IPAN SUBMISSION to the People’s Inquiry
“The US does not represent the world. It only represents the government of the United States”, spoken by Chinese diplomat and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Anchorage this year.
This timely sentence is a relief to Australians who strive to break free from the negative foreign influence America imposes on us, its so-called friend.
Australia is an independent country, yet apparently too afraid to stand up to American coercion and interference, particularly in military adventurism.
Does Australia have any moral courage left to learn to say ‘No’ to War’
Does the US now assume it can speak on behalf of Australia?
Is America and the Pentagon relentlessly positioning itself within Australia in preparation for a Hot War with our regional and trading neighbour China?
I ask these questions on behalf of the emerging generations of humans and for the biosecurity of all life on our home planet Earth.
I have this personal theory: America is suffering paranoia following 76 years of guilt for its Nuclear bombing of two large Japanese cities; Hiroshima and Nagasaki that brought an abrupt end to World War 2.
The post war ‘baby boomers’ and all the new generations since, have also suffered this ancestral guilt and fear, despite being born innocently into the highly militarised ‘Nuclear Age’.
Nuclear nightmares crept into our collective consciousness as young children.
Fortunately, and necessarily the United Nations was formed after WW2 and on December 10th 1948, the General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 30 human rights Articles are important, and worth promoting because many are now being blatantly ignored by some governments.
I feel ashamed to have witnessed Australia’s participation in many overseas wars; Vietnam, Iraq (twice) and Afghanistan.
Perhaps it is timely for America to say “Sorry” for the initial Nuclear attacks and to ask for forgiveness from the Japanese people and from the General Assembly of the United Nations. This act of contrition would help America heal itself and become a true friend again. Nuclear weapons are illegal weapons of mass destruction.
Security isn’t achieved by larger aircraft carriers, more fighter jets, submarines, A I autonomous drones and smart missiles based all around the globe. It makes Earth’s citizens feel very insecure.
The joint U.S./Australian secretive tracking facility ‘Pine Gap’ near Alice Springs central Australia, is a prime Nuclear target.
I can remember former US President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defence Initiative, nicknamed the “Star Wars program” . The whole world protested the very idea of weapons in space during the ’80s. Now it’s the Billionaires and millionaires flaunting their astronaut status.
Meanwhile, the Earth’s youth are crying out for World Peace & Climate Security, saying “There is no Planet B”.
The recent ‘Talisman Sabre’ war-games held during July 2021 off Australia’s environmentally threatened Great Barrier Reef was an insult to the Australian people.
Why were the thousands of foreign forces participating in the ‘Talisman Sabre’ exercises given special Pandemic entry and quarantine privileges over Australian citizens desperate to return home from overseas?
The 20 year Afghanistan war has failed and is officially finished by 11th September, 2021
Forever war preparations are worrying to peace loving people. Which country is America intending to invade next? China, our major trading partner?
It is time we prepare for Peace because the alternative is offensive to our immediate Asian neighbours, including 1 million Australian/Chinese friends and families. We are all anxious.
Australians don’t want to be yanked into another war.
War is loud, violent and explosive.
War is about intimidation, control and government sanctioned violence.
It’s about racism, fear mongering, killing humans and animals. It’s about destroying the natural environment, built infrastructure, homes and hope for the future.
I saw a sign recently. It read “Say No to Family Violence”.
It’s also time to “Say No to National Violence”.
In 2018 there was a huge federal government Defence Industry sign on the highway entering Portland, Victoria. It read: “Join the thousands of businesses in the workforce behind the defence force”. Around the same time, the Turnbull Government announced $3.8 Billion dollars to support weapons manufacturers exporting overseas. I was angry and upset. Photos were taken and letters of complaint were written. (I received one dismissive reply).
We must progress beyond War. We can start by repurposing military equipment. Imagine manufacturing fire fighting equipment and water bombing planes instead. We can’t continue to expect brave volunteer firefighters to protect us, our forests and unique animals for free, while the military is paid to play ‘war-games’.
Reimagine instead fit forces personnel, building Quarantine facilities close to every Australian capital city.
We are at the crossroads. We need to direct funding away from War to Peace.
Defunding the military will change our culture for the better, to provide ethical jobs and real security for people to replenish the Planet’s environment.
Our war torn asylum seekers need refuge within communities, instead of being held in expensive off-shore and on-shore detention centres.
Imagine a kinder, compassionate society. We are one human species.
Compassion is also urgently required for Julian Assange. He is being politically persecuted.
Julian, now 50 years, is a brave journalist who just over a decade ago, released the video footage of American war crimes in Iraq to mainstream media, through Wikileaks.
He has innovative, compassionate sympathisers world wide. He has a young family.
There is no reason for the U.S. to continue the pursuit of Australian Julian Assange.
The Iraq war is over. Julian is into his 10th year of suffering isolation, including over two years imprisonment in London’s notorious Belmarsh Prison.
The Extradition case has fallen apart with the key prosecution witness Mr Thordarson admitting he lied. A mixed group of Australian politicians have sent a video to President Joe Biden asking for the extradition case to be dropped. An apology is now due.
I have written to the American President, the Vice President, the U.S. Attorney General, the Queen of England and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Our Government must end this cruel saga and bring this Australian family home safe before it is too late.
Genuine International diplomacy through the United Nations offers true security for the people. Diplomacy is necessary for our continuing peaceful evolution on Earth.
“The Future is a responsibility to be excited about.”
The above short quote is from a book titled ‘The Unified Theory of Existence’ – a love story.’ by the late John Dixon-Jenkins (the Anti-Nuclear Warrior). The book was written in Pentridge Prison and published during the International Year of Peace, in 1986. He was a good friend.
I recently compiled several sentences found throughout the book to make philosophical bookmarks to share with people; a reason to hope.
Without light we are nothing.
Original light emanates from a perfect and absolute existence.
Following natural law, light determines material necessary for the creation of the physical universe.
The light not only creates but also energises matter.
The light encourages self awareness, then free will.
I am aware that my physical body is part of this creation, this universe.
Once free will is recognised, humans become responsible for the future.
The future is a responsibility to be excited about.
We are alive and changing, on a living planet within a living and expanding universe.
Each individual human must choose their future. If freedom, goodness, peace and love is wanted,
We must choose to accept it.
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Submitted to The People’s Inquiry: 19/08/21
Julie Anne Hart
1859 Princes Highway
Heywood, Vic. 3304
M: 0418 106 375