Skip to comments.Australian Member of Parliament: Taking Trump Seriously
Posted on 07/13/2018 10:25:15 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Even 18 months into his presidency, the world is still having trouble coming to grips with Donald Trump, the most unconventional president ever. Still, hes not a bad dream from which America will soon wake up, or a fool to be ridiculed.
For someone the legion of critics say is a compulsive liar, hes been remarkably true to his word.
A new age is coming. The legions are going home. American values can be relied upon but American help less so. This need not presage a darker time, like Romes withdrawal from Britain, but more will be required of the worlds other free countries. Will they step up? Thats the test.
For Trump, America First doesnt mean Only America yet: or youre on your own, world. America hasnt lost its pride, its values or even its sense of manifest destiny; its just that its weary of paying any price, bearing any burden, or supporting any friend, to assure the survival and success of liberty (in JFKs stirring words) on behalf of countries that arent equally committed.
Its little wonder that Trump wants trade thats fair as well as free and its little wonder that hes tired of so-called allies who give sermons from the sidelines while America keeps them safe.
Its thanks for seven decades of watchfulness and prodigious expenditure of blood and treasure, has been arch-condescension from the intellectuals whose freedom America has protected; and commercial exploitation from the competitors that the American-led global order has created.
The truth is that the rest of the world needs America much more than America needs us...
(Excerpt) Read more at tonyabbott.com.au ...
Sounds like Tony has been paying attention.
Good post . Great article. Excellent Ally
The Trumps’ UK visit in pictures
I like MP Tony. Good on ya, mate! That’s fair dinkum, no wokken furries!
Read “Absent Superpower” by Pete Zeihan. Gives the geopolitical reasons why this is true.
If you read the whole thing this guy is bought and paid off buy the ChiComs. He drank the Free Trader kool aid.
I encourage everyone to read the whole thing. He truely understands Trump better than many Americans...certainly Americans on the left.
This trip has been just amazing.
I love this guy.
For all the regal grandeur of the photos from Blenheim palace, the photos from Royal Hospital Chelsea are actually even better, wouldn’t have thought that possible yesterday. She’s perfect again but the warmth and genuineness is shining through as it always does with Melania around children.
By political terms keeping your word is lying! After all courts ruled truth in advertising does not apply to politicians.
Thanks for the thread relating a rational foreigner’s views about Trump.
Saving to read more later.
I could care less what they do. Trump isn’t going to change his MAGA.
Its good to see they get it....but Australia has always been one of our few REAL friends and allies. They already do spend at least 2% of GDP on Defense. Maybe they need to increase that but they’re not the freeloaders several of the Yurps are.
You’re welcome octex. The full text is great and unpacks quite a lot of truths about the global context we fund ourselves in at this critical moment in history! Transcript is provided in the link. And here is the video:
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