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19 September 2003. Thought for the Week: "Our national life is ended as soon as it has lost the power of noble anger. When it paints over and apologises for its pitiful criminalities, and endures its false weights and adulterated food, dares not decide practically between good and evil, and can neither honour one nor smite the other, but sneers at the good as if it were hidden evil, and consoles the evil with pious sympathy, the end is come."
John Ruskin in The Queen of the Air
BEING WISE AFTER THE EVENT
by Jeremy Lee
Downer would never have dared to speak
thus had he not had the agreement of his leader, John Howard,
who on July 1 in an address in Sydney, contrasted the UN's
success in East Timor with its failure in Iraq:
One wonders whether John Howard will
keep up his public praise for the "coalition of the willing"
in future? And whether he'll hasten the US to stand "shoulder
to shoulder" with George Bush in the run up to the next presidential
election? Ignoring the widely-expressed views of the masses,
George, John and Tony went to war in the battle for "good
against evil" and "to make the world a safer place". They
seem to have made a mess of it. The polls showing support
for the war have disappeared. Madeleine Albright, US Secretary
of State under Clinton, in a three-page article in The
Australian Financial Review (5/9/03) gave this picture:
But then Bush, until quite recently, was contemptuous of such opinions, and was prepared to go it alone, if necessary - with Alexander Downer loyally behind him. So Bush has asked Congress to agree to a further debt increase of $US130 billion to finish the war in Iraq.
There was one area where Madeleine Albright
exhibited the same myopic views as her Republican counterparts
about the Middle East:
Such a position can only be based on the belief that the actions of the Israelis are based on self-defence and are therefore legitimate, while those of the Palestinian militants are inexcusable. The war between Israel and the Palestinians is certainly the ugliest and longest of all the hideous confrontations in the world. It cannot be divorced from its beginnings - the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the resulting Palestinian refugee crisis, as the ancient people of the land were driven from their farms and villages. Slowly and remorselessly the Israeli State has expanded, trampling on any vestiges of human rights of the original inhabitants. Madeleine Albright might complain about the funding of Hamas. But she fails to mention the huge funding of the Israelis by the United States, which disqualifies it in the eyes of many Muslims round the world from any right to be an arbiter or judge in the future of the Middle East. This has been emphasized by the disproportionate influence that pro-Israel lobbies hold over politicians in the Western World.
FALLING OUT WITH FRIENDS
The issue has been highlighted by an article in The Australian (5/9/03) by Cameron Stewart, dealing with the influence of the Jewish lobby in Australia. Following a motion put forward by Labor backbencher Julia Irwin last November, a note was immediately sent to every federal MP, expressing the outrage of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, condemning the motion as "counter-productive" to peace in the Middle East. Julia Irwin countered by claiming that free speech was being compromised by a code of silence forbidding genuine debate on Middle East policies.
The Australian said: " . This week - after Jewish community leaders had expressed their concern directly to him - Opposition leader Simon Crean delivered a blistering speech that overrode his backbenchers and strongly reaffirmed the Labor Party's commitment to Israel. In the eyes of some, Crean's speech was a dramatic illustration of the power of the so-called Jewish lobby - a well-organised and well-funded group that critics say wields disproportionate influence in political affairs ."
The article continued: "Despite their relatively small numbers the affluent Jewish community is a solid financial contributor to both main political parties. Many wealthy Jewish businessmen choose to donate to both. Shopping center magnate Frank Lowy last year gave $300,000 to each main party via his private company; billionaire Richard Pratt's company, Pratt Holdings, gave $218,000 to the Coalition and $125,000 to Labor; and property developer Harry Triguboff, donated $278,000 to the Coalition, and $107,000 to Labor via his Meriton Apartments. ."
Whether or not large donations to political parties are interfering with the democratic process and genuine impartiality in Parliament is up to readers to judge. It raises the whole question of political parties, their financing, and genuine representation. They've started with Pauline Hanson, who was strongly opposed by the Jewish lobby. Why stop there?
PIGS MIGHT FLYOne man who believes the matter of funding of parties should be urgently addressed is Bob Hogg, former national secretary of the Australian Labor Party. Writing in The Australian Financial Review (4/9/03) he said:
" There certainly is a need for a national standard of compliance on party registration and on public funding and disclosures, as there is a desperate need to clean up the fundraising activities of all parties. But don't hold your breath waiting for action. It is beyond the political will to reach a considered federal-state agreement even on something as critical as the funding of our health system. The need for reform of funding and disclosure laws is pressing. Issues of public probity in public life cut to the very heart of trust in the political system . There is the potential federally to stabilize campaign expenditure and to set decent probity standards. This can be done by applying conditions to public funding, such as setting limits to the amount that individuals and companies can donate and by reducing public funding by two dollars for every dollar raised above a capped limit. A failure to rein in campaign costs and reduce fundraising pressures will further diminish democracy. But then, who cares? ."
The European Union is having trouble with some of its member-states. They are refusing to eliminate their budget deficits when ordered to do so. France is the main offender. It insists on the right to run a deficit when the economy is stagnant and unemployment high. So what will happen? Will France be thrown out? Hardly likely! What about a "pre-emptive strike" by the freedom-loving European Commission? A military intervention by NATO? Or even an appeal for "unilateral action' from President Bush? Or even Alexander Downer?
France, as we understand it, has weapons of mass destruction, including atomic weapons. We know that from the Mururoa Atoll tests in the Pacific Isn't that enough for an invasion? Perhaps the famous Eiffel Tower is a missile launching pad in disguise? But then they need a smiling, agreeable France to vote the right way in the UN Security Council to help the US in Iraq! Truly, international diplomacy is a tricky question!
GE RELEASE IN NEW ZEALAND
by Bill Daly
Last year a group of noted New Zealanders formed the Sustainability Council to preserve the country¹s GE-free status and they have the support of a good number of farmers who fear the effect on exports of the loss of that status. Presently statements opposing the release and calling for a further moratorium period are being made by other well-known people such as musicians and sportsmen. Even though the largest farmer group, Federated Farmers, still supports GE many farmers are worried about its unknown effects and there is mounting suspicion that the economic benefits have been greatly exaggerated. Rural women's groups have consistently opposed GE.
The government is already under considerable pressure from farmers over its animal Flatulence Tax and may yet be forced to back away from that. Large numbers of farmers say they will not pay it or will lie about the number of stock they run. The daily criticism about GE from numerous quarters is something the Government had hoped to avoid. Even the differences of opinion among the scientists is getting reasonable coverage.
Exploding the myth
North Island scientist Robert Anderson PhD is a member of Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics and is a leading opponent of GE and an excellent source of information. Over 20,000 copies of his little booklet Exploding the Myth of Genetic Engineering have been sold. There is no evidence that GE will actually provide greater food abundance. The Vatican is surely making a fool of itself by reportedly now supporting GE crops in the interests of solving world hunger. This has to be about the weakest argument so far put forward by the GE monopolists. The world has been bursting at the seams for years because of food over production, caused, yes, in part because many consumers don't have enough purchasing power. But indebted farmers know only one way to keep the bank manager at bay and that is to produce to the maximum.
But in many parts of the world there is fertile land not under food production, usually because of political mismanagement caused by centralised power, financial costs and debt which have driven traditional owners off the soil, and wars which are waged with the foreign-aid cheques of the big Western nations. Aid agencies report that even in famine hit countries there is often more than sufficient food, but distribution is prevented because of transportation difficulties and lack of money. GE won't put one extra cent into the hands of the starving.
Rhodesia was once a significant food exporter. The same land is still there. But under the corrupt Marxist Mugabe who was put into power by the British and US governments, along with the connivance of ignorant do-gooder politicians in New Zealand and elsewhere, the people there are now starving. What difference will GE make to the once fertile Rhodesian farms which are now controlled by cruel bullies with guns?
Truth and Natural Law
The same mindset that gave us "African Liberation," wants to create a "scientific", computer-organised world. But it is not science in the real Baconian-sense which recognises truths and natural laws. It is a soulless, rationalistic anti-science, bereft of any sense of the world and societies as having an integrated and organic and dynamic unity centred in the Creator and subject to His natural laws. Whether they recognise it or not the GE opponents are a healthy human reaction to the soulless elites that gave us mass medication and mass-produced junk food and high-rise concrete slums and weapons of mass destruction and central planning.
Like the fluoridation issue the best argument against GE is probably the simple one that people must always have the natural right to choose what food they eat. The New Zealand government is banning smoking from pubs and restaurants because it claims that non-smokers should not have their environs polluted. If they were consistent then GE would have to be banned since it is known that it will be near impossible to prevent cross pollination between GE and non-GE crops.
HENRY KISSINGER, SBS TV AND 'CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY'
The SBS-TV "Henry Kissinger" programme, 7th September, 2003, would have left a number of viewers questioning just what is going on in the world around them. Here were men saying Henry Kissinger should be tried for war crimes - what! a man who received a Nobel Peace Prize! The enlightened readers of On Target's 'news behind the news' would not have found the suggestion quite so outrageous. Below we have reproduced portions of what was written by the Australian League of Rights over thirty years ago!
Same policies as the 1960s- different
Eric Butler sent a report from Europe
Eric Butler wrote in On Target Vol.7
No. 43, November 12th 1971
When President Nixon, advised by Dr. Henry Kissinger, announced his dramatic about-face on Red China, he not only announced the death knell of Taiwan's membership of the United Nations, he dealt a severe blow to the hopes and spirits of the 800 million Chinese who live not only in communist-dominated mainland China, but on the off-shore islands, in Singapore, in Indonesia, in Malaysia, on Taiwan and in the Philippines With the Nixon-Kissinger signal that the future of Asia belonged to Mao Tse-tung, there was an immediate scramble towards 'accommodation' But when the dramatic Nixon-Kissinger change on Red China took place, Mr. McMahon (Australia's Prime Minister at the time ed) was given no more consideration than Japan or Taiwan. However, he quickly attempted to jump aboard a band-wagon which ALP leader Gough Whitlam was already riding with smug satisfaction "
The Role of Dr. Henry Kissinger
One further question
Common Market Madness
THE BIG IDEA BECOMES CLEARER
Vol. 9 No. 15, May 4th, 1973
The above item was quoted in Vanguard,
April 12th to demonstrate to those Marxists who follow Mr.
Ted Hill and Peking, just what decadent revisionists' the
Soviet leaders are. Vanguard states that in the days
of Stalin, reports about Western corporations operating in
the Soviet Union would have been "discounted'. But as Gary
Allen proves in his best-seller, None Dare Call It Conspiracy
(still available from the Australian League of Rights
the same international financiers who financed the Bolsheviks,
supplied the credit to ensure that Stalin's Russia received
adequate economic blood transfusions from the non-Communist
"A report from Moscow in The Australian of April 12th states that the Chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Mr. Henry Keams, told a press conference in Moscow that Russia would have to end its "economic secrecy" if it wants to borrow heavily from the U.S.A. Mr. Kearns said that outstanding credit extended to Moscow by the Export-Import Bank would reach $250 million when the last two of five deals were completed."
An idea as old as Man
The Big Idea is to exploit each
new convulsion shaking traditional society to drive mankind
into bigger and more highly centralised structures in which
the individual exercises progressively less control. Every
new step towards centralisation of power naturally produces
growing friction and resistance to that centralisation.
CORRUPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE (What has changed? ed.)
"'Because alleged improper actions took place within the White House or within my campaign organisation, the easiest course would be for me to blame those to whom I delegated the responsibility to run my campaign", he said. But he said that would be a cowardly course. Mr. Nixon said that he wanted future elections to be free of 'such abuses'. "This is my goal," he said. "I ask you to join in making it America's goal.'" - The Herald, (Melbourne) May 1st 1973.
"Whether or not President Nixon's national television performance will satisfy the American people remains to be seen. But those who have studied his record will, in spite of his friend Dr. Billy Graham, remain unconvinced that President Nixon was completely unaware of the seething corruption around him. If President Nixon can be so easily misled on the subject of corruption amongst his closest colleagues, how much has he been misled by those who advise him on foreign affairs and financial policy? Does he really understand what Dr. Henry Kissinger and his international financier friends are about?
The American scandal provides a major lesson for Australians, they would be extremely foolish to replace the Monarchical system of government with a Republican system. History teaches that the Republican system of government degenerates into corruption much more often than does a Monarchical system."(emphasis added ed)
Note: You too can access what the League has written on this subject, as well as many others dealing with the push towards a "New World Order" (and how to combat it) over the last thirty or more years. Look it up on the League's website: www.alor.org/ - type 'Kissinger' into the search engine link and all references made to the man during those crucial 1960s-1970s will come up for you to access - and don't forget to copy the information and spread it around!
NATIONAL WEEKEND COMING UP
National Weekend details are: The New Times Dinner, Friday 10th October,2003; Seminar, Saturday 11th October; and Divine Service & Action Conference, Sunday, 12th October, 2003. Speakers for the Seminar: Betty Luks, National Director, Australian League of Rights - "The New Day"; Eve Hillary, Health Care Professional and Researcher - "They are Stealing Our Children"; Donald Martin, National Director British League of Rights - "Is the European Union Faltering?" and Bill Daly, National Director, New Zealand League of Rights - "Is a Revolt Against Globalism Happening?" Looking forward to meeting up with you there and sharing fellowship with you!
The "New Times" Dinner and Seminar bookings are to be sent direct to the League's Melbourne postal address. The "New Times" Dinner is $29.50 per person and Seminar admission is $15.00 per person. Send Money Order or Cheque, made out to Australian League of Rights to:- Box 1052, GPO, Melbourne 3001 - no later than Friday, 3rd October 2003.
SYDNEY CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS' CLUBThe next meeting of the Sydney Conservative Speaker's Club will be held on Thursday evening, 25t h September, commencing at 7.30pm,. Guest speaker is Mrs Eve Hillary, and her subject is: "Death Blow to Natural Supplements in Oz." The meeting is held at the Lithuanian Club, 10 East Terrace, Bankstown; approximately 600metres from Bankstown Railway Station. Your cost of attendance is $4 - bring a friend for the first time and there is no entrance fee. There are a variety of restaurants along the South Terrace for those who require an evening meal and the Lithuanian Club has ample parking facilities.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
A masterly overview of 20th Century history is Ivor Benson's: "In This Age of Conflict". But, it is not enough to know about the problems, you have to ask yourself: "What can I do about it? Do I care enough for my freedom to want to do something?" You may be clear as to what you are against - but what are you for? To understand the basic beliefs of those who pioneered and developed this great land we live in, and what was the foundation upon which they built, we suggest you need to study Eric Butler's and Jeremy Lee's writings. Books such as the following:
Eric Butler: "Releasing Reality"; "A New Britannia in the Southern Seas"; "Social Credit & Christian Philosophy"; "The Red Pattern of World Conquest"; "The Truth About Social Credit"; "The Achilles Heel of the Conservative Movement" and "The Essential Christian Heritage".
Jeremy Lee: "What Will We Tell Our Children?"; "How Great the Vision?". Jeremy's latest video is also a winner -- "Retell the Story". Jeremy asks, "How can nations, communities and families be so deeply in debt that there is no apparent way out? Who's the mortgagee?"
Available from all League Book Services.
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