As ANZAC Day approaches, many Australians have once again watched on, shaking their collective heads, as their political leaders display the constitution of a wet lettuce when it comes to resisting their American political overlords.
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julia Bishop, spoke tough when asked about Australia’s position on Nth Korea’s missile tests.
Indeed, she could be mistaken for any American Warhawk Politician, except for her refined Australian accent.
But, accent aside, Bishop parrots the US Foreign Policy well and, projects it with a kind of refined, constipated belligerence.
The way she threatened Nth Korea would’ve delighted her US counterparts, once they’d been reminded of who she was and, in what hemisphere Australia was located.
In a world desperately needing rational debate and diplomatic endeavour, we watch our politicians serve their ego’s instead of their country’s interests.
She may later earn an Oscar for her role as, ‘ best supporting actress in a World War Three Drama’ but, for real people, she failed her call miserably and once again, spoke like a marionette controlled by an American foreign policy God.
She said, “Pyongyang has a clear ambition to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload as far as the US.”
That may well be the case but, as soon as she said this, her Australian constituent’s quickly acquired a world map to measure if that meant Nth Korea’s missiles could reach Australia too?
The next question Aussies asked themselves was, if her aggressive rhetoric may make Australia a legitimate Nth Korean target?
Because, it wasn’t before she spoke.
And it didn’t take very long to realise that the answer to both those questions was, Yes!
In a direct response to Bishop, a Nth Korean spokesman was quoted in the official Nth Korean News Agency, KCNA saying,
“The present government of Australia is blindly and zealously toeing the US line. If Australia persists in following the US moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and remains a shock brigade of the US master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK.”
Julia Bishop talks tough for a minister of a country where the majority of its people have never held a rifle, let alone fired one.
Australians get fined just for possessing a sling-shot! Australians have surrendered their fire weapons in a Government program initiated after the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996.
Considering Australia’s non aggressive history and, its population being comprised of people from most nations of the earth, Australia could play a major role in mediation and advocating peace in this world rather than acting as an American attack dog.
Australia possesses a small military for the size of the country and Australian’s famous laconic attitude expresses itself with a general acceptance of other countries and their cultures.
Australians are not an aggressive people.
However, Australia has watched its politicians voice an aggression and verbosity which is unequal to the force Australia can project.
In 2014 for instance, the world watched the then Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, promise to “Shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an embarrassing display of the lack of statesmanship.
The absence of Diplomacy is evident and now, we again watch Julia Bishop, keep step with this aggressive, yet empty policy.
We in the west have consistently been told that the Nth Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un and, his cadre in power are insane.
However, it seems obvious that if Iraq, Libya, or Yemen possessed nuclear weapons their history may not include being bombed or invaded by US/NATO, or, their allied forces.
This seems to be the thinking behind those ‘insane’ Nth Korean leaders and, based on recent historical events, that thinking seems perfectly sane.
Also, history seems to escape our politicians when commenting on these conflicts.
No one seems to remember how nearly all the infrastructure of Nth Korea was completely destroyed by the US Air Force during the Korean war.
Also, the Korean War has never officially ended and more importantly, the US forces still command the Sth Korean Armed Forces.
When taking these facts into account it’s not hard to understand why mistrust exists within the Nth Korean power structure.
Politicians also seem to forget more recent history in respect to a deal that was almost secured in the 90’s with Nth Korea and the Clinton Administration.
As part of that deal, Nth Korea ceased its plutonium production for eight years while waiting for the US to purchase its short range and medium range missiles. That agreement also had each country agreeing to cease any hostile intent toward each other.
Although the agreement was in place, the Americans decided to walk away from that deal and so, the Nth Koreans went back to developing their nuclear weapons.
The present angst against Nth Korea began when they tested their long range missiles into the Sea of Japan.
Nth Korea breaks no International Law or International agreements when testing these missiles.
Being an Australian myself, I would hope Australia could find a more productive, respected and assertive role in the world as a peacemaker rather than just being an empty echo of US foreign policy.
Indeed, Australia’s most revered and celebrated military engagement was the defeat of its forces on the beaches of Gallipoli in World War1.
Gallipoli was a terrible defeat for Australia. It proved to be incredibly wasteful of her men and pointless in its objective. It’s widely accepted that the blame of that defeat lay at the feet of Australia’s politicians who, allowed its military forces to be commanded by British Officers.
The lesson to come out of Gallipoli was that, Australia would never again allow her forces to be commanded by a foreign military power.
However one hundred years on, politicians are repeating the same mistakes that led to the mistakes of Gallipoli.
Instead of foreign officers commanding Australian troops as in the case of Gallipoli, it could be argued that our entire political decision making process, when it comes to overseas military deployment, is complicit with America’s political will.
Australia’s Military Doctrine is so reliant on America that possibly, Australian Politicians no longer feel they have a sovereign right to oppose any American offensive?
They all act like Bishop, totally beholden to any American military foreign policy.
And, it matters not if the other side of Australian Politics were in power. The Labor Government would not raise a whimper either against any American military onslaught.
Australia’s former conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, displayed the clarity of a genuine Statesman by arguing the dangers of having such a “blind leading the blind policy” with the US in a book he penned, “Dangerous Allies”.
Ironically, Malcolm Fraser replaced Gough Whitlam who, was arguably the last Australian Prime Minister who penned an independent Australian foreign policy.
Whitlam’s policies clashed with that of the US’s and, that was seen as an act of betrayal which definitely, played a part in his sacking by Australia’s Governor General, Sir John Kerr or, as Whitlam eloquently referred to him, as Kerrs Cur.
Australians yearn for strong leadership on many matters but on foreign entanglements, they deserve to have that strength manifested.
Australians deserve a Government who will voice a foreign policy in keeping with its population’s character and wishes, of a fair go for all.
Australians deserve better than to see its Government align their forces to a Super Power who, chooses to act unilaterally against sovereign country’s and continually snub International Law when it suits.
If history teaches us one thing, it’s that the most powerful should never be allowed to rule with a ‘Might is Right’ attitude.
Gallipoli is seared into the consciousness of Australians but unless, we can elect a Government with the backbone to learn from that sad debacle, we’ll be forced to relearn the lessons of Gallipoli that, we failed to learn the first time.
© Vaughan Famularo - Source
RECLAIM AUSTRALIA IS DOOMED
Although I agree with many of their ideas, the forces reigned against RAM are too great, violent, statist and reactionary for them to remain a non-political, broad based, multi-ethnic, community protest group for much longer. The Left and their Antifa nihilist fellow travelers are already pushing them towards the extreme Right, by calling them racists and Islamophobes and so on. Whilst the extreme Right have aligned themselves with RAM. With fascists of the Left and Right pressuring them they will not be able to remain beyond the Left-Right divide and will inevitably move to the Right - the extreme Right. Which is already happening. A development which will alienate decent Australians of all ethnic backgrounds many of whom currently support them.
The RAM leadership have already established open alliances with the Patriotic Front (the ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration) Australia First and Golden Dawn, a Greek neo-Nazi party. Members of these collectivist groups are currently attending RAM demonstrations all over Australia.
There is a real need in Australia to establish a political movement beyond the Left-Right divide and their vested interests, a movement that questions the current direction Australia is heading i.e. the direction the Left/Right and their extremes would like to take it; that questions the efficacy of state sponsored multiculturalism, as opposed to a proper, non-discriminatory immigration policy; that questions the validity of political correctness; that is politically neutral, anti-war and pro environment; that is opposed to all collectivists ideologies (fascisms of the Left and Right); that would dismantle the power pyramids of corporations and banks and their ability to impact on government; that would dissolve all anti-terror laws and all laws that impose on the rights and freedom of the individual and the people.
(The ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration)
By Eugene Donnini on 2015 07 26 - 15:36:56
From the entry 'Dylann Roof: soldier in a new race war or just a pawn in the game?'.
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By Prova a Adidas Neutro Originals Nizza Nero Giallo on 2015 07 20 - 08:41:30
From the entry 'Statism, the greater good and the big lie'.
I second Keith’s assertion that Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake. He bangs on about Halaal being a scam and money maker for Islam (and no I don’t support Halaal whatsoever), but makes excuses for its counterpart Kosher as being a somehow legitimate. Double standards? When I confronted him about this fact he went off on a convoluted tirade about Israel being some sort of “Bastion of Democracy” in the middle east…Really!, I will leave that one up to the readers to decide on. I found that MH came across as disingenuous to say the least.
By Citizen Scorn on 2015 07 19 - 07:33:43
From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.
Without doubt, TNR is one of the best, if not the best alternative news source on the net. Which doesn’t mean Herewood is always right. His job, I believe, is to present the facts as he sees them as an objectively as possible, without fear or favor. For this, he has my respect and support. But I believe he needs to be careful and to think a little deeper about the problems of “racism,” in Australia. He has labelled the Reclaim Australia Movement as racist. I’m wondering if his objectivity is a little weak on this point, a little without foundation.
Of course all political movements have its fringe groups and individuals. We make a distinction between, for example, a Muslim and a fundamentalist Muslim (Islamist), and by so doing we don’t claim that all Muslims are blood thirsty fanatics. If its good for the Muslims, then its good for RAM, which is bound to attract a few lunatics and real racists. But to brand the entire movement as “racist” is wrong; it is the same ploy that is used by the mainstream media and its left-wing, establishment Marxist boot boys.
One of the first things I noticed when i attended a RAM rally recently were the amount of non-white people in attendance, including Aboriginals. In fact the main banner of RAM contains an Australian flag and an Aboriginal flag. Speakers at their rallies have included Jews, Arabs, Indians, Aboriginals, Chinese and so on. What does this tell you? Is this really a fascist-Nazi-racist movement whose stated aim are the eradication and exclusion of other cultures, in place of some sort of Aussie white Reich, or is this just propaganda that is being propagated by the left for their own political interests. Consequently, we all know where the culmination of their politics have led, historically speaking, which are to the imposition of terror and dictatorships.
We can be thankful for small mercies, in terms of the Left, which today mostly tends to attract collectivists, establishmentarians and the privileged sons and daughters of the upper bourgeoisie, who seems to share one thing in common, nativity….
By Eugene on 2015 07 18 - 16:03:54
From the entry 'Dylann Roof: soldier in a new race war or just a pawn in the game?'.
Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake. He hasn’t even been citizen for but a few years. But, he makes out like he was born there. ALSO - this guy spent 30 years in Thailand working shady businesses. I would wager that his primary purpose in being an activist is that he wants to make money off selling merchandise.
By Keith on 2015 07 17 - 20:51:15
From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.
good to see you putting out some new shows heraward
freely the banana girl is to a certain extent a troll, as is her boyfriend durian rider. they have been trolling the fitness community on youtube for some time… and yes they are extreme but they are also trolls. They use their trolling to spread their message. currently, another dude called vegangains is trolling the fitness community as well.
i am a vegetarian, and it was seeing this documentary on the pork industry that started me on the vegetarian path. for anyone interested, its pretty off the charts disturbing and its australian as well. its pretty much made by dudes breaking into pork farms and filming what they find
Would the world be better if people cared where their food came from? probably, they might then care about other things too
do you become a better person if you dont eat meat? i feel like a better person mainly because animals aren’t being hurt because of me. i dont feel humans have to eat meat really… or at least not much. How can you watch that documentary on pork, know that that is pretty much whats going on and turn a blind eye to it? I think its basic empathy and just saying well ‘i like bacon so yeah’ is in my opinion wrong and i can see freleys point of view to an extent. In my opinion, at least these people believe in something. i see my money as my vote, henceforth im ethical as to what i do with it. free range eggs became mainstream for exactly this reason… although im pretty sure woolies and coles lobbied the state to change the definition of the word ‘free range’ at some point. I dont eat beef because the amount of resources that go into growing a cow are pretty crazy. Think about how much grass that cow needs to eat before it is harvested and how much space it requires. think of how many vegies you could grow in the same space with the same amount of water. lamb? comon, think about what your doing here… but that being said i think most vegans are total loons. People like freeley should be advocating for the destruction of lions and tigers, as lions and tigers murder other animals in truly horrific style. if we humans are smart enough to not harm animals, then we should be stopping the animals that harm other animals from existing. Freeley also kills birds when she flies in aeroplanes so she is a hypocrite.
feminism is one of the biggest problems in society today and although there is some valid historical basis to it, the liberation of the human female from their biology is in my opinion largely a product of the technological advance of humans. sufferagettes where never machine gunned on the streets, unlike the men that where drafted and sent off to war to die just a few years earlier. as technology has advanced, women have advanced as well, however now its going way too far and is pretty blatantly anti male in many respects. i view feminism in its modern context as a tool of the social marxists that really isnt doing society a great deal of good at this time. its screwing up gender dynamics and is wrecking women and men for each other. i see it as low frequency, lowest common denominator idiocy, just like a lot of the the race baiting ‘is this racist’ stuff getting around that is being perpetuated pretty much as a distraction, divide and conquer strategy by the power elite. idiots love this kind of bicker and beef… it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious
I agree with steven friar. gods a maniac
good show… keep making them
By r0Kb3B0p on 2015 07 14 - 21:05:32
From the entry 'Addictions, obsessions, fanaticisms and distractions'.
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:56:36
From the entry 'Defending your personal health choices'.
Yeah sure authority aware.
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:28:55
From the entry 'What is the future of Australia?'.
Stay tuned for more rules here as usually is the case!!!
By OZE on 2015 07 07 - 16:21:50
From the entry 'Mass media disinformation and brainwashing dissected'.
Almost two months since the last broadcast! How the hell can you expect people to donate when you don’t broadcast? Looks like the ship of truth has sprung a leak. This broadcast has been part of my life almost since its inception…it is one of the few alternative news sources that hasn’t gone off the deep end, by dilution credible information with crap e.g. Fairdinkum Radio and Info Wars…Pittard started FR with some incredibly interesting material, but then he flipped…Today he sounds like a fundamentalist preacher, the Christian equivalent to a Fanatical Islamist. As an atheist, I think he’s really ###### up a potentially good show. As for Info Wars, all they would have to do to improve is dump Alex Jones, what a shit-for-brains. I reckon Jones and Pittard are allowed to proliferate, because they’re so stupid and harmless. I suppose they have some entertainment value, and along with David Icke are living examples of how low the alternative media has sunk. Truth News Radio is, or should I say was, way ahead of them all ahead of them all in terms of credibility How sad that its come to this.
By Eugene on 2015 06 28 - 17:28:56
From the entry 'Introducing Internet.org: Mark Zuckerberg's free 'private' internet which will soon be rolled out to 4 billion+ people'.