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22 September 2006 Thought for the Week:
The Law of Opposites: The Law of Opposites is just a variation of the Law of Unintended Consequences. When we attempt to achieve a certain goal - like, "make the world safe for democracy," a grandiose scheme of World War I - one can be sure the world will become less safe and less democratic regardless of the motivation. The 1st World War was sold to the American people as the war to end all wars. Instead, history shows it was the war that caused the 20th century to be the most war-torn century in history.
Our entry into World War I helped lead us into World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Even our current crisis in the Middle East can be traced to the great wars of the 20th century.

- Rep. Ron Paul, USA https://www.antiwar.com/paul/? articleid=9672

AUSTRALIA'S CULTURAL VALUES ARE…???

by Betty Luks
John Howard has insisted migrants to this country must conform to 'Australian values'. Consequently, there is much talk-back radio time and media space presently devoted to the topic of just what are these Australian 'values'. In fact, the discussions have even raised the question as to what is this 'thing' called 'culture'? So far, most of what I have heard and read has been a lot of 'gumph'.

Shouldn't we be talking about civilised values rather than 'Australian' values? There are quite a number of Australians exhibiting personal 'values' not far removed from the most primitive and degenerate.

So, what would be considered a civilised nation?
Dr. John Baker in his study of races and ethnicity, "Race," pp.507-508, suggests that in societies ordinarily regarded as civilised, the majority of the people comply with most of the 21 requirements he has listed - not necessarily in order of priority.

The list - briefly:
The people cover their external genital organs and greater part of the trunk with clothes in public places; they keep the body clean and take care to dispose of waste products.
They do not practise severe mutilation or deformation of the body, except for medical reasons.
There is knowledge of building in brick or stone if the necessary materials are available. They live in towns linked by roads; cultivate food plants; domesticate animals; have knowledge of the use of metals; use wheels.
Exchange property by use of money, order their society by a system of laws, which are enforced so that they ordinarily go about their various concerns in times of peace without danger of attack or arbitrary arrest. They permit accused persons to defend themselves and to call witnesses.
They do not practice cannibalism; their religious systems include ethical elements and are not purely or grossly superstitious.
They use a script to communicate ideas, have some facility in the abstract use of numbers. A calendar is in use, arrangements are made for instruction of young in intellectual subjects, some appreciation of fine arts and knowledge and understanding are valued as ends in themselves.

The industrialised nations of the world would be considered 'civilised' by most of Dr. Baker's touchstones, and yet we are now witnessing the most barbaric acts and uncivilised behaviour in many of them.
I would think a civilised people have developed an inner standard of moral values and societal rules. The real 'cement' of any civilised society is trust, honesty, loyalty, decency, etc., and it is in the application of these and many other personal values that a civilised people interact with one another. It is a standard of personal conduct that no legal system could ever guarantee. In day-to-day affairs, civilised people 'treat their neighbours as themselves' - truthfully, honestly, decently, etc.

Civilised people have come to grasp: their relationships with their fellow man/woman/child are two-way affairs - and function best on mutual love (socially and morally) and co-operation. That is why men were told to 'love their wives as themselves."
There is no comfort, enjoyment, respect, etc., they would like for themselves that they wouldn't want for their wives, their women, also. It is the philosophy of the two-way street - summed up in that directive: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Not all peoples have yet learned that important lesson.


ISRAEL FIRED MORE THAN A MILLION CLUSTER BOMBS IN LEBANON

by Meron Rappaport in Haaretz, Israel:
"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war. Quoting his battalion commander, the rocket unit head stated that the IDF fired around 1,800 cluster bombs, containing over 1.2 million cluster bomblets.
In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units testified that the army used phosphorous shells during the war, widely forbidden by international law. According to their claims, the vast majority of said explosive ordinance was fired in the final 10 days of the war.
The rocket unit commander stated that Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) platforms were heavily used in spite of the fact that they were known to be highly inaccurate.

MLRS is a track or tire carried mobile rocket launching platform, capable of firing a very high volume of mostly unguided munitions. The basic rocket fired by the platform is unguided and imprecise, with a range of about 32 kilometers. The rockets are designed to burst into sub-munitions at a planned altitude in order to blanket enemy army and personnel on the ground with smaller explosive rounds.
The cluster rounds which don't detonate on impact, believed by the United Nations to be around 40% of those fired by the IDF in Lebanon, remain on the ground as unexploded munitions, effectively littering the landscape with thousands of land mines which will continue to claim victims long after the war has ended.
Because of their high level of failure to detonate, it is believed that there are around 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians have been killed by these mines since the end of the war.

'Excessive injury and unnecessary suffering'
It has come to light that IDF soldiers fired phosphorous rounds in order to cause fires in Lebanon. An artillery commander has admitted to seeing trucks loaded with phosphorous rounds on their way to artillery crews in the north of Israel. A direct hit from a phosphorous shell typically causes severe burns and a slow, painful death.

The International Red Cross has determined that international law forbids the use of phosphorous and other types of flammable rounds against personnel, both civilian and military." https://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/761781. html -- Truly, truly, uncivilised!

THE 'TERROR' OF THE FREE RADICALS

by James Reed
University intellectuals… the mere mention of them makes me reach for… well once I would have put "revolver" in that spot as the old maxim went, but today the only people with revolvers are the police and crime gangs! So let us proceed without a metaphor.

Richard Nile "In Praise of Free Radicals," The Australian Literary Review 6/9/06 p.3) waxes lyric about the coming joys that a gaggle of retiring intellectuals will bring to Australian cultural life. The turn of phrase is that "we may be on the cusp of a golden era of Australian intellectual life." The rest of the article sings the praises of the politically correct who will continue to do in retirement, what they did when they were in, largely university paid employment. Even in terms of literature, how many of these ageing 'champions' have tackled the great issues of human existence? How many of our intellectuals are even tackling the great issues of our times?

Merv Bendle ("Don't Mention the Terror," The Australian 6/9/06 p.25) observes that Australian intellectuals have written little on the terrorism issue, at least in their professional journals, and when they do, the issue is examined through a simplistic trinity of "class, sex, race," and the claim that the real terrorist is the West. Excuse me while I yawn - I heard it all before at university in the 1960s. So-called "intellectual life" is like pop-music: the same songs are reworked and rolled out, over and over again.

Dear egg-headed politically correct nerdies: do us a favour and get an original idea.


THE FEMINIST STINGRAY

by James Reed
The tragic death of naturalist and showman extraordinary Steve Irwin ("The Crocodile Hunter") has saddened most Australians.
As Irwin was a man's man, a rugged "top end" type who represented old-style Australian values, I expected the feminist stingrays would arise to give Australian manhood another sting with their verbal barbs. My predictions were correct.

Ageing ex-Australian feminist Germaine Greer ("Greer Sticks in a Barb of Her Own," The Australian 6/9/06, p.4) said:
"The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin. The creatures Irwin handled for the cameras were all in distress and could do little more than lash out; Irwin taught a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small" to "shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs."
And: "Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress."

So, poor old Steve was the naturalist equivalent of a "wife beater". In other words, Steve, lived and died, a man (recall the feminist logic that "all men are rapists") something which has no place in the crazy world of radical feminism.


MORE ON THE "ISRAEL LOBBY"

by Peter Ewer
John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt of Harvard University created an intellectual storm by publishing a paper on "The Israel Lobby" in the March 2006 edition of The London Review of Books.
They argued that the powerful Israel lobby is forcing the US government to put Israeli interests before US interests. Zionists world wide howled: "Anti-Semitism". This has not stopped the two academics.
They have recently said that the US government's unflinching support for Israel during the Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon, further supports their thesis. The authors are preparing a response to the criticisms which they have received. (Source: The Australian 30/8/06, p.9)

MALAYSIA - 'RACIST' LIKE THE REST OF ASIA

from Len the Cleaner
Your readers could find the article by Jaya Prakash "Malaysian - Not Asian," (The Advertiser Review 2/9/06, p.6) of interest.
While Australians are continually force-fed the idea of the 'successes' of multiculturalism and mulitracialism, Prakash makes the point that Malaysia, Asia's most moderate Muslim nation, is experiencing "Rising racial and religious intolerance" and "spreading fear among minorities."

He wrote: "Since the departure of the British in 1957, the burning issue of Malay self-esteem has been such that the community never hesitated, election after election, to vote in the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).
Together with political representations from the Chinese and Indians, UMNO in latter years formed an omnibus political grouping called Barissan Socialis, or National Front, to show the world a supposed visage of racial unity, reflective of today's truly Malaysian, truly Asian slogan. Under this pact, UMNO also took unto itself the custodianship of safeguarding Malay rights and privileges to ensure they do not become easy prey to the economically dominant Chinese."
Who remembers July 1969 when bands of Malays attacked and killed hundreds of Chinese because they feared their economic might?

The author singles out the policy of "bumiputra", "sons of the soil" which is a type of affirmative action policy for native Malays. What the author, a cosmopolitan, does not note, is that the policy is a form of protection against the industrious Chinese. It cuts both ways.
And it also goes to show that in the long term, multicultural, multiracial societies simply do not work and will implode.


ARE MADMEN NOW IN CHARGE OF THE ASYLUM?

An answer to the above question could be found in the following article:
"Military-Industrial Complex Kingpins Call For Genocide To Kick-Start World War III".
Bogus hyped threats used to justify holocaust style genocide, redrawing of borders in Middle East, by Paul Joseph Watson:

"The military-industrial complex is gearing up to ethnically cleanse the entire middle east in a genocidal purge that will be a curtain raiser for world war three, as preparations for a nuclear air strike on Iran remain on stand-by, absent only the monolithic staged terror attack or false-flag provocation that will justify them.

Armed Forces Journal, a mouthpiece for the military-industrial complex, recently carried a strategy plan for completely redrawing the borders of the Middle East written by retired Major Ralph Peters.
Peters lambastes the Neo-Cons for not having stamped enough influence (or chaos) on the middle east and calls for the use of genocide in realizing the Neo-Fascist's dream of a completely reinvented Middle East run by the same cabal currently responsible for untold war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon. "Oh, and one other dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history," writes Peters, "Ethnic cleansing works.""

Fearmongering:
"His twisted justification is that major crises around the globe are converging and that a massive economic crash is set to occur in 2008. Two of those converging disasters are listed as global warming and peak oil - which as we have exhaustively documented are monumental con jobs manufactured out of thin air to justify increased control over the personal lives of Westerners, feudalism, and expansion of empire. An economic collapse doesn't worry the families that own the Federal Reserve and America because they will be the only ones to benefit from it.

The ten major shareholders of the Federal Reserve are as follows:
Rothschild: London and Berlin; Lazard Bros: Paris; Israel Seiff: Italy; Kuhn-Loeb Company: Germany; Warburg: Hamburg and Amsterdam; Lehman Bros; New York; Goldman and Sachs: New York; Rockefeller: New York.

Gargantuan deception:
Financial collapses are routinely preceded by insiders who, aware of the imminent downfall, move their assets and then buy them back for pennies on the dollar in the aftermath. So the graven necessity in which mass genocide is sold to us is inherently flawed and the justification for its implementation is a gargantuan deception.
Peters goes on to illustrate how our lives will be mired in a never-ending cycle of war, terror and fear as he lays out the manifesto for world war three. "There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive.
The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing."
Source: http://prisonplanet.com/articles/september2006/010906worldwarthree.htm


THE UNREHEARSED EVENTS IN HISTORY

None of us know just what the future holds, but one thing we were told, "sufficient the day the evil thereof" in which case, we all have a part to play in coming against the evil we do know is being wrought.
Even the One Worlders' plans are subject to what C.H. Douglas referred to as "the unrehearsed events in history".

We cannot say we have not been warned. It is what we determine to do about it that is going to make the difference. All round the world people are waking up to the horror of the plans and many are actively coming against the planners.

One task that can be done by all:
Copy and spread to your Christian friends the "THE JERUSALEM DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN ZIONISM" published in last week's On Target. If the Christian Church could be 'woken up' it could be a powerful force for good.


NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS FOR BATTERED EX-JUDGE

by James Reed
The Marcus Einfeld saga shows what good investigative journalism can do, especially to those who have not carefully covered their tracks.
First it was allegations that he lied to avoid a $77 speeding fine. Then came questions about his academic qualifications. Next are allegations that Einfeld's claim that he was a director of Marks and Spencer Ltd. in 1975-76 may not be true as Marks and Spencer is quoted as having no record of him (The Australian 31/8/06 p.4).
As well, Einfeld is reported to have sought compensation from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HRCOC) for an overcoat and other personal items lost during a trip to New York in 1990. He is reported to have also lodged a separate compensation claim with his personal insurance company ("Einfeld's Insurance Double Dip," The Australian 6/9/06 p.7).
When these allegations were raised, Einfeld through his PR agency CPR, said that this is the first time he has heard of it. The Australian cites sources which say that HRCOC was briefed about the double compensation claim issue at the time. Please explain!

VICTORIAN ELECTIONS - ACTIONISTS WANTED

The "Mountain Men of the Victorian Highlands" are mounting a campaign for the coming Victorian State elections on the issues of Public and Private Land Rights, which should be of great interest to our Victorian actionists.
They write that their "Push for the Bush" is a fight for rural Victoria. Actionists will remember the Douglas 'rule of thumb'- first find the people who have a problem or issue - and help them get what they want.

But let the Mountain Men speak for themselves:
"Fighting for public land access, sorting out DSE ("the neighbours from hell"), alpine grazing, better fire management, supplying Victoria's timber needs, private land rights, fishing, horse riding and especially exposing the hypocrisy and danger of the Greens' party policies.
In the lead up to the State Election, the Mountain Cattlemen are bringing together of concerned groups and individuals with a view to some positive action."

They continue:
"As the MCAV predicted, the cancelling of the Alpine grazing leases has given the Bracks Government and the Greens encouragement to go further and tighten access and regulations. Unless a line is drawn at this election, your enjoyment of public land will be further diminished; all grazing will be banned, and there will be ever increasing rules and regulations governing private and public land.
The MCAV immediate concern is that the Greens will be in a key position in the Upper House and they have recently pledged to remove all grazing on public land. Firewood, bee keepers, timber harvesting, prospecting, 4WD access, native vegetation on farms are now all in the Greens' sights and the Bracks Government will listen to them in exchange for preferences. The Bracks Government does not care what it does, as long as it wins the election.

You need to be aware that currently the Government has just announced a draft framework of indicators for sustainable forest management in Victoria and mentions cattle and other uses - an enquiry is now underway. Obviously everything is now in its sights."
This campaign is not aligned to any political party or candidate - it is concentrating on the issues and will circulate information from all sources and opinions that are relevant to what we stand for.

They also request:
"If you have information on access issues, comments on the Greens or their activities, or intelligence you think might assist this cause, please e-mail: pushforthebush@bigpond.com

They conclude their message with: We are going to take the advice of Banjo Paterson's Old Man,
"Boys, go at them from the jump. No use to try for fancy riding now."


AN ACTIONIST'S WORDS TO ALEXANDER DOWNER

The Hon. Alexander Downer, M.H.R., Minister for Foreign Affairs, R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton 0221 ACT 2600

"We believe with absolute certitude that now, with the White House and Senate in our hands along with the Pentagon and the New York Times, the lives [of Arabs] do not count as much as our own. Their blood does not count as much as our blood. We believe with absolute certitude that now, when we have AIPAC [the Israel lobby] and [Edgar] Bronfman and the Anti-Defamation League, we truly have the right to tell 400,000 people that in eight hours they must flee from their homes. And that we have the right to ruin bombs on their villages and towns and populated areas. That we have the right to kill without guilt."
-- Ari Shavitt, Ha'aretz Israel, reprinted in New York Times, May 27, 1996.

Dear Mr. Downer,
I enclose for your interest a copy of my open letter to the Hon. Philip Ruddock, Attorney-General, dated 8 August, 2006 on the subject of Terrorism in Palestine and the proposed banning of literature.
I also take the opportunity of enclosing copy of an article by Phillip Adams found in The Weekend Australian Magazine, August 5-6, 2006, in which you have been given prominent mention. I would expect others may already have drawn your attention to this article which appears to be a combination of fact and fantasy; so much so that the uninformed reader may have some difficulty in discerning which is fact and what is fantasy. However, it does much to enlighten us as to the fundamental character of the author, who, it would seem is on side with the "we" people of the introductory quotation above

In reading the quotation at the beginning of my letter, and comparing it with recent activity of Israeli armed forces in Gaza and Lebanon, combined with statements of Israeli leaders and supporters, some might be excused in thinking it a statement made only recently, that is, if they neglected to take notice of the date it was made; for when observing this, the recent Zionist lie that the destructive invasion of Lebanon was of defensive nature becomes brightly illuminated.

On further examination we find their policy of terror combined with a strong conviction they "have the right to kill without any guilt" is an ancient belief firmly ingrained within the psyche of the Zionist criminal terrorist, and advocated in ancient Hebrew scripture. Perhaps this may also explain the oft repeated complaint, and much lauded historical problem, of why Jewish people who have been applying this policy down through the centuries, have had something more than a minor difficulty in finding relaxed, loving, and contented neighbours.

It is very difficult to discover from Phillip Adams' article just what he himself believes, for he seems far more concerned with ridicule than concrete and constructive statements. However, it is quite clear he supports Zionist expansionist programmes, whilst being very scornful of you speaking at a meeting in the past. Why should Adams complain? Why should you, Alexander Downer, need an excuse 'for sharing a League o/ Rights lectern"? Does it mean Mr. Phillip Adams believes your freedom to speak should be somewhat curtailed? Or, may I presume you have upset Mr. Adams on some odd occasion?

However, Phillip Adams mentions the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust, both of which require some, albeit brief, comment. The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, mentions the Inquisition's "first grand inquisitor in Spain" Tomas de Torquemada, who being a Marrano, was of Jewish descent.
The Britannica records that Torquemada was responsible for burning an estimated 2,000 people at the stake, whom I understand were mainly Christians whose spiritual beliefs differed from the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. The Britannica does not record they were Jews. However, regarding the Spanish Jews the Encyclopaedia says Torquemada: "persuaded the rulers to expel all Jews who refused to be baptized, causing about 170, 000 Jewish subjects to leave Spain," thus forcing a large body of the Jewish nation to move elsewhere in Europe.

On the subject of "The Holocaust", the Britannica 14th Edition is virtually silent, as are the wartime historical works of Winston Churchill.
Not until the 15th Edition commencing in 1974 does some mention of "The Holocaust" creep into the Britannica.

After World War II, adverse publicity of German Concentration Camps focused on those camps under the control of American, British and French occupational forces in the West. During the 1960s this focus was transferred to concentration camps like Auschwitz and Birkenau, east of the Iron Curtain where it was alleged Extermination Gas Chambers existed, and the ability to investigate forensically was conveniently restricted!
If "The Holocaust" was a clear cut historical incident, as Zionists insist we should believe without questioning, why did the Britannica delay mention of it? And why did Churchill fail to record it?

Most importantly: Why are some historians now being given long gaol sentences in Europe for questioning the numbers dead, and methods of execution? Having been trained in my youth by a science teacher who respected the scientific method of discovery I support the view of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, when, being recently interviewed by Der Spiegel, he said:-

"We are of the opinion that, if an historical occurrence conforms to the truth, this truth will be revealed all the more clearly if there is more research into it and more discussion about it." I do not fault this statement, for Ahmadinejad is in agreement with the basic concept of Francis Bacon's Great Instauration, which is the very foundation of our modern scientific and engineering progress…

-- John David Sterling Barton, Collarenebri, NSW. 29 August 2006.

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