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Meet Australia’s New Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, a Joe Biden-Style Radical in Moderate’s Clothing

AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis

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When Joe Biden met with Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Tokyo last week, the scene was reminiscent of two old friends greeting one another. Indeed, the two have worked together before back in 2013, when then-Vice President Biden coordinated with then-Deputy Minister of Australia Albanese on matters of foreign policy. But now, both men are in charge of their respective countries – and if Albanese’s personal and political parallels with Joe Biden are any indication, Australians may be in for a similarly rough ride as Americans have faced the past two years.

In the summer of 2009, when Barack Obama announced that Senator Joe Biden would be his running mate, the leftist press overseas tried to portray Biden as moderate, educated, cultured, and as poor as a church mouse. A nostalgic photo of Joe Biden on public transport filled magazine covers, along with a small house and a band of his little children. Raised in a humble neighborhood, charitable to the poor, and a devout Catholic is how they described the U.S. Senator. Many Americans knew the truth, of course, but the audience abroad was by and large none the wiser.

Holding to this pattern, the left-wing media in the United States is attempting to run the same play with Anthony Albanese, taking their cue from the Sydney Morning Herald, who dubbed him “Mr. Authentic.” Time Magazine praised the new Australian leader for promising to “improve gender equality in the workforce, to make childcare cheaper, and the publicly funded health system stronger.” A glowing profile in the Washington Post even directly compares Mr. Albanese to Mr. Biden, describing him as “a Catholic with an affinity for the working class, a veteran of his center-left party and a folksy if uncharismatic campaigner who overcame stumbles to topple a divisive opponent.”

But just like Joe Biden, Albanese is no moderate, and his folksy demeanor masks a commitment to governing principles that may prove disastrous if enacted. It was not without reason that former Liberal Party (in Australia, the Liberal Party represents center-right interests) Prime Minister John Howard labelled Albanese a “left-wing inner-city bomb thrower” who was not up to leading the country.

Albanese, a career politician with decades in government, has a long record of punishing entrepreneurs and discouraging innovation. As just one example, his carbon pricing regulation, ostensibly designed to combat climate change, hiked electricity prices by 13 percent and gas prices by 12 percent, contributing to an overall 10-year increase of 72 percent for electricity and 54 percent for gas. When rising electricity and gas prices hit working Australian households hard, the leftist government, with Albanese as a Government Minister, advised hugging a pet when the temperature was cold or having dinner in the dark to cut costs.

On the campaign trail, Albanese fantasized that soon electric car owners will drive for free with solar panels on the roof whilst charging overnight, a claim rebuked even by fanatic enemies of traditional cars. Little is known about his economic plan, as he would questions about it during press conferences, confirming Howard’s suspicion that he is indeed not up to leading the country. Two weeks before the election, at the same press conference where he attacked his rival Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Albanese failed to recall the details of his party’s plan to improve the national disability insurance scheme.

Albanese’s personal background also raises concerning questions about his fitness to govern. As a student, Albanese led anarchists and far-leftist demonstrators who occupied classrooms for ten days. When his antagonist of many years, Sydney Airport Corporation Chair Max Moore-Wilton, announced his retirement by media release in 2015, Albanese issued a release of his own that contained one word: “Good.”

There are even some questions about whether or not the public can trust Albanese’s statements about his past – something Americans are familiar with as well when it comes to Joe Biden’s repeated false telling of his own family’s history.

With repeated stories about growing up in public housing with his chronically ill mother, Albanese, like Biden, presented himself as an impoverished child who overcame the odds to become Prime Minister. But that’s not exactly true. His mother had arthritis, a painful disease to be sure but not the debilitating type of illness one might expect from the way Albanese often talks about it. While Albanese may have started from a humble background, his career in public service has proven unusually lucrative, as he just sold his property in Sydney for $2.35 million dollars. His real estate portfolio of several homes in Sydney and Canberra is worth about $5 million dollars.

Another thing Albanese seems to have in common with the U.S. President – and another reason to distrust his public image – is his relationship with the Catholic Church, which seems by all accounts to be contingent upon political expediency rather than genuine faith. While the Catholic Church has repeatedly condemned abortion, both Albanese and Biden have described themselves as pro-choice, and have pushed for policies to expand and even encourage abortion access. As a potential sign of things to come, when he was sworn into office, Albanese omitted the traditional “so help me God” at the end of his oath.

In Albanese, Australians have a man whom some have already begun referring to as “Aussie Joe.” Except unlike Joe Biden, Albanese has nothing even approaching a parliamentary majority to govern on. Because Australia uses ranked-choice voting, his “majority” is a cobbled-together faction of disparate interests, not a cohesive bloc of support. Albanese thus enters office with no mandate from voters, yet seems determined to advance a far-left agenda anyway.

Australians may thus soon find themselves facing many of the same problems facing Americans today. On matters that require a collective strategic approach, like countering the rising threat from China, this could have drastic implications for ensuring the national security of both countries. Australians – and Americans – should be wary of this threat, and not buy into the media’s rosy depictions of either of their leaders.

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian, and researcher.


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Michael
22 days ago

Everything said about Biden in this article is a lie, 47 plus years of nothing but LIES, from the biggest TRADER TO THE USA.

BAE
24 days ago

Just another wanna be King; so corrupt and power hungry. Likes to tell other people how to live and what to do. Do as I say; not as I do. How did he get elected? Lots of fake votes!

LovesFreedom
24 days ago

From the picture of Albanese attached to this article, it looks as if his sucking on the government tit in Australia all these years has produced yet another fat woke/progressive/Marxist/Communist politician bent on destroying another civilized, freedom loving country like Beijing Biden is doing to America. Hoping the Australian people speedily tire of this commie and get rid if him for their own benefit. God bless those who love freedom in Australia. God bless America.

BwaHa
25 days ago

If he’s a “Joe Biden Style Radical…” good luck with that folks! Biden’s NOT a good POTUS. Why would anyone wish that biden idiocy on any nation, let alone Australia?!

Unless they want to ruin their country.

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Pacific Northwest country boy. Conservative, veteran, proud, raised by blue collar veterans.

Stephen Russell
25 days ago

Lockdown King for Australia??

Elton Yancey
25 days ago

From the frying pan to the fire.What do the Aussies think will happen next?

Mike B.
25 days ago

Obviously the leaders in Australia, the U.S., and Canada are in competition to destroy their countries .

BwaHa
25 days ago
Reply to  Mike B.

And they all appear to be pretty dad-gummed good at doing just that! IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Pacific Northwest country boy. Conservative, veteran, proud, raised by blue collar veterans.

Robin Boyd
25 days ago

First, Australians get what they deserve. The so called conservative party that treated Australia the way Stalin treated Russia is going to be hard to beat for being bad. And, I can’t believe there’s another serial liar as bad as Biden.

Carma
25 days ago

Is he as stupid and corrupt? And inept! Too bad Australians were taken in. How long is his term bc those voters will be screaming within 6 months.

Willy
25 days ago

To my several friends who live in Australia, I’m sorry! Good luck.

Warren
25 days ago

How do we know that Australias vote wasn’t hijacked like ours was? He, too, may not be what the PEOPLE wanted, either!

Centurion
25 days ago
Reply to  Warren

The vote probably was hijacked. They used the same Dominion voting machines.

Casey C Matt
25 days ago

This is the nightmarish tyrannical rule one is forced to endure seemingly forever after one takes a knee and turns in their firearms. Australia men acted like abused wives and complied….now the country is led by wusses. The political status quo “down under” even managed to stifle Independent people attempting to run for office. Australia is gone, done, stick a fork in that former British penal colony. A country of soulless men and women, lost forever.

Morbious
25 days ago

Theres a mind infection right out of sci fi that robs its victims of reason and common sense. This is leftism. It often reminds me of books and movies where a spore or fluke like parasite from space takes over. There was a classic star trek episode featuring single cell slugs that tapped into the spine to control people. Those so afflicted became part of an immense hive, just like our lefties.

Judy
25 days ago

Let’s hope Brandon doesn’t take any pages out of this nut’s playbook…….and then there’s the other cousin up north, eh……Herr Trudeau is working hard not to be outdone or overlooked.

edward
25 days ago

amazing how STUPID some people are!!!!!

Ang
25 days ago

I agree with Deb, they got what they voted for. Good luck Aussies!

Barrett Smith
25 days ago

How are all these globalist nut jobs getting elected?

edward
25 days ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

Lenin’s “useful idiots”.

Gayle Binder
25 days ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

Follow the money.

Elton Yancey
25 days ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

The answer should be simple. Cheat.

BwaHa
25 days ago
Reply to  Barrett Smith

“Fixed” Dominion machines.
IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

CoNMTX
25 days ago

How much like Sleepy Joe is Anthony? Does Anthony have a similar IQ to a “roo”? Then he’s already ahead of Joe. BTW, we’ll trade 3 kangaroos and an animal to be named later for Joe, Cackling Kamala, & Pelosi.

Deb
25 days ago

Elections have consequences and don’t we know it. Good luck Australia you get what you vote for.

MaryD
25 days ago

I feel sorry for Australia …..

Bill T
25 days ago

The pandemic was a golden opportunity for our entire world ,NWO,WHO, and all the other socialist, communist regimes to push everything out and destroy our democracy. This was without a doubt a strategy from the beginning. All of this destruction is exactly what they wanted and it’s diabolical. We’re in big trouble now. If this isn’t stopped we’ll all be under a communist takeover and then we’ll all be sorry.

Gloria
25 days ago
Reply to  Bill T

I don’t know if they want Communism as much as they want 90% depopulation with the remaining as slaves to the oligarchs. “You will have nothing and you will be happy”, says the oligarch leader Klaus Schwab. I am certainly glad I know the REAL One who is in charge. His Name is Jesus, the Christ, the Almighty, The Holy One, The Immortal One. Sorry Klaus, you don’t even come close.

Dave
25 days ago
Reply to  Gloria

To say that Klaus even is in the same room as Him is an insult..

PIDL
25 days ago
Reply to  Gloria

Sounds like communism to me! I think that philosophy was what Jesus was fighting over with the Jewish hierarchy. And we saw what happened to him. It seems like a plan right out of Alinsky’s rules for radicals.

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