You would think that folk in the universities and government have to be pretty smart. Think again! It doesn’t take much nouse to remember what happens when you get into bed with a nation that tramples on its neighbours, bullies smaller countries and helps themselves to the territory of others. You only need remember back as far as the 1930’s.
How can we trust a nation which has no God but the State and its lifelong leader, who stamps on those who do believe? Its President would have us accept that it has no expansionist plans, but has laid the infrastructure for invasion under our noses as the ‘belt and road’, and even more blatantly in the South China Sea. 2nd Corinthians 6:14, ‘Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?’
It is not that it is shy about its growing power either. It is arrogant in its aggression and expansionist track record in Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Proverbs 22:24, ‘Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people.’ NLT
Yet, even though its coercive forces are attempting to control the South China Sea to our North, our short sighted, unscrupulous universities are selling out our future security and well-being for their money, while our government has foolishly permitted them to gain a foothold in the port of Darwin and elsewhere, and invited their army to experience the Australian outback by joining in war games! Even Hitler did not get so lucky! They must be laughing at our gulability!
So , how should we react? The Bible wisely tells us to walk away from dealings with them under those circumstances, especially as their leaders angrily refute Australia’s rights to freely express its sovereignty. We should stop trading with them altogether until they learn that gunboat diplomacy belongs in the last century. It will be painful for both parties, but if others take courage from our example, an important lesson may be learned.