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Tom
Tom
April 10, 2022 5:06 am

Nothing better expresses the worldview from America than that map/meme (which also turns up today in Week In Pictures): a dominant USA, a smaller Europe and a lonely little icon for our friends Down Under.
Australia, of course, is the opposite of the USA — a former British penal colony full of the Old Country’s faults and weaknesses (even in its Constitution) that didn’t have the vision to reject its origins and aspire to something better.
In spite of its recent takeover by nihilists who hate America, my brief experience living there tells me Americans as a people , because of the way the country was founded, are the most idealistic, optimistic and generous on earth.
Thankfully, the idea of America is much stronger that those who want to destroy it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 10, 2022 6:41 am

This is a big reason why I persisted with a sub for The Economist for so long. Their world news section was full of interesting stories from all parts of the world.

Unfortunately by 2013’s the world news section was the only bit I could stomach to read. The rest was looney lefty and even the world news bits were getting increasingly unreadable, so after a quarter century I gave it away. It’s even worse now.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
April 10, 2022 7:33 am

Of the world population of 7.8 billion people, only ~1.2 billion is the “West”.
In other words 85% of the world is not what we hear about.
Going another step further: the majority of the world are on the side of the Russians.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2022 7:44 am

Serbia isn’t part of that, which is interesting since Greater Serbia once covered Central Europe and most of Poland and Germany.
Japan [and Israel?] is also the only country without Mosques.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2022 7:46 am

Going another step further: the majority of the world are on the side of the Russians.
I don’t think that’s right.
There was a UN vote a few weeks ago, Russia didn’t get many votes.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2022 7:59 am

Check out the size of the Azov Steel complex in Mariupol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0_w-7H5fDc&t=50s
Captured Nazis confirm about 300 NATO and mercenaries still hiding in there and another 2,000 Nazis and VSU.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2022 8:21 am
Roger
Roger
April 10, 2022 8:55 am

Feeling lonely?

I wish.

Most of the rest seem to want to emigrate to our countries, legally or illegally.

duncanm
duncanm
April 10, 2022 8:59 am

Team International, World Karens.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 10, 2022 9:52 am

Tom says
In spite of its recent takeover by nihilists who hate America, my brief experience living there tells me Americans as a people , because of the way the country was founded, are the most idealistic, optimistic and generous on earth.

I lived in Canada and the USA from 1968 to 1982 and I agree that Americans in general are great people, and certainly generous.

Roger
Roger
April 10, 2022 9:58 am

Australia, of course, is the opposite of the USA — a former British penal colony full of the Old Country’s faults and weaknesses (even in its Constitution) that didn’t have the vision to reject its origins and aspire to something better.

Pace Tom, we overcame our penal colony origins, and while our vision was more modest than that of the Americans, we became a stable and prosperous democracy to which many people have come seeking a refuge from much worse places.

The prog left wouldn’t be so determined to pull us down too, along with the USA, if our history and institutions didn’t represent something they find intolerable.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 10, 2022 10:23 am

Australia, of course, is the opposite of the USA — a former British penal colony full of the Old Country’s faults and weaknesses (even in its Constitution) that didn’t have the vision to reject its origins and aspire to something better.
That’s Labor Party spin and total bullshit.
Federation freed us from the British bloodsuckers and our Constitution was written by men who understood that the U.S. Constitution is a lawyers picnic
written by blokes who had been King George’s men the week before.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 10, 2022 10:24 am

Pace Tom, we overcame our penal colony origins, and while our vision was more modest than that of the Americans, we became a stable and prosperous democracy to which many people have come seeking a refuge from much worse places.

With, unfortunately, a nasty streak of authoritarianism and submission.

RobK
RobK
April 10, 2022 11:05 am

Australia’s mining community has a crack at engaging with many of the invisible bits with varying degrees of success.
Eg. https://www.mining.com/

mem
mem
April 10, 2022 11:33 am

Not to worry. Australia is gradually moving north!
The eastern part (Australian Plate) is moving northward at the rate of 5.6 cm (2.2 in) per year while the western part (Indian Plate) is moving only at the rate of 3.7 cm (1.5 in) per year due to the impediment of the Himalayas.

Frogger
Frogger
April 10, 2022 12:32 pm

The Duran discusses the Solomon Islands, AUKUS and the impending geopolitical fracture.
https://youtu.be/7GdHYwxPIAQ
I would also say that you can wipe Europe from the map. Germany lost 2 world wars due to blockades and lack of resources, hence its need to invade east to gain access to land, food, oil in a failed attempt at autarky and lebensraum. There may develop a fracture in NATO when a realisation that starving for US geopolitical interests aren’t in their respective countries interests. But the US political stranglehold seems pretty tight at moment. I suspect it will steadily erode over the next 6 to 12 months as economic conditions worsen significantly. Irrespectively, Europe is on the path of economic irrelevance, without the food, resources or energy to sustain an industrial state, just early 20th century Germany writ large. Dependant on the (US) block, if it can sustain an entire continent on fiat currency and any discretionary resources it can muster for export. O doubt if we can depend on Indonesia to be on our side, remember East Timor. Once Taiwan is under contention, pretty clear we’ll lose major export markets in Eurasia and most probably come under blockade as well. Good to have the green establishment continuing to subvert and destroy any hope of a productive economy. As we sow, so shall we reap. Best to stay neutral in this gargantuan bust up about to emerge.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 10, 2022 12:36 pm

For what is presumably a US-based meme, it has me thinking about the inclusion of Australia. What gets us there? Shared culture? WWII? Hoges? The Clinton Foundation?

How much do we pay to be a member of this club? What does it materially mean to us in return?

It does feel a little like ‘punching above our weight’, and I do sometimes wonder if we’ve earned it. Broadly good to have, I suppose.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 10, 2022 2:35 pm

. What gets us there? Shared culture? WWII? Hoges? The Clinton Foundation?

We are part of the Anglosphere with a shared tradition of parliamentary democracy.

We are also one of the minority (7/20) of the G20 who have imposed sanctions on Russia.

O doubt if we can depend on Indonesia to be on our side

Indonesia supports the Lebedev Doctrine as it resents the finger wagging interference in its internal affairs.

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