29 August 2003. Thought for the Week:
"There remains to be considered, however, a false remedy
common to the false history of the last generation. This remedy
is the remedy of substituting words for reality: of pretending
to preserve an institution by preserving its name.
When a man tells you that a country is tenacious of its institutions
because it has kept the mere names of these institutions while
wholly destroying their essence, he is talking nonsense. There
are two ways in which this trick of unreality might be played.
We might keep that name attaching, for instance, to a real
King with a subordinate council. Or, again, the mere name
"House of Commons" might be retained attached to
a dead function, while some new organ was given the reality
We must distinguish between these two very different pieces
of verbal trickery. Both are well-known and tried ways of
keeping a name while you change a thing."
"The House of Commons and Monarchy," Hilaire Belloc
DOUBLE STANDARDS ON PAULINE HANSON
by Jeremy Lee
Two things have happened in Queensland in the last month - Pauline
Hanson has been sent to jail for three years together with David
Ettridge; and Mike Kaiser, former State Secretary of the ALP,
who was found guilty of falsely registering votes, and was 'set
aside' by his party, is now seeking office within the ALP at national
level. It was decided that Kaiser should not face prosecution
for his actions at the time.
It is all very well for Premier Peter Beattie to say so disarmingly
that he won't interfere with the courts. But it is government
legislation which has produced the double-standards on which the
courts are required to rule. He would be much more convincing
if he cleaned up Queensland's electoral act.
There was no intention by Pauline Hanson to deceive electors -
and that is the only thing that counts. Most of the legislative
hoops that candidates have to jump through have been fashioned
into a gauntlet to frustrate genuine choice among voters, and
to ensure the safety of 'big-bloc' government. The worst of many
aberrations is compulsory preferential voting, which clearly flouts
the original idea about elections set out in the Constitution.
At least Queensland has not gone so far as the Commonwealth on
this one. Canberra legislated for "compulsory preferential"
as a direct result of the rise of One Nation. They should be ashamed
Pauline Hanson has been foolish and naïve - but criminal?
If the whole can-of-worms surrounding vote-fraud, big donations
to parties, the improper use of tax-money at election time, perks
for politicians etc. was opened up, Pauline would emerge as one
of the cleanest. Her finance was a genuine contribution from tens
of thousands of battling Australians, rather than the favour-buying
of vested interests.
CREAN RAPPED OVER THE KNUCKLES
Almost as though to emphasize the point,
A.L.P. leader Simon Crean has been taken to task from the
most surprising quarter - sections of Australia's Jewish population.
His crime? Gagging members of his own party on the question
of Israel and the Middle East.
Under the headline JEWISH ANGER AT CREAN GAG ON PRO-PALESTINIANS,
The Australian (20/8/03) reported:
"A prominent Jewish leader has urged Australian Jews,
including many active members of the ALP, to protest to Labor
leader Simon Crean about censorship of pro-Palestinian Labor
backbenchers. Melbourne-based Jewish activist Sol Salbe urged
100 people, many of whom are members of the ALP and active
donors, to apply pressure on Mr Crean by "flooding"
him with letters of complaint to demonstrate that the Jewish
community has diverse views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
At least three Jewish organizations will meet over the next
few days to plan a formal response to Mr Crean's move to stop
two pro-Palestinian backbenchers from speaking on Monday in
a parliamentary debate on the Middle East
Which raises interesting questions, quite
apart from the Middle East issue. Isn't the move by a party
leader to stop an elected member of parliament from speaking
his or her mind an interference with the duty of a member?
And why would a leader do so, other than in subservience to
some outside pressure? Spokesmen for the Jewish community
have pointed out some time ago that they are the heaviest
donors to party funds in Australia. Surely, this is a dangerous
interference with the parliamentary process, likely to produce
a result like that in America, where the Jewish pressure group
AIPAC boasts it controls Congress with its financial and media
Wouldn't the efforts of the Electoral
Commission be far better spent openly investigating the whole
effect of money and media on the role and integrity of members
of parliament, than hounding a woman for technical breeches
which, whatever else is said, never compromised the integrity
of elected members? The Electoral Commission "strains
at a gnat and swallows a camel", and has much to answer
for. No wonder electors have so little trust in the voting
process and the type of representation they're getting.
It is heartening and commendable that sections of the Jewish
community are prepared to demonstrate even-handedness. If
the frightful Middle East conflict is ever to be solved, it
is going to be through the efforts of moderates on both sides
who genuinely provide a lead for peace.
Congratulations to those Jews who are prepared to speak out
for genuine, open debate in Parliament!
THE FORTY-EIGHT-HOUR WEEK
It's hard to believe, but the ACTU has
run into heavy weather in its demand for a forty-eight hour
week. It wasn't so long ago that the 40-hour week was accepted
as the norm. France has opted for the 35-hour week, and seems
to be surviving!
With more and more Australians either faced with unemployment,
or else casual part-time employment if they're lucky, those
still in full-time jobs are working harder, with longer hours
each year. One reason is that employment benefits don't rise
with the number of hours worked. Medical, superannuation,
holiday-loading and insurance remain the same whether a worker
toils for 40 or 50 hours. The more hours squeezed from a worker,
the lower the indirect overheads associated with employment.
The Unions have agreed to fight for a 48-hour week, including
overtime, and a 35-hour week in the building and manufacturing
It is a desperately myopic policy. There is nothing wrong
with trying to maintain and, if possible, improve incomes.
But in reality this is an attempt to ration a diminishing
amount of work.
The whole economy has shifted from the original wage-type
system, firstly to a "service" type economy, as
productive jobs fell; and, secondly, to an increasingly expanding
"part-time casual" economy - all described by the
government, for the sake of convenience, as "full employment".
The problem has been increased even further by the fact that
families can no longer live on one wage, with more and more
women forced into the work-force for the sake of survival,
producing a host of youth problems in the process.
The final straw has been the shift of IT jobs overseas to
such places as India and the Philippines, plus the importation
of labour forces from overseas in certain sectors, 'expatriate
labour forces' who work for a fraction of what Australians
are used to. All this has happened as a result of the global
free market, and will be made worse under such international
treaties as GATS - the General Agreement on Trade in Services.
The Editorial in The Australian
(20/8/03) was starkly realistic about the result:
"The ACTU's idea of inserting a clause into industrial
awards capping the working week at 48 hours, including overtime,
is a bad one: bad for the economy, bad for workers and above
all bad for those seeking work.
. It is a job-killer
Quite right. But the solution offered in the Editorial - better
productivity in a more flexible work force - begs the question.
Better productivity in a highly automated world has been attained
year after year by cutting the workforce and reducing real
wages. As the WTO delegate from China pointed out at the Melbourne
World Economic Forum conference, we are now competing with
giant economies that can undercut our wage-rates by as much
as a factor of 30!
True efficiency, in the jargon of globalism, would mean reducing
the standard of living in Australia to Third World levels
- a bowl of rice each day, no home-ownership, and slave-like
conditions. This problem is bursting in industrial economies
throughout the world, with levels of poverty and hunger never
disclosed in the figures for GDP.
The August New Times Survey contains some detailed
and horrible evidence about the burgeoning poverty in the
United States, where as many as 40 million people are going
hungry, homelessness is a desperate problem, and unemployment
rising. The problem has been compounded by huge illegal immigration,
greatest in the California which has just gone into insolvency.
New Times Survey, August 2003, $5 posted from our Melbourne
The problem is vastly greater than the
attempt to share the limited amount of work. The ACTU, whose
intentions are obviously to protect the worker, is in reality
contributing to greater unemployment, and a rise in the number
relying on part-time jobs that are inadequate for reasonable
living. The idea of the "full employment" economy,
with its corollary of "no income without a job"
has been redundant for some time. To pretend it is still a
valid objective is a denial of reality.
How much greater must the problem of inadequate employment
and poverty in Australia become before we re-examine our options?
Surely the two main questions we should be asking are "Are
we capable of producing enough for all? Even with such a small
productive workforce?" and "If so, how do we distribute
the abundance at our disposal if we don't need everyone working?"
This takes us back to concepts we haven't really considered
since the early years of the 20th Century - that of the Distributive
movement, and then the Social Credit idea developed by Clifford
The strangest and most ominous silence
is that of the Christian church, which has evaded this question
so successfully that it now doesn't even know it exists. It
once pronounced strongly on such questions as "usury",
"the Just Price", the alleviation of poverty and
much else. Now, the Church passes by on the other side, debating
endlessly such issues as homosexuality and abortion which,
important though they may be, are symptoms of a larger breakdown
in the whole structure of society itself. Even sections of
those in full employment are hard put to it to make ends meet.
What of those who have been made redundant by technology,
overseas competition and cut-throat labour conditions? They
have the makings of the largest social revolution in history.
MODERN 'RELIGIOUS' BELIEFS
A number of articles have recently appeared
in traditional Christian journals, concerned with the present
state of world affairs, posing, broadly, the question: "Where
did we go wrong?"
The articles have referred to a set of beliefs, in particular
the ideas which have influenced large numbers in that part of
the world known as "The Bible Belt of America." Others
refer to these groups as the "North American Evangelical
Christians". It has been estimated there are around 40 million
of them and we are told they are in agreement with George Bush's
foreign policies, especially those relating to the Middle East
and the 'chosen people' myth.
As revealed by their actions, their set of beliefs - i.e., their
'religion' - includes the following ideas:
· Human action determines God's action.
· Humans are, in effect, more powerful than God.
· The belief that man's physical nature is separate from
his spiritual nature and his reason from his other senses. This
'separatist' heresy goes back a long way.
Therefore, in the light of the above, George Monbiot's article
(below) is of much interest.
AMERICA IS A RELIGION
by George Monbiot:
U.S. Leaders Now See Themselves as Priests of a Divine Mission
to Rid the World of Its Demons.
"The United States is no longer just a nation. It is
now a religion. Its soldiers have entered Iraq to liberate
its people not only from their dictator, their oil and their
sovereignty, but also from their darkness. As George Bush
told his troops on the day he announced victory: "Wherever
you go, you carry a message of hope - a message that is ancient
and ever new. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, 'To the
captives, "come out," and to those in darkness,
So American soldiers are no longer merely terrestrial combatants;
they have become missionaries. They are no longer simply killing
enemies; they are casting out demons. The people who reconstructed
the faces of Uday and Qusay Hussein (claimed to be the sons
of Saddam Hussein
ed) carelessly forgot to restore the
pair of little horns on each brow, but the understanding that
these were opponents from a different realm was transmitted
nonetheless. Like all those who send missionaries abroad,
the high priests of America cannot conceive that the infidels
might resist through their own free will; if they refuse to
convert, it is the work of the devil, in his current guise
as the former dictator of Iraq.
As Clifford Longley shows in his fascinating book Chosen
People, the founding fathers of the USA, though they sometimes
professed otherwise, sensed that they were guided by a divine
purpose. Thomas Jefferson argued that the Great Seal of the
United States should depict the Israelites, "led by a
cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night". George Washington
claimed, in his inaugural address, that every step towards
independence was "distinguished by some token of providential
agency". Longley argues that the formation of the American
identity was part of a process of "supersession".
The Roman Catholic church claimed that it had supplanted the
Jews as the elect, as the Jews had been repudiated by God.
The English Protestants accused the Catholics of breaking
faith, and claimed that they had become the beloved of God.
The American revolutionaries believed that the English, in
turn, had broken their covenant: the Americans had now become
the chosen people, with a divine duty to deliver the world
to God's dominion.
Six weeks ago, as if to show that this belief persists, George
Bush recalled a remark of Woodrow Wilson's: "America,"
he quoted, "has a spiritual energy in her which no other
nation can contribute to the liberation of mankind."
Gradually this notion of election has been conflated with
another, still more dangerous idea. It is not just that the
Americans are God's chosen people; America itself is now perceived
as a divine project.
In his farewell presidential address,
Ronald Reagan spoke of his country as a "shining city
on a hill", a reference to the Sermon on the Mount. But
what Jesus was describing was not a temporal Jerusalem, but
the kingdom of heaven. Not only, in Reagan's account, was
God's kingdom to be found in the United States of America,
but the kingdom of hell could also now be located on earth:
the "evil empire" of the Soviet Union, against which
His holy warriors were pitched."
(It was the great Russian Christian writer and patriot, Aleksandr
Solzhentisyn, who repudiated Ronald Reagan's claims by pointing
out the obvious: "The Russian people do not have a monopoly
America the divine
"Since the attacks on New York, this notion of America
the divine has been extended and refined. In December 2001,
Rudy Giuliani, the mayor (I'm told of Italian background,
and a Jewish-American
ed) of that city, delivered his
last mayoral speech in St Paul's Chapel, close to the site
of the shattered twin towers. "All that matters,"
he claimed, "is that you embrace America and understand
its ideals and what it's all about. Abraham Lincoln used to
say that the test of your Americanism was ... how much you
believed in America. Because we're like a religion really.
A secular religion."
The chapel in which he spoke had been consecrated not just
by God, but by the fact that George Washington had once prayed
there. It was, he said, now "sacred ground to people
who feel what America is all about".
The United States of America no longer needs to call upon
God; it is God, and those who go abroad to spread the light
do so in the name of a celestial domain. The flag has become
as sacred as the Bible; the name of the nation as holy as
the name of God. The presidency is turning into a priesthood.
So those who question George Bush's foreign policy are no
longer merely critics; they are blasphemers, or "anti-Americans".
Those foreign states which seek to change this policy are
wasting their time: you can negotiate with politicians; you
cannot negotiate with priests.
The US has a divine mission, as Bush suggested in January:
"to defend ... the hopes of all mankind", and woe
betide those who hope for something other than the American
way of life.
The heaven-sent mission
The dangers of national divinity scarcely require explanation.
Japan went to war in the 1930s convinced, like George Bush,
that it possessed a heaven-sent mission to "liberate"
Asia and extend the realm of its divine imperium. It would,
the fascist theoretician Kita Ikki predicted: "light
the darkness of the entire world".
Those who seek to drag heaven down to earth are destined only
to engineer a hell."
There is an ever-widening, ever-deepening chasm between the
ideas and beliefs which motivate western leaders and the traditional
Christian Faith - the Faith upon which this much-afflicted
and 'sick-unto-death' civilisation was once founded and developed.
Somehow, we think we can continue to reap the benefits, that
is, the good fruits, which have been obtained from the application
of that Faith over the centuries, whilst at the same time,
sowing and cultivating alien ideas, alien seeds.
We were told, "What you sow is what you will reap
You sow thistles - and thistles you will reap; you sow figs
- and figs you will reap."
Many are struggling with their faith and would relate to the
words of Sir David Kelly in The Hungry Sheep:
"People want guidance and are deprived of it by "the
treason of the clerks," the orthodox academic intellectuals
who can pick holes, analyse, quote each other, snigger at
the now unorthodox traditional values, but too often are happy
in a purely negative role and boast that they can give no
coherent inspiring message.
Though Milton meant the words in a very
different sense to mine, they are not inappropriate today:
The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and rank mist they draw,
Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.
Catholic Daniel Neyer used the language
of poets to sketch the Christian knight's ideals of service
to his King. The Christian knight would do battle for the
protection of the weak and the advancement of all righteous
"(Alfred Lord) Tennyson's Arthur is a saint while Malory's
Arthur is a pagan with a few Christian trappings. Mere fighting
skill is not sufficient - the knight must be fighting for
those causes that support His (God's) reign of charity (love)
This is expressed well by Thomas Hughes:
'Here all likeness ends, for the muscleman seems to have no
belief whatever as to the purposes for which his body has
been given him, except some hazy idea that it is to go up
and down the world with him, belabouring men and captivating
women for his benefit and pleasure, at once the servant and
fermenter of those fierce and brutal passions which he seems
to think it a necessity, and rather a fine thing than otherwise,
to indulge and obey.
Whereas, so far as I know, the least of the muscular Christians
has hold of the old chivalrous and Christian belief that a
man's body is given him to be trained and brought into subjection,
and then used for the protection of the weak, and advancement
of all righteous causes
He does not hold that mere strength
or activity are in themselves worthy of any respect or worship,
or that one man is a bit better than another because he can
knock him down, or carry a bigger sack of potatoes than he.'
And what are the works of (Sir Walter)
Scott if not an attempt to bridge the scholastic-created gap
between God and men by way of chivalry? The fair damsel was
imprisoned in the Darwinian tower and guarded by a capitalist
dragon. (Yes. I know Scott wrote before Darwin's thesis, but
the scientistic worldview that spawned Darwin was present
when Scott wrote.) It was left to the knight with "But
the greatest of these is charity," engraved on his shield
to rescue the maiden from the dragon."
"The Nineteenth Century Counter-Attack" by Daniel
Neyer; New Zealand "On Target" May-June 2003, on
the League website. www.alor.org/
"The Australian Heritage Series," Chapter 3, "The
Church and the Trinity" by Dr. Geoffrey Dobbs. Addresses
the importance of the Christian teaching in relation to any
consideration of the realities of politics and the principles
governing human associations.
Available from all League Book Services.
SICK U.S. VETS SUE COMPANIES, BANKS
New York, Reuters website news -- 19th August,
Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War filed suit on Tuesday against banks
and corporations they say helped former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
build chemical weapons that poisoned them and caused birth defects
in their children. (I would think this news would be of interest
to our own Australian Vietnam Veterans
The suit, filed in Brooklyn federal court, seeks class action
status on behalf of some 100,000 veterans suffering from illnesses
including memory loss, deterioration of the central nervous system
and chronic fatigue.
The case seeks unspecified damages and a court order forcing the
defendants to pay for medical monitoring of the veterans and their
children. Among accusations in the suit is a charge that the defendants
violated international laws barring the use of chemical weapons.
The plaintiffs say that they were exposed to sarin nerve gas,
mustard gas and other chemical agents manufactured and obtained
by Saddam Hussein's government. They said they were exposed to
the chemicals when U.S. and allied forces blew up hundreds of
Iraqi ammunition dumps.
Defendants include 11 companies that supplied chemicals and equipment
to Iraq and 33 banks that helped finance the transactions. Most
of the defendants are based overseas but do business in New York.
Some lawyers involved in the case filed a 1994 suit in Texas on
behalf of Gulf War veterans injured by chemical agents
Plaintiffs' lawyers said the Brooklyn case includes defendants
whose identities were recently revealed in Iraqi disclosures made
to United Nations weapons inspectors.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
SEPTEMBER 11: AN ANALYSIS
From my observations (I watched it live)
and also using my somewhat rusty technical knowledge (I am
a marine engineer by profession) I have come to some drastic
conclusions. If I am correct in my belief that the buildings
were not knocked down by the impact of the planes, but demolished
with explosives, then it means that the enemy have exposed
their hand in a manner never done before. They have possibly
made a major blunder which, at the very least, could be the
means of getting a lot of people looking at the political
scene at a much deeper level. I am suggesting in the strongest
possible terms that this needs to be followed through.
Everyone remembers September 11. The
dramatic images will be imprinted in the memory for a long
time. Perhaps it is time to look back and put these events
in perspective, particularly with reference to the history
changing world-wide events which followed. It is also time
to ask some penetrating questions. Who Gained and Who Lost?
What has America gained? Clearly nothing,
but the losses have been enormous. The World Trade Centre
buildings were an important status symbol. America has lost
face, particularly in the eyes of the non-Christian world.
America sees itself threatened as never before and is in a
very aggressive mood, ready to lash out at any perceived enemy.
Most are agreed that the events of Sept 11 precipitated the
war on Iraq.
Who gained from the events of
Sept 11? Clearly Israel. Israel's major enemy Saddam Hussein
has been removed from power and the Arab/Muslim world is directing
its venom increasingly towards America.
Demolishing the World Trade Centre.
With this perspective in mind it is time to examine closely
the events of Sept 11. The dramatic pictures of commercial
aeroplanes plunging into the sides of the WTC buildings cannot
easily be forgotten, but people with engineering training
must be left wondering - the whole thing is too "pat". The
buildings clearly withstood the impact with ease; there was
no obvious sway, shudder or vibration. There were no external
signs of major damage beyond the immediate impact area. If
the impact of the planes had been sufficient to bring the
buildings down they would have toppled sideways and immediately.
This clearly did not happen. The buildings collapsed vertically
- straight downwards - some time later.
Let us look closely at the sequence of
1) The planes impacted, parts passing right through in some
2) Intense fires broke out.
3) An enormous cloud of dust blocked all vision at street
level and then rose to the uppermost levels of the buildings.
4) The buildings collapsed. At first sight it appears that
the cause of the dust cloud was the collapse of the buildings,
but this view does not fit the sequence. The buildings collapsed
down into the dust.
Further, the popularly held view that
the heat of the fires caused the buildings to collapse does
not stand up to close examination.
1) Such heating would have to have been perfectly symmetrical
for the buildings to collapse as they did. Random fires would
cause uneven heating and a lopsided collapse.
2) Heated steel gives slowly as the temperature rises, it
does not suddenly let go. The effect would be for the areas
suffering the effect of the fire to slowly subside on to the
floor below. This action could not cause the enormous quantity
of dust so clearly visible.
What Really Happened on Sept 11
There is only one realistic scenario which can adequately
account for the sequence of events described above
2) Fire breaks out.
3) An intense explosion in the basement, destroying the foundations
and generating the enormous dust cloud.
4) Building collapses.
The Reason For The Attack
Clearly the attack was carried out to generate the maximum
dramatic impact. Just driving a plane into the side of these
buildings was not sufficient for the purpose, the buildings
had to come down. To be absolutely certain that they were
demolished, the foundations must have been set with explosives
long before the attack. What we were watching here was a highly
professional demolition exercise, and also another Pearl Harbour
an event of such magnitude that America could be catapulted
into a war against any perceived enemy. This also explains
the stream of false intelligence clearly aimed at convincing
Bush that Iraq was a major supporter of al-Qaida and Iraq
was preparing to launch all-out war with Weapons of Mass Destruction.
The finger of suspicion in all these events points squarely
Implications Of The Attack
Whoever carried out this monstrosity obviously had resources
far beyond that of a small group of Muslim extremists from
the hills of Afghanistan. Given the fact that the WTC had
previously been subject to a bomb attack, security would be
extremely tight. Getting explosives into the buildings would
have required large resources and contacts in very high places,
not to mention the high level of expertise. It would have
to be an "inside job" carried out by highly professional people.
However the major question arising from these dramatic events
regards the role of the American media. Given the relatively
low level of technical knowledge required to understand the
contradictions between the generally perceived scenario and
the technical problems which arose from this view, there must
have been hundreds of people who became aware of these flaws.
Where are the letters to editor? Where are the investigative
journalists? Where are the screaming headlines? All we have
is a deadly silence.
The most logical answer to this question
is that.... the hidden hand behind these events has almost
complete control of the American media.
Yours faithfully, Bob Dewar, Samson, West Australia. 12th
VALE ARTHUR TUCK
It is with great sadness that we write of
the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague Arthur Tuck.
Arthur was surely one of those gentle Christian knights who went
out to do battle on behalf of his Lord and Saviour. Well done
true and faithful servant. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife
Evelyn and family.
With just one week to go the fund has reached
the figure of $55,052.50. Whew! One last great burst would bring
us up to the target of $60,000 - will you help us to reach it?
We need to pull all stops out for the last great effort for this
financial year. Thank you sincerely to those who have made it
NATIONAL WEEKEND COMING UP
Mark it in your diaries NOW: Friday 10th
Saturday 11th through to Sunday 12th October 2003.
League supporters should make a special note in their diaries
of the "New Times Dinner", Friday 10th; Seminar Saturday
11th; Divine Service and Action Conference Sunday 12th October,
MAYO TAPE LIBRARY
The Mayo Tape Library has a comprehensive
range of tapes by various speakers on many subjects. For this
week we have selected the following tapes available direct from
Mayo Tapes, Box 6, Hahndorf, S.A. 5245. Price is $6 posted.
"The Conspiracy Idea Throughout History", by Eric D.
Butler; "Falsification of History" by David Irving;
"The Tavistock Institute" by John Coleman; "A Financial
Policy for Regenerating the Traditional Family" by Eric D.
Butler; "Debt for Equity Swaps" by Jeremy Lee; "How
Can the Whole World be in Debt?" by Jeremy Lee.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
Candle of Light by Thomas L. Fielder.
A leading activist all his adult life, Thomas Fielder presents
a great example to the younger generation by his dedicated
service. His outline of the constant pressure by exponents
of global control makes one realise the constant vigilance
that is required by those who value freedom. The book is a
study of modern history and the manipulation of mankind to
conform to a long mapped-out programme of control. Tom served
in the R.A.A.F and in 1944 was shot down over Italy, spending
the rest of the war imprisoned in Germany. Challenging
and informative reading.
The Great Harlot: the Prostitution of
the Role of Money in the Market Place by Peter Lock.
The author directs attention to the importance of a money
system - that which reflects the real wealth of the nation:
our natural resources and talents. It is a violation of the
good of the community to monopolise its creation, and manipulate
its planned scarcity, for base personal profit and power.
When a nation loses control of its credit creation, it matters
little which political party is in power and who makes the
When Christian leaders ignore the misuse of money in society
they have little effect, and even less credibility, when proclaiming
a 'solution' to poverty, social justice and/or morality.
The Great Social question is: Who is the rightful owner of
the financial credit, and who should estimate the real wealth
of the nation? Does it belong to the people whose creative
talents and toil have produced the real wealth, or, does it
belong to a banking system?
The banks' "make believe" ticket entitlement to
the real wealth of the nation, is created out of nothing,
put into circulation, as their "own" commodity,
and repayment is demanded - with interest, thus keeping the
people in perpetual servitude. These issues are vital to the
well being of all Australians.
The Cane Toad Republic by Professor David
This well researched book gives all the reasons why the Republican
case failed in 1999, and will fail in the future. The analysis
of the case for the Monarchy questions in what way would a
republican change, enhance or protect our freedom? Is there
a republican government in the world that can be given as
a prime example? The answer? By far the Monarchical system
has proved the most stable form of government.
As a Professor of Law, David Flint shows that the reserve
powers of the Monarch's representatives ensure that an umpire
will resolve any conflict between political parties. It is
certain that the Republican issue will be pursued in the future,
so this book is an excellent tool to combat the arguments
which will arise.
Water Wars by Vandana Shiva.
A leader in the International Forum on Globalisation, Shiva
won an Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood
Award) by using her remarkable knowledge of science to study
the erosion of communal water rights . An international plan
to "levy" the use of water, threatens all cultures
and the livelihoods of the peoples of the world. Before becoming
an activist on this crucially important issue, Shiva was one
of India's leading physicists.
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