Cowards of the left love the PRC

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There is a meme doing the rounds of the dark corners of the internet, making a distinction between how the mainstream media reacted when Barack Obama sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military hardware to Taiwan – ie, nothing – and how it lost its proverbial s— when Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, or as I prefer to put it, President of the Republic of China, Tsai Ing-wen.

Greg Sheridan in The Australian put it more eloquently:

“It is, apparently, perfectly OK for Beijing to militarise a vast swath of the South China Sea, to use military force to occupy atolls over which it has no serious historical claim, to construct artificial islands to host military landing strips, to increase its military spending by more than 10 per cent annually for two decades and, of course, to ruthlessly suppress all dissent at home.

“But for Trump to take a congratulatory phone call from the democratically elected president of Taiwan, who came to office in a clean, fair and peaceful ballot, and who has no aggressive intentions towards anybody — that apparently is the crime of the ages.

“Gimme a break.”

One of the guiding principles of dealing with a bully is that you should not allow them to convince you that you have done something wrong when they react belligerently to your doing the right thing.  Then again, perhaps this is a hint as to why the left and its colluding mainstream media have fallen in step with the Communist government of the so-called “People’s” Republic of China; the left reacts belligerently on a regular basis to conservatives doing the right thing – like knows like.

(I don’t see many “free Tibet” stickers these days..)

Or, if you prefer this logic in the form of a cartoon, do enjoy the following from XYZ cartoonist, Orson.

It’s your XYZ.

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David Hiscox

David has studied history and political science at Melbourne University. His thesis was written on how the utilisation of Missile Defence can help to achieve nuclear disarmament. His interest in history was piqued by playing a flight simulator computer game about the Battle of Britain, and he hopes to one day siphon the earnings from his political writings into funding the greatest prog-rock concept album the world has ever seen.

  • Gravedigger

    Trump is going to make trouble for China and not before time,which by default is going to make things awkward for Australia. The time is coming where we will have to choose sides and the leftist bastards littering Australia are going to lose their fucking minds. He has not even taken office and is calling them on their hypocrisy.
    TurnbulI will fill his nappy if this goes down on his watch.

    • Deplorable Pepe

      If Waffles Turnbull fills up his nappy he can upend his Top hat and use that.

  • Salome

    Am I naïve? Probably. But I begin to think that all it would take would be for the free, and sorta free, nations of the world to recognise Taiwan and tell China to wake up to the objective political reality that Taiwan has been governing its own affairs for more than half a century, and China might begin to come into the real world. I am actually ashamed that we just dumped Taiwan (Free China, as we called it) as the price for mutual recognition with China. But then, I’m naïve.

  • isnogood

    This creates a conundrum. The lefties love the PRC leadership for the same reason they hate Trump – nationalism. China has been the world leader in doing what’s only good for China, yet when Trump announced that he will put the US interest first – he became a villain.

  • Deplorable Pepe

    The PRC and the US (and every western nation) are already engaged in a proxy war:
    Cyberwar.
    It will just keep on escalating. China just keeps on baiting nations and making veiled and not so veiled threats.
    But the Chicoms are very patient: if it takes them a 30 year plan to achieve their aims, they are happy to play the long game.
    We are at a constant disadvantage with our revolving door governments and appeasement foreign policy.
    China has pretty much cucked us.

    • Addelad

      Maybe – but to me, PRC is blinded by its own totalitarian sense of superiority. They have massive internal divisions (city rich v rural poor, north v south (Mandarin v Cantonese etc), the massive number of unmarried males, corruption and so on. All this can be controlled only by repression.

      Add to this their arrogant militaristic adventurism and you note that they are surrounded by enemies – Russia always an historical foe, Vietnam ditto, Taiwan, S Korea, Japan and more recently, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Despite our Leftist 5th column, Australia is hardly a friend of the Communist regime and under Trump, US more assuredly is not.

      Their ally? The lunatics in N Korea. Oh, plus academia, DFAT (it goes with bouffant hairdos and pedophilia), US State department, mainstream media, Sam Dastyari and the rest of the anti-Western dross within our ranks.

      It is hardly a universally rosy outlook from the bunkers in Beijing – this, in part, explains their paranoid thieving of our IPR, military build up etc. They are dangerous, but mainly to themselves.

      Long live the ROC! It is year 105 in Taipei, only year 67 in Beijing.

      • Deplorable Pepe

        The Commies have never forgiven or forgotten the Kuomintang.
        Old wounds.
        I have been to Beijing 5 times….the military patrols the streets with armed soldiers in trucks. Just to remind the populace.
        Mao: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
        Love to visit Taipei one day….bucket list.