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15 April 2005. Thought for the Week: "The intellectual faculties however are not of themselves sufficient to produce external action; they require the aid of physical force, the direction and combination of which are wholly at the disposal of money, that mighty spring by which the total force of human energies is set in motion."
Augustus Boeckh, translated; The Public Economy of Athens, p.7, Book I, London 1828.
GOD BLESS YOU, MA'AM
by Betty Luks
Simon Heffer, with tongue in cheek wrote:
I find it hard to believe that all Brits feel
and act as spitefully as Simon Heffer writes of and condemns. The problem
is those who think otherwise do not have means of airing their views.
It is the vicious 'socialist-republic establishment' and media who have
access to that medium. But the media doesn't balk at using the Royal
Family to sell their newspapers, and many is the photographer who makes
his living off the Royal Family. I well remember what happened when
the Australian Heritage Society was searching for an appropriate photograph
of Prince Charles for the front cover of the book: The People's Prince.
We approached the usual commercial companies and the prices quoted for
using a photograph of Prince Charles were just outrageous. It's okay
to make use of them when there is 'a quid in it', and it is also okay
to 'shaft them' at other times.
WHY DON'T THEY TELL IT AS IT IS?
MORE MONEY MYTHS
by James Reed
Richard W. Rahn believes so and states the case in The End of Money and the Struggle for Financial Privacy, (Discovery Institute Press, Seattle and Washington 1999). Rahn believes that technological developments associated with the internet and e-commerce have rendered the system of centralised banking an anachronism. The digital age has made new electronic money systems possible. This will lead to the decay of central banking and a movement towards decentralised finance. This will represent a return to the philosophy of the early days of the U.S. when there was no central bank and a plurality of individual money instruments. A true free enterprise will emerge.
Rahn assumes that "money" is essentially
equivalent to paper money and that digitalisation means the "end
of money". That is financially naïve. Economic textbooks always
define "money" as that which is accepted in payment in transactions.
For a long time, in the form of credit, money has had an "immaterial"
form. Today it is primarily digital. The creation of credit by private
banking entities for a long time has been private money.
Rahn and his members of the Austrian School of Economics are radical libertarians - they believe that all social and legal restraints on human freedom are bad and that governments and states are unjustified and unnecessary. The private sector can handle things like defence, policing and financing. The Libertarians revolted against all forms of collectivism but one: capitalist collectivism where corporations take on a legal and social existence of their own.
Libertarians see only governments as oppressive. But a wealth of literature clearly establishes that private corporations, such as the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve can be as oppressive as any State. In this sense, libertarianism does not go far enough in its argument for human freedom. But it also goes too far because governments have a legitimate role in preserving social order if they can operate as neutral umpires.
C. H. Douglas emphasised in Social Credit that the association of people is necessary for individuals to satisfy many of their needs and wants. Thus to suppose that governments can be eliminated and replaced by private corporations is socially naïve. For example, a private security firm supplying policing could be met by the force of a warlord's own private army. This leads to a state of anarchism, a war of all against all.
Contrary to Rahn and other libertarians, "money"
is not disappearing in the digital age. The problems which Major Douglas
so brilliantly discussed - and the solution that he offered us in the
form of social credit, remains with us still.
DON'T PITY THEM
US billionaire investor George Soros recently
pleaded with French judges to overturn a $3.66 million insider trading
conviction because the conviction was a "gift" to his many
enemies who are using it against him. The 74-year old Jewish banker,
who was primarily responsible for the Asian financial crisis, was found
guilty in 2002 of using insider information in the Societe Generale
bank takeover scandal, 17 years ago. As is common practice amongst the
financial elite, Soros came by information from French financier Georges
Pebereau that he was planning to take over Societe Generale. Soros argues
in defence that he didn't know that the information was privileged.
"Civil rights" lawyer Lynne Stewart,
65, has been convicted of aiding convicted terrorists by helping Sheik
Omar Abdel-Rahman "smuggle his words of violence out of prison".
(Adelaide Advertiser 12/2/05)
BUT, DO FEEL SORRY FORFamilies struggling in this insane, dehumanising society to get a decent education for their children. The Australian Scholarships Group has released figures indicating that the cost of putting a child through school until year 12 will be over $190,000 at an independent school and $70,913 at a government school.
The figures are statistical averages, but realistic within their limits. Included in the figures are costs from textbooks to transport costs.
Education has become a significant financial burden on parents. Hence the working wife phenomena and the decay of the family, and in turn, the disruption and destruction of western culture and race. Has a more devilish and nasty plot ever been hatched? (Well actually "yes"!)
Instead of the devilish plot of orthodox finance to destroy this nation succeeding, the social credit policy for the balanced control of a nation's finance and the proposed National (Social) Dividend for all, is a realistic and attractive alternative for the struggling Mums and Dads which in turn must lead to the strengthening of this most basic unit of our nation - the family.
WHO SAYS RACE DOESN'T COUNT?
We have placed Mr. Charlie Reese's article to follow on from this one. This one first appeared in Instauration in the late 1970s and was republished in the League's The New Times in 1979 - 26 years ago. It is just as relevant today as the day it was first written.
"The Shah of Iran was of the same opinion
as our liberals. He thought that all he had to do was to "teach"
his people about the merits of Western culture, to modernise his country
by introducing industrialism and emancipating women, and he would even
surpass "the declining West". The Shah read the glorious history
of ancient Iran and he thought that the modern descendants of Asiatic,
Turkish, Mongolic, and Arab tribes are identical with the Aryans of
the past. There are few individuals in Iran today who can claim such
an ancestry. The Shah wrote in his auto-biography: "Certainly
no-one can doubt that our culture is more akin to that of the West than
that of our neighbours, the Arabs. Iran was an early home of
the Aryans from whom most Americans and Europeans descended, and we
are racially quite separate from the Semitic stock of the Arabs
A different culture
Before the shroud of political correctness descended,
it used to be easy to say that our form of free society is Anglo-Saxon.
It is distinguished from other forms of democracy chiefly on this basis.
In the Anglo-Saxon societies, individual rights trump group rights;
in other places, including continental Europe, group rights trump the
What makes those evangelicals of democracy think
they can establish a government in Baghdad that is strong enough to
rule the country but that won't also be strong enough to perpetuate
itself in power? What makes them think they can create an army and internal
security force strong enough to secure the country but that won't also
be strong enough to seize power?
Of course, traditions can change, including ours. In a quiz given by a professor, a pretty high percentage of Marines answered yes to the question of whether they would fire on their fellow citizens if so ordered. That's why I've always opposed the all-volunteer Army. A volunteer force is by definition a mercenary force, and the longer it remains, the more it will tend to take on the characteristics of mercenaries - including loyalty to no one.
No disrespect to the Iraqis is intended
The president should worry more about nurturing
democracy in our country, where it is being slowly eroded. He should
concern himself with rebuilding our infrastructure. He should address
the soaring costs of education and health care for Americans.
Charley Reese [send him mail] has been a journalist for 49 years, reporting on everything from sports to politics. From 1969 to 1971, he worked as a campaign staffer for gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races in several states. He was an editor, assistant to the publisher, and columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001. He now writes a syndicated column which is carried on LewRockwell.com. Reese served two years active duty in the U.S. Army as a tank gunner. Write to Charley Reese at P.O. Box 2446, Orlando, FL 32802.
CONSUMER'S DEBTS JUST KEEP GROWING AND GROWINGThe Ballarat Courier 11/3/05 gives the grim figures for Australians' personal debts for the last ten years. The financial information company Dun and Bradstreet's (D&B) chief executive officer, Christine Christian told a Committee for the Economic Development of Australia briefing in Melbourne, "It is important to understand that economic growth of the past decade has been fuelled to a large extent by personal credit."
What a misnomer! Personal 'credit' in FACT means PERSONAL DEBT!
"Personal credit, (read debt ed) excluding household finance, in December 2004 totalled $113.6 billion, up 12.7 per cent from the previous December. Total owing on credit cards (read debt cards ed) and charge cards was $30.21 billion compared to $5.62 billion in December 1994, 10 years ago. Of the $30.21 billion, $20.22 billion was accruing interest."
Huh? That is economic 'growth'?
ISRAEL'S PEEPING TOM IN RAFAH STILL OPERATIONALReport, PCHR, 7 April 2005
Since February 18, Palestinians leaving Gaza through the Rafah international crossing point have been forced to experience a humiliating enhanced x-ray process which allows Israeli forces to photograph civilians completely naked. As of yesterday, Israel began to restrict the use of the system to certain individuals -- a clear admission of the dangerous health and privacy issues regarding its use. The system is related to systems that have been developed at research labs such as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the US and others in the UK. Civil liberties campaigners and privacy experts have called the system a "voyeurs charter".
BASIC FUNDThe Basic Fund is continuing to grow and the total has now reached $23,695.30. The CDRom project is proving to be a great success - keep the orders rolling in - and our technicians are already putting forward other proposals for the League to consider. Yes! The young are teeming with credit- (creedo: I believe) power!
Can we rise to the challenges? We believe so. Already the new growth is showing; look out to the hills (in your mind's 'eye') and you will see they are showing the first signs of that growth by the green blush upon them. Of course it is going to stretch us to the limit, of course there is a price to pay in dedication and commitment - but we can and will do it.
THE TIMES THEY ARE A'CHANGING
The British National Party has found a new recruiting
base: White teenagers. The British Psychological Society, has revealed
that British teens are dismissive of England's cultural changes as a
result of massive Muslim immigration, and are supporting the BNP.
Terrorist attacks and the Iraq war top the reasons why British children are fed up with their country's multiracialist agenda and Jewish inspired foreign policy. And these views are not isolated to specific geographical regions in England, but are held by students from rural areas and cities throughout the European country. 43% of the students responding stated that their views of Muslims and Islamic culture had worsened since the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon, and have further deteriorated since the Iraq War.
A spokeswoman from the Muslim Association of Britain decried the growing White nationalism and expressed a view eerily similar to the Anti-Defamation League. "It is extremely saddening when children are already adopting attitudes like this towards Muslims. Children get these views from television and the media and the conversations they hear from adults. It is incredibly distressing that when they should be at an age where they rise above race and colour and creed, children are already having these negative emotions."
FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER ATTACK
by David Duke
It is not Muslims who now dominate our media and government policies, it is Jewish supremacists. It is not even Muslims who have changed our immigration policies that have caused this conflict in the first place, but Jewish organisations which have relentlessly worked to break down our borders while supporting Israel as a Jewish state. In fact, we Europeans have much in common with the Palestinians in that we are both occupied by the same powers. It is not just the banks of Jordan River that are occupied by Zionists, it is also the banks of the Potomac and the Thames (and Melbourne's Yarra ed)!
From Ballarat Courier, 22/3/05.
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BOOKS FOR YOUR 'ENLIGHTENMENT'
"How to Kill a Country" by Linda
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