|Thank you stupid Aussie|
given the green light for acquisition of the country' largest dairy
farm, the Van Dieman's Land Company by Moon Lake Investments - being of course just another shopfront for the Chinese government -
headed by Chinese billionaire (some animals being more equal than
others) Lu Xianfeng. Of course it was all above board, getting
the obligatory stamp of approval from the Foreign Investment Review
Board notwithstanding that this is a tiger with so few teeth it couldn't
To add egregious insult to injury, we've been informed that a matching
bid was put up by an Australian concern. So all things being equal, foreign trumps local . It's a boringly common refrain from the ruling duopoly that not so much as a finger is ever lifted unless it is in the national interest but this latest outrage really lifts the lid on this steaming pile of dairy cow excreta. Morrison, showing more gall than a burst gall bladder goes above and beyond a politician's duty of psychopathic lying by maintaining that even this was in the national interest. Is this joker insane? That is, insane as well as psychopathic? Crazy like a fox perhaps because going this far beyond the pale suggests something going on that we insects in the political jungle are not privy to - such as currying favour with our colonial masters.
Unsurprisingly, the decision has copped at least some flack. Jan Cameron who, given that she is the founder of Katmandu, couldn't be short on business sense has opined that Mr Morrison will be haunted by it. She also strums the well known tune of how lacking in foresight Australian politicians are. This though is something of a myth. A prerequisite of a politician's role is an ability to see ahead. If nothing else, their political lives depend on it. It is not as though they are high school dropouts. The are educated well enough to be able to analyse trends and predict where they are leading. A Mensa membership is not needed though to see where the particular trend of the great Chinese sell-off is leading. Someone who had not even made it to high school could see it.
Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie, stating the obvious, has spelt out exactly where it will lead: we'll be paying more for milk. Why would that be? It's a simple case of supply and demand. With an inordinate amount of milk going to China in the form of baby formula - foreshadowed by supermarket shelves being stripped of formula and being sent to China for a healthy profit (it's not called 'white gold' for nothing) - supply will struggle to match Australian demand, hence higher prices. Morrison though doesn't see a problem. We're protected by a contract. Yes, of course, you can always expect the inscrutable Oriental to play by the same rules as the naive Whiteman. Something else, something diabolical is going on here. Selling of your own country is just not normal.
The sell-off of the massive Tasmanian dairy farm is the first real glimpse of the future that we'll have to get used to before many more years have passed. Orwell saw the future as a boot stomping on a human face. But in an Australian future that boot will be made in China. That's if we don't starve first. That of course will depend on the generosity or lack thereof of the Chinese as we go to them cap in hand begging for food grown in what was once our own country.
May Morrison and his traitorous ilk burn in hell.