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21 February 1997. Thought for the Week: "The state of the world is the only hope for the world."
THE ACCELERATING BREAK UP
by Eric D. Butler
There have been some brilliant descriptions of the break up of past Civilisations. Gibbon comes to mind. But Gibbon did not deal with basic causes. The genius of the man who gave the world what he described as "Social Credit", C.H. Douglas, correctly pointed out that the major cause of the collapse of Rome was the debt system of finance, along with high taxation and continuous monetary inflation, thus fostering an increasing centralisation of power in an attempt to deal with what in essence were effects. It was the centralisation of power, which was the major cause of the ultimate collapse.
It is folly and wishful thinking to believe that the death of Western Civilisation can be avoided by still more centralisation, which is akin to attempting to cure alcoholism by increased consumption of alcohol. The creation of a united Western Europe was the first major attempt to reconstruct the world, ultimately leading to some type of a New World Order. Social Crediters, having studied social dynamics, correctly predicted that what is commonly known, as the Common Market must ultimately prove disastrous.
The evidence now pours in from all parts of Western Europe: The Common Market is rapidly disintegrating. Much to the consternation of the centralisers, the younger members of the Western European nations are becoming increasingly nationalistic. There is increasing violence as young Germans, for example, watch a flood of non Germans pouring into a country where unemployment is running at high levels. Increasing numbers of French electors are turning to the Le Pen movement. The massive electoral support this movement is recruiting is a reaction to the centralist programme. Clearly public opinion in the United Kingdom has become increasingly hostile to the Common Market concept. Multiculturalism is in disarray everywhere.
Most people have forgotten that a United Nations "peacekeeping" force has been operating for several decades now in Cyprus. In spite of this there are periodic outbreaks of violence between the Greeks and the Turks. A United Nations force has operated in the Middle East ever since the Zionist invasion took place back in 1948. Those who believe that the Middle East is any closer to peace and stability because of numerous "summit" talks are deluding themselves. The Tamils in Sri-Lanka continue to make their violent protests against the Central Government. The less said about what is happening in Central Africa, the better. The euphoria concerning South Africa becomes weaker as growing violence takes place. The realists always insisted that this would be inevitable. The increasingly militant Moslems in Indonesia are now openly engaged in an orgy of destruction against the Chinese minority, many of whom are Christians. Clearly there is worse to come.
A major feature of growing conflict globally is the attempt to force nations to accept trade programmes at the expense of local communities. A feature of the current global scene is that the U.S.A. is being used as a major base by the Globalists to impose their policies internationally. The government of Taiwan has been bluntly told that they have to stop imposing protective policies against American food exports. Taiwan was led to believe over the years that it was a favoured ally of the United States. They are now learning that the policy makers of the U.S.A. have their own ideas concerning "allies". Australia's Minister for Trade, Tim Fischer, is currently starting to bleat about the threat of American exports to Australian markets. The reality is that a developing war programme, with the World Trade Organisation a major tool of the centralists, is producing one disaster after another.
Those Australians, who believe that the policy makers in the U.S.A. care two hoots about the much-vaunted ANZAS alliance, are living in a world of complete make-believe. Tensions inside Australia continue to mount as the Howard Government doggedly continues to try to impose policies, which must produce even greater social and other tensions.
Australia's only hope of survival is an acceptance of the fact that the human drama is dominated by absolutes. These absolutes can be violated but at a price. As centralism grows, social disorder grows. It can end in violence. Salvation depends upon an acceptance of the reality of absolutes. Decentralisation of power is a basic essential. Defeat of all policies of centralism slows down the growth of the tension and dislocation.
In order to understand fully the world scene as currently developing, it is essential to draw attention to the Zionist Jewish domination of the Clinton Administration in the U.S.A. Following the last American elections, with the re-election of President Clinton, over 50 percent of all major appointments in the field of policy making have been Jews. Although hushed up for a period, the background of Clinton American Secretary of State, Madeleine Albricht, has now been revealed. Her father was a prominent Jewish official in the Czech Communist Government before it collapsed.
It was the distinguished anti-Zionist Jewish writer and philosopher, Dr. Oscar Levy, who along with other courageous Jews warned the world of the consequences of over 2,000 years of Talmudic Madness, the concept of a Chosen Race. Levy said that every honest thinker had to face this reality. The madness, which is world wide, must produce its own bitter fruits. The rank and file of the Jewish people must be major victims of the growing backlash against the programme of those who claim to speak in their name.
As G.K. Chesterton said, the only hope for the world is the plight of the world and acceptance of the reality of absolutes. If those absolutes did not exist, mankind's plight would be hopeless. But it is not hopeless. The immediate future is going to be turbulent. Events have reached such a momentum that this truth must be accepted. This is not an expression of negative hopelessness but one of realism. We were told a long time ago that the truth will make us free. We must hold firmly to that faith as the storm clouds become increasingly more turbulent.
The above are the notes of a series of addresses the author has been giving in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.
AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY: THE FINAL BETRAYAL
by David Thompson
Industry Minister Moore is also now suggesting that perhaps the Government should not be bound by the productivity Commission's recommendations to reduce motor industry tariffs to 15% in 2000, and 5% by 2004. And Employment Minister Vanstone, suddenly realising that eliminating protection will blow unemployment figures beyond redemption for the term of this and the next Parliament, now thinks it is "folly" to axe the tariffs solely on "pure ideology".
"Pure ideology" seemed sufficient for Mr. Howard and his colleagues to campaign upon before the last election, but reality is now looming closer. How long will Howard and his colleagues go on paying lip service to the "pure ideology" of the economic rationalists, while it progressively strips away the incomes of ordinary Australians? When will the looming reality of "the global market" force them to change policy in order to preserve Australia's (tenuous) status as a democratic Western industrialised nation? When will the commitment to small business become serious, rather than just theoretical tinkering around the edges? As yet, no one is prepared to discuss the next and perhaps final betrayal of Australian industry.
It was the Keating A.L.P. that committed Australia to obey the new global trading policeman, the World Trade Organisation (W.T.O.). Not a murmur from the Howard/Fischer Opposition. Naturally, not a squeak from the new Howard/Fischer Government, which has had nearly a year to "discover" the reality behind the W.T.O. But now the W.T.O. has another brilliant globalist idea to make the New World Order a stone cold reality, rather than a goofy theory. The W.T.O. proposes a new, deadly agreement called the Multilateral Investment Association (M.I.A.). The proposal for the new M.I.A. has only been mentioned in a few obscure press reports in the financial pages of the world news, and by B.A. Santamaria sounding a warning note in his Weekend Australian column (8/2/97).
The provisions of the M.T.O. are relatively simple. They consist of the W.T.O. forcing agreement on all its members, including us, to permit any foreign company to invest in any sector of Australian Industry without any impediment of any sort. That is, a completely open-door investment policy, and an undertaking to cease discriminating in favour of "Australian-owned" or "Australian-made" in any way whatsoever.
Are Australian Ministers considering such an agreement as the M.I.A.? Our information is that, yes, they are! Why are they not discussing such a proposal openly. Because some way needs to be found to prepare Australians to accept it. At the present time, any such suggestion as permitting every multinational corporation free entry to the Australian economy would produce a revolt.
What is the answer to the continual betrayal of Australian sovereignty? To uphold the principles and the terms of the Australian Constitution. That is, to force our Parliamentary representatives to do just that - represent our views rather than imposing some grandiose global master plan upon us, which most of our Parliamentary Members themselves don't understand. How many of them understand the M.I.A. proposal! Write to your M.P., and ask him!
UNEMPLOYMENT AND CENTRALISED POWER
The Howard Government's "work-for-the-dole" proposal has attracted widespread support among those who find themselves, by virtue of the fact that they have an income, supporting those who do not have incomes. As one journalist pointed out last week, the prevailing philosophy behind unemployment benefits for most of the post war period has been that it is an entitlement - compensation for the community not being able to provide work for all those who want it.
This philosophy is basically accepted by B.A. Santamaria in his Weekend Australian column (15/2/97) headed "State has a duty to create work". He offers a novel, if not new, suggestion for the State to achieve the "creation of work". He points out that there are always highly beneficial infrastructure (or public works) projects that the State could undertake, if only they could be financed. Santamaria points out, quite correctly, that at one time the Commonwealth Bank did finance some public works without huge residual debts, such as the transcontinental railway, completed in 1917. Santamaria suggests then, that the private Australian banks should be stripped of their monopoly of the credit creation process, and that the Reserve Bank use this facility to finance new infrastructure to offer employment.
On the face of it, Santamaria's proposal, although radical, could offer huge potential for economic revival, until one goes back to basic principles. For example, he writes "but naturally any fit person who will not accept a permanent full-time job in his own State should not remain eligible for unemployment benefits ". Therein sound the first notes of totalitarianism that is basic to the Santamaria proposal. Is this wise and well-respected Catholic layman suggesting that an unemployed young man living, say, in Cairns should be forced to uproot himself, and move to Brisbane if a job washing dishes is available? Why draw the line at employment within the State? Why not send the boy from Cairns to Darwin (it is actually much closer). Or why not send him to Auckland, Madrid, or Tel Aviv if there is "work" there?
The Santamaria principle of State-controlled credit creation to facilitate the direction of armies of workers was actually originally proposed by Karl Marx, and can be found in the 10 principles he enunciated for the destruction of the free society. A similar proposal was advanced by the Citizens Electoral Councils.
But the Santamaria proposal can be adapted to increase individual freedom, rather than restrict it if a few basic questions are asked. To whom does the "credit creation" mechanism belong? To the banks? To the State? Or to the Australian people, whose assets and industry provide the collateral for all new credits? Do the Australian unemployed really want work? Many of them do. But if they were offered the choice between work and money, which would they accept? Obviously money! Is this possible? Mr. Santamaria outlines how it was once done, and could be done again. Is it desirable?
Santamaria has campaigned long and hard
over the years on the family. If his new credits could be
made available for mothers to remain in their homes, and paid
to individual families for the purpose, it frees the workplace
for others who need the incomes provided by employment. Mothers
of families do not need more work! Ask one. But they do need
financial assistance to be available to care for their families.
"Work-for-the-dole" schemes will be treated with the contempt they deserve from young Australians who recognise "tokenism" when they see it. Full employment is desirable only in so much as it provides all Australians with incomes. If the production system is not able to do this, then other mechanisms can. If the purpose of production is consumption, then Santamaria's new credits could just as usefully be directed towards consumption of what the Australian production system provides so efficiently.
ABORIGINAL LEADER SAYS MAYOR DAVIS NO "RACIST"
We are not subscribers to what Graeme Campbell has described as a "grubby little racist paper", Australia-Israel Review, so we do not always see some of the more hilarious articles, which appear. But we have just seen what purports to be a report on the historic New Times Dinner of last October. Then there is a really nasty piece about the "racist" Mayor of Port Lincoln, South Australia, Peter Davis, and how the resignation of four Councillors had brought the Mayor to a situation where his career was about to come to an end.
But, as our regular readers know exactly the opposite happened, the Mayor's support in the Council is stronger than ever. The Australia-Israel Review must have found this a bitter pill to swallow. And we hardly expect them to write in glowing terms of a beautiful photograph on the front page of The Advertiser of January 24th. It should be framed and sent right around Australia. There is Mayor Davis and well-known Aboriginal leader, Mandawuy Yunupingu - well known for his singing - laughing together. The Advertiser quotes Yunupingu as saying, after having met Mayor Davis for the first time, that he did not think the Mayor was a racist, commenting, "It's speculation and exaggeration on the media's behalf."
NEW INVESTMENT TREATY - ASK THE MINISTERThe consequences for Australian industry if the new Multilateral Investment Agreement is accepted by the Government (see On Target) could be entirely catastrophic. Entire industries would not so much be "wiped out" as exported to Third World locations. Any debate on foreign investment, cross media ownership, tariffs, etc., would effectively become obsolete. The Australian economy could be prostrated before the avarice of the large trans-global corporations, which have no national loyalties, few corporate ethics (apart from the pursuit of profits) and often have budgets bigger than entire nations. What are Australia's intentions in this matter? How much "control" over Australian decisions does the World Trade Organisation have? Ask Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister Tim Fischer.
MONARCHIST MEDIA BOYCOTT ON MARCH 5th
The Monarchist League in Australia have asked that we pass on to our supporters their proposal for a media boycott on March 5th, 1997. This initiative is headed by the famous Australian resistance leader, Nancy Wake (now Forward), nicknamed The White Mouse by the Nazis and awarded the George Medal by the British for her wartime bravery. Nancy Wake observes that Australia's first paper, The Sydney Gazette, commenced publication on March 5th, l803. The Monarchist League notes that in those days the press reported verbatim the news of the day, and refrained from "opinion" except in editorials. Today the press is universally biased in favour of a republican future, and the Monarchist League suggests that Monarchists respond by boycotting all press on March 5th.
To quote from their campaign brochure: "Similar to 'the mouse that roared this will undoubtedly send a crushing message to the media and to the politicians that Constitutional Monarchists are not prepared to remain silent any more. For too long we have allowed others to abuse our gentle natures."
We suggest that subscribers might feel free to support the media ban in honour of Nancy Wake, but don't pause in the important work of taking the debate right up to the republicans. What do they propose (do they know yet) that might replace the Crown? How will it work? Why is it better...etc.?
FROM THE PRESSFischer right on lesbian case - The Australian, 4/2/97
"Lesbians should be treated with kindness and pity for their emotional disorder, but disorder should be named for what it is. "No tribunal has the authority (Lesbian Secures Equal Rights to Donor Sperm, 12/2) to subject a developing child to an upbringing in a perversely disordered household. If a child looks up and he has no father, that is a tragedy, if he looks up and sees two erotically involved women playing mummies and daddies, that is a nightmare.
Damn the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal for permitting such experimentation on a child's emotional development, all to satisfy the demands of sexually disturbed adults for 'equal rights' to a child under the in vitro fertilisation program. The child's rights are less equal - he has no choice, no escape and no second chance at childhood.
Let lesbians find whatever consolation they can among themselves, given their strange and sad affliction, but they must not be allowed to impose their perverse dynamic on an innocent child, denying him even the possibility of calling someone dad. That would be no less than developmental child abuse, a prolonged psychological experiment on someone who has given no consent.
All power to Deputy Prime Minister Fischer and State Health Minister Mr. Horan in blocking the effects of this tribunal's vile judgment."
Dr. DAVID VAN GEND, Camp Hill, Qld.
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