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20 April 2007 Thought for the Week:

"Humanity has once again stood at the crossroads. The choice : Life or Death. Death has been chosen for it. Once again we will witness the terrible tragedy of the world's youth being crucified upon the altar of war. The last war solved nothing. It left the world an embittered shambles, out of which a new and more terrible war has been born.
My generation is again to be asked to die in the mud. In times of peace we have been crucified by the rotten economic system. In times of war we have been blown to hell to preserve that system. The time has come for us to pause and think…"

- - Eric D. Butler in "The Real Objectives of the Second World War," 1940s.

ON THE JUSTICE OF ROASTING CHICKENS

by Peter Ewer
When I first heard about Ward Churchill's controversial essay "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens" I mistook the word "Roosting" for "Roasting". The essay, a critique of U.S. military and international action, naturally brings to mind metaphors of the U.S. military machine roasting people by fire bombing as was done in the Dresden war crime after World War II.

Churchill wrote his essay shortly after September 11, 2001 and he said that the U.S. deserved and should have expected what it got. The victims of the World Trade Centre towers and Pentagon were "little Eichmanns" complicit in the criminal activity of the United States, "gears in its oppressive machine".

This was somewhat extreme Left wing stuff, but some U.S. "far right" (that's us as well folks - according to our "enemies") agreed, but for different racially-based reasons. Churchill still faces charges which could see him being fired from his academic position, and become yet another victim of the war against free speech.

Ward Churchill has published a book with AK Press with the title "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality". Although written from a Left wing perspective, there is still useful information and arguments for us to consult.

Churchill attacks two myths of liberal democracy:
§ that the U.S. is a peace-loving country
§ and that it is a nation obeying the rule of law.

Churchill provides in 46 pages a chronology of U.S. military activity beyond the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the war with Spain, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Afghanistan and the Iraqi Wars.
Beyond these are the Indian campaigns, the invasion of the Philippines, the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and dozens of coups to install puppet dictators. Osama bin Laden was once a useful U.S. man (and some conspiracy theorists believe, still is). Thus the U.S. invaded Latin America 30 times between 1823 and 1930 when the Monroe doctrine of American isolationism of President James Monroe was allegedly in force. In all these cases, these invasions eliminated a democratically elected government, to replace it by a U.S. puppet dictator.
For example, the U.S. aided, in 1885 an American William Walker, to instigate a coup making him the new president of Nicaragua. Where slavery had been abolished in the US, it was installed in Nicaragua for the benefit of U.S. commercial interests.

Corporate profits not human freedom:
During the Cold War the U.S., to combat the "spread of communism" supported murderous dictators, including Pinochet in Chile, Somoza in Nicaragua and Trujillo in the Dominican Republic who simply tortured and murdered citizens perceived to be a threat to them. In El Salvador U.S.-backed counter-insurgency left one quarter of the population homeless. In short as General Smedly Butler has said, most U.S. wars have been waged to protect corporate profits, not human freedom.

Churchill goes on to show that America is not the home of the free, but the unfree, and after the enactment of the 2001 USA Patriot Act, one of the most regulated of all peoples. Laws regulate all of the activities of the citizenry, including now, what books can be borrowed by libraries. Surveillance has become an accepted way of life.

Much of Churchill's argument carries over to Australia, which has been a junior partner of the U.S.. Our freedoms have gone even more rapidly than those of the U.S.
Of course, from our political perspective the situation is much more complicated than Churchill details. There is no consideration of the Zionist factor, the radical Islam clash of civilisations or the race issue. Nevertheless there is much material in this book that can be used to support our worldview. Our elites treat us like chickens, and freely roast us all.


SORRY ABOUT HARMONY DAY

by James Reed
"Harmony Day" of 21 March has been, done its psycho-political damage to school kids, and is gone for another year. A friend's child came home with this quote from his politically correct teacher: harmony is having different voices all singing a different tune.
I was surprised at this expression of cultural relativism; usually it is different voices (racial plurality) singing the same tune (rule of law, liberal capitalism and all that jazz). Different voices singing different tunes is a racket and noise pollution, not harmony. But that is how far we have gone.

Headlines around the date of 21 March adequately refuted this teacher: "Extremist Students Take Over Mosque," (The Australian 21/3/07 p.34). Was this harmonic teacher reading the papers, and if she was, would it have helped clear the clouds from her head? I doubt it.

Harmony Day used to be "sorry day", devoted to the "stolen generation". When all the legal claims fell over, it was time to 'up the ante' and bingo, from sorry to harmony. George Orwell was right: 1984 is here, now. It is the new world order of multicultural thought and regulation.


IMMIGRATION, ECONOMICS AND FALLING BIRTH RATES

by James Reed
The immigration lobby continues to argue for an ever more relaxed immigration policy. Philippe Legrain ("Open Up to Immigrants," The Advertiser 10/2/07) churned out another article putting the same old long refuted arguments.

Immigration will benefit the economy and workforce - oh, but don't mention the infrastructure costs, social costs and the water crisis. Immigration will deal with the problem of an ageing population - yes, but only minutely because the age structure of immigrants is not much better than Australian locals.
Mighty migrants still age; they may be "gods" for the new class elites, but are still normal ones.

On this point, Victor Mallet ("Falling Births Not a Wealth Hazard," The Australian 5/2/07 p.20), points out that the economists themselves are increasingly inclined to reject the idea that population growth is essential for economic growth.
If GDP growth really did depend upon population growth, Africa and Latin America would be economically rich. Sharma Whelan CLSA Investment Bank economist has shown in the report Power Without People that since the 11th century there has been little connection between economic growth and population growth. It is time to bury this myth of immigration mania.


FROM FLIPPING BURGERS TO FLIPPING THE SUN

by James Reed
Shi Zhengrong, the richest man in China is an Australian citizen. Ten years ago he was flipping burgers in a Sydney café to survive (The Weekend Australian Magazine 17-18/3/07). Now he runs Suntech, the world's biggest solar energy company.

He got his doctorate from the University of Sydney, returned home and built his company. Costs in China are minimised compared with Australia and the Chinese government does all it can to promote Chinese businesses. Australia's does all it can for businesses to go offshore and for inventions to be sold to foreign corporations.

Australia goes down the road of racial and national suicide while China maintains racial pride and national strength by believing in its own kind. Australia doesn't even want to have "its own kind" as the last 50 years of its immigration programmes shows. Let's destroy our culture, history and people.

You won't find such nonsense being preached in China. Without a radical change, we face disappearing down the drain of history.


IRAN, THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND BREAKAWAY JEWS

by Peter Ewer
In the 12 March 2007 issue of The American Conservative, Scott McConnell has reported schisms within the Jewish community on the "bomb Iran" issue and attacks made on less-hawkish Jews for being "anti-Semitic" and "self-hating".

McConnell says that on New Year's day this year a conference was held in Israel. There Benjamin Netanyahu called for an "intense international public relations front" to persuade Americans to go to war against Iran. John Edwards, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney all addressed the conference either by satellite or in person. (Gingrich and Romney attended personally).

These US presidential hopefuls, were in the words of Jewish Week "competing to see who can be most strident in defence of the Jewish state." All wanted to put the US at war to defend Israel. According to John Edwards, stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons was "the greatest challenge of our generation." Yes, even more than global warming and the other bag of tricks.

McConnell cites the case of General Wesley Clark, a Democrat presidential candidate contender in 2004, who got into big trouble with the Israel lobby on the Iran war issue when he said:
"You just have to read what's in the Israeli press. The Jewish community is divided but there is so much pressure being channelled from the New York money people to the office seekers." Bingo - anti-Semitism smears and The Wall Street Journal headlining his remarks as "Protocols of the New York Money People".
Soon he had to apologise to Abe Foxman of the ADL - the usual boring ritual for those with a 'name' who offend "The Lobby".

McConnell goes on to point out that there were many Jewish blog sites and media sources which supported Clark, these Jewish voices being not merely from the Left but the liberal mainstream. Democrat political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said in the pro-Zionist New York Sun that: "New York is the ATM for American politicians. Large amounts of money come from the Jewish community. If… you want dollars from that group, you need to show that you're interested in the issue that matters most to them" - and that issue is Israel and dealing with Iran.

New York attorney Glenn Greenwald agreed with General Clark: "It is simply true that there are large and extremely influential Jewish donor groups which are agitating for a U.S. war against Iran, and that is the case because those groups are devoted to promoting Israel's interests for the U.S. to militarily confront Iran."

McConnell says that the vision of the majority of Jews in the U.S., who do not want to see American nuclear strikes against Muslim cities "stands alone against the tremendously well-funded propaganda edifice of the Israel lobby, from AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League, to the American Jewish Committee and multiple other groups, whose dark world view reaches deep into the conservative think tanks and the upper echelons of the Bush administration."

Recently a new organisation to represent British Jews was formed in Britain, Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) as a counter-balance to the uncritical Israeli support of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
The group's founding declaration, signed by 100 high-profile British Jews states:
"Those who claim to speak of behalf of Jews in Britain and other countries consistently put support for the policies of an occupying power above the human rights of the occupied people."

Human rights lawyer Geoffrey Bindman is quoted in The Independent (16/2/07) as saying: "The easy assumption that all Jews support Israel and its ill-treatment of Palestinians is an insidious form of racism. I, like many Jews in and outside Israel, am appalled and disgusted by the illegal occupation by Israel of Palestinian territory and its brutal treatment of Palestinians."

Emeritus Rabbi David Goldberg is also quoted by The Independent as saying: "When Israel's Jewish supporters abroad don't speak out against disastrous policies, that neither guarantee safety for her citizens nor produce the right climate in which to try and reach a peace with the Palestinians… then they are… acting against Israel's own long-term interests."

The response to this by Zionist extremists has been that these Jews are self-haters or not really part of the Jewish community at all. But opinion polls show that at present only 38 per cent of U.S. Jews support a proposed U.S. strike on Iran.


DON'T GET SICK!

by James Reed
A Queensland woman died after she was pumped full of fluids by doctors and anaesthetists from Pakistan and Britain (i.e. Asian-Britons). This death caused a media ripple about the widespread use of overseas trained doctors in rural Australia. (The Australian 13/3/07 p.1)

The last media ripple on this issue occurred at the time of India-trained Jayant Patel, who faces charges over offences including manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and fraud. The message for rural Australia must be: don't get sick!

This is how our governments treat rural communities. Don't forget this at election time: make it an election issue.


BATTLING FAMILIES AND CREDIT CARD DEBTS

According to Sunday Herald Sun 8/4/07: "Battling families are using their credit cards to pay their mortgages in last ditch efforts to save their homes.

The Sunday Herald Sun has learned of one Ringwood (Victoria) family that has accumulated $160,000 in debt on eight credit cards. And charities and financial counsellors say there are thousands more - many just one interest rate rise from losing their homes.
They say using a credit card to pay the home loan is postponing the inevitable. The short-term fix inevitably comes unstuck when high interest rate credit runs dry.
Credit card users pay exorbitant interest of 20 per cent or more for cash advances. Standard variable mortgage rates average about 8 per cent. In January, credit card holders withdrew $1.035 billion in cash, according to the latest Reserve Bank figures.

Finance counsellors report a growing list of borrowers seeking advice on how to save their homes. They urged struggling borrowers to address immediately their financial problems before it was too late. Carolyn Bond, of the Consumer Action Law Centre, said she understood that Supreme Court claims for property repossession climbed to almost 2800 last year. "And that's just the tip of the iceberg," she said, "People who see the writing on the wall sell before it reaches the Supreme Court. An increasing number of people facing foreclosure are coming to our office."

Another likely interest rate rise will compound problems for over-stretched borrowers. Finance counsellor Jan Pentland told of a family seeking help recently with credit card debts of about $100,000 on top of a $400,000 mortgage. About $40,000 was owed on one card, with $60,000 outstanding on the other nine cards. Ms Pentland said financial institutions eager to approve new credit cards and increase limits had contributed to the family's crippling debt.


PATHETIC, POLITICALLY CORRECT TORIES

by Brain Simpson
The British Tory Party is striving to be as politically correct as the Labour Party. David Cameron is working frantically, like a little beaver, to stamp out any suggestion that 'racism' - that is, any criticism of non-Whites - even passes through the minds of his fellow chip monks.

Patrick Mercer, a former army colonel and front bench spokesman, was sacked for saying that black soldiers invented allegations of racism as a cover for themselves being "idle" and "useless".
In fact, Mercer was commenting on the formation of a new anti-racist trade union for non-Whites. He said: "I came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used racism as a cover for their misdemeanours."

This statement is not a racist statement even by the politically correct race relations account. It is a statement of his own observations, that is all. Clearly David Cameron was looking for a White sacrificial lamb who could be sacrificed for the purposes of ethnic politics. Shame on him.

It has been said that British politicians at the time of the introduction of the Race Relations Act were largely opposed to it, but let the Act go through for fear of offending "those whose name we cannot whisper". I find this implausible in the extreme. A more reasonable explanation is that our politicians have always been puppets of the international financiers and when the right strings were pulled, their lips moved mechanically.


CLIMATE CHANGOLOGISTS 'TILTING AT WINDMILLS'?

Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide has thrown a small spanner in the works of the 'climate change' propagandists
Speaking recently to the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Prof Plimer said he had researched the history of the sun, solar and supernovae activity and had been able to correlate global climates with solar activity.
He suggested, "When meteorologists can change the weather then we can start to think about humans changing climate. I think we really are a little bit naive to think we can change astronomical and solar processes."

'Correlations' don't add up to causes:
"Correlations don't mean anything, you really need a causation," Prof Plimer said. So he then examined how cosmic radiation builds up clouds. A very active sun blows away the cosmic radiation, while a less active sun allows radiation to build up.
"So you can very much tie in temperature, cloud formation, cosmic radiation and the sun," he said.

The next part of Prof Plimer's research was to examine the sources of carbon dioxide. He found that about 0.1 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide was due to human activity and much of the rest due to little-understood geological phenomena. He also argued El Nino and La Nina were caused by major processes of earthquake activity and volcanic activity in the mid-ocean ridges, rather than any increase in greenhouse gases.

Nor does the melting of polar ice have anything to do with man-made carbon dioxide, he said. "Great icebergs come off, not due to temperature change but due to the physics of ice and the flow of ice," Prof Plimer said. "There's a lag, so that if temperature rises, carbon dioxide rises 800 years later. "If ice falls into the ocean in icebergs that's due to processes thousands of years ago." On the same basis, changes to sea level and temperature are also unrelated to anything happening today, he said.

(A short article by John Brett appearing in the April edition of The New Times Survey refers to the ex director of British Meteorology, Sir George Simpson, who 50 years ago said: "Most rain falls into the sea immediately, what falls on land might take a week or more to return to the sea, but the return to the sea of what fell as snow and sleet on high mountains tops and the poles, is delayed. In the case of the South Pole this may be a thousand years or more, while on the Alps hundreds of years, but below ten thousand feet only months.")

Continuing Professor Ian Plimer:
"It is extraordinarily difficult to argue that human-induced carbon dioxide has any effect at all, the planet was already at the maximum absorbance of energy of carbon dioxide, any more would have no greater effect. There had even been periods in history with hundreds of times more atmospheric carbon dioxide than now with "no problem".

We hope to hear more from the good professor about 'climate change' and/or 'global warming'.

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