Once beyond the politics of Canberra, former prime minister, the Hon. Malcolm Fraser was one of those rare politicians who became wiser with age. In his passing he has been adorned with praise, admiration and respect, but his ideological inversion puzzles politicians and media commentators alike, some even accusing him of “wild conspiracies“. As Mr Fraser researched and wrote in his retirement, he began to see the world with greater clarity.
Maybe our present politicians and leaders in Canberra should to take note of what he really had to say – in, what is possibly, one of his final film interviews, with Gumshoenews.
These are the first four parts of his interview:
“…it (The Liberal Party) has forgotten the essentials of Australia’s own independence, of Australia as a nation.”
Talking about the USS Liberty,
“…it demonstrates that a major power, when it believes its vital interests are involved, will sacrifice any number of its own people to preserve that vital interest.”
Mr Fraser on “Dangerous Allies”
“We can’t be a nation and let another country take us to war.”
My last question to Mr Fraser in our hour long interview was “Have you heard of Building 7?” He had not. I forwarded him relevant material on 9/11 and was looking forward to our follow up interview, which sadly could not happen.
Additional footage of this hour long interview, which could have been his final filmed interview, is available on request, from Gumshoe News.