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)

The Edmund Burke Society is a movement dedicated to preserving and promoting the basic virtues of Western Christian Civilization — individual freedom; 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.

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.


Big Brother Is Here

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! The Official Bulletin Of The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editor:  Kastus Akula
Writers:  EBS members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
Volume III, No. 6, March 1971

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.

Big Brother Is Here

By J. M. Harris

As the ranks of the unemployed swell, victims of the Liberal Government’s “war on inflation”, and working people everywhere groan under the latest increase in their taxes, a foul spectre stalks this nation, growing ever larger:  CREEPING MARXIST SOCIALISM.  It gained momentum with the birth of the New Democratic Party in the early sixties.  It continued to grow with the introduction of increased payroll deductions for pensions, then Medicare, and now, compulsory Unemployment Insurance for all.

Unfortunately, this is only the beginning.  There will be blood­sucker Benson’s tax increases to come shortly, followed by yet further increases to pay for the Liberals’ latest boondoggle:  a guaranteed income for all the freeloaders, moochers, and drones.  Of course, the fact that we are already working, on the average, three months a year for the Government for nothing (in order to pay income tax) doesn’t really matter, for soon it will be five or six months, as in Britain, where twenty years of creeping Marxism has acconplished so nuch for that once happy nation.

What Socialism Has Done For Britain

There, unemployment is the worst in thirty-one years, with 721,000 people out of work, 70,000 of them executives.  The second largest auto insurance firm, Vehicle and General Insurance, has followed Rolls-Royce into bankruptcy, leaving ten per cent of Britain’s drivers unprotected.  The nation’s largest company plans to cut back capital investment by twenty-five per cent.  Inflation is growing at the rate of nine per cent per annum.  The Ford Motor Co., where anarchy prevails at its strike-torn plant at Dagenham, will build a new $75 million factory … in West Germany.

The writer grew up with galloping socialism in Britain, and was able to observe, for many years, how socialist policies gradually destroyed the incentive and working backbone of almost everyone in the country.  The Socialist Government used the state industries to provide fat “jobs for the boys” to get votes.  In this way, and by lavish disbursement of handouts to every kind of freeloader and bum, they managed to prolong their stay in power and to compel the opposition parties to adopt their policies in part, if not in whole.  The result?  A quasi-Marxist state in all but name, and individual incentive de­stroyed to the point where economic anarchy is now threatening the entire nation.

The similarities between the onset of socialism in Britain and conditions in Canada today, are frightening.  We have the enlargement of state industry here in the Canada Development Corporation — a mas­sive step toward Socialism.  We have the rapid development of the Wel­fare State, which stifles individual responsibility and incentive by looking after everyone (from the cradle to the grave) like a sloppy, doting grandmother.  This puts everyone on the moron level, for soon no one will have to worry about working anymore, or anything else, for that matter.

Soon to join a host of handouts is the Guaranteed Annual Wage — with — Oh joy!  guaranteed incomes for all (provided fron the federal treasury, of course).  According to Bruce West of the GLOBE & MAIL, to earn anything you can keep, or keep anything you own, will be a sin of the darkest order.  Any guy caught with full and unrestricted possession of a dollar he’s managed to acquire on his own, will be looked upon as a pariah and a menace to society.  If he’s wise, he’ll try to curry a little favour with the President of the local Society of Freeloaders, a man with plenty of political clobber and know-how.

Anyone else who remains unconvinced of the righteousness of the Government’s march down the Socialist path, will, of course, be straightened out by Information Canada, the propaganda machine set up with millions of tax dollars to inform us as to why we should hand over still more.

Time To Call A Halt

It is obvious that the time has come for every working and pa­triotic Canadian to put a stop to this nonsense while there is still time.  There is only one way to do this effectively and that is to FIGHT, for the point where creeping socialism ends and Marxism begins is a very nebulous one indeed.  Creeping socialism can become Communism.  It is no accident that the Trotskyites here call themselves the “Young Socialists”.  The Edmund Burke Society has already accomplished much to slow down the drift toward Socialism in Canada.  Our fight against Benson’s “Black Paper” has contributed to its being watered down.  Our fight against the Praxis Corporation and against Munro’s plan to in­crease welfare benefits has had results.

But the time has come to intensify the struggle against the spectre which threatens the peace and wellbeing of us all:  socialism.  In this struggle we can gain the support of many taxpayers and businessmen.  We can gain the support of true Conservatives across the nation, who are becoming increasingly frustrated by the lacklustre fight of their own party.  We can make Canada a bastion against Communism for years to come if we fight now to destroy the Marxist-Socialist blight which threatens our country!

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