1 September 1967. Thought for the Week: Battles are not won by arms alone. There must exist above all a spiritual impulse, a will to victory. In war there can be no substitute for victory."
General Douglas MacArthur.
HOW GULLIBLE IS MR. HASLUCK?
"Mr. Hasluck said it was largely because of the diplomacy of the great powers - particularly the United States and the Soviet Union - there had not been another war." - The Sun, August 22.
With the combination of academician and politician,
plus a pretension towards conservative politics, Mr. Hasluck either
lacks the ability to understand the nature and tactics of communism,
or he is only a paler version of the more ruthless politico-academics
so vigorously promoting the Communist viewpoint to the advantage of
Ho Chi-Minh, Messrs Kosygin, Castro and others of their ilk.
A quick check of the press in the last week
illustrates the truth.
The above is only a random selection of the evidence
available for Mr. Hasluck to ponder. It is no wonder that Mr. Hasluck's
opposite academic in the national parliament, Dr. Jim Cairns, expresses
a great deal of satisfaction with the progress of the forces opposing
the Government's Vietnam policy. In a broadcast in Melbourne and reported
in the Melbourne Age, August 14, Dr. Cairns said,
Unlike Mr. Hasluck, Dr. Cairns understands fully the implications of the " no-win, war of containment" policy to which we are committed in Vietnam. Our position must deteriorate, while the Communists improve theirs. Meanwhile in a dozen different trouble spots the USSR is pursuing her revolutionary programme, assured of the gullibility of western politicians who swallow the phony " peace " bait.
STEEL TO CHINA
"The Managing Director of Broken Hill Company Pty. Ltd., Sir Ian McLennan, said last night that it was inconceivable that the tinplate exported to China by BHP could be used for anything other than kitchen utensils, toys and torch batteries. " - The Australian, August 29.
It is not so much the supplying of material aid
to the Communists, which will destroy us, but the psychological victory
obtained by the enemy. Even so, the question of material aid goes far
beyond the latest question of supplying tinplate. If the full picture
of all the different forms of aid sent from the West to Communist countries
since the last war could be compiled it would be shown how right Lenin
was in predicting we could be forced to finance our own destruction.
"BLOODY SCENES AS CHINESE BURN BRITISH PEKING EMBASSY"
The Australian, August 24.
In the prophetic words written by Dr. Goddard
as he got them from Chang Lao, a senior Chinese official who defected
from the Communists: "Do you realise that Peking had a definite contempt
for England? Mao and the other top men in Peking never lose an opportunity
to lash out at America but beneath it all they have a far greater respect
for Washington than for London." (P.55)
Men like Dr. Cairns are now confident this will
take place. Written in 1956, the above words with the following are
a warning and a prophecy: "Mao hopes that when there is another Labour
Government in England, it will bring pressure on America to come to
terms with Peking. More than that, he hopes to use that Government in
his designs on Northern Australia."
In the light of these words Britain's East of Suez policy is shown in its real light. The fact is that British leadership now is almost as Marxist in thought as Mao Tse -tung's. The British people are demonstrating their real feelings to the degrading policies of their political masters in the present clashes with Chinese officials in London, but short of a political revolution taking place to clean out the Fabian leadership, their lot will be continued betrayal.
COMMUNISTS IN INDONESIA MORE ACTIVE
"In Central Java the military commander, Major General Surono, has warned of efforts by Communists to split the Armed Services. These were well planned, he said." - The Australian, August 25.
In the same report the Indonesian Government said they had uncovered a communist plot to restore Dr. Sukarno to power. It is obvious from watching the cable reports that the Communists are now regrouping ready to stage a comeback in Indonesia. Some observers concede that within two years the Communists could be the dominant political force within Indonesia. In analysing their mistakes the Indonesian Communists concede they made a mistake in attempting a coup in Jakarta two years ago. They are now determined to rebuild their ranks and prepare for protracted guerilla warfare.
According to The Australian, July 10, a statement was issued on behalf of 500 Indonesian Communists meeting in Peking. The report indicates the type of self-analysis undertaken by the Communists in the face of any defeat has been applied thoroughly to the failure in Indonesia. The result will be the establishment of a tighter, greater disciplined force within Indonesia, which will not make the same mistakes again. In the light of the continually announced policy of the West that they will never challenge Communism in China, the preparations by the Indonesian Communists there can go on unmolested and they are able to send without hindrance highly trained cadres into Indonesia. No doubt they do their training in quarters roofed with Australian iron.
STUDENTS WILL TEST LEGISLATION ON AID TO VIET CONG
"A group of Monash University students plans to test Federal legislation prohibiting sending aid to North Vietnam by taking up another collection today - The Age, August 30.
We have already commented in On Target, August 18, on the influence of Fabian lecturers in fashioning the ideas held by students under their control. In his book Steps Toward the Monopoly State, Mr. Eric Butler quotes George Bernard Shaw on the role of Fabian infiltration into key institutions. Talking about ideas, Shaw said that such ideas " would never have come into their heads had not the Fabians put them there."
Steps Toward the Monopoly State is a reprint of leading articles written by Mr. Butler for the Melbourne Argus in 1948, is obtainable from The Heritage Bookshop, P.O. Box 1226L, Melbourne. 14 cents posted.
1967 LEAGUE SEMINAR: THEME - " SOUTHERN AFRICA"Three brilliant speakers: Dr. Sir Raphael Cilento, Kt. Mr. Eric Butler & Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor.
Saturday, September 9, commencing 2 p.m. - The "Empire Room Federal Hotel, 547 Collins St., Melbourne.
Write to Australian League of Rights, P.O. Box 1052J, Melbourne 3001 for details.
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