Michael Anderson, the last survivor of the four 1972 founders of the Aboriginal embassy in Canberra and leader of the 3,000 Euahlayi, says in a media release that the New Way Sovereignty Summit in Canberra will challenge Australia’s application for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
“Australia does not have the right to be nominated, let alone have a seat there. How can a colonial state of England have such a right? We will make every effort to lobby against Australia getting nominated…
I now understand more than ever about white Australia’s political, socio-economic and cultural ambitions. The fight ahead is greater than expected. This struggle between the first illegal boat people and us has grown into one of racial purity and intolerance of difference…
We must remember, Australia is the only country that fights the United Nations for its right to NOT have any human rights laws on its books. Australia is also the only country with a special clause in its constitution that it can use at any time to deal with and make special laws for any race it deems necessary. They use this section against us all the time.”
Mr Anderson’s statement in full:
I now understand more than ever about white Australia’s political, socio-economic and cultural ambitions. Information that has recently come to light needs to be known by our Aboriginal peoples and nations across this country, as the fight ahead is greater than expected. This struggle between the first illegal boat people and us has grown into one of racial purity and intolerance of difference.
I have learnt that the former Prime Minister Robert Menzies* was a Nazi sympathizer along with a number of his British confidantes. In the Book “The Last Bastion” author, Kristin Williamson, states that Lloyd George, a member of the British Parliament, said to Menzies that he admired Hitler as “a great leader”, a statement shared by Menzies, who travelled to Germany in 1938. Lloyd George furthered his admiration of Hitler to Menzies saying that “Hitler has a magnetic, dynamic personality with a single minded purpose”. Part of Menzies’ admiration of Hitler was due to his seeing him as the only one brave enough to stand up against ‘Bolshevism’.
The Lloyd George group sought to have Menzies put into the British parliament as a Tory because they wanted to make a peace pact with Hitler. It seems the George group were orchestrating an overthrow of Churchill but needed Menzies as he was the only one prepared to stand up to Churchill.
So some would ask, what does this have to do with the current situation in Aboriginal affairs? Interestingly enough all files about Menzies’ trip to Germany during the Nazi regime and departmental papers of the trip are still locked away under strict security.
As an Aboriginal person of a race of people continually persecuted by the state, I am alarmed and concerned that Australia’s desire to be the last bastion for the Aryan race, as was stated at Federation, continues to drive Australian governments of all political persuasions to this day.
When speaking to Australia’s Immigration Restriction Bill on August 7, 1901, Australia’s first prime minister, Edmund Barton, quoted from Professor Charles Henry Pearson’s book, National Life and Character: A Forecast: “The fear of Chinese immigration which the Australian democracy cherishes….is in fact, the instinct of self-preservation, quickened by experience…..We are guarding the last part of the world in which the higher races can live and increase freely for the higher civilization. The day will come when European observers will look around the globe girdled with a continuous zone of yellow and black races. It is idle to say that if all this should come to pass our pride and place will not be humiliated. We are struggling among ourselves for supremacy in a world which we thought of as destined to belong to the Aryan race, and to the Christian faith, to the letters of the arts and charms which we have inherited from the best of time.”
Menzies was greatly admired by Australia’s former Prime Minister John Howard and it is this type of political conservatism that keeps getting elected into the Australian parliament. We must remember, Australia is the only country that fights the United Nations for its right to NOT have any human rights laws on its books. Australia is also the only country with a special clause in its constitution that it can use at any time to deal with and make special laws for any race it deems necessary. They use this section against us all the time.
Consider the growing racial tension that is emerging in this country and the fact that the Australian government continues to say to the international community that the racist assaults and public abuse of ethnic minorities by the racists, along with the radio back chat programs that encourage racists’ propaganda, while other countries, including Germany, have laws that prevent racial incitement and racial incitement through the media. Australia excuses it by arguing the right to freedom of speech and expression. This is not acceptable.
On these issues we only have to cast our eyes back a little to when South Africa become liberated from the Apartheid regime. The white racist elements immigrated to Australia, which become known as the ‘chicken run’; then later John Howard came to the aid of the white racists from Zimbabwe, calling them to immigrate to Australia and fast-tracking their visa approvals. They would never do this for any of the boat people.
The racism in Australian society and political structures continues to this day with a consistency of thought and practice.
The continuity of racial supremacy thoughts by the Australian government, spurred on by the influential pockets of conservative white supremacists, is of major concern. They have control of the media and the law courts; no wonder Australia can be excluded from having to conform to the rest of the world on human rights.
The New Way Sovereignty Summit at Easter will challenge Australia’s application for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Australia does not have the right to be nominated, let alone have a seat there. How can a colonial state of England have such a right? We will make every effort to lobby against Australia getting nominated.
If Australia’s ambition is not to be the last bastion for the Aryan race, then they need to open the Menzies files for all to scrutinise. They need to legislate for the protection of human rights in this country, which must include domestic penalties for inciting racial conflict and acts of racism and discrimination. They must alter the constitution to repeal the race powers but, more importantly, they must acknowledge the state’s ambition to destroy ‘Aboriginality’. They must admit and teach about the violent colonial wars against Aboriginal people across this country. This must become part of the nation’s history curriculum. If Germany can make its Nazi history compulsory teaching in schools then it is good enough for this country.
If Australia thinks it has not done anything wrong against Aboriginal people, then why does the New South Wales constitution, in recognising Aborigines as the first Nations and Peoples, have the need to indemnify the state against prosecution for its past policies and administration of racist and oppressive laws against Aboriginal people? This indemnity clause is an absolute joke and those Aborigines who worked with the state government on this need to be identified, for they are nothing but traitors to our people and should never be forgotten as such by our future generations.
It is now time for all people who call themselves Australians to demand that the government commence the liberation process to become an independent republic nation state and thereby legitimately take its place amongst the world’s other nation states.
To become an independent nation we need to demand the immediate commencement of treaty negotiations between England and Australia and our people. We cannot let the white conservatives dictate to the government so that they can continue to grow wealthy from our minerals, petroleum and gas. For the non-Aborigines who have similar thoughts, it is now time for all of us to make an immediate stand together so that we can have a united country.
*1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966.