November 2006 Thought for the Week:
"Just as local pollution on
an ever greater and more widespread scale can ultimately achieve damaging global
effects, so also can local restoration and conservation, spreading here, there
and everywhere, ultimately achieve global effects. There is no other way.
fantasy of starting at the Top with some wholesale Saving of the Planet by World
Agencies employing super-clever scientists is just childish. Remote centralised
interference can cause enormous, even global, damage; it can never restore. Growth
is not of that nature. It is localised, not wholesale. You cannot 'grow' a tree,
or a forest, in the time it takes to cut it down!
The most that central governments
and their agencies can do is to allow local restoration and right treatment of
the land to give a reasonable living, as they should, and to discourage centralised
agencies from imposing destructive practices, usually by financial means."
Planning the Earth V," by Geoffrey Dobbs, in "Home" July 1989.
HOW OPPORTUNE THE STERN WARNING
Climate Change Report: I do hope you will forgive me the
cynicism I feel towards politicians and their press gallery sycophants. But, just
as the internet world was coming to grips with the terrible news of more and more
loss of life in Iraq, Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the UK Government Economic Service
and the former chief economist at the World Bank, just happened to release
"The Economics Of Climate Change" report.
Just when Blair's political
career was at its lowest ebb, he could now huff and puff about 'the climate change'
on British television and (hopefully) take all eyes off the slaughter in Iraq.
Not to be outdone, John Howard and Kim Beazley took their cues and acted out a
good verbal stoush in Parliament on climate change and the Kyoto Treaty.
the dastardly knave said his party would not sign the Kyoto agreement. This was
the opening for the gallant knight Beazley to come charging in on his mount to
our rescue and declare he would sign it on behalf of all Australians and
save us from a fate worse than death.
Timesonline wrote that in his assessment of global warming Sir Nicholas, head
of the Government Economic Service and the former chief economist at the World
Bank, said that the scientific evidence was now "overwhelming" that climate change
was under way and presented "very serious risks". The report was commissioned
by the UK Treasury.
Refer to "Thought for
the Week" for a response to Sir Nicholas Stern's and fellow one worlders' agenda
for a world tax and carbon trading.
RECORD ON 'CLIMATE CHANGE' SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
relevant article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23/10/06 by journalist
Paul Sheehan, "We Fiddle as the Continent Turns to Dust".
Mr. Sheehan, whilst
praising the innovative grazing enterprises of Mr. George King on his property
not far from Orange NSW, (he inherited a badly eroded property and turned it into
a showpiece, using holistic landcare techniques) expressed his growing concerns
over our collective environmental stupidity.
he also takes the Howard government to task: in spite of increased federal
taxes, including the GST, to a peacetime record of 25.7 per cent of gross domestic
product, the Howard government has not used this "unprecedented flow of funds
to mobilise the nation against the greatest threat to its survival."
and water shortages are merely symptoms of underlying causes:
grazier George King's comments in August of last year Sheehan wrote:
politicians and bureaucrats are still illiterate about this environment. We're
still treating the symptoms, not the underlying cause. Droughts and water shortages
are just symptoms."
Take special note of
what Mr. King went on to say:
§ We are going down to 20 per cent stocking
rate, which is below our cost of production
§ Our business cannot
trade for many more years if we erode our equity each year (- i.e., if financial
costs of production exceed financial returns
salvation, our answer - is in Reality:
Geoffrey Dobbs wrote "Home" journal
1989: "Economics (national housekeeping) is now entirely dominated by money and
is detached from reality. Everything must give way to it. Money-profit must be
made at all costs of real waste and squandering of energy, materials, truth, common
sense, etc., even normal efficiency.
Every reader will have experienced the
innumerable insignificant wastes and interruptions to life which are imposed upon
us all; each trivial in itself, but when multiplied by millions they give us a
glimpse of the immense sabotage, both of our lives and of the world's energy and
resources, which is being carried out in the name of money-profit, and of the
money-slavery known as "employment".
the financial system is rectified there will be no turning from the disastrous
direction we are headed. And who pray tell me, thinks
the Labor party will do any better should they gain power at the next federal
by James Reed
Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, in "Cosmopolitanism:
Ethics in a World of Strangers," (Norton, New York 2006) deals with the fundamental
philosophical problems of globalisation: humans evolved in tribal groups, but
we are now supposed to live as "one world", so how can this be done?
is not the answer as it "so often designates the disease it purports to cure."
(p.xiii) Instead we should recognise "our" responsibility to all human beings
and minimise the significant differences towards them. Appiah's position, of course,
conflicts with the doctrine of multiculturalism which imposes universal altruistic
commitments on Nordics (Northern European peoples) but permits ethnics and the
"racial other" to pursue ethnocentric demands. Appiah's
approach is of merit because it rejects the relativism of values (i.e., there
is no objective truth in morality) that is associated with multiculturalism. Appiah's
cosmopolitanism, fairly practised by all ethnic groups could in fact lead to a
harmonious world with a "live and let live attitude".
like so much work in ethics, Appiah's philosophy does not connect with the real
politics of this world. Anglo Saxons are seemingly prepared to accept this promiscuous
altruism and thus to disappear as a people. Arabs, Zionists and the Chinese and
most others are not so easily seduced. Unless everybody plays fairly and consistently
by the rules of the cosmopolitan game, a type of "tragedy of the commons" situation
arises where ethnocentric egoists defeat promiscuous altruists, as the biologist
Garrett Hardin has detailed in many works. Cosmopolitanism, in short, is a group
evolutionary strategy which involves racial suicide for those groups who adopt
it, in a world of egoism. Contrary to reason forcing us to embrace cosmopolitanism,
reason and principle direct us in the opposite direction: to parochialism, tribalism
and nationism, identities with which we can meaningfully embrace.
Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments," (1759) rightly observed that the average
(non-Chinese) person may be moved to sorrow about an earthquake destroying China
but would not lose sleep over it. However if he were to lose his little finger
tomorrow he would not sleep tonight. Likewise, love of all humanity remains an
abstraction. Never worked; never will.
ON THE BRAIN
by James Reed
based on a philosophical contradiction: on the one hand there are not biological
differences. However on the other hand there are differences: women are "nurturing",
men are "violent", "predatory", etc., etc. Along with that, feminists have to
explain how it has been that all past civilisations have been based upon patriarchy.
Biology challenges these cosy 'left' ideas.
Xia Yang, head of a genetics team at the University of California, Los Angeles
examined gene expression in the fat, liver, muscle and brain tissue of male and
female mice. It was found that the genes were expressed differently in the males
and females. This means that the treatment of diseases may need to differ between
sexes. For example, aspirin seems to protect men from heart attacks better that
it does women. (New Scientist, July 15 2006)
new book by US neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, "The Female Brain," to be
released around October, summarises the scientific evidence which indicates that
men and women perceive the world differently. Women have 11 per cent more neurones
in the area of the brain devoted to emotion. Thus women typically have a higher
"emotional intelligence" than men. But it also means that women, according to
Brizendine are more prone to hysteria because women become more stressed as different
levels (relative to males) of hormones such as oestrogen, cortisol and dopamine
flood into their brains when they are emotionally distressed. Other scientists
such as Professor Richard Lynn and Paul Irwing have concluded that males have
larger brains on average than females and thus a higher IQ, by 5 points. Men on
average are bigger and their brains are bigger, meaning greater information processing
capacity. Thus there are 5.5 men to every woman with an IQ above 145, which explains,
they claim, the greater number of male geniuses winning Nobel prizes, field medals
and other high achievements.
Witelson believes that the female brain is hardwired so that women tend on average
to get more pleasure from the care of children, whilst men's brains are less developed
in this area.
Thus differences on physiology
between the sexes does not imply inferiority but complementarity: the sexes are
parts of a whole that need each other, each in their suitable roles for a sane,
healthy, harmonious functioning society. Unfortunately the zoo masters of the
new world order, as part of their necrophilic plan for death and destruction,
have thrown the natural order out of balance to the detriment of both sexes. But
in the end Mother Nature will win out and the scum will go down the plughole of
(Source on scientific material: "Why We're Hemispheres Apart," The
Weekend Australian 19-20/8/06, p.26)
IMMIGRANT LABOUR AND REAL COSTS
a social credit paper by Victor J. Bridger:
There is no doubt that immigrants
are taking over jobs. In fact the trend now is not so much that immigrants are
taking over jobs on less pay than locals, but the work is being outsourced to
cheaper labour countries. This does no good for the domestic situation and at
the same time is not assisting those in third world countries who are working
for a pittance.
Social credit differentiates
real cost from financial cost.
From the social credit perspective,
the real cost of an hour's labour is an hour's labour, generally speaking, so
that an hour's labour in China is equal to an hour's labour in Australia, or America,
or in New Zealand. But in financial terms the cost to the Chinese manufacturer,
for example for Chinese labour, might be 20 cents per hour at the exchange rate,
whereas the cost to the Australian, American or New Zealand manufacturer might
be $10 per hour for similar work. The figures are purely illustrative and should
not be taken literally. The point is that due to the monetary factor alone, trade
across national borders cannot be free trade in any real sense.
has 'externalised' labour costs:
China or any other country which have
greatly reduced labour rates have substantially 'externalized' the cost of labour
so that it is not priced into the goods shipped to countries on higher labour
rates. For most things, the 'productivity' in terms of labour utilized per unit
outputted, is higher in Australia etc. than in China, so from a 'real' standpoint,
Australian etc. goods should cost less than Chinese goods in the Australian, American
or New Zealand market. Yet the Chinese goods are 'priced' lower. This is not a
free market in any real sense, but parasitical exploitation - of the Chinese workers
and those of third world countries who are enslaved - of the Australian, American
or New Zealand workers who are impoverished.
is not a matter of being selfish but of pragmatic truth:
It is not a matter
of having the right to work and earn a living because that is a belief in a false
policy. Everyone has the right in their own country to obtain the benefits of
the productive system and that does not include the "right to work", because much
of the benefits are the results of a productive system which does not rely on
(human) employment. It is not a matter of suppressing "the poor little individual
from a third world country in the hope to achieve a higher standard of living".
On the contrary, it is a recognition of the fact that the current system is
exploiting them and this should be suppressed.
THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE PEOPLE
There are a growing number of reports about the spectacular attack
on US Camp Falcon in early October by the Iraqi resistance. There appears to be
a massive Pentagon cover-up of the attacks, in which, it has been reported on
the internet, as many as 300 US soldiers may have been killed.
"I think it was over two years ago that we reported in On Target
that the Iraqi war was lost. It is elementary that no force can prevail against
guerrillas hidden and sustained within a civilian population, unless the hearts
and minds of the civilians can be turned against the guerrillas. The US never
had a dog's chance of doing this while they depended on explosives, missiles and
bombs to enforce their will. Having served four years in a guerrilla war I know
this to be true.
They say truth is the first casualty in war. But to imagine
that the disastrous attack on Camp Falcon could be kept secret is madness! Perhaps
they just wanted it "hushed up" until after the congressional election - unbelievable!"
Armitage, former US Under Secretary of State was heard to say in a dinner speech
to the movers and shakers in Old Parliament House, Canberra, 2/10/06: "We are
doing the Lord's work," (that is in Iraq). One wonders... which 'Lord'?
5.30am ABC News, Friday 3/10/06.
LESSONS FROM ANCIENT HISTORY?
by Betty Luks
We know from history the soldiers of another ambitious world conqueror, Alexander
the Great, found the region around Galilee east of the Jordan to be highly desirable,
but sparsely populated. Being great opportunists the soldiers proceeded to occupy
the land at once. They had yet to learn the reason why it was sparsely occupied!
The soldiers were soon joined by other colonists from the Greek world.
time, each of the ten cities they founded gathered surrounding territories which
were sprinkled over with a loose scattering of villages. But in time came the
realisation - they had to organise into a confederacy. Why? To resist the Arab
assaults of course!
The pleasant portion of sparsely populated land they had
chosen to occupy, was vulnerable to attack by their Arab neighbours! At one time
the Arabs had the Greeks badly whipped and would have driven them out had it not
been for the timely assistance of the Roman general Pompey and his legions.
the Greeks of the Decapolis (i.e., ten cities) in the region of Galilee, the Roman
power was welcomed as a liberator, although looked upon as an oppressor back home
To the Arabs, both groups were aggressors and unwelcome. The
occupiers were to learn another lesson the hard way. The Arabs didn't fight as
did the Greeks and Romans; their tactics were based on guile and cunning. I think
modern man would refer to it as 'guerrilla warfare'?
BUSH & BLAIR (DON'T FORGET HOWARD) STYMIED
by Betty Luks
While the mainline
media is not reporting on the enormity of the losses in Camp Falcon - and we await
official confirmation - the following report tells a sorry tale:
faces alone said everything," wrote Rupert Cornwell in The Independent
"At his press conference on Wednesday, in the sumptuous setting
of the White House East Room, George Bush was grim, bemused and aged. In the House
of Commons 3,000 miles away, Tony Blair stood rooted to the same political spot
he has occupied for more than three years. Two leaders, mesmerized and transfixed
by the enormity of the crisis they face, searching for an exit and finding none."
Cornwell is of course referring to the bleak
recent history of Iraq and he continued: "this last week may have been the most
despairing for them, when the converging disasters set in motion by their misconceived
invasion of March 2003 became impossible to deny and the gap between their aspirations
for Iraq and the reality on the ground there became a chasm."
The ABC News reported just last week Howard has not asked for an
Intelligence Update on the war in Iraq for something like 18 months. That is hardly
believable. Could it be he doesn't want to hear about the real fruits from his
decision to commit this nation to a war of aggression against the people of Iraq
- just to please his little mates in Washington and London?
THE NEWS GETS WORSE
L Roland: 28/10/06 https://www.opednews.com:
"Not only is the Pentagon covering
up the full extent of American deaths and casualties in the Oct 10th Camp Falcon
attack but it appears that the Pentagon never mentioned the explosion of Depleted
Uranium Munitions (DU ) which were obviously stored at the Falcon Base arsenal.
It is common knowledge that at least two dozen weapon systems use depleted uranium
on their heads, such as bunker busters, because of their penetration ability
And what about the radiation poisoning from
the uranium munitions exploding and burning - Is Baghdad or even other countries
currently at risk from this catastrophe?"
CAMP FALCON: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?
Sarah Meyer, Index Research:
"Iraqis and Americans and people over
the world, must ask the U.S. government for a full and open explanation of what
happened at Camp Falcon, Baghdad, on the 10th of October 2006.
has had the following report from an Iraqi concerning the explosions at As Saqr
/ Camp Falcon:
"The resistance attacked Camp Falcon south of Baghdad. This
camp is considered as the most important munitions camp. The explosions in the
camp continued for three hours and was transmitted indirect on Al Jazeera. The
resistance filmed the explosions and diffused them on the internet.
for ever of Fadhil Badrani translated the information on US Pentagon site
which says that there were 5000 soldiers in this camp.
But the Pentagon the
same night declared that there were only 100 soldiers. This was evidently to hide
1.10.06. Iraqi Resistance Report.
Just before midnight Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance fired barrages of Katyusha
and Grad rockets into the arsenal, the largest such facility in occupied Iraq,
causing the ordnance to begin to explode."
THE COMING STARVATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
From the darkening tip of the continent comes news that under
pressure from the Mbeki government, as well as terrorist strikes and murders,
White South African farmers are selling their farms to Blacks. The government
aims to give a third of white-owned land to the Blacks by 2014 and this programme
is back on track. The aim is to settle subsistence farmers on the land for ideological
reasons, rather than encourage viable agricultural enterprises.
has been done elsewhere on the dark continent, production from farms has crashed.
Starvation waits around the corner.
a pity that Australia has been ear-marked to be the whore of the Asian imperialist
powers. A racially proud nation would have welcomed industrious Afrikaners. But
then, a racially proud nation would not have allowed its elites to co-operate
in the planned destruction of the Afrikaners in the first place.
the globalist elites think that around 2050, when the West has been destroyed
by multiculturalism, they will be able to continue to flourish in China and/or
India. (The burning ships can be abandoned.)
But they have forgotten that
in a globalist, interdependent world, when one domino falls, so will all the
rest. There is no new frontier and no place to run. If the ship sinks, this
time we all go down.
OF ISRAEL'S 'SECRET URANIUM BOMB
-- The Independent (UK) https://www.countercurrents.org/leb- fisk301006.htm
Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this
summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of
them civilians? ...
Scientific evidence gathered from at least two bomb craters
in Khiam and At-Tiri, the scene of fierce fighting between Hizbollah guerrillas
and Israeli troops last July and August, suggests that uranium-based munitions
may now also be included in Israel's weapons inventory - and were used against
targets in Lebanon...
Israel has a poor reputation
for telling the truth about its use of weapons in Lebanon. In 1982, it denied
using phosphorous munitions on civilian areas - until journalists discovered dying
and dead civilians whose wounds caught fire when exposed to air.
The Australian Jewish News, 27/10/06 reports: "Israel admits using phosphorous":
"Israel has reportedly confirmed that it used white phosphorous bombs during
the Lebanon war."
So can we expect fourteen years later Israel will admit
using a "secret new uranium" weapon in the latest attack on Lebanon?