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26 August 2005. Thought for the Week: "The Law is the power behind the throne, for even the King himself owes his authority to it… But into the power which lies behind the Law, because it lies behind the Legislature… that power has fallen into all but desuetude - disuse: the Power of the People to insist their representatives in Parliament should voice their demands."
"The Law," by Sir Henry Slessor, 1936.

CHINA IS NOT A 'FRIEND'

by James Reed
A new book by Ted C. Fishman entitled China.Inc: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, is required reading for anyone concerned about "Australia's Asia destiny" (the book is readily available in most mainstream book stores…ed). Fishman is not anti-China-power but he does raise the question "What would happen when China will be able to manufacture everything - computers, cars, jumbo jets and pharmaceuticals - that the United States and Europe can, at perhaps half the cost!" Fishman raises the question in his factual book documenting China's emerging industrial might, but he does not confront the grim reality of the de-industrialisation of the once White West. De-industrialised societies essentially fall apart and the standard of living declines. Industry is needed to maintain a critical intellectual and technological infrastructure and without it nations face deskilling and social decline, perhaps to the point that they are no longer able to defend themselves. An article in The Australian 3 August 2005 "Japan to Speed Up Missile Defence" mentions in passing that the Japanese government's deployment of a ballistic missile shield is not merely against the "threat" of North Korean attacks, but also "Chinese attacks". The CIA has made it public that the only nation which has nuclear missiles trained on American cities is China.

NOT OUR CHINA PLATE, MATE!

by James Reed
It is difficult to find any mainstream writers, politicians, intellectuals - you name it - prepared to criticize the new economic god, China. Once in a while though a small challenging item does slip through. Front page of The Weekend Australian 13-14/8/05 had this small headline, "China Arms a Threat to Region: Taiwan". Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said that the rapid military build-up of China posed a threat to the security of Australia and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region. He said that China wanted to be No.1 power in the region and already had missiles with a 10,000km range that could hit the US and Australia.


THE PEKING-CANBERRA AXIS - ON TARGET 26 JANUARY 1973

Pondering on the fact that Australia has become "the quarry-colony of Asia" and Australians are now on the road to competing more and more as wage-slaves with their counterparts in Asia, they cannot say they weren't warned. Nearly thirty years ago the following warning was published in this journal.

"Australia and New Zealand are to press for the inclusion of China in an Asian and Pacific mutual assistance organisation. The organisation could be the existing Asian and Pacific Council (ASPAC), but only if Taiwan was replaced by China. The Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers disclosed this today in a communiqué and Press conference after two days of discussion between Mr. Whitlam and Mr. Kirk. Australia. N.Z. and Japan - ASPAC members who have recognised China - are embarrassed by Taiwan's membership in ASPAC." - The Australian, January 23rd.

The hard-nosed men in Peking must be extremely pleased with the manner in which the Whitlam Government is developing a foreign policy which implies that Australia has nothing whatever to fear from Red China… Labor Senator J. Wheeldon has been to North Vietnam at the invitation of the North Vietnam Peace Committee, an organisation sponsored by the Communist Government in Hanoi. The invitation to Senator Wheeldon and his colleagues was extended through the Sydney-based Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament, to "study" the extent of the damage of recent American bombing. There is no suggestion that a study is to be made of the results of Communist terror in South Vietnam…

Southern Africa is one of the Free World's major front lines, which is the reason it is being subject to increasing pressure from the north by terrorist guerrillas backed by Red China. Rhodesia is fighting for survival against the Red Chinese strategy, while Canberra sides with Peking by attempting to apply increasing pressure on Rhodesia. The Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament is permitted to flood Australia with pro-Communist propaganda while the Sydney based Rhodesian Information Centre, representing a country, which is threatening no one, is marked down for destruction by Mr. Whitlam "if he is permitted to get away with it". Suffering from the same disastrous drought conditions now affecting large areas of Australia, Rhodesia has even been cut off from Australian wheat. A number of the Government's Members, Mr. Kim Beazley, Mr. G, Duthie, Mr. Frank Crean, to name only three, term themselves Christians. We would be interested to learn how they can attempt to justify the Whitlam Government's whitewashing of Peking while at the same time lending support to the mounting international campaign against Rhodesia, the Portuguese Territories and South Africa. Opening Zambia's Parliament on January 10th, President Kaunda, who provides a base for Communist backed terrorists, said he "warmly welcomed" the policies of the new Australian and New Zealand Governments on Southern Africa."


AND - "BANK CHIEF MAKES SENSE" 16 JULY 1971

Australia little more than an international quarry
Mr. B. Callagahan, managing director of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation, warned Australians they ignored changes in neighbouring countries at their own peril, The Australian, July 9th, 1971. Mr. Callagahan said Australia should avoid becoming little more than an international quarry for more farsighted people. He said Australia had to avoid the "she'll be right mate" state of mind, which could make these foreign quarries a permanent feature. Don't let us sit back complacent in the thought of our growing income from those holes in the ground, and watch the Japanese steel industry increase its output by 12 per cent a year right through the 1970's."
We could not agree more with Mr. Callagahan, and it is good to see him speaking out, as he has on so many occasions on matters of this kind. However, it is equally a pity, that a man of such understanding does not associate the banking policies of the Reserve Bank, along with general financial policies controlled by the Treasury, with the cause of the problem he is concerned about. The insane policy of "capital inflow" at all costs, the growing internal debt structure which robs Australians of investing in their own heritage, and thus providing the financial capital to control and exploit our own resources, in our own best interests, are a direct result of domestic financial policy. Mr. Callagahan is a high officer in that system. It is time he started to look to its defects.

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A SAGA OF ECONOMIC TREACHERY

In 1900 over 90 per cent of the US population was self-employed. There was no income tax and no central bank. Government services were paid for by excise taxes. In 1913 the Federal Reserve was created, as was income tax. The national US debt reached 42.9 billion. By 2003 the national debt was $6-8 trillion - a 232,605 per cent increase in the national debt since 1913. The US cost of living has increased by 1547 per cent. Economic terrorism is the most dangerous form of terrorism for it is criminality masking as legality.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

From www.womensgroup.org
Public-private partnerships (PPP) are basically the partnering on a business level of government and business. This is a radical shift in the structure of government as it allows businesses to co-manage with them, be it a water facility, electricity, sewers, toll roads and the like.
It's the old-fashioned Fascism all over again
Known in the old World War II days as fascism, this evolving shift in the structure of government was given a lift when the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan went to the World Economic Forum in 1999 and asked corporations to help the UN accomplish its goals of feeding the poor and alleviating poverty in poor countries. This year, the IBLF has come up with a new study showing that CEOs favour public-private partnerships as the way to develop third world countries.
The World Economic Forum also has its share of royalty. Sheiks, kings, princes, dukes and princesses have all graced the podium or workshops, networking and rubbing shoulders with their counterparts on the corporate level.
Bottom line: it is all about money and power - who has it and who is going to get it.
At every turn, it is public-private partnership, selling off government owned resources, or privatizing through partnering with business. President Bush has set up his own initiative, the Millennium Challenge Corporation-MCC, a U.S. government corporation, to administer funds. An informational brochure handed out described it as "an innovative new foreign assistance program designed to eliminate extreme poverty and promote sustainable economic growth."
The purpose is to set up public-private partnerships-PPP.
PPP's are business arrangements for governments to transfer state-owned assets to. Since it is a business arrangement, it is run by the corporate partner.

THE ADVENTURES OF A 'RACIST' PROFESSOR

by James Reed
I have been following with interest the 'debate' about "racist" professor Andrew Fraser of Macquarie University. The Australian 27 July 2005 reports that Professor Fraser said he would be sacked because his views were to be seen to threaten the income the university derived from foreign students: "This is a message to young academics that they are at serious risk if they are not committed to the politically correct orthodoxy… This is the Soviet Union all over again."
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor Di Yerbury denied that there was a sack threat, for the university has merely invited him to bring forward his retirement: "It doesn't necessarily mean the sack".
The Australian 30-31 July reports that Professor Fraser has been suspended. Professor Fraser described Yerbury as an "intellectual coward". Yerbury suspended the professor because of "fears" of disruption of his classes by the usual rent-a-crowd folk. This is merely a smokescreen for Yerbury's political correctness, that involved apologising to the African community.
Students though expressed strong support for Professor Fraser's right to free speech: The Australian 1/8/05. The National Tertiary Education Union has moved to support his rights. This type of support would never have been available in the 1980s and 1990s.
There is at last a growing awakening of the evils of the religion of political correctness.

MORE ON THE "JOYS" OF MULTICULTURALISM

by James Reed
Justice Minister Chris Ellison has said that the practice of teenagers being flown to Lebanon by their families and forced into marriages was "tantamount to sexual trafficking" and would be punished by new laws which punished sexual trafficking with 25 years in prison. Teenage girls as young as 14 were involved. But it was not just the Arab-Australian community which was involved but also the African-Australian community, if not involved in the 'export trade', at least had a problem with "early marriage".
The article quotes NSW Community Relations Commission Chair Stepan Kerkyasharian as saying that forced marriages were against the spirit of multiculturalism. How can that be?
Such forced marriages are arrangements in the Arab and African world that have been conducted for all of recorded history - before even than the emergence of the West.
If anything is a part of multiculturalism (that all cultural traditions are equally valid), it is forced marriages.
Multicultural policy has never openly embraced its implicit cultural relativism as an official policy. It has always been a front for the doctrine of multiracialism which aims for the dilution of the Northern European gene pool.

DENOUNCING MULTICULTURALISM - AGAIN
No sooner have I finished one article denouncing the racially suicidal policy of multiculturalism, do I find yet another article claiming that multiculturalism is destroying the West. Janet Albrechtsen, a journalist who is both intelligent and from her photograph, 'easy on the eye', was one of the few journalists to consistently criticise multiculturalism before the recent fashion of doing so. Her article "End of an Innocent Age," The Australian 27/7/05 is essentially an "I told you so" piece which shows that eventually "reality bites".
She makes the point that the sacred cows of the 1960s "cultural revolution" are dying or dead. She concludes: "Who knows which of the '60s sacred cows will be next?" I have said the same myself in these pages a number of times.
The poison and damage of this dangerous era which legitimised communistic thought still remains.


BOOK BURNING

by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Tough new anti-terrorist laws are to be implemented in Australia in the wake of the London bombings. Of note is the proposal to ban literature promoting jihad and suicide bombings. Some civil libertarians have been alarmed at such a suggestion. Rex Jory, a politically correct columnist in The Advertiser 21/7/05, takes the line on free speech which the French liberal free-thinker Voltaire (1694-1778) took: I may not agree with the content of your thought but I support your right to say it.
The problem though is that the classical liberal notion of free speech is already dead: it was long ago diluted by the stringent defamation laws that characterise common law countries and by race vilification legislation. In Britain there are moves for creation of a compulsory vetting scheme where university research that may have a link to terrorism is reported to the authorities. The Australian Federal Police recently questioned a Muslim student of Monash University as he had borrowed books on terrorism.
The White Horse of Freedom has already bolted from its stable and it will require a programme of social transformation - one which the League has detailed in its many publications - to restore our most fundamental God-given liberties.


'FOREIGN AID' FOR THE RICH THIEVES

from Paul Fromm, Canada First
When Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform (C-FAR) was formed in 1979, we argued that, all too often, foreign aid was a scheme for transferring wealth from the working and middle classes of the West to the rich thieves in the Third World. The intervening years have seen tens of billions of dollars transferred to Africa and, yet, the net number of poor people has increased. The following article by George Jonas is a stern warning that the hysterical calls of has-been rock stars like Bob Geldof and Bono for even more sacrifices on the part of Western taxpayers should be ignored.
While Prime Minister Paul Martin resisted the more extreme calls for massive aid hikes at the recent G-8 conference at Gleneagles, Scotland, he still remains committed to hefty increases in Canadian foreign aid. Our aid should be pared back to disaster relief only, and some long needed tax relief be offered to the Canadian taxpayer.
Subsidizing African Misery by George Jonas
National Post, Canada, 8 August, 2005.
Swiss taxpayers are beginning to note that private jets are expensive. In 2002, the Federal Council of Switzerland spent about 12 million Swiss francs ($11.5-million) on a modest model for its own use. That was just a small bite, however. The big bite for Swiss taxpayers was the jet Tanzania's government bought for its president. It cost almost 50 million francs.
The Swiss taxpayers paid for both planes. Tanzania, proud if economically challenged East African home of the new jet, was subsidized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to the tune of $31-million last year.
The numbers demonstrate the First Law of International Welfare: The cost of a presidential jet is in proportion to the foreign aid a country receives.
The lower a country's median income or GNP, the higher the model designation on its Gulfstream. If the president travels in a G-II, the population still eats. A G-IV threatens starvation, and a G-V ensures it.
We live in times when an aid recipient's jet-propelled status symbol costs four times as much as a donor's. Switzerland receives no aid from any country, least of all Tanzania, which is probably why the Swiss government's flying toy isn't as plush as the Tanzanian government's (or the Ugandan's, for that matter, which cost a reported US$38-million).
The figures come from a recent issue of Switzerland's Neue Zurcher Zeitung, couriered to me by a friend.
Kurt Pelda's article, entitled "How Africa is being Paralyzed through Money", brings to mind the famous Wa-Benzis of the 1970s, subjects of much media attention at the time (not to mention a recent essay in these pages by The Spectator's Aidan Hartley).
In Africa, where everyone's identity is pretty much derived from his or her tribe, the Wa-Benzis emerged as a "tribe" of newly rich government officials named after their Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The freshly minted African elite siphoned off the cream of the foreign aid and investment coming from the West, diverting it back to Western suppliers of luxury items. The taxpayers of North America and Europe weren't subsidizing the famished people of Africa as much as the well-fed shareholders of Mercedes-Benz.
Africa's big problem, however, wasn't the money that was stolen. The big problem turned out to be the money that wasn't stolen. Africa could have survived the loss of what was skimmed off the top by the kleptocracy of the Wa-Benzis; it was the aid that reached it that brought the dark continent to its knees.
Booting up the computer and typing "Africa+aid+futility" into an Internet search engine brings 67,600 responses. The first one to pop up is a syndicated article from last month by Thomas Sowell, called "The tragedy of Africa: foreign aid and debt forgiveness".
"Why would anyone think that promoting irresponsible government borrowing by periodically 'forgiving' their debts is going to help African countries in the long run?" asks Mr. Sowell. Because, he answers, "such policies benefit the bureaucracies that administer foreign aid and enable vain people to see themselves as saviours, even when they are doing more harm than good."
The same "vain people" would no doubt like to dismiss Mr. Sowell as a racist. This comforting course isn't open to them because the pundit in question happens to be black. He seems at ease pointing out that India started producing surplus wheat when the West stopped dumping wheat into India as "aid" during famines. He comments on pickets surrounding G8 meetings in Scotland with "Save Africa" signs: "Looking back over the decades and generations, Africa has been 'saved' so many times that you have to wonder why it still needs saving."
One reason Africa needs saving is because it's being prevented from saving itself. It's prevented by policies of foreign aid and debt forgiveness.
It's prevented by programs that reward dependency, mismanagement and misfortune, while punishing industry, productivity, foresight and even good luck. It's prevented by officials and academics who favour subsidizing presidential jets in Tanzania, while calling for the infliction of pain on ordinary Canadians.
This isn't a figure of speech
The director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, John Williamson, wrote last week in the Financial Post about academics in Canada calling on the government "to get radical" about implementing the Kyoto accords. Kyoto, of course, is the left's hare-brained environmental scheme -- or scam -- that intends to reduce pollution by paying other countries to pollute.
Under Kyoto, developed countries pay for polluting and less developed countries get paid for it. For total emissions, therefore, Kyoto means little change. For ordinary Tanzanians, it won't mean much. But for the president, it could mean an upgraded jet, depending on what kind of pay-to-pollute scheme is adopted.
For Canadians, Kyoto means higher energy prices, coupled with fewer jobs. Professors Douglas Macdonald and Debora Van Ninjatten, respectively of the University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University, are quoted by Mr. Williamson as having written that the "infliction of such pain is politically viable."
Maybe. Canadians have been gluttons for punishment. They've been champions of wrong choices. But even they may be reaching the end of their tether.

SOMEONE, TELL THE PRESIDENT THE WAR IS OVER

by Frank Rich, 14/8/05. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/opinion/14rich.html
We have often wondered when the American (and Australian) people would wake up to the fact they were being used - the sacrifice of their sons and daughters, their defence forces, their ever-increasing debt-burdens - for a New World Order agenda they really don't understand. When the New York Times comes out with the above headlines we are encouraged that 'the reality is finally beginning to bite'!
"Like the Japanese soldier marooned on an island for years after V-J Day, President Bush may be the last person in the country to learn that for Americans, if not Iraqis, the war in Iraq is over. "We will stay the course," he insistently tells us from his Texas ranch. What do you mean we, white man?
A president can't stay the course when his own citizens (let alone his own allies) won't stay with him. The approval rate for Mr. Bush's handling of Iraq plunged to 34 percent in last weekend's Newsweek poll - a match for the 32 percent that approved L.B.J.'s handling of Vietnam in early March 1968. (The two presidents' overall approval ratings have also converged: 41 percent for Johnson then, 42 percent for Bush now.)
On March 31, 1968, as L.B.J.'s ratings plummeted further, he announced he wouldn't seek re-election, commencing our long extrication from that quagmire. (A war not intended to be 'won'.) But our current Texas president has even outdone his predecessor; Mr. Bush has lost not only the country but also his army. Neither bonuses nor fudged standards nor the faking of high school diplomas has solved the recruitment shortfall.
Now Jake Tapper of ABC News reports that the armed forces are so eager for bodies they will flout "don't ask, don't tell" and hang on to gay soldiers who tell, even if they tell the press.
The president's cable cadre is in disarray as well. At Fox News Bill O'Reilly is trashing Donald Rumsfeld for his incompetence, and Ann Coulter is chiding Mr. O'Reilly for being a defeatist. In an emblematic gesture akin to waving a white flag, Robert Novak walked off a CNN set and possibly out of a job rather than answer questions about his role in smearing the man who helped expose the administration's prewar inflation of Saddam W.M.D.'s. (On this sinking ship, it's hard to know which rat to root for.)
As if the right-wing pundit crackup isn't unsettling enough, Mr. Bush's top war strategists, starting with Mr. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, have of late tried to rebrand the war in Iraq as what the defense secretary calls "a global struggle against violent extremism." A struggle is what you have with your landlord. When the war's über-managers start using euphemisms for a conflict this lethal, it's a clear sign that the battle to keep the Iraq war afloat with the American public is lost…"

RON GOSTICK, R.I.P.

Paul Fromm of Canada
On a steamy Southern Ontario summer afternoon, July 20, 2005 under a hazy sky, we bade farewell to Ron Gostick, who, after a long battle with cancer, died quietly in his sleep, two days short of his 87th birthday. The memorial service in his hometown of Flesherton, Ontario, was well attended by his large family (second wife Wanda, children, grandchildren, stepchildren), friends, political associates and his legion comrades. Branch 333 of the Royal Canadian Legion started the proceedings with a farewell to their old comrade. Ron had served for five years in the Canadian Army in World War II. Ron was a giant in the freedom movement in Canada. His decades, not mere years, of publishing - 59 years of newspapers, newsletters (Canadian Intelligence Service, On Target! and others) - and lecturing carried many messages and educated many people, including at least one present MP and such well known people as James Keegstra, to political realities.

Born in Wales, Ron emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1923. The family homesteaded near Stettler, Alberta. After nine years, the Gostick family, which now included brother William, moved to Calgary. Alberta was mired in the Great Depression, "widespread poverty amidst abundance," as Ron summed it up in "Canada: Its Glorious Potential - And Things I Didn't Learn in School" (2002). From 1933 to 1935, he attended Crescent Height High School.

There his maths teacher and principal was William Aberhart, a proponent of Social Credit, the teachings of Scottish engineer Major C.H. Douglas, who applied practical Christianity to economics. Should the issue of credit ex nihilo be in the hands of private banks, Social Credit asked? With the fractional reserve system, a bank can lend many multiples of the dollars on deposit and, thus, issue credit and collect interest on the lending of this credit. Why should there be mass poverty in a land brimming with natural and human resources? What is physically possible should be made financially possible, Douglas argued.

As Ron stated in the introduction of Canada: Its Glorious Potential: "Money, and in modern times Credit, in all their forms and instruments are the life-blood of society and the nation. For generations, practically all modern industrialized nations have experienced periods of boom times and inflation, followed by depression, hard times and a shortage of 'money' (purchasing power). And in recent decades, every country seems plagued with an escalating mountain of debt - and taxation to pay the interest on the debt." For the deeply Christian Mr. Gostick, Social Credit offered practical application of religion to politics and a blueprint out of the misery of the Great Depression. His mother thought so too, and ran for and won a seat in the first Aberhart Social Credit government in 1935.

Ron went to college in Calgary and took further business studies in Chicago. He joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and served as a court reporter in Ottawa and Toronto. Immediately after the war, Ron served as the General Secretary of the Social Credit Party of Canada. Party intrigues soured him on political parties. Major Douglas had warned against the formation of a Social Credit Party, believing that it would be better to spread the philosophy of economic reform, hoping that people of good will in many parties would adopt it. Ron began his publishing activities, at first distributing copies of his newspaper by motorcycle around Ontario.

A Social Creditor and journalist would seem to have made Ron fairly mainstream - at least not a subject for law enforcement scrutiny. However, his voluminous RCMP file, obtained some years ago by lawyer Barbara Kulazska reveals than his meetings were under Mountie surveillance as early as the late 1940s. Ron's Christian principles led him into many causes. He was a firm anti-communist at a time when trendy Canadians like Pierre Trudeau were open admirers of tyrants like Fidel Castro and Mao tse-Tung. When Rhodesia declared independence in 1965, he rallied to the cause of the Ian Smith experiment, grounded in Christianity and a gradual approach to Negro involvement. Ron strongly opposed the Pearson's pennant coup d'etat, the invention of a "new" Canadian flag and the abandonment of the Red Ensign, as a prelude to the changing of the country the flag symbolized, through massive Third World immigration, multiculturalism and the sacrificing of our sovereignty through internationalism. When Royal Canadian Legion Branch 333 became a hotbed of pro-Red Ensign sentiment, Dominion command in Ottawa, under political pressure, decreed that Ron Gostick must be purged as president or the branch would lose its accreditation. He was. Assisted by his longtime associate, former RCMP undercover agent Patrick Walsh, burly Irishman from Quebec City who spoke with a distinctly French accent, Ron warned repeatedly of communist infiltration and subversion in Canadian politics.

In 1968, a new comet flashed across the firmament of Canadian politics. His name was Pierre Trudeau. The press promoted him as a fresh breath in Canadian politics, a change from the World War I generation of old war horses like John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson. Trudeau, Canadians were old, was trendy, irreverent, prone to wearing a cape or posing holding a rose rakishly in his mouth. Pat Walsh, a veteran as an undercover agent in communist circles in the Province of Quebec, recognized Trudeau and some of his associates. He'd briefly flirted with the NDP. Trudeau was far more to the left than the press was telling Canadians. Ron Gostick did an extraordinary thing. While the press gushed about Trudeau image and antics, he actually read what Trudeau had written and researched his activities. He found in Trudeau an admirer of Castro and Mao, a man who had visited Red China in the early 1960s at the depths of the "Great Leap Forward" famine, and returned gushing with admiration. Ron Gostick published his findings and, assisted with the list of Liberal convention delegates supplied by the disgruntled Paul Martin Sr's campaign, he began to circulate his warnings. Hundreds of thousands of the relevant pamphlets were distributed. In Toronto, Tory Senator Wallace McCutcheon funded the reprinting of perhaps 60,000 leaflets derived from Mr. Gostick's work by the fledgling Edmund Burke Society of which I was a member.

I had first met Mr. Gostick the year before at a lecture at a downtown hotel. I was immediately impressed by his knowledge and methodology: quoting important sources and offering an illuminating commentary. Mr. Gostick's warning about Pierre Elliott Trudeau's affection for communism, his totalitarian streak and his eagerness to change Canadian society brought him a torrent of abuse. He was denounced as a "hatemonger." As has happened in so many instances since, his opponents didn't say he was wrong, didn't argue with his facts. They simply hollered "hate" and said he shouldn't have said those things. Within a few years, it became obvious that Ron Gostick's warnings were more than valid. Not until the early '70s did a few right of centre journalists like Lubor Zink and Peter Worthington dare to say what Ron Gostick had said in 1968.

In the early 1980s, Ron warned of the dangers of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Far from granting us rights, it, in fact, restricts them. Under British Common Law, one had the right to do whatever one wanted, except what was expressly forbidden by law. Under the Charter the State grants citizens a seemingly impressive list of rights. Yet, this list can be and often is severely restricted by the courts - see, the many and growing limitations on freedom of speech. Other essentials, such as the ownership of property, aren't even listed as rights at all.

More recently, Ron formed the Third Option for National Unity Committee. He worried both about Quebec separatism and Western alienation. There was a third option, he argued, to the extremes of separation, of totalitarian interfering rule from Ottawa. That option was to return to the letter of the BNA Act which granted direct taxation, education, health and many other functions to the provincial governments. Federal usurpation of these powers was at the heart of the legitimate grievances of the Quebec nationalists and the Western separatists.

Ron Gostick was a gentle modest man. He spoke to admiring audiences in Southern Africa, Australia, the U.S. and for decades from coast to coast across Canada. His approach was one of quiet persuasion. Teacher, thinking, leader, mentor, Ron Gostick, you will be sorely missed. - Paul Fromm
Copies of "Canada: Its Glorious Potential" by Ron Gostick are available for $12. (Canadian) postpaid from C-FAR, Box 332, Rexdale, ON, M9W 5L3, Canada.

VALE RONALD GOSTICK

Phillip Butler of Australia
I first met Ron Gostick in London towards the end of 1966 as he was returning from Rhodesia. On behalf of the Canadian Friends of Rhodesia, he had presented the commander of the Rhodesian Armed Forces with monies raised to purchase fuel. The Candour League, headed by A.K. Chesterton had arranged the meeting. From then on Ron and the Gostick family played a big part in my life. I flew to Toronto and spent an incredible family-orientated Christmas with them. Australians can only dream of a "White Christmas", but that year in the little village of Flesherton, Grey County - approximately 100 miles north of Toronto - I was welcomed into a caring, jovial Gostick family gathering to share a truly "White Christmas". The office of Canadian Intelligence Publications is centred there, out of which grew the Christian Action Movement (CAM) and in turn - after much consultation with his close political and social crediter friend, Eric D. Butler of Australia - The Canadian League of Rights (CLR) was set up. In late 1969 I commenced a 20 year stint with the CLR as Ron's Deputy National Director.

Canada is going to be all the poorer for the passing of Ronald Gostick. However, he has helped nurture the growth among the younger generations and his work will continue. Rest in Peace Ron - you have served your country well. On behalf of the Butler Family including Eric Dudley Butler, my father, I express the deep sadness we all feel at his passing. Our thoughts are with his wife Wanda and all his family at this time.


OBITUARY: JOE VIALLS

Readers of "On Target" will be saddened to learn of the death of Joe Vialls, on 18 July 2005. Joe was a major player on the Internet, contributing a number of stimulating theories about a variety of topics on his website. (http://www.joevialls.co.uk/)
A staunch opponent of Globalism, and aware of the extent to which it could use terror and intimidation to achieve its goals, he used his training in military matters and knowledge of weapons to challenge existing "official" explanations of blasts and even to claim that the tsunami that killed many in Indonesia may have been set off by an atomic explosion.
His theories were often "controversial" and not all agreed with them, but he was always stimulating as a writer and presenter of "politically incorrect" information.
His death is a great loss to the freedom movements, and we extend our sympathies to his families and friends at this time of loss.

BASIC FUND

Just one more week to go. As we come near to the end of this Annual Appeal the figure has reached $52,480.25. There is just one more week to go. I never cease to be 'surprised by joy' and humbled, by those supporters who give so generously, and often on a regular basis. It shows such strong support and faith in what we do. Thank you one and all. The League is taking another large step of faith in the coming year. There will be a report at the AGM which comes up in October.

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE NEW TIMES SURVEY

The ALOR has brought out a Special Edition of the August 2005 The New Times Survey. It contains an essay - "Racial Treason: From White Australia Policy to the Yellow Australia Policy" - with a comprehensive bibliography. Contributing writers John Peterson and Rohan Phillips have delved back fifty or more years into Australia's history to dis-uncover those who were first pushing for the immigration and multicultural/multiracial policies and Asianisation of Australia; policies that have dramatically changed the culture and demography of our nation. Many will not like what they read, but the facts speak for themselves.
Send for your bulk supplies now! One copy $3.00 posted; five copies $12.50 posted and 10 copies $20.00 posted. Send Money Order/Cheque to Australian League of Rights, Box 1052, GPO, Melbourne 3001. Don't forget to include return address
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SYDNEY CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS' CLUB

The SCSC will be holding its 32nd AGM on this occasion. Following the proceedings an excellent video received from Sweden (English language) will be shown. The producer is Estonian Juri Lina, the author of the book, "Under the Sign of the Scorpion". It examines the role and the origins of the secret societies. Venue is: Lithuanian Club, 16 East Terrace, Bankstown. The proceedings commence at 7.30pm. Bring a friend for the first time and the door fee will be waived

DR. DAVID MITCHELL FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE WEEKEND

Decide now to join us for a two-day 'school' on "The Spirit of Australia's Constitution and History". Dr. David Mitchell, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. has graciously consented to present this two-day seminar outlining the foundations of our Constitution and History.
The dates are: Saturday and Sunday 10th-11th, September, 2005, and the venue is The Public Schools' Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide. The Frank Bawden Memorial Dinner will be held on Saturday evening, 10th September, 2005. Further details available by phoning: 8296 4704.
Two-day Seminar: $24.00. Frank Bawden Memorial Dinner: $26.00. Sunday Lunch: $10.00. Post cheques/money orders to: Heritage Books, P.O. Box 27, Happy Valley 5159.
Don't forget to indicate what the bookings and monies are for - and include name and address.

NATIONAL WEEKEND

Now is the time to make plans for the National Weekend's "New Times Dinner", Seminar and Divine Service and Conference. Mr. Paul Fromm from Canada will be one of the guest speakers. Dates are: New Times Dinner, Friday, 7th October. Seminar, Saturday, 8th October and Divine Service and Conference, Sunday, 9th October, 2005.
A flyer will go out with On Target in the near future, but in the meantime make sure you have secured your accommodation. The venue is the same as last year: The Hume Motor Inn, 406 Wodonga Place, Albury, NSW. Phone:02 6021 2733.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.