|Home||blog.alor.org||Newtimes Survey||The Cross-Roads||Library|
|OnTarget Archives||The Social Crediter Archives||NewTimes Survey Archives||Brighteon Video Channel||Veritas Books|
12 November 2004. Thought for the Week: "In accordance with the principles of Christian philosophy and theology, England will be a free community. It will be an association of families of free men and women living in the fellowship of a free community."
Saint Augustine warned his generation: "God did not make man to lord it over his fellows, but only to master irrational creatures; and that the desire to rule over our equals is an intolerable lust of the soul."
Richard O'Sullivan QC, in "Christian Philosphy in the Common Law," 1947.
IT'S A BATTLE FOR COMMON LAW RIGHTS
by Betty Luks
A 'conservative' was once someone who
held a political orientation towards the preservation of the
best in their society and they were opposed to radical changes
(radical: arising from or going to the root cause). In other
words, there were basic principles which the conservatives
believed essential for the continuity and sustainability of
A Christian Civilisation
What 'the State' gives today - it
can take away tomorrow!
French revolutionary 'justice' was administered by Revolutionary Tribunals which denied the accused the right to counsel, and which punished people for offences defined in the same philosophical language that had inspired the original Declaration, and which could therefore be interpreted to mean anything that the prosecutor desired.
"The State can't set you free,"
admonished Roger Scruton when warning of the 'Human Rights'
threats to the ancient liberties of the British peoples.
Mr. Scruton continues:
Out of the French Revolution grew the
revolutionary idea that our freedoms came from some point
other than God, and, just like Topsy the idea grew. It could
be the Party, the State, the Parliament, even the Cabinet
and the Human Rights Commissions.
Ernst Zundel is leading the way for
FROM THE 'BOWELS' OF WASHINGTON"The most credible American journalist of yesteryear, Walter Cronkite, made a rather startling comment when asked about bin Laden's video speech to the Americans (during the last days of the presidential election campaign). Cronkite said he is inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing." From: www.MiddleEastRealities website:
Martin Walker of United Press International was interviewed last Thursday evening (4/11/04) by Kerry O'Brien on the 7.30 Report. Asked by Kerry what he thought we could expect now that Bush had been re-elected, Walker replied he thought that within a matter of months Israel would attack Iran with the support of America.
TRIAL REVEALS U.S. GAVE U.K. 5-MONTHS ADVANCE DATE FOR IRAQ WARIt has been revealed through a court martial case now before a court in Britain that secret plans for the war in Iraq were passed to British Army chiefs by US defence planners five months before the invasion was launched. The revelation strengthened suspicions that Tony Blair gave his agreement to President George Bush to go to war while the diplomatic efforts to force Saddam Hussein to comply with UN resolutions were continuing.
Alan Simpson, the leader of "Labour Against the War", said the documents were 'dynamite', if genuine, and showed that Clare Short was right to assert in her book, serialised in The Independent, that Mr Blair had "knowingly misled" Parliament.
The plans were revealed during the court martial of L/Cpl Ian Blaymire, 23, from Leeds, who is charged with the manslaughter of a comrade while serving in Iraq. Sgt John Nightingale, 32, a reservist from Guiseley, West Yorkshire, died after being shot in the chest on 23 September last year.
The court, at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, heard that contingency plans were drawn up by Lt Col Christopher Warren, staff officer at Land Command, Salisbury, Wiltshire, who was responsible for operational training.
Lt Col Warren said US planners had passed on dates for which the invasion was planned. The hearing was told Army chiefs wanted the training for the Army to start at the beginning of December 2002. However, due to "sensitivities" the training was delayed.
The court heard the training for the TA began two months late and for the regular Army one month late. Lt Col Warren was asked what the sensitivities were. He replied: "Because in December there was a world interest. If the UK had mobilised while all this was going on that would have shown an intent before the political process had been allowed to run its course." The hearing has been adjourned.
'INSTITUTIONAL LIARS' SAVAGED OVER EU CONSTITUTION
Lord Stoddart of Swindon, the independent Labour peer who chairs the cross-party "Campaign for an Independent Britain" (CIB) has severely criticised the Prime Minister for signing up to the EU Constitution against the wishes of the British people. He described Tony Blair and his Government as "institutional liars" and called the signing of the Treaty a "betrayal of Britain and its independence".
Lord Stoddart said: "This Government
has been shown over and over again to be institutional liars.
They have told us nothing but lies about the Constitution.
We were supposed to believe that it was only a 'tidying up'
exercise, when in reality it is a polar shift in our relationship
with the EU. It marks the formal transition of the EU to a
legal personality in its own right. Today, it becomes a country
called Europe and gives itself massive new powers over the
The 'Third Way' - the real direction
Editor's note: Fortunately there will
be a referendum in a number of EU countries, including the
UK, so the new EU Constitution is not yet a certainty.
AND NOW FOR THE 'HEALTH' POLICEWe have received a disturbing report of a 'Discussion Paper' which was quietly released by the NSW Health Department who want to "reform the Mental Health Act" in that state.
According to our report, Section 11 of the 1990 Mental Health Act protects every citizen in NSW from having their religious convictions or practice, personal philosophy or practice, political beliefs/actions, sexual history or orientation or anti-social behaviour being a factor in an assessment of mental illness, but some folk are concerned this law is to be changed.
For those who want to view the discussion paper for themselves it is available at the following web address: http:/www.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2004/menthealhrev.html
Now is the time to launch this year's annual Basic Fund. We ask all our supporters to give deep thought to their continued and strengthening support for the work of the League. The inaugural meeting of the Australian League of Rights took place on the 31st October 1946 at 17 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, and here we are just over 58 years later planning still further projects for the promotion, development and defence of our Christian-Social-Credit heritage and culture.
The huge task of scanning, proof reading and placing on CD the League's forty years of On Target is nearing completion! Our humble thanks go to those two people who have persevered and worked so hard, all these months and months, to do the job. They know who they are.
Book sales continue apace with many new
titles coming on-stream thanks to the dedicated work of our
book shop folk. Wally Klinck brought over a few copies of
Ron Gostick's social credit book "Canada"
which will prove a 'winner'. Wally also made available a few
CDs of C.H. Douglas' BBC address: "The Causes of War"
plus a speech by 'social credit' party premier Manning who
followed William Aberhardt's government into power in Canada.
While the quality is not as good as we would have liked, both
speeches are of immense historical value.
The website is proving an extremely valuable
tool as we reach out to the younger generation. Older supporters
and actionists are so encouraged when they hear the details
of what is happening. Especially when they reflect on the
hard slog they put in over all those years. There will be
more news on this front in the not too distant future.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSIONSome Canadians understand the nature of the battle in which we are engaged as demonstrated by the message received from Mr. Paul Fromm, the director of the Canadian Association for Free Expression to the League's recent "New Times" Dinner in which he said:
"I sense a growing deterioration on the part of many of our fellow citizens. So mesmerised by consumerism and mindless materialism, and the circus entertainment dished up by a media increasingly in control of people who are not ours, some of our fellow citizens have lost the appreciation of their dignity as men and women and the importance of freedom. We hear things such as "we're not like those Americans with their hang-up about freedom of speech."
Your tireless battle to inculcate Christian values and to fight for freedom of speech, among other values, has won you the respect and admiration of many of us throughout the Commonwealth. The tireless missionary work of your founder Eric Butler and his Canadian colleague Ron Gostick played an important role in my own political formation and I shall be forever grateful."
CUSTOMS SEIZE BOOK ON EDUCATION AND CLASS AS 'HATE'
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency agents seized four copies of "Why Johnny Can't Think: America's Professor-Priesthood" by scholar and journalist Robert W. Whitaker, "as they may constitute obscenity or hate propaganda," it was claimed. The books were seized from Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadian Association for Free Expression at Toronto's Pearson Airport. Mr. Fromm was returning from a trip to Washington D.C.
Involved in the Zundel case
Mr. Whitaker is an outspoken critic of
the ideological dominance in education. He believes that formal
education has become dangerous and, often fatal, to common
Fromm accuses: "The Customs censors
have set themselves up as a political thought police".
"Over the past half dozen years, they've seized Irish
myths and even booklets containing legal submissions in court
cases. Sometimes, these books are returned by the censors;
Details of: The Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE), [Box 332, Rexdale, ON,. M9W 5L3.] CAFE was founded in 1981 and is Canada's leading advocate for free speech. It has intervened in a number of court cases and human rights tribunals and is especially concerned about government censorship of the Internet. CAFE publishes a monthly Free Speech Monitor.
RESPONSE TO "DRAFT REPORT: BLUEPRINT BALLARAT"
by Ron Fischer
'Growth' a red herring
On page 9 the report refers realistically
to a decreasing number of jobs. The 20:80 society is already
with us. That is a society in which all the production and
distribution needed for an expanding standard of living worldwide
can be carried out by 20 per cent of the available workforce.
The rest could be redundant except that the reality is masked
by the number of jobs that have no relationship to real needs.
That 20 per cent will progressively decrease as technology
takes over more and more jobs.
"Ballarat's future infrastructure
needs partly relate to where the money comes from."
Page 14 refers to an upgrading of the
CBD. Every few years the Council spends some millions of dollars
renovating, upgrading, renewing the Bridge Mall. The results
of all this expenditure are only temporary. The Bridge Mall
remains a bottleneck with much confusion for tourists wanting
to get from Sturt Street into Curtis Street to continue a
journey to Melbourne.
Segment on growth
Two 'priorities' are in conflict
Lower retirement age category
Male roles 'grossly dimmed'
MISSING EDITIONS OF "THE NEW TIMES"Who can help? Do any of our older supporters have copies of the following editions of The New Times? We have undertaken a huge task of scanning on to computer the printed copies of The New Times journal and find we are missing Vol.23 No.22, November 1st, 1957 amd Vol.23 No.23, November 15th 1957.
If anyone can help us with copies please send them to P.O. Box 27, Happy Valley SA 5159.
SYDNEY CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS' CLUBThe next meeting of the Sydney CSC will be held on Thursday evening 25th November, 2004. The last meeting for the year is an Open Night, where you are invited to have your say for five minutes. You are to advise the Chairman on arrival of your subject. Questions may be asked at the end of the session.
The venue is the Lithuanian Club, 16 East Terrace, Bankstown. Bring a friend for the first time and the entrance fee of $5.00 will be waived. Books will be on display for sale from the Heritage Book Service.
NATIONAL WEEKEND REPORTThe full range of speakers have been Audio Taped and the tapes are available from
MEA Tapes, P.O. Box 248, East Caulfield, Vic. 3145.
Speakers: 58th New Times Dinner, "Handing on the Baton'; Betty Luks, "Douglas, the Herald of Good News"; Roy Gustard, "70th Anniversary Douglas' Visit"; Wally Klinck , "Social Credit News from Canada"; Jeremy Lee, "The Light is Dawning".
Prices are: Individual tapes $6.00 posted or the full set for $30.00 posted.
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.
|© Published by the Australian League of Rights, P.O. Box 27 Happy Valley, SA 5159|