1 October 2004. Thought for the Week:
"If in practice, to stand up in church and announce:
"I believe in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost",
leads to precisely the same social policy as announcing, "I
believe that God does not exist and the Holy Trinity is a
load of pernicious, mystical nonsense", there is really
no point in making these religious noises. As the late C.
H. Douglas put it: "It must be insisted that Christianity
is either something inherent in the very warp and woof of
the Universe, or it is just a set of interesting opinions."
Those who believe that facts, whether concerning the ultimate
nature of things, or anything else, are matters of opinion,
and that the truth can be established by counting opinions,
are not Christians in any practical sense, whatever creed
they habitually vocalise on religious occasions. Indeed, the
creeds themselves are being increasingly neglected, and especially
the Creed called Athanasian which sets out the central, Trinitarian
conception upon which Christendom, and our Christian Constitution
have been founded and gradually built over the centuries."
Geoffrey Dobbs in "Responsible Government in a Free Society",
A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?
by Betty Luks
An interesting article has appeared in The Australian Jewish
News, 24th September, 2004. But before you read on, ask
yourself this question: "Do you think a Christian could
be elected the Prime Minister in the Jewish state of Israel?"
Not likely, you think?
West Australia's Waverley Council deputy
mayor, George Newhouse, took offence at WA Liberal MP Don
Randall, member for Canning, stating that most Australians
would prefer a Christian as prime minister. Mr. Newhouse,
who is also the Jewish Labor Forum's executive spokesman,
rejected Mr. Randall's comments saying, "Australia is
well known as one of the most open societies in the world."
"Australia," continued Mr. Newhouse, "is a
country where a Jew, Buddhist, Catholic, Sikh, Muslim, Baha'i
or another faith could become a prime minister," going
on to insist, "The prime minister must take a strong
moral stand and reject the comments by Ron Randall immediately."
Really Mr. Newhouse? And why a moral
stand? What set of moral standards are you appealing to? Surely
what is good enough for the Jews in Israel must also be good
enough for predominately Christian Australia?
Footnote: It was reported in the article John Howard was cautious
not to be drawn into the debate.
SOUNDING THE ALARM BELLS
by Phillip Benwell
Mr. Benwell is the National Chairman of the Australian Monarchist
"The recommendations of the Senate
Legal and Constitutional References Committee into a republic
have very serious consequences for our democracy and if a
Labor Government is elected there is a high probability that
they will be implemented. This is why I have taken such a
strong stand at this election that to secure the continued
protection of our Constitutional Monarchy, it is imperative
that Monarchists temporarily override their angst against
those Members of Parliament who are republicans and at this
election vote for all coalition candidates to ensure the return
of a Howard Government as a Latham Administration would certainly
destabilise, if not destroy, our Constitution.
Whilst the holding of plebiscites are
repugnant to our constitutional practice and will be manipulated
to provide a return beneficial to the republicans, I am not
convinced that it will assist our cause to make it an issue
during this election campaign. In fact it could well work
against us as promoting Latham's republican agenda may influence
swinging voters who are republicans to vote for Latham on
this very issue!
The danger of Labor governing in all
six States as well as Federally is a far safer issue to promote.
'Wall to wall Labor' will override the interests of the States
and create an impediment to the proper government of this
nation. It is a matter of great concern that the Senate Committee
has ignored the many submissions, both against the holding
of the inquiry and against a republic. It is also worrying
- indeed reprehensible - that the Committee in recommending
a civics education programme has stipulated that it should
be "in relation to the issues surrounding an Australian
Recommendation 24 8.66 is extremely dangerous
It recommends that the Referendum (Machinery Provisions Act
should be amended to allow the preparation and dissemination
to voters of independent information, rather than partisan
arguments for the Yes and No cases, and that such preparation
be overseen by the proposed Parliamentary Joint Committee
on Constitutional Education and Awareness WHICH MEANS THAT
THE POLITICIANS WOULD CONTROL THE ARGUMENTS FOR BOTH SIDES.
It is therefore crucial that those who value our democracy
do everything within their power to prevent a Latham victory
on October 9th.
This is not playing 'party politics'
but a desperate appeal to prevent our Constitution from vicious
attack. Even should Costello become Prime Minister within
the next three years, we will still have friends in his Government
whereas under a Latham Administration, we will have none!"
The Report of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References
Committee into a republic has been published. Copies should
be able to be obtained by emailing: email@example.com
The Committee's official website: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/legcon_ctte/republic03/report/index.ht
LAW SUIT AGAINST AMERICAN LEADERS
There was a time responsible governments
and authorities would have withheld alarmist news of threats
to 'national security' for fear of frightening or panicking
the citizens. Those responsible for the nation's security
went about their duties of protecting and safeguarding the
citizens, and, only when it was absolutely essential were
warnings broadcast to the general public. These days we are
being bombarded with controlled 'news' of 'terrorist' activities.
How much of this 'news on terrorism' is meant to strike fear
in us? Fearful people are more easily manipulated and herded
in the 'right' direction.
But one would have thought the mainstream media would 'eagerly
snap up' the astonishing claims by American lawyer Stanley
Hilton that "George Bush authorised the 9/11 attacks"!
Mr. Hilton, a former senior advisor to Senator Bob Dole, and
'insider' of the Republican Party is suing the U.S. Government
for carrying out the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the
Pentagon. The lawsuit, he explains, is a Taxpayers' Class
Action on behalf of the families of the victims of 9/11.
Stanley Hilton claims
· To have some very incriminating documents verifying
that George Bush personally authorised the attacks and signed
the Order to do so.
· That Bush and his puppets, Rice and Cheney and Mueller
and Rumsfeld among others, were involved, not only in aiding
and abetting and allowing 9/11 to happen, but in actually
ordering it to happen.
· Mr. Hilton has deposed a number of American military
officers (to make statements under oath).
· He is also challenging the constitutionality of the
so-called "USA Patriot Act ". Patriot Act I with
Patriot Act II, would give the US government the power to
literally strip any American of citizenship if declared 'an
enemy combatant', i.e., political opponent of the government.
The most 'newsworthy' item
The most newsworthy item the Australian newspaper could come
up with was that one alleged terrorist visited Australia,
which appeared in The Australian's 22nd September,
2004 article; "9/11 mastermind's Aussie visa" by
one Martin Chulov. Judging by other revelations of Mossad's
activities in this part of the world, one suspects Australia
is 'crawling with spies and double agents'!
But how many Australians know of Stanley Hilton's headline
grabbing claims? They are breathtaking - and worrying.
An American married to one of the
One of Mr. Hilton's witnesses, an American woman, has declared
under oath, that she was married to one of the hijackers and
she knew about seven of the others. Mr. Hilton has gathered
some very interesting documents and memoranda, including documents
from several of those advisors around Bush, namely Wolfowitz,
Wormser, Feith and Perle. "And they actually wrote these
memos several months before 9/11, in which they fervently
wished for a 'Pearl Harbour type incident' to give them the
shock value that would enable them to ramp through their agenda,"
he said in a radio interview.
The witness formerly married to one
of the alleged highjackers says
'Al Qa'eda' is just a word. "Essentially these Arab hijackers
were double agents. That is, they were operating inside the
U.S. for ten to fifteen years in "cells". Some of
them used the term al Qa'eda -- they've used other terms.
Al Qa'eda is just a word. That means nothing. You could call
them the Muslim Brotherhood, the Army of God, they go by all
sorts of names."
But that what they are is a series of cells that have been
aided and abetted by the U.S. Government. The truth appears
to be these men were double agents. In that they nominally
appear to be Arab fanatics. But one of the points that she
stressed is they are really not Muslims. They are more interested
in Playboy than in the Koran. These people drink. They are
very secular. They are not the fanatical Muslim zealots that
Bush would lead us to believe. They receive regular payments
from the U.S. Government. They have been recruited by the
CIA, FBI, counter-intelligence, and so-forth and paid money
and allowed to exchange information with U.S. government agents
about various activities going on.
Three were trained at U.S. Naval Air
Something that everybody wants to ignore is that three of
the hijackers, at least, were trained at Pensacola Naval Air
Station not at a local airfield - on the base, by the government,
The lawyer claims highjackers still
Now we find out that eight of the hijackers under names we
heard are still alive in the Middle East, on television doing
There are many obstacles being put in the way of Mr. Hilton
to prevent this case coming to court.
Further details are found through >www.deprogram.info<
BUSH'S LIES IMPOSSIBLE TO 'RE-EXPLAIN'
Americans are now waking up to the nightmare
situation Bush and his cronies (and Howard and Blair
have created in Iraq. The following letter appeared in the
Opinion column of The Cornell Daily Sun, 21st September,
Re: "Why We Went to War: A Re-Explanation,"
Opinion, Sept. 15
"After reading Jamie Weinstein's simplistic justifications
for a blatantly misguided war in Iraq, I have to ask myself,
has he looked at the news recently? The same day as his column,
(other) newspapers reported that Iraqi insurgents had killed
at least 50 more innocent Iraqi citizens. Just another day
and another statistic in the new, free Iraq. Can you imagine
the response if more than 50 Americans were killed in a day?
Every day, many more Iraqis die. Innocent citizens -- men,
women, children, mothers, grandmothers -- journalists slaughtered
live on Arab television -- blown up by suicide bombers who
never attacked or even existed before the U.S. occupation.
Blown up by U.S. assault helicopters firing missiles into
Killed for their own liberation, for
democracy, for what?
And Americans are constantly dying too -- now over 1,000 dead
soldiers and counting. Add that to the more than 12,000 Iraqis,
and George W. Bush has accomplished quite something in his
presidential tenure. How many thousands more will die for
This war in Iraq, where Bush declared, "Mission accomplished"
16 months ago, is a nightmare. With this unjustified, "miscalculated"
war, he has actively recruited and created more terrorists
in Iraq and abroad. He has turned his back on the global threat
of al-Qaida, and he has turned his back on America. Iraqi
opposition to and hatred of Americans grows while Bush and
Weinstein spew partisan rhetoric. Contrary to Weinstein's
conclusion, the world is not a safer place.
One last thing: it was not "our" decision to go
to war. "We" did not go to war. Bush misled us into
war. He lied to the world. He lied to you, and he keeps lying
every day while innocent Iraqis and Americans continue to
Garrett W. Meigs, Cornell, USA.
Bush's war needs troops
Young Americans will be intensely interested to learn from
The Charleston Gazette, 22/9/04, that "President
Bush may seek a military draft, or mobilize more of the National
Guard and Army Reserve, to obtain enough combat troops to
wage his bogged-down Iraq war, (after the coming presidential
ed). Two bills pending in Congress would launch
a new draft for all young Americans ages 18 to 26, both male
and female, with no college exemption. Also, a new border
agreement with Canada is designed to prevent young Americans
from fleeing northward to elude the draft." https://www.truthout.org/docs_04/092304Y.shtml
REVEALING CSIS TESTIMONY AT ZUNDEL HEARING
from Paul Fromm Toronto. September 17,
"I told you: Some day we're going
to get a live witness from CSIS," lead defence lawyer
Peter Lindsay told me triumphantly as we broke for lunch on
Thursday. Mr. Justice Pierre Blais had just ruled that former
CSIS operative Peter John Farrell, now a teacher with the
Toronto Catholic School Board, would have to testify. Two
and a half days of explosive revelations about the spying
activities of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service
(CSIS) on non-violent dissidents like Ernst Zundel, concluded
The hearings were marked by dozens of objections by CSIS lawyer
Murray Rodych and Crown Attorney Donald MacIntosh. Former
CSIS boss Mr. Justice Pierre Blais, now the judge conducting
the CSIS certificate review of Mr. Zundel, blatantly ran interference
for Canada's spy agency and its oversight body the Security
and Intelligence Review Committee, dubbed by the witness as
a 'paper tiger'.
The judge repeatedly restricted questioning
of former CSIS operative and now whistleblower John Joseph
Farrell. At times, the restrictions, always made in the name
of "national security", reached the level of the
ridiculous. Mr. Lindsay was restricted to material in Andrew
Mitrovica's book Covert Entry: Spied, Lies and Crimes Inside
Canada's Secret Service. Then, he was restricted to questions
on words quoted from Mr. Farrell, Mr. Mitrovica's main source.
At one point, he asked to confirm that
a meeting had taken place between Don Lunau, Mr. Mitrovica's
CSIS control, face to face in the underground parking lot
of CSIS's Toronto headquarters, and that he had been instructed
to intercept Max French's mail; French being a friend of then
Heritage Front leader Wolfgang Droege, without a warrant.
"National security," Mr. Rodych intoned. "It
would reveal CSIS's methodology." One wondered whether
Mossad or Red Chinese Intelligence would be greatly surprised
to learn that, on serious occasions, a control would meet
an operative face to face? Nonetheless, the former CSIS boss
agreed that Canada's national security was on the line and
disallowed Mr. Lindsay's question. A few minutes later, Mr.
Lindsay read the passage attributed to Mr. Farrell confirming
For a whistleblower, Farrell was a strangely
reluctant witness. Yeomen's efforts to quash his subpoena
made strange bedfellows of usual opponents. On September 14,
John Norris of the leftist law firm Ruby & Edwardh made
extensive submissions to quash the subpoena of the formerly
mouthy whistleblower, who, it turned out, was miffed at CSIS
over back pay that he felt was owed him after a nine year
career swiping people's mail for the snoops and doing other
dirty tricks. Now, as co-counsel Chi-Kun-Shi pointed out to
me, Ruby & Edwardh have had a running battle with CSIS.
Firm founder Clayton Ruby went all the way to the Supreme
Court in his effort to get his files from CSIS. The firm has
represented Jaballah one of the Arab security certificate
cases in several go-rounds with CSIS.
Yes, there they were, Norris
from the supposedly anti-CSIS firm, in friendly consultation
with CSIS lawyer Murray Rodych and, at one point even making
objections suggested to him by Mr. Rodych.
Interestingly, on September 16, after
Mr. Justice Blais has given his decision to compel the reluctant
Mr. Farrell to testify, there was another secret hearing during
the extended lunch hour. We can only imagine what was conveyed
by the Crown and CSIS. However, when Peter Lindsay asked;
"Did it concern Mr.Farrell?" former CSIS boss Judge
Blais responded: "I will never answer about these secret
proceedings." So, there!
Mr. Farrell, 36, a tall, sturdy handsome
man, with gray jacket and black trousers was accompanied each
day to court by author Andrew Monrovia. The lanky journalist
sported a short sleeved black muscle tee-shirt and had the
disconcerting habit of appearing to be constantly leering
or grinning. His presence was unusual as he too had ferociously
fought a subpoena to testify and comment on his biting accusations
against CSIS. At one point, his facial gestures outraged Judge
Blais who demanded: "Do you have any concern with your
body language? You made efforts not to testify." "I
was exercising my right to free speech," Mitrovica answered.
Furious, Judge Blais exploded: "I am not asking for your
comment. I will not tolerate this. It is not a show."
Among the important revelations extracted
from the former CSIS operative, who frequently had memory
lapses, are the following:
* He was involved "for years, on and off," intercepting
Ernst Zundel's mail for CSIS.
In 1999, shortly after going public with his revelations about
corruption and dirty tricks in CSIS, his laptop computer with
detailed notes of his CSIS contacts and activities, as well
as written notes, "went missing from the apartment of
a friend," where they'd been left for safekeeping.
Warned off opening parcels
His control, Don Lunau, warned him to avoid opening parcels
from a Vancouver P.O. Box and warned him about the danger
of an incendiary device that might be sent to Mr. Zundel.
In May, 1995, a lethal pipebomb was delivered from that Vancouver
address to Ernst Zundel, thus strongly suggesting that CSIS
knew the bomb was coming.
* Mr. Zundel was the only person whose mail Mr. Farrell intercepted
that was the subject of a danger warning from Mr. Lunau.
As the examination went on, Mr.Lindsay
was harassed by continuous objections, as MacIntosh and Rodych
popped up and down with their "objection, national security"
refrain. Judge Blais restricted him to narrow questions about
CSIS and SIRC as they related to Mr.Zundel. Wider observations
from this 9-year veteran about CSIS lawlessness were ruthlessly
stifled. Accusing Mr. Lindsay of wasting time, Judge Blains
announced: "The questions are unacceptable. I am not
here to make a case against CSIS. I'm here to see whether
the certificate is reasonable. I will not let you make a case
The long suffering Peter Lindsay pointed
out: "Other witnesses have been allowed to express opinions
on SIRC when they're positive. On April 29, when Mr.Rodych
was questioning Mr. Stewart, he asked, 'Do you know SIRC to
be an independent body.' 'Yes,' he was told and he called
SIRC's The Heritage Front Affair Report, 'a balanced assessment
of SIS investigation of the rightwing.'"
"I'm not going to re-comment," Judge Blains snapped,
"Stop making that type of comment when I'm making a ruling.
If you do it again, it will be all over," he threatened.
"This is waste of time."
ASPARTAME IN THE NEWS
A $350 million class action lawsuit was filed on September
15, 2004 in United States District Court in San Francisco,
California, case no: C 04 3872. This class action racketeering
(RICO) lawsuit was filed against the NutraSweet Corporation,
American Diabetes Association, Dr. Robert H. Moser and John
Does 1-50. Plaintiffs maintain that this lawsuit will prove
how deadly the chemical sweetener aspartame is when consumed
Donald Rumsfeld named
Contained in the lawsuit is the key role played by current
Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld in helping to get aspartame
pushed through the FDA. Back in the 1980s, Rumsfeld was the
President and CEO of Searle who originally owned the patent
on aspartame. Plaintiffs maintain that Rumsfeld used his political
muscle to get aspartame approved by the FDA despite objections
of many FDA health researchers and negative studies. According
to spokesman attorney Britt Groom from Idaho, this lawsuit
was filed on behalf of a Mr. Joe Bellon of Concord, California.
The lawsuit contains the following
1. R.I.C.O. (racketeering charges)
2. Unfair Competition
3. False Advertising
4. Consumer Remedies Act
6. Breach of Warranty
7. Breach of Merchantability
8. Filed as a Class Action representing the People as a whole
and Joe Bellon's personal injuries as well.
According to the press release issued
on this RICO lawsuit
"On or about September 8, 2004 an affidavit was signed
describing the initial third world studies and the health
hazards of aspartame. These studies conducted in 1983/84 by
the J.D. Searle Company were translated to English from Spanish
by a translator in 1984. The "double blind" studies
showed conclusive evidence that aspartame caused severe health
problems and even death to the exposed study group. According
to the Affidavit, the doctor directing the studies has been
missing since the approval of aspartame in 1984. The affidavit
also describes how the affiant was directed by J.D. Searle
officials to destroy all records of the studies - including
filed notes and/or translations - possessed by the affiant.
The affiant describes in detail how the translations were
forwarded upon completion to J.D. Searle corporate offices
This is not the first law suit of
its type filed
This isn't the first lawsuit filed alleging that aspartame
is hazardous to the health of humans. The National Justice
League filed three other lawsuits on April 26, 2004, in three
separate California courts. The defendants in those lawsuits
number twelve and all produce or use the artificial sweetener
aspartame as a sugar substitute in their products.
Defendants in those lawsuits include
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Bayer Corp., the Dannon Company, William
Wrigley Jr. Company, Walmart, ConAgra Foods, Wyeth, Inc.,
The NutraSweet Company, and Altria Corp. (parent company of
Kraft Foods and Philip Morris).
This lawsuit charges the defendants engaged in unlawful acts
of "knowingly and intentionally using the neurotoxic
Aspartame as a sugar substitute in the manufacture of Equal,
while knowing that exposure to Aspartame causes among other
abdominal pain, arthritis, asthma, brain cancer, breathing
difficulties, burning eyes or throat, burning urination, chest
pains, chronic cough, chronic fatigue, death, depression,
diarrhoea, headaches/migraines, hearing loss, heart palpitations,
hives (urticaria), hypertension, impotency and sexual problems,
memory loss, menstrual problems or changes, nausea or vomiting,
slurring of speech, tremors, tinnitus, vertigo and/or vision
The lawsuit also states
"Further, Aspartame disease mimics symptoms or worsens
the following diseases:
Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease,
Lupus, Diabetes and diabetic complications, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's
Disease, birth defects, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lymphoma,
Lyme Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Panic Disorder,
Depression and other psychological disorders."
Further allegations include
"G.D. Searle denied knowledge of/or involvement with
the initiation, design or performance of the study. Yet, the
false results were submitted to the FDA like the rest of the
150 G.D. Searle studies (on aspartame and other products),
bearing a Searle Pathology-Toxicology project number. Both
Dr.Waisman and G.D.Searle were responsible for the study design.
A number of false statements were made by G.D. Searle, including
that reported the animals were unavailable for purchase for
autopsy after the termination of the study."
Defendants in this lawsuit continue to maintain that aspartame
is safe for consumption. Aspartame is found in more than 5,000
food products and all soft drinks sold in the United States.
REMINDER: "THE NEW TIMES"
DINNER & SEMINAR BOOKINGS
Have you finalised your arrangements for
the League's Annual New Times Dinner and Seminar in Albury NSW
for this year? Speakers such as Jeremy Lee of Queensland and Wallace
Klinck of Canada will be there. Roy Gustard is speaking on Clifford
High Douglas' visit to Sydney in 1934. Bookings for the New Times
Dinner, with payments, $32.50 per person, to be sent to Australian
League of Rights, Box 1052, GPO Melbourne as soon as possible.
For those who want to book in advance for the Seminar, it is $20
Don't forget there is a Divine Service and Action Conference on
the Sunday morning.
WALLACE KLINCK TO SPEAK IN MELBOURNE
"Wallace Klinck will speak in the Heritage
Bookshop, 2nd Floor, 145 Russell Street, Melbourne at 1.30pm Wednesday,
6th October. He will update Melbourne supporters on Social Credit
activities in Canada. Make the effort to come and hear him.
JEREMY LEE FOR LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA
The Launceston Conservative Speakers' Club
are pleased to announce Mr. Jeremy Lee will be their guest speaker
at the October meeting. Fresh from the League's National Weekend
Jeremy will be keen to meet up again with his many Tasmanian friends.
The meeting is on Friday, 15th October (please note the change
of date) and the venue is the Max Fry Memorial Hall, Gorge Road,
Trevallyn. Commencement time is 7.30pm. Title of his address is:
"The Light is Dawning".
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
"A Race Against Time: Racial heresies
for the 21st Century," edited by George McDaniel. What
does the future hold for the West? Must our Civilisation give
way before the waves of Third World newcomers? It is increasingly
clear that race and civilisation cannot be separated; that only
the people who created a culture can sustain it.
Price: $45.00 includes postage.
"Killing Hope: US Military &
CIA Interventions since WW II," by William Blum.
The West has been soundly conditioned to react Pavlovianly
to a number of psycho-political terms; 'swear words' such
as 'communist' or 'fascist', terms intended to conjure up
mental pictures from Stalinist purges to slave-labour camps.
A 'Them' agin 'Us' reflex.
"Them" can mean a peasant in the Philippines, a
mural-painter in Nicaragua, or a legally-elected prime minister
in British Guiana - but all, somehow, presented as part of
the same monolithic conspiracy; all in some way, a threat
to our Way of Life. William Blum has done a mammoth service
to his people by listing the destabilising, revolutionary
activities of the U.S. Military and the CIA, from China in
the 1940s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Price $40.00 posted.
"Responsible Government in a
Free Society," by Dr. Geoffrey Dobbs. What are Christians
to think about the centralisation of power? How do we go about
regenerating our society? It is one thing to be aware of the
problems now besetting us. It is another thing to present
some constructive solutions. In this little gem Dr. Dobbs
deals with the historical understanding of the responsibility
of the People and 'government'.
Price: $7.00 posted.
"Republic? More Power for Politicians,"
by Dr. David Mitchell.
As we face the latest push for 'a republic' it is worthwhile
to read again Dr. David Mitchell's booklet explaining the
foundational principles of our system of government. It provides
a simple guide to the philosophical and historical background
of Australia's governmental structure.
Price: $5.00 posted.