2007 Thought for the Week:
will reject the suggestion that they hold to the same ideology as the socialists.
But the ideological capitalist has the same regard for the individual as a communist.
In the eyes of both the individual is an economic unit. Communist dialectics teaches
the inevitability of the centralised State. Widespread private property must be
ruthlessly banned because it will be a hindrance to the collectivist State.
Capitalism likewise teaches the inevitability of the global economy and the abolition
of independent nations. Under Capitalism, so called, the widespread ownership
of private property is also seen as a hindrance.
Widespread private property
gives a measure of independence to the individual and the family. Capitalism only
pretends to support private property but its policies of economic centralism make
it increasingly difficult for most people to obtain or keep private property.
G.K. Chesterton observed that in his day much was being said by capitalists in
support of private enterprise but there was no mention of private property.
that hinders global "free trade" is regarded as evil by the ideological
capitalist. This includes national sovereignty, monarchy, small businesses and
private farms, national and cultural customs and traditions, and even representative
government. Perhaps especially that. Anything that hinders global capitalism is
regarded as evil and anything that advances it is good."
- "Capitalists and Socialists United for Global Governance," New Zealand
On Target, July-August 2001.
IN PRAISE OF PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN
Ian Wilson LL.B:
James Allan is a professor of Law at the University of Queensland.
He said some very wise things in an article on, of all things, Harry Potter :
"Some things are Worth Fighting and Dying For" (The Australian 3/8/07 p.12).
In an environment of Leftism and political correctness Professor Allan said that
he was a follower of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) who saw the world as a dangerous
place and that freedom was secured by self-defence. He says that the view that
more international laws will secure peace is "just plain wrong." Sometimes talking
is just not enough.
Europe, he laments, has
fallen into the attitude that the point of life is to get wealthier and many secular-minded
people feel that there is nothing worth dying for because this life is it. But
the survival of civilisation depends upon some people valuing civilisation enough
to make the supreme sacrifice.
GLOBAL ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Ross Fitzgerald ("The Right to Say Even the Unsayable Must Survive"
The Australian 2/7/07 p.14) has said :
"A pall of censorship and political
correctness hangs over the nation. Everywhere you look someone is taping someone
else's mouth shut and handcuffing their freedom to express non-violent views."
In Germany, chemist Germar Rudolf has been
gaoled for 30 months and fined US$27,770 for questioning the Holocaust. The court
ordered all copies of his book "Lectures on the Holocaust" confiscated and burned.
"Lecture on the Holocaust" is available online at
www.ihr.org so the German government needlessly added to global warming - naughty!
Again in Germany, a Lutheran pastor was gaoled for a year for comparing the
killing of the unborn - in abortions - to the Holocaust. Not even Holocaust denial
So mad is the German legal system that
a German pro-lifer was imprisoned for saying "Stop unjust abortions in medical
practice" because the court in its wisdom felt that "unjust" meant illegal, but
abortions are legal. Finally the Council of Europe is about to vote on a proposal
to fight creationism and intelligent design which they see as a threat to "human
In France, criticising homosexual activity
is a crime and in Belgium, criticising immigration could see you in the slammer.
Like sands through the hour-glass, so is our fleeting freedom of speech.
Fitzgerald summed it up well in saying:
"These days, few and fewer people
actually believe in freedom of speech. While they believe in freedom of speech
for themselves, they do not afford the same luxury to others who contravene their
own deeply held beliefs, values and prejudices.
It takes courage and commitment
to stand up for unfettered free speech and freedom of expression, but the truth
is that free speech is the lynchpin of any fully functioning democracy."
note: "DEMOCRACY OF THE SOUL" :-
South Australians were once more privileged
to have Archbishop John Hepworth of the Traditional Anglican Catholic Communion
speak at their Annual Seminar. He was asked to speak on the importance of the
"Democracy of the Soul", which he did - brilliantly.
those who would like to hear what he had to say, as well as the other speaker
Father Dirk van Dissel on "What Are Australia's Roots?" send for the AUDIO
TAPE version to Mayo Tapes, P.O. Box 6, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245. Price:
3-tapes for $15.00 posted.
FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON
importance of freedom for the individual person stems from Christian teaching
on the absolutely fundamental importance of man's eternal soul. Elizabeth Holter
could write in her booklet, "The ABC of Social Credit": "Social Credit
in economic security for the very purpose of establishing individual freedom in
order that man may develop according to his own initiative and capacity
is at last freed to devote himself to those intellectual, emotional and creative
pursuits which alone can make life something more than mere vegetation. The expression
of individuality is essential to the happiness of man."
Levesque O.P. in the 1936 booklet "Social Credit and Catholicism" quotes C.H.
Douglas on this matter:
"Society based on the unfettered freedom of the individual
to co-operate in a state of affairs in which community of interest and individual
interests are merely different aspects of the same thing
People clamour for equality
whereas the very last thing the average individual really desires is equality.
He is convinced, and in my opinion, properly convinced, that he is quite different
to everyone else, and the modern demand to realise one's real personality is far
nearer the truth than the clamour for equality
So far from the realisation
of some machine-made Utopia which would embrace us all, I think what we as individuals
desire is a state of affairs which would enable us to use the benefits conferred
upon us by science and education for the furtherance of our own individual ideas
and desires, which must be just as different in the nature of things, as our personalities
are different, and must become increasingly different as our personalities become
and in one sense they may be considered as a complete
inversion of either State Socialism, Fascism or Sovietism." ("Warning Democracy")
IN PRAISE OF IDLENESS
The philosopher Bertrand Russell, I believe, wrote a book called
"In Praise of Idleness". I say "I believe" because I am too idle to waddle over
to the book shelf to check. I am going on my memory - but that too gets lazier
by the day.
However, according to the Bishop of Reading in the UK, that is
just fine by God. (International Express, 19 June 2007 p.31)
believes that idleness is good and that we should spend more time in bed resting.
Social Crediters prefer to speak of leisure time rather than "idleness". Leisure
is positive; idleness is negative and has the connotation of "wasting time".
is a disease that kills millions of people a year in the Western world. It is
also unnecessary given technological advances which should have served to free
man from the beastly burden of work. Major Douglas and Eric Butler recognised
this, but it was Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount who gave the most moving
refutation of the cult of over-work:
"Consider the lilies of the field. They
toil not, neither do they spin, yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these."
pace of modern work is inconsistent with the deeply spiritual life which requires
quietness, stillness and peace of mind - all lacking from modern manic capitalism.
THE WORLD WILL
NOT END IN 2012 : IT HAS ALREADY ENDED
Wandering around the big bookshops in Melbourne recently, I was
impressed by the number of doomsday-style books that are pulling in the big dollars.
Jared Diamond's "Collapse" is on sale in a paper-back edition. In a nutshell it
says that societies that do not have forward-planning elites tend to collapse
when challenges to survival occur. By this logic we are doomed.
Hamer-Dixon works on environmental themes in "The Upside of Down : Catastrophe,
Creativity and the Renewal of Civilisation". A very eclectic book is Lawrence
E. Joseph's "Apocalypse 2012". That is the date that the ancient Mayan calendar
ends. Joseph looks at both mystical and scientific sources predicting an end of
In another sense Civilisation
has ended already. Our world is an inverted world like in the movie "Planet of
the Apes," where the 'Apes' really do rule us. Our institutions and culture has
been invaded just as effectively.
The question is how to fight back : how
can the slaves regain their freedom? The basic starting point in any discussion
must be : that we are indeed slaves to what is a tyrannical machine.
THE WORLD-WIDE WICKED WEB
There are good sides and bad sides to most technological innovations.
A balanced mind is capable of seeing the merits and defects of all technology
- indeed of civilisation itself. For example, some evolutionary biologists have
speculated that our technological dependence may fatally weaken the human species,
leading to our demise. Other scientists are more optimistic and see a "trans-human"
future evolving, where we all upload into robotic bodies.
world-wide web has obvious merits for the freedom movement. However beyond our
standard uses is the new web, Web 2.0 of YouTube, My Space and so on. Silicon
Valley guru Andrew Keen is concerned about the social effects of these developments
and has written a book entitled "The Cult of the Amateur : How Today's Internet
is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy," (Nicholas Brealey Publishing).
His argument is that blog sites are undermining traditional newspapers and are
often inaccurate. He criticises Wikipedia because it is done by unknown amateurs.
I cannot agree with Keen. Of course many,
many blog sites are useless - but so are received newspapers! Wikipedia was recently
tested for accuracy and was found to be reasonably reliable. It is not Web 2.0
which is killing our culture, but the acts of a class of traitorous financial/intellectual
elites, hell bent on our destruction. The internet is a valid weapon of defence.
OF ITS PRE-WW II PAST
According to the semi-official
Russian Federal News Agency, Estonia's commemoration of its pro-German
World War II past, including the re-enactment of a Nazi victory, has outraged
the Russian Jewish community.
Two weeks ago,
veterans of the Waffen SS 20th Estonian Division celebrated the anniversary of
the first clashes between Estonian pro-German troops and the Soviet Army in 1941.
And then on the following Monday, young Estonian nationalists began a week of
commemoration by re-enacting the 1941 Erna Campaign, when a diversionary platoon
of 42 Estonian paramilitary volunteers trounced the Soviet Red Army. According
to the Russian Federal News Agency, the re-enactment attracted participation from
10 countries, including the United States, Finland and Germany.
its pro-German World War II past has been an annual tradition for Estonia since
the republic seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991. During the commemoration,
in the small Estonian town of Sinimiae, elderly veterans from Estonia, Norway
and Austria travelled three hours by charter bus from Tallinn, the Estonian capital.
They were accompanied by dozens of young followers dressed in T-shirts with what
the Jew press described as "Nazi symbols," (but of course were not) along with
Estonian officials, including Parliament member Trivimi Velliste and Minister
of Defense Jak Aaviksoo.
Speaking before the
gathering, Aaviksoo reportedly called the former SS commandos "fighters for independence"
and Velliste described the Soviet soldiers as "terrorists". Estonia has clashed
previously with Moscow over what Russia has called Estonia's "glorification" of
its Nazi past. In January, 150 people were wounded and more than 1,000 detained
in violent street protests in Tallinn after a bronze statue commemorating a World
War II Soviet soldier was moved from a downtown square to a less prestigious location
outside the city's centre.
the Moscow-based spokesman for the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities
of Russia, blasted the commemoration in Sinimiae, saying the Estonian government
and church leaders who supported it made heroes of "³blood-thirsty killers" and
were "dancing on the bones" of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
WALL-TO-WALL REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENTS?
David Flint of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy has issued an important
warning to Australian voters. A vote for Rudd puts the Commonwealth Constitution
in grave danger.
He writes in his Opinion
"Kevin Rudd may well have inadvertently made the prospect of a
one party nation an issue in the coming election. What is disturbing is not the
prospect of wall-to-wall Labor governments. Rather, it is the prospect of wall-to-wall
governments firmly committed to fundamental constitutional change the people have
clearly rejected. Of the major parties only Labor is so committed. Although founded
by that great constitutional monarchist, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, the Liberals
have somehow managed to make this a conscience issue, while the Nationals remain
The consequence is that even
with a republican prime minister, the Coalition will be divided and not vote as
a bloc. On the other hand, it is doubtful that the monarchists in the Labor Party
would be allowed a free vote. Rather, it is likely that they would be compelled
to follow the party line.
In this context,
Kevin Rudd's recent intervention in support of a republic was as unexpected as
it was unwise. He clearly has not done his homework on the question. How else
can would this conservative Labor politician observe that he is "relatively relaxed"
about the prospect of a republic in which the president is chosen by the electorate?
No other conservative politician of any standing is. This statement was reckless.
Equally unprofessional is the Labor Party's
continued outsourcing of the detail of this issue to the declining republican
movement. This is even more curious when it is remembered the movement is headed
by a Liberal candidate in the coming election.
More importantly, by his introduction
of the republican issue into the electoral debate Mr. Rudd has raised to the foreground
the fact that since 1986, the powers of the state and federal parliaments acting
together seem to be absolute and without limit.
It is not so much that
they can they raise the GST - the Federal Parliament could do this alone if it
so wished, just as it could change the Flag without a popular vote. Mr. Keating
and Mr. Beasley planned to do precisely this before they lost office, and Mr Howard's
subsequent amendment to the Flag Act could be repealed by a determined government
with the numbers and the requisite discipline.
Our seven parliaments acting together could, on the very best legal advice available,
not only bring in any sort of republic without a referendum, it could also abolish
the Senate, turn the states into regions, extend the terms of the politicians
to five or seven years or more, subvert the judiciary and gag the media.
a determined High Court could stop this, and there is no guarantee of that. Now
no one is saying they are going to all or even any of this.
by raising the prospect of change to some sort of republic, Mr Rudd has handed
control of the introduction of this issue to his opponents. Once it is on the
agenda, the electorate may begin to wonder whether any party should have
this power. They may ask whether the temptation to do something will be too strong?
Would the parliaments ignore the peoples' will as, say, the Queensland Parliament
once did over the abolition of the Upper House?
BEATTIE, QUEENSLAND CONSTITUTION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Queenslanders now know Peter Beattie gutted the Queensland Constitution
of sections 54 to 56, which made provision for a referendum to be held before
any alteration to Local Government. Not only have the people of Queensland been
tricked out of this fundamental right of being able to prevent something they
do not want, Her Majesty's Opposition was sound asleep while it was stolen - and
are still asleep!
Single issue voting is what all politicians fear, for
they seldom get what they want, unlike Local Government where most voting in Council
is about one issue at a time. A referendum is always about the choice between
two alternatives, generally clearly understood by the majority of voters, and
Australian voters are notoriously hard to deceive.
Box voting at elections is restricted to choosing between two or more candidates,
not about a single or even two issues, only a proposed agenda. Recent State and
Federal elections have become arguments about whether the voter will get more
of the same, or just the same, with no Premier or Prime Minister being an improvement
on his predecessor. Each new Leader gets worse in terms of leading us where we
do not want to go. Every Poll taken along these lines confirms this.
or debating issues along the old Party lines no longer has any meaning. Both main
parties now select candidates, where it is possible, on the grounds of whether
they support a Republic or not. If they affirm this position, they will get nomination
in the Party of their Choice. This is not surprising as all Parties are financed
by the Corporate-Republican Multi-millionaires, not by membership subscription.
Selection of candidates at Grass Roots level
now only occurs where an incumbent member has to be removed by a displacement
ballot, to make way for a "chosen" candidate. (a la Turnbull) Australia's destiny
no longer rests with one "Party" or the other. It is now clearly a matter of voting
for Republicans or non-republicans at the Ballot Box. We are still faced with
defectors after their election where they cannot win on their true label.
we are progressively tied more and more "to the apron strings of the U.S. President",
his republic and his wars, the Queen's "apron strings" are looking better than
ever. At least there are no "strings attached" there and Her Majesty does not
take anything from us, or cost us a single cent.
all these reasons and more, I feel at the next election we should forget about
Party labels and turn our attention to republican labels, for that is what the
ultimate outcome will be all about. Fighting on the wrong front could be an absolute
disaster to the enjoyment of the republicans, whose objective is the concentration
of Power in fewer and fewer hands, along Corporate Government lines, not democratic
The media have gone very lightly on
what Beattie has achieved with this legislation. Most comment is wordy and shallow,
so he is going to get away with it unless there is still some life left in Local
But it also changes the battlefield in Queensland for the Federal
election, where the media will shield Beattie for all they can get away with.
In the meantime, not only is real democracy dead here, so is Ballot Box democracy.
by Don Auchterlonie
federal Coalition back benchers have undermined the Howard Government's multi-million
dollar commitment to curbing greenhouse gases by challenging whether humans are
causing climate change" reported The Australian 14/8/07. BRAVO! we say.
Jensen, Jackie Kelly and Donna Vale and Country Liberal Party member David Tollner
signed a dissenting report from a parliamentary committee which sat for 13 months
examining the storage of carbon dioxide underground. They argued that scientists
had not proved the reasons for global warming which was a natural phenomenon "that
has always been with us".
It is heartily
recommended that supporters write and congratulate the MPs for their independent
stance. Just write care of Parliament House, Canberra.
TURNBULL INTRODUCES WATER BILL INTO PARLIAMENT
Turnbull has introduced the Bill for the Water Act 2007 into the House of Representatives.
According to his own media release:
"It represents the most far reaching reform
of water management in our nation's history and together with the Prime Minister's
National Plan for Water Security it will ensure that in the years ahead the rivers
and groundwater systems of Australia are put on an environmentally sustainable
footing. It will ensure that irrigated agriculture, upon which so much of our
agricultural output depends, is able to make every drop count through investments
in better water infrastructure."
he is telling Australians that no longer will governments be responsible for our
river systems, waterways and the infrastructure servicing us all. Governments
will now hand over to 'private concerns' the power to "make every drop count through
investments in better water infrastructure".
is an essential need for all of life and should never be centralised in
the few hands of corrupt power-hungry men.
POINTS TO PONDER: PORTIONS FROM JEREMY LEE'S PRAYER
The following material is taken from
Jeremy Lee's Prayer Letter. Those who would like to receive the Letter should
write requesting it to: Jeremy Lee, P.O. Box 1234, Toowoomba 4350. Don't forget
to include a little something to help cover costs of postage, etc.
writes: "C.H. Douglas. In his 1922 classic "Social Credit", wrote of a time when
every aspect of evil in the world appeared to be in the ascendancy. Surely that
time is now.
General Elections are due in Australia, Britain and the U.S.
in the next 18 months. In each election manouevring has already started. With
millions of dollars or pounds already being spent, much from tax funds, never
has the electorate been so cynical and the opinion of candidates been so low.
In Britain Tony Blair, widely despised, has
stepped into a new post as envoy for the Superpowers to the Middle East at a cost
of 3 million pounds annually. The Palestinians have already rejected him. Before
leaving the prime-ministership, Blair cynically broke his pledge that the British
would be allowed a referendum on Europe.
Weekly Telegraph (UK) 13 June 2007 reported front-page that, before leaving
office Mr. Blair had made commitments to the European Union on Britain's behalf
which his successor, Gordon Brown, would find it virtually impossible to avoid,
dispensing with the need for a referendum of the British people on a new European
Constitution. Needless to say, this would be the end of British sovereignty and
the Crown. There is a question as to whether the Queen is aware of this or has
simply been sidelined.
The Middle East
and Financial Convulsions:
In America the twin problems of the Middle
East and the financial convulsion gyrate towards a crisis point. Currently, several
sources point to the likelihood of a surprise air strike by Israel on Iran. But
events change so quickly that anything could happen. The latest report by the
Bank for International Settlements states that the global financial system is
now on a knife-edge. More and more nations are divesting themselves of the U.S.
Dollar. Each member of Bush's "Coalition of the Willing" (Australia, Britain and
the US) have had a series of opinion polls showing big majorities wanting a "pull-out"
from Iraq, where the death toll and wanton destruction is horrific, with the toxic
aftermath effecting combatants and civilians alike now and for generations to
come. Yet leaders who claim to be democratic representatives, persist with a war
that was started on illegal 'cooked' evidence, is now endangering the entire planet,
and which cannot be 'won".
In Australia we
should remember that governments are voted out - not in. The present disgust with
the Howard government does not mean enthusiasm for Rudd. But people want a change!
Howard and Costello have deceived the electorate too many times.
A THIRD OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME PAID TO THE MONEY-LENDERS:
The average Australian
household now pays 11.9% of income in interest on debt. Added to repayments, over
a third of household income on average is paid to the money -lenders. The old
feudal lords never charged the serfs as much.
We are riding on the minerals
boom, and still slipping behind in our trade balance, so that our Foreign Debt
stretches way past half-a-trillion-dollars. We send almost $40 billion overseas
annually in interest on this debt. Labor has picked up the household debt crisis
as an election issue but has no answers unless it is prepared to take on the banks.
hypocrisy is staggering.
Australia has joined the universal threats and
condemnation against Iran, a signatory of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty,
for building a nuclear enrichment plant for peaceful purposes. Nothing is said
about Israel, with a huge nuclear arsenal, which has never signed the Nuclear
Treaty. Now Howard has promised to build a nuclear enrichment industry in Australia!
(And it has just been announced the present government has agreed to sell
uranium to India although India has not signed the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty!
Surely there should be one rule for all?
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