November 2006 Thought for the Week:
"Genuine history, that is
to say, the flow of events, is just as unwritable as a spring morning. You can
pick out certain facts about it, which you think are important, but there are
infinitely more contemporaneous happenings than you can possibly mention. In other
words, written history is five per cent fact, and ninety-five per cent historian,
even at its best
One cannot fail to notice the curious contradiction
involved in the passionate study of racehorse pedigree which was so popular in
the distant days of uneasy peace, and the carefully fostered contempt for "family"
in the human race, which is contemporaneous with Socialism
I merely wish
to refer to it in connection with this most important fact of family-traditional-history,
which may take the form of "feeling for the land"
which has been
carried on in the same place by the same families over a considerable period.
For the purpose of a "feeling for policy", which is really a subconscious
memory of trial and error, the same consideration is equally true if we are to
accept the theory of a continuous policy. I do not believe there is any substitute
for it although it requires checks and balances
-- Clifford Hugh
Douglas in "The Big Idea," 1942.
YES! YES! SECTION 59 OF CONSTITUTION REMAINS
"IN ALL ITS GLORY"!
We have reported before
the constitutional authority, Dr. David Mitchell insists the Governor General
does have important constitutional powers which the G-G's 'advisers' keep telling
him he doesn't have!
South Australians Doug and Jean Holmes wrote the following
letter to the Governor General, having previously expressed their concerns to
him on the partial sale of Telstra:
He had responded insisting he did not
now have the constitutional power to refuse to sign the legislation:
you as the Governor General always take the advice of the elected Government of
the day, what does section 59 mean? We think it says that you have the power to
go against the Government of the day in certain conditions.
What if the Government
does something which is against the Constitution, or against the wishes of the
majority of the Australian people?
What then?? Are you also saying that Sir
John Kerr, when he was in your position was wrong? Who did he take his advice
from on that occasion?"
Doug and Jean then
sent a copy of their correspondence to Dr. David Mitchell for comment.
is his response:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Holmes,
It is true that the Constitutional Commission 1988 recommended that sec.59
be repealed. That recommendation was not acted on. Thus sec. 59 remains in "all
If I was the Governor General I probably would have replied to
your letter along the lines:
correctly note that I have a discretion in relation to whether or not I consent
to legislation. In the ordinary course I act on the advice of the elected government
of the day. To persuade me to do otherwise would require possession of monumental
At this stage I have not seen the proposed legislation relating
to a further sale of Telstra and have had no advice in relation to it. If legislation
for a further sale of Telstra is presented for my assent, I shall consider any
representations that are made to the contrary but I do not foresee that I will
decline to act on any advice given to me by the elected government of the day
in this matter.'
Of course your letter presents
a good case for the continuing application of sec. 59, a case with which I completely
agree! However I doubt that it will be sufficiently persuasive to have any effect
in relation to the sale of Telstra.
With best regards, David."
- THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA'S CONSTITUTION AND HISTORY:
The 5-set DVD series
"The Spirit of Australia's Constitution and History" by Dr. David Mitchell, BA.,
LL.B., Ph.D., LL.M. was very successfully launched at the Albury National Weekend.
It is essential Australians understand the basic structure and concept of law
underpinning their legal system and its historical roots. We are in very grave
danger of losing sight of its philosophical and historical roots.
insists the Governor-General does have important constitutional powers which the
G-G's 'advisers' keep telling him he doesn't have!
Send for your set of
DVDs to Heritage Books, P.O. Box 27, Happy Valley, South Australia 5159. Price
including postage - $55.00 for the set of 5.
AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK - EXCEPT AT A PRICE?
Tuesday morning, October 17th, on the Today show (Channel
9) Malcolm Turnbull was being interviewed about the drought, and its effects on
farmers. The interviewer asked him whether the banks might be asked to go easy
with their interest rates on the farmers.
Turnbull started his reply by stating,
"We can't control the banks, and we don't intend to," and then carried on with
useless, usual political verbiage.
Here we have a relatively new member of
"parliament", formerly Australian representative of the Jewish International Bank,
Goldman Sachs, stating quite clearly that the government "can't control Banks."
That is, they have given the banks and the banking system, total independence
from the government. They can charge what they like, by way of usury, and call
The long-range plan:
the following long-range, secret plan, being carried out by the Howard "government."
A couple of years ago, Malcolm Turnbull, multi-millionaire, and representative
in Australia for the international bank Goldman Sachs, through manipulation in
his electorate, and in spite of concerned opposition by Liberal Party members
in the electorate, "wins" the Liberal Party nomination for the seat, and was subsequently
"elected." Remember, Turnbull made his fortune in years and years of the business
of money-lending, and usury. Nothing else.
During this period, you will remember that John Winston Howard came back from
overseas stating that the Snowy River hydro-electric project was going to be sold,
and even brazenly stated publicly, "it's a done deal." (Who "done" the deal?)
§ The people objected strongly, throughout Australia. The Snowy belongs
to the people, and it must remain so. John Winston Howard backed off, cunningly
changed the subject, and went quiet on the subject. It has not been mentioned
§ Meanwhile, Malcolm Turnbull, then a Member of "Parliament" was
being given the newly-being-prepared portfolio, including "water and climate change."
§ Still more recently, Malcolm Turnbull - still with his close connections
to Goldman Sachs, (which incidentally is one of the shareholders of the privately
owned in the USA "Federal Reserve" which is not Federal and has no reserves) is
currently being briefed, groomed and set up as the soon-to-be-announced "Minister
for Water and Climate Change." (Hello?)
§ When this new "Ministry" is
officially established, and Malcolm Turnbull is officially "sworn in," (hello?)
he will proceed with a number of sweeping changes to the existing system, among
them the "absolute necessity of "privatising" (read "selling off") the Snowy River
Project, claiming that "billions of dollars will have to be spent on it to combat
"climate change," and that it (the cost) will be much too high for the present
owners to handle.
§ Meanwhile, the climate change, and the drought - also
deliberately manipulated (?), through such projects as HAARP and others - will
continue, in order to starve and thirst our fellow Australians and farmers into
submission. Thus, the Snowy will, they hope, be sold off, ("privatised") and be
owned and controlled by foreign, international banks.
Thus yet another
Australian icon will disappear down the memory hole, all in line with the scheming
of those pushing the New World Order.
John Winston Howard, who, when asked about his views on "globalisation" a few
years ago when he got off the plane from the USA, stated on television, as he
strutted by, "There's nothing else."
along with legislation that will require us to pay for every drop of water that
we drink or use. Given to us free from heaven!
THE SHOW TRIAL HAS ENDED
the show trial of Saddam Hussein has finished and he has been sentenced to death
But what about his co-conspirators? How come they are being 'let
off the hook'?
The website https://www.commondreams.org/views06/1106-30.htm
has a very lengthy article giving its readers some background history to Iraq
and Saddam Hussein and his links to the Americans including Donald Rumsfeld, and
George Bush Senior and Junior.
Well worth a read - it will help you to grasp
just what a sordid, dirty business world politics and business really is.
article deals with:
§ Saddam's Unindicted Co-Conspirator: Donald Rumsfeld
§ George Bush Sr & Jr involved with The Carlyle Group who supplied chemical
and biological weapons to Saddam Hussein.
§ Behind the Scenes of the Iraq
War & How the CIA in 1963 put Dictator Saddam in Power after overthrowing President
Kassem who had helped in founding OPEC
US WHAT WE ALL KNOW
by James Reed:
Ferguson, ALP frontbencher and former ACTU leader is wont to tell us what we all
know: that both sides of parliament have let the Australian people down for the
last ten years. Only 10 years? A consultation of the work of great League men
such as Eric Butler and Jeremy Lee - and of historical works from social credit
writers in Australia before them - clearly indicates that the rot had settled
in no sooner than the new-born nation of Australia took its first steps after
Before that the British colonies were gripped in the intrigue
and drama of the world-wide conspiracy that had a death grip on the destiny of
Europe for centuries. Nations such as Australia and America in the "new world"
were born out of this tempest of the Old World Order.
[For those interested
in an introduction to the history of the assault on Western civilisation, the
reader could begin with Eric D. Butler's booklet "The Enemy Within the Empire,"
"The Fabian Contribution to the Communist Advance" by Eric D. Butler, Gary Allen's
"None Dare Call It Conspiracy" still one of the best introductory books - and
then graduate to Carroll Quigley's weighty tome "Tragedy and Hope" Contact your
nearest League Book Service for further information.]
I digress. John Howard told Question Time on 2 March 2006: "Let me say again lest
there be any doubt in the minds of anybody in Parliament: no knowledge in relation
to the alleged bribery by AWB Limited was in possession of members of my Government
- in my possession or any of my colleagues - at the time those offences occurred,
if in fact they did occur."
Oh yes, the
offences did occur:
The Cole Inquiry has established that Australia's monopoly
wheat exporter had paid money to a company that was a front for Saddam Hussein
in breach of UN sanctions and Australian law.
The interesting political and
legal question now is: who in the Howard government knew? Answer: everybody who
should have known did know. Alexander Howard admitted that he would have read
cables from senior diplomats and officials.
The Australian of 3 March 2006 (under the page one headline "Kickback Cable
Sent to PM") quotes a cable of 13 January 2000 from a DFAT officer to Downer which
warns of information received about "possible irregularities in the way the Australian
Wheat Board may have received payment for wheat supplies to Iraq under the oil-for-food
It appears to be a system designed to generate illegal revenue in US
If a minister should have acted on any
cable, that is one which should have been acted on.
cable of 22 March 2000 was sent to both Downer and Howard. As Labor's foreign
affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd rightly noted "It beggars belief that the Prime Minister
was not aware by this stage of the UN's warnings."
The AWB affair has given
a glimpse of the machinery of government which we humble peasants have been able
to see. It is truly an ugly picture of lies, deception and corruption on a grand
scale. But that is business as usual.
seeing the full uncensored vision of political reality: it would be much like
the visions of medieval artists who attempted to sketch hell but recoiled in utter
horror of the process. It was simply too much brutal reality to face.
AWB issue will no doubt be ultimately contained and the business of wrecking Australia
will continue as is has done at a quickening pace.
'VIRTUAL REALITY' CLIMATE CHANGE
Carter, a geologist and founding member of the Australian Environment Foundation
had this to say about the Stern Report (as reported in On Target, Vol.42
"Though it will be lionised for a while yet, the Stern review is destined
to join Paul Ehrlich's "The Population Bomb," and think tank the Club
of Rome's manifesto, "Limits to Growth I," in the pantheon of big banana
scares that proved to he unfounded. It is part of the last hurrah for those warmaholics
who inhabit a world of virtual climate reality that exists only inside flawed
Meanwhile, the empirical data
stressed by climate rationalists will ultimately prevail over the predictions
of the unvalidated computer models. Perhaps then we will be able to attend to
the real climate policy problem, which is to prepare response plans for extreme
weather events, and for climate warmings as well as coolings, in the same way
we prepare to cope with all other natural hazards."
journalist Andrew Bolt also wrote:
"I must not notice the Stern report
being damned by Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the
University of Virginia, who says "It is unlikely the current warming has much
"of a human component" and "it seems most probable a warmer climate would produce
I must also not notice Richard Lindzen, Professor of Meteorology
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who this week told us to chill: "Yes,
there does appear to be warming, but the amount is hardly certain or indisputable.
And the amount found does not appear that alarming." These and scores of other
doubting scientists must, not be believed or mentioned."
IS THE US DOLLAR IN 'MELT-DOWN'?
writers are watching their famous dollar with great concern. Mike Whitney of the
"Information Clearing House" website 30/10/06 writes: "The Dollar's Full-System
Meltdown": The U.S. Dollar is kaput. Confidence in the currency is eroding by
A report in the Sydney Morning
Herald stated: "Australia's Treasurer Peter Costello has called on East Asia's
central bankers to 'telegraph' their intentions to diversify out of American investments
and ensure an 'orderly adjustment'."
Central banks in China, Japan, Taiwan,
South Korea, and Hong Kong have channelled immense foreign reserves into American
government bonds, helping to prop up the US dollar and hold down interest rates,"
said Costello, but "the strategy has changed."
Indeed, the strategy has
changed. The world has come to its senses and is moving away from the green slip
of paper that is currently mired in $8.3 trillion of debt. The central banks now
want to reduce their USD reserves while trying to do as little damage to their
own economies as possible. That'll be difficult. If a sell-off ensues, it will
start a stampede for the exits.
hope of an "orderly adjustment" as Costello opines; that's just false optimism.
When the greenback begins listing; things will turn helter-skelter quickly. Trading
partners no longer buying back debt:
In September, we saw early signs that
the dollar was in trouble. The trade deficit registered at $70 billion but the
Net Foreign Security Purchases (NFSP) came in at a paltry $33 billion. That means
that our main trading partners are no longer buying back our debt which puts downward
pressure on the greenback.
The Fed had two choices; either raise interest
rates substantially or let the currency fall. Given the tenuous condition of the
housing bubble and the proximity of the midterm elections, the Fed did neither.
A month later, in October, the trade deficit hit $69.9 billion but, then, without
warning, a miracle occurred. The Net Foreign Security Purchases skyrocketed to
a 'historic high' of $116.8 billion; covering both months' shortfalls almost to
the penny. Coincidence? Not likely.
Either the skittish central banks decided
to 'stock up' on their dollar-denominated investments or the Federal Reserve (and
their banking-buddies) is buying back its own debt to float us through the elections.
(Now that the elections have come and gone can we expect the bubble to burst?...ed)
This is exactly the kind of hanky-panky that
people expected when Greenspan stopped publishing the M-3 last March keeping the
rest of us in the dark about what was really going on with the money supply. Are
we supposed to believe that the sceptical central banks suddenly doubled up on
their T-Bills while they're (publicly) moaning about the dollar's weakness and
threatening to diversify? That's a stretch.
to the Wall Street Journal the Chinese Central-bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan
stated unequivocally that: "We think we've got enough." The Chinese presently
have nearly $1 trillion in USD and US Treasuries.
'Enough'? The United States
runs a $200 billion per year trade deficit with China. If they've "got enough"
we're dead-ducks. After all, it doesn't take a sell-off to kill the dollar, just
unwillingness on the part of the main players to stop purchasing at the same rate.
Heading for disaster?
Of course, everyone
in Washington already knew that doomsday was approaching. That's the way the system
was designed from the very beginning. It's all part of the madcap scheme to "starve
the beast" and transfer the nation's wealth to a handful of western plutocrats.
That explains why the Fed and the White House whirred along like two spokes on
the same wheel; every policy calculated to thrust the country headlong toward
The administration never created a funding mechanism for the $400
million tax cuts or for the 35% expansion of the Federal government. Defense spending
increased by leaps and bounds as did the "no-bid" contracts for friends of the
At the same time, interest rates were lowered to rock-bottom to
put as much money as possible into the hands of people who couldn't meet the traditional
criteria for a mortgage.
And, if gluttonous waste, reckless overspending and
'Mickey Mouse' loans were not enough; the Fed capped it off by doubling the money
supply in 7 years; a sure-fire prescription for hyper-inflation. (Monetary
ed) So, which one of these policies was not deliberate?
financial crisis that we now face was created by design. It is intended to destroy
the labour movement, crush the middle class, quash Medicare, Medicaid and Social
Security, reduce our foreign debt by 50 or 60%, force a restructuring of America's
debt, privatize all public assets and resources, and create a new regime of austerity
measures which will divert more wealth to the banking and corporate establishments.
The avatars of neo-liberalism invariably use
crooked politicians to spawn enormous 'unsustainable' debt so that the nations'
riches can be transferred to ruling elites. It works the same everywhere. It's
a form of corporate colonization, only this time the victim is the good old USA
CASH AND CHAPLAINS
- DEPRESSINGLY PREDICTABLE
by Betty Luks:
In a recent article found at onlineopinion.com.au/author.asp?id=4135 "Cash
and Chaplains - The Continuing Seduction of the Church," Alan Matheson, expressed
his concern at "The announcement of the Federal Government's $90 million "God
Squad" (National Schools Chaplaincy Program)," and he saw "the response by the
churches," as "depressingly predictable."
He lamented that for "the Howard
Government, there is no separation between church and state. While the treasurer
lectures the Muslim community about their need to accept 'the separation of church
and state in Australia', he is propping up the religious establishment by pouring
millions of dollars into their pockets."
Matheson is right, the Howard regime, for political purposes, intends to fund
the religious establishments to implement this scheme, but take note, it is to
get the ministers of religion into the State's school system.
expect to see men who will stand up to the encroachment of the State in the Church's
affairs. Do not expect them to speak out bluntly about such things as government
corruption and the worrying centralisation of power - as could easily be done
from the scriptures let alone Christian history.
modern Church would not be recognised as of the same calibre as the 1215 Church
in England which, along with physical backing of the barons, stood up to
the tyrant King John and rallied the people behind the Great Charter or Magna
There was a Church whose leaders - such as Archbishop Stephen
Langton - understood that man must be free if he is to serve God. A Church which
insisted the Church itself must be free of the State. It was also a Church which
understood the dangers of and preached against a usurious money system.
doubt if we could find a handful of ministers of today's Church who have any understanding
of what usury is let alone preach on it. That is one reason why the response
by most of today's Churches to the government's funding of school chaplains is
TO THE EDITOR
The Money Drought: The
Leader, Numurkah, Victoria, 25/10/06:
The Editor, Dear Sir,
years I have seen farmers and others rallying and marching for a fair go. In a
nutshell, that's all it is ... "a fair go", but what have they achieved? The collective
farming debt has increased from $3.8 billion to $43.3 billion in 25 years, almost
doubling in the last eight years. (Reserve Bank figures published in the Weekly
Times, 31/5/06.) Is anybody listening?
present prolonged dry weather, although of very serious concern, is not the basic
cause of the farmers' problems but part of a malaise ailing all the community.
The demand for water has been continuous and escalating over many years but few
people ask: "why?" And if anyone does, then they are admonished to become "more
efficient", "rationalise" or in former National Party Leader Doug Anthony's words,
"get big or get out": and if that does not silence them then ridicule and name
calling follow to shut them up and divorce then from the rest of the community.
This has not solved the problems of rural Australia and businesses dependent
on primary industry. The real problem in Australia is not the weather, which is
just part of the vagaries of Nature, but the "money drought" and few question
or even understand the role of money in a modern society.
Briefly, MONEY is
a man-made instrument to facilitate the exchange of goods and services... its
use has been perverted and it is now used as a controlling weapon against the
masses. It is deliberately kept in short supply to many; it comes into being as
an interest-bearing debt and Inflation ensures its shrinking value over time.
How can any business survive for long when monetary policy like this is used
as a measure of its efficiency? I hardly need to go further other than pose the
question, "are our leaders and their advisers following a plan of destruction
for Australia or are they incompetent?"
What is now desperately needed is
a "VOTE" drought... that's right... no votes for poor representation. Dear reader,
how will you vote at the next election? Will you vote for more of the same? Of
course, it is your God given right to suffer some more if you have not suffered
- - Louis Cook, Numurkah, Victoria.
Reserve Bank and Interest Rates:
"This is perverse. There is nothing sensible
in a decision to hit our rural industries around the head with an added burden
during this time of the driest spell since federation." - South Australian Premier
Mike Rann in a plea to the Reserve Bank not to lift interest rates
Hon. Mike Rann, Premier. Parliament House, Adelaide SA 5000
Your are quoted in the Ballarat Courier, November 7, as saying in a
plea to the Reserve Bank not to lift interest rates, "This is perverse. There
is nothing sensible in a decision to hit our rural industries around the head
with an added burden during this time of the driest spell since federation." This
is the first bit of sense from people who frequent the media I have ever read.
Inflation is not about excessive demand that needs to be dampened by hiking interest
rates. It is about increasing costs in all sectors, not merely rural.
item in the same issue it is revealed that inflation crept up in September to
3.2 per cent from 3.1 in August. This was as a result of "the rising cost of fruit
and vegetables, holiday travel, and financial services." Note the last phrase,
"---- financial services."
Does the Ivory Tower at the Reserve Bank have no
windows to see that interest rates are a component of financial services?
with any gumption would see that the rise in September was a result of the hikes
in May and August.
- - Yours truly, Ron Fischer, Sebastopol Vic. 3356