22 November 1991. Thought for the Week: "Once the idea of the Government as the 'Big Boss' is cleared away, it is much easier to discern its legitimate functions ... the first of these functions is that of maintaining the rights of the individual by providing for the proper mechanisms for the administration of Justice ... a reversal of the present usurpation of the function of the Courts of Law by the 'administrative lawlessness' of the bureaucracy. Secondly, the Government has a function as a General Committee of Society. And ... it has a function as a Board of Directors."
Bryan W. Monahan, in An Introduction to Social Credit
THE KEATING STRATEGY
Paul Keating's statement that he will not be pursuing his leadership ambition cannot be taken at its face value. The reality is that Paul Keating knows that Prime Minister Hawke is in big trouble politically, and that by appearing to withdraw from the contest at this time, is in fact employing the correct strategy.
The Prime Minister's bad political mauling by
the Premiers indirectly assisted the Keating strategy. Then came the
much-publicised Prime Minister's economic statement of last week, this
also creating the impression that Hawke was attempting to yield to the
Keating pressure. But what the Prime Minister offered was more of a
propaganda exercise than any serious change of government policy. It
will have no effect on the basic problems afflicting the nation.
Recent public opinion surveys showed that consumer confidence has consistently fallen over the past four months. The overwhelming majority of people do not believe that any economic recovery is taking place. But the Treasury's current public relations man, Mr. Kerin, insisted last week that the economy was coming out of the recession, asserting that it was possible that the worst of the job losses was over. But he admitted that the Prime Minister's economic statement had been prompted "by some unexpected weakness in the economy since the August budget". The growth in unemployment and a mounting deficit has demonstrated the failures of the Treasury "experts".
Paul Keating is well aware that, with every
day that passes, the credibility of Prime Minister Hawke is further
undermined. He knows that the backbench members of the Labor Party are
becoming increasingly restive and that as the next elections come closer
that restiveness will increase to the point where they will be seriously
considering an alternative leader. Keating is the only one offering.
In spite of the fact that Paul Keating once advocated
a General Services Tax himself, he believes that Dr. Hewson's consumption
tax policy will provide him with the opportunity to demonstrate that
he is much better equipped to deal with Dr. Hewson than is Prime Minister
Hawke. As an attack on Dr. Hewson's consumption tax is the major issue,
which the Labor Party perceives to be its best chance of surviving at
the next elections, the majority may well conclude that their best chance
of survival is with Paul Keating rather than with Bob Hawke.
ZIONIST LEADERS MEET WITH NATIONAL FARMERSThe Australian Jewish News of November 15th carries the revealing report that the Executive Council of Australian Jewry President Mr. Leslie Caplan and Secretary Jeremy Jones have sought to meet Mr. Rick Farley, Executive Director of the National Farmers Federation after Farley had commented that the League of Rights was gaining ground in the country and "raising false hopes among farmers". Mr. Caplan is quoted as saying that because of their desperate economic plight, "farmers are feeling defeated and rejected by the Australian community", and find themselves turning to "simplistic political solutions, which is a matter of concern to everyone".
Presumably the Zionist leaders are opposed to the concept of a moratorium on debt, the re-regulation of the banking system, and more effective electoral control of Members of Parliament. Or do they fear the League's growing exposure of the New International Economic Order and the international programme behind it?
Farmers who are financing the N.F.F. will be interested to know that Mr. Caplan says that he and Mr. Farley will be "sharing information" and will meet again "should the need arise.
THE FINAL BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA NOW UNDER WAY
Why Basic $70,000 Fund Must Be Filled
Over the years the League has had the difficult
task of attempting to warn people of the insidious influences working
through their society, through their educational and other institutions.
The result has been an on going smearing of the League, with the unspeakable
Phillip Adams describing League National Director Eric Butler as the
"most dangerous man in Australia". Dangerous to what, Mr. Adams?
The Secular Humanists have boldly proclaimed that by the year 2001, with the celebration of the Centenary of Federation, Australia will become a republic. The implications of this proposal are horrendous. Young Australians now only nine years of age will be of voting age before the end of the century. Who is going to try to reach those young Australians with the vital information about their priceless heritage? That is one of the big tasks the League is undertaking. But it needs money.
Responding to a recent private letter by Mr. Eric Butler, a small number of supporters have responded magnificently. The Fund has now passed $25,000. Eric Butler flew to Brisbane last Monday for a week's work. He will give progress reports. Will the great majority now get behind this magnificent lead? All contributions Box 1052J, G.P.O., Melbourne, 3001.
from David Thompson
The handful of fashionable, high profile, self-righteous
green organisations depend heavily on 'greenhouse' as an article of
faith. They shall be the last to examine the scientific evidence; they
are propaganda machines. In a recent edition of Forbes magazine,
Paul Watson, a disillusioned co-founder of Greenpeace, commented:
Mr. Des Moore, newspaper columnist and senior
fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs in Victoria, concurred. The
The Melbourne (greenhouse action) conference followed an important Washington environmental conference at which scientific papers were presented which contradicted the warning theory or drew attention to serious flaws in it. One suggested that there is now compelling evidence that there are influences which are mitigating any warming that might otherwise occur, leaving a benign result overall.
REJECT THE POWER AGENDA
CLEVER COUNTRY SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT
from David Thompson
Mr. John Howard, Liberal Party spokesman, confirmed that he embraces internationalism, as does Dr. Hewson. The effects, however, on industry are creating widening circles of alarm. Those who actually have to run companies, farms, or factories are beginning to see that this is a recipe for industrial sabotage on a grand scale. And last week the Economic Planning Advisory Council released a report, which revealed that Australia's computer sector has been left far behind OECD competitors. Even Brazil and Mexico are ahead of us as exporters of high technology products.
Australia does produce highly talented technicians
and researchers, but a dearth of research capital and governmental encouragement
means they leave for U.S.A. or Europe. In a strongly worded submission
to the Industry Commission, the Australian Electrical Manufacturers
Association calls on the government to ignore GATT guidelines on information
technology trading, and place our own interests first. They call for
the establishment of a sustainable local industry through incentive
schemes, and governments 'buying Australian' technology. That is, assist
an industry with the capacity to succeed through tax breaks, etc., so
that the global market doesn't wipe out domestic industry.
THE ENEMY WITHIN
from the Bendigo Advertiser (Vic.), 29/10
Three days later, my wrath towards these traitors that mislead Australia has intensified. "Can we the Australian people allow liars, cheats and traitors to continue to run this fantastic country? No! "My forebears put their lives up to defend the course of freedom, integrity of Australia and to defend their family and loved ones. My grandfather, an ANZAC, did it on Gallipoli and on the fields of Flanders (France) whilst my father was a navigator in the R.A.A.F. in repelling the Japanese. "I will do the same and for the very same reasons. However, the enemy is within.
"These traitors sell this country's very soul and should be tried for treason; the instance towards JPB Designs is a classic example. "That is how our so-called Australian Government treats exporters.
Try importers; are they forced to comply with our health regulations? Are the labels on imported products as truthful and honest as required of Australian producers? "Well, just read on, for dried apricots, imported into Australia were found wanting in standard when tried to be re-exported! Peanut butter branded 'Made in Australia' when the peanuts come from China. What about dumping and unfair trade? Ha, ha. In California any unfair imports claim produces immediate embargoes even on stocks held in store whilst investigations of around five weeks duration are held where the importer must justify his complaint.
"In essence, we allow foreigners to run roughshod over Australians and this is endorsed by the Australian Government. "That is treasonable action - total disloyalty to one's country.
"I, as an Australian citizen, am disgusted with the abysmal leadership from Governments. "In general, neither individual politicians nor parties, whether Labor, Liberal or National have given us the enlightenment we so crave for as individuals and as a nation. "Darkness and decay surround us, with the deliberate withdrawal of support for our wheat industry; the destruction of our wool industry; exporters given verbal harangues to do better, especially value add, but a Government dagger kills that, whilst small business is throttled by Government imposts and economic policy. "No wonder we query our so-called leaders abilities and allegiances.
"This example of JPB Designs is only the skin eruption of the rotten corpse of Government and leadership. We must bury it to get rid of the stench." (Doug Harrison, Independent Candidate [Federal] for Bendigo, R.S.D. Raywood, Vic.)
CLIMATE IS RIGHT FOR CAUTION
from The Australian, November 18th...the correspondent is (ex-Senator) John Stone, now Senior Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs Melbourne. Supporters are aware that the League of Rights has not been generally supportive of the role of Mr. John Stone, either in Treasury or politics, BUT, we are in entire agreement with him with respect to his views (below) on Greenhouse.
"Mr. Andrew Gillanders says (Letters, 7/11) that
'we cannot afford to get questions on this scale (regarding the alleged
environmental need to cut back greenhouse gas emissions) wrong:...'
"As to that, I agree with him. I certainly do not welcome the prospects
of governments closing down most of Queensland's coalfields over the
next l0-l5 years in pursuit of a quite unproven theory. Getting a question
of that scale wrong would be a disaster for Australia.
"Mr. Gillanders says that 'in the absence of sufficient scientific data on which to make a decision, we should be erring on the side of caution ' Hear, hear! But he adds that we should be 'assuming greenhouse gases guilty until proven otherwise! Why? -- and guilty of what?
"When someone tells me that, in 60 years' time, there may be some marginal effect upon our climate unless we now begin to stop the world, I personally am inclined to 'err on the side of caution' before taking such a leap in the dark. If 10 years down the track the scientists can provide much more convincing evidence for all this emotional greenhouse hysteria than they have done so far, I may begin to modify that view. Until then, those politicians who plan to commit Australia in Rio de Janeiro next June to the sort of economic sabotage now contemplated there, should be asked: 'Whatever happened to Jobs, jobs, jobs?"
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.