August 2006 Thought for the Week
the Real War Begins: The real war in Lebanon begins today. The world may believe
- and Israel may believe - that the UN ceasefire due to come into effect at 6am
today will mark the beginning of the end of the latest dirty war in Lebanon after
up to 1,000 Lebanese civilians and more than 30 Israeli civilians have been killed.
But the reality is quite different and will suffer no such self-delusion: the
Israeli army, reeling under the Hizbollah's onslaught of the past 24 hours, is
now facing the harshest guerrilla war in its history. And it is a war they may
If the ceasefire collapses, as seems certain, neither the Israelis
nor the Americans appear to have any plans to escape the consequences.
-- Robert Fisk, The Independent, 15th August 2006, U.K.
IN DEFENCE OF ERIC BUTLER
Eric Butler has gone - and Australia is the poorer in his passing.
But predictably enough, the mainstream press took a last swing at Eric.
D.D. McNicholl "Anti-Jew Figure Dies," The Australian,
9/6/06, p.6 was wrong from the first two words. Eric Butler was not 'anti-Jew"
and nor is the Australian League of Rights "Nazi-orientated".
was a critic of Zionism and of those pursuing what Professor Kevin MacDonald calls
the Jewish group evolutionary strategy - but he was not anti-Semitic or anti-Jew.
Like MacDonald, and more modern writers, he argued that the strategies of Jewish
elites (not the ordinary Jew) were contrary to the interests of his own kind.
Butler was, in the social credit tradition of Major Douglas, a champion of
the freedom of the individual and of decentralised power structures. The politically
correct left and rightist-globalists have more philosophically in common with
Hitler than Eric Butler's philosophy ever did.
piece exhibits no evidence of even reading Butler's work, it is so distorted and
Writing a few days later Philip
Adams ("Anti-Semitic Zealot Held Surprising Political Sway," The Australian
13/6/06 p.10) repeated the same abuse as McNicoll and added his own mud.
he says during World War II "had been consorting with the enemy via the Japanese
Chamber of Commerce," and the Attorney General H.V. Evatt at the time sought to
lay subversion charges against Butler because of the articles which he had written
criticising the war loan campaign. This says more about H.V. Evatt than it does
about Eric Butler.
The claim of consorting
with the enemy is false and was amply refuted by Eric Butler's book responding
to an (earlier) Phillip Adams' attack, "The Truth About the Australian League
of Rights". Published in 1985 the book is now out of print.
served his country during WWII and was honourably discharged. In later life, former
Victorian RSL president Bruce Ruxton presented him with his war medals at one
of the League's New Times' Dinners. The Eltham RSL would hardly have given
such a splendid Funeral Farewell to Eric if the lies about his war record were
Speaking of Phillip Adams - Adams
has for a long time been a particularly nasty, unfair and unbalanced critic of
Eric Butler. Hearing Adams' diatribe against Butler, a reasonable person would
ask: why is such a level of passion being aroused?
alternative vision of Australia
Criticism passes into personal hatred,
animosity and vilification. One cannot explain such behaviour rationally because
it is not rational. Left wing critics of Israel and the Jews have been far harsher
than Eric, critics of immigration have said more and other groups have been more
relentless on issues of race and nationality than the League. So why the vilification?
My hypothesis is that the League - and Eric of course - symbolised in one
bite-sized piece, the vision of Australia which the new class elites and professional
ethnics wished to junk.
Eric and the League represent a sound conservative
alternative to their own distorted and disintegrating world view. Hence the hatred.
The Australian Jewish News 16th June
2006 quoted Dr. Rodney Goutlman, who said:
"For the Australian Jewish community
particularly, his death will not be lamented, but surely welcomed."
Jones in The Australia Israel Review dismisses the League saying:
"The League is more alive than its founder, but barely."
am disappointed: I often imagined that the obituary in these distinguished Jewish
periodicals would be particularly biting. But at the time of writing Israel is
being pounded by the rockets of real 'anti-Semites', who from what I have read
in The Australia Israel Review, will not stop until Israel is destroyed.
All of the problems which concern us are minor compared to the immense difficulties
which Israel faces in a region with expanding Islamic populations hostilely surrounding
Israel. And, on the horizon is the Islamic a-bomb. So, the League may outlive
Israel if these evils come to pass.
was truly a "lion of freedom" as Mr. Auchterlonie described him. He received from
the morally corrupt establishment vitriol, bile and abuse for his selfless devotion
to the cause of freedom and truth. However his vision of a financially-free West,
grounded in Christian values, and an Australia blessed with British Constitutional
Monarchical government, will continue to inspire generations of actionists.
CHECKS, BALANCES & THE DIVISION OF POWER
After a dream run for ten years the Liberal-National Coalition
is looking decidedly tatty. It has squandered the huge advantage it gained at
the last election, when it commandeered both Houses. For the first time in a decade
backbenchers are crossing the floor, and a Senate revolt is impending. A backlog
of issues, from rising interest rates and high fuel prices to poverty and dispossession
threaten to dog the Government from day to day until the next election. Even defence
and immigration, once issues that Howard skilfully exploited, are beginning to
bite the hand that feeds them. The Howard government only has one thing going
for it - Kim Beazley and the Labor Party. It may not be enough. But history reminds
us that governments are voted out - not in.
Like a punch-drunk boxer, John Howard no longer knows when
to retire. He could have retired undefeated, handing all the chickens coming home
to roost to his successor. While history could never regard him as a statesman,
it would probably have portrayed him as an astute politician who came along at
a fortuitous moment in Australian politics. Professor Greg Craven of Curtin University
(Australian Financial Review, Weekend, June 9-12) accurately portrayed
the loss of a philosophical base in the Liberal Party. He pointed out that the
original Liberal Party founded by Menzies held valid four principles: firstly,
a suspicion of centralised power; secondly, a clear recognition of the limitations
of government; thirdly, a profound respect for society's institutions, from the
Constitution to the Courts and Judiciary, to the Senate - no matter how inconvenient
they might be at particular moments; and, finally, traditional Liberals once firmly
rejected the venal policy "Whatever it takes
." introduced by Labor's Graham
Richardson in the Hawke era.
All these principles - the bare minimum for reasonable government - have been
shed by the modern Coalition in favour of survival at any cost, "whatever it takes
." From here on the slide will be rapid. The 'blind eye' which a complacent electorate
once turned to the shallow lies and broken core-promises will, from here on, be
wide open and unforgiving.
If a change eventuated,
could a Beazley government be trusted to reverse the disasters, revive our institutions,
recharge the federal system and 'whip the money-changers from the temple'? In
Eliza Doolittle's immortal words in Shaw's Pygmalion: "Not bloody likely!" Beazley
is at best a globalist in the Blair tradition. So where is an increasingly desperate
Australia going to turn?
A little-publicised event took
place earlier this year.
Twelve independent members of State and Federal
parliaments met in Canberra on February 4 to see whether they could help each
other, and any new Independent contemplating standing for election. They made
it clear they were not nominating anyone.
They did not deny that political
parties, smelling the wind, are quite capable of putting up their own 'dummy'
independents. But the fact that we have enough Independents to make such an association
potentially worthwhile is, perhaps, a heartening sign of the times.
by the already well-known federal Independents Tony Windsor (New England) and
Peter Andren (Calare) others attending were:
Craig Ingram (Gippsland East.
V); Russell Savage (Mildura V); Robert Such (Fisher S.A.); Dawn Tardell (Dubbo,
NSW); Richard Torbay (Armidale, NSW); Peter Draper, (Tamworth NSW); Chris Foley
(Maryborough Qld) Dorothy Pratt, (Nanango Qld); Liz Cunningham (Gladstone Qld)
and Don Wing (Patterson, Tas)
For those who want to know more, the association
has its own website - www.icanonline.net.au. Great oaks from little acorns
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Former Federal Court judge, and Jew, Marcus Einfeld is being subjected to a NSW
police inquiry which could lead to him facing perjury charges. (The Australian
9/8/06, p.1) He said in sworn testimony that he was not driving his Lexus car
on 8 January 2006 when that car was detected by a police speed camera. The speeding
fine was $77.
Einfeld said that he loaned his car to a friend, Professor Teresa
Brennan of Florida. Only problem: Professor Brennan died three years earlier!
Was her spirit driving? No, Einfeld said he was referring to another Professor
Brennan. And this Professor Brennan has also died since returning to the US. This
Professor also was named "Therese" or "Terese" and he was unsure of her US address.
Indeed he didn't even know her occupation "except that she was in academia".
this all sound true to you, oh reasonable people out there?
is a leading human rights activist and foundation president of the Australian
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and now a major human rights/immigration/refugee
lawyer. If convicted of perjury his legal career could end. Let justice be done
and seen to be done.
OF THE WEST
by James Reed
In 1964, James
Burnham, a former communist, but at that time a fierce anti-communist and conservative
pessimist, wrote the book "Suicide of the West: The Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism,"
(Jonathan Cape, London 1964). Burnham argued that consulting an atlas readily
shows a contraction of western power.
Burnham put the blame upon liberalism
and he said: "Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide
the ideology of modern
liberalism must be understood as itself one of the expressions of Western contraction
Liberalism permits Western civilisation to be reconciled to its dissolution."
Richard Koch and Chris Smith have now published
another book of the same title, "Suicide of the West," (Continuum, London, 2006)
Richard Koch is a businessman, Chris Smith (The Rt.
Hon. Lord Smith of Finsbury) was a former Secretary of State for Culture, Media
and Sport. They note, in commenting on Burnham, that it was communism which collapsed
, not the West and that de-colonisation did not derail the West. Burnham got it
Nevertheless the core values of Western civilisation - Christianity,
science, optimism, economic growth/progress, individualism and liberalism are
under attack from within. The West has lost a sense of pride and belief in itself.
The philosophical foundation of the West - ethical individualism - "an indefinable
blend of rationalism, activism, confidence, knowledge-seeking, personal responsibility,
self-improvement, world-improvement and compassion" (p.22) - is under challenge
by intellectuals who see the core values of the Enlightenment as shipwrecked.
Christianity has been subject to a rigorous foundational critique by its own
theologians for over two centuries. But only with increased materialism and secularisation
has the decline of religion in the West accelerated, accompanied by social angst,
selfishness and nihilism. (p.44)
History has also caught up with the doctrine
of optimism, brushed by the Great Wars and by the nuclear and other technological
threats. That technology which brought so many marvels could ultimately destroy
man, in a kind of Faustian revenge - shakes to the core the notion of progress.
In its wake it also brings with it a loss of faith in science itself. Although
both the ancient Greeks and Romans, and Islam and China accumulated empirical
knowledge about the world, applied through inventions, only Western Europe created
science, the study of nature through systematic observations, theorisation about
underlying mechanisms and experimentation. Liberalism has also generated an "internal
compulsion towards self-destruction" (p.131)
Koch and Smith say: Indiscriminate
respect for all cultures, all peoples and all views shades into acceptance of
anti-intellectualism and anti-liberalism. If everything is relative, then anything
- cannibalism, genocide - can be justified." (p.133)
Despite these problems,
Koch and Smith see Christianity, optimism, science, growth and individualism surviving.
Liberalism faces the greatest threat, but the authors believe that with will,
it too can survive.
A 'politically correct
Koch and Smith though have failed to address the survival of the
West problem from the perspective from which it should be addressed: racially
as done for example by Simpson in "Which Way Western Man".
changing demographic patterns and all of the problems written about by the writers
of this movement are ignored.
"Suicide of the West" is a 'politically correct
take' on a serious problem and as such avoids confronting unpleasant realities.
Will the West be the West, and Europe Europe, if it is majority non-White and
We get no answer from Koch and Smith because this is the sort of
"street" question which comfortable upper class people do not want to confront.
from Snow Manners, Toowoomba:
As reported on Channel 7 Brisbane News Tuesday, August 1 and ABC Media
Watch Monday, August 7 2006 the Mayor of Toowoomba Dianne Thorley, appears
to have 'dumped on' the good citizens of Toowoomba.
The good lady has certainly
raised the ire of at least one of her citizens!
The reason? The defeat of
the Referendum on Recycled Sewerage Water.
"It's two days later and I've just
been beaten up. You want to start talking about recycled water? I'll just give
you a lump of 3 by 2 and you can belt the hell out of me...It's like being raped
by a thousand Arabs, you bastards." - Toowoomba Mayor, Di Thorley, 1st August,
Mr Manners writes:
formally asked the Chief Executive Officer of Toowoomba City Council, in terms
of the Councillors' Code of Conduct, to prepare a full report for consideration
by Council on Mayor Thorley's repugnant outburst in the media"
vulgar language and politics of prejudice are offensive to her own constituents
and all reasonable people in Australia."
"I have been asked through an overwhelming
number of telephone calls and personal approaches from the citizens of Toowoomba
to convey, on their behalf, to the nation that Toowoomba is embarrassed by Mayor
Thorley's statements and to apologise unreservedly on their behalf."
that does not condemn Mayor Thorley's remarks must be viewed as supporting them.
It is insensitive and inconsiderate, at a time of political and military conflict
in the Middle East, to make racially discriminating statements referring to rape."
"There is absolutely no excuse for this type of remark and plenty of precedence
exists as to a suitable resolution. Both men and women in public life must face
equally, responsibility for their actions."
"Mayor Thorley's recently publicised
troubled life and down to earth nature do not justify her diminishing the standing
and dignity of the office of Mayor."
"Toowoomba currently faces challenging
issues which require moderated and consistent community involvement. Mayor Thorley's
demeanor, divisiveness and obvious lack of tact make her unsuitable to lead Toowoomba
towards satisfactory solutions to many issues."
"There is no obligation on
Mayor Thorley to stand down unless it is deemed that she has breached the racial
vilification provisions of the Anti Discrimination Act, however I think she needs
to personally review what further positive contribution she can make to Toowoomba."
Toowoomba does not need a "Potty Mouth Mayor" at this time. For those
who want to make contact with Mr. Manners:
Ph: 07 465 356673, Mobile:
0407 352334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RUMOUR IS 'MUCH EXAGGERATED'
For those who
heard that David Irving "had suffered either a serious heart attack or a stroke
and was in a Viennese hospital" we are happy to report that the little bit of
internet rumour-mongering was simply not true.
Fromm, Director Canadian Association for Free Expression posted us the following
news from Lady Michele Renouf:
"As I am in Germany [31 July 06]" she wrote,
"at Bayreuth's Wagner festival, I'm out of touch for a bit with Irving's "Exclusive
Gentleman's Club, Vienna"
However, as I saw and spoke at some length to Dr Schaller
(Irving's defence attorney as well as Zundel's) at the Mannheim Courtroom on Friday
28th and he made no mention of anything amiss with DI healthwise, I can but suppose
all else are cruel rumours.
More when I can, though now I can confirm Irving's
appeal comes up in the Vienna court first of September. Let's hope for better
health for Austria!
Incidentally, my film doc on these heresy trials, "Jailing
Opinions", will be released this month on DVD, available through email@example.com."
Lady Renouf continues:
"Good news. I can report first hand, having paid Ernst a prison visit during the
afternoon following his heresy hearing in court, that he is fighting fit and putting
his trim jawline down to eating only raw food whenever possible. Says that's our
natural diet and we've deviated from this at our mental cost. (Personally no vegetarian,
I stuck up firmly for childhood steak breakfasts and the outdoor barbie!)
our cheerful 60 minute conversation, Ernst expressed some scientific plans for
developing, of all things, Australia's naturally accumulated mineral deposits
at Lake Eyre.
More later, I hope direct from him, for prison visitors are
forbidden to take notes.
It's now August 2, and I am back in London
having spoken just now to Irving's convivial elder brother. He confirms that in
his very recent telephone call from David, he found him complaining of prison
food but otherwise 'in his normal rude unpleasant health!'"
REASON AND REALITY
by Brian Simpson
upsets the intellectual elites more than when a brave intellectual/scientist breaks
rank and says that the emperor has no clothes. Thus Charles Murray, author of
"The Bell Curve," (the 1994 study of racial differences) upset the feminist/womens'
study status quo (that now dominates the professions and the universities) with
his claim that men are more likely than women to excel in mathematics and physics
and areas of abstract thinking (women are likely to do better at language and
communication). This is not a new claim and thousands of research references can
back it up. When the same claim was made by Harvard president Lawrence Summers,
his career was almost destroyed.
Professor Andrew Fraser is a lone academic taking a stand on what various writers
in this publication have described as the slow but sure passive genocide of Anglo-Australia.
At Federation Nordics (Northern Europeans) were about 99 per cent of the population,
and Anglo-Celts about 90 per cent. Today we don't have any reliable estimates
but it is safe to suppose that the Northern European racial type numbers 60 per
cent or less in Australia, due to mass immigration and race mixing.
of racial propaganda have led to a racial amnesia in this race. Thus TV advertisements
now freely always put the blonde woman with the coloured mixed race male - following
a trend long before set by Hollywood. Treat Aborigines or Asians in this way and
its racist and sexist. Do it to Nordics and its just business as usual.
Fraser in his essay (The Australian September 21 2005, p.30) rightly attacks
the portrayal of the White Australia Policy given by former Marxist Keith Windshuttle
in his book "The White Australia Policy".
Windshuttle, a neo-conservative
now, argues that the White Australia Policy was not about race but about protection
of working conditions. Anyone who has researched the matter knows that the White
Australia Policy was about both because in the past the founders of this policy
saw the two issues as inherently linked.
made an ineffectual reply to Professor Fraser ("Racist Essay is From the Left,
Not the Right", The Australian, September 29 2005, p.12). Here Fraser is
portrayed as an "old-fashioned Leftist." He says, "It was only a matter of time
before that doctrinaire [racism's] emphasis on separate ethnic interests prompted
someone to define Anglo-Australia as an ethnic group with interests of its own."
All I can say is that it is about time, and
unless Anglo-Australians wake up and see the invasion has already happened: that
the equally real terrorists have been at work in the long march through
the institutions for at least 50 years - all is lost.
As Fraser says: "White
Australians now face a life or death struggle to preserve their homeland." Nevertheless,
the global economy may fall:
"It may well be that only a miracle can save
us now; all the more reason, then, to recall that God only helps those who help
themselves. The capacity to act remains the key to our political salvation."