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Media lying by omission: holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring by taxpayer-funded Australian ABC

by : Dr Gideon Polya
Friday April 9, 2010 - 23:56

Mainstream media lying by omission or commission is a major reality throughout the World. The taxpayer-funded Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is the Australian equivalent of the taxpayer-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and, like the BBC, is involved in egregious ignoring of the horrendous carnage associated with US Alliance violence in a swathe of countries from Occupied Somalia, through Occupied Palestine, Occupied Syria, Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan to US robot-drone-devastated NW Pakistan. The ABC is the most respected of all the Mainstream media in Australia but, as summarized below, stands accused of sustained, egregious holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring.

Accurate reportage is crucial for Rational Risk Management (RRM) that successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis (which involves the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses) and (c) informed implementation of systemic change to minimize harm when adverse events inevitably occur.

Unfortunately Rational Risk Management (that, for example, has made passenger aviation so safe) is typically perverted locally, nationally and internationally by (a) lying by omission and commission, censorship, self-censorship, intimidation, whistle-blower punishment, commodification of truth, (b) anti-science spin that involves the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position, and (c) reaction by blame and shame (with war the most egregious example of this), noting that blame and shame has the counterproductive effect of inhibiting the reportage that is vital for Rational Risk Management.

Humanity is faced with major life-threatening problems that must be addressed by Rational Risk Management. According to Professor John Holdren in , then President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, the biggest general scientific organization in the World and publisher of the top scientific journal Science) , 3 major problems facing humanity are Nuclear Weapons, Poverty and man-made Global Warming (of which all have the potential to kill billions of people) (see Professor John Holdren quoted in "AAAS President John P. Holdren urges swift action to build a sustainable future", AAAS News, 16 February 2007: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2... .

Mainstream media lying endangers acutely-threatened Humanity by blocking acquisition of accurate data that is crucial for Rational Risk Management. Accordingly an ethical website has been created called “Mainstream Media Lying” that is dedicated to exposing Mainstream media (MSM) lying by omission and commission (see: http://sites.google.com/site/mainst... ).

The taxpayer-funded Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is the Australian equivalent of the taxpayer-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The ABC is the most respected of all the Mainstream media in Australia but, as summarized below, stands accused of sustained, outrageous holocaust ignoring and genocide ignoring (for a very comprehensive and detailed exposition of Australian ABC holocaust-ignoring see “Australian ABC ignores holocaust and genocide atrocities”: http://sites.google.com/site/mainst... ).

Of course it must be stated at the outset that holocaust-ignoring and genocide-ignoring are far, far worse than holocaust denial or genocide denial because “denial” at least admits the possibility of sensible debate, something which is completely excluded by “ignoring”.

Holocaust is the destruction of a large number of people. The term was first applied to a WW2 atrocity by Jog in 1944 (Jog, N.G. (1944), Churchill’s Blind-Spot: India (New Book Company, Bombay)) in relation to the “forgotten” man-made Bengal Famine (6-7 million Indians - many of them Muslims in a "forgotten" WW2 Muslim Holocaust - deliberately starved to death by the British, 1943-1945). It was subsequently applied to the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) which was part of a horrendous WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed in the Nazi German Lebensraum genocide). We must surely then talk of the WW2 Bengali Holocaust.

Genocide is very precisely defined in International Law as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group” as set out by Article 2 of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: “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.”

The carnage from ongoing major holocausts and genocides variously involving the countries of the US Alliance are summarized below.

Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide (0.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.2 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 7 million refugees): http://sites.google.com/site/palest....

Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide (4.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.4 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees): http://sites.google.com/site/afghan... .

Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide (2.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.8 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees; 1990-2009, 4.4 million violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths): http://sites.google.com/site/iraqih... .

Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust (the above atrocities are dwarfed by the 1950-2005 excess deaths in the mostly post-colonial Muslim World that totalled 0.6 billion (see my book "Body Count. Global voidable mortality since 1950" , G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007, and "Global avoidable mortality": http://globalavoidablemortality.blo... ).

Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide (man-made global warming increasingly impacts the current 22 million annual avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease; estimates from top UK climate scientists Dr James Lovelock and Professor Kevin Anderson point to 10 billion avoidable deaths this century due to unaddressed global warming, this including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims in a near-terminal, 21st century Muslim Holocaust , 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis: http://sites.google.com/site/climat... ).

Biofuel Holocaust, Biofuel Genocide (an ongoing scenario due to legislatively–mandated food for fuel obscenity in the UK, EU and US; see “Biofuel Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/biofue... ).

Indigenous Holocaust, Indigenous Genocide (an ongoing reality for Indigenous People around the world, notably in Australia, Colombia, the US occupied Occupied Territories (see above) and Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon).

Australian Aboriginal Holocaust, Aboriginal Genocide (the Australian Indigenous population dropped from circa 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century post-invasion; currently 9,000 Aborigines die avoidably each year, mostly from horrendous neglect, out of an Indigenous population of 0.5 million; it must be noted that Apartheid Australia is involved in all the above ongoing holocausts and genocides, has an appalling secret genocide history: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/221... , is the world’s worst annual per capita greenhouse gas polluter, and helped the US sabotage the vital Copenhagen Climate Conference): http://sites.google.com/site/aborig... ).

I have used the above compilations to generate an updated 2010 formal complaint to the International Criminal Court (see Dr Gideon Polya, Formal complaint to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court re Australian Government involvement in Aboriginal Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Climate Genocide, March 2008: http://climateemergency.blogspot.co... and the 2010 update: http://sites.google.com/site/aborig... ).

Holocaust-ignoring and genocide-ignoring by the ABC.

When one turns to the ABC Search Engine that permits one to search “the entire ABC” (see: http://search.abc.net.au/search/sea... ) one finds an extraordinary paucity of results for the various holocaust and genocide terms noted above, Thus a search of “the entire ABC” for the phrase “Bengali Holocaust” yields ZERO (0) results whereas a search for the phrase “Bengali Holocaust” on Google yields 6,930 results ( 9 April 2010).

A comparison of ABC / Google Search results is given below for searches for the various holocaust and genocide phrases indicated (by way of example, “Bengali Holocaust” yields 0 / 6,930). Note that not all search results are necessarily directly related to the particular genocide or holocaust event of interest (thus a sentence ending in “… Bengali.” followed by a sentence commencing with “Holocaust …” would yield a false positive) and do not necessarily yield concrete information about the holocaust or genocide (thus of the 9 ABC-based “Aboriginal genocide” search results none give actual details of the Aboriginal Genocide and several relate to denial of the Aboriginal Genocide ). The ABC / Google Search results are presented below in alphabetical order for your convenience.

“Aboriginal Holocaust” 0 / 3,000 ; “Aboriginal Genocide” 9 / 31,200 ; “Afghan Holocaust” 0 / 14,700 ; “Afghan Genocide” 0 / 15,500 ; “Bengali Holocaust” 0 / 6,930 ; “Bengali Genocide” 0 / 1,880 ; “Biofuel Holocaust” 0 / 466 ; “Biofuel Genocide” 0 / 4,150 ; “Climate Holocaust” 6 / 5,710 ; “Climate Genocide” 0 / 34,700 ; “Global avoidable mortality holocaust” 0 / 6,390 ; “Indian Holocaust” 1 / 26,300 ; “Indian Genocide” 0 / 22,300 ; “Indigenous Holocaust” 0 / 19,800 ; “Indigenous Genocide” 3 / 13,500 ; “Iraqi Holocaust” 0 / 37,900 ; “Iraqi Genocide” 0 / 29,700 ; “Jewish Holocaust” 101 / 206,000 ; “Muslim Holocaust” 2 / 25,300 ; “Muslim Genocide” 1 / 54,400 ; “Palestinian Holocaust” 3 / 49,900 ; “Palestinian Genocide” 0 / 44,800 ; “The Holocaust” 414 / 6,780,000 .

In addition to this almost comprehensive ignoring of ongoing holocaust and genocide events in which Australia is complicit, the pro-Zionist ABC indulges in a further egregious and racist Zionist-popularized holocaust-ignoring by using the term “The Holocaust” to only refer to the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and not to the horrendous World War 2 European Holocaust as a whole that destroyed 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies.

It should be noted that the racist Zionists (RZs) (who were complicit in the Jewish Holocaust by collaboration with the Nazis, opposing placement of Jewish refugees anywhere but Palestine and persuading Churchill to oppose the Brand scheme to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews) have appropriated the term Holocaust to mean only the WW2 Jewish Holocaust to the exclusion of all other holocausts, notably the WW2 European Holocaust involving the deaths of 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies (see the testimony of outstanding humanitarian Jews Joel Brand: http://sites.google.com/site/jewsag... and Lenny Brenner: http://sites.google.com/site/jewsag... ).

Genocide denial, genocide ignoring, genocide minimizing, holocaust denial, holocaust ignoring, and holocaust minimizing, (often loosely and incorrectly lumped under the term “holocaust denial”) are wrong and utterly repugnant for 3 major reasons - such “holocaust ignoring” (1) is falsehood; (2) it is profoundly offensive to the memory of the victims, survivors of such atrocities, their loved ones and indeed to all of decent humanity; and (3) it increases the probability of repetition of such awful crimes because history ignored and history denied yields history repeated.

Criminalization of “holocaust denial” is antithetical to historical scholarship, rational risk management and avoidance of recurrence of such atrocities. I have suggested the option of “no-penalty criminalization of Holocaust Denial” which exposes, arraigns, tries and convicts Holocaust Deniers but preserves free speech by applying no penalty other than the public disgrace of conviction for the crime of Holocaust Denial (see “Pro-Zionist Western Genocide Denial”: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly... ).

What should decent people do about this? Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Please register your protest by contacting the ABC Board ( board@your.abc.net.au ), the ABC Media Watch program ( mediawatch@your.abc.net.au ) and indeed all the various program sections of the ABC (see: http://www.abc.net.au/contact/ and http://www.abc.net.au/contact/a-zli... ).



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