Termites in the Communications Media

Category: Historical Reprints.
Source: Straight Talk! Published by The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor: F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editors: Kastuś Akula
Writers: E.B.S. Members and Friends
Directors: The Council of the E.B.S.

Volume III Number 7, April 1971 (Pages 14-20)

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Termites in the Communications Media

By J. M. Harris

Some time ago, this writer drew attention to the emergence in our society of a large and growing number of people who, being either indifferent or actively hostile to our society and its institutions, are prepared to aid and support the enemies of our country.  Just as termites can destroy a building by gradually eating its timbers, some of these people are eating at the moral fabric of our nation by their perversion of television.  On March 24th, the CBS documentary, THE SELLING OF THE PENTAGON, was shown locally on Channels 3 (Barrie) and 6 (CBC-Toronto), pre-empting the SOMERSET MAUGHAM THEATRE at 8 p.m.  The programme was a vicious smear of America’s Army, encouraging the “pacifist” horde who prefer to have their country defenceless.  This is not just an American problem, for anything that impairs American fighting strength leaves Canada just a little more vulnerable to pressure from Russia and/or Red China.

Not that we do not have problems of our making in our own backyard.  We have Pierre Berton, for example, among those “bleeding hearts” who wanted to free the FLQ detainees in Quebec.  Mr. Berton is an outspoken supporter of the World Federalists, a small group who are working for one World Government, and whose philosophy could be expressed in cruder terms as one of “sell-out”.  History has shown on more than one occasion what attempts at one World Government can mean:  the League of Nations failed to prevent the Second World War; the United Nations failed to prevent the Korean War, the Israeli-Egyptian conflicts, and to protect the heroic Hungarian people, and the Czecho-Slovak peoples, from Soviet invasion.

Berton in Mexico

It is not so surprising that Mr. Berton’s views are of concern to others besides patriotic Canadians.  On March 22nd, it was announced that six programmes he had gone to tape in Mexico had been scrapped because Berton refused to comply with a request by the Mexican Government to edit his tapes before they left the country.  Berton had planned to interview anti-social misfits such as left-wing revolutionary Favid Alfaro Siqueiros, unorthodox educator and renegade Roman Catholic priest Dr. Ivan Illich,  and expatriate US novelist Patrick Dennis.

Another T.V. commentator noted for his radicalism is CTV’s Ken Lefoli, star of the controversial programme, W5.  On March 7th, Lefoli was shown interviewing pro-communist members of the Pan-African Congress in Tanzania.  The questioning implied that Canada should be asked to provide military aid to Tanzania to bring about an armed insurrection in South Africa.  Lefoli’s conclusion at the end of the programme came in the question, “How long can we pretend that our membership in NATO serves freedom, when NATO gives arms to Portugal which supports Naziism in South Africa?”  The stupidity of this loaded question becomes obvious when one thinks of the main reason for the creation of NATO — to act as a bulwark against Communism.  On the other hand, there cannot be much doubt about Lefoli’s political leanings.

Sell Out Your Country …
For Money

We have seen how T.V. personalities use that medium to attack their country’s military establishment, their country’s defences against foreign aggression, and their country’s allies as well as the basic values of their own civilisation.  Why?  For money, of course.  These hacks will go on television and attack almost anything, and say almost anything for mammon.  The name of the game is:  sell out your church, sell out your government, sell out your allies, sell out your basic values, sell out your country, for money.  It is high time that patriotic Canadians everywhere took a hard look at these people, and what they are doing by consistently attacking the basic fabric of our society for money.  It is time to attack these radicals for the good of this nation, before they sell all of us out for a long, long time to time!

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The editor of this web site believes that the League of Nations and then the UN were not created to stop wars.  Rather, the wars were generated in order to found these globalist institutions.  The allegation that these international vehicles were formed to stop wars, was merely the cover story for steps toward centralizing world power by diminishing the status and powers of the nations.

Also, I doubt that Soviet agent Lester Bowles Pearson voluntarily would have aided the founding of NATO as a “bulwark against communism”.  More credibly, I think, NATO was founded as an embryonic global armed forces, just as the UN was founded to be an embryonic Communist world government.


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