A LETTER TO A WHITE LIBERAL
In the wake of the Professor Andrew Fraser controversy I happened
to come across an internet posting by a White liberal mouthing the usually politically
correct nonsense about embracing other cultures and not being afraid of differences.
Richardson, who is presumably an academic as well, wrote this excellent quotable
"You are no more fearless or open-minded or well travelled than anyone
else here. You are, at the moment, heavily influenced by a liberal culture which
tells you that your role as a white male is to prove how open and accepting you
are to foreign cultures and peoples.
The problem is that this "embrace" of
the "other" has gone so far that it is really undermining the future existence
of Anglo-Australians and our national culture.
Do you really believe that
this tradition will survive when Anglo-Australians have been reduced to a tiny
percentage of the population through the effects of immigration and intermarriage?
If the current situation continues for long enough then Anglo-Australians
will simply cease to exist, as will all European peoples. This will not enhance
"diversity" despite what the liberal culture tells you. It will simply wipe out
the Western portion of the world's ethnic cultures.
you are fearless as you say you are, you will realise that now is the time to
take on your most basic role as an adult male, namely to honourably defend your
own tradition, so that it can be safely handed down to the next generation. This
is the most worthy task you can set yourself at this point of history."
SURE IT CAN'T HAPPEN TO US?
Sao Paulo, Brazil has seen in recent weeks the death of 52 people,
including 35 police, from gang attacks. Thirty nine prison rebellions have occurred.
The attacks were planned by the First Capital Command gang or PCC in reprisals
for transferring gangsters to a high security prison. The PCC is involved in drugs
and arms smuggling. At present it is busy launching attacks on police stations
with machine guns, bombs and shotguns. Police officers in bullet-proof vests man
police stations with barriers placed in front of them. The war has begun - what
some call World War V (III = Cold War, IV = war on terror) - the breakdown of
the nation-state and the rule of law. Alice Springs is our own case study.
I had written the last paragraph East Timor tottered on the brink of social chaos
and Australia scratched up enough troops to try to stop the people of the east
and the west, of East Timor, murdering each other. I found an interesting quote
from Greg Sheridan, foreign editor of The Australian (25/5/06, p.10) that may
come back to haunt us all in multi-ethnic societies. Sheridan said:
alleged ethnic conflict between those from the east of East Timor and those from
the west of East Timor points up the narcissism of small differences. This marvellous
phrase, not my own of course, captures the pervasive reality that people whom
may be indistinguishable to an outsider will find differences to fight over if
they want to. In reality, big ethnic differences are no more likely to lead to
conflict than tiny ethnic differences."
On the contrary, commonsense suggests
- along with the long history of human ethnic conflict - that the greater the
differences, the greater the case in finding differences. If there can be battles
to the death over small differences God help societies where difference has been
encouraged as a trendy ideology. God help us.
PROFESSOR FRASER FIGHTS BACK - HAS UNI 'IN HIS
Macquarie Professor Andrew Fraser
has lodged complaints with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission today
(HREOC) alleging political discrimination and anti-white racial vilification.
The Associate Professor of law will provide documentary
evidence supporting his complaint of political discrimination against Macquarie
In July 2005, Professor Fraser wrote a controversial letter
to the Parramatta Sun in which he suggested that large-scale immigration from
black Africa could lead to increasing levels of crime, violence and a wide range
of other social problems.
Almost immediately, Macquarie University was subjected
to intense political pressure from black African organisations, the NSW Jewish
Board of Deputies and many other "anti-racist" activist groups and individuals
demanding that Professor Fraser be sacked. Soon after returning from overseas,
the then Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, Professor Di Yerbury declared
that Professor Fraser's view were "repugnant" to her, offering a series of apologies
on behalf of the University to African migrant groups.
also sought to procure Professor Fraser's immediate resignation, offering to buy
out his one-year pre-retirement contract which is due to terminate on June 30,
2006. When Professor Fraser declined that offer, the University immediately cancelled
his classes and suspended him from teaching.
thereafter, the University lent its weight to an organised campaign of political
intimidation aimed at Professor Fraser. It sponsored a "Racism Within" forum (really
a latter-day Stalinist show-trial) where hundreds of Macquarie academics and students
gathered to denounce Professor Fraser's alleged "extreme racism" in terms bordering
on the hysterical.
from his Dean that Professor Fraser would be permitted to resume teaching once
Professor Yerbury had resigned in early February 2006, the University cancelled
his classes once again in the first semester of the current academic year. The
decision to suspend Professor Fraser this year was taken explicitly because his
political views on race were deemed likely to influence his approach to the subject
he was set to teach; namely, American Constitutional History.
Fraser will be retiring from Macquarie University at the end of this week. Unlike
other academic retirees who intend to remain research-active, he has been denied
the status of an Honorary Associate which would entitle him to library privileges
facilitating research into his next book on "Anglophobia: Its Causes and Cure".
That petty academic vindictiveness is the latest step in a year-long campaign
of discrimination by the University against his political heresies.
a case of turnabout is fair play, Professor Fraser also has lodged a complaint
against the Parramatta Sun and its editor Charles Boag. The Human Rights
Commission declared Professor Fraser's observations on black crime to be an unlawful
form of racial vilification. But the same issue of the Parramatta Sun that
published Professor Fraser's allegedly "racist" letter carried a signed editorial
by Charles Boag asserting that it is mere "fantasy" to worry about black crime
in light of the notorious record of "murder and mayhem on a great scale" committed
by white Europeans, here in Australia and elsewhere in the world.
Professor Fraser looks forward to finding out whether the Human Rights and Equal
Opportunity Commission is, as advertised, a neutral and impartial investigative
body. He hopes that a double standard will not be applied by the Commission allowing
white Europeans to be subjected to wholesale "racial vilification" while suffering
blatant political discrimination whenever they protest the loss of their freedoms
and their ancestral homelands. He is, however, not at all confident that his hope
will be fulfilled.
COSTELLO AND THE REPUBLIC
From David Flint's
"Speaking at The Bulletin's
Top 100 "Most Influential Australians" lunch in Sydney on 26 June, 2006, the Treasurer
in HM Australian Government, the Hon. Peter Costello saw the need to reaffirm
Mr. Costello, once a constitutional monarchist, was converted
to republicanism only after becoming a minister. He is on record as saying the
system "is broke."
In his speech, reported in
The Australian of 27 June, 2006, Mr. Costello said the magazine might reserve
a place on its list in 100 year's time for someone 'who provides a model capable
of winning genuine public support to improve and preserve our democracy and translate
our current legal arrangements into those of a republic'.
comment: Mr. Costello has absolutely no concept of the type of democracy most
Australians want. The organic type we are looking for stems from the Christian
concept of freedom. We want a political democracy - a democracy of decentralised
policy making where we, as a free people, are left to make decisions (policies)
- as far as is practicable - for our own lives. A first step would be to reduce
the burden of taxation. Let us spend our own money, in our own way, on what we
want to spend it on. We want government to butt out! Stop interfering in our lives!
'democracy' is the self-determination of the individual within the framework of
the moral of the social body. The idea put forward by politicians that it is 'majority
rule' is a big con. It is the spin they use while fleecing us of our rights and
David Flint continued: "If
there was one issue that tears the Liberal Party apart, it is republicanism. In
the referendum, we had the spectacle of a cabinet publicly and at times acrimoniously
divided. In the meantime, Liberal Party members are more often than not, supporters
of the existing Constitution and flag. The National Party and the Labor Party
have platform commitments, so that constitutional monarchists, at least among
Labor politicians, usually have to keep a low profile. But why did Mr. Costello
raise the issue?
"Our long held view is that
Mr Costello's conversion to republicanism and his need to restate it is at least
partly due to something economists call 'brand differentiation.' As we understand
it, in a market with a few large players, competition is often more about spending
money on advertising the brand rather than on price.
According to this interpretation,
Mr.Costello frequently needs to show he is different, and more modern, than Mr.
Howard. This message is directed not only to the electorate but, perhaps more
importantly, to the 'serious' media which is overwhelmingly republican.
politicians over-emphasise the power of the ' serious' media. They should take
as an example the recent truck drivers' dispute with Tooheys. It was not the intervention
of the 'serious' media which assured the truck drivers their victory.)
Sheridan, the foreign editor of The Australian has come to a similar but
far harsher conclusion to ours. In one of the hardest hitting pieces on the Treasurer
ever published, ("The grating pretender" The Australian, 2 March, 2006)
Mr.Sheridan wrote that 'this shallow, lazy, lucky and opportunistic Treasurer
does not deserve to run the country.'
He declared that there is not the slightest
way of knowing what sort of change Costello would bring, or even what he believes
in or stands for. For the past 10 years, Mr. Sheridan observed, the Treasurer
had tried to differentiate himself from John Howard, by being on the left 'Costello
the republican, Costello the supporter of reconciliation, Costello the champion
of a tolerant society. He ran as Howard lite, Howard minus, the little Howard.
The bigger disappointment about Costello is just
how lazy and shallow his thinking is whenever he's not speaking from a Treasury
To Mr. Sheridan, for most of the past decade, and apart from economic
policy, Mr. Costello had been basically a weathercock. 'The republic is a good
example. When he was undermining John Hewson's leadership in Opposition, he was
a fierce monarchist. But then when it seemed that every reputable commentator
was a republican, but Howard was a monarchist, Costello switched.'
There is of course another interpretation. This is that Mr. Costello was merely
telling republicans alive today to forget about Australia becoming a republic.
Perhaps he is saying that a republic which is both acceptable to the people and
which will improve our system is unattainable and is at least a century away.
And perhaps he is adding - but please remember, I am modern and up-to date
- I am republican."
ECONOMY AT LEAST $13.4 BN - AND RISING
Auditor-General has released his report into the ATO and its handling of the cash
economy. According to the ATO, the major tax risk from the cash economy is business
income not being reported, however, it does not attempt to estimate the size of
the 'cash economy tax gap'. The Auditor-General acknowledges that, since the cash
economy is 'hidden' activity, it is difficult to quantify with any precision.
At the lower end of the range of estimates, in 2003 the Australian Bureau of Statistics
estimated that the cash economy was approximately $13.4 billion in 2000/01. Treasury
supported this figure."
fought the law... and the law won! Tax office estimates unpaid GST:
following two tax cases highlight a common misconception, which is that the Tax
Office is required to prove how it came to an assessment. The unfortunate fact
is that, once it makes an assessment, it's the other way around!
the first case, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) upheld the ATO's
assessments of unpaid GST, because the taxpayer had not proven that the assessments
were excessive. The assessments were issued after the taxpayer was raided by the
Victorian police. The information they uncovered allowed the ATO to estimate the
number, and the average price, of taxable supplies the taxpayer had made in the
relevant periods. The AAT held that the taxpayer needed to do more than merely
show that the amount assessed was an estimate: the taxpayer had to show that the
assessments were excessive and provide proof of what the correct amount should
Since the ATO had adopted a "plausible methodology", and the taxpayer
did not have any documentary evidence which could prove that the ATO's calculations
had produced a distorted result, the AAT found that the taxpayer had not discharged
this onus. ATO estimate based on receipts/invoices
the second case, the Federal Court dismissed a taxpayer's claim that an amended
assessment had been issued to him in "bad faith". He claimed that there was insufficient
evidence on which to base the assessment, and that proper regard had not been
given to his explanations. However, the Court held that the ATO had based the
assessment on documentary evidence that was available (i.e., receipts and invoices),
and that it had not simply "plucked a figure out of the air". Therefore, it could
not be said that the notice had been issued in bad faith.
to use telemarketing tactics to clear small business debt:
The new Commissioner
of Taxation Michael D Ascenzo, has issued an update about the ATO's progress with
small business debt, which outlines some new strategies they are testing to bring
these debt levels down.
While we want to see viable businesses
continue to trade, we can't stand by while people who repeatedly fail to meet
their obligations gain an unfair business advantage over those who do." (It just
could be the businesses in question are on the brink of bankruptcy
small business debt:
"Over 96,000 small businesses have chosen to enter
into payment arrangements with the ATO reducing debt by $846 million. However,
as at 01 December 2005, there were still over 800,000 debt cases in the micro
business market with a value of approximately $6.5 billion.
The ATO is trialling new ways of contacting and engaging with
people who have a debt with them such as contacting people directly by phone after
business hours. It also plans to test 'dialler technology' this year (which goes
through a list of phone numbers automatically dials and then outs all answered
calls straight through to one of their staff for action.)
They will also trial
referring debt to an external collection agency for those people with a debt of
less than $7500, and who haven't responded to letters or phone calls from them
(although no debt will be 'on sold', and any uncollected debt will remain the
responsibility of the ATO).
The ATO wants anyone
who is concerned about their outstanding debt to call them
as soon as possible."
The newsletter's Editor finishes with these words: "If this includes you.
You might want to call us first!"
Source: a local accountant's newsletter.