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6 October 1967. Thought for the Week: "Within four decades, Communist power grew from a gleam in Lenin's eye to the absolute domination of nearly a billion people. One of the principal reasons for the Communists' enormous gains has been their ability to conceive of the struggle for power - its terms, its theatre, its methods and its goals - in larger dimensions than their opponents."
Protracted Conflict.


"Italy's President Saragat departed from his written speech to talk of Vietnam before 20,000 spectators in St. Kilda cricket ground late yesterday... Addressing the attentive crowd. ...Italy's white haired leader said:
'The Vietnam situation is explosive and Italy, although sympathising with the allies' efforts, strongly believes moves should be made to solve the conflict politically..." He said he had urged Australia and the United States to limit their military effort. "The solution to the Vietnam situation, we believe, must be reached through negotiations along the principles outlined in the Geneva Agreement," President Saragat said. - The Herald - Melbourne. September 28.

President Saragat's call for "peace" and a "political" solution to the Vietnam problem will sound as sweet music in the ears of the exponents of psychological war as they slowly but surely erode and confuse the will to resist against Communist aggression in Vietnam. In spite of the fact that his own country has one of the largest Communist Parties in the Western world, President Saragat does not appear to have learned much about Communism.
The only agreements entered into by Communists are those, which they believe will benefit them.

We completely agree with the view of Cardinal Speilman of the U.S.A., who said anything less than a complete American victory in Vietnam would be a disaster. The Communist leader of North Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, endorses the philosophy of Mao Tse Tung, who stresses that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. It would be instructive to learn from the Italian President just how it is possible to have a genuine political solution in Vietnam with people who hold this philosophy.

The Australian of September 29 quotes the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Mr. Malik, as having added his voice to the growing chorus demanding "peace" negotiations in Vietnam. Mr. Malik told the UN General Assembly "if a peaceful settlement is to be reached promptly, the first step must be the immediate and unconditional end to the bombing of North Vietnam in order to promote conditions conducive to a settlement."

A skillfully designed international campaign is being directed against the American and Australian people in an endeavour to convince them that they cannot win in Vietnam, that further war will only produce more suffering and destruction, and that this being the position it is sensible to start "peace" negotiations. The psychological war against Americans, Australians and New Zealanders has got to be won if a frightful disaster is to be averted in South-East Asia.


"The highly charged situation building up along the Zambesi is causing concern in Salisbury. President Kaunda's protest to Britain against alleged violation of Zambian air space implies a definite possibility that he will call in military aid from outside. This would create enormous security and political problems for the Rhodesians and might well involve Britain in a military exploit.
So far the Smith Government is playing it cool in the hope that the Zambian attitude will expend itself in idle threats.
What most concerns the Rhodesians is the possibility of an accident, or the Zambians manufacturing an incident involving their regular troops and the Rhodesians or the South Africans operating with them. This might serve as a pretext for calling in foreign or even British aid." The Australian, September 29.

It becomes clearer with every day that passes that the Communist-inspired terrorist campaign against Rhodesia is designed to create a situation, which can be used to produce a major armed clash with Rhodesia. The South Africans cannot afford to stand by and risk the possibility of a Rhodesian collapse. Step by step the stage is being set to justify embroiling the whole of Southern Africa in a major conflict.
The Soviet Union lost no time in flying in substantial military aid to the Federal Government in Nigeria to assist it against the Biafrans, and would be delighted to assist Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia in the same way.

If Prime Minister Wilson of the United Kingdom has the slightest sense of responsibility, he will immediately heed Prime Minister Ian Smith's appeal to take steps to influence Kenneth Kaunda to cease aiding and abetting dangerous policies.
The Australian Government cannot wash its hands of any responsibility towards this situation either.

Australia has a vital interest in ensuring that Southern Africa and its ports remain in the hands of a civilised Government. Australians should take careful note of the formal reply which Mr. Paul Hasluck, Minister for External Affairs, gives to the question of why Australia has joined us in the international economic war against its own front line in Rhodesia. Mr. Hasluck insists that Australia was legally obliged to declare economic war on Rhodesia because of the UN decision. If this is true, then obviously Australia will also be legally obliged to join in a military war against Rhodesia if the UN demands it.


"Whatever one may think of South Africa's policy of separate development it would be nonsense to say the South African has held back development here (in the Transkei). The Xhosa people are suspicious of change. Some openly oppose it. European ways cannot be forced on them, No slick political formulae can sweep them into the 20th Century." - D.J. Killen, M.P., reporting from South Africa in the Telegraph (Brisbane), September 26.

Mr. Killen is echoing what every other observer has said after studying the experiment in separate development for the Bantu in the The Transkei. He points out that The Transkei takes in some of the finest agricultural land in the world, a fact "overlooked" by the critics of separate development when they falsely claim that The Transkei is too small and poor for the Bantu to make much of it. But as Mr. Matanzima told Mr. Killen, "People should come here and see for themselves before they criticise."


"The liberal intellectual group, the Americans for Democratic Action, will favor any presidential candidate who offers a fair chance of ending the Vietnam War. This is the first time in its 20 year history that the group has denied the Democratic candidate its automatic nod for the presidency. The chairman of the ADA, Professor J.K. Galbraith the Harvard economist, has already said he cannot again support President Johnson for the presidency." The Australian, September 28.

Here is further evidence of the desperate campaign to force President Johnson, whose political stocks are now at an all-time low, to capitulate on Vietnam. But from all the evidence available, the President's political rating is not low because of Vietnam, but because his Administration will not permit American military leaders to get on with the job of winning. President Johnson is under tremendous pressure to settle for a compromise peace so that his chances of winning next year's Presidential contest may be increased.


"Most Africa, Asian and communist delegations snubbed South Africa in the United Nations by walking out when the South African Foreign Minister, Mr. Muller, took the rostrum in the General Assembly. Sixty-three delegations, a majority of the 122-nation assembly, took part in the walk-out. Only two members of the African bloc of 38 remained seated. They were Botswana, formerly Bechuanaland, and Lesotho, formerly Basutoland. Anticipating the walkout, the assembly's first communist president Mr. Manescu, left his seat towards the end of the previous speakers address and handed the gavel to one of the vice-presidents." The Australian, September 27.

Here is a striking example of the plight of the world. UN propagandists insist that the UN is an "International Forum" where the nations of the world can meet to discuss their problems as "members of the international community". But the communists, representing the most tyrannical system in the history of man, and Africans who in most cases have come to power through violence, show by their behaviour just how farcical the UN has become. Those who walked out on South Africa showed that they could not answer the case put forward by South Africa. The line up of those who walked out is also significant.


"Britain's obsession with entry into Europe was a regrettable spectacle for people who believed in close relations with Australia, Australian High Commissioner Sir Alexander Downer said tonight, . . . 'It is not a very happy spectacle to see Britain obsessed with the spectacle of Europe, a Britain that is withdrawing not just from East of Suez, but back from the Mediterranean and into Europe proper', he said. "What a tragedy it is at a time when the great majority of Britons and Australians are drawing closer and closer together, the policy of Governments should lead to a dramatic re-orientation and send us further apart in divergent directions. " - The Telegraph. Brisbane, September 26.

The British people are not "obsessed" about getting into the European Economic Community, generally but misleadingly described as the Common Market. It is their politicians who suffer from the delusion that Britain can solve her economic problems by surrendering her sovereignty to an international bureaucracy centred in Brussels. Enormous sums of money have been spent to bribe the British into pressing to join the EEC, much of it coming from international financial groups whom Socialist Harold Wilson seeks to serve.
One of his financial advisors is Sir Sidney Warburg, formerly a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and now one of the most influential merchant bankers in London. Warburg has spent large sums of money promoting the campaign to get Britain into the European Economic Community.

A British surrender to the EEC obsession would be a deathblow to the old British Commonwealth. That, of course, is the Big Idea.

A strong, decentralised group of sovereign nations, working together on a basis of common heritage and institutions, is something which is anathema to the World Planners. Fortunately there appears a great amount of political wisdom still amongst the native British.
Electors have in two recent by-elections given Mr. Wilson a major political trouncing. But there was no increased vote for the Conservatives. Electors refused to go to the polls to vote. Here is striking evidence that no matter how much the British electors detest Mr. Wilson, they have no confidence in a Conservative Party led by Mr. Edward Heath, who is even more obsessed than Mr. Wilson about joining the EEC.

Joint action between Australia and the United Kingdom could initiate policies to revive and strengthen the old British Commonwealth.

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