Manufacture of consent and absence of rules-based order “Are the screaming souls of “ Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars.” Roaming the land of Australia even 425 years later??
Relations have been on the decline since Australia called for a probe into the origins of the virus and banned Huawei from building its 5G network.
Last year, China imposed sanctions on Australian goods like wine and beef.
In a statement on Thursday, a Chinese government commission accused Australia of having a “Cold War mindset”.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission
“Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of Cold War mindset and ideological discrimination,
Why is Australia’s elite apparently so keen on a ‘kinetic’ war with China,
When it would be catastrophic for their country? and the whole world. Defense Minister ( War drummer )Peter Dutton has also recently said that a war over Taiwan might be inevitable and toughened his stance on China.
All of the rhetoric coming from the current Australian government is a textbook example of what the famed American writer Walter Lippmann called “the manufacture of consent,” which morphed into the title of a famous book by renowned philosopher Noam Chomsky Many high-placed politicians, generals, and journalists are ratcheting up tensions with insane talk of a military conflict with Beijing being ‘highly likely’.
A question one might ask on this topic is why the Australian military, political, and media establishment feels so strongly that Australia would have no choice in whether to participate in an American-led war against China. Is this really the kind of “rules-based order” Australians support? Establishment of Penal Colonies The society of 19th century England was rapidly changing. Industrialization, the growth of the cities due to the flight of the rural poor from the countryside, and a climbing birthrate led citizens to embrace the conservative Victorian values of the age.
These changes also led to an increasing crime rate that greatly frightened the upper and middle-class citizens. This fear shaped the country’s laws and led to a search for a solution to the growing criminal population. The colonization of Australia was a direct result of this search.
The failure of public hangings to deter crime and the cry for prison reform led the Government to see one solution that would put the problems of increased crime out of sight: transportation, to a land across the sea. The initial idea of transporting criminals lay in a law of 1597, entitled: “An Act for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars.”
By: Dr. Mukhtar Khan