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The ABC Radio National Late Night (LNL) program is an ostensibly "progressive", and "liberal" interview program compered by one Phillip Adams who while "middle of the road"  also writes for the extreme right wing newspaper “The Australian”, the Australian national flagship of the pro-war, climate change denialist US Murdoch Empire that has secured 70% of city daily newspaper readership in Australia.  However as outlined below, the ABC has censored out various listener comments to the program, presumably because they contain facts or opinions the ABC does not want its listeners to know about or think about.

After particularly egregious multiple censorship of comment on a 12 April 2012 presentation about the French elections (for details scroll to the bottom) , further censorship has occurred. For my convenience and for a record of LNL bias and censorship in the public interest, all LNL programs on which I have commented since then are listed below in chronological order  (newest on top) together with my comments (censored comments are in bold). ("Mulga Mumblebrain" who comments on LNL is an evidently educated and humane interlocutor who is also censored by the ABC).

Deeply offensive to decent, fair-minded people is ABC publication of variously false, defamatory, obfuscating, ad hominem abuse by anonymous pro-Zionist trolls (
from the US? from Apartheid Israel? from the Apartheid Israeli Embassy? from students at an Australian taxpayer-funded, pro-Zionist, pro-genocide Australian private school? ) while censoring out victim replies.


IT APPEARS THAT ON ABOUT 7 MAY THE ABC COMMENCED BLOCKING MY POSTING under my actual and professional name "Dr Gideon Polya". I found that I could evade  the censorship (but for how long?) if I posted under variants of my name e.g. "DrGideonPolya4" [A test with a short test message on 27 September 2012 suggested that this block had been lifted   but a subsequent lengthy post under "Dr Gideon Polya" was BLOCKED].  The censorship through deletion of posted comments continues (indicated IN BOLD below).

Note that some CENSORED comments to ABC Radio National's Ockham's Razor science program website (CENSORSHIP IS ANTI-THETICAL TO SCIENCE!) and some NON-CENSORED comments to the ABC Radio National "Saturday Extra" website  are included below to enable some comparison of censoring behaviour in different parts of the ABC.

IN MARCH 2013 ABC SATURDAY EXTRA COMMENCED CENSORING ALL MY COMMENTS
  - for details see "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra":

https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat.



A particularly  obnoxious aspect of ABC censorship is exampled by
“Asylum seeker policy" (27 November 2012http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/asylum-seeker-policy/4395528 ) - the ABC censors out ALL responses of a non-anonymous interlocutor in defence of reputation against  false, anonymous,  pro- Zionist defamation but retains the false defamation.


On 3 December 2012 the following letter was sent to Australian MPs, law officers and media including the ABC)  re defamation, censorship and cyber bullying by the ABC:


Dear etc,

The taxpayer-funded ABC (a) continues to publish utterly false, defamatory, anonymous, ad hominem abuse falsely asserting that a named anti-racist Jewish Australian scholar - from a Jewish Holocaust-decimated family, a Humanist and obligatorily critical of the horrendous abuses of Palestinian human rights in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel - is racist, anti-Semitic, intemperate, hateful, purveys rubbish, and hates Israel and the US, and (b) continues to delete posts rejecting this false defamation.

The  website "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live" publicly records such continuing censorship, defamation and cyber bullying by the ABC that, whatever its intent, amounts to de facto anti-Arab anti-Semitism and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism directed at humane, credentialled, anti-racist Jewish opinion. For a lengthy compendium of opinions from outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars and writers see "Jews Against Racist Zionism".

Targeted budget cuts are suggested as a way of moderating such continuing, unacceptable behaviour by the taxpayer-funded ABC. A virulent new anti-Jewish anti-Semitism directed at anti-racist Jews is tolerated in Australia by the slavishly pro-Zionist and anti-Arab anti-Semitic Federal Labor Government. Anti-racist Jewish, Muslim, Christian and non-religious Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Gideon Polya (contact details).

See "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/ ; "Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ; and for related censorship, defamation and cyber bullying by the universities-funded web magazine “The Conversation” see “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by



The following Open Letter to the ABC (Australia's BBC) about horrendous censorship and defamation by the ABC and the SBS- and universities-backed academic  web magazine The Conversation was sent to all sections of the ABC, other media and MPs in mid-April 2013:


Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Open Letter to the taxpayer-funded Australian ABC re ABC betrayal, censoring, lying by omission , lying by commission, genocide-ignoring,  anti-Arab anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish anti-Semitism.  

 

Anti-Semitism means physical or verbal offence to Semites for being culturally and/or ethnically Semites per se and occurs in 2 equally repugnant forms, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism against 15 million largely culturally Semitic Jews and anti-Arab anti-Semitism against 300 million culturally and ethnically Semitic Arabs and 1,500 million largely culturally Semitic Muslims (Islamophobia). 12 million Muslims have been killed through violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, including the ongoing, Western-imposed Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Somali Genocide (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). The worst anti-Jewish anti-Semitism today – and exhibited by the ABC -  involves Zionist and pro-Zionist conflation of decent, anti-racist Jews with the horrendous human rights abuses of Apartheid Israel and false defamation of anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel’s horrendous crimes  as “racists” or like false abuse  (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and "Jews Against Racist Zionism": . https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

In a process of continuing, Zionist-inspired holocaust denial, ABC ignores the reality that WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) was part of a wider WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed. There were also 2 other major WW2 holocausts – both largely ignored by the ABC -  specifically,  the Chinese Holocaust (35 million Chinese killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945) .and the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity) (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ; Gideon Polya, "Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2", MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13742-bengal-famine.html ).

 

The ongoing US-, US Alliance- and Australia-complicit Apartheid Israeli Palestinian Genocide has been associated with 2 million deaths from violence (0.1 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936, 7 million Palestinian refugees, the ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine, and Apartheid Israeli democracy-by-genocide whereby of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, only 13% are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine (albeit as Third Class citizens under race-based Apartheid laws), 35% live under illegal, war criminal and highly abusive Israeli Occupation with zero human rights, and 14% are confined to what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (half of them 850,000 children, of whom 10% are stunted due to war criminal Israeli blockade) – horrendous realities nears-completely ignored by the ABC  (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and the recent book with numerous eminent co-authors  edited by Professor William Cook, “The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction”:  http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).

 

The ABC variously largely or completely  ignores the crimes of Apartheid Israel against Australians that are traitorously abetted by Australian Ben Zygier-style traitorous Zionists and morally complicit Australian pro-Zionists, notably the shooting, tasering, kidnapping, robbing and false  imprisonment of Australians on several Gaza flotilla boats; the bombing of 25,000 Australian citizens in Lebanon in 2006 by the Apartheid Israeli Luftwaffe; the horrendous war crimes (theft, civilian targeting,  mass murder and other gross human rights abuses ) committed against the families of Arab Australians;  the most likely continuing mass forging of Australian passports for terrorist purposes; the subversion of Australian politicians, parties, journalists and institutions by Zionist traitors; the reality that the 2010 Coup against Australian PM Kevin Rudd was a US-approved, foreign corporation-backed and pro-Zionist-led Coup (see Antony Loewenstein, “Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?": http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/07/02/does-the-zionist-lobby-have-blood-on-its-hands-in-australia/ ; Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist-led coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/3488-pro-zionist-led-coup.html ; and  “I've been to Israel too”, Middle East Reality Check: http://middleeastrealitycheck.blogspot.com.au/2009/03/ive-been-to-israel-too.html ); and the likelihood of many other criminal abuses  being committed against Australia (for a comprehensive list sent to media, MPs and the  Australia Federal Police see Gideon Polya, “50 ways racist Zionists (RZs) and Israeli state terrorism (IST) threaten Australia and your country too”, Bellaciao: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article19618  and Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/racist-zionism-and-israeli ).

 

There is a further horrendous dimension to this Zionist perversion of Australia. The 21st century Zionist-backed US War on Terror has been associated with violent deaths and deaths from war-imposed deprivation in Iraq and Afghanistan totaling  2.7 million and 5.6 million, respectively,  deaths that are overwhelmingly ignored by Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Mainstream media, including the ABC. Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) and Professor Linda Bilmes (75-Nobel-Laureate Harvard University), co-authors of "The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict." , have estimated an accrual cost of up to $6 trillion for the US War on Terror  (see “The true cost of the Iraq war: 3 trillion and beyond”, Washington Post, 5 September 2010: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/03/AR2010090302200.html  and “Linda Bilmes on U.S. engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan: "The most expensive wars in US history", Harvard Kennedy School, 28 March 2013: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/bilmes-iraq-afghan-war-cost-wp : ”: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/bilmes-iraq-afghan-war-cost-wp   ) and the accrual cost of the War on Terror for Australia has been $125 billion -  immoral, profligate and deadly financial commitments that are linked to annual preventable deaths totaling   1 million (the US) and 66,000 (Australia) i.e.  American and Australian preventable deaths since 2001 totalling 12 million and 0.8 million, respectively (see Gideon Polya,  “Endless War on Terror. Huge cost for Australia & America ”, MWC News, 14 October 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/22149-endless-war-on-terror.html  ).  

 

A Zionist-perverted and Zionist-subverted ABC resolutely looks the other way, lying by omission while simultaneously  applying egregious censorship and  defamation against anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australians speaking out on such matters. And this cowardly and dishonest denial  occurs despite the words of outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond who in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people", and the words of Australia’s first Australian-born Governor General, anti-racist Jewish Australian Sir Isaac Isaacs (1946): “The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism” (see  “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

Much-loved and highly respected writer and ABC journalist Terry Lane made the following acutely relevant observations: “I have said publicly that I will never write or speak on the subject of Israel or Palestine ever again. Here is why: The Zionist lobby in this country is malicious, implacable, mendacious and dangerous. They have caused me a great deal of lost sleep – and in the end my insomnia has not contributed anything to the resolution of the conflict over Palestine. I might as well keep my mouth shut and get some sleep. What’s more, once the expression “anti-Semite” hits the air, or, heaven forfend, the sacred formula “six million” is uttered, then I know from bitter experience that there is not one manager or editor in the country who will defend an underling. We are thrown to the jackals. In the end the truly tolerant have no defence against intolerance. I surrender. To the Zionists I say: you win. To the Palestinians: forgive my cowardice” (Terry Lane quoted in “Zionism and the press in Australia: two views”, Journal of Historical Review: http://vho.org/GB/Journals/JHR/13/3/LaneAdams15.html and “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

The following letter re egregious censorship and defamation of anti-racist critics of democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel by the pro-Zionist ABC and by the SBS-backed, universities-funded, academic-based, pro-Zionist Australian  web magazine The Conversation has been sent to Australian media and MPs and is being sent to numerous ABC sections. There is evidently within the ABC a spectrum of people ranging from those actively involved in censorship, lying by omission and lying by commission  that damage the Australian national interest (while advancing the interests of Apartheid Israel and the US) to those too cowardly to do anything about this entrenched, pro-Zionist, Ben Zygier-style betrayal of Australia and Humanity. Silence is complicity.  Evil happens when good men do nothing.  

 

 

START LETTER. Dear Sir/Madam,

 

For all anti-racist humanitarians, and anti-racist Jews in particular, the core moral message from holocaust and genocide atrocities is to speak out against all human rights abuse.

 

However the taxpayer-funded ABC and the SBS-linked, universities-funded web magazine The Conversation have appalling records of sidelining, blocking, and censoring such anti-racist humanitarian reportage critical of Israeli and US Alliance human rights abuses.  

 

In contrast,  the ABC and The Conversation have been very active in supporting the false defamation by Labor of the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott, as revealed by searches for the terms “mad monk” (102 and 21 results, respectively) and “misogynist’ (378 and 100 results, respectively), while searches for the key humanitarian parameters “under-5 deaths” and “under-5 infant deaths” reveal zero (0) reportage by both media except for comments by Dr Gideon Polya.

 

Apprised of outrageous censorship and false defamation applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion in particular, the pro-Zionist Gillard Labor Government has been silent. Informed by humanitarians like outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian and resolute anti-Zionist Sir Isaac Isaacs, decent Australians will demand judicial inquiries and targeted budget cuts for the ABC and backers of The Conversation, and will put Labor last until it reverts to decent values.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dr Gideon Polya (contact details).

 

PS.  For details of this egregious censorship see “Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat , “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  and “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by . Below are examples of outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish writers and leaders whose quoted views in support of Palestinian human rights have been censored out by the pro-Zionist ABC and by the pro-Zionist The Conversation.

 

Professor Peter Singer,  Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman,  Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp, Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom,  Nicole Erlich,  Marshall Harris, David Hermolin,  Sylvie Leber,  Jeffrey Loewenstein,  Stefan Moore,  Martin Munz, Dr Gideon Polya, Vivienne Porzsolt,  Joe Rich,  Margot Salom,  Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (anti-racist Jewish Australians);

 

Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE (eminent anti-racist Jewish Britons);

 

Uri Avnery, John Berger, William Blum, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lendman, Ilan Pappe, Harold Pinter, Adi Ophir, Tanya Reinhart,  and Howard Zinn (more famous anti-racist Jews); and

 

Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon,  Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad Soueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr Vacy Vlazna (variously famous anti-racist non-Jewish writers and leaders) (for details and more see “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ and “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ). END LETTER.

 

 

Conclusion.

 

This Open Letter to the taxpayer-funded ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) sets out the appalling human cost of the Palestinian Genocide, the Zionist-backed post-1990 US War on Muslims and the post-2001 Zionist-backed US War on Terror. L:ike other Australian and Western Mainstream media,  the taxpayer-funded pro-Zionist ABC and the SBS-backed, universities-funded, academic-based, pro-Zionist Australian  web magazine The Conversation have resolutely censored anti-racist Jews and non-Jews  protesting such human rights abuses and have coupled such censorship and self-censorship with egregious, unretracted defamation.  The ABC, SBS and The Conversation are not alone in such conduct (e.g. see “Censorship  by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ , “Mainstream Media Censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/ and “Mainstream Media Lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ ) but must be particularly condemned for betrayal of their taxpayer funders as well as of truth. Australia, and Humanity.  Decent people should (a) inform everyone they can and (b) urge peaceful boycotting and sanctions against all of those associated with commission and censorship of horrendous human rights abuses. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Dr Gideon Polya, Melbourne, Australia.


2014



On 4 March 2014, LNL re “Bruce Shapiro reports on US response top Ukrainian crisis”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/5298286 .  My comments posted under “GidonPolya” to avoid ABC censorship were NOT PUBLISHED by the ABC, presumably because they contained things that the endlessly CENSORING AND LYING ABC does not want its readers to read about, know about or think about.

 

“For an alternative to the barrage of Mainstream US Propaganda, see articles by outstnaidng , antipracsit Jewish Candaina scholar Professor Michel Chossudovsky (University Ottawa) who has cogently described well-founded Russian fears of a US-backed, anti-Semitic, anti-Russian, neo-Nazi regime running the Ukraine  (Google “Ukraine: Israeli Special Forces unit under neo-Nazi command involved in Maidan riots”, ”Ukraine and the “politics of anti-Semitism”: the West upholds neo-Nazi repression of Ukraine’s Jewish community”, and “Ukraine: neo-Nazi criminal state looming”. Shapiro at least adverted to US hypocrisy in relation to its devastationof Iraq but made no mention of Apartheid Israek’s devastatating , genocidal occupation of Palestine or of 70 nations invaded by the US (Google “US has invaded 70 nations”)”.

 

A second attempt under “GidonPolya” was also BLOCKED and CENSORED by the ABC, presumably because they contained things that the endlessly CENSORING and LYING ABC does not want its readers to read about, know about or think about:

 

 

“Second attempt at posting a comment. The ABC use of the  term “ultranationalist” to describe the US-backed Ukrainian Coup hides an horrendous neo-Nazi reality. The Ukrainian neo-Nazis under Stepan Bandera collaborated with the  German Nazis in the murder of 3 million Ukrainians including about 1 million Ukrainian Jews. Outstanding.  anti-racist Jewish Canadian scholar Professor Michel Chossudovsky has exposed the involvement of Israeli Special Forces under neo-Nazi command in the US-backed, Bandera-worshipping Svoboda and Right Sector neo-Nazis in the overthrow of the democratically-elected Ukrainian president (e.g. Google “West upholds neo-Nazi repression of Ukraine’s Jewish community”).

On 29 January 2014 LNL re “What’s at stake in the Griffith by-election”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/griffith-by-election/5222474 .. My comments posted under “GidonPolya” to avoid ABC BLOCKING were PUBLISHED immediately:

 

GidonPolya :

03 Feb 2014 8:33:05am

On 8 November 2013 I published (overseas of course to evade comprehensive Australian Mainstream censorship) a detailed analysis of the Abbott Coalition Government's failings just 1 month after election and entitled "120 reasons why Australians must vote 1 Green & put the Coalition last" (Google this phrase). Since then it seems that every week the Abbott Coalition Government does something new and awful to deeply offend science-informed, pro-environment, pro-equity, pro-human rights sensibilities, the latest to allow dumping of millions of cubic feet of dredgings in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and to demand removal of huge areas of Tasmanian old growth forest from World Heritage listing. Utterly appalling.

 

On 29 January 2014 LNL re “The day Westminster burned down”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-day-westminster-burned-down/5213240  . My following comments posted under “Dr Gideon Polya” were BLOCKED by the ABC.

 

The burning down of the Houses of Parliament in 1834 pales into insignificance as a British "national catastrophe" and "forgotten disaster" in comparison with the 1840s Irish Famine (1 million starved to death, 2 million exiled), the 18th and 19th century Scottish Clearances, the Welsh Ethnocide, and British genocidal atrocities worldwide (e.g. 500 million Indians died avoidably from deprivation under Queen Victoria's rule, 1837-1901; see Gideon Polya's "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web. And as for more recent "forgotten disasters, consider the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which Britain with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons (Google : Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2"). One also notes Britain's catastrophic, disastrous transition from a democracy to a Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy in which all but a handful of MPs (notably George Galloway) have become genocide complicit, genocide-ignoring, war criminal mouths for Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters.

 

However the following comments posted under “GidonPolya” to avoid ABC BLOCKING and CENSORSHIP were PUBLISHED - BUT THEN SNEAKILY COMPLETELY  CENSORED OUT WITHIN THE DAY:

GidonPolya :

03 Feb 2014 10:09:42am

Second attempt at posting the following: The burning down of the Houses of Parliament in 1834 pales into insignificance as a British "national catastrophe" and "forgotten disaster" in comparison with the 1840s Irish Famine (1 million starved to death, 2 million exiled), the 18th and 19th century Scottish Clearances, the Welsh Ethnocide, and British genocidal atrocities worldwide (e.g. 500 million Indians died avoidably from deprivation under Queen Victoria's rule, 1837-1901; see Gideon Polya's "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web. And as for more recent "forgotten disasters, consider the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which Britain with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons (Google : Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2"). One also notes Britain's catastrophic, disastrous transition from a democracy to a Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy in which all but a handful of MPs (notably the outstanding humanitarian George Galloway) have become genocide complicit, genocide-ignoring, war criminal mouths for Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters.



2013

On 10 September 2013, LNL re “The state of play between the US and Syria”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-state-of-play---the-usand-syria/4949214  . I posted the following  comment in response the following comment by “alex hill”. My comment was CENSORED :

 

“Well said, Alex Hill (I am censored here under all variants of my actual name).”

 

alex bell :

11 Sep 2013 11:35:45pm

The implications of another war in the middle east is catastrophic.

Adams used to be a good investigative journalist but now he's just another talking head mouthpiece of the establishment.

We can get this level of dis-info-news on any of the commercial stations. What about the implications of a US attack on Syria? For the region? For the world? What about Rudd and Carr's endorsement for a unilateral attack on Syria without UN approval? And what about the two instances earlier this year when Obama's terrorist rebel mates used chemical weapons on two villages? Conveniently edited out of the discussion? Of course! Oh yeah, there's not a shred of evidence Assad's army were the ones that launched the latest chemical weapons attack. He didn't even have a motive.

If Adams got his thick head out of cloud coo-coo land politics his program would be a real force for change. But its not. Its boring, conservative and dishonest...

Now, go ahead and censor me!

 

On 10 September 2013, LNL re “Syrian electronic army”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/syrian-electronic-army/4949626 . I posted the following  comment in response to the following comment by “crank”. My comment was CENSORED :

 

“Well said crank (anything I try to post here under any variant of my actual name is censored by the ABC).“

 

crank :

11 Sep 2013 7:25:32am

Good on them! In a world where the US hacks every communication on the planet, spying on everybody, engaging in massive industrial espionage (despite, straight-faced, lying about it)insider trading etc, it is wonderful to see a victim country striking back against the Empire, using the Empire's tools, and showing that they have the nous to do so. This, of course, is why the Real Evil Empire is crumbling. No matter how many trillions the USA and its stooges spend on terrorising, brutalising, attacking and intimidating the rest of the world, they will never force the planet's people into the total subjugation that the racist and supremacist ideology of Western Exceptionalism envisages for all the 'savages'.

I posted the following  comment under "spinoza" in response the following comment by “Ghali”. My comment was PUBLISHED:

 

“Well said, Ghali. Invasion of Syria without UN sanction is a war crime.”“

 

Ghali :

11 Sep 2013 8:50:51am

Mr Adams,
Whar are your evidence that Syrians have "hijacked Twitter and the New York Times. And they did this by infiltrating a Melbourne-based IT company". It is important you show your evidence, other wise you are playing John Kerry's propaganda.

I suuggest you shoul have an hour program on the business of C.I.A. hacking.


On 3 September 2013 LNL re “The US and Syria” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-discusses/4932436 . My comment submitted at circa 17.00 4 September 2013 under “spinoza” (because the ABC blocks posts on LNL under “Dr Gideon Polya” and other variants of my name) has not been published:

 “An offending interview.: (a) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has stated clearly that “The use of force is lawful only when in exercise of self-defense in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations Charter and or when the Security Council approves such action”, and (b) the US-Israeli-French-ABC assertion re Syria of “its use of chemical weapons” is nor proven, and indeed there is a strong case that the US-backed rebels were responsible for the recent atrocity."



29 August 2013, LNL re “The moral case on Syria”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-moral-case-on-syria/4922560  . My comment made under “GideonPolya” was CENSORED:

 “Well said. Ghali. On 29 January 2013 UK Daily Mail journalist Louise Boyle published an article in the Mail On-line entitled "U.S."backed plan to launch chemical attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime"". The Mail pulled the story but it survives on Internet archive. The BBC, the ABC and the ABC-spruiked universities-backed website The Conversation have also "disappeared" the story (Google "Mainstream media lying", "Mainstream media censorship". "Censorship by the BBC", "ABC Fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC" and "Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war").”



12 August 2013, “Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism” was the title of an interview of Deborah Lipstadt by longtime ABC and Murdoch media employee Phillip Adams broadcast by ABC Late Night Live (“Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism”., ABC Late Night Live, 12 August 2013: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/deborah-lipstadt---the-new-anti-israelism/4876122 ). I unsuccessfully attempted to post comments on the website under my name “GideonPolya” (other versions  of my name are BLOCKED by the ABC, which like the ABC-linked and ABC-promoted,  taxpayer-funded web magazine The Conversation,  subjects me to extraordinary censorship, blocking and defamation; see: “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/ ,   "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat , “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ).

No doubt protests from decent Australians led to a sneaky  alteration of the title today to "Holocaust denial and the Eichmann trial" but the false and repugnant linkage is still made in the intro: "She [Lipstadt] continues to campaign against Holocaust denial, and what she now perceives as the new anti-Israelism." (see more at: http://newmatilda.com/2013/08/12/defending-right-dissent ).

The ABC insists on publishing these false, obnoxious, highly offensive and defamatory views while Censoring comments defending anti-racist Jews from such egregiously false defamation. Thus I attempted to post the following comment under my name “GideonPolya” (posting comments under “Dr Gideon Polya” and other versions of my name are variously Blocked by the ABC on the Late Night Live website and on other ABC websites) but it was CENSORED out completely by the pro-Zionist, anti-racist-Jew-defaming, Jew-baiting, Jew-defaming ABC - CENSORED COMMENT:: “The title of  this interview “Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism”, was a highly offending, linkage (that was not even discussed in the program!) – a large body of anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers, informed by “never again to anyone” arising from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and the WW2 European Holocaust of which it was a part (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed) are opposed to the horrendous, continuing crime of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide, racist Zionist-run rogue state of Apartheid Israel (Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Palestinian Genocide” and “Boycott Apartheid Israel”)”. END CENSORED COMMENT.

Evidently Blocked from posting by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic ABC, I attempted to post the following comment under the name “Spinoza” (after the great Jewish Dutch philosopher founder of the European Enlightenment) but this too was CENSORED completely by the Jew-baiting  ABC   that has hit upon the sick and false stratagem of simultaneously falsely defaming anti-racist Jews and then Blocking and Censoring any attempt by anti-racist Jews to defend their reputation. This is what the Jew-baiting ABC evidently does not want its audience to read, know about or think about - CENSORED COMMENT: “Well said,  Deborah Lipstadt [another  person who posted criticism of the false abuse, to whit linking “holocaust denial “ and “anti-Israelism” as being a “Bridge too far”]. To accuse those critical of Apartheid Israeli actions as anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic is false and defamatory and when such false accusation is made against the numerous , outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars and writers critical of Apartheid Israeli crimes, the false accusation becomes repugnant anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (for the humane views of outstanding anti-racist Jews and non-Jews opposed to obscene Israeli Apartheid Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Boycott Apartheid Israel” and “Palestinian Genocide”)." END CENSORED COMMENT.

So far my comments have been COMPLETELY CENSORED out, this being  consistent with the  appalling record of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and -subverted ABC of censoring things that it feels its Masters won’t want the ABC audience to see, hear, read, know about or think about.

However the ABC continues to publish comments here that are false and defamatory of anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australians, to whit:
“To be critical of Israel's actions is indeed to be anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic” and “By the grace of G-d The Land of Israel belongs to The Jewish People. Anyone who denies that is an anti-semite… A gentile who takes even half of a grain of The Land of Israel is guilty of robbery, and violates The Laws of Noah which are incumbent on all Mankind; for gentiles have no connection to The Land of Israel whatsoever.”

For your convenience the links to the quoted sites are: “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ , “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ , “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/  and “Boycott Apartheid Israel”. https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/ , and  “ABC Fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit

Criticisms of this ABC broadcast (for details of other incorrect ABC reportage see "ABC Fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia's BBC)":

https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit).

1. The title “Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism” is a highly offending linkage off repugnant “holocaust denial”  and the repugnance o fall decent people in the word for horrendous crimes of Apartheid Israel (indeed this was not even explored in the program!).

2. The continual reference to ”the Holocaust” as a synonym for the WW2 Jewish Holocaust  is incorrect and an appalling ignoring  of all other holocaust and genocide atrocities e.g. (dates and deaths from violence or violently -imposed deprivation in parentheses) the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million, 1939-1945), WW2 Bengali  Holocaust (6-7 million, 1942-1945), WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million, 1937-1945), Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide (2 million, 1936-), Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide  (4.6 million, 1990-), Afghan Holocaust  Afghan Genocide (5.5 million, 2001-), Somali Holocaust and Somali Genocide (2.2 million, 1992-) , Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide (12 million, 1990-) (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/  ).

3. I disagree with Professor Deborah Lipstadt’s statement in the interview that ” I’m against laws outlawing holocaust denial” – people should be held to account  for false witness and particularly  for holocaust denial but in the interests of free speech and unfettered scholarship the only punishment should be the ignominy of public exposure.

4. Lipstadt reveals she was an adviser to Madeline Albright who notoriously stated that the 0.5 million Iraq infant deaths by 1995 were “worth it” (Iraqi under-5 infant deaths since 1990 now total 2 million, evidence of an immense war crime in gross contravention of the Geneva Convention, the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration off Human Rights and the Rights if the Child by the war criminal, racist Zionist-perverted US Alliance).

5. Phillip Adams: “the Jewish legal system, the Israeli system” – this defames anti-racist Jews because there is a huge body of anti-racist Jews who reject the horrendous  human rights violations underpinned by the genocidally racist Apartheid Israel legal system.

6. Lipstadt re  genocidal war criminal Apartheid Israel hanging genocidal war criminal Adolph Eichmann: “the only person in the history if Israel who has ever had a death sentence carried out” ignores the 2 million Palestinians killed in the Palestinian Genocide and the 12 million Muslims killed  in the racist Zionist-backed US War on Muslims.

7. Repeated quotation by Lipstadt of outstanding   anti-racist Jewish scholar  Hannah Arendt who became a trenchant critic  of racist Zionism. Thus  Hannah Arendt, in a Letter with Albert Einstein and other scholars decrying Nazi-style Irgun Zionists like Menachaem Begin to the New York Times, 1948: “TO THE EDITORS OF NEW YORK TIMES: Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine…The discrepancies between the bold claims now being made by Begin and his party, and their record of past performance in Palestine bear the imprint of no ordinary political party. This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a "Leader State" is the goal. In the light of the foregoing considerations, it is imperative that the truth about Mr. Begin and his movement be made known in this country. It is all the more tragic that the top leadership of American Zionism has refused to campaign against Begin's efforts, or even to expose to its own constituents the dangers to Israel from support to Begin.The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.” (see Letter by Hannah Arendt, Albert Einstein and many other signatories to the New York Times, 4 December 1948, “New Palestine Party. Visit of Menachen Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed”,. a letter to The New York Times, published in the "Books" section (Page 12) of the New York Times, Saturday December 4, 1948: http://www.archive.org/details/AlbertEinsteinLetterToTheNewYorkTimes.December41948 ).

8. Phillip Adams: “the Holocaust is now part of the Australian school curriculum”: “the WW2 Jewish Holocaust is in the national School curriculum  but not the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million, 1939-1945), WW2 Bengali  Holocaust (6-7 million, 1942-1945), WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million, 1937-1945), Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide (2 million, 1936-), Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide  (4.6 million, 1990-), Afghan Holocaust  Afghan Genocide (5.5 million, 2001-), Somali Holocaust and Somali Genocide (2.2 million, 1992-) , Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide (12 million, 1990-) (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/  ), atrocities that were not mentioned in the interview. .

9. Further to point #8, genocide ignoring  and holocaust ignoring  are far, far worse than repugnant genocide denial and holocaust denial because the latter at least admit the possibility of public discussion.

10. Lipstadt wants a 2-state solution but ethnic cleaning of 90% of the land of Palestine means that this is now impossible. Israel as a Jewish State (Jewish Israelis are already fewer than 50% of the population of Palestine) means it must continue as a race-based Apartheid state, a situation that decent people throughout the world find utterly repugnant.

11. Lipstadt  incorrectly claims that Eichmann was the only person to have been kidnapped by the Israelis - she forgets about Jewish Christian Israeli Benjamin Vanunu (kidnapped in Rome and thence highly abusively and indefinitely imprisoned), 6 Australian kidnapped on successive Gaza Flotillas, scores (hundreds?)  of other people kidnapped on Gaza Flotillas,  and of course millions of Occupied Palestinians kidnapped in 1967 (now circa 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians highly abusively held under Apartheid Israeli guns).


On 23 July 2013 Late Night Live re “The Little Rock Nine”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/little-rock-nine/4837108 . My following comments were completely CENSORED, presumably for containg matters that the bottom-of-the-barrel ABC - which continues to treat its audience with utter contempt - does not want its audience to read, know about or think about. :

 

“These were certainly brave people. Yet today under a neoliberal Black American President Obama Segregation has returned to the US (Google “Educational Apartheid”., about 28% of African Americans live below the poverty line (US Center for Disease Control) , and in Chicago about 80% of adult African American males are excluded from voting (and much else besides) by felony laws (see Professor  Michelle Alexander, :The New Jim Crow. Mass incarceration in the age of color blindness” .

 

 

On 23 July 2013 Late Night Live re “Women and children in Palestine”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/gaza27s-women-and-children/4812736 . My following comments were completely CENSORED:

 

An important interview that makes it clear why the Catholic Church’s Cardinal Renato Martino has described Gaza as a “big concentration camp” and why numerous eminent people including Jewish and non-Jewish heroes in the fight against Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid in South Africa demand Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against what they call Apartheid Israel (Google “Boycott Apartheid  Israel’), the world’s last remaining Apartheid state.


 

On 28 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Obama versus Obama”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4718652  . My comments posted under “spinoza” were PUBLISHED:

 

 

spinoza :

29 May 2013 5:21:36pm

Well said, Tom. It is time that the whole world took a peaceful but resolute stand via boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against US state terrorism and its supporters (e.g. the Lib-Labs in Australia).

 

However my comments under my own name were CENSORED:

“Decent pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-human rights Australians and Americans have been utterly betrayed by pro-war (Iraq, Afghanistan), anti-environment (pro-coal, pro-gas, pro-oil), human rights abusing (re refugees, Indigenous inhabitants) neoliberal politicians like Obama, Rudd and Gillard. In Australia they will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Coalition is just as bad but at least hasn’t actually betrayed Labor voters and values).

 

 

 

 

On 22 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Misogyny factor”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-misogyny-factor/4706482 . My comments made under my own name were CENSORED:

 

“The ultimate in misogyny is the passive mass murder of Muslim women and children by the US Alliance in the post-1990 Zionist-promoted US Wart On Muslims involving 12 million deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation (about 50% female) and under-5 infant deaths totaling about 6 million (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide” – Australian complicit war criminal carnage that is remarkably ignored by all but a decent, anti-racist , non-misogynist minority of Green or socialist Australian women.”



On 22 May 2013 Late Night Live re "The revolt against the West":

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-revolt-against-the-west/4706138

My comments were CENSORED:"It is not just Asian thinkers who have been opposed to the obscenity of Western imperialism and colonialism that continues today. Thus outstanding  anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Noam Chomsky of 77-Nobel-Laureate Massachusetts Institute of Technology has stated that "The United States is a leading terrorist state" and outstanding  anti-racist Jewish American writer William Blum in cataloging  post-1945 crimes of US imperialism  has described the US as a "rogue state" in his best-selling book of the same name. For the views of numerous other contemporary opponents of Western colonialism see "Jews Against Racist  Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism".



On 15 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Last days of the Raj”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/last-days-of-the-raj/4691700 . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were CENSORED:

 

Fascinating stuff. However it was certainly not all tickety-boo for the Indians, 6-7 million of whom were deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity in 1942-1945 (Google “Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2” and read “Churchill’s Secret War” by Dr Madhusree Mukerjee, Tom Keneally’s “Three Famines”, Colin Mason’s “A Short History of Asia” and Chapters 14 and 15 of Dr Gideon Polya’s “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”, now available for free perusal on the web).

 

 

On 15 May 2013 Late Night Live re “America’s global battlefield”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/america27s-global-battlefield/4688882  . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were CENSORED:

 

For a detailed account of post-war US imperialism worldwide and in Australia see the best-selling book “Rogue State” by outstanding anti-racist Jewish American William Blum . For a science-based analysis of over 82 million avoidable deaths associated with US war- and hegemony-imposed deprivation in countries occupied by the US in the post-1945 era see Chapter 3 of Gideon Polya’s “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal on the web).



On 14 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Bruce Shapiro on the latest in US news”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-talking-from-thailand/4689388  . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were CENSORED:

 

Not mentioned in this segment was the key role of Apartheid Israel in supplying the Guatemalan military with advanced weapons and aircraft for the Guatemala Indian Genocide in which about 50,000 Indians were killed and 1 million driven from their homes (Google “Israel and Guatemala”). Apartheid Israel performed a similar role in the Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka (100,000 killed, 300,000 in concentration camps and horrible abuses as exposed by the UK Channel 4 and ABC Four Corners broiadcas5t program “Sri Lanka’s killing fields”). – it is after all expert in such atrocities from its ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936 and 7 million refugees; Google “Palestinian Genocide”).





On 13 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Conflict in Turkey”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/conflict-in-turkey/4687032 . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were CENSORED:

 

Turkey has had an appalling record of genocide over the last 98 years, this including the Armenian Genocide (1.5 million killed, 1915-1923), the Kurdish Genocide (WW1-present; 700,000 expelled in WW1 of whom half died; continuing genocide and ethnocide), persecution and expulsion of Syriac Christians and Greeks (1920s). Now US lackey Turkey is involved in the Syrian Genocide (70,000 killed, 4.25 million displaced) through support for terrorism in Syria. However Turkehey has at least recognized the appalling reality of the Palestinian Genocide after the Israelis killed 9 Turks on the Gaza Flotilla, PM Tayyip Erdogen stating “Just as with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it has become necessary to view Islamophobia as a crime against humanity” (Google “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism” and scroll down to Erdogan).



On 8 May 2013 Late Night Live re "Raoul Wallenberg":

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/raoul-wallenberg/4677668

My comment was PUBLISHED:

DrGideonPolya :

09 May 2013 10:54:26am

Raoul Wallenberg was a great humanitarian hero who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish Hungarians in 1944-1945. There were other heroes too of that dreadful period. Thus a book has just been published and a symposium held at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budaoest, Hungary about my father's cousin Dr Gabor Ervin (1912-1944), a Jewish Hungarian psychologist, Catholic priest and scholarly author of a number of books who used his clerical status to help save the lives of Jewish Hungarians, including children and Catholic Jewish Hungarians (a substantial proportion of Jewish Hungarians). He was eventually arrested and killed as were his mother and 2 brothers. Conversely, Zionists collaborated with the Nazis and persuaded Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews (0.4 million died including all but a dozen of my relatives).

However the ABC also published the following false and defamatory comment from an anonymous pro-Zionist (from Apartheid Israel? from the US? from the Apartheid Israeli Embassy" from the US Embassy" from within the Zionist-perverted ABC?

noah chomsky :

11 May 2013 5:58:53am

Another delusion from anti israel leftist demented writers on this site.

The interaction between Jews from war time Palestine and nazis was not a 'collaboration' with Nazis it was an attempt to save Jews about to be deported to extermination camps.

The failure of joel brand,s mission was the British governments refusal to allow brand's deal with the Nazis to go through, which cost the lives of so many Hungarian Jews.

This revision of history by polya and his mates on this site in context is nothing more than antisemitic propaganda.

And the irony is that Israel had at its core a socialist society based around kibbutzim, histadrut, kupat cholim.

 

 


On 6 May 2013 Late Night Live re “The New Deal and the origins of our time”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-new-deal-and-the-origins-of-our-time/4682170  . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were CENSORED:

 

Some realities in relation  to American “democracy”:

 

1. In 1933 in pre-Nazi Germany Jews had the vote but that right was denied to Black Americans in the Deep South until about 1970.

 

2. While Segregation was rolled back in circa 1970 in the US, it has now returned with a vengeance in racist America (Google “Educational Apartheid”) and 80% of adult male African Americans in Chicago are denied the vote under felony provisions (see Michelle Alexander’s book ‘The New Jim Crow. Mass incarceration in the age of color blindness”).

 

3. Of 12 million Palestinians, about 6 million are forbidden by democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel to even step foot in their own country by US-backed Apartheid Israel and of nearly 6 million living under Israeli rule in the former Mandated Palestine only about 28% are able to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, albeit as Third Class citizens under race-based Apartheid laws (Google “Palestinian Genocide’).  

 

 

 

 

On 8 May 2013 Late Night Live re “Raoul Wallenberg”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/raoul-wallenberg/4677668  . My following comments under DrGideonPolya were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

09 May 2013 10:54:26am

Raoul Wallenberg was a great humanitarian hero who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish Hungarians in 1944-1945. There were other heroes too of that dreadful period. Thus a book has just been published and a symposium held at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budaoest, Hungary about my father's cousin Dr Gabor Ervin (1912-1944), a Jewish Hungarian psychologist, Catholic priest and scholarly author of a number of books who used his clerical status to help save the lives of Jewish Hungarians, including children and Catholic Jewish Hungarians (a substantial proportion of Jewish Hungarians). He was eventually arrested and killed as were his mother and 2 brothers. Conversely, Zionists collaborated with the Nazis and persuaded Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews (0.4 million died including all but a dozen of my relatives).

However the ABC published FALSE DEFAMATORY ABUSE AS FOLLOWS:


noah chomsky :

11 May 2013 5:58:53am

Another delusion from anti israel leftist demented writers on this site.

The interaction between Jews from war time Palestine and nazis was not a 'collaboration' with Nazis it was an attempt to save Jews about to be deported to extermination camps.

The failure of joel brand,s mission was the British governments refusal to allow brand's deal with the Nazis to go through, which cost the lives of so many Hungarian Jews.

This revision of history by polya and his mates on this site in context is nothing more than antisemitic propaganda.

And the irony is that Israel had at its core a socialist society based around kibbutzim, histadrut, kupat cholim.



 On 7 May 2013 Late Night Live re “The race for the Arctic”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-race-for-the-arctic/4673896 . My comments under DrGideonPolya were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

09 May 2013 6:13:04pm

Professor Peter Wadhams (professor of ocean physics, Cambridge University) re the disappearance of the Arctic summer sea ice (2012): "The entire ice cover is now on the point of collapse. The extra open water already created by the retreating ice allows bigger waves to be generated by storms, which are sweeping away the surviving ice. It is truly the case that all will be gone by 2015. The consequences are enormous and represent a huge boost to global warming" (Google "Are we doomed?"). The climate criminal corporations and governments that have caused this catastrophic melt are now set to profit by easier access to mineral wealth.

 


On 7 May 2013 Late Night Live re “The ruthless conversion of Eastern Europe to Communism”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/behind-the-iron-curtain-1944-1956/4664032 . My comments under DrGideonPolya were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

08 May 2013 5:20:12pm

Not given proper and respectful emphasis in this program were the massive realities that the Red Army suffered huge losses in defeating the Nazis in Eastern Europe and that the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) was part of a European Holocaust in which some 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies perished, this including about 20 million Soviet citizens. The Russians certainly had a huge sense of "never again".

That said, the Communist dictatorships were just as deplorable as US-installed regimes in the post-war era.. Members of my family who survived the war were variously impacted by censorship, loss of property, loss of freedom, exile and/or imprisonment. Thus my grandmother's cousin Dr Edith Bone unwisely returned to Hungary in 1949 as a correspondent for a UK Communist newspaper but was arrested and imprisoned in solitary for 7 years. Released during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution she escaped back to the UK where she wrote of her psychological survival in a book "Seven Years Solitary" that was to inspire Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

However my following post was CENSORED:

“Well said, crank. My detailed post about the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed) and how my grandmother’s cousin Dr Edith Bone was imprisoned in 1949-1956 by the Hungarian Stalinists for being the wrong kind of communist (see Aung Sang Suu Kyi-inspiring book “Seven Tears Solitary) was not published  Many Nazis and Fascist cam e to Australia (see “The Secret War Against the Jews”. How Western espionage betrayed the Jewish People” by M. Aarons and J. Loftus).



On 30  April 2013 LNL re “Obama’s Syrian dilemma”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4660306 . My comments were CENSORED by the bottom-of-the-barrel ABC, presumably for containing facts and opinions that it does not want its audience to read, know about or think about, and  also one presumes out of a contemptible, dishonest and traitorous   position of putting the interests of nuclear terrorist rogue states such as the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel, and of US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French  state terrorism and Apartheid Israeli state terrorism  before the interests of Australia:

 

"The illegal and war criminal invasion of Iraq and the 2003-2011 Iraqi War ( 2.7 million Iraqis killed by violence or violently-imposed deprivation) was based on false intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (Google “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”). Here we go again. Not content with sanctions and massive materials support for terrorists who have devastated multicultural Syria ( 70,000 killed, 0.5 million refugees) (i.e. state terrorism), nations that have chemical , biological and huge stores of nuclear weapons of mass destruction) (the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel) are now threatening direct action (bombing Syria, like Iraq, back to the Stone Age) on the basis if secret intelligence reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Invading other countries that have not invaded and occupied your country or other countries is a war crime."


I sent the further following comment but this too was censored by the ABC:

My carefully researched, credentialled, non-anonymous comment was again censored by a pro-war, pro-Zionist, US-subverted ABC again showing utter contempt for its audience, Australia and Humanity. However you can read it by Googling :"Censorship by ABC Late Night Live" and "Mainstream presstitutes & Syrian Genocide."



On 30  April 2013 LNL re “The New Statesman turns 100”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-new-statesman-turns-100/4660332  . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 May 2013 11:58:09am

I have been reading the New Statesman for about 52 years ( I can be so precise because I started reading it in my first year at university). Unfortunately The NS has caught the same neoliberal disease that infected and transformed Blair Labor to a pro-war, US lackey, Corporatist party that has utterly betrayed ordinary Brits. The NS is still worth inspecting on-line for some rare humanitarian writers like outstanding expatriate Australian journalist John Pilger.

 

 

 

 

 

On 29 April 2013 LNL re “Michael Sandel: what money can’t buy”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/michael-sandel3a-what-money-can27t-buy/4657940 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

30 Apr 2013 6:03:31pm

Excellent interview. I have long advocated that (1) for all Australian universities courses, all the detailed course material content and learning materials should be put on the Web for free access by anyone (following the examples of the top universities 75-Nobel-Prize Harvard and 77-Nobel-Laureate MIT) and (2) anyone should be able to sit accrediting examinations for all such course for a modest fee (e.g. circa $10 per course to cover marking and handling costs) (Google "Crisis in our universities" and "Accredited Remote Learning").

A top economist friend commented recently that Australian universities should not bother putting their second-rate courses on the web for free - they should instead facilitate very cheap tutoring and accrediting examinations for students doing the Harvard and MIT courses.

 

 

On 29 April 2013 LNL re “Burrup’s rock art: the protracted World Heritage listing ”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/burrup27s-rock-art3a-the-protracted-world-heritage-listing/4657878  . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

30 Apr 2013 5:47:31pm

I was appalled to hear of the ongoing destruction of this extraordinary Aboriginal heritage. I am published widely overseas (although all but silenced within Australia) and will do my best to ensure that as many people as possible learn of this racist vandalism and respond appropriately by sanctions and boycotts to this crime and the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide and Ethnocide (Google "Aboriginal Genocide").

 

On 25 April 2013 Late Night Live re “The untold war of soldiers”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-untold-war/4620474 . My comments were PUBLISHED.

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Apr 2013 6:18:26am

A very useful program revealing the awful reality that of about 30,000 suicides annually in the US about 20% are of US veterans. While about 6,700 US military have died in the Iraq War and the Afghan War (Google "i-casualties"), this number is about the same as US veteran suicides in 2012 (6,500). It is estimated that about 50,000 US veterans have suicided since 2001. About 1 million Americans and 66,000 Australians die preventably each year and this is linked to an accrual cost for the War on Terror of $6 trillion for the US and $125 billion for Australia for actively or passively killing 9 million Muslims abroad through violence or war-imposed deprivation (half of them children) rather than keeping Americans and Australians alive at home (Google "1 million Americans die" and "Endless war on terror huge cost"). Replace warmongering and ANZAC Day jingoism with urgent action to help and protect Australian veterans.

 

On 25 April 2013, Late Night Live 2013 re “Anzac Day – 1205 Antony Beevors”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/anzac-day---anthony-beevor/4649354 . My comments were CENSORED:

 

 

Antony Beevor in his "The Second World War"  makes reference to the Bengal Famine in 21 lines on pages 305-306 of his 863 page book and deserves praise as one of an outrageously small number of Anglo historians who have done so. In contrast he quite properly devotes a whole Chapter 34, "The Shoah by Gas", pages 516 to 527, to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation), although in doing so he makes no mention of how the Zionists persuaded Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews (0.4 million perished including most of my Continental European relatives).

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On 24 April 2013, Late Night Live 2013 re “The ethics of mining”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-ethics-of-mining/4649556 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Apr 2013 7:12:18am

The climate change crisis clearly exposes the utter ethical failure of Australian mining for fossil fuels and iron ore. Thus in 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on man-made climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2010 and final zero emissions in 2050. Due to its huge Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution Australia used up its "fair share" of this terminal GHG pollution budget in 2011, and bipartisan support for unlimited Australian coal, gas and iron ore exploitation means that Australia will exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "2011 climate change course", "Doha climate change inaction" and "Are we doomed?").



On 16 April 2013 LNL re “Do we need an Iraq War Inquiry?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/do-we-need-an-iraq-war-inquiry3f/4633064    . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

17 Apr 2013 9:38:41am

Yes, and well said, Julian Asaint. The lies were publicly revealed by Australian intelligence expert. Lt Col Andrew Wilkie and UN weapons inspectors before the invasion. Countries have a right to self-defence if actually invaded but invasion of other countries in other circumstances is the most serious of war crimes. All those involved in the illegal invasion and devastation of Iraq - 2.7 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation, 5-6 million refugees, 0.8 million under05 deaths, 90% avoidable and due to gross US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention (Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide") - should be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court.

 

On 16 April 2013 LNL re “Bruce Shapiro on the Boston Bombings”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-latest-us-developments/4633284  . My comments were CENSORED:

 

Well said, crank. Since the 2001 US-complicit 9-11 atrocity (Google “Experts: US did 9-11”), about 9 million Muslims have died from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed US War on Terror that has been associated with an accrual cost of up to $6 trillion ($125 billion for Australia), a fiscal and moral perversion that has been linked to 13 million preventable American deaths and a daily carnage of 22 million deaths /(12 years x 365 days per year) = 5,022 deaths per day for 12 years (my guesses for responsibility  for the Boston atrocity (3 dead) in descending order of likelihood are (1) Apartheid Israeli state terrorism , (2) US state terrorism, (3) US individual(s), (4) Developing World non-state terrorism).


A further comment was also CENSORED by the pro-Zionist ABC which has an evident penchant for censoring anti-racist  Jewish opinion (contempt for the ABC's audience? anti-Jewish anti-Semitism?) :

"Well said , crank,,, my further posted comments about over 5,000 dead per day linked top the post-2001 US war on Terror have been censored by the ABC but you can see them by Googling "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live".






On 11 April 2013 LNL re “Future cities: the next challenge”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/future-cities3a--the-next-challenge/4620984 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

12 Apr 2013 8:37:39am

Lower energy lighting and rooftop gardens are just dandy but the inescapable high pollution products in buildings are steel and concrete. Further, suburban sprawl rather than central towers carries a huge transport cost but, unfortunately, in neoliberal Lib-Lab-dominated, climate criminal Australia both Lib Tony Abbott re Melbourne and Lab PM Julia Gillard re Western Sydney favour road over rail, despite rail being 30 times more efficient greenhouse gas (GHG)-wise than road. High GHG polluter Australia has already used up its "fair share" of the terminal GHG pollution budget of the world that must not be exceeded if we are to have a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise (Google "Doha climate change inaction. Only 5 years left to act", "Are we doomed?", "300 ppm CO2" and "2011 climate change course").

 

 

 

 

On 11 April 2013 LNL re “Deserter: the last untold story of the Second World War”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/deserter/4620906 . My comments were CENSORED:

 

Another offering illustrating the Mainstream media (MSM) obsession with the micro rather than the macro. Thus large-scale “desertions” occurred in WW2 e.g. Ukrainian POWs deserting to the Nazis, Indian POWs deserting to the Japanese-backed Indian National Army (INA), some of the background to these events including the man-made Ukrainian  Famine (Holodomor) in which 5 million Ukrainians were murdered by the Soviet state, and the 2 centuries of deadly deprivation of Indians under the British (1,800 million avoidable deaths from deprivation) that culminated in the “forgotten” WW2 Bengali Holocaust (Bengal Famine) involving 6-7 million Indians being deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity (INA leader Subhash Chandra Bose’s offer of 100,000 tonnes of rice and Canadian PM King’s offer of 10,000 tonnes of wheat were rejected by the British (read my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal on the web).

 

 

 

 

 On 10 April 2013, LNL  re “American Umpire or Empire”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/wednesday-10-april-2013/4621208 , My comments were CENSORED:

 

Deaths from war, occupation and hegemony include not just violent deaths but also avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation, the latter in 1950-2005 totalling 1.3 billion (for the world under US hegemony) and 82 million (for countries occupied in the post-1945 era by the US). Violent deaths plus avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation total 38 million (post-1950 US Asian wars), 4.6 million (post-1990 Iraq), 5.6 million (post-2001 Afghanistan), 2.2 million (post-1992 Somalia), 2.0 million (post-1936 Palestine) - an American Empire  indeed in which 1,000 children die avoidably each day (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide” and “Hey, hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000” and read William Blum’s best-selling book “Rogue State” and Gideon Polya” Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal on the web).   

 

 

 

 On 10 April 2013, LNL  re “Peter Singer”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/peter-singer/4620528 , My comments were CENSORED:

 

“Peter Singer must be praised for his humanitarian arguments against inflicting suffering on humans or on any other sentient beings. However he can be legitimately criticized for giving profound offence to disabled people , and notably to high-achieving disabled people, through his perceived position concerning euthanasia of severely disabled people. He must also be criticized for his support for the Afghan War (since 2001, 5.6 million deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation, 3-4 million refugees, 2.9 million under-5 infant deaths, the latter 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the US Alliance including Australia (Google “Afghan  Holocaust Afghan Genocide”.

 

That said, Professor Peter Singer must be praised for signing an Open Letter denouncing and renouncing the Israeli “law of return”, together with numerous other outstanding, anti-racist Jewish Australians: “We are Jews from Australia, who, like Jewish people throughout the world, have an automatic right to Israeli citizenship under Israel’s “law of return.,,, We renounce this "right' to "return" offered to us by Israeli law. It is not right that we may “return” to a state that is not ours while Palestinians are excluded and continuously dispossessed.” His co-signatories included Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman,  Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp,Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom,  Nicole Erlich,  Marshall Harris, David Hermolin,  Sylvie Leber,  Jeffrey Loewenstein,  Stefan Moore,  Martin Munz, Vivienne Porzsolt,  Joe Rich,  Margot Salom,  Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton.  

 

 

 

 

 

On 9 April 2013, LNL  re “The formidable Mrs Thatcher”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-formidable-mrs-thatcher/4618386 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Apr 2013 12:01:13pm

Margaret Thatcher studied science at Oxford and was a student of of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Professor Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin (structures of penicillin and Vitamin B12). That explains her clarity of thought and expression, albeit in the pursuit of people- and community-destroying neoliberalism.

It was one thing for the UK to legitimately defend its territory in the Falklands from illegal invasion and occupation, but another thing entirely for Margaret Thatcher to support the illegal and war criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan (7 million deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide" ). For all her gifts and attainments, in the last analysis Margaret Thatcher was just another heartless, neoliberal anti-humanitarian and a resolute supporter of racist war criminals and mass murderers (see "Margaret Thatcher's true legacy was the war criminal Tony Blair").

 

 

 

On 9 April 2013 LNL re “Bruce Shapiro on the GOP and guns”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-latest-us-developments/4619204 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

11 Apr 2013 8:38:58am

One welcomes the attempts of some Americans to control guns that kill about 31,000 Americans each year. However this appalling carnage is part of an even more appalling bigger picture in which 1 million Americans die preventably each year from a variety of causes (Google "One million Americans die preventably annually in USA"). This is occurring in the context of a War on Terror in which an accrual cost of $6 trillion has been committed to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home. 66,000 Australians die preventably each year and the accrual cost of the War on Terror to Australia is $125 billion (see Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Linda Bilmes, "The Three Trillion Dollar War" and Google "Endless war on terror. Huge cost for Australia & America"). "

 

 

 

 

On 9 April 2013, LNL  re “Satyajit Das on Thatcher, and the Falklands: Cyprus and Japan”: ”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/  , My comments were initially PUBLISHED and then CENSORED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

11 Apr 2013 12:48:56pm

Well said, crank. Abe's denial of major atrocities (e.g. the Japanese rape of as many as 400,000 comfort women, the Nanjing Massacre etc) associated with the WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million dead in 1937-1945 with the help of Robert "Pig Iron Bob" Menzies-supplied Australian pig iron)) make him utterly unfit for public life. Abe's utterly repugnant holocaust denial is matched by that of British and Australian historians, politicians and journalists who totally ignore the 1942-1945 WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death, this atrocity being associated with the military and civilian sexual abuse of several hundred thousand starving women and girls, with as many as 30,000 in Calcutta alone (see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web).





On 4 April 2013. LNL re “How to fix what’s wrong with Tasmania”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-to-fix-tasmania/4609718 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

 

DrGideonPolya :

05 Apr 2013 10:30:54am

I left Tasmania for the Mainland and thence the World when I was 21 but regard myself as a Tasmanian (my Anglo-Scottish forebears went there in the early 19th century). In addition to many Australian advantages, Tasmania has the enormous advantages of:
(1)extraordinarily beautiful landscapes and wildernesses;
(2)a vigorous populace with a huge civilized Green following (former Premier Eric Reece once came out with the Malapropism "We Tasmanians are a virulent race");
(3)as many senators as either Victoria or NSW despite having 10 times fewer people (and hence receipt of disproportionate Federal subsidy);
(4)unique institutions e.g. Australia's oldest synagogue (in Argyle Street; see Peter and Ann Ellis, editors, "A Few from Afar. Jewish lives in Tasmania from 1804" to which I made a contribution) and the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere (near Bothwell);
(5)the great advantage of smallness (you know about the scandals, and what's going on politically;
(6)high culture (MONA, the HSO, galleries, theatre, choirs, fine food, a good university );
(6) a vigorous Tasmanian Aboriginal community;
(7) and one of Australia's oldest universities.

Some suggestions from a member of the huge and gifted Tasmanian Diaspora: (1) preservation of the wilderness, the South West, the Tarkine etc; (2) the University of Tasmania should offer all of its courses on line for free world-wide with cheap (circa $10-$100)accrediting assessments for anyone; (3) make Tasmania a leading sports, education, environment, retirement, nursing home, medical, wind-based renewable energy and biochar production centre for Australia (and the World?). I await Premier Lara Giddings' phone call.

 

 

On 4 April 2013. LNL re “Invisible Armies”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/invisible-armies/4605628 . My comments were CENSORED presumably for containing facts and opinions the ABC does not want its audience to read, know about or think about:

 

The assertion that “At the moment, not a single war is being fought between uniformed, consenting armies” is highly misleading. One side in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims IS uniformed (the US and its war criminal allies such as Ethiopia, UK, France, Germany, Kenya, Apartheid Israel, Australia) which has killed some 12 million Muslims through violence or violently-imposed deprivation (half of them non-uniformed CHILDREN) and has contributed to the generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide” and for the opinions of outstanding anti-racist Jewish Americans read William Blum’s best-selling book about US imperialism “Rogue State. A guide for the world’s only superpower” and see Professor Noam Chomsky (77-Nobel-Laureate MIT), “The United States is a leading terrorist state”). A case of “a uniform maketh a child-killing war criminal”.

 

 

 

On 3 April 20132, LNL re “Obama goes in search of Middle East legacy”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/obama-goes-in-search-of-middle-east-legacy/4608156 . My comment was PUBLISHED together with a false, defamatory ad hominem rejoinder from a pro-Zionist:

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Apr 2013 9:34:01am

Obama's speech to Israelis on arrival in Apartheid Israel was in English with bits of Hebrew, made absolutely no mention of the Indigenous Palestinians, revealing his obscene and racist opposition to peace and justice in Palestine (for a detailed, sentence by sentence analysis of his speech Google "Obama's Israel speech ignores Palestinians, endorses racist Zionism and Apartheid Israel"), and ignoring what is referred to as the ongoing "Palestinian Genocide" by outstanding, anti-racist, Jewish writers and scholars Ilan Pappe, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Adi Ophir, Stephen Lendman, Tanya Reinhart and Uri Avnery (Google "The Plight of the Palestinians").

 

This produced a flood of false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse from a pro-Zionists:

·  Adon Emmett :

04 Apr 2013 5:36:00pm

Israel is not an Apartheid state though oligosynaptic, sloganeering types like polyagastrectomy above may like to think so.

The only racist here is DrGideonPolya and Crank and the other Leftwingnut fellow travellers of this "Adams Family"

·  Noah Chomsky :

06 Apr 2013 7:32:41am

All those named above are widely criticised in Israel and worldwide as extreme left wing. They are not a voice of moderation.

They are not mainstream - they advocate the dissolution of Israel and its replacement with a single Palestinian state.

·  Adon emmett :

I insist that you publish my rebuttal of the false and libellous assertion of "Palestinian Genocide".

This slogan is an insult to all those peoples who have truly experienced genocide.

It is a a propagandist instrument wielded primarily by those seeking to portray the Palestinians in a particular way.
Nevertheless, the Palestinians have never experienced a genocide.

All references to such a false genocide as being fact should be removed from your website.


·  peterC :

06 Apr 2013 9:21:13am

Dr Polya always refers to a few anti-racist Jewish writers thereby implying that he feels Jews are racist. The so called Palestinian genocide he talks about will see in a few years the Palstinian population outnumber the Jewish population. Does Dr Polya know what a genocide is? As usual he is big on rhetoric & short on facts.

 

My very detailed response has also been CENSORED (the ABC is happy to publish false defamation against non-anoymous anti-racists but CENSORS any reply) : “The ABC regularly censors informed, credentialled, non-anonymous anti-racist Jewish opinion (Google “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live’) but compounds this highly offensive behaviour by regularly publishing, as in this instance, highly offensive false, offensive, defamatory ad hominem abuse directed at anti-racist Jewish opinion.

Facts: in 1983-1994 non-Europeans (Indians and Coloureds) had 42.2% of the seats in the tricameral Apartheid South African Parliament (Africans had none). Whites (currently 8.9% of the population) had the rest. Similarly  in Apartheid Israel, only 10% of the seats of the Knesset are Arab despite Arabs being about 50% of the population of Palestine but Jewish Israelis (about 50% of the population of a now 90% ethnically cleansed formerly  Mandated Palestine) have 90% of the seats  - racist Apartheid as perceived by numerous outstanding Jewish writers e.g. Anna Baltzer, Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, John Berger, Hedy Epstein, Jeff Epstein, Ronnie Kasrils, Naomi Klein, Jake Lynch, Steven Rose, Patrick Weiniger... (Google "Boycott Apartheid Israel"). ”Google “Boycott Apartheid Israel”). 

 

My further detailed response was also CENSORED by the ABC:

“It is not just outstanding anti-racist Jewish writers and scholars who strenuously object to the horrendous reality of Obama- and US-backed democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel which determines that of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million ate forbidden to even step foot in their own country, and only 13% (1.6 million Palestinian Israelis) are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of a now 90% ethnically cleansed Palestine.

Thus in 2006 the following outstanding , ant-racist Jewish and non-Jewish writers signed an Open Letter protesting Apartheid Israel’s “long-term long-term military, economic and geographic practice whose political aim is nothing less than the liquidation of the Palestinian nation”: Tariq Ali , Eduardo Galeano, Arundhati Roy, Jose Saramago, (anti-racist non-Jews) and John Berger, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Harold Pinter, and Howard Zinn (anti-racist Jews) (Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism” and “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”).


A further response has also been CENSORED  by the ABC:


"More false, defamatory , ad hominem abuse that should be removed by the ABC." 


A further post has evidently also been CENSORED by the ABC:


It is reprehensible that the ABC continues to publish egregiously false defamation of anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australian humanitarians critical of horrendous  Israeli human rights abuses while censoring posts in their defence. However these anti-racist Australians are in good company. Thus numerous anti-racist Jewish Australians have signed an Open Letter stating “We are Jews from Australia, who, like Jewish people throughout the world, have an automatic right to Israeli citizenship under Israel’s “law of return… We renounce this “right” to “return” offered to us by Israeli law. It is not right that we may “return” to a state that is not ours while Palestinians are excluded and continuously dispossessed.”

The eminent anti-racist Jewish signatories, many beings profsors, academics and writers, include Professor Peter Singer, Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman,  Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp,Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom,  Nicole Erlich,  Marshall Harris, David Hermolin,  Sylvie Leber,  Jeffrey Loewenstein,  Stefan Moore,  Martin Munz, Vivienne Porzsolt,  Joe Rich,  Margot Salom,  Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (for details Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”).


A further post has also been CENSORED by the ABC that evidently has a horror of the opinions of anti-racist Jews:


My repeated [posts in response to egregiously false defamation permitted by the ABC have been completely censored. I and similarly defamed crank are in good company in, evidently unlike Obama, wanting justice for the Palestinians e.g. the UK Jews For Justice For Palestinians (JFJFP) are anti-racist Jews who "Work to build world-wide Jewish opposition to the Israeli Occupation"  and its list of co-signatories include "six rabbis; 110 professors (including five Fellows of the Royal Society and two fellows of the British Academy); 150 medical and academic doctors; several OBEs, CBEs and MBEs, six knights, one Member of Parliament and one member of the House of Lords." 

According to JFJFP "The list includes Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE"


A further reply re a "racism" comment was also CENSORED:

Some Jews are clearly racist, many are not. Indeed many anti-racist non-Jews have joined numerous eminent anti-racist Jews (see "Jews Against Racist Zionism) in supporting human rights for Palestinians currently appallingly denied by race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel e.g. Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon,  Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad Soueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr Vacy Vlazna


 

On 3 April 2013 LNL re “Biophilia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/biophilia/4605476 . My comments were CENSORED:

“It is a biochemical truism fro me as a 5-decade career biological chemist that “Human health and well-being are inextricably linked to nature”. This Eurocentric discussion  ignored the horrible reality that it is the 2 billion variously deprived and malnourished human beings today who are the most intimately linked to nature and of whom 18 million die from deprivation each year on Spaceship Earth with neoliberal Americans in charge of the flight deck (see “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal; on the web). A further example – 90% off the land of Palestine has been ethnically cleansed of Palestinians and now over 4,000 Occupied Palestinians die avoidably from deprivation each year (1.9 million since 1936), an ongoing “Palestinian Genocide” according to by outstanding, anti-racist, Jewish writers and scholars Ilan Pappe, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Adi Ophir, Stephen Lendman, Tanya Reinhart and Uri Avnery (Google "The Plight of the Palestinians").


 

On 2 April 2013, LNL  re “Bruce Shapiro on Connecticut gun laws”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4605236 .    My comments were PUBLISHED:

DrGideonPolya :

03 Apr 2013 8:51:22am

Well isn't that just dandy but the Connecticut laws, while welcome, will make only a tiny dent on US annual gun-related deaths (31,000 per year) and on the 1 million Americans who die preventably each year while successive Democrat or Republican Administrations have committed to a $6 trillion accrual cost of the War on Terror and killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home (Google "1 million Americans die" and see William Blum's book "Rogue State" and Professor Noam Chomsky "The United States is a leading terrorist state").

 

On 2 April 2013, LNL  re “North Korean threat : rhetoric or real?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/north-koreanthreat3a-rhetorical-or-real3f/4605026 . My comments were PUBLISHED:

Dr Gideon Polya :

03 Apr 2013 4:48:35pm

Of course the Korean verbal bellicosity and nuclear armament must be deplored. However, ignored in this analysis was the horrendous reality according to Professor Michel Chossudovsky "North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s", a position confirmed by US General Curtis Lemay: "Over a period of three years or so we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population". Also ignored is that Apartheid Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, has attacked 12 other countries and daily threatens devastation of Iran. Read outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer I. F. Stone's "The Secret History of the Korean War".

 

On 2 April 2013, LNL  re “Poetry and the Romani culture http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/poetry-and-the-romani-culture/4605102 . My comments were CENSORED:

“Interesting interview but the attribution of current global warming to non-human causes is at variance with an overwhelming scientific consensus. Zionist propaganda has offensively and falsely made “the Holocaust” to exclusively mean the WW2 Jewish Holocaust whereas this was part of the WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed. History ignored yields history repeated. Roma are still very badly treated in Europe. Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond has stated "It  is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people"

 

 

 

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

03 Apr 2013 4:48:35pm

Of course the Korean verbal bellicosity and nuclear armament must be deplored. However, ignored in this analysis was the horrendous reality according to Professor Michel Chossudovsky "North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s", a position confirmed by US General Curtis Lemay: "Over a period of three years or so we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population". Also ignored is that Apartheid Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, has attacked 12 other countries and daily threatens devastation of Iran. Read outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer I. F. Stone's "The Secret History of the Korean War".

 

 

 

On April 2013, LNL re “The legacy of Higo Chavez”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/legacy-of-hugo-chavez---revolutionary-or-dictator3f/4560344 . My comments were PUBLISHED.

DrGideonPolya :

12 Mar 2013 10:23:10am

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer William Blum (author of the best-selling book "Rogue State") cogently argues that Hugo Chavez and some other democratically-elected Latin American socialist leaders were murdered by the US: "I personally believe that Hugo Chavez was murdered by the United States. If his illness and death were NOT induced, the CIA - which has attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders, many successfully - was not doing its job" (Google "The Anti-Empire Report #114").

o        DrGideonPolya :

13 Mar 2013 6:29:01pm

One of the more important legacies of democratically elected socialist leader Hugo Chavez was that under his enlightened rule the Venezuelan infant mortality fell from 20.7 deaths per 1,000 births in 1995-2000 to 15.3 in 2010-2015 to rate (for data and projec6tions see the United Nations Population Division).

 

 

On 14 March 2013 re “Terrorism,  trauma and its aftermath”; http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/terrorism2c-trauma-and-its-aftermath/4549452 . My initial comment was CENSORED:

“Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Chomsky (MIT) has stated and detailed how: "The U.S. itself is a leading terrorist state".”

 

DrGideonPolya :

14 Mar 2013 2:30:46pm

Re terrorism and trauma:

1. Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Chomsky (MIT) has stated and detailed how: "The U.S. itself is a leading terrorist state".

2. Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer and commentator, Stephen Lendman, like many others, rejects the official 9-11 story: "[the WTC destruction was] later proved (but unreported) by controlled demolition" (Google "US did 9-11").

3. Of 30,000 Americans who suicide annually, 6,000 are US veterans (Google "One million Americans die").


On 7 March 2013 LNL re “Happiness Forum”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/happiness-forum/4553682 . My carefully researched, informed and expert comments were CENSORED, presumably for  containing things the ABC does not want its readers to read, know about or think about, This reprehensible conduct of the ABC insults its audience and is one presumes related to a culture   of egregious lying by omission, genocide ignoring,  holocaust ignoring, genocide denial, holocaust denial, anti-Arab anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism and Jew-baiting within the ABC, an Anti-Semitic Broadcasting Corporation, Australian BS Corporation, Australian Blather Corporation, Anti-Black Corporation, Anti-science Broadcasting Corporation, Anti-education Broadcasting Corporation,  Anti-humanity Broadcasting Corporation, and Anti-truth Broadcasting Corporation.

 

“Happiness typically lies in a sense of security and a modest fulfillment of basic, unexceptional desires, notably health for oneself, loved ones, and indeed fellow citizens. Medical epidemiologists, demographers and thanatologists  can quantitate such outcomes for a given population in various circumstances (e.g. smoking versus non-smoking) in otherwise comparable groups in terms of avoidable mortality (avoidable deaths, excess mortality, excess deaths, deaths that should not have happened). This, for example, in 2003 as a percentage of population was 0.0% for both socialist Cuba (per capita income US$1,170) and the capitalist USA (Per capita income US$37,600) whereas it was about 1.8% for Indigenous Australians, 1.0% for Non-Arab Africa and 0.35% for India (see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for  free perusal on the web.”



On 28 February 2013 LNL re “Modern warfare – public forum from the Perth Writers’ Festival”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/modern-warfare/4543542. . My comments, the second confined to quoting anti-racist JEWISH writer Stephane Hessel, were both  CENSORED:

 

 

CENSORED COMMENT #1:

 

The horrendous realities of modern high technology war waged by rich Western countries in impoverished countries are the avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation (circa 50% CHILDREN) that have totaled 6-7 (Australia complicit Bengali Holocaust, 1942-1945), 1.9 million (post-1936 Palestinian Genocide) , 4.2 million (post-2001 Afghan Genocide), 1.8 million (post-1992 Somali Genocide_, (for analysis see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal on the web). While US military combat deaths in the War on Terror total about 6,700, PTSD means that about 60,000 US veterans have suicided since 2001 (Google “1 million Americans die”). *

 

* links: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/body-count-global-avoidable-mortality_05.html and http://www.countercurrents.org/polya180212.htm .

 

 

CENSORED COMMENT #2:

 

“Outstanding  anti-racist Jewish French writer Stephane Hessel (Resistance hero,  concentration camp inmate,  Jewish Holocaust survivor , and author of the best-selling book “Time for Outrage!” that  sold 4.5 million copies worldwide) commented thus on post-war wars and occupations: “"The German occupation [of France] was, when compared for example with the present occupation of Palestine by the Israelis, a relatively harmless occupation, apart from exceptions like the arrests, detentions and executions, also of the theft of art treasures” (for details see “Jews Against Racist Zionism”) *.

 

* link: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/hessel .



On 21 February 2013, LNL re “What do spies tell  their family? Scott Johnson”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/perth-writers-festival-with-scott-johnson/4520768 . For a topic that has created enormous press and public interest in Australia over the last few weeks, the death in Israeli custody of Australian traitor and Israeli spy Ben Zygier , it is amazing that there are ZERO (0) comments on this segment. The following comments by me were CENSORED by the ABC, presumably for continuing things that the evidently pro-war, pro-Zionist, Zionist-subverted ABC does not want its audience to read, know about or think about.

 

CENSORED POST #1

 

“A short comment because of repeated and offensive ABC censorship (Google “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”). Read Phillip Agee’s “Inside the Company. CIA Diary” for US involvement in torture and terrorism in Latin America. Re the Australian complicity in the 10 month secret Israeli torturing to death of Australian Ben Zygier , in the absence of a completely satisfactory, detailed explanation for the Gillard Government, decent, patriotic Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last.”

 

 

CENSORED POST #2

 

“Whether re the WW2 Jewish Holocaust, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Aboriginal Genocide, or the secret torturing to death over 10 months in 201 by the Israelis of Jewish Australian Ben Zygier, peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. For details of US involvement in torture and terrorism in Latin America read Phillip Agee’s “Inside the Company. CIA Diary”.”


Interestingly, the ABC PERMITTED  my POST #3 in which I simply quoted Jewish Australian writer Antony Loewenstein on the Ben Zygier affair:


DrGideonPolya :

03 Mar 2013 10:56:35am

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian writer Antony Loewenstein has commented on spying and the Ben Zygier affair in New Matilda (Google "Israel's public image takes another hit") : "New Matilda spoke to a former Australian ambassador who says that ASIO and ASIS work hand in glove with the Israeli government, including assistance of grooming potential spies on Australian soil at universities such as Monash in Melbourne and military academies like Duntroon. Australia long ago outsourced much of its military and intelligence, and foreign affairs sovereignty to Israel and America ...What the Zionist lobby and its media and political courtiers don't want to discuss is their complicity in this [Ben Zygier] affair. They all believe that young Jews have the right to move, fight or spy for Israel, including during wars against Lebanon and Gaza, while Muslims who want to join their brethren in Syria, Lebanon or Palestine are labelled terrorists for doing the same thing."

 * link: http://newmatilda.com/2013/02/18/israels-public-image-takes-another-hit .





On 15 January 2013 re “Australia’s sea lanes”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/australia27s-sea-lanes/4419186 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

16 Jan 2013 8:53:46am

LNL asks: why does Australia get involved in so many wars? While they will never admit it and will furiously reject it, the empirical historical record shows that Australians (the brainwashed people and the foreign corporate-dominated Establishment) are fundamentally greedy and racist and believe that "White is Right", or more specifically that "Might is Right" provided that the Might is UK state terrorism, US state terrorism, Israeli state terrorism or French state terrorism i.e. White state terrorism.

Thus Australia has been involved in over 20 UK and/or US genocidal atrocities of which those most recent include (deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in parenthesis) the Palestinian Genocide (2 million since 1936), Somali Genocide (2.2 million since 1992), Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million since 1990), Afghan Genocide (5.6 million since 2001), post-1950 US Asian Wars (38 million in wars in East Asia, SE Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East), Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million since 1990), US War on Terror (9 million since 2001), continuing Aboriginal Genocide (2 million since 1788), Climate Genocide (5 million deaths from climate change and carbon burning each year, 10 billion to die thus this century) and Biofuel Genocide (criminally increasing global food prices when 18 million people die avoidably from deprivation every year) (for details Google "Australia's secret genocide history" and see "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the web).

Despite a swathe of Asian and African countries between us and our big trading partners in Europe and East Asia, Australia has enthusiastically supported genocidal Western devastation of many of these countries. In recent years Australia has provided diplomatic support for US state terrorism , UK state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism and French state terrorism, variously in Syria, Palestine, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Mali as well as direct involvement in the ongoing Afghan Genocide (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide". Invading other countries is a war crime.

 

On 15 January 2013 re “Husband-hunting in the Raj”. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/husband-hunting-in-the-raj/4419192 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

16 Jan 2013 9:19:47am

The English husband-hunting in British-ruled India started well before "the late 19th century". Thus a fascinating example (kept well away from students in our profoundly censored and self-censoring schools and universities) is provided by brilliant novelist Jane Austen's paternal aunt Philadelphia Hancock nee Austen. An orphan, she went out to India and married surgeon Tysoe Saul Hancock in 1753. In 1761 Philadelphia fell pregnant to Hancock's business partner, Warren Hastings (later the first Governor-General of India and the only important English figure to have been charged with, effectively, war crimes - he was acquitted of course). Philadelphia and daughter Eliza returned to England where Hastings provided them with 10,000 pounds (!!).

Jane Austen started telling the story in "Catherine" or "The Bower" as a teenager but evidently mater and pater put a stop to it. However Jane Austen recounts this scandal in an amusingly disguised fashion in "Sense and Sensibility". Jane Austen's out-of-wedlock cousin Eliza is the evident model for Mary Crawford in "Mansfield Park" and indeed married Jane Austen's brother Henry when he belonged to the Oxford Militia and before he became a clergyman post-bankruptcy, one of numerous examples of consanguinity occurring in Jane Austen's family and her novels (for the details excluded from out schools, universities and general culture read my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web).

 

On 14 January 2013 re “Elliott Perlman”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/elliot-perlman/4419166    . My comments were partly CENSORED (in bold below) and supportive comments by blogger "crank" in response to a Zionist attack on me were deleted by the ABC "thought police" :

 

DrGideonPolya :

16 Jan 2013 10:02:58am

Well said, crank.

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish Canadian writer Naomi Klein put it this way in addressing the Palestinian Genocide being perpetrated by UK-, US-, EU-, Canada- and White Australia-backed Apartheid Israel (2 million Palestinian deaths from violence or violently imposed deprivation since 1936, 7 million refugees, 90% of Palestine now ethnically cleansed; Google "Palestinian Genocide"): "There is a debate among Jews - I'm a Jew by the way. The debate boils down to the question: "Never again to everyone, or never again to us? ... [Some Jews] even think that we get one get-away-with-genocide-free card... There is another strain in the Jewish tradition that say[s], "Never again to anyone" (for details and documentation Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism"; also see ex-Israeli, anti-racist Jewish psychologist Avigail Abarbanel's outstanding anthology "Beyond Tribal Loyalties. Personal stories of Jewish peace activists").

Elliot Perlman's "The Street Sweeper" was very readable and commendable for describing the awful realities of the Jewish Holocaust. However the plot was absurdly contrived and the book makes NO mention of the the WW2 Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed and of which the 5-6 million victims of WW2 Jewish Holocaust were a part), the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (the first WW2 atrocity to have been called a "holocaust, by N.G. Jog in a 1944 book "Churchill's Blind-spot: India"; 6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons with Australia complicit by withholding grain from starving India from its huge wheat stores), the WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million perishing under the Japanese who had been supplied with iron by racist, pro-Fascist, pro-Zionist, war criminal, "Pig Iron Bob" Menzies after whom a forest on ethnically cleansed Palestinian land is named), the Palestinian Genocide (2 million killed by violence or imposed deprivation since 1936) or the 21st century atrocities (deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in parentheses) Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million since 1990), Afghan Genocide (5.6 million since 2001) and Somali Genocide (2.2 million since 1992)(Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide" and read my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950, now available for free perusal on the web).

Perlman's otherwise laudable description of laudable liberal Jewish involvement in the struggle for human rights for Black Americans is smudged by the strident Zionist anti-Arab anti-semitism and Islamophobia of one of his characters , his failure to mention the appalling conditions of Black Americans today, and his ignoring of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and sustained, continuing abolition of Palestinian human rights (Google "Review The Street Sweeper").




Re Iran

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

12 Jan 2013 3:32:14pm

Clarification: nuclear terrorism-complicit Australia permitted TESTS of UK and US rocket-based nuclear weapons delivery systems involving Australian territory or adjacent waters.




On 12 January 2013, Saturday Extra  re “China watch with Geremie Barmé”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/geremie-balme/4412344    . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

12 Jan 2013 9:23:33am

The most serious problem facing the world is the worsening climate crisis. It is clear that most governments are still refusing to tackle the problem but China is a stand-out exception - it is a world leader in the key areas of uptake of renewable energy, population control, energy efficiency and protein conversion efficiency via aquaculture.

Thus the following opinion from Professor Jorgen Randers (co-author of "Limits to Growth" in 1972 and now author of "2052 - A global forecast for the next 40 years" (2012): "I am a climate pessimist. I believe (regrettably) that humanity will not meet the climate challenge with sufficient strength to save our grandchildren from a climate damaged world. Humanity (regrettably) will not make what sacrifice is necessary today in order to ensure a better life for our ancestors forty years hence. The reason is that we are narrowly focused on maximum well-being in the short term. This shorttermism is reflected in the systems of governance that we have chosen to dominate our lives: Both democracy and capitalism place more emphasis on costs today than on benefits forty years in the future ... Otherwise, I predict, it will be the Chinese who solve the global climate challenge - singlehandedly. Through a sequence of 5-year plans established with a clear long term vision, and executed without asking regular support from the Chinese. They are already well on the way, for the benefit of our grandchildren" (for further details Google "Are we doomed?")

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

12 Jan 2013 9:54:39am

It should be added that the Chinese climate change action is in stark contrast to the irresponsible, entrenched climate change inaction by the climate criminal countries Australia, the US and Canada (annual per capita Domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in tonnes CO2-e per person per year of 30, 27 and 24, respectively, as compared to 5.5 for China; Google "Climate genocide").

Indeed Australia's Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution is so huge - 1,708 million tonnes CO2-e (Mt CO2-e) in 2010 and expected to rise to 2,571 Mt CO2-e in 2020 (Google "2011 climate change course") - that it had already exceeded in 2011 its "fair share" of the 2010-2050 global terminal CO2 pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2 (Gt CO2) that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a catastrophic 2C temperature rise. Indeed Lib-Lab policies of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports mean that Australia will exceed the whole world's terminal GHG pollution budget of 600 Gt CO2-e by a factor of three (3). Annual gas leakage alone in the US (US EPA data) is so huge that it will equal the world's terminal GHG pollution budget in 8 years' time. Commercial exploitation of the Canadian oil sands will generate pollution equivalent to the world;s terminal budget - and US President Obama, no longer facing election, is likely to approve the linked Keystone XL pipeline that according to top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen (head, NASA's GISS) means "game over" for the global climate (Google "Doha climate change inaction").

In addition to leading the world in both GHG pollution and in climate change inaction, Australia under climate criminal, neoliberal, US lackey Labor has evidently committed to an acutely dangerous anti-China policy of 2,500 US marines in Darwin, drones to Cocos Island, nuclear armed warships for WA, and , as revealed by Wikileaks, Rudd suggested war against China to the US and Beazley suggested Australian forces in that circumstance (former PM Malcolm Fraser was horrified - Google "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia").

 

On 12 January 2013, Saturday Extra re “A nuclear Iran”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/a-nuclear-iran/4412338 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

12 Jan 2013 10:12:26am

Some facts:

1. Iran does not possess nuclear weapons (the US has 8,000, Apartheid Israel has 200);

2. Iran repeatedly declares that it does not want nuclear weapons and has repeatedly voted for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East (opposed by the US and US-backed Apartheid Israel);

3. Iran has no territorial claims on other countries, is not at war with any other country, does not occupy the territory of other countries, has not been involved in genocide, and has not invaded any other country for centuries (Apartheid Israel has murderously attacked 12 other countries, including the US in the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 and was quite likely involved in the 9-11 atrocity (Google "US did 9-11"), has occupied the territory of 5 other countries, currently occupies the territory of 3 other countries, and is continuing the Palestinian Genocide (90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed, 2 million Palestinian deaths from violence or imposed deprivation since 1936; Google "Palestinian Genocide"); the US has invaded over 30 countries since 1945 and subverted virtually all other countries at an enormous human cost (see William Blum's best-selling "Rogue State"; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

12 Jan 2013 10:48:34am

Some more facts on Iran in relation to Australia:

1. Australia slavishly supports US policy and now chairs the UN Committee supervising sanctions against nuclear weapons-free Iran ( it is estimated that these sanctions are associated with 100,000 Iranian avoidable deaths annually half being of children; Australia supported Sanctions against WMD-free Iraq killed 1.7 million Iraqis, 1.1 million of them under-5 year old children; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

2. 4,000 Australians (1.1 million world-wide, 19,000 British, 200,000 Americans, 10,000 Canadians, and 8,000 Germans) have died opiate drug-related deaths linked to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world share in 2001 to over 90% in 2007 (UN ODC data; in contrast, Iran is the world leader in interdiction of US- and Australia-protected Afghan opiates and about 4,000 Iranian police and soldiers have died in the process of defending the world - including Americans and Australians - from this aspect of US state terrorism and US lackey Australian state terrorism; Google "World Drug Report" and "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide").

3. Australia hosted UK nuclear weapons tests and UK and US rocket delivery systems; supplies uranium to nuclear terrorist states; hosts US nuclear terrorism infrastructure; hosts nuclear-armed US warships; leads the world in laser-based uranium enrichment, and has participated in all post-1950 US Asian wars that have been associated so far with 38 million Asian deaths from violence and violently-imposed deprivation and in particular the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million such deaths since 1990; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide") (Iran has no nuclear weapons, declares it does not want them, and has not invaded other countries for centuries).

4. 66,000 Australians (and 1.1 million Americans) die preventably each year whereas anti-Arab anti-Semitic and intrinsically anti-Jewish anti-Semitic Lib-Lab Australian governments have committed an accrual cost of $125 billion (the US, $5.5 trillion) to the racist, genocidal, US War on Terror (aka the US War on Muslim Women and Children)(Google "Endless war on terror").

Decent Australians apprised of these awful realities would vote 1 Green and kick out the traitorous, war criminal Lib-Labs who put the interests of the Zionist-beholden US and US-backed Apartheid Israel before those of Australians.

 



On 9 January 2013 re “Christine Milne”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/christine-milne/4419102  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

11 Jan 2013 10:32:40am

The acute threat to humanity and biosphere is the overriding current issue for science-informed, humane people and the Greens are the only major party who take this seriously. If the Greens can be criticized it is for being too mild, too polite and and too conciliatory. Some realities that must be urgently addressed:

1. For a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise the World can emit no more than a 2009-2050 terminal GHG budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2 (WBGU) - however Australia under the climate criminal Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor) had used up its fair share of this budget in 2011 and the World is set to exceed thsi budget in 5 years' time (Google "Are we doomed").

2. Climate fossil fuel corporations are set to exceed the whole world's terminal GHG budget by a factor of 5 (Bill McKibben of 350.org) and under Lib-Lab policies of unlimited coal , gas and iron ore exports Australia alone is committed to exceeding this terminal budget by a factor of 3. US methane leakage will exceed this terminal budget in 8 years and estimates of CO2 from commercial exploitation of the Canadian oil sands via Keystone XL equal this budget (Google "Doha climate change inaction").

3. Claims advocating a coal to gas transition and biofuel from Lib-Labs and corporations (e.g. the recent Shell advertisements on SBS) are misleading - depending upon the extent of gas leakage coal-to gas can be more polluting GHG-wise than coal and biofuel from sugar cane carries a huge carbon debt. The Greens see it, 50% of the Libs see it but endlessly dishonest, spin-driven, climate criminal Labor PRETENDS to see it - Australia's GHG pollution will increase enormously under Labor's fraudulent Carbon Tax-ETS. ReaZlity: Australia must stop coal, gas, oil, dangerous biofuel and iron ore exploitation ASAP (for details Google "2011 climate change course").

Sensible people who love children will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Libs are almost as bad but unlike Labor have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters).

 

On 8 January 2013 re “Creating a health society”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/creating-a-healthy-society/4419336  . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

11 Jan 2013 11:18:07am

"Creating a healthier society" can be considered semantically in 2 ways, (1) moral health and (2) physical health, noting that ideal societal physical health (2) is predicated by societal moral health (1).

1. Moral health. We have a stark choice between current neoliberalism (that demands maximum freedom for the smart and advantaged to maximize personal wealth at the expense of the less smart, the disadvantaged, Humanity and the Biosphere) and what has been called "social humanism" that aims to maximize human happiness and opportunity and involves an evolving, equitable social morality and social contract at the local, national and global levels as argued cogently by Professor Brian Ellis in his important book "Social Humanism. A new metaphysics" (Google "review social humanism"). The worsening climate crisis is happening because our democracies have been perverted into Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies in which Big Money perverts rational risk management. The climate crisis demands a return to democracy and installation of Social Humanism before it is too late (Google "Are we doomed").

2. Physical health. 66,000 Australians die preventably each year (9,000 being Aborigines) yet successive Lib-Lab Governments have committed to a $125 billion accrual cost of our part in the racist, genocidal, fraudulent, Zionist-backed US War on Terror. 1 million Americans die preventably each year under successive neoliberal governments that this century alone have committed to an accrual cost of the War on Terror of $5 trillion for killing 9 million Muslims at abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home (Google "Endless war on terror"). Species extinction rate is 100-1,000 above normal, and 5 million people die from climate change and carbon burning each year, thsi carnage set to total 100 million by 2030 under BAU (see DARA 2012 Report and Google "Climate genocide" and "Doha climate change inaction").

In Australia sensible people should have zero tolerance for the war criminal and climate criminal Lib-Labs, vote 1 Green (for urgently needed social humanism) and put the neoliberal Lib-Labs last (neoliberal Labor has utterly betrayed decent Labor voters and is thus far worse than the neoliberal Coalition).

 

On 8 January 2013 re “The story of Ali Al Jenabi”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-story-of-ali-al-jenabi/4419340   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

11 Jan 2013 12:19:59pm

A shocking story and an indictment of Lib-Lab Australia and the racist, genocidal US Alliance of which it is a part.

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, up to his arm-pits in mass murder, stated that "A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic". The deaths from violence or avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation in Iraq (1990-2011) total 4.6 million, the breakdown being 0.2 million violent deaths in the Gulf War, 1.7 million avoidable deaths (1.1 million being of under-5 year old infants) from deprivation under Sanctions (1990-2003), 1.5 million violent deaths under US Alliance occupation (2003-2011) and 1.2 million avoidable deaths (0.7 million being of under-5 year old infants) from war-imposed deprivation (2003-2011) (Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").

The anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic US Alliance has killed over 12 million Muslims through violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the post-1990, Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, the breakdown being 4.6 million Iraqis, 5.6 million Afghans, 2.2 million Somalia, 0.1 million Libyans, 0.1 million Palestinians and 0.1 million Syrians (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide"). The post-1936 Palestinian Genocide and the post-1990 Muslim Holocaust has been associated with over 20 million refugees, the breakdown being 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Pashtuns in NW Pakistan, 2 million Somalians, 1 million Libyans, 0.5 million Syrians and 0.9 million Myanmar Rohingyas.

Kevin Rudd intemperately declared that those seeking safe haven for desperate refugees (aka "people smugglers") were "scum of the earth who should rot in hell". One can reasonably ask how one should therefore describe the genocidally racist Zionists, the Anglo-American imperialists and the Lib-Lab Australian war criminals who created over 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place.

 

On 10 January 2013 re “Lives of the Novelists: a history of fiction”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/a-history-of-fiction/4419110   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

11 Jan 2013 2:18:09pm

This was an entertaining interview but damning criticism of "Lives of the Novelists" was not confined to the New York Review of Books. Thus Jonathan Bate in The Telegraph is scathing about superficiality, lack of evidence for assertions of "Most Read Text", the admixture of quality fiction and pulp fiction, "pitifully thin" coverage of pre-Victorian fiction, trivial approach to, for example, Jane Austen, lack of serious literary analysis, and the coup de grace, "How could a history of fiction be entirely Anglophone? Roll over Flaubert, Balzac, Proust, Tolstoy and Mann".

Re the "George Du Maurier" reading by Phillip, the Du Maurier family myth of guillotining can be matched with the reality of the ACTUAL guillotining of the first husband of Jane Austen's cousin Eliza Hancock, the Comte de Feuillade. The Henry James-George Du Maurier friendship story reflects the huge qualitative defect of Sutherland's book - while George Du Maurier made a fortune as a popular writer and his extremely popular and serialized novel "Trilby" became a big theatrical success, Henry James remained a vastly less popular and wealthy "serious writer" for "serious readers" and his attempts at the theatre were unsuccessful.

Re Sutherland's superficial critique of brilliant novelist Jane Austen over the reality of the Napoleonic War, her placid and domestic novels (set in rural upper class homes) variously had naval and military characters reflecting the background reality of the war against the French. And as for Jane Austen and reality, her novel "Sense and Sensibility" actually tells a disguised version the true story of the seduction in Bengal of Jane's married aunt Philadelphia Hancock nee Austen by Warren Hastings, later the first governor general of India, and the product of the union, Eliza Hancock, who married her cousin, Jane's brother Henry, and was the model for the "advanced" Mary Crawford in "Mansfield Park" (read "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the web).




On  31 December  2012 re “Calvin Trillin” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/calvin-trillin/4418884 . My comments on the original Trillin interview on 17 April 2012 were CENSORED OUT BY THE ABC. My similar comments on the re-run were posted (but for how long?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 11:30:23am

Calvin Trillin is a liberal Jewish American commentator but being politically correct, and writing witty anti-Bush or anti-war poems is not enough. Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer Philip Weiss in his Mondoweiss blog is condemnatory in analyzing an interview of Trillin by Jewish American journalist Brooke Gladstone on the US civil rights campaign of half a century ago: "The tone of the segment was self-congratulatory: look at the progress our society has made, and we have been in the vanguard. But of course there was not a word about the Palestinians. If you ask why I am injecting this concern into a show about domestic moral questions -- well, this is an American Jewish question, that's why ... The Israel issue of dispossession and second class citizenship on a racial basis is a live moral question and its our inheritance. It is Trillin's and Gladstone's too ... I imagine that they'd both say, Well that's complicated. But I bet privileged whites in the Deep South said that was complicated too... Trillin said that geography was destiny back then; if you were from Louisiana you were a racist, couldn't help yourself. And I wonder, to what extent is Jewish geography destiny? If you are mainstream liberal Jewish media person you are doomed to paralysis on the great human rights issue of our time and place" (Google "Liberal Jewish media moralists could do more home cookin" and "Jews Against Racist Zionism").


On 27 December 2012 re “Inequality in India”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inequality-and-india/4415658 . My lengthy initial comment was CENSORED but my further comment survived (but for how long?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 8:45:13am

Excellent interview. P. Sainath made a key point about media malreportage re India but my carefully researched comment was "disappeared" by the ABC possibly for mentioning (1) 4 million Indian avoidable deaths annually versus zero for China, and (2) Australian nonreportage over avoidable death rate of 0% pa (White Australia), 0.35% pa (India) and 1.8% pa (Indigenous Australians) and the Australia-complicit 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" and "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", both now available for free perusal on the web).

 

On 27 December 2012 re “Climate, science and denial”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/climate2c-science-and-denial/4415652 . My first detailed comment was CENSORED but a further comment survived (but for how long?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 9:09:10am

My carefully researched and documented comment about deficient and incorrect reportage about climate change was CENSORED by the ABC, possibly for mentioning (1) climate change denialism of the Murdoch media in particular in Western Murdochracies (see John Pilger), Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies (see Professor Brian Ellis' "Social Humanism") in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes, and (2) misleading advertising by Shell on SBS TV asserting that burning gas is cleaner greenhouse gas (GHG)-wise than burning coal (depending upon the gas leakage rate it can be far dirtier) and that Brazilian biofuel derives from renewable resources (ethanol from sugar cane actually carries a huge carbon debt). I hope that the cessation of these ads was due to my detailed letter of complaint sent to MPs, SBS and other media (Google "Doha climate change inaction", "Are we doomed" and "2011 climate change course").




On 7 January 2013 re “Australia’s prime ministers”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/australia27s-prime-ministers/4419000 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Jan 2013 9:47:11am

Well said, crank. All our PM's before the Aboriginal human rights-enabling 1967 Referendum on Aborigines and were functional racists, beginning with our first PM Edmund Barton who proclaimed (1901) that "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and a Chinaman". All of our post-1950 PMs before and after the pro-peace, US-removed PM Gough Whitlam were variously complicit in post-1950 US Asian wars that have been associated so far with 38 million Asian deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation (including those PMs who were variously complicit in the 1990-2003 Sanctions against Iraq that were associated with 1.7 million avoidable Iraqi deaths from imposed deprivation, 1.1 million being under-5 year old infants; Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide"

 

On 3 January 2013 re “John Bell on Shakespeare”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/john-bell-on-shakespeare/4418964#comments . My comments:

Shakespeare is great and John Bell is an Australian cultural icon. However this interesting conversation did not explore some key matters.

Thus landowner and courtier Shakespeare's morality and world view was that of his times and has contributed to that of our imperialist and neoliberal times. Thus how many Jews have suffered humiliation, loss and indeed death thanks to "The Merchant of Venice". A further example is the earnest, youthful, evangelical, Shakespearian rhetoric of former UK PM Tony Blair who UK Nobel Laureate Jewish British playwright Harold Pinter demanded in his Acceptance Speech should be arraigned before the International Court for his crimes in Iraq (4.6 million Iraqi deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation under war and sanctions , 1990-2011; Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").

 

My further comments:

DrGideonPolya :

10 Jan 2013 12:02:33pm

A further matter is Shakespearian language (should some be expertly translated to transmit the meaning better while retaining the poetry?). A related matter is contemporary re-interpretation e.g. the recent powerful contemporary Fascist-Corporatist state version of a malignant "Richard III" by the MTC in Melbourne.

Outstanding socialist UK playwright
Edward Bond wrote a contemporary version of King Lear ("Lear") and also exposed Shakespeare's actual complicity in 17th century attempts at Enclosures in his play "Bingo". Edward Bond in his Introduction to "Bingo": "I wrote "Bingo" because I think the contradictions in Shakespeare's life are similar to the contradictions in us. He was a "corrupt seer" and we are an "barbarous civilization". Because of that our society could destroy itself" (very prescient back in 1973: Google "Are we doomed?"). Edward Bond wrote the screenplay for the iconic Australian film "Walkabout" and wrote the play "Saved" that was censored and banned in the UK - however an ABC Search of "the entire ABC" for "Edward Bond" merely brings up several reference to "Walkabout"".




On 5 January 2013, Saturday Extra re “University doors are open”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/university-doors-are-open/4412352 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

07 Jan 2013 11:13:49am

Universities exist to (1) do research, (2) teach and (3) inform the public. However these 3 key functions are being constrained by neoliberal Lib-Lab parsimony and Philistinism. The neoliberal, anti-science, anti-education Federal Labor Government has stripped $1.3 billion from university funding in the last 2 years, most recently ripping $0.5 billion from university research funds. This has made teaching and research more difficult but the Labor Government has simultaneously uncapped student places.

As set out in the recent book "Whackademia" by Australian academic Dr Richard Hil, our cash-strapped universities are competing for student "bums-on-seats", standards are slipping, teaching is "dumbing down", bureaucracy and "busy-ness" have made life very difficult for academics, time and money for research is limited, and the commercial importance of "brand" means that academics are increasingly subject to censorship by "Codes of Conduct" (noting that over 50% of undergraduate teaching is now done by very vulnerable sessional academics; a before tax salary for one VC "refugee from scholarship" of $1 million would equal that of 100 casual academics) and self-censorship in an environment of rapidly declining job security and research funding (Google "Review Whackademia").

A possible coup de grace has been provided by the anti-intellectual, anti-science, pro-war, US lackey Federal Labor Government that has rushed through the Defence Trade Controls Bill - ignoring protests from the conservative Universities Australia representing 39 universities and especially concerned about 250,000 overseas students and the associated $16 billion annual tertiary education industry - that means that academic scientists need an ADF- or APS-supplied "permit" before they can teach, report or publish about thousands of chemicals, organisms, and technologies or face 10 years in prison. A 5-decade career scientist, I presumably now need a "permit" before I can quote from my huge pharmacological book "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds"

 

On 5 January 2012, Saturday Extra re “HSU scandal and the future of unions”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/hsu-scandal-and-the-future-of-the-unions/4412350  . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

07 Jan 2013 11:58:42am

I have been variously employed full-time or part-time now for 55 years (and still am). I belonged to a union for most of my adult life (and indeed still do) and served as a local branch executive member and office holder. Unions are needed more than ever today in the context of neoliberal, corporatist Labor and Coalition Governments, the "2-speed economy", the worsening climate crisis, calls for importation overseas labor to work for as little as $2 per day, and the huge rise in part-time employment and under-employment.

Unions are needed even more because on top of all of this because of the widening gap between rich and poor, entrenched Educational Apartheid, the conversion of Australian Democracy to a Lobbyocracy, Murdochracy and Corporatocracy (in which Big Money buys public perception of reality, votes and political power) and the conversion of the once ethical, pro-equity, pro-peace, pro-education, pro-environmental Australian Labor Party to an unethical, pro-war, anti-education, anti-environment, anti-science, US lackey ALP aka an Alternative Liberal Party, Another Liberal Party, the Australian Laboral Party, an Apartheid Labor Party, an American Lackey Party, the Australian Lying Party and an Anti-worker Labor Party.

Workers need to join their union, and be vigilant and questioning to avoid financial corruption or, worse still, fundamental ideological corruption as with the neoliberal ALP. Things will probably have to get worse before they get better and the neoliberal ALP has to disappear or reform back to Whitlam era social humanist values (Google "Review Social Humanism"). Sensible people will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the neoliberal Liberals are just as bad as neoliberal Labor but, unlike Labor, the always neoliberal Coalition has not actually betrayed workers and decent Labor voters). Indeed unions should consider supporting the Greens.




On 2 January 2012 re “Temptations of the West”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/temptations-of-the-west/4418940 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Jan 2013 1:18:14am

Humanists are atheists but can appreciate the comfort religion gives to many, noting that art, music, poetry, literature, dance, and other physical pursuits can provide similar comfort. However some religions rate better than others for atheist observers of religious humanity. Buddhism rates highly because of its atheism and the empirical success of its meditative practices. Animism has the virtue of being well-connected to primal nature and the Hindu pantheon provides societal role models (as one supposes do TV soap operas like "Home and Away"). The historicism of the Abrahamic religions is a difficulty, with Christianity having by far the most demanding set of such beliefs that violates the Ockham's Razor Principle. One notes that the brilliant Professor Stephen Hawking has provided a mathematical proof that a Creator cannot exist based on the absence of energy, space and time before the Big Bang i.e. there was no energy, space or time whereby a Creator could exist and create the Universe.

As for democracy as a "Western" donation to the non-European and Asian world, one notes that suffrage was only extended to British women over the age of 21 in 1928, a mere 22 years before all Indians 21 and older got the vote with the 1950 Constitution. Australian women got the vote in 1901 with Australian Independence but Indigenous Australians only got the vote after the 1967 Referendum, only 20 years after Indian Independence.

That said, one notes that democracy in practice is dominated by an extremely corrupt Establishment in India. Thus an elderly character in the brilliant Indian novel "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga says that he has voted in all elections since 1947 without actually casting a ballot. Western democracies have a limited existence and have been perverted into Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes. Kipling's "twain" DID meet in my case and from my rich half century East-West experience I can state that as for "Western values" as opposed to "Eastern values", Shakespeare put it very simply in "The Merchant of Venice" with "If you prick us do we not bleed?"

 

On 2 January 2012 re “Bob Katter’s history of Australia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bob-katter27s-history-of-australia/4418928 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Jan 2013 2:01:52am

This was an entertaining interview involving a confused and bumbling sort of style reminiscent of Jo Bjelke Petersen. Bob Katter evidently and commendably finds common ground with "Red Ted" Theodore in terms of a "fair go" for the common man but the histories of Australia and of Queensland show that there was certainly not a "fair go" for Indigenous Australians - massive dispossession, about 2 million untimely deaths from disease, deprivation and violence since 1788, massive ethnocide (only 50 of 250 languages remaining), forced removal of children from their mothers on a huge scale, large-scale rural slavery, exclusion from basic citizenship rights until 45 years ago, horrendous continuing inequity (health, education, income, justice) and a continuing Aboriginal Genocide in which 9,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably every year out of a 500,000 Indigenous Australian population (the highest avoidable death rate in the world) (Google "Aboriginal Genocide").

White Australians did not confine their malevolent attentions to Indigenous Australians - in collaboration with the British and/or the Americans they have been variously involved in over 20 genocidal atrocities against non-Europeans of which some have continued into the 21st century (the Palestinian Genocide, the Iraqi Genocide, the Afghan Genocide, the Aboriginal Genocide, the Muslim Holocaust and the worsening Biofuel Genocide and Climate Genocide (Google "Australia's secret genocide history").

And as for the current neoliberal Labor Party, through its pro-war, pro-US, pro-Zionist, pro-coal, pro-gas, pro-iron ore, anti-environment, anti-science, anti-education and anti-equity polices it has betrayed Labor voters and Whitlam era values to become Another Liberal Party, an Alternative Liberal Party, an American Lackey Party, an Apartheid Labor Party, an Australian Lying Party, and an Australian Laboral Party - decent Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Libs are just as bad but, unlike neoliberal Labor, have not actually betrayed Labor voters).




On 1 January 2012 re “The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/count-harry-kessler/4418910 . My comments:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

03 Jan 2013 10:11:16am

Interesting interview. It was shocking to hear of German enthusiasm for war in the halcyon days before 1914 (no doubt matched by similar English enthusiasm). The pre-Nazi German anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (e.g. of Kessler) was matched by similar prejudice in the English world e.g. that expressed by icons such as Agatha Christie, Somerset Maugham and H.G. Wells that is like a slap in the face when encountered. Indeed in the 1930s and 1940s there was great opposition in the British Empire, the US and in Australasia against accepting Jewish refugees from Nazism e.g. according to Professor Sir Martin Gilbert ("Jewish History Atlas"), in 1933-1945 Australia accepted only 9,000 Jewish refugees and Jewish refugees were almost entirely excluded from Alaska, New Zealand, British India, South Africa (1936-1945), British Rhodesia, and British East Africa.

The pejorative comments made by an ABC pooh-bah against our most eminent Jewish citizen, Sir Isaac Isaacs (mentioned by Phillip), was par for the course - see issues of "The Bulletin", Chapter 17 of "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" (now available for free perusal on the web) and Humphrey McQueen's "A New Britannia". Sir Isaac Isaacs was dead opposed to racist Zionism and the looming Palestinian Genocide, stating (1946) that "The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism". He was accordingly subject to vilification back then by racist Zionists as well as by traditional, non-Jewish anti-Semites. Today, like other decent, anti-racist Jews (e.g. Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism"), he would be subject to horrendous, false, defamatory abuse from racist Zionists and their pro-war, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, US lackey Lib-Lab supporters (e.g. Google "Australian Labor's new anti-Semitism").

 

Further comment re “Has multiculturalism failed?”:

DrGideonPolya :

03 Jan 2013 1:54:15pm

Crank is correct in insisting upon correctness here. The WW2 European Holocaust involved the killing by the Nazi Germans of 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies, the Jewish Holocaust part involving the killing of 5-6 million Jews (1 in 6 dying from deprivation, according to Professor Sir Martin Gilbert in his "Atlas of the Holocaust" that incorrectly identifies "the Holocaust" with the German Judeocide, or Shoah). This prevalent, Zionist-promoted misuse of the term "the Holocaust" is an example of egregious holocaust denial in ignoring the murder of 25 million Russians, Poles, Serbs and Gypsies in WW2. Holocasut ignirng is far, far worse than repugnant holocaust denial because at least the latter allows for public debate.

"Holocaust" refers to the deaths of huge numbers of people and was first used to describe a WW2 atrocity in 1944 by Indian writer N.G. Jog in his book "Churchill's Blind-Spot: India" about the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons. Australia was complicit by withholding grain from starving India from its huge wheat stocks (see "Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2"; also see the BBC radio production "Bengal Famine", Colin Mason's "A Short History of Asia", Tom Keneally's "Three Famines", Dr Madhusree Mukerjee's "Churchill's Secret War", and Dr Gideon Polya's "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web). And then there's the WW2 Chinese Holocaust in which 35 million Chinese died from violence or war-imposed deprivation under the Japanese (Australian PM Robert "Pig Iron Bob" Menzies contributed by exporting pig iron to Imperial Japan).




On  31 December  2012 re “Calvin Trillin” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/calvin-trillin/4418884 . My comments on the original Trillin interview on 17 April 2012 were CENSORED  out by the ABC. My similar comments on the re-run were posted (but for how long?).:

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 11:30:23am

Calvin Trillin is a liberal Jewish American commentator but being politically correct, and writing witty anti-Bush or anti-war poems is not enough. Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American writer Philip Weiss in his Mondoweiss blog is condemnatory in analyzing an interview of Trillin by Jewish American journalist Brooke Gladstone on the US civil rights campaign of half a century ago: "The tone of the segment was self-congratulatory: look at the progress our society has made, and we have been in the vanguard. But of course there was not a word about the Palestinians. If you ask why I am injecting this concern into a show about domestic moral questions -- well, this is an American Jewish question, that's why ... The Israel issue of dispossession and second class citizenship on a racial basis is a live moral question and its our inheritance. It is Trillin's and Gladstone's too ... I imagine that they'd both say, Well that's complicated. But I bet privileged whites in the Deep South said that was complicated too... Trillin said that geography was destiny back then; if you were from Louisiana you were a racist, couldn't help yourself. And I wonder, to what extent is Jewish geography destiny? If you are mainstream liberal Jewish media person you are doomed to paralysis on the great human rights issue of our time and place" (Google "Liberal Jewish media moralists could do more home cookin" and "Jews Against Racist Zionism").




On 27 December 2012 re “Inequality in India”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inequality-and-india/4415658 . My lengthy initial comment was CENSORED but my further comment survived (but for how long?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 8:45:13am

Excellent interview. P. Sainath made a key point about media malreportage re India but my carefully researched comment was "disappeared" by the ABC possibly for mentioning (1) 4 million Indian avoidable deaths annually versus zero for China, and (2) Australian nonreportage over avoidable death rate of 0% pa (White Australia), 0.35% pa (India) and 1.8% pa (Indigenous Australians) and the Australia-complicit 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" and "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", both now available for free perusal on the web).

 

On 27 December 2012 re “Climate, science and denial”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/climate2c-science-and-denial/4415652 . My first detailed comment was CENSORED but a further comment survived (but for how long?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Jan 2013 9:09:10am

My carefully researched and documented comment about deficient and incorrect reportage about climate change was CENSORED by the ABC, possibly for mentioning (1) climate change denialism of the Murdoch media in particular in Western Murdochracies (see John Pilger), Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies (see Professor Brian Ellis' "Social Humanism") in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes, and (2) misleading advertising by Shell on SBS TV asserting that burning gas is cleaner greenhouse gas (GHG)-wise than burning coal (depending upon the gas leakage rate it can be far dirtier) and that Brazilian biofuel derives from renewable resources (ethanol from sugar cane actually carries a huge carbon debt). I hope that the cessation of these ads was due to my detailed letter of complaint sent to MPs, SBS and other media (Google "Doha climate change inaction", "Are we doomed" and "2011 climate change course").








2012



On 29 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “Australia’s energy future”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/australia27s-energy-future/4412360 . My comment:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

30 Dec 2012 6:57:36pm

In 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise the World must emit no more than a terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2. Unfortunately the World's GHG pollution is so high that it will exceed this terminal budget in about 5 years. Australia exceeded its fair share in 2011 and is set to exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "Doha climate change inaction").

What is needed is cessation of deforestation and fossil fuel burning ASAP and a rapid switch to renewable energy, massive re-afforestation and huge biochar production to return atmospheric CO2 to about 300 ppm CO2 (Google "300 ppm CO2" and "300.org").

Beyond Zero Emissions costed 100% renewable energy for Australia by 2020 involving a wind (40%) and concentrated solar thermal with molten salts energy storage (60%) at about $350 billion (Google BZE) . Professor Peter Seligman estimated a circa $250 billion cost with a different mix and hydrological energy storage (see his book "Australian sustainable energy by the numbers"). Wind technology to provide 80% of an estimated 2020 need for 325,00 GWh electrical energy pa would cost $144-200 billion (Google "2011 climate change course"). Yet the dishonest and genocidal War on Terror has been associated so far with an accrual cost to Australia of $125 billion (Google "endless war on terror") and Australia spends $200 billion per decade on gambling.

 

On 29 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “James Wolfensohn and the shift from West to East”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/james-wolfensohn/4412358 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

30 Dec 2012 7:19:20pm

No mention was made of the huge constraint on carbon-based economic growth posed by global warming. The whole world has a terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget of about 600 billion tonnes CO2-e that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a 2C temperature rise. Unfortunately the world is set to exceed this in about 5 years with the US and Australia being among the worst for annual per capita GHG pollution that in tonnes CO2-e per person per year is about 0.9 (Bangladesh), 2.2 (India), 5.5 (China), 27 (US), 30 (Australia; or 64 if its huge coal , gas and iron ore exports are included) (Google "climate genocide").

Current president of the World Bank, scientist Dr Jim Yong Kim, in his forward to the World Bank's 2012 "Turn Down the Heat" report has stated that current pledges to GHG pollution constraint still mean a catastrophic 3.5-4C temperature rise this century and a disaster for the Developing World in particular (for details Google "Are we doomed").

 

 

On 27 December 2012  LNL re “Climate, science and denial”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/climate2c-science-and-denial/4415652 . My comments:

 

 

 

On 27 December 2012  LNL re “Inequality and India”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inequality-and-india/4415658 . My comments:







On 26 December 2012 LNL re “Has multiculturalism failed in Australia?” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/has-multiculturalism-failed/4415618 . My comments:


DrGideonPolya :

30 Dec 2012 9:21:49pm

Multiculturalism has certainly not failed from the perspective of decent, good-hearted, non-racist Australians for whom it as been immensely enriching.

That said, it is clear that the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters who dominate the West and Western media in particular have succeeded in entrenching vile and violent anti-Arab anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the West, including Australia. This in turn has had the additional effect of hampering cultural evolution and among Muslims. A cogent analysis of Muslim attitudes and approach to modernity around the world is provided by "Inside Muslim Minds" by Professor Riaz Hassan of Flinders University (Google "Review Inside Muslim Minds").

Western anti-Arab anti-Semitism and Islamophobia has been deadly: it is estimated that 12 million Muslims have died from violence or from violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims since 1990 and there are over 20 million Muslim refugees (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide"). Thanks to lying by omission by Mainstream media and Muslim Uncle Toms the Muslim Holocaust continues with likely directly interventionist extensions in 2013 to include Mali, Syria and Iran. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Holocaust ignoring is far, far worse than repugnant holocaust denial because at least the latter permits public discussion.



On 29 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “Australia’s energy future”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/australia27s-energy-future/4412360 . My comment:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

30 Dec 2012 6:57:36pm

In 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise the World must emit no more than a terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2. Unfortunately the World's GHG pollution is so high that it will exceed this terminal budget in about 5 years. Australia exceeded its fair share in 2011 and is set to exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "Doha climate change inaction").

What is needed is cessation of deforestation and fossil fuel burning ASAP and a rapid switch to renewable energy, massive re-afforestation and huge biochar production to return atmospheric CO2 to about 300 ppm CO2 (Google "300 ppm CO2" and "300.org").

Beyond Zero Emissions costed 100% renewable energy for Australia by 2020 involving a wind (40%) and concentrated solar thermal with molten salts energy storage (60%) at about $350 billion (Google BZE) . Professor Peter Seligman estimated a circa $250 billion cost with a different mix and hydrological energy storage (see his book "Australian sustainable energy by the numbers"). Wind technology to provide 80% of an estimated 2020 need for 325,00 GWh electrical energy pa would cost $144-200 billion (Google "2011 climate change course"). Yet the dishonest and genocidal War on Terror has been associated so far with an accrual cost to Australia of $125 billion (Google "endless war on terror") and Australia spends $200 billion per decade on gambling.

 

On 29 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “James Wolfensohn and the shift from West to East”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/james-wolfensohn/4412358 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

30 Dec 2012 7:19:20pm

No mention was made of the huge constraint on carbon-based economic growth posed by global warming. The whole world has a terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget of about 600 billion tonnes CO2-e that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a 2C temperature rise. Unfortunately the world is set to exceed this in about 5 years with the US and Australia being among the worst for annual per capita GHG pollution that in tonnes CO2-e per person per year is about 0.9 (Bangladesh), 2.2 (India), 5.5 (China), 27 (US), 30 (Australia; or 64 if its huge coal , gas and iron ore exports are included) (Google "climate genocide").

Current president of the World Bank, scientist Dr Jim Yong Kim, in his forward to the World Bank's 2012 "Turn Down the Heat" report has stated that current pledges to GHG pollution constraint still mean a catastrophic 3.5-4C temperature rise this century and a disaster for the Developing World in particular (for details Google "Are we doomed").

 

 

On 27 December 2012  LNL re “Climate, science and denial”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/climate2c-science-and-denial/4415652 . My comments were CENSORED OUT.

 

 

 

On 27 December 2012  LNL re “Inequality and India”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inequality-and-india/4415658 . My comments were CENSORED OUT.





On 22 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “Guns and politics in Australia” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/guns-and-politics-in-australia/4437892   . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

23 Dec 2012 5:11:28pm

The success of Australian and related gun control laws is seen from the statistics for "intentional homicide rate" in "intentional homicides per million of population per year" - 12 (UK), 10 (Australia) and 9 (New Zealand) as compared to 42 for the US (Google "List of countries by intentional homicide rate").

Unfortunately it isn't just guns that kill - neoliberal politicians are the biggest killers by far. Under Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) Governments about 66,000 Australians die preventably each year in democratic Australia (population 23 million) which has committed $125 billion so far to the Zionist-backed US War on Terror rather than to keeping Australians alive - a democratically-supported "intentional homicide rate" of 66,000/23 million = 2,870 intentional homicides per million of population per year.

Similarly, in Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter -dominated US about 1.1 million Americans die preventably each year in a rich and democratic US (population 314 million) that has committed $5.5 trillion (so far this century) to the Zionist-backed War on Terror (9 million Muslims killed so far) rather than keeping Americans alive - a democracy-backed "intentional homicide rate" of 1,100,000/314 million = 3,503 intentional homicides per million of population per year (for details Google "Endless war on Terror").

 

On 22 December 2012 Saturday Extra re “2012 in review”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/michael-wesley-wrap/4421726 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

23 Dec 2012 6:13:13pm

Seen from my perspective as a humanist scientist who considers human realities in quantitative terms this was a very disturbing interview in that it managed to utterly ignore huge national security threats facing Australia and got other things utterly wrong.

1. No mention of climate change which is a massive threat to the world. Already 5 million die annually from climate change and carbon burning with such deaths set to total 100 million by 2030 under BAU (see 2012 DARA report). Yet Australia, Canada and the US are among the world's worst per capita polluters and committed to inaction on climate change that acutely threatens China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and SE Asia. Indeed the World is set to exceed its terminal GHG pollution budget to avoid a 2C rise within FIVE (5) years (Google "Doha climate change inaction").

2. Apart from limited border spats, Asian countries (except for Japan) have not invaded other countries for centuries. Yet Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars that have killed 38 million Asians through violence or war-imposed deprivation. US lackey Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) Australia is now evidently planning to host 2,500 US marines and nuclear-armed US warships as well as US drones and nuclear terrorism infrastructure. Linkage to endlessly dangerous, racist, violent and genocidal US state terrorism is a huge threat to Australians (see Malcolm Fraser's cogent analysis "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia").

3. Some Sinhalese refugees may be "economic refugees" but Tamil refugees are fleeing a merciless Tamil Genocide in which 100,000 have died and hundreds of thousands have been confined to concentration camps (see Professor Francis Boyle "The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka"). Australia is complicit in Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees and the US lackey Australian Labor Government's position is dishonest, heartless and contemptible.

 

On 22 December 2012, “The Science Show” re “Global warming a severe problem and the dilemma for governments ”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/weather2c-climate2c-carbon-dioxide-and-temperature/4438736  . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

23 Dec 2012 4:35:48pm

To top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen a sensible Carbon Tax involved a tax on carbon at the coal or gas mine gate with the money going directly to all citizens. He and others have condemned the Carbon Trading (ETS) approach as empirically unsuccessful, dangerously counterproductive and indeed fraudulent (e.g. involving the Australian Government selling licences to pollute the one common atmosphere of ALL countries).

Unfortunately Australia subsidizes fossil fuel burning to the tune of $12 billion per year and its circa $10 billion pa Carbon Tax is applied not to coal and gas per se but to coal and gas transport (heavily subsidized) and to coal and gas fugitive emissions that are under-estimated by the Government to the extent of about 350-fold i.e. are essentially Carbon Tax-free.

The Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals) have absolutely NO intention of tackling climate change and indeed Australia used up its fair share of the World's terminal GHG pollution budget in 2011 (the World will exceed this terminal budget in FIVE (5) years' time; Google "Dohar climate change inaction", "Carbon Tax Scandal" and "Are we doomed?" )

 

On 22 December 2012 on “The Science Show” re “New materials for soaking up carbon dioxide”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/new-materials-for-soaking-up-carbon-dioxide/4441214 . My comments:  

Dr Gideon Polya :

23 Dec 2012 4:07:44pm

Well said, crank.

In 2009 the WBGU (which advises the German Government on climate change) estimated that to avoid a catastrophic 2C temperature rise the world could emit no more than a terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2 between 2010 and 2050. The World's GHG pollution is so high that it will exceed 600 billion tonnes CO2-equivalent in FIVE (5) years' time. Australia used up its "fair share" of this terminal budget in 2011 and will discover the cost of sidelining, ignoring and censoring scientists (for more details and documentation Google "Dohar climate change inaction" and "Are we doomed?").




On 20 December 2012 re “How the magic of the Arabian Nights changed the West”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/marina-warner/4415488   . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

22 Dec 2012 3:47:51pm

Fairy tales have an underlying moral message but unfortunately the greedy neoliberals running the West and indeed the World have ensured that the lessons from the One Thousand and One Nights have been buried under a mountain of lies, spin, advertising and political propaganda.

Thus the optimistic message from Scheherazade is that truth, morality and intelligence can win over brutal evil (for this interpretation and my huge painting "Scheherazade" Google "Scheherazade War on Women"). The hard message from the story of Aladdin, the Lamp and the wish-granting Genie (cf the related fairytale of the Fisherman's Wife) is that there are limits to greed.

Thus at present huge rates of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution our greedy, remorseless, neoliberal world has only FIVE (5) years to go before it exceeds the terminal global GHG pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2-e that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a catastrophic 2 degree centigrade temperature rise (Google "Doha climate change inaction").




On 19 December 2012 re “Negotiating dark matter”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/negotiating-dark-matter/4415466    . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

21 Dec 2012 10:20:17am

This is the 21st century and just as the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) must never be forgotten or minimized in any way, the same applies to all other other Holocaust and Genocide atrocities, noting that "Holocaust" refers to a huge loss of life and "Genocide" is precisely defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as "acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group".

Below are some atrocities that have occurred within living memory, and all variously involve Australia, but which are ignored by Mainstream media, and indeed by "The Street Sweeper" (Google "Book review: The Street Sweeper") (deaths from violence or from violently-imposed deprivation in parentheses):
1. WW2 Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed, 1939-1945; Australia took only 9,000 Jewish refugees, NZ none)).

2.WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million Chinese killed, 1937-1945; Oz PM Pig Iron Bob Menzies supplied the Japanese with iron).

3. WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death with Australian complicity through withholding of grain from its huge wheat stores).

4. Palestinian Genocide (2 million, 1936-; Australian Surafend Massacre in 1918).

5. Post-1950 US Asian wars (38 million; Australian participation in all).

6. Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million, 1990-).

7. Afghan Genocide (5.6 million, 2001-).

8 Somali Genocide (2.2 million, 1992-; Oz US lackey).

9. Worsening Climate Genocide (5 million die annually; 10 billion predicted to die this century). Holocaust ignored yields holocaust repeated (Google "Australia's secret genocide history"). Dark matter indeed.




On 15 December 2012 Saturday Extra re “Update on the shootings in America”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/update-on-the-shootings-in-america/4429540   . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Dec 2012 12:38:18pm

Nevertheless women are known to preside over the mass murder of children in war and occupation. Some examples below.

1. 1,800 million Indians (many of them children) died from violently-imposed deprivation under the British Raj, 500 million under Queen Victoria who also took war and opium to China (20-100 million Chinese, many of them children, died in the Opium Wars and the connected Tai Ping rebellion) and presided over the Irish Famine (1 million dead, 1-2 million forced to emigrate, many of them children) (for details see "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

2. Many US Alliance, including Australia, women have been complicit (as voters, politicians, journalists, government officials, diplomats etc) in the Zionist-backed post-1990 US War on Muslims that has been associated, so far, with over 6 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to gross US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention that repeatedly states that an Occupier must provide the conquered subjects with life-sustaining food and medical services "to the fullest extent of the means available to it". Indeed 8 million under-5 year old infants die avoidably each year on Spaceship Earth with women-supported US Administrations in charge of the flight deck. No doubt, if asked, many such women voters (e.g. Australian female Liberal and Laboral voters) would say, like US UN representative and later Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, when asked about 500,000 Iraqi children who had died under sanctions by 1996, that "it was worth it" ) (Google "Latest gun massacre in the US").

 


On 20 November  2012 e “War by Twitter in Gaza”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/war-by-twitter/4382408 . I offered some further comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

17 Dec 2012 8:51:18am

Since the Israeli bombing attack that killed the Hamas military commander plus Palestinian civilians and the consequent token Gaza retaliation, the latest Israeli Gaza Massacre killed 167 people including 35 Palestinian children. 3 Israelis were killed by Gaza rockets.

In the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli Gaza Massacre 1,400 Palestinians were killed including 330 children. Zero (0) Israelis had been killed by Gaza rockets in the preceding 12 months.

The Israelis kill about 3,000 Palestinian under-5 year old infants each year through imposed deprivation. Due to the war criminal Israeli blockade, 10% of 800,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Concentration Camp (i.e. 80,000) are stunted according to Save the Children and Jewish British MP David Millband.

While PM Julia Gillard appropriately offered sympathy to the US over the latest massacre of American children (20 murdered in Newtown, Connecticut), pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Labor has consistently supported Apartheid Israel in its regular, remorseless, large-scale, war criminal massacres of Palestinian children as "self defence".

Decent anti-racist Jewish, Christian, Muslim and non-religious Australians can never vote for a Labor Party that shames Australia by providing diplomatic and other support for a genocidally racist, nuclear terrorist rogue state, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel, involved in the remorseless, continuing, large-scale mass murder of Occupied Palestinian children. Such decent Australians will simply vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent Labor values and abjectly apologizes for trashing these core values (the Liberals are just as bad, but unlike the neoliberal Laborals, have not actually betrayed decent Labor values and voters).




On 15 December 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Super-industry”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/super-industry/4426476  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

15 Dec 2012 11:17:07am

There are currently 3 key problems with Australian superannuation:

1. The transfer from indexed government pensions to superannuation and from indexed pension-based superannuation to equity-based superannuation was fine as long as the share market was booming and even better still when Peter Costello made super appreciation tax-free. However in the post-GFC era, super funds are not appreciating as before and are being corroded by inflation.

2. It can be estimated from the latest data that the world has only about 5 years at present rates of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution before it exceeds the 600 billion tonne CO2 terminal GHG pollution budget that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise (Google "Doha climate change inaction"). Super invested in high carbon polluting enterprises in our unsustainably carbon-based economy is super at high risk.

3. As revealed by the 2010 US-approved, foreign mining company-backed, pro-Zionist-led Coup against PM Kevin Rudd and more recently by the quasi-defeat of the rabidly pro-Zionist push in the Labor Government over the UN Palestinian statehood vote (that secured not a yes, but an abstain instead of PM Gillard's preferred no), there is a major Israel Lobby influence over the Labor Government which recently sent a mission to Apartheid Israel to look for places to invest Australian super funds. It is extremely unwise to invest super funds in a rogue apartheid state unsustainably based on racism, genocide, theft, criminality, human rights abuse and egregious mendacity (Google "Threat to Australian superannuation funds from pro-Zionist Labor").)

 

On 15 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “Marcia Langdon in Indigenous people and the resources boom”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/ml/4426684 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

15 Dec 2012 12:00:22pm

Professor Marcia Langdon is reasonable in demanding from an equity stance that Indigenous Australians get to share in the mining boom and exploitation of other Australian natural resources, especially in view of the continuing appalling Educational Apartheid crippling Indigenous communities in particular and the continuing Aboriginal Genocide (9,000 avoidable Indigenous deaths annually out of an Indigenous population of about 500,000; Google "Aboriginal Genocide" and "Educational Apartheid"). However her otherwise reasonable position has been overtaken by the worsening climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Further, the Greens represent the only major party in Australia taking the science seriously as well as opposing racism and human rights abuse by Australia at home and abroad.

Thus in 2009 the WBGU (that advises the German Government on climate change) estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise the world can emit no more than a terminal budget 600 billion tonnes CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Australia used up its "fair share" of this terminal budget in 2011 and is set to exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of 3. Indeed the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution rate is so high that it will exceed 600 billion tonnes CO2-e in only 5 years' time (Google "Doha climate change inaction" and "Are we doomed?).

Ergo, the inescapable reality is that there should be no more coal, gas and iron ore exploitation ASAP and even the Indigenous Australian success story of burning-based carbon credits in the NT should be replaced by massive biochar production through anaerobic pyrolysis of harvested excess cellulosic waste in renewable energy-based microwave furnaces. Continuing deforestation is unacceptable (e.g. SE Australian Eucalyptus regnans forests are the best carbon sinks in the world). Cessation of deforestation and GHG pollution coupled with massive biochar production and re-afforestation are urgently needed to draw down atmospheric CO2 concentration from the present dangerous circa 400 ppm to a safe and sustainable circa 300 ppm CO2 (Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2").




 

On 4 June 2012 re “Whackademia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/whackademia/4051692 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

15 Dec 2012 8:28:38am

Richard Hil's "Whackademia. An insider's account of the troubled university" is a timely and impassioned account of the crisis in our universities. The prime functions of a university are (1) research, (2) teaching and (3) informing the public. Yet, as set out by Richard Hil, these core functions are increasingly impaired, respectively, by (1) diminished research funding and time for research, (2) dumbing down in entry standards, course content, course assessment, and teaching and learning ethos, and (3) censorship, intimidation, bullying, and spin.

The world is badly running out of time to deal with a worsening climate crisis but, as revealed by "Whackademia", our universities that should lead the way in terms of solutions are being crippled by censorship, intimidation, bullying, exploitation, corporatism, rampant managerialism, cronyism, busy-ness, spin, disrespect for scholars and scholarship, and dereliction of social duty (Google "Book review: "Whackademia" Australian universities sick & censored").

We are badly running out of time and we urgently need decent, unfettered, respected universities to help society out of its current economic and environmental dilemma. . An indignant public should demand action and take universities out of the hands of expensive, superfluous and destructive non-academic administrators - 1 such "refugee from scholarship" on $1 million per annum earns the same before tax as ONE HUNDRED (100) of the casual, sessional academics now responsible for most undergraduate teaching in our dumbed-down, corporatised, neoliberal, bean-counter-run universities for circa $10,000 per year.




On 13 December 2012 re “The year that was”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-year-that-was/4424166    . My comments:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

14 Dec 2012 1:27:44pm

Das is always great value and was frank about the inability of the EU and US to tackle their financial problems.

Dr Paul Collins was incorrect to criticize the Greens on population policy (Green attempts to have a national sustainable population inquiry were blocked by the mindlessly pro-growth Libs and Labs; Google "Greens call for sustainable population planning"} and on environmental policy (the Greens are the only major party that is pro-environment, pro-forest, pro-renewables, anti-coal and anti-gas). However he was certainly correct to condemn the failure of Australia to tackle climate change.

In 2009 the WBGU (that advises the German Government on climate change) estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Under Lib-Lab policies (5% off 2000 level by 2020 and unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports) Australia used up its "fair share" of this terminal GHG pollution budget in 2011 and is set to exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of three (3). The World will exceed its terminal budget in only about 5 years' time (Google "2011 climate change course" and "Are we doomed?").

Further, the Carbon Tax-ETS (only supported by the Greens simply as a "something is better than nothing" "first step" or "baby step") is a sick joke - it effectively exempts terracidal coal and gas production (!) and in practice it makes methane (CH4) fugitive emissions from coal and gas production effectively Carbon Tax-free by underestimating by a factor of about 350 (Google "Carbon Tax scandal") .




On 12 December 2012 re “Julian Assange and Wikileaks”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/julian-assange-and-wikileaks/4424096    . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Dec 2012 7:27:24pm

A core obligation of a government of a country is to protect its citizens and it is quite clear that the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Labor Government has utterly failed Australian and world hero Julian Assange - and Australia's reputation and all Australians - by consistently siding with the war criminal and human rights-violating Americans who have succeeded in imprisoning him indefinitely in the Ecuadorean Embassy.

On the basis of this matter alone, decent, thoughtful and patriotic Australians should vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Coalition are just as bad but, unlike Labor, have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters).

Of course the crimes against Australia of the Labor-backed Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist US One Percenters go much further than the persecution of Julian Assange. Thus it is estimated from medical epidemiological and UNODC data that 4,000 Australians (as well as 200,000 Americans, 18,000 Brits, 10,000 Canadians, 8,000 Germans and over 1 million people world-wide) have died opiate drug-related deaths since 2001 linked to the US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry (Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide").

Further, it is estimated that the accrual cost to Australia of the US War on Terror c/- successive US lackey Lib-lab governments is $125 billion yet 66,000 Australian (9,000 of them Indigenous Australians) die preventably every year (Google "66,000 Australians die" and "Endless war on terror").

 

 

 

On 12 December 2012 re “The legacy of Nelson Mandela”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-legacy-of-nelson-mandela/4424084 . My comments:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Dec 2012 10:17:58pm

UK-, US-. Australia- and Israeli-backed Apartheid in South Africa was finally defeated in 1993 but Apartheid lives on in the UK-, US-, Canada- and Australia-backed State of Israel as described by the following South Africans who should know (for details Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism").

Nelson Mandela (2001): "Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children... The responses made by South Africa to human rights abuses emanating from the removal policies and apartheid policies, respectively, shed light on what Israeli society must necessarily go through before one can speak of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East and an end to its apartheid policies."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2002): "Many South Africans are beginning to recognize the parallels to what we went through ... Ronnie Kasrils and Max Ozinsky, two Jewish heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, recently published a letter titled "Not in My Name". Signed by several hundred other prominent Jewish South Africans, the letter drew an explicit analogy between apartheid and current Israeli policies. Mark Mathabane and Nelson Mandela have also pointed out the relevance of the South African experience."

Ronnie Kasrils (2007): "Israel 2007: worse than apartheid".

Dr Hendrik Verwoerd (racist architect of apartheid in South Africa)(1963): "Israel is an apartheid state".



On 11 December 2012 re “Life as a Mountbatten”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/life-as-a-mountbattan/4420700    . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Dec 2012 8:05:51am

Charming interview but some Elephants in the Room weren't considered.

1. Louis Mountbatten as Commander in Chief of South East Asia Command, Indian Viceroy General Archibald Wavell and Canadian PM Mackenzie King were stand-out decent men who attempted to get grain for starving India in the 1942-1945 Bengal Famine in which Churchill deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons (Australia that had produced 24 million tonnes of wheat in WW2 was complicit by withholding grain from its huge stores). Their efforts were resolutely blocked by Churchill (see "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

2. The catastrophic 1947 Partition, with which Mountbatten was intimately associated, resulted in 1 million violent deaths and 18 million refugees (see "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

3. Indologist Catherine Clement, author of "Edwina and Nehru: a novel", has stated: "Edwina in her letters to Lord Mountbatten has written that her relationship with Nehru was mostly platonic. Mostly, but not always"(Google "Edwina Mountbatten-Nehru affair was sexual: Clement").

 

More comment re “Invention of the Land of Israel”:

DrGideonPolya :

13 Dec 2012 8:15:08am

In the words of lyricist James Cullum for the famous song: "It ain't necessarily so, It ain't necessarily so, The things that your liable, To read in the Bible, It ain't necessarily so"




Re Invention of the land of Israel

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

12 Dec 2012 7:04:22pm

Israel is an Apartheid State that actively discriminates against Indigenous Palestinian Israeli citizens in many ways redolent of anti-Semitic laws in Europe in the 20th century. Apartheid Israel is a democracy-by-genocide - of 12 million Palestinians, over 6 million ate forbidden to even step foot in their own country and of nearly 6 million Indigenous Palestinians living under Israeli rule only the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of former Mandated Palestine, albeit as Third Class citizens (Google "Palestinian Genocide").



More comments re “Invention of the Land of Israel”:

 

DrGideonPolya :

12 Dec 2012 7:19:20am

Professor Shlomo Sand's brilliant book "The Invention of the Jewish People" revealed that there are no Egyptian records of the Exodus from Egypt, that there was no mighty Kingdom and David and Solomon (at best it was a small patch of Palestine ruled by genocidal warlords based in an ethnically cleansed Jerusalem), there was no Exile from Palestine (the Romans carted off some Zealot rebels to Rome but left the bulk of Jewish and non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine to continue farming, trading and paying taxes)and that the cultural and genetic descendants today of the Jewish Palestinians at the time of Christ are today's Indigenous Palestinians (the Jewish Israelis are largely the descendants of Yemeni, Berber and Khazar converts to a commendably universalist Judaism of the first millennium CE).

From the interview, Shlomo Sand's book "The Invention of the State of Israel" sounds like a brilliant successor to "The Invention of the Jewish People". Pro-Zionist historian Sir Martin Gilbert in his book on WW1 has revealed that the UK Balfour Declaration (2 November 1917) was made so as to get the Russian Zionists to try to keep Russia in WW1. Australian soldiers were responsible for the destruction of the first Palestinian village and its inhabitants (the Surafend Massacre, 10 December 1918). The State of Israel was a Western Crusader Fortress creature of UK and thence US imperialism and Intelligence to divide, occupy, invade, ethnically cleanse and threaten Arab countries and to do "dirty tricks" around the World (1956 for the UK and France, post-1967 for the US; 1950-2005 avoidable deaths in countries occupied by Israel total 24 million; Israel with a few other US lackeys has voted for the US in UN motions e.g. against annual motions condemning US sanctions against Cuba and most recently against the UN recognition of Palestinian statehood). All decent anti-racist Jews condemn the horrendous crimes of a genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

On 10 December 2012 re “Tiwi art and culture”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/tiwi-art-and-culture/4419542 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

12 Dec 2012 7:56:55am

Great interview. Loved the conflation of the AFL Man with the Ball and the Tiwi Dream Time Man with the Child.

I recently returned to Robert Hughes' iconic "The Shock of the New" on the occasion of his sad demise (Google "Book review The Shock of the New") and found Google Images an extremely useful adjunct i.e. Google Search a key name (e.g. Modigliani) and then click on "images" and you will find a huge number of images of his works. Similar Google Searches for "Tiwi Art" and "Kitty Kantilla" followed by clicking "Images" yield a plethora of images of fabulous Tiwi art works.




On 10 December 2012 re “Invention of the State of  Israel”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/invention-of-the-land-of-israel/4419362   . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

11 Dec 2012 7:02:26pm

Great interview with Professor Shlomo Sand. Unfortunate that Phillip introduced him as "not a self-hating Jew" (i.e. semantically as "not a racist and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic Jew"; he introduced several other anti-racist Jewish scholars in a similar fashion some months ago). Fortunately Professor Sand corrected Phillip when he incorrectly referred to the State of Israel as a "Jewish State" - it is an Israeli state, 25% of the population are not Jewish, most of the Jewish population are agnostics or atheists and, as Professor Sand made quite clear, 2,000 years of Orthodox Jewish theological tradition is that there can be no return to Zion (Jerusalem) until the glory of Adonai (the Lord) is revealed to all the World by the advent of the Moschiach (the Messiah).

Raised but not canvased fully in the interview (except in relation to US Christian Zionists and 19th century UK Evangelicals) was the non-Jewish enthusiasm for Zionism. Thus Jewish convert to Anglicanism, UK PM Benjamin Disraeli (like Lord Melbourne, a backer of the Corn Laws and the connected Irish Genocide) supported the notion of Zionism and even wrote a novel about it (see Adam Kirsch, "Benjamin Disraeli).

Even racist psychopath, anti-Judaism heretic and founder of Zionism Theodor Herzl was of 2 minds about Palestine or Argentina as the site of a "Jewish State", the latter having been ethnically cleansed of Indigenous inhabitants in the 19th century as was Australia (see Chapter 2 of Herzl's "Der Judenstaat"). Herzl favoured a Europe- and Turkey-backed Palestine site as a bulwark against what he called Asian "barbarism". Indeed over 20 other locations for a "Jewish state" were canvased, including NW Australia by the anti-racist Freeland League headed by Dr Isaac Steinberg (see Sir Martin Gilbert, "Jewish History Atlas", Leon Gettler, "An Unpromised Land"). The Argentinians and Australians were lucky, unlike the Indigenous Palestinians, of whom 2 million have been killed by violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936, 6 million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, and only the adults of a mere 1.6 million out of nearly 6 million Palestinians living under UK- and US-backed Israeli rule in Palestine are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of the former Palestine Mandate (Google "Palestinian Genocide" and "Aboriginal Genocide") .




On 8 December 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Arab Spring interpretations”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/egypt-and-the-region/4412542 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

08 Dec 2012 11:45:06am

Interesting and informative interview with Professor Walter Mead. However the question was not asked as to why on earth one would expect the majority of citizens of overwhelmingly Muslim and Arab countries that have been historically colonized, devastated and subverted by Western democracies, to side with pro-Western or Western-influenced secularists. Professor Mead did at least advert to educated urban versus uneducated rural dichotomy in Egypt

I am an agnostic Humanist and accordingly believe in the ideal of secular politics. However I also believe in democracy and the rule of law nationally and internationally. Professor Mead bemoans the sad reality for neocon Americans that "the wrong guys" (aka the democratic majority of Muslims or "islamists") are getting power as a result of the so-called "Arab Spring". On his blog he disgustingly adverts to a "ray of light" in the French (as opposed to Gulf State "islamists" ) being involved in "weapons distribution in Syria" (aka "terrorism" or more specifically "French state terrorism", a criminal associate of UK state terrorism, Israeli state terrorism and US state terrorism).

One sincerely hopes that the Arab World and the Muslim World will rapidly adopt modernity (and especially female equality) when they gain democracy and freedom from Western occupation and Western-backed dictators. For a courageous and honest analysis of the big job at hand read the important book "Inside Muslim Minds" by Professor Riaz Hassan AM FASSA (Flinders University) based on Australian ARC-funded research involving the polling of Muslims in a variety of countries (Google "Review Inside Muslim Minds"). 12 million Muslims have died from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-backed post-1990 US War on Muslims )(Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

 

On 8 December 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Alain de Botton on inequality”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/alain-de-botton/4412514 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

08 Dec 2012 12:56:28pm

An entertaining and insightful interview that nevertheless missed the fundamental point of the need for a societal and indeed global moral contract that maximizes human well-being, happiness and dignity.

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant tussled with the problem of development from first principles of a morality from the perspective of an educated, 18th century Enlightenment man. In the 1970s Professor Richard Dawkins in his seminal book "The Selfish Gene" explored the evolution of altruism through genes (DNA) and socially transmitted ideas (memes). Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (Melbourne and La Trobe Universities) has just published an important new book entitled "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics" (Google "Review social humanism").

Professor Ellis rejects the contemporary neoliberalism that maximizes freedom for the smart and disadvantaged to exploit the less smart and disadvantaged who would theoretically benefit from a smart meritocracy through a "trickle down" mechanism. Ellis has developed a social humanism alternative to the current neoliberalism that involves an evolving social idealism (as exemplified by European welfare states) that maximizes human opportunity and dignity. Unfortunately neoliberalism is firmly entrenched in the Western democracies that have becomes what Ellis calls Corporatocracies - sensible people must attempt to force a reversion to democracy before it is too late (already 5 million people die annually from climate change and carbon burning with 100 million predicted to die thus by 2030 due to neoliberalism-driven climate inaction; Google "Climate Genocide" and "Are we doomed?")

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

08 Dec 2012 1:43:47pm

Correction: neoliberalism "maximizes the freedom for the smart and ADVANTAGED to exploit the less smart and disadvantaged".

 

 

 

 

On 8 December 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Okinawa: Japan’s resistant islands”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/okinawa/4407120  . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

08 Dec 2012 1:40:04pm

Excellent interview. The Battle of Okinawa cost the lives of 100,000 Japanese soldiers, up to 150,000 civilians, and 13,000 Allied soldiers - all utterly avoidable , as were the war criminal nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The militarization of Okinawa is an offence to decent people because (a) it is obscene per se, (b) it makes Okinawa and Japan a party to post-1945 US war crimes (38 million Asian deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in post-1950 US Asian wars), and (c) makes Okinawa a prime nuclear target (one supposes that in an escalating war Okinawa and like US bases would be nuked before the nuking of US cities precipitated WWIII and the end of most of Humanity).

The resistance of the Okinawans has profound messages for Australia which has been complicit in all post-1950 US Asian wars. Thoughtful, humane, decent Australians are dead opposed to hosting nuclear-armed US ships, US nuclear terrorism infrastructure (e.g. Pine Gap) and child-killing US Marines - under-5 infant deaths associated with the Zionist-backed post-1990 US War on Muslims total over 6 million, the breakdown being 2.0 million (Iraq), 2.9 million (Afghanistan) and 1.3 million (Somalia), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the US Alliance (including Australia) (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Not covered in the interview is the extreme likelihood that in an escalating nuclear exchange the first nuclear targets before irreversible extension to attacks on US cities and thence global nuclear annihilation would be US bases in Australia and thence Australian cities. Australia should have nothing to do with US state terrorism, nuclear or conventional, noting that 4,000 Australians (and 1.1 million people globally and 200,000 Americans ) have died opiate drug-related deaths linked to the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry (Google "Endless war on terror").




Re “Oceans: the last frontier”:

 

DrGideonPolya :

07 Dec 2012 11:52:43am

Correction: most of the world's coral will be doomed when the CO2 reaches 450 ppm (about TWENTY FIVE, 25, years' time).




On 5 December 2012 re “Subterranean politics”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/subterranean-politics/4408096  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

06 Dec 2012 6:31:54pm

No clear discussion was made of the Elephant-in-the-Room reality that the Western democracies have become Murdochracies (subverted by oligopoly media), Lobbyocracies (subverted by Big Money Lobbying) and Corporatocracies (dominated by major corporations) (Google "Review Social Humanism"). Accordingly, major Western democracies have very similar pro-war, pro-Zionist, anti-equity and anti-environment policies with contemptible support for war criminal intervention in impoverished Developing countries by the US and its surrogates (so far, 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the post-1990, Zionist-backed US War on Muslims)(Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Thus decent Australians with hardly "subterranean" anti-war, anti-racism, pro-equity, pro-environment Whitlam era Labor values can only vote for the Greens (or the Socialists) and then toss up for the last preference between the pro-war, anti-equity, anti-environment, neoliberal Libs or Labs (the Liberals or Laborals, the Coalition or Labor). In the US voters have a choice between neoliberal, warmongering Republicans or Democrats and in the UK between similarly neoliberal and warmongering Tories, Liberal-Democrats and Labor.

The UK university students demonstrating over a tripling of fees hit upon a sensible strategy of telling Labor that it has lost their traditional support until it reverts to decent values. NT Indigenous Australians did much the same in the recent elections - why vote for the Alternative Liberal Party (Another Liberal Party) when you can vote for the real thing? For similar, non-subterranean reasons of simple decency, I advocate that decent people vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values (the Libs are just as bad but , unlike the neoliberal ALP, the Australian Lying Party, have not betrayed or egregiously lied to decent Labor voters).

 

On 5 December 2012 re “The destruction of Mecca”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-destruction-of-mecca/4409652 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

06 Dec 2012 6:58:30pm

This was a very surprising interview and of course all sensible people want to see preservation of irreplaceable architectural, archaeological and artistic heritage, whether ancient sites and buildings in Mecca, giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan or now threatened sites in Egypt.

However one would like the Western Mainstream media (MSM) - who so laudably expose and oppose such destruction of this precious but inanimate heritage - to actually BEGIN to apply civilized standards to exposing and opposing the irreplaceable destruction through violence or from war-imposed deprivation of 12 million Muslims in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, the breakdown being 4.6 million Iraqis, 5.6 million Afghans, 2.2 million Somalis, 0.1 million Libyans, 0.1 million Syrians, 0.1 million Palestinians and goodness knows how many people in war- and floods-devastated Pakistan (Google Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

But the Western MSM won't tell the truth because they are resolutely committed to egregious lying by commission and omission in the interests of Anglo-American hegemony and imperialism (Google "Mainstream media lying"). Thus, for example, very few Australians are aware of the 12 million-victim post-1990 Muslim Holocaust or of the WW2 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons (Australia was complicit by withholding grain from starving India from its huge war-time grain stocks; Google "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web).




Re “Iraq War Inquiry”:

 

DrGideonPolya :

06 Dec 2012 8:30:05am

Well said, crank. Holocaust ignoring is exemplified by Western Mainstream media ignoring the horrendous Muslim Holocaust involving 12 million dead from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1990 in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, the breakdown being 4.6 million Iraqis, 5.6 million Afghans, 2.2 million Somalis, 0.1 million Libyans, 0.1 million Palestinians, 0.1 million Syrians and goodness knows how many floods- and war-devastated Pakistanis (for the Awful Truth Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Genocide ignoring and holocaust ignoring are far, far worse than repugnant genocide denial and holocaust denial because at least the latter permit public discussion. Genocide ignored yields genocide repeated, holocaust ignored yields holocaust repeated, and history ignored yields history repeated (Google "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", both now available for free perusal on the Web, and "Review: The Politics of Genocide").

Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War unequivocally demand that an Occupier must supply life-sustaining food and medical requisites to the conquered Subjects "to the fullest extent of the means available to it". Yet this is grossly violated by Apartheid Israel (3,000 Palestinian under-5 infants die avoidably each year; 10% of Gaza children are stunted from Israeli-imposed blockade and malnourishment) and by the US Alliance, including Australia - under-5 infant deaths total 2.0 million (Iraq, 1990-2011), 2.9 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012) and 1.3 million (Somalia, 1992-2012).

 

On 29 November 2012 re “What made Alexander great?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/what-made-alexander-great3f/4397054   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

06 Dec 2012 9:06:10am

Why "the Great"? Alexander's violently-won empire stretched from Egypt to the Punjab, the benefits of Hellenizing and cross-cultural infusions being balanced against devastation, military deaths, civilian-deaths, rape, disease etc.

Alexander's Empire was exceeded by the British Empire under Queen Victoria on which the "sun never set" (devastation and genocide of Indigenous people on 6 continents; 20-100 million Chinese dead in the Opium Wars and the Tai Ping Rebellion; 1,800 million avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation in the British-imposed Indian Holocaust; see my books "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" and "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", both now available for free perusal on the Web).

The post-1945 US Alliance, especially under Bush and Obama and including Australia, spread devastation over a huge area encompassing and exceeding Alexander's Empire, with deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation totaling (West to East) 0.1 million (Libya, 2011), 2.2 million (Somalia, 1992-), 2.0 million (Palestine, 1936-), circa 0.1 million (Syria, 2011-) 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2001-), 5 million (Korea, 1950-1953), 17 million (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, 1960-1979). Illegal and criminal US Alliance- and Australia-imposed Sanctions are associated with 100,000 Iranian avoidable deaths each year (UN Population Division data). US- and Australia-protected Afghan opiates kill about 100,000 people world-wide each year (UN ODC).




On 3 December 2012 re “US Presidents”, further comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

05 Dec 2012 9:04:43pm

Some more relevant statistics about America's slavery old and new and racism old and new:

1. 13% of all African -American men are disenfranchised (cf 86% of Palestinians living in the former Palestinian Mandate are still forbidden to vote by US-backed, race-based Apartheid Israel for the government ruling all this entity)(Google "Voting Rights Act at 45: what's to celebrate?" and "How do you disenfranchise 1 in 8 black men?").

2. In 2010 "median White household wealth was about $113,000. For black families it was about $5,700. And median Latino household wealth was $6,300"; 46.2 million Americans in total, 9.2 million US families and 27.4% of black Americans were living in poverty; median income for black households was $32,068 as compared to $51,846 for whites, noting that the poverty line for a family of 4 was $22,314 (Google "Number of Americans living in poverty hits 52-year high").

3. In 2010 49.9 million out of 314 million Americans had no health insurance coverage. Of 1.1 million Americans who die preventably each year in the US (linked to Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-beholden US administrations committing $5.5 trillion this century to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than saving American lives at home), 45,000 die from lack of health insurance cover (Harvard Medical School; Google "1 million Americans die"). So much for "the land of the free" - it is certainly the "land of the brave".




Re “50 years of Silence Spring” in support of sensible interlocutor “crank”; :

 

DrGideonPolya :

05 Dec 2012 2:00:39pm

Well said, crank, as usual. Indeed recent important papers published in the top scientific journal Science (volume 335, no. 6076, 30 March 2012) show extremely deleterious effects on bee behaviour of neonicotinoid insecticides that act at the level of nicotinic acetycholine receptors (see Chapter 3, Gideon Polya, "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds"), specifically (1) Whitehorne et al, "Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony size and queen production", and (2) Henry et al, "A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees"(for a summary for laypersons Google "Controversial pesticide linked to bee collapse"). Bees are vital for pollination in the wild and in agriculture but our neoliberal culture puts corporate interests above those of Humanity and the Biosphere, as analyzed in the important new book "Social Humanism. A new metaphysics" by Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (Google "Review social humanism").

 

 

On  4 December 2012 re “Iraq War Inquiry”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/iraq-war-inquiry/4407942  . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

05 Dec 2012 2:29:32pm

Certainly an authoritative and empowered inquiry is needed into the illegal invasion of Iraq by Australia and its US Alliance allies and in particular public servant and politician lying, racism, cowardice and incompetence. It appears that Lt Col Andrew Wilkie was the only public servant with the decency, honesty and courage to tell the truth. The alleged crimes of Coalition targets in the current Federal Parliament pale into utter insignificance with the horrendous crimes of all those neoliberal Liberals and Laborals (Lib-Labs) associated with the Iraq War (2003-2011() and the wider Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (1990 onwards).

The eminent US Just Foreign Policy organization estimates 1.5 million violent Iraqi deaths since 2003. Some 0.2 million died in the 1990-1991 Gulf War. UN Population Division data indicate that avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation in Iraq totaled 1.2 million under Occupation (2003-2011) and 1.7 million under Sanctions (1990-2003). Under-5 infant deaths totaled 0.8 million (2003-2011) ans 1.2 million (1990-2003), 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention. The post-1990 Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide has been associated with 4.6 million violent deaths or deaths from war-imposed deprivation (Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide" and "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Until justice is done, all those voting Liberal or Laboral (Coalition or Labor) are associating themselves with crimes on the scale of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from imposed deprivation).

 

On 4 December 2012 re “US Presidents Lincoln and Jefferson & slavery”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-us-politics/4407754   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

05 Dec 2012 3:07:44pm

Thomas Jefferson ("all men are created equal") had slaves and mixed race children by his African-American slave and mistress Sally Hemmings (who was probably one of 6 half-siblings of his late white wife). His hundreds of African-American descendants are evidently immensely proud of the connection.

Nevertheless many of the White folks remain toey about it all (as seen in the recent polling stats showing White men disproportionately for Romney). Back in the late 1960s I attended a packed celebrity speech at Cornell University with my Black partner at which the speaker correctly referred to Washington being a "slave owner", at which a young White woman marched out via the central isle in protest.

Today Black Americans have 8 times less wealth that Whites, and according to NAACP lawyer Michelle Alexander (author of "The New Jim Crow. Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness"): "There are more Black American adults under correctional control today - in prison or jail , on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began". Nearly 80% of Black American male adults in Chicago are refused the vote and Educational Apartheid is the name for the return of Segregation (Google "The Age of Obama as a racial nightmare" and "Educational Apartheid").




On 3 December 2012 re Rachel Carson and “50 years of “Silent Spring”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/50-years-of-22silent-spring22/4404916   . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Dec 2012 6:29:57pm

Interesting interview. Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" had a huge impact on me in the early 1960s when I was commencing my 5-decade career as a biological chemist. We should not destroy what we cannot replace but today the animal species extinction rate is 100-1,000 times greater than normal (Google "The Real Biodiversity Crisis"). The 2012 Potsdam Institute Report for the World Bank entitled "Turn down the heat. Why a 4 degree C warmer world must be avoided") provides a grim assessment of a disastrous temperature rise of over 4C this century under current Business As Usual (BAU) (Google "Turn Down the heat").

The synthetic compound DDT acts as an insectide by keeping voltage-gated sodium ion channels open (thereby interfering with critical neuronal and muscle activity) (see Chapter 4, Gideon Polya "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds") . Because of deleterious environmental impacts, insect resistance and xenoestrogen effects of DDT, other insecticides are preferred. However under the terms of the recently-passed Defence Trade Controls Bill (2011) Australian academic scientists (and others) face potentially 10 years in prison if they discuss some of these known-for-80-years compounds in public without Australian Government permission (!!!) (Google "Impact of the Defence Trade Controls Bill on academic freedom").

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 3 December 2012 re “Britain’s child abuse scandal”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/child-sex-scandal/4405118  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Dec 2012 6:08:16pm

In Australia the public discussion has largely been concerned with sexual abuse of children by Catholic Church religious personnel, with victims over the last 80 years estimated to range from 3,000 (as estimated by the Catholic Church) to 40,000 (as estimated by abuse activists). However as documented in the "Little Children are Sacred" Report, scholarly research estimates that 34% of Australian women and 16% of Australian men have been sexually abused as children i.e. 4.4 million adult Australians have been sexually abused as children (Google "Australian child sexual abuse"). The endlessly dishonest, myopic and look-the-other-way Australian Labor Government proposes to confine the Royal Commission to institutional abuse.

Posted in the wrong place:

DrGideonPolya :

04 Dec 2012 5:41:46pm

Interesting interview. Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" had a huge impact on me as I began my 5-decade biological chemistry career in the early 1960s. We cannot destroy what we cannot replace but today the animal species extinction rate is 100-1,000 times greater than normal (Google "The real biodiversity crisis"). The 2012 Potsdam Institute Report for the World Bank ("Turn down the heat. Why a 4 degree C warmer world must be avoided") provides a grim assessment of a disastrous temperature rise of over 4 C under current Business As Usual (BAU) (Google "Turn down the heat").

The synthetic compound DDT acts as an insecticide by keeping open voltage-gated sodium ion channels (thereby interfering with critical neuronal and muscle activity) (see Chapter 4, G.M. Polya, "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds"). Because of deleterious environmental impacts, insect resistance and xenoestrogen effects, other insecticides are preferred. However under the terms of the recently-passed Defence Trade Controls Bill (2011) Australian academic scientists (and others) face potentially 10 years in prison if they discuss some of these known-for-80-years compounds in public without Australian Government permission (Google "Impact of the Defence Trade Controls Bill on academic freedom").




In answer to the removal by the ABC of my comment on “Asylum seeker policy” in response to defamation, I posted this further comment (how long will it remain?) :

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Dec 2012 2:26:35pm

I posted a comment defending my reputation against this false, defamatory, anonymous, ad hominem abuse but the ABC removed my comment while retaining the defamation. This represents a further instance of ABC complicity in false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse and censorship applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion (Google "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals"), obnoxious behaviour for which it deserves targetted funding cuts.

And, a further comment (how long will this remain?):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Dec 2012 2:30:32pm

For details of egregious ABC censorship applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion both here and elsewhere simply Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live".




On 1 December 2012, Saturday Extra re “Shale gas and oil: what is our energy future?: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/shale-gas/4401002   . My comments:

 

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

01 Dec 2012 10:57:30am

This important interview finally got around to the key issue of fugitive emissions and Paddy Manning was able to make the key points about methane leakage, methane (CH4) Global Warming Potential (GWP) in relation to that of carbon dioxide (CO2) and the acute significance of this to the Labor- and industry-touted but actually disastrous coal-to-gas transition (Geraldine is applauded for being on her toes). Some key points below (for details Google "2011 climate change course").

1. The GWP of CH4 on a 20 year time frame and taking aerosol impacts into account is 105 times that of CO2. The average gas (mainly CH4) leakage in the US is 3.3% but can be up to 7.9% for fracking-derived gas. In relation to Australia's dirtiest coal-based power station, Hazelwood, at 3.3% leakage, coal-to-gas would be 1.2 times dirtier and at 7.9% leakage 2.1 times dirtier global warming-wise. 2.6% leakage means the greenhouse gas (GHG) effect from leakage is the same as that from burning the remaining 97.4% of gas (Google "Gas is not clean energy").

2. Pro-coal, pro-gas Labor's disastrously ineffective Carbon Tax-ETS is based on a CH4 GWP of 21 and leakage of 0.12% (!) and hence permits coal and gas producers to understate their Carbon Tax liability by 99% - now that's a REAL scandal that's essentially ignored by the MSM (Google "Australia's Carbon Tax Scandal").

3. Australia must cease coal, gas and iron ore exploitation ASAP - it exceeded its "fair share" of the World's terminal CO2 pollution budget in 2011 and its huge resources and Lib-Lab commitment to unlimited GHG-producing exports mean that climate criminal Australia will exceed the whole world's terminal CO2 pollution budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "Australia's huge coal, gas & iron ore exports threaten Planet").




Further comment re Whitlam and China  (November 2012):

 

DrGideonPolya :

30 Nov 2012 8:18:13am

@ Julian Asaint - true, William Blum's summary in "Rogue State" is very brief but it puts the 1975 US-backed Coup against Whitlam into the context of the horrendous post-1945 global subversion by the US (all countries subverted, over 30 militarily invaded by the serial war criminal US).

Of course US subversion of Australia didn't stop there. In 2004 the US Ambassador Schieffer ("Schieff for brains" in the "Mark Latham Diaries") publicly vetoed Mark Latham for his policy of withdrawal of Australia from the Iraqi Genocide "by Christmas" (post-1990 Iraqi deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation total 4.6 million; Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide"). Pro-Zionist, US lackey Australian MSM have continued to vilify Mark latham ever since.

John Pilger has commented on US hostility to Rudd for being too pro-Australian. The US and foreign Mining Corporations backed the backed the 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup against very popular Labor PM Rudd (see outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian Antony Loewenstein's "Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?").

Of course the most damning neoliberal Labor policy reversal (inadvertently omitted in my post above about a big catalogue of such reversals) was Labor's unforgivable exclusion from Whitlam's 1975 Racial Discrimination Act of NT Indigenous Australians, Afghan refugees fleeing the Afghan Genocide (5.6 million deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 2001) and Tamil refugees fleeing what Professor of International Law Francis Boyle has called the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka (circa 100,000 killed through violence or war-imposed deprivation, hundreds of thousands confined to highly abusive concentration camps, millions under highly abusive military rule).

 

Further comment on “Asylum seekers” (27 November 2012):

DrGideonPolya :

30 Nov 2012 9:52:59am

Noting that of 12 million Palestinians, 7 million are refugees and 6 million are forbidden by race-based, genocidally racist Apartheid Israel from even stepping foot in their own country, a comment by brilliant Australian cartoonist Leunig is spot on. Leunig took his cue from the Pastor Martin Niemoller poem "And then they came for me" and commences with "First they came for the Palestinians and I did not speak out because I was not a Palestinians ... Then they came for more Palestinians and I did not speak out because I feared hostility and trouble ... " . His carton in The Age elicited the usual false, defamatory Zionist claims of "anti-semitism" that are rejected by anti-racist Jewish executive member of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society Harold Zwier in The Age (Google "Leunig's cartoon deserves a more thoughtful Jewish response").




In answer to egregious defamation re “Asylum seeker policy (27 November 2012)”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/asylum-seeker-policy/4395528 ;

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 10:14:10pm

Readers of this thread - the ABC which is regularly prepared to censor informed, credentialled, anti-racist Jewish opinion (e.g. Google "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals", "ABC Censorship" and "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") continues to publish egregiously false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse from a pro-Zionist and made more obnoxious for being made with the courage of anonymity - from the US or from US Embassy headed by a notorious pro-Zionist? from genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel or the Apartheid Israeli Embassy? or from a child attending a taxpayer-funded private school teaching innocent children the rightness of invading, occupying, devastating and ethnically cleansing other countries?

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse" (Prologue, p10) has clearly enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people".

 

 

On 29 November 2012 re “Whitlam in China”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/whitlam-in-china/4399142 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 11:13:26pm

Decent Labor voters fondly and proudly remember the all-too-short period when Labor was led by humane, pro-equity, pro-education, pro-science, pro-environment, anti-racist and inspirational Gough Whitlam (1967-1977).

In 1967 Whitlam took over as Labor leader from racist Arthur Calwell who was notorious for his racist statements e.g. "Two Wongs do not make a White", "We will not let the yellow hordes contaminate our golden shores" and "We can have a white Australia, we can have a black Australia, but a mongrel Australia is impossible, and I shall not take the first steps to establish the precedents which will allow the floodgates to be opened", bottom of the barrel racism exceeding that of Australia's first PM Edmund Barton (1901): "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman" (see Chapter 17 of my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Whitlam's decency and vision helped get the overwhelmingly positive vote in the 1967 Aboriginal Referendum and in office (1972-1975) he abolished the White Australia Policy, got Australia out of Vietnam, made tertiary education free, established Medicare, established legal aid, and recognized China. And then, of course, he was kicked out in a US-backed Coup (see William Blum's best-selling "Rogue State").

Unfortunately, much of Whitlam's legacy has been undone or corrupted by his increasingly neoliberal, pro-Zionist, racist, pro-war, anti-equity, anti-education, anti-science, anti-environment, US lackey, corporatist Labor successors who are appallingly making Australia a US naval, air, Marine and nuclear terrorism base and have made about 80% of Australians complicit in post-1950 genocidal US Asian wars (38 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation). Indeed even Malcolm Fraser was horrified when Wikileaks revealed PM Kevin Rudd secretly suggesting a US war against China to the Americans (before he was removed in a US-backed, pro-Zionist-led Coup) and Kim Beazley promising Australian forces in that eventuality (see Malcolm Fraser "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia"). Decent Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent Whitlam era values (the New Labor Laborals are actually worse than the Liberals over refugee policy).




On 25 November 2012 re “China’s New First Lady” :  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/china27s-new-first-lady/4389094 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 4:16:18pm

From what's on offer in doctors' waiting rooms this was all very "Who" and "Womens Weekly". This celebrity discussion misses substantive women-related China matters, noting that democracy is not about Big Money buying votes and media monopolies determining election outcomes (as in Lobbyocracies like Australia, Canada, the US and the UK) but about meeting the core wishes of all inhabitants.

1. People and especially mothers want their children to live - infant mortality in under-5 deaths per 1,000 births is 15 in China (and in Tibet) as compared to 6 (Cuba despite decades of US sanctions), 8 (US), 61 (India) and 101 (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan) (see WHO).

2. People and especially mothers want their fellow citizens to live happy, healthy and dignified lives. Annual avoidable mortality in China is essentially zero (as in Cuba, the US and UK) as compared to 4 million in India. Male/female life expectancy at birth is 72/76 for China as compared to 76/80 (Cuba), 76/81 (the US), 63/66 (India) and a shocking 47/50 (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan)( see WHO; also see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

3. Literacy - especially for women - is crucial for opportunity, public health and minimal avoidable mortality. Adult literacy is 94% for China as compared to 100% (Cuba), 98% (the US), 63% (India), and a shocking 36% (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan).

 

 

On 28 November 2012 re “Eisenhower: War and Peace”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/eisenhower3a-war-and-peace/4397338   . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 6:14:17pm

Phillip sensibly raised Ike's famous farewell warning about the power of the US Military Industrial Complex (MIC) but the interview only mentioned but didn't spell out the current huge dimensions of the current MIC disaster for the US and Australia.

1. Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) estimated that the accrual cost of the Iraq War was $3.5 trillion and Dr Michael Intriligator (US Milken Institute) has estimated that of the Afghan War at $1.5-2 trillion (Google "Afghan War, Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide 9th anniversary"), the total of $5.0-5.5 trillion being about 1/3 of the US National Debt of $16.3 trillion and of the US GDP of $15.1 trillion.

2. It is estimated that 1.1 million Americans die preventably every year (21,000 from US-protected Afghan opiates; 6,000 deaths being US veteran suicides) due to the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter Establishment fiscal perversion of committing $5-5.5 trillion to killing Muslims abroad (12 million since 1990 in the US war on Muslims , 9 million since 2001 in the US War on Terror) rather than saving the lives of Americans at home (Google "1 million Americans die").

3. The accrual cost of the Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-promoted War on Terror to Australia is estimated as $125 billion, this being about half of the Gross Australian Federal Debt ($244 billion) and about 10% of Australia's GDP ($1.4 trillion) (Google "Endless War on Terror. Huge cost for Australia & America"). About 66,000 Australians die preventably each year (360 from US- and Australia-protected Afghan opiates) due to this gross fiscal perversion by Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Lib-Labs (Google "66,000 Australians die").

Decent Australians who care for fellow Australians and fellow human beings will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values (the Libs are just as bad but unlike Labor have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters).

 

 

On 27 November  2012 re “Bruce Shapiro on Wal-mart politics”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-us-this-week/4395578  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 6:46:23pm

Vale Jesse Jackson, leader of African America and American decency.

Unfortunately this being the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter-dominated Land of the Free, very few protested on Black Friday for better working conditions for impoverished Wal-Mart employees (Google "Wal-Mart protests draw hundreds nationwide").

However spare a thought for Wal-Mart's and America's New Slaves in Bangladesh. The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers were burned to death several days ago (no fire escapes) was making clothes for Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears and other global US blood-suckers. More than 300 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in fires since 2006. These workers are paid circa $2 a week. Yesterday "Made in Bangladesh" business shirts were on sale at Target, Northlands, Melbourne for $10 each.

It can be readily estimated that 18 million people die avoidably each year in the Developing World (minus China) on a Spaceship Earth with the US One Percenters in charge of the flight deck (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web). Climate criminal Australia's annual per capita Domestic plus Exported greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution of 74 tonnes CO2-e per person per year is 82 times greater than Bangladesh's annual per capita GHG pollution (0.9). Australia is disproportionately contributing to the destruction of impoverished, global warming-impacted Bangladesh (Google "Climate Genocide" and "2001 climate change course").


 

 

On 29 November 2012 re “Whitlam in China”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/whitlam-in-china/4399142 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 11:13:26pm

Decent Labor voters fondly and proudly remember the all-too-short period when Labor was led by humane, pro-equity, pro-education, pro-science, pro-environment, anti-racist and inspirational Gough Whitlam (1967-1977).

In 1967 Whitlam took over as Labor leader from racist Arthur Calwell who was notorious for his racist statements e.g. "Two Wongs do not make a White", "We will not let the yellow hordes contaminate our golden shores" and "We can have a white Australia, we can have a black Australia, but a mongrel Australia is impossible, and I shall not take the first steps to establish the precedents which will allow the floodgates to be opened", bottom of the barrel racism exceeding that of Australia's first PM Edmund Barton (1901): "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman" (see Chapter 17 of my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Whitlam's decency and vision helped get the overwhelmingly positive vote in the 1967 Aboriginal Referendum and in office (1972-1975) he abolished the White Australia Policy, got Australia out of Vietnam, made tertiary education free, established Medicare, established legal aid, and recognized China. And then, of course, he was kicked out in a US-backed Coup (see William Blum's best-selling "Rogue State").

Unfortunately, much of Whitlam's legacy has been undone or corrupted by his increasingly neoliberal, pro-Zionist, racist, pro-war, anti-equity, anti-education, anti-science, anti-environment, US lackey, corporatist Labor successors who are appallingly making Australia a US naval, air, Marine and nuclear terrorism base and have made about 80% of Australians complicit in post-1950 genocidal US Asian wars (38 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation). Indeed even Malcolm Fraser was horrified when Wikileaks revealed PM Kevin Rudd secretly suggesting a US war against China to the Americans (before he was removed in a US-backed, pro-Zionist-led Coup) and Kim Beazley promising Australian forces in that eventuality (see Malcolm Fraser "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia"). Decent Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent Whitlam era values (the New Labor Laborals are actually worse than the Liberals over refugee policy).



Further comment re Whitlam and China  (November 2012):

 

DrGideonPolya :

30 Nov 2012 8:18:13am

@ Julian Asaint - true, William Blum's summary in "Rogue State" is very brief but it puts the 1975 US-backed Coup against Whitlam into the context of the horrendous post-1945 global subversion by the US (all countries subverted, over 30 militarily invaded by the serial war criminal US).

Of course US subversion of Australia didn't stop there. In 2004 the US Ambassador Schieffer ("Schieff for brains" in the "Mark Latham Diaries") publicly vetoed Mark Latham for his policy of withdrawal of Australia from the Iraqi Genocide "by Christmas" (post-1990 Iraqi deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation total 4.6 million; Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide"). Pro-Zionist, US lackey Australian MSM have continued to vilify Mark latham ever since.

John Pilger has commented on US hostility to Rudd for being too pro-Australian. The US and foreign Mining Corporations backed the backed the 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup against very popular Labor PM Rudd (see outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian Antony Loewenstein's "Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?").

Of course the most damning neoliberal Labor policy reversal (inadvertently omitted in my post above about a big catalogue of such reversals) was Labor's unforgivable exclusion from Whitlam's 1975 Racial Discrimination Act of NT Indigenous Australians, Afghan refugees fleeing the Afghan Genocide (5.6 million deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 2001) and Tamil refugees fleeing what Professor of International Law Francis Boyle has called the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka (circa 100,000 killed through violence or war-imposed deprivation, hundreds of thousands confined to highly abusive concentration camps, millions under highly abusive military rule).




On 25 November 2012 re “China’s New First Lady” :  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/china27s-new-first-lady/4389094 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 4:16:18pm

From what's on offer in doctors' waiting rooms this was all very "Who" and "Womens Weekly". This celebrity discussion misses substantive women-related China matters, noting that democracy is not about Big Money buying votes and media monopolies determining election outcomes (as in Lobbyocracies like Australia, Canada, the US and the UK) but about meeting the core wishes of all inhabitants.

1. People and especially mothers want their children to live - infant mortality in under-5 deaths per 1,000 births is 15 in China (and in Tibet) as compared to 6 (Cuba despite decades of US sanctions), 8 (US), 61 (India) and 101 (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan) (see WHO).

2. People and especially mothers want their fellow citizens to live happy, healthy and dignified lives. Annual avoidable mortality in China is essentially zero (as in Cuba, the US and UK) as compared to 4 million in India. Male/female life expectancy at birth is 72/76 for China as compared to 76/80 (Cuba), 76/81 (the US), 63/66 (India) and a shocking 47/50 (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan)( see WHO; also see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

3. Literacy - especially for women - is crucial for opportunity, public health and minimal avoidable mortality. Adult literacy is 94% for China as compared to 100% (Cuba), 98% (the US), 63% (India), and a shocking 36% (US- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan).

 

 

On 28 November 2012 re “Eisenhower: War and Peace”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/eisenhower3a-war-and-peace/4397338   . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 6:14:17pm

Phillip sensibly raised Ike's famous farewell warning about the power of the US Military Industrial Complex (MIC) but the interview only mentioned but didn't spell out the current huge dimensions of the current MIC disaster for the US and Australia.

1. Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) estimated that the accrual cost of the Iraq War was $3.5 trillion and Dr Michael Intriligator (US Milken Institute) has estimated that of the Afghan War at $1.5-2 trillion (Google "Afghan War, Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide 9th anniversary"), the total of $5.0-5.5 trillion being about 1/3 of the US National Debt of $16.3 trillion and of the US GDP of $15.1 trillion.

2. It is estimated that 1.1 million Americans die preventably every year (21,000 from US-protected Afghan opiates; 6,000 deaths being US veteran suicides) due to the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter Establishment fiscal perversion of committing $5-5.5 trillion to killing Muslims abroad (12 million since 1990 in the US war on Muslims , 9 million since 2001 in the US War on Terror) rather than saving the lives of Americans at home (Google "1 million Americans die").

3. The accrual cost of the Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-promoted War on Terror to Australia is estimated as $125 billion, this being about half of the Gross Australian Federal Debt ($244 billion) and about 10% of Australia's GDP ($1.4 trillion) (Google "Endless War on Terror. Huge cost for Australia & America"). About 66,000 Australians die preventably each year (360 from US- and Australia-protected Afghan opiates) due to this gross fiscal perversion by Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Lib-Labs (Google "66,000 Australians die").

Decent Australians who care for fellow Australians and fellow human beings will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values (the Libs are just as bad but unlike Labor have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters).

 

 

On 27 November  2012 re “Bruce Shapiro on Wal-mart politics”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-us-this-week/4395578  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 6:46:23pm

Vale Jesse Jackson, leader of African America and American decency.

Unfortunately this being the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter-dominated Land of the Free, very few protested on Black Friday for better working conditions for impoverished Wal-Mart employees (Google "Wal-Mart protests draw hundreds nationwide").

However spare a thought for Wal-Mart's and America's New Slaves in Bangladesh. The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers were burned to death several days ago (no fire escapes) was making clothes for Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears and other global US blood-suckers. More than 300 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in fires since 2006. These workers are paid circa $2 a week. Yesterday "Made in Bangladesh" business shirts were on sale at Target, Northlands, Melbourne for $10 each.

It can be readily estimated that 18 million people die avoidably each year in the Developing World (minus China) on a Spaceship Earth with the US One Percenters in charge of the flight deck (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web). Climate criminal Australia's annual per capita Domestic plus Exported greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution of 74 tonnes CO2-e per person per year is 82 times greater than Bangladesh's annual per capita GHG pollution (0.9). Australia is disproportionately contributing to the destruction of impoverished, global warming-impacted Bangladesh (Google "Climate Genocide" and "2001 climate change course").




On 26 November 2012 re “The divided brain and the making of the Western world”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-divided-brain-26-the-western-world/4392698 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 8:57:10am

I certainly agree with John Carroll's observation of drawing from the right side of the brain (read Betty Edward's classic book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and see the "before" and "after" efforts of her students). I do a huge number of portraits (my biggest effort being a big country wedding near Benalla) and often do some Betty Edwards exercises (e.g. drawing the mirror image of a complex vase) in order to switch to the right side of the brain.

That said, the left side-dominated, neoliberal, capitalist obsession with numbers (e.g. profit and loss, interest rates, exchange rates) to the exclusion of Big Picture, complex and right side-informed social subtleties (happiness, dignity, social aesthetics; Google "Review Social Humanism") is limited by entrenched lying by omission, lying by commission, censorship by omission and censorship by commission in corrupted Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies like Australia.

Thus we are all updated daily to at least 2 significant figures about the Dow Jones Index, prices, the inflation rate, cricket scores, racing odds etc but Mainstream media resolutely ignore immensities such as the post-1757 avoidable deaths from deprivation in British-ruled India (1.8 billion), post-1950 global avoidable mortality (1.3 billion), annual global avoidable mortality (18 million) and deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in Australia-complicit atrocities such as the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million), Palestinian Genocide (2.0 million since 1936), Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million since 1990), Afghan Genocide (5.6 million since 2001) and worsening Climate Genocide (5 million deaths annually from climate change and carbon burning and 100 million such deaths predicted by 2030; see 2012 DARA Report) (Google my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

 

On 27 November 2012 re “Asylum seeker policy”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/asylum-seeker-policy/4395528   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 9:36:09am

Julian Burnside must be applauded for holding the torch for decent human values in neoliberal, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist, US-, Zionist- and Lib-Lab-dominated Australia.

Former PM Kevin Rudd made a useful contribution to public political discourse when he described those helping desperate refugees find safe haven as "scum of the earth who should rot in hell", this raising the obvious question of how then we should describe those of the US Alliance (including Lib-Lab Australians), genocidally racist Zionists and others and who have generated over 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place, the breakdown being 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million NW Pakistan Pashtuns, 2 million Somalis, 1 million Libyans (mostly black Libyans), 0.5 million Syrians and 1 million Myanmar Rohingyas (Google UNHCR).

If the racist, heartless, hypocritical Lib-Labs were serious about "saving refugee lives", then rather than spending perhaps $1 billion annually on deliberately and highly abusively punishing refugees (including refugee mothers and children) in remote concentrations camps in order to "discourage" others from getting on boats, a cheaper, more useful and decent approach would be to financially assist Indonesia (population 242 million, GDP $847 billion)) in enforcing sensible, humane boat safety and boat passenger capacity regulations.

Decent anti-racist and humane Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (astonishingly, the Liberals are somewhat more humane than the Laborals, and unlike Labor, the Coalition has not actually betrayed decent Labor voters who now have to choose between the Liberals and an ALP that has become Another Liberal Party, the and an Alternative Liberal Party ).


Further comment on “Asylum seekers” (27 November 2012):

DrGideonPolya :

30 Nov 2012 9:52:59am

Noting that of 12 million Palestinians, 7 million are refugees and 6 million are forbidden by race-based, genocidally racist Apartheid Israel from even stepping foot in their own country, a comment by brilliant Australian cartoonist Leunig is spot on. Leunig took his cue from the Pastor Martin Niemoller poem "And then they came for me" and commences with "First they came for the Palestinians and I did not speak out because I was not a Palestinians ... Then they came for more Palestinians and I did not speak out because I feared hostility and trouble ... " . His carton in The Age elicited the usual false, defamatory Zionist claims of "anti-semitism" that are rejected by anti-racist Jewish executive member of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society Harold Zwier in The Age (Google "Leunig's cartoon deserves a more thoughtful Jewish response").


In answer to egregious defamation re “Asylum seeker policy (27 November 2012)”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/asylum-seeker-policy/4395528, I made the following comment but this was censored out by the ABC

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Nov 2012 10:14:10pm

Readers of this thread - the ABC which is regularly prepared to censor informed, credentialled, anti-racist Jewish opinion (e.g. Google "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals", "ABC Censorship" and "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") continues to publish egregiously false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse from a pro-Zionist and made more obnoxious for being made with the courage of anonymity - from the US or from US Embassy headed by a notorious pro-Zionist? from genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel or the Apartheid Israeli Embassy? or from a child attending a taxpayer-funded private school teaching innocent children the rightness of invading, occupying, devastating and ethnically cleansing other countries?

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse" (Prologue, p10) has clearly enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people"
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In answer to the removal by the ABC of my comment on “Asylum seeker policy” in response to defamation, I posted this further comment that was also censored out :

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Dec 2012 2:26:35pm

I posted a comment defending my reputation against this false, defamatory, anonymous, ad hominem abuse but the ABC removed my comment while retaining the defamation. This represents a further instance of ABC complicity in false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse and censorship applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion (Google "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals"), obnoxious behaviour for which it deserves targetted funding cuts.


And, a further comment (that was also censored out ):

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Dec 2012 2:30:32pm

For details of egregious ABC censorship applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion both here and elsewhere simply Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live".

 

Below are the details of further false, defamatory, anonymous, ad hominem abuse directed at me:

 

peter c :

29 Nov 2012 9:06:38pm

Dr Polya, I am sure Julian Burnside would have nothing to do with your racist anti Semitic outbursts. You think you promote decent human values but you are a hateful person who supports Islam no matter what & detests Israel & the USA no matter what. Your views of the world are not derived by what people do but who they are. I guess you had not noticed that the labour party supported
the Palestinian cause in the UN because they were worried about a backlash from Arab voters in Sydney's West. So much for your rubbish about Zionists controlling the labour party.
Decent anti-racist& humane Australians would have nothing to do with you & your racist views.


As recorded above, my repeated posts rejecting this false defamation were censored out by the ABC. I made a further post rejecting this false defamation but htis too was deleted by the ABC:

 

DrGideonPolya :

03 Dec 2012 7:39:51am

As exampled above, the ABC (a) continues to publish utterly false, defamatory, anonymous, ad hominem abuse falsely asserting that a named anti-racist Jewish Australian person - from a Jewish Holocaust-decimated family, a Humanist and obligatorily critical of the horrendous abuses of Palestinian human rights in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel - is a racist, anti-Semitic, intemperate, hateful, purveys rubbish, and detests Israel and the US, and (b) continues to delete posts rejecting this false defamation.

This further complaint will be posted to all sections of the ABC, MPs, media, law officers concerned with cyber bullying, and to the website "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live" that publicly records censorship and defamation by the ABC that, whatever its intent, amounts to de facto anti-Arab anti-Semitism and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism directed at humane, credentialled, anti-racist Jewish opinion (for a lengthy compendium of such humane, opinion from outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars and writers see "Jews Against Racist Zionism"). Targeted budget cuts are suggested as a way of moderating such continuing, unacceptable behaviour by the taxpayer-funded ABC.


While my attempts tp defend my reputation were all censored out by the ABC, the following comment by "owena" was posted:



owena :

03 Dec 2012 4:10:50pm

Just because Polya and others criticize Israel for holding onto Occupied Territories dosn't mean they are Anti Semitic as many within Israel itself criticize this practice but I suppose those people are "Self Hating Jews" what a terrile term to use on Israeli citizens.



On 20 November 2012 re “War by Twitter in Gaza conflict”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/war-by-twitter/4382408 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

24 Nov 2012 4:32:06pm

"The action raises questions about ethics of live-tweeting a violent conflict" but also:

1. the ethics of the ABC describing this incident as a "violent conflict" whereas it was in actuality an act of cowardly, criminal, murderous terrorism by a nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist Apartheid state against those (over 50% children) it incarcerates in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp;

2. the ethics of Australia-backed Apartheid Israel (Google "Australia backs Apartheid Israel's latest Gaza Massacre") using drone-based bombing of its Gaza Concentration Camp prisoners in addition to use of navy and army shelling and airforce rocketing and high explosive bombing against a densely populated urban concentration camp (by way of comparison the Nazis used small arms, dogs and whips);

3. the ethics of Lib-Lab Australia-backed, genocidally racist Zionism and the Palestinian Genocide - 2 million Palestinians killed through violence (0.1 million) or violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936; 7 million Palestinian refugees; as of 2012 90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed of Indigenous Palestinians; of 12 million Palestinians, only 6.7% are permitted by democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus a largely ethnically cleansed slab of Syria, 6 million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country; 1.7 million are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp, and 2.5 million are abusively confined to West Bank Bantustan ghettoes (Google "Palestinian Genocide", "Jews Against Racist Zionism", and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

 

After false, ad hominem abuse from a pro-Zionist I posted the following further comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

25 Nov 2012 3:24:22pm

More false, ad hominem assertions, de rigeur for pro-Zionists defending the indefensible atrocities against the 1.3 million incarcerated women and children of the Gaza Concentration Camp.

There are roughly 2 times as many Australians (23 million) as there are Palestinians (circa 12 million) and there was an incorrectly Terra Nullius-based plan to settle Jews in a racially-exclusive manner in NW Australia, albeit by the substantially anti-racist Freeland League led by Dr Isaac Steinberg who rejected as evil the Zionist notion of invading and ethnic cleansing Palestine. This proposition was rejected on Intelligence advice by Australian war-time PM John Curtin in 1944, presumably after receiving intelligence that pro-Zionist Churchill's cabinet had agreed to the post-war race-based Partition of still largely Arab Palestine (see "An Unpromised Land" by Leon Gettler; for another 20 related "Other Zions" colonial plans see also Sir Martin Gilbert "Jewish History Atlas", page 95).

However if this had eventuated and the US and UK state terrorists had recognized back then the value of fossil fuel reserves of northern Australia, then Australia could conceivably have suffered a 2-fold greater Australian Genocide equivalent of the Palestinian Genocide: 4 million Australians killed through violence or violently imposed deprivation since 1936; 14 million Australian refugees; 90% of Australia ethnically cleansed of Australians; of circa 24 million Australians, 12 million forbidden to even step foot in Australia, 3.4 million Australians (50% children, 75% women and children) highly abusively confined to a 739 square kilometer concentration camp policed by shelling and bombing, 5.0 million Australians abusively confined to race-based ghettoes, and only 1.6 million permitted to vote for the government ruling all of a race-based, racist Zionist-run, New Zion Apartheid Australia. Decent anti-racist Jewish Australians and anti-racist Australians in general reject the racist evil of Zionism that should be sidelined in public life as has been Nazism, neo-Nazism, Apartheid and the KKK.

 

On 22 November 2012 re “The life of Barry Owen Jones OA”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/2012-11-22/4382138 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

25 Nov 2012 5:29:03pm

I strongly agree with Max Downham. Despite his evident intellect, education, commitment and no doubt best intentions, Barry Jones was unable to stop the catastrophic decline of Labor values from the high point of the Whitlam years (1972-1975) to the pro-war, pro-Zionist, anti-environment, neoliberal, pragmatic, spin-driven, Zionist-beholden, US lackey, corporatist, medacious, racist, human rights-abusing, climate criminal, war criminal morass we have today. Thus:

1. Neoliberal Labor has race-specifically excluded NT Aborigines, Afghan refugees and Tamil refugees from the protection of Whitlam's 1975 Racial Discrimination Act and notoriously backs Apartheid Israel's ongoing Palestinian Genocide (90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed of Indigenous Palestinians, 2 million dead from violence or deprivation since 1936, 7 million refugees, 4.2 million Occupied Palestinians deprived of any human rights).

2. Neoliberal, US lackey Labor has reversed the Whitlam anti-war position and supported Australian involvement in (violent deaths and deaths from violently imposed deprivation in parentheses) the Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million since 1990) and the Afghan Genocide (5.6 million since 2001).

3. While Whitlam was pro-science and pro-education, neoliberal Labor re-introduced university fees, Dawkinized and corporatized the universities, consolidated an appalling Educational Apartheid that disproportionately disadvantages the 2/3 of Australian children attending Government schools, and recently slashed university research funds by $500 million and criminalized academic teaching and research (10 years in prison for unauthorized mention of thousands of chemicals, organisms and technologies specified by the US-linked Defence Trade Controls Bill).

4. Comprehensive failure to tackle man-made climate change and destruction of old growth forests, ecosystems, biodiversity, the Murray-Darling and the Great Barrier Reef. Under pro-coal, pro-gas, pro-iron ore, climate criminal, neoliberal and utterly mendacious, anti-science, corporatist Labor Australia is set to exceed the whole world's terminal CO2 pollution budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "Australia's carbon tax scandal").
(3).

Utterly betrayed traditional Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values (the Liberals are just as bad but, unlike the Laborals, have not actually betrayed Labor voters).

 

On 20 November 2012 re “Is religion faith, fact, or fantasy?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/is-religion-faith2c-fact-or-fantasy3f/4381440 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

25 Nov 2012 5:56:35pm

From the Popperian perspective, science is about the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses.

Religion - like Art, Music, Poetry, Literature, Dance, Love, Sex, Football etc - is something that evidently helps a lot of people cope with their lives, but the existence of a God is not a "potentially falsifiable hypothesis".

Self-deception aside, the major problem arises when religious adherents want to impose their unprovable beliefs on others. In Australia 34% of women and 16% of men (4.4 million in all) have been sexually abused as children (less than 1% by perverted Catholic religious personnel; Google "Australian child sexual abuse") but a huge number of Australian children in private schools or through religious chaplaincy at Government schools are subject to intellectual child abuse through taxpayer-funded imposition of religious clap trap that variously includes promotion of creationism, intelligent design, anti-science superstition, homophobia, sexual guilt, sexism, misogyny and the right to invade, occupy and ethnically cleanse other countries.

 

On November 2012 re “Oceans, the last frontier”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/oceans2c-the-last-frontier/4384944 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

25 Nov 2012 6:32:30pm

Unfortunately things look grim for oceans, Humanity and the Biosphere (Google "Are we doomed?"). Thus, for example:

1. Professor Peter Wadhams(Ocean Physics, Cambridge University, UK) says that all Arctic summer sea ice will be gone by 2015, a disastrous ecosystem collapse.

2. World coral started dying when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration reached 320 parts per million (ppm).- in 2012 it reached 397 ppm at the US Mauna Loa Observatory and is currently increasing at over 2 ppm per year. Coral experts say that most of the world's coral will be doomed from ocean warming and ocean acidification when the CO2 reaches 450 ppm (about 325 years' time). Dr James Lovelock FRS says that ocean phytoplankton (the basis of the ocean food chain) will go into crisis when CO2 reaches about 500 ppm (Google "300.org - return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm", "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2").

 

DrGideonPolya :

25 Nov 2012 7:02:23pm

Typo correction: 450 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere will be reached in about twenty five (25) years' time.

 




On 20 November 2012  re Tim Flannery and “Australia’s extinction crisis” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-next-wave-of-extinctions/4367246    . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Nov 2012 6:22:17pm

Excellent interview with Professor Tim Flannery. Some additional points could have been made.

1. Apart from its irreversibility and downstream ecosystem consequences, the extinction of any species violates the fundamental aesthetic/moral principle that you cannot destroy what you cannot replace.

2. The issue of accountability was raised. Clearly Minister Peter Garrett and indeed the Gillard Labor Government should be punished at the ballot box for presiding over the first Australian mammalian species extinction in half a century. His defence that a similar NT bat species would be preserved shows that they simply don't get it. The animal species extinction rate is now 100-1,000 times greater than normal (Google "The real biodiversity crisis").

3. The Carbon Tax as advocated by top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen et al is a tax at the fossil fuel producer mine gate that is distributed to all citizens. The Labor Carbon Tax is a devious tax on industrial and domestic consumers that is 90% returned to them in what is called a "futile cycle" in metabolic biochemistry. Under the Labor Carbon Tax-ETS Australia's Domestic plus Exported Greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution will INCREASE from 1,182 Mt CO2-e (2000), 1,512 Mt CO2-e in 2009, and 1,708 Mt CO2-e in 2010 to 2,571 Mt CO2-e in 2020 (Google "2011 climate change course). Dishonest Labor has FAILED to decrease GHG pollution and has no intention of decreasing GHG pollution longterm - ergo, kick them out (see 2 above).

4.Annual biochar achievable from forestry and agricultural waste is about the same as industrial GHG pollution from carbon burning.

5. All Arctic sea ice will be gone by 2015 (Professor Peter Wadhams, Ocean Physics, Cambridge University); GHG and CO2 pollution is remorselessly increasing; the World Bank predicts +4C with BAU (Google "Are we doomed?").




On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “On-line education”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/online-education/4375770 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 9:42:52am

I am a 5-decade career scientist who is still teaching university science students after 41 years of so doing. The prime functions of a university are (1) research, (2) teaching and (3) informing the public, but these functions are increasingly constrained in an increasingly authoritarian, neoliberal and corporatist Australia (Google "Review Social Humanism").

1. The anti-science Labor Government recently stripped the universities of $500 million of research funding and compounded this by passing the US-linked Defence Trade Controls Bill that makes it a criminal offence (10 years imprisonment) for an academic to teach, lecture, publish, or discuss in relation to thousands of matters (chemicals, organisms, technology) set out in a Defence and Strategic Goods List.

2. As implemented by the Whitlam Labor Government but reversed under successive neoliberal Lib-Lab (Liberal Laboral, Coalition and Labor) Governments, education can and should be FREE (Google "Accredited Remote Learning"). Currently I do the full-time academic's undergraduate teaching in 10% of the time for 10% of the money (I don't need the money but love teaching) but fewer than 10% of the students attend lectures after the first week (the lecture notes and other copious teaching materials are all on the Web). Indeed 50% of undergraduate teaching is now done by sessional staff. Off-campus teaching and learning can be better and vastly cheaper than on-campus instruction.

3. Informing the public by academics is constrained by institutional
"Codes of Conduct" and many other mechanisms for inhibiting free speech. Thus, for example, I am blocked from commenting by the universities-backed and universities-funded web magazine The Conversation (see "Censorship by The Conversation", "Academic Censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne", "Crisis in our universities", "Academic censorship and self-censorship in Australian universities", and "Censorship in Australian universities"). Universities that censor are unfit for our children.

 

On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Lindsay Fox getting Australia and Asia moving”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/lindsay-fox/4373842 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 10:27:39am

Oil-driven transport in Australia (population 23 million) is a moral, human and environmental disaster and I was appalled to hear of plans to extend this disaster to India (population 1,241 million). Some major reasons why oil-based transport, fossil fuel burning and carbon burning in general must STOP:

1. About 10,000 Australians die from the effects of carbon burning pollutants each year, the breakdown being 2000 (vehicle exhaust), 5,000 (coal burning for power) and 3,000 (other carbon burning, excluding bush fires)(Google "Carbon burning-related deaths").

2. In 2009 the WBGU (which advises the German Government on climate change) estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise the World can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between now and zero emissions in 2050. Australia already exceeded its "fair share" of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget in 2011. Indeed Australia's huge resources and the Lib-Lab policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ores exports means that Australia is set to exceed the whole world's terminal GHG pollution budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "2011 climate change course").

3. The latest DARA report (2012) estimates that 5 million people die annually from climate change and carbon burning, and that the death toll will reach 100 million by 2030 if carbon burning is not constrained. 10 billion will perish this century under BAU (Google "Are we doomed?" and "Climate Genocide").

4. 300.org quotes numerous biologists and climate scientists who demand that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration - that recently reached 397 parts per million (ppm)- must be urgently returned to a safe and sustainable 300 ppm CO2 (Google "300.org and "300 ppm CO2").

5. For a damning report on oil-based transport in India read outstanding Indian ecofeminist and physicist Dr Vandana Shiva's book "Soil not oil".

 

On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Patriot of Persia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/patriot-of-persia/4371740 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 11:41:27am

The 1953 economic blockade and bloody UK-US overthrow of the democratically-elected Muhammad Moassadegh Government ushered in the even more bloody US-backed Shah dictatorship (1953-1979). However the US was not finished: after the popular overthrow of the US-backed Shah, the US-backed Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988) cost 1.5 million dead and avoidable mortality totaling 2.1 million. Zionist-, Apartheid Israel- and Australia-backed sanctions kill about 100,000 Iranians each year. US Alliance (including Australia) restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan industry kills 5,000 Iranians each year and hence has killed 55,000 Iranians since 2001 (as well as 1.1 million people worldwide, 4,000 AUSTRALIANS, 8,000 Germans, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 Brits, and 200,000 Americans ; Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide" and see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Australia is enthusiastic about killing 100,000 Iranians each year through Sanctions - just as it helped kill 1.7 million Iraqis, including 1 million Iraqi infants, through Sanctions, 1990-2003, before illegally invading Iraq in 2003 and helping the US and UK kill a further 2.7 million more Iraqis (Google Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").

Unlike the nuclear terrorist rogue states of the US, UK and Apartheid Israel, democratic theocracy Iran (1) has no nuclear weapons, does not want them, is not developing them, opposes nuclear weapons, and wants a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, is an NPT-compliant NPT-signatory and (2) has not invaded any other country for centuries, does not occupy the territory of other countries, does not plan to invade other countries.

Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia (Google "Review Social Humanism") has an appalling, war criminal record of being involved in (1) hosting nuclear weapons tests, hosting missile tests, hosting nuclear-armed US warships, hosting US nuclear terrorism infrastructure, hosting US drones, hosting child-killing US marines, developing laser-based uranium enrichment, selling uranium oxide to nuclear terrorist rogue states that eventually got into the hands of democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel (200 nuclear weapons) and (2) a 2-century secret genocide history involving over 20 genocidal atrocities, gross abuse of the Geneva Convention, participation in all post-1950 US Asian wars (38 million dead from violence or violently-imposed deprivation (Google "Australia's secret genocide history" and "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

 

 

On 18 November 2012 , ABC Radio National “Ockham’s Razor”  re CSIRO and “Rescuing an icon in crisis”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/rescuing-an-icon-in-crisis/4369604 . My very detailed  comments made on 18 November 2012 were COMPLETELY CENSORED OUT.

A further comment was submitted (see below) but so far has not appeared and has thus ALSO COMPLETELY CENSORED OUT:

“ Censorship is antithetical to science. A 5 decade career scientist still teaching at a good university, I made a very detailed, carefully researched comment about appalling CSIRO-linked censorship in a corporatizing Australia but my comments have evidently been completely censored out by the ABC (for details Google “Censorship by The Conversation”, “The Greenhouse Mafia”, “Academic Censorship in Australian universities”, “ABC censorship” and “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live’).






On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “On-line education”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/online-education/4375770 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 9:42:52am

I am a 5-decade career scientist who is still teaching university science students after 41 years of so doing. The prime functions of a university are (1) research, (2) teaching and (3) informing the public, but these functions are increasingly constrained in an increasingly authoritarian, neoliberal and corporatist Australia (Google "Review Social Humanism").

1. The anti-science Labor Government recently stripped the universities of $500 million of research funding and compounded this by passing the US-linked Defence Trade Controls Bill that makes it a criminal offence (10 years imprisonment) for an academic to teach, lecture, publish, or discuss in relation to thousands of matters (chemicals, organisms, technology) set out in a Defence and Strategic Goods List.

2. As implemented by the Whitlam Labor Government but reversed under successive neoliberal Lib-Lab (Liberal Laboral, Coalition and Labor) Governments, education can and should be FREE (Google "Accredited Remote Learning"). Currently I do the full-time academic's undergraduate teaching in 10% of the time for 10% of the money (I don't need the money but love teaching) but fewer than 10% of the students attend lectures after the first week (the lecture notes and other copious teaching materials are all on the Web). Indeed 50% of undergraduate teaching is now done by sessional staff. Off-campus teaching and learning can be better and vastly cheaper than on-campus instruction.

3. Informing the public by academics is constrained by institutional
"Codes of Conduct" and many other mechanisms for inhibiting free speech. Thus, for example, I am blocked from commenting by the universities-backed and universities-funded web magazine The Conversation (see "Censorship by The Conversation", "Academic Censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne", "Crisis in our universities", "Academic censorship and self-censorship in Australian universities", and "Censorship in Australian universities"). Universities that censor are unfit for our children.

 

On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Lindsay Fox getting Australia and Asia moving”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/lindsay-fox/4373842 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 10:27:39am

Oil-driven transport in Australia (population 23 million) is a moral, human and environmental disaster and I was appalled to hear of plans to extend this disaster to India (population 1,241 million). Some major reasons why oil-based transport, fossil fuel burning and carbon burning in general must STOP:

1. About 10,000 Australians die from the effects of carbon burning pollutants each year, the breakdown being 2000 (vehicle exhaust), 5,000 (coal burning for power) and 3,000 (other carbon burning, excluding bush fires)(Google "Carbon burning-related deaths").

2. In 2009 the WBGU (which advises the German Government on climate change) estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise the World can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between now and zero emissions in 2050. Australia already exceeded its "fair share" of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution budget in 2011. Indeed Australia's huge resources and the Lib-Lab policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ores exports means that Australia is set to exceed the whole world's terminal GHG pollution budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "2011 climate change course").

3. The latest DARA report (2012) estimates that 5 million people die annually from climate change and carbon burning, and that the death toll will reach 100 million by 2030 if carbon burning is not constrained. 10 billion will perish this century under BAU (Google "Are we doomed?" and "Climate Genocide").

4. 300.org quotes numerous biologists and climate scientists who demand that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration - that recently reached 397 parts per million (ppm)- must be urgently returned to a safe and sustainable 300 ppm CO2 (Google "300.org and "300 ppm CO2").

5. For a damning report on oil-based transport in India read outstanding Indian ecofeminist and physicist Dr Vandana Shiva's book "Soil not oil".

 

On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra  re “Patriot of Persia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/patriot-of-persia/4371740 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

19 Nov 2012 11:41:27am

The 1953 economic blockade and bloody UK-US overthrow of the democratically-elected Muhammad Moassadegh Government ushered in the even more bloody US-backed Shah dictatorship (1953-1979). However the US was not finished: after the popular overthrow of the US-backed Shah, the US-backed Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988) cost 1.5 million dead and avoidable mortality totaling 2.1 million. Zionist-, Apartheid Israel- and Australia-backed sanctions kill about 100,000 Iranians each year. US Alliance (including Australia) restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan industry kills 5,000 Iranians each year and hence has killed 55,000 Iranians since 2001 (as well as 1.1 million people worldwide, 4,000 AUSTRALIANS, 8,000 Germans, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 Brits, and 200,000 Americans ; Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide" and see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Australia is enthusiastic about killing 100,000 Iranians each year through Sanctions - just as it helped kill 1.7 million Iraqis, including 1 million Iraqi infants, through Sanctions, 1990-2003, before illegally invading Iraq in 2003 and helping the US and UK kill a further 2.7 million more Iraqis (Google Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").

Unlike the nuclear terrorist rogue states of the US, UK and Apartheid Israel, democratic theocracy Iran (1) has no nuclear weapons, does not want them, is not developing them, opposes nuclear weapons, and wants a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, is an NPT-compliant NPT-signatory and (2) has not invaded any other country for centuries, does not occupy the territory of other countries, does not plan to invade other countries.

Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia (Google "Review Social Humanism") has an appalling, war criminal record of being involved in (1) hosting nuclear weapons tests, hosting missile tests, hosting nuclear-armed US warships, hosting US nuclear terrorism infrastructure, hosting US drones, hosting child-killing US marines, developing laser-based uranium enrichment, selling uranium oxide to nuclear terrorist rogue states that eventually got into the hands of democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel (200 nuclear weapons) and (2) a 2-century secret genocide history involving over 20 genocidal atrocities, gross abuse of the Geneva Convention, participation in all post-1950 US Asian wars (38 million dead from violence or violently-imposed deprivation (Google "Australia's secret genocide history" and "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

 

 

On 18 November 2012 , ABC Radio National “Ockham’s Razor”  re CSIRO and “Rescuing an icon in crisis”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/rescuing-an-icon-in-crisis/4369604 . My very detailed  comments made on 18 November 2012 were COMPLETELY CENSORED OUT.

A further comment was submitted (see below) but so far has not appeared and has thus ALSO COMPLETELY CENSORED OUT:

“ Censorship is antithetical to science. A 5 decade career scientist still teaching at a good university, I made a very detailed, carefully researched comment about appalling CSIRO-linked censorship in a corporatizing Australia but my comments have evidently been completely censored out by the ABC (for details Google “Censorship by The Conversation”, “The Greenhouse Mafia”, “Academic Censorship in Australian universities”, “ABC censorship” and “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live’).


By way of contrast:

 

 

 

On 17 November 2012,  ABC Ockham’s Razor and “50th anniversary if Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/50th-anniversary-of-the-book-silent-spring/4329580 . My comments were PUBLISHED:


Dr Gideon Polya :

18 Nov 2012 2:32:34pm

I read Rachel Carson's book 50 years ago and was immediately shocked and radicalized. We have no right to destroy ecosystems and species - we should not destroy what we cannot replace. However the animal species extinction rate is now 100-1,000 times greater than normal due to ecosystem destruction and increasingly due to man-made global warming (Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2"). As pointed out by David Lewis, Rachel Carson made it clear that she was NOT opposed to intelligent use of insecticides. However, that said, precipitate ban of DDT in Sri Lanka, for example, resulted in a massive increase in mosquitoes and malaria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 17 November 2012, Saturday Extra re “US military affairs” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/us-military-affairs/4374418 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

18 Nov 2012 2:13:56pm

What utter hypocrisy on the part of the US Establishment to sack General David Petraeus for adultery but not for his appalling complicity at an executive level in the following recent war criminal US atrocities (deaths from violence or from violently-imposed deprivation in parentheses):

1. Post-1990 Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million).

2. Post-2001 Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (5.6 million).

3. Post-2001 War on Terror (9 million).

4. Post-1990 War on Muslims (12 million).

5. Post-1950 US Asian wars (38 million).

Under-5 infant deaths in Iraq (since 1990) and Afghanistan (since 2001) total 2.0 million and 2.9 million, respectively, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention. In addition to hosting nuclear-armed US ships, nuclear terrorism infrastructure, war criminal US drones, and eventually 2,500 child-killing US Marines, Australia under pro-war, US lackey Labor has soiled and dishonored Australia by awarding Petraeus the Order of Australia (ergo vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values).



On 14 November 2012 re “Bruce Shapiro on the Petraeus scandal”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-us-politics/4372010 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

18 Nov 2012 8:14:02am

The moral vacuum of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percent-dominated America is no better illustrated by the fall of General Petraeus for adultery but not for his complicity at a top executive level in the horrendous war crimes associated with the US-imposed Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million Iraqi deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1990) and the Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (5.6 million Afghan deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 2001).

These are genocidally racist war crimes that are also mass paedocidal when one considers that under-5 infant deaths in the post-1990 Iraqi Genocide and the post-2001 Afghan Genocide total 2.0 million and 2.9 million, respectively (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the US Alliance including Australia.

Decent Australian voters who believe that "thou shalt not kill children" and are opposed to racism, genocide, mass murder of children and Australian hosting of US nuclear weapons, US nuclear terrorism infrastructure, civilian-targetting US drones and yellow child-killing US marines, will vote 1 Green and put Labor last(the Coalition are just as bad but - unlike slavishly pro-Zionist US lackey Labor - have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters).

 

 

Re Chinese public opinion: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/chinese-public-opinon/4367326 . Further comments in relation to pro-Zionist defamation:

peter c :

17 Nov 2012 9:54:08pm

Dr Polya
Chinas one party system is ruled by billionaires who are unaccountable to anyone and have made their fortune on the backs of peasants who work for virtually nothing, which is the driving force behind their wealth & the Chinese economy. Even these leaders have complained about the terrible corruption in all areas of the Chinese economy but do nothing about it. But you are blind to this and pedal your hatred for Israel(Jews) and the USA.
What about the deaths in China due to capital punishment which are more than all the deaths in all the other countries in the world put together.

DrGideonPolya :

18 Nov 2012 8:47:33am

It is a disgrace that the ABC continues to publish egregiously false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse made with the courage of anonymity. Persistent ABC involvement in egregiously false defamation in response to anti-racist Jewish opinion can be seen as utterly unacceptable anti-Jewish anti-Semitism and Jew-baiting cyber bullying that demands immediate Federal Government action through the Australian Federal Police and targeted diminution of ABC funding.

En passant, re "Chinese public opinion" one notes that of 5,7 million Indigenous Palestinians living in the Israeli-ruled former Palestinian Mandate, only the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis - i.e. 14% - are permitted to vote for the Government ruling all of Palestine plus a largely ethnically cleansed slab of Syria. One notes that only 22% of adult male African Americans were permitted to vote in Chicago (the mayor of which is the son of a former Irgun Zionist terrorist) and Aung Sang Suu Kyi's overwhelmingly National League for Democracy party has only 6.7% of the seats in the Myanmar Parliament.

In comparison with public opinion-sensitive One-Party China (zero annual mortality), 25% of Black Americans live below the poverty line; democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel deliberately kills about 4,000 Occupied Palestinians every year through violently-imposed deprivation; and annual avoidable deaths from deprivation in Myanmar total 354,000 (2003 data; see "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

 

On 14 November 2012 re “The Popes: shapers of the Catholic Church”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-popes3a-shapers-of-the-catholic-church/4369588 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

18 Nov 2012 9:16:56am

The assertion that the Royal Commission into child abuse is "the most comprehensive investigation into child abuse in Australia's history" is utterly incorrect. The endlessly dishonest and spin-driven Labor Government has excluded NINETY NINE PERCENT (99%)of Australian child sexual abuse from consideration by the Royal Commission which is confined to institution- or organization-linked abuses.

Estimates of Australian child sexual abuse over 80 years within the the Catholic Church range from 3,000 (according to the Catholic Church) to 40,000 (from anti-abuse activists). However the important Northern Territory "Little Children are Sacred" report (pages 234-236) quoted expert, scholarly research showing that 34% of Australian women (3.0 million) and 16% of Australian men (1.4 million) have suffered sexual abuse as children. The corresponding US figures are that 25% of US women and 10% of US men have suffered child sexual abuse (for details Google "Horrendous Australian child sexual abuse").

I agree that the Royal Commission into repugnant child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and other institutions is long overdue. However in ignoring 99% of the problem, the dishonest, spin-driven Australian Labor Government can be seen as indulging in traditional anti-Catholic sectarianism (revenge for the Democratic Labor Party?) as well as being obscenely anti-child.

Conversely, the current Catholic Church has protested Apartheid Israeli crimes against children in what it describes as the Gaza Concentration Camp whereas the pro-Zionist, US lackey, war criminal, child-abusing Labor Government supports the latest war criminal Apartheid Israeli bombing of Gaza that has a population that is 75% women and children - surely the ultimate in child abuse, sexism and misogyny.

 

DrGideonPolya :

18 Nov 2012 9:26:40am

For a detailed assessment of Labor-ignored horrendous child sexual abuse in Australia involving the child sexual abuse of 4.4 million Australians simply Google "Little Children are Sacred" and "horrendous Australian child sexual abuse".

 













On 3 November 2012 Saturday Extra re “Why multiculturalism works”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/multiculturalism/4346472  . My comment:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

06 Nov 2012 9:19:51am

So-called multiculturalism has been a success not just in Australia but also in the UK, Canada, the US, New Zealand etc. What is meant by "success" are internally peaceful and orderly societies and popular, official and legislative rejection of racism - things unexceptional to decent people.

However that said, this success of multiculturalism should not make idiots or knaves of us all and we should honestly face up to the realities of today and of history. Thus Australia has participated in all post-1950 US Asian wars, violent impositions associated so far with 38 million deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation. As Dr Tim Soutphomassane would no doubt know, Australia's ally the US dropped a greater tonnage of bombs on remote, no-threat-to-anyone Laos than were dropped on all of Europe in WW2.

Unfortunately, Australia is a politically correct racist (PC racist), look-the-other-way society that ignores Australian involvement in the Aboriginal Genocide, Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (violent deaths and deprivation-related deaths totalling 2 million since 1788, 2 million since 1936, 4.6 million since 1990 and 5.6 million since 2001, respectively (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide") and worsening Climate Genocide (that is set to kill 10 billion people this century; Google "Climate Genocide"). Even Australia's top universities have an appalling record of holocaust ignoring, genocide ignoring and censorship (Google: "Academic censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne").

 

On 3 November  2012 Saturday Extra re “Engaging with Asia”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/engaging-with-asia/4349898 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

06 Nov 2012 10:15:32am

"Greater knowledge of the Asian region" would be very desirable but is not helped by a culture of PC racism, holocaust ignoring, genocide ignoring, self-censorship and censorship entrenched in Mainstream Australian media, politicians and academics.

Thus, by way of example, Professor Geoffrey Blainey AO deserves great praise as the only academic from the University of Melbourne - as far as I am aware - to have mentioned the WW2 Bengal Famine in a readily publicly-accessible book ("The Great Seesaw: A New View of the Western World"), although to be fair to his colleagues he made no mention of this atrocity in his "A Short History of the World" and "A Very Short History of the World". In the 1942-1945 WW2 Bengali Holocaust the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons, an atrocity associated with large-scale military and civilian sexual abuse of starving women and girls, and with Australia being complicit by withholding grain from starving India from its huge mountain of stored wheat. Australia produced 24 million tonnes of wheat in WW2 but Indian imports of grain from all sources in the period 1942-1945 totalled a mere 1.8 million tonnes (Google "Academic censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne".

Indeed the Chinese estimate that 35 million Chinese died in the WW2 Chinese Holocaust under the Japanese (1937-1945) with Australia making a contribution to this further Asian WW2 Holocaust with the pre-war export of Australian iron to Japan under Sir Robert "Pig-iron Bob" Menzies whose name adorns streets and institutions throughout the Commonwealth, as well a forest subsidized by the Australian taxpayer on stolen Palestinian land in largely ethnically cleansed Apartheid Israel.

Of course Asia really begins East of the Bosphorus and Australia started the Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead from violence or imposed deprivation since 1936) with the 1918 destruction and massacre of the Palestinian village of Surafend. Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars (38 million deaths from violence or deprivation), the Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million killed thus since 1990) and the Afghan Genocide (5.6 million killed thus since 2001)(Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide"). Whose next? Iran? Syria? History ignored yields history repeated.

 

On 3 November 2012 Saturday Extra re “Sandy, Obama and Romney”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/bates-gill/4349718  . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

06 Nov 2012 11:00:31am

Because the day-to-day weather is highly variable one cannot unequivocally attribute the ferocity of individual events like the Queensland floods, the Pakistani floods, Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy to global warming. However climate scientists point out that increasing sea surface temperature means greater humidity and thence precipitation and predict a greater incidence of severe storm events (for a compendium of numerous expert opinions on this c/- 300.org - that advocates returning atmospheric CO2 concentration to 300 ppm CO2 - Google "Man-made global warming and cyclones").

The worsening climate crisis was essentially ignored (as were other Elephants in the Room such as 1 million Americans dying preventably each year; Google "1 million Americans die") by both Obama and Romney in the presidential election campaign. However Romney and Ryan made it clear that approval of the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline was their number 1 priority on Day 1 of a Romney Presidency. Some months ago Obama had withheld approval after US conservationists had threatened to withhold their support if he permitted this environmentally disastrous project to go ahead.

An optimistic estimate of oil yield from the Alberta, Canada, oil sands would yield 600 billion tonnes CO2 on combustion. Yet according to the WBGU (that advises the German Government on climate change) 600 billion tones CO2 is the whole world's terminal CO2 pollution budget that must not be exceeded between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050 if the world is to have a 75% chance of avoiding a disastrous 2 degree centigrade temperature rise (Australia's bipartisan Lib-Lab policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports means that it will exceed this by a factor of THREE; Google "2011 climate change course").

One can understand why Dr James Hanson (top US climate scientist; head, NASA's GISS; adjunct professor at 82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University; author of "Storms of My Grandchildren") has said that approval of the Keystone XL pipeline would mean "game over" for the climate of the planet (Google "Are we doomed?"). We must desperately hope that Romney is NOT elected.




On 31 October 2012 re “U.S. Australia alliance in the 21st century” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/us-australia-alliance-in-the-21st-century/4343464  . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Nov 2012 8:51:25am

Australia needs to dissociate itself from military alliance with a US that has repeatedly subverted Australia, damaged Australian interests, and dirtied our national reputation through our intimate association with US and US-backed Israeli war crimes, specifically:

1. Australia has been party to all post-1950 US Asian wars (violent deaths plus avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation totalling 38 million).

2. Australia is separated from our European and UK cousins by the Muslim world, yet Australia has been associated with the post-1990, Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation, including 4.6 million Iraqis, 5.6 million Afghans, 2.2 million Somalis, 0.1 million Libyans, 0.1 million Palestinians; over 20 million Muslim refugees, this including 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2.0 million Somalis, 1 million Libyans, 1 million Rohingyas, millions of Pakistanis).

3. The US and US-backed Apartheid Israel have successfully subverted and perverted Australian political life and sovereignty (1975 Coup, 2004 veto of Mark Latham, 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup).

4. The US lackey Lib-Labs support the US-linked Defence Trade Controls Bill that will threaten, constrain and damage Australian scientists.

Decent patriotic Australians will vote 1 Green and spurn the traitorous Lib-Labs.

 

 

On 31 October 2012 re “Asian languages: lost in translation”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/asian-languages/4344314  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

01 Nov 2012 9:18:33am

Although I love classical music I have a poor "Aussie ear" for unfamiliar languages. A dear friend has been improving my limited Hindi for half a century and thus it was obvious even to me (and as found officially later by a Kiwi judge) that Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh had used the routine Punjabi-Hindi-Bengali obscenity "mah(n)-ke" ("your mother's") and had not called Andrew Symonds a "monkey".

That said, my problem with Hindi consonants (similar to the difficulty of our Labor Pardy PM with some English consonants) is such that for half a century my dear Hindi instructor disingenuously permitted me to routinely mispronounce my worst enemies as "a pair of shoes" rather than something quite awful in the Hindi (and Aussie equivalent) lexicon.

There are already perhaps a million or so Australians who speak an Asian language fluently and thus what the Labor Pardy Government's White Paper really meant - they just can't help themselves despite lashings of political correctness - is that they want to see lots more WHITE Australians fluent in a US CIA-approved selected list of 4 Asian languages (e.g. Arabic was not on the list).




On 30 October 2012 re “Hurricane Sandy and aid agencies”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/hurricane-sandy/4342422  My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Oct 2012 5:59:16pm

Buried in this informative interview was some expression of the reality that it is civilians who overwhelmingly suffer and die in modern high technological wars waged by rich Western countries against impoverished, Third World countries. Thus in the Australia-complicit Iraqi Genocide (1990-2011) and Afghan Genocide (2001-2012) US Alliance deaths totalled 4,804 and 3,215, respectively (Google "icasualties") whereas violent Indigenous deaths are estimated at 1.7 million and 1.4 million, respectively, and avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation total 2.9 million and 4.2 million, respectively (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Callous, uncaring Western occupation and hegemony (neocolonialism) are deadly. Thus it can be readily estimated from UN Population Division data that 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from hegemony-imposed deprivation in countries occupied by the UK in the post-1945 era totalled 727 million and the corresponding figures for countries subject to French, US and Apartheid Israeli occupation in this period are 142 million, 82 million and 24 million, respectively. 18 million people die avoidably each year on Spaceship Earth with the racist US Alliance in charge of the flight deck (for details see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).




On 30 October 2012 re “Bruce Shapiro reports from storm-wrecked Manhattan“: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4342328   . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Oct 2012 1:41:47pm

I wrote a detailed comment supporting Tom's views re the climate quietness and the US elections but it failed to post ("an internal error was encountered"). A second, briefer attempt: Romney and Ryan say that their number one priority is approving the Canadian oil sands to Texas Keystone XL pipeline. Obama declined to approve it unamended before the elections under threat of losing support from environmentalists. Top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen says that the Keystone XL pipeline means "game over" for the planet.

DrGideonPolya :

31 Oct 2012 1:51:29pm

Optimistic estimates of oil yield from the Alberta Canada oil sands mean that 600 billion tonnes CO2 would be produced. However the WBGU (that advises the German Government) has estimates that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise, the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Thus Romney victory could mean 600 billion tonnes CO2 from the Canadian oil sands and "game over" for the planet. Of course Australia under US lackey Lib-Lab policies of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports will exceed this terminal global CO2 pollution budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "2011 climate change course").



On 27 October 2012 Saturday Extra re  “Best Australian business writing”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/best-australian-business-writing/4333268 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Oct 2012 4:47:53pm

It is a pity that so very few business and economics journalists and commentators have a science background and on that account miss the overwhelmingly most important, Elephant-in-the-Room stories relating to business. Simply two examples below (out of numerous examples that could be given) relating to Australia:

1. The WBGU, which advises the German Government on climate change, estimated in a 2009 report that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2 degree centigrade temperature rise the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Australia's Domestic plus Exported greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution is so huge that it used up its "fair share" of this terminal budget in 2011. Indeed the bipartisan Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) policies of a derisory "5% off 2000 GHG pollution by 2020" and unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports coupled with Australia's huge resources mean that Australia is committed to polluting THREE (3) times the whole world's terminal pollution budget. Will the world permit us to do this? (for details and documentation Google "2011 climate change course").

2. Professor Peter Seligman (University of Melbourne, bionic ear electrical engineer) has published a very important book entitled "Australian Sustainable Energy - By the Numbers", an expert blueprint for 100% renewable energy for Australia at a cost of about $250 billion. Yet a search of "the entire ABC site" (Google "ABC News" and find the ABC Search device at the top right hand corner) reveals absolutely ZERO (0) ABC reportage of this economically critical book (except for ABC website comments by informed but disempowered science-based people such as myself).

 

 

 

On 27 October 2012 Saturday Extra re “Earthquake science and communicating risk”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/italian-earthquake-verdict/4335382    , My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Oct 2012 3:03:33pm

The Italian verdicts and sentences imposed on the scientists were retrograde and betrayed a dangerous ignorance of science-based risk management that successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses and (c) systemic change to minimize risk. Unfortunately this protocol is frequently perverted by (a) censorship, intimidation, lying, (b) anti-science spin involving the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position and (c)counter-productive "blame and shame" that inhibits crucial informed reportage (in the absurd and dangerous Italian example the experts will be in prison).

A 5-decade career scientist still teaching at a good university, my resolute commitment to my duty to inform my fellow citizens is regularly thwarted by censorship by mainstream media including taxpayer-funded media such as the ABC and the universities-backed The Conversation (e.g. Google "Censorship by The Conversation", "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live" and "Censorship by omission and commission by Australia's ABC & The Conversation"). Thus to their acute detriment, thanks to such censorship very Australians would know, for example, that 66,000 Australians die preventably every year (Google "66,000 preventable Australian deaths").

 

On 27 October 2012 Saturday Extra re “US snapshot: African Americans”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/us-snapshot---african-americans/4336014 . My comments:




On 22 October 2012 re “Francophone summit”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/francophone-summit/4323396 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

23 Oct 2012 6:20:31pm

The 1950-2005 avoidable death toll from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease linked to French colonialism and neocolonialism in countries occupied by France in the post-1945 era has been estimated as 142 million (see Chapter 3 of my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

The corresponding 1950-2005 avoidable deaths for countries variously occupied in the post-1945 era by the UK, US and Apartheid Israel are 727 million, 82 million and 24 million, respectively. Colonialism, neo-colonialism, bullying, subversion, occupation and hegemony are deadly racist imperialist impositions on impoverished countries.

For a cogent analysis of Western racism, colonialism and genocide from the 19th century to the mid-20th century German lebensraum industrial genocide see Sven Lindqvist's outstanding book "Exterminate All the Brutes".




On 25 October 2012 re “Francophone summit”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/francophone-summit/4323396 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

25 Oct 2012 9:59:59am

As Australians have already discovered, and the Africans are discovering, doing business with China is a peaceful , profitable business. In contrast, centuries of Western-imposed slavery, invasion, occupation , genocide, dispossession, colonialism, neocolonialism and violent hegemony has left a wrecked Africa that China is helping get back on its feet.

It is notable that racist, genocidal, Western-backed Apartheid Israel has an appalling record in Africa involving military attacks (against Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Uganda, Sudan), interference in domestic affairs (East, West and Southern Africa), occupation (of Egyptian territory, 1967-1972), opposition to successive UN anti-racism conferences and support for the Nazi-style Apartheid regime in South Africa to the extent of joint development of nuclear weapons (Apartheid South Africa generated 6 that were dismantled after the collapse of Apartheid; Apartheid Israel has about 200 with which this genocidal rogue state threatens the whole world; Google "South Africa and weapons of mass destruction" and "List of states with nuclear weapons"). Iran (under Sanctions from the West and Zionist-perverted Australia) has NO nuclear bombs and consistently declares that it is opposed to nuclear weapons.

Anti-racism African heroes Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Jewish South African leader Ronnie Kasrils have unequivocally condemned race-based, genocidal Apartheid Israel (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism") .


More defamation:

 

peter c :

24 Oct 2012 1:50:04pm

The Russians & Chinese killed their own people in bigger numbers than your statistics for the West. Why do you think non Western people are superior to Western people & Jews? Your writings are
pure racism.


My following comments in response to defamation were CENSORED OUT:

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Oct 2012 8:10:27pm

Yes, crank, decent anti-racist humanitarians trying to tell the truth will just have to put up with the routine, false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse from anonymous pro-Zionists trying to defend the indefensible. One wonders from whence they come: Apartheid Israel? USrael? the Israeli Embassy? the USraeli Embassy (headed by a notorious Zionist and involved, as revealed by Wikileaks, in developing intelligence-providing Labor Government "assets"), or from Australian taxpayer-funded private schools committed to brainwashing Australian kids in the rightness of Apartheid and the invasion, occupation, and ethnic cleansing of other countries?

Racist, neo-Nazi psychopath and founder of South African Apartheid, Dr Henrik Verwoerd, gave the following expert opinion "The Jews took Israel from the Arabs after the Arabs had lived there for a thousand years. Israel, like South Africa , is an apartheid state" (Rand Daily Mail, 23 November 1961; for an a analysis by outstanding anti-racist Jewish South African and anti-Apartheid hero Ronnie Kasrils Kasrils, Google "Apartheid in duplicate"). Many of Dr Verwoerd's fellow South African National Party members were imprisoned during WW2 because of their explicit pro-Nazi sympathies. Of course many of the French officials in the Francophone countries were Vichy Nazi collaborators.




On 17 October 2012 re “Joes Ramos-Horta on East Timor’s progress”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/jose-ramos-horta/4319008 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Oct 2012 10:14:34am

Excellent interview with the humane, gentle and inclusive Jose Ramos-Horta. I was impressed with the quiet dignity with he stated that the Timorese Truth and Reconciliation process did not include exemption from prosecution for crimes committed in the Timorese Genocide (200,000 people or 1/3 of the 600,000 population killed through violence or violently-imposed deprivation by the US- and UK-backed Indonesian military under dictator Suharto) - unlike the Truth and Reconciliation process in post-Apartheid South Africa in which confession and apology earned exemption from prosecution for crimes committed in US-, UK- and Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid South Africa.

Unfortunately, there was no mention of the Australia-complicit theft of billions of dollars from impoverished Timor l'Este by giant fossil fuel corporations as reported by ABC TV Four Corners recently (Google "Four Corners - Taxing times in Timor"). One would like to see Australian legislation mandating seizure of personal and corporate assets for such massive, bottom-of-the-barrel theft (as applies to those convicted of drug trafficking).

 

 

 

 

On 16 October 2012, re “Bruce Shapiro on the death of Senator Arlen Specter”:   http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-death-of-senator-arlen-spector/4316630  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Oct 2012 10:45:42am

Arlen Specter might have been a liberal Republican and ended up a Democrat but he had a significantly illiberal record overall (as of course do the Democrats).

Thus Arlen Specter is responsible for the "single bullet theory" for the assassination of JFK of the disgraceful Warren Commission (after which any critics of egregious, routine US Administration lying (e.g. Google "The 935 lies of George W. Bush" and "Experts: US did 9-11") has been smeared as "conspiracy theorists".

Specter also supported legislation backing the illegal and war criminal US (UK and Australian) invasion of Iraq (1.5 million Iraqi killed violently; 1.2 million further deaths from war-imposed deprivation; 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance and Australian war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention, 5-6 million refugees). The Specter-supported 21st century US wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and Libya have killed about 9 million people and involved an accrual cost of $5.5 trillion, money that could have been used to save millions of American lives at home(Google "1 million Americans die preventably each year").

The traitorous, genocidally racist, pro-Apartheid Israel US lobby group AIPAC praised Specter: "Time and time again, Sen. Specter worked to ensure that America's ally has the resources necessary to defend herself and protect U.S. Interests in the Middle East" (Israel newspaper Haaretz; Google "Prominent Jewish American politician Arlen Specter dies at 82"). 2 million Palestinians have died from violence (0.1 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936 (Google "Palestinian Genocide").

 

 

On 19 October 2012 Saturday Extra re “Selling assets to build infrastructure”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/infrastructure-australia-report/4322700  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Oct 2012 2:07:25pm

It is extremely unwise to invest in highways or indeed in any other carbon pollution-connected infrastructure for the following reasons.

1. In 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on climate change estimated a terminal global CO2 pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2 that should not be exceeded between 2010 and final zero emissions in 2050 if we are to have a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise. Australia's annual Domestic plus Exported greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution GHG is so high that it used up its "fair share" of this terminal budget in 2011. Indeed the climate criminal, neoliberal, Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Coalition and Labor) policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports means that Australia will exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "2011 climate change course" and see section G). Ergo, Australia must stop GHG pollution ASAP.

2. Carbon burning pollutants kill about 10,000 Australians every year, the breakdown being about 5,000 (from coal burning-based electricity generation), 2,000 (from vehicle exhaust pollutants) and 3,000 (from other carbon burning excluding bushfires) (Google "2011 Australian carbon burning-related deaths"). Ergo, Australia must get to 100% renewable energy ASAP and replace cars and trucks with public transport railways powered by renewable energy.

The vultures are circling to feed off Australia's huge super funds. The present pro-Zionist Labor Government, that is the successor to that installed after the US- and Mining Company-approved, 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup, has already suggested investment of Australian super funds in racism, theft and genocide-based ethnocracy, kleptocracy, and nuclear terrorist rogue state Apartheid Israel (Google "threat to Australian superannuation"). Hands off our super!

 

 

On 20 October 2012 Saturday Extra re “Update on Indonesia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/indonesian-update/4322586      . My comments:

 

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

20 Oct 2012 2:42:50pm

Neoliberalism that now dominates the world, including Indonesia, demands maximum freedom for the advantaged to exploit the disadvantaged who, it is argued, will ultimately benefit by some "trickle down" effect. For profound discussion of a humanist alternative to maximize human happiness and opportunity see Professor Brian Ellis' important new book "Social Humanism. A new metaphysics" (Google "Review social humanism").

A useful measure of the success or otherwise of socio-economic policy is avoidable mortality (avoidable deaths, excess mortality, excess deaths, deaths that should not have happened) which can be estimated from UN Population Division statistics as the difference between the actual deaths in a country and deaths expected for a peaceful, decently-run country with the same demographics. 1965-1999 avoidable mortality in Indonesia under Suharto totaled 33 million (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

In 2010, Indonesia (population 240 million) had an annual avoidable mortality of 0.7 million, this estimate being consonant with under-5 infant deaths totalling 0.15 million. The neoliberal "trickle down" is evidently indeed a trickle.

 

 

On 20 October 2010 re “US snapshots: the Latino vote”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/us-snapshots3a-the-latino-vote/4323174 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

20 Oct 2012 3:27:25pm

The Hispanic/Latino population of the US (2008) is 46.9 million as compared to 201.7 million Whites ( non-Latino/Hispanic Whites) , 40.4 million Blacks, 15.0 million Asians/Pacific Islanders and 3.4 million American Indians.

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2008 23.2% of Hispanic/Latino were below the poverty line as compared to 8.6% (non-Latino/Hispanic Whites), 24.7% (Blacks) and 11.8% (Asians) (see Table 1 and Table 2, CDC "Health United States 2011").

The Latinos and Blacks should dominate the political process (remember the DLP's stranglehold on politics in Australia with only 8% of the vote) but non-compulsory voting, first-past-the post, pressures against registration and voting, and immense social brainwashing by oligopoly media (notably the Murdoch Empire) determine otherwise. The matters relating to illegal immigration and the War on Drugs contribute to this disenfranchisement. Thus disenfranchisement of felons means that 80% of African-American male adults in Chicago are unable to vote (see Michelle Alexander "The New Jim Crow. Mass incarceration in an age of color-blindness").

That said, one hopes that the Latino and Black voters turn out in droves and defeat the racist religious right Republican (R4)-backed Romney and Ryan who would be a disaster for America and for the World, especially in relation to man-made climate change, war, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, and the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has so far killed 12 million Muslims through violence or violence-imposed deprivation since 1990 (Google "Climate Genocide", "Palestinian Genocide", "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

 

On 20 October 2012 Saturday Extra re “Martin Wolf talks economic growth” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/financial-times3a-martin-wolf/4321072   . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

20 Oct 2012 4:06:23pm

Very interesting interview with Martin Wolf.

As correctly perceived by Martin Wolf, unlimited growth is of course absurd, most obviously in the context of a carbon-based economy. The species extinction rate is already 100-1000 times greater than normal. 5 million people die annually from climate change and carbon burning pollutants, with 100 million expected to die thus by 2030 (DARA Report. Unaddressed man-made climate change is predicted to kill 10 billion people this century (Google "Climate Genocide"). Professor Peter Wadhams (Cambridge) says that all Arctic summer sea ice will be gone by 2015 (Google "Are we doomed"?) Atmospheric CO2 has reached 397 ppm, about 100 ppm higher than the 300 ppm CO2 required for a safe, sustainable planet for all peoples and all species(Google 300.org and "300 ppm CO2").

Martin Wolf made the key point that transition from the present "static poor, dynamic rich" state to a "static rich zero sum game" would make demands for equitable distribution of limited resources more compelling. Indeed he cogently argued that at present too much inequality (e.g. UK) can block opportunity and growth.

Physicist, ecologist and ecofeminist Dr Vandana Shiva in "Soil not oil. Climate change, peak oil,and food insecurity" points to the urgent need for radical change now from the Gadarene, neoliberal capitalism that is most starkly evident in 1%-ruled, increasingly impoverished, but high growth rate India: "The multiple crises of climate insecurity, energy insecurity, and food insecurity create an imperative and opportunity to transcend the limits of the mechanistic-industrial-capitalist paradigm that has been systematically shrinking our potential even as it peddles progress".




On 19 October 2012 re “The demonization of the working class”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-demonisation-of-the-working-class/4318064  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

19 Oct 2012 5:40:34pm

Useful interview. Some of the student leaders in the UK have hit upon a partial solution to the daunting problem in the UK (and Australia) of a pro-war, unprincipled, neoliberal New Labour (Labor) Party in opposition to the pro-war neoliberal Conservatives and pro-war, neoliberal Liberal Democrats - they say that they will simply suspend support for the Labor Party until it genuinely reverts to decent social humanism. While this favours neoliberal Conservative rule, the alternative at the best would mean pro-war, neo-liberal, anti-equity Labour government anyway.

Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory responded recently to the betrayal by neoliberal Labor by simply ditching Labor in favour of the Country Liberals.

For Australia as whole, sensible, decent people who want an end to gross inequity, workforce casualization, massive under-employment, union emasculation, and Educational Apartheid denying a fair go to most Australian children, should vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent, socially-inclusive, pro-equity values from its current unprincipled, dishonest, corporatist neoliberalism that maximizes freedom of the advantaged to exploit, deceive and disempower the disadvantaged majority.




On 16 October 2012 re “Foreign intervention in Afghanistan”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/foreign-intervention-in-afghanistan/4305400 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

17 Oct 2012 6:44:07pm

A marvellous interview with a smart, educated, informed, humane UK MP that shows up the stupid, poorly educated, ill-informed, inhumane, US lackey, Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) rabble we have in Australia (with a few notable exceptions). A pity the interview ended before Rory Stewart could finish describing how an informed medical doctor MP was prepared to argue for the closure of a hospital in his constituency (something none of his fellow MPs would have had the courage to do).

Buried in the interview were the statistics that make the Afghan Occupation a US Alliance and Australian war crime in gross violation of the Geneva Convention: " 1 in 5 infants dying before their 5th birthday ... life expectancy 37". Since 2001, Afghan avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation have totalled 4.2 million, and under-5 infant deaths have totalled 2.9 million, 90% avoidable and evidence of gross violation of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War that state that an Occupier must provide life-sustaining food and medical requisites "to the fullest extent of the means available to it". Violent Afghan deaths as assessed by comparisons with the Iraq War (1.5 million since 2003; "Just Foreign Policy") could total 1.4 million (Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").

Decent Australians listening to this interview would vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Liberals are possibly worse, but neoliberal, US lackey Labor has utterly betrayed decent Labor voters and humane traditional Labor principles).



On 15 October 2012 re “An afterword to the life of Christopher Hitchens”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/an-afterword-to-the-life-of-christopher-hitchens/4305582 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

16 Oct 2012 9:06:43am

Christopher Hitchens will be remembered for his incisive writing in support of the sensible position of atheism or agnosticism and for his forensic exposure of the immense crimes of Henry Kissinger who he estimated had killed 8 million people (mostly in India-China and Bangladesh)(see Christopher Hitchens, "The Trial of Henry Kissinger").

Unfortunately Christopher Hitchens blotted his copybook with his support of the invasion of Iraq, condemned as illegal by millions decent people around the world, including conservatives such as John Valder (former president of the Australian Liberal Party) and Nick Clegg (UK Deputy PM and leader of the UK Liberal Democrats).

Since 2003 the carnage in Iraq has involved 1.5 million violent deaths (Google "Just Foreign Policy), 1.2 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 5-6 million refugees and 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to gross US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention. The post-1990 Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide has involved 4.6 million Iraqi deaths, this carnage including 1.7 million violent deaths, 2.9 million deaths from war-imposed deprivation and 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths (Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").




On 13 October 2001 ABC Radio National “Saturday Extra” re sexism and misogyny debate, “Politics  and the rule of engagement”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/politics-and-the-rule-of-engagement/4309972   . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

14 Oct 2012 8:37:47am

PM Julia Gillard has the right and indeed the duty to attack "sexism" and "misogyny" but her false, defamatory, vituperative and disgraceful personal attacks on Tony Abbott detract from decent public debate. Rightly or wrongly Mrs Abbott, her 3 daughters, female Coalition MPs, the majority of Australian women who vote Coalition and even the new Speaker, Anna Burke, think otherwise of Tony Abbott - is PM Julia Gillard implying that they are all mistaken, lying or self-hating women? I hasten to add that I have never voted Coalition.

The current mudslinging about "words" and "who-said-what-about-whom?" is a continuing debasement of already woeful public discussion in look-the-other-way Australia that resolutely ignores shocking "deeds" and Elephant-in-the-Room realities such as the following ACTUAL horrendous abuse of women and children occurring under the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Gillard Labor Government (noting that the worst thing that can happen to a woman aside from violence or death is harm to her child or death of her child):

1. Under-5 infant deaths totalled 2.9 million in Occupied Afghanistan since 2001 and 2.0 million in Iraq since 1990 (UN Population Division data; immense US Alliance, Australian and Gillard Labor-complicit war crimes).

2. 34% of Australian women and 16% of men have been sexually abused as children ("Little Children are Sacred" Report, p235); 40% of Australian women over 15 have experienced violence since age 15 (Vic Health Report "Violence Against Women in Australia") - yet the Gillard Labor Government refuses to admit or seriously tackle this horrendous problem, preferring the easy option of falsely defaming its Coalition opponents rather than incisively defending women, girls and children.

 

On  13 October 2012, ABC Radio National “Saturday Extra” re “Singapore update”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/singapore-update/4309970 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

14 Oct 2012 9:22:09am

I have had numerous Chinese students over 4 decades of university teaching in Australia and have increasingly remarked to them that China is becoming more like Australia and Australia is becoming more like China i.e. China is becoming more pluralist and open while Australia is becoming more authoritarian. The same comment could perhaps be made in relation to Singapore and Australia - Australia is becoming more corporatist, authoritarian and closed and hopefully Singapore less authoritarian and more open.

This is certainly reflected in the university area where Singapore is leaping ahead whereas Australian universities are increasingly crushed by Government threats, censorship, parsimony and philistinism. Thus, for example:

1. In cash-strapped Australian universities about 50% of undergraduate tuition is now given by casual, part-time academics on money that can't support an individual let alone a spouse, family and mortgage.

2. Censorship is anathema to scholarship yet Melbourne University, Monash University, RMIT, UWA, UTS and CSIRO all back the academic-based web magazine The Conversation that has responded to anti-racist Jewish opinion critical of the Apartheid Israeli Palestinian Genocide (2 million Palestinians killed from violence or deprivation since 1936) and of the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990) by sidelining, censoring , blocking and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitic defamation (Google "Censorship by The Conversation").

3. As revealed by "Saturday Extra", according to Universities Australia (representing 39 Australian universities) the US- (and no doubt Apartheid Israeli surrogate-) inspired "Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011)" "creates considerable uncertainty for universities about their ability to engage in these teaching and research activities lawfully..." i.e. the US- and Zionist-beholden Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals) are wrecking Australian universities, especially in relation to educating over 240,000 overseas students annually and an "industry" worth $16 billion annually - such students simply won't spend big money to be lied to by Government-intimidated and censored academics.

 

On 13 October 2012 ABC Radio National “Saturday Extra” re “Snapshot on US politics: clash of philosophies”:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/us-politics/4310016 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

14 Oct 2012 10:01:54am

I agree wholeheartedly with "crank": neoliberal Obama is appalling but neoliberal Romney is far worse. Under Nobel Peace Laureate Obama:

1. the US has been substantially involved in wars in Libya, Uganda, Somalia, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, and Pakistan. 1,000 children die avoidably c/- the USA each day in the overseas American Empire (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide" and "Hey, hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000");

2. the US remains a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and climate change inaction (although US lackey Australia is worse) (Google "climate genocide" and "300 ppm CO2");

3. 1 million Americans die preventably each year of whom 45,000 die from lack of health cover (Harvard Medical School).

By way of comparison, racist, religious right Republican (R4) Christian Romney:

1. backs nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel's ongoing Palestinian Genocide and wants war with remote, peaceful, non-nuclear-armed Iran (Google "Palestinian Genocide");

2. backs the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline that will generate up to 600 billion tonnes of CO2, this being (according to the WBGU that advises the German Government) the same as the global terminal CO2 budget that must not be exceeded if we are to avoid a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise - "game over" according to top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen (NASA, Columbia University)(Google "2011 climate change course");

(3) by abolishing ObamaCare and keeping 30 million Americans in the present 131 million Americans without health cover, Romney will kill 45,000 x 30 million/131 million = 10,300 Americans (Google "Romney abolition of ObamaCare would kill 80,000 Americans over 8 years").



On 11 October 2012, re “The last slave market”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-last-slave-market/4293628#comments . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Oct 2012 9:02:54am

Slavery - deprivation of liberty with minimal payment for enforced labour - is abominable. However the condemnation should be without exception. Some key points:

1. "Muslim slave trade" is just as much a loaded misnomer as "Christian slave trade". The Arab slave trade preceding Islam (Google "Arab slave trade").

2. John Kirk persuaded the (Arab, Muslim) Sultan of Zanzibar to abolish slavery in 1897. However Arab slavery continues in the Sahel today.

3. The British and the Australians continued a form of slavery well into the 20th century through indentured labor from starving India to South Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and the Fiji (where the so-called "Girmit" system ran from 1879-1920; it has been my privilege to know many people who variously had great grandparents, grandparents, or indeed parents who were "5-year slaves"). However, remember Churchill's notorious statement in relation to indentured labour in South Africa "It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery; at least, that word in its full sense could not be applied without a risk of terminological inexactitude".

3. While the British stopped slavery in sub-Saharan Africa, horrendous de facto slavery (see definition above) continued under the French and most appallingly by the Belgians in the Congo (10 million Congolese butchered)- the latter abuse was also perpetrated by the British in Peru for the same reason (rubber)- Sir Roger Casement who exposed both was hanged in 1916 as an Irish patriot.

4. And let's not forget de facto slavery of Indigneous Australians and the government theft of their meagre earnings.


A further comment was CENSORED OUT by the slavishly pro-Zionist ABC:

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Oct 2012 9:25:37am

Occupied Palestinians have been held prisoners and deprived of all human rights by the racist Zionists of Apartheid Israel since 1967 (Google "Israel excludes Occupied Palestinians from Universal Declaration of Human Rights"). There are now 2.5 million Occupied Palestinians in the ever-dwindling West Bank ghetto "Bantustans" and 1.6 million in the Gaza Concentration Camp (50% children, and of these 10% physically stunted from Israeli-imposed deprivation) - a source of human rights-deprived, imprisoned cheap labour for Apartheid Israel, a slavery-based, kleptocracy based on occupation, theft, mass murder, mass imprisonment, exploitation, racism and genocide (Google "Palestinian Genocide", "review the chronicles of nefaria", and the new multi-author book - 3 Australian co-authors - "The Plight of the Palestinians").

The Zionist-beholden Australian Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals, neoliberal Coalition and Labor) are world-leading supporters of Apartheid Israeli slavery, have made Australian financial contributions towards it tax-deductible, and provide massive taxpayer funding of Australian private schools promoting racist Zionism, de facto large-scale slavery, and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide.



DrGideonPolya :

14 Oct 2012 4:31:59pm

The ABC censored out a further comment I made about the 1.6 million Occupied Palestinians (half children and of these 10% stunted due to Israeli blockade) in what the Catholic Church as described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (for what the evidently Zionist-beholden ABC does not want people to read, know or think about Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

 

 

On October 2012, re “Immigrant nations”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/immigrant-nations/4303678 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

13 Oct 2012 10:01:34am

Outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond ("Guns, Germs and Steel" and "Collapse") has described the biological and economic basis of genocidal European colonialism, especially in areas capable of sustaining European-style agriculture (e.g. North America, South America, Southern Africa, Australasia, and Palestine associated with violent death sand avoidable deaths from disease and deprivation totalling about 10 million, 25 million, and circa 2 million, 2 million and 2 million, respectively ). See also Sven Lindqvist's brilliant book "Exterminate all the Brutes" that makes the ideological connection between pre-mid-20th century European colonial genocides and the Nazi German lebensraum industrial-scale genocide.

Professor Jared Diamond in "Collapse" (Prologue, p10) enunciated "the moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" (for related humane, anti-racist Jewish opinions Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

Germaine Greer has made a useful approach to the reality of the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal ethnocide in Australia in advocating not just cessation and justice for Indigenous Australians but also due recognition of how we are all significantly culturally Aboriginal. I learned from the great NGV Napoleon Exhibition in Melbourne that civilized, science-based French explorers under D'Entrecasteau had drawn Aborigines as proud, smart and elegant HUMAN BEINGS, and transcribed their songs and music, notably "coo-ee" ("come here").

 



On 9 October 2012 re “What’s wrong with the American political system?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/what27s-wrong-with-american-politics3f/4302750   . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

11 Oct 2012 8:29:14am

The crucial point was repeatedly made about K Street and the dominance of lobbyists in the US political system. Indeed the US like other Western democracies has become a Lobbyocracy in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, policy, public perception of reality and hence votes. However it goes further than this and has become what Professor Brian Ellis has called a Corporatocracy (Google "Review Social Humanism") which is a Lobbyocracy of a very sophisticated and globalized kind (e.g. the racist, genocidal and traitorous yet dominant Zionist Lobby that JFK and RFK unsuccessfully sought to have registered as an agent of a foreign country).

In his book "The Assault on Reason" Al Gore wrote of the requirement of a properly informed citizenry for a genuine democracy but this has been perverted by media oligopolies, by what John Pilger has described as Murdochracy in which Big Money determines public perception of reality and hence votes through Mainstream media lying and censorship (Google Mainstream media lying").

Bruce Shapiro raised the core issue of effective citizen participation in the general democratic discussion as opposed to involvement in the conventional electoral process. Unfortunately the wonderful American free speech and humanitarian traditions (e.g. Mike Moore, Daniel Ellsberg) have been effectively drowned out in Lobbyocracy America e.g. Romney is now ahead, having promised the Keystone XL pipeline but top US climate scientist says that this means "game over" for the planet.

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Oct 2012 10:29:26am

The extraordinary deficiencies of the Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverred and subverted American political system are empirically evidenced by the reality that Romney and Obama are neck and neck despite the horrendous realities that:

1. The most optimistic estimate of oil extractability from the Alberta, Canada oil sands is 70%, this meaning that the Keystone XL pipeline (the number 1 priority for Romney-Ryan) will generate 600 billion tonnes of CO2 and "game over " for the planet according to top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen (head, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies; adjunct professor at 81-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University). The WBGU, which advises the German Government, has estimated a terminal CO2 pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes CO2 that must not be exceeded to avoid a catastrophic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise (Google "300 ppm CO2").

2. Christian Zionist extremist Romney's promised abolition of Obamacare is estimated from data from 46-Nobel-Laureate Harvard University's prestigious medical school to kill an additional 10,300 Americans each year from lack of health cover, om top of the 1 million Americans who die preventably each year under the evilly anti-"American 99%" Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters (for the Awful Truth ignored by perverted and subverted Mainstream media Google "21 major reasons why Romney is unfit to be president" and "1 million Americans die").




On 9 October 2012 re “Aboriginal convicts”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/aboriginal-convicts/4300924  . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Oct 2012 9:16:55am

A very interesting interview about an important but well-hidden part of Australasian history that still resonates today in Australia and New Zealand.

However "convicts" is an arguable semantic sub-set of "prisoners" and the last surviving Tasmanian "full-blood" aborigines were incarcerated on Flinders Island and thence at Oyster Cove south of Hobart. The very last, Truganini, died in 1876 and her bones were buried in the old Hobart Women's Prison (in which I used to play as a child) before being put on display in the Hobart Museum. Truganini, another female and 2 male companions were imprisoned in NSW and charged with murder of a European, the men being hanged and the women returned to Tasmania (see "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web).

Of course the circa 100,000 Aboriginal Stolen Children were prisoners, as are the thousands of refugees (many of them children) imprisoned in remote concentration camps today in PC racist, neoliberal Australia. In 2008 over 28% of Australia's prison population was Aboriginal although Aborigines comprise only 2.3% of the Australian population.




On 8 October 2012 re “How political is the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury?” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-political-is-the-role-of-the-archbishop-of-canterbury3f/4301004   . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

09 Oct 2012 5:38:43pm

Archbishop Rowan Williams has recently reiterated his criticism of the illegal US Alliance invasion of Iraq (Google "Rowan Williams condemns war on Iraq"). However he has couched these criticisms in legalistic terms with no reference to the horrendous human consequences of the US Alliance war on the Iraqi people since 1990 - 4.6 million deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes and 5-6 million refugees (Google "Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide").

The Iraqi Holocaust (4.6 million deaths) has the same dimensions as the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation). The silence of Rowan Williams about the Iraqi Holocaust is mirrored in his silence over the Afghan Holocaust ( 5.6 million post-invasion deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation, 2.9 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes, 3-4 million refugees) (Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide").

The utter moral cowardice of the Anglican Church in an open, domestically peaceful, democratic society recalls that of the Pope Pius XII living under ruthless Fascist and Nazi rule in relation to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust. Not all priests succumb to moral cowardice - a member of my family, Dr Gabor Ervin, was a courageous (Jewish) Catholic priest who tried to save Orthodox Jews, secular Jews, Catholic Jews and Jewish children from the Nazis and Fascist Arrow Cross in Hungary but was eventually seized and martyred in Budapest in late 1944.



Re Rowan Williams

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Oct 2012 9:50:36am

One notes that Archbishop Rowan Williams - the head of what remains due to resolute antidisestablishmentarianism Britain's Established religion - visited Auschwitz and has acknowledged the reality of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying of deprivation) but not, as far as I know, the WW2 European Holocaust of which it was a part (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed).

Similarly, a search of the Web fails to find any comment by Dr Williams about the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (the first WW2 atrocity to have been described as a "holocaust", in N.G. Jog's 1944 book "Churchill's Blind Spot: India") in which the British under anti-Asian, anti-Indian, pro-Zionist, anti-Arab anti-Semite Churchill, with major Australian complicity , deliberately starved to death 6-7 million Indians in 1942-1945 for strategic reasons (see "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Holocaust ignoring is far, far worse than repugnant holocaust denial because at least the latter admits of public discussion. Holocaust ignored yields holocaust repeated.

 

On 8 October 2012 re “Slavery in Australia”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/slavery-in-australia/4301712   . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

09 Oct 2012 5:59:24pm

While mention was made of "blackbirding" slaves from Melanesia to work on Queensland cane fields in the late 19tjh century (many of the so-called "Kanakas" were forcibly repatriated in the 20th century under the philosophy of the White Australia Policy), no mention was made of the Indentured labor system that brought 5-year slaves from India to Fiji between 1879 and 1920. A dear elderly friend recalls the whip marks on her mother's back left by Australian sirdars (foremen).

Bottom-of-the-barrel Queensland under both Liberals and Laborals has refused to return government-seized money of Aboriginals working under slave conditions.

I have variously made representations to no avail to WorkSafe over imprisoned sex slaves in Australia. While law officers are concerned about getting evidence of criminality, WorkSafe has an urgent obligation to insist immediately on safe working conditions for imprisoned slaves (who, for example, will be damaged if raped or beaten and who will perish if there is a fire). Poor fellow my country.

 






On 6 October 2012  ABC Radio National Saturday Extra re “Labor China policy: 1971”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/labor-china-policy3a-1971/4298056 . My comments ( I was very pleased  that Saturday Extra's esteemed presenting journalist  Geraldine Doogue quoted from this comment on radio in the following week) :

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

06 Oct 2012 2:39:13pm

Excellent interview with Dr Stephen Fitzgerald about Gough Whitlam's historic recognition of China. Would that there were more such informed, intelligent MPs and public servants involved in Australia's foreign policy today.

The Chinese has a rough time in Australia with mass deportations and murderous "Chinamen hunts" that complemented "Aboriginal hunts" in the 19th century, spurred on by explicit, genocidal racism of poets Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson . Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, declared (1901, in support of the White Australia Policy) that "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman" (see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

The golden - but unfortunately US- and US lackey-terminated - Whitlam era of 1972-1975 was succeeded by worsening violent racism of both Labor and Coalition towards Asia involving blind bipartisan support for more US Asian Wars (12 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed, post-1990 US War on Muslims; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide"). In shades of the Khemlani Affair, a Rudd Labor Minister was blackened and pushed out for dining with a Chinese business woman. Wikileaks has revealed that Kevin Rudd suggested war with China to Hilary Clinton and that Kim Beazley offered Australian troops in that eventuality - much to the alarm of former PM Malcolm Fraser who cited Sir Robert Menzies telling the endlessly warmongering Yanks in the 1950s that if they had a war with China, Australia would have nothing to do with it (see Malcolm Fraser's informed and sensible views by Googling "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia").

The Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Australian Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) anti-China, US lackey approach is consonant (albeit in a disingenuously PC way) with the view of the former Israeli ambassador to Australia who disgustingly declared that: "Israel and Australia are like sisters in Asia. We are in Asia without the characteristics of Asians. We don't have yellow skin and slanted eyes. Asia is basically the yellow race. Australia and Israel are not. We are basically the white race" Google "Two white sisters in Asia: Israel and Australia").



On 6 October 2012, ABC Radio National Saturday Extra re “Iranian economic collapse?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/iranian-economic-collapse3f/4298174  . My comments:



Dr Gideon Polya :

06 Oct 2012 3:09:07pm

2 key points not mentioned in the interview.

1. While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, is an NPT signatory, repeatedly declares that it does not want nuclear weapons, repeatedly voted for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, does not occupy any other country, and has not invaded any other country for centuries, the opposite is true of race-based, genocidal, Apartheid Israel which reportedly has 200 nuclear bombs, is not an NPT signatory, repeatedly opposes a nuclear-free Middle East, currently occupies the territory of 3 countries and has attacked about 11 countries in the last 64 years (Tunisia, Libya, Sudan Uganda, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, the US in the USS Liberty attack (34 Americans killed) and very likely in the 9-11 atrocity (about 3,000 killed)).

2. Iran leads the World in interdiction of US- and Australia-protected Afghan opiates that have killed 1.1 million people since 2001 due to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 92% in 2007 , with this carnage including 55,000 Iranians, 200,000 Americans, 4,000 Australians, 10,000 Canadians and 18,000 British. The Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-subverted and perverted Australian Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals) are complicit in the mass murder of 360 Australians annually in the interests of the virulently anti-Iranian, endlessly warmongering, neocon American and racist Zionist One Percenters (for detail and documentation Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide".

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

07 Oct 2012 9:18:55am

While pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Lib-Lab Australians would have been delighted with the Saturday Extra story, the reality is otherwise as revealed by Matthew Boesler in an article in "Business Insider" entitled "There is no hyperinflation in Iran - the real story is much more interesting". In short, Iranian Government policy ensures that inflation (not hyperinflation) in Iran does not hurt ordinary people (who do not deal in US dollars) but restricts the imports, travel, prosperity and political clout of the middle class that is the basis of political opposition to the present Iranian Government. The article quotes US Middle East experts Dr Salehi-Isfahani (Brookings Institution) and Professor Juan Cole (University of Michigan) who point out that the sanctions against Iran are simply damaging the most pro-Western segment of Iranian society.

Turning truth on its head by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-subverted Australian Mainstream media (including the ABC) is in the interests of the nuclear terrorist states of the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel and their traitorous, Zionist-subverted Australian supporters but not in the interests of Australia which is already involved in the "next" US Asian War through anti-Iranian sanctions, hosting the US killing machine and complicity in US-backed Afghan opiates that have already killed 4,000 Australians (as well as 55,000 Iranians, 200,000 Americans, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 British and 1.1 million people globally ) but which are mainly opposed (according to the UN ODC World Drug Report) by Iran, Pakistan, China and Turkey.

What sort of traitorous Australians are complicit the deaths of 4,000 Australians in the interests of US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism and Israeli state terrorism? Answer: the racist Zionist-perverted, US lackey Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals) and their supporters. Decent Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it ceases betraying Australia and reverts to decent values.


On 6 October 2012, ABC Radio National Saturday Extra re  “Europe in the aftermath of WWII and its legacy for today”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/europe-in-the-aftermath-of-wwii-and-its-legacy-for-today/4295544 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

07 Oct 2012 10:49:41am

The most shocking data relates to "under-5 infant deaths per 1,000 births" that in 1949 was a huge 72 (East Germany), 75 (West Germany), 78 (Czechoslovakia), 92 (Austria), 91 (Hungary) and 108 (Poland) as compared to about 34 in the UK (see Richard Rose, "Understanding post-communist transformation: a bottom-up approach", pp28-29).

For all the public religious passion over the "right to life of the unborn" there is scant regard for the "right to life of the born". Indeed in impoverished high birth rate countries the total number of avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease is about 1.4 times the under-5 infant deaths (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web).

Thus in US Alliance and Australia-occupied Afghanistan TODAY the infant mortality rate is about 200 per 1,000 births (as compared to about 20 in China and Tibet); under-5 infant deaths total about 200,000 annually (UNICEF), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention that demands that an Occupier must provide life-sustaining food and medical requisites to the conquered subjects "to the fullest extent of the means available" (reality: "annual per capita total health expenditure" permitted by the wear criminal Occupiers is a mere US$44; see WHO).

In post-invasion Occupied Afghanistan under-5 infant deaths now total about 3.0 million and total post-invasion avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation amount to 4.2 million - an immense war crime on the scale of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) for which nearly all Australian MPs (notably excluding the anti-war Greens) should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (for the Awful Truth accessible by Mouse in seconds but resolutely hidden by lying Mainstream media simply Google "Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide" and "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").







On 3 October 2012 re “Crisis in democracy”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/crisis-in-democracy3f/4293452 . My comments:


 

DrGideonPolya :

05 Oct 2012 11:25:08am

Democracy in the West has been subverted into what has been variously described as a Murdochracy (by outstanding Australian writer and journalist John Pilger and others), a Lobbyocracy (by many) or Corporatocracy (e.g. by philosopher Professor Brian Ellis in his new book "Secular Humanism. A New Metaphysics; Google "Review Secular Humanism") in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes.

Thus in 2010 the largely (79%) foreign-owned mining corporations announced they would spend $100 million campaigning against the Mining Tax but in the event they spent only $23 million (AEC data) to achieve the removal of one of Australia's most popular PMs in the Mining Corporation-backed, US-approved, pro-Zionist-led Coup against PM Kevin Rudd (for a detailed analysis by outstanding anti-racist Jewish writer and journalist Antony Loewenstein Google "Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?"). Indeed it is possibly for this reason that the Pokies Lobby correctly concluded that $20 million was all that was needed to defeat mandatory pre-commitment.


In response to an attack on John Pilger the following further comment was initially PUBLISHED and then sneakily CENSORED by the ABC :


DrGideonPolya :

07 Oct 2012 9:43:43am

Kerr was a CIA "asset" and the US strongly disapproved of the Whitlam Government over Vietnam, Pine Gap and in general for not being traitorous US lackeys. For a detailed summary of US subversion in Australia in 1975 and in other countries around the world see William Blum's best-selling book "Rogue State". Phillip Agee's book "Inside the Company. CIA Diary" is mainly an eye-witness participant account of CIA subversion in Latin America and in Ecuador in particular, but it is glaringly obvious from the book to followers of Australian politics who the corresponding Australian "assets" are.

Unfortunately the endlessly lying and deceiving American Establishment did not keep its 1977 promise to Gough Whitlam. Thus the US Ambassador Schieffer ("Sheep for brains" in Mark Latham's book "The Latham Diaries") publicly intervened in the 2004 elections, vetoing Latham's electoral bid over his policy to get out of Iraq (substantially US-owned Australian MSM have continued the US-initiated vilification of Latham). WikiLeaks has revealed US antipathy to Rudd who was eventually sacked (for being too pro-Australian) in the Mining Corporation-backed, US-approved, and pro-Zionist-led 2010 Coup. WikiLeaks has further revealed US "assets" within the Labor Government who would secretly report to the Zionist-headed US embassy.


LNL re crisi in democracy

 

DrGideonPolya :

09 Oct 2012 10:35:19am

crank: I agree with much of what you have said except for the bit about a "cathartic bonfire" - one hopes that information flow through "new media", sweet reason, and a change to humane values from the current neo-liberalism (freedom of the advantaged 1% to exploit the disadvantaged 99%), Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy, and Corporatocracy obscenities will do the trick.

Indeed Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (Melbourne and La Trobe Universities) has written a new book "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics" that sets out the theoretical case for a new way of a human welfare- and happiness-maximizing social humanism based upon an evolving and inclusive social idealism at both the national and global level (Google "Review: Social Humanism")

re Fukushima

 





On 2 October 2012 re “Fallout from Fukushima”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/fallout-from-fukushima/4291030 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

04 Oct 2012 9:27:56am

Useful interview. Some comments from a scientist who has worked with radionuclides since the middle 1960s, necessarily followed risk-averse safety procedures and indeed taught such procedures to university students and researchers for over 30 years.

1. There is wide albeit qualified acceptance of the "linearity hypothesis" that says that unlike the situation with chemical or xenobiotic toxins (e.g. see my huge pharmacological book "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds") there is no threshold in relation to effect and radiation dosage. That has meant routine safety procedures for radiation workers to minimize exposure to and ingestion of radionuclides and the devising of conservative radiation safety standards for various social categories (e.g. the public, nuclear workers, nuclear medicine patients). Indeed the Japanese authorities INCREASED the acceptable radiation dose standards after Fukushima for economic reasons.

2. Assuming probability (P) of 0.05/Sv = 0.00005 /mSv = 5 cancers /100,000 people exposed to 1 mSv "extra" radiation above background (background dosage is 4 mSv per year), there were predicted circa 30,000 "extra" cancer deaths outside the USSR due to Chernobyl as compared to the circa 100 million "normal"cancer deaths expected. That said, point #1 says always minimize exposure (Google "Rational risk management, science & denial").

3. The overall nuclear cycle for nuclear power (from mining to safely disposing of waste) in the context of a carbon economy involves major CO2 emissions and as high grade uranium ores vanish the CO2 pollution from a nuclear power station and a combined gas-fired power station could be comparable (see Dr Mark Diesendorf, UNSW per Googling "Nuclear power: not green, clean or cheap").

4. "Batteries" for 24/7 renewable energy being currently applied include hydrological batteries (pumping water) and thermal storage (as in concentrated solar thermal with molten salts energy storage) (Google BZE).


DrGideonPolya :

09 Oct 2012 10:55:29am

Here are some renewable energy options that have been costed (for details Google "2011 climate change course" and see section H ).

1. $370 billion for 100$ renewable energy for Australia by 2020 mainly involving wind and concentrated solar thermal with molten salts energy storage (Google "Beyond Zero Emissions" for its detailed "Zero carbon Australia by 2020" or BZE ZCA2020 Report ).

2. $253 billion for 100% renewable energy for Australia by 2030 with a mainly wind and solar mix and with hydrological energy storage (see "Australian sustainable energy by the numbers" by top electrical engineer and bionic ear developer, Professor Peter Seligman, University of Melbourne).

3. $144-$200 billion for wind-based renewable energy representing 80% of Australia's projected need of 325,000 GWh of electrical energy annually by 2020.



On 2 October 2012 re “Presidential debate preview with Bruce Shapiro”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4290882  . My comments survived for an hour or so and then were CENSORED by the ABC  (however the ABC left untouched offensive , off-topic, abusive  comments directed at me and posted BEFORE my post by anonymous bloggers):

 

DrGideonPolya :

03 Oct 2012 9:15:47am

In 2011 58% of 312 million Americans (i.e. 181 million Americans) had health cover i.e. 312 million - 181 million = 131 million didn't (Google "Health Insurance"). 1 million Americans die preventably each year under a Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter regime, and of these (according to Harvard Medical School) 45,000 die from lack of health insurance each year (Google "1 million Americans die")

Obama added 30 million Americans to health cover (this fortunately being backed by the US Supreme Court) but Christian Zionist and racist, religious right Republican (R4) Romney has vowed to reverse this (Google "Romney vows he'll nix health care law").

Christian Zionist, R4 Romney's policy of removing 30 million Americans from Obamacare will KILL an estimated 45,000 x 30 million/131 million = 10,305 Americans EACH YEAR.

En passant, decent, fair-minded people will ignore the barrage of variously offensive, defamatory, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, uncredentialled, ad hominem abuse and pro-Zionist trolling that is evidently designed to obfuscate credentialled, documented, anti-racist, humanitarian, non-anonymous opinion, and is the more obnoxious for being made with the courage of anonymity (from the US? from Apartheid Israel? from the Apartheid Israeli Embassy? from students at an Australian taxpayer-funded, pro-Zionist, pro-genocide Australian private school? )


DrGideonPolya :

03 Oct 2012 10:47:53pm

The unethical ABC has deleted my carefully researched comment about the US Presidential race while preserving anonymous, off topic, pejorative, ad hominem abuse and pro-Zionist trolling. In short, 131 million Americans did not have health cover (2011), 45,000 Americans died annually from lack of health cover, and Christian Zionist Romney intends to abolish ObamaCare and hence removal of 30 million Americans from health cover at a cost of 45,000 x 30 million/131 million = 10,305 American deaths annually or about 40,000 deaths in 4 years. For what the ABC censored Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live". For further details published by an ethical medium Google "Romney election to kill 40,000 Americans"


DrGideonPolya :

04 Oct 2012 11:19:36pm

For my carefully researched, on topic, credentialled, documented, non-anonymous comments on the US presidential race that continue to be censored by the ABC, Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live". For their substance also Google "Romney abolition of Obamacare would kill 80,000 Americans over 8 years".



DrGideonPolya :

06 Oct 2012 1:59:03am

Lack of health insurance for 131 million Americans kills 45,000 Americans every year (Harvard Medical School) out of the 1 million American who die preventably every year c/- the anti-humanity neocon and pro-Zionist One Percenters running America. Romney's promised abolition of Obamacare and hence health cover for 30 million Americans will kill 45,000 x 30 million/131 million = 10,305 Americans each year (Google "Romney election to kill 40,000 Americans over 4 years").

This is my FOURTH attempt to post a carefully researched, documented, credentialled, quantitative and non-anonymous comment on the ABC Late Night Live website about this aspect of the US presidential elections - my previous THREE (3) comments have been censored out by the ABC which appears to have a deep, neocon- and Zionist-inspired hatred for the long-suffering American 99% (for details and documentation Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

This continuing appalling ABC censorship will continue to be reported widely to media, MPs and within the ABC whose annual budget of $930 million (2009-2010) is an unacceptably high price for taxpayers to pay for repugnant censorship, lying by commission, lying by omission, anti-Arab anti-Semitism, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (sidelining, blocking, censorship, obfuscation and defamation applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion), and neocon American and Zionist imperialist-beholden politically correct racism (PC racism), genocide complicity, holocaust complicity, genocide ignoring, holocaust ignoring, genocide denial and holocaust denial (e.g. denial of Australian complicity in the post-1990, neocon- and Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has been associated, so far, with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation, half of them of children; Google "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide").


After deleting most of the last post, the ABC (out of embarrassment?) posted an edited version composed of only paragraph 1:

DrGideonPolya :

06 Oct 2012 1:59:03am

Lack of health insurance for 131 million Americans kills 45,000 Americans every year (Harvard Medical School) out of the 1 million American who die preventably every year c/- the anti-humanity neocon and pro-Zionist One Percenters running America. Romney's promised abolition of Obamacare and hence health cover for 30 million Americans will kill 45,000 x 30 million/131 million = 10,305 Americans each year (Google "Romney election to kill 40,000 Americans over 4 years").

 

                           



 On 27 September 2012 re “Dame Joan Bakewell”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/dame-joan-bakewell/4244886 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

28 Sep 2012 11:53:04pm

No doubt the very articulate Dame Joan Bakewell believes in good faith that the BBC is independent of the British Government. However analysis using the BBC's own search engine reveals that the BBC is an unprincipled agent of government and resolutely ignores the horrendous dimensions of Anglo-American atrocities, notably the deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation that have totalled 4.6 million for Iraq (1990-2012), 2.7 million for Iraq (2003-2012), 5.6 million for Afghanistan (2001-2012) and 12 million for the post-1990 US Alliance War on Muslims (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide"). For these and other shocking examples of lying by omission by the BBC and by the similarly holocaust-ignoring and genocide-ignoring ABC simply Google "Censorship by the BBC" and "Censorship by the ABC".

While Joan Bakewell, like millions of other decent people around the world, demonstrated against the Iraq War in February 2003, her lover the late Harold Pinter (2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature) went the requisite extra yards and demanded the arraignment of Bush and Blair before the International Criminal Court, declaring in his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (after violent post-invasion deaths had been estimated in 2004 at 100,000 by top US medical epidemiologists): "How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice" (Google "Art, truth and politics").

Twelve million? More than enough, I would have thought, to arraign most US political representatives and most Western MPs - including most of Australia's neoliberal, US lackey, pro-Zionist, pro-war, Lib-Lab, Liberal-Laboral MPs - before the ICC.

 

DrGideonPolya :

29 September 2012 8:54:55am

The corporate and Lobbyist perversion of citizen-funded, ostensibly public interest broadcasting in the UK and Australia has not gone unnoticed.

Thus outstanding Australian academic Professor George Venturini in his excoriating analysis of the question "Is Australia fascist?" and in analyzing how ostensibly democratic Australia satisfies 14 criteria for being "fascist" (albeit a "Sub-tropical - somewhat Friendly Fascism"), comments on perversion of Australian media : "A duopoly in printed media and an oligopoly in other media totally controlled and curtseyed in fear of retribution by a band of Right-wing talking heads or pens and noisy minions in the parliaments" (Google "Is Australia fascist?").

Professor Venturini quotes at length from Professor Sheldon Wolin (Princeton University) who analyzes a similar democracy to fascism transition in America in his book "Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism" (Professor Wolin's thesis is that American Democracy has been perverted into a corporatist neo-fascism that is elaborately dressed up as liberal democracy, with subverted mainstream Media (akin to the BBC and ABC) playing a key role in maintenance of this egregious Big Lie. Thus, for example, Obama's UNGA speech extolled "free speech" a key principle of US "democracy" while FOI-released documents reported in the Melbourne Age this week show that the US military regards Australian journalist hero Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, as an enemy of the state and that any US military personnel having any dealings with him face the death sentence.

Small l liberal, progressive Dame Joan Bakewell, appointed, un-elected to the House of Lords by a war criminal Labor Government, argued in the interview for the virtues of the experienced minds of her similarly unelected fellow Lords who can successfully oppose democratic decisions of the House of Commons.

 

 

On 26 September 2012 re “Global power play in the Syrian uprising”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/global-role-in-syrian-uprising/4279974 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

27 Sep 2012 6:18:54pm

Well said, "crank". Syria is a dictatorship as are Qatar and Saudi Arabia that are criminally involved in the Western-backed civil war that is devastating Syria, a country that has hosted more refugees per capita than any other and was a haven for religious minorities, notably Christians, in the Middle East (read William Dalrymple's brilliant book "From the Holy Mountain".

Before NATO invaded Libya perhaps 1,000 Libyans had died. The NATO-effected regime change cost 100,000 lives and 1.3 million refugees (1 million being so-called "Black Libyans, subject to continued ethnic cleansing). Australia-backed US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, Qatar state terrorism and Saudi state terrorism has now led to 25,000 Syrian deaths and circa 100,000 refugees.

The pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Australian Government's cowardly, criminal and contemptible role in supporting US Alliance violence in the Muslim world from Libya to Pakistan deserves international rebuke (Google "Open Letter: Africa must oppose Australia's bid for a UN Security Council seat").


Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Sep 2012 6:30:20pm

Just testing to see if I am still blocked by the ABC from posting here under my professional name "Dr Gideon Polya".

Comment: a subsequent post under "Dr Gideon Polya" was BLOCKED.

 


On 26 September 2012 re “James Fallows on US presidential election”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/james-fallows-on-us-presidential-election/4282138 . My comments:



DrGideonPolya :

28 Sep 2012 1:37:52pm

Testing the ABC Wall of Silence - I made a carefully researched, detailed comment under my professional name "Dr Gideon Polya" this morning but it was again blocked by the ABC as it has been for months (see "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") (although a test comment yesterday got through under "Dr Gideon Polya"; see immediately above).

 

DrGideonPolya :

28 September 2012 1:46:45pm

Second attempt. The following major matters are of course not part of the US Presidential Elections discourse in an American Lobbyocracy, Murdochracy, Plutocracy and Corporatocracy run by a Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-subverted One Percenter Establishment.

1. Democracy, 80% of African American male adults in Chicago are forbidden to vote just as US-backed Apartheid Israel prevents 93% of 12 million Palestinians voting for the government ruling all of Palestine.

2. Genocide. The Zionist-backed US war on Muslims

 

DrGideonPolya :

28 September  2012 2:13:35pm

Emboldened, to continue:

2. Genocide. The Zionist project and the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims have been associated with violent deaths and avoidable deaths from violently imposed deprivation totalling 2.0 million (Palestinian Genocide, 1936-), 4.6 million (Iraqi Genocide, 1990-), 5.6 million (Afghan Genocide, 2001-), 2.2 million (Somali Genocide, 1992-), 0.1 million (Libyan Genocide) (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide")

3. 1 million Americans die preventably each year (this including 45,000 from lack of health cover, 20,000 under-5 year old infants and 6,000 US veteran suicides) due to successive US Administrations committing $5 trillion this century alone to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home (Google "1 million Americans die").

4. Climate change inaction. US, Canada, and Australia climate change inaction and world-leading annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution disproportionately contribute to a worsening climate genocide in which 5 million people die each year from climate change and carbon burning pollution with an estimated 100 million to die thus by 2030 (see latest DARA report commissioned by 20 countries).

5. US- and Australia-backed drug deaths. 1.1 million people have died opiate drug-related deaths linked to the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world share in 2001 to 92% in 2007, this carnage including 200,000 Americans, 18,000 British, 10,000 Canadians and 4,000 Australians (Google "Afghan Genocide, Afghan Holocaust).

6. US state terrorism (and very likely Apartheid Israeli state terrorism ) responsibility for the 9-11 atrocity (3,000 killed) as asserted by numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts (Google "Experts: US did 9-11).

DrGideonPolya :

28 September  2012 5:16:35pm

Readers of this thread - more variously ignorant, unsubstantiated, uncredentialled, grossly false, defamatory, anti-humanity, anti-numeracy and indeed anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Jewish Semitic pro-Zionist trolling made, of course, with the courage of anonymity.

1. There are about 12 million Palestinians, 50% of whom, are forbidden to even live anywhere in their own country having been displaced by UK-US-backed racist Zionist colonizers with no more "right" to colonize in Palestine than in Lapland, Indonesia or China. Adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis - descendants of Palestinians not ethnically cleansed by Zionist terrorists - are the ONLY Palestinians who can vote for the government ruling ALL of Palestine i.e. 0.8 x 100 /12 = 6.7% can vote, leaving 93% who CANNOT vote for the government ruling their country under the racism-, violence- and genocide-based Apartheid Israel regime (cf Nazi Apartheid South Africa, Prussia in Poland, Nazi Germany in Poland ) (Google "Palestinian Genocide").

2.According to outstanding US NAACP human rights lawyer Michelle Alexander (author of "The New Jim Crow") "a large majority of African American men in some urban areas have been labelled felons for life (in the Chicago area the figure is nearly 80%). These men are part of a growing undercaste - not class, caste - permanently relegated, by law, to a second class status. They can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits, much as their grandparents and grandparents were during the Jim Crow era". The father of the present Zionist Mayor of racist Chicago was a member of the Nazi-style and Nazi collaborating Irgun Zionist terrorist group involved in the genocide of Palestinians and in killing Allied servicemen before, during and after WW2.

3. The racist Zionists are the worst in the world for anti-Arab anti-Semitism (defaming, killing and ethnic cleansing Arabs) and for anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (routinely falsely defaming anti-racist Jews critical of Zionist crimes) and should be sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.

 

DrGideonPolya :

02 Oct 2012 11:27:20am

Readers of this thread - this thread is about the US elections but has inevitably been perverted by false, ad hominem, pro-Zionist defamation of anti-racist Jews critical of the horrendous abuses of US-backed Apartheid Israel as "anti-Semitic".

Obama attempted to call for human rights of Palestinians but was immediately shouted down by the traitorous, racist Zionist Lobby in cahoots with the racist religious right Republicans (R4s)and had to retreat to the default, mantra position of the "2-state solution" that has been made meaningless by Apartheid Israeli violence, theft, intransigence and the ethnic cleansing of now 90% of Palestine (for a detailed account of this traitorous racist Zionist bullying of Obama see "The Crisis of Zionism" by liberal Jewish American Peter Beinart (Google "Review the crisis of zionism").

Racist religious right Republican (R4) Mitt Romney has declared himself as a cowardly lackey of the genocidally racist psychopaths of the Apartheid Israeli Government.

John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, in addition to standing up for African-American human rights, tried to get the racist Zionists listed as agents of a foreign country. They were both assassinated (the family of the murderer of Robert Kennedy was held hostage by the Israelis, this making it extremely likely that RFK was killed on Israeli orders).

En passant, avoidable deaths from deprivation are 1.4 times the under-5 infant deaths in impoverished, high birth rate countries (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web) and the annual under-5 infant deaths in the Occupied Palestinian Territories total 3,000 (UNICEF; 90% avoidable and due to Israeli war crimes in gross contravention of the Geneva Convention) i.e. Occupied Palestinian avoidable deaths from Israeli-imposed deprivation total about 1.4 x 3,000 = 4,200 annually , killed by racist Zionists as surely as if they were gassed, bombed, shot or bludgeoned (similarly the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters kill 1 million Americans annually).

JFK and RFK were right. The US and Australia should declare racist Zionists as agents of a foreign power. The racist Zionists and their Lib-Lab supporters should be sidelined from public life as have been the similarly racist Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.


On 26 September 2012 re George Monbiot, “Diggers, 2012”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/diggers-2012/4282262 . My comments:  

 

DrGideonPolya :

27 Sep 2012 6:00:19pm

Great interview with George Monbiot that raised major issues of (1) police-backed plutocracy, (2) dispossession and ethnic cleansing, (3) climate change, (4) neoliberal Labor/Labour parties and need for popular action.

1. Police-backed plutocracy - wealth-based rule, Lobbyocracy, or Corporatocracy according to Professor Brian Ellis (see "Review Social Humanism") - involves Big Money perverting Democracy and the social contract is current in the UK, the West and Australia, whether the perversion of democracy and truth in Murdochracy Australia by Mainstream media, including the taxpayer-funded ABC (e.g. malreportage of the police riot in Sydney against young Muslims opposing gross blasphemy and horrendous US war crimes).

2. The program alluded to the ethnic cleansing of Scotland in the Highland Clearances, of the English countryside in the Enclosures, of Brazilian farmers, and of Indigenous Australians in the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide (2 million untimely deaths over 2 centuries, race-based Lib-Lab laws and policies currently favoring further dispossession, ethnocide and untimely death at the rate of 9,000 Indigenous Australians per year). The Palestinian Genocide successively involved purchase of land from landowners and forced removal of Indigenous fellaheen, violence-based genocide, and now proceeds through bulldozing of villages and olives groves by the racist Zionist Apartheid Israeli war criminals.

3. Climate change inaction by UK, US, Canada and climate criminal Australia - yet all the Arctic summer sea ice will be gone in 3 years according to Professor Peter Wadhams (Ocean Physics, Cambridge, UK) and a worsening climate genocide (10 billion to die this century if the problem is not addressed).

4. The Brits and Australians have been failed by turncoat, neoliberal New Labour/Mew Labor Parties who have utterly betrayed their constituencies. In the UK the students say to Labour: "deliver decency or we will withdraw support", a tactic recently applied by Indigenous Australians in the NT elections. Monbiot's "mobilize, mobilize, mobilize" in Australia means "Vote 1 Green and put Labor last" as quasi-adumbrated by Senator Milne if liberal Malcolm Turnbull becomes Liberal leader


 

On 24 September 2012 re “Drones”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/drones/4136748 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Sep 2012 9:51:33am

The use of drones by the US to bomb any territory it chooses is war criminal barbarity as is the racist, genocidal, nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israeli export of this vile military technology world-wide. Numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US did 9-11 and key chemical physics evidence by Professor Niels Harrit et al (Chemistry Department, 9-Nobel Lauereaye University of Copenhagen) for unexploded nanothermite in all WTC dust samples studied is the "loaded gun" evidence implicating the US Government in the explosive demolition of the 3 WTC buildings in the 9-11 atrocity (Google "Experts: US did 9-11"). Accordingly, it is palpably evident that the planes used by the US Government in the 9-11 atrocities were in fact flown using US-Israeli drone technology as covers for the explosive demolitions of the Twin Towers and WTC7

Tony's estimates above of Muslim deaths in the post-1990 racist Zionist-backed US War on Muslims are under-stated. In estimating deaths from war and occupation one must consider not just violent deaths but also collateral deaths from violently-imposed deprivation (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web). Thus Jewish British historian Sir Martin Gilbert estimates that of 5-6 million Jews killed in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust , 1 in 6 died from deprivation (Martin Gilbert, "Atlas of the Holocaust") and University of London medical historian Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya estimates that 6-7 million Indians were starved to death by the British under Asian-hating, pro-Zionist Churchill in the "forgotten" WW2 Bengali Holocaust (Google "BBC Bengal Famine").

Deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Australia-complicit, post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan now total 12 million with about 1/3 being violent deaths and with the remaining 2/3 being deaths from war-imposed deprivation (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Sep 2012 11:56:34am

Medea Benjamin made an important point in the interview about the mental impact of this evil mass killing in Asia and Africa on the US military drone operators back in Metropolitan USA. One is reminded of description by ex-CIA, anti-Zionist Lobby, American patriot Victor Marchetti (author of "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence") of a US agent calling time out at a Central American torture session to take a call and assure his wife that he would pick up some wine and groceries on the way home.

1 million Americans die preventably each year due to the fiscal perversion of successive Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Administrations committing $5 trillion this century to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home. Of these 11 million American preventable deaths since the US (and likely Apartheid Israeli) perpetration of the 9-11 atrocity, an estimated 50,000 are of US veterans who have committed suicide. 20% of the 30,000 Americans who commit suicide each year are US veterans (for details Google "1 million Americans die").

One sincerely hopes that the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Lib-Lab warmongers who have involved Australia in ALL post-1950 US Asian Wars (38 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation) have provided the very best trauma treatment for Australian veterans - but I suspect that this is not the case. Indeed, for example, our cowardly, unethical, Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Mainstream media and politicians ignore the horrendous 1.1 million post-2001 deaths from the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry to 92% of world market share in 2007, the dead including 4,000 Australians, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 British and 200,000 Americans (UN ODC and other medical epidemiological data; for details Google "Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide" and "Pro-Zionist, pro-war, pro-opium , war criminal Canadian Government defames Iran and cuts diplomatic links").

 

 

 

On 24 September 2012 re “Wild Law”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/wild-law/4277524 . My comments:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

26 Sep 2012 11:16:06am

Two fundamental rules of the Natural Law are that (1) you should not destroy what you cannot replace (e.g. any species), and (2) you should not steal (e.g the species and ecosystems of the world that belong to ALL mankind, now and in the future). Those doing so - notably fossil fuel and iron ore mining corporations and their Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Coalition-Labor) supporters - are simply thieves and ecocidal, terracidal, climate criminal barbarians.

Yet the current rate of species extinction is 100-1,000 times greater than normal (Google "The real biodiversity crisis") with Australia leading the way in destruction of ecosystems and species, and in pollution of the one common atmosphere of all countries (climate criminal Australia's annual per capita Domestic greenhouse gas pollution of about 30 tonnes per person per year is 33 times greater than the 0.9 of acutely climate change-threatened Bangladesh).now

Leading climate scientists and biologists (notably coral biologists) says that we must return the atmospheric CO2 concentration from the 2012 peak of 397 parts per million (ppm) (Google "Mauna Loa CO2") to about 300 ppm to save the Arctic summer sea ice, coral and indeed the Biosphere (Google "300 ppm CO2" and "300.org").

Unfortunately coral started dying worldwide at 320 ppm CO2 and 75% of the volume of Arctic summer sea ice has gone. Indeed Professor Peter Wadhams (Professor of Ocean Physics, Cambridge University, UK) has stated that the Arctic summer sea ice will be essentially all gone by 2015 (Google "are we doomed? 300.org").

Solution: sideline, constrain and punish the climate criminals; replace fossil fuel burning with renewables, cease deforestation; return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm by re-forestation and massive biochar production and storage.

 

 

 


 

 

 

On 20 September 2012 re Palestinian writer “Raja Shehadeh”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/raja-shehadeh/4252582 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

21 Sep 2012 7:13:26pm

A very moving interview with the wonderful, gentle Raja Shehadeh. I particularly noted his succinct answer "It is home" to the question "Why didn't you leave Palestine?",
and the comments about the Scottish Clearances and the Palestinian Genocide. My deep sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians stems from basic humanity but is also informed by family history - my Scots forbears were ethnically cleansed from just north of the Mull of Kintyre in the early 19th century at the same time as my Jewish forebears were forced to flee Poland to Hungary, the descendants of the latter being largely exterminated by the German and Hungarian Nazis in 1944-1945 in a process in which the Zionists were deeply complicit (by collaborating with the Nazis, opposing safe haven for Jewish refugees anywhere but Palestine and persuading Churchill to veto the Joel Brand Plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews, 0.4 million of whom were to perish).

In 1946 the eminent Jewish Australian Sir Isaac Isaacs, Australia's first Australian-born Governor General, stated that: "The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism". Today the honour of all Australians demands repudiation of genocidal racist Zionism, the Palestinian Genocide and Apartheid Israel, yet the Coalition and Labor (the Lib-Labs, the Liberal-Laborals) are the best friends of this race-based, genocidal Apartheid State outside North America.

Numerous outstanding anti-racist Jews and anti-racist non-Jews from Arend and Zinn to Mandela and Tutu have spoken out against Apartheid Israel (see "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism". Decent anti-racist Australians must (1) inform everyone they can, (2) urge and apply Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters, (3) urge the sidelining of racist Zionists from public life (as has already happened to Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the KKK) and (4) vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Libs are just as bad but unlike neocon Labor have not actually betrayed anti-racist Labor voters).

 

DrGideonPolya :

22 September  2012 8:50:40am

The Palestinian Genocide can be described at the level of individuals as in non-fiction books such as Raja Shehadeh's "Occupation Diaries" and " Shall Not Hate" by Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish (a medical doctor, 3 of whose daughters were killed in Israeli naval shelling of the Gaza Concentration camp). Read also the fictional books "Mornings in Jenin" by Susan Abulhawa (a deeply moving novel based on 90 years of the Zionist invasion and Palestinian Genocide) and "The Chronicles of Nefaria" by William Cook.

However the Palestinian Genocide can also be seen from the perspective of the appalling numbers: 2 million Palestinians killed by violence (0.1 million) or from imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936; 7 million refugees (about 5 million registered with the UN); only about 7% of 12 million Palestinians permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine; 6 million Palestinians forbidden to even step foot in Palestine continuously inhabited by their forebears for thousands of years to the very dawn of agrarian civilization; 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians (over 50% children) deprived of all human rights and abusively confined to what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (1.6 million) or to ever-dwindling West Bank Bantustans (2.5 million; as described by Raja Shehadeh) (Google "Palestinian Genocide").

Also see the multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians" (edited by Professor William Cook; Palgrave Macmillan, London 2010) whose numerous anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholarly contributors include 3 Australians (notably outstanding expatriate Australian writer John Pilger)(Google "Review The Plight of the Palestinians").

 

DrGideonPolya :

23 September 2012 9:20:14am

For decent, anti-racist Australians merely tut-tutting at a distance about Apartheid Israel's ongoing Palestinian Genocide is insufficient - they must boycott Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters, including the Zionist-subverted Lib-Labs just as decent, ant-racist Australians successfully boycotted Apartheid South Africa.

Australia has been involved in the Palestinian Genocide for about a century. Thus the racism of our first PM, genocidally racist Edmund Barton's statement (1901): "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman" is consonant with that of the genocidal racist psychopath founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, who in Chapter 2 of "Der Judenstaat" headed "Palestine of Argentine?" (1896) conceived of a Western-backed, ethnically cleansed, Zionist Palestine as "a portion of a rampart of Europe against Asia, an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism".

Australian soldiers kicked off the Palestinian Genocide in December 1918 with the Surafend Massacre in which they destroyed an Arab village near Beersheba, killing about 100 and wounding many more as a reprisal for the death of one New Zealand soldier at the hands of a panicked Arab burglar. Australia was intimately involved in the WW2 Bengali Holocaust that killed 6-7 million Indians by withholding grain from its huge stores from starving India - an atrocity deleted from racist Australian history books, in part in fealty to the utterly false proposition of the serially holocaust-complicit and holocaust-denying Zionists that there has only been 1 holocaust.

Genocidal racist Theodor Herzl would have been delighted with Australia's participation in all post-1950 US Asian Wars (38 million dead from violence from war-imposed deprivation) and Australia's support for the Palestinian Genocide (ranking 4th in the world after the US, UK and Zionist-subverted Canada) (Google "Australia's secret genocide history"). Indeed in Australia donations towards the Palestinian Genocide are tax-deductible whereas a donation toward a Gaza orphanage could attract life-imprisonment under Australia's anti-Arab anti-Semitic anti-terrorism laws (Google "Apartheid Israel & 60 years of racism war, theft & Palestinian Genocide").

Decent anti-racist Australian must inform everyone they can that the 80% who vote for the Zionist-perverted Liberals or Laborals (the Zionist-perverted Lib-Labs, the Coalition and Labor) are complicit in the Palestinian Genocide in which Apartheid Israel deliberately kills about 3,000 Occupied Palestinian infants every year through imposed deprivation (according to Jewish British MP David Milliband 10% of the 800,000 children indefinitely and highly abusively imprisoned in the Gaza Concentration Camp are stunted from Israeli-imposed blockade). Thus the current 35% of Australians voting for ne

DrGideonPolya :

26 September 2012 12:43:08pm

Readers of this thread - variously false, pejorative, defamatory, ad hominem abuse involving uncredentialled, unsubstantiated, bald denial and obfuscation of acutely serious matters by anonymous pro-Zionists is par for the course for pro-Zionists defending the indefensible crimes associated with Apartheid Israel's ongoing Palestine Genocide (Google "Palestinian Genocide").

Numerous outstanding anti-racist Jews and non-Jews speak out against this continuing atrocity (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism") e.g. eminent Professors Peter Singer, Dennis Altman, Andrew Benjamin, Eva Cox and many others on the racist, genocidal Apartheid Israeli "Law of Return" : "We renounce this "right " to "return" offered us by Israeli law. It is not right that we may "return" to a state that is not ours while Palestinians are excluded and continuously dispossessed".

Yet the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Labor Government spurns such humane, moral advice from such outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars, preferring that of traitorous racist Zionists and the nuclear terrorist, genocidal, racist terrorists running the rogue state of Apartheid Israel ("a rogue state with an "utterly unscrupulous set of leaders" ... [which] habitually violates international law, possesses weapons of mass destruction, and practices terrorism" according to outstanding Jewish Israeli Professor of Internatitonal Relations, Avi Shlaim, Oxford University, UK).

All anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australian will totally reject the neoliberal Australian Labor Party (the Apartheid Israel-supporting Labor Party) that is committed to anti-Arab anti-Semitism (12 million Muslim dead so far in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims) and anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (by rejection of the views of outstanding anti-racist Jews and false conflation of horrendous Israeli crimes with ALL Jews, including anti-racist Jews)(Google "Australian Labor's new anti-Semitism").

 

On 18 September 2012 re Aboriginal and scientist collaboration for “Caring for country”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/caring-for-country/4268376 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Sep 2012 12:17:49pm

Excellent and inspiring interviews about collaboration of scientists and Indigenous communities to help preserve what's left of Australian ecosystems. The problems are immense (e.g. the cane toad). Some additional key points:

1. Ecocide and ethnocide. In 1788 there were 500 tribal groups and 250 Indigenous Australian languages of which only about 50 Indigenous languages remain. Yet ecosystem preservation, ecosystem description and Indigenous languages are intimately related (Google "Aboriginal Genocide").

2. Global and Australian species extinction. The species extinction rate is presently 100-1,000 times greater than normal (Google "The real biodiversity crisis") and Australia is a world leader in species extinction.

3. Man-made global warming. Man-made global warming is already impacting Australian ecosystems and CSIRO points to increasing precipitation in the north, increasing drought and bushfires in the south, and increasing sea levels (especially in the north and a major threat to Kakadu). Australia is one of the world's worst greenhouse gas polluters in terms of annual per capita Domestic GHG pollution (33 times greater than that of Bangladesh) but has a bipartisan commitment to hugely increasing Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution. Indeed Australia has already exceeded its "fair share" of the World's terminal GHG pollution budget and its policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports will see Australia exceeding the whole World's budget by a factor of three (Google "2011 climate change course").

4. Tipping points. Coral started dying at 320 ppm CO2 and about 320 ppm CO2 is needed to save the Arctic summer sea ice that will disappear by 2015 according to Professor Peter Wadhams (Cambridge University).

5. Biodiversity benefits. Indigenous plants and undesired xenobiota variously have potential for biochar generation (as a GHG-reducing alternative to burning) as well as for useful products (see my huge book "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds").

 

 

 

On 18 September 2012  re “Bruce Shapiro on  Romney’s gaffe”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-so-called-civilisation-wars/4268448 . My comments:

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

19 Sep 2012 6:30:20pm

Romney will no doubt pay at the ballot box for his highly offensive comments about the "47%" of "dependents" who he says will support Obama because they are recipients of government benefits.

Of course the poor are not the only such recipients, others including the military industrial complex that costs the US taxpayer $1 trillion annually, and the recipients of the $5 trillion accrual cost commitment in the last decade to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, and Syria (Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation total about 9 million since 2001; Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

Romney has grossly failed what should be the fundamental requirement for any American seeking public office, namely "love for America" that surely means (1) love for fellow Americans, (2) love for great American values (e.g. "all men are created equal") and (3) love of American ecosystems, flora and fauna.

In reality (1) 1 million Americans die preventably each year, 45,000 from lack of helath cover (Harvard medical School) but Romney will reverse Obama's addition of 30 million more Americans to health cover (Google "1 million Americans die") ; (2) Romney is in practice patently against "all men are created equal" (as revealed by his contempt for the American poor and the grievously oppressed Palestinians) and (3) the Republican anti-environment, pro-pollution, BAU policies threaten not just America but the whole world ( Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University recently stated that all the Arctic summmer sea ice will be gone by 2015 i.e. within 3 years).

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Sep 2012 11:10:39am

Readers of this thread - more utterly false, Orwellian, ad hominem abuse that turns reality on its head.

Supporting the observance of great American values such as "all men are created equal" and supporting the preservation of American landscape, ecosystems, flora and fauna are NOT "American bashing" but the opposite: expression of love and support for the very best of America.

Decrying the horrible reality that 1 million Americans die avoidably each year - due to the warped fiscal priorities of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-dominated American Establishment 1% of committing $5 trillion this century alone to killing millions of Muslims abroad rather than saving American lives at home - is again NOT "American bashing" but the very opposite: humane expression of support for the circa 100 million severely disadvantaged Americans for whom Romney and his Racist Religious Right Republican (R4) and Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist supporters have manifest contempt.

The deadly hatred and contempt for ordinary Americans by R4 Romney and his Neocon and racist Zionist supporters is glaringly apparent when one realizes that of the 1 million Americans who die preventably each year, 45,000 die from lack of health cover (Harvard Medical School; Romney wants to strip health cover off 30 million Americans) and 6,000 are US veterans who commit suicide each year (CDC data; such US veterans are evidently severely traumatized by the carnage of the R4- and Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has been associated since 1990 with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation; Google "1 million Americans die").

 

 

 

 

 

On September 2012 re “Hope Street, Jerusalem, a memoir”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/hope-street-jerusalem2c-a-memoir/4267480 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

19 Sep 2012 2:31:37pm

Marilyn is correct. The Wall was part of the wall surrounding the "Temple Mount" that for 1300 years has been the third most sacred site of Islam. The first 7 visible layers of the Wall derive from the Herodian period (circa 20BC) and of the remaining 21 layers, 4 were added by the Muslim Umayyads in the 7th century, the next 14 by the Muslim Ottomans and the last 3 by the Muslim Mufti of Jerusalem before the war criminal Apartheid Israeli invasion and war criminal theft of the site by racist Zionist invaders and colonizers in 1967 (see "Western Wall" on Wikipedia).

Marilyn is also correct about there not being an "exile". Eminent Jewish Israeli historian Professor Shlomo Sand in his best-selling book "The Invention of the Jewish People" points out that the Romans loved productive tax-payers, dealt harshly with rebellious nationalist fanatics (like the Zealots, carting hundreds off to Rome as slaves) and most of the Jews and non-Jews of Palestine remained, happily doing business and paying taxes (see also Professor Martin Gilbert, "Jewish History Atlas").

Professor Sand also points out that there is no Egyptian record of the "exodus" and that the "kingdom of David and Solomon" founded on genocide of Canaanite Palestinians in circa 1000-925 BC was fortunately limited to Jerusalem and immediately surrounding areas (one notes the punishment of sentimental King Saul for not killing ALL the Canaanite princesses and livestock as commanded). Indeed Professor Sand says that the descendants of the Palestinian Jews at the time of Christ are the present-day Palestinians - the Jewish Israelis largely derive from Yemeni, Berber and Khazar converts to a rather universalist Judaism of the first millennium AD.

Genocidal, racist Zionism and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by Apartheid Israel (2 million Palestinians killed by violence or imposed deprivation since 1936, 7 million refugees, 6 million Palestinians forbidden to live anywhere in their own country, only 6.7% of 12 million Palestinians permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, horrendous additional on-going human rights abuses) flouts both Judaism and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Google "True Torah Jews Against Zionism" and "Jews Against Racist Zionism") and is based on crude, 19th century genocidal racism and egregious untruths - it is appropriate therefore that an Anagram of ISRAEL is E-LIARS.

 

DrGideonPolya :

19 Sep 2012 6:06:05pm

Sensible, polite readers of this site will know that false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse does not constitute sensible interlocution.

The ABC stands condemned for repeatedly publishing and repeatedly broadcasting the utterly false and defamatory assertion that anti-racist Jews critical of the horrendous crimes of Apartheid Israel are "self-hating Jews" or similar utterly false defamations asserting that such anti-racist Jews are "anti-Semites".

The ABC has an appalling record of anti-Arab anti-Semitism (through resolutely ignoring the horrendous dimensions of the ongoing Zionist-backed, largely US-imposed Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide involving 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990 in the US War on Muslims; Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide") and of anti-Jewish anti-Semitism by falsely conflating the crimes of Apartheid Israel with ALL Jews (thereby falsely defaming humane traditional Orthodox Jews and other anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel), by repeatedly censoring and sidlelining anti-racist Jews, and by repeatedly broadcasting and publishing the egregiously false defamation that anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel "hate Jews" or are "self-hating Jews".

All anti-racists and anti-racist Jews in particular are inescapably OBLIGED to observe and speak out over the key moral messages from the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and the European WW2 Holocaust of which it was a part (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed), specifically "zero tolerance for racism", "zero tolerance for lying", "bear witness" and "never again to ANYONE" (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

On 18 September  2012 re “Bruce Shapiro on Romney’s gaffe”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-so-called-civilisation-wars/4268448 . My comments were variously uncensored or censored (in bold below):

DrGideonPolya :

19 Sep 2012 6:30:20pm

Romney will no doubt pay at the ballot box for his highly offensive comments about the "47%" of "dependents" who he says will support Obama because they are recipients of government benefits.

Of course the poor are not the only such recipients, others including the military industrial complex that costs the US taxpayer $1 trillion annually, and the recipients of the $5 trillion accrual cost commitment in the last decade to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, and Syria (Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation total about 9 million since 2001; Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

Romney has grossly failed what should be the fundamental requirement for any American seeking public office, namely "love for America" that surely means (1) love for fellow Americans, (2) love for great American values (e.g. "all men are created equal") and (3) love of American ecosystems, flora and fauna.

In reality (1) 1 million Americans die preventably each year, 45,000 from lack of helath cover (Harvard medical School) but Romney will reverse Obama's addition of 30 million more Americans to health cover (Google "1 million Americans die") ; (2) Romney is in practice patently against "all men are created equal" (as revealed by his contempt for the American poor and the grievously oppressed Palestinians) and (3) the Republican anti-environment, pro-pollution, BAU policies threaten not just America but the whole world ( Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University recently stated that all the Arctic summmer sea ice will be gone by 2015 i.e. within 3 years).


DrGideonPolya :

20 Sep 2012 11:10:39am

Readers of this thread - more utterly false, Orwellian, ad hominem abuse that turns reality on its head.

Supporting the observance of great American values such as "all men are created equal" and supporting the preservation of American landscape, ecosystems, flora and fauna are NOT "American bashing" but the opposite: expression of love and support for the very best of America.

Decrying the horrible reality that 1 million Americans die avoidably each year - due to the warped fiscal priorities of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-dominated American Establishment 1% of committing $5 trillion this century alone to killing millions of Muslims abroad rather than saving American lives at home - is again NOT "American bashing" but the very opposite: humane expression of support for the circa 100 million severely disadvantaged Americans for whom Romney and his Racist Religious Right Republican (R4) and Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist supporters have manifest contempt.

The deadly hatred and contempt for ordinary Americans by R4 Romney and his Neocon and racist Zionist supporters is glaringly apparent when one realizes that of the 1 million Americans who die preventably each year, 45,000 die from lack of health cover (Harvard Medical School; Romney wants to strip health cover off 30 million Americans) and 6,000 are US veterans who commit suicide each year (CDC data; such US veterans are evidently severely traumatized by the carnage of the R4- and Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has been associated since 1990 with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation; Google "1 million Americans die").

 

 

 

On 12 September 2012 re  “Israel’s new lessons from history”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/israel27s-new-lessons-from-history/4257712 . My comments:  

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 8:40:26am

Before analyzing past and present events it is important to get terminology and the relevant important numbers right. Thus "holocaust" refers to the death of a huge number of people whereas "genocide" as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention is "acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethical, racial or religious group".

The first WW2 atrocity to be described as a "holocaust" was the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust (described as such by N.G. Jog in his 1944 book "Churchill's Blind Spot: India") in which the British deliberately starved to death 6-7 million Indians for strategic reasons with Australia being intimately involved by withholding food from its huge grain stores from starving India (see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web; Dr Madhusree Mukerjee's "Churchill's Secret War"; Tom Keneally's "Three Famines").

The term "the Holocaust" is routinely but incorrectly applied to mean only the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) that was part of the European theatre WW2 Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed by the genocidally racist Nazis for "lebensraum" (for this atrocity in the context of centuries of Western European racism, colonialism and genocide read Sven Lindqvist's "Exterminate All the Brutes").

The violent, race-based Zionist colonization of Palestine has involved what numerous Jewish and non-Jewish scholars refer to as an ongoing Palestinian Genocide (see the recent multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians") that has been associated with 2 million Palestinian deaths from violence (0.1 million) and violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million ) since 1936, the ethnic cleansing of 90% of the land of Palestine, the total exclusion of 6 million Palestinians from their own country (continuously inhabited by their forebears for thousands of years) and exclusion by a race-based, genocidal Apartheid Israel of 93% of 12 million Palestinians from voting for the government ruling all of Palestine (Google "Palestine Genocide").

The Palestinian Genocide has now been so extensive that there is now no alternative to the current "democracy-by-genocide" Apartheid Israel but a non-racist unitary Palestinian state with full human rights and protection for both 6 million Jewish Israelis and 12 million Indigenous Palestinians (as exampled by post-Apartheid South Africa) - a view cogently expressed by outstanding Jewish British scholar the late Professor Tony Judt (NYU)and others (for details of such humane and expert opinions Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 5:58:16pm

According to anti-Apartheid heroes Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Jewish South African MP and government minister Ronnie Kasrils, the conditions of Occupied Palestinians under Apartheid Israel are far worse than those of Africans and Asian South Africans in Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid South Africa (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

DrGideonPolya :

15 Sep 2012 1:17:05am

More incorrect pro-Zionist assertions - how appropriate that an Anagram for ISRAEL is e-LIARS. Key points about Apartheid Israel (Google "Arab citizens of Israel":

1. The 1.6 million Arab Israelis (20.5% of the Israeli population) are the LUCKY 13% of about 12 million Palestinians in that they are the only Palestinians with the right to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine. 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live anywhere in Palestine; Occupied Palestinians have zero human rights, 1.6 million (over 50% children) are confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp, and 2.5 million are confined to ever-dwindling West Bank Bantustans under Israeli guns and massive restrictions on movement.

2. That said, the "lucky" Palestinians Israelis are highly discriminated against by race-based Apartheid laws and racist practices: they are excluded from compulsory military service(they can volunteer but only 120 do so annually); EVIL, racist legal exclusion of Occupied Palestinian spouses; forced to carry race-based ID at all times (as in Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa); massive discrimination in education, highly restricted free speech, land ownership, social services; major Arab parties banned; subject to hysterical Jewish Israeli racism, especially re intermarriage and threats of expulsion.

Racism is evil, Zionism is racism and racist Zionists and their supporters should be sidelined from public life and boycotted as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.

 

 

 

 

On 12 September 2012 re “Sri Lankan journalists in exile”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/sri-lankan-journalists-in-exile/4257798 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 9:49:42am

LNL must be congratulated for this interview with exiled Sinhala journalist Bashana Abeywardane who has had to flee Sri Lanka for his courageous speaking out over the Tamil Genocide that has seen 100,000 Tamils killed and hundreds of thousands incarcerated in concentration camps and subject to Western-backed Sri Lankan state terrorism in recent years.

Bashane Abeywardene has also spoken out against substantial Western media ignoring of the Tamil Genocide which has permitted the continuation of this atrocity. A notable exception was the 2011 ABC re-broadcast of a UK Channel 4 program "Sri Lanka's killing fields" which exposed the horror of the Tamil Genocide and US Alliance complicity e.g. US-backed Apartheid Israel provision of aircraft and bombs to massacre the defenceless Tamils. Lib-Lab Australia is complicit in the Tamil Genocide as in the Palestinian Genocide through listing Tamil and Palestinian self-defence organizations as "terrorist organizations", security services collaboration with the war criminal Sri Lankan and Apartheid Israeli authorities, and returning refugees to Sri Lanka on the utterly false basis that "everything is fine".

Outstanding American international law and human rights expert Professor Francis Boyle (University of Illinois) has exposed these atrocities and Western failings in his book "The Tamil Genocide. The global failure to protect Tamil rights under international law". Professor Francis Boyle has similarly exposed the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and ongoing horrendous human rights abuse of Indigenous Palestinians (see Francis Boyle, "Israel's crimes against Palestinians: war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide" in the multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians").

History, holocaust and genocide ignored yields history, holocaust and genocide repeated, which is why courageous humanitarians like Barshane Abeywardane are so vital for humanity.

 

 

 

On 10 September 2012 re Iran , “I confess: revelations in exile”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/i-confess3a-revelations-in-exile/4245344 . My comments were variously censored:  

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

12 Sep 2012 12:39:58am

This was a very disturbing interview. However it suffered from lack of context e.g. the 1979 overthrow of the US-backed Shah dictatorship, consequent relentless US, Western and Israeli hostility, the 1980-1988 US-backed Iran-Iraq War in which 0.8 million Iranians died, Western sanctions against Iran, and continuing threats of attack on Iran by nuclear-armed Israel and the US.

An alarming aspect of the interview was the utterly unacceptable advocacy of Israeli and American bombing of Iran. Any Australian resident urging the bombing of Australia by foreign powers would face arrest and life imprisonment under Australian law.

The ABC reached a new low in broadcasting such advocacy, both from a general humanitarian and an Australia-specific perspective. About 400 Australians die opiate drug-related deaths each year and of these about 90% (360) are linked to US Alliance (and Australian) restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 92% in 2007. The US Alliance occupation of Afghanistan has since 2001 been associated with 5.6 million Afghan deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation and also 1.1 million global opiate drug-related deaths, this carnage including about 4,000 Australians, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 British and 200,000 Americans (Google "Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide").

Iran is the world's leading country in the war on drugs and for trying to stop the flow of US Alliance-protected Afghan opiates - 3,500 Iranian anti-drug security personnel have died, 2 million Iranians are opiate addicts and about 5,000 Iranians die drug-related deaths each year (see UNODC and Amnesty International). Australia must support Iran's heroic efforts and dissociate itself from the US Alliance and its cousin Canada by opposing sanctions and war criminal bombing of Iran (Google "Pro-Zionist, pro-war, pro-opium, war criminal Canadian Government defames Iran & cuts diplomatic links").

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 6:17:17pm

5,000 Iranians are killed by drugs each year, mostly by US Alliance (and Australia)-protected Afghan opiates (which are linked to the deaths of 100,000 people each year globally, including 360 Australians).

3,500 Iranian police and soldiers have died trying to stem the flood of US Alliance (and Australia)-protected Afghan opiates.

Like many other Muslim countries (e.g. Indonesia, Malaysia) Iran ( crippled with 2 million drug addicts and Western sanctions) has the death penalty for drug smugglers and according to Amnesty International in 2009 executed 166 people for drug offences (Google "Iran: surge of secret executions for drug offences must end").

 

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 1:21:52am

Readers of this thread - ignore the routine false assertions, false ad hominem pejoratives, unsubstantiated bald denial, anti-Arab anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and obfuscation from uncredentialled, anonymous pro-Zionists.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) World Drug Report 2011, Chapter 2, "The opium/heroin market" makes it clear that Iran is by far the number 1 country in the world in the fight against opiate drugs in "Seizure of heroin and morphine as % of world total and in kg equivalents - highest ranking countries: (1) Iran (41%, 41,065), Turkey (16%, 16,407), Afghanistan (7%, 7,355), China (6%, 5,838), Pakistan (4%, 4,022), Russian Federation (3%, 3,157).

Note that, with the exception of Turkey, all these countries are singled out for especial vilification by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Western media and political parties which resolutely refuse to report that global opiate drug-related deaths since 2001 linked to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry (from 6% in 2001 to 92% in 2007) total 1.1 million, this including 4,000 Australians, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 British and 200,000 Americans (for details and documentation Google "Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide").

What sort of Australians are those who are remorselessly party to policies that have killed 4,000 fellow Australians since 2001, who dishonestly hide this awful reality, and who vilify the countries that more than any others have acted to stop this carnage, most notably Iran? Answer: pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Coalition and Labor) Mainstream journalists and politicians - and their ignorant dupes.

 

 

On 11 September 2012 re “Bruce Shapiro on the anniversary of 9-11”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-us-politics/4255604 . My comments were CENSORED:

DrGideonPolya :

12 Sep 2012 1:22:31am

Well said, Le Petomane. Numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US did 9-11, with some, notably former President of Italy Professor Francesco Cossiga, UK ME journalist Alan Hart and Jewish American ex-marine and military professor Dr Alan Sabrowsky, strongly suggesting Israeli involvement (for numerous such expert opinions Google "Experts: US did 9-11").

Key evidence for the explosive demolition of the Twin Towers and Building WTC7 (not hit by planes and not having significant fires) comes from the research published in a peer-reviewed chemical physics journal by Dr Niels Harrit (Chemistry Department, 9-Nobel-Laureate University of Copenhagen) and colleagues showing that the WTC dust contains unexploded high explosive nano-thermite - clear evidence implicating the US Government in the 9-11 atrocity.

According to the US Center for Public Integrity, the pathologically dishonest Bush Administration told 935 lies about Iraq between 9-11 and the illegal invasion of that country. Yet Western mainstream media (including the ABC) blindly accept the lying Bush "official version of 9-11" while imposing a total ban on any reportage of Professor Harrit's findings.

However the biggest Mainstream lie of all has been non-reportage of the horrendous human consequences of the US response to 9-11 (3,000 killed), specifically violent deaths and deaths from war-imposed deprivation totaling 2.7 million in Iraq (2003-2011)and 5.6 million in Afghanistan (2011-2012); 1.1 million global opiate drug-related deaths linked to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 92% in 2007 (this carnage including 4,000 Australians, 10,000 Canadians, 18,000 British and 200,000 Americans); and horrendous Australian, Canadian, British and American preventable domestic deaths totaling 0.7 million, 1.1 million, 2.1 million and 11 million, respectively, linked to obscene government fiscal perversion of committing billions ($5 trillion by the US) to killing Muslims abroad instead of saving lives at home (Google: "Huge 9-11 deception. Media ignore 21 million US-complicit post-9-11 deaths").

 

DrGideonPolya :

12 Sep 2012 1:25:26am

Correction to the last para: that should read "5.6 million in Afghanistan (2001-2012)"

DrGideonPolya :

12 Sep 2012 1:31:07am

Correction: the last para should read "5.6 million in Afghanistan (2001-2012)"

 

DrGideonPolya :

13 Sep 2012 12:15:45am

It is likely that They (an arm of the US Government) scripted 9-11 as the date of the "endless war"-leashing atrocity because:

(1) 911 is the nationwide US emergency number and puts everyone into a state of emergency subservience to civil authority, and

(2) 9-11 was the date of the US overthrow of the Chilean Allende Government, the message being that any national leader who flouts the authority of the American Empire will be overthrown and killed, with such dissident nations devastated, and such dissident governments and their supporters destroyed and replaced by murderous, traitorous, neo-fascist regimes loyal to the US (the US has invaded 30 countries since 1945 and subverted all other countries, including Australia).

 

 

 

 

On 5 September 2012 re Whitlam “Whitlam’s time”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/whitlam27s-term/4244938 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

07 Sep 2012 11:10:32am

Yes,1972-1975 was indeed a euphoric time of major reform but brought to a sudden end with US and corporate help by the 11 November 1975 Coup. Of course the Whitlam Labor Government made mistakes in relation to Australian acquiescence in the Indonesian invasion of East Timor(200,000 or 1/3 of the population was killed through violence or imposed deprivation) and by gaining power by acceding to massive state aid for non-government schools (that has led to an Educational Apartheid system in which the majority of Australian children attending government schools are disproportionately excluded from decent education, university, top universities or top courses; Google "Educational Apartheid").

The great reforms of the generally principled and science-informed Whitlam Labor Government have been variously abolished or watered down with the complicity of an increasingly neo-liberal, US-beholden, neo-conservative Labor e.g.
1. free tertiary education (abolished));
2. Medicare (diminished through increasing US-style privatization of medical and dental care);
3. the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act (now grossly violated by both Labor and Coalition);
4. abolition of the White Australia Policy (now replaced with racist discrimination against non-European visa seekers);
5. cessation of involvement in US Asian wars (Lib-Lab complicity in the Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide);
6. justice for Aborigines (Aboriginal Genocide and ethnocide continuing under Lib-Lab governments) ...

Decent Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until Labor reverts to decent Whitlam era values (unlike neo-liberal Labor, the Coalition, while being just as bad, has not actually betrayed Labor voters).

All is not quite lost. Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (La Trobe and Melbourne Universities) has written a very important book entitled "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics" (for details Google "Review Social Humanism") that is a cogently argued case for a return to social idealism and social humanism underlying the concept of the welfare state as exampled by the Whitlam Governments.

Time is running out (especially in relation to man-made climate change) but there is still hope that the presently ne-liberal Australian Labor Party (ALP) of Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia ("corporatocracy" according to Professor Ellis) will revert to pro-human rights, anti-racism, anti-war, pro-equity, pro-education, pro-environment Whitlam era values and cease being an Alternative Liberal Party, Another Liberal Party, an American Lackey Party, an Apartheid Labor Party, an Apartheid Israel-beholden Labor Party, an Anti-equity Labor Party, and an Australian Lying Party.

 

 

 

On 3 September  2012 re “Antony Beevor - The Second World War” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/antony-beevor---the-second-world-war/4228328 . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

 

04 Sep 2012 10:43:01pm

Although it was not mentioned in the interview, the 1942-1945 Bengal Famine (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons by Churchill, and with Australian complicity through the withholding of huge grain supplies) was the first WW2 atrocity to have been described as a "holocaust" (by N.G. Jog in 1944 in his book "Churchill's Blind Spot: India"; Google "Australia and Britain killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2 Bengal Famine").

Antony Beevor makes reference to the Bengal Famine in 21 lines on pages 505-506 of his 863 page book and deserves praise as one of an outrageously small number of Anglo historians who have done so. In contrast he quite properly devotes a whole Chapter 34, "The Shoah by Gas", pages 516 to 527, to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation), although in doing so he makes no mention of how the Zionists persuaded Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews (0.4 million perished including most of my Continental European relatives).

The WW2 Bengal Famine is absent from the ABC broadcast BBC TV series (and associated books) "A History of Britain" by Simon Schama and "The Story of India" by Michael Wood and of course there was similarly no mention of it in Churchill's 6-volume "The Second World War" for which in part he was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature (for the Awful Truth see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web; Dr Madhusree Mukerjee's "Churchill's Secret War", Australian Tom Keneally's "Three Famines" and Australian Colin Mason's "A Short History of Asia"). There is no mention of the horrendous WW2 Bengali Holocaust in Geoffrey Blainey's "A Short History of the World" and "A Very Short History of the World".

 

DrGideonPolya :

04 Sep 2012 10:52:11pm

Correction: Antony Beevor makes reference to the 1942-1945 Bengal Famine in 21 lines on pages 305-306 of "The Second World War".

 

DrGideonPolya :

05 Sep 2012 2:19:27pm

More false, pejorative, defamatory, ad hominem abuse that is the more obnoxious for being made with the courage of anonymity, involving false attribution of opinions to the person being attacked and being directed at a person naturally deeply concerned over the mass murder of his Jewish relatives. This conduct is of course de rigeur for Zionists defending the indefensible Palestinian Genocide (Palestinian violent deaths and deaths from violence-imposed deprivation totalling 2 million since 1936) (Google "Palestinian Genocide").

The racist Zionists:
(1) collaborated with the Nazis before and during the war (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and see the expert opinions of Joel Brand and Lennie Brenner);
(2) opposed the 1933-1945 settlement of Jewish refugees anywhere but in Palestine (only 9,000, including only 2 of my family, made it to safety in Australia thanks to the hostility of both the Zionists and the traditional Australian anti-Semites; see page 90, "Jewish History Atlas" by Martin Gilbert);
(3) secured Churchill's support in the War Cabinet in 1944 for the genocidal Partition of overwhelmingly Indigenous Palestinian Palestine; and,
(4) as stated above, secured Churchill's veto of the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews of whom 0.4 million perished (see A. Weissberg, "Advocate for the Dead").

Jewish war-time hero Joel Brand over the betrayal of 0.7 million Hungarian Jews by pro-Zionist and racist Churchill and by the racist Zionists: "Rightly or wrongly, for better or for worse, I have cursed Jewry's official leaders ever since. All these things shall haunt me until my dying day. It is much more than a man can bear" (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

 

 

 

 

On 28 August 2012 re “Rwandan Greens” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/rwandan-greens/4228430My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

02 Sep 2012 8:27:51am

Dr Bob Brown is a World and Australian hero for keeping pro-peace, pro-human rights, pro-environment, pro-Humanity, pro-Biosphere matters firmly before the World and the 85% brainwashed, neo-liberal Australians in an Australian Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy (what Professor Brian Ellis calls a "corporatocracy" in his latest book "Social Humnanism. A New Metaphysics"; Google "Review Social Humanism").

The worsening climate emergency is already impacting via heat, drought and flood upon the Developing World in which 18 million people die avoidably from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease each year (up from 16 million per year in 2003; Google "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950"). It has been estimated by several top UK climate scientists (Dr James Lovelock FRS, and Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Institure, Manchester University ) that only about 0.5 billion humans will survive unaddressed man-made climate change this century, this roughly translating to 10 billion mostly non-European avoidable deaths this century and an average avoidable death rate of 100 million per year (Google "Climate Genocide").

The dreadful Rwandan situation in the last 3 decades, notably the Rwandan Genocide that involved a Tutsi Genocide, a largely unreported Hutu Genocide, and also a continuing Hutu Genocide in the Congo (for a summary of a cogent analysis by Professor Edward Herman and David Petersen Google "Review The Politics of Genocide"), ultimately involves unsustainable population growth (see Professor Jared Diamond's key book "Collapse").

The Rwanda Greens are at the frontline in the battle for sustainability in an increasingly global warming-impacted world.

 

 

 

On 29 August 2012 re “Pornography and censorship”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/pornography-and-censorship/4230774 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Aug 2012 11:19:30am

It is a sad commentary on our Australian Lobbyocracy that censorship is conflated with the relatively trivial matter of constraints on pornography rather than the Elephant in the Room problem of severe and dangerous constraints on democracy in Australia through malreportage, self-censorship and censorship by oligopoly-owned Mainstream media and taxpayer-funded media with an appalling record of censorship such as the ABC, SBS and the universities-backed, academic-based web magazine The Conversation (backed by the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, University of WA, the University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO) (for the Awful Truth simply Google "Censorship by The Age", "Censorship by the ABC", "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live", "Censorship by The Conversation", "Censorship by the BBC" and "Mainstream Media Lying").

Censorship is inimical to science-based rational risk management crucial for societal safety. While privately-owned media have the commercial if not the ethical right to censor, censorship by taxpayer-funded media and institutions invites backlash from decent taxpayers. Indeed universities linked to censorship are simply not fit for our children.

 

 

On 28 August 2012 re “Bruce Shapiro and the Republicans’ future”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4228746 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Aug 2012 11:49:28am

Well said, MBrecker.

"Loving America", surely a fundamental prerequisite for holding office in America, involves loving fellow Americans, loving the best of American values (e.g. "all men are created equal") and loving the American flora, fauna and landscape. However the racist religious right Republicans (R4s) evidently hate most of their fellow Americans (especially those condemned to die because of lack of health cover; see Michael Moore's documentary movie "Sicko"), abjure the equality of all men, and are greedily anti-environment.

It is estimated that 1 million Americans die preventably each year, the breakdown being 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 79,000 (air pollution from carbon burning), 75,000 (alcohol), 45,000 (lack of health cover), 33,000 (Vehicle accidents), 31,000 (guns), 30,000 (suicides with 20% being of veterans), 21,000 (under-5 infant deaths), 21,000 (opiate drug-related deaths due to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry), and 15,000 (homicides). Indeed of those lucky enough to have health cover, as many as 0.1 million die annually from adverse hospital events (Google "1 million Americans die").

Calling the Tea Party the American Taliban is correct in a religious fundamentalist sense but nevertheless somewhat harsh - Taliban anti-drugs policies could save over 540,000 American lives each year and over 19,000 Australian lives each year. Indeed Republican (and thence Democrat) restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry to about 90% of global market share has killed about 3,700 Australians, 18,000 Brits, 200,000 Americans and 1 million people world-wide since 2001 (Google "Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide").

Decent Americans haven't much of a choice but voting Republican is evidence of de facto deep hatred of America.

 

On 30 August 2012 re “Scottish Independence vote”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/scottish-independence-vote/4230660 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

31 Aug 2012 12:38:41pm

Scottish Independence from serial invader, nuclear terrorist England seems an excellent idea as seen from the science-based perspective of avoidable mortality (avoidable deaths, excess mortality, excess deaths, deaths that should not have happened) associated with English imperialism (1.8 billion avoidable Indian deaths from British-imposed deprivation, 1757-1947) (see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web) and 727 million 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries occupied by Great Britain in the post-1945 era (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", also now available for free perusal on the web).

Scots should finally dissociate themselves from these continuing Anglo Establishment barbarities. In addition to being a pro-Humanity, agnostic, humanitarian scientist I must admit to a further bias here - my Highlands Scots ancestors were variously driven from their lands in the Western Highlands in the century following the Battle of Culloden (1746) in which my earliest known Scots ancestor participated. Two of our homes (humble crofter's cottages) are still standing north of the Mull of Kintyre, one roofless and the other used to shelter and shear our successors, English sheep.

 

 

 

On 27 August 2012 , “How the West got it wrong with Iran?”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-the-west-got-it-wrong-with-iran/4224894 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

28 Aug 2012 9:35:09am

As a well-educated and thoughtful LNL listener whose comments are regularly censored on the LNL website (Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") the thought sometimes flits "Am I mad or is the world mad?" I am in full agreement with all the excellent anti-war and anti-warmonger commenters here so far and grateful for the consequent reassurance about my sanity.

Unlike the US, UK and the race-based colonizer State of Israel, Iran has not attacked anyone for centuries, avowedly does not want nuclear weapons, does not have nuclear weapons, is an NPT signatory, wants a nuclear-free Middle East, has no territorial ambitions and does not occupy any other country.

Of major importance to decent Australians but resolutely censored out by Mainstream media, Iran is the World leader in the fight against US-backed Afghan opiate drugs (some 4,000 Iranian soldiers and police have died in interdiction efforts). It is estimated from UN ODC data (Google "World Drug Report" )that about 1 million people have died since 2001 due to the US Alliance and Australian restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry, this including 3,700 Australians, 18,000 British and 200,000 Americans (Google "Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide").

 

On 27 August 2012 re water , “The Indispensable Resource”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-indispensable-resource/4225630 . My comment:


DrGideonPolya :

28 Aug 2012 10:39:47am

The worsening water crisis is no better illustrated than in violently and abusively Occupied Palestine. Thus Amnesty International has set out the appalling long-term theft of water from the Occupied Palestinians by the race-based State of Israel (Google "Israel rations Palestinians to a trickle of water"): "While Palestinian daily water consumption barely reaches 70 litres per day per person, Israeli daily consumption is 300 litres per day, four times as much. In some rural communities Palestinians survive on barely 20 litres per day, the minimum recommended for domestic use in emergency situations."

And yet this water is stolen from the Mountain Aquifer which is largely Palestinian water - precious water stolen by a violent, nuclear terrorist, race-based Apartheid colonizer state, kleptocracy and genocide-based Apartheid-style "democracy-by-genocide" (Google "Palestinian Genocide" and the recent multi-author book with numerous eminent anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish authors entitled "The Plight of the Palestinians").

Notwithstanding the indignant protests of Australia's most famous Jewish citizen and anti-racist Jewish citizen, Sir Isaac Isaacs ( our first native-born Governor General), to its shame Australia is complicit in the continuing Palestinian Genocide (2.0 million deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1936, 7 million refugees). Thus donations to the Jewish National Fund for activities on stolen Palestinian land using stolen Palestinian water are tax deductible (whereas a donation to a Gaza orphanage could merit life imprisonment under Australian anti-terrorism laws) and the Lib-Labs (but not the pro-human rights, anti-racist Greens) of the Australian Senate unanimously decried Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the race-based Israeli state (Google "Boycott Apartheid Israel"). Water theft and water deprivation at the point of a gun is spreading worldwide in our might-is-right neo-liberal world.




On 22 August 2012 LNL re Michel de Montaigne, “How to live: A Life of Montaigne (Repeat)”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-to-live3a-a-life-of-montaigne/4200878 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

23 Aug 2012 11:28:45am

Sarah Bakewell correctly identified the late Gore Vidal as a great contemporary fan of Michel de Montaigne. Gore Vidal shared Montaigne's utter detestation of lying as a primary vice that corrupts individuals and society.

Thus in his famous essay "Of Liars" Montaigne states: "In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have other tie upon one another, but by our word. If we did but discover the horror and gravity of it, we should pursue it with fire and sword, and more justly than other crimes." To which 5 centuries later the otherwise anti-war and very pacific Gore Vidal responded (2008) "And I'll drop the match ... Unlike most Americans who lie all the time I hate lying. And here I am surrounded with these hills [in Hollywood]fulls of liars, some of them very talented" (for an alphabetically-organized compendium of the views of great writers who think similarly Google "Mainstream Media Lying").

Of course lying occurs by lying by omission (the "secret lie") and lying by commission. Censorship, that is entrenched in the oligopoly mainstream media of the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies (what Professor Brian Ellis calls Corporatocracies in his new book "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics"; Google "Review Social Humanism") is an egregious example of active lying by omission.

 

 

On 22 August 2012 re “Austerity: from Wigan Pier to global revolutions”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/austerity---from-wigan-pier-to-global-revolutions/4200886 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

23 Aug 2012 12:42:34pm

There is a deadly difference between austerity in welfare states like those of the UK, Western Europe and Australasia, as compared to that in the Developing World. Thus one can estimate from the latest UN Population Division data that 18 million people in the Developing World (minus China) die avoidably each year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease on a Spaceship Earth with a neoliberal Anglo-American 1% in charge of the flight deck. 9 years ago the annual avoidable mortality was 16 million per year (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web) but it is estimated that this will average 100 million per year for the 21st century if man-made climate change is not urgently addressed (Google "Climate Genocide".

Communism failed because it was inefficient, ignored human greed and was authoritarian. Social democracy has worked well in the European welfare states but has now been subverted and perverted by neofascist, corporatist neoliberals into Lobbyocracies dominated by secretive, unconstrained corporations and political Establishments.

An alternative to anti-democratic communism and anti-democratic neoliberalism is social humanism encompassing individual and globally collective social welfare states (see Professor Brian Ellis' important new book "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics": Google "Review: Social Humanism").



On August 2012 LNL re Michel de Montaigne, “How to live: A Life of Montaigne (Repeat)”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-to-live3a-a-life-of-montaigne/4200878 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

23 Aug 2012 11:28:45am

Sarah Bakewell correctly identified the late Gore Vidal as a great contemporary fan of Michel de Montaigne. Gore Vidal shared Montaigne's utter detestation of lying as a primary vice that corrupts individuals and society.

Thus in his famous essay "Of Liars" Montaigne states: "In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have other tie upon one another, but by our word. If we did but discover the horror and gravity of it, we should pursue it with fire and sword, and more justly than other crimes." To which 5 centuries later the otherwise anti-war and very pacific Gore Vidal responded (2008) "And I'll drop the match ... Unlike most Americans who lie all the time I hate lying. And here I am surrounded with these hills [in Hollywood]fulls of liars, some of them very talented" (for an alphabetically-organized compendium of the views of great writers who think similarly Google "Mainstream Media Lying").

Of course lying occurs by lying by omission (the "secret lie") and lying by commission. Censorship, that is entrenched in the oligopoly mainstream media of the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies (what Professor Brian Ellis calls Corporatocracies in his new book "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics"; Google "Review Social Humanism") is an egregious example of active lying by omission.


On 20 August 2012 re “Thinking the 20th century: the life and work of Tony Judt (Rpt)”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/thinking-the-20th-century3a-the-life-and-work-of-tony-judt/4200848 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

21 Aug 2012 6:11:27pm

An excellent interview but fortunately one of its predictions didn't eventuate and the Supreme Court by a majority if 1 recently upheld the legitimacy of Obamacare that delivered health cover to 30 million more Americans. In a horrible testimony to the greedy, heartless, anti-social obscenity of neo-liberalism that Tony Judt so detested, 1 million Americans die preventably each year, 45,000 from lack of health cover according to Harvard Medical School (Google "1 million Americans die preventably").

Robert Manne and Tony Judt are excellent examples of anti-racist Jews (for the views of other such eminent, anti-racist Jewish humanitarians Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism") and Robert Manne gave an excellent summation of Tony Judt's opposition to the continuing racist Zionist human rights abusing, Occupation, Apartheid and Palestinian Genocide in Palestine.

Tony Judt (2003)on a humane future for a Palestine that has now been 90% ethnically cleansed by the racist Zionists: "The time has come to think the unthinkable. The two-state solution - the core of the Oslo process and the present "road map" - is probably already doomed. With every passing year we are postponing an inevitable, harder choice that only the far right and the far left have so far acknowledged, each for its own reasons. The true alternative facing the Middle East in coming years will be between an ethnically cleansed Greater Israel and a single, integrated, binational state of Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians."

Re Tony Judt's humane approval of the egalitarian and highly successful social democratic welfare state over communism (human rights deprivation by authoritarianism) and greed-based neo-liberalism (gross inequity, disempowerment and conversion of democracy into Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and corporatocracy) one should read Professor Brian Ellis' important new book "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics" that argues, like Tony Judt, for a human happiness maximizing and fear-minimizing welfare state, with this involving , according to Brian Ellis, evolving individual, social and global social contracts based upon evolving and mutually informing individual and social secular humanist moralities (Google "Review: Social Humanism").


On 16 August 2012 re “The New Yorker”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-new-yorker/4203702 . My comment was censored out by the ABC in keeping with an evident ABC policy of holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring. 

 

DrGideonPolya :

21 Aug 2012 11:08:59am

My posted comments on LNL are routinely censored out by the ABC which appears to have a dominant culture of malreportage in the interests of Neocon Americans and Zionist Imperialists, against the interests of Australia, and involving, among numerous abuses, egregious censorship of anti-racist Jewish opinion (for documentation of this appalling ABC censorship record Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

"The New Yorker" has a similar contemptible culture of lying by omission, censorship, self-censorship, holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring. Thus the following horrendous atrocities (deaths from violence or imposed deprivation in parenthesis) have largely escaped the notice of both the "New Yorker" and the ABC: UK-Australia-imposed WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million, 1942-1945), Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million, 1990-2011), Afghan Genocide (5.6 million, 2001-2012), Palestinian Genocide (2 million, 1936-2012), Muslim Genocide (12 million, 1990-2012) (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide" and "Review: The Politics of Genocide").


Holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring (as per "The New Yorker" and the ABC) are far, far worse than repugnant holocaust denial and genocide denial because at least the latter admit the possibility of discussion.


I accordingly posted a further comment  that was also censored out by the ABC that doesn't seem to realize that the more it censors the worse it looks.

DrGideonPolya :

23 Aug 2012 11:44:12am

My carefully researched comments on the similar censorship and genocide ignoring culture of both the ABC and The New Yorker was censored out by the ABC but can be read if you Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live". Censorship is a cowardly and irresponsible form of intellectual suppression that perverts science-based rational risk management crucial for maximizing societal safety.


I accordingly posted another comment that was also censored by the ABC: 

DrGideonPolya :

28 Aug 2012 11:01:24am

Two comments I made about this LNL program have been removed by the ABC censor but can be read (together with many other comments censored out by the disgraceful ABC) by Googling "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live". Censorship is offensive, stupid, anti-social, anti-intellectual and dangerous - and the more so when it is in the interests of serial war criminal, nuclear terrorist rogue states that threaten Australia and the World.








On 16 August 2012 re “Anti-Americanism” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/anti-americanism/4203700 . My comment was posted and then CENSORED by the ABC:

 

DrGideonPolya :

18 Aug 2012 12:54:19am

The label of "anti-American" is falsely applied to critics of the egregiously dishonest, violent, racist, warmongering and genocidal neocon American Establishment 1% that has invaded over 30 countries since 1945 (see William Blum's "Rogue State") , killed 38 million Asians through violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1950, likewise killed 12 million Muslims since 1990 in its War on Muslims, killed 9 million Muslims since 2001 in its War on Terror and is set to kill 10 billion mostly non-Europeans this century through greed-driven pollution of the atmosphere (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide" and "Climate Genocide").

The false tag of "anti-American" is akin to the false tag of "anti-Semitic" applied by racist Zionists to critics of the racist, genocidal policies of Apartheid Israel, a tag that becomes anti-Semitic itself when applied to anti-racist Jewish critics of the Palestinian Genocide (the ABC thinks otherwise and has formally declared that such false defamation of anti-racist Jewish opinion published on LNL is merely "robust" comment; Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

"The attack on the World Trade towers" included an attack on WTC Building 7 that collapsed perfectly into its footprint despite not having been hit by planes or suffered major fires. Numerous science, engineering, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US Government did 9-11, and some suggest Israeli involvement (Google "Experts: US did 9-11").

Loving America means loving Americans (as we must love all fellow humans), loving the best of American values (e.g. "all men are created equal") and loving American landscape, flora and fauna and is surely exhibited by most of Humanity but evidently not by the neo-liberal, corporatist, Zionist-perverted American Establishment 1% that has committed $5 trillion since 2001 to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than saving the lives at home of the estimated 1 million Americans who die preventably each year because of this moral and fiscal perversion, 45,000 due to lack of health cover according to Harvard Medical School (Google "1 million Americans die preventably").


I posted the following further comment but this too was censored out by the ABC:


DrGideonPolya :

21 Aug 2012 10:14:57am

As a person who has lived, worked, co-researched and published in America over half a century and who has been immensely inspired by the best of America, I posted a carefully considered comment on this "Anti-Americanism" segment, the essence of which was that the tag of "anti-Americanism" is routinely and falsely applied to those critical of the horrendous crimes of the neocon US Establishment 1% (12 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims) just as the tag of "anti-Semite" is routinely and falsely applied to anti-racist Jews and non-Jews critical of gross human rights abuses by race-based Apartheid Israel (2 million dead from violence, 0.1 million, and from imposed deprivation, 1.9 million, in the post-1936 Palestinian Genocide) (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide"). The ABC subsequently censored my comments which can, however be read by Googling "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live", a website that records an appalling record of outrageous ABC censorship of anti-racist Jewish opinion, censorship that demands substantial cessation of taxpayer funding for this disgraceful organization.


I posted the following further comment but this too was censored out by the ABC:

DrGideonPolya :

24 Aug 2012 8:04:23am

My repeated, carefully considered, carefully researched, informed, credentialled, and non-anonymous comments on this matter have been censored by the ABC but can be read by Googling "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live". 1 million Americans die preventably each year under the rule of a Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Establishment 1% (Google "1 million Americans die preventably") but by repeatedly censoring humane criticism of this obscenity the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-subverted ABC is guilty of deadly, de facto anti-Americanism against the long-suffering American 99%. Decent Australians don't want their taxes used for ABC malreportage, censorship and lying (Google "Censorship by the ABC") and will demand a substantial cut in funding to the ABC if it does not clean up its act.


I posted the following comment that was also censored by the ABC:

DrGideonPolya :

28 Aug 2012 11:07:13am

I have lived, worked and published in America but my repeated comments on this program have been repeatedly censored out by the ABC - however, all these comments, and indeed numerous other comments thus censored by the disgraceful ABC, can be read by Googling "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live".



On 9 August 2012 re “Judaism’s unexpected revival”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/judaism27s-unexpected-revival/4188570 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Aug 2012 2:19:54pm

Judaism's "deep divisions, both political and religious, mostly centred on Israel" are discussed in great detail in Peter Beinart's recent book (Google "Review: The Crisis of Zionism").

In short, Beinart is cognizant of increased interest in Judaism by young American Jews coupled with increasing disenchantment with the gross human rights violations by the race-based, ethnocratic Israeli state. Beinart (who oxymoronically describes himself as a Liberal Zionist) wants a 2-state solution to avoid the death of Israeli democracy implicit in the alternatives of (a) a continuing Apartheid Israel ruling all of Palestine with zero human rights for 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians or (b) the Likud extremist-adumbrated expulsion of all Palestinians from Palestine.

The young Jewish Americans of, for example, Jewish Voices for Peace today adhere to a long secular Jewish, liberal Jewish and Orthodox Jewish tradition of opposition to Zionism and to racism, inequity and human rights violation. Such anti-racist Jews are opposed to the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2 million Palestinian deaths from violence or imposed deprivation since 1936; 7 million refugees) and a race-based Israeli state that according to anti-Apartheid heroes Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Jewish South African hero Ronni Kasrils is "worse than Apartheid" (only 6.7% of 12 million Palestinians can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine). For like opinions of numerous outstanding anti-racist Jews and of eminent anti-racist non-Jews Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism".

The greatest European rabbi of the 19th century, Samson Rafael Hirsch (no coincidence that my great great grandfather, a glove manufacturer, had exactly the same name) was totally opposed to political Zionism, a position maintained today by other decent Orthodox Jews for theological and humanitarian reasons (Google "True Torah Jews Against Zionism"; see also "Zionism Reconsidered" edited by Michael Selzer).

 

 

 

 

On 8 August 2012 re “New report to the  Club of Rome”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/a-global-forecast-for-the-next-forty-years/4185624 . My comments were CENSORED presumably for containing things that the ABC does not want its audience to know about or think about (climate activists around the world will be informed):

 

DrGideonPolya :

10 Aug 2012 1:12:24pm

The 2012 Club of Rome Report "2052 - A Global Forecast for the next Forty Years" is correct in warning that key ecological limits must not be exceeded. However it is apparent that such limits have already been exceeded:

1. The atmospheric CO2 reached a 397 ppm maximum at the US NOAA Mauna Loa Laboratory this year and is remorselessly increasing at about 2 ppm per year (Google "Trends in carbon dioxide") yet top climate scientists and top coral scientists in particular demand that this must be returned to about 300 ppm ASAP (Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2").


2. The species extinction rate is already about 100-1,000 times greater than normal.


3. The WBGU, that advises the German Government on climate change, in 2009 estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise, the World must emit no more than 600 billion tonnes CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in about 2050. However US EIA data indicate that at projected CO2 pollution rates this terminal budget will be exceeded in 2027 i.e. we have only FIFTEEN (15) years to go. Indeed Australia used up its "fair share" of this "terminal budget" in 2011 and is set to exceed the whole World's "terminal budget" by a factor of THREE (3) through the bipartisan Australian policy of unlimited exporting of its huge coal, gas and iron ore resources (Google "2011 climate change course"). The World fossil fuel industry proposes to exceed the World's terminal budget by a factor of FIVE (5)(Google "Global warming's terrifying new math").


I sent the further post -


DrGideonPolya :

11 Aug 2012 8:57:17am

A 5-decade career scientist in an area (biological chemistry) intimately related to the causes of and solutions to man-made global warming, still teaching an important science subject at a good university and author of a high profile climate change course (Google "2011 climate change course"), my carefully researched post on the "2052" interview was completely censored out by the ABC (to read it and other comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "censorship by ABC late night live"). Such censorship of informed, credentialled, science-based opinion is a major reason why the world is facing a worsening disaster (Google "climate genocide").

EU and Copenhagen Accord policy is to keep a temperature rise under 2C but the "2052" Report predicts +2C by 2052 and +2.8C by 2080. Climate scientists from Oxford and Princeton Universities predict a +1.4-3C temperature rise by 2052 with the upper end most likely (Google "Club of Rome see 2 degree Celsius rise in 40 years" ).

For a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise the world must emit no more than 600 Gt CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050 (WBGU, Germany) but annual CO2 pollution projections (US EIA) indicate that this will be exceeded by 2027 i.e. the world has only 15 years left to get to zero emissions. Australia used up its "fair share" of this terminal budget in 2011 and its huge resources and bipartisan policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports means that it is set to exceed the whole world's terminal budget by a factor of 3 (Google "2011 climate change course").

 

 

On 8 August 2012 re “A Scandinavian moment”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/a-scandinavian-moment/4185858 . My comments:

DrGideonPolya :

10 Aug 2012 1:25:15pm

The Scandinavian countries have a good record as liberal democracies that has been variously sullied in recent years due to supine collaboration with genocidal US imperialism. Thus Denmark, Iceland and Norway were involved in the Iraqi Genocide (post-2003 2.7 million Iraqi deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation, 5-6 million refugees; Google "Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide") and Finland and Sweden have been involved in the Afghan Genocide (post-2001 5.6 million Afghan deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation, 3-4 million refugees; Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

All decent folk, and Australians in particular, should translate their repugnance of Swedish threats against World and Australian hero Julian Assange into Boycotts and Sanctions against goods and services from human rights-violating, US lackey Sweden.



On 7 August 2012, Bruce Shapiro on the Wisconsin Sikh Massacre in the US: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4183088 . My comment was CENSORED.:

 

DrGideonPolya :

08 Aug 2012 10:25:46am

One should put this latest American tragedy into the context of the shocking annual total of US gun deaths. Thus in 2007 there were 31,244 gun-related deaths in the US of which 17,352 were suicides.

However there is an even more horrifying context, that of the circa 1 million Americans who die preventably each year, the breakdown being 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 75,000 (alcohol), 79,000 (air pollution from carbon burning), 45,000 (lack of health cover), 33,000 (vehicle accidents), 31,000 (GUNS), 30,000 (suicides, 20% being of veterans), 21,000 (under-5 infant deaths), 21,000 (opiate drug-related deaths from US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry), 15,000 (HOMICIDES)(Google "One million Americans die preventably").


The number of Americans killed by crazed gunmen is very small in comparison with the 1 million Americans dying preventably each year due to the depraved indifference of the Establishment 1% that this century alone has committed $5 trillion to killing 9 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

 

 

 

On 7 August 2012 re “How a Canadian spy scandal rocked ASIO”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-a-canadian-spy-scandal-has-rocked-asio/4180348  . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

08 Aug 2012 10:54:21am

ASIO has apparently been "rocked" by this breach that is evidently egregious but has only hypothetical consequences.

In contrast, to give but one example, ASIO does not seem to have been "rocked" by its egregious intelligence failure in incorrectly advising the Australian Government that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) when expert UN inspectors and Lt Col Andrew Wilkie of the ONA were clear in asserting that there was no hard evidence for the proposition. That intelligence failure cost Australia billions of dollars wasted on the Iraq War which was associated since 2003 with 1.5 million violent Iraqi deaths (see US Just Foreign Policy), 1.2 million Iraqi avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 5-6 million Iraqi refugees, and 0.8 million under-5 Iraqi infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention) (Google "Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide").

 

On 6 August 2012 re nuclear disarmament: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/say-no-to-nuclear-weapons/4180130 . My comment

 

DrGideonPolya :

08 Aug 2012 11:27:02am

The surely "easiest" part of nuclear disarmament would be to get "minor" players in terms of national population to denuclearize under pain of draconian sanctions e.g. UK (160-255 nuclear weapons, population 62 million), France (290-300 weapons, population 65 million), North Korea (several weapons, population 25 million), Apartheid Israel ( 80-200 weapons, Jewish population 6 million) (Google "List of states with nuclear weapons" and "List of countries by population").

Indeed, by way of precedent, after the collapse of the Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid regime in South Africa, South Africa (current population 51 million) disposed of its nuclear weapons acquired with Apartheid Israeli cooperation. Sanctions are being applied to NPT-signatory Iran which does not have nuclear weapons and declares that it does not want them - surely the "minor" players listed above that actually have nuclear weapons are far more deserving of sanctions.


On 2 August 2012  re “The Scottish Diaspora”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-scottish-diaspora/4172014 . My comment:

DrGideonPolya :

02 Aug 2012 11:39:48pm

I am like many Australians am a member of the Scottish Diaspora, my Gaelic forebears having been driven from their homes north of the Mull of Kintyre in the century after the Battle of Culloden (1746)(2 of our homes - humble crofter's cottages still survive, the still-roofed cottage being used for the descendants of the sheep that supplanted our clan).

My forebears fled West to America and East to Australasia where they in turn supplanted the Indigenous inhabitants (as described in horrific detail by Mary Gilmore, an eyewitness to the Aboriginal Genocide in the Riverina). Indeed I recall a shocking oral history program on the ABC in which two elderly Aboriginal women described the forced removal of 2 Aboriginal children by a man with the name of our family in the Murray-Darling lands and how the mother went bush and howled like an animal for weeks.

Of course the energy of the desperate emigrant and immigrants ensured that the Scots did well and they politically cemented their social success with the powerful freemasonry of successful Protestant men. This has evolved into the more small c and indeed more big C catholic Pacmen (Prosperous Anglo-Celtic Men) who generally run the public show, with a neocon, corporatist, neo-fascist, might-is-right Establishment 1% dominating the Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies of the Anglo-Celtic world.

 

On 2 August 2012 re “Memoirs of a Labor Premier”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/memoirs-of-a-labor-premier/4170454 . My comment:

DrGideonPolya :

03 Aug 2012 12:49:20am

One sincerely hopes that Steve Bracks is wrong in his prediction of the demise of the Greens that in my view will and indeed MUST go from strength to strength in the face of the worsening, Labor-ignored climate emergency (science says that the World has only 15 years left to get to zero emissions; world-leading per capita polluter Australia had used up its "share" in 2011)(Google "2011 climate change course").

Neocon Labor has utterly betrayed traditional Labor anti-racism, anti-war, pro-equity, pro-education, pro-science, pro-environment, pro-human rights values, values that are firmly espoused by the Greens but NOT by the neocon Australian Labor Party that has become an Alternative Liberal Party, Another Liberal Party, an Apartheid Labor Party, an American Lackey Partv, an Apartheid Israel-beholden Labor Party, the Australian Laboral Party and the Australian Lying Party that supports war (Iraq, Afghanistan), Educational Apartheid, racist NT Intervention, imprisoning refugees including children, racist Zionism, anti-gay marriage discrimination, deforestation, unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports, and a fraudulent and counterproductive Carbon Tax-ETS under which Australia's Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution will increase enormously (with Labor dishonestly claiming to be "tackling climate change" for "a clean energy future").

Traditional Labor voters will not just vote 1 Green - many, utterly betrayed by the Laborals, will quite sensibly vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the Coalition is awful but unlike neocon Labor hasn't actually betrayed decent Labor. voters).

 

On 1 August 2012 re “Gore Vidal dies”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/gore-vidal-dies/4170062 . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

02 Aug 2012 5:36:03pm

Missing from this interview was the reality that Gore Vidal, a brilliant writer and also a thoroughly decent human being, disapproved of the remorseless, violent expansion of the American Empire from the Spanish-American war in the 1890s onwards (1 million Filipinos died in the 1899-1913 war of national liberation ).

Deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation totalled 17 million (Indochina War), 38 million (post-1950 US Asian Wars), 2 million (Palestinian Genocide, 1936-2012), 12 million (post-1990 US War on Muslims), 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-2011), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012) (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country in the world since Neolithic times and is now avoidable for free perusal on the Web).

The horrible reality is that so few men and women of letters had/have the same conscience and courage as Gore Vidal (notable exceptions being the likes of Nobel Laureates Gunter Grass, Harold Pinter and Jose Saramago).


In response to  pejorative ad hominem comment, I made a further comment that was , of course, eventually censored by the ABC:

 

DrGideonPolya :

02 Aug 2012 11:12:43pm

Resort to censorship by the ABC (for the shocking documentation Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") and pejorative ad hominem comment by others suggests that I must be saying something that must be urgently wiped out or obfuscated in the interests of the global and national 1%.

Gore Vidal had the moral sensibility, imagination and brilliance to understand and convey the horrendous human consequences of over 2 centuries of American wars - as a Humanist and a 5-decade career scientist all I can offer are estimates of the consequent avoidable deaths (half of them of children) and remind people of the fundamental human and indeed social primate injunction, "thou shalt not kill children".



 On 31 July 2012 re “Obama and Roosevelt”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/obama-and-roosevelt/4167160: My comment:

DrGideonPolya :

03 Aug 2012 12:23:09am

A comparison between Roosevelt and Obama on the issue of basic human rights has been cogently given by self-described "liberal Zionist" (surely oxymoronic) American Peter Beinert in Chapter 8 "The Humbling" of his book "The Crisis of Zionism" (MUP, 2012) in which he describes how the racist Zionist Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the racist religious right Republican (R4) Christian Zionists thwarted and humbled liberal Jewish-informed and acculturated President Obama ("The Jewish President") in his attempt to secure some justice for the Palestinians.

Beinert: "When it came to Israel , he [Obama] had accommodated to American political reality, a political reality largely created by American Jews... In May 2007 , at a fund-raiser in Montclair, New Jersey, someone had asked him how he would achieve a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Obama had responded with a story. The great American labor leader A. Phillip Randolph had once poured out his heart to Franklin Roosevelt about the plight of black America and pleaded with the president to address it. FDR had said he agreed entirely but had a request of his own: "Make me do it." The same was true, Obama explained, for ending Israel's occupation and creating a Palestinian state. "Make me do it", he told the crowd. It was a not-so-subtle warning to American Jews: If you don't care about saving Israeli democracy,why should I?" pp 158-159).

In Chicago, Illinois today (Obama's original political base) only 20% of African-American men are allowed to vote (the rest are felons for life). Of 12 million Palestinians only 6.7% are permitted to vote for the Apartheid government that has been ruling all of Palestine for 45 years.


In response to incorrect, pro-Zionist obfuscation: 


DrGideonPolya :

03 Aug 2012 2:19:58pm

Readers of this thread - Zionist-beholden Obama, like Establishment FDR, is not prepared to address profound human rights issues of African-Americans (e.g. only 20% of Chicago black adult males are permitted to vote; race-based Educational Apartheid has restored the vile, crippling Segregation that Black Americans and many liberal Jews fought against in the 1960s; there is an 8-fold disparity between Black and White wealth, this heavily deriving from segregated housing etc ).

Nor is Obama prepared to address the grievous human rights issues of Palestinian subjects of race-based, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel. About 6 million Palestinian are forbidden to even live in the country continuously inhabited by their forebears for thousands of years. Of nearly 6 million Palestinians living under Apartheid Israeli guns in Palestine, only about 13% (adult Palestinian Israelis) are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically-cleansed slab of Syria, albeit as Third Class citizens (excluded from many jobs, forbidden to serve in the military, excluded from land ownership, discriminated against in terms of social services, education and daily life, 2 of their major parties were banned before the last elections, required to carry race-based ID at all times as in Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa, forbidden to live with Occupied Palestinian spouses, free speech punished by crippling fines, continually threatened with more genocidal expulsion ...).

Decent Australians would not tolerate such vile, race-based abuses that are dished out by the US-, UK- and Lib-Lab- backed racist Zionists to the "lucky" 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis, which is why the racist Zionists and their Zionist-beholden Lib-Lab, Liberal-Laboral, Coalition-Labor supporters should be sidelined from public life in the "land of the fair go" as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the KKK.

 

 

 

 

 

On 31 July 2012 re the book “The Fishing Fleet. Husband-hunting in the Raj” in “Husband-hunting in the Raj”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/husband-hunting-in-the-raj/4164578 . My comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

02 Aug 2012 5:06:31pm

Going out to India to find a husband dates way back to the 18th century. Jane Austen's aunt Philadelphia Austen was an orphan, went out to India, and married a surgeon Tysoe Saul Hancock in Madras in 1753. After a childless marriage she had a productive affair with Hancock's business partner Warren Hastings in Kasimbazaar, Bengal. Warren Hastings (later to be first Governor-General of India and the first and only important Englishman be tried - unsuccessfully, of course - for crimes against Humanity, notably the Begums of Oudh) settled 10,000 pounds on Philadelphia and her daughter Eliza when they returned to England. Tysoe died in India. Jane Austen's cousin Eliza was the evident model for Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park and indeed married Jane Austen's brother Henry before he went bankrupt and reverted to a clerical life.

Jane Austen started telling the story of Philadelphia, Hastings and Eliza way the age of 17 in "Catherine" or "The Bower" in 1792 but was presumably stopped by her parents. However "Sense and Sensibility" tells the essential story in great detail but with all the names changed except that of Eliza (for the details see my book "Jane Austen and the Black of British History", now available for free perusal on the Web).

 




On 30 July 2012 re “Climate, science and denial”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/climate2c-science-and-denial/4163970 . I posted the following comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Jul 2012 9:51:03am

A timely program by the ABC. The Western democracies have become Murdochracies (Big Money buys public perception and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception and votes).

Disinterested, truth-seeking science (the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses) has been trumped by overwhelmingly dominant (wealthy), greed-driven corporate manipulation, lying and anti-science spin (the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position).

Thus, for example, a much-published, 5-decade career scientist still heavily involved in university teaching at a good university, my ethical attempts to expertly report to the public about horrendous actual and prospective avoidable human deaths from war and man-made climate change have been met with sidelining, blocking and censorship (most notoriously by the taxpayer-funded ABC and by the taxpayer-funded, universities-backed, academic-based web magazine The Conversation, leading backers of which include the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, the University of Western Australia, the University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO). What a disgrace.

Eminent US climate scientist Dr James Hansen (head of NASA's GISS and adjunct professor at 80-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) has suggested prosecution of fossil fuel CEOs for complicity in massive harm to humanity through their deliberate lying.

 

On 30 July 2012 re “A super history”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/a-super-history/4164128 . I posted the following comment:

 

DrGideonPolya :

31 Jul 2012 10:25:41am

Australia's $1 trillion in super is super but is facing at least 2 very serious problems: (1) lack of growth in equities even in Australia, one of the world's more robust economies least affected by the GFC and continuing travails, and (2) investment in explicitly or implicitly greenhouse gas (GHG) polluting enterprises is investing in destruction of the biosphere (no jobs on a dead planet).

Indeed, re point (2), as reported by Reuters, a study led by global investment consultant Mercer has found that trillions of dollars of super could be at risk from climate change and advocates timely action to address climate policy (Google: "Investments worth trillions at risk from climate change: study").

However we are badly running out of time. The WBGU that advises the German Government on climate change recently estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise (EU and indeed post-Copenhagen global policy) the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 before zero emissions in 2050. However the world's present and projected annual CO2 pollution is so high that this "terminal budget" will be exceeded in 2027 i.e. the World has only 15 years left (US EIA data).

Unfortunately Australia's annual Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution is so high that it used up its "fair share" of this "terminal budget" in 2011. Further, because of the bipartisan Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral) policy of unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports and Australia's huge resources of these materials (see Geoscience Australia), Australia is hell-bent on exceeding the whole world's "terminal budget" by a factor of THREE (3)(Google "2011 climate change course). According to Bill McKibben (350.org) the world polluters aim to exceed the whole world's "terminal budget" by a factor of FIVE (5) (Google "Global warming's terrifying new math").


On 26 July 2012 re “Manning Clark”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/manning-clark/4156310 .

DrGideonPolya :

27 Jul 2012 3:47:35pm

I have some sympathy for Professor Manning Clark who was evidently sufficiently humane, scholarly, well-intentioned and progressive to incite the ire of the salivating Right in Australia.

That said, Manning Clark could be legitimately criticized for being too parochial and ignoring the greatest of the numerous genocidal atrocities (circa 2 dozen; Google Australia's secret genocide history") in which Australia has been involved in its short history, specifically the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British (with Australian complicity) deliberately starved to death 6-7 million Indians in the north eastern states of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Assam). Australia had produced 24 million tonnes of wheat in the period 1939-1945 but, presumably on orders from Churchill, withheld grain from starving India, building huge emergency granaries ("Cathedrals of the Bush") to store the unused grain.

Manning Clark's 6-volume "A History of Australia" shares this extraordinary omission with mass murderer Winston Churchill's 6-volume "History of the Second World War" for which in part Churchill was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Our ignored Southern Hemisphere sister country in genocidal colonization, Argentina, burned 2 million tons of wheat to drive railway engines during WW2, there being a shortage of coal (this according to eminent Australian R.G. Casey who served as Governor of starving Bengal in 1944).

Of course in Manning Clark's partial defence, his opus magnum shared this extraordinary omission with books by nearly every other historian or scholar in look-the-other-way Australia, notable exceptions being Colin Mason's "A Short History of Asia", Tom Keneally's "Three Famines", Gideon Polya's "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds", Gideon Polya's further books "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" and "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" (these latter 2 books being now available for free perusal on the Web)and Gideon Polya's contributions to "Jane Austen Antipodean Views" (editors Sarah Fullerton and Anne Harbers) and "Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics (edited by Robyn Williams). Not all of us walk by on the other side.


On 25 July 2012 re “Obama and the Black vote”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/obama-and-the-black-vote/4153268 .

 

DrGideonPolya :

27 Jul 2012 2:02:30pm

Obama might have had the best of intentions but the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist 1% that runs America made sure he couldn't do much (except for putting another 30 million Americans on health cover).

Peter Beinert a self-styled "liberal Zionist" (oxymoronic because Zionism is genocidal racism), writing in his book "The Crisis of Zionism", describes how Obama was influenced by the liberal Jewish tradition that was heavily involved in Black civil rights and desegregation (see Chapter 5, "The Jewish President") but when he made noises about civil rights for Palestinians he was bullied, humiliated and whipped back into the racist Zionist fold by the powerful ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and their overwhelmingly supportive Congressional lackeys (see Chapter 7, "The Clash" and Chapter 8, "The Humbling" (Google "review the crisis of zionism").

And as for Black Americans, Obama didn't even bother addressing the NAACP (Romney did) and apart from some additional access to health cover, it is the same racist BAU - a huge 8-fold discrepancy in Black wealth versus White wealth, nearly 80% of African-American adult males in Chicago cannot vote under felon-exclusion legislation (cf 93% of 12 million Palestinians cannot vote for the government ruling all of Palestine), massive Educational Apartheid ensures huge educational segregation and disparities (Google "Educational Apartheid"), 70% of African-American males will be imprisoned in their lifetime, there are more African Americans imprisoned now under Obama than were slaves in 1850 (see lawyer Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness").

But then Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, continued the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, specifically Iraq War (4.6 million dead since 1990), ramped up the Afghan War (5.6 million dead since 20010, expanded the NW Pakistan War (despite 2 years of Pakistan flood that devastated 20 million people), expanded war in the Yemen, expanded war in Somalia (2.2 million dead since 1992), devastated Libya (0.1 million dead) and is backing civil war in Syria.

Under Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Obama 1 million American 99 percenters die preventably each year (Google "1 million Americans die"). Obama is a Simon Legree rather than an Uncle Tom but the racist religious right republicans (R4s) are even worse (Google "Hey, hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today?" Answer: 1,000).

 

DrGideonPolya :

27 Jul 2012 4:07:33pm

Correction: According to Michelle Alexander there were more black MEN in prison under Obama than were enslaved in 1850.

Amplification: According to the US magazine Politico, "Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men" (Google "2010 exit polls: how Obama won".

 In response to false, defamatory, ad hominem comments on this thread I posted the following: 

DrGideonPolya :

29 Jul 2012 5:57:42pm

The ad hominem comments directed at me on this thread are utterly false, defamatory and the more obnoxious for being made with the courage of anonymity, de rigeur for the apologists for Apartheid Israel.


On 29 July 2012 I also lodged a formal complaint via the "Alert moderator" facility - as of 30 July no action had been taken about this utterly false defamation.

 

 

On 25 July 2012 re “India’s lost emperor Ashoka”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/india27s-lost-emperor/4153222 .My comment survived for a while and was then CENSORED on about 30 July 2012 (the same fate to 5 further comments):

 

DrGideonPolya :

27 Jul 2012 2:44:55pm

Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty was an immense figure in Indian history, was one of its greatest emperors, ruled most of India, facilitated the spread of Buddhism - and was hardly "lost for 2,000 years".

While Ashoka supposedly murdered all his 99 brothers (of Gideon's 71 sons supposedly only 1 survived), butchered 500 of his advisers, butchered 500 concubines and devastated Kalinga (Orissa and north coastal Andhra Pradesh in Eastern India)(100,000 soldiers and citizens killed, 150,000 deported) he evidently turned over a new leaf.


Unlike Ashoka who killed a mere 100,000 in the Kalinga War, the British rulers 2000 years later were responsible for 1.8 billion avoidable Indian deaths from imposed deprivation over 2 centuries, with 10 million butchered in violent reprisals after the 1857 Rebellion (see Amaresh Misra, "War of Civilisations: 1857 AD"). Atrocities impacting Orissa in particular were the 1769-1770 Bengal Famine (10 million dead; Orissa severely impacted), the 1866 Orissa Famine (750,000 died) and the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved to death 6-7 million Indians in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Assam (Australia was complicit by withholding relief from its huge grain stores from starving India) (see my book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web).


Whereas Ashoka turned over a new leaf, the British simply whitewashed history and continued BAU with academic and media complicity. The WW2 Bengali Holocaust is absent from pro-Zionist mass murderer Winston Churchill's 6-volume "The Second World War" for which, in part, he was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature. Indeed 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied by the UK in the post-1945 era totalled 727 million (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", also available for free perusal on the Web).


I posted again but this comment was again completely  censored by the ABC that insists on the utter absurdity of "India's lost Emperor Ashoka"- the ABC is insisting that the truth is what they want or declare it to be and will resolutely censor informed, credentialled academic opinion to the contrary:

DrGideonPolya :

30 Jul 2012 1:11:47pm

My informed, credentialled, documented comment contradicting the incorrect assertion by LNL of "India's lost Emperor Ashoka" was posted on 27 July 2012 but by 30 July 2012 had been CENSORED out by the ABC (for details see the Website "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live"). Fortunately the comment by my fellow La Trobe academic, Dr John Carroll, stating that "the premise that Ashoka is unknown is a bit bemusing" has (so far) not been censored by the ABC.

All anti-racists, and anti-racist Jews in particular, are obliged to speak out in response to the key messages from the WW2 Jewish Holocaust(5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and the WW2 European Holocaust of which it was a part (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed), specifically "zero tolerance for lying", "zero tolerance for racism", "bear witness" and "never again to anyone".

My attempts to do so are resolute - and indeed obligatory from an anti-racist Jewish perspective - but have been met with sidelining, censorship and crude, unretracted, Zionist defamation on the ABC LNL website.

I thought that my complaints to Australian MPs and media had done the trick after Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon (like myself the child of a Jewish refugee) had forwarded them to the Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)(Google "Open letter exposes censirship and lying by ABC (Australia's BBC") and the censorship had eased off. But evidently the Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-subverted ABC is now back to its appalling practice of censoring out things it does not want its audience to know about or think about.

Of course genocide or holocaust ignoring and censorship of genocide or holocaust reportage are far, far worse than repugnant holocaust denial because at least the latter admits the possibility of public discussion.


I posted a FURTHER comment exposing the absurdity of a "lost" or "disappeared" Ashoka which within hours  also suffered the same fate:


DrGideonPolya :

31 Jul 2012 4:11:29pm

Google "Ashoka" and you get 12,800,000 results as compared to 280,000 for "Phillip Adams".

Indeed in my 210 page book that, among other things, encompasses the avoidable mortality-related history of every country in the world (Google "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950") I devoted more than 2 lines to the Mauryan Empire and Ashoka.

It is absurd to assert that Ashoka is "lost" or "disappeared" and highly offensive to repeatedly censor informed, credentialled, anti-racist Jewish academic posts exposing this absurdity as well as the "forgotten" WW2 Bengali Holocaust.

Yet here the ABC insists that reality is what it wants and declares it to be, also rendering "lost", "disappeared" and forgotten the WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved to death 6-7 million Indians for strategic reasons in 1942-1945 (see "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History".

I will be informing my large overseas Indian audience about this highly offensive Australian ABC re-writing of Indian history and will also be putting the case to Australian MPs and media that it is high time for the ABC to be whipped into decent behaviour by appropriate funding cuts.


DrGideonPolya :

02 Aug 2012 6:15:05pm

The ABC has now censored out 3 posts on LNL from me on this subject - it fails to realize that censoring out reality, whether of the massive remembrance of enormous Indian historical figure Ashoka or of the "forgotten" WW2 Bengal Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death in 1942-1945 by the British with Australian complicity), will not make the reality go away (for a dose of truth see my books "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" and "Body Count" Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web, Tom Keneally's "Three Famines", Dr Madhusree Mukerjee's " Churchill's Secret War"), Colin Mason's "A Short History of Asia", and Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

Today I got indignant reactions from 2 Indian nurses, an Indian teacher and an Indian librarian over the ABC's incorrect and ignorant assertion that Indian historical giant Ashoka was "lost" and that his story had "disappeared for 2,000 years".

One wonders why Indians should come to study in country whose national broadcaster, the ABC, commits to such blatant nonsense (akin to saying that the Alexander the Great or Jesus Chris was "lost" or their "story disappeared for 2,000 years") - and backs up its absurd falsehood with resolute censorship of expert opinion to the contrary.


DrGideonPolya :

03 Aug 2012 3:55:32pm

My 4 attempts to point out that Ashoka is one of the more famous Indian kings of all time have been all censored out by the ABC (for details of this and other such egregious ABC censorship Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live").

I told an Indian scientist colleague at work today about the ABC LNL assertion that Ashoka was "lost" or had "disappeared for 2000 years" and received the indignant response that this was the stupidest thing she had ever heard.

I am writing an alphabetically-organized book on censorship by the ABC and so this remorseless ABC censorship of the reality of Ashoka's fame will be close to the kick-off. I will continue to object to (a) the insult to Indians, (b) the insult to truth, (3) the insult to the ABC audience and (4) to quote Stephen Dedalus in "Ulysses", "the insult to me".


A 6th posting BELOW - will this be censored too? Yes it was.


DrGideonPolya :

04 Aug 2012 3:02:32pm

I have made 5 comments on this LNL segment to the effect that Ashoka has not been "lost" or "disappeared" but remains one of the most famous Indian Kings. However all 5 comments have been deleted by the ABC (to read them all, Google "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live") . I have been consulting my numerous Indian friends about this and all agree with me. This is an extraordinary example of resolute ABC malreportage and censorship which will be reported to MPs, media and a huge Indian audience.


A 7th posting below - will this be censored too?

DrGideonPolya :

08 Aug 2012 8:51:01am

Dr John Carroll correctly states that "the premise that Ashoka is unknown is a bit bemusing". However my numerous posts stating the obvious that Ashoka is one of the most famous Indian rulers have all been deleted by the ABC which is evidently absurdly declaring that the truth is what they choose to say it is (for details of this and other egregious censorship on ABC LNL simply Google "censorship by ABC Late Night Live").





On 24 July 2012 “Bruce Shapiro” on the Colorado gun massacre: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4151478 . I posted the following comments:


DrGideonPolya :

25 Jul 2012 2:47:22pm

Despite another tragedy, neither Romney nor Obama will implement proper gun control laws. The statistics are appalling: 31,000 Americans die from gun-related causes each year, with about half being suicides and about half homicides (CDC).

However it is important for moral and intellectual rigor to put these 31,000 preventable gun-related American deaths into the general context of a total of about 1 million American preventable death annually, the breakdown being 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 75,000 (alcohol), 70,000 (air pollution), 45,000 (lack of health cover), 33,000 (motor vehicles), 31,000 (guns), 30,000 (suicides, 20% being US veterans), 21,000 (under-5 year old infants), 21,000 (opiates from US Alliance including Australia restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 90% today), and 15,000 (homicides) (Google "1 million Americans die preventably" ).

3,000 died in the 9/11 atrocity on account of which the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-dominated Establishment 1% has committed $5 trillion this century to genocidal wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Libya (about 9 million post-2001 violent deaths and deaths from war-imposed deprivation). However the US Government was almost certainly complicit itself in the 9-11 atrocity (Google "US did 9-11") and it is happy for the American 99% to die preventably at the rate of 1 million per year.


On 23 July 2012 re Indonesian Independence, “Surabaya 1945: sacred Territory”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/surabaya-19453a-sacred-territory/4144262 . My comment was posted:

DrGideonPolya :

24 Jul 2012 10:46:57am

In a foretaste of the US in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Panama and elsewhere (over 30 countries invaded by the US since 1945), Surabaya was devastated, 600 British and Indian soldiers died, 6,000 Indonesians died and 200,000 Indonesians fled (how many subsequently died from deprivation?)

President Sukarno was the saviour of his people.

In contrast, General Suharto was a genocidal racist, war criminal, kleptomaniac multi-billionaire and mass murderer. Suharto came to power in 1965 in a US-backed Coup and proceeded to murder as many as 1 million Socialists and ethnically Chinese Indonesians, with hundreds of thousands of progressive Indonesians imprisoned in concentration camps. 10 years later Suharto invaded East Timor with US, UK and Australian backing, eventually killing about 200,000 people or about 1/3 of the population in the East Timorese Genocide.

However Suharto's greatest crime as a US asset was the avoidable death of about 30 million Indonesians from deprivation under his rule during which he amassed a fortune of $30 billion (Google "Mass murderer Suharto dead"; re US subversion of Indonesia see John Perkins "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"; re Indonesian avoidable deaths see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

 

On 23 July 2012 re Syria “Syria : the shifting allegiances”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/syria-update/4144312 . There were many  comments critical of this segment as Western propaganda. My comment was posted:

DrGideonPolya :

24 Jul 2012 12:39:23pm

Some key points that are pointedly missed in the essentially pro-war, pro-US, pro-Zionist, pro-Western intervention Mainstream media of Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia (including the ABC and SBS).

1. The West and its Arab dictatorship allies are funding terrorist atrocities in Syria that in turn lead to further government atrocities.

2. What sort of Syrians demand that the world's biggest killers - the UK, US and France - intervene, devastate Syria and kill hundreds of thousands of their fellow Syrians? (NATO intervention in Libya killed 0.1 million, generated 1.3 million refugees, mainly Black Libyans).

3. What perverted view of history gives the world's worst genocidal killers over several centuries - the US, UK and France - the "right" to devastate Muslim countries from Libya to NW Pakistan in the name of "liberty"?

4. Syria was until this Western-backed civil war a haven of religious tolerance in the Middle East (read William Dalrymple's brilliant book "From the Holy Mountain").

5. UNHCR informs that Syria already has the biggest population of urban refugees (about 1 million) in the World who have fled from US-backed, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel's Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead from violence or imposed deprivation since 1936, 7 million refugees), the US-backed Israeli ethnic cleansing of the Syrian Golan Heights (150,000 expelled in 1967) and the Zionist-backed US Alliance Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million dead from violence or war-imposed deprivation, 5-6 million refugees).

Report the truth, ABC.



 

 

On 19 July 2012 re “The economics of happiness”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-economics-of-happiness/4141602 .

 

DrGideonPolya6 :

21 Jul 2012 11:29:49am

I recently had the pleasure of working with a Bhutanese scientist who was justifiably proud of Bhutan's high international ranking in terms of "happiness". However "happiness" can only get you so far. Thus infant mortality (in units of under-5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births) is 79 in Bhutan as compared to 19 in neighboring Tibet and indeed in China as a whole (Google WHO) - however Bhutan does vastly better than Australia- and US Alliance-occupied Afghanistan (199) (Google WHO). Avoidable death (excess death, deaths that should not have happened) as a % of population was 0.46% for Bhutan in 2003 (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web) as compared to 1.8% for Indigenous Australians living in one of the world's richest countries.

 

 

 

On 19 July 2012 re “The new state of Queensland”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-new-state-of-queensland/4139544 .

 

DrGideonPolya :

21 Jul 2012 12:29:46pm

Having substantial and very close family links to the Aboriginal land occupying and despoiling Queensland squattocracy (gee ha!) I was always much embarrassed by the Jo culture and much relieved when Wayne Goss and Peter Beattie set about cleaning the Augean stables of the Sunshine State.

However the White Shoe Brigade is now well and truly back with BAU and a mind-numbing majority in Parliament. How do you put most of Sunny Queensland on the psychiatrist's couch? Sunshine and thence global warming is the fundamental problem - under both Lib and Lab (Liberal and Laboral, Coalition and Labor ) policy of a derisory 5% off 2000 Domestic GHG pollution by 2020 and unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports, Australia's Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution is set to hugely INCREASE to 2,571 Mt CO2-e by 2020 as compared to 1,708 Mt CO2-e in 2010 and 1,182 Mt CO2-e in 2000 (Google "2011 climate change course").

According to the WBGU that advises the German Government the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 before zero emissions in about 2050. US EIA data indicate that at current and projected rates of CO2 pollution the world will exceed this "terminal GHG pollution budget" by 2027 i.e. in 15 years' time, but Australia exceeded its "fair share" of this "terminal GHG pollution budget" in 2011! Indeed Australia's resources are so huge that it intends under Lib-Lab policy to exceed the whole world's total "terminal GHG pollution budget" by a factor of THREE (3) (Google "Australia threatens world with GHGs from unlimited coal, gas & iron ore exports").

Read Greenpeace's "Boom goes the Reef" report: Queensland coal export capacity will increase from 156 Mt (2010) to 944 Mt (2020) and coal shipping will increase from 1,722 (2010) to 10,150 in 2020. Coral scientist inform that tropical coral reefs will generally die from warming-driven expulsion of photosynthetic zooxanthellae and ocean acidification when CO2 reaches aout 450 ppm - yet the US Mauna Loa Observatory reports that the CO2 reached 396 ppm this year and is increasing at about 2 ppm per year i.e. a mere 27 years to go till the Great Barrier Reef is irrevocably bleached and doomed Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2").

 

 

On 18 July 2012 LNL re “Arms Trade Treaty”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/arms-trade-treaty/4139178 .

 

DrGideonPolya :

21 Jul 2012 11:11:51am

Google "World's largest arms exporters" and you will find that the US leads the pack and the top 10 in descending order are the US, Russia, Germany, France, UK, China, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Apartheid Israel (so named because Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu describe its policies as worse than those in Apartheid South Africa and "Israel" traditionally refers to Orthodox Torah-observant and hence anti-Zionist Jews but which has bee stolen by the Zionists, together with Palestine and its cities, towns and villages, Smetana's Vltava and the human rights of 12 million Palestinians ). The first 9 will be major recipients of Olympic Gold medals at the Games being held in 2012 at the historical heart of Anglo imperialism, London.

Bullets and bombs certainly kill but violent deaths are greatly exceeded by avoidable deaths (excess deaths) from neocolonialism and from war, occupation or expulsion. Whether a child is killed by bombs and bullets or by violence-imposed deprivation the finality of death is the same and the culpability the same. Thus consider 1950-2005 avoidable deaths in countries variously criminally occupied in the post-1945 era by the following "top 10" countries (noting that arms exporters China, Sweden, Germany and Italy essentially didn't actually occupy anybody in that period): 727 million (UK), 142 million (France), 72 million (Netherlands), 82 million (US), 37 million (USSR), and 24 million (Apartheid Israel).

About half the victims of hegemony- and violence-imposed avoidable death are children (of 1.3 billion avoidable deaths since 1950 about 0.8 billion have been avoidable deaths of under-5 year old infants). Since 2003 in Australia invaded and occupied Iraq violent deaths totaled 1.5 million, non-violent avoidable deaths totaled 1.2 million and under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable) totaled 0.8 million. Since 2001 in Australia invaded and occupied Afghanistan violent deaths are estimated at 1.4 million, non-violent avoidable deaths totaled 4.2 million and under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable) totaled 2.9 million.

Since the Olympics are mostly about children's games played very well by state-subsidized adults and since "thou shalt not kill children" there are 800 million reasons for exclusion of the major merchant of death, child-killing countries like Australia, US, UK etc from the Olympic Games - a more effective strategy I suspect than any Arms Treaty that will certainly be broken by "exceptionalist" countries such as the US and Apartheid Israel that regard themselves as above International Law and indeed above the Natural Law of "thou shalt not kill children".



On 18 July 2012 LNL re “Sex and punishment”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/sex-and-punishment/4138968 .

DrGideonPolya :

20 Jul 2012 12:23:54pm

We are surely all appalled by horrible past and present punishments for sex-related matters from the Old Testament punishment for the "sin of Onan" and the New Testament "He is who is without sin cast the first stone" to the recent shocking execution of the Afghan woman. However Australia today is not without sin that goes unpunished and, more importantly, un-redressed.

1. The "Little Children Are Sacred" report was unable to quantitate the extent of child abuse in NT Aboriginal communities but nevertheless cited research finding that 34% of Australian women and 16% of Australian men have been sexually abused as children (25% of women and 10% of men in the US) (p57). Nevertheless the report was falsely used by the Coalition and Labor to justify the racist NT Intervention and the horrendous child sexual abuse epidemic continues in Australia as a whole.

2. Four Corners et al have revealed that a thousand Asian sex slaves are currently being imprisoned, beaten and raped in Australia in 2012. I wrote to Work Safe and spoke to several female Work Safe officials of my acquaintance that this should be primarily treated urgently as a work safety issue as well as a criminal matter (e.g. in case of fire, imprisoned sex slaves will perish). If Asian electrician slaves were treated thus the factories would be immediately closed down.

3. Asian women friends of mine say, sensibly enough, that they would prefer to be raped than lose a child. UNICEF informs that 191,000 under-5 year old infants die each year in Occupied Afghanistan (population 31 million) as compared to 1,000 in Occupier Australia (population 22 million) (2010 data)- evidence of an horrendous Australian and US war crime in gross violation of the Geneva Convention and involving a crime worse than rape being applied on a massive scale to the women of Occupied Afghanistan by the "civilized" West. Bring on the war crimes trials.



On 17 July 2012 re “Soil degradation and security”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/soil-degradation/4136526 . My comments were posted:

 

DrGideonPolya :

18 Jul 2012 8:35:55pm

Biochar from anaerobic pyrolysis of forest and agricultural straw and wood cellulosic waste can be usefully returned to soils to enhance fertility. However biochar production is also a major mechanism for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from the present dangerous and damaging 394 parts per million (ppm) to the circa 300 ppm recommended by leading climate scientists and biologists (see "300.org" and Google "return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm"). It was estimated by Professor Johannes Lehmann of Cornell University that that biochar from existing cellulosic waste could total 9.5 billion tonnes carbon (C) annually as compared to 8.5 billion tonnes C generated annually from carbon burning by Man (Google "Forest biomass-derived biochar can profitably reduce global warming and bushfire risk").


On 17 July 2012 LNL re Presidential race, Bruce Shapiro”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4136702 . My 2 successive comments were posted but THENCE DELETED BY THE ABC presumably for containing things that it does not want its readers to read, know about or think about :

 

DrGideonPolya :

20 Jul 2012 11:38:14am

According to Bruce Shapiro much of the east coast and Midwest is in a spectacular heat wave" with attendant giant forest fires, 50% of the summer sea ice surface area and 70% of the sea ice per is gone from the Arctic (US NSIDC) and the atmospheric CO2 level recently reached 396 ppm at the Mauna Loa, Hawaii, monitoring station (Google "Recent Mauna Loa CO2"), noting that top climate scientists and biologists demand a return to 300 ppm CO2 ASAP (Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2") but overwhelmingly religious and non-scientist America is in BAU functional denial over man-made climate change with Mitt Romney's denial of his continued business association being the preferred issue.

According to the latest German WBGU and US EIA data, the world has a mere 15 years left at current and projected CO2 pollution rates before it EXCEEDS the world's terminal CO2 pollution "budget" of 600 billion tonnes of CO2 that must not be exceeded if we are to have a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise. America (like Australia) is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution (Google "climate genocide").

According to top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen (head of NASA's GISS and adjunct professor at 80-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) if the Keystone XL pipeline linking oil from Canadian oil sands to Texas goes ahead then it is "game over" for the Planet. Republican Romney of course supports the pipeline, but Obama (who as a neocon probably does too) has temporarily blocked it until after the election for "environmental" reasons.


DrGideonPolya :

24 Jul 2012 3:26:48pm

A 5-decade career scientist still heavily involved in lecturing to university science students I wrote a carefully researched comment re Bruce Shapiro's comment about the US heatwave. However my comment about man-made global warming, top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen's "game over" prediction re the Keystone XL pipeline and the US presidential election was deleted for presumably containing things the increasingly anti-science ABC evidently does not want its audience to read, know about or think about (for more such ABC censorship Google "Censorship by the ABC Late Night Live").

 

 

On 17 July 2012 re the Crow Nation and entitled “Radical Hope”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/radical-hope/4136676 . My comments were posted:

 

DrGideonPolya :

18 Jul 2012 9:21:37pm

Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his book "Collapse" (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated "the moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people". What happened to the American Indians is still happening today (refugees and deaths from violence or war-, expulsion- or occupation-imposed deprivation in parenthesis) in the Australia-complicit, ongoing Palestinian Genocide (7 million refugees, 2 million deaths since 1936) and the Afghan Genocide (3-4 million refugees, 5.6 million deaths since 2001).

The example of the asserted Jewish Exile from Palestine in 135AD has been demolished by Tel Aviv University historian Professor Shlomo Sand in his book "The Invention of the Jewish People" in which he argues that there is no evidence for the Exodus, Solomon's Empire or for the Exile under the Romans. Indeed he argues that the genetic and cultural descendants of the Jewish and non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine at the time of Christ are the 12 million Palestinians cruelly violated by race-based, genocidal Apartheid Israel whereas most Jewish Israelis are descended from Yemeni, Berber and Khazar converts to a universalist and evangelical Judaism of the first millennium CE.

Further, in terms of post-Temple civilization referred to in the program, Orthodox Judaism adopted the critique of Jeremiah (Chapter 7; be good or be punished), the beautiful idea of "the kingdom of the mind" (that has transformed the scholarly and humanitarian world) and rejected any return to Zion until the Messiah arrives to declare the glory of the Lord to all Humanity. Outstanding anti-racist Jews whether secular or religious are opposed to Zionism for the fundamental reasons above so succinctly stated by Professor Jared Diamond (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism"). The wonderful Jewish "kingdom of the mind" is immeasurably superior to genocidal racism whether of Joshua in 1000 BC or of the nuclear terrorist, genocidal, racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel today and their bottom of the barrel supporters and apologists.

ABC (Moderator):

19 Jul 2012 1:05:28pm

Dear Mr Polya,
Please read the house rules for participation and comment on ABC programs, in particular the very first rule.
Producer,
LNL


producers LNL :

19 Jul 2012 1:02:06pm

Dear Mr Polya,
Please read the house rules for participation in comment on the ABC's website, in particular the first one


I responded to the above ABC comments but my comment was CENSORED.

DrGideonPolya :

20 Jul 2012 8:38:04am

Readers of this thread, the first rule for comment is "be on topic and related to the specific story" - my comment was both. Thus in relation to the Crow expulsion and confinement to reservations the interview specifically raised the asserted post-Temple destruction Exile and its cultural consequences - matters, as pointed out in my comment, that are considered in great detail by Jewish Israeli historian Professor Shlomo Sand of Tel Aviv University in his best-selling book "The Invention of the Jewish People".



On 16 July 2012 LNL had a segment entitled “The Scottish Highland Clearances”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-highland-clearances/4129166 . By modifying my user name slightly to avoid ABC blockage of posts by “Dr Gideon Polya” I was able to post the following comment. However it did not last long – by 9.20 am 17 July 2012 it had been DELETED by the ABC. HOWEVER BY 12.40PM IT HAD BEEN RE-INSTATED.

 

DrGideonPolya4 :

17 Jul 2012 8:05:15am

The classic book on the subject is "The Highland Clearances" by John Prebble. According to independent accounts from Victoria and Canada my earliest known Scots ancestor was a Guighan MacDonald who fled to Ireland after participating in the Battle of Culloden (1746) and under threat of hanging (the MacDonalds having been proscribed by the Sassanachs), returning thereafter as Donald McGuigan. My forebears were subsequently cleared, fleeing to Australia, Canada and America. Our homes, 2 crofters cottages, still exist north of the Mull of Kintyre, 1 roofless and the other being used for sheep (the latest owner kindly permitted access).

My Jewish forebears fled Prussian-occupied Poland to Austria-Hungary at about the same time (circa 1800) and were then mostly exterminated by the Nazis in the 1940s with the survivors fleeing to Australia, Canada and America.

Understand therefore why the genocidal crimes in the Muslim world today by the US Alliance-backed Zionists of Apartheid Israel and the Zionist-backed US Alliance (including Apartheid Australia) are so utterly abhorrent to decent anti-racist Jews and indeed to all anti-racists, to whit (refugees and deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in parentheses) the Palestinian Genocide (7 million refugees, 2 million deaths since 1936), the Iraqi Genocide (5-6 million refugees, 4.6 million deaths since 1900), the Afghan Genocide (3-4 million refugees, 5.6 million deaths since 2001), the Somali Genocide (2 million refugees, 2.2 million deaths since 1992)and the Libyan Genocide (1.3 million refugees, 0.1 million deaths since 2011). The Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-beholden, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Australian Lib-Labs (Liberal-Laborals, like their other neo-fascist, warmongering Western counterparts, are beating the drum for similar devastation of Syria and Iran. Decent Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last till it gives up commitment to NAZI genocide.

DrGideonPolya4 :

18 Jul 2012 7:50:54pm

Genocide is defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group". English history over the last 1,000 years (including within Britain the Scottish Clearances, the Irish Famine and the Welsh and Cornish ethnocides) and Australian history over the last 2 centuries (including the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide and the ongoing Afghan Genocide) have been one genocide after another. Bald genocide denial (variously a criminal offence in relation to particular genocides in some European countries) won't make it go away (for details kept well hidden by Mainstream academic, politician and media holocaust deniers and genocide deniers Google "Australia's secret genocide history").

 

On 16 July 2012 LNL had a segment entitled “China’s Dilemma in Africa”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/china27s-dilemma-in-africa/4129170  . By modifying my user name slightly to DrGideonPolya4 to avoid ABC blockage of posts by “Dr Gideon Polya” I tried to post a detailed  comment but it failed. (The ABC had also removed a prior post by another person that was thence restored).

 

From MEMORY, this is roughly what I said but which was blocked.

 

Some point to complement /correct the segment.

 

“1. Annual avoidable deaths from deprivation in India total 3.7 million as compared to essentially zero (0) in China and Australia. Avoidable deaths as a percentage of population is 1.8% (Indigenous Australians), 0.95% (non-Arab Africa), 0.355 (India) and essentially zero (0) % (China and Australia) (see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” now available for free perusal on the Web).

 

2. Chinese-speaking  former Australian Prime Minister (2007-2010) and  Foreign Minisiter (2010-2012) Kevin Rudd (removed from office in a US-approved, mining company-backed, pro-Zionist-led Coup in June 2010) recently wrote an article entitled “Kevin Rudd: The west isn’t  ready for the rise of China”“ for the prestigious UK magazine The New Statesman in which he stated more or less correctly : “The China that I have studied over the decades is one that has not been in the business of invading other countries for more than 2,000 years. Nor has China sought to establish colonies around the world, even though its navigational skills and naval capabilities during the Ming Dynasty were considerably more advanced than those of countries in the west” (China finally re-established control over Tibet about 900 years ago, centuries before England finally conquered Scotland Wales and Ireland. On must disagree with Mr Rudd’s praise for “the current liberal, rules-based order, one that has served the international community reasonably well since the carnage of the Second World War” (1950-205 avoidable deaths fro deprivation total 1.3 billion on Spaceship Earth with the US in charge of the flight deck).

 

3.   Under-5 infant mortality (under-5 infnt deaths per 1,000 births) dropped from about 200 to 25 in both China and Tibet as compared to 8 (the US) and 5 (Australia) and a shocking 199 in US Alliance- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan.  The Nazis killed 1.5 million Jewish children in WW2 whereas  2.9 million Occupied Afghanistan under-5 year old infants have died since 2001, 90% avoidably and due to US Alliance and Australian war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention, Bring on the war crimes trials, especially against female MPs associated with this atrocity. Decent Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it returns to decent values, not least of which is “thou shalt not kill children” either actively  or passively.


I made a FURTHER attempt at posting a gist of the above but again it was blocked - i received an Error message.

THIRD attempt to post a comment (necessarily brief (so far UNCENSORED)

DrGideoPolya6 :

17 Jul 2012 2:24:02pm

Third time-consuming attempt to post a comment. See former PM Kevin Rudd's recent essay entitled "Kevin Rudd: The west isn't ready for the rise of China" in the UK New Statesman - key observations by Mr Rudd that China hasn't been inclined to invade or colonize other countries for over 2,000 years.


DrGideonPolya :

19 Jul 2012 10:46:27am

A fundamental measure of the success or otherwise of social policy is avoidable deaths (excess deaths, deaths that should not have happened). Annual avoidable deaths expressed as a percentage of the relevant population is 1.8% (Indigenous Australians), 0.97% (non-Arab Africa, 0.35% (India), and essentially zero (0) for China and Australia (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" now available for free perusal on the Web).

Another key measure is infant mortality which, in units of under-5 infant deaths per 1,000 births, dropped from about 200 in 1950 to about 25 today in both China and Tibet, is 8 in the US and 5 in Australia but which is 199 in Australia- and US Alliance-occupied Afghanistan (evidence of an immense Australian and US Alliance war crime in gross violation of the Geneva Convention that demands that an Occupier must provide its subjects with life-sustaining food and medical services "to the fullest extent of the means available to it").



On 12 July 2012 re "Crises of the Catholic Church":

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/crises-of-the-catholic-church/412705 .

DrGideonPolya3 :

14 Jul 2012 9:04:07am

ALL these horrible clerical abuses should be exposed and care and compensation provided for the victims. However ALL sexual abuses and indeed ALL religion-connected abuses should be exposed but this is not going to happen in religion-perverted and subverted, look-the-other-way Australia. Some examples below that are utterly ignored by the religion, neocon-, corporate-, and Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and subverted ABC.

1. The "Little Children are Sacred" report (that was used as an excuse for the continuing racist Intervention) was unable to quantitate the extent of child sexual abuse in NT Aboriginal communities but cited scholarly research indicating that 34% of Australian women and 16% of Australian men have been sexually abused as children (p57).

2. Under-5 infant deaths in Occupied Iraq, Occupied Afghanistan and Occupied Somalia now total 2.0 million, 2.9 million and 1.3 million, respectively, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation by the US Alliance Occupiers of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War that unequivocally demand that an Occupier must provide conquered subjects with life-sustaining food and medical requisites "to the fullest extent of the means available to it". Annual per capita total health expenditure permitted by the Occupiers in Occupied Afghanistan is merely $69 (WHO).

3. Jewish British MP David Miliband recently visited Gaza and commented that expert advice from Save the Children was that 10% of the children were stunted because of the Israeli blockade. About 800,000 Palestinian children are highly abusively imprisoned in what the Catholic Church has described as Israel's "Gaza Concentration Camp", without charge or trial and for the asserted crime of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny patch of the homeland continuously inhabited by their forebears for thousands of years. Violence- and deprivation-imposed deaths in the racist Zionist-imposed Palestinian Genocide since 1936 now total 2.0 million (Google "Palestinian Genocide").



On 12 July 2012 LNL broadcast a segment entitled "What do Muslims want".  I tested the blocking of my posts using different versions of my name and was successful as follows (see:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/what-do-muslims-want3f/4127100 ) :

DrPolyaGideon1 : [no e-mail address provided]

13 Jul 2012 6:32:35pm

Testing to see if I can circumvent outrageous ABC blocking of my humanitarian posts.


DrPolyaGideon1 : [e-mail address provided]

13 Jul 2012 6:36:48pm

Testing again for ABC blocking


DrGideonPolya1 : [e-mail address provided]

13 Jul 2012 10:57:41pm

A major survey of Muslim attitudes on a wide variety of matters bearing on modernity and from a variety of largely Muslim countries from Indonesia to Egypt derived from ARC-funded research by Professor Riaz Hassan AM (Department of Sociology, Flinders University) and is published in his important book "Inside Muslim Minds" (for detailed review Google "Review Inside Muslim Minds").


However posting essentially the above message about "Inside Muslim Minds" with my name Dr Gideon Polya and with my e-mail address provided was unsuccessful - evidently the ABC blocking is specific to the name "Dr Gideon Polya" i.e. THIS ABC CENSORSHIP CONTINUES.


DrGideonPolya2 :

14 Jul 2012 8:31:30am

Having discovered a way of {temporarily?) circumventing outrageous, (Zionist complicit?) ABC censorship of informed, credentialled, humane listener views I would offer the following succinct comments:

1. To get sensible answers to the question "What do Muslims want?" ask Muslims (e.g. see Professor Riaz Hassan's important book "Inside Muslim Minds") rather than consult the Jewish Israeli head of a think tank based in the Muslim-killing, Muslim-defaming, Muslim-violating, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and genocidally racist colony of Apartheid Israel (Google the recent multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians").

2. I dare say that nearly all people and nearly all Muslims want life for themselves and their loved ones. Violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation by Zionists and the Zionist-beholden US Alliance total 2 million (Palestinian Genocide, 1936-), 5-6 million (Iraqi Genocide, 1990-), 5.6 million (Afghan Genocide, 2001-), 2.2 million (Somali Genocide )1992-) and 0.1 million (Libyan Genocide, 2011-). Which Muslim country is next to be devastated by the Zionist-beholden West? Syria? Iran? Pakistan outside the already devastated NW provinces? (for the Awful Truth Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").


DrGideonPolya2 :

14 Jul 2012 3:58:22pm

Correction: the refugees from Iraq have totalled 5-6 million since 1990; violence- and deprivation-imposed Iraqi deaths total 4.6 million since 1990 (this being consonant with under-5 infant deaths totalling 2.0 million) (Google "Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide").


DrGideonPolya6 :

17 Jul 2012 6:41:06pm

Still testing ABC censorship. The following comment was sent under my name Dr Gideon Polya but has not appeared. I am re-sending it here under DrGideonPolya6:

Apartheid Israel is a "democracy by genocide" - only 6.7% of 12 million Palestinians (i.e. the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis) are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, albeit as Third Class citizens under Nazi-style race laws.



On 20  June 2012 re “Jewish peace activists”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/jewish-peace-activists/4066186 . My comments:

 

DrGideonPolya :

19 Jan 2013 1:28:50pm

"beyond Tribal Loyalties. Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists" edited by ex-Israeli and thence Australia- and UK-based anti-racist Jewish psychologist Avigail Abarbanel is a must-read anthology of the stories of 25 anti-racist Jewish peace activists, telling how they overcame decades of lying Zionist propaganda and strong tribal loyalties to understand the enormous genocidal crimes being committed against the Palestinians by the US-backed racist Zionists, and their obligation to speak out in the interests of Humanity (for detailed analysis Google "Review Beyond Tribal Loyalties").

Sydney University Philosophy Professor Peter Sleazak's contribution was particularly powerful: "My eighty-three year old mother is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. I grew up with her questions: Why didn't anyone help the Jews? Why didn't anyone else care? Why did the world allow it to happen? These are the same questions we must ask today about the crimes against the Palestinians. So I'm here because the State of Israel does not represent all Jews. If we have learned the real meaning of the slogan "never again", we can't remain silent when the crimes are being committed in our name. We must universalise the lessons of our own tragedy to include others in our moral universe" (for similar humane views Google "Palestinian Genocide", "Jews Against Racist Zionism", "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Boycott Apartheid Israel").



On 15 June 2012 I sent the following letter to LNL and to MPs, and media, including the ABC re the ABC Late Night Live (LNL) program “Jewish peace activists” (13 June 2012) :


Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Re ABC Late Night Live (LNL) program “Jewish peace activists” (13 June 2012).

 

Although listeners to the ABC’s Late Night Live (LNL) program  are exhorted to make comments and it was asserted at the end of the latest LNL that "we like to hear them all", my comments to LNL have been repeatedly censored and commencing about 7 May 2012 I have been blocked from posting comments (for details of this unacceptable censorship see "Censorship by ABC Late Night Live": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  ).

 

I attempted to post the following comment on LNL but was blocked: "Excellent program. The humane views of Avigail Abarbanel, Professor Peter Slezak and many other outstanding anti-racist Jews from Professor Hannah Arendt to Professor Howard Zinn can be found on the website "Jews Against Racist Zionism"."

 

For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying” (see "Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/  and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/  ).

 

As made clear by the wonderful anti-racist Jews Avigail Abarbanel and Professor Peter Slezak, decent people are obliged to speak out against human rights abuses such as those perpetrated by race-based, genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel.

 

Unfortunately, the LNL interview significantly concentrated on the awful, false, anti-Jewish anti-Semitic  abuse heaped on anti-racist Jews, specifically the terms "anti-Jewish propagandist", "non-Jewish Jew", "self-hating Jew", "anti-Jewish Jew", "Nazi" and "anti-Semite", no doubt to the delight of the racist Zionists who use such false defamation to support the indefensible.

 

The otherwise excellent interview would have been far more useful if it had dealt with the substantial details of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (see “Palestinian Genocide” : https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/  and the book “The Plight of the Palestinians” to which I contributed together with numerous eminent anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html   ) - 2 million Palestinians killed through violence (0.1 million) or deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936, 7 million refugees, 800,000 children abusively imprisoned in what the Catholic Church has called the Gaza Concentration Camp, only 6.7% of 12 million Palestinians permitted to vote for the Apartheid Israel government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically cleansed part of Syria ...

 

Just imagine fair-minded Australian reactions to an interview with leading Indigenous Australians in which the interviewer significantly concentrated on their reactions to ugly racist abuse e.g. "a--", "b----", "c---" and "n-----" to the exclusion of the Awful Truth of the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide  (see “Aboriginal Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ ) - 2 million dead from violence or deprivation since 1788, 50 languages left out of 250, continuing ethnocide, Educational Apartheid leaving tens of thousands of NT Indigenous Australians unemployable, 9,000 Indigenous Australian avoidable deaths annually, a NT Indigenous annual death rate (2.4%) similar to that of Australian sheep in paddocks (2.5%), an annual avoidable death rate of 1.8% for NT Indigenous Australians as compared to 1.0% for non-Arab Africa (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the Web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ), Third World living conditions in one of the world's richest countries ...

 

On 3 June 2012 the following letter on "Oz anti-Semitism" was sent to Australian MPs and media, including the ABC (as indeed will be this letter):

 

"Dear etc,

 

Anti-Semitism is injury to Semites for being ethnically or culturally Semitic per se and occurs in 2 equally repugnant forms, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism  against 15 million largely culturally Semitic Jews and anti-Arab anti-Semitism against 300 million ethnically and culturally Semitic Arabs and 1,500 million mostly culturally Semitic Muslims.

 

Anti-Semitism currently involves (1) sidelining, (2) censorship, (3) collective and individual defamation (e.g. false identification of all Jews with horrendous Apartheid Israeli crimes) and (4) physical harm ranging from imposed distress to violence. Australians are notorious for saying “We are not racists but” and exhibit politically correct racism (PC racism) as exampled by Australia’s  new anti-Semitism.

 

Thus victims of Australia’s new PC anti-Semitism include Australian and other Arabs and Muslims and anti-racist Jews critical of Islamophobia, the Muslim Genocide (12 million dead from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990) and the Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead from violence or deprivation since 1936).

 

Only about a dozen of my relatives survived the Jewish Holocaust and I am therefore obliged to bear witness to “never again to anyone”, yet I am variously subject to banning, censorship, defamation and consequent distress by the taxpayer-funded ABC and the taxpayer-funded, universities-backed, and academic-based  web magazine The Conversation.*

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dr Gideon Polya (contact details).

 

* For details see “Censorship by the ABC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbytheabc/home  and “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ."  


On 13 June 2012 the ABC broadcast a Late Night Live  program about anti-racist Jews and entitled  "Jewish Peace activists": http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/jewish-peace-activists/4066186. Listeners were exhorted to go to the LNL website to see "comments about the show, We like to hear them all". I tried to post the following comment on about 5.35 pm 13 June 2012 but my comment didn't register (the blocking-based censorship by LNL evidently continues):

""Excellent program. The humane views of Avigail Abarbanel, Professor Peter Slezak and many other outstanding anti-racist Jews from Professor Hannah Arendt to Professor Howard Zinn can be found on the website "Jews Against Racist Zionism".  



On 15 May 2012 re Bruce Shapiro reporting Obama’s support for same-sex marriage: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/4012606 . I tried to post the following comment on about 6 pm 15 May 2012 but my comment didn't register (the blocking-based censorship by LNL evidently continues):

"Well that's just dandy that Obama has finally been forced to find the courage to support same-sex marriage. When will Neocon American and Zionist (NAZI)-beholden Obama find the courage to insist on ANY human rights for Occupied Palestinians?"


On 7 May 2012 re “Hip-hop and the French elections”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/hiphop-and-the-french-elections/3996352 . I tried to post the following comment on about 6.30 pm 8 May 2012 but  my comment didn’t register (for a similar experience scroll down to 5 September 2011 re “China update: censorship and prosperity”).:

“The complaint from the neocons and corporatists is that France spends too much money on social welfare. However it is quite apparent that under warmonger and Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-beholden Sarkozy France spent much too much money on killing Afghans, Muslims, Libyans and West Africans.”  

[This was an excerpt from a comment by me published by the New Scientist, 7 May 2012 http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/hollande-triumphs-france ].

 

 

On 7 May 2012 re “The story of Ali al Jenabi”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-story-of-ali-al-jenabi/3996196 . I tried post the following comment on about 6.10 pm 8 May 2012 but  my comment didn’t register :

“Rudd has described "people smugglers" as "the scum of the earth … the vilest form of human life … the lowest form of human life". If those helping several thousand desperate refugees find haven in Australia are "scum", how then do you describe the genocidal racist Zionists, pro-Zionists, warmongers, war criminals and war-makers of the US Alliance (including Australia) who created the estimated 18-20 million Muslim refugees in the first place?”

[This was an excerpt from a letter from me published by the Green Left Weekly, 18 November 2009: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/42780  - it was published by the ethical, humnane GLW, but will it be published by ABC LNL?].



On 7 May 2012 re “Eurozone latest” : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/eurozone-latest/3996160 . On 8 May 2012 at about 7 am I attempted to post a comment that from memory was “Satyajit Ray [I meant Das] is good value. Nobel Laureate for Economics Professor Paul Krugman (Princeton , LSE) has argued for a breakup of the euro: “Europe wouldn't be in this fix if Greece still had its drachma, Spain its peseta, Ireland its punt and so on, because Greece and Spain would have what they now lack: a quick way to restore cost-competitiveness and boost exports, namely devaluation” (see “Europe’s revolting truth”).” However my comment didn’t register (for a similar experience scroll down to 5 September 2011 re “China update: censorship and prosperity”).

On 8 May 2012 at about 6pm I attempted to post a further comment that from memory was “Satyajit Das is very good value in relation to the dishonesties of this world, notably in relation to the Eurozone Crisis. 2008 Nobel Laureate for Economics Professor Paul Krugman (Princeton, US and LSE, UK) has argued for a breakup of the Euro: “Europe wouldn't be in this fix if Greece still had its drachma, Spain its peseta, Ireland its punt and so on, because Greece and Spain would have what they now lack: a quick way to restore cost-competitiveness and boost exports, namely devaluation” (see Paul Krugman , “Europe’s revolting truth”).


IT APPEARS THAT ON ABOUT 7 MAY THE ABC COMMENCED BLOCKING THE POSTING OF MY COMMENTS TO LNL.



On 3 May 2012 re “Dick Smith”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/dick-smith/3967200 . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

05 May 2012 10:22:57am

An entertaining interview with Dick Smith who must be applauded for his sensible stance on the environmentally disastrous over-population of Australia and the World. However 2 of Dick Smith's comments require response.

1. Dick Smith commented that he hoped that some eminent wise people would state that "one day the growth has to stop". They have. In 2009 the WBGU, which advises the German Government on climate change, estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C rise in temperature (EU policy; would you board a plane with a 25% chance of crashing?) the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Australia's "fair share" of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution "budget" is 600,000 million tonnes CO2 x 22.3 million Australians/7,000 million human beings = 1,911 million tonnes (Mt) CO2. Unfortunately, Australia's Domestic plus Exported annual GHG pollution was 1,708 Mt CO2-e in 2010 i.e. Australia had exceeded its "fair share" over 1 year ago and is now stealing the entitlement of all other countries, including impoverished countries like Bangladesh and Somalia (Google
2011 Climate Change Course"). The "one day the growth has to stop" was reached by Australia in early 2011.

2. Dick Smith commented that he believed in capitalism but not in its extremes, stating that he also tolerated "religion but not when it sent planes into skyscrapers killing lots of people". Research by the US Center for Public integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism found that the Bush Administration told 935 lies between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq (Google the CNN report by Googling "935 lies"). Unfortunately the noted sceptic Dick Smith evidently accepts the lying Bush Administration's "official 9-11 conspiracy theory" that says that Muslims did 9-11. Numerous science, engineering, aviation, architecture, military and intelligence experts conclude from scientific analysis that the US did 9-11 (Google "Experts; US did 9-11"). Indeed intelligence intimates Jewish American ex-marine and military academic Dr Alan Sabrowsky, noted UK author and ME journalist Alan Hart and former Italian President Professor Francesco Cossiga also implicate Israelis in the US-executed 9-11 atrocity.


On 2 May 2012 re “Post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/post-katrina-recovery-in-new-orleans/3983272 . My following comments were CENSORED by the ABC:

 

Of the various disasters mentioned in the program the devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005 was the worst - 1,464 dead, 1 million (mostly temporary) refugees, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed. The disaster was ultimately due to the failure of levees constructed by the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Successive Neocon- and Zionist-dominated US Administrations had more urgent if racist, genocidal and obscene fiscal priorities than protecting American lives and property e.g. hundreds of billions of dollars committed to shoring up racist, genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel (2 million Palestinian deaths since 1936, 0.1 million from violence and 1.9 million from war-, occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, 7 million refugees, 90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed) and the post-2001 $5 trillion accrual cost of the Iraq and Afghan Wars alone (4.6 million war-related Iraqi deaths since 1990 and 5-6 million refugees; 5.6 million Afghan war-related deaths since 2001, 3-4 million refugees).


Of course resolutely kept under wraps by the traitorous, lying, neocon- and Zionist-beholden US Mainstream media (and their presstitutional ilk worldwide) is the ongoing American disaster of about 1 million American preventable deaths each year due to such obscene fiscal perversion by the murderous and traitorous 1% at the expense of the 99% of Americans (for details and documentation of this Awful Truth simply Google "1 million Americans die preventably each year". In Australia (population 22.3 million as compared to America's 314 million) an estimated 66,000 Australians die preventably each year in an ongoing disaster under neocon- and Zionist-beholden, pro-war, anti-Humanity, anti-science and anti-Biosphere Liberal-Laboral (Lib-Lab) governments (Google "66,000 Australians die preventably").


Dr Gideon Polya :

04 May 2012 3:55:34pm

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC Google "LNL censors".

 

 

On 2 May 2012 re “America’s decline”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/america27s-decline/3983254 . My comments:

 

"A Monotheist" is correct to point the finger at capitalism. America has 4.5% of the world's population but consumes 25% of the world's resources. If one plots greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution against GDP, most countries of the world roughly fit on a straight line but climate criminal, high per capita GHG polluting countries like the US and Australia sit above the line. Endlessly war-making and now debt-ridden America can no longer pay for its profligacy (and of course African Americans and Hispanics will continue to disproportionately suffer for the crimes of the 1%).

Last evening I attended a lecture by one of Australia's top climate scientists Professor David Karoly who re-iterated the message of the Australian Climate Commission that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise the world can only emit 1 trillion more tonnes of CO2 before reaching zero emissions in 2050. The US will use up its "fair share" of this global terminal GHG pollution budget well before 2020 but shows no intention of stopping its profligacy i.e. it rejects "all men are created equal" in favor of unbridled capitalist greed and climate genocide (ditto climate criminal Australia; for a related analysis based on estimates from the WBGU, the German Climate Commission, Google "Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions").

"Ken" is also spot on. Not just the US but all the Western democracies are in reality Lobbyocracies in which the Really Big Money of the 1% buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and votes. The shocking gulf between scientific perception of reality and that purveyed by the Lobbyocracy Mainstream media will inevitably mean climate genocide and ecosystem collapse due to greedy 1 percenter insistence on climate change inaction (for a damning, 16 item assessment of neocon Labor climate change inaction while pretending otherwise Google "Australian PM Julia Gillard's appalling record of climate change inaction").




On 1 May 2012 re US  Bruce Shapiro on US, China, blind dissident and human rights: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/3983436  . My comments:

 

Dr Gideon Polya :

02 May 2012 12:09:23pm

Obviously all humane people want to see greater assurance of individual liberty and human rights in China as illustrated by this latest case of the blind dissident and his family. However the Elephant in the Room realities are that (1) political repression in China is in part due to decades of threats and subversion by the US (as well illustrated by pro-Zionist US and Zionist subversion of Australia) ; (2) the sine qua non of successive US Administrations from that of George Washington onwards has been the subversion, domination and exploitation of other people (a major reason for 1776 was "freedom" to extend the Indian Genocide Westward out of the 13 colonies); and (3) the US is perhaps the worst country in the world for human rights abuse of its own people as well as of other people.

Thus, for example, it is estimated that 1 million Americans die preventably each year in the world's richest and most powerful nation (Google "1 million Americans die") and, ignoring the people actually violently killed by the US, the number of people dying avoidably from war- and occupation-imposed deprivation in the American Overseas Empire was recently estimated to be about 0.7 million, half of them children (Google "Hey, hey, USA, how many kid did you kill today? Answer: 1,000").

Just in the Palestinian part alone of the US Protectorate part of the overseas US Empire, 800,000 children are highly abusively confined to what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians living on a tiny patch of the country inhabited continuously by their forebears for millennia back to the very dawn of agrarian civilization - indeed prominent UK MP David Milliband (son of anti-racist Jewish parents) has reported that 10% of them are physically stunted from war criminal, US-backed, Israeli-imposed sanctions. China, like most countries, can and should be lectured on human rights - but not by the genocidal, serial human rights-abusing, racist Zionist-dominated US.



On 1 May 2012 re China, “One party deeply divided”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/one-party2c-two-coalitions/3983542 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

02 May 2012 11:36:18am

The current dramas in the ruling Chinese Communist Party should draw intelligent attention to the notion of "real democracy" as opposed to democracy as practised in the corrupt Indian kleptocracy (1.2 million Indians ruled by and for 100,000 obscenely rich Indians) and the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys truth, public perception of reality, politicians, policies and votes against real national and global humanitarian interests).

"Real democracy" (achieving what people basically want at a fundamental level) means very low infant mortality and abolition of endemic poverty, this being associated with modest economic security, good governance, good primary health care and high female literacy - things achieved in 1-party China (population 1.3 million, annual avoidable deaths from deprivation zero, 0.3 million under-5 infant deaths annually) but not in "democracy" India (population 1.2 million, about 3.7 million annual avoidable deaths and 1.7 million under-5 infant deaths annually).

Of course one wants see greater security of human rights in China just as one wants to see greater security of the basic human right to life in India and elsewhere in the World. Thus the infant mortality rate in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China is about the same as in China (19 under-5 deaths per 1,000 births; a huge achievement by China) whereas it is 199 under-5 deaths per 1,000 births in neighboring US Alliance- and Australia-occupied Afghanistan, evidence of an horrendous war crime in gross contravention of the Geneva Convention).


Dr Gideon Polya :

03 May 2012 12:34:33am

Correction to my previous post: China has a population of 1.3 BILLION and India a population of 1.2 BILLION.

 

 

 

 

On 1 May 2012 re food security “Food fundamentals”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/2012-05-01/3983544 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

02 May 2012 10:54:46am

Crucial to any discussion of global food security are:

(1). Man-made global warming that is already impacting water, arable land and food security in Africa (drought) and Asia (floods in Pakistan; sea level rise and increased incidence of high intensity storms threatening mega-delta countries like Bangladesh; the conservatively predicted 1 metre sea level rise this century will displace 1 billion people) (Google "Climate Genocide").

(2). The obscene, legislatively mandated biofuel perversion in the US, UK, EU and (partly) in Australia, is effectively food-for-fuel in a starving world, pushing up food prices with consequent malnutrition and avoidable death from deprivation (but without even decreasing GHG pollution) (Google "Biofuel Genocide"). Already 18 million people die avoidably from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease each year on Spaceship Earth with the greedy, racist West still substantially in charge of the flight deck (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950").

3. World Bank analysts recently re-assessed global man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and found that is is 50% bigger than hitherto thought with the livestock industry contributing over 50% of the higher figure. China leads the world in aquaculture generating fish protein that is about 4 times more efficient in terms of grain to protein conversion than beef (Google "Biofuel famine, biofuel genocide, meat & global food price crisis"). The World should urgently stop consuming meat, alcohol, animal milk, tobacco and of course, anti-science, greed-driven BS.

 

 

 

On 30 April 2012 re “The Office” by Gideon Haigh: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-office/3981110 . My comments:

Dr Gideon Polya :

02 May 2012 9:42:51am

A personal story will illustrate substantial superfluity of "The Office". For over 30 years I had an Office that was an integral part of my research laboratory as well as my teaching role as a scientist academic. However after 4 decades of research I eventually retired from "wet" research but kept my hand in teaching second year level tertiary institution science students on a part-time basis. Indeed I was involved in doing the equivalent of the undergraduate teaching of a full-time academic but in 10% of the time and for 10% of the money (my students were evidently paying 10 times too much for their undergraduate tuition). However I variously did this very enjoyable job either without an office, sharing a small office with several other people or indeed a sharing an office desk). En passant, just as Paul Keating collected antique French clocks, I am very interested in people having the same name as me, from the fictional Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard and Tory UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George (nee Gideon) Osborne (who had the temerity to change his name from Gideon Oliver Osborne at the age of 13) to outstanding German Jewish Latvian violinist and conductor Gidon Kramer and outstanding anti-racist Jewish Israeli journalist Gideon Levy (would that there were more of the latter).

 


On 30 April 2012 re Melbourne Freud Conference, “Violence and psychosis: Why they sometimes go together but often don’t”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/vioence-and-psychosis3a-why-they-sometimes-go-together-but-oft/3980832 . My comments were completely CENSORED by the ABC:

Dr Gideon Polya :

02 May 2012 10:28:15am

Sigmund Freud whose name is honored in the annual Melbourne Freud Conferences had a huge impact on psychoanalysis but is arguably an example of scientific fraud according to the book "The Assault on Truth" by psychoanalyst, Freud scholar and former professor at the University of Toronto, Dr Jeffrey Masson. In short, Dr Masson argues that Freud was aware from studies in Paris that child sexual abuse was an horrific reality (in Australia 34% of women and 16% of men have been sexually abused as children; see the "Little Children Are Sacred" report that was unable to determine the extent of such abuse among NT Aborigines) but because of a botched nose operation on a Viennese socialite lady he opted to maximize his respectability by burying the awful reality and advancing the bourgeousie-compatible notion that claims of child sexual abuse were based on "fantasy".

Dangerous psychopaths are medicated and/or medicated and confined. But what of the high achieving narcissistic psychopaths who make life a misery for millions of subordinates in the workplace or the even more high achieving pro-Zionist, neocon Western psychopaths involved in the commission and denial of (refugees and violent deaths and war-imposed deprivation-linked avoidable deaths in parenthesis) the Palestinian Genocide (2 million deaths, 7 million refugees), Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million deaths, 5-6 million refugees), Somali Genocide (2.2 million deaths, 2 million refugees), Afghan Genocide (5.6 million deaths, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated by war in NW Pakistan) and Libyan Genocide (0.1 million deaths, 1.3 million refugees, mainly Black Libyans).


Dr Gideon Polya :

04 May 2012 3:58:03pm

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC Google "LNL censors".


On 26 April 2012 re “The revolution in consciousness” and David Brooks’ book “The Social Animal”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-revolution-in-consciousness/3973826 . My comments  initially survived in full but were then 50% censored by the ABC:

 

"Professor Thomas Nagel (NYU) writing in the NYT has made the following acutely pertinent comments about pretentious and sloppy NYT columnist David Brooks' book "The Social Animal": "Brooks is right to insist that emotional ties, social interaction and the communal transmission of norms are essential in forming individuals for a decent life, and that habit, perception and instinct form a large part of the individual character. But there is a moral and intellectual laziness in his sentimental devaluation of conscious reasoning, which is what we have to rely on when our emotions or our inherited norms give unclear or poorly grounded instructions."

As a 5-decade career scientist and a pro-peace, anti-racist, rational, agnostic, humanitarian Humanist I must agree with Professor Nagel's assessment. Brooks' NYT columns are replete with "moral and intellectual laziness", Panglossian assertions of living in the best of all possible worlds, and "aren't we nice" or as that much more substantial thinker Basil Fawlty put it: "Don't mention the war" (deaths in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims now total 12 million from violence or war-imposed deprivation and 50% children). Like 50% of my posts to LNL, this post is likely to be censored but can be also seen, together with its censored predecessors, by Googling the phrase "ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments"."

Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 6:08:18pm

A new variation on disgraceful, anti-intellectual censorship by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC - 50% of my comment on this program was censored out but can be read if you Google "lnl censors".

 

[Like about 50% of my posts to LNL, my carefully researched post on this program was disgracefully 50% censored out by the ABC (presumably for containing material the ABC does not want its audience to hear, know about or think about) but can be also seen, together with my other censored  and non-censored posts to LNL by Googling the phrase "ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments" (this is a continuing experiment in the public interest about free speech in a US- and Zionist-perverted Australia)].

Mulga Mumblebrain :

27 Apr 2012 8:30:02am

Well said Gideon. Brooks is, in my opinion, a joke, but not a funny one. There are numerous other reviews of his tome even more unflattering, particularly regarding his intellectual pretensions. But he has the 'Right' thing to say, hence his appearance on LNL, nowadays more or less an ideological doppelganger and appendage of Murdoch's News Corpse. And congratulations on the log of censored 'Comments'. Pretty soon it will be quite a definitive record of the petty and nasty mind and thought control that is nowadays such a feature of the ABC, LNL and society in general in this corner of the 'Free World'. Of course, before long, LNL will follow the lead of much of the rest of the ABC and simply never allow Thought Crime to see the light of day in the first place.

Dr Gideon Polya :

28 Apr 2012 12:19:51am

Right-wing Jewish American David Brooks in his "moral and intellectual laziness" (Professor Thomas Nagel, NYU) has not noticed what outstanding anti-racist Jewish and anti-racist non-Jewish scholars refer to as the Palestinian Genocide (2 million deaths since 1936, 0.1 million violent deaths and 1.9 million avoidable deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation; 7 million refugees; 90% of the land of Palestine ethnically cleansed; see "The Plight of the Palestinians" co-authored by numerous, outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers from Professor Francis Boyle to Dr Paul Craig Roberts; see also "Palestinian Genocide"). For documented compendia of the humane views of outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars, writers and leaders opposed to racist Zionism and Apartheid Israel's ongoing Palestinian Genocide see "Jews Against Racist Zionism" and "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism".

David Brooks has also failed to notice the ongoing Muslim Genocide (12 million war-imposed violence- and deprivation-related Muslim deaths in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, 1990-2012, and over 20 million Muslim refugees; see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide") - evidently too much "moral and intellectual laziness in his sentimental devaluation of conscious reasoning" (Professor Thomas Nagel, NYU). For an antidote to David Brooks read "Letter of resignation from the Jewish People" by outstanding anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Bertell Ollman (a colleague of Professor Thomas Nagel at NYU).

Dr Gideon Polya :

28 Apr 2012 1:02:16am

Unsubstantiated, uncredentialled obfuscation and false, pejorative, defamatory, ad hominem abuse do not constitute sensible interlocution and are the more offensive when made against named persons with the courage of anonymity.

I personally place great store on the words of outstanding anti-racist Jewish intellectuals e.g. Australia's first Australian-born Governor-General Sir Isaac Isaacs: "The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism"; outstanding Jewish Canadian writer Naomi Klein: "[Some Jews] even think we get one get-away-with -genocide-free card ... There is another strain in the Jewish tradition that says[s] "Never again to anyone""; and outstanding anti-racist Jewish Orthodox scholars Moshe Menuhin, father of similarly anti-Zionist and great musician Yehudi Menuhin: "Jews should be Jews not Nazis" (for numerous like opinions of anti-racist Jewish scholars, and indeed the most outstanding Jewish humanitarians of the last century or so, see "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".

Dr Gideon Polya :

01 May 2012 11:48:56am

The gorgeous music at the beginning and end of Late Night Live is from Elena Kats-Chernin's score for the ballet "Wild Swans". Elena Kats-Chernin (born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan of the old Soviet Union or USSR in 1957) came to Australia in 1975 and we can proudly claim her as an Australian composer. I was recently at a terrific Erik Satie et al concert in Fitzroy, Melbourne given by a percussionist, several pianists, the Astra Choir and the Astra Improvising Choir - one of the improvising singers had an arresting clarity and musicality redolent of and surely inspired by Elena Kats-Chernin's wonderful work.


On 25 April 2012 re “Anzac Day: Australia’s lost generation”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/anzac-day---australia27s-lost-generation/3966358 .My comments survived for a day but were then completely censored:

 

Excellent program well illustrating the utter evil of war implicit in the shocking loss of 60,000 Australian lives in WW1.

Most Australians would not be aware that 24 April is Armenian Genocide Day and commemorated because the rounding up of Armenian community leaders (teachers, priests, doctors etc ) commenced on 24 April 1915 on the eve of the 25 April Allied invasion that took place after months of naval shelling in the Dardanelles. Turkish xenophobia was brought to a deadly level by British Empire and French Empire attacks in the West and Russian attacks in the East. 1.5 million Armenians perished in the Armenian Genocide.


Even fewer Australians would be aware of the direct involvement in of the Anzac Mounted Division in the 1918 massacre of 137 Palestinians and the burning of the village of Surafend near Beersheba in reprisals for an escaping Bedouin thief shooting a New Zealand sergeant (arguably the first atrocity in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide in which 2 million Palestinians have died, 0.1 million from violence and 1.9 million from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation). Australians were involved in the shooting of Egyptian pro-democracy demonstrators in 1919.


Australia has been involved in many other British or American wars in which there were horrendous collateral civilian deaths. Thus in the 21st century alone, post-invasion avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation in Iraq and Afghanistan have totalled 1.2 million and 4.2 million, respectively, under-5 infant deaths have totaled 0.8 million and 2.9 million, respectively, and total war-related deaths are estimated at 2.7 million and 5.6 million, respectively (see "Recall huge civilian war deaths on Armenian Genocide Day & Australian Anzac Day"). Stop all war.

Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 8:01:17am

My carefully researched comments on this program were disgracefully censored by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC but can be seen by Googling the words LNL censors.


Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".



On 24 April 2012 re Bruce Shapiro reporting from Oslo re Breivik: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/3969780 . My comments survived for a day but were then completely censored::

“The extraordinary thing about Mainstream media coverage of the Breivik Atrocity and the Breivik Trial is that while this racist, genocidal, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, pro-Israel, pro-Zionist mass murderer has set out his views in a 1,500 page Manifesto, the pro-Zionist and evidently Zionist-beholden Mainstream media scrupulously ignore his pro-Israel, pro-Zionist and pro-genocide of the Palestinians position.

This Elephant in the Room reality could not be ignored in Apartheid Israel where the conservative, pro-Zionist Jerusalem Post reported Breivik's attacks on anti-racist Jews in particular (yes, the same decent, anti-racist Jews who are routinely sidelined, censored and grossly defamed in Australia and elsewhere under an appalling new anti-Semitic regime of Zionist-promoted anti-Jewish anti-Semitism applied to decent Jews critical of the genocidal crimes of Apartheid Israel). Google together the words pro-Zionist and Breivik and you will get as #1 out of 420,000 results the Jerusalem Post article entitled "Norway attack suspect had anti-Muslim, pro-Israel views".


The recent ABC TV Four corners program made clear Breivik's anti-Muslim position but failed to mention his pro-Israel, pro-Zionist position, his hatred for anti-racist Jews and his desire to ethnically cleanse not just Norway and Europe of Muslims (genocide) but also Palestine, China, India and other countries. Also ignored by the ABC was that several days before this atrocity the Young Labor Norwegians rallied on Utoya Island with banners in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel (for the key image of the event NOT reported by the ABC Google "Palestinian civil society expresses solidarity with people of Norway").”

Mulga Mumblebrain :

26 Apr 2012 4:10:34pm

Thank-you ABC Thought Police goons. Your refusal to allow free debate or any commentary that might offend your Zionist masters is exemplary. Petty, spineless and nasty-John Howard's ABC to the life.


Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 12:49:37am

Thanks Mulga. Like about 50% of my posts to LNL my post here was censored by the ABC. To see it and my other censored and uncensored posts Google "ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments". Indeed, since 10 April 2012 (when I realized that the ABC was censoring listener comments on LNL) the absence of any post by me on an LNL program means that it has been censored out by the ABC, presumably for continuing material the taxpayer-funded ABC does not want its audience to hear, know about or think about - a disgrace that is being widely reported in Australia and overseas.

Mulga Mumblebrain :

27 Apr 2012 8:43:18am

You are quite correct Gideon. I remember my stupefaction when you appeared on Occam's Razor, at the audacity of some ABC apparatchik in defying Howardite orthodoxy and inviting on a 'truth-teller' (gasp, shriek, attack of the vapours). Your presentation was sobering, as I had often wondered whether anyone had calculated the 'excess deaths' caused by the US Reich's global barbarity, and, indeed, someone had.
Of course you have crossed some real 'red-lines' in our sham 'democracy', particularly that reddest of lines (emphatically so at the ABC)-criticism of the Holy State, Israel, its divine ideology, Zionism, and the activities of Rightwing Zionist Jews. These are subjects that are not only verboten in discourse in this country, but the mere mention of their possible existence, is forbidden as well. As far as the Thought Controllers are concerned Israel is the world's first perfect state that never does anything wrong, Israelis are the world's moral paragons, Jews (apart from those nasty 'self-haters' like Chomsky and Gilad Atzmon) are similarly perfect, and any criticism of these divine entities is simply 'antisemitism' motivated by envy and the 'oldest hate' (to quote a recent, and typical, self-indulgence).

Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".


On 26 April 2012 re “The revolution in consciousness” and David Brooks’ book “The Social Animal”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-revolution-in-consciousness/3973826 . My comments  initially survived in full but were then 50% censored by the ABC:

 

"Professor Thomas Nagel (NYU) writing in the NYT has made the following acutely pertinent comments about pretentious and sloppy NYT columnist David Brooks' book "The Social Animal": "Brooks is right to insist that emotional ties, social interaction and the communal transmission of norms are essential in forming individuals for a decent life, and that habit, perception and instinct form a large part of the individual character. But there is a moral and intellectual laziness in his sentimental devaluation of conscious reasoning, which is what we have to rely on when our emotions or our inherited norms give unclear or poorly grounded instructions."

As a 5-decade career scientist and a pro-peace, anti-racist, rational, agnostic, humanitarian Humanist I must agree with Professor Nagel's assessment. Brooks' NYT columns are replete with "moral and intellectual laziness", Panglossian assertions of living in the best of all possible worlds, and "aren't we nice" or as that much more substantial thinker Basil Fawlty put it: "Don't mention the war" (deaths in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims now total 12 million from violence or war-imposed deprivation and 50% children). Like 50% of my posts to LNL, this post is likely to be censored but can be also seen, together with its censored predecessors, by Googling the phrase "ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments"."


 

 

On 24 April 2012 re “The power of ExxonMobil”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-power-of-exxonmobil/3969078 . My comments:

 

 “The quote from ExxonMobil analysts that "Decades from now, oil, gas, and coal will continue to be the most widely used fuels" flies in the face of science and basic humanity.

Thus in 2009 the WBGU, the German equivalent of the expert Australian Climate Commission and which advises the German Government on climate change, released a report that estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C degree temperature rise (EU policy; would you board a plane with a 25% chance of it crashing?) the world must emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050.

However US annual greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution is so huge that it would take a mere 3.1 years for America (3.0 years for Canada, 1.1 years for Australia, relative to 2010) to get to zero emissions. It is obviously not going to happen under climate criminal US Administrations (Republican or Democrat) but the science and "all men are created equal" says it must (for details Google "Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions").”

 AND

"To spell that out a bit more clearly, the US annual GHG pollution is so huge that it would take it only 3.1 years for it to emit its "fair share" of the terminal global GHG pollution budget of 600 billion tonnes i.e. 314 million Americans x 600 billion tonnes CO2/7,000 humans = 26.9 billion tonnes CO2."

 

On 24 April 2012: re “India becoming”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/india-becoming/3970218 . My comments:

 

“Interesting interview. From my personal perspective as one with numerous family and other Indian connections this rapid cultural change has already happened to Indian societies in places like Fiji, Malaysia and, as most brilliantly conveyed by Nobel Laureate V. S Naipaul ("The House for Mr Biswas") and his brother Shiva Naipaul, to the Indian societies in Trinidad, the West Indies, Africa and the UK.

Thus a pathway in Fiji is from slave labor ("5 year indentured labor" slaves on British and Australian sugar cane plantations" to small farmer/bus driver/taxi driver/ merchant to lawyers, doctors, and teachers. A dear friend remembers the whip-marks on her mother's back from Australian oversees. As exampled by dear friends of mine, the transition can be quite quick from plantation slave and thence free entrepreneur to top lawyer or medical specialist in the next generation and even more professionals in the next.

The transition is much more difficult in India where 80% of people live in grinding poverty under a ruthlessly corrupt kleptocracy (read the Booker Prize-winning novels "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga and "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy) in which about 4 million Indians die avoidably from deprivation each year (an annual avoidable death rate of 0.4% as compared to 1.8% for Indigenous Australians in Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia; for the Awful Truth see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950").”


On 23 April 2012 re Dangerous politicians, US suicides & homicides: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/dangerous-politicians/3966390 . My comments:

 

“Dr Gilligan's analysis is concerned with the causality of intentional violent deaths from suicide or homicide in the US but from a scientific or Humanist perspective one should be looking at the causality of ALL preventable deaths.

Thus it is estimated from US CDC and other data that 1 million Americans die preventably each year, fundamentally because successive neocon American- and racist Zionist-dominated US Administrations preferred to commit $5 trillion this century to killing 9 million Muslims abroad (by violence or war-imposed deprivation) rather than keeping Americans alive at home (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

The breakdown of these i million annual American preventable deaths is 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 75,000 (alcohol), 45,000 (lack of health insurance), 33,000 (vehicles), 31,000 (guns), 30,000 (suicide, 20% veterans), 21,000 (under-5 infants), 21,000 (opiate drug-related deaths from US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry) and 15,000 (homicides) (Google "1 million Americans die preventably").

The homicides and suicides to which Dr Gilligan confines his attention (why?) total 45,000, a mere 4.5% of the total. And of course, there is no mention of the 0.7 million people (half of them children) killed passively by the US Government in the off-shore American Empire through war-imposed derivation each year (see "Hey, Hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000").”

 

On 23 April 2012 re Coal’s rural impact: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/coal27s-rural-impact/3967454 . My comments

 

“The devastation of the rural Australian landscape is the least of the coal perversion impact on (1) Australia and (2) the World.

1. Australia. It is estimated from Canadian and New Zealand data that fossil fuel burning is associated with about 10,000 Australians deaths annually from carbon particulates and other toxic pollutants, the breakdown being about 5,000 (coal burning for power), 2,000 (vehicle exhaust) and 3,000 (other carbon burning, excluding bushfires) (for details Google "Australian carbon burning-related deaths") .

2. World. In 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2C temperature rise (EU policy; would you board a plane with a 25% chance of it crashing?) the world can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Australia (population 22 million, 1.4 billion tonnes CO2-e pollution annually) had used up its "fair share" of this terminal pollution budget by mid-2011 and is now stealing the entitlement of countries like Somalia and Bangladesh (see "Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions").

It gets even worse. According to ABARE and Geoscience Australia, Australia's actual coal reserves probably total over 1 trillion tonnes. Given Liberal-Laboral (Lib-Lab) Gadarene commitment to burning or exporting all our coal, the CO2 from combustion of all of this coal would be about 1,766 billion tonnes CO2 or 3 times the terminal CO2 pollution budget for the whole planet i.e. the Lib-Labs are saying that Aussies = 7,000 million x 3/22 million = 955 non-Aussies in terms of polluting the one common atmosphere of the world. This egregious Lib-Lab climate racism beats Calwell's "Two Wongs do not make a White" by a factor of about 55.”

AND

 

“Correction: the last sentence of my post above should read "This egregious Lib-Lab climate racism beats Calwell's "Two Wongs do not make a White" by a factor of about 500."


Elliot Perlman, LNL, 19 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/elliot-perlman/3957810 .Comment:

"Elliot Perlman's "The Street Sweeper" is on my book club reading list. We have already done his lengthy but very readable "Seven Types of Ambiguity" that took its title directly from "Seven Types of Ambiguity" by William Empson, an influential 1930 book about literary criticism that launched the New Criticism school. In short, the Perlman novel involves the same story seen by 7 different characters, a scenario presumably inspired by his legal background and carried off without perturbing reader interest. However the novel, like many other literary works, could have been greatly shortened if all the characters had simply sat down together and had some meaningful conversations with each other.

As for the the reference by LNL to "the Holocaust" in "The Street Sweeper" it must be noted that the WW2 Holocaust was not just the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) but had a larger dimension of 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed by the Nazis. Further, in addition to the European Holocaust (30 million killed) there was a WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35 million Chinese killed under Japanese occupation) and a WW2 Indian Holocaust or Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity in 1942-1945; see Dr Gideon Polya's "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", Tom Keneally's "Three Famines" and Dr Madhusree Mukerjee's "Churchill's Secret War"). Indeed the Bengali Holocaust was the first WW2 Holocaust to have been referred to as such (by N.G. Jog in his 1944 book "Churchill's Blind Spot: India".

"Holocaust" involves the death of a huge number of people but the racist Zionists have appropriated this term to only apply to the Shoa (the Jewish Holocaust), a catastrophe in which the Zionists themselves were notoriously complicit (collaborating with the Nazis, opposing haven for Jewish refugees anywhere else but Palestine, getting Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews). Genocide is very precisely defined by the UN Genocide Convention as "acts committed with intent to destroy in part or in whole a national, ethnic, racial or religious group" and is what is being carried out by the Zionist-backed US Alliance from the Libyan Genocide and Somali Genocide in the West to the Afghan Genocide in the East (see "Muslim Holocaust, Nuslim Genocide"; 12 million war-related Muslim deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation since 1990).

In referring to the ongoing racist Zionist Palestinian Genocide, outstanding anti-racist Jewish Canadian writer Naomi Klein has stated "There is a debate among Jews - I'm a Jew by the way. The debate boils down to the question: "Never again to anyone or never again to us?"... [Some Jews] even think we get one get-away-with-genocide- [free card. ...There is another strain in the Jewish tradition that say[s], 'Never again to anyone” (see Jews Against Racist Zionism”)- cut off by word limit]”

 

Justice and the enemy, LNL, 18 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/justice-and-the-enemy/3958668 . Comments censored:

“A good question of how we bring killers to account when they are national governments and more specifically the national governments of the racist Zionist-backed US Alliance involved in the War on Muslims that since 1990 has been associated with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation (the breakdown being 4.6 million, Iraq; 5.6 million, Afghanistan; 2.2 million, Somalia; 0.1 million, Libya; 0.1 million, Palestine (for details and documentation see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

Genocidal racist and pro-Zionist Anders Breivik killed 77 people (mainly anti-Zionist Young Labor Norwegians) but advocates the complete ethnic cleansing (genocide) of Muslims from Norway, Europe, China, India, Thailand, and Palestine. The US Government was almost certainly involved in the 9-11 atrocity (3,000 killed), with likely Apartheid Israeli involvement, according to science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts (for a compendium of such expert opinions see "Experts; US did 9-11"). However the governments of the racist Zionist-backed US Alliance are also complicit in the deaths of 12 million Muslims since 1990.


All of these mass murderers should be exposed and brought to justice but the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-beholden Western media censor the genocidal, anti-Arab anti-Semitic pro-Zionism of mass murderer Breivik; accept and promulgate the "official version" of 9-11 from endlessly lying successive US Administrations, while censoring palpable 9-11 realities; and ignore the horrendous US Alliance genocidal atrocities (war-related deaths in MILLIONS in parentheses) of the Palestinian Genocide (2.0), Iraqi Genocide (4.6), Afghan Genocide (5.6), Somali Genocide (2.2) and Libyan Genocide (0.1).


Anti-racist Jewish British Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter in advocating war crimes trials for Bush and Blair stated: "How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a war criminal and a mass murderer? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought" (see "Art, Truth and Politics"). 12 million? More than enough, I would have thought.”


Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 8:08:12am

My carefully and competently researched comments on this program (I am a much published, 5 decade career scientist) have been disgracefully censored out by the neocon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC, presumably for containing things that the ABC does not want its listeners to know about or think about, but can be seen if you Google together the words LNL censors.


Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".

 

Mummies unwrapped, LNL, 18 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/mummies-unwrapped/3956168 . Comment:

“The Ancient Egyptians drew the human form in the most exquisite way. Their stylization of the hand (all fingers being of the same length) is quite elegant and matched by Peter Paul Rubens who had the big toe and its neighbour about the same size, the next 2 toes smaller but equal sized and the little toe barely represented. As a figurative artist Quixotically trying to find a "unique" stylization of human form, I have been inspired in particular by the Ancient Egyptians, the Ancient Greeks, Botticelli, Modigliani and Schiele.

A sweet feature of the recent Tutankhamen exhibition in Melbourne was a very elegant concubine displayed on the foot of a large sarcophagus, with a very similar elegant concubine portrayed on the foot of a very small sarcophagus for a dead infant.

A more serious aspect of Egyptian art was propaganda with an outrageous example being Ramses II's artists portraying the supposed great Egyptian victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh whereas the Hittite record says otherwise. Thus C.W. Ceram in "Narrow Pass, Black Mountain" (1955) describes the Ramses-inspired malreportage of Kadesh as "shameless falsifications of history". Today Mainstream media in the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies shamelessly ignore the 12 million victims since 1990 of the racist Zionist-promoted US Alliance War on Muslims (see Gideon Polya, "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History).”

 

Calvin Trillin,   LNL, 17 April 2012: : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/calvin-trillin/3956654 . Comments censored:

 

1. “This bland Calvin Trillin interview with Phillip Adams puts me in mind of a commentary by progressive, anti-war, anti-racist Jewish American Philip Weiss on Mondoweiss about Jewish American Calvin Trillin being interviewed by Jewish American journalist Brooke Gladstone over his coverage of the Freedom Riders 50 years ago: "The segment was a bath of moral affirmation. Trillin reflected on the tension between being an objective reporter and knowing that what he was covering was wrong, and Gladstone extended the civil rights movement to the victory of gay marriage in New York, saying in essence, this is the same struggle and, gosh, we have been on the right side both times ... The tone of the segment was self-congratulatory: look at the progress our society has made, and we have been in the vanguard. But of course there was not a word about the Palestinians... Trillin said that geography was destiny back then: if you were from Louisiana you were a racist, couldn't help yourself. And I wonder, To what extent is Jewish geography destiny? If you are a mainstream liberal Jewish person, you are doomed to paralysis on the great moral question of our time and place."

Calvin Trillin, like the ABC and other Mainstream media of the Zionist-subverted Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies, avoids the Elephant in the Room realities of the following genocidal atrocities in the Zionist-backed War on Muslims (violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation plus numbers of refugees in parentheses): the Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide (2.0 million deaths, 1936-2012, 7 million refugees), Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million deaths, 1990-2012, 5-6 million refugees), Somali Holocaust and Somali Genocide (2.2 million deaths, 1992-2012, 2 million refugees), Libyan Holocaust and Libyan Genocide (0.1 million deaths, 2011-2012, 1.3 million refugees, mostly Black Libyans), and the Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (5.6 million deaths, 2001-2012, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in US robot drone-bombed NW Pakistan) (for the Awful Truth Google "Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide"). What a disgrace. However many anti-racist Jews do speak out (e.g. see "Jews Against Racist Zionism") but are sidelined, censored and grossly defamed for their trouble, most notoriously under the obscene and repugnant new anti-Jewish anti-Semitism of Zionist-subverted White Australia.”

 

2. The ABC has an appalling record of censoring the views of decent anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish humanitarians who speak out against the Palestinian Genocide and like anti-Arab anti-Semitic atrocities in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million war-related Muslim deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation since 1990; for details and documentation Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide"). In the latest instance of which I am aware, Late Night Live continues to censor humanitarian anti-racist Jewish opinion on this thread, in this instance criticism by outstanding anti-racist Jewish American Phillip Weiss over the silence of many Jewish American liberals over the gross, genocidal maltreatment of the Palestinians by Apartheid Israel (90% of the land of Palestine has been ethnically cleansed; see "Palestinian Genocide" and the book "The Plight of the Palestinians" co-authored by numerous anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers, notably including outstanding humanitarian writers such as John Pilger, Uri Avnery, Robert Fisk, Jonathan Cook, Stephen Lendman and Professors James Petras, William Cook, Ilan Pappe, Adi Ophir, Francis Boyle and Richard Falk). This continuing ABC and LNL censorship is being reported throughout the world (Google "ABC Censorship").

Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 8:12:09am

My carefully researched comments on this program were disgracefully censored out by the necon American and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC , presumably for containing things the ABC does not want its listeners to know about or think about, but can be accessed by Googling together the words LNL censors.


Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".

 

 

New BRIC bank, LNL, 16 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/new-bric-bank/3949456 . Comment:

“Well said, Mulga - remorseless Western thanatophilia (love of death) indeed that continues unspoken because of remorseless greed, racism and mainstream media, academic and politician lying. I am a biological chemist and 9 years ago published a huge pharmacological text entitled "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds. A pharmacological reference guide to sites of action and biological effects" (859 pages, 4 indexes, 500 pages of detailed tables; Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, London and New York, 2003). The biological effects included killing people and hence thanatology (study of the causes of death) was intrinsic to this huge pharmacological work. I extended this thanatological aspect to consider avoidable death of fellow humans in a book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" (2007) that you can now read for free on the Web (you need a licence to read the electronic version of "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds"). In short, 18 million people presently die avoidably each year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease and 1.3 billion people have died thus since 1950 on Spaceship Earth with the US (and its malignant instrumentalities such as the World Bank, the IMF, USAF, the CIA, child-killing Marines, US lackey White Australia etc) in charge of the flight deck. The BRICS proposal is a welcome advance. Thus, while the West brought slavery, war, colonialism and latterly neocolonialism and more war to Africa, the Chinese part of BRICS has brought peaceful and life-saving economic development on a huge scale. The endemic poverty in the Indian part of BRICS is criticized by decent humanitarian people (e.g. see Arundhati Roy) but it should be noted that the annual avoidable deaths as a percentage of population is 1.8% for Indigenous Australians as compared to 0.35% for India and 0.97% for non-Arab Africa.”

 

 

The Spinoza problem, LNL, 16 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-spinoza-problem/3953234 . Comment: 

Spinoza was a 17th century forerunner of the Enlightenment and was excommunicated from Judaism for his rational views. However this process of excommunication of rational Jews continued into the 20th century and is a repugnant reality in the 21st century in race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel which refuses entry even as visitors to anti-racist Jews.

Thus Professor Noam Chomsky (from 77 Nobel Laureate MIT), Professor Richard Falk (from 35 Nobel Laureate Princeton University) and Professor Norman Finkelstein (sacked from from zero? Nobel Laureate Catholic De Paul University at the behest of racist Zionists) were excluded from visiting Palestine by Apartheid Israel for being outstanding anti-racist Jews (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism").

A much loved teacher relative of mine sought official excommunication from Judaism in Hungary for the sake of her family in the 20th century (Jews were excluded from university and employment otherwise), her father-in-law having done this in about 1880. Hungarian law demanded an official excommunication and as part of this she was cursed by the officiating rabbi in Hebrew Hungarian and Yiddish.

My relative's course of action was partly successful because all her children, though not her husband, survived the Zionist-complicit Jewish Holocaust in Hungary in 1944-1945, 3 finding eventual refuge in Australia. All but a dozen of her relatives (half of them Catholic conversos) were murdered, including her nephew Dr Gabor Ervin who as a Catholic priest tried to save fellow Jews from the Nazis and the Arrow Cross (Hungary's top university celebrated the memory of this martyred priest and psychologist in a symposium in January 2012).

Topically, her husband was a very famous Hungarian surgeon, her brother-in-law was a very famous Hungarian mathematician and her cousin Dr Edith Bone's book "Seven Years Solitary" (recounting 7 years as a prisoner of the Hungarian Stalinist secret police) was a great inspiration for Burmese democracy campaigner and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (as recounted in her recent Reith lectures).

 

France: the voting power of the middle class, LNL, 12 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/france/3946832 . Comments censored:

 

1. “Well said, Mungo [sic; I meant Mulga] . Nicolas Sarkozy is an utterly disgusting, pro-war, pro-US, pro-Zionist, neoconservative, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic xenophobe who has dirtied France during his Minsiterial roles (2002-2007) and presidential roles (2007-2012) in racist, warmongering French Governments that repeatedly invaded other countries in that period (Cote D'Ivoire, Afghanistan and Libya) as well as providing shameful support for the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that since 1990 has been associated with 12 million violent deaths or avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2011-2012), 2.2 million (Somalia, 1992-2102) and 0.1 million (Libya, 2011-2112), this appalling carnage being reflected in refugees totalling 5-6 million, 3-4 million, 2.0 million and 1.3 million, respectively (for the Awful Truth that is not reported by the neocon-, US- and Zionist-subverted ABC Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

A dear relative lived in France just after surviving the Nazis in Hungary and was disgusted with the Vichy French who had a comfortable war collaborating with the Nazis (she nevertheless subsequently taught French in an Australian school for rich girls, translating their Gillardesque "wear gunna go do our blice" to "nous allons chez nous"). I share her disgust. Now New Vichy France under war criminal Sarkozy wants to do another Libya in Syria. Nicolas Sarkozy and his confreres Bush, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Obama, Merkel, Harper, Howard, Rudd, Gillard and their underlings should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) but that won't happen because the ICC is a passive accessory to horrendous US Alliance war crimes.

Let's hope that the long-suffering French people get rid of this disgusting little neocon war monger and xenophobe”.

 

2. “This is disgraceful ABC censorship of ethical reportage of appalling atrocities in the racist Zionist and US Alliance War on Muslims (12 million war-related deaths from violence or deprivation since 1990). This censorship is now being reported on the website "ABC Censorship" and to media around the world. This censorship makes the ABC an accessory after the fact of these atrocities.”


Dr Gideon Polya :

27 Apr 2012 8:18:44am

As will be presently apparent to a reader of this ABC censored comment thread, my carefully researched comments were disgracefully censored out by the neocon American and Zionist-subverted ABC, presumably for containing things that the ABC does not want its audience to know about or think about, but can bee seen if you Google "LNL censors".


Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".

 

 Women in Cambodia, LNL, 12 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/women-in-cambodia/3947054 . Comment:

 "I was transiently astonished by Phillip Adam's comment to the effect that "we got things right in Cambodia" but then reality clicked in and I realized that I was listening to the Orwellian ABC (for related matters Google "ABC Censorship" and also "Censorship by the BBC"). No we didn't, we were part of the US-led Indo-China War Machine that dropped more bombs on Laos than were dropped on Europe in World War 2; did likewise in Cambodia; and devastated Vietnam over 2 blood-soaked decades.

Indigenous Asian violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation in post-1950 US Asian wars (in all of which Australia has participated) now total about 36 million (see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950"). For Cambodia 1975-1980 excess deaths totalled 1.2 million, and 1965-1998 excess mortality totalled 3.9 million (see ibid, Chapter 6; now available free on the Web).

Most people in look-the-other-way, Lib-Lab Australia don't even exercise the benefit of hindsight but back in about 1970 I, my partner and a mate joined half a million decent Americans in Washington protesting the bombing of Cambodia that was to devastate Cambodia and lead to the the Cambodian Genocide under the Khmer Rouge. We were kindly accommodated by a judge who had participated in the Nuremberg Trials.

But that was back then when ALL decent people objected to ALL crimes against Humanity. These days the West turns a blind eye to its own atrocities or if pushed will provide excuses such as "collateral damage" and Gareth Evans' disgusting R2P ("Responsibility to Protect"). For a cogent, them-and-us, "we don't do war crimes" expose by 2 outstanding American scholars see "The Politics of Genocide" by Professor Edward S. Herman and David Peterson who in essence describe how Western media determine that genocide is only committed by enemies of the US Alliance."

 

Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, LNL, 11 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/zimbabwe/3944140 . Comment:

 “Well said, Mulga. The book "The Politics of Genocide" by American scholars Professor Edward S. Herman and David Peterson details how the US-dominated world media automatically define atrocities by typically non-European "enemies" of the US as "genocide" while simultaneously ignoring horrendous war crimes by the racist Zionist-subverted US Alliance in Palestine, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thus 12 million Muslims have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims ( see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide") and 2 million Palestinians have been killed since 1936 from violence (0.1 million) or from invasion-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) (see "Palestinian Genocide", "Jews Against Racist Zionism", and the multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians").

While Robert Mugabe's crimes against humanity have soiled his legacy as a leader for Zimbabwean independence from the evil of British colonialism, the horrendous crimes of the British cannot be ignored. Thus 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied by the racist, genocidal British in the post-1945 era total 727 million; the corresponding avoidable mortality carnage linked to occupation by other countries is 142 million (France), 82 million (US as occupier), 72 million (Netherlands), 36 million (Belgium), 37 million (Russia), 24 million (Apartheid Israel), 23 million (Portugal) and 9 million (Spain) (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", Chapter 3 - now available for free on the Web).Comment: Well said, Mulga. The book "The Politics of Genocide" by American scholars Professor Edward S. Herman and David Peterson details how the US-dominated world media automatically define atrocities by typically non-European "enemies" of the US as "genocide" while simultaneously ignoring horrendous war crimes by the racist Zionist-subverted US Alliance in Palestine, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thus 12 million Muslims have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims ( see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide") and 2 million Palestinians have been killed since 1936 from violence (0.1 million) or from invasion-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) (see "Palestinian Genocide", "Jews Against Racist Zionism", and the multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians").

While Robert Mugabe's crimes against humanity have soiled his legacy as a leader for Zimbabwean independence from the evil of British colonialism, the horrendous crimes of the British cannot be ignored. Thus 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied by the racist, genocidal British in the post-1945 era total 727 million; the corresponding avoidable mortality carnage linked to occupation by other countries is 142 million (France), 82 million (US as occupier), 72 million (Netherlands), 36 million (Belgium), 37 million (Russia), 24 million (Apartheid Israel), 23 million (Portugal) and 9 million (Spain) (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", Chapter 3 - now available for free on the Web).”


Memoirs of a child Holocaust survivor, LNL, 11 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/memoirs-of-a-child-holocaust-survivor/3944290 . Comment:

 “I certainly look forward to buying and reading psychologist Dr Dasia Black's book "Letter from My Father". Minimizing the chance of such atrocities being repeated means that such books need to be written and read. However such books also have a message for how people can cope with life in vastly gentler environments. I was unable to put down the best-selling book "Man's' Search for Meaning" by Jewish Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl about the messages for life from his experiences in surviving Auschwitz.

A German Australian writer Ella Blum (a nurse with the German Arbeitdienst during WW2) has written a book "A Billionaire's Daughter", an account of life in Germany as a girl post-WW1 and thence as a young woman in Nazi Germany. Except for the final couple of years of the war, this book describes the sheer normality of her life under Nazism with the message to people today of how we can be utterly deceived by the lies of our corporate, media, academic and political Establishment.

Australia has been involved in the Palestinian Genocide (2.0 million violent and war-related deaths since 1936, 7 million refugees, abolition of Palestinian human rights) for over 70 years (financial contribution toward the Palestinian Genocide is tax-deductible whereas donations for the 800,000 children incarcerated in the Gaza Concentration Camp could attract life imprisonment under the 2005 Australian Anti-Terrorism Act). Post-invasion under-5 infant deaths in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories have totalled 0.2 million, 2.0 million And 2.9 million, respectively, 90% avoidable and due to Zionist-backed US Alliance war crimes.”

Anti-racist Jews are in the forefront of those protesting these continuing war criminal atrocities (for such humane opinions see "Jews Against Racist Zionism") but are horribly defamed, threatened and censored under a new anti-Jewish Anti-Semitism in Australia and the West.”

 

 “Thinking the 20th century: the life and work of Tony Judt”, LNL, 10 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/thinking-the-20th-century3a-the-life-and-work-of-tony-judt/3941710 . Comment:

 "The late Professor Tony Judt belongs to that set of decent humanity that are the wonderful anti-racist Jews. For a selection of his civilized views about genocidal, race-based Apartheid Israel and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide see the alphabetically-organized compendium of anti-racist Jewish opinion from Hannah Arendt to Howard Zinn entitled "Jews Against Racist Zionism". Of course these anti-racist Jews have been falsely defamed by lying racist Zionists as "self-hating Jews" and "anti-Semites" (see "Strenger than fiction - Tony Judt's Jewish identity" Haaretz (progressive Israeli newspaper), 16 August 2010).

Tony Judt (2003)argued for a unitary, "binational" Palestinian state like post-Apartheid South Africa and decried the Palestinian Genocide and "the cost of becoming the first modern democracy to conduct full-scale ethnic cleansing as a state project, something which would condemn Israel forever to the status of an outlaw state, an international pariah" (see "Israel: the alternative" by Tony Judt) . Race-based, war criminal genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel has now 90% ethnically cleansed the land of Palestine, only 6% of 12 million Palestinians can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus the near 100% ethnically cleansed Golan Heights, and 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine.

Tony Judt was also critical of Zionist-beholden Mainstream media who are too scared to report these appalling realities (see "A lobby, not a conspiracy" by Tony Judt). Indeed in Australia anti-racist Jews are subject to a repugnant new Zionist-derived anti-Jewish anti-Semitism involving sidelining, censorship, and gross false defamation. Zionist-beholden Mainstream media, politicians and academics in Australia and the West ignore the horrible realities of the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims and the horrible genocidal realities of the Muslim Genocide (violent and deprivation-related deaths and refugees in parenthesis): Palestinian Genocide (2 million deaths since 1936, 7 million refugees), Somali Genocide (2.2 million deaths since 1992, 2 million refugees), the Libyan Genocide (0.1 million death since 2011, 1.3 million refugees, mostly Black Libyans), the Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million deaths since 1990, 5-6 million refugees) and the Afghan Genocide (5.6 million deaths since 2001, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated by US war in NW Pakistan) (Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide")."

 

 

Bruce Shapiro, LNL, 10 April 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro/3941890

 

Bruce Shapiro and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma (of which he is Executive Director) have a small but laudable civilizing influence on a Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI-dominated United States. Indeed conservative progressive, Jewish Holocaust survivor, Jewish Holocaust hero, billionaire, Open Society philanthropist and Hungarian Jewish American George Soros has criticized the neocon and Zionist lobbies and has has called for the de-Nazification of America.

The death penalty is barbaric but also subverts a fundamentally important process of the criminal justice system, that of getting to the truth of the what and why of criminal atrocities in the interests of risk management to minimize societal risk. Judicially murder innocent or guilty people and you lose the ability to further investigate the what and the why and hence diminish societal safety.

Judicial murder is fortunately quite rare in the US. Thus in 2010 46 people were executed (Google "Capital punishment in the United States"). In contrast, over 1 million Americans die preventably each year in the United States, the breakdown of these preventable deaths (some categories overlapping, some not immediately preventable) being 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 100,000 (from hospital-acquired infections), 75,000 (alcohol), 70,000 (air pollution), 45,000 (lack of health cover), 33,000(vehicles), 31,000 (guns), 30,000 (suicide, 20% being of US veterans), 21,000 (under05 year old infants), 21,000 (opiate drug-related deaths from US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% to over 90% of world market share), and 15,000 (homicides).

As for the bias against African Americans in the US Justice system and implicit in the above data (see "One million Americans die preventably annually in USA"), one notes that a white male American born today has on average a life expectancy of 74.8 years while for Black males it is 67.7 years. Of course this is not as bad as in the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide of racist White Australia - the life expectancy gap between Indigenous Australians and Australians as a whole is about 17 years (Google "Indigenous life expectancy").


On 12 April 2012 LNL broadcast interviews relating to the coming French presidential elections: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/france/3946832 .

1. I posted the following comment in response to a civilized, humanitarian, honest and evidently well-educated  interlocutor who goes by the nom de plume “Mulga Mumblebrain”. Unfortunately  Mulga’s comments were censored out by the ABC as were my comments that are reproduced below:  

 

“Well said, Mungo [sic; I meant Mulga] . Nicolas Sarkozy is an utterly disgusting, pro-war, pro-US, pro-Zionist, neoconservative, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic xenophobe who has dirtied France during his Ministerial roles (2002-2007) and presidential roles (2007-2012) in racist, warmongering French Governments that repeatedly invaded other countries in that period (Cote D'Ivoire, Afghanistan and Libya) as well as providing shameful support for the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that since 1990 has been associated with 12 million violent deaths or avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2011-2012), 2.2 million (Somalia, 1992-2102) and 0.1 million (Libya, 2011-2112), this appalling carnage being reflected in refugees totalling 5-6 million, 3-4 million, 2.0 million and 1.3 million, respectively (for the Awful Truth that is not reported by the neocon-, US- and Zionist-subverted ABC Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

A dear relative lived in France just after surviving the Nazis in Hungary and was disgusted with the Vichy French who had a comfortable war collaborating with the Nazis (she nevertheless subsequently taught French in an Australian school for rich girls, translating their Gillardesque "wear gunna go do our blice" to "nous allons chez nous"). I share her disgust. Now New Vichy France under war criminal Sarkozy wants to do another Libya in Syria. Nicolas Sarkozy and his confreres Bush, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Obama, Merkel, Harper, Howard, Rudd, Gillard and their underlings should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) but that won't happen because the ICC is a passive accessory to horrendous US Alliance war crimes.


Let's hope that the long-suffering French people get rid of this disgusting little neocon war monger and xenophobe”.

 

2. I subsequently posted the following comment, which has survived so far:

 

“Correction to my Freudian slip of "Well said, Mungo" (one of my favourite Australian journalists) - I meant "Well said Mulga".

 

3. After these posts were removed , Mulga posted the following comment:

 

“Thanks Gideon-Mungo is a hero. What do you think of being 'disappeared' by LNL's 'Thought Police'? Ain't 'free speech' wunnerful!!”

 

4. I posted this further comment (subsequently censored):

This is disgraceful ABC censorship of ethical reportage of appalling atrocities in the racist Zionist and US Alliance War on Muslims (12 million war-related deaths from violence or deprivation since 1990). This censorship is now being reported on the website "ABC Censorship" and to media around the world. This censorship makes the ABC an accessory after the fact of these atrocities.


Dr Gideon Polya :

29 Apr 2012 8:00:14am

For LNL listener comments disgracefully censored out by the ABC Google "LNL censors".


On 5 September 2011 re “China update: censorship and prosperity”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/china-update-censorship-and-prosperity/2938638 . Evidence that other people are being censored by the ABC on LNL. . On 7 May 2012 I attempted to post a comment on censorship by LNL, the ABC, the BBC and The Conversation but it didn’t register.

 

Mulga Mumblebrain :

07 Sep 2011 8:38:03pm

Oh, Fabulous, do you think it does anything for your vaunted 'integrity' to allow 'thought crime' to appear for a few days before the Orwellian 'disappearance' is inflicted?

 

 

Mulga Mumblebrain :

09 Sep 2011 10:10:26am

Still here after three days. Someone's slipping up.

 

Final observations: The way this censorship has been applied to Mulga and me (and perhaps to many other decent anti-war, anti-racism Australians) leaves clear evidence of the censorship, quite possibly  as a warning to other commenters that unless they stick to the line of  the neocon American- and Zionist imperialist-subverted ABC they will be censored out too. I am writing a book called “ABC Censorship. What the ABC does not want you to know”. Examples, including these,  are being posted in the public interest. on a website entitled “ABC Censorship”.

For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”.

However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and their Western backers variously involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Somali Genocide,  and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million (1967-2011), 4.6 million (1990-2011), 2.2 million (1992-2011) and 5.6 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million, 2.0 million, 1.3 million and 2.9 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million, 2 million  and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees).

All decent, anti-racist, humanitarians must vigorously oppose and sideline those supporting racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel and racist Western wars and occupations who are currently complicit in  0.7 million non-violent excess deaths annually; continuing, racist perversion of human rights, humanitarian  values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; ignoring of worsening climate genocide (that may kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed man-made climate change); and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through sidelining anti-racist Jews, defamation of anti-racist Jews and falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes.

Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers. For similar opinions from outstanding anti-racist Jews and anti-racist non-Jews see “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: http://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/home and “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ .

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