July 2006 Thought for the Week:
the roots and you will know the Tree,
Know the Tree and behold!
answer to your cultivation.
policies of the Australian League of Rights are: Promotion of the Christian revelation
of God and defence of the Free Society and its Institutions. The policies were
not plucked out of the air at random. They are the restatement of two of the policies
which cultivated and sustained the growth and development of that organic type
of association of the English-speaking peoples - the roots of which go back
deep into the past.
Australia's systems and institutions developed through
that stream - and although our founding fathers transplanted 'a branch of the
tree' into a local setting and modified and adjusted the systems and institutions
to suit the local conditions and the then changing world, these two policies continued
to feed the roots of that transplanted branch. Which is now in danger of dying."
Luks in "Why Freedom?" Conservative Speakers' Club, Adelaide, July 2006.
THE FOUR 'C's': CONSTITUTION, COSTELLO,
CRISES & CENTRALISATION
by Jeremy Lee:
City of Toowoomba is about to have a referendum on the issue of re-cycling sewerage.
A $75 fine awaits those who fail to vote. Under the proposed scheme, sewerage
from Brisbane will be pumped over 100 kms through the Lockyer Valley and up the
range, going through a 'reverse-osmosis' filtering system. The final product will
supplement the City's existing water supply.
What's this got to do with the
Constitution, Peter Costello and centralization? Far more than the unsuspecting
majority might think.
ABOLISH THE FEDERAL
Treasurer Costello's recent demand that total power over the economy
be assumed by the Commonwealth severs the last remaining link between the modern
Liberal Party under Howard and the Liberal Party of Menzies. The latter, despite
deficiencies, acknowledged the validity of the Constitution and the idea it could
not be changed without a referendum of Australians. When such a referendum occurred
the Commonwealth Government was careful to publish both sides of the question,
and public money was not used to campaign for one side.
By contrast, the Toowoomba
City Council has spent over $700,000 of rate money on the "YES" case,
while allocation nothing for the "NO". In addition, the Howard Government
has promised $22 million for the scheme should the "YES" vote prevail.
public education campaign, in the form of glossy technical brochures, has been
prepared and circulated to 40,000 homes. This was commissioned by Toowoomba's
Council, and prepared by the transnational corporation, CH2M Hill, who will be
given control of the project if it goes ahead. The corporation is no minnow, being
heavily involved in a number of projects round the globe. It could ranked alongside
the infamous Halliburton, formerly run by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Halliburton
now controls the water in Adelaide and Byron Bay.
IN THE BACKGROUND.
The Toowoomba controversy is not simply local. A number
of national figures are anxiously anticipating a successful "YES". Coincidently,
at least a couple are bankers and/or international investors.
is former chairman of the Republican movement and one-time Australian representative
of Goldman Sachs Malcolm Turnbull. Turnbull only entered Parliament at the last
election, but has already leap-frogged over colleagues by being appointed chief
Secretary for the National Water Initiative. His target appears to be a National
Water Plan which oversees water management and usage throughout Australia. The
States are being coerced through COAG (Council of Australian Governments) for
this programme. A crescendo of alarmist forecasting about 'global warming' and
water depreciation is being whipped up. In tandem with fellow-republican Peter
Costello's New Centralism, mincemeat would be made of Section 100 of the Constitution,
"The Commonwealth shall not, by any regulation of trade
or commerce, abridge the right of a State, or the residents therein, to the waters
of rivers for conservation or irrigation".
Ah! But that was before the
drought made centralized action inevitable! How useful the odd crisis can be!
Another is former Liberal leader John Hewson, who has familiarized
himself with the whole Toowoomba controversy. Writing a leading article in The
Australian Financial Review on June 23, under the title TOOWOOMBA'S WATER TORTURE
Hewson deplored the fact that there was to be a referendum at all:
The stupidity of the situation that Toowoomba City Council has been forced into
is a disgrace. Turnbull has forced the council to conduct an expensive referendum
of its residents and has made it a condition that a majority of voters in Toowoomba
vote in favour of receiving recycled water into their drinking water systems before
the government will meet its share ($22.916 million plus GST of the $67.8 million
total) for the project
. Are we to enter a world where all significant local
government expenditures are to be subject to a referendum? Are we to live in a
world without leadership?"
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - an open
advocate of grid-systems as a mechanism for control - could hardly have put it
If Hewson spent a little time researching Australia's history he would
discover that a number of State local government Acts originally contained special
rights for ratepayers, some of which included referendums on controversial expenditure.
But John Hewson has a rare soft-spot for the Toowoomba
Mayor Dianne Thorley. He obviously likes her tactic of using rate money to push
one side = the "YES" case:
Mayor Dianne Thorley is
taking on all comers in her own way. On her performance to date in being prepared
to face the hard and politically difficult decisions and to fight on all fronts
she has perhaps qualified herself to lead the development of a national water
Bully for you, Dianne! Only a few troglodytes would
cling to the outdated belief that Mayors and Councillors are there to serve the
people = not to control and direct them!
Toowoomba is Australia's largest inland
city. Anxious eyes are hoping for a precedent on July 29. If the YES case gets
up, the example will be used to impose similar schemes, in a partnership between
transnationals, bankers and politicians as part of the new world of Costello!
HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The Howard government - especially since it gained control
of both Houses in the Federal Parliament - has, in Toynbee's words, "denied
with their lips what they're doing with their hands". Australia is being
centralized, corporatised and globalised.
The Australian Financial Review
reported on June 23:
"Long-serving senior Senate official Harry Evans
yesterday reiterated his concerns that the accountability of federal governments
to parliament in Australia was being fundamentally eroded by growing centralization
of power under the Prime Minister
Sad, but true! And it seems
that the imminent take-over by republican Peter Costello, with men like Turnbull
and Hewson lighting the path, and Ministers like Alexander Downer at his heels,
will keep up that tradition.
GIFT OF THE ENGLISH
by James Reed
who will fail, England will not. These people have sat here a thousand years,
and here will continue to sit. They will not break up or arrive at a desperate
revolution, like their neighbours; for they have as much energy, as much confidence
of character, as they ever had."
|Thus, confidently, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson
in "English Traits", 1856.
came from a position of strength:
British Empire had stretched across the globe and the sun never set upon it. But
the sun has now set upon it and the sun may well set upon the West and the white
race itself, unless resistance is made.
Mysterious English" by Dorothy L. Sayers is another text written along Emerson
The author celebrated the fact that the English, unlike the Scots,
have been a nation not a race or Volk. The Scots are racial and have an
ethnic identity. The English are (or were) united not by common blood but by common
law and common culture. The Scots drew upon Roman Law which sought codification;
the English derived their law from Saxon law based upon case law which does not
deal with rights in the abstract but with rights on a case-by-case basis to fit
the circumstances. The concern of English Law was, once, the rights of the individual
against the State.
Time to think 'ethnically':
But those concerned for the future cannot live in the past - for if they do,
the future will murder them. The English by not thinking racially, like every
other ethnic group did make an enormous gift to civilisation. Modernity - science,
clothes, culture and technology - is largely a creation of the English. This is
not to say that other ethnic groups did not play an important role: they did.
But given that Englishness and England itself is now under attack the time has
come to think ethnically. Deracination, the product of the modern nation state
- itself a creation of industrialised capitalism, must be resisted.
writer to Endeavour, the Journal of the British Australian Community (June/July
2006, p.2) "The English - Not a People" reports on the response that John Prescott,
deputy PM of the UK gave to the lady who runs the "Action in England" website
regarding a complaint about racial discrimination against the English.
can describe themselves on census forms as any ethnicity except "English", Christian
assembly has been removed from schools and many Councils disapprove of St. George's
Day, a traditional day of celebration for the English.
responded as follows (paraphrased):
1. You can't call yourself 'English'
because we have passed laws saying there's no such thing.
2. You can't have
Christian assembly in schools because it might offend ethnic minorities.
You're still allowed to celebrate St. George's Day if you really must, but you
better be dashed careful.
in the same edition of Endeavour quotes J.P. Kennedy, author of "The Disorganised
Community" who says "
if European Australians don't emulate other cultural groups
by banding together, nurturing their traditions and acting as a community, they
risk losing their culture altogether."
through accepting universalism and failing to think racially have ultimately allowed
all that they have built - including their freedoms - to be undermined, or threatened.
Now, unless they can regain a sense of identity, they will disappear from the
face of the earth. London has already become Londonistan.
we deal with the major racial threats to civilisation, perhaps the social credit
revelation may be the last gift of the English - to an Islamic/Chinese/Indian
by James Reed
The planned destruction
of Australian education through dumbing down, continues.
Australian (10-11/6/06 p.3) has uncovered the following tasks for year 11
and 12 English students in Western Australia:
counting and analyzing advertisements
during Big Brother; reading "a selection of children's books and [identifying]
the features used to appeal to their audience" [such as "Mr. Messy"] and analyzing
junk mail and swimming pool rules.
This dumbing down is necessary because
the ruling elites have decided that students do not need to touch base with high
culture or develop higher neuron connections, because Australia has no future.
After the mindless phase of growth and exploitation
is completed, Australia will be virtually inhabitable - if Yellow Cake Johnny
Howard has his way - a festering nuclear waste cesspool for the world.
CENTRALISATION FROM 'DEVOUT' CHRISTIANS
Mr. Peter Costello has been
vigorously calling for more power for Canberra. The Australian, 3/7/06
"One of a number of devout Christians in the Howard cabinet, Mr.
Costello said his religious beliefs provided a framework for his daily life. But
unlike some of his colleagues who are perceived to let religion inform policy,
Mr. Costello was satisfied to keep his beliefs and his politics separate.
think Australians are rightly suspicious of people who try and use religion for
another end'he said, 'I don't think that's right and I don't think it should be
done, but I think it informs values and it does'."
of power is the opposite of Christian policy.
C.H. Douglas said that either
Christianity is in the very warp and woof of the universe, or else it is just
another interesting set of opinions and of no more value than any other set of
The Australian, 4/7/06 reported: "Mr. Abbot, who has
previously backed a Commonwealth takeover of hospitals, endorsed the Treasurer's
scathing appraisal of the States. 'What we have been witnessing and will continue
to witness is the withering away of the States' Mr. Abbot told The Australian
yesterday, 'I think it's inexorable, I think it's inevitable
away'? Now where have I heard that before? Aaaah! Yes!
in the old Fabian Socialist plan put forward by Dr. H.V. Evatt in the 1940's,
which intended to build up regional government (federally funded) to take over
States' responsibilities leading to total federal control.
in The Australian of the internal problems in the regional banks in China
and the corruption in the government illustrate the outworking of centralised
control. Our Local, State and Federal system is the way to go, but it needs
to be brought into proper balance.
SPIRIT, IN SERVICE OF A SOVEREIGN AUSTRALIA
Contrary to the Costello plea for
total elimination of the States from the taxation field it has become a matter
of national urgency to abolish the present Canberra dictatorship.
and Howard want a Canberra replica of Fascist Berlin or Communist Moscow. Duplication
of that anthropological disaster in Australia would mean the end of our nation,
and any hope for a genuine democracy.
We need a political Kokoda to save Australia
from the Fascist-Marxist Federal Governments that continually infests Canberra
irrespective of the party elected.
system of electing State and Federal Governments has failed to deliver a self-governing
nation and people. Let us replace the present system with representatives elected
from Local government.
Irrespective of what we may think of them, Local Government
members are the most decentralised, and most answerable source of authority responsible
to the Australian populace.
These representatives would remain members of
their Council and should only serve in either State or Federal capacity for a
limited term of three years and should never be eligible to seek office at
State or Federal level again.
The objective being in eliminating professional
self-serving long-term politicians is to replace them with members who will serve
to make Australia a nation of self-governing citizens.
us live or die in the Spirit of Kokoda, on our ability to become a self governing
nation, by encouraging as many citizens as possible to take part in the governing
process. Let us cut out all the useless debate about the necessity for long experienced
politicians who only become experienced in feathering their own nest and exploiting
their fellow Australians.
ILLOGIC OF SEDITION LAWSby Ian Wilson LL.B.
The Australian Law Reform Commission on 29/5/06 wished to see the Howard government's
sedition laws removed because these laws threaten free speech; the laws are anachronistic
and illogical. (The Australian 30/5/06, p.8) The president of the Australian
Law Reform Commission, Professor David Weisbrot has been quoted as saying:
its history, the term sedition is much too closely associated in the public mind
with punishment of those who criticise the established order. Under modern notions
and a liberal democracy, you should be allowed to strongly criticise government."
from David Flint's Opinion Column:
One of the furphies advanced by republicans is that the Queen is a foreigner.
Not so. As with our language, the Crown certainly came from Britain. But just
as with our language, it has been completely Autsralianised.
Because she did
not appreciate that the Australian Crown is totally separate from the British
Crown, Senator Hill was disqualified by a unanimous High Court. This was because
of her allegiance to a foreign power, the British Crown, which is forbidden under
section 46 of the Constitution.
So the republicans
should think again. The law could not be clearer. The British Crown is foreign;
the Australian Crown is completely, totally ours. They should move on and give
up on this furphy.
Indeed, the word "furphy" is an excellent example of Australianisation.
The word is based on rumours said to have come up with Furphy carts. These were
water and sanitary carts manufactured at a foundry owned by the Furphy family
at Shepparton in Victoria.
Now many Australians have dual or even more nationalities.
Some Australians disapprove of this, but most dual citizens would insist that
they are loyal Australians. One particular candidate in the coming Victorian Legislative
Council elections is both an Australian and a Syrian citizen, which is allowed
under Victorian law. And he is almost certain to be elected.
writing in the Melbourne Herald Sun of 7 June, 2006, asks: "But just who will
he represent there: Victorian voters or the Syrian regime?"
He is referring
to Khalil Eideh who he says "came to Australia as a teenager in 1970, and is now
the millionaire boss of Blue Star Transport and head of the Alawi Islamic Association
of Victoria." The ALP executive has approved his candidature for the elections.
Andrew Bolt is concerned about two "extraordinary" letters Mr.Eideh wrote to Syria,
which Mr. Bolt says sponsors terrorist groups, such as Islamic Jihad, and is accused
by the United Nations of assassinating the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik
Hariri last year.
In the first letter Mr. Eideh introduces himself to Syrian
officials as an "Arab Syrian citizen" and complains that "the Syrian influence
in Melbourne, Australia, is completely absent and doesn't play any role in the
Australian political arena."
Criticising the then Syrian consul he says "it
is through my work that I have built excellent relations with the highest-ranking
Australian officials." In the second letter, this one addressed to the Syrian
dictator President Assad, Mr. Eidah, writes that "the danger and threat from the
Imperialist and Zionist is increasing on our Arabic world in general, and particularly
on our Arab Syrian country." and that in such times "we owe our complete loyalty
to and are working to protect Syria."
letter ends with this pledge:
"Loyalty, absolute loyalty to your courageous
and wise leadership and we pledge to continue to be faithful soldiers behind your
Then in a speech in 2002 on the second anniversary
of the President's father, whose position he inherited (republics often apply
the hereditary principle) he said:
"Satan's brigades are getting ready to
enslave the Arab world. We could see the light of your soul in the face of the
martyrs, the heroes, the greatest of free Arabs -- those who carry the flag of
dawn from South Lebanon and Palestine."
Mr. Bolt says that South Lebanon,
"of course, is controlled by the Hezbollah terror group sponsored by Syria."
seems that some politicians want to remove the oath of Allegiance to the Australian
Crown, but as Mr Bolt says, they see "nothing wrong if its politicians declare
absolute loyalty to a foreign dictator -- not even one who sponsors terror groups.""
Bermuda to remain a constitutional monarch
report of the fourth of the Bermudan Progressive Labour Forums in the splendidly
named Bermudan newspaper, The Royal Gazette of 30 June, 2006, caught my
The forum was told that if Bermuda were to become independent , it is
likely that the monarchy will be retained.
While the Progressive Labour Party
supports independence, polls suggest this is not supported by the population.
A referendum in 1995 on independence, held by the United Bermuda Party, was defeated.
THE DAVID AND GOLIATH
How can the world stand by and
look upon the situation of the Palestinians in Gaza without a sense of compassion
for their plight?
One would have thought that sixty years of oppression
and inhumane treatment would have been more than enough for them to suffer. But
The Middle East Review website asks:
"Will the blackout of
Gaza bring down the Hamas government or cause the population to rally around it?
And even if the Hamas government falls, as Washington wants, what will happen
on the day after? These are questions for which nobody has any real answers.
usual here: Quiet, we're shooting.
But this time we are not only shooting.
We are bombing and shelling, darkening and destroying, imposing a siege and kidnapping
like the worst of terrorists and nobody breaks the silence to ask, what the hell
for, and according to what right?
Collective punishment is illegitimate and
it does not have a smidgeon of intelligence. Where will the inhabitants of Beit
Hanun run? With typical hardheartedness the military reporters say they were not
"expelled" but that it was "recommended" they leave, for the benefit, of course,
of those running for their lives.
And what will this inhumane step lead to?
Support for the Israeli government? Their enlistment as informants and collaborators
for the Shin Bet?
Can the miserable farmers of
Beit Hanun and Beit Lahia do anything about the Qassam rocket-launching cells?
Will bombing an already destroyed airport do anything to free the soldier or was
it just to decorate the headlines?
Did anyone think about what would have
happened if Syrian planes had managed to down one of the Israeli planes that brazenly
buzzed their president's palace? Would we have declared war on Syria? Another