Dear fellow truth-seeker,
The mendacious Australian Mainstream media, Coalition Government and Labor Opposition demand via a news media Bargaining Code that Google and Facebook pay Murdoch and Nine media huge sums for quoting Links to their “information” for free.
Google seems to have surrendered to this Australian blackmail and negotiated a private deal to avoid damaging its core
Internet operation of quoting Links to information for free.
Facebook has finally responded to this Australian blackmail by saying that it will not pay, and as a law-abiding
organization will accordingly not quote Links to Australian media “information”.
Murdoch-dominated Australian Media and MPs are censoring Google and Facebook in a qualified fashion – they can escape
this Government-imposed censorship if they pay huge sums to powerful Australian media chosen by the Government.
If US citizen Murdoch’s Australia can censor 2 of the biggest media organizations in the world, what hope is there for
the little guy or indeed for democracy in Kleptocracy, Plutocracy, Murdochracy, Corporatocracy, Lobbyocracy and
Dollarocracy Australia? In Murdochracy and Corporatocracy Australia Big Money purchases people, politicians, parties,
policies, public perception of reality, votes, more political power and more private profit.
As a scientist and scholar, for 55 years I have been routinely and extensively quoting “links to information”
(references to books and scientific papers) in scientific papers (over 100), chapters in 20 books, science-informed
humanitarian articles (hundreds), and in 7 huge, science-informed, information-rich books. Indeed this process of
documentation is fundamental to reporting scientific or scholarly findings.
Thus a typical scientific paper (hard copy or electronic) has successive Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and
Discussion sections, with a final Reference section systematically detailing supporting scholarly references (“links to
Where will this compulsory Australian monetization of “links to information” and attack on free expression go? Presently
it is confined to Murdoch’s Australia blackmailing Google and Facebook into paying huge sums to the dangerously
mendacious Murdoch and Nine media that heavily determine the outcomes of Australian elections in an ongoing travesty of
However the logical extension of this news media Bargaining Code in free market, neoliberal Australia is for Government to eventually demand similar draconian payments from all
scientists, scholars, writers, journalists, publishers (on-line or hard copy), bookshops, library catalogues, and
This is a massive threat to freedom of expression in Australia and the world. Even before the Enlightenment scholars
were freely quoting Plato, Aristotle, Eratosthenes, Euclid and Pythagoras.
And to make it worse, the variously Stupid, Ignorant and Egregiously Greedy (SIEG as in Sieg Heil) fascoids proposing
this government-imposed censorship through compulsory and massive monetization of “links to information” are arguing for
further censorship of already significantly censored Google, Facebook and other media.
These disgracefully mendacious purveyors of “fake news through lying by omission” are now disingenuously claiming that a
Facebook that has withdrawn from reporting Australian media will be increasing the relative incidence of “fake news” on
Facebook at the expense of “truthful Australian Mainstream media reportage”. What utter self-serving rubbish. Lying by
omission is far, far worse than repugnant lying by commission because the latter at least permits public refutation and
public debate. Australia’s Murdoch-dominated Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat
presstitutes have an appalling and entrenched culture of “fake news through lying by omission”.
Indeed, to the best of my knowledge, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), that is helping the
Australian Government censor Google and Facebook, has not taken any action against oligopoly Australian Mainstream media
for egregiously deceiving its paying customers via entrenched, massive and anti-democratic “fake news through lying by
There is an extremely serious existential dimension to this travesty. The world is existentially threatened by (a)
man-made climate change (unless requisite action is taken, 10 billion people will die en route to a sustainable human
population in 2100 of merely 1 billion; see my recent huge book “Climate Crisis, Climate Genocide & Solutions”, 846 pages, Korsgaard Publishing, Germany: https://www.amazon.com.au/CLIMATE-CRISIS-GENOCIDE-SOLUTIONS/dp/8793987285
), and (b) nuclear weapons (a post-nuclear holocaust nuclear winter will wipe out most of Humanity and the Biosphere).
Indeed one of humanity’s greatest minds, Stephen Hawking has stated “We see great peril if governments and societies do
not take action now to render nuclear weapons obsolete and to prevent further climate change” (Stephen Hawking, “Brief
Answers to the Big Questions”, John Murray, 2018, Chapter 7).
Yet the effective climate change denialist and pro-nuclear terrorism SIEG fascoids and mendacious Murdoch media
proposing this massive imposition on human inquiry have already (a) put Australia among world leaders in 16 areas of
climate criminality, and (b) as craven US lackeys strenuously and criminally oppose the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of
Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that came into effect in International Law on 22 January 2021 (it prohibits State parties from
possessing nuclear weapons or supporting such possession “in any way”).
I am a forthright, much-published, half-century career scientist and humanitarian writer, and have been trying for
decades to inform my fellow countrymen of these horrendous realities. However in the last dozen years I have been
rendered “invisible” in the land of my birth and sole allegiance, Australia, by mendacious Mainstream gate-keepers
acting for malignant, racist and anti-science foreign interests. I won’t give up, and am very encouraged that half a
million of my fellow Australians signed the petition launched by former PM Kevin Rudd for a Royal Commission into
Murdoch media in Australia.
Science-informed Australians will utterly reject Murdoch media and the dangerously anti-science Coalition, vote 1 Green
and put the Coalition last. Please inform everyone you can.
Dr Gideon Polya, Melbourne, Australia