. My focus will be on domestic terrorists. If you support Trump, you are a domestic terrorist and my administration will be coming after you. If you don’t like it, you are full of shit, just like that arrogant Michigan autoworker I put in his place.

    My fellow Americans, I also want to deal with this conspiracy theory that I am a puppet of the far left and just a placeholder for President Harris. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It’s also a lie that I have any physical or mental difficulties. So guess what, I am in the best shape of my life, with no impairment whatsoever. Right now I’m just feeling a little bit tired, so here’s the deal.

    I must remain in office to fulfill my campaign promise to raise your taxes. That promise is what got me elected, and in tough economic times, keeping taxes high is very important. I mean, do I look like a radical socialist? C’mon man, as I once told some American troops, clap for that, you stupid bastards.

    Keep on choosing truth over facts. As Dr. Fauci says, remember to wear two masks, not just one. God bless America and good night.

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    Long and Interesting Dissertation on China

    China: What to Do About It?

    by Gordon G. Chang
    March 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    . Amendments to China’s National Defense Law, effective the beginning of this year, take away sweeping powers from the State Council, which leads China’s civilian government, and give it to the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission. These powers include the power to mobilize all of society for war.

    . They look at near heavenly bodies the same way they do the South China Sea, something that should be theirs. This means that if they get there, China believes it has the right to exclude other nations.

    . Today let’s focus on three things that China is doing relating to genetics. First, China is collecting the world’s DNA. Second, China is genetically engineering the Chinese to become a superhuman race, in other words, eugenics. Third, Chinese researchers are working on pathogens, new pathogens, artificial ones, to create the world’s next pandemic.

    . The story here is that we allowed the Chinese to plunder our society for data.

    What does China really want?

    Well, China really wants to rule planet Earth. It also wants to possess and rule the near portions of the solar system. No, I am not exaggerating. No nation in history has been this ambitious.

    With regard to our planet, Xi Jinping wants the world to reject the current Westphalian international system, in place since 1648. In its place, he wants China’s imperial-era system, where Chinese emperors believed they not only had the right to rule tianxia, all under heaven, but also the heavens compelled them to do so.

    Xi has been grabbing territory from his neighbors. In just the past few months, the Chinese have been encroaching on India’s Sikkim as well as Nepalese territory.

    The Chinese regime does not have ethics or morality. It is not restrained by law. It does not have a sense of restraint. The regime is trying to create the perfect communist. China has the ability and the will to do this, which means that the world has got to prevent this experimentation.

    The next virus, as mentioned, could leave the Chinese alone and sicken everyone else. It could be a civilization-killer, which means that China could be the only viable society left on earth.

    When I talk about Xi Jinping believing that he should rule the entire world, people say, “Oh, that’s ludicrous,” or, “It’s impossible.”

    No, it’s not ludicrous. It’s not impossible if China is the only functioning society on this planet.

    I did say there was one exception where China might actually engage in aggression against Taiwan. Some of Taiwan’s islands are only two miles off China’s coast, Kinmen and Matsu.

    China could grab one of those islands and then say to the world, “What are you going to do about it?” That is a real possibility. That is what I worry about, but I do not worry about an invasion of the main island of Taiwan. So far, we have been able to deter them.

    Question: “What do they want all that DNA for?”

    Chang: The more DNA you have, the better you will be able to develop, for instance, biotechnology products. The more DNA you have, the easier it will be to figure out how to create the next penicillin or whatever. The more DNA you have, the better you are able and the faster you are able to come out with drugs. Then, of course, there is their biological weapons program: the more DNA they have, the better they can figure out how to create a pathogen that attacks us and leaves them alone. The more you have, the more you can do.

    Question: You mentioned that China saying that the US was not a legitimate state. Could you amplify on that a little bit more?

    You have asked, “What should Biden do?” One of the things Secretary Pompeo said that really unnerved the Chinese was talking about in‑person diplomacy, talking to the Chinese people directly.

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      Len

      I understand that the Chinese have bought Acestry.com and have access to the DNA records that they hold. Any information on this?

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    US goes wobbly under Biden: Goodwin

    As metaphors go, it will be hard to top President Biden falling up the steps of Air Force One. He went down not once, not twice, but three times before scrambling to his feet.

    That was bad enough, but a silly White House excuse made it worse. Wind gusts knocked him over, an aide claimed, apparently with a straight face.

    Up to now, the theme of the Biden administration has been that whatever Trump did, they will do the opposite. The approach worked wonders during the campaign, but “opposite day” is a child’s game, not a sensible governing principle for the world’s superpower.

    Yet the hate-Trump mantra is demanded by the peanut gallery of anti-American leftists and their media handmaidens setting the Biden agenda.

    The result is blunder after blunder, at home and abroad. The most obvious example is the reckless rhetoric and idiotic policies stoking the migrant surge on our southern border. Similarly, the stunned gibberish from Biden aides after Chinese diplomats lectured and humiliated them last week is a sign of global trouble to come.

    Connecting the dots of these and other mistakes suggests Biden took office while suffering from two major illusions. The first was that everything Trump did was a failure.

    You could believe that only if you got all your ideas from Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC. The Dems never recognized Trump’s legitimacy and the never-Trump media twisted the news instead of reporting it, creating a dishonest narrative of events. When Trump succeeded, they called it failure.

    These distortions shaped Democratic talking points, and Biden, apparently lacking any ideas of his own, simply parroted them. Now that he’s trying to turn those talking points into policies, he’s the one creating actual disasters.

    But because Biden didn’t know or doesn’t remember why Trump was elected, he’s put in charge of important agencies veterans of those earlier failures, and they, too, apparently learned nothing.

    Dems shrink from the charge that they favor open borders, but how else to describe what they’ve done?

    They turned success into failure because Trump, over their unpatriotic resistance, had solved the caravan problem with a patchwork of programs. Building the wall, deportations of criminal aliens and agreements that kept asylum seekers in Mexico reduced incentives for Central Americans to make the long trek north.

    One by one, Biden demolished those bulwarks.

    Another result of Biden’s illusions is the China problem, and it too is on full display. The humiliating treatment of Secretary of State Tony Blinken by Chinese officials last week should wake the president’s team to the peril of trying to return to “normal” relations with the Asian giant, as if the rocky relations with China were all Trump’s fault.

    In fact, Trump correctly read China’s ambitions for global dominance and the absolute necessity to push back on trade, military, cyber and human rights abuses across the region, including with Uighurs and Hong Kong. China didn’t like the pushback and openly supported Biden’s election.

    His babbling disconnect underscores the doubts of whether Biden is mentally and physically capable of protecting America against a China determined to expand its global footprint.

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      Peter C

      Absolutely Correct , Old Ozzie.

      What happens now. The Election was stolen and we need Trump back.
      Not happening yet.

      How can this disaster be turned around?

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      Tilba Tilba

      The result is blunder after blunder, at home and abroad.

      LOL. The lunar right – let alone the Republicans – can’t stand the fact that the new Biden Administration has rolled out the stimulus-relief package, and that the vaccination project is also ahead of schedule.

      Having real professionals in the White House is driving certain quarters crazy!

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    Tilba Tilba

    Up to now, the theme of the Biden administration has been that whatever Trump did, they will do the opposite. The approach worked wonders during the campaign, but “opposite day” is a child’s game, not a sensible governing principle for the world’s superpower.

    Well . the entire Trump presidency was about undoing the Obama one … so it looks like a pot calling a kettle black to me.

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      Your problem with that riposte is that it would be clever if Obama actually did anything except ingratiate himself as a woke President in the thrall of Western European pomp and globalisation. He, like Hilary and her ‘deplorables’ comment, had little time for the American workers that lost their jobs under his action plans in line with Anthropogenic Global Warming hysterics.

      Obama fixation wasn’t Trump’s problem. Trump actually was a nationalist President who spent the greater part of his time governing for the left-behind Americans, regardless of race, creed and colour. Trump cared about the USA’s position in the world and went about updating his armed forces to protect its sovereignty. He demanded Europe pay up for its own Defence which Obama couldn’t have cared less about. In four years he made the USA energy self-sufficient. Trump actually governed for the nation – not bothering about being agreeable with the egotistical European laggards, the source of all things woke where Obama was in his element soaking up the adulation of the foreigners.

      Obama was truly BAIZUO! The Chinese got that one absolutely right, just as they have those people behind the hapless Biden who seems really so impaired to be incapable of independently standing up for anything, but is very useful to those behind him for signing those myriad Presidential decrees without discussion.

      Amazingly, China seems to have no idea it is serving its enemies brilliantly by making this fight so public. It is saying what so many people in the West think about their own leadership but can’t say so. Western media, in general so left, it supports, without question, the direction activists are so successful in getting western governments to follow – the direction the Chinese so deride despite it really being so in their favour to have the West consuming itself in internal ‘values’ matters such that crucial matters of State are ignored and the West is weakened.

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    Tilba Tilba

    Actually I find this whole thread pretty weird.

    Just about all the qualities of the liberal West that they try to encapsulate (and disparage) in “baizuo” – are things that the vast majority of people living in proper liberal Western democracies are PROUD of.

    The fact that the Cucker Tarlson lunar right even take the slightest interest in what “Chinese Media” might say, speaks volumes. They are so freaked-out MAGA partisan, that they boost and bolster all this crap from China as if it is received proof … of something.

    I actually think it’s quite shameful that people promote stuff from a violent, vicious, murderous dictatorship – who would not know what a genuine, humanitarian, liberal philosophy was if it came up and bit them on the nose.

    I think people should have a good hard look at what they’re actually doing. China is the last place to get commentary from … don’t be duped! Fox News is not your saviour.

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      Peter C

      Actually I find this whole thread pretty weird.

      That is weird. A total mis-mash of ideas. I don’t even quite understand what you are trying to say!

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        Tilba Tilba

        That is weird. A total mis-mash of ideas. I don’t even quite understand what you are trying to say!

        It’s not very hard to understand … the Fox lunar right has grabbed something from the Chinese Media as if it vindicates their own partisan views. It would be laughable if it weren’t so weirdly disturbing.

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      Tilba Tilba, you are excused. But your personally constituted bias isn’t.

      If you cant’ bring yourself to watch Fox, then you wouldn’t even be aware of the 100+ days of rioting in Portland, Oregon and nor would you have any appreciation of the extent of riots in Minneapolis.

      A lesson for you: In Australia, on Foxtel pay TV, CNN and Fox channels are adjacent. One can compare and contrast at will. Australian media very much give us CNN. Limit yourself to CNN type news and, as in Twitter and Facebook censoring, you get just one sided comment presented – a huge bias, but worse, a total absence of reporting. In a Democracy? I know from personal experience with friends in the USA – lefties -they actually rebuked me for raising the riots about which they knew nothing, yet one of them had been very active in US politics.

      I think you have much more to worry about in the USA than Trump, or even maybe, the CCP when it makes very applicable knife edge comments about western leadership. There is something somewhere about removing logs from eyes before splinters from others.

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        Tilba Tilba

        A lesson for you: In Australia, on Foxtel pay TV, CNN and Fox channels are adjacent. One can compare and contrast at will.

        Thanks – but I don’t need such lessons, having had Austar / Foxtel for 25 years at least. I used to watch Fox News quite a bit, when it had Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Shepard Smith, even Geraldo Rivera doing hurricanes.

        But it went over-the-top anti-Obama, then over-the-top anti-Hillary, and just became “state propaganda” for Donald Trump. Plus its current frontpersons are execrable. Its ratings have dwindled.

        I know quite a lot about the riots and damage in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc … they’re hardly state secrets.

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    Peter C

    Well . the entire Trump presidency was about undoing the Obama one … so it looks like a pot calling a kettle black to me.

    There it is.
    Not just a misunderstanding. You just don’t fathom what was wrong with the Obama agenda. Hence you cannot understand the Trump agenda.

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      Tilba Tilba

      Not just a misunderstanding. You just don’t fathom what was wrong with the Obama agenda. Hence you cannot understand the Trump agenda.

      I didn’t make any comment one way or the other on the quality of the Obama agenda – just that Trump spent four years trying to reverse it. So it’s a bit rich trying to crit President Biden for doing something similar. Not hard to grasp, is it? All presidents do it, I expect.

      “My inauguration and my hands are bigger than yours!” … LOL kids in the sandpit. Perhaps the biggest problem is that anyone ever expects maturity and emotional intelligence from any US president. They’re not in the job description, sadly.

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    CHRIS

    Just remember everyone…Tilba supports an Orwellian 1984-style “Republic”, where politicians have supreme power, and the “President” is only a figurehead. Thankfully, people like Tilba are currently in a minority…and I hope to God it stays that way.

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