September 15 1978. Thought for the Week: "The letter of the law is too cold and formal to have a beneficial influence on society. When the tissue of life is woven of legalistic relations, there is an atmosphere of moral mediocrity, paralysing man's noblest impulses."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his Harvard address, A World Split Apart.
RHODESIAN BUTCHERY AND WESTERN SICKNESS
Conducting last weekend the funeral service for
the victims of the butchery associated with the shooting down of a Rhodesian
civilian aircraft, the Dean of Salisbury appropriately commented upon
the "'deafening silence" from Western Church and political leaders.
Using a Soviet supplied guided missile, Nkomo's terrorists, operating
out of Zambia, headed by that darling of the World Council of Churches,
Kaunda, brought down an aircraft with a large loss of life.
Over the years Rhodesians,
both black and white, have suffered the most shocking acts of terrorism
while the Western politicians have tried to look the other way. Not
even the killing of missionaries produced a reaction. But now comes
what surely must be the ultimate in butchery. The handful of survivors
of the plane crash, including the injured, were invited by a group of
terrorists to show themselves so that they could be helped. As soon
as they stood up they were shot. The badly injured were shot first.
Several were bayoneted as well as shot.
Instead of condemning a deed so black and vile that words are inadequate to describe it, the British and American Governments urged Prime Minister Ian Smith not to retaliate by attacking into Zambia and Mozambique. There is no suggestion that Western economic and other aid to Zambia and Mozambique, the two major bases from which the Communist backed terrorists are operating, should be halted unless support for terrorism ended. The advice to Ian Smith is to sit down passively and permit the terrorists to do as they like.
Prime Minister Smith took a major political risk
in meeting secretly with Nkomo in a desperate attempt to persuade him
that he should be prepared to face the Rhodesian electors if he was
convinced that he would be elected. But Nkomo knows that he has no hope
of obtaining more than a small percentage of the African vote. Like
his murderous colleague Mugabe, Nkomo seeks to come to power by the
use of terror. His response to Ian Smith's offer, the shooting down
of a plane, about which he gloated, reveals him for what he is.
There is a growing revulsion against what the Rhodesians are being forced to suffer. That revulsion in Australia should be directed against Prime Minister Fraser and his colleagues. Needless to say, Malcolm Fraser has not sent a message of sympathy and regret concerning the aircraft butchery. So far from doing this, the Minister for Immigration, Mr. MacKellar has ruled that Rhodesian golfers, invited to attend a golf tournament in Fiji, with the approval of the Fijian Government, cannot use the Sydney airport for transit purposes, even through the Rhodesians would be only at the airport for several hours. MacKellar insists that his ruling is based upon "Government policy" - and, of course, reflects UN decisions.
The time has come for all real Australians to tell Prime Minister Fraser and his colleagues just what they feel about their "deafening silence, to urge them to stop crawling before the UN rabble, and to speak out like civilised people in defence of those trying to hold a line for the West on the Zambesi.
THE WORSENING FINANCE-ECONOMIC CRISIS
Anyone who has taken the time to read and understand
- not a very difficult undertaking - any of the booklets on finance
and economics issued by The League of Rights, cannot alter the FACT
that under present finance economic policies there is no solution to
the deepening crisis in all industrialised nations. These policies make
it mathematically certain that debt will expand, total taxation will
remain high, and financial inflation will continue.
Visiting investment counsellor, Jerome Smith correctly observes that if the world slump worsens - and he predicts it will - democracy will be destroyed. Mr. Smith's advice is that instead of people putting their savings in the banks - those who have sufficient to spare! - they should put them into what he terms "real assets", mainly gold and silver; perhaps also diamonds. One cannot eat, drink or use for shelter any of Mr. Smith's "real assets". They can only be used to obtain food, clothing shelter and other amenities - providing these are available!
The truth is that no infallible hedge against
inflation is possible while present financial policies are used to drive
mankind towards an abyss over which other Civilisations have been pushed
in the past. Under present finance economic policies the only way to
obtain even a small reduction in the inflation rate, is to impose the
type of restrictive policies being used by the Fraser Government. But
as pointed out by the American Brookings Institute, under American conditions,
a restrictive policy which increases the unemployment rate by 1% over
three years, only results in a 1% reduction in the inflation rate. The
economic and social damage inflicted by the restraint policy reaches
a stage where, to avoid an open revolution, it must be reversed.
The world planners, the architects of the "New International Economic Order", are operating on the assumption that they can exploit the deepening crisis to impose their programme of central global financial and raw material controls before there is complete disintegration. We doubt that Mr. Fraser and his colleagues really understand what it is all about. Before the last Federal Elections, Mr. Fraser was dogmatic that once the "summer hump" had been passed, unemployment would fall steadily as a result of his Government's policies.
In last weekend's electorate broadcast, Mr. Fraser was appealing to Australians to give his Government time to deal with growing unemployment. Faced with the fact that the Australian people are reacting to the Government's restrictive policies by saving more, Mr. Fraser's colleague Eric Robinson made a fervent appeal for Australians to go out and spend, an indirect admission that no revival in the economy is possible without greater consumer purchasing power. And yet the thrust of the Budget is to REDUCE purchasing power!
By the end of this year and early next year, the Fraser strategy" will have produced an explosive situation. That situation can only be avoided by reducing financial costs and increasing purchasing power. The abolition of Sales Tax remains the first realistic option available to a Government which genuinely wishes to avoid further social disintegration, Anyone who reads and understands the following books, will have a firm understanding of why deepening crisis is inevitable under present financial rules, and what is necessary for averting greater disasters: "Natural Cost and the Ownership of Money", 75 cents. "The Money Trick" $1.35 and "A Programme for Reversing Inflation" 75 cents.
Victorian Zionist leader, Mr. Isi Leibler, has
been having some difficulty in explaining to some of his fellow Zionists
why he visited the Soviet Union recently in connection with arranging
air travel for the Moscow Olympic games. Mr. Leibler's company, Jetset
Tours Pty. Ltd., now in business with Mr. Bob Hawke, has been appointed
as official Australian travel agent for the Moscow Games. This appointment,
clearly acceptable to the Soviet Government, raises some obvious questions,
one being, "Just how genuine is the Soviet's professed anti-Zionism?"
Learning from the experience of the Soviet, the Chinese Communists are confident that they can use carefully controlled tourism both to obtain foreign credits and to brainwash sufficient tourists to turn them into unconscious propagandists for Communist China. Recent reports state that the Chinese Communists are now happy to welcome senior Australian military officers on a "study course". Not so many years ago the senior Ministers in the Fraser Government, including Mr. Fraser himself, were warning Australians of the dangers of the southward thrust of Communist China. The peril was so great that young Australians had to be committed to battle in the Vietnam no win war. Now the same Ministers are telling Australians of the great advantages which will flow by sending increasing Australian exports to China.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.