2 August 1968. Thought for the Week: "The Communist lies that are believed in the non-communist world are more valuable to the masters of the Kremlin than intercontinental ballistic missiles or divisions in the field"
Walter Trohan, eminent American Journalist.
A.L.P. COMMUNIST PARTY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA
"The Labor Party will be asked by one of its Federal leaders to condemn Soviet 'intimidation' of Czechoslovakia...." Senator Murphy reported in The Age, Melbourne, July 30.
The united front on Czechoslovakia by the Communist
Party and Labor spokesmen Senator Murphy and Dr. Cairns is designed
to impress the "Democratic" Socialists, and to advance the image of
the mellowing Communists. In fact those dedicated to the advance of
Marxian-Leninism remain in command, as is continually affirmed by them
if we look through the propaganda.
The Western press highlights the so-called liberalisation
of press and the courts. But as these are controlled by Communists any
declaration that they are no longer controlled by the Government is
a mere exercise in dialectics. Unless the underground Christian anti-Communist
forces have become so powerful within the Communist countries there
is no basis for posing the possibility of a counter-revolution. There
is no indication that such forces exist either inside or outside Communist
countries at this moment.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER
RHODESIA : A MORAL ISSUE
"The Australian Government is expected to advise the United Nations this week that it will "toe the line" on the latest sanctions against Rhodesia " - John Tidey in The Age, Melbourne. July 20.
With the acceptance of mandatory sanctions against Rhodesia the stage is now set for the next step, the use of force. The following open letter to the Prime Minister is available to all, and should be sent to the P.M. and to M.P.'s. Those sending for it should enclose a stamp addressed envelope.
Dear Mr. Gorton,
MORAL RIGHTNESS means quite simply the rebuttal
of those sophisticated arguments no matter where they come from which
would lead Australia to support the use of force against Rhodesia. The
decision you must face Mr. Gorton is simple. What will you do when the
present extension of the sanctions policy under Article 41 of the U.N.
Charter, leads inevitably to Article 42 which advises the use of force
when the U.N. Security Council advises - as it inevitably will - that
the Sanctions policy has failed, and therefore force must be used.
From the beginning of this affair it was obvious
that your Government knew it was involved in giving support to policies,
which were fundamentally wrong. You should not need to be reminded of
your own words spoken in Parliament on April 26, 1966.
HIPPIES, DRUGS AND REVOLUTION
In the following report from Vancouver, Canada, Mr. Eric Butler comments on one of the manifestations of the breakdown of Civilisation on the North American continent:
"Get your copy of Georgia Straight, the filthiest paper selling in Vancouver:" I stopped and looked at the bare-footed, dirty-looking and unshaved boy with a wisp of a beard, who on Vancouver's main street was offering copies of the local hippies' weekly paper. He is typical of hundreds of these young people who can at present be seen in Vancouver. No one is certain how many are in the area, but there has been a massive invasion this year, large numbers coming up from the United States.
The hippie invasion has produced a major problem in Vancouver, one that has become a subject of heated debate in the Vancouver Council. The local Mayor is a comparatively young man, but he has definite views about standards of behaviour. He attempted to have Georgia Straight banned but I understand was defeated by a ruling by Prime Minister Trudeau when he was Minister for Justice.
I have read filthier journals than Georgia
Straight in the U.S.A., but it certainly provides a striking example
of the destructive pornography, which mixed with revolutionary politics,
is so prevalent in North America today. A recent issue of Georgia
Straight carried an "exposure" of considerable length of "Hate Groups"
in Canada. Your correspondent gets honourable mention, although I was
astonished to learn that the Australian On Target is produced
in Japan! Most of the article is an attack upon Mr. Ron Gostick using
dated material probably supplied by an infiltrator some time ago.
Pro-Communist members of the Vancouver Council have openly supported the hippies, who make life as difficult as possible for the local police. The do-gooders urge that the hippies should be "understood", as they are attempting "to communicate". The message being communicated by these young people is that freedom to them means to do as they like, irrespective of other people. Many are living at little more than an animal level. Local doctors, will admit upon being questioned that one of the frightful and far-reaching results of this "freedom" is an upsurge in venereal diseases.
The following was told to me personally by an employee of the local telephone company: "Last week I had to go to service several phones in a large house, I was met by a bleary-eyed youth who said the phones were in other rooms. He said that I would find a number of his fellows still asleep, but not to let that worry me. When I went in I found large number of young people, boys and girls, some of the girls little more than children, sleeping under dirty rugs and blankets. I could not help wondering what sort of parents these young people have". Many come from homes where they have not lacked for material things. But they know no rule of law, right and wrong are foreign subjects.
While many are horrified by all this few ask
deeper questions about how are the hippie papers like Georgia Straight
financed. They carry no genuine advertising. There is hard evidence
that the Communist conspiracy is vitally interested in stimulating and
exploiting the hippie movement in North America. Hippie papers carry
revolutionary material, including instructions on how to make molotov
cocktails. And then there is the increasing use of drugs, with ordinary
criminals serving the long-range purposes of the Communists. A local
press report states that it is estimated that 10,000 Vancouver young
people are now experimenting with drugs most of which come from the
Far East and the Middle East.
The most widely-used of the "soft" drugs, marijuana, comes mainly from Mexico. The hippie movement has been campaigning for the right to smoke marijuana, the argument being that it is harmless. But a recent report by the Los Angeles police department states that during 1967 13 per cent of marijuana smokers progressed to heroin. Once a person becomes addicted to heroin, he is a social problem for the rest of his life.
Looking at the large numbers of hippies in Vancouver I felt that I was witnessing the unfortunate victims of the breakdown of the very basis of Civilisation, which is law and order and a respect for proper authority. These youngsters are old before they are young. They look not only dirty, but also unhappy. They have been robbed of the sense of purpose, which only comes from proper authority. It is not only a saddening spectacle to see so many young lives being ruined, but a frightening one as the evidence becomes clearer that the Communists are working to exploit the hippie movement to serve their subversive and revolutionary programmes.
NOT EVERYONE CAN ATTEND THESE STIMULATING ANNUAL EVENTS!
Yes, we know that it is a physical impossibility
for all our supporters, including many overseas, to attend three of
the year's most stimulating events for League of Rights supporters and
The Annual Dinner is primarily an event of re-dedication
for "hard-core" supporters. Guest of Honour this year will be the exciting
Canadian figure, Pat Walsh, former RCMP under-cover agent.
The League of Rights Annual Seminar will deal with the conspiratorial features of International Communism. The main Paper will be presented by Mr. Pat Walsh, at the evening session. The first Paper will be presented by Mr. Eric Butler at 2. 15p.m. The second Paper by Mr. Tony McGillick at 4 p.m. Place: The Federal Hotel, Collins Street, Melbourne.
The all-day Conference of League VPA members will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Butler. Country and interstate visitors requiring hospitality are requested to let League Headquarters know immediately. Appropriate messages may be sent to be read at the Annual Dinner.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.