1 March 1968. Thought for the Week: "For many Americans, the Hiss case was merely a spy story. But that was the least important aspect. What Hiss and his confederates did was far worse than any theft of diplomatic documents. Their major crime was to set the stage for the continuing drama of retreat and appeasement. The men now playing out their parts are not Communists. But they have been so ensnared in the twisted syllogisms and perverse formulations of the Hiss era that they can no longer distinguish victory from defeat, national interest from national destruction, sense from nonsense."
Seeds of Treason, by Ralph de Toledano.
THE DIABOLIC NATURE 0F COMMUNIST TREACHERY
"Because of the nature of my activities, I had to organize all sorts of operations against the Soviet Union and other Socialist countries and then torpedo them myself. I always found support in thinking about the solidarity, the reliability of the rear ...I was also very much helped in my work by the fact that, even in Western countries, I continually came across sincere friends of the Soviet people, people whose entire hearts were devoted to Socialism... among the members of Western countries' intelligence services I know more than a few people like myself "- Kim Philby, the British Communist who was a top agent for the Communist conspiracy, as reported in the Soviet journal, Izvestia, and republished in The Wanderer, U.S.A., of January 11.
Philby operated at the heart of the British
and American intelligence systems for years without being detected.
In his interview with Izvestia Philby gave an example of how
he helped plan a Central Intelligence Agency operation which he sabotaged
himself, sacrificing hundreds of lives in the process. But this type
of cold-blooded treachery means nothing to the dedicated Communist.
As Philby helped to set up the CIA in America, it would be astonishing
if some of his own "plants" do not still operate inside this organisation.
"The evil that men do lives after them", said Shakespeare.
Like Alger Hiss, the notorious American Communist
agent, Kim Philby had been educated at the "best schools" and moved
amongst the "best people". It is these "best people" who are one of
the biggest problems concerning the Communist conspiracy; with a superior
air they dismiss those who mention it as being "obsessed" with the Communist
problem. The Hiss and Philby cases are both symbolic of the basic problem
confronting the West as it struggles to survive against the Communist
conspiracy. Philby was actually re-employed by British Intelligence
after being dismissed. And over the years there has been a persistent
campaign to rehabilitate Alger Hiss.
There is the case of Otto F. Otepka, former Chief
of the Evaluations Division of the State Department's Security Office.
He was allegedly dismissed because he pressed for corrective action
against William Wieland, the man who as head of the State Department's
Latin American desk, refused to make known Castro's Communist background
before Cuba was taken over by the Communists. But before this Otepka
had refused to give Hiss a security clearance when approached by a high-ranking
State Department official. Then at a confidential meeting with Robert
Kennedy and Dean Rusk soon after John Kennedy won the 1960 Presidential
Election, Otepka refused to agree that Walt W. Rostow, whom President
Johnson has said holds "the most important job in the White House, aside
from the President", should be given a security clearance.
A member of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, which has vigorously defended Otepka, states that, "The ultra-Leftists in the Department of State saw Otepka as an obstacle to their plans. They had to remove him - and they did."
These "ultra-Leftists" are the kind of people mentioned by Kim Philby. They are to be found in every Western nation, working to foster "peaceful co-existence", "economic bridges of understanding" with the Soviet - and to smear all genuine anti-Communists as "extremists".
AUSTRALIA MUST PRESS FOR VIETNAM VICTORY
"If Senator Kennedy is right and we cannot have victory in Vietnam, then we must seriously seek a negotiated peace. It is therefore our conviction that Australia should acknowledge the bankruptcy of present military and political policy. She should seek to influence the United States to accept negotiated compromise, and should be prepared to act independently of present American policy if necessary." - Extract from a letter in The Age, Melbourne, of February 27, from a group of seven Australian students at Harvard University.
The current Communist military and terrorist offensives in South Vietnam are geared to an intensified international campaign of psychological warfare designed to force America and her allies to settle for a compromise peace. The Australian students' letter is typical of the basic feature of this psychological war: "Neither side can win militarily. So instead of going on indefinitely killing Vietnamese and destroying Vietnam, why not be sensible and work out a compromise."
But Senator Robert Kennedy is not right. In fact
he has been wrong so often for so long that it is distressing that his
views can be publicised as worth a moment's consideration. It is completely
false to say that the Communists cannot be defeated militarily. The
major necessity is a complete blockade of North Vietnam and the cutting
of the Ho Chi Minh trail through Eastern Laos; Robert Kennedy should
be reminded that it was the Administration in which he served as Attorney
General that imposed a coalition government upon Laos in 1961.
The Australian of February 27 quotes
Thailand's Prime Minister, Field-Marshal Kittikachorn, as having discussed
with the Chairman of the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Earle Wheeler,
the problem of the vastly improved quality of Viet Cong weapons. He
said that these weapons "have proved to be just as modern, if not more
so, than those of the allies".
Minister for External Affairs Mr. Paul Hasluck
states in recent correspondence that Australia agrees with the policy
of not blockading Haiphong to stop the flow of Soviet aid, as this would
escalate the war.
SOVIET STRATEGY ADVANCES
"The Russian fleet confronting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean will build up its strength with additional atomic submarines, new missile-carrying surface ships and more planes, it was reported today, The report, made in a television programme recorded in Moscow will be shown on Monday night in London. It quoted an unnamed Russian admiral who described the build up of the Soviet fleet in the Mediterranean in the television programme. The admiral predicted that in the future the Russian Navy would he supplied with even more atomic-powered submarines and torpedoes..." - The Australian, February 27.
The above report should he considered in conjunction
with the Soviet move to provide India with a navy, thus opening the
way for establishing a Soviet fleet in the Indian Ocean, and the havoc
caused to shipping by the blocking of the Panama Canal at its narrowest
point by a Japanese freighter.
If the Gorton Government cannot see now the
vital importance of Southern Africa to Australia and New Zealand 's
future, it is completely lacking in any understanding of Communist global
RACIAL REALITIES IN BRITAIN
"A growing chorus of opposition rose in Britain today as the Government stood firm on its bill to limit the recent flood of Asian immigration from Kenya. Influential members of the governing labor and Opposition, Conservative and Liberal parties joined church and organisation leaders and private citizens criticising the immigration bill which the Government expected to be law by Thursday. - The Age, Melbourne, February 27
In his most humorous but revealing novel, Back
To The Trees, ($3: 10 from The Heritage Bookshop) A.T. Culwick paints
a prophetic picture of the "liberated" Africans of East Africa beating
up and robbing Asians before forcing them out of Africa. And now Fabian
Socialist Harold Wilson and his fellows find once again that racial
realities cannot be smothered over by theories and slogans about "all
men being equal".
When Jomo Kenyatta of Mau Mau fame was released
from detention, the Indians in Nairobi put up welcoming streamers. This
may have been merely a question of taking out some kind of insurance
policy. The policy has not paid off and now the Indians are attempting
to stream out of Kenya, not to Mother India, but to the United Kingdom,
claiming the right of unrestricted entry as they hold British passports.
Australians can learn a lesson from unhappy race relations in other parts of the world, and that is to preserve Australia's traditional immigration policy designed to ensure that Australia is always a homogeneous nation.
INDUSTRIAL WAR INTENSIFIES
"Victoria is almost certain to be hit by further power strikes if an SEC move to cut the margins of 8000 Metal Trades employees is successful. Unionists threatened this last night - The Age, February 27.
The Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries insist that
a revolutionary situation develops when there is a crisis affecting
both employers and employees. Industrial war must continue so long as
the declared Fabian Socialist financial policy of "controlled inflation"
continues to operate along with heavy taxation. The President of the
Metal Industries Association, Mr. F.R.D. Morgan, points out that "It
will be impossible to add another $60 million to the wages bill in the
metal industries and not automatically incur price increases".
This destructive spiral can only be broken by a financial policy, which ensures that increased industrial efficiency results in lower prices, thus increasing purchasing power.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.