Australian And Western Mainstream Media Ignore Massive And Deadly Western Child Abuse In War And Peace
By Dr Gideon Polya
09 March, 2016
09 March, 2016
Australians are quite rightly upset because the Catholic Church hierarchy failed to act to expose and stop long-term, egregious child sexual abuse of about 40,000 Australian children by Catholic Church personnel. However look-the-other-way Australia resolutely ignores 4.4 million Australians adults who have been sexually abused as children, and the deaths this century of 11.9 million under-5 year old infants and 15.8 million avoidable deaths (half of children) in Muslim countries being war criminally violated by pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, US lackey Australia.
Top Australian ABC TV journalist Leigh Sales interviewing a Catholic priest over the silence of the Catholic Church over egregious child sexual abuse over many years by Catholic Church personnel in Ballarat: “Let's start with the first scenario and if I just take the example of Ballarat, where we know there were just so many egregious examples of abuse. How is it that there was not one good man there who was willing to stand up and say - and blow the whistle on this?” .
Leigh Sales, in articulating this key point in this and related matters of egregious child abuse, has evidently referenced the aphorism attributed to Edmund Burke that “Evil happens when good men do nothing”. While one clearly must approve of the legitimate indignation of Leigh Sales and indeed of Australian Mainstream media in general over Catholic Church inaction over sexual abuse of 40,000 children by Catholic Church personnel, one is obliged “to stand up and say - and blow the whistle on” vastly greater crimes against children that are resolutely ignored by Mainstream media in look-the-other-way Australia, specifically (1) another 4.4 million Australians adults who have been sexually abused as children, (2) 1.2 million under-5 infant deaths and the avoidable deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis under Sanctions (about half of them children), and (3) 11.9 million under-5 infant deaths and 15.8 million avoidable deaths (half of children) this century in Muslim countries being war criminally violated by pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, US lackey Australia.
The cowardly silence of Australian Mainstream media about horrendous and deadly, mass paedocidal US Alliance atrocities against children throughout the world (and currently mostly in the Muslim world) can be explained by the ugly realities that Australian Mainstream media are substantially American-owned and overwhelming US-subservient. Indeed US Mainstream media (and to a slightly lesser extent Western Mainstream media in general) are craven propaganda agents of the war criminal and mass murdering state terrorists running the United States of America (for a cogent scholarly analysis of this “propaganda model” see “Manufacturing Consent. The Political Economy of the Mass Media” by Professors Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky) .
Nevertheless, there are notable exceptions to this Mainstream culture of cowardly silence and none more pertinent here than Lesley Stahl (born December 16, 1941), an anti-racist Jewish American television journalist. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS on “60 Minute”. A graduate of
Where are the Lesley Stahls today in 21st century
(1) 4.4 million adult Australians have been sexually abused as children.
The appalling abuse of 40,000 Australian children by Catholic Church personnel represents the 1% tip of the iceberg of horrendous child sexual abuse which is endemic in
The former Gillard Labor Government instituted a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse that is unfortunately confined to investigating horrendous institutional child sexual abuse (e.g. up to 40,000 cases over the last 40 years by Catholic Church personnel). However both the ultra-conservative Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Government and the Right-dominated Labor Party Opposition continue to ignore the awful, expert-reported reality that about 34% of Australian women and 16% of Australian men – 4.4 million Australians in all - have been subject to child sexual abuse i.e. the Coalition and Labor (aka the Lib-Labs) have ignored huge non-institutional child sexual abuse. This horrendous child sexual abuse continues unaddressed under the new Coalition Government. Similar estimates of high child sexual abuse have been made for the
Notwithstanding enormous Government and Mainstream media claims of horrendous Indigenous child sexual abuse (claims that led to a racist military Intervention in Australian Northern Territory Indigenous communities), the subsequent “Little Children are Sacred” Report (p57; ) stated that “As noted previously, it is not possible to accurately estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory's Aboriginal communities (see The Extent of Child Sexual Abuse, Part II). However, the Inquiry has found clear evidence that child sexual abuse is a significant problem across the Territory”. However in contrast to its inability to accurately quantitate the extent of child abuse in Indigenous communities, the “Little Children are Sacred” Report (pp234-236;  ) refers to studies in America indicating that 25% of females and 10% of males experience childhood sexual abuse  and studies in Australia indicating that 34% of females and 16% of males today experienced child sexual abuse . The Australian Institute of Criminology determined that in
If the upper estimate of 25% of adult Australians have been sexually abused as children, this corresponds to 4.4 million Australians having been thus abused (as determined from UN Population Division demographic data) . 6.65 per 1,000 Australians die each year and accordingly, if we ignore child mortality (very low in rich countries like Australia) and apply this figure to adult Australians, then 117,050 adult Australians die each year and of these 25% (29,000) die prematurely each year linked to child sexual abuse [10, 11]. However these appalling realities are utterly ignored by Australian Mainstream media. Of course children are horribly abused in
(2) 1.2 million under-5 Iraqi infant deaths and 1.7 million avoidable Iraqi deaths under
In 1996 Lesley Stahl had read expert reports indicating that by then 0.5 million Iraqi children had died under the war criminal Sanctions applied on
(3) 11.9 million under-5 infant deaths and about 15.8 million avoidable deaths from deprivation (half of children) this century in Muslim countries being violated by US lackey
In addition, this century Australian military and intelligence personnel have been involved in illegal
Finally, Zionist perverted and subverted Australia is arguably only second to Zionist-perverted and subverted America in its support for nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and hence its ongoing Palestinian Genocide (100% of the ruling Coalition and over 90% of the Labor Opposition support Apartheid Israel; in contrast the decent Australian Greens are opposed to Apartheid, human rights abuse, war crimes and genocide). Zionist Australians are free to serve and commit war crimes (even against Australians) in the war criminal Israeli Defence Force; Australian donations towards the Jewish National Fund (and hence the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine) are tax deductible; and there is extensive Israeli-Australia collaboration in the intelligence and military research and development areas [30-35].
(1) A nation can only invade another country if (a) it has UN permission, (b) it has been invited to do so by the government of the country being invaded, or (c) if it has been invaded by the country to be invaded, and then only after serious negotiations with the country to be invaded. These criteria have not been satisfied by
(2) The use of drones and of other high impact, high technology weapon systems necessarily involve the killing of Indigenous inhabitants with major collateral civilian deaths anywhere on earth that the US chooses [26, 27].
(3) Killing of large numbers of Indigenous people in such wars can violate Article 2 of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention which states that : “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” .
(4) The occupation of other countries by such invasions imposes a crucial obligation on the invaders as set out by Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War which both declare that an Occupier is obliged to provide the conquered subjects with life-sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available to it” . As described below, the Geneva Convention is being grossly violated by the US Alliance and
The UN Population Division World Population Prospects 2015 Revision provides detailed, year-by-year information for all countries of population, births, and under-5 infant deaths . This information has been used to estimate (a) the average annual under-5 infant deaths in the first 15 years of the 21st century, (b) total 21st century under-5 infant deaths (15 x (a)), and (c) total 21st century avoidable deaths from deprivation  for the following countries violated by Australia as part of the US Alliance:
We can therefore determine that about 11.9 million under-5 year old infant deaths have occurred this century in Muslim countries violated by
However it gets worse. Thus using the latest UN Population Division demographic data (World Population Prospects 2015 Revision)  one can estimate that in the 21st century 15.8 million people (about half children) have died avoidably from deprivation in Muslim countries violated by Australia as part of the US Alliance. This may be underestimated by over 1 million because of evidence that the US-installed Iraq Government is minimizing mortality data – thus, according to data given to the UN by the US-installed Iraqi Government, the infant mortality rate in
Barbara Kingsolver in her great novel "The Lacuna" (lacuna meaning hiatus, blank, missing part, gap, cavity, or empty space) has Russian Communist revolutionary and theorist Leon Trotsky (Lev) and his assistant Van having the following discussion about media (2009): ""But newspapers have a duty to truth", Van said. Lev [Trotsky] clicked his tongue. "They tell the truth only as the exception. Zola [French novelist of "J'accuse" fame] wrote that the mendacity of the press could be could be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But others, like the Times , speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary." Van got up from his chair to gather the cast-off newspapers. Lev took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. " I don't mean to offend the journalists; they aren't any different from other people. They're merely the megaphones of other people" … [Trotsky observes to his assistant Shepherd] “Soli, let me tell you. The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know”” [40, 41].
This subtle aspect of Mainstream media lying is well illustrated by both the Murdoch “yellow press” and the “quality press” of White Australia rightly condemning the appalling abuse of 40,000 Australian children by Catholic clergy and the subsequent repugnant inaction of the Catholic Church hierarchy, while utterly ignoring the appalling realities of (1) 4.4 million adult Australians having been sexually abused as children, (2) 1.2 million under-5 Iraqi infant deaths and 1.7 million avoidable Iraqi deaths under Australia- and US Alliance-imposed Sanctions, and (3) 11.9 million under-5 infant deaths and 15.8 million avoidable deaths from deprivation (half of children) this century in Muslim countries being violated by US lackey Australia.
It appears that for Mainstream media presstitutes, the greater the crime the greater the silence.
In 1945 many of the defeated Germans declared that “they didn't know” and adopted a CAAAA (C4A) protocol involving Cessation and Acknowledgement of the crimes, Apology and Amends for the crimes and Assertion “never again to anyone”. However in US lackey
Those who ignore, minimize, obfuscate, suggest, support, promote or are otherwise complicit in crimes against children have crossed the line between decent Humanity and Nazi-style barbarism. As they wait in vain for just one more Mainstream journalist to report these horrendous, deadly, Elephant in the Room child abuse realities, decent people must (a) inform everyone they can, and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against all those people, politicians, parties , companies, corporations and countries disproportionately involved in crimes against children.
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Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,
) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan,