While ever the LNP/ALP duopoly which kowtows to China stays in power Australia will flounder until drowned
AS Australia’s biggest anti-free trade advocate, Bob Katter, Federal Member for Kennedy has weighed in on the escalating trade tensions with China, slamming successive government free trade policies and warning that unless Australia breaks the “iron ball of bureaucracy around our ankles we will continue to be a begging bowl of Asia” with cattle, cotton, barley, wine, fruit and vegetables and coal.
Mr Katter said it was unsurprising that China was showing no signs of cutting down Australia’s trade deals with the top earning commodities.
“If you take away China as a customer, you’ve lost 30 per cent of the nation’s income, and the criminals that allowed this to happen in the Parliaments of Australia by running around with their free trade, black-dogging the all-powerful Chinese, should be shot.
“For years they were running around saying that free trade would make Australia become the “food bowl of Asia” but we are now the begging bowl of Asia, just look at our fruit and vegetables where Australia is now a net importer.
“The country is now reaping the whirlwind that feeds the greedy snivelling sycophantic slave masters, the snake like Sydney city suits living in their pleasure domes.”
Mr Katter said the only response to Beijing’s power plays was to focus on developing Australia’s self-sufficiency particularly on essential products used every day which are currently produced in China, like plastic.
“Self-sufficiency in a post-Covid world should be the catch cry and I cannot see one single item undertaking by desperate Dan the dictator, or “do what I say” Palaszczuk, the NSW Premier seems to be too busy on extra-curricular activities and while I’d like to very much to think that Josh Frydenberg would be on board, I’m afraid Josh’s background inhibits him from building this nation.
“The problem with letting business build Australia as the Treasurer believes is that businesses are carrying more bureaucracy leg iron than my burdened convict forebears ever had to carry and it is the banks, sorry the “mortgage lenders”, that have led us to this.
“The long term benefit for Australia is to produce in our country sophisticated industrial goods and the industrial by-products of agriculture such as ethanol which opens the way to plastics manufacturing. Fancy importing all your plastic products (your Coca Cola bottles etcetera) from overseas when we could be doing it here.
“Countries like China just print the money to build a development or project; state-of-the-art economies of scale and it is not cheap labour anymore given their wages are over 50 per cent of that of Americas.
“We have the iron ball of bureaucracy around our ankles and we have banks that want to know the value of our house when we want to build a Bradfield Scheme. And the mortgage lender banks are only interested in how much they can sell a half built dam or factory for. They look to the mortgage value rather than the project.
“Australians must throw out their current political and monetary regime and replace it with an aggressive build and own our nation attitude which is the driver in America, China, Europe and Brazil.
“Instead, we are still floundering around in the fairy floss of free marketism which is an explanation and admission that we know absolutely nothing about anything and we don’t have to do anything because it will all be done for us.”
Ha – well spotted!
” central baking criminals”
I don’t know if this was a typo, but it’s appropriate, they ARE cooking the books
(We all need some levity).
Australia needs to have its own manufacturer of motor vehicles again, now that it no longer manufactures any motor vehicles in the country. Japan hosts car manufacturing, similarly South Korea, the United States of America, Germany, France, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. Multiple African countries also host car manufacturing – Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda.
Car manufacturing is right up near the apex of manufacturing, which is probably occupied by aircraft manufacturers. Innovative Australian minds need something to apply their skills to. It wouldn’t be difficult at all to build a superlative range of motor vehicles in Australia because the overwhelming majority of vehicles manufactured around the world today are poorly designed. Front-wheel drive vehicles are an engineering abomination that account for at least 60% of all motor vehicles manufactured worldwide today. Toyota makes cars that are so ridiculously curvy that at least 25% of the potential cargo space in their vehicles is eviscerated. Mercedez-Benz vehicles have an absurd number of unnecessary, complicated electronic systems that make them very difficult and very expensive to maintain.
I suggest an Australian car manufacturer called “Boxcar”. Its point of difference would be the boxy design of its vehicles which maximizes their cargo space. Instead of wildly curved sides that intrude upon potential cargo space, its sides would be mostly vertical, including its rear. It costs a lot of money to acquire and run a motor vehicle, so it makes logical sense that its cargo space should be as large as possible to enable the vehicle to carry as much as possible. Why would anybody want to spend all that money on their car, only to find that they can’t fit a fridge in the back?
It would be ideal for Boxcar vehicles to be made of aluminium, in order to resist corrosion and minimise weight (thus maximising their power to weight ratios), but I defer to the experts on the need for steel in the structural parts of the chassis.
Boxcar vehicles would be rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Engines would only be mounted with their crankshafts parallel to the sides of the vehicles, unlike many ghastly front-wheel drive vehicles today, and would ideally be diesel engines, both reducing the risk of fire in an accident and allowing them to run on recycled cooking oil.
The rear suspension should always be independent and should be so over-engineered that the rear axles never break no matter what conditions and stresses they’re subjected to.
To open the rear hatch of any vehicle and find that there is a lip, being a difference in height between the bottom of the hatch when closed and the level of the cargo space in the rear of the vehicle, is asinine. The bottom of the rear door or doors of the vehicles that Boxcar would produce (such as two barn doors of equal size) should be at the same height as the level of the cargo space in the rear of the vehicle, so that items can be easily moved into and out of this cargo space.
Most motor vehicle manufacturers around the world today design their vehicles to wear out prematurely so that the owners will be forced to buy overpriced spare parts in order to maintain and repair them. Boxcar could earn itself a stellar reputation by designing its vehicles to last as long as possible, thus winning over the hearts and minds of people who have long since abandoned car ownership to shield themselves from this chicanery which has been going on for decades.
It is a national embarrassment that the most popular vehicles in Australia, the Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Camry, the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Landcruiser, are all designed and manufactured many thousands of kilometres away in Japan.
I look forward to the day when the most popular vehicles in Australia are designed and built in Australia by Boxcar.
Whilst ever we have the central baking criminals here we will be slaves. If we try to remove them the US or China will simply invade – the US won’t help because they are all working together..