| | 13 January
2006 Thought for the Week:
When King and People
understand each other past a doubt,
It takes a foe and more than a foe to knock
that country out;
For the one will do what the other requires as soon as the
need is shown;
And hand in hand they can make a stand which neither could make
It is not wealth, nor
talk, nor trade, nor schools, nor even the Vote,
Will save your land when the
enemy's hand is tightening round your throat.
But a King and a People who thoroughly
trust each other in all that is done
Can sleep on their bed without any dread
- for the world will leave 'em alone!
by Rudyard Kipling, 1885-1926.
OF SOCIAL CREDITby Betty Luks
of Social Credit in the Teaching of Jesus" which first appeared in The
Fig Tree in 1936, the Rev. G.R. Robertson explained the Greek word generally
translated as 'faith' in the New Testament could also be translated as "faithful
dealing" between man and man in that famous passage where Jesus took the
scribes and Pharisees to task for their hypocrisy:
"Woe unto you, scribes
and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and anise and cumin, and have left
undone the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy, and faithful dealing
between man and man (thereby enabling them to draw on the 'social credit'); these
you ought to have done, and not left the other undone". Paying of tithes
and burning of incense were only the phylacteries of religion - social justice
and 'credit' were weightier matters.
St. Paul wrote "The fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy
faithfulness." (R.V.) It is translated "good
faith" by Weymouth and "fidelity" by Moffatt.
wrote: Jesus is saying to the religious leaders of his day that man's trust in
the reliability of his neighbour should be the outcome of true piety, and, as
such, should be the concern of religious leaders and teachers, if they are functioning
Social Credit is the 'flowering' of those truths in politics
and economics, the definition of social credit being: "The power of human
beings in association to produce the result intended, measured in terms of their
Don't you think where
two or more human beings decide to work together, to join together to produce
a result agreed upon (intended) there is a benefit, an increment of that association?
In his poem "Together" Rudyard Kipling expresses his belief that
obviously that is so!
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CASTLESby James Reed
Readers have no
doubt heard that Jewish billionaire Richard Pratt is facing multi-million dollar
fines for a price-fixing racket in the packaging market. Pratt's business, the
Visy Group is accused of colluding with a rival company Amcor to fix prices of
corrugated cardboard, among other things. This case only came to attention because
of a whistleblower who kept a piece of white butcher's paper where at a meeting
in the 1980s Pratt wrote that the industry would "share equitably": "APM-Smorgon
+ Visy to share everything". The document was given to the Australian Competition
and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with other evidence.
One should not be
surprised by this situation. Behind most great fortunes are legal short-cuts,
if not outright criminality. The capitalist system, especially the Asian capitalist
system, thrives on it. Insider trading is a standard practice for certain ethnic
groups. Cash-in-hand work has enabled a generation of ethnics to become land lords
over Anglo-Saxon Australians. The name of the game is "hard ball" and the survivors
don't play by the rules. Only Anglo-mugs seem to believe in the nonsense that
the game of capitalism is fair.
However, a system built upon such cardboard
castles is highly insecure: the castles may fall at any time and are not fire
proof. A complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Venice, California
accusing Firestone, a multinational rubber manufacturer, by the Washington DC-based
advocacy group, the International Labor Rights Fund for an alleged use of child
labour and for slave-like working conditions at its Liberia, Africa plant. Up
to six workers live in small rooms without a toilet, electricity or running water
and most workers have never been off the plantation. These poverty-stricken Africans
are overseen by Americans and Japanese who live in the finest houses in Liberia.
Such is the face of globalised capitalism. (Source: www.corpwatch.org).
FOUL ODOURS FROM THE U.S.
Potential Watergate: The New York Times has uncovered
a potential Watergate for President Bush. Bush has admitted that he secretly authorised
the National Security Agency to electronically eavesdrop on thousands of U.S.
citizens without the required warrants from the courts needed for such surveillance.
Bush has called the Times editor and the executive editor to the White
House (aside: perhaps given the rising tide of colour in the U.S. a place more
appropriately known as "the Brown House") to persuade them not to run with the
story. That didn't work. Vice President Dick Cheney then went to Bush's defence
saying that the actions were within the constitutional authority of the President
and necessary to combat terrorism. Democrats see Bush's actions as contrary to
the requirements of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the option of
impeaching "honest George" could arise if the Democrats gain control of Congress
at the mid-year 2006 elections.
Weather Wars: Have you noticed
how odd the weather is lately? Must be global warming? Well, if you are in your
sixties, you have seen the seasons come and go and have witnessed floods and storms.
Nevertheless there could be something behind the greenies' concerns. Professor
Michel Chossudovsky, a professor of economics at the university of Ottawa has
said that the world's climate can be modified by a new generation of sophisticated
climate weapons. Both the U.S. and Russia have the capacity to manipulate the
weather. In the U.S. this technology is produced under the High-frequency Active
Aural Research Program (HAARP) part of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI "Star
Wars"). HAARP has the capacity of triggering floods,
droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. Dr. Nicholas Begich has described HAARP
as, "A super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere
[the upper layer of the atmosphere] by focusing a beam and heating those areas.
Electromagnetic waves then bounce onto earth and penetrate everything - living
and dead." HAARP has the ability to deliver the energy equivalent of an atomic
bomb anywhere on earth by laser and particle beams, similar to the devices used
by madmen in James Bond films.
But HAARP is even more sinister as Dr.
Begich has said: "HAARP could contribute to climate change by intensively bombarding
the atmosphere with high-frequency rays. Returning low-frequency waves at high
intensity could also affect people's brains, and effects on tectonic movements
cannot be ruled out." (Source: www.transnational.org/forum).
those readers who think that it is far fetched to suppose that people's brains
might be controlled by electromagnetic radiation, reflect upon the fact that the
electronic media does a 'good enough' job in mind manipulation now. But "good
enough" is never enough for the dark lords of the new world order.
TALKING SENSE ABOUT CHINA
John Mearsheimer published an insightful essay about the rise
of China, The Australian 18 November 2005, which stated the simple and profound
question: will the rise of China be peaceful? His answer was "no". Conflict and
possibly war, lies ahead for China and the U.S. Mearsheimer argues on the basis
of a well confirmed historical principle: that great powers attempt to maximize
their power and eventually seek to dominate the world. This is a difficult task
and most States come to dominate their region. In their region such States are
highly territorial and strive to keep out the influence of other States. China
will therefore attempt to dominate Asia and is already moving in that direction.
Other Asian powers such as India and established
powers such as Japan view China's ambitions with alarm. They are likely to move
to contain China's rise, as far as possible. Therein lies the potential for war.
Finally, given Taiwan's strategic importance with respect to the sea lanes in
East Asia, and China's ego about the return of Taiwan to China, there is a ready
source of conflict available that could also lead to a hot war in East Asia. What
Measheimer doesn't tell us is that China's rise to power has been financed by
the same bankers in brotherhood in New York and the other centres of Western finance
who brought you the Russian Revolution, that other great assault on Western civilisation.
WHAT THEY DON'T
TELL THE UNDERGRADUATES
by Peter Ewer
used to shoot off a firework to announce the arrival of a new supply of heroin.
Now they text." This is a quotation from an article taken from The Australian
12 October 2005, "Family Link to Heroin". The article dealt with the Queensland
DPP release of the names of the central suppliers of heroin in Queensland, Vietnamese-Australians
Khanh Nhat Bui, his mother Cuc Thi Nguyen, father Phan Van Bui and three brothers
Phong Nhat Bui, Vu Nhat Bui and Chung Nhat Bui.
have tried for years to get heroin possession convictions against the happy family
but are now attempting to freeze and confiscate over $350,000 cash found in a
stash on the family properties. Don't expect to find this story in any future
edition of the immigration-is-good-for-you texts that universities ram down the
throats of the young. For the multiculturalists, the money probably came from
There was certainly a media frenzy to generate sympathy for the plight of convicted
drug smuggler Nguyen Tuong Van who was finally hung in Singapore. It was of course
quite dreadful that Van's mother had to endure such suffering. All the more reason
for not smuggling and dealing in drugs in the first place. But where was
the concern for those suffering from the actions of those like Van? Surely society
has the right to protect itself from such socially destructive behaviour?
BRACKS TOUGHS IT OUT
Last October, 2005 the League hosted Pastor Danny Nalliah of
"Catch the Fire Ministries" at the Albury National Seminar. Pastor Danny
told us of his, and his fellow pastor's legal battles over Victoria's Racial and
Religious Tolerance Act. We learned the Bracks government was considering amending
the Act and waited with 'baited breath' to hear what eventuated.
Bolt of the Herald Sun disclosed to his readers, Bracks is looking to amend
the Act - but only to make it tougher! "More weasel words" reads the Herald
Sun headlines 2 December 2005, continuing, "Premier Bracks fails to deliver
on his promise to soften his racial vilification laws. They are oppressive, divisive
"Steve Bracks has broken the September vow he gave to religious
leaders to make his vilification laws less dangerous. Last week, the Premier's
representatives finally revealed what he actually had in mind. Surprise. He will
in fact make the bureaucrats running these "shut-up" laws not less powerful, but
more. He will ensure they operate not in less secrecy, but more. And people who
say "bad" things about, say, witches or the Koran, face not less punishment, but
more," explained Andrew Bolt.
And "the penny finally dropped" for those
church leaders who had originally, and so self-righteously, supported the Racial
and Religious Tolerance Act - they'd been supporting the eventual suppression
of their own freedoms It seems the Catholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians all
asked for changes to the present Act, if not repeal. But what they got were tougher
reforms. Andrew Bolt explains: "At a meeting with government in November they
were handed a page and a half, listing three possible "reforms". Some were astonished,
even angered, by what they read.
list of the proposals reveals just what is in store:
· First, Bracks wants
to give the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) the power to throw
out a case even before holding any hearings, to weed out the more worthless complaints.
· But this is only a partial cure to the disease. As it now is, a crank activist
upset by something you've said can first take you to the Equal Opportunity Commission
(EOC), where you must defend yourself - hiring lawyers, if you can afford it.
· Even if the EOC decides the case is crazy, the crank can still demand to
go on to a hearing at VCAT, which will cost you even more.
· The Government's
proposed change might save some defendants the cost of a full VCAT hearing, but
the crank still gets two free whacks at you.
The remaining two proposals are
even worse. The first is to give the EOC even more power in the first conciliation
stage - usually held in private. It would be able to demand that you and the crank
give information and attend conciliation meetings, and to fine you if you refuse
to "comply with any directions". Fancy your chances with a tolerance commissar
who can fine you for being unco-operative?
you think the Government actually means by this to crack down on the crank rather
than you, read its scrap of paper: this change is to "encourage" conciliation
and "resolve tensions between persons who (as a result of their ignorance of the
attributes of others and the effect that their conduct may have on others) vilify
others on the ground of race or religious belief and activity and those who are
It's the accused, not their accusers, who have most to fear. Who
are presumed guilty. Who must have their "ignorance" corrected by a campaigning
bureaucrat armed with fines. The Government's final proposal proves it. It suggests
more "remedies for non-compliance of VCAT orders", with VCAT "able to implement
a non-monetary order and charge that back to the respondent".
probably have no idea what that means. So, writes Andrew, let me explain, using
the Christian pastors as an example.
The two pastors tell me they will not
do what VCAT has now ordered - place expensive advertisements in the papers saying
they were wrong in criticising the Koran. They cannot bear false witness, they
say. Under the Government's proposals, those pastors - who already have immense
legal bills - will find VCAT can place those ads for them, and bill them the cost.
And if they refuse to pay . . .
As I said,
Steve Bracks has broken his promise to make his laws less sinister. But worse,
he has made it even more dangerous for us to speak our mind on some of the most
pressing issues before us - religion and culture. How oppressive. How divisive.
How deceitful." (emphasis added) Oh! shades of 1984!
THE 'CHICKENS ARE NOW COMING HOME TO
Who remembers Eric Butler's warnings
of the future troubles the political parties were importing into this country
with their bipartisan push for some idealistic 'multicultural' and 'multiracial'
Australia? The League also warned the hard-nosed world planners behind the scenes
knew the real effect would be the fragmentation and disintegration of a young
but strong British-Australian nation.
be appropriate to ponder a portion of an address retired detective Tim Priest
presented to guests at a Quadrant Dinner 12 November 2005.
"In February 2001
when I appeared before the Cabramatta inquiry, I gave evidence which at the time
was controversial and attracted the usual claque of ratbags, lunatics from the
ABC and their associates at the Sydney Morning Herald as well as that fruit loop
Mike Carlton from 2UE. I said that this city is going to be torn apart by gang
warfare the likes of which we have never seen before. In 2003 I was finally proven
right, but I take no comfort from that.
However, the criticism I received
was unprecedented. I was a nutter, a liar, a racist, a disgruntled detective -
but I was right. The critics still refuse to concede that we have a problem. They
are still clinging to the multicultural theme. To highlight the problems with
Middle Eastern communities in this city is to threaten to tear down the multicultural
The amount of money spent on the multicultural
industry beggars belief. It is a lucrative and sustainable position for many.
Governments pay huge money to anything that bears the word multicultural. Indeed
the police department, like other government departments, spends vast amounts
on multicultural issues, multicultural jobs, multicultural consultancies, education
packages, legal advice, public relations and the rest. Having expended large amounts
of money on multiculturalism, they are hardly likely to criticise it. Those that
feed off multiculturalism are not likely to question it. When I gave evidence
to the Cabramatta inquiry, I risked my career and my safety in coming forward.
I did it because I had sworn an oath to protect the community I served. That community
was Cabramatta. Cabramatta is made up almost entirely of residents born outside
this country, mostly South-East Asians, and their children. But when I went forward
and exposed the shame of Cabramatta, the residents were not Asians in my eyes,
but Australians no matter where they came from. It was my duty to speak up for
them and to protect them. Race was never an issue. I have received many awards
in my police career but the ones I hold dearest are those I received from the
One old man who had
spent seven years in refugee camps in South-East Asia before coming to Australia
said the day he landed in Australia was like dying and coming to heaven. Cabramatta
was a community of ordinary people like that old man, who recognised the problems
of drugs and organised crime in their community and spoke up and agitated for
It was a slightly built Vietnamese man named Thung Ngo who led the charge
on behalf of a community that had had enough of crime and forced a parliamentary
inquiry into Cabramatta which ultimately saved their community from destruction
I have not heard anything like that from the Middle Eastern community. Initially
the gang rapes were the fault of Australian culture, according to one religious
leader in the south-west. I note that he has now softened his stance and is calling
for change among Middle Eastern youth. But they are just words; there seem to
be no Thung Ngos among them. What is it that draws such defence for this community
from certain sections of the media? Why didn't they join in to defend the Asian
community during the fallout from the Cabramatta inquiry?
where are these apologists when it comes to the plight of our first Australians,
our indigenous peoples? Our indigenous people hardly rate a mention: Their cause
is not trendy enough, not global like the refugee or Islamic issues. Yet one of
the most depressing sights that has confronted me as a policeman is the shame
of Redfern. I first saw Everleigh Street some twenty-two years ago, and nothing
has changed since. The atmosphere of sheer hopelessness and desperation still
hangs around the neck of every young Aborigine who lives in those ghettos, yet
they hardly ever rate a mention.
Eastern crime groups and their associates number in the thousands, not the hundreds
as the government and senior police would have you believe. It is the biggest
crime problem we have ever faced, and it is growing. Hardly a day goes past without
some violent crime involving a "male of Middle Eastern appearance", though I see
lately that description is watered down now to include "and / or Mediterranean
My prediction is that within ten years, Middle Eastern crime groups
will spread rapidly across Australia as they seek to expand their enterprises.
There will be no-go areas in south-western Sydney, just like Paris
THE WILD WEST
"Kabul was supposed to be saved from the repressive rule
of the Taliban by the American-led invasion after September 11. But now that moral
code has been replaced by drunken gunfights and sexual-free-for-alls as mercenaries
and aid workers party like there's no tomorrow." (The Advertiser Review 19
November 2005). Welcome to Afghanistan today, a country which conforms more to
Hollywood's depiction of the "Wild West" then a thriving democracy. Westerners
live life like there is no tomorrow and party every night. Chinese prostitutes,
working a multitude of brothels disguised as Chinese restaurants, pepper the cityscape
of Kabul. Such practices were once unthinkable but are now freely practised.
the party will soon end. Parliamentary elections resulted in a back-lash against
the American-installed liberals and a shift in power toward Islamic conservatives
who openly profess that their goal is to take Afghanistan back to the Islamism
of the Taliban. And this will all be through the "democratic" process. So when
this happens, will the United States of lassez-faire invade once more,
to re-establish "freedom"? And will the wheel of "democracy" turn, one more time?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Demjanjuk: To the Editor of The Age, 30th December 2005:
cruelty, unethical but hiding behind a veneer of morality, seems to be becoming
more and more a part of the contemporary world. The proposed deportation of John
Demjanjuk to the Ukraine ('"Ivan the Terrible" lookalike to be deported', 30/12)
is the latest shocking example.
This man was in the past unjustly deported
to Israel, corruptly found guilty in a show trial and only released when the collapse
of Soviet communism produced irrefutable proof of the miscarriage of justice.
One would have thought that, after that, his opponents would feel he had more
than expiated any alleged war crimes and leave him in peace. Instead in his eighties
he is to be taken from the land he has lived in for fifty or more years, separated
from his family, including children and grandchildren and forced to end his life
in what is now virtually a foreign land for him.
And the 'evidence' on which
he has been deemed a 'willing' participant with the Nazis in 'exploiting and exterminating
Jews in Poland' may be as spurious as those many testimonies exposed in his second
- Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Victoria.
to alert sleepy Australians:
With the so-called anti terrorist laws in
place, I believe it is most important to continue to do what we can to alert the
sleepy Australian people to this attack on our freedom My call to all On Target
subscribers is to write letters to the editors of as many newspapers as possible
with the following message (verbatim if desired): Now that the so-called anti-terrorist
laws have been rushed through Parliament without time for debate by our representatives
and without considering the deliberations of our Judiciary, legal profession or
the people, it is vital that all Australians, especially the young on whom these
new laws will impact most in the future understand that HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US
THAT WHEN A PEOPLE TRADE OFF THEIR FREEDOM FOR SECURITY, THEY INVARIABLY END UP
It is important that the message be kept brief refraining from
the multitude of arguments against this Bill, as these will be too much to remember
and detract from the simple message which, if it can be grasped and remembered
and repeated throughout communities, will set people to thinking about the words
as they watch events unfold. This could be expanded by a deluge of emails to Senators
and MHRs and by using the technology of the ability of the mobile phone to send
a multitude of Text messages to reach the young (a bit out of my league but we
can ask the young people to explain the procedure).
- Edward Paterson, Kingscliff,
Letter to: Hon. Peter Batchelor MLA,
Parliament House, Melbourne 3000
Dear Sir, I have read, and noted with
interest your letter published in the Weekly Times (December 14) and your
reported statements in the Ballarat Courier and Wimmera Mail-Times
(Horsham) regarding the condition of the rail tracks throughout rural Victoria.
There seems to be some confusion as to who owns what. Your government spent
a lot of money refurbishing the Ballarat-Ararat section to reopen it to passenger
trains. The kudos from that achievement was taken by the government in reversing
a Kennett initiative. You are also spending big, and claiming kudos, for the section
from Ballarat to Melbourne.
If the tracks are not publicly owned why are you
doing this? In the meantime there is considerable angst among grain growers that
the condition of the grain-only tracks will not carry what promises to be a large
harvest. The risk of derailments is high. The possibility that train drivers will
refuse to take the risk is also high. If the rail network fails to move the grain
it will place added strain on our already crumbling road system.
that the privatisation contract did not include the infrastructure. If the tracks
are, indeed publicly owned why is the asset not being maintained? Again, does
Pacific National pay any sort of fee, lease, rent, right of passage or whatever
for using the infrastructure?
- Yours truly, Ron Fischer Ballarat Victoria.
Editor's questions: Where within the legal structure can ordinary over
burdened tax-paying Australians find an authority to look after their interests?
Who has the power to insist governments of all persuasions must disclose to the
public the terms of the 'privatisation' agreements? Just when can the Australian
people expect to see some benefits - not always burdens - from the privatisation