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Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier

By Caitlin Johnstone | November 15, 2021

60 Minutes Australia has churned out yet another fearmongering war propaganda piece on China, this one so ham-fisted in its call to beef up military spending that it goes so far as to run a brazen advertisement for an actual Australian weapons manufacturer disguised as news reporting.

This round of psychological conformity-making features Australian former major general Jim “The Butcher of Fallujah” Molan saying that in three to ten years a war will be fought against China over Taiwan and that Australians are going to have to fight in that war to prevent a future Chinese invasion of the land down under. He argues Australia will need to greatly increase its military spending in order to accomplish this, because it can’t be certain the United States will protect it from Chinese aggression.

“Australia is monstrously vulnerable at the moment; we have this naive faith that American military power is infinite, and it’s not,” says Molan, who is a contributor to government/arms industry-funded think tanks Lowy Institute and Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Decrying what he calls “panda huggers” (meaning people who aren’t China hawks), Molan claims that “the Chinese Communist Party’s aim is to be dominant in this region and perhaps dominant in the world.” Asked when war might break out, he claims “Given the power that they have in their military they could act any time from now on, and that’s what frightens me more than anything.”

“The next war is not going to be ten or twenty years away, it’s going to be in the next three to ten years,” Molan asserts. “My estimate is that in a serious fight the Australian Defense Force only has enough missiles for days. This is not going to be resolved in days. And of course we’re not big enough. We should expand the defense force significantly… We should fund defense now based on our assessment of the national security strategy which is based on the war that we want to win.”

“In short do you think Australia needs to prepare for war tomorrow?” the interviewer asks Molan.

“Absolutely,” he replies.

Molan makes the ridiculous argument that if Australia does not to commit to defending Taiwan from the mainland then it won’t be long before they can expect a Chinese invasion at home, as though there’s any line that could be drawn between the resolution to a decades-old Chinese civil war and China deciding to invade a random continent full of white foreigners thousands of miles away.

“Suppose we said okay Taiwan you’re on your own up there and the Chinese snapped it up, and the Chinese started looking around the world and they might snap up other liberal democracies like Australia,” Molan argues. “And we might then turn to America and say America well could you give us a bit of a hand here? And the Americans might say what we said to Taiwan. Where do you draw the line? This situation that is developing now is an existential threat to Australia as a liberal democracy.”

Incredibly, the 60 Minutes segment then plunges into several minutes of blatant advertising for Australian defense technology company Defendtex which manufactures weaponized drones designed to be used in clusters, saying such systems could handily be used to defeat China militarily in a cost-effective manner.

The segment also promotes bare-faced lies which have become commonplace in anti-China propaganda, repeating the false claim that Chinese fighter planes have been “breaching Taiwanese airspace” and repeating a mistranslation of comments by Xi Jinping which it used in a previous anti-China segment made to sound more aggressive than they actually were.

This segment follows a cartoonishly hysterical fear porn piece on China put out by the same program this past September which featured Australian Strategic Policy Institute ghouls insisting that Australians must be prepared to fight and die in defense of Taiwan and that a Chinese invasion of Australia is a very real threat. That 60 Minutes segment was preceded by an equally crazy one in May which branded New Zealand “New Xi-Land” for refusing to perfectly align with US dictates on one small foreign policy issue.

To be perfectly clear, there is no evidence of any kind that China will ever have any interest in an unprovoked attack on Australia, much less an invasion, and attempts to tie that imaginary nonsense threat to Beijing’s interest in an island right off its coast which calls itself the Republic of China are absurd.

As we’ve discussed previously, anyone who’d support entering into a war against China over Taiwan is a crazy idiot. In the unfortunate event that tensions between Beijing and Taipei cannot be resolved peacefully in the future there is no justification whatsoever for the US and its allies to enter into a world war between nuclear powers to determine who governs Taiwan. The cost-to-benefit ratio in a conflict which would easily kill tens of millions and could lead to the deaths of billions if it goes nuclear makes such a war very, very, very far from being worth entering into, especially since there’s no actual evidence that Beijing has any interest in attacking nations it doesn’t see as Chinese territory.

There’s so much propaganda going toward generating China hysteria in westerners generally and Australians in particular, and it’s been depressingly successful toward that end. Watching these mass-scale psyops take control of people’s minds one after another has been like watching a zombie outbreak in real time; people’s critical thinking faculties just fall out their ears and then all of a sudden they’re all about cranking up military spending and sending other people’s kids off to die defending US interests in some island.

Please don’t become a zombie. Keep your brain. Stay conscious.

November 17, 2021 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism |

6 Comments »

  1. Some good news, though, on the Aussie front imo💉😷🎯

    AUSTRALIAN PATRIOTS BUILD THE GALLOWS AND MARCH IT DOWN THE STREETS CHANTING HANG DAN ANDREWS
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/4HNpGb2kzE5d/

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    Comment by Leland Roth | November 17, 2021 | Reply

  2. “Molan makes the ridiculous argument that if Australia does not to commit to defending Taiwan from the mainland then it won’t be long before they can expect a Chinese invasion at home”,

    I do recall that, that stupid argument was used prior to the “American War in Vietnam” escalation into the disgrace that it became. Anyone who gets their ideas from a “Pile of bovine excreta” like 60 minutes is willingly choosing to remain stupid forever.

    China and Taiwan are both Chinese. It is where the Kwo Min Tang fled to when Mao kicked them out of China. Let the Chinese and Taiwan work out their problems. Too many American/Australian, and other young men died in Vietnam, to go through absolute stupidity of War again, on behalf of the Elites.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 17, 2021 | Reply

  3. 3-10 years war with china?
    who’s gonna fight?
    aussies will be infirm or dead.
    leaders, elites will be hiding behind toilets.

    the chinese will be amused. no interest in cowards, fools.
    the continent as a waste dump? maybe? soon aussies will be extinct.

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | November 17, 2021 | Reply

  4. The 58,600 brave young American soldiers who died in Vietnam, died in vain, because of the “Military Industrial Complex”, and the 160,000 who were injured, hardly got a mention.

    The MIC is American’s enemy…..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 17, 2021 | Reply

  5. Suggested edits below Caitlin. When this is happening just down the street from you, why talk about China?

    “There’s so much propaganda going toward generating [COVID] China hysteria in westerners generally and Australians in particular, and it’s been depressingly successful toward that end. Watching these mass-scale psyops take control of people’s minds one after another has been like watching a zombie outbreak in real time; people’s critical thinking faculties just fall out their ears and then all of a sudden they’re all about cranking up [PHARMACEUTCAL] military spending and sending other people’s kids off to die defending US interests in some island.

    Please don’t become a zombie. Keep your brain. Stay conscious.”

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    Comment by Richard | November 17, 2021 | Reply

  6. “Know thine enemy!” Invaluable advice for war makers such as Jim Molan. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to have put it into practice when it comes to China. Throughout most of its history, China, unlike the United States, has never embarked on wars of aggression, and, as has been pointed out, Taiwan is part of China, although at the moment under a different political system.
    And why would the Chinese want to invade Australia when they can buy it up – just like the Americans?

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    Comment by Bill Francis | November 18, 2021 | Reply


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