12 May 1967. Thought for the Week: "But once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory - not prolonged indecision."
General Douglas MacArthur.
ZAMBIA ON POINT OF COLLAPSE?
"Despite pay packets of up to £500 sterling a month Zambia's white copper mine supervisors are getting out of the country at the rate of 1000 a month." Stanley Hurst in the Melbourne Herald May 2.
In his report the correspondent had reported
that President Kaunda of Zambia "tossed blazing incendiaries about in
a speech in which he accused whites of subversion, sabotage, and spying."
Ever since the destruction of the Central African Federation by the Macmillan Conservative Government in favour of the principle of majority rule by the African natives, Northern Rhodesia, (now Zambia) has been a burden on the British taxpayer. This has been increasingly so since the British imposed a campaign of economic sanctions against Southern Rhodesia (now Rhodesia), a policy endorsed by President Kaunda, which has been to the detriment of Zambia's welfare more than it has Rhodesia's, or for that matter any other state other than Britain herself.
Dr. Hastings Banda of the third partner in the Federation Nyasaland, (now Malawi.) has been much more realistic and is openly trading with, and seeking assistance from Rhodesia and South Africa. However Malawi has no important international commodity comparable to Zambia's copper.
While Rhodesia can be upheld as the international
scapegoat in favour of using international force to restore "economic
stability" and "political justice" to the area, it is doubtful that
Mr. Kaunda would be permitted to emulate Dr. Banda and assume more sensible
OPPOSITION TO INCREASED CHARGES
"The DLP Senate Leader (Senator Gair) said in Brisbane last night that he and Senator McManus would vote against the bill to increase the charges." The Age May 9.
Senator Gait was referring to the Government's decision to increase charges for postage and telephone services. We welcome such opposition, but unless those in opposition have constructive advice to offer their opposition is useless. There is no doubt that the social fabric of Australian society is continually being torn asunder by the operation of financial policies which make wage rises followed by price rises as automatic as night follows day. But while the latter is the result of natural phenomena the former is the result of continuing blind stupidity on the part of the Government continuing to accept the advice of economists they should have sacked when first elected in 1949.
Mr. J. Robinson gave some indication of what
should be done when, as the employers representative in the hearing
at the arbitration court, he pointed our that grants of wage increase
only made the position worse. (see On Target April 21) Mr. Robinson
pointed out that the Commonwealth Government had the power to stimulate
the economy "without a balancing cost impact".
THE COMMON MARKET CONSPIRACY
"It is also plain that Britain will not allow her negotiations with the six to become bogged down with detailed haggling over the treatment of "a thousand different groceries from her Commonwealth suppliers"... "There will be time for that once she is inside the market and has a say on its trading position. " Claude Forell in The Age, May 6.
In simple terms Britain is asked to hand political and economic sovereignty over to a joint foreign council loaded at least 6 to 1 against her interests, and then to attempt the impossible task of negotiating conditions of the contract. Any private group or person adopting a similar approach to the signing of contracts would be rightly classified insane.
The disseminators of international socialism
who masquerade under the title of political commentators find nothing
to ridicule in this attitude.
MR. McEWEN WARNS
Mr. McEwen said he accepted as a declaration made in good faith the often repeated words of the British Prime Minister Mr. Wilson, and the Prime Ministers who preceded him, that essential Commonwealth interests would be safeguarded. "Just how these essential interests will be safeguarded has not been indicated, " he complained. The Australian, May 8.
There is a false type of propaganda being spread around that the impact of British entry into the ECM would not be as disastrous now as it would have been four years ago when the British application was rejected. Mr. McEwen points out that our trade has grown with Britain in essential commodities in that time. Therefore the impact would be worse now than four years ago.
Economic policies are the instruments of political
warfare. The impact on the Australian economy by the destruction of
a trade, which depends on 65 percent of her exports receiving preferential
treatment, would be considerable. It would be a bludgeon used to force
us into alternative political policies.
This was endorsed by a recent visitor from Japan, Professor Kei Wakaizumi, and Professor of International Relations at the Kyoto Industrial University who said in an interview on April 28, The Australian, "Japan is very interested in an Asian-Pacific co-operative community. The most enthusiastic supporter of this idea is our Foreign Minister, Mr. Miki."
We may be over suspicious, but professors of
International Relations generally have that hazy pink concept of making
one big pudding into which everything is thrown and stirred together
until individuality, nationality, political and economic independence
are controlled by the bureaucrats who elect themselves to be the chief
CHURCH LEADERS MISREPRESENT VITAL ISSUES AGAIN
"It was a disgrace for the mightiest nation on earth to be deliberately seeking to crush a small nation." Dr. A, H. Wood, former Moderator of the Methodist Church reported in The Age, May 8.
"How much longer, can Christians watch with equanimity if not applause the greatest nations on earth pulverising one of the weakest?" Archbishop George Appleton, The Australian, May 5.
Similar propaganda can be read in practically all-current Communist news sheets. The accusations made by men of such standing whose word must carry considerable weight, are to say the least absolutely irresponsible. More frighteningly they represent the degree of decadence with the accompanying compromise with evil such as has invaded the Western world. Both men no doubt are sincere. They believe they are doing good. But they give aid and solace to the most inhuman butchers of history whose one objective is to crucify Christ again and eradicate his name from the universe.
THE LIGHT STILL SHINES
"The Wesley Methodist Church in Taiwan yesterday
pledged its support of the nation's avowed anti-Communist stand and
declared its abhorrence of the pro-Communist attitude of the World Council
of Churches. The local Wesley Methodist Church said in a public statement
that while it is affiliated with the Wesley Methodist Church in the
United Stares, the local church is strongly against the pro-Red stand
of both the American Wesley Methodist Church and the W.C.C.
Those wishing to understand more of the extent of Communist influence in the W.C.C. and the National Council of Churches should read Collectivism in the Churches by Edgar C. Bundy, obtainable from The Heritage Bookshop Box 122 6L, Melbourne, cost $2.13 posted.
DID YOU SEE?
The report this week that China has accused the
East European leaders as, "not fit to be Communists."
A report in a South Australian Methodist journal (sent to us by a reader), of funds being raised towards the costs of an action taken against Professor A.D. Pont, who teaches church history at Pretoria University in South Africa. Professor Pont wrote a series of articles in which he referred to "Fellow Theologians," who had plotted together with the World Council of Churches and the Pan-Africanist to overthrow the South African Government. Prof. Pont also attacked the ecumenical movement, charging alliances between ecumenists and international communism. Methodists in South Australia have pledged themselves to raise $10, 000 towards the cost of the court action.
The visit by John J. Mc Cloy to Australia giving
us the soft soap treatment on the Kennedy assassination, The Australian,
How, last month "the Indonesian Government used
a bomber for air strikes to quell a rebellion by 1000 Arfak tribesmen
in West Irian... Forty rebels were killed." The Age, April 28.
ON TARGET BULLETIN
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