The Case for an Australian Militia (II)

A. The Economic Necessity:

 

I. The U.S. is in deep financial trouble:                                                                      

a) The U.S. has been fighting unproductive, expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

b) The U.S. defence budget is approaching a $1 trillion, but interest payments to China are now $450 billion.

c) Empires historically over-commit and collapse through debt and war. Think of the British Empire: After two World Wars and the associated debts, it’s gone.

d) The U.S. still maintains 64,000 troops in Germany, 33,000 troops in Japan, and 10,000 troops in Italy, with a total of 700 bases on foreign soil. What for?

e) How many wars has the U.S. fought since 1945? The Cold War, Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq (twice). When was it ever attacked militarily? Never.

f) The last U.S. budget surplus was? 1957. For each $2 it takes in taxation, the U.S. spends $3.

g) U.S. government debt rises by $3 million every minute; they don’t know how to stop.

h) “Anyone who looks objectively at actions being taken by the U.S. government to bolster its credit or cause its credit to deteriorate has to reach a very negative conclusion. Why? Simply because the country’s leadership has been taking it downhill for decades on end.”[1] 

i)“Nearly one-fourth of American homeowners live in houses that are underwater, worth less than the mortgages on them.”[2]

j)“America today is nothing more than a spoiled brat blowing through the last of their inheritance.”[3]                                                                                                                                     

II. China has 1.3 billion people:                                                                               

a) China is rapidly developing a modern economy to rival the U.S.

b) Each empire is replaced by its major creditor… The US was Great Britain’s major creditor. Now, China holds more US paper dollars and debt than anyone” (Bill Bonner, 11/8/2011).

c) The Chinese have 2.25 million soldiers, 1,700 fighter planes, 7,000 tanks and eight nuclear subs.[4] We have in Australia, 30,000 soldiers, with 16,900 reservists. Comparing these statistics (using 47,000 Australian soldiers as a basis), that’s a ratio of 1:47, Australian soldiers compared to Chinese.

III. There are food and oil shortages in parts of the world:                           

a)’Global Food Crisis “One Shock Away,” Says World Bank Chief.’[5]                                        

b) Everyone has to eat, and Australia grows a lot of food.  A nation could decide to take it  forcibly, here.

IV. Australians must Consider our Future, Ten Years from Now:                                                             

a) The Golden Rule of Insurance: Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Why? Famous last words are: “That could never happen!” Eight 20th Century incidents:

i) WW I in 1914.

ii) 1.5m. Armenians murdered by Turkey (the twentieth century’s first genocide), in 1915.

iii) The Great Depression in 1929.

iv) The French renege on their commitment to Poland in 1939, to come to her aid in the event of an attack by a third party.

v) WW II, 1939-1945.

vi) German companies contracted to build mass human incinerators in 1942.

vii) The U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan killing some 200,000 people, in 1945.

viii) Some 800,000 Tutsis murdered by the Hutus in Rwanda, in 1994.

Those who say, “That could never happen here!” demonstrate a tragic ignorance of human nature and history. It was Hilaire Belloc who said that

time after time mankind is driven against the rocks of the horrid reality of a fallen creation. And time after time mankind must learn the hard lessons of history; the lessons that for some dangerous and awful reason we can’t seem to keep in our collative memory.

 

 


[1] Mike Rozeff, “A Run on the United States Government,” Rockwell website, 12/7/2011.

[2] Pat Buchanan, “Obama in a Dream World,” Rockwell website, 3/6/2011.

[3] Silver Shield, “Five Reasons Why American Riots will be Worse Than the Rest of the World,” Lew Rockwell website, 12/8/2011.

[4] Statistics obtained from Google.

[5] Robert Zollieck, quoted in “The Sydney Morning Herald,” 28/4/2011.

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