by DAVID FLINT – WHY are so many Western leaders lacking not only in principle, courage and foresight but also common sense?
The worst is Biden, about whom Robert Gates says he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.
If that were not enough, he has for many years been exposed as the head of a family enterprise selling access and influence into the very heart of Washington and in consequence, compromised by both Moscow and Beijing.
Even The New York Times, whose disreputable past includes covering up Stalin’s man-made famine in the Ukraine as well as the Holocaust, now admits that reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop were not “Russian disinformation” as previously claimed.
That fabrication served its purpose in the election. Now the Times and the rest of the corrupt mainstream media are desperately denying the fact that Biden père is as much up to his neck as Biden fils in the crimes being investigated by a federal grand jury.
This vacuum in Western leadership is nothing new. Most had gone along with Obama’s ill-judged plan to enrich and nuclearise Tehran’s terrorist mullahs who lead the mobs in chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”.
Even while the mullahs are acquiring intercontinental missiles, Biden has revived the Obama deal, appointing Putin to represent the US.
Earlier, all of the West’s leaders had gone along with Bill Clinton’s foolish experiment to admit Beijing to the World Trade Organisation in the naive hope that the communists would then turn their blood-soaked anti-Western dictatorship into a law-abiding democracy.
Most Western leaders fell for this, not even requiring regular proof that this was working.
Closer to home, Beijing is acquiring a base in the Solomons about which the Solomons’ opposition leader says he warned the Australian government.
Our own opposition leader Anthony Albanese claims the Solomons is favouring Beijing because we are not seen as serious about global warming, a ridiculous claim which demonstrates why he should never be given the keys to the Lodge.
Few politicians are adherents of the global warming religion. For some third-world politicians, it is just another way of extracting vast sums of money for their country and, for far too many, for themselves.
Having seen that some elites in advanced Western countries will sell out their nation for a price, Beijing is confident that there are “useful idiots” everywhere.
This surely confirms the fact that defence should be a leading issue in the 2022 election.
This is defence with real and effective weapons now, not the Turnbullian theme that weapons can be delivered many decades hence.
As to manpower, the National Security Cache Program (NSCP) to establish an armed citizenry of 70,000 defence and police veterans, suggested by Kerry Danes, has merit.
In a way, that is what the Ukrainians did and what the Swiss have long done.
As to fighting an invasion, IPA polling suggests that 46 per cent of Australians would stay and fight, but only 32 per cent of those aged 18-24 and 35 per cent of the 25-34.
No doubt this is the result of handing education over to the Marxists.
Time for the major Parties to do their duty or hand government over to someone who can.
Apart from the need for an armed citizenry, what the Ukrainians also made clear is the indisputable biological fact that there are only two sexes and no genders.
The women and children could leave but men from 18 to 60 must stay to fight.
A letter to The Spectator Australia from “Rob” suggests I have “widely touted the benefits of ivermectin”.
Rather than touting, I have questioned the clearly political ruling that there should be no early treatment for the Wuhan virus except for vaccines.
But these could not qualify for emergency use authorisation in the US if any approved drug was effective against the virus.
Hence, the worldwide “misinformation” campaign against ivermectin and any early treatment.
Otherwise billions could not be made out of the vaccines.
“Rob” refers to a NYTimes report about a study of 1300 people concluding ivermectin was ineffective and did not reduce hospitalisation.
The newspaper said there was a “lack of strong research to back” the use of ivermectin.
But The Defender, an online report on children’s health, says there are 81 separate studies on ivermectin involving 128,000 participants demonstrating an average efficacy of 65 per cent.
There are also 22 studies involving 40,000 people on whether it reduces hospitalisation demonstrating an average efficacy of 39 per cent.
Like the National Cabinet, most bureaucrats and social media, I am in no position to declare these studies to be “misinformation”.
And as lawyers know, differences among experts is entirely normal.
I have been asked about my conclusion that the 2022 federal election will probably be the most fraudulent yet.
Fraudsters, I said, are targeting not only the marginals but the nine or so Liberal seats with Zali Steggall look-alikes who, I believe, will support Labor in a hung parliament.
A recent US survey concludes that Australia has the loosest voting rules in the OECD, with most European countries requiring, or about to require, official photo ID.
Even more than multiple voting, the most serious source of fraud is fake registrations, especially ones lodged in “fraudsters week”, the week between the calling of the election and the closing of the rolls.
When reintroduced by the High Court, GetUp! boasted the result was 100,000 extra names.
During the same-sex plebiscite, 280,000 envelopes were “returned to sender”. Instead of using these to cleanse the rolls, they were destroyed.
I suspect that those returned were only a proportion of the envelopes which could not be delivered.
An American tax survey suggests this is less than a third. I would suspect that here it is less.
With people free to vote up to 40 times in some electorates and with a large number on the rolls who should not be there, there is more than enough fraud to swing an election.PC