Australia a part of Asia?
One of the most constant issues put to the Australian people by the self-appointed elites over the years is that Australia is no longer an island continent but just a part of Asia. The following is an article from the Australian Flag Society and I would like to hear some feedback on it:Debate: Will Australia become an Asian country?
The question traditional people must specifically ask themselves is, "Are there plans to turn Australia into an Asian country?" Let us consider some of the evidence.
The following contains quotations from a number of sources.
The first few quotes are from the book, Living With Dragons - Australia confronts its Asian destiny, 1995, published by Allen and Unwin:
"A revolution is sweeping across Australia. The old order is gone, a new order is taking shape with astonishing speed and force...Unlike most revolutions, this one is bloodless but it is no less profound and consequential, shattering to some, liberating to most; the one thing that can be said for certain is that nothing is unaffected, old order can never be restored.
"...it is a transformation of the spirit and the body. I speak of the Asianisation of Australian life" (Greg Sheridan, p. 3).
"It is to cast our minds forward - say 50 years - to a time when we are totally cheek by jowl with our Asian neighbours, when every facet of Australian life, from entertainment to industrial relations to political party platforms will be affected by Asian societies and cultures, because we will be part of an Asian political confederation..." (Professor Stephen Fitzgerald, p. 164).
"I am a constant champion when I am in Asia for Australia and for the great success of Asian immigration and the many other things which make this a lovely, honey-coloured society." (Professor Fitzgerald, p. 171).
"...Australian society as close partners in a political confederation where the weight of numbers will be Asian. I am not one who believes in a fixed single Australian identity." (Professor Fitzgerald, p. 168).
NB: the Macquarie Dictionary defines 'confederacy' as a group of peoples, parties, or states. (i.e. countries).
The Age, 16/3/98, reported this statement by Phillip Ruthven, Chairman of IBIS Business Information:
"By 2025 Australia was likely to have ceded some sovereignty over population and some financial and legal matters to a grouping based on our closer neighbours in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) countries".
Mr Ruthven is saying, in effect, that we will be governed by an Asian group of countries known as APEC, with no control over our population level, economy or law.
The publication, The Asianisation of Australia - An Expose of the Asian Future Being Forced on Australia (hereinafter referred to as TAOA), by Chris Anderson, 1996, published by The Institute of Australian Culture, contains these statements:
"These regional associations (APEC)...are of the most profound importance. Far more importance than...our national Constitution. Our Constitution in 30 or 40 years time will be the APEC Constitution not the national one" (Professor Julian Disney, p. 23).
"Lee Kuan Yew (former Prime Minister of Singapore) sees a steady and inevitable Asianisation of Australia, with our European population ending up as the white trash of Asia. (The Bulletin, 11/12/90, p.87).
At this point it is instructive to look at what is happening in another world regional bloc, the European Economic Community (EEU):
Roy Faiers, writing in the Australian National Review, reported:
"Over the past 25 years Britain has drifted like a sheep walking into a frightening situation where a political elite on the Continent, aided and abetted by their dupes in this country (Britain), now call the tune on every aspect of our (Britain's) lives - what produce we buy in shops, what our children learn in school, what crops our farmers grow, when our fishermen can go to sea, how we must weigh our sweets, and our sausages, what measurements we must use for everything from knitting needles to curtains and carpets. It has now got so bad that only the most drastic remedy can rescue us from the total loss of our British way of life.
"At last the British people are waking up to the creeping menace of this whole European Union nightmare and are desperately asking: 'What can we do about it?'. They are beginning to realise that it is now very close to achieving its ultimate goal of merging all the continent's diverse nations into one huge superstate - with one President, one Government, one central bank, one currency, one law, one army, one national anthem, one flag, one regimented way of life, and a dozen different languages.
"We did not know that European courts would quickly take precedence over our ancient English legal institutions, and even be able to pass judgements that supersede our own Acts of Parliament, thus making the palace of Westminster a mere talking shop for despairing patriots, charlatans and fools.
"...a single European superstate".
Australia is a member of APEC. Some of the countries who are members of APEC are: China, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Taipei and Singapore.
APEC, on the surface, is only a trading co-operative. However, consider the following report from the book, Australia 2000 - What will we tell our children - Dispossessing the world's richest nation, by Jeremy Lee:
"In May, 1993, the then Prime Minister of Australia, Paul Keating, was openly touting a European Community (see report by Roy Faiers above) type of agreement for the Pacific but warned that the region must integrate economically before it commits itself to such an ambitious plan".
"All that remains beyond economic integration is political integration".
Integrate politically. We are talking here about being governed by Asia, through APEC, or a similar body.
Columnist, Terry McCrann, writing in the Herald Sun, 27/11/96, stated:
The penny is beginning to drop that there's more to APEC than a bunch of mostly middle-aged pollies (politicians) gathering once a year in funny shirts in exotic locales (countries).
For APEC is locking us into Asia in a far more profound and quicker way than immigration ever could or should.
That reality is almost certainly barely understood in the general community. Even less appreciated is the way commitments in and to APEC will increasingly limit domestic policy flexibility.
Limit domestic policy flexibility. In other words, we will be governed by APEC.
At the Fourth Annual D.H. Drummond Memorial Address at the Drummond College, University of New England, Armidale, NSW on 2/9/94, Graeme Campbell, former MP, in his address entitled "The Struggle for True Australian Independence", stated:
Leading supporters of a republic have gone so far as to openly advocate not only economic, but political integration with Asia. This would end in the dissolution of our country.
We cannot integrate, be governed by, APEC, while we are a Constitutional Monarchy and predominantly a Christian based country. Here we see one of the reasons for the determined push to make Australia a republic.
This is also one of the reasons for high immigration which fuels the Government promoted and taxpayer funded policy of multiculturalism: i.e. the erosion of our Christianity by the immigration of non-Christian immigrants.
Once we integrate we will be totally governed by them. Countries such as China, Indonesia, Thailand etc. with appalling human rights practices. Integrate means "to become part of the whole" (Macquarie Dictionary).
Some further reports about Australia's Asian destiny:
"Australians have to come to terms with the inevitability of their Asian destiny". (Editor of the Bangkok Post, reported in The Age, 02/11/96).
"Asianise or atrophy" says Professor Stephen Fitzgerald, in the Weekend Australian, 10-11/05/97. Atrophy means "waste away" (Macquarie Dictionary).
"The Asianisation of Australia is inevitable". Professor Fitzgerald again, in The Australian, 18/05/97.
"Australia must cease being a branch office of empire (British Empire), become a republic and aim for enmeshment in Asia. The case for re-defining Australia as an Asian country was grounded on the assumption that economies over-rule culture in shaping the destiny of nations". Former PM, Paul Keating, in The Australian, 27/11/96.
"Australia is destined to become...a prototype Eurasian nation". Phil Scanlan, businessman, in The Australian, 23/10/96.
Prime Minister John Howard admits that Australia has been trying to integrate politically with Asia (Channel 9, "Sunday", 22/07/97).
The Australian National Review, May 1996, reported:
“the National Library of Australia was cancelling orders for books and newspapers about Western civilization and was halfway into a strategic plan to reduce its collection to a library for East Asia and the Pacific only.”
ABC television reported on the 7.30pm news on 07/07/97:
“the University of the Northern Territory is cancelling English Literature and substituting Indonesia's and China's Literature to assist their focus on the Asian region.”
The Asianisation of Australia (p. 13), reported comments by former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke:
In 1984 he said: "We will not allow to become a political issue in this country the question of Asianisation". In 1988 he said: "It should be clear that in our own self-interest, if we are looking to the future of this country, it is an absurdity to allow, engage in or permit any suggestion of anti-Asian discrimination or racism in this country".
Columnist, Michael Duffy, writing in The Weekend Australian, on 10-11/1/98, said:
"In 1993, Bob Hawke admitted that there has been an implicit pact between the major parties (involving the Australian Council of Trade Unions) to implement broad policies on immigration that they know are not generally endorsed by the electorate".
Here we have both major parties and organised labour agreeing to pursue immigration programs against the wishes of the Australian people.
ABC TV, on 08/09/97, reported that:
“there are plans to build a dam in the Kimberley area of northern Australia and Asia will be pleased that we are using our resources well." (What does it matter to foreigners? Do Australians care what Asians do with the resources of their nations?)
In The Social Contract, Winter 1997-98, published by The Social Contract Press, Evonne Moore reviews "The Grand Plan - Asianisation of Australia: Race, Place and Power" by Denis McCormack. Some excerpts from the review follow:
"This paper argues that Australia's elite developed a long-term plan and strategy to integrate Australia into Asia. This integration was to be pursued at political, economic and cultural-demographic levels. McCormack presents an impressive array of evidence to substantiate his case. The Asianisation strategy was adopted by Australia's elite initially without the knowledge or support of the Australian people and, more recently, against the polled opinion of most Australians. The material McCormack assembled documents the growing separation of Australia's managerial elite from the aspirations and values of most Australians over the past 30 years.
"In a 1995 speech to the Australian Chinese Forum, the Labour Prime Minister Paul Keating proclaimed his government's Asian vision for Australia. Asia was where Australia's security and prosperity lay, he said; it was where a growing number of Australian's people came from and it was where Australia wanted to be. The Asianisation-of-Australia strategy had never before been so clearly enunciated by a political leader. The revolution had indeed begun and it was now writ large on the wall for the Australian public to see.
"The cultural-demographic integration was to be achieved by promoting the new state religion of multiculturalism, facilitating Asian immigration into Australia…teaching Asian studies and languages in Australian schools and universities, and fostering cultural exchanges between Australia and East Asian countries.
"At the political level - at the urging of foreign affairs bureaucrats, big companies and newspaper editors - Australian politicians kow-towed and cultivated friendly relationships with East Asian leaders.
"Concentrating virtually all foreign policy efforts on East Asia, they chose to shut their mouths about human rights abuses and environmental vandalism in nearby Asian countries.
"They initiated joint defence training and military exercises with Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and nurtured the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum to promote free trade in the region.
"In recent years, several Labor Party politicians have gone onto the public record as saying that they do not care if most Australians end up looking Asian as the years pass.
"The arrogance of these politicians and their contempt for their own people and culture is staggering."
McCormack's paper has been tabled in Australia's Federal Parliament by Graeme Campbell, former MHR. A copy of the paper...has been presented to all Federal politicians, including the Prime Minister's Office...and to many senior journalists and political commentators. His (McCormack's) arguments on the Asianisation of Australia have not been challenged by any political or academic commentator.
"Singaporean Minister, George Yeo said the Asianisation of Australia enjoys a broad consensus in Australian Society, especially among members of the political and economic establishment.
"Yeo appears unaware that critics of a massively unpopular immigration program have long been suppressed and denounced as dissident racist scum by Australia's elite. McCormack's paper is part of the rising tide of democratic revolt against this suppression".
Stephen J.Rimmer, writing in The Cost of Multiculturalism (TCOM) (p. 33), Flinders Press, 1991, said:
"The policy links between immigration, trade, education and Asia were clearly outlined by Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, Australia's first Ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China and in 1991 the Chairman of the 'Asian Studies Council'. Speaking to journalists in Hong Kong he is reported to have emphasised Australia's efforts to integrate itself with the region and highlighted credentials such as Australia's large scale Asian immigration program and the compulsory teaching of Asian languages and history, making Australia 'Asia literate'. By 1990 Federal and State Governments allocated over $8.3 million on Asian Studies and language programs and agreed to force all primary and secondary schools to teach Asian languages and history.
"...in the late 1980s the key report highlighting the Federal Government position on Asianisation was released. Entitled 'Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy', this report effectively advocated preference for immigration from Northeast Asia. It also advocated compulsory teaching of Asian languages, history and culture in schools. In 1990 the Federal Government accepted these recommendation and allocated $700,000 in 1990-91 for their implementation, with $1.5 million in 1991-92 (p. 26)".
"The implementation of the policy of Asianisation is assisted by the policy of multiculturalism. Like multiculturalism the policy of Asianisation has no economic rationale or basis. It has not resulted in any measurable economic benefits to Australia (p. 37).
"Asianisation is essentially a 'cargo cult' policy based on the belief that if Australia tries to be Asian and allow into the country large numbers of Asian migrants, the nations of Asia will share some of their prosperity with Australia. Its economic cost can be measured by lost trade opportunities, wasted public expenditure and a decline in Australia's standing in the region" (p. 37).
Are there plans to turn Australia into an Asian country? It is submitted that there is overwhelming proof that there is, and has been for many years, such a plan. It is beyond belief that a few hundred people from the mainstream political parties, the media, elites, self-interest groups, could set out to transform Australia into an Asian country unbeknown to the bulk of the Australian people.
Will Australia become an Asian country? Time will tell. But it is up to the Australian people to start asserting themselves.