21 November 2008 Thought for the Week:
Like Obama, Blair was charismatic, eloquent, hip, and relaxed, in cruel contrast to the bunch of sleazy, incompetent throwbacks to the paleolithic era in the departing Conservative administration. Like Obama, Blair was seen as a messiah figure, who would lay his hands upon a broken nation and bring healing where there was discord. And like Obama, Blair had an agenda of change. What few realized at the time was that in fact he was a radical of a different stripe. He wanted to remake Britain and even change human nature itself, wiping out prejudice and ushering in a new world order of progressivism.
Accordingly, his government either directly promoted or did nothing to stop the long march through Britain's institutions the systematic undermining of the country's fundamental values and traditions, in line with the cultural Marxism strategy of the philosopher Antonin Gramsci. It tore up Britain's (unwritten) constitution, devolving power to Scotland and changing the composition of the upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, destroying the delicate equilibrium of the balance of power. It also set about changing the identity of the country.
Promoting the doctrine of multiculturalism, it opened Britain's doors to mass immigration. In the state-controlled schools, teachers no longer saw their role as the transmission of Britain's historic culture, which was "racist"; accordingly, children were not taught the history of their country, but instead a concept of 'citizenship' which was all about changing the values of the country.
Obama has talked about remedying what he sees as the flaws in the U.S. Constitution which promotes only "negative liberties," or freedom from something rather than positive rights to something.
As a result, freedom has shrunk to what ideology permits. Equality legislation has cemented a "victim culture" under which the interests of all groups deemed to be powerless (black people, women, gays) trump those deemed to be powerful (white people, men, Christians).
- - Melanie Phillips, - author of Londonistan - "Tips on conserving and protecting from across the pond. "
ON SAVING WESTERN CIVILISATION : PART I
by James Reed
Much of the time of writers at this site (myself, Simpson, Wilson, Ewer, Len the Cleaner, etc) is spent in 'Emergencies Services work, fighting day-to-day media bushfires. We try to hose down the thoughts of the inner-city intellectual elites as expressed primarily in the print media, books, electronic media and sometimes, website bloggs. (I hate that word. I usually forget the 'l ').
Saving Western civilisation is in part a philosophical and religious task that involves the precise motto of the Heritage Society 's journal, 'linking the past with the present for the future. This task is not performed by existing universities, which I have, I believe, adequately shown in my articles. The existing education system is rotten to the core.
Some illustrative comments are in order:
During the 18th century linguists came to see resemblances between European and Sanskrit languages, and concluded that these languages came from a common source. Sanskrit was found not to be the parent language. A more basic Aryan or Germanic-Indo language was postulated as being the original one. And there was an Aryan people, early Europeans who spoke it and left their language with the conquered Indian peoples.
Barfield then is attempting to give back to the English-speaking people a history which the politically correct Establishment even the universities have taken from them. Aryan people cannot even describe themselves as that today following Hitler 's misuse of the notion. But a people should not face a conceptual oblivion merely because of one bad egg. Barfield bravely defended the historicity of Aryans even in the post-World War II period.
Barfield 's Saving the Appearances (1965) is a profound philosophical text which analyses the nature of historical perceptions from ancient man 's perception of the world (Original Participation), to the medieval period to modern man. These perceptions are what the sociologist Durkheim called 'collective representations.
This theme of existential alienation lies also in the spiritual vision of the great English writer J.R.R. Tolkien and is seen well even in the film version of The Lord of the Rings. The dark lords prepare a 'new order by war, a war machine fuelled by the destruction of nature. Stratford Caldecott 's Secret Fire: The Spiritual Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien explores this theme of the existential and moral threat of technological power, along with many others in Tolkien 's work. Most importantly Tolkien sought to give back to the English-speaking peoples a mytho-poetic past that the machines of modernity, as surely as the march of the armies of Mordor, had silenced.
This longing for a touch of our ancestry, of a world departed, perhaps explains why The Lord of the Rings, after the Bible, has been one of the most widely-read books of the twentieth century. I will have more to say about this in another essay.
ARCHITECTS OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE GIVEN TOP POSITIONS BY OBAMA
"Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse? And why are they being given top positions in Obama's Administration?
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, November 9, 2008 writes:
The levels of indebtedness have skyrocketed. Industrial corporations are driven into bankruptcy, taken over by the global financial institutions. Credit, namely the supply of loanable funds, which constitutes the lifeline of production and investment, is controlled by a handful of financial conglomerates. With the "bailout", the public debt has spiralled. America is the most indebted country on earth. Prior to the "bailout", the US public debt was of the order of 10 trillion dollars. This US dollar denominated debt is composed of outstanding treasury bills and government bonds held by individuals, foreign governments, corporations and financial institutions.
"The Bailout": The US Administration is Financing its Own Indebtedness
The US administration is financing its own indebtedness. Federal, State and municipal governments are increasingly in a straightjacket, under the tight control of the global financial conglomerates. Increasingly, the creditors call the shots on government reform. The bailout is conducive to the consolidation and a centralization of banking power, which in turn backlashes on real economic activity, leading to a string of bankruptcies and mass unemployment.
Will an Obama Administration Reverse the Tide?
The Democrats casually blame the Bush administration for the October financial meltdown. Obama says that he will be introducing an entirely different policy agenda which responds to the interests of Main Street:
"Tomorrow, you can turn the page on policies that put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of men and women all across Main Street.
Is Obama committed to "taming Wall Street" and "disarming financial markets"?
Bill Clinton signed into law the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, November 12, 1999. Under the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, effective control over the entire US financial services industry (including insurance companies, pension funds, securities companies, etc.) had been transferred to a handful of financial conglomerates and their associated hedge funds.
Who are the architects of this debacle?
At the time of writing, Obama's favourite is:
The Washington Consensus:
While they may disagree on some issues, they are firmly committed to the Washington-Wall Street Consensus. They are utterly ruthless in their management of economic and financial processes. Their actions are profit driven.
How are people's lives affected by the deadly gamut of macro-economic and financial reforms, which is spearheading entire sectors of economic activity into bankruptcy.
The economic reasoning underlying neoliberal economic discourse is often cynical and contemptuous.
OBAMA 'S CONSTITUTIONAL STATUS QUESTIONEDHow many people, during the last few weeks of the US election, knew there were legal moves afoot to force Barak Hussein Obama to prove his legal status as a United States citizen? One would have thought such startling allegations would be media headline news splashed around the world. But no. Our mainline media didn 't think the news warranted it. Philadelphia 's 'Family Newspaper The Bulletin, 11/09/2008 did think it worth the following report: http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20193200&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8 by John P. Connolly. 'Two of the plaintiffs in court cases against Sen. Barack Obama, the president-elect, are working to move their cases forward before his presidential inauguration. Philip J. Berg, the attorney who filed suit against Mr. Obama challenging him to produce his original birth certificate to prove he meets the constitutional requirements to serve as U.S. president. Mr. Berg filed a Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court late in October, in an effort to force Mr. Obama to produce the document. Accordingly, the U.S. Supreme Court has said that Mr. Obama, the DNC and all co-defendants are to respond to the writ, on or before Dec. 1. The judge in Mr. Berg's original case ruled that Mr. Berg does not have standing to enforce the constitutional requirements on a presidential candidate. Mr. Berg appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court. "I look forward to receiving defendant Obama's response to the writ and am hopeful the U. S. Supreme Court will review Berg v. Obama. I believe Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally-qualified natural-born citizen and is ineligible to assume the office of President of the United States." Mr. Obama put an electronic photo of a birth certification on his "Fight the Smears" Web site, a document that his critics have found unconvincing. The raised seal and authoritative signature needed to validate the document cannot be seen on the scan. The Obama campaign was unwilling to release the original document to the court when Mr. Berg filed suit in August, choosing instead to argue against Mr. Berg's standing. Mr. Berg asserts that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya, as his mother, Ann Dunham, was denied entry to the plane home due to her advanced pregnancy. Since she was only 18 at the time of Mr. Obama's birth, she would not have passed citizenship on to Mr. Obama. In 1961, citizenship could only be passed on to a child where one parent was an alien should the citizen parent have resided in the U.S. for 10 years, five of those over the age of 14. The State of Hawaii has refused to release copies of Mr. Obama's birth certificate, because Department of Health officials say the privacy statutes of the state prevent them from doing so to anyone who does not have a "direct and tangible interest" in the record as prescribed in the state statute. In Honolulu, Andy Martin, a long-time critic of Mr. Obama, filed a lawsuit in October, in an attempt to get the Hawaiian Department of Health to release Mr. Obama's birth certificate records. Mr. Martin announced last week that he plans to get members of the Electoral College to pressure Mr. Obama into presenting his birth certificate. "We are going to start organizing a 'Goal Line Stand' in the Electoral College to force Barack Obama to produce his original 1961 birth certificate for review by the American people," Mr. Martin said. "Republicans, conservatives and independents have a new rallying point. Don't let Obama pass through the Electoral College until he has produced his original birth certificate and ended the mystery shrouding his origins." No one, aside from Department of Health officials, has seen the original document. Mr. Martin has a court hearing on Nov. 18 in the Circuit Court for Honolulu, Hawaii to continue his case. '
OBAMAGEDDON!by Peter Ewer
I had been in my favourite watering hole, drowning my sorrows when it happened. B.S. Obama, superstar, was elevated to the status of world emperor, if not godhood. I watched his arrogant body language as he said that America is a place where anything is possible. 'That 's for sure, said I. The camera focussed upon women in the audience having Obamaswoons. Eyes were rolling, glazed, tears flowing, lips frantically moving all-in-all, a sensual-religious experience. Beyond Beatlemania, beyond the Princess Diana cult, this was a new phenomena. The ultimate in dumbing down. Obama, who voted for the Patriot Act II and many of the things George Bush supported (in addition to traditional Left causes like gun banning) won on a 'Change We Need ticket. What 'change could this Soros-backed, Corporate-sponsored puppet deliver, apart from open borders and even more massive immigration? The glazed-eyed brain-dead masses were supporting their own racial annihilation. Oh-Obamagod, who holds that the nation is the source of evil in the world, plans to give the disputed territories of Israel and half of Jerusalem to the Arabs but the US Jews backed him like he was one of their own. Maybe, just maybe, they will come to regret this.
MAGIC AND SUPERSTITION IN THE AUSTRALIAN
by James Reed
On the same day, we have the story from Washington correspondent, Geoff Elliott, 'First Results Good Omen for Obama. Two tiny towns were the first to vote 'Obama '. Yes, but consider the use of the word 'omen which has a magical connotation. This has been a common theme in the excited media 's drive to create a Black president. Say that it is destiny and inevitable. That which the 'god of multiculturalism wants.
JAMES REED 'CRIES FOR 'JUSTICE FOR JUSTICE EINFELD
by James Reed
Einfeld presented himself as Justice Conscience and Justice Human Rights but this story shows that over a pathetic fine he was willing to betray public trust. This national living treasure is a living liar, a victim of his own arrogance. He knew the law as well as anyone but chose to betray the trust of the court.
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