Lenin at the Library

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! The Official Bulletin of The Edmund Burke Society
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editors: Jeff Goodall
Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
Volume II Number 7, April 1970

The Edmund Burke Society is a conservative organization unaffiliated with any political party.  We are dedicated to the principles of individual freedom and responsibility, free enterprise, and firm ACTION against all tyrannies, especially Communism and all its manifestations in Canada and abroad.

The E.B.S. is financed mainly through small donations from generous Canadians.  Straight Talk! is produced by voluntary labour.


 
1970, Lenin Centenary: Worst Misfortune Was His Birth

1970, Lenin Centenary: Worst Misfortune Was His Birth

Lenin at the Library

By F. Paul Fromm

 
The ink from the front-page coverage of our anti-Lenin demon­stration (April 3rd) had scarcely dried when we learned of a less dramatic but equally insidious commemoration of the centenary of Lenin’s birth.  The City Hall Branch of the Toronto Public Library was to hold a display of Lenin books and posters, weekdays, from April 13th to 24th.

On the 9th and 10th of April, EBS launched a massive phone-in protest campaign.  Various ethnic groups joined in.  Over two hundred and fifty calls deluged both the Library and Mr. E. H. Campbell, the head librarian.  Having first been informed of this exhibit by a source in the Canadian Communist Party, we believed that this Lenin display was to be used as propaganda.  The librarian at the City Hall Branch indicated concern.  It seems there had been other Lenin exhib­its in London and St. Catherines.  UNESCO had announced its sponsor­ship of a symposium to be held at Tempere, Finland, under the theme “Lenin and the Development of Science, Culture, and Education”, and the UN Commission on Human Rights had adopted a resolution hailing Lenin as a “prominent humanist” and celebrating his “significant, practical and theoretical” contributions “to the development and re­alization of economic, social and cultural rights.”  Stacked up against Lenin, Hitler, we suppose, would have to run a poor seccnd:  he only killed a few million people, whereas the “prominent humanist” (sic) has over fifty million victims to the credit of his barbar­ous regime.  It seems UNESCO circularized all its member libraries urging them to commemorate the “prominent humanist”, Lenin (“Our morality is completely subordinated to the class struggle”).  The Toronto Public Library responded with servile obedience (who said one world government isn’t a threat?).  The librarian at the City Hall Branch assured us that the exhibit would be strictly literary.  Every author, it was claimed, upon the centenary of his birth, was called to the public’s attention (like Edmund BurkeLeon Trotsky?  Or Niccolo Machiavelli?).  An employee of the Library said that she certainly hated Lenin and all he stood for, and then revealed that it had been suggested to them that Progress Books handle the display.  Now, Pro­gress Books just happens to be the quasi-official Communist publish­ing house in Toronto, which, among other ventures, recently published

a new book by ex-Party Leader, Tim Buck (“What is not so well under­stood, however, is that Lenin was the organizer of the whole revol­utionary movement, including the Communist Party of Canada“), which may be picked up at much reduced prices at Cole’s discount counter.  As this display was advertized in the communist CANADIAN TRIBUNE, and since the librarian mentioned that Book World (you guessed it, the Red bookstore on Gerrard St.) was supplying the posters, we knew that this display could not help but be propaganda.  The political na­iveté of the librarian was incredible.  The arrogance of her superior, Mr. Campbell, had to be heard to be believed.

On Friday, April 10th, our Press Officer, Jeff Goodall, broke the story to the press.  CHUM and CKEY reported our protest on their rad­io news that afternoon.  That evening, this reporter and Mr. Goodall blasted the TPL in an interview on CJRT-FM (99.1 on your FM dial).  Both the DAILY STAR and the GLOBE & MAIL carried the story on the following day.

We had no objection to a simple display of books.  Red propaganda, however, and blatant eyewash about Lenin being a humanitarian cannot be tolerated at the taxpayers’ expense.

We made dozens of complaints by ‘phone and in person throughout the course of the exhibit.  Our Chairman, D. C. Andrews, issued an of­ficial protest, characterizing the exhibit as “a cynical repudiation of the sacrifices made by so many Canadians who died in Korea fight­ing the Leninist military aggression against that country, a conflict which has to this day never been resolved.”  We also distributed a leaflet outside City Hall at lunchtime denouncing the exhibit.  The staff of the City Hall Branch became quite upset at the volume of protest.  They had never seen anything like it and there are strong possibilities that in the future, TPL may prove more responsive to public sentiment, and not repeat exhibits of this sort.

Leninist Chauvinism

 
The exhibit fulfilled our worst expectations.  In addition to the books, there was a prominent poster featuring the UN resolution hailing the “prominent humanist”, posters of Lenin in revolutionary postures, haranguing the Red rabble, or doing the “family man” thing with his wife.  Especially offensive were little red (naturally) bookmarks promoting local Red bookstores (Book World among them) and the ever-present UN eulogy of Lenin.  No wonder we say, “Stamp Out CommUNism”.)  The pressure of our protest succeeded eventually in having these pieces of commercial promotion and propaganda removed.

We propose to carry our protest to City Hall itself, with letters to our aldermen.

Fabian Infiltration

 
The shocking abuse of our public libraries for Leninist propagan­da is an indication of the success the Fabian infiltrators have had in our country.  Working secretly, like a worm in an apple, the Fabians constantly subvert and undermine.  They operate by deception.  Lenin, they tell the innocent, is a “humanitarian”.  (He must be respectable, see, his books are publicly honoured at the City Hall Library.)  This is the sort of insidious brainwashing to which the Canadian people are being subjected.  A startled librarian gasped, “But no one has ever complained before!”  Well, we are complaing now:!  The long sleep of complacency is over in Toronto.  From now on, the Red fronts, the concealed communists, and their helpers, are going to be exposed.  From now on, we’re going to call a spade a spade.  If the TPL is going to call Lenin a great humanitarian, then they may as well call the moon Cheddar cheese.  The doubletalk, lies, and hypocrisy are going to end.  EBS has thrown down a challenge — tell it like is, if you dare!

The Communist Party Blows A Gasket

 
After April 3rd, as Jeff notes in his report, the communist CANADIAN TRIBUNE attacked us as “ugly thugs”, etc.  Their vituperation on that occasion, however, was nothing compared to the fit of front-page, frothing-at-the-mouth rage they threw upon learning of our pro­test of the City Hall library exhibit.  They are really uptight, you see, that their efforts to make communism “respectable” by means of quiet, underhanded propaganda, are being unmasked.  The front page of the April 15th issue of the CANADIAN TRIBUNE features a piece under the byline of William Beeching, entitled, “NEO-NAZIS CODDLED BY EST­ABLISHMENT” in which we, of course, are cast in the role of the “neo-nazis”.  According to Beeching, we are also surrounded by “fascist elements”; it is really too boring for words.  Beeching reads like a spoiled brat who, upen not getting his own way, jumps up and down furiously screaming the filthiest epithets he can think of — “dirty pig! ,dirty pig!”, or, in Beeching’s case, “neo-nazis!  fascists!”.

We Worry The Leninists

 
“As was to be expected”, complains Beeching, “the ultra-Right typically reacted viciously and violently.”  Violently?  Are ‘phone calls and leaflets “violence”?  The cutthroats who stab unarmed op­ponents are in an awkward posture to lecture us cn “violence”!  Beech­ing goes on:  “Now the phone calls and the press release.  What next?  What does the Edmund Burke Society plan now?  Who is next on the list?”  A great many people, Mr. Beeching!  “We have only begun to fight, only begun.to jar this community out of its slothful indifference!  Again speaking of EBS, Beeching goes on to say, “Their aim is clear:  des­troy friendship between Canada and the socialist countries and stoke the fires for a world war … Progressives must ask what links the Ed­mund Burke Society has in the United States … in the political arena … among the civil service.”  Beeching laments the failure of the pub­lic authorities to suppress us:  “Silence of this kind is actual endorsation of the actions of these fascist elaments … Who is pushing the buttons?”  This latter question we will answer gladly:  thousands of working Canadians of average means, who are sick of the erosion of our freedoms, of the high taxes, and the gradual subversion of Wes­tern civilization by Mr. Beeching and his ilk, and their Marxist mas­ters who enslave over a billion of our fellow human beings in the penal states of the Socialist Camp, that’s who!

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Bilderberger Boy Ruffled

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! Published By The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editor:  Kastuś Akula
Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
Volume III Number 10, July-August 1971

New:  The Edmund Burke Society is a movement dedicated to preserving and promoting the basic virtues of Western Christian Civilization — individual freedom; individual responsibility; a self-sacrificing love of country; and a willing­ness to work and pay one’s own way and not be a burden on others.  These virtues have made our civilization great. Communism, socialism, and welfare-state liberalism are tearing it apart.  The Edmund Burke Society stands for a regeneration of Western Civilization and firm action against all its enemies.

The E.B.S. is financed mainly through small donations from generous Canadians.  Straight Talk! is produced by voluntary labour.


Bilderberger Boy Ruffled

F. Paul Fromm

 
Donald S. Macdonald, Canada’s Minister of Defence and M.O. for Toronto Rosedale was in his home turf for a constituency meeting on the night of June 24.  The scene was Rosedale Public Schools, where Mr. Macdonald faced 70 constituents and 25 members of the EDMUND BURKE SOCIETY, a group he has claimed should “be in padded cells.”

The evening was close and muggy as the perspiring and florid Mr. Macdonald began to address the crowd.  The room was full of expectation as several of our members had handed out a leaflet at the door, slamming the Liberals for wasting public money on Opportunities For Reds (misprint:  I meant “Youth”) handouts and on donations to radical groups, like the Riverdale Community Organization and the Poor People’s Conference.  The leaflet also demanded a public explanation for Mr. Macdonald’s trip in April of this year to the Bilderberg conference, which was held in Woodstock, Vermont at the Woodstock Inn, owned by the mammoth international banking family, the Rockefellers.

Perhaps, I’d better stop here and explain a little about the very secretive Bilderbergers.  Would you believe that this is a group of extremely powerful men in banking, business, politics, communications, and the universities, who meet once a year.  These men come from Western Europe and the Americas.  There are usually 80 to 100 participants.  The Chairman is Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, who convened the first meeting at the Bilderberg Hotel (hence the group’s name) in May 1954.  The press is usually excluded from the conferences.  The discussions are strictly secret.  Oh, yes, one other thing:  most of the participants are, shall, we say, leftists.  This year among Canada’s contingent were Professor Abraham Rotstein of the University of Toronto (who is known as the mentor and brains behind Waffle-leader, Melville Watkins, and is currently (August 7) participating in a Trotskyist-inspired anti-U.S. forum on Vietnam in Toronto); Paul H. Loman, President of the Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.; Anthony G.S. Griffin, President of Triarch Corporation Ltd.; and, of course, Donald S. Macdonald.

Among this year’s American participants was Henry Kissinger, the grey eminence behind Nixon’s disgusting sellout of our allies in Taiwan and South Vietnam.  Mr. Kissinger is a former staff member of the heavily-funded and very influential Council on Foreign Relations (C.F.R.), which stands for one-world government organized through an internationalist socialist super-state.  This group has dictated U.S. foreign policy, Republican or Democrat, since 1932.  Also, by purest chance, members of the C.F.R. and regular participants of the Bilderberger get-togethers are former Under Secretary of State, George Ball, and former Presidential Press Secretary, McGeorge Bundy.  (cf. W. Cleon Skousen’s THE NAKED CAPITALIST) Mr. Skousen’s excellent book also reveals that among Prince Bernhard’s right-hand men in organizing the first Bilderberg Conference was Dr. Joseph E. Rettinger, “communist Poland’s Chargé d’Affaires in Russia.”  Do you begin to get the picture?

Now, according to the good professor Rotstein, reached by a STRAIGHT TALK! investigator on May 28, the Bilderberger conference was “a conference of private individuals …. No resolutions were passed.”  This same investigator contacted Donald S. Macdonald’s constituency headquarters and asked the person in charge to have the Minister answer two questions about the Bilderberger meeting.  The nervous male secretary demanded name, address, phone number, and social security number (you’d think our investigator was applying for welfare.)  Of course, the address was just a mail drop.  The male secretary had, apparently religiously checked out both address and phone number and was beside himself to find out who the investigator was.  It would seem that they have something to hide.

Roll this proposition around in your mind.  A hundred of the world’s most powerful men, including the banking magnate, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, get together for three days each year.  Their meeting is secret; yet, no resolutions are passed and they gather (according to Donald S. Macdonald) “to hear papers on current problems.”  “People can differ,” Macdonald told the Rosedale meeting, but “they do try to clarify each other’s thinking.”  Now, just what does that mean?  Clarify it in what direction?  Let’s be realistic; the men who attend those conferences are extremely busy men.  If they want a holiday, it will be where there is sand, sun, and relaxation — not a series of discussions and papers.  We must conclude, then, that they are there on business — secret business!  No man of their importance is going to waste three days a year to just chew the fat.  To justify the expenditure in time some conclusions must be arrived at — conclusions and “clarifications” that are too sensitive for the press to report.  THE REVIEW OF THE NEWS (September 21, 1966) quoted a statement by a frequent Bilderberger participant, Raymond B. Fosdick:  “The Bilderberg partners are spinning ‘the infinity of threads (economically and politically that bind peace togetehr.'”  You’d better believe it, with men like Kissinger around!

At long last, back to the meeting with Donald S. Macdonald.  The meeting, as mentioned, was alive with anticipation.  What were the Burkers going to do?  How many of them are there?  These thoughts were written on the well-fed faces of the members of the Rosedale Liberal Association.

After an innocuous talk on new changes in taxation, Macdonald opened the floor for questions.  No matter what he was asked by E.B.S. members, he evaded the question.  What about the Bilderberg Conference?  “Your curiosity is justified.”  Who was there?  “Public men of the day, with responsibility.”  What were they there for?  “To hear papers on current problems. … We discussed the impact of youth on the Wetern community.”  But, as to what conclusions were drawn or what was said, the very flustered Macdonald only hemmed and hawed.

Kastuś Akula, Associate Editor of STRAIGHT TALK!, rose and questioned the good faith and humanity of the Liberal Party’s China policy and its callous disregard of the suffering of the captive nations.  Macdonald dismissed his question.  Mr. Akula’s question was constantly interrupted by the selfish, smug hipsters of the Rosedale Liberal Association, whose only concern was that their taxes wouldn’t rise.  The man beside me told his companion with a knowing look, gesturing at Mr. Akula:  “These people have all been planted at this meeting.”  The wiry, long-haired swinger in front of me. bedecked in a fruity grey and pink checked suit, squeaked:  “What is all this crap?  I don’t come to a meeting to hear a bunch of crap!”  The rudeness of these people was incredible.  Because Mr. Akula was attempting to remind them about the crimes of communism, they weren’t interested.  However, had he been a Negro wailing about alleged persecution in the U.S. South or a Jew retelling the tale of the six million, you could have heard a pin drop in the room.  Seems that our Liberal friends are selectively unprejudiced and think that anti-communists, Slavs, and other East Europeans are sub-human and not to be considered in the category of oppressed people, except at election time when they can be used for their votes.

Our City Hall expert rose to question Mr. Macdonald about the Liberal government’s funding of radical groups.  Macdonald told him, amid snickers of approval from the effete of Rosedale:  “We’re financing citizen participation.”  So what if these citizens are mostly from the ranks of the welfare cases and those professional academics and organizers who manipulate the above.

All in all, the most revealing thing about the meeting was what wasn’t said.  The answers that weren’t given and the press reports that were not printed vindicate our case.  A reporter for the GLOBE AND MAIL approached Mr. Akula before the meeting and askeed him what was going to happen.  Akula told him to wait and see.  At the end of the meeting the reporter seemed disappointed.  Why?  Well, said he, he’d expected a fight; more action.  Seems that the GLOBE is only interested in stories about the E.B.S., when they can portray us as brawlers and, thereby, discredit us.  They are not interested in our questions or ideas!  To report those might make people think.  Who says there isn’t media censorship.  An informant who called the GLOBE AND MAIL, under a phony name, was told that the GLOBE’s policy is:  1) not to give E.B.S. publicity; and 2) to attack us whenever they can.  And you say there isn’t a conspiracy?

And just who are the press in cahoots with?  An E.B.S. information officer called the press to let them know, in advance, about our presence at the meeting.  A woman official of the Rosedale Liberal Association unwittingly confided to an E.B.S. member that the press had phoned the riding association to warn them of our coming.  The riding association, in a panic, had called the police.  Three Metro plainclothes policemen were conspicuously “undercover” in the audience that night!

F. Paul Fromm
 

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Soviet Espionage in Ottawa

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! Published By The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editor:  Kastuś Akula
Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
Volume IV Number 5, February 1972.

The Edmund Burke Society is a movement dedicated to preserving and promoting the basic virtues of Western Christian Civilization — individual freedom; individual responsibility; a self-sacrificing love of country; and a willingness to work and pay one’s own way and not be a burden on others.  These virtues have made our civilization great.  Communism, socialism, and welfare-state liberalism are tearing it apart.  The Edmund Burke Society stands for a regeneration of Western Civilization and firm action against all its enemies.

The E.B.S. is financed mainly through small donations from generous Canadians.  Straight Talk!  is produced by voluntary labour.


Soviet Espionage in Ottawa

(The following is a translation from a German intelligence report. FPF)

The Soviet Intelligence service has developed Ottawa for many years as their most important outpost in North America.  The Soviets can operate from Ottawa much easier [sic] than from Washington.  In the ’40’s and ’50’s this developed into an extremely large operation.

In the late 1940’s, Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko, asked for political asylum and disclosed many of the activities of the Soviet Intelligence network in Canada.  The Gouzenko disclosures led to the arrest of Mr. Rose, a Communist Member of Parliament and put an end to the secrecy of the red operation in Ottawa.

Thereafter, Moscow reorganized its spy system.  Today, the Soviet secret service centre is no longer located in the Soviet Embassy, but rather in a small, innocent-looking office on Augusta Street in Ottawa.  This is the headquarters of the Soviet news-agency, “Mowostji.” Here works the young Soviet newsman, Algis Chekoulis, a Lithuanian by birth.  His assignment is to influence Canadian newsmen and officials.  He cultivates friendships with Ottawa-based newsmen; entertains them in local restaurants; and solicits articles for Soviet magazines which are paid for at a rate at least four times the normal one.  If the Canadians comply with these requests, they are engaged for more serious work.  When Algis Chekoulis tried to determine, through his Canadian “co-workers” the activities of the Chinese assigned to the new communist embassy, he created quite a diplomatic scandal.  Instead of forwarding their findings to “Mowostji,” his two friends went to the R.C.M.P.  THIS WAS IMMEDIATELY HUSHED UP BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT!  TOTAL SILENCE WAS IMPOSED.

This was done for the explicit reason:  WE DO NOT WANT ANOTHER GOUZENKO AFFAIR!  The file on Chekoulis and his propaganda & espionage system was closed.

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Peking & Pierre

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! The Official Bulletin Of The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editor:  Kastuś Akula
Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
Approx. date:  January 1972 (illegible on cover)

The Edmund Burke Society is a movement dedicated to preserving and promoting the basic virtues of Western Christian Civilization — individual freedom; individual responsibility; a self-sacrificing love of country; and a willing­ness to work and pay one’s own way and not be a burden on others.  These virtues have made our civilization great.  Communism, socialism, and welfare-state liberalism are tearing it apart.  The Edmund Burke Society stands for a regeneration of Western Civilization and firm action against all its enemies.

The E.B.S. is financed mainly through small donations from generous Canadians.  Straight Talk! is produced by voluntary labour.
 


From The Editor’s Notebook
Peking & Pierre

F. Paul Fromm

The Trudeau Government, which humiliated Canada with its recognition of Red China over a year ago felt most honoured when the reds sent them Huang Hua, one of their top diplomats, as ambassador.  Out went Ottawa’s “red” carpet.  However, Huang spent little time in Canada.  Most of his efforts were directed toward Washington and the U.N.  Then, without telling Ottawa, Huang Hua is off as ambassador to the U.N.  The first our Department of External Affairs knew about it was at the press conference at which Huang announced his decision.

Look for more internal subversion in Canada’s Chinese community with the coming of Yao Kuang, the replacement for Huang Hua.  Yao was the Red Chinese ambassador to Poland for the past twenty months and is highly regarded as an organizer — read espionage operative.

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Ron Gostick, R.I.P. (2005)

Ron Gostick, R.I.P. (2005)

D R A F T

FIX UP THE FOOTNOTES

Category:  Historical Reprints.
Source:  “Ron Gostick, R.I.P.”, (obituary) On Target (Official bulletin of the Australian League of Rights)
Writers:  F. Paul Fromm of Canada; Phillip Butler of Australia
Volume 41 Number 33, 2005


Ron Gostick, R.I.P.

F. Paul Fromm

On a steamy Southern Ontario summer afternoon, July 20, 2005 under a hazy sky, we bade farewell to Ron Gostick, who, after a long battle with cancer, died quietly in his sleep, two days short of his 87th birthday.  The memorial service in his hometown of Flesherton, Ontario, was well attended by his large family (second wife Wanda, children, grandchildren, stepchildren), friends, political associates and his legion comrades.  Branch 333 of the Royal Canadian Legion started the proceedings with a farewell to their old comrade.  Ron had served for five years in the Canadian Army in World War II.  Ron was a giant in the freedom movement in Canada.  His decades, not mere years, of publishing — 59 years of newspapers, newsletters (Canadian Intelligence Service, On Target! and others) — and lecturing carried many messages and educated many people, including at least one present MP and such well known people as James Keegstra, to political realities.

Born in Wales, Ron emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1923.  The family homesteaded near Stettler, Alberta.  After nine years, the Gostick family, which now included brother William, moved to Calgary.  Alberta was mired in the Great Depression, “widespread poverty amidst abundance,” as Ron summed it up in “Canada:  Its Glorious Potential — And Things I Didn’t Learn in School” (2002).  From 1933 to 1935, he attended Crescent Height High School.

There his maths teacher and principal was William Aberhart, a proponent of Social Credit, the teachings of Scottish engineer Major C.H. Douglas, who applied practical Christianity to economics.  Should the issue of credit ex nihilo be in the hands of private banks, Social Credit asked?  With the fractional reserve system, a bank can lend many multiples of the dollars on deposit and, thus, issue credit and collect interest on the lending of this credit.  Why should there be mass poverty in a land brimming with natural and human resources?  What is physically possible should be made financially possible, Douglas argued.

As Ron stated in the introduction of Canada:  Its Glorious Potential:  “Money, and in modern times Credit, in all their forms and instruments are the life-blood of society and the nation.  For generations, practically all modern industrialized nations have experienced periods of boom times and inflation, followed by depression, hard times and a shortage of ‘money’ (purchasing power).  And in recent decades, every country seems plagued with an escalating mountain of debt — and taxation to pay the interest on the debt.”  For the deeply Christian Mr. Gostick, Social Credit offered practical application of religion to politics and a blueprint out of the misery of the Great Depression.  His mother thought so too, and ran for and won a seat in the first Aberhart Social Credit government in 1935.

Ron went to college in Calgary and took further business studies in Chicago.  He joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and served as a court reporter in Ottawa and Toronto.  Immediately after the war, Ron served as the General Secretary of the Social Credit Party of Canada.  Party intrigues soured him on political parties.  Major Douglas had warned against the formation of a Social Credit Party, believing that it would be better to spread the philosophy of economic reform, hoping that people of good will in many parties would adopt it.  Ron began his publishing activities, at first distributing copies of his newspaper by motorcycle around Ontario.

A Social Creditor and journalist would seem to have made Ron fairly mainstream — at least not a subject for law enforcement scrutiny.  However, his voluminous RCMP file, obtained some years ago by lawyer Barbara Kulazska reveals than his meetings were under Mountie surveillance as early as the late 1940s.  Ron’s Christian principles led him into many causes.  He was a firm anti-communist at a time when trendy Canadians like Pierre Trudeau were open admirers of tyrants like Fidel Castro and Mao tse-Tung.  When Rhodesia declared independence in 1965, he rallied to the cause of the Ian Smith experiment, grounded in Christianity and a gradual approach to Negro involvement.  Ron strongly opposed the Pearson’s pennant coup d’etat, the invention of a “new” Canadian flag and the abandonment of the Red Ensign, as a prelude to the changing of the country the flag symbolized, through massive Third World immigration, multiculturalism and the sacrificing of our sovereignty through internationalism.  When Royal Canadian Legion Branch 333 became a hotbed of pro-Red Ensign sentiment, Dominion command in Ottawa, under political pressure, decreed that Ron Gostick must be purged as president or the branch would lose its accreditation.  He was.  Assisted by his longtime associate, former RCMP undercover agent Patrick Walsh, burly Irishman from Quebec City who spoke with a distinctly French accent, Ron warned repeatedly of communist infiltration and subversion in Canadian politics.

In 1968, a new comet flashed across the firmament of Canadian politics.  His name was Pierre Trudeau.  The press promoted him as a fresh breath in Canadian politics, a change from the World War I generation of old war horses like John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson.  Trudeau, Canadians were told, was trendy, irreverent, prone to wearing a cape or posing holding a rose rakishly in his mouth.  Pat Walsh, a veteran as an undercover agent in communist circles in the Province of Quebec, recognized Trudeau and some of his associates.  He’d briefly flirted with the NDP.  Trudeau was far more to the left than the press was telling Canadians.  Ron Gostick did an extraordinary thing.  While the press gushed about Trudeau image and antics, he actually read what Trudeau had written and researched his activities.  He found in Trudeau an admirer of Castro and Mao, a man who had visited Red China in the early 1960s at the depths of the “Great Leap Forward” famine, and returned gushing with admiration.  Ron Gostick published his findings and, assisted with the list of Liberal convention delegates supplied by the disgruntled Paul Martin Sr’s campaign, he began to circulate his warnings.  Hundreds of thousands of the relevant pamphlets were distributed.  In Toronto, Tory Senator Wallace McCutcheon funded the reprinting of perhaps 60,000 leaflets derived from Mr. Gostick’s work by the fledgling Edmund Burke Society of which I was a member. 1  [Emphases added.]

I had first met Mr. Gostick the year before at a lecture at a downtown hotel.  I was immediately impressed by his knowledge and methodology:  quoting important sources and offering an illuminating commentary.  Mr. Gostick’s warning about Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s affection for communism, his totalitarian streak and his eagerness to change Canadian society brought him a torrent of abuse.  He was denounced as a “hatemonger.”  As has happened in so many instances since, his opponents didn’t say he was wrong, didn’t argue with his facts.  They simply hollered “hate” and said he shouldn’t have said those things.  Within a few years, it became obvious that Ron Gostick’s warnings were more than valid.  Not until the early 70s did a few right of centre journalists like Lubor Zink and Peter Worthington 2 dare to say what Ron Gostick had said in 1968.

In the early 1980s, Ron warned of the dangers of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 3 Far from granting us rights, it, in fact, restricts them.  Under British Common Law, one had the right to do whatever one wanted, except what was expressly forbidden by law.  Under the Charter the State grants citizens a seemingly impressive list of rights.  Yet, this list can be and often is severely restricted by the courts — see, the many and growing limitations on freedom of speech.  Other essentials, such as the ownership of property, aren’t even listed as rights at all.

More recently, Ron formed the Third Option for National Unity Committee.  He worried both about Quebec separatism 4 and Western alienation.  There was a third option, he argued, to the extremes of separation, of totalitarian interfering rule from Ottawa.  That option was to return to the letter of the BNA Act which granted direct taxation, education, health and many other functions to the provincial governments.  Federal usurpation of these powers was at the heart of the legitimate grievances of the Quebec nationalists and the Western separatists.

Ron Gostick was a gentle modest man.  He spoke to admiring audiences in Southern Africa, Australia, the U.S. and for decades from coast to coast across Canada.  His approach was one of quiet persuasion.  Teacher, think[er], leader, mentor, Ron Gostick, you will be sorely missed.

Copies of “Canada:  Its Glorious Potential” by Ron Gostick are available for $12.  (Canadian) postpaid from C-FAR, Box 332, Rexdale, ON, M9W 5L3, Canada.


Vale Ronald Gostick

Phillip Butler of Australia

I first met Ron Gostick in London towards the end of 1966 as he was returning from Rhodesia.  On behalf of the Canadian Friends of Rhodesia, he had presented the commander of the Rhodesian Armed Forces with monies raised to purchase fuel.  The Candour League, headed by A.K. Chesterton had arranged the meeting.  From then on Ron and the Gostick family played a big part in my life.  I flew to Toronto and spent an incredible family-orientated Christmas with them.  Australians can only dream of a “White Christmas”, but that year in the little village of Flesherton, Grey County — approximately 100 miles north of Toronto — I was welcomed into a caring, jovial Gostick family gathering to share a truly “White Christmas”.  The office of Canadian Intelligence Publications is centred there, out of which grew the Christian Action Movement (CAM) and in turn — after much consultation with his close political and social crediter friend, Eric D. Butler of Australia — The Canadian League of Rights (CLR) was set up.  In late 1969 I commenced a 20 year stint with the CLR as Ron’s Deputy National Director.

Canada is going to be all the poorer for the passing of Ronald Gostick.  However, he has helped nurture the growth among the younger generations and his work will continue.  Rest in Peace Ron — you have served your country well.  On behalf of the Butler Family including Eric Dudley Butler, my father, I express the deep sadness we all feel at his passing.  Our thoughts are with his wife Wanda and all his family at this time.
 
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1  Fromm was more than a “member” of the Edmund Burke Society; he was a founder of it, in February of 1968, together with xxx and xxxx.  However, more importantly, research by left-wing author Stanley Barrett, published in 19xx, disclosed that Fromm’s Edmund Burke Society was sest up as a national police front, an operation under the Lester Pearson “liberal” government of Canada.  Lester Pearson had been exposed as a Soviet agent by defecting GRU (military intelligence) Elizabeth Bentley, in the U.S. McCarran hearings, which followed the Gouzenko spy trials in Canada.  The Edmund Burke Society was therefore not a grass-roots cultural phenomenon, but a synthetically created organization for the purpose of conducting “police” and “national security” activities under Canada’s Communist-penetrated federal government.
 
Furthermore, John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson were not “old war horses”.  Together with Gilles Grégoire of the federal Social Credit Party of Canada, these other two political party leaders colluded in the early 1960s — with a core date of 17 December 1962 — with Communist Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his pro-Soviet review, Cité Libre (Free City), in a seditious mass Communist mobilization of the non-communist Quebec population against Confederation and the Constitution.  The scenario for the staged disturbance was written by Pierre Elliott Trudeau and mounted by the federal government and the opposition and other parties, and led and escalated by Communist friends of Trudeau who were then Editors in Chief of Quebec’s two main French dailies.  I am referring to the infamous “Gordon Incident”.  Our own federal government, working with Communists, deliberately attacked Canada to destabilize it, using Quebec to dismantle it into Communist city-states doing socialist planning, on the model of Moscow in the U.S.S.R.
 

2  Peter Worthington was not “right of center”; he was controlled opposition, as I have illustrated in my post entitled “xxx xxx xxx xxx” at NoSnowinMoscow.wordpress.com.

3  Gostick submitted a brief to the Joint Committee of the House and Senate, and participated, therefore, in Communist Pierre Trudeau’s coup d’état on Canada which overthrew our lawful Parliament and Legislatures.  For proof it was a coup and not a patriation, see “Patriation and Legitimacy of the Canadian Constitution” (1982) by coup participant, Barry Lee Strayer.

4  The Quebec phenomenon, then as now, was set up by Communists wanting power to construct a Communist plan; and wishing to destroy the nation-state by mass-immigrating third-world foreigners to set up new multicultural international city-states on the model of Moscow, under world government.  What is interesting is that despite Mr. Fromm’s claim to being an “anticommunist”, he and his Edmund Burke Society (a national police operation by Soviet agent Pearson) never identified the PQ as Communist.  Indeed, had Fromm and the EBS done so, they would have undermined the complex manoevering and the “political” value of the “Donald Gordon Incident” in November 1962, all of which was done precisely to make a referendum to separate Quebec from Canada appear to be not only viable, but “constitutionally” an emergency essential to preserve Canadian “unity”.  Federal Social Crediter, Gilles Gregoire, was a co-founder with Rene Levesque, of the Communist PQ; and therefore, he didn’t seem to see the “great leap forward” from Social Credit to PQ Communism as more than a one-legged hop-scotch.

5  “Federal usurpation of these powers was at the heart of the legitimate grievances of the Quebec nationalists and the Western separatists.”  With these words, we now have from the lips of so-called anticommunist F. Paul Fromm his ratification of the PQ communist operation as nothing but an expression of “legitimate grievances” of “Quebec nationalists” and even worse … “Western separatists”.  Fromm’s good pal, Doug Christie, who in a two-minute video tape pitches for “smaller government” and decries that the “American Empire” “doesn’t want to break up”, and wishes to spread the idea of “decentralization” to the people of the whole “world”, for the whole world to break up, led two successive Canadian break-up movements in tandem with the Trudeau-Levesque Communist operation at the end of the country; and he did so with the encouragement and full support of F. Paul Fromm, “anticommunist”.  In addition, Canadian “unity” movements will for the most part be discovered to be knowing promoters of the restructuring and re-federalization of Canada along Communist principles, most particularlhy with a view to decentralization into Communist city-states in a Marxist world-state.  As to the possibility of a “legal” break-up and restructuring of Canada, the BNA Act of 1867, still our only lawful Constitution, is explicit.  It was passed by United Kingdom Parliament as our constituent act, whose interpretative Long Title makes Confederation, as founded, permanent; and together with numerous other features of the Constitution, denies all power to dismantle or annex Canada.
 
It should moreover be obvious that in claiming to promote Canadian “unity” by means of restructuring, promoters accept the disunity of the country, meaning its dismantling, as a legtiimate political objective; in other words, they defy the Constitution which denies the objective; and also denies anyone who wants to achieve that objective the right legally to sit and vote laws for Canada, whether federal or provincial.  In other words, enemies of the country cannot be legally sworn into office.