Adelaide Institute's kind invitation
it was possible for me to gain more than
just a superficial impression of
Australia, something that is
usually available to
the ordinary tourist. By travelling over three thousand
kilometres throughout south
and along the eastern
Australia I had the privilege not just to enjoy the breadth
and beauty of the Australian landscape but
also to meet a most varied group of Australians.
Having lived in South Africa
for almost two decades I am well accustomed to travelling
enormous distances in intensive sunshine
and along cross-country roads, I
nevertheless recognized the differences between these two great
countries in the Southern hemisphere.
South Africa rubbish on the roads and
potholes become more and more common, the Australian infrastructure
is clean and functioning. While South African drivers seem to use
their vehicles rather to release their pent-up
aggressively travelling at reckless speeds,
the Australians generally drive their cars
in a disciplined manner. Even if the speed
limit is reduced to a pathetic 100km/h or less, the Australian road
users behave strictly to the rules - well,
most of them do.
architecture in Australia is quite similar to the way houses are
built in mainly white suburbs in South Africa. However, one decisive
difference has to be mentioned. While South African houses and
property is generally fenced in
with huge walls and protected by electrical
fences, the equivalent Australian
houses are not. This fact reveals
everything about criminality and the safety of the people in these
two countries. From that point of view, living in Australia is
certainly much more dignified.
appreciated and delighted in the Australian
hospitality and the high standard of living. The Australian cuisine
which apparently is often influenced by Asian cooking
is just delicious.
walking in the streets
and looking at the people I became aware
of the natural beauty of many Australian girls and women. Unlike in
America, for instance, the fair sex in Australia is
generally not obese. Women dress
tastefully and are great in shape. Eyes and faces of many
Australian females are just adorable. Unfortunately my purpose to
visit Australia was not to look for a
the essential question remains - what
is inside the Australians’ heads?
actually no doubt that in Australia too, just like in any other
first world country, hedonism, materialism and a manner of
compulsive and addictive consumption
exist. Hence, it was of tremendous importance for
me to meet as many people as possible. Dr
F Töben, director of Adelaide Institute, has
impressive contacts and so this meeting of
a cross-section of Australian was realized.
Australians from all walks of life. There were those who had
an intellectual and professional background
and those who were self-taught. They all came
from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
I met multimillionaires and poor people, super clean and
mildly dirty people, highly sophisticated and some antisocial
individuals, academics and rather less educated
folks, some people holding a Weltanschauung
and others only having a superficial ideology that often
blends into a religious belief.
noticed that all these people had at least
in common: They fearlessly voiced their
criticism on some aspects of Australian
political affairs, they did not hesitate
criticise the ideology of
globalism and its effect on world peace,
and of course most had an
interest in German and South African matters. All of them
were truth-seekers who do not like being lied to by anyone.
Australian authorities acted in a professional and decent manner
when I arrived at Perth International Airport.
Not so representatives of the
Canberra-based Federal German Goethe Institut.
Totally brainwashed/re-educated and in
the service of the real axis of evil
- hedonism/multiculturalism/neoconnism - these
proved to be unaware of the cardinal value of freedom of speech.
Being German myself it embarrasses me that they attempted to
hinder Australian citizens from attending
political-cultural meetings that local
Australian organizers had offered. It is a real pleasure to note
that the Australian organizers did not bend to the pressure
that these pathetic individuals attempted to exert upon them, in
particular at the Gold Coast function.
In spite of
the fact that my tour was arranged at short notice
and because it fell within the festive season,
my trip to lovely
Australia was a tremendous success – thanks to my open-minded
audience, the organizers‘ courage and self-assertion and the
unselfish efforts of Dr Töben, of course. A big thank you to
all those who helped put me up, who fed me, who listened to me, who
bought my books.
Dr Claus Nordbruch
16 January 2005