Guest Post: B.P. Terpstra – Tel Aviv University honours “Hitler” Howard

Remember when John Howard’s Australia was likened to Hitler’s Germany? I do. Here’s one nonjudgmental report dated May 27, 2004:

One of Australia’s highest-profile gay couples described John Howard as a dinosaur and likened his vision of Australia to apartheid-era South Africa or Adolf Hitler’s Germany.

Former Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Kerryn Phelps also accused the prime minister of playing “wedge politics” by legislating to stop gays from marrying or adopting children from overseas.

And she [wrongly] predicted a “massive” voter backlash at this year’s federal election.

Her partner Jackie Stricker said: “It makes me feel as if I’m living either in South Africa or Hitler’s Germany, to be honest with you.

“If you keep trying to marginalise and discriminate against one group, it’s a real worry living in a country that does that.”

Talk about colouring the news agenda. Most worryingly, however, was the one-sided nature of such reports. Here’s another (July 12, 2007):

In a scathing address to the Sydney film school festival last night, Mr Keating described Mr Howard as “a nationalist and not a patriot”. He then attributed the same description to Adolf Hitler.

“A patriot will not exclude a person from another race from the community where they have lived side by side and whom he has known for many years but a nationalist will always remain suspicious of someone who does not seem to belong to his kind of people or more likely his kind of thinking,” Mr Keating said.

“Shades there of John Howard’s discomfort with Australia’s multicultural community and a disgust of the Islamic community.”

Mr Keating said when the prime minister disparaged elites, he was disparaging cosmopolitan attitudes which proved his nationalism.

“In Hitler’s day the term ‘elite’ had not yet arrived. If it had, the nationalist in him would have compelled him to use it, for it’s easy shorthand if nothing else.”

Obviously, mainstream Jews have a different take. Indeed, the Howard-is-very-much like-Hitler theorists will be delighted to learn that … surprise!:

A stalwart supporter of Israel, [former PM John] Howard was presented with the George S. Wise Medal by Tel Aviv University vice-president Amos Elad, who travelled to Australia specifically for the Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) NSW event.

AFTAU NSW president David Dinte told The AJN the George S. Wise Medal is “only given when there is a worthy candidate whose extraordinary contribution to society merits formal recognition”.

“Mr Howard is only the tenth recipient of the George S. Wise Medal since its inception in 1986,” he said.

“Other esteemed recipients of this Award are [former Israeli diplomat] Abba Eban; [Israel’s first astronaut] Ilan Ramon; [economist] Stanley Fischer and [former French prime minister] Dominique de Villepin”.

Tel Aviv University president Joseph Klafter said in a letter to Howard: “Your significant political, economic and social achievements as the second longest-serving Australian prime minister, together with your unwavering, courageous advocacy of the State of Israel spanning decades, your deep, abiding friendship with the Australian Jewish community, and your condemnation of International terrorism in all its forms, resonate well with the precepts as emulated by George Wise.”

Finally, I must congratulate our mainstream media journalists for doing such a great job of hiding John Howard’s George S. Wise Medal. I love you guys!

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11 Responses to Guest Post: B.P. Terpstra – Tel Aviv University honours “Hitler” Howard

  1. Denise

    You’d think the Greens and the ABC would love Israel because they’ve made their country fruitful, something the Arabs were never able to do because of their stupid tax on trees. The Israelis even have a holiday called Tu B’Shevat which celebrates the different trees that transformed their landscape.

    Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, left the movement because it was hijacked by the Lee Rhiannons and other people who will never be happy till they’re Pharaoh and his overseers and we’re building pyramids. In the desert. The Greens are not motivated by love of animals but hatred of humankind and particularly the Jews and the Christians who believe they’ve been given a divine mandate to make the wilderness tame so that we can all enjoy an existence free of malaria, river blindness, ravening wolves, Black forest type terror, predatory polar bears (try a camping holiday in Svalbard without an armed guide) etc etc. They want to reduce us to third world level and to grovel to beetles and creeping things.

    They’re not even logical. If their dream comes true and Australia becomes part of the caliphate, the first two things that will happen will be the Sarah HYs will be draped in black cloth from head to toe – angry eyes framed in black – and the Adam Bandts left swinging from trees. If not worse. They are driven by a death wish, and the Bible actually says that those who hate wisdom love death.

    One good thing about the current government and John Howard is their steadfast support of Israel. Even if we’re in a global minority, our survival consists in doing the right thing.

  2. Paul

    And the whole point of this is???

    Can they not manage their own advertising?

  3. C.L.

    In a scathing address to the Sydney film school festival last night, Mr Keating described Mr Howard as “a nationalist and not a patriot”. He then attributed the same description to Adolf Hitler.

    Keating was never really mentally well after Howard humiliated him in 1996.

    It’s worth remembering that Keating addressed Indonesian mass murderer General Suharto as “father.”

  4. Eyrie

    Denise,
    The Bandts of the world would likely be crucified in the Caliphate. Just finished reading Tom Kratman’s “The Caliphate”. Military science fiction set 100 years in the future. Present day flashbacks also explaining how things got that bad. Kratman also wrote “Die Wacht am Rhine” which caused at least one internet denunciation of him by rabid lefties so you know he’s not all bad.

  5. duncanm

    You don’t understand – there is no disconnect in the lefty attack on Howard.

    Supporting Israel is the new Nazism in their world.

  6. .

    Keating was never really mentally well after Howard humiliated him in 1996.

    It’s worth remembering that Keating addressed Indonesian mass murderer General Suharto as “father.”

    Maybe he thought they could rule the Galaxy Java le Grande as father and son?

    Howard probably wasn’t democratic with gay rights and the republic (or even the flag for that matter), but given the proclivity of the gay movement and republicans to align themselves with statism writ large (much more than Howardian tax and spend), this is pure horseshit.

  7. nerblnob

    Sad but true duncanm

  8. Fred Lenin

    Tell me this,how the hell could that sleazy ,crooked ,vicious Mongrel keating know what a Patriot is? Why do people still quote this Has Been,and the other Has Beens,hawke the drunkgilliard the crim .krud the insane ” my name is Napoleon” ” yes all right kevin take your Meds and youll be right” .the Feeble Minded MEEJA love these Tossers.

  9. nic

    Perhaps if the award had been given by Hamas or similar, the ABC would have been all over it.

  10. Dan

    Why live under a rock when you can just tune into the MSM

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