7 April 2006
Thought for the Week
is a pressing need to discuss the subject of religion in secular - i.e. non-theological
terms. Nevertheless, it will be found, as secular investigation approaches the
vital central meaning of life, it begins to acquire numinous qualities; i.e. the
meanings begin to glow, to be charged with feelings of value, and so begin to
lose its cold secular character.
There is a word that can stand for religion,
but it is not one in which the meaning of religion can be found; it is one which
that meaning can be put.
It is the word 'Order'.
The problem for the individual
today is that of achieving and maintaining order inside his own mind within a
human environment which is rapidly falling into appalling disorder. The concept
of 'Order' in this broad context can be imagined as representing the highest possible
value, since everything, the worthwhileness of existence, survival itself, depends
- Ivor Benson, in "Behind the News," January 1982.
BALANCING THE BLAME
A number of lady readers have expressed criticism at a couple of
my articles which they believe are "unfair" to women. Not all women are feminists
they have said, and many women get to positions of success without affirmative
actions. "Your prejudices are showing through, James."
In reply, in the face
of the massive threats which the West now faces, all that I can hope is that more
people become as "prejudicial" as myself, quickly.
Across the world,
especially in the West, but also in countries such as China, Singapore and South
Korea, birthrates are below replacement level. People are often having no children
at all. Sometimes this birth dearth is blamed on the high cost of child care (e.g.,
"High Cost of Holding a Baby," The Weekend Australian, 18-19/3/06, p.23)
but in Sweden the State finances generous tax incentives for people to start families
but it makes little overall difference.
Phillip Longman, a senior fellow at
the New America Foundation has written a book about this birth dearth problem,
called "The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and
What To Do About It," (Basic Books, 2004). An extract of the deeply brilliant
book was recently published in The Weekend Australian (25-26/3/06, p.29).
Longman observes that falling birthrates have occurred before in human civilisation.
Patriarchy, the system of male rule has traditionally kept birthrates high among
the upper classes and "no advanced civilisation has yet learned how to endure
without it." Male domination enables a maximisation of power and "those that didn't
were either overrun or absorbed." Longman says that this "may be obnoxious to
the enlightened, but it is set to make a comeback."
one of my articles I said that the logic of women's liberation - working mothers
with one pet child or women who pursued their brilliant careers rather than have
a child at all - will by natural selection, work to eliminate feminism and restore
patriarchy. Longman also argues along such lines. The members of the society of
the future will be composed of individuals descended from parents who rejected
those social tendencies and their views include, he says, "an adherence to traditional
patriarchal religion, and a strong identification with one's own folk and nation."
Longman notes that "those Europeans most likely to identify themselves as world
citizens are also those least likely to have children."
only degenerate into misogyny when such societies are breaking down, Longman points
out. Healthy patriarchal societies protect women. Male sexual energy is directed
into marriage. Sex outside of marriage is a force which works to undermine the
institution of the family and produce rogue males.
Longman quotes economist
Nancy Folbre who has said: "Patriarchal control over women tends to increase their
specialisation in reproductive labour, with important consequences for both the
quantity and quality of their investments in the next generation." In other words,
patriarchy produces better mothers.
Our present liberated system is one
where both men and women have put the pursuit of money and material possessions
in front of what were the basic values, such as having a family. Our side of politics
readily blames the elite/rulers/conspirators for ills such as those described
here, and rightly so. But the blame should be balanced. Part of the blame for
the empty cradle lies with men and women. Women in particular are not robots or
deterministic mechanisms. As a matter of choice and free will they have gone along
with the requirements of the new world order. It is a matter of largely female
choice that Australia's abortion rate approaches 100,000 per year. Women have
not largely opposed a system which is conducting a war against manhood, with Australia
having the highest (per capita) male suicides and middle aged male suicide rates
in the world. Feminism commits the sins of commission but there are sins of omission
as well. Generation X and Y women are quite happy to benefit from this war against
manhood. Go to the universities and the pubs and observe them and weep. Observe
the excuses for manhood that populate our universities and fear for the future.
Tucked next to Longman's extract is a short
article entitled "The Severe Oversupply of Manpower" (The Weekend Australian,
25-26/3/06, p.29) by Martin Walker. The article reports on another topic which
I have written about in the past: the sex imbalance in China. Although women usually
outnumber men in most societies, the use of the ultrasound machine and female
abortion has led to a sexual imbalance in China, with its existing one-child policy.
By 2020 China may have as many as 40 million "frustrated bachelors." The article
has this subheading: "Young western men face more competition from Asian counterparts
Don't say that I didn't warn you. When the White western male
falls, the future will be as it is now in China-dominated Tibet. Now is the time
for resistance of the slow death of the West.
A 'SIFTING PROCESS' by
In late 1938 Major Clifford Douglas
was host at a luncheon to those men who had gathered round him and helped form
the Social Credit Secretariat. In the course of his remarks to the gathering Douglas
explained the primary purpose for the invitation was to enjoy the personal pleasure
it gave him in seeing them there. After all, any enterprise such as was contemplated
by them, must involve, in itself, a sifting process. "And," he said, "we have
just experienced something of that kind, and, while having taken very little part
in it, I have watched with the greatest attention the sifting process going on.
It has been, to a great extent a sifting of character.
If this sounds like
rudeness it is really far from it - but it has been a sifting of character far
more than of brilliance or superficial ability. I discount brilliance and superficial
ability for very much the same reasons that, even a salesman discounts "flashy"
There is a process by which to use the jargon of modern psychology,
things become driven down into the subconscious, and it is by a steady process
of that kind that the composite parts and tendencies of individuals become character,
which is something very important. Dr. Tudor Jones has very properly defined character
as "the policy of the individual." (The New Era 10 March, 1939).
Devil is God Upside Down
In one of his earlier books, he quoted the English
translation of the Latin proverb, Daemon est Deus inversus, and observed
he was continually impressed by the fact that there are very few policies of modern
governments which would not be first-class policies if they were turned upside
down. But how do we get what we want?
AUSTRALIA'S NICK XENOPHON - HOW DID HE DO IT?
please bear with me and think about what Douglas had to say on the matter. We
know modern political parties have learned well the crafty art of 'divide and
But! said Douglas, we must Unite and Don't be Ruled! How? Douglas
"Another basis of (I hope) realism. Don't at all assume that you
are going to do something with large masses of people, without being perfectly
clear as to why you should be able to deal with large masses of people.
this matter, we are dealing with forces which, however different they may be from
mechanical forces, are nevertheless forces, and obey laws which have all the appearances
of being just as rigid.
"I am sure many causes failed by basing action
on the assumption that if you take a perfectly good and sound thing you can get
a very large number of people to attend to it, or enlist a large number of people,
who, by their attention to what you have to put before them, would get the thing
done. "Much more important is to find out why they are already joining battle
over some objective. If you can, get hold of what already someone else is doing
and help him to get it quicker.
"We have to get organisation which
works on what lawyers call "enabling bill" lines. (Enabling: providing legal power
or sanction. Render capable or able for some task
"We have not
to suggest what to do to be done, but make it easier to get it done. In doing
that I believe we shall be pursuing a novel method, with attention to that supremely
wise saying, 'If any man would be greatest among you let him be your servant.'"
And that is just what Nick Xenophon did!
While he certainly knows how to use the media well, when former Labor politician
Kris Hanna became an Independent (and was also returned to State parliament!)
Xenophon backed him up.
When the widow of the hit-run cyclist Ian Humphrey
sought better victim support, Xenophon was by her side.
When the beleaguered
South Australian egg producers wanted action Xenophon came out fighting for them.
He took on the movie megaplex at Westfield's Marion when the management insisted
patrons could not take their own foodstuffs into the theatre but had to purchase
from their overpriced retail outlet.
And of course he has been fighting the
flood of Pokies into this state and the resulting human tragedies for many a year.
Look carefully at what he is doing.
He is "getting hold of what already someone else is doing and helping him
to get it quicker." For his efforts, Nick Xenophon was not only returned to the
Upper House, he received two and a half times the number of votes needed for a
quota thus taking another Independent colleague into parliament with him.The
minor parties could learn some very important lessons from Nick Xenophon's approach
to his fellow South Australians.
the Liberals, they are bewailing the fact the swing against them was as much as
10 per cent. There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth and promises to "reconnect
with the people". It has been tipped the federal Industrial Relations legislation
will prove to be a big headache for the Liberals in the future. The working public
feel betrayed and very resentful that workers' rights and safeguards gained over
many years have been wiped out by the Howard federal government.
the League of Rights has pointed out time and again there is no resolution of
the issue worker versus employer under the present policies/rules - in fact this
conflict is at least a hundred years old!
The Liberals are chanting the mantra
the Industrial Relations legislation was placed on the statute books for "The
National Interest", and to improve productivity. Would somebody please point out
to me who is this "National Interest"? A bit like the Scarlet Pimpernel - you
can seek him here, you can seek him there, but he is always elusive. A shadowy
figure is this "National Interest"!
production of a nation is not for the people of the nation then why on earth are
we producing? If you follow the Liberals' line of reasoning, they would have us
believe the people are for production - not the other way round. Another case
of Daemon est Deus inversus.
The problem is not production - it hasn't
been for many a year. The problem is distribution of that abundant production!
**Anthony Cooney's series on Social Credit provide answers to the resolution
of the so-called conflict between workers and employers. Start with "Social Credit:
Economics," $12.50 posted from all League Book Services.
LIVING HIGH WHILE AFRICA SINKS by
The Sunday Times reports that the President of the Republic
of Congo, Denis Sassou-Nguesso paid over $US175,000 (AUS$231,000) in cash towards
a $US295,000 hotel bill that he and his cronies ran up at a 2005 UN Summit.
was negotiating with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to cancel
most of the Congo's debts on the grounds that the country could not afford to
President Sassou-Nguesso has learnt the ways of Western politicians:
live high while your country sinks into the quick sands of poverty and degeneration.
THE JEWISH LOBBY 'TAIL'
WAGGING THE AMERICAN 'DOG'Two American researchers
have caused a commotion by releasing a study of the Jewish Lobby's influence on
America's foreign policy. The Israeli Jewish newspaper Haaretz reports
on the matter.
The U.S. Middle East policy is not in America's national interest
and is motivated primarily by the country's pro-Israel lobby, according to a study
published March 16, 2006 by researchers from Harvard University and the University
of Chicago. Observers in Washington said yesterday that the study was liable to
stir up a tempest and spur renewed debate about the function of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC ) lobby.
"No lobby has managed to divert U.S.
foreign policy as far from what the American national interest would otherwise
suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that U.S. and Israeli interests
are essentially identical, " write the authors of the study.
John J. Mearsheimer
from the University of Chicago's political science department and Stephen M. Walt
from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government do not present new facts.
They rely mainly on an analysis of Israeli and American newspaper reports and
studies, along with the findings of the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.
study also documents accusations that American (Jewish) supporters of Israel pushed
the United States into war with Iraq. It lists senior Bush administration officials
who supported the war and are also known to support Israel, such as Paul Wolfowitz,
Doug Feith and David Wurmser.
The authors say the influence of the pro-Israel
lobby is a source of serious concern and write that it has even caused damage
to Israel by preventing it from reaching a compromise with its neighbours.
unedited version of the 82 page study is available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=891198
EXPOSING THE REAL "RACISTS"by
Various publications across this once fair land regularly take
a swing at this movement for its "racist" views. You see, anybody defending
White people is a "racist" and anybody wanting to preserve a sub-group
of the White race - Nordics or Aryans - is "beyond the pale". Didn't
the Nazis want to do that? Oh - guess what you guys are!
But the national
socialists of Germany also introduced the world's first environmental protection
and animal protection laws. So I guess by that "logic" environmentalism
(now dominated by the Left) is a "Nazi" conspiracy as well.
Nazis also invented rockets and the Establishment doesn't seem to have any racial
guilt when using such weapons to blow its enemies apart.
Remember it is "racist"
according to the "new class" to want to limit immigration to Australia.
It is not racist to have imposed trade sanctions on Iraq which led to the deaths
of 250,000 children - or so I was informed by literature given to me by an international
socialist with dreadlocks and a picture of "Che" on his t-shirt.
(Really a picture not of the real Che but of Marlon Brando from a movie).
liberals and the Left really so racially pure?
Millions of African children
die from water related diseases, yet out liberal intellectuals are typically obese
and suffer from diseases of overeating. Their faces and bodies are soft with the
flab of affluence. If they were really serious about their "anti-racism"
they would sell off their resources, take the cash and go help the poor of the
world. In the scheme of things, disliking a race of people is pretty minor stuff
compared with the hypocritical sin of omission - of living in affluence whilst
those whose cause you champion, die in poverty.
Dare I say it: the
White supremacist who 'hates' coloured people enough to help them in their own
land so that they don't become refugees in the first place, is a morally better
person than the hypocritical liberal who never digs into his/her pocket to contribute
to aid projects, yet is the first to chant "racist". These pompous,
morally-righteous, bleeding heart liberals should refrain from saying that Australia
is a nation of bigots long enough to ask the people who suffer in the Third World,
which is the greater sin. They may be surprised by the answer.
PEERS STAND FIRM AGAINST BLAIR'S ID CARDSIt
seems Tony Blair's Labour Party is not having it all its own way as it tries to
introduce an ID card system in Britain - but of course it's not called that. The
House of Lords has thrown out the Bill for the third time, with the Blair government
insisting it is determined to drive the scheme on to the statute books.
little sign of either House backing off, the impasse over the Identity Cards Bill
threatens to develop into a constitutional crisis. The Lords recently voted by
218 to 183, a majority of 35, to reject proposals to require all people registering
for a biometric passport to include their details on the new register that is
intended to underpin the cards.
Peers protested that the proposal amounted
to an attempt to introduce a compulsory ID scheme by stealth. The Tory spokeswoman
Baroness Anelay of St Johns said:
"We believe quite simply that there are
other and better ways of securing our safety, reducing the fraudulent use of services
and managing migration."
CHARLIE SHEEN WANTS DEBATE ON 9/11
actor Charlie Sheen has courageously spoken out about his doubts of the official
version of what happened on that fateful day in America now known as 9/11. It
would seem his public stance caused a media 'firestorm' resulting in (predictably)
an attack upon the person, but not an examination of the evidence presented.
Sheen has responded publicly by challenging his detractors to debate him on the
evidence of 9/11 and not issues relating to his personal life. "I am an American
citizen that loves my country and as a citizen with my passion for this great
country I demand that I be challenged on the facts not on immature behaviour from
twenty years ago," said Sheen. "If they continue to attack me personally it only
gives credence to our side of the argument."
addressed the attack pieces generated from his comments.
of them, in fact 90% of them, were attacking me personally, were attacking my
credibility, were attacking my observational or talents of insight or observance
and what they did not attack is the specific points that I raised, the points
that generate the most controversy about the events,"
Sheen told the U.S.
Alex Jones Show.
"I was vilified for expressing my feelings about what
I saw and I was demonized for expressing my gut reaction to what I saw." Sheen
reiterated his main focus as being on what caused Building 7, which wasn't hit
by a plane, to become only the third steel building in history to collapse from
fire damage (the other two being the twin towers). Photographs taken prior to
the building's collapse show minor fires before it falls in a textbook demolition
fashion. "If there's a problem with Building 7 then there's a problem with the
whole damn thing and guess what? There's a serious problem with Building 7," said
Sheen demanded that Larry Silverstein, the owner of the WTC complex,
explain what he meant when he told a September 2002 PBS documentary 'America Rebuilds'
that the decision was made to "pull" the building, which is a demolition term
for deliberate implosion. "When someone makes a statement like that I think it
warrants a follow up response," said Sheen. "In fact, you know what, I'll come
right out and say that I'm personally requesting a direct answer from Mr. Silverstein
about what he meant....give him my number tell him to call me I'm just curious.
Tell him to call CNN tell him to call somebody because you cannot make a statement
like that and not follow it up, and not back it up and not explain it."
that cannot view this as a controlled demolition, I would have to say that their
chair was not facing the television. Anyone that can look at this and say 'yes,
that is a random event caused by fire' really needs psychiatric evaluation," said
Sheen. Sheen expressed his excitement at the response that his stance received
and hinted that this was only the beginning of the journey. "It feels like you
and I have started the revolution and God bless America," said Sheen in closing.
WE CAN'T BLAME WHITE PEOPLE
American actor Bill Cosby:
The following article has been widely circulated
via the internet.7 Sep 2005 EDT:
standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way
these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay,
Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English
except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming
out of your mouth. In fact, you will never get any kind of job making a decent
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education,
and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people
are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting.
They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend
$200 for "Hooked on Phonics".
I am talking about these people who
cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. (Prison clothing
were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he
was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father?
Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward
that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants
down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for
Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress
all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are
not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua,
Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown
or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a
woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever
you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have
million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We as black
folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you
are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer."
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FOR YOUR DIARYSydney Conservative Speakers'
Club (SCC): Tuesday evening 25th April, 2006.
Guest speaker Joan Michie,
Subject: "An educator's long term experience in Sarawak."
SCC May meeting:
Guest speaker will be the League's National Director. His subject: "A New
Look at Telstra". This is a great opportunity to meet the League's new National
Director, appointed last October at the National Weekend, Albury 2005.
Conservative Speakers' Club:
Monday 1st May, 2006. National Director Don
Auchterlonie, "A New Look at Telstra".
A schoolboy 'howler' from
a League friend.
"The most important feature of the Treaty of Versailles
was the establishment of the League of Rights".
At New York's Kennedy Airport today, an individual, later discovered
to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession
of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning
press conference, US Attorney General, John Ashcroft said he believes the man
is a member of the notorious al-Gebra movement.
He is being charged by the
FBI with carrying weapons of maths instruction. "Al-Gebra is a fearsome cult,"
Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes
go off on tangents in search of absolute value. They use secret code names like
'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they
belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every
country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'there are 3 sides to
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said,
"If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, He would have
given us more fingers and toes".