Gideon Polya, “Environmental Crimes and Racism. White Australia, Anti-Chinese racism & Climate Genocide”, MWC News, 2 November 2007.
Environmental Crimes and Racism. White Australia, Anti-Chinese racism & Climate Genocide
White Australia suffers from a condition called "politically correct racism (PC racism) which means that it publicly declares its detestation of racism but is nevertheless complicit in race-specific crimes against people of other ethnicities (e.g. Indigenous Iraqis, Afghans and Australian Aboriginals).
China is one of Australia's biggest trading partners and is now one of Australia's "friends" (notwithstanding 2 centuries of anti-Chinese Australian actions including 19th century massacres of Chinese gold miners and support for British violence in China; pig iron sales to Japan when it was butchering the Chinese in their millions in the 1930s; the White Australia Policy that excluded Chinese from Australia; and its support of US non-recognition of "Communist China" for a quarter of a century).
Australia has now adopted a position of "greenhouse racism" in relation to the Chinese that in 2007 amounts to a repetition of the racist Australian Government's position in 1947 that is summarized in its notorious, racist assertion: "Two Wongs do not make White".
White Australia has an horrendous record of violent racism and involvement in large-scale racist genocide that continues today, as summarized below in rough chronological order:
After the invasion in 1788 the Indigenous Aboriginal population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century due to disease, dispossession and violence. The last massacres of Indigenous Australians occurred in the 1920s.
The Aboriginal Genocide continued in the 20th century due to enforced removal of children from their mothers (0.1 million children taken in the Stolen Generations), abusive conditions (enforced slave labour often for pocket money or for unhealthy food rations) and gross denial of basic human rights.
The Aboriginal Genocide continues today through deprivation and shocking living conditions (9,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably each year out of a population of 0.5 million; 90,000 Indigenous Australians have died in the 11 years of the Bush-ite Coalition Government; the Indigenous infant mortality rate is over 3 times that for White Australia; the "annual death rate" is 2.2% for Indigenous Australians and 2.4% for Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory as compared to 2.5% for Australian sheep and 0.4% (what it should be ).
White Australia continues to be actively linked to British colonialism (1.5 billion Indigenous Indian excess deaths in 2 centuries of British rule in India; 0.7 billion post-1950 excess deaths in countries partially or completely occupied by Britain as a major occupier in the post-war era; Australian involvement in post-war British colonial wars e.g. in Malaya, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan).
White Australia continues to be linked to post-war American imperialism (post-war excess deaths in US Asian Wars total 22 million; 82 million 1950-2005 excess deaths in countries partially or completely occupied by America as a major occupier in the post-war era).
White Australia is actively involved in the Bush Wars against Iraq and Afghanistan and is diplomatically and materially supportive of Apartheid Israel's war criminal violence, occupation and human rights abuses against its neighbors (the excess deaths in the Bush I plus Bush II Asian Wars involving the violent US or US surrogate occupation and devastation of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan now total 8 million; post-invasion excess deaths in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories now [as of January 2010] total 0.3 million, 2.5 million and 4.5 million, respectively) (for details of the above see "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950": http://globalavoidablemortality.blogspot.com/ and “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).
The fundamental causes of the horrendous deaths in the Aboriginal Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide are abusive control and failure to deliver life-sustaining requisites to subject Indigenous people. Thus Indigenous Australians are horribly deprived and their medical services are funded at about half of what they should be. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the "annual total per capita medical expenditure" permitted in Occupied Iraq by the US Coalition [as of January 2010] is $124 as compared to $29 (Occupied Afghanistan), $2,784 (UK), $3,122 (Australia) and $6,714 (the US).
However White Australia is involved in what must be described as Climate Genocide. 16 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation and disease [2003 data; currently 22 million] ; about 3.7 billion people are seriously malnourished; oil and grain prices are soaring. White Australia and Bush America are among the world's worst greenhouse gas polluters on a per capita basis (the US is the worst greenhouse polluter on an absolute basis) and neither will sign Kyoto nor constrain greenhouse gas pollution. Australia is the world's biggest coal exporter.
The "annual per capita fossil fuel-derived CO2 [carbon dioxide] pollution" in tonnes CO2/person is 19.2 (for Australia; 40 if you include Australia's coal exports), 19.7 (the US), 18.4 (Canada), 4.2 (the World), 3.6 (China), 1.0 ( India) and 0.25 (for Bangladesh) (see: "War on Terra" on MWC News: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/terra ).
Now both the Major Parties in Australia – the irresponsible, governing Bush-ite Coalition and the cowardly, unprincipled poll-driven Labor Opposition – have declared that they will not sign up to a new global greenhouse gas pollution agreement unless India and China commit to greenhouse gas reductions (it is an election year and neither party wants to even be seen to be jeopardizing the coal industry or Australian jobs).
Over 100 years ago years ago, Australia's first Prime Minister Edmund Barton (Father of the 1901 racist White Australia Policy) declaimed that "The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman."
About 60 years ago Labor Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell (in charge of running Australia's White Australia Policy) stated (1947): "Two Wongs do not make a White" (Wong being a common Chinese name and the name of a Chinese person he was deporting for being Chinese).
In 2007, even Opposition Labor's target of 60% reduction on 2000 Domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2050 (noting that the governing Bush-ite Coalition doesn't even have a target) means a reduction of "annual per capita fossil fuel-derived CO2 pollution" from 19.2 to 7.7 tonnes per person, still over twice that presently for China (3.6) - i.e. in the words of racist Australian Immigration Minister Calwell: "Two Wongs do not make a White".
Of course it is not just the Chinese, Indians, Africans and Bangladeshis who will perish in their hundreds of millions due to White Australian profligacy, selfishness and dog-in-the-manger greed – global warming will affect everybody. Decent people are obliged to (a) inform everybody and (b) act ethically in their avoidable dealings with climate criminal people, corporations and countries involved in the already commenced Climate Genocide.