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17 December 2004. Thought for the Week: Caspar: "Shall Wisdom and Love live together at last, when the promised Kingdom comes?"
Melchior: "Shall Power and Love dwell together at last, when the promised Kingdom comes?"
Balthazar: "Shall Sorrow and Love be reconciled at last, when the promised Kingdom comes?"
Mary: "So I know very well that Wisdom and Power and Sorrow can live together with Love; and for me, the Child in my arms is the answer to all these riddles."
Taken from the BBC play, "The Man Born to Be King," by Dorothy L. Sayers, 1943.
A Blessed and Holy Christ Mass Season to All Our Readers
THE RULES OF THE UNIVERSE TRANSCEND HUMAN THINKING
In "Releasing Reality" Eric Butler writes: "One of the most illuminating statements made by C.H. Douglas, one which reveals his proper humility in the search for Truth, was that the rules of the Universe transcend human thinking, and that if the individual wished to live in a world of harmony, he should make every endeavour to discover those rules and obey them."
It comes as a bit of a shock when one realises
that at the last judgement Christ will judge us, not by our great exploits,
not by our great 'faith' or 'belief,' not even for the number of convert
'scalps' we have 'chalked up', -- but by how we have treated our fellow
man: "I was hungry and you fed me; thirsty and you gave me drink; a
stranger and you took me in; in prison and you visited me
you did it unto one of the least of my brethren you did it unto Me."
A great Irish Saint
Now while Saint Brigid wanted to fulfil the Moral Law of Christ, she had violated the Moral Code of that society: "It is wrong to take that which does not belong to you."
The question which occupied the minds of those who lived in an ordered Christian community was: How do we reconcile the Moral Law with the Moral Code? While the Church eventually recognised her as a saint, this strong-willed Irish woman would have understood that what she was doing was wrong according to the Moral Code of the community. She was stealing. The goods and stores were not hers to give away, even though her father was rich in goods and stores and the beggars were poor.
How to reconcile the Moral Law with the Moral
"A Christian man's goods are not common as touching right, title and possession of same as certain Anabaptists do falsely boast. But it is a Christian man's duty to give alms liberally according to his ability." The Anabaptists of that day taught a form of communism. Alms are/were voluntary contributions to aid the poor and the needy, and many a monastery and convent received endowments from 'the haves' for this purpose.
But the principle of agreement, of consent, was important for all concerned. And yes, religious communities did hold 'all things in common', (a form of 'communism') but the right to choose belonged to the individual - and his vows of poverty were usually made when he entered the order! In a Christian community, it is the right of the individual to choose or refuse one thing at a time, and over the centuries that principle was reinforced and applied -- and of course, violated!
How to apply the policy
George-Henri Levesque, one-time Professor of Economics at Laval and Montreal Universities, Canada set out for Canadian Catholics the Church's position in "Social Credit and Catholicism". "To reconcile authority with human liberty as well as to assign accurately their respective prerogatives has always constituted one of the greatest difficulties of social life. For many the problem is solved by sacrificing one of these elements; either authority, as the anarchists; or liberty, as the partisans of permanent dictatorship."
The politically 'self-righteous'
The gist of their claim to the high moral ground was they placed great store on their concern that the largesse handed out by governments was used for 'worthy' causes. One might ask how much of their own generous salaries went to feeding the hungry and clothing the poor, etc. But, whether it is the State or Saint Brigid, neither had the right to take the father's goods and stores without his consent, so, when Christians "render unto Caesar," they should understand modern Caesar has no right to take such a large portion of the goods and stores (in taxes) that there is nothing left to render not only unto God, but in many cases unto a man's own family!
But what about the industrial revolution?
So, now the dilemma is: How can we distribute the vast amount of goods and stores churned out by the production system without breaking the Moral Code and yet fulfilling the Moral Law? Clifford Hugh Douglas gave us the answers, and they are woven throughout that body of teaching known as Social Credit.
Further reading for those who are serious about studying the answer: "Releasing Reality" by Eric D. Butler; "The Policy of a Philosophy", "Economic Democracy" & "Social Credit" by Clifford H. Douglas.
THE TABLE OF GRACE
In time Saint Brigid's monastery became very famous for its hospitality. The following Table Grace is associated with her name
A LEAGUE CHRISTMAS TALE
by Betty Luks
"Your e-mail arrived just as I was setting out
for our VPA meeting. They did laugh! Here we are, all sleeping around
in the sun with nothing to do, minds blank with boredom, all in the
busiest part of the year and you jolt us out of all this inactivity,
with a task that can be done with one eye, no concentration - and before
breakfast if you are sober enough!
Well, I have a word processor but at the moment my disc drive is slower than me. But I would be quite happy to attempt proof reading of one disc as an experiment, but could not finish before Boxing Day! Then I would need to know how to highlight the disc content. I threatened other members of the VPA with excommunication unless they complied, (before Christmas!) -- with these results.
The R 's will acquire a PC and endeavour to learn how to use it, but not before this Christmas. G. P. has just been given a PC from S. G. and has promised to set it up and help with this project. However, it took G. P. two years before he took his first word processor out of the box! Then he needs to learn the difference between his original word processor and his newly acquired PC. So Santa won't be getting a Christmas order from G. P. in time!
However, if you send me one for a start, I am quite happy to try and do it, but there are a couple of obstacles that have crossed my mind; what happens if it is lost in the post or I wreck it? I presume there are copies! So long as I get instructions how to do this I will have a go. I am not game to contact M. K. about this task before Christmas. The poor girl is run off her feet -- constantly. But would try her for well after school resumes. So I hope we can do something, if only for a start. But please don't mention Christmas again. That word these days is associated with horror time and exhaustion! Just ask Santa. (Or doesn't he come to S.A.?) Best wishes, J. B."
Editor: Took days to respond to J.B. Couldn't get up from floor where had collapsed from laughter!
SNOUTS DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE TROUGH?"Just nominating for a seat in the Australian Senate can be a nice money earner. Candidates receive $1.94 for every vote they attract - provided they poll more than four per cent of the vote. The major parties, of course, win the biggest cash prizes. The Coalition will walk away from the last federal election with $20.5 million in its kitty. The Labor party will acquire a cool $16.5 million. Even Pauline Hanson, the former head of One Nation -- who stood for the Senate under the Pauline Hanson banner - struck it rich. She will receive a cheque for about $200,000 for throwing her hat in the ring. The Greens, despite failing to live up to the expectations of their leader Bob Brown, made themselves $4 million. Not a bad month's work." The Australian Seniors, December 04.
OLGA SCULLY IN THE NEWS
Friends of Olga Scully will be interested in this email from her.
"Dear Friends, I have just been raided by the State police who had a search warrant to look for copies of the "For Police Eyes Only" video -- the video about the Port Arthur massacre. They took my only two copies. BUT, just in case that video was disguised under a different title, they took ALL my videos. 558 videos confiscated!!! Those of you who have asked for a copy of my newest video from America - "911 in Plane Site" will have to wait awhile until my copy is returned. For those of you who do not know that I have that great film, please contact me for details if you are interested in getting a copy.
The police took me to the police station in the city and questioned me in front of a video camera. They are interested only in the Port Arthur tape. I'm sure the other 558 videos will soon be returned. At the police station I was not backward in coming forward with information about what I know really happened at Port Arthur!!!"
TROOPS' QUERIES LEAVE RUMSFELD ON DEFENSIVE
by Eric Schmidt from Antiwar.com, 9/12/04
Specialist Thomas Wilson, a scout with a Tennessee National Guard unit set to roll into Iraq this week, was the first to step forward, saying that soldiers had had to scrounge through landfills here for pieces of rusty scrap metal and bulletproof glass - what they called "hillbilly armour" - to bolt to their trucks. "Why don't we have those resources readily available to us?" Specialist Wilson asked Mr. Rumsfeld, drawing cheers and applause from many of the 2,300 soldiers assembled in a cavernous hangar here to meet the secretary.
A few minutes later, a soldier from the Idaho National Guard's 116th Armored Cavalry Brigade asked Mr. Rumsfeld what he and the Army were doing "to address shortages and antiquated equipment" that will affect National Guard soldiers heading to Iraq. Mr. Rumsfeld seemed taken aback by the question and a murmur began spreading through the ranks before he silenced it. "Now, settle down, settle down," he said. "Hell, I'm an old man, it's early in the morning and I'm gathering my thoughts here."
Mr. Rumsfeld, 72, said all organizations had equipment, materials and spare parts of different vintages, but he expressed confidence that Army leaders were assigning the newest and best equipment to the troops headed for combat who needed it most. He said adding more armour to trucks and battle equipment did not make them impervious to enemy attack. "You can have all the armour in the world on a tank and a tank can be blown up," he said. "And you can have an up-armoured Humvee and it can be blown up."
The Pentagon spokesman, Lawrence Di Rita, speaking Wednesday in Washington after the Kuwait session, said that the military was now producing 450 armoured Humvees a month, compared with just 15 a month in the fall of 2003, when the threat of roadside bombs began to emerge. He also said that three out of four Humvees in the war zones were armoured, and that unarmoured vehicles were used in back-up operations. It was hard to gauge the scope and seriousness of the equipment problems cited by the two soldiers and by several others in interviews later. A senior officer in Specialist Wilson's unit, Col. John Zimmerman, said that 95 percent of the unit's more than 300 trucks had insufficient armour.
Senior Army generals here said they were not aware of widespread shortages and insisted that all vehicles heading north from this staging area 12 miles south of the Iraqi border would have adequate armour. "It's not a matter of money or desire," Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, the commander of Army forces in the Persian Gulf, told the troops after Mr. Rumsfeld asked him to address Specialist Wilson's question. "It's a matter of the logistics of being able to produce it."
But the complaints by the soldiers here are likely to revive accusations that the Bush administration did not anticipate the kind of tenacious insurgency confronting troops in Iraq, and that the Pentagon is still struggling to provide enough basic supplies, such as body armour, and fortified Humvees and other vehicles.
Army Reserve unit disobeyed orders
by Dr. John Holt, West Australia
Dear Sir, Re: Straws in the Wind, p6, Jan 31st.
issue. "An excellent account of expatriates! My youngest son born in
Melbourne quit Australia for ever over 10 years ago. Within a few months
of sitting for the final FRACS (4 years of post-grad surgical training
and senior assistant to the Mount Hospital Cardio-thoracic unit) He
would NO longer co-operate with the rorts of Medicare. Enclosed is the
reply to the AMA's survey letter. He refused to change a light bulb
as requested because the patient offered him a signed Medicare form
for payment! As a result his car was stoned! The patient was non-existent.
WHAT'S UP, DOC? TOTALITARIAN MEDICINE THAT'S WHAT!Letter to the Editor, The Bulletin, 1/10/02
Melissa Sweet's article is brilliant but superficial: the specific cause of this crisis in medicine is the totalitarian basis of Medicare.
1. Australian citizens resident here cannot insure themselves against charges for personal medical services provided by registered medical practitioners; the maximum penalty is 10 years and/or one million dollars.
2. The federal government's arbitrary "schedule of fees" dictates the Medicare payout for specified doctors' services.
3. The "gap" insurance "covers" are illusions created by the insurance industry (enforced by the above penalties to hide the secret treaties with the rest of the world's insurance companies since 1974).
4. Mr Malcolm Fraser repealed these totalitarian laws.
5. Messrs Hawke, Keating and Howard reintroduced totalitarian Medicare.
6. The proof of Mr Howard's lies to Australians was published in The Australian Private Doctor March/April 1987 (copy enclosed). Almost every practising doctor received Mr Howard's word processor produced personalised letter. My reply to Mr Howard produced the reply that came to Dr Williamson who had his reply published.
7. The conclusions from Mr Howard and Liberal party actions can be best construed as vicious, deep seated hatred of educated doctors: a response typical of the communists' attitude to educated people (Lenin and company used guns) whilst the modern equivalent are called Fabian Socialists who are fellow travellers with identical aims who use permeating legal obfuscation for mental control rather than bullet holes.
Yours faithfully, Dr John Holt JAG H. NH
A CHALLENGE TO THE JEWISH LOBBY
Melbourne scholar, author and poet Nigel Jackson challenged the Melbourne Age with the following letter, to our knowledge the newspaper did not publish or respond.
"It is easy to refute Mark Dapin's claim ("Good
Weekend",-27/11/04) that "there is no Jewish lobby" in Australia. It
is thanks to Jewish influence, based on financial power not numbers
of citizens, that David Irving, a great historian, has been wrongfully
denied entry to this country, immigration law even being altered to
keep him out. It is thanks to that same influence that the War Crimes
Act was amended in 1988 against the best legal judgement to allow by
retrospective legislation the persecution of elderly men as "Nazi war
criminals", the worst case being that of Konrads Kalejs, who was forced
to appear in a courtroom in a hospital bed.
There is plenty of evidence that Jewish campaigns, overt and covert, have caused certain Australians to lose their employment after they had dared to be critical of Jewish political activities. Moreover, it is easy to establish that there is an intellectual taboo in Australia against such criticism within certain contexts, which is why critics of what David Duke calls "Jewish supremacism" are slandered in our newspapers and magazines without being allowed fair right of reply, and why international news of immense importance, such as the detention of Ernst Zundel in Canada and John Tyndall's heroic struggles in Britain for British nationalism go totally unreported in all our main newspapers.
Likewise, important studies of Jewish influence on the world scale, past and present, such as those by Douglas Reed and Ivor Benson, are not reviewed in the mainstream press. Responsible and decent groups who endeavour to draw public attention to the situation, such as the Australian League of Rights and the Australian Civil Liberties Union, are deliberately marginalised.
It will be noticed that none of the facts advanced by Mark Dapin engage with the real problem. For example, the fact that Jewish money goes to both major political party groupings does not merely have a "commercial" purpose but ensures that neither grouping will seriously oppose Jewish lobbying against the national interest. Nor does Jewish power need to, or want to hold media ownerships or parliamentary seats when it can exercise influence more effectively and more safely behind the scenes. Quite a number of Australian intellectuals have testified to this influence, as I pointed out in my 1994 book "The Case for David Irving".
The various divisions among Jews - ethnic, cultural, political and religious - are there, of course, but do not disprove the existence of the huge clout of the Jewish lobby. B. A. Santamaria, the distinguished Catholic activist and intellectual, told me twenty years ago that he hoped that the Australian Jewish lobby would never grow as powerful here as the US Jewish lobby was in America. I think his hope has been frustrated.
It's significant, too, that Mark Dapin, instead of quoting worthwhile critics of Jewish power, refers only to a neo-Nazi website containing silly nonsense about the invented Jewishness of Kerry Packer. The real test will be to see whether The Age will publish this authoritative letter of mine, based on forty years of study of Jewish influence in Australia and overseas and opposition to that influence in a number of contexts where truth and human freedom had to be defended from it. On past form, The Age will not; but I challenge it to do so and to allow a full, open and equitable debate on the matter in its opinion pages and letter columns thereafter."
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'THE HUB' TO CLOSE OVER CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BREAKPlease note the Melbourne Office will be closed from Friday, 17th December 2004 and will reopen Monday, 10th January, 2005, thus allowing our hard-working team to have their well-earned annual break. Now is the time to send for your holiday reading -- get your book orders in right away.
IMPORTANT BOOKS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY READING
"1215: The Year of Magna Carta" by Danny
Danziger & John Gillingham.
"How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the US" by Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon & John Mathews. Make no mistake, either Australians take the fight up to their traitorous politicians or they will lose forever their sovereignty and their nation! The Federal Government claims the FTA will boost our exports and economy. The truth is this FTA overturns our laws and institutions and turns our nation into an appendage of the United States! Price: $33.00 posted.
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