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7 November 2003. Thought for the Week: Description of the Characters - Judas:
He is infinitely the most intelligent of all the disciples, and has the boldness and drive that belong to a really imaginative brain. He can also see the possibilities of the Kingdom - but also, he can see at once (as none of the others can) the meaning of sin and repentance and the fearful paradox by which all human good is corrupted as soon as it comes to power And seeing it, as he does, only with his intellect and not with his heart, he will fall deeper into a corruption than any of the others are capable of. He has the greatest possibilities of them all for good, and therefore for evil "
"The Man Born to be King," play by Dorothy L. Sayers BBC 1941-42.
THE PASSING OF A SOCIALIST ENIGMA
by Jeremy Lee
Cairns, a one-time policeman and academic, was a socialist; but he was also opposed to foreign ownership in Australia - a far cry from modern Labor Party figures, who are mere sinecures for the free-market globalism also espoused by the Coalition. In the book he wrote prior to Labor's victory in 1972, Jim Cairns analysed the Capitalist-Communist dichotomy of the Cold War that dominated so much of the post-World War II era. Although strongly opposed to monopoly capitalism, he acknowledged the evils of Communism, and preferred the gradualistic approach of the Fabians, also advocated by the Marxist theoritician Grammschi. Hence the title of his book The Quiet Revolution.
In his book Oil On Troubled Waters, published in 1976 after had had left office and Malcolm Fraser had succeeded Gough Whitlam, Dr Cairns had modified his views greatly, and was leaning more and more to the belief that the money question was the biggest issue to be faced by all classes of society. He included a lucid and detailed chapter headed 'Where Does the Money Come From?' -a detailed and accurate description of the money-creation process. He showed how bank loans create deposits, being a fresh creation which added to the nation's money supply.
His conclusion went on: " Not only have the banks power to create money within wide limits, but they do so. As well as determining the total volume of money, the banks decide also to whom they will lend. It is obvious they will prefer rich and powerful people and the companies associated with them; they will prefer 'old customers', and they will not be too keen to lend to poorer people, to 'battlers', or to persons or even companies who may be competitive to their associates. The power to create money and to decide who should get it is a vast and significant social and economic power and for this reason, the Labor movement has always believed it should not be a privately-owned power but be exercised solely by a public or peoples' bank ."
It is hard to believe this was written by a man in the same party as Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, who sold to private interests the peoples' bank (the Commonwealth Bank) which the Labor Party had created shortly after Federation. Dr Cairns had moved a long way.
Later in the same Chapter he wrote: "There are three main sources of funds for government expenditure. The first is taxation, the second is private borrowing from banks and other institutions, and the general public, and the third borrowing is from the central or Reserve Banks. For many years now the not un-influential Douglas credit advocates have campaigned for the use of national or central bank credit especially for payments or subsidies to consumers in the belief that insufficient demand is never (sic) distributed through production to buy all that is produced and an advantage of a subsidy to consumers is that it does not increase costs of production. Although there is much validity in this view, it has always been rejected by orthodox economists. Keynes, however, did give some recognition to Major Douglas, who originated the theory of Douglas credit. Consumers have been substantially and increasingly subsidized in Australia, for that is exactly what pensions, child endowment and other cash benefits are, although not of course the kind of subsidy Douglas advocated . The central or Reserve Bank has been little used as a source of funds for this or any other purpose ."
In a private conversation the late Viv Guy, a prominent Melbourne businessman, asked Dr Cairns whether he would favour the introduction of debt-free money in Australia. Viv Guy narrated Jim Cairns' reply. 'Yes, he would favour such a step - provided the money went to government, rather than be paid to individuals as a dividend.'
Giving freedom to each individual in
society rather than increasing the scope of government was
a last step away from Marxism or monopoly Capitalism that
Dr Jim Cairns could not contemplate. Nevertheless, he had
come a long way, and was a class above his modern Labor counterparts.
THE LAST DEATH-RATTLES OF FULL EMPLOYMENT
There has been a number of statements and articles recently concerning the much-vaunted 'recovery' in the US. Economists are mystified by the fact that unemployment has not gone down. It is now referred to as the 'jobless recovery'. The pundits claim it goes against everything they've experienced before, and they are mystified. If they'd merely turn to the writings of C.H. Douglas, published eighty years ago, entitled "The Breakdown of the Employment System" they might be enlightened.
The current picture is well illustrated in a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, reprinted in The Weekend Financial Review, (25-26/10/03) which gave this picture: "The US manufacturing sector has gone through 38 gruelling months of declining employment, but a new report shows factory job-losses aren't just an American problem. From Brazil to Russia, yes, even to China, manufacturing jobs are disappearing round the globe. Economists at Alliance Capital Management in New York looked at employment trends in 20 large economies and found that from 1995 to 2002 more than 23 million jobs in the manufacturing sector were eliminated, a decline of more than 11 per cent.
Contrary to conventional US beliefs, the research found American manufacturing workers weren't the biggest losers. The US lost about 2 million manufacturing jobs in the 1995-2002 period, an 11 per cent drop. But Brazil had a 20 per cent decline, Japan's factory work force shed 16 per cent of its jobs, while China's was down 15 per cent.
Joseph Carson, director of global economic
research at Alliance, says the reasons for the declines are
similar across the globe. Gains in technology and competitive
pressure have forced factories to become more efficient, allowing
them to boost output with far fewer workers. Even as manufacturing
employment declined, says Carson, global industrial output
rose more than 30 per cent.
The article pointed out that the employment crisis in manufacturing had followed in the footsteps of agriculture.: "From 1910 to 1990, agricultural employment in the US fell to 2.5 per cent of total employment from 32 per cent; in Britain it fell to 2 per cent from 11 per cent, and in Germany it fell to 3 per cent from 34 per cent, according to statistics provided by Douglas Irwin, a Dartmouth-based economic historian ."
The Social Credit movement has been pointing to this state of affairs for many years. But conventional political movements from left to right have held the common view that full employment is a "given absolute" for every economy. Yet in the tragic personal disasters of 'down-sized' workers across the world, staring at over-production everywhere, lie the seeds of a different kind of world - where it is not necessary for all to work in order to produce everything that the world needs.
"Well, how are people going to get money to live?" goes the conventional question. Dr Jim Cairns was agreeable to the creation of debt-free money for the government to devise ways of employing everyone. "Make-work schemes" would be an essential part of government policy, however useless and detrimental such work might be.
The Social Credit proposal, on the other hand, is to supplement earnings with a National Dividend, paid to every man, woman and child, as part of the inheritance that the technological era has given them. This would provide individuals with a whole range of choices currently unavailable. The mad rush of whole populations going through the rituals of morning and evening rush hours would become unnecessary. Families, communities and, above all, children, would become more important than jobs. Despair and death would retreat before Life more abundant.
The situation so well described in The Wall Street Journal article was heralded in 1995 in the State-of-the-World Forum, held in San Francisco under the chairmanship of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in which it was agreed by the many world figures attending that all the world's needs in the coming century could be produced by no more than 20 per cent of the workforce. That situation is upon us. Unless there are changes to the way incomes are distributed, from an employment wage to a national dividend, the promise of a creative world will be dashed to pieces round our ears.
THE REAL AGENDA
by Betty Luks
What are the allegations? According to
Mr. Holden: "The 'smoking gun' worth so much money is the
tape Diana kept inside an antique box with her other most
(it was) Diana's recording of her interview
with a former Royal valet, George Smith, the victim of an
alleged gay rape by another Royal servant." Mr. Holden tells
his readers, "Mr Smith was subsequently paid off by Prince
Charles to the tune of three times his annual salary, as confirmed
in the recent report by his private secretary, Sir Michael
On the tape, Mr Smith reportedly gives chapter and verse
on another allegation already in the public domain: that he
had witnessed a Royal in a compromising act with a member
of staff. Those in the know about Mr Smith's allegations
believe the monarchy could not survive their publication
cannot be printed, for obvious legal reasons, unless Mr Smith
himself chooses to make them public. Or someone publishes
Before we try to pull the alleged splinter out of the eye of the alleged Royal Family member, let's see if we can't first get the log out of our own! Take a good hard look at the standard of personal behaviour we now find acceptable, as it is portrayed back to us in just about any TV soapy on any night of the week. And Anthony Holden, part of the same media who feeds us the poison, the rubbish, is calling for the down-fall of the Constitutional Monarchy because of one person's alleged personal behaviour! Think very carefully about this. If the allegation turns out to be true, does this mean we are going to allow the whole edifice of our Constitutional Monarchy to be pulled down (and the not-so-hidden intention is to replace it with a socialist soviet-style republic) because one member of the Royal Family exhibited the behaviour of an alley cat?
Henry VIII, although a notorious womanizer, didn't 'bring down the monarchy', didn't cause the people to pull down the basic structures of their own nation. He did far more harm in other ways, but that is another story. What is obvious about Mr. B., the Princess's former butler? He is busy selling his loyalty and his own integrity for money. He might gain a very tidy financial sum, but he is selling his own soul in the bargain.
What is the real purpose behind the article? Anthony Holden pinpoints it himself: "The real point, as Burrell's book is published worldwide, is that he (has) the power to bring down the monarchy." Now, why would an ordinary money-hungry, grubby little butler want to bring down the Monarchy? Maybe he wouldn't want to, but there are powerful forces who do -- and it would suit their purposes to use one such as Mr. Burrel.
As for the allegations that Princess Diana was murdered, we are not privy to the police evidence and like Mr. Holden must await the outcomes of at least two lawsuits for further information. One trial will be held in Scotland, "brought in Scotland by Dodi Fayed's father, Mohamed, and the other in Paris by the parents of the driver who died in the crash, Henri Paul . Mr Paul's parents are challenging the charge their son was drunk, alleging that his blood sample was falsified."
THE GREAT HUMAN FREEDOMS
When will Australians wake up to the fact their freedoms: to think, to speak, to choose, to be ambitious, to be independent, to be industrious, etc., have long been usurped?
Pauline Hanson - political prisoner
According to Sydney talk-back host Alan Jones, Pauline is being treated like a common criminal by the Queensland prison authorities. Placed in a maximum security prison, she sleeps on a thin rubber mattress stretched across a concrete slab and before and after attending a doctor's clinic, while handcuffed, she is subjected to strip-searches . As are family members and friends before visiting Pauline.
According to the AFF writer, Pauline is being used as an example of what others can expect should they contemplate challenging the New World Order internationalist agenda of the major political parties.
Another political prisoner is Ernst Zundel
Zundel is in prison not because his views are unpopular, or because he's a "security risk." He's in prison because Jewish groups want him there. He's a prisoner because he promotes views that the Jewish-Zionist lobby considers harmful to its interests. This lobby is the decisive, critical factor in the decades-old campaign to silence him. The only sustained and institutionalized effort to imprison him has come from this lobby, which includes the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association, and the League for Human Rights of B'nai B'rith (with the Anti-Defamation League, its counterpart in the US).
Veteran investigative journalist speaks
out for Zundel
ANOTHER 'NEO-CONSERVATIVE' IN POWERFUL POSITION
The Asia Times' Washington correspondent Jim Lobe (30/10/03) reports the neo-conservative strategist David Wurmser has been 'quietly' appointed as a Middle East adviser to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. According to Jim Lobe, David Wurmser is on record as having long called for "the United States and Israel to work together to 'roll back' the Ba'ath-led government in Syria."
"Wurmser", wrote Lobe, "joined Cheney's staff under its powerful national security director, I Lewis "Scooter" Libby, in mid-September, according to Cheney's office. The move is significant, not only because Cheney is seen increasingly as the dominant foreign policy influence on President George W Bush, but also because it adds to the notion that neo-conservatives remain a formidable force under Bush, despite the sharp plunge in public confidence in Bush's handling of post-war Iraq resulting from the faulty assumptions propagated by the neo-cons before the war."
Mr. Wurmser enjoys favoured protégé status
of arch-hawk and former Defense Policy Board chairman Richard
Perle at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and according
to Jim Lobe "the appointment speaks loudly to Middle East
specialists, who note Perle's long-time close association
with Cheney, Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld and Rumsfeld's
chief deputy Paul Wolfowitz. Wolfowitz was the first senior
administration official to suggest that Washington might take
action against Syria amid reports in April that Damascus was
sheltering senior Iraqi leaders and weapons of mass destruction
in the wake of the US invasion."
Another neo-conservative, Richard Perle
of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) was recently in
Israel receiving a special award from the "Jerusalem Summit",
an international group of right wing Jews and Christian Zionists
who describe themselves as defenders of "civilization" against
"Islamic fundamentalism", has made no secret of his own desire
to confront Damascus. Of course the gentleman in question
does not mean him personally confronting 'Damascus'. He means
using the mighty fire-power of the United State military and
sending young American service men and women to do his fighting
OF RIGHT-WING JEWS AND CHRISTIAN-ZIONISTS
by Betty Luks
Australians, through their Anzac Day services genuinely honour their brave young men and women. But as to the question of why each war was waged and who or what were the forces directing it behind the scenes, is quite another matter. The facts are slowly coming to the light of day from behind the subterfuge. Gullible Christians are being force-fed a romanticised version of modern history in order to gain their acceptance for what is being done in Christ's name. These people should ponder on the claims that these things are approved of, and done in the name (power) of their God.
There appears to be something in the psyche of these people which worships suffering for its own sake, and this something is not very far from a desire to inflict suffering. The idea of killing is presented under its most attractive form - that of sacrificial, idealistic killing. Let those gullible Christian-Zionists ponder on their claims of a God who would sacrifice others (including the people of the Middle East) for the advantage of a 'chosen people,' no matter the right or wrong of the claim, to that of the New Testament record of the love of our Creator which required Him to give Himself for our salvation.
If the ultimate reality of Love (God is Love) in their set of beliefs requires the sacrifice of someone else, anyone else, for His purposes for mankind, then those beliefs are quite a different set of beliefs to Christianity.
ANNUAL BASIC FUND LAUNCHEDThe Australian League of Rights depends heavily on the Annual Basic Fund for its running costs and future projects. Over the last twelve months a huge amount of work has been going on 'behind the scenes': producing new books, continuing the enormous task of placing forty years of On Target on to computer and discs in preparation for a CD, expanding and developing the website, etc. For this to happen, along with much voluntary, unpaid work done by our loyal teams scattered across the country, we needed the contributions of our supporters to the Basic Fund. For this we are most grateful and now we ask you once again to give generously to this year's Basic Fund.
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A 'MUST' READ"Health Betrayal" by Eve Hillary
It is said: "what we eat today walks and talks tomorrow". Eve Hillary graphically describes what our food eats - chickens, pigs, and cattle in modern production facilities. Corporate farming is pressured on producers by deliberate government policies. Many factory-farm animals don't see a blade of grass during their lifetime. Beef cattle eat genetically-modified corn and other grains and animal tankage pellets. The pellets are made from road-kill, dead and diseased animals and the scrapings from slaughterhouse floors. (The rest of the gory details you can read in the book). A most revealing and important book, worthy of careful study by every person even mildly interested in staying healthy. Price: $30 including postage from all League Book Services.
WANTED FOR ON TARGET WEBSITE ARCHIVES
Our webmaster reports he is missing On Target Vol.6. No.46 27th November 1970 and Vol.10. No 47, 29th November 1974 from his files. Does any older League supporter have a copy of these missing issues? If so, please send a photocopy to: Webmaster, Australian League of Rights, P.O. Box 27, Happy Valley, South Australia 5159
"THE NEW DAY" DINNER & SEMINAR - ALBURYReports of how enjoyable was the 57th New Times Dinner & Seminar keep coming in from those who attended. The speakers presented their papers with wit and humour; Eve Hillary's account of how "They are Stealing Our Children" here in Australia left her audience aghast. Donald Martin posed (and answered) the question: "Is the European Union Faltering?" and Bill Daly also asked (and answered) the question: "Is a Revolt Against Globalism Happening?" Betty Luks opened the Seminar with a vision for "The New Day". You must hear, and be encouraged and inspired by the full range of speakers. Order your audio tapes today through the Melbourne Book Shop. Phone 03 9650 9749 for details of prices, including postage.
TWO NEW BOOKS LAUNCHED AT LEAGUE SEMINAR
"The Moral Implications of Centralised
Power" by Eric D. Butler
"Social Credit - Aspects" by Anthony
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