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11 October 1996. Thought for the Week: "The philosophy of association is therefore the joining together of all associates for the good of the associates....Let us define Social Credit as a system of society at the service of each and every one of its members, in which politics is at the service of each and every one of the citizens, and economics is at the service of each and every one of the consumers."
Louis Even in This Age of Plenty, 1946
CENTRALISATION THE ENEMY
In his masterly survey of the programme of centralisation designed to abolish the sovereignty of the Nation States of Europe by forcing them into a United States of Europe, Mr. Don Martin, National Director of The British League of Rights and himself a small businessman, took his audience back to C.H. Douglas's first book, Economic Democracy, in which the man who gave the world what is known as Social Credit, warned that all attempts to resolve the problems of mankind through centralisation must lead to increasing conflicts and disasters. Douglas, writing immediately after the First World War, allegedly fought to make the world safe for democracy, and made what can only be described as a prophetic comment.
At a time when there is a growing propaganda
campaign to force nations to join Common Markets and to increase
the power of the United Nations Organisation, it is of value
to quote what Douglas said:
As Douglas predicted, the League of Nations, the first attempt to establish the foundations of some type of a World State, proved disastrous because the basic causes of war remained. Those causes remain today. It is therefore inevitable that attempts to organise mankind into bigger and bigger groups must result in increasingly disastrous results.
If a desperate British people decide that they can no longer remain in the European Economic Community, this might well result in war - a type of civil war. The American Civil War was the result of the Southern States attempting to withdraw from a Union, which they found increasingly oppressive.
The future of what is left of Western Civilisation depends upon whether effective action can be taken to decentralise power, starting with financial and economic power. Douglas saw this clearly and that is why it is appropriate that this question be faced while there is still time for effective action.
Every retreat from centralisation is a step in the right direction. The Graeme Campbell Australia First movement basically offers the opportunity for Australians to take such a step. It will be most instructive to observe the attitude of those groups opposed to such decentralisation of power.
SOCIAL CREDIT IN THE U.S.A.
Those attending the New Times Anniversary Dinner were inspired by a message from Mr. Michael Lane of the U.S.A., and the distribution of the first issue of a new Social Credit paper, Triumph of the Past. We are making this available to all our readers who can, if they so desire, subscribe direct to the U.S.A. Michael Lane deserves every support.
It is inspiring to report that Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland have authorised a Polish translation of Louis Even's classic, This Age of Plenty. An English translation is also now available from Canada and the League of Rights is making arrangements to import a supply of this work.
FISCHER'S FEARS FOR ASIAN TRADE
by David Thompson
But in the same edition of that newspaper,
another account was reported of an Asian nation seeking to
limit immigration under the headline "Malaysia ponders radical
changes to stem immigrant tide". But did Dr. Mahathir consult
John Howard or Alexander Downer before his country settled
on an immigration policy designed to keep others out? Apparently
The role of the press in such issues should also be examined. Mr. Fischer's fears were front page headlines. The Malaysia decision was reported on page 24, in terms that indicated that there was little significance in its impact on trade. Why is Hanson's attitude to Asian immigration of such import, when the Malaysian attitude to mass immigration is of little concern?
Malaysia, as one correspondent points
out, is a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-ethnic country:
Malaysia is not the only Asian nation that makes its own policy on immigration, racial problems and social friction without fear of being attacked by other nations as being "racist". Almost every other Asian nation has well-developed views about the racial superiority of Asian peoples over European peoples. Mr. Fischer makes a fool of himself, and of us, by deferring to "Asia" on such matters.
It is very clear that Mr. Fischer has never read Chin-ning Chu's masterly book, The Asian Mind Game, in which she points out that Asians have no scruples whatever in "discriminating" in their own favour concerning racial characteristics, and holding Europeans in complete contempt for purporting to abhor any such discrimination. The Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, etc., are fully prepared to discriminate in their own best interests against any other racial or national group.
The Asian Mind Game, by Chin-ning Chu, is available from all League book services, $20.00, or $23.00 posted.
NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO IGNORE IMMIGRATION BACKLASH
For many years the League of Rights has warned that community discomfort with Asian immigration should be addressed, rather than ignored, or dismissed as belonging to the "racist fringe". Since Professor Geoffrey Blainey made his own prophetic warning in 1984, every effort has been made to depict resentment to mass immigration as over-stated and un-Australian. But it has now become clear that such concerns can no longer be ignored.
Since Pauline Hanson's address to the Parliament raised such issues, it almost appears to have had a cathartic effect, with "ordinary" Australians now beginning to speak their minds about the issue without fear of retribution. A study published in Monash University's "People and Place" journal shows that two out of every three Australians believe the nation's immigration intake is too high and most are especially concerned about Asian immigration.
In an extraordinary editorial, The
Weekend Australian indicated that it had finally been
forced to face reality, and confront the overwhelming evidence
that Australians do not want Asian immigration. "Public support
for Australia's immigration programme has all but collapsed.
This is obvious from the 'Newspoll' published in The Australian
yesterday. It demands an urgent and long overdue reassessment
of immigration to this country.
So at last one newspaper has awakened, albeit grudgingly. The editorial writer cannot bring himself to consider the possibility that the vast majority of Australians object to the impact immigration has had on the Australian identity. And large numbers of us would not regard an open-door immigration policy, which, in practice, discriminates against our traditional source of migrants, Great Britain, as some form of "social progress", but rather the opposite of social progress.
The Australian calls for "re-establishing a basis for the programme" of mass immigration. That is, let us now cast about for another reason why we should continue a mass migration, open-door immigration policy now that it is clear that Australians have thoroughly rejected the previous reasons - the establishment of a multi-cultural society. Perhaps the message has not penetrated after all.
SLAMMING THE DOOR ON SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
An ancient skeleton of a Caucasian person recently unearthed in the Pacific northwest of the United States casts doubt on the prevailing view that the American "Indians" are the original indigenous inhabitants of the U.S. The assumption is that the Indians came across the Bering land bridge from central Asia and Siberia, and much of U.S. indigenous policy is based upon this assumption.
But what if the American Indians were not the original inhabitants? The whole indigenous industry could be undermined, especially if it were shown that the caucasians actually pre-dated the Indians, but were driven out, killed off, or eaten by the "Indians". The American Indians have an answer to this problem: declare the skeleton to be of one of their own, and insist that religious imperatives require that it be re-buried immediately, and not disturbed.
A similar situation exists in Australia. Some years ago, archaeologists found what was a most significant camping and living site of an ancient people at Kow Swamp, which raised many questions about just who the original indigenes might have been. Aboriginal groups insisted that Kow Swamp was a sacred burial ground, and that it be re-buried, and no bones or artifacts recovered for scientific analysis. ]
There appears to be a pattern developing here that even a racially colour blind, politically correct society might identify'. But at present, superstition is apparently more important than the truth. What has the "Aboriginal industry" to fear from the truth?
NATIONAL SEMINAR A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS
The League's 50th Anniversary National
Seminar, held on Saturday, 5th, at the Sheraton Hotel, can
only be regarded as another tremendously successful seminar.
Around the central theme of "The Struggle for the World",
David Thompson stressed in his introductory opening remarks
that this struggle would be won not with force of arms, or
even financial clout, but with the force of ideas.
Seminar speakers presented papers of the highest standard, beginning with Mr. Peter Davis, the Mayor of Port Lincoln. He was followed by Mr. Donald Martin, National Director of the British League of Rights, bringing a graphic account of how the British were manipulated into the European Union. Mr. Martin's address is a warning account of what Australia faces in the future attempt to form a Pacific Basin Community, with the attendant loss of sovereignty, heritage and identity.
The Seminar Dinner break included several historic video records, including the presentation to the Rhodesian Government of a tanker of petrol as a symbol of international support for the Rhodesians, and of international contempt for United Nations sanctions declared against Rhodesia. The final paper, by Mr. Jeremy Lee, encompassed the development of a global power structure, known as a "new world order" (which is clearly not new, and certainly not orderly) or as a form of world government, breaking up before our eyes.
The League's Action Conference was the best attended for a number of years, and rated as a major success, with reports of constructive political action from around the nation, and other countries. From the calibre of those present at this conference, it is clear that the League could be better equipped for the next millennia than ever to influence the course of political events.
Eric Butler stressed that the League's
success in warning of political crises in advance, and equipping
the individual to provide constructive answers, was a product
of a long-term view of both history and the future. David
Thompson analysed the present political position, with an
assessment of the influence of Pauline Hanson, Graeme Campbell
and Australia First.
THE LEAGUE AND AUSTRALIA FIRST
During the Action Conference, actionists were offered a thorough analysis of Graeme Campbell's Australia First, and its potential to fill an ever-deepening political vacuum left by conservative and socialist political parties alike as they abandon and betray their constituencies under the pressure of the continual struggle for power.
The League's position in respect of
the new Australia First party was placed on the record by
David Thompson, who confirmed the League's view that political
parties in general were much more a part of "the political
problem" rather than a part of the solution. The corrupting
influence of power is constant, and those involved in the
power struggle could never escape it.
David Thompson recalled that in the past, the League had supported other individuals, like Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen when, as Queensland Premier, he had pursued constructive policies. But the League had, at other times, withdrawn support from Sir Joh when it was clear that other policies, such as foreign investment in Queensland real estate, were obviously against the national interest. Australia First could expect similar critical scrutiny from the League, David Thompson assured the Conference.
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