BEHIND THE SOUTH AFRICAN RETREAT
At first glance it would appear that South Africa's
current political leaders are the victims of some type of
madness. The record of what has happened in "liberated" Africa
is clear for all to see. Australians only need to look to
their North and witness what is happening in Papua-New Guinea,
to see how right Sir Raphael Cilento was when he warned of
the consequences of "liberating" a collection of native peoples,
all with their own languages and cultures, with no unifying
principle, and pretending that "democracy" would be the result.
Last week the Government of Papua-New Guinea made it clear
that the army was incapable of controlling a disintegration
Making one of his typical nonsensical
statements, Malcolm Fraser announces that a freed Nelson Mandela
is the key to the future of South Africa. Mandela has been
built up into a cult figure by the media of the world, a man
who only needs to step on to the stage in South Africa and
immediately there will be a transformation with the different
tribal groups all coming together in a state of harmony. The
people of Rhodesia were sold a similar story. Consider the
state of Zimbabwe today under Malcolm Fraser's friend, Comrade
The Achilles Heel of the South Africans
is their strict adherence to financial orthodoxy. Prime Minister
Bob Hawke stressed this weakness at the last Commonwealth
Conference, held in Malaysia, stressing the importance of
increasing the pressure on financial sanctions. The South
African Nationalist Government was doomed from the moment
the International Bankers came out against them, and started
to set in motion a programme of retreat.
In the long term, the Mandelas are of
little importance in the scheme of global power politics.
The Big Idea of a global economy and a World State is emerging
clearly for all to see. If law and order, and a civilising
process, is to be maintained in South Africa, the lead can
only come from the Europeans. Contrary to what the media says,
millions of ordinary black South Africans are depending upon
the Europeans to protect them. But for the South African Europeans
to halt the present retreat, they must challenge financial
orthodoxy. They must be prepared to stand up to the International
Debt Merchants and to tell them they do not require international
loans to finance the nation, and that debts already owed will
have to be met on a much more realistic basis than that put
forward by the debt merchants.
The hysteria surrounding Mandela will
eventually be swept aside by harsh realities. In his first
public address, Mandela spoke about "democracy" and "freedom
for all". Mandela has never renounced his Marxism and advocates
Marxist economic measures. We can only pray that enough South
Africans face the reality of their plight and unite in constructive
action to halt the current retreat.
Amid the continuing, although increasingly
threadbare propaganda on the "greenhouse effect" doubts about
apocalyptic prophecies are timidly emerging. The Melbourne
"Herald" (2/2/90) published reviews of two new books
on "greenhouse" with the comment:
"In Australia and overseas, there is a respectable body of
opinion that challenges this (greenhouse) view. Many scientists
are now saying that there's little evidence for global warming
in the present, and that in future temperature rises will
be nothing like the predictions... "
The Greenhouse Challenge" by two Wollongong
academics, Jim Falk and Andrew Browlow, is quoted: "Despite
the best efforts of hard working researchers, using the best
available technology, the predictions about greenhouse effects
that we currently have available may be little more than dubious
general directions, provided by an erratic compass, towards
an unknown destination." They quote U.S. climatologist Michael
Schlesinger: "You have every right to be very, very skeptical
of the results."
Scientific doubts about "greenhouse"
have not yet filtered down to the international bureaucrats.
The "Financial Review" (2/2/90) reports that the International
Energy Agency proposes a carbon "tax" which would effectively
double the price of coal. This proposal has already been aired
by Mr. Barry Jones Minister for Science, last year, who strongly
favoured such an international tax. The Tribune, journal
of the Communist Party of Australia, recently commented that
the current events in Eastern Europe are not the end of history.
No comrades, we agree: it is NOT the end of history. But being
comrades, and probably having some understanding of the communist
dialectic, you feel that your sweet communism is taking a
large step backwards, only to later take two large steps forward.
We don't agree with this. Our view is that the Communist PHASE
of the struggle for the World is now passing. It is being
replaced by a more subtle (and more dangerous) phase, viz,
that of a SUPER-CAPITALISM, under which the individual will
have merely cosmetic advantages, freedoms. The drive for One
World: World Government goes on apace. Over the weekend past,
we listened to a segment on Radio National during which learned
professors of politics and economics discussed emerging world
trends and events. NONE of them mentioned the role of banks
and international finance. "This will happen" and "that will
not happen", etc. etc. We can tell them that "it will or will
not happen" according to the pleasure of Finance. If Finance
wants it, then "it will happen". If not nothing doing.
The Socialist Left members of the Cain
Victorian Government have gone right off the planet again
with their demand for a "portable long-service leave". This
simply means that someone (no doubt, the employers) will be
charged for 13 weeks paid leave after having served for 15
years in the Victorian workforce, regardless of whom the work
was done for. The work does not have to be continuous, and
the "portable" nature of the scheme would allow entitlements
to be carried from employer to employer. Now think about all
that! Already some Victorian business leaders are talking
about moving interstate, or even OFF SHORE, if their businesses
are to be further burdened with this unrealistic scheme. As
with the notorious WorkCare (accident insurance), another
Victorian industrial demon, the scheme would be paid for through
a levy on all employers starting at 0.2% and rising to 1.77%
by the 15th year. The Victorian Employers' Federation says
the levy on employers would need to rise to at least 2.00%
very quickly if the scheme were to pay for itself. This would
be expected to cost $1 Billion a year when the scheme became
fully operational, compared with the present long service
leave costs to Victorian employers of about $150 Million a
Mr. Boris Yeltsin, the Russian "wildman",
talks of bloody revolution with the Soviet Union, a "union"
that appears to be beginning to fall apart. Now that the Communist
yoke is being lifted, ethnic realities are asserting themselves
("Birds of a feather, flock together") Armenians want to be
Armenians; Georgians want to be Georgians, etc., etc. No one
can say, now, what events are likely to take place in Eastern
Europe. Yes, civil war within the U.S.S.R. is possible, in
from The Australian (7/2) "In
his review on Tumbledown (The Weekend Australian 3/2)
Michael Morton-Evans describes the Falkland Islands campaign
as being a 'silly war" which was a question of local politics.
He attributes to Prime Minister Thatcher motives, which are
probably not sustainable by reality. "The reason for that
war was presumably given by the C.I.A. (Central Intelligence
Agency of the U.S.A. ... O.T.) Glomar Explorer which, after
its survey in 1978 of the 200-mile exclusive economic zone
round the Falklands, stated that the zone's hydrocarbon reserves
were equivalent to nine times those of the North Sea and greater
than all the known reserves of the Middle East." (Malcolm
Hardwick, Q.C., Sydney)
CONSERVATIVES UNDER FIRE
from The Mail-Times (Horsham, Vic.), Feb.2nd
"It appears that when Mr. Peter Fisher
made his pilgrimage to the modern Tower of Babel he was taken
up into the high mountain. "The effects such trips have on
our politicians are always the same. "Back they come, veritable
founts of new found wisdom, uttering worse nonsense than before.
Response: "The plight of the elector is graphically illustrated
in Mr. Fisher's response to your excellent editorial of January
3rd, dealing with the family under siege from another United
Nations Convention. "Far from giving the elector an alternative
to socialist legislation, Mr. Fisher endorses it. Is it any
wonder that electors can see no significant difference between
the socialists and the so-called conservative opposition parties?
"That the opposition parties are pathetic is beyond any dispute.
If they were worth their salt they would sweep to power and
we would cease to be afflicted by the Hawke and Cain Governments.
Unabated: "So long as the conservative parties lack an understanding
of what socialism is and how it works, and do not present
alternative policies, then socialism will continue unabated.
"Because the essence of socialism is the centralisation of
all power it is therefore necessary for them to exact all
sorts of legislation to regulate our lives because the socialists
believe they know what is best for everyone. "We are like
Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels. Each new piece of legislation
with all the associated rules and regulations is like another
piece of cord put around Gulliver by the Lilliputians, tying
him down and rendering him helpless. "If Mr. Fisher and his
party were genuine conservatives they would be shouting from
the rooftops that, if they won the next election, they would
free Australia from all unnecessary, soul destroying legislation
imposed on us over many years.
Ridiculous: "This would include repudiating all these ridiculous
United Nations conventions on everything under the sun. We
can do quite nicely without having the ultimate in socialism,
the United Nations, poking its nose into our sovereign affairs.
It is time we judged politicians not by their labels but by
what they do. "For Mr. Fisher to pass off this particular
U.N. Convention by telling his constituents 'it is important
to read the convention as a complete document' is disappointing.
"What an ideal way for anyone with unscrupulous intent to
implant destructive provisions into a seemingly harmless document.
"If that is the best Mr. Fisher can tell his constituents
then maybe he should hand in his gun and take the golden handshake."
(Philip Lienert, Kooyong Street, HORSHAM, Vic.)
POLLIES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
from The Mail (Frankston, Vic.), Feb. 8th "I
write to congratulate Nance Jaboor on becoming the Australian
Democrats' candidate for the Federal seat of Flinders. She
has been quoted in one of the local papers as saying, 'The
Liberals and Labor are too much alike and I chose the Democrats
because they are green and more about social justice..' "With
Hawke and Whitlam, Peacock and Fraser - with many other men
of the Labor-Liberal parties members of the powerful 105 year
old Fabian Society, is it any wonder they are so much alike?
"The Fabian Society our Prime Minister, ex-prime minister,
and he who would be Prime Minister, champions, was formed
and formally launched in England in 1884. "Its purpose has
always been to accomplish the goals set down by Karl Marx
in the Communist Manifesto not by bloody revolution
however, but by 'creeping gradualism', permeation of its members
and ideas into all segments of a nation's life.
"In the late 60s the Fabians in Labor government included
the prime minister, 10 cabinet ministers, 35 under secretaries
and other officers of state: 229 out of 339 Labor Party members
of parliament. (We presume that the writer refers to the House
of Commons, U.K. ... O.T.) "Giving the main address at the
Australian Fabian's 100th anniversary banquet at the Hawthorn
Town Hall in 1984, Bob Hawke boldly proclaimed that the entire
strategy of his Government was based on the Fabian plan.
"It can be seen in the Geelong Advertiser's (issue)
of May 22nd, 1989, where Senator Graham Richardson is quoted
(in part) while addressing a gathering of 200 at a Fabian
Society conference at Lorne (Vic.) that 'the Fabian Society
is the Labor movement's think-tank'. "It is interesting to
remember how Bob Hawke came out into the open and pushed so
vigorously for Malcolm Fraser to get the very high posting
as head of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (Secretariat...
O.T.). "It is also interesting to reflect on Mr. Fraser's
views on his successor, Mr. Hawke, as told to a dinner given
by a group of rich American yachties in Newport, U.S.A., as
reported in the Sydney Morning Herald (1.9.83): 'that
there wasn't really much difference between him and Bob Hawke'.
"He said Mr. Hawke was a pragmatist who would make sensible
On Mr. Hawke's recent trip to the U.S.A., he was talking about
the same sort of policies and relations with America that
we had been following over the past 7 years, Mr. Fraser said.
"The Fabian Society's coat of arms is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
"As Don Chipp often said: 'We need the Democrats to keep the
bastards honest'. "I have seen it written that someone thinks
the Democrats are like watermelons. Green on the outside,
red on the inside. "Can't help wondering if the lads in the
two other parties are Labor or Libbers on the outside, and
Fabian Fibbers on the inside. "Health and peace of mind to
all." (Bob Gibson, Rosebud, Vic.)