I had totally forgotten this page from Volume One of Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies` memoirs, into which I dipped afresh today. It`s a 1961 cartoon from, I believe, Britain`s DAILY EXPRESS by a certain Michael Cummings.March 1961).
Anyway, if anything like this cartoon were published in Cool Britannia, it would be banned, I should imagine, as "hate speech". A little pleasant browsing through Whittaker`s Almanac annuals—at the State Library of Victoria—identifies all the figures portrayed. From left to right:
James Fulford writes: Hendrik Verwoerd went to London in 1961 to say that South Africa wanted to be a republic, not a monarchy, and asking (or offering) to remain in the British Commonwealth. All the black-ruled countries, which had been granted their independence on a similar basis, objected to this, because a white-ruled democratic country was much awfuller than all the black-ruled “One man, one vote, once” countries.
So Verwoerd withdrew his country’s application for membership of the British Commonwealth "in the interests of South Africa`s honor and dignity".
It was the start of the denormalization process that led to black rule.
The cartoonist`s point is that there was no Commonwealth country that couldn’t be attacked by anti-racists. And since 1961, all the white-ruled countries above have suffered similar attacks on their culture and history.