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Some imperial colonization is fine after all. China exploits Africa and nobody cares

While Western cultural warriors are bravely destroying statues of dead colonialists, one kind of modern colonialist gets a free pass.

China gets away with nearly everything: climate crimes, bioweapons accidents, IP theft, and slave labor camps. Maybe  spending $100,000 a month on New York Times ads is all it takes to bury unfavourable stories in Western media outlets. But then there are also friends like Mitch McConnell in the US Senate, two million communist party members spread throughout the West,  all the universities dependent on Chinese students, and Western academics with jobs for China on-the-side. The West might be quite cheap to buy off really.

Bolsonaro from Brazil warns that China has re-colonized nearly all of Africa

Tucker Carlson:

Here in the United States, we’ve been so deeply engrossed in our own debates over whether men should be allowed to compete on girls swim teams or whether it’s immoral to carry our groceries in plastic bags that we’ve missed the fact that the government of China has been busy with its own agenda — taking over the world.

In the space of just 15 years, for example, the Chinese have succeeded in re-colonizing the entire continent of Africa. Didn’t think that could happen? Well, it is happening. In Africa, China now calls the shots and takes the natural resources for itself. Period. As of tonight, there is only one remaining African country that dares to recognize Taiwan, and it happens to be among the smallest countries in Africa, Swaziland. Everyone else on the continent obeys Beijing.

But wait a second. How can this be happening? Isn’t colonialism racist and bad? Yes, it is and no one’s worse and more racist than the Chinese. Go on Chinese social media sometime and see how they describe the Africans they’ve subjugated. It’s horrifying. So, why isn’t the New York Times writing stories about any of this? You know why – because the New York Times is on China’s side. That’s why they all but ignore the brutal Chinese colonization of Latin America, which is also in full swing right now.

Colonialism violates everything the New York Times once claimed to believe in, but that’s okay, because they never really believed any of it anyway. It was always about power. …

Bolsonaro!

One person who is emphatically not in favor of it is the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. So, of course, the American media hate him. … These are people whose research consists of three minutes on Wikipedia on the way to the studio. “He’s a racist. Of course, he is.” He “doesn’t want lockdowns.” There’s your proof.

But it is the last clip from plagiarist Fareed Zakaria that explains why they’re so mad at Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro … represents a “growing global threat to the ideas of liberalism” –– liberalism, meaning neoliberalism, meaning globalism.

And in fact, that is true. Bolsonaro is no Justin Trudeau. He’s not a low-IQ fascist who would be working as an Instagram influencer if he didn’t have his own army. He’s not the president of Ukraine who shuts down television stations that dare to criticize him and outlaws opposition parties and arms Nazis.

In conventional terms, Bolsonaro is, in fact, liberal. He has done nothing to stop civil liberties in Brazil. But at the same time, he is a nationalist. He cares about his country. He resists China. Therefore, he must be stopped. George Soros hates him and so does Joe Biden. He’s not with the program.

So naturally, we wanted to meet him. Yesterday we did. We sat with Bolsonaro for more than an hour and the first thing we learn is that the left in Brazil hates him very much. They tried to kill him when he first ran for president four years ago. With very little money in the backing of no party, he came out of nowhere to get 57 million votes.

But he almost didn’t survive to be elected. He was stabbed by a leftist almost to death at a rally, at which point the left funded lawyers to come in and rescue his attempted murderer — an amazing story that hasn’t gotten a ton of coverage in the United States.

Another bit of news the ABC, BBC, CBC etc forgot to mention.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

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EDIT: Headline changed from “controls” to “exploits”as a better description.

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133 comments to Some imperial colonization is fine after all. China exploits Africa and nobody cares

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    TdeF

    Bioweapons accidents? Outrageous. What accident?

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      TdeF

      Besides, Tedros Adhonom the China appointed head of the WHO, the first non medical doctor and communist revolutionary of the Tigray LIberation Front dictators of Ethiopia, stated officially on behalf of WHO around 28th January 2020 that the Wuhan Flu was not infectious, person to person. The WHO is a division of the United Nations charged with preventing and controlling pandemics where the UN exists to prevent wars like Ukraine and Climate Change.

      After at least ten million people dead from his non infectious COVID disease, a curse which will be with humans forever and definitely not from the Wuhan laboratory studying making bat viruses infectious to humans by inserting part of the AIDS virus, he has been reappointed to the position.

      Apparently the man made bioweapon came on an American frozen chicken deliberately introduced by the US Armed forces in the Military games in Wuhan in October 2019. It definitely did not come from a bioweapons laboratory built by the French for the CCP army in Wuhan and partly funded indirectly by America and the same Dr. Fauci who is still the Chief medical Adviser to the President of the United States. At least the WHO has renamed the virus to COVID to eliminate its racist label. They are now currently renaming Monkey Pox to eliminate slurs on the gay community and bathhouses in Nigeria. Under Tedros Adhonom, the WHO now avoids stopping pandemics and concentrates on eliminating prejudice and defeating white male supremacy.

      It’s only fair. China is an historic victim of US carbon dioxide and needs assistance and carbon credit cash after three US led wars with Japan, Korea and Vietnam and US colonization of the Phillipines.

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      William Astley

      I totally agree. China is up to something. China is building and staffing hundreds of thousands of permanent virus testing station to enable China to test their entire population a couple of times a week.

      China has installed and requires face recognition for all purchases in the China. The face recognition cameras monitor all transportation systems, in addition to all purchases. The face recognition data is monitored by a Chinese AI. The AI controlled system can track their entire population to stop the outbreak of the next designer deadly virus.

      https://www.ft.com/content/d3f3b52c-e4bb-40c2-b2e9-afc2b22f0c19
      China digs in for permanent zero-Covid with testing and quarantine regime
      Jun 8, 2022 — China is building hundreds of thousands of permanent coronavirus (William or Ebola variation Mengla) … have testing sites available within no more than a 15-minute walk of ..

      https://www.statnews.com/2019/01/08/new-ebola-like-virus-is-discovered-in-china/
      New Ebola-like virus is discovered in China
      In a new study, scientists from Singapore and China have announced they found a new branch of the family, in bats in China.

      While there is no evidence the new virus — called Měnglà after the place where it was discovered — has caused outbreaks in people, the virus has traits similar to those that have helped its cousin viruses break into human cells.

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    The ordinary person who bothered to read a bit has known about the colonisation of Africa for a decade. By a series of deals china has also acquired European ports including Piraeus. We have known about their ill treatment of the uighurs for the same time. Yet still our elite have traded with them and invited them into our power stations and communication networks. And sent our jobs and industry to them.

    All the while letting them trade unfairly and to ignore the co2 rules the west are so keen on.

    Unfortunately our elite are nowhere near as clever as they think they are but unfortunately they remain our elite.

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      Gerry

      Our elites are not by any stretch clever…they can’t work out simple processes like asking what causes A ? And when they get to an answer of B they then fail to ask what causes B. And so on …..it’s pretty basic stuff but like my young infant grandchildren, they are happy to know that if they press a button a light and song will turn on…and that’s all they want to know…

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    James Murphy

    From what I can see, the political “right” has been successfully tagged as evil and wrong in almost all countries claiming to have some form of democracy and some level of free press. What is acceptable for a “left-wing” politician is a grave violation of human rights when done by a “right-wing” politician

    The oil and gas industry in many African counties is underpinned by China, or more precisely, the Chinese Communist Party and has been for a very long time. As soon as political unrest in a country drove away the usual big O&G players, China moved in – from CCP funded drilling rigs to CCP funded O&G companies.

    They are often the epitome of “colonial”, bringing in their own workforce, not hiring locals, only hiring non-Chinese companies when they have no alternative…and, to make matters worse, treating their own people like slaves with shocking accommodation and working conditions, as well as ridiculous amounts of time away from home.

    I imagine it is not this bad in 100% of cases, but I have heard enough independent first hand stories about CCP O&G in Africa to think that well run and humane operations are the exception, not the norm.

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    John Hultquist

    ” China controls Africa ”

    Can someone point to a document that is a summary of what the headline means?
    Further, what does “colonization” mean?
    The source of all knowledge (Wikipedia) says: “Colonization, or colonisation refers to large-scale population movements where the migrants maintain strong links with their—or their ancestors’—former country, gaining significant privileges over other inhabitants of the territory by such links.

    Is this meant to mean “economic control”?

    ——————————–
    [A fair question. I’ve changed it to “exploits” rather than “controls” and it’s better than it was. It was Bolsonaro that used the term “colonisation” so I’ll leave that. – Jo]

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      Mike Jonas

      https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-truth-about-china-s-investment-in-africa
      What [the Chinese] have done [in Africa] for the past 30 years is to systematically rape and pillage the continent.

      China has insidiously worked its way into Africa by establishing ‘private’ contractors who then bid for building work and underbid all local opposition by being state-funded. Many local firms were thus put out of business.

      Their ‘aid’ projects — starting with the ill-fated TanZam railway — were funded not by grants but by loans accepted by weak and venal governments. One more recent such project was the complete relaying of the railway through Botswana. This was carried out using Chinese designs, Chinese engineers, Chinese machinery, Chinese labour and Chinese materials. Even the stone ballast was brought in from China. When it was completed, it was found that the lines had been laid some 100mm too high for the full 600+km length. The Botswana government then had to relay every level crossing at their own expense. The costs of these ‘aid’ projects remain as loans to be repaid by the governments, who thus become trapped in debt to China.

      In Sudan, the Chinese government bought hundreds of square kilometres of arable land — a scarce resource. The Chinese then used the land to grow food using Chinese farmers, seed, fertiliser and machinery. All the produce was exported to China. None of the above provides any benefits to the general African population — only to a few corrupt leaders.

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        Lance

        I was in Botswana in 2005. There were Chinese shops in competition with every local shop of any type. Eventually, every non-chinese shop was “displaced”. It was like watching termites. The chinese shops undercut everyone by just enough to bankrupt the opposition.

        A “controlled domination” of every local business. Guessing the chinese shops were subsidized.

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      el+gordo

      ‘Is this meant to mean “economic control”?’

      Xi’s intention was to uplift the world’s poor and make money.

      For thousands of years they have been merchants, its in the culture, but unfortunately in our present geopolitical situation Beijing is misunderstood. What seemed like a good idea in theory, is now backfiring.

      Sri Lanka is on the Belt and Road, why doesn’t Beijing lend a hand? Dammed if they do and dammed if they don’t.

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        PeterW

        Xi’s intention was to uplift the world’s poor and make money

        Tell that to the 30,000,000 ghosts of the Cultural Revolution.

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          TdeF

          Number’s differ between different sources. Russia argues the cultural revolution cost 80,000,000 lives. Others argue for 50 or 60 million. I have never heard a figure as low as 30 million. That’s close to the annual birth rate for 1,400 million people.
          It’s a real concern for nuclear or biological warfare when a country does not miss 80 million people. That’s more than the population of all but 20 countries. The bean counters of Beijing may consider a biological war is worth the losses for world domination.

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        Peter

        Gordito you’re sounding more and more like a paid up member of the CCP!

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          el+gordo

          They are our biggest trading partner, we can deal with the fascists.

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            Ian

            “They are our biggest trading partner, we can deal with the fascists.”

            That’s a very brave comment on a blog that caters primarily for right wing conservatives given that “Fascism is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism,characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and the economythat rose to prominence in early 20th-century Europe”

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              David Maddison

              Fascism is an ideology of the Left not the Right.

              The philosopher of Fascism was a Marxist sympathiser, Giovanni Gentile.

              Dibesh D’Souza explains: https://youtu.be/m6bSsaVL6gA

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                Leo G

                Fascism is an ideology of the Left not the Right.

                A problem with this statement is the vague and variable meaning assigned to the terms “Left” and “Right”.
                Modern usage generally refers to an ad hoc grouping of several social hierarchical orders into a binary division in the government of France up to the time of the Revolution (ie the French “Estate” System) but has much earlier origins, probably preceding the Greek “Classical Period”.
                My view is that our perceptions of Fascism and Marxism are based on historical instances of degenerate Corporatism.
                US style Liberal Corporatism was travelling well until its recent shift into genocidal progressivism.

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                How about Left = Big Government and Right = Small Gov (Individual rights).

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                Leo G

                How about Left = Big Government and Right = Small Gov (Individual rights).

                Alternatively Left = Big Government (“positive” group rights) and Left = Small Government (“negative” individual rights)
                By “negative” rights I mean specific rights, recognised by government, for individuals to be free of arbitrary interference by government.
                The recent US Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade appears to have corrected an earlier decision which asserted a woman’s absolute positive right to abort a foetus with the current decision affirming more fundamental negative rights of the woman and the foetus- in the case of the foetus, the right not to be subject to arbitrary termination of life based solely on a mother’s prerogative.

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                b.nice

                Left = Big Government = social control agendas, totalitarianism, dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, contempt for electoral democracy = fascism.

                Right = Small Gov = Individual freedoms and rights = NOT fascism

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                Leo G

                Left = Small Government (“negative” individual rights)

                Sorry. Can’t always tell my own Left from my Right. That should more rightly have been:-
                Right = Small Government (“negative” individual rights)

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                FarmerDoug2

                I’ll go for left = globalesm.
                Right = nationalism

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                Leo G

                I’ll go for left = globalesm.

                Globalism: the globe-spanning order centred on the dominant economic power.
                That indeed is Big Government. Global nationalism.

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                Stuart Hamish

                David Maddison, Benito Mussolini was a hardline socialist and editor of a socialist newsletter before he morphed – seamlessly I might add – into the archetypal fascist dictator ..

                ” Xi’s intention was to uplift the worlds poor and make money “.Oh please . Then why is the Chinese Communist Party ruthlessly enforcing Marxist Leninist ideology El Gordo ? For the sake of benevolence ? The transparently grand strategy of Xi Jinping’s CCP is to exercise hegemony and emerge as the world superpower Why don’t you undertake research to see how expatriate Africans are treated in China and stop acting as a shill

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                b.nice

                David, You will never get Ian to understand the real origins of fascism and that it is, at its core, pure totalitarian leftism.

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                Bozotheclown

                Right= Stability
                Left= Instability

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              b.nice

              WRONG, Fascism originated from the far-left.. social organisation based on Nazi principles.

              “before World War II… “fascism was widely viewed as a progressive social movement with many liberal and left-wing adherents in Europe and the United States”

              Wikipedia does not get to change definitions to suit its agenda.

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                Ian

                WRONG, Fascism originated from the far-left.. social organisation based on Nazi principles.

                As is often the case it is you that is entirely wrong. The facts can be found at ”

                https://www.britannica.com/story/were-the-nazis-socialists

                You should read them they are not what you frequently state.

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                What facts? Looks like an opinion to me.

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                Stuart Hamish

                b. nice is only partly in error Ian …Aside from the fact Wikipedia does alter its definitions to suit the agendas of the sites editors , Fascism was ‘not based on Nazi principles’ [ it was the other way round ] The ideology originated in postwar Italy and its founding philosopher was Giovanni Gentile who was impressed with Marxism . So were Josef Goebell’s and Hitler who were influenced by the totalitarian genocidal ideas of Marx and Engels and the eugenics programs of American and European ‘progressives’ like Hilary Clinton’s idol Margaret Sanger and Greta Thunbergs ancestor Svante Arrehenius [ yes its true ] ..Benito Mussolini was indeed a radical socialist before he transformed into a fascist dictator ..You are in denial of historical reality The link you provided only contests part of the argument

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              b.nice

              Fascism, properly understood, is not a phenomenon of the right at all.

              Instead, it is, and always has been, a phenomenon of the left.

              This fact – an inconvenient truth if ever there was one – is obscured in our time by the equally mistaken belief that fascism and communism are opposites.

              In reality, they are closely related, historical competitors for the same constituents, seeking to dominate and control the same social space.

              Fascism…. is people like you, Ian !

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                David Maddison

                It’s only when the Left are not in power that they pretend to be nice, b.nice.

                When they are in power, they are ruthless, repressive and violent, as history shows with both the National Socialists and the International Socialists.

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                Ian

                “Fascism, properly understood, is not a phenomenon of the right at all.”

                Unfortunately your first line renders the rest of your comment invalid as you do not properly understand anything `as is shown by many of your comments

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                TdeF

                Forget left and right. It was the National Socialist party. If someone wants to say socialists are right, fine. We are in a world where liberals are socialists too.

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                b.nice

                Mussolini was installed by the German National SOCIALIST Party. !

                “The National Fascist Party (Italian: Partito Nazionale Fascista, PNF) was an Italian political party, created by Benito Mussolini as the political expression of Italian Fascism and as a reorganization of the previous Italian Fasces of Combat”

                “In the 1930s, senior figures in the Democratic Administration of Franklin Roosevelt, the most left-leaning government the U.S. had yet seen, studied and recommended emulating a number of Mussolini’s most interventionist economic policies.”

                Ian [snip] doesn’t get to run away from the facts.

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                Lawrie

                Hitler detested communism because he considered the Nazi socialism to be superior. Both Communism and Fascism are socialist in nature and differ only in application.

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                b.nice

                ““Fascism, properly understood, is not a phenomenon of the right at all.””

                So you admit that you don’t understand the basic facts of the origins of Fascism.

                That is plainly illustrated in your petty ad hom comment.

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              Philip

              All the neo-nazi types today are quite left, certainly economically. They believe in tariffs and factories, they certainly don’t believe in liberal democracy’s idea of free trade.

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              el+gordo

              We can all agree, China is not a Communist state.

              It has a mixed economy just like ours and they have billionaires too.

              So leaving aside the political sleights, their secondary aim is to win back Taiwan without firing a shot. Simply by getting the bulk of UN members on their side.

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              James Murphy

              “cancel culture” is driven by “the left”
              destruction of historic monuments and re-writing of history is driven by “the left”
              “the left” now actively support multi-national corporations in their efforts to control and dictate what we can and cannot do
              “the left” support extreme levels of censorship, happily seeing people lose their jobs over nothing, and actively supporting big tech companies and legacy media organisations in their aims to control everything we do.
              “the left” cannot tolerate dissent in any form, usually meeting it with violence, not cogent arguments

              “The Left” are the fascists – using the protection of the state and big business to violently suppress anyone daring to speak out of turn.

              Whatever happened in the past is irrelevant, the only people I see wanting to control everything we do, say, and think are on “the left” at the moment. No, not all left leaning people, but enough to literally cause loss of life.

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              ando

              You clearly have no idea what ‘right wing’ means.

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            DLK

            They [china] are our biggest trading partner, we can deal with the fascists.

            so money trumps all other values, including the right of individuals?

            they are australia’s biggest trading partner because the Lima Agreement of 1975 decamped Australia’s industrial base to china and other parts of the third world.

            (as an aside, there is a clip of mel gibson explaining this very point to ray martin in about 1987; as elsewhere in the western world, political class was not interested, of course).

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              DLK

              Mel Gibson Warns About the Chinese Takeover in 1987

              link

              [Mel does not directly mention the lima agreement but talks about foreign aid to ‘red china’ (et al) to create a steel industry directly in competition with australia]

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        Custer Van Cleef

        What’s misunderstood about the Internment Camps full of Uighurs?

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          el+gordo

          Its within their own country and the dictatorship is very strict on its own people.

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            DLK

            Its within their own country and the dictatorship is very strict on its own people.

            chinese corporations are run by the chinese government: “No such thing as a private company in China”

            they can therefore use their corporate power (social, political, economic) to influence the decision making in foreign countries where they operate, for the benefit of the ccp.

            this means that the influence of the chinese fascist dictatorship (fascism being the union of state and corporate power) extends beyond its own national boundaries.

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    David Maddison

    In 2015 Chinese Military Scientists said Third World War would be fought with biological weapons

    Yes. Coronavirus was the exercise they needed to test Western responses and look at dispersal techniques etc..

    It worked better than they could possibly imagine. Sun Yat-sen and Chairman Mao would be most pleased.

    1) It proved the loyalty to the Chicomms of their Slave Army of Useful Idiots of the Left embedded in the West for their support of draconian policies of the West.

    2) It proved the willingness of Western Governments and people to throw away values such as individual rights and freedoms like freedom of speech and movement. Draconian legislation was introduced in most Western countries to further enable this, most of which will never be removed, including in Australia.

    3) The lockdowns caused tremendous economic damage to Western countries, further weakening them. The damage was possibly as great as WW1 and WW2, or at least approaching that in magnitude if you include the massive debts incurred.

    4) Big Pharma, and the useful idiots who supported them convinced governments to ban the use of safe, effective drugs or vitamin supplements such as D (in the deficient) to treat or confer resistance to ‘rona, even in the absence of “vaccines” which initially were not initially available. This caused thr unnecessary loss of many lives.

    5) Tremendous social damage was also done, demoralising and weakening populations and social networks and cohesiveness.

    The preparatory weakening of the West was done without firing a shot. The next phase will be even easier.

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    David Maddison

    “Chinese colonists good. European colonists bad.”

    Africa (in general) was far better under European colonisation than it ever will be under the Chicomms.

    Obviously there were some bad colonisers of the West such as the Belgians but in general colonisation was beneficial to Africa who previously had no advanced systems of government or organisation and planning, law, medicine, engineering, literacy, numeracy, human rights etc..

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        David Maddison

        Yes, but I was talking about Africa.

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        KP

        From what I saw in Africa none of the colonisers did any good for the locals. Every one of them treated the place like a playground for their rich, to be exploited on the harshest terms for economic gain and to subvert their fellow-colonising enemies.

        China is no different- I’m sure all their “aid” is just like the West’s, “Here’s $150million, $20million in bribes for the top politicians and $130mil for you to spend on our products..”

        Those locals sent overseas for education became spies for the colonisers and their education led to a safe Govt sinecure somewhere so their medical/science/engineering degree was never used.

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          el+gordo

          ‘China is no different-‘

          This is the 21st century and socialism with Chinese characteristics is a long way from European colonialism.

          Premier Xi imagined a smooth roll out of infrastructure, while ignoring the political cultures of the democratic African states. This was mistake and no doubt the cadres are studying political science.

          Over time, all being well, they should achieve the desired outcome of lifting the masses into the middle class.

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            Stuart Hamish

            ” This is the 21st century and socialism with Chinese characteristics is a long way from European colonialism ” ……..” Over time all being well, they should achieve the desired outcome of lifting the masses into the middle class ”

            .Socialism combined with ethno – nationalism [ ‘ Chinese characteristics “] is national socialism . You have essentially defined the PRC as a national socialist regime and here you are glorifying it with your boring hackneyed Marxist Leninist rhetoric . This is the 21st century and Xi Jinping’s tyranny exhibits some strikingly disturbing parallels with 1930’s Nazi Germany

            [i] Ruthless persecution and repression of religious and ethnic minorities including genocide ,overt racism and discrimination . Xi Jinpings regime has even mimicked the gruesome Nazi practice of harvesting prison inmates human hair for commercial purposes

            [ii Invasions and annexations of neighboring territories [ Korea ,Vietnam , India ,Tibet ]

            [iii] Concentration camps and slave labor

            [iv] State authoritartian control over a mixed economy incorporating capitalist enterprises
            [v] Gdansk and the reunification of Hong Kong . The 38 Anschluss and Taiwan
            [vi] The 1933 Vatican Reichkonkordant and the Vatican’s [ apparently lucrative ] secret deal legitimized by Pope Francis with the Chinese Communist Party

            ” Over time all being well…….. “

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      b.nice

      Chinese don’t possess “white privilege”.. So its all OK !

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      Ian

      “Africa (in general) was far better under European colonisation than it ever will be under the Chicomms.”

      Suggest you bone up on reality. Here’s a start that might change your rosy opinion of European colonisation

      “Effects of Imperialism in Africa
      Colonialism had a huge impact on the lives of Africans. Economic policies were adopted by Europeans who destroyed the colonies, rather than help them. Africa was damaged economically, politically, and culturally. Africa’s traditional lifestyles and culture were destroyed. The Europeans had no interest in traditional African culture and had no concern for the Africans. There were several negative effects of colonialism that became evident after many African nations became independent.

      First of all, colonial governments took over much of Africa’s land for their own personal or commercial use, like mining or commercial farms. They were selective in choosing land and took only the best and called it their own. Belgium and Britain were mostly responsible for taking the land. The Belgians took land in the Congo and the British conquered land in Kenya and South Africa. Central, East, and South Africa had nice climates and fertile soil, encouraging the British and Belgians to settle these areas.

      Once European nations began creating farms and mining companies in Africa, they needed people to work on them so they started using Africans as cheap labor. Africans who lived in this area either lost their land to Europeans or were unable to live off their land. They moved to the towns, farms, or mines started by Europeans. Working conditions were terrible, with corporal punishment and low wages. They were paid in cash and food rations.

      https://www.lcsnc.org/cms/lib/NC01911169/Centricity/Domain/1414/Effects%20of%20Imperialism%20in%20Africa.pdf

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        KP

        Their biggest failing was to draw lines on a map and say “This is our country..” In almost all instances they cut tribes in half, filled their new country with mixtures of poeples and favoured one tribe over another.

        After their independence nearly all colonies fell into civil war as those tribes fought for power.

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          Philip

          Yes. Multiculturalism is like that. It will always bring strife.

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          el+gordo

          In the first instance the slave trade didn’t recognise borders.

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          Ian

          “Their biggest failing was to draw lines on a map and say “This is our country..” ”

          Yeah you’re right, that’s a very cogent point.

          I guess the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is due to the WW2 victors well -meaning intentions to redress the Holocaust is a prime example of drawing lines on a map

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            Sceptical+Sam

            Yep. You’re right on that.

            Gaza should never have been left outside the borders of Israel – nor the Left Bank.

            The inhabitants would then have been granted the same rights as those granted in Israel – if they stayed – with no right of return if they departed.

            Thus Israel became the only democratic and free country in the Middle-east. Multi-party parliamentary democracy. Universal suffrage. Rule of Law. Freedom of the press. Human rights enshrined in the Constitution. Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, with Supreme Court having overriding authority.

            Yep.

            Lines on a map. Makes such a difference for those left out.

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        Ronin

        Look how well they’ve done since gaining independence. sarc.

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        Philip

        What I see there Ian sounds pretty good to me. The world is not always a pretty place, as the West is about to find out.

        But what you are saying is quite correct. The Africans often had little interest in western man’s way, his society, work ethic, laws and systems. And as Ian Smith said he wasn’t sure their idea or concept of society was wrong, but it was certainly different.

        That’s why Smith was implementing a genuine multicultural society, the infrastructure laws and integration for the blacks in it. A black could have become PM under Smith’s plan, but he would have been trained, educated about such things so as to be capable. It could have quite possibly worked well. Reportedly most blacks were quite content with the Rhodesians, they had land they were happy to exist on. But a minority caused trouble spurred on by marxist agitators.

        OF course you take best land as a colonizer, you are there to survive and thrive, and surviving wasn’t easy those days.

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        b.nice

        “Colonialism had a huge impact on the lives of Africans”

        Yes, for a while under English colonisation, South Africa, Zimbabwee etc flourished and was making progress…

        Since then.. well, not so much…

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        robert rosicka

        Ian you remind me of that line from that movie “The life of Brian” – “What have the Romans ever done for us “ or in this case Europeans .

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    Vicki

    Still, it was surprising & pleasing to see the African voting bloc stop the proposal for the WHO to assume control of global vaccination programs.

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    cadger

    Justin Trudeau’s Liberals emerged from the Sept. 20 national ballot with a renewed minority mandate, while the Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, formed the official Opposition.

    O’Toole, who is no longer leader, claimed on a podcast recorded this month that the Conservatives lost eight or nine seats to foreign interference from China.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/china-may-have-tried-to-discourage-canadians-from-voting-conservative-federal-unit-1.5959464

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    PeterW

    Carlson would be more credible on this subject if he wasn’t so hell-bent on ignoring the COLONISATION of the Ukraine but China’s best-buddy, Vlad Putin.

    Whatever you want to say about Zelensky, he is both less dictatorial than Putin (there are no free broadcasters in Russia that are not controlled by Putin’s cronies) and more accountable to the Ukrainian people.

    There are reasons to like Carlson, but his knee-jerk excuses for opposing American policy solely because it is the policy of the Biden administration, is neither fair nor right.

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      cadger

      Whatever you want to say about Zelensky

      As Jan 6 Committee hyperventilates about unarmed protestors, it is worth re-visiting US role in the 2014 armed insurrection in Ukraine (Maidan) in which US officials egged on rioters and insurrectionists at every step and sanctioned Ukr government for trying to restore order.

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1543204552203173888.html

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        Curious George

        Sure, Stephen McIntyre was there and saw it. Ukraine must be de-Nazified (Vladimir Adolfovich).

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    Honk R Smith

    Well, it’s evolved from NWO to LWO … progress?

    https://nypost.com/2022/07/01/biden-adviser-liberal-world-order-demands-enduring-high-gas-prices/

    You will eat bugs, live in the dark, own nothing and be happy … or else.

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      David Maddison

      Yes, bug eating is definitely on the agenda of the Left for non-Elites.

      As a half-step there, I notice McDonald’s now has a “McPlant” burger made from vegan “meat”.

      I wonder what they’ll call their bug-based burger?

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        Ronin

        McBug-ger

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        James Murphy

        I seem to recall that the “veggie burger” options at Hungry Jacks / Burger King and McDonalds had just about the highest calorie or Kilojoule count of anything on their respective menus. I am guessing it is because the fried patty was essentially potato with some added vegetables.

        Still better than bugs…!

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    Turtle

    Here’s a song on this theme. Australians over 40 may remember it from the Buy Australian campaign of the 80s.

    True Blue

    By John Williamson

    Hey True Blue, don’t say you’ve gone
    Say you’ve knocked off for a smoko
    And you’ll be back la-ater on
    Hey True Blue, Hey True Blue
    Give it to me straight, face to face
    Are you really disappearing
    Just another dying race
    Hey True Blue
    True Blue, is it me and you
    Is it Mum and Dad, is it a cockatoo
    Is it standin’ by your mate when he’s in a fight
    Or just Vegemi-ite
    True Blue, I’m a-asking you
    Hey True Blue, can you bear the load
    Will you tie it up with wire
    Just to keep the show on the road
    Hey True Blue
    Hey True Blue, now be Fair Dinkum
    Is your heart still there
    If they sell us out like sponge cake
    Do you really care
    Hey True Blue

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    Neville

    I know that African data doesn’t seem to interest many people but even Matt Ridley recently shared a personal interest in Kenya and Tanzania since 1968 and he also used the population and life expectancy data then compared to the same data today.
    But African countries have shown rapid improvement since 1952 despite the curse of HIV AIDs since the 1980s and Malaria deaths have always been a problem.
    AGAIN here’s what I wrote about Africa a couple of days ago and I used the UN data from Macrotrends site.
    BTW I’m sure China will continue to help themselves to the resources of Africa and will always put Chinese interests first and Africans last.
    But do we have to spend endless trillions $ around the world because we somehow have a looming Climate CRISIS / EMERGENCY/ or even an EXISTENTIAL threat?
    And apparently we now have to WASTE trillions $ on TOXIC S & W globally to fix this very dangerous problem?
    But who really thinks about their delusional claims?
    Can we easily prove they are wrong about the looming threat to the Human race?
    Here’s the African data for population and life expectancy since 1950.
    1950 population 232 million, life expectancy 36 years.

    1970 pop 363 million, life exp 46 yrs.

    2000 pop 810 mill, life exp 53 yrs.

    2022 pop 1400 million, life exp 63.8 yrs.

    The combined 53 African countries are poor and should be our worst example, but the past 72 years years have seen the highest population increase in Human history, plus today we also have the highest life expectancy as well.
    How is this possible if we’re facing a Climate CRISIS?
    In fact since 1950 we’ve seen record improvement and a very BENIGN climate.
    AGAIN here’s the UN African data from Macrotrends site.

    https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/AFR/africa/life-expectancy

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      Sceptical+Sam

      Cripes Neville, keep that to yourself.

      The lefty snowflake useful idiots can’t handle facts like that.

      It’s just not the narrative, you know?

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        Honk R Smith

        Yep, another way to look at the ‘Liberal vs. Conservative/Left vs. Right’ divide.
        Narrative vs. Reality
        Aspiration vs. Ability
        Control vs. Freedom
        Fragility vs. Strength
        State vs. God
        Equity vs. Equality
        Global vs. National
        Consensus vs. Science
        Feminism vs. ‘toxic’ masculinity (but we can’t define a woman)
        Advancing glaciers vs. receding glaziers
        (enlightened global government policy will make them stand still, faith is all the is required, and the New Faith must be enforced without debate)

        Almost seems like Light vs. Dark (or rolling blackouts).
        In America, the ‘right’ to terminate a birthing person’s emerging fully gestated offspring for convenience is bringing some to riotous condition.
        (Even though in ‘reality’ this ‘right’ will remain uninfringed in 30 States.)
        These same people will protest the killing of chickens.

        Good vs. Evil is pretty much it.

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          Graeme No.3

          Why are glaziers receding? With all those “peaceful” street demonstration I would have thought repeat business would be booming.

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    David Maddison

    Have you ever seen a Leftist be critical of China being the world’s largest CO2 emitter (by far) or their weekly builds of new coal fired power stations? Or their consumption of around 10 million tonnes of coal PER DAY?

    Have you ever seen a Leftist support a proper inquiry into the origins of the WuFlu?

    Or critical of massive human rights violations in China?

    Or critical of their trade in human organs with prisoners killed to order to provide body parts? (In 2007 a transplant doctor admitted that 95% of organs come from prisoners.)

    I didn’t think so.

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    Philip

    The Chinese are exempt or not detected by the leftist radar because Chinese are not white, they can’t possibly be bad. Everything for the leftist comes from their core self loathing of their western culture, which comes from their love, a theoretical love, of others over themselves, an out of control sense of compassion.

    A sense of compassion at odds with their reality which is they are actually quite selfish people – my personal experience – displayed by their desire for equity, because is benefits them.

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      KP

      “Everything for the leftist comes from their core self loathing of their western culture, which comes from their love, a theoretical love, of others over themselves, an out of control sense of compassion. ”

      Nah- they are just so pleased to find someone who they can feel superior to as they see the non-whites as inferior, rather than have to compete with the rest of the white race. It makes them feel good inside as they toss 20c to the black boys digging in the rubbish bins.

      Funnily enough, the most ‘Leftist’ countries, Russia and China, are those that don’t have immigration from the third world or other races. “Left” is becoming a very slippery definition.

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        Philip

        Indeed the term leftist is very complicated. Im not sure it is even relevant anymore. I only use it for ease of use.

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    Dennis

    A point that always seems to be ignored and/or maybe not understood is the UN Lima Protocol 1975 agreement between developed nations to support developing nations to take over manufacturing industry over time. China has greatly benefited from this and now has an economy and military to rival the United States of America as a result.

    Consider other UN agreements and treaties following the Lima Protocol including Agenda 21, Kyoto and Paris Agreements, etc. All effectively undermining or locking up the strengths of developed nations, gradually.

    The list for consideration is long, but add the history of now deceased Maurice Strong, former UN employee who became a billionaire and is said to have been the architect of using natural climate and weather to create a hoax scare campaign of political agendas. He was granted asylum in Communist China, his cousin was a girlfriend of Chairman Mao Zedong of China and Strong advocated an end to the capitalist (free enterprise) system as the world knows it replaced by a controlled and managed system much like the CCP operates for selected trustworthy comrades.

    So gradually Communist China is gaining economic and military strength, “China Associates” in developed nations are taking advantage of investment opportunities and benefiting from donations to their political parties.

    Meanwhile social engineering in developed nations weakens the people of the developed nations.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    China wouldn’t be such a problem if western nations could accept the judicious use of TARIFFS.

    The Trump-era tariffs have either disappeared, or are about to, under the Manchurian Candidate known by the code-name Jao Bai Den.

    Because of trade deficits, the world’s wealth is piling up in China.
    And when the money comes back to the west, a lot of times, they’re not buying Goods & Services, instead they’re buying “big assets” — land, buildings, companies, etc.
    That increases their power & influence in our countries.

    The way tariffs are NOT being set to counter this, is playing into China’s hands.

    We’re led by fools, and the Golden Dragon is laughing behind its hand.

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    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    I sometimes lose faith in these fora. I appreciate the cathartic effects of airing my views, and grateful to Jo for providing the precious space, but then think what difference does it make in helping to solve any problems. The answer is that alerting others to the truth is noble and effective in ways we don’t sometimes appreciate. Luke 12:2 (ESV) says: “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known”.

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    John Connor II

    Chinese children are being taught multi-variable calculus. The west in teaching children that men can have babies.
    This will not end well.

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      David Maddison

      A Western child wouldn’t be able to add up a small grocery bill but they will tell you all 57 (or whatever) supposed “genders”…

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        John Connor II

        A bit more than 57 now.

        https://www.healthline.com/health/different-genders#a-d

        Never mind. Western kiddies can go work in government or the BOM.😄

        As for real jobs like engineering, dawg help us when 2+2=5 because of racial maths or when a right-angle is 95 degrees.

        (Oops – I almost forgot the plumbing industry where a right angle equals 95 degrees, and has for decades. Snort…)

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          James Murphy

          in some parts of the oil industry, the foot has 10 inches…
          As for a “right-angle”, that name sounds like fascism, and “straight lines” are homophobic. what we need is inclusive terminology…

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    Zane

    China is a gigantic bubble.

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      Dennis

      During an interview on Sky News Business the economy of China was discussed, it is declining and predicted to fall to maybe 2-3 per cent GDP growth per year from the 10 per cent plus that had been achieved.

      A candidate for the position of POTUS once remarked during a debate “It’s the economy stupid” … without a strong economy producing taxable income and therefore tax revenue to governments to pay for the services and infrastructure governments provide for the people prosperity soon fades away.

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    David Maddison

    It was inevitable that sub-Saharan Africa was colonised by some more technological advanced power, whether it be Europe or China.

    Sub-Saharan Africa never developed a written language or a counting system much beyond three nor did they develop two story dwellings or the wheel.

    Whatever the reasons, they were among the least technologically advanced people on earth, along with Australian Aboriginies.

    There are indeed some examples of ancient iron smelting, and copper and brass in some parts of Africa but it’s use seems to have been confined to jewellery and some tools and weapons but didn’t seem to contribute greatly to African civilisation or technology as a whole.

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      el+gordo

      ‘ … least technologically advanced people on earth …’

      When Europeans discovered Australia they thought the local people were less technologically advanced.

      On the matter in hand, surely the West should do something about central and south America to match China.

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        Dennis

        The early explorers soon learnt that the local people were innovative and very capable survivors in extremely harsh conditions that defeated many white explorers.

        ADF Major Les Hiddins (Bush Tucker Man of the television series produced to cover his travels writing a survival manual for the Army and he was often helped by Indigenous Australians who amazed him with their knowledge and the wide selection of bush foods available if you know how to identify them. And where to find water, what the signs are.

        An Indigenous Australian in the Northern Territory explained to me that the rivers and creeks are not really dry, they flow upside down he said with a smile.

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          el+gordo

          Over 60,000 years they adapted to their environment.

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            Kalm Keith

            Some say less than that.
            Was Mungo Man of the same lineage?

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              Graeme No.3

              Supposedly (maybe) 40,000 years old BUT…the ‘ancient’ Bradshaw painting (originally 40,000 years old)…
              https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/wa-rock-art-dates-back-17000-years-ng-s-2050628

              Certainly aborigines must have arrived before ocean rise across Torres Strait (less than 18,000 years ago). But Mungo Man doesn’t seem to have been of modern build. We aren’t allowed to speculate about successive waves of migration nor why early explorers saw differing types – It will soon be called The Pascoe Effect on the ABC. You know, how they learnt about farming salty land by growing crops on the dried up Arafura sea bed before they decided to migrate to Australia over 80,000 years ago (or 8,000 years before modern man left Africa).

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                Dennis

                The latest estimate of 65-70,000 years was based on excavation of caves in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory which suggests that the people probably migrated via Papua New Guinea area, I understand that during the last Ice Age the Gulf of Carpentaria was a lake, Torres Strait Islands one segment of the shoreline and PNG another.

                Cape York The Savage Frontier is an interesting book on this subject.

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            Len

            Try 4,000.

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        rowjay

        I think that there is another group of people who are eyeing “modern” Australia now and are thinking the exact same thing as the Europeans a few centuries ago.

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      James Murphy

      The Incas didn’t have (or at least didnt use) the wheel either.
      I once heard an interesting theory about cultures without the wheel, or which never developed as quickly as others. some of it is due to the environment. if one lives in a densely vegetated rainforest in mountainous/muddy terrain, the wheel is maybe not that useful. Some of it is due to population size being just high enough to have everyone slowly starving to death, some is due to lack of influence or pressure to innovate, and some is malnutrition resulting in lower than optimal intelligence.

      We have a lot of people against progress today – maybe the same mentality existed tens of thousands of years ago. we shouldn’t adopt new ways of doing things because change is bad… the person who invented the wheel is actually a devil, and the person who said “let’s start cultivating land and herding animals” is a heretic.

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    Alistair Crooks

    I dont think China is alone in its “colonisation” of Africa. The West appears to have sublet the colonisation project to private interests … like the Gates Foundation for example.

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      Does Gates represent the West? Seems to me he represents himself and works against many of the ideals of the Free West…

      But there would be other vested interests at work in Africa — fair point.

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    Zane

    Antarctica is said to have large deposits of coal. Interestingly China maintains various bases in Antarctica, both within and outside the Australian Antarctic Territory. These bases are never inspected. But I’m sure there’s nothing untoward going on there. Chinese researchers are likely just very intrigued by the mating habits of the southern penguin. 😃

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      rowjay

      Timor to the north, Pacific Islands to the east, Antarctica to the south and Africa to the west. I’m starting to get the feeling that the noose is tightening.

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      Gary S

      Reminds one of the joke regarding the Chinese tourist facing court charged with killing and eating a penguin on Phillip Island. After being castigated by the judge, the defendant expressed remorse and stated in his defence, that he had never done anything similar in the past, and would not re-offend. On leaving the courtroom, he was summoned by the judge, who whispered; ‘Out of curiosity, I can’t help wondering – what did the penguin taste like?’ The Chinaman replied – Oh, I dunno, sort of like a cross between a koala and an echidna.’

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    Dave in the States

    Kind of a different slant, but it’s down thread. This phrase caught my eye:

    The West might be quite cheap to buy off really.

    The $31 million taken by the bidens, that is known about so far, might seem like a lot of money, but when we consider it’s about 1/2 the cost of a modern jet fighter, the Chinese are getting quite a return on their investment.

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    Harry Passfield

    I’ve been boring my friends and family for years about how the Chinese are the new ‘colonialists’ who are taking over Africa – the continent that we Brits have been accused so much for having abused it.
    And so the world turns…

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    Zane

    Africans have been known to exploit other Africans too. Jest sayin’ loike…

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