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15 July 1987. Thought for the Week: "The power of Black Magic in mass propaganda is such that it appears to be capable of rendering many people blind to obvious facts. We are told, for instance, that the coming millennium depends on the reign of Justice and Law ... Justice, the Law of Shylock, is the perfect demonstration of the unsuitability of the legal process to anything but a purely static condition. In order to make the world suitable for the Reign of Law, the relationship of every individual to the Law must be similar, which, in the last resort, means that all individuals must be similar. Laws are made by people with the Card index mind. It is easy, and right, to card index motorcars; but that is not at all the same thing as to card index fifty million people. Any attempt to card index even five individuals leads straight to the situation envisaged by Blake when he wrote, 'One Law for the Lion and the Lamb is oppression.' The Law, in fact, is a process of standardisation, and is not an objective to be sought but an evil to be minimised."
C H. Douglas in "Whose Service is Perfect Freedom."

BACK TO BASIC ECONOMICS

Conflicts between the more radical leaders of the Trade union Movement, with strikes inconveniencing large numbers of people, such governments, provide confirmation of the fact that genuine harmony in society is impossible under financial policies which generate total debts at a faster rate than they can be liquidated, and which make inflation, whether it be great or relatively small, mathematically certain. C.H. Douglas, the author of Social Credit pointed this out approximately 60 years ago, and events have continued to confirm his predictions.

The current situation is an appropriate time to go back to some basic economic truths. The true purpose of an economic system is to produce goods and services in the priority required by consumers, freely indicating their requirements by the most flexible "voting system" ever designed by Man: i.e. the money system. The first, and most basic requirements are food, clothing and shelter, in that order. A free enterprise system, based upon private ownership, and genuine competition, has been proved to be the most efficient way to produce goods and services.

In a country like Australia, it is a fact beyond dispute that there are no physical problems concerning the production of adequate food, clothing and houses, along with other basic requirements, such as lighting and power, for the whole of the Australian people. It is an obscenity that any elderly Australian, who has made their contribution to the building of the vast physical potential of the nation, should be concerned about getting access to the basic requirements of civilised living.

The most important cause of nearly all strikes is related to a steady depreciation in the value of money, of itself really only a sophisticated ticket system. Douglas pointed out early in his career that the Trade Union monopoly was a major ally of the Debt system. Socialists generally have strongly resisted any modification of the Debt system which would enable the individual to gain direct access to the benefits of a production system which increasingly reflects the importance of technology incorporating both a physical and a cultural heritage built up over a long period of time.

All manifestations of Central Planning, with centralised control of the creation and distribution financial credit being the main instrument of planning, are a reflection of the philosophy that individuals cannot he trusted with genuine security and freedom. The John Halfpenny's of the Trade Union monopoly never ever suggest a strike against high taxation of any kind, or high interest rates. They constantly misdirect the wage earner into striking for higher wages, this increasing the problems of those operating the production, distribution and transport system while creating a type of civil war in society. The trained Marxist aims, of course, to keep producing social friction. The wage earner is one of the main victims of this friction.

The philosophy undergirding the policy of the Centrally Managed Economy, which in countries like Australia increasingly approximates the Corporate State of Mussolini and Hitler, is that the economic system does not exist primarily to create what individuals require, and that this should be achieved with the minimum of human effort, but to control the individual. "Full employment" is maintained by a vast misdirection of human effort and resources. Instead of one billion dollars being made available to build houses, a monstrosity called a new Parliament House is erected. More and more resources are used to house bureaucrats and others who spend their time trying to control the activities of their fellows.

If the Australian people had direct control of their own money system, how many would vote in favour of allocating thousands of millions in "foreign aid", much of it going to criminal and Marxist regimes. If wage earners could grasp some basic economic truths, they would realise that they are being increasingly driven down a totalitarian road.

Treasury figures issued last week showed that the Federal government collected $2,861 million more tax in 1987-88 than estimated in the budget. This increased revenue has helped to produce a Budget surplus of $2,291 million - the first surplus in 35 years. Instead of the over taxed Australian people being given some of their own money back in the form of lower taxes, Finance Minister Senator Walsh reacted by stressing that the surplus would be used to repay overseas debt, not to fund personal tax cuts. The International Debt Merchants are more important than the Australian people. What do the John Halfpenny's have to say about this? Nothing.


BRIEF COMMENTS

Those who had hoped that outspoken RSL leader Bruce Ruxton might be removed at the recent Victorian RSL conference, were doomed to be disappointed. Although a respected RSL member, Mr. Ray Wheeler, contested the Presidency, Bruce Ruxton was re-elected with a massive majority. Mr. Wheeler was elected senior vice-president. Second World War heroine, Mrs. Nancy Wake-Forward, electrified the conference with a hard-hitting attack on Asian immigration and Japanese investments. Mrs. Wake received thunderous applause when she said, "I guess we have to accept the Japanese dollar and the Japanese tourist, but I'll be damned if I am going to stand by and watch as signs are erected in Japanese." Mrs. Wake said she would like to see the emergence of a new party, which would reflect the views of the 80% opposed to the present immigration policy. But one more party is unnecessary; all that is required is the introduction of the Citizens' Initiative Referendum, which would enable the Australian people to demand a referendum on immigration.

The League of Rights believes in co-operating, where it can, with those it agrees with on specific issues. Logos has done some excellent work on certain issues such as the Bill of Rights, the ID Card, and Constitutional issues. But we agree with several supporters who criticise an article by Mr. Ian Hodge, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Studies, in the May issue of Logos. Mr. Hodge was responsible some time back for a very sloppy and misleading attack on Social Credit. His article is a plea for complete free trade, with reference to 'free market". A market is simply a number of people with money in their pockets. Mr. Hodge does not mention how the money supply is created and how it is controlled. It is misleading to talk about a free market under present financial policies. The drive towards "free trade" is backed by those who aim to create the New International Economic Order.

At a time when the Christian Church should be speaking with Authority on basic issues concerning the use and misuse of power in all its forms, it is becoming increasingly fragmented, primarily as a break with long established tradition. The proposed ordination of women by the Anglican Church was certain to be seen by many Anglicans, long concerned about many of the breaks with tradition, as the "last straw", and therefore certain to produce a major schism. The Roman Catholic Church is faced with the same type of schism as the result of the ex-communication of Archbishop Lefebvre and those whose only "crime" appears to be a desire to defend traditionalism as opposed to the modernist fad that change for the sake of change is desirable. It is the same type of philosophy that has sapped the foundation of the value system upon which Western Civilisation was created. Instead of opposing this philosophy of "change is inevitable", and providing a stabilising influence, the Church has become a victim of it. We do not believe that this has been accidental.

It is disturbing to note how many Municipal Councillors and their organisations are being "conned" by the Fabian Socialists on the Referendum proposal to bring Local Government within the scope of Federal Constitution. Evidence indicates that some of the prime movers in favour of Local Government officially supporting a YES vote on the issue, are Local Government officials, many of the younger members products of the "new education" and influenced by the totalitarian philosophy that public servants are an elite who are experts on what is good for society. It is interesting that those once known as Municipal Clerks are now known as "Municipal Managers." The July issue of the journal of the Victorian Municipal Association carries an extensive article by Prime Minister Hawke eulogising the Referendum proposal on Local Government. It is to be hoped that enough Councillors who are opposed to a YES vote demand that equal space be given to an outlining of the NO case. And if Local Government Councillors are going to spend the ratepayers money on a YES campaign, ratepayers should insist that at least equal opportunity should be provided for the presentation of the NO case.

Queensland Sunshine Coast National Party women, who planned a luncheon to honour former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, claim that they were placed under "heavy pressure" by National Party President Sir Robert Sparkes to abandon the luncheon. Sir Robert is the man who charges the League of Rights with being "extremist". Sir Robert's attempt to "heavy" the National Party ladies has resulted in a number of resignations from the National Party. The Queensland National Party under Sir Robert Sparkes continues on its path of self-destruction.


FROM HANSARD

The Senate, May 26th Constitution (Alteration) Parliamentary Terms, Bill ... Senator Glen Shiel:
"..... Fundamentally the Labor Government wants to destroy the Federal system, as we know it. It wants to get rid of the Senate; it wants to get rid of the States; it wants to get rid of local government in its fond hope for Utopia. It wants to have a big uncontrolled and uncontrollable Federal Government in Canberra, a series of regional developments around Australia and all strings tied to Canberra.
"If honourable senators do not think the Government means that, they should look at what it is doing now with Aboriginal administration. It is making 40 regional development areas for Aborigines, and it will tie all the strings to Canberra and bypass the States. This is a portent of things to come...."

Senator Glen Shiel:
..... "The founding fathers gave us the most powerful Upper House of any in the world, and that was by design. Prime Minister after Prime Minister has tried to crack our Constitution and reduce the role of the Senate. They see it as an obstruction to their rule and their power, - and it is and it is supposed to be. The Opposition senators found that out in the early years of the Whitlam Government when the Senate was amending his legislation, but any Senate that was acting capriciously or wantonly would very soon be disciplined by the people. "A deluge of revolutionary legislation was coming through and the Liberal and National Parties in the Senate were amending it and acting as if we were a government in exile. We very soon lost public support and we had to change our attitude and say, 'The Whitlam Government was elected; it is supposed to govern', we let a lot of those Bills go through. We promised to repeal a lot of them when we won government, but we never did. The Bills are still on the statute book..."

Senator Susan Knowles:
"The proposal (Referenda) regarding freedom of religion is especially dangerous. For a start, the proposal will amend the section of the Constitution, which was originally inserted, not as a guarantee of religious freedom, but as a guarantee that there would not be an established church in Australia. The wording of the proposed new section of the Constitution omits the current reference to the making of a law. The result is that under the literal terms of the proposed new section, any act of government in Australia requiring any form of religious observance could be prohibited. "This is an example of giving a right that has the potential to remove rights. This might potentially prevent religious observance in certain schools and raise doubts about normally accepted religious ceremonies associated with public events. I have already mentioned that there was originally a proposal not to have any religious recognition of the opening of the new Parliament House.."

Senator Richard Alston:
"I think we deserve an explanation not only from the Minister for Local Government (Senator Reynolds) who is in the Senate at present, but also from the Government at large as to why the Government chose to ignore the recommendation of the Constitutional Commission simply to recognise local government bodies and instead inserted the expression, 'a system of local government'. "The expression is there for a purpose and we have not been told what it is. It may be sloppy draftsmanship, but I doubt it. It is more likely to have some form of hidden agenda...."

Our Comment:
It does have a hidden agenda! The wording is there, ready to slot in with the wording of the United Nations Convention on Local Government (even if it is not called that) which is to be brought forward if the referendum is carried, legislated upon by the HawkKeating Fabians, and validated by the High Court, if challenged. The planned legislation will strengthen local government (with Canberra funding) at the expense of the States, which will be increasingly by passed, hence - weakened...


'NO' ADVICE

"Glen Povys" of Nanago, Qld., writes in The Australian (29/6): "This is the advice my father gave to me on referendums, many years ago: 'Always vote No - they are trying to take something away from you.' To my sorrow, I voted Yes in 1967. Now 40% of Australia has been taken away."

LIBERAL VOW

"P.Hudson" of Lauderdale, Tas., tells it like it is, in The Australian, 29/6: "I have voted Liberal, both Federal and State, for the past 20 years, but the continued embrace of socialist policies, started with the Fraser Government, has at last caused me to question whether I should do so at the next election. "Only an unequivocal public assurance by the leader of the Liberal Party that, should they win the next election, they will immediately remove Australia from the provisions of the World Heritage organisation and that Australia will no longer need foreign permission to use or preserve its own territory, will I vote Liberal. "So it's over to you, Mr. Howard - is Australia to manage her own domestic affairs or are we to continue being subject to foreigners for our conservation legislation?"
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