The following Open Letter letter is addressed to Australians, Australian media and Australian MPs.
Why anti-racist Australians and anti-racist Jewish Australians oppose racist Zionism, War and Genocide and cannot vote Labor.
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, as perceived in particular by outstanding Jews against racist Zionism, 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 and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees – Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention).
All decent, anti-racist, humanitarian Australians must vigorously oppose and sideline those who support racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel, racist Western wars and occupations and who are currently complicit in (1) 0.7 million non-violent Indigenous excess deaths annually in US- or US surrogate-occupied countries; (2) continuing, racist perversion of human rights, humanitarian values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; (3) ignoring of worsening climate genocide set to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century (including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims, 2 billion Indians and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis) due to unaddressed climate change, principally by the Zionist-backed US Empire and Anglo world; and (4) egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through variously falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes.
Unfortunately, as succinctly summarized below, the pro-coal, pro-war, pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, pro-US Empire Australian Labor Government grossly offends and grossly violates its duty of care to Jewish Australians and to Australians in general through its ignorant, pro-war, pro-Zionist, pro-US, anti-Indigenous, anti-Arab anti-Semitic and indeed intrinsically anti-Jewish anti-Semitic policies, impelled no doubt in part by huge funding for the Australian Labor Party from dual citizen racist Zionists, including Australia’s biggest corporate crook.
1. Israeli state terrorists are free to come and go in Australia after shelling and bombing Australian citizens in the Middle East (e.g. shelling and bombing 25,000 Australian citizens in Lebanon in 2006).
2. Australian financial support for the Palestinian Genocide is tax deductible.
3. Racist Zionist criminal proceeds in Australia go to support the Palestinian Genocide as well as the Australian Labor Party.
4. The core Muslim zakkat (alms giving) religious obligation has been criminalized in Australia (potentially life imprisonment under pro-Zionist anti-terrorism laws for humane donations to the West Bank or the Gaza Concentration Camp).
5. Australians were endangered in the Israeli bombardments of what the Catholic Church describes as the Gaza Concentration Camp.
6. Politicized or intimidated security services turn a blind eye to Israeli state terrorists bombing and killing Australian citizens or their relatives in the Middle East.
7. Australia and other pro-Zionist, colonization-and genocide-based Anglo countries, including the US, refused to ratify the UN Indigenous Rights Declaration and the Australian Labor Government continues to trash Australia’s reputation internationally through its support for racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel.
8. Australian Labor supported the race-based exclusion of Northern Territory Indigenous Australians from the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act (cf “And then they came for me” by Pastor Martin Niemöller – will anti-racist Jews be next in Apartheid Australia?).
9. Australia gives extraordinary “special treatment” to war criminal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel which: is the world #1 in the Ecstasy trade according to the US State Department; has imprisoned, killed or forced into hiding the Hamas MPs who won 76 seats out of 132 in the Occupied Palestinian elections held under Israeli guns in 2006 (Australia has criminalized democratically-elected Hamas and only recognizes the racist Zionist-backed Fatah minority); has occupied 5 other countries; continues to occupy the territory of 4 other countries; has militarily attacked 10 other countries and daily threatens to attack remote and peaceful Iran (Iran is #1 in the World for defending Australia and the World from the World-dominating, US-restored and US-protected Afghan heroin trade); has been criminally involved in US “dirty tricks” from Latin America to the Pacific and Australasia; has abusively kidnapped and imprisoned Occupied Palestinians for 42 years (50% children, 75% women and children; now 4 million held without charge or trial with 1.5 million incarcerated in what the Catholic Church describes as the Gaza Concentration Camp); denies equal rights to Arab Israelis by Nazi-style Apartheid race laws; and is a nuclear-armed, terrorist “rogue state” according to Jewish Israeli Oxford Professor of International Relations, Professor Avi Shlaim.
10. 300 Australians die annually (0.1 million people globally) due to Australian and US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% world market share (2001) to currently 93%.
11. 16,000 Australians die annually due to the Government-sanctioned and largely UK-US-owned tobacco industry.
12. The pro-coal Australian Government ignores about 5,000 Australian deaths annually from coal burning-derived pollutants.
13. About 9,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably each year out of a population of 0.5 million due to warped Australian Government pro-war funding priorities.
14. About 90,000 Indigenous Australians have died avoidably in the last dozen years due to racist Government policies.
15. About 1/3 of Australian women and 1/6 of Australian men have been sexually abused as children (see the “Little Children are Sacred” report).
16. The Australian Government accepts the Big Lie of the holocaust-complicit racist Zionists of only ONE holocaust (ignoring the murder of 24 million Slavs, 1 million Gypsies, 35 million Chinese and 6-7 million Indians in WW2 and numerous holocaust events before and after WW2) [few people know that the racist Zionists (RZs) were complicit in the Nazi murder of 0.2-0.4 million Hungarian Jews in 1944-1945 by rejecting and getting pro-Zionist Churchill to reject the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarians Jews from the Nazis].
17. The Australian Government is complicit in entrenched, racist Zionist-promoted holocaust-ignoring and holocaust-denial by academics, media, schools, universities, and the taxpayer-funded ABC [e.g. Australia has participated in all post-1950 US Asian wars but resolutely ignores the associated Indigenous excess deaths that total 25 million, so far].
18. The Australian Government is complicit in the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide in gross violation of humanitarian International Conventions (Indigenous medical funding is 2-3 times lower than required).
19. The Australian Government is complicit in the ongoing Iraqi Genocide in gross violation of the Geneva Convention (4.2 million violent and non-violent excess deaths, 1990-2009; 2.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 2003-2009).
20. The Australian Government is complicit in the ongoing Afghan Genocide in gross violation of the Geneva Convention (3-7 million violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2001-2009).
21. The Australian Government is complicit in business-as–usual, GHG pollution-mediated destruction of Australian ecosystems, notably the Great Barrier Reef (coral death above 450 ppm CO2; CO2 is currently 390 ppm (corresponding to circa 450 CO2-e) and increasing at 2 ppm annually with Australia a world-leading per capita CO2 polluter and CO2-e (CO2-equivalent, greenhouse gas, GHG) polluter).
22. Top climate scientists say we must REDUCE atmospheric CO2 from the current 390 ppm to 300 ppm – but pro-coal Australian Government policies in actuality mean an INCREASE in GHG pollution by 80% on the 2000 value by 2050.
23. Top climate scientists and economists want a Carbon Tax and say Carbon Trading (cap-and-trade Emission Trading Scheme, ETS) is a fraud – but the pro-coal Australian Labor Government opts for ETS fraud.
24. Pro-coal Australia’s annual Domestic and Exported GHG pollution is currently 54 tonnes CO2-e per person per year – 2 times that of the US, 8 times that of the World, 10 times that of China, 25 times that of India, and 60 times that of Bangladesh. The Australian Government is complicit in a new and deadly climate racism and climate terrorism very likely leading to the avoidable deaths of 10 billion non-Europeans in a climate genocide catastrophe this century (see the estimates of top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS).
25. The utterly incompetent Australian Labor Government is complicit in comprehensive violation of rational risk management in favour of intranational and international corporate, racist Zionist and American interests.
26. The Australian Labor Government resolutely ignores the expert advice on climate change from top climate scientists and climate economists and ignores the expert advice from outstanding Jewish scholars on Apartheid Israel’s Palestinian Genocide.
27. The Australian Government ignores the Carbon Tax advice of anti-racist Jewish American Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz in favour of advice for ETS fraud from terracidal, pro-coal vested interests and from market manipulators linked to the recent market collapse (it has also run up a circa A$300 billion debt in a mere 18 months in an extraordinary display of economic mismanagement).
28. The Australian Government ignores the humane and anti-racist advice from outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars, leaders and writers (see Jews Against Racist Zionism) in favour of advice from racist Zionist militant extremists, pro-Apartheid dual citizen Israeli-Australians and US, UK and Israeli state terrorists.
29. The Australian Government is complicit in deliberate manipulation of the truth by oligopoly media including the taxpayer-funded ABC.
30. Rational risk management successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis (the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses) and (c) systemic change to minimize risk. The Australian Government is complicit in foreign and domestic racist Zionist and neocon perversion of rational risk management through (a) lies, slies (spin-based untruths), propaganda, terror hysteria, intimidation, defamation, and censorship, (b) anti-science spin involving selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position and (c) blame and shame, with race-specific laws, terror laws, anti-refugee laws and war being the ultimate obscenities.
Decent, anti-racist Jewish Australians and decent, anti-racist Australians in general cannot be party to the above Australian Labor Government-complicit obscenities.
Here are some final statistics that underscore the betrayal of anti-racist Jews, anti-racist Australians and Humanity by this technically and morally incompetent, pro-coal, pro-war and pro-Zionist Australian Labor Government. The “annual death rate” is 2.4% (Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory), 2.5% (for sheep in Australian paddocks) and 7% (for under-5 year old infants in Australia- and US Alliance-occupied Occupied Afghanistan) – as compared to 3% (inmates of the Nazi Buchenwald Concentration Camp), 5% (French Jews in Nazi-occupied France) and 10% (Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War 2).
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. We cannot walk by on the other side. Tell everyone you can. This has been written in the public interest.
Dr Gideon Polya
Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria 3085, Australia
PS. For detailed documentation of much of the above see: