27 July 2001. Thought for the Week: "Money in its widest sense is the lifeblood of society. In so far as men are independent of money they live, as it were, directly. They see around them the whole furniture of nature: the seasons, the ups and downs of weather, the forces of water, light and air, the soil and its properties and so on. It is through an appreciation of his place in nature and by his response to the stimulus of the natural order that man develops and expands in contact with 'reality'; and he does so because the pressure of events forces him into an understanding of and co-operation with (natural) law. He is in a Baconian world where the forces at work become inductively utilised to his own human needs.
"But when he is obliged to work, not for subsistence, but for the money to obtain subsistence, he is no longer in a real world with its inescapable and accepted (natural) law. He is in an artificial world, a 'myth' world, created according to certain abstract ideas; and with this he has no part, no kinship."
"Human Ecology: The Science of Social Adjustment" by Thomas Robertson, 1948
TEXTBOOK CHANGED AFTER B'NAI B'RITH COMPLAINTS
by Betty Luks
The publishing company has been suitably chastened and "has already made a correction to the electronic version sold on CD and will amend the textbook when it is reprinted shortly." Mr. Apple went on to complain, "It is most unfortunate that high school students using your textbook should be confronted with one of the most unhistorical and offensive claims ever advanced." The new version has been prepared for the "Council of Christians and Jews" by Dr. James McLaren of the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University and will describe "Jesus of Nazareth as a Jew who engaged in public ministry of teaching and healing and who was crucified by the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate."
Does Dr. James McLaren mean that Jesus was of the Jewish faith or does he mean Jesus was a native of Judah? It is not clear what he means. Nazareth was in Galilee. Galilee was politically entirely separate from Judea, under its own Roman tetrarch, and, according to Jewish authorities, stood to Judea in the relationship of 'a foreign country' - Douglas Reed, Controversy of Zion.
Christians might like to put pen to paper and ask Dr. Mclaren just what does he mean? There will be quite a number of passages of New Testament scripture with which the gentlemen from the B'nai B'rith will have problems, so, can we expect further complaints from them?
PSYCHOPOLITICAL SMEAR WORD
There are claims the gentlemen from the B'nai B'rith have made with which politically and historically aware Christians would also have problems. The first is the psychopolitical smear-word 'anti-semitic'. What about the fact that modern Jewry has very little 'semitic' blood flowing through its veins?
Author Douglas Reed writes, "No authority, Judaist or other, would support the claim to blood descent from Judah for the Jews of today."
Palestinians more claim to 'semite'
Reproducing a map from the Jewish Encyclopedia and quoting from it, Bernard Freedman, Facts are Facts, informs his readers what the Jewish authorities have to say about the Chazars (Khazars): "A people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews of Russia... The kingdom of the Chazars was firmly established in most of South Russia long before the foundation of the Russian monarchy by the Varangians (855)... The chagan (king) of the Chazars and his grandees, together with a large number of his heathen people embraced the Jewish religion... (around 600-700AD). It was one of the successors of Bulan named Obadiah who regenerated the kingdom and strengthened the Jewish religion... The people were instructed in the Bible, Mishnah, and the Talmud..."
So much for the 'anti-semite' smear-word, now for the other word that causes a lot of problems for the politically and historically aware Christian when referring to Jesus' background - the word 'Jew'.
THE WORD 'JEW' COINED IN 17TH CENTURY
There was no such religion known as 'Judaism' in the time of Christ's ministry and no such earthly being known as a 'Jew'. In fact, neither was there such a religion as 'Christianity' during Christ's life on earth. That term was used for the first time after His death. In 1954, Bernard Freedman of New York City, took to task, converted-to-Catholicism Dr. David Goldstein, LL.D., for loosely using the term 'Jew' when he should have known better. Portions of that letter are reprinted below. The wordy and lengthy letter was published in book form under the title Facts Are Facts
"Incontestable historic facts and an
abundance of other proofs establish beyond the possibility
of any doubt the incredibility of the assertion so often heard
today that 'Jesus was a Jew'. Without any fear of contradiction
based upon the most competent and best qualified authorities
all agree that Jesus Christ was not a so-called or self-styled
'Jew'. They now confirm that during His lifetime Jesus was
known as a 'Judean' by His contemporaries and not as a 'Jew'
and that Jesus referred to Himself as a 'Judean' and not as
"During His lifetime here on earth Jesus
was not regarded by Pontius Pilate nor by the Judeans among
whom He dwelt as 'King of the Jews'. The inscription on the
Cross upon which Jesus was crucified has been incorrectly
translated into the English language only since the 18th century.
"In Latin in the lifetime of Jesus the
name of the political subdivision in the Middle East known
in modern history as Palestine was 'Iudaea'. It was then administered
by Pontius Pilate as administrator for the Roman Empire of
which it was then a part. The English for the Latin 'Iudaea'
is 'Judea'. In Latin 'Iudaeus' is the adjective for the noun
'Iudaea'. In English 'Judean' is the adjective for the noun
'Judea'. The ancient native population of the sub-division
in the Middle East known in modern history as Palestine was
then called 'Iudaeus' in Latin and 'Judean' in English...
Who can deny that Jesus was a member of the indigenous population
of Judea in His lifetime?"
New Testament into Latin by St. Jerome
"The eminent Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, the head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America... in his Foreword to his first edition of his world-famous classic The Pharisees, The Sociological Background of Their Faith on page XXI states: 'Judaism: Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name ... the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered...'
The word 'Jew' did not come into existence until the year 1775. Prior to 1775 the word 'Jew' did not exist in any language. The word was introduced into English for the first time in the 18th century by the playwright Sheridan when he used it in his play "The Rivals" II, I... Shakespeare never used the word 'Jew' in any of his works, the common general belief to the contrary notwithstanding..."
Political or 'inter-faith' audiences
Further reading: The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed; The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler; Facts are Facts by Benjamin Freedman.
ISRAEL SHAHAK: ACADEMIC & GENUINE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERWe have received news of the death of Israel Shahak at the age of 68 years. A professor of organic chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mr. Shahak became known to League supporters through his book, "Jewish History: Jewish Religion, the Weight of Three Thousand Years". His actions in defence of the persecuted Palestinians demonstrated he really did believe in "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". We acknowledge his passing with sadness.
ONE NATION AND GRAEME CAMPBELL
by Antonia Feitz
Why should the Murdoch and Packer media hounds dictate with whom Australian citizens may or may not associate? Australia is supposed to enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. The test of such freedoms is to use them. The fact that people quail at the thought of addressing a perfectly legitimate organisation surely proves our freedoms are not all that sound. The demonisation of the League has been so effective that not many Australians now know that many eminent people have addressed the League of Rights over the years. For example, a former Prime Minister Artie McFadden and the famous Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne Daniel Mannix both thanked the League of Rights for their work in educating people about the true nature of money. Other people who have refused to be intimidated include Lady Flo Bjelke Petersen, Sir Raphael and Lady Cilento, and former Senator Dr. Glen Shiel.
MRS DRAKE-BROCKMAN AND NANA DAISY
by Antonia Feitz
According to Mrs Drake-Brockman, Sally Morgan has depicted her grandmother as a stereotypical 'poor fella black' who speaks "like a half-witted moron." Sheehan quoted Sally Morgan's Daisy speaking, "I'm not sayin' they was all bad. Some of them was nice. You get nice people anywhere. Trouble is, you get the other ones as well. 'Cause you're black, they treat you like dirt. You see, in those days, we was owned, like a cow or a horse ... I'm 'shamed of myself, now. I wanted to be white, you see."
Referring to Daisy Mrs Drake-Brockman said, "Nana [Nana!] never ever spoke like that." And she accused Sally Morgan of taking "all Nana's dignity away from her in her fake-poor-blackfella reporting". The photographs in Mrs Drake-Brockman's book show a handsome and elegant Daisy. Mrs Drake-Brockman claims Daisy was well-spoken and in her book always depicts her as a member of the family.
Now to the nitty gritty: will all the schools who have bought Sally Morgan's "My Place" for their libraries and as class sets, do likewise for Mrs Drake-Brockman's book? Will the English teachers do the ethical thing and set both texts, or at least draw their students' attention to the controversy?
by Michael Savage, from The Rock,
Canada, March, 2001
Has the pacification of Christians reached the point where illegal immigrants, who are now flooding host nations, will soon demand not to assimilate but that the native population convert to their religion and their beliefs? Is it time for us, the liberty-loving people of the world, to demand that those of us who are being assaulted because of our religious and cultural beliefs demand the attackers be called Christophobes?
Editor's note in The Rock
LETTER TO EDITORThe following letter was sent to the Editor, The Australian, July 11th, 2001
Sir, Colin Rubenstein's article "Why we need race hatred legislation" (11/7) is vitiated by its absence of definition of the key terms 'anti-Semitism' and 'racism'. Jewish groups participate vigorously in national and international politics, as is their right; but, that being the case, they must expect to be opposed by political opponents who will inevitably provide adverse analyses of their policies and arguments. How are we to distinguish fair comment by such critics, offered in good faith and in the public interest, from irrational and unjust antipathy or from a negative prejudice which can be fairly called hatred?
Jewish groups appear to have played the leading role in defaming revisionist historians, stifling public debate about the extent of the Holocaust, amending the War Crimes Act to enable the unjust and inhumane pursuit of geriatric "Nazi war criminals", amending the Immigration Act to unjustly prevent the brilliant historian David Irving from entering Australia, campaigning for racial vilification laws which seriously jeopardise intellectual freedom and free speech and defaming patriotic groups such as the Australian League of Rights which oppose the Jewish lobby steadfastly on these issues and promote pro-British and racial conservation policies.
Australians are entitled to attack these policies without being defamed as 'anti-Semites' or 'racists', let alone fined or put in goal. Dr. Rubenstein's position appears to amount to a call for laws preventing public criticism of his own ethnic and religious group from fair criticism on these and other issues. There is no equity or justice in such special pleading. - Yours sincerely, Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic.
SYDNEY CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS' CLUB
The next Sydney Conservative Speakers' Club will be held on Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, commencing at 7.30pm. It will be held as usual at the Estonian Club, 141 Campbell Street, Sydney. Guest speaker: Mr. Ian Murphy. Subject: "The Question of Australia's Defence". A primary producer from Cobar, Ian Murphy has for many years shown a deep interest in the defence of Australia. The cost of attendance is $4; this includes an excellent supper.
Please note the following dates for your diary: August 28th - Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker Mr. Welf Herfurth - "The Threat to Freedom & Democracy in Germany Today". September 25th - Guest speaker Mr. Geoff Muirden - "The Decline & Fall of the White Race" October 30th - Guest speakers Wendy Scurr & Andrew McGregor - "The Massacre at Port Arthur".
WEST AUSTRALIA'S STATE WEEKEND
Saturday, August 11th - 35th Annual Seminar & Dinner for the Australian League of Rights. "Globalism or Nationalism". Speakers: Jeremy Lee - "The Money Trap", Joan Torr - "A State of Fear" and Betty Luks - "The Individual's Role in a Threatened Society".
Sunday, August 12th - Australian League of Rights "Action Day". Venue for both days: Perth - Rose and Crown Hotel - Guildford - Phone: 08 9574 6042 For further inquiries and information please contact Maureen Burton, State Secretary: Phone/Fax: 08 9574 6042. After hours: 08 9574 6260
SCHEDULE for Australian League of Rights
Tour July/August 2001 with speaker Mrs. Betty Luks, National
SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S STATE WEEKEND
August 18th & 19th: Seminar: Saturday,
August 18th - 10am to 5pm. "Centenary of the Federal Commonwealth".
Venue: Christ Church Parish Centre, O'Halloran Hill, South
Australia. Admission $12 per person.
Dinner: Saturday, August 18th, from 6.30pm "Frank Bawden Memorial Dinner" Cost: $22 per person, 3-Courses. Bar facilities are not available, please BYO alcoholic drinks.
Action Conference: Sunday, August 19th. Admission $12 - includes lunch.
Wendy Scurr & Andrew McGregor meetings
- "Deceit & Terrorism at Port Arthur". Please consider inviting
sporting shooter friends.
South Australia: Pt. Pirie: Wednesday, August 15th - details to be finalised.
"Moribund Medicine" by Dr. Pat O'Neill, MRCS, LRCP (Hons. Cambridge): Readers of the New Times Survey will be acquainted with the writings of Dr. Pat O'Neill. In this book he expands on certain conclusions he reached after retirement, i.e., modern medicines do not hold all the answers to healing. Hippocrates carried on the tradition of letting nature heal. Today we expect new chemicals to take over from nature. Healthy changes in life-style and diet, understanding the nature of stress and how to control it, he believes are the first steps to good health. Advances in medical knowledge have ensured a better understanding of the body mechanism, but the complexity of healing methods have created an industry that thrives on new disease. The complementary use of ancient skills, such as relaxation techniques acquired through meditation cannot be discounted. Price $12.00, Posted $14.50, from Heritage Book Service, P.O. Box 6086, Lake Munmorah, NSW, 2259.
"The Story of the Commonwealth Bank" by D.J. Amos. Leading politicians scoff at the idea that low-interest creation of money is not only possible, but is part of the answer to Australia's present woes. It is important to relearn how Australia made enormous progress when 'the peoples' bank' (the original Commonwealth Bank) controlled the creation of Australia's credit. The original Common-wealth Bank was able to fund the cost of the First World War without debt to the nation and resettle returned soldiers on land grants at extremely low rates of interest. Public works, such as the East-West Railway, were funded free of debt. The insignificant 0.625% interest charged was sufficient for the bank to make a profit! This book is immensely important for Australians to help in their search for a way of lifting the yolk of usurious international debt-finance. Price $5.00, Posted $6.00
"Here We Go Again" by Doug Collins. The author of this book and the newspaper he represented were the first in North America to be fined by the Human Rights Tribunal for having 'wrong opinions'. The author refused to pay a penny and has described the tribunal as a 'kangaroo court', where the adjudicators are the judge, jury and prosecutor and a complainant may never be named! Many people pay lip service to freedom of speech, but show little fight for it, Collins does. His humorous columns, included in the book, well worth reading. Price $20.00, Posted $24.00. From all League Book Services.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.