You really never saw maps with a Pacific centre in the past. Australia was always the end of the earth. Ignored down in the corner of the map. From
now on the Pacific Centre World Map will become more familiar and in a generation, people will think old maps look odd that have Europe and America
hogging the spotlight.
Its a brand new day and the Asia Pacific region is the new Rome. The East is where the bulk of the worlds GDP will be controlled. The East is where
the power is. Europe and America have peaked and will continue to fade away. The East is just getting started.
You now see desperate America trying to weasel its way in on our Pacific family now that we have emerged as the future power of the world.
"As I've said many times, the U.S. is a Pacific nation. (The) Pacific will sculpt the future of the U.S.," he said. "That's why I've made
restoring U.S. engagement a cornerstone -- Thailand is America's oldest friend in Asia ... we've been treaty allies for 60 years."
America wants everyone to know they are a 'Pacific' nation now. hmm... Since when? America have ignored this region for my whole life. Where were they
when the Australian Dollar was worth about sixty cents US? The Asia Pacific hasnt been important to America in the past so we have been ignored.
Now all of a sudden America makes a military shift from the Middle East to the Pacific? hmm... Why? What wars do we have? None. And the only people
worried about North Korea is paranoid Americans. The pacific is a place where everyone gets along pretty well. There is no need for the American
Military to be blocking up our Sea Lanes. We can work out our own little conflicts just fine and we have been wothout America. America is not needed.
America needs us. So hows about they stop treating us like idiots and tell it like it is. Asians are not stupid and even most Australians can see
through Americas condescending nonsense.
I am happy for America to claim that they are a Pacific Nation. Its a little pathetic but if it makes them happy then fine. What America is not is a
nation from the Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Nations are an exclusive group. The only way to get in is to be born a member. We are the new power in
the world. America and Europe are the bankrupt past.
What the world must do is lower the minimum wage of Americans. We can use their massive debt to pressure their government into forcing harsh austerity
and lowering the minimum wage. Americans will already work for like seven dollars an hour so we dont need to get it down that much. If we can get the
US minimum wage down to about half that at $3.50 US per hour then we could star moving the factories out of the Asia Pacific and use America as the
engine for the world. They are already helping us by destroying the value of the dollar.through quantitative easing. America can give the world the
cheap labour Asia will need as the middleclass emerges and standards of living increase. We dont have to feel bad about it because thats just
capitalism. America are not very good at it. America didnt mind when the Chinese were doing all the heavy lifting. Now its Americas turn.
Australia was once buried in the corner of the world. Now we are front and centre. Australians owe alot to former Prime Minister Paul Keating. Keating
did alot to strengthen out ties with China and Asia in general. So did Hawke but Keating really pushed it. Now we have deep ties with Asia running
Australia has a very low population and massive amounts of room. Cities like Perth will continue to grow. We are positioned well to help China with
its overpopulation problems. I think Perth will be larger than Sydney within 20 years.
They call the mighty continent of Australia the "lucky country" and I think its true.
Australia has always punched above its weight on the world stage and against the odds. Now we have the inside lane. Pole position. We cant lose.
Oi oi oi!
edit on 26-12-2012 by spangledbanner because: (no reason given)