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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972

Wool Over our Eyes

Wool Over our Eyes

People should not let themselves be fooled by the sophisticated new ideas and policies which are chundered up to pull the wool over our eyes. The Nixon Doctrine, for example, is said to mean a less active U.S. role in interfering, not less interference. And as the North Vietnamese and their southern allies are being taught, if the U.S. doesn't get its own way by chicanery and secret diplomacy they bomb the shit out of you. The view of the world presented to this Foreign Policy School in Dunedin was on the surface amoral - defence officials and academics know that its 'unsophisticated' and 'subjective' to foam at the mouth about genocide, but at least that's more human than going on about 'security' and 'stability.' Whose security, Mr Mullins? Whose stability' The new concepts of 'self-reliance' 'regional co-operation and the [unclear: 'Nixo.]. Doctrine' are different in theory but virtually the same in practice plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!