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NONE SO BLIND - THE CHRISTIAN AND MAMMON
by Jeremy Lee
"When money is
lent on a contract to receive not only the principal sum again, but also an increase
by way of compensation for the use, the interest is called interest by those who
think it lawful, and usury by those who do not
modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps,
the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was
conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from
them but leave them the power to create money, and with a flick of a pen, they
will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from
them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear; for then this would be a
better and happier world to live in. But if you want to be the slaves of bankers
and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money
and control credit,"
"No man can serve two masters . You cannot worship God and mammon (money") - The words of Christ, (Matt: 6:24)
forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors
* * * * *
Where was the Gospel of Peace, sung in the heavens over a lowly Bethlehem cattle stall?
The 1914-18 World War, in which over 50 million people died, was believed at the time to be "the war that would end all war". It proved instead to be the start of a succession of wars that has escalated and traversed the globe in almost a century since then. Man's capacity to murder and mutilate his fellow-man now makes women and children involuntary combatants. The radiation from Depleted Uranium now threatens victor and vanquished alike. In truth, there are no victors.
In 1900 the Christian church dominated the ethos of the West, which was not ashamed to bear the name "Western Christian Civilisation". Its missionary work believed that salvation also included the quest for a kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven".
Among those with this ethos was a Melbourne engineer, Leslie Hollins, who had believed the end of the Great War heralded a new time when 'swords would be hammered into ploughshares' and nations would no longer prepare for war. Worldwide, broken and haunted men and women had limped home from the trenches, bomb-craters and hospitals with this hope.
Fifteen years later, these hopes were dashed in bitter ashes. The Great Depression was at its peak. Unemployment in Australia reached 29%, with over 1 million, including many returned servicemen, trudging the roads looking for work.
Yet there was more than enough for everybody. Nations were feverishly re-arming. Where was the Gospel of Peace, sung in the heavens over a lowly Bethlehem cattle stall?
Leslie Hollins was amongst thousands who grappled with this question. What had gone wrong? Where was the key? He was astute enough to reject Communism, postulated by many during the Depression as the answer to 'the evils of Capitalism'. From the end of the Great War the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia had merely extended the bloodshed to the purges of Stalin's Soviet Union then prevailing.
Hollins did not know at that stage that there was a third and greater power - the Money Power - which financed Communism and Capitalism, War and Peace, Industry and Employment through the Creation of Debt and Interest in perpetuity.
not revealed until later that the Peace Conference, which determined the outcome
between victor and vanquished at the end of World War I - and laid the foundations
for World War II - saw two brothers from the same banking firm, each representing
opposing sides at the negotiating table in Versailles! But Leslie Hollins had
heard of a fellow engineer from Scotland, Clifford Douglas, who had asked the
same questions, and had put forward some ideas in keeping with the enhancement
of individual freedom and the Gospel of Peace which had shaped the world until
Great Depression focused enormous attention on Clifford Hugh Douglas and what
he was saying. His ideas were so radically different that they challenged convention
at every turn. Extrapolated to the present they postulated:
Because of an intensifying conflict between the new work-force - the machine, electronics, 'workerless' robotic factories and the computerised information super-highway - against the insistence that all human beings should be fully employed economic theory developed the 'growth' economy as the only model, and exports as the only means of sustaining it. Boom-and-Bust was an inevitable part of the process. Conflict between nations for markets was the main cause of war. Production was often destroyed to keep the process going, while those without incomes starved in their millions A few of the most cynical argued that a "jolly good war' was the best way to stimulate stagnant economies. We are now close to destroying the earth and those who live on it.
A global coalition of banks and
Douglas showed how the wage and salary system needed to give way to a dividend
system, in which all citizens, by birthright, would receive income-supplementation
in the form of a debt-free dividend, like shareholders in a commercial company.
This would be available to young and old, men and women, employed and unemployed
alike. Douglas showed precisely how this could be costed, accounted and distributed.
Leslie Hollins, brought up in a conservative society still dominated by the puritan work-ethic, wrestled with Douglas, recoiling and advancing, until he was finally convinced this was the only way through to a "life more abundant" for the people on earth. And he arrived at the obvious question: "Where was the Church?" One can only echo "Where indeed?"
In 1934, at the height of the Depression, Hollins published his own book, "Democracy at the Crossroads". It is a gripping account of one man's struggle to gain an accurate picture of a diseased world, and the remedy put forward by a fellow engineer. He asked: " . The Church of God did save the common people in the twelfth century against the tyranny of princes. Can she? - will she - in the 20th century, save them from the tyranny of pence?"
But a deep silence prevailed from both Catholic and Protestant sides of the church, with a few brilliant exceptions. In 1891 Pope Leo XIII issued the encyclical Rerum Novarum establishing the correct principles of the relationship between workers and employers. In practice, such principles were incapable of operation while both were financed under the usury/debt system. Forty years later Pope Pius XI issued a commemorative Encyclical Quadragesimo Anno in which he praised Leo's earlier Encyclical, but added that those who controlled credit were accumulating so much power that "none dared breath against their will."
But it was left to a small protestant church, the Congregational Union of Scotland, to undertake the most exhaustive examination of the money question. It took evidence from experts, holding 17 meetings, presenting its final report on May 10, 1962. It concluded: "We believe that the existing system of debt-finance, whereby practically all money comes into circulation as interest-bearing debt, is prejudicial to human well-being .."
The Empire of Mammon
over a tonne for every living Australian!
The global debt
system is horrendous! Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, in research commissioned by
the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (June 2006) submitted: "
public, -private, foreign and unfunded liabilities of the United States now total
$US105.9 TRILLION - over $US 22,000 for every living man, woman and child on the
planet! The deceptive bubble of prosperity is now collapsing.
Debt in Australia
MISLEADING AND MISCHIEVIOUS CLAIMS
Hands up those readers
who have received the email titled:
from the book are being circulated via email and the claim is: 'The Queen owns
the ground beneath everyone's feet.'
Misleading and Mishcievious Daily Mail article commenced:
is the startling claim made by investigative journalist and financial writer Kevin
Cahill in his forthcoming book Who Owns the World: The Hidden Facts Behind Landownership.
Cahill claims: His book is the first ever published on land ownership
world-wide, and, he claims, is the result of five years' research, studying
government documents across the globe. He claims that the Queen's property
portfolio - which includes the 32 Countries and territories over which she reigns
and the 53 Commonwealth nations - adds up to a dizzying 9,910 million acres.
DR. DAVID MITCHELL, constitutional authority clarifies the misleading and mischievious claims:
"Like much of the
nonsense currently being circulated regarding alleged inapplicability of law,
this claim sounds as if it might be right.
In our constitutional system the term Crown or Queen can be confusing because it usually has no reference to the person of the monarch. Both these words are generic terms meaning "the government". It is nonsense to say that the Queen has any claim, let alone first claim, on your home. By legislation, the government does have some rights, but the Queen in person has none.
law protected Freeholder's rights:
and borrower and 'his' land
Since the passing of the Land Titles Acts in every State of Australia the term "mortgage" is still used but the freeholder retains title. If the borrower fails to fulfil his contract to repay principal and interest the lender has power to sell the land for the purpose of recovering what is owing to him under the loan contract. The way in which land is held or owned is called "tenure". The owner is called a "tenant" (e.g. tenant in fee simple, joint tenant, tenant in common), not because he pays rent but because "tenant" means "holder".
'Crown' land and Native Title claims
The Queen in person does own land in freehold, as do other members of the Royal Family, (particularly in U.K., perhaps in other countries also) but unalienated Crown land is not hers.
"Crown" land is government land of the country concerned. The Queen has no power to resume land from a freeholder for her own benefit. Resumption can only take place if there is government legislation authorising it. In the Commonwealth and in every State there is legislation authorising the government to resume land for public purposes, but the payment of "just compensation" to the landowner is required.
Compulsory acquisition is common, particularly for road making or widening. Acquired land does not become the property of the Queen, even in war time. If the acquisition is stated to be in the name of the Queen or the Crown, this still means the acquisition is by and for the government." (emphasis added throughout)
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BOOKS - FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
Lee has reminded us:
Fastforward: The Zionist Anglo-American Empire Meltdown," by Matthias Chang,
former political secretary to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. This
is an interesting book because it is a critique of Zionism from an Asian nationalist.
Further, the book does more than merely describe "Zionist power" - it predicts
an end to the "Zionist-Anglo American Empire" through a type of imperialist overshoot
or meltdown with inevitable nuclear wars:
High Priests of War," by Michael Collins Piper:
"The New Jerusalem
- Zionist Power in America," by Michael Collins Piper:
are Facts" by Benjamin Freedman:
Race Against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century" Edited by George McDaniel
- Foreword by Jared Taylor.
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