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20 November 1970. Thought for the Week: "Some men die by shrapnel, and some go down in flames, but most men perish inch by inch, playing at little games."
Canadian columnist Richard Needham in Toronto Globe & Mail, October 14.
ENCOURAGING BRITISH STAND ON SOUTH AFRICA
"The Prime Minister Mr. Heath has told the Archbishop of Canterbury that the British Government believes economic sanctions and cultural and sporting boycotts will not end apartheid in South Africa The Prime Minister said the Government's rejection of apartheid was quite separate from British defence interests and responsibilities in the South African area. 'The Government has an inescapable responsibility for the protection of our vital interests. I do not believe that the Soviet naval presence in the Indian Ocean with its potential for improper pressures can be left totally unanswered.' Mr. Heath said the best way of ensuring this is to see that the Simonstown naval agreement between Britain and South Africa remains effective." - The Age, Melbourne, November 17.
Although it is not completely certain as we go to press that the British-Conservative Government will stand firm on the issue of British military aid for South Africa, it now appears that nothing less than a major revolt amongst some of Mr. Heath's "liberal" backbench Members can prevent the proposed agreement from being formalised. This development may appear as only a small and bleak ray of sunshine in a darkening situation, but nevertheless it does indicate that there is still some encouraging health left amongst the British Conservatives.
In a national ABC TV debate with Mr.
Edward St. John, Q.C., on Tuesday evening of this week, League
of Rights National Director Mr. Eric Butler flatly disputed
Mr. St. John's attempt to equate South Africa with Nazi Germany,
observing that there was no evidence whatever that South Africa
had any aggressive designs against any other nation. Mr. Butler
quoted what Dr. Banda of Malawi had recently said at the annual
conference of the Malawi Congress Party. Dr. Banda had pointed
out that South Africa could easily take over Zambia, Malawi
and Tanzania without the use of a single plane from the United
Dr. Banda attacked the policies of the so-called non-aligned nations which recently met in Lusaka, Zambia, "Every time the so-called non-aligned powers meet there has always been a condemnation of the United States of America, Britain, and even West Germany, but never the Soviet Union nor Communist China. Therefore it is not true that there is such a thing as a non-aligned conference. If they are deceiving anyone, they are not deceiving me.
There is no doubt that the international
pressures on South Africa, Rhodesia, and Portuguese Africa
are going to be intensified in accordance with Communist global
strategy. Despite some internal opposition the World Council
of Churches is standing firm in its decision to provide funds
to Communist-backed African "freedom fighters. " It is reported
from Africa that the WCC decision came at a most opportune
time for the "freedom fighters" that have been having a number
of serious setbacks. They have now been given a new and greatly
improved international image. An intensification of guerrilla
warfare against Southern Africa can be expected.
It is imperative that Australia and New Zealand do everything possible to help ensure that the Free World's front line in Southern Africa is held. An informed public opinion is the major essential. Readers should make use of two League publications, "Australia's Front Line In Southern Africa", and "Communist Strategy For Controlling The African Continent. " Send a small donation with each order.
DESPERATE NEED FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORTThe 1970-71 financial Fund of $25,000 is filling far too slowly. Returning to national headquarters on Monday of this week, after 3,000 miles of grueling day-and -night campaigning through to Southern Queensland, Mr. Butler had just attended to the more urgent pile of work confronting him, and was about to work on the annual financial appeal when he was requested by the ABC to meet Mr. Edward St. John in a national TV debate on the South African situation. This vital project could not be neglected.
Assistant National Director Edward Rock left early in the week for another major thrust into Northern N.S.W.
Mr. Jeremy Lee carries on relentlessly. Mr. Butler and Mr. Marsh have a vital meeting of Melbourne businessmen this week, and Mr. Butler leaves first thing on Friday morning for important Western District School. The Financial Report must wait until next week. The battle cannot stop. But supporters can send in donations or pledges for the $25,000 Fund. Let us keep the mounting offensive moving.
MORE DOUBLE-TALK FROM PRIMARY INDUSTRY MINISTER ANTHONY
"We must accept the fact there is unlikely to be any radical recasting of our economic system, and that the cost-price pressures of recent decades, and which are characteristic of all modern economies, will continue." Mr. Douglas Anthony, Minister for Primary Industries, in a featured article in The Age, Melbourne, November 13.
If anyone needed any confirmation of the truth that the Liberal-Country Party coalition government is firmly under the influence of totalitarian economic "advisers", Mr. Anthony has provided it. "Controlled inflation" is a feature of Fabian-Marxist financial policies, and the communities of the Free World has been saturated with the view that this type of inflation is "inevitable." Mr. Anthony's clearly-stated view that man cannot change the economic and financial policies which are man-made, is an admission that the present Government not only has no alternative to its present Marxist financial policies, but does not wish to consider any alternatives. It is typical of Mr. Anthony's double-talk that his article should be headed, "Family Farm Will Endure."How can the family farm possibly endure if inflation is going to continue indefinitely?
Mr. Anthony's "reconstruction" schemes,
modeled on those first put forward by the Fabian Marxists
nearly 40 years ago, simply mean that having amalgamated the
present "uneconomic units", the bigger units will also be
"uneconomic " within a few years under the inflation which
Mr. Anthony says must be accepted, and still further "reconstruction"
will be required. Although it is true that Mr. Anthony appears
to be so dull (or brainwashed?) that he cannot even grasp
the most elementary facts about the creation of financial
credit by the banking system, is it really possible that the
man supposed to be the responsible Minister for Primary Industries,
can believe that the family farm can possibly survive under
the relentless pressure of inflation?
THE DALBY DEBATE
We have much pleasure in acceding to
the request of the Maranoa Regional Council of the League
of Rights, that their thanks are extended to all those supporters
throughout Southern Queensland and Northern N.S.W. who provided
such a stirring display of strength at the Dalby debate on
November 4. Some supporters flew in by plane, many traveled
long distances. The evidence continues to mount that the League's
massive support at the debate continues to have nation-wide
There are many aspects of Dr. Leigh
Wallman's association with the Dalby debate which his Liberal
Party colleagues should carefully examine. The following questions
might be considered: Did Dr. Wallman have any association
with Mr. Ron Bahnisch, Mr. Butler's opponent, before the debate?
Did Dr. Wallman assist Mr. Bahnisch to make contact with Mr.
Edward St. John and Mr. Isi Leibler? If not, why did he attempt
both before and after the Dalby debate to smear Mr. Butler
and "The League of Rights?" And what is his connection with
Truth, if any?
EXAGGERATING THE NAZI MENACE IN AUSTRALIA
"It surprised me that grave warnings were voiced about the danger of communism, but hardly a whisper of the spread of the Nazi party in Australia. I have tried to find the answer and, I believe, based on my war experience, that the RSL is now controlled by the officer class." - A Perth W.A., correspondent, A.M. Wilson, in a letter to The Australian, November 17.
Canadian and American experiences have shown that at least some of the so-called Nazi activities were in fact being promoted by Jewish Communists. We are extremely cautious concerning all build-ups of any Nazi threats in Australia. The Herald, Melbourne, of November 14, featured on page 3 approximately half a page of photos of a "punch-up" at a Nazi Senate meeting in the City Square. It would be instructive to know whether photographer Lester Howard, credited with the photos, works for The Herald. If so, how did he come to be present to take photographs? Or did Mr. Howard "just happen" to be present with a camera?
There are only a handful of Nazi Party
(National Socialist) members in Australia. Some of these are
undoubtedly sincere, but misguided. Hitler's philosophy is
certainly abroad in the land, but it is an unfortunate truth
that much of it finds expression, not through the Nazis, but
through the centralist policies of the Federal Government.
These policies would be continued and intensified under a
Whitlam Government. Labels can be used to disguise reality.
ENOCH POWELL ON TARGET AGAIN
"Quite suddenly Enoch Powell is back among the headlines. . . He has cast acid on the Government's talks-and-sanctions policy towards Rhodesia. ... His latest broadside was fired during a weekend radio interview. High wage settlements, he said, were a symptom of inflation, not a cause. It was 'stupid talk' to denounce union leaders in fighting for higher pay for union members. The Government had ultimately to take the blame for inflation and the Government alone could halt it." - The Age, Melbourne, November 18.
It is refreshing to have a politician of Mr. Enoch Powell's standing bluntly stating that ending financial inflation is the responsibility of Governments. A genuinely free society of responsible individuals requires justice. A just financial policy is the most urgent necessity for the West if it is to withstand the mounting pressure of International Communism. An unjust financial policy provides the Communist agitators in industry with an ideal situation to further their disruptive tactics. Continuing inflation erodes the value of wages and, under the present financial policies, leaves the trade union member with no alternative but to seek still higher wages.
The Achilles heel of the British Conservative Government is its financial policy. At a time when he tells the nation that he is going to fight inflation, Mr. Heath is starting to dismantle the British price support programme for British agriculture, thus making higher food prices, and more inflation, inevitable.
In desperation the New Zealand Nationalist Government is resorting to Government price "freezing", in its attempt to deal with inflation. This will be just as disastrous as was the similar policy attempted by the British Labor Government under Harold Wilson.
If Enoch Powell can give a lead in attacking
the basic causes of inflation, he will emerge as one of the
greatest British political leaders of all time.
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