Australian Complicity In 20 Million Muslim Refugees
And Christmas Island Disaster
By Dr Gideon Polya Countercurrents 21 December, 2010
The Age newspaper of Melbourne is arguably Australia's most "liberal" newspaper. However, as described below, even after the horrendous Christmas Island (Australia) refugee disaster (50 refugees killed in a storm- and cliff-wrecked boat) The Age and Australian mainstream media in general still censor the Awful Truth about 20 million Muslim refugees that anti-Asian Apartheid Australia has helped the US generate.
The Age newspaper (part of the Australian Fairfax media empire) is certainly more ethical and progressive than the Australian taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC, Australia' equivalent of the UK BBC) but that is not saying much – the ABC, like the BBC, has an anti-science and anti-truth position of "balance" in reportage between genocide-ignoring, right-wing, neocon Labor (Labor in the UK) and the genocide-ignoring extreme right wing, neocon Liberal-National Party Coalition (Conservatives in the UK).
The Age has an On-line version that has a National Times section that includes op-ed articles by in-house journalists, politicians, and other commentators. It invites reader comments on these articles. However, The Age variously censors informed, credentialled, scientist comments about man-made climate change (see: Mainstream Media Censorship 'The Age' censors informed); informed, authoritative comments about WikiLeaks and the censoring of US Alliance genocides in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan (see: Mainstream Media Censorship 'The Age'), and, as set out below, sensible, informed, authoritative comments about the Australian and US Alliance generation and persecution of 20 million Muslim refugees (see: Mainstream Media Censorship The Age Censors).
Australia has participated in all post-1950 US Asian wars, catastrophes that have been associated with violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation totaling 23 million, the breakdown being 1 million (Korea), 13 million (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), 4.4 million (Iraq, 1950-2010) and 4.9 million (Afghanistan) (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950": Global Avoidable Mortality , "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide: Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide, Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide: Palestinian Genocide ; Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide: Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide; Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide: Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide).
Indeed US lackey, anti-Asian, Apartheid Australia evidently wants involvement in more US Asian wars. WikiLeaks has revealed that former Labor Opposition leader and present Labor Ambassador to the US, Kim Beazley, had promised Australian troops for a US war with China and that former Australian Labor PM Kevin Rudd suggested US use of force against China to Hillary Clinton (see article by former conservative Australian PM Malcolm Fraser entitled "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia", The Age On-line, National Times, 14 December 2010: Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia).
Australia has been involved in about 22 genocidal atrocities in its short but bloody 222 year history (see " Australia 's secret genocide history": Australia's Secret Genocide History). The ongoing genocides in which it is complicit include those noted above and the Global avoidable mortality holocaust: Global Avoidable Mortality, Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide: Climate Genocide and Aboriginal Holocaust, Aboriginal Genocide: Aboriginal Genocide.
Below is a succinct summary of Australia 's record in these ongoing genocides.
Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide (0.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.2 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 7 million refugees; successive, racist, pro-Zionist Australian Governments have made Australia complicit): Palestinian Genocide.
Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide (4.9 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.6 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees; Australia involved in the Afghan War): Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide.
Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide (2.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.8 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees; 1990-2009, 4.4 million violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths; Australia involved in the Iraq War): Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide.
Global avoidable mortality holocaust : (1950-2005 excess deaths in the mostly post-colonial Muslim World that totalled 0.6 billion and 1.2 billion in the non-European World; rich and greedy Australia is complicit; see my book "Body Count. Global voidable mortality since 1950" , G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007): "Global avoidable mortality": Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950 (2008 lecture)).
Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide (man-made global warming increasingly impacts the current 22 million annual avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease; estimates from top UK climate scientists Dr James Lovelock and Professor Kevin Anderson point to 10 billion avoidable deaths this century due to unaddressed global warming, this including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims in a near-terminal, 21st century Muslim Holocaust, 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis; climate criminal Australia is among the world's worst per capita greenhouse house polluters):Climate Genocide.
Aboriginal Holocaust, Aboriginal Genocide (the Australian Indigenous population dropped from circa 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century post-invasion; currently 9,000 Aborigines die avoidably each year, mostly from horrendous neglect, out of an Indigenous population of 0.5 million): Aboriginal Genocide.
Yet politically correct racist (PC racist), holocaust complicit, holocaust ignoring, genocide complicit, genocide ignoring Apartheid Australia determinedly "looks the other way" on the basis that if you refuse to see something then it doesn't exist. Thus a search of "the entire ABC site" via the ABC's own search engine reveals a near-comprehensive absence of the above holocaust and genocide terms (see: ABC Website - Search).
Australia has a subliminal memory of its genocides in that it has an unreasoning fear of possible consequences of irregular arrivals on its shores by boat (after all, the genocidal British invaded Australia in 1788 and proceeded to exterminate the Indigenous people in an Aboriginal Genocide that is still continuing). According to Amnesty International (see: http://www.rethinkrefugees.com.au/the-facts/ ): (1) asylum seekers who arrive by boat make up less than 2% of Australia's annual immigration; (2) in Australia there is 1.1 refugee for every 1,000 people; (3) welfare benefits for a refugee or non-refugee single mother is $611.90 whereas for an asylum seeker it is $0; (4) In 2009 8, 427 people sought asylum in Australia (population 22 million) as compared to 45, 197 (UK, population 61 million), 38,080 (USA, population 312 million); and 33,970 (Canada, population 32 million).
It must be noted that asylum seekers are not "illegal" immigrants, although Australians are sold the idea that they are "illegitimate" to justify the indefinite imprisonment of thousands of asylum seekers, including mothers and children, behind razor wire in Australian concentration camps. Notable among those who put children into concentration camps, in addition to the Australians, were the Russian Stalinists, the Nazi Germans, the British (South Africa, Kenya, Malaya), the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Apartheid South Africans (in townships and Bantustans), the racist Zionist Israelis (e.g. 800,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Concentration Camp) and the Americans (world wide but most notoriously in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay).
There are currently 50,000 visa overstayers (genuinely "illegal" immigrants) in Australia but the Labor Government decided in 2009 that none of these will be put into detention centres (concentration camps) when arrested (see: news.com.au Illegal immigrants who overstay visas will no longer be put in detention camps) . The PC racist Australians have an unreasoning fear of the "legal" asylum seekers who come to Australian by BOATS – these will continue to be imprisoned indefinitely in their thousands in facilities ranging from razor wire-surrounded concentration camps to a new, just commenced "humane" initiative of "nice" suburban camps for mothers and children only.
This analysis is alittle bit unfair on the no doubt numerous decent Australians on these matters because their perception of reality largely comes from holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring Mainstream media, academics and politicians (although to re-balance this assessment, the Awful Truth is only a few mouse clicks away on the Internet e.g. via the UNICEF site: Information by Country). The following example demonstrates a simple example of Mainstream media censorship.
The Age published an article by outstanding, humane Australian writer David Marr entitled "How did this boat get so close to the coast?" about the Christmas Island tragedy in which possibly 50 refugees perished as their boat was dashed to pieces on the island cliff (The Age On-line, National Times, 16 December 2010: How did this boat get so close to the coast?).
The Age published 142 comments (all but 9 anonymous) about the article but evidently did not want its readers to read my carefully researched comments on "cause and effect" in this disaster that are reproduced below:
"Excellent, humane article by David Marr.
Missing from public "cause and effect" discussion is who created about 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place, the breakdown being roughly 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Somalis and 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan by US Alliance war policies.
Former PM Kevin Rudd described those trying to find a safe haven for desperate Muslim refugees as "scum of the earth who should rot in hell". How then does one describe the Zionist and neocon warmongers of the US Alliance responsible for generating over 20 million Muslim refugees?
Also ignored in "cause and effect" public discussion is what the refugees are fleeing. Post-invasion violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories (ignoring Occupied Somalia, Occupied Haiti, robot-bombed Pakistan etc) total 0.3 million, 2.5 million and 4.9 million, respectively, these estimates being consonant with post-invasion under-5 infant deaths of 0.2 million, 0.8 million and 2.6 million, respectively (UN Population Division data; Google Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide).
Violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths associated with the US Alliance War on Terror now total 8 million as compared to 5-6 million Jews killed in the Jewish Holocaust (1 in 6 dying from deprivation; see Professor Sir Martin Gilbert's "Atlas of the Holocaust").
The annual death rate is 7% for under-5 year old Afghan infants under US Alliance Occupation as compared to 4% for Poles under the Nazis and 5% for French Jews in Nazi-occupied France in WW2. Reality: US Alliance and Australian holocaust commission and holocaust denial. "
What can decent people do about Australian holocaust commission, genocide commission, holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring? Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must (a) inform everyone they can and (b) apply and urge Sanctions and Boycotts against all people, politicians, corporations and countries complicit holocaust commission, genocide commission, holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring. Would you buy soap made in Auschwitz ?
Dr Gideon Polya
currently teaches science students at a major Australian university. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003). He has recently published "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: Global Body Count
); see also his contribution "Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality" in "Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics" (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): Australian Complicity in Iraq Mass Mortality
). He has just published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" (see: Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History)
as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the "forgotten" World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: The Things We Forgot to Remember
). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: Art for Peace, Planet, Mother & Child
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