Monday, May 06, 2013
Crowded Indonesia Casting Covetous Eyes At Comparatively Empty Australia, And The Indonesian President Wants A Stronger Military Than Australia
Indonesia comprises a group of relatively crowded islands teeming with over 242 million residents. In contrast, Australia to the south is comparatively empty, with less than 23 million people. Thus I was always concerned about the possibility that some Indonesian leader would look south and decide his country needed some "lebensraum". Politically-savvy Stormfronters have already picked up on the implications.
That concern has now become public and much more overt. ABC News Australia is reporting that as 16,000 Indonesian troops prepare for joint military exercises in East Java, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says his country should strive to have a more powerful military than Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia. And this isn't just talk; Indonesia has embarked on a military upgrade program, building warships and drones, as well buying fighter jets, helicopters and rockets. Currently, Indonesia's military boasts 470,000 active troops, while the Australian Defence Force has just over 80,000 full-time personnel and reservists, which means Indonesian troops outnumber Australian troops by a 5-to-1 margin. Traditional military doctrine holds that an invader must outnumber defenders by a 10-to-1 margin to successfully occupy an area.
One day after President Yudhoyono's speech, the Australian government responded by unveiling a 2013 White Paper outlining their defense roadmap. Without explicitly referring to Indonesia by name, it appears the Aussie government wants to use China and India to checkmate Indonesia, while still emphasizing the importance of close military ties with the United States. Australia’s defense roadmap also includes a commitment of $1.53 billion to buy 12 specialized Super Hornets fighter jets and outlines plans for 12 submarines. However, the Canberra Times criticizes the new defense roadmap, saying that it should have done a better job of addressing the spiralling cost of Defence. The Times notes the procurement costs for each new generation of aircraft, ship or land vehicle far exceed those it replaces. For instance, it is estimated that Australia will pay around $134.5 million for each F-35 JSF. Allowing for inflation, this is roughly three times what we paid for each F-111C and 220 times the cost of each P-51 Mustang in 1945. To counter this, the Times advocates an even closer military relationship between the U.S. and Australia.
Undoubtedly, Australia's military is qualitatively superior to Indonesian forces. But at some point, quantitative superiority can become overwhelming, particularly if an invading commander is willing to throw bodies at an objective like Ulysses Simpson Grant did at Vicksburg. This explains why Josef Stalin once said that quantity has a quality all its own. If Indonesian forces swamped Australia's defenders, they could quite literally overwhelm them. The fact that Australia and Indonesia currently have economic, humanitarian and cultural ties and that some Indonesian officers have received their military education in Australia in the past might not necessarily serve as a deterrent to Indonesian imperialism; on the same day that the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa, Soviet trains and trucks were delivering goods to Germany.
Australia's government has been mindful of the population disparity between Indonesia and Australia, and one of their strategies has been to promote more immigration into the country. The problem is that much of the immigration is from non-White sources who might be immigrating solely for economic reasons. Australia has solicited immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, as well as from White countries. While a White immigrant from South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States might quickly identify with being an Australian, how quickly would a Chinese or Indian immigrant identify with the country? In fact, non-White immigrants tend to cause more social problems by their reluctance to assimilate; in 2005, about 5,000 mostly White Australians had to take direct action to run predatory Lebanese immigrants off Cronulla Beach. It's easier to assimilate when the people with whom you're assimilating look like you.
Australia would benefit by adopting a more overly pro-White immigration strategy. They should openly appeal to Whites living in nations under siege from multiculturalism to immigrate to Australia. Of course, this would have to be limited to quality immigrants; in an article entitled "Premature Populism", Dr. Greg Johnson writes "...we have to stop coddling every stray dog of humanity who shows up at our door because we are just so desperate to hear from new people who seem to understand. We have to stop counting the crazies in front of us and think instead of the legions of superior people they are keeping away". Australia may have been founded by convicts, but convicts cannot sustain a nation. Australia should become a large-scale continental version of Harold Covington's proposed Northwest American Republic; its isolation and existing White population would provide a solid foundation for success.
Of course, the first step White Australians would need to take is to replace whiggers like Julia Gillard with a racially-conscious White person like Pauline Hanson.