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Dan O'Heirity

We Might Quite Fairly Claim That the CCP Has Murdered More Than 300,000 People

Yesterday I was writing about how the Australian economy has been impacted by the CCP virus and I covered Australia’s barley and beef exports, the tourism sector, and the Higher Education sector in Australia. This video covers some of China’s threats against Australia – the threats with respect to placing 80% tariffs on Australian barley and ceasing to import beef from 4 of Australia’s’ abattoirs and it does so without pulling any punches.

Just as importantly the video makes exactly the same point that I was making yesterday. If Australia does not stand up to China now, it never will. The equation is, in my view simple. On one side, we have the fact that China engaged in an act of biological warfare through knowingly spreading their virus around the world which means that as of today 16th May 2020, and according to a reliable data source, China is responsible for a virus that has infected 4,722,223 people and caused over 313,226 deaths. On the other side of the equation we have the reaction of the world to the fact that the CCP has essentially murdered 300,000 people through its deliberate act of sending its citizens – many of whom would have been infected with the CCP virus – to countries all around the world.

Here is the definition of murder from a legal dictionary, “The unlawful killing of another human being without justification or excuse“. The CCP has on one line of argument unlawfully killed over 300,000 people in 213 countries and territories across the world. To further support my claim I would offer the following from the legal dictionary, “The precise definition of murder varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Under the Common Law, or law made by courts, murder was the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. The term malice aforethought did not necessarily mean that the killer planned or premeditated on the killing, or that he or she felt malice toward the victim. Generally, malice aforethought referred to a level of intent or recklessness that separated murder from other killings and warranted stiffer punishment.” Would anyone want to claim that China was not reckless in allowing infected Chinese to travel overseas?

There is a section in the above video covering the way in which the free world is beginning to stand up to China. Sweden, for example, has closed all of its Confucius institute – seriously, who ever thought that those institutes were a good idea – and has ended its twin city arrangements with China. New Zealand has called for Taiwan to be included in the World Health Organization membership. However, the report ends by noting that we still have Australian politicians who are speaking out against “vilifying” China. Good God. Well, if you are so in favour of China give up your Australian citizenship and go and live there and then see just how much your views change when you have no freedom of speech and when your every action is surveiled and monitored by the CCP. Try speaking out against Xi Jinping and then enjoy your time in a Chinese jail as you are tortured every day until you confess to your crimes.

The Chinese Economy Is In Trouble and the CCP Has No Answer

Returning to where I started in this article, the news in Australia is, understandably, chock full of stories about the impact of the CCP virus and China’s bullying tactics with respect to the Australian economy. However, as the video below illustrates, the Chinese economy also seems to be suffering as a result of the CCP virus.

I know that there is a human dimension to these stories – Chinese people are suffering – but quite honestly empathy has never been a strong point for me. One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has spoken out regarding the Chinese in Australia who are stripping the country of baby formula to such an extent that Australian mothers cannot find formula in the supermarkets. Hanson said, roughly, that she doesn’t care about the Chinese. She cares about Australian mothers. And I agree. Take this case. A Chinese woman was caught allegedly trying to illegally ship $300,000 worth of baby formula to China. My view. Stop it at the borders, confiscate the merchandise and imprison the Chinese who are trying to get away with pillaging Australia.

Is It Possible to Reconfigure the World Order So That Countries Are Not Dependent on Trade With China?

In the broader scale of things I wonder what might happen in China should the world push back against the CCP and isolate China economically. I get the whole global world economy and the way that countries, including Australia, have become far too economically dependent on China, but my argument would be that the world needs to push through the pain and reconfigure itself so that increasingly autonomous nation states trade with like minded civilized countries that would not engage in bullying and intimidation in times of crisis. I realize that there is a certain naivety in this position but at the same time my mind goes back to the video report at the beginning of this article. China has shown the world how it will behave when it does not get its own way and a failure to de-couple economically from China will leave countries open to further bullying and intimidation in the future. To put it another way, if Western countries do not stand up to China now, then China will have won and that fact would bode very badly for the future of the free world.

First Published May 18th, 2020

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