September 2006 Thought for the Week:
"Did Western Christian
Civilisation develop over nearly two thousand years by "mere chance"?
The development took place because sufficient individuals strove, sacrificed,
many died, to advance a concept of how individuals should live together in society.
The retreat from that Civilization has taken place because individuals with an
anti-Christian view of how men should live, have used instruments of power and
influence to strive to create a world in which their philosophy prevails
(C.H.) Douglas' warning that the drive towards creating a World State
was designed to ensure that centralised Money Power was reinforced with centralised
economic and military power has been dramatically confirmed by the promoting of
programmes such as "The New International Economic Order" which specifically
lists basic raw materials, food, oil and minerals, for international control."
- Eric D. Butler in "Releasing Reality: Social Credit & the Kingdom of
HEIGHTS FOR DOUBLE-SPEAK - OR NEW DEPTHS?
These measures will encourage greater public participation in our
democracy, which will lead to a fairer, more competitive electoral system" - so
announced the Liberal spokesman when releasing details of amendments to the Federal
Electoral Act. Dean Jaensch of Flinders University wrote of the amendments for
his readers in the Adelaide Advertiser 30/8/06.
sum up the most blatant:
§ Candidates for the House of Representatives will
now have to pay a deposit of $500 and for the Senate $1000. This will make it
harder for minor parties and independents to contest elections. This proposal
met with Labor support - of course.
§ The raising of the level of undisclosed
donations is now $10,000. This means that a political party will not have to disclose
who gave how much to which party unless it goes over $10,000. Jaensch observes
this amendment does nothing for transparency and financial influences on the political
§ Further, the amendments increase the level of tax-deductible gifts
to parties and candidates from $100 to $1500 per year. He asks: "Why should the
taxpayer give to a person or business who has donated to a political party?" Charities
are acceptable to most people - but political parties?
§ Sitting members of
the federal parliament will now have $217,000 of taxpayers' money in an election
year to spend on printing and postage mail-outs, leaflets, and every other type
of personal or party propaganda. Peter Costello - good fellow that he is - defended
the overall expenditure of $20 million.
the poor taxpayer:
"But," writes Mr. Jaensch, "there's more." For the
first time, sitting members can now use taxpayers' money to print their how-to-vote
cards and the millions of postal vote applications they send out at every election.
"But surely these, especially the how-to-vote cards, are for the benefit of the
party?" he asks.
Taxpayers, take careful
note of such gall:
You the hard working people in this land, not only
do you have to bear the weight of the heaviest taxation in Australia's history,
you will now be funding - over the three year cycle - nearly half a million dollars
FOR EVERY MEMBER OF FEDERAL PARLIAMENT to assist him/her in holding on to his
plum position for as long as he can, at your expense.
only have the sitting members done their best to ensure they retain their plum
positions, they have also decided to sell another huge portion of the people's
asset, Telstra - and, wait for it, invest the proceeds from the sale into what
is known as 'The Future Fund'.
A vague term implying a benefit for someone, sometime, down the track. It
is an investment fund set up by the politicians on the proceeds of the Telstra
sale (to be managed by David Murray, former chief of the Commonwealth Bank) to
ensure that when the politicians do finally leave the political scene they will
have access to a share of the golden eggs the Fund will generate for them.
for the under-serviced country and remote area Telstra customers
AMERICA GOES 'CAP
IN HAND' TO CHINA
by Betty Luks
not quite the same conditions prevail as in ancient times (since earliest times
there have been banks and bankers, cheque systems, Letters of Credit, Bills of
Exchange, etc), Americans are going to learn a hard lesson as did the ancients,
as recorded and explained in Richard Kelly Hoskins' "War Cycles: Peace Cycles".
Once a nation lets the Money Power (Mammon) gain control of their financial
system it is merely a matter of mathematics and time before that nation is going
to end up in pawn to that Money Power. After a time, when the host nation has
been bled dry, and therefore on the verge of financial bankruptcy, the parasitic
Money Lenders will latch on to another nation - another host body - relocate their
central headquarters once more and repeat the process as before.
Kelly Hoskins gives an example in "War Cycles: Peace Cycles":
biblical character Seth borrowed 10 talents from the temple priests - he'd had
a bad year and needed to purchase seed for the next year's crops. The temple priests
graciously allowed Seth to borrow the ten talents on condition he repaid the 10,
plus one talent extra as 'interest'. His land, livestock, wife, children and he
himself served as collateral, that is, as security for the loan.
talents in circulation proved of benefit to the little community as a whole and
the following year's production proved abundant. Grain, sheep, cattle, you name
it, there was plenty of production.
But wait a moment, the contract Seth had
signed was for the repayment of the ten talents plus one more. With such a good
harvest he could pay in grain, sheep, cattle or some other real wealth but the
contract he'd signed called for payment in talents. Even if he was able to gather
up the original ten borrowed he still could not produce the extra one. Farmers,
you see, don't 'make' talents (money). The source, where money originated was
in the temple treasury (banking system). The temple treasury had the sole prerogative
of creating and issuing the community's money supply.
ancient story goes:
Besides Seth and his family, there were tens of thousands
of Babylonians who could not pay debts of eleven talents when only ten were in
circulation. And so, the priests of Baal reduced a large part of their fellow
countrymen to slaves and the "system of interest" spread wherever Babylonian armies
marched or Baal priests practised their religion.
searching for money:
In this age of prodigious production, the great United
States of America's power and might is declining and President George Bush, according
to a United Kingdom MP, Michael Meacher, went with "cap in hand" to "crudely search
for money" from the Chinese - where those who practice the parasitic system have
firmly settled into a cosy symbiotic relationship with the next 'host' body, the
Communist regime in China. They may not have removed their central headquarters
to China as yet, but it obvious they are supplying the financial 'blood' to the
economic body, thereby building up the nation.
Goes Cap in Hand, as Britain Once Did", Michael Meacher, The Telegraph
"The financial and trade imbalances that are now severely stretching
the US are changing the balance of power in China's favour. Indeed, what prompted
George Bush's recent Asian trip was no new political initiative but, crudely,
a search for money. With US net foreign debt of over $4,000bn now approaching
40pc of GDP, and a current account deficit of more than 6pc, the US is reduced
to seeking financial support from China, just as Britain was obliged to go cap
in hand to the US after the Second World War."
(It was after WWII that the
Money Power transferred its central headquarters from Britain to the USA - having
bankrupted Britain. Now it is America's turn to be abandoned. The Money Power
acts like rats fleeing a sinking ship
"And, as was the case with Britain
60 years ago, help will be forthcoming but at a price. The Chinese politely listened,
and waved Bush off as he flew on to thank the Mongols personally for sending 160
troops to Iraq. The symbolism could hardly be lost on anybody.
have reached 40pc of GDP:
China's investment rate has accelerated to the
point where it now exceeds 40pc of GDP, leading to a huge growth in exports capable
of financing an equally dramatic growth in imports and still yielding a current
account surplus of over $70bn.
With Japanese exports to China now totalling
nearly £10bn a year, Asia is increasingly forming into an economic bloc focused
The American response to its parlous financial state is eerily reminiscent
of the strategy adopted by Britain when its empire faced a similar financial and
security challenge a century ago. In the inter-war years Britain still maintained
a global military stance, dependent on Middle Eastern oil to fuel it, but gradually
undermined by a weakening home industrial base and rigid domestic wage structure.
World-wide investments built up over the previous century were no longer sufficient
to cover the British deficit. With sterling still the reserve currency, the solution
sought was a mix of capital controls and imperial trade preference. The British
Empire was transformed into an international trading and monetary bloc, with the
main net savings surplus countries forced to keep those assets in sterling to
finance Britain's deficit.
Today the US
appears to be trying to achieve a similar device:
There are, however,
significant obstacles to this US strategy. Hitherto the US has used access to
its enormous internal market to finance its growing worldwide military presence
and particularly to ensure the continued flow of strategic commodities on to international
markets, above all oil. America now has troops in 133 countries across the globe.
But there are clear signs that this cannot be sustained indefinitely as US trade
and finance deficits continue to grow remorselessly
The US exit from Iraq,
which will be enforced under unfavourable conditions, will certainly not be the
final day of reckoning. That will come when the US is compelled to make fundamental
changes to its current financial-trade-political stance as being insupportable,
as happened half a century earlier to Britain at Bretton Woods."
Meacher, Labour MP for Gidham West and Royton, was Environment Minister from 1997
MEANWHILE, AT LEAST 100,000 HUMAN LIVES LATER
Sydney Morning Herald's Marian Wilkinson reports: 1/9/06:
Minister, Alexander Downer, has confirmed for the first time that he was personally
told by a senior Australian weapons inspector that the US-led weapons hunt in
postwar Iraq was seriously flawed. But he denies suppressing a damning six-page
letter by the inspector, John Gee, who resigned from the Iraq Survey Group in
Interference by CIA and Bush
The letter outlines in detail, interference by the CIA
and the Bush Administration in first reports about the weapons hunt, to avoid
finding that Iraq did not possess weapons of mass destruction. Dr Gee, one of
Australia's leading chemical weapons experts, briefed Mr Downer on his concerns
after his resignation. He bluntly told him that he believed Iraq had no such weapons.
While praising Dr Gee as "a serious person",
Mr Downer said yesterday: "I personally gave no instructions that it [his letter]
was to be or wasn't to be distributed. As far as I knew, people around the Government
were very well aware of Dr Gee's concerns. We had no reason not to want to hear
what he had to say."
But Dr Gee repeated his
belief, reported in the Herald yesterday, that when he returned from Iraq
in March 2004, Mr Downer issued instructions that his letter not be be distributed
outside the Department of Foreign Affairs.
"I was told that by some people
whose judgement and commitment to the truth I trust," Dr Gee told the ABC yesterday."
REAPING WHAT THEY
by James Reed
A "consumer culture
invades universities" and "students demand value for money" (The Australian
Thus some fee-paying students in June threatened a class action
against RMIT University TAFE on the issue of allegedly being "short-changed in
the number of student contact hours received."
Students on other campuses
had planned to take disputes that once were settled "in house" to the Victorian
Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
as it should be: you reap what you sow. Universities long ago gave up the liberal
ideal of pursuit of learning for the continuation of culture. Indeed, they became
academic prostitutes, selling knowledge to the highest bidder. Consequently they
deserve their fate at the hands of lawyers.
IN DEFENCE OF MEL GIBSON
While tens of thousands of Lebanese fled in fear of a massive invasion
by Israeli troops, while bodies of dead children were pulled from the rubble and
the "old, sick and weary" emerged from the rubble of Beni JBail - the media roasted
Mel Gibson about his alleged "anti-Semitic" remarks, said to be "tragically inflammatory
statements". Yet the remarks were made while the man was drunk.
He said that
"Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" - obviously absurd and a
remark not to be taken seriously. Yet, even if Gibson had said that "Jews are
responsible for some of the wars in the world" - this need not be a racist anti-Semitic
remark. Maybe he in fact believed that this was a good, positive thing which was
doing the world a service in the aid of freedom a la the "war on terrorism".
seems that people jumped the gun, without giving Mel time to explain. Mel has
worked with Jews in Hollywood and has never been offensive to them before. "The
Passion of the Christ" film is merely a faithful recording of the Christian Gospels
and he should not be punished over and above all of Christianity for this portrayal.
Christopher Hitchens (The Australian
2/8/06 p.14) says that Mel Gibson is "sick to his empty core with Jew hatred".
He goes on to attack almost everything about Mel and especially Mel's loyalty
to his father, described as a "raging Jew baiter".
From the nasty tone
of this article, one wonders why Hitchens would go so far over the top in criticism.
In the scheme of things in the modern new world order, it seems that words
hurt more than guns and bombs, stone and rubble.
THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION OF MULTICULTURALISM
Phillip Adams ("Populist Diatribes Pressure Our Identity," The
Australian `/8/06, p.12) does a good job of summing up the dilemma of multiculturalism.
Once, the White Australia Policy "protected us from contact with these unwholesome
coloured people" (his words) and gave us a national identity.
But that is now gone.
So what rights have our citizens to get involved in
overseas wars? According to Adams, every right, because our identity now is not
having an identity at all. Ethnics cannot hurt their backs on "their past, cultures
or their religions". But that was the social contract upon which Post World War
II immigration was based: that of assimilation.Multiculturalism
only slightly modified this policy allowing plurality within a liberal framework
(acceptance of the rule of law, etc.)
with the core Anglo culture now in tatters, with national identity non-existent
for many "Australians" there is no longer a "nation" - just a set of administration
If Adams is right, immigration and multiculturalism have ended
the Australian nation. But with this goes the values of tolerance and egalitarianism
that the dwindling Anglo population accepted as the Social Contract.
to Adams, his world view leads to us all becoming ethnic islands in the multicultural
21st century. His own cultural relativism gives us no reason for accepting his
own value package of tolerance, tolerance and more tolerance.
WHY IS THIS ALIEN INVASION PERMITTED?
Older Australians must be shaking their heads
in bewilderment as they see more and more groups of alien peoples on the streets
of their towns and cities. Any who have recently visited the United Kingdom lately
know full well that it is now a racial/ethnic basket case and can see this country
heading in the same direction.
Under the guise
of 'asylum seekers' the flood of aliens continues unabated, as it does in other
western nations. So, why is this invasion permitted? Under a United Nations convention
no one applying for asylum on political grounds can be refused entry until all
listed requirements of investigation have been completed; and this process could
take years. The 'human rights' lawyers and activists have tapped into a very lucrative
Fifteen years ago, South African-born
journalist, Ivor Benson, wrote it was common knowledge in many Third World countries:
"get-rich-quick 'immigration advisers' had set up business giving would-be emigrants
all the instruction they needed to pass themselves off as legitimate asylum-seekers."
Surrender of national sovereignty:
Government responses to older Australians' alarm are pure bluff and designed
to keep them quiet while the flood continues unabated. What is happening in most
Western countries is one of the unavoidable consequences of a surrender of national
sovereignty as the world elites further their aims of a New World Order.
Benson, focusing on the enormous costs to taxpayers because of the tidal waves
of aliens into the United Kingdom, cited one case investigated by a London Express
"Somali-born Faduma Aden and her eight children were in
a free four-bedroom London house with schooling provided for her family. The cost
to 'the state' (read the taxpayers
ed) £900 a week! Yes, £900 a week! Calculate
that back into Australian dollars and in today's prices and the situation is even
Ivor Benson warned us: "the
signing of that UN convention was a more damaging betrayal of the national interest
than anything perpetrated by traitors like Philby and Burgess." (Philby and Burgess
spied for the Soviet Union and betrayed their own nation and people
BLACK ARMBANDS FOR ANZAC DAY?
Aboriginal activist Noel Pearson said on 23/7/06 (see The Advertiser
24/7/06 p.6) that he feels nausea watching young Australians celebrating Anzac
Day while "ignoring what had happened to indigenous people." How he knows this
is not detailed.
In any case, the RSL, now very much politically correct after
the departure of Bruce Ruxton, said that the ANZAC service of Aborigines had been
ignored. The RSL was making amends by starting an Aboriginal scholarship and by
including material on the Aboriginal contribution in its material.
Day is not about race, and saying that it feels "too white", says more about Pearson
than it does the young Australians who turn out. One wonders if the politically
correct critics of Anzac Day would have been able to say that the Japanese equivalent
of this day, was "too yellow" if Japan had won the war and defeated Australia?
Would we even be here to debate this? Would we all even be here to argue about
OF THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG
from David Flint's
On 27 March, 2006, the Hon.
Bronwyn Bishop introduced into the House of Representatives a private members
bill, the Protection of the Australian National Flag (Desecration of the Flag)
Bill, 2006. The bill would make an offence punishable by a six-month jail term
or a fine of up to $11,000 for persons who "wilfully destroy or otherwise mutilate
the flag in circumstances where a reasonable person would infer that the destruction
or mutilation is intended publicly to express contempt or disrespect of the flag
or the Australian nation".
I suggested in
this column on 29 March 2006 that most Australians would support this. The opposition
is more about tactics, and whether this will produce martyrs. I don't think many
Australians will have any sympathy with someone who desecrates the flag and is
Now a teenager who
set fire to the flag stolen from The Returned & Services League of Australia,
the RSL, has been ordered by a Sydney magistrate to face the members of the branch.
On the night of the disturbances at Cronulla, 11 December, 2005, the youth
took one flag from the front window of the RSL Club at Brighton, and another from
the roof. He set one alight and then handed the flags to a group of males who
dragged them along Bay Street, urinating and spitting on them. Another offender
had been earlier gaoled for three months.
general reaction in the letters columns and on talkback was outrage at the leniency
of the magistrate's decision. It was pointed out that the charge related to the
theft and destruction of property, not desecration of the flag.
tend to argue against creating an offence of desecration. They say burning the
flag is an exercise in freedom of speech. The US Supreme Court takes this line,
which would surprise those who drafted their constitution.
Prime Minister is opposed to the creation of the offence on pragmatic grounds.
He probably fears that this would encourage flag desecration for publicity purposes.
In any event, it is appalling that any Australian could so insult the national
In the meantime, thanks to the Australian National Flag Association,
National Flag Day will be celebrated on Friday, 1 September, 2006, at lunchtime
from 12.15PM in Martin Place Sydney.
On Target 25th August 2006, vol.42 no.33 "In Defence of Eric Butler," by
James Reed one section of the article should have read:
Writing a few days
later Philip Jones ("Anti-Semitic Zealot Held Surprising Political Sway," The
Australian 13/6/06 p.10) repeated the same abuse as McNicoll and added his
Butler, so the claim ran, 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 completely false and was amply refuted by Butler's book responding
to an earlier attack by Phillip Adams, "The Truth About the Australian League
of Rights". Published in 1985 the book is now out of print
by Betty Luks
was the first League person I ever met. He had invited my husband and young son
to a League meeting in his Highton, Geelong home, early in 1963. Later Neil came
to my home, with Edward Rock and Horton Davies who had travelled down from Melbourne
for the meeting. I later met up with another League person, a Mr. Abramson - interested
in banking and finance - who considered me his 'great find'.
was Eric Butler's army mate, personal friend, and livelong supporter of the League.
As a carpenter/joiner he put much time and effort into the renovations and building
programmes that went on at "Runnymede" over the years. Over the years, Neil also
contributed quite original articles to the "Heritage" journal.
MacDonald, army mate, personal friend of Eric and Elma Butler and livelong supporter
of the League - we salute you and honour your recent passing.