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13 May 2005. Thought for the Week: "With freedom goes responsibility. A free man is answerable for his own acts and omissions. At Common Law, Everyman is answerable for his own acts. No man is answerable for the act of another unless he has commanded it or consented to it."
Richard O'Sullivan K.C. in "The Christian Philosophy of Common Law," 1947.


THE COST OF THE LAST ELECTION

by Jeremy Lee
There's a lot of hype about giving Middle East nations the priceless gift of 'democracy'. But in western industrialised nations, democracy is increasingly elusive. Poll after poll shows politicians are disliked and distrusted. They are no longer believed. Attempts by the media to generate concern over the latest broken promises no longer work. It's simply "Ho hum" to the ordinary voter, who'd be much more surprised if governments consulted the people and carried out their will.

The Big Spenders
The biggest spender in the last federal election was banker Malcolm Turnbull, who reportedly (Bulletin, 11/4/05) spent more than $600,000 to win the seat of Wentworth. That's more than $7 per vote! At the backbench salary of $100,000. that will take Malcolm's total salary for the next two elections before he's caught up. Mind you, if you're a former executive for Goldman Sachs, with a reputed worth of $150 million, $600,000 is not going to worry you too much. Fame, power and position are far more attractive.

Pay Back
Once a candidate gains 4 per cent or more of the vote, he is recompensed $1.94 per vote by the taxpayer. An independent candidate receives such recompense as a personal payment. But party candidates have conceded that such funds will go to "the party" before the vote takes place. There was the famous case of Pauline Hanson, whose first success as member for Oxley resulted in the Liberals seizing her refund, despite the fact that the Liberal Party had disendorsed her as their candidate! There hadn't been time to take the Liberal tag off the polling slips, which was the party's excuse for theft!

Eating Cake
The political parties did fairly well out of tax funds in the October 2004 election. Handouts were as follows:
Liberal Party … $17,956,326.48 ($18 million)
A.L.P. … $16,710,043.43 ($16.7 million)
Greens … $3,316,702.48 ($3.3 million)
National Party … $2,966, 531.27 ($3 million)
Democrats … $8,491.26 ($8.5 thousand)
(Source: The Bulletin, April 12, 2005)
In other words, taxpayers forked out well over $40 million to recompense candidates for standing for office!

But - That's Not All
Taxpayer funds are not the only source of income for political parties. As most of us know by now, the major corporations hand out finance to compliant politicians, often betting on every horse in the race. Here's a sample of some of the companies and their political donations (Source: The Australian Electoral Commission. Courier-Mail, Feb 2004)

Company Liberal National A.L.P.
Westpac $87,500   $70,000
AMP $76,500 $29,000 $76,500
Coles Myer   $20,000 $93,000
CSR $40,000   $93,470
Coca-Cola $65,000   $40,000
Philip Morris $64,500 $30,000 $54,500
Aust. Hotels Ass'n $74,000 $40,000 $70,000
Etc. etc. etc Etc. etc. etc Etc. etc. etc Etc. etc. etc
Cormack Foundation   $1.8 million  

The 'gentle-hearted' may like to believe that such corporations are altruistic enough to support the democratic system without any other motive. But the vast majority know that the sums above are a hard-nosed form of investment. It doesn't matter which major party wins; they've sold out before they even get in.


THE INDUSTRIALISED, TECHNOLOGICAL, AUTOMATED AGE

by Ronald Fischer
The concept that having a job is the aim of life is obsolete. All the needs, and indeed the desires, of a modern society can be provided by one in five of the working age population. This was revealed at Mikhail Gorbachev's State-of-the-world conference in San Francisco in 1995. As technology advances, that twenty per cent will be reduced to fifteen, ten and beyond. The stigma of "unemployment" should be removed from that eighty per cent plus. When robots take over the manufacturing industry to the level of ninety per cent plus, how then will purchasing power be distributed to the former workers? By taxing more highly those who still have jobs? Thus the concern expressed in the Ballarat Courier's Editorial, 20th April, 2005, is futile.
Big businesses like Masterfoods and FMP, mentioned in the Editorial, will continue to shed jobs in the interests of the bottom (dollar) line. Ultimately, when they can downsize no more it will be no longer viable for them to remain in Australia. Included in this bracket should be Telstra if it is fully privatised. It will be owned by multinational interests with no concern for the jobs of Ballarat's residents, nor for whether we have good communications or are relegated to a backwater of the communications industry.

I WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT

by Frosty Wooldridge
From NewsWithViews.com April 28, 2005.
The following article is a reflection of the frustration and anger rising within the breasts of the men and women of the western nations who see their lands and peoples being sold out by their corrupted, treasonous elite.

"At the current rate of invasion of three million annually, the United States will be completely overrun with illegal aliens by the year 2025. I'm not talking about legal immigrants who follow US law to become citizens. In less than 20 years, if we do not stop the invasion, ILLEGAL aliens and their offspring will be the dominant population in the United States," said Jim Gilchrist, director of the "Minute Man Project".
According to US Border Control, "Illegal aliens will have made such inroads into the political and social systems that they will have more influence than our Constitution over how the U.S. is governed. The ugly consequence of an ignored U.S. Constitution is already taking place."

"I am a 47 year old American who lost my job to outsourcing," said Ken Boettger from Ellensburg, Washington. "I have spent the last of my retirement and am at my wits end. And I will tell you what, I WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT!"
"If those in government think they can control us, like Iraq, they better think again," Boettger said. "The new microwave systems, sonic amplifiers and more will be turned against them. Hackers, engineers, physicists and others are ready to respond to the call. WE are the ones they have abused… "
"Bush, and those giving him his direction, continually overstep their competency and their understanding of the will and capability of the American people," Boettger said. "I believe, in the end, they are going to get similar treatment they gave to Saddam. I had no love for Saddam, but I will tell you what, my dislike for George Bush is tangible and far worse. His father and those who work behind the scenes in controlling this nation are worse than the son. Their arrogance and pride will only make things worse for them in the end. I am in front and will likely fall, but there is a very large wave behind me. As Einstein said, Hitler's fault was that he turned the whole world against him. SO TOO BUSH and the elite in this country!"

· How many readers find themselves betrayed by this president that refuses to honour his oath of office?
· How many stand in unemployment lines while Bush struts about his Washington parties?
· How many see their jobs outsourced?
· Why has our national language been usurped by illegal aliens?
· Why have our schools been overrun?
· What has happened to our health care?
· Who isn't affected by the migration invasion?
"They are such idiots in their blind greed and lust for domination and power," Boettger stated.

"I wrote an article about my experience in Boeing as a consultant with green carded Chinese, Boeing looked the other way. They did not give a damn as long as they had cheap labour. I say Boeing, but it was actually corporate. It was the corporate elite in this country. No different than the elite in other suppressed nations. No different than the Third Reich (GOP)."

Set up shop elsewhere - to survive 'the great fall'
"The corporate elite have a corporate nation that has no geographical boundaries," Boettger said. "They have set up shop outside the US to survive the great fall. And so it is apparent it was premeditated. "It is a corporate world government that exists right now and they don't give a damn about US sovereignty, US soil or the American people. They only care about corporate sovereignty that is in direct conflict with the people and the US Constitution.
"They hold to no holistic principles, care nothing about the environment, and would sell their own daughters and grandmothers to sexual slavery if they could make a profit. They have NO morals."

Boettger added, "China is in bed with the corporate elite. It was set up from the beginning. It is time to give that alarm…It looks like some in power are starting to take the lead... and I WILL be there for them."
This Congress, and Bush need to be chased into their old age for what they did to America. "Absolutely everything should be taken away from them," Boettger said. "They should be forced to live in poverty without medical aid. Their kids should be forced to attend schools where no one speaks English. They should suffer the crime, drugs and diseases they perpetrate on Americans with this illegal invasion…Bush invites this illegal alien invasion on my country and children and my fellow Americans, but he better know this - I will not go quietly into the night."

** A must read: "How to Kill a Country", by Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon & John Mathews. $29.95 posted.
** Just a few left - Graham Strachan's "22 Steps to Globalisation". $13.00 posted.


LAWS DON'T MAKE MEN GOOD - THERE BUT FOR …

by Betty Luks
Some readers have 'taken umbrage' because, having written about the spiteful attacks by the establishment media against Prince Charles and his (then) bride-to-be Camilla, I "wished them well and the greatest of joy and happiness in their life together." Those readers interpreted this to mean I was condoning adultery and asked wasn't I aware of what the Bible had to say about such matters. Yes, I am aware of what the Bible has to say about such matters.
In fact, I am reminded of Queen Elizabeth's words (taken out of another context) that all our actions have a 'ripple-on-effect' in our own life, and the lives of those around us - for good or for evil. We only have to look around us to see the 'ripple-on-effect' of broken families and anchorless children - often the direct consequence of infidelity and divorce, etc. The sad thing is, there are not too many families in the West who haven't been affected and traumatized by such behaviour.
But you know what? I also know about the forgiveness and grace of God in my life - miserable sinner that I am. And Oh! How I related to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla as they knelt before Him (and the whole world was a witness to their humble confessions) and asked His forgiveness and sought His grace to strengthen their resolve to live together as He would have them do so.
The article was written from a personal viewpoint; from one frail human being to fellow human beings, with a wish for their joy and happiness in their life together. It was not attempting to deal with any other aspect of the matter, whether theological, constitutional, or legal.
But the letters did prompt me to give much thought to questions of the Moral Law and the Gospel. For this reason the following article, first published in the Social Credit quarterly, "The Fig Tree" over sixty years ago seems to me to be relevant. It was written from a Social Credit angle - so please keep this in mind. I am not seeking to offend those who wrote to me, but I am asking them to thoughtfully consider my response.

LAW AND GOSPEL IN A FRESH CONTEXT

by Rev. Stewart Mechie
First published in the Social Credit quarterly "The Fig Tree" March, 1939

"Perhaps the most fundamental hindrance to the acceptance of Social Credit principles is the wide-spread feeling that it is immoral to receive something for nothing. It is commonly believed, and sometimes said, that to give people a payment, like a National Dividend, for which they have not worked, would be unjust in itself and would lead to general demoralisation. It may be pointed out in reply that many of those who share this feeling are themselves the recipients of dividends for which they have not worked, and that they are not obviously demoralised thereby. Again, the citizen of today may fairly claim to be the heir of all the inventors of the past and therefore, on bounds of barest justice, to be due a dividend from the present-day fruits of the cultural inheritance of the ages, whether or not his services are required in contemporary production. It may be doubted, however, whether such replies, reasonable as they must be admitted to be, can do much to eradicate this half-inarticulate feeling, for it springs chiefly from a perverted moralism nourished by human pride and self-conceit.

An examination of the same moralism at work in another sphere may not be without interest and profit.
The moralist has always had a difficulty with the Christian Gospel. It seems to him dangerously facile to declare that the Divine welcome awaits all who, weary of past failure and fruitless effort, cast themselves in simple faith on the Redeemer.

"Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot.
"

That is good religion, but it seems very risky morality. The issue emerged in the first generation of the Christian Church, as soon as the Jewish Christianity of the earliest days began to ask itself on what terms Gentiles could be allowed into the Church and could be received there in full fellowship with Christians of Jewish race. The Judaizing party in the Church demanded that Gentiles should come in by way of the Jewish Law. From one point of view that was not an unreasonable demand. The morality of many of the cities of the Roman Empire in the first century was shockingly low. To preach a Gospel of free grace and unmerited forgiveness to Gentiles brought up in such an environment seemed to the opponents of St. Paul to be a condoning of evil and a direct encouragement of laxity.
Let the Gentile become a good Jew first. Let him keep the Law and give guarantees of moral soundness; then let him have the Gospel.
Was it not dangerous to eliminate the Law and trust to the Spirit? Moreover, in those days, as in later centuries, there were at work antinomian tendencies. There were not wanting some who declared that their possession of faith or their participation in certain rites or sacraments exempted them from the demands of mere morality.

Here was a good cudgel wherewith to belabour the Apostle of free grace. What else could he expect when he went about declaring that Christians were "not under the law but under grace"?
It has been suggested that St. Paul was untrue to the mind of his Master in this matter; but the suggestion will not bear deep examination. In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18: verses 9-14) there is no question of bare justice, of making the punishment fit the crime, but rather, as a great expositor declares, "Christ's reflection on the two men is equivalent in drift to Paul's doctrine of justification by grace through faith".

Similarly in the parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard (Matt. 20: verses 1-16) the bargaining spirit of the labourers, who wish payment to be in proportion to work done, is set against the Divine spirit of abundant and over-flowing kindness which takes no account of merit.
Again, in the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: verses 11-32) it is the elder brother who would like the father to adhere closely to the rewarding of merit. The father, on the contrary, meets the returning prodigal's "I have sinned" with no limited forgiveness, no probation for a period, no demand for guarantees, but with a full and free forgiveness on the spot.

What is thus evident in the teaching of Jesus is even more clear in His conduct. The indignation of the religious leaders of the day who sneered, "this man receiveth sinners and eateth with them" was not aroused simply by the fact that he took note of the outcasts of society. They expected a holy man of God to turn His attention to them, to denounce them and preach to them; and if some of them saw the error of their ways and became penitent, so much the better. But a holy teacher would, of course, keep them at a distance till they gave proof of amendment. The burden of their complaint against Jesus was that He sought out sinners, associated with them before they gave signs of amendment, accepted them as He did Zacchaeus (Luke 19: verses 1-10) without any period of probation or accumulation of merits to balance past misdeeds.

This, in action, is the Gospel of free grace for which St. Paul stood. It is the only message worthy of being called a Gospel, for on the strict basis of merit no man can stand before a holy God and no man can give adequate guarantees.
Obviously it involves a moral risk, but, according to the New Testament, God takes that risk, and as a recent writer puts it, "perhaps the very faith which God has in the future of a poor defeated sinner who has nothing to offer but a cry, the faith by which God accepts the risk for Jesus' sake and justifies the ungodly, creates its own verification and brings that apparently impossible future into actual existence.
Certainly this was what happened when Jesus brought all His love and trust to bear upon the publicans and sinners who felt that they had forfeited all love and trust for ever. His forgiveness not only cancelled the past, but regenerated them in the present and made them saints for the future" (J. S. Stewart, "A Man in Christ," page 259).

Over against the Gospel, then, we set the religion of legalism and moralism which, in the long run, is a religion of salvation by human effort, and is commonly tainted by tendencies towards something negative and mercenary, the attempt by rigorous repressions and meritorious practices to put God in man's debt and so to wring salvation from Him.
A true Evangel, on the other hand, declares that God never can be in man's debt and that salvation does not need to be wrung from Him. In His loving-kindness He has taken the initiative: salvation is freely offered; all that man can do and need do is humbly and gratefully to accept.
To admit that, however, is an offence to man's pride. On the Gospel basis "boasting is excluded," as St. Paul says. But man likes to boast, or, at any rate, he likes to feel that he has something to boast about. He longs to be able to feel that he is earning his salvation. To suggest that this is for ever impossible is an affront to his self-conceit. Man's attempt to earn salvation, instead of being content to receive it, is grounded in this pride which cannot bear to admit its entire dependence on Another.
Thus, in the Judaizing opposition to the Gospel of free grace there was more than a fervent zeal for the interests of morality. There was this innate human pride which hates to admit its own failure and dependence, and also a large infusion of Jewish racial and religious pride.

A free Gospel put the Gentile on the same footing as the Jew.
Both could do nothing to earn their spiritual blessings, both must be content humbly and gratefully to accept them. It was hard for the Jew to find himself in no better a position than the despised lesser breeds without the Law. No wonder the Judaizing section of the Church found refuge from this humiliation in a zeal for the interests of morality and a demand that Gentiles should come to the Gospel by way of the Law. Sympathetically considered the Judaizers were not unreasonable; critically considered they stood for a legalistic moralism perverted by pride."

GOD'S BOUNTY IN NATURE - A SHARE FOR ALL
"Are we wrong in supposing that the same temper of mind which once denied all men free access to God's free grace and insisted on their first carrying the burden of Jewish legalism is now revealing itself in those who would deny men access to God's bounty in Nature and in the cultural inheritance of the race unless they first acquire merit by engaging in gainful employment?
In both cases there is little, if any, necessary connection between the pains to be endured and the blessing to be acquired thereby. The connection is largely needless and arbitrary.
Moreover, in both cases there is a show of fervent zeal for morality and in both cases a large admixture of pride, partly the pride which rebels at every man being put in the same position as a hitherto privileged class, and partly the pride which cannot bear to realise that it is not self-sufficient - however absurd and impossible such self-sufficiency would be - but would like to stand on a basis of bargaining and work done even in the presence of the Creator of all.
This is not religion, it is not even morality; it is a perverted moralism - perverted because not founded on Reality."


AMERICA WELCOMES ILLEGALS' CONTAGIOUS DISEASES…continued:

Before we continue the article from last week's On Target, it should be noted the Australian League of Rights carries a number of books written from an 'alternative' health view, and for very good reason. There are two current approaches to 'health' and 'disease' in the western world:
1. One is based on the study of the Natural Law and how it relates to the natural agricultural cycle of Animal and Vegetable Waste - Soil - Plant - Food - {Animal} Man. This approach was summed up in the 1920s by Sir Robert McCarrison, the physician who wrote about the Hunza people of north India:
"…the right kind of food (nutrition) is the most important single factor in the promotion of health, and the wrong kind of food the most important single factor in the promotion of disease."
2. The other approach is based on the Pasteur 'germ theory of disease'.

In the beginning
Over fifty years ago social crediter Ralph Laslett Duck (1) traced the origins of these two approaches:
· One reaches back to a Frenchman, Professor Pierre Jacques Antione Béchamp, and his research into the field of biology.
· The other to another Frenchman, Louis Pasteur (who, it is claimed, plagiarised Béchamp's work) and his 'germ theory of disease'.
Summed up
Ethel Douglas Hume wrote of Béchamp's work in 1923:
"All those interested in the Healing Arts should study Béchamp's teachings on Microzyma, the primal units or minute ferments which alter into living cells, or bacteria, if there is morbid material to be consumed." (2)
Dr. J.E. West followed up in 1987 (3) explaining what is, the now termed, orthomolecular approach to health - the biological approach as opposed to 'the germ theory of disease'.
Dr. West writes:
"There is confirmation of Béchamp's views. For example the Lancet, a British medical journal, in 1968 carried an article by G.T. Stewart, B. Sc., F.C., Path., Professor of epidemiology and pathology, titled "Limitations of the Germ Theory" in which he outlines that the germ theory of disease is an oversimplification of the basis of infection. He states: "If two susceptible subjects are exposed to equal doses of the same germ and one develops infection while the other does not, the factor governing the development of infection clearly lies outside the germ."
Professor Dubos from the Rockefeller University in New York, wrote in his memoirs: "Virus and bacteria are not the sole cause of disease. There is something else."

While the United States' illegal migrants are not being screened for diseased conditions, we wonder as to the reasons for their diseases. If the 'alternative' health people are right, many of the illegal migrants are more than likely in a 'diseased' state because of the poor nutrition, the nutrient depleted soil and the polluted environments back in their homelands.
** References:
1. "Thy Kingdom Come," by Ralph Laslett Duck. 2. "Béchamp or Pasteur," by E. Douglas Hume. 3. "Aids: Diseases and Diets…," by J. West Ph.D.
** Send to Heritage Book Services - or look up our website www.alor.org/ for a list of relevant health books.

"America welcomes illegals' contagious diseases" continued…..
"…Chagas Disease has no known cure. Chagas has the revolting nickname of kissing bug disease. The Reduviid bug has parasites that favor the lips and face for infection. That noxious Trypanosoma-Cruzi protozoan annually infects 18 million people in Latin America and causes 50,000 deaths. This seditious disease also infiltrates America's blood supply. Chagas affects blood transfusions and transplanted organs. Hundreds of blood recipients may be silently infected. After 10 to 20 years, up to 30% will die when their hearts or intestines, enlarged and weakened by Chagas Disease, burst. Two people died of the three people in 2001 who received Chagas-infected organ transplants.
Leprosy, a scourge in Biblical days and in medieval Europe, so horribly destroys flesh, faces, and fingers it was called Disease of the Soul. Lepers quarantined in leprosaria sounded noisemakers when they ventured out to warn people to stay far away. Leprosy or Hansen's Disease was so rare in America that in 40 years only 900 people were afflicted. Suddenly, in the past three years America has more than 7,000 cases of leprosy. Leprosy now is endemic to northeastern states. There are leprosy clinics in New York City. Illegal Aliens and other immigrants brought leprosy from India, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Dengue Fever is exceptionally rare in America though common in Ecuador, Peru, Viet Nam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Mexico. Recently there was a virulent outbreak of Dengue Fever on the Webb County, Texas, border with Mexico. Though Dengue usually is not a fatal disease, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, is one strain of the disease that routinely kills.
Polio was eradicated from America but now reappears in illegal immigrants. Intestinal parasites were mostly obliterated. Our fine sanitation and microbe-safe food supplies made them disappear. But they are back, in the bodies of Illegal Aliens.
Malaria was obliterated but now is re-emerging in Texas and other states. No mosquito that bites a person infected with malaria checks identification papers before biting another person to transmit debilitating fever.
About 4000 young children under age five annually in America contract the infectious disease called Kawasaki Disease. Youngsters develop fever, red eyes, "strawberry tongue," and acute inflammation of their coronary arteries and other blood vessels. Many suffer heart attacks and sudden death.
Hepatitis A, B, and C are resurging. An outbreak of Hepatitis A in 2003 near Pittsburgh endangered 3000 thanks to infected Mexico-grown scallions and Illegal Alien kitchen workers in a Chi-Chi's restaurant. Two Americans died. Asians number 4% of Americans but over 50% of Hepatitis B cases. We inoculate all newborns for Hepatitis B although mainly Asians are susceptible. Why? The answer is political judgment not medical judgment.
Deadly Marburg disease, like the fierce hemorrhagic Ebola, right now in April, 2005, is devastating Angola. Physicians in that African country are despairing as hundreds of infected people bleed to death. Just one infected person who could walk through the Golden Door of our Hospital to the World could be a suicide bomber with incendiaries in his arteries, veins, or capillaries.
Terrorists are buying so-called "weapons grade" strains of disease organisms for bio-warfare. America risks devastation by evil intent of a terrorist or by innocent accident of an infected Illegal Alien walking through our foolishly open Golden Door.
Illegal Aliens secret in their bodies invisible, deadly time bombs. Homeland Security ignores these lethal weapons of health destruction."
Source References on: https://www.newswithviews.com/Cosman/madeleine3.htm


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