THE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL ABUNDANCE
In the early 1900s Clifford Hugh Douglas
"The outstanding facts so far as Western Europe and the
United States of America are concerned, are first of all this
tremendous potential abundance, and, secondly, that this abundance
is obtained by a decreasing amount of what we call employment.
One of my colleagues in Great Britain, working along quite
separate lines, and using somewhat different data, arrived
at the same conclusion that I did and that was the result
which was confirmed by the more responsible side of what is
called the Technocracy Movement in the United States which
is also studying the matter, and the three groups came to
the same conclusion, which amounted to this:
It was obvious so far as Great Britain was concerned, that
by 1942, if there was no tremendous jump forward in invention
or innovation; if matters actually took their normal course,
it would be possible to supply all the goods and services
that Great Britain could possibly use for a very much higher
standard of living than anything we have conceived up to the
present, with an unemployed population of over 8,000,000 in
Now, try to graft a policy of something
for nothing (Grace) onto that philosophy which insists: "He
who does not work will not eat! Whether the work is needed
"Why," say our masters, "if we don't have the
masses ground-down with work and more work, and paying taxes
and more taxes, some might have some leisure time, some time
to think for themselves; and that would never do! They might
even wake up to the scam we are perpetuating!"
Some might even pose the question: How is it possible for
a world which is suffering from over-production to be in such
In an article republished in the September
edition of The New Times Survey, ("Economics is not the
Central Problem") the writer helps us to see the wood
and the trees: "It is not a matter of precedence, of
what comes first in considering spiritual and material values.
The real issue is Truth applied to both worlds! The real issue
is that of Truth itself, which belongs to and unites both
spheres, making flesh and spirit one, informing the whole
In last week's On Target Anthony Cooney
helped us to get a better grip on the importance of applied
Christian Faith by not only distinguishing between the spiritual
and temporal in his explanation of 'faith' and 'works' in
relation to the social credit of a community, but also in
seeing the absolute importance of marrying the two in our
application of the Faith. He wrote: Sufficiency is the message
of the Gospels-
"Behold the lilies of the field, they sow not, neither
do they spin" - applied by the Honest Money and Just
Prices of Social Credit, (the National Dividend and National
to the social credit definition "can be measured in terms
of human satisfaction."
The "work ethic" which is the antithesis of Social
Credit, whether it be called "Protestant," "Catholic"
or "Marxist," is that which demands MORE, irrespective
of human satisfaction.
The American social crediter Michael
Lane wrote in response to Cooney's article:
This piece by Tony is so deep! Good Works sanctify a man's
moral character; the "work ethic" of the Middle
Ages was Sufficiency; Sufficiency can be measured in terms
of human satisfaction; the purpose of the National Dividend
is to decentralise credit to allow the individual to express
his satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Beautiful!
The 'B' element in prices is Dead Work
The purpose of
the National Dividend is to cancel out from prices the detritus
of the costs of 'dead labour'.
I'd put this a little differently: I'd say "Past Work"
and "Past Labour" or "the Work of the Dead"
and "the labour of the dead."
The people are dead, many of them. The labour is done, the
cost is paid. But something remains, the fruitful and creative
aspect of their work, the immortal part, which never dies,
which keeps on producing for us.
The marvel of the Cultural Heritage. We should be done with
it as far as costs go, but we can enjoy its fruits forever."
PASSPORT TO TERROR
by Justin Raimondo antiwar.com:
Israel's Underground Passport Factory - A Threat To National
While the following is written from
an American perspective Australians would also share the same
"In the world of international terrorism, both privatised
and state-sponsored, passports and other identity papers are
the coin of the realm. Terrorists targeting America are particularly
eager to get their hot little hands on Canadian and New Zealand
passports, for a number of reasons, most especially because
the holders don't need visas across a wide swathe of the globe,
including the United States.
Now, as the orange alerts have us wondering when and where
the next terrorist strike on American soil will occur, and
U.S., British, and Pakistani agents bust up an important Al
Qaeda operation, discovering how the terrorists procure travel
documents provides important clues as to how they operate
- and with whose complicity.
In April I wrote about the "passport farm" Israeli
agents set up in New Zealand, in which four employees of the
Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, were caught trying to
obtain a New Zealand passport in the name of a housebound
Uriel Kelman and Eli Cara were arrested, in a much-publicized
case, and jailed, while Prime Minister Helen Clark openly
raged against what was undoubtedly an Israeli intelligence
operation. Since then there have been a few rather interesting,
albeit ominous, developments.
It turns out that the ringleader, Ze'ev William Barkan, who
fled before New Zealand security could nab him, was and presumably
still is a member of the Israeli diplomatic corps, having
served at embassies in Vienna and Brussels. He was last seen
in North Korea, travelling with a Canadian passport as "Kevin
Hunter," where he turned up in Pyongyang as a "consultant"
brought on to help the North Korean government build a "security
fence" in order to keep their people in. Now that the
East Germans have wound up in history's dustbin, the Israelis
are the current experts in the field.
Barkan is a man of many skills, and one
of them, according to an aid worker cited by the Sydney
Morning Herald, is this:
"'He goes to Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand and deals
with gangs who rob tourists of their valuables and passports,'
the aid worker said. 'Barkan is mostly interested in passports
and there have been a number of Australian passports.' Intelligence
analysts in New Zealand believe Barkan, a former navy diver
in the Israeli Defence Force, was trying to secure a 'clean'
passport for use in a sensitive Israeli undercover operation
in the region, less risky than a forged passport."
The inner workings of Barkan's New Zealand operation were
exposed when the fourth suspect in the case, Tony Resnick,
was outed. Mr. Resnick, 35, who fled the day after the arrest
of Kelman and Caras, was a paramedic with the St. John Ambulance
in Auckland before taking a job as a healthcare lecturer at
the Auckland University of Technology. He had previously worked
as a paramedic in Israel, and, in his capacity as a paramedic
in New Zealand, had possibly visited the home of the targeted
Using Resnick's connections to wheelchair-bound and otherwise
incapacitated New Zealanders, Barkan's cabal targeted people
who would not likely be travelling abroad, and set up a passport
farm by stealing their identities. The Israelis were caught
by a suspicious official, who checked their references and
laid a trap. But the question that is no doubt haunting the
government of New Zealand is how many times did they succeed
before they were caught - and to what purpose was Israel culling
The answer to this last question is discernible if we look
at Israel's record in this regard. The botched assassination
of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Jordan caught the Israelis
with their pants down on the passport issue: the assassins
were outfitted with Canadian travel documents. This incident
no doubt came to mind as New Zealand government officials
contemplated the meaning and purpose of Israel's underground
Speaking of Canada, the story of the
Mossad's New Zealand hijinks took a Canadian twist when that
country's foreign ministry announced that it was investigating
the matter of Barkan's passport.
New Zealand's foreign minister,
Phil Goff, replied: "I have read with interest the Canadians
are following up allegations he may have travelled at some
point on a stolen Canadian passport. When he came to New Zealand
my understanding was he was travelling on a U.S. passport.
Clearly there would be co-operation between police forces
in different countries to try to get to the bottom of these
So there's an American twist, too. Barkan reportedly had an
American accent, and said he came from Washington, D.C., where
his family supposedly was in the "windows and doors"
business. The Sydney Morning Herald confirms his Washington
residence, and says Barkan grew up there as Zev Bruckenstein,
where his father was director of religious studies at a synagogue
Maybe next time, the terror masters should seek out Ze'ev
Barkan: I'm sure he can give them a real deal on a New Zealand
passport - or perhaps even a Canadian one, in which case they'll
have no trouble coming in from our equally porous northern
But wait: doesn't this posit a relationship of some sort -
possibly falling somewhere between active and passive collaboration
- involving the Mossad with the terrorists who seek our doom?
Don't be too surprised, because it wouldn't be the first time
OPEN LETTER TO NSW COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
The following open letter by Mr. Stewart
K. Beattie of 32 Brunskill Road, Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga,
NSW was sent to us via email. Mr. Beattie is calling for a
Coronial Inquiry into the deaths of the New South Wales persons
who died at Port Arthur in 1996. The League has previously
provided platforms for Wendy Scurr and David McGregor who
are also seeking a Coronial Inquiry into the massacre in Tasmania.
One would have thought in the aftermath of such a horrendous
mass-murder of Australian citizens, a coronial inquiry would
have been conducted as a matter of course. The League publishes
the letter in the public interest.
An open letter to: Mr Ken Moroney, The
Commissioner New South Wales Police Service, 1424 College
Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010. September 7, 2004
RE: PORT ARTHUR VIDEO TAPE
Dear Mr Commissioner,
In late March of 2004, I received anonymously through the
post, two (2) individual, unlabeled video tapes in total,
delivered consecutively, which upon my viewing, I found contained
several sections, all of which indicated to me the tape had
been produced by the Tasmania Police. The second of these
two video tapes was of such poor quality it would not run
properly, and hence at the time, I disabled the cassette and
disposed of it in the regular garbage pick-up.
The subject matter contained on my video tape I currently
possess, has been the subject of much media attention in recent
days. The Daily Advertiser newspaper of Thursday last, 2 September,
2004, and at pp.1-2, there is published an article - "Massacre
On Tape" by Paul Enever. In that article I was the person
referred to as having received two (2) such tapes. When your
crime manager for this jurisdiction, acting Inspector Rod
Smith, was approached by The Daily Advertiser, he was quoted
as suggesting that if I have evidence that hasn't been disclosed
to the Tasmania coroner, I should "present it to the
After considering that advice, I now am complying. However,
I have studied very carefully the content, especially of the
last track, which demonstrates clearly what I seriously consider
to be disturbing evidence of probable serious crimes having
been committed which directly effect certain people of the
State of New South Wales, who died there in the area known
as Port Arthur on or about the 28th April, 1996.
I have therefore today, Wednesday the eighth day of September
2004, handed to a Police Officer of the New South Wales Police,
at my home, the sole video tape copy in my possession. As
I have already stated publicly, I have not made copies of
this video tape. Also I now formally request your agent, the
aforementioned Police Officer, on your behalf to receive this
video, and forward it with all due care and haste to you,
so that you can hold this tape as evidence in safe keeping,
in a manner that shall protect the quality of the sound and
vision of the tape, until such time as a formerly constituted
open coronial inquisition can be held in New South Wales to
inquire into all relevant matters surrounding the deaths of
the six, persons then residing in the State of New South Wales,
listed as follows:-
Zoe Anne Hall, 28 yrs, then of Kangaroo Point, Glenn Roy Pears,
35 yrs, then of Sydney, Russell James "Jim" Pollard,
72 yrs, then of Brunswick Heads, Mr Tony Kistan, 51 yrs, then
of Summerhill, Mr Robert Salzmann, 58 yrs, then of Ocean Shores,
Helene Salzmann, 50 yrs, then of Ocean Shores.
There has not been a coronial inquest conducted in the State
of Tasmania into the deaths of any of the 35 people who died
in the area of Port Arthur in the massacre that occurred there
on the 28-29th April 1996. Hence I am formally asking that
this unacceptable situation now be addressed for those 6 deceased
persons I mention above.
Also, for the past six years, I have been engaged in investigating,
researching, speaking publicly of my findings, and writing
about the Port Arthur massacre and associated events. As a
result of these activates, I now formally raise the following
questions that I require answers to: -
Since there has never been a coronial inquiry, into the deaths
of the six (6) persons all then resident in the State of New
South Wales, is there any reason why an open, coronial inquiry
into their deaths cannot be held in New South Wales?
Documented evidence show the New South Wales Forensic Police
were given the duty of covering the Broad Arrow Café.
The Forensic Sketch Plan that was presented to the Hobart
Supreme Court was lacking in certain detail one of which was
the presence of at least one ·308W spent cartridge
case as is shown on the Tasmania Police Training Video. Were
the New South Wales Police remiss in detailing such vital
evidence, or was the Forensic Sketch compiled by the New South
Wales Police altered after it was handed over to the Tasmania
This altering of evidence is a felony, and the question now
is, which Police Force was responsible for misleading the
Supreme Court of Tasmanian, and was there a conspiracy between
the two State Police Forces to mislead the Supreme Court?
In his report regarding the fire exit door to the Broad Arrow
Café, the then DPP, Mr Damian Bugg QC, states that
the Port Arthur Historic Site employee who was nailing all
the doors and windows shut, with the assistance of a forensic
policeman, tested the door lock, and found it to be inoperative.
The questions are; why did the New South Wales Police permit
the interference with a murder scene of the acts of nailing
the particular door which was involved with the death of about
six persons? Why did the New South Wales Police not make any
report into the matter of the fire exit door that couldn't
be opened? And was this particular door nailed shut prior
to the arrival of the New South Wales forensic Team?
There is a large amount of carpet damage evident within the
area of the Broad Arrow Café, near the Fire Exit Door,
that appears to have been caused by bullets having been fired
from a high powered rifle. None of this damage was listed
within the New South Wales Police Forensic Sketch. Again which
Police Force was responsible for this information being withheld
from the Tasmania Supreme Court?
In the Court transcript the Tasmanian DPP, Mr Damian Bugg
QC refers to live cartridge cases that were found within the
Broad Arrow Café. The size of these live rounds has
been stated by witnesses to have been of ·308W calibre.
Why was this important evidence not listed or shown in the
New South Wales Forensic Police Sketch Plan?
In the Tasmania Police Training Video there is shown a large
blue sports bag, which appears rather empty, save for a white
jumper, but according to several witnesses who saw the gunman
carrying this bag, the bag appeared to be very heavy. What
happened to the very heavy contents of this bag, bearing in
mind that an AR15 is not that heavy.
Beside the same blue sports bag and resting on the table,
there was a tray with a soft drink can on it and other food
items. This tray and its contents match those witnesses state
they saw the gunman carry, and drink from. What happened to
this empirical evidence that was under the control of the
New South Wales Police Forensic Team? Who permitted this experiential
evidence to be lost?
Also the Tasmania Police training video shows clearly beside
the bag and the food tray on the same table, there is resting
a large, all black video camera, with an integral, external
microphone visible. In the Court Document and at p.160 for
instance the DPP's assistant Mr Perks talks about a "grey
video camera bag". At p.71 the DPP Mr Damien Bugg QC,
mentions the gunman carrying a video camera. However in a
newspaper report by Chip Le Grand, in The Australian newspaper
of 4 May 1996, it reports that Mr David Gunson had just been
briefed to defend Martin Bryant. In that report, the first
concern raised by Mr Gunson was the eyewitness reports of
the gunman carrying a large video camera, which he is reported
to have stated had not been recovered. Was this important
empirical evidence lost, and if so was it loss due to any
remiss on the part of New South Wales police, or Tasmania
In relation yet again to the sports bag left inside the Broad
Arrow Café: We have evidence that a bag was left inside
the café but we also have five witness statements saying
that the gunman left the Broad Arrow Café carrying
a bag, and then placing the bag into the boot of the Volvo.
The James Balasko video, shows the gunman picking up the bag
he departed the Café with, and placing the carry strap
on his shoulder. Can the New South Wales Police Forensic team
give us a proper explanation of why two bags were used by
the gunman at the Port Arthur Massacre?
In relation to the crime scene on Jetty Road: The Tasmania
Police Training Video shows somebody pick up the arm of the
eldest Mikac child, and display a ·223Rem fired cartridge
case. When considering the manner in which this child was
murdered, and the firearm alleged to have been employed, there
is no way that a fired cartridge case could end up under the
body of this victim. The question is who picked up the fired
cartridge case, thus interfering with the evidence at a major
crime scene and then placed it under the body of the child?
How did the person picking up the arm of the murdered child
know that the fired cartridge case was there at that instance?
In the boot of the yellow Volvo sedan allegedly abandoned
by the gunman at the tollbooth of the Port Arthur Historic
Site, we are shown a fired cartridge case of ·223Rem
calibre, and the Daewoo shotgun, and what was later described
as hand drawn cardboard targets. However the Daewoo is shown
sitting on top of a striped blouse or material, in a very
neat arrangement, and the targets are placed neatly at the
back of the boot. Now considering that the Volvo has completed
various driving manoeuvres, just how were the targets able
to remain in a neat position at the rear of the boot? Who
placed the blouse under the shotgun to better illustrate that
Again with the Volvo sedan as shown in the Tasmania Police
Training Video, you can see where a person's hand suddenly
comes from within the back seat area of the Volvo and clasps
the rear right window of the Volvo demonstrating that there
was a person in that compartment of the Volvo. We are told
by the Coroner that when he viewed the Volvo there were several
petrol containers therein. The Coroner apparently didn't see
the box of ammunition in the Volvo at Port Arthur, the policeman
inside the rear passenger compartment wasn't impeded in any
manner by a box of bullets, or at least one container of petrol,
and the photographer certainly didn't take any photographs
of that major piece of evidence until the Volvo was placed
under police guard at Police Headquarters in Hobart. Would
the New South Wales Police consider the act of embellishing
evidence an ethical practice? Would the New South Wales Police
consider such acts of interfering with evidence as perverting
the course of justice?
Lastly we have the Tasmania Police Superintendent, Bob Fielding
state that he made the right decision in forcing the gunman
to come to us. Considering that the only way in which the
gunman vacated Seascape Cottage, was that that building was
set on fire, then we can only conclude that Seascape Cottage
was set on fire by the Tasmania Police under the command of
Superintendent Fielding. In other words, Fielding has confessed
to crimes including Arson and the destruction of evidence.
Of course there is also the numerous charges of perverting
the course of justice that must be levelled against numerous
members of the Tasmania Police, and one must also consider
the involvement of the New South Wales police within these
Sir, the matters I have raised with you here, are I believe
of the gravest nature possible. I do not take such steps lightly.
In raising these grave questions, I also realize that once
raised, I could well be the target of retribution by those
persons who may subsequently be found responsible for these
unlawful acts. I therefore request that the New South Wales
Police Service afford my family and I, due care and consideration
for our continued well-being.
I do expect, that you will give all of the matters I raise
your immediate consideration and attention. I also ask you
to note, that as this correspondence is an open letter, I
will today, simultaneously with it being served on your Police
Officer, be furnishing all major news media, and Daryl Maguire
MP, Member for Wagga, with a copy of my letter.
I await your reply at your earliest convenience, and until
I Remain, Yours Faithfully, Stewart K. Beattie.