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Issue #1909      March 30, 2020

LET ‘EM STARVE MENZIES POSES AS CHRISTIAN SAINT

“Communism,” said Mr Menzies in his policy speech, “has nothing in common with the Christian gospel of love and brotherhood.”

Menzies’ whole life, of course, has been one shining example of Christian love and brotherhood.

Here are a few examples: —

“LET THEM STARVE”

In Wesley Church. Melbourne on 3rd May 1931, in the midst of the depression, Menzies said: “Rather than that we should fail to pay our honest debts to our bondholders, I would prefer to see every man, woman and child in Australia die of starvation in the next six months.”

“PROUD OF KOREA”

Menzies stated he was proud of Korea. This means he agrees with the Christian general MacArthur, who, as he gazed on the dead bodies of Koreans at Inchon, on 17th September 1950, said: “That’s a good sight for my old eyes.”

GAS OVEN MURDER

“I thought myself it was a great thing for Germany to have arms,” said Menzies according to the Telegraph, 12th December 1933. This policy of arming Hitler led to the murder of millions of people, including the mass killing of civilians in gas ovens.

ATOM BOMB TORTURE

The terrible death and torture of millions of civilians was advocated by Menzies at a Sydney Town Hall meeting when, answering an interjector, he advocated “solving” the Berlin crisis by using the atom bomb.

“GREAT SELF-SEEKER”

Menzies’ colleague W M Hughes described Menzies’ “Christian” character when he called him “the great self-seeker, the man behind the scenes in every intrigue, the fountainhead of every whispering campaign, the destroyer of unity.”

PROFITS FROM DEATH

Menzies has admitted in Parliament that his friends are shareholders in the big monopolies now making swollen profits from the dead bodies in Korea and the drive to world war.

It is because Communists oppose this drive to war that Menzies attacks them. Communists can be proud that they are singled out for attack by a man with such a record.

This article originally appeared in Tribune in April, 1951.

Next article – 200,000 KEY UNIONISTS FIGHT FASCIST THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE

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