Every cloud has a silver lining, and with the coronavirus, the worldwide pandemic started by Chinese epicurean perversions, it’s that the greatest victim of this breakout is globalism.
Globalisation was the host of this virus, for it allowed it to attack 100 counties after spreading from where it emerged. Globalisation is the reason that Italy has suffered worse than even China since by the rules governing the European Union it couldn’t simply shut its gates to curb the contagion.
Globalisation will be to blame when countries find themselves short of medicines, medical equipment, and other essential resources. Under globalisation, dependent nations who outsourced their manufacturing have been left at their peril during times of international crisis. Under globalisation, national prosperity has been supplanted by the liberal program of ‘spreading the wealth’, à la the Lima Declaration. But when that wealth is needed, to secure lifesaving medical equipment such as ventilators, and pay for hospital beds, the money is not there. The capital has gone to feather the nests of our needy neighbours’ corrupt leaders.
Unfettered travel and migration, globalism’s most central tenets, are now its greatest failings. For it was that uncontrolled passage of human beings which allowed the virus to transmit from person to person, and person to crowd. The randomness of interactions of those not tested after coming off planes, or those floating bio-labs we call cruise ships, has allowed individuals to come into contact with unsuspecting carriers who in turn carry it with them to the next poor victim.
The signature non-competitive markets of globalisation are breaking up like sailing boats hammered on a stormy sea. World markets are in freefall, with the ASX shedding billions in a continual losing streak. Life as we know it, here in Australia, has been turned on its head and spun around like a break-dancing cretin. Reduced to the hospitality industry, all dependent on mining exports, having closed down pretty much all manufacturing, the shift work that kept so many Australians (and many times more international students who shouldn’t have been working) afloat is now scrubbed away like the lesson on yesterday’s whiteboard.
The economic impact of COVID-19, which will see a million Australians on welfare, is already being compared to the Great Depression. And we have China and its ungodly ‘wet markets’ to thank for it, even though Beijing is busily trying to blame America for smuggling the virus into Wuhan as a bioweapon and unleashing it to discredit the great panda. Chinese lie like a butterfly flutters in the sunlight.
To have our country at the mercy of a quasi-imperialist monster like China must surely now seem like the worst idea in the world. The grab for that easy cash, which comes with so many strings attached, as opposed to negotiating multi markets, has put us precariously in their clasp.
Is nationalism on the horizon, even a sort of ‘democratic nationalism’ (fake nationalism with multiracialism-ED) as some commentators call it? Or, will the need to rebuild our economy make things even worse? Will Tony Abbott’s Northern Australian development policy come onto the table, with our top half becoming China’s food bowl and their workers being flown in to conduct all the mining, stock feeding, and allocating of water resources? Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who is, in reality, a Chinese spy, is counting down the days to the end of lockdown so he can fly as fast as he can to Beijing and offer up more of his state’s economy to the celestials.
But that would be to fail to heed the message brought by the death of globalisation, and especially the caveat about dealing with a people that dine on plague-ridden flying rats.
Politics, like everything else about Australia, has just changed forever. Nationalists need to seize the day and be ready. Our model is the only one that will ensure that Australia can grow to stand on its own two feet. The worst thing that could happen is for our time to come and be so distracted that we fail to see it pass on by.
Because the day of the ‘Green’ has just become shorter. We support unreservedly a strong dedication to environmental preservation, but The Greens ceased being about the environment aeons ago. If Australia is to recover, then our coal, iron ore, and gas industries will be at the fore of reconstruction. We cannot sell them off, and we cannot shut them down. The bogey of climate change has taken a backseat to a true crisis and all those addled psycho-hippies from Extinction Rebellion will no longer be glueing themselves to the pavement dressed like extras from a futuristic horror movie.
But best of all, we’ll hear no more from bloody Greta Thunberg. That’s worth the sufferings of the pandemic alone.