August 2007 Thought for the Week:
Despite its vaunted First Amendment,
America has also shown on countless occasions how it rids itself of its own heretics
- often under cover of free speech and in the name of proverbial human rights.
American politicians and academics are aware of the fact that even minor critical
comment about Jews and Judaism can ruin their career - and life.
author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, noted long ago, how the decline in courage had
become a hallmark of America. America seems to have lost its civic courage, both
as a whole and as a state of individual citizens. Such a decline in courage is
particularly noticeable among the American ruling class and intellectual elites,
and has created the impression of a complete loss of courage by the whole of American
"Of course," writes Solzhenitsyn, "there are many courageous individuals
but they have no determining influence on public life
This cowardice has today
become the main political and academic pillar in America and Americanized Europe."
- - Tomislav Sunic in "Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age,"
by Charles Pinwill
by his family and many friends at the funeral on the 4th July 2007, our friend
and colleague, Terry Rogers, was buried at Tatura, after a service at St Augustine's
Anglican Church in Shepparton, Victoria.
Terry was born on the 5th September
1937 and grew up in the Footscray area in Victoria. He had come into contact with
the Social Credit movement through the Murray Electors' Association, and became
an active assistant to Tom Fielder. He was a popular associate of the many families
who have supported the movement in that part of Victoria.
Terry served for
many years as the State Director of the League of Rights in Victoria. Among his
many notable achievements was a campaign against the Victorian government's legislation
proposing that one third of Victoria become Aboriginal Land. All Victorian Local
Governments were contacted and the submissions presented caused a furore of interest.
Perhaps fifty asked that speakers be made available to address them, and most
carried resolutions in condemnation of the legislation. The political stakes were
raised and the proposed legislation abandoned.
Possessed of a clear intelligence,
the courage of his convictions and a cheerful gentlemanliness which conferred
the dignity of value to all, Terry left an indelible mark on all who had the good
fortune to know him.
Those non-family members who knew Terry through his interests
in philosophy, theology, finance/economics or his quests for the correct principles
of human association, which we call Social Credit, were deeply moved by the testimony
of his twenty or so grandchildren, two of whom gave eulogies to their beloved
"Pappy". Here was a quality person who invested his life in others, and both his
family and society is indebted to his legacy.
Our sympathies to his wife Sandra
and all his family.
LAW OF THE JUNGLE : DIVERSITY MELTDOWN
Like many of the writers of this movement, I well recognise
the terrible threat to Western Christian civilisation which we face. It would
be nice to be beyond the stage of documenting the danger, but part of our duty
as writers is surely to continue to alert people to cultural decline and degeneracy.
Recently a stabbing victim lay dying on the floor
of a shop whilst on-lookers stepped over her and recorded the event on their mobile
phones ("Stabbed? Smile for the Camera," The Australian 5/7/07 p.11). This
event occurred in Wichita Kansas, but it could have happened in any major city
of the world - including, I think, Melbourne.
is the social meaning of such an event?
Professor Putnam on the Diversity
Meltdown: The above event is a clear indication of a loss of 'social capital'.
Professor Robert D. Putnam has been quoted in this journal before his pronouncement
that in the "short run" (and he doesn't define how long this is) ethnic diversity
produced by mass immigration, reduces social solidarity and social capital. Optimistically
Putnam believes that in the long term immigration and diversity will have economic
and cultural benefits (to whom?). However as a famous homosexual economist once
said, in the long term we are all dead.
term social chaos and breakdown has the nasty tendency to become long term. Again,
Putnam does not consider this criticism in his paper "E Pluribus Unum: Diversity
and Community in the Twenty-First Century," Scandinavian Political Studies,Vol.30,
no.2, 2007, pp.137-174. Evidence from the United States indicates that in
racially and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, people of all races tend to adopt
a survivalist attitude of "circling the wagons" or "hunkering down". Trusting
people, even of one's own race is lower, there are fewer friends and community
networks and community co-operation becomes rare. Immigration and diversity produce
social isolation and anomie as people like turtles "hunker down" (p.149).
of diverse communities, Professor Putnam tells us "tend to withdraw from collective
life, to distrust their neighbours, regardless of the colour of their skin, to
withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and
its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects
less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more, but have
less faith that they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in
front of television." (pp.150-151)
of course a recipe for social disaster. But Professor Putnam cannot see it coming
because his theological belief is that diversity in society is good, and more
diversity even better. I could not find anything in his paper to indicate his
views on whether more immigration (say of non-Jewish people) and more non-Jewish
diversity in Israel would also be a good thing. Perhaps he will tell us in another
He is optimistic because he thinks the US is a racial success.
No mention here, of course, of the disproportionate rate of Black against White
crime. He, however, has only looked at the short term. For the long term view,
turn back to paragraph one.
FACE OF THE RACE OF TRAITORS or - - ACADEMICS
It is instructive for an ex-academic (circa 1980s) to 'surf the net'
to see what happened to old enemies and other species of traitors. Without exception,
everyone that I could locate via google at various universities, who has not yet
retired, is engaged in activities and research which have the net result of aiding
in the destruction of our race, culture and nation.
my laundry list of ghosts from the past I found at least someone working on every
manner of politically correct topic under the sun. The combined research output
reads like a course from hell. All done on salaries of an average $80-100,000
per year, all paid for from our taxes.
could not continue teaching in an arts faculty and resigned to start my own business.
It was the best thing I ever did. The universities are completely and utterly
intellectually corrupt. If an earthquake swallowed them all up and chewed up all
of the academics, society would be infinitely better off.
THE TREASON OF THE INTELLECTUALS
Some readers may think D. West's opinion of the modern university
is 'over the top'. My view is the modern university is a close approximation of
a Nordic hell: a horrible, politically correct hades ruled by intellectual dwarfs
and wicked feminists. But this we all know.
most of us think there was a golden age when all was different. No doubt in the
past there was less of the evil that we deal with in these pages - but an examination
of Western intellectual history of ideas clearly shows that most past philosophers,
thinkers and intellectuals since the time of the ancient Greeks were what we would
call cosmopolitans or globalists. Only a few were not in the long history of ideas.
Being an "intellectual" seems to have been
conceived of in the West as having a duty to be part of a "culture of critique"
- of criticising their own society, culture and race. Few philosophers have defended
the local over the global, home over foreign, and their own kind against the alien.
The racial 'other' is always infinitely attractive
and exotic to them, than boring locals. Entire disciplines such as sociology are
grounded upon this anti-White, racially destructive metaphysic. Where did these
shackles and chains come from? Why is our culture inflicted with this disease?
how can we save our race when the rot seems so deep within and so total?
Our intellectual traditions are a symptom of a much deeper, more serious
disease, one which alienates our kind from each other, making us as unified grains
of sand in the great racial maelstrom.
US THAT DESERVE THE PENSION!
by Ian Wilson
Politically correct High Court judge Michael Kirby recently made a plea
for the government to change the law on spouse pensions so that his homosexual
partner can inherit his judicial pension of $226,338 when the judge dies.
Merritt ("Judicial Independence at Stake," The Australian 12/7/07 p.4)
is surely right in saying: "Michael Kirby is right - anyone who would put up with
him for 38 years does deserve a pension." But Merritt thinks that Kirby's suggested
change is right because otherwise the independence of the judiciary is threatened:
"gay judges might feel obliged to ingratiate themselves with the government in
order to improve the financial security of their partners."
the available evidence indicates that the High Court has long been the servant
of the executive government. The Australian (14-15/7/07, p.21 and 16/7/07
p.5) has covered the issue of the judiciary activism of the High Court since the
time of chief justice Anthony Mason.
Jason Pierce, "Inside the Mason Court Revolution: The High Court of Australia
Transformed" (Carolina Academic Press, North Carolina 2006). The book is frightening
reading, being based on anonymous interviews with senior judges. The left wing
politically correct judges were "deciding cases as Marx or Freud would have."
Clearly these judges see themselves as law makers, not interpreters of the law.
Who knows, perhaps the court may come to find that Kirby's spouse pension
requirement is an implied right in the Constitution: after all, the US Supreme
Court found in Roe v Wade a constitutional right for abortion! Like everything
else, our legal system is running out of kilter. This, I believe, is not a product
of the Mason revolution.
Since the beginning
the High Court has constantly returned centralist judgements that have undermined
the fundamental Federalism established by the Founding Fathers. There is something
very, very wrong here.
WHILE ROME BURNS
by James Reed
on from the judicial activism debate is news that the long-suffering Australian
taxpayers have 'coughed up' over $208,000 over the past two years so that six
high-paid judges could go to international legal conferences. Of course they stayed
at the world's best hotels. Nothing second class for them. It shows their attitude
of being a law unto themselves.
There is simply
no justification for a judge to attend any international conference. Let them
earn their money - let them stay at home and sit down on their soft behinds and
decide cases - even if they have to do it using Marx or Derrida!
$208,000 Travel Bill," The Australian 18/7/07, p.7.
JESUS IN THE TALMUD
On 15 January 2007, Princeton University Press released a book
by Professor Peter Schäfer, head of Princeton University's Judaic Studies Program
and listed as "one of the world's most famous academic authorities on Judaism".
The book is entitled "Jesus in the Talmud".
read a review of this book and checked on Amazon.com just to be sure that what
I read was true - even that such a book existed! According
to the review, Peter Schäfer argues, contrary to the claims of the Jewish lobby,
that Jesus is given a very poor and unflattering portrayal in the Jewish sacred
texts of the "Talmud". It has often been claimed that only anti-Semites have promoted
this allegedly false view of Jesus and that there are few Talmudic references
From a search with a surf-the-net-literate friend we were unable
to find a copy of this book in any library in Australia - surprise, surprise -
although the book ranked 31,332 on the Amazon.com site. We will get the book and
make our own assessment.
On 2 February 2007,
in the case of Jeremy Jones v The Bible Believers Church  FCASS, Holocaust
denial material, being allegations that the Holocaust did not occur (among other
things), was found to contravene section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
1975, outlawing race hate.
One wonders if Professor
Peter Schäfer and Princeton University Press have also violated this Act, not
on the Holocaust but on another "sensitive" ground, this time of religious difference?
For the Race Hate Act, truth is not a defence, and all that matters is "offence"
and also any "offence" that is "unreasonable" and "not in good faith".
Jones ("The Last Word", Australia Israel Review June 2007) in commenting
on the Bible Believers' federal court case finished his article with the following
"But on one issue I would hope that agreement by members of all faiths,
and none, has been reached - that racism, and contempt for others, of the type
expressed by the abovementioned sheiks (Muslim
ed) and the "pastor" (Christian
is completely beyond the pale of acceptability."
the same standards apply to the Talmud and Judaism Mr. Jones? Maybe "the last
word" hasn't yet been heard.
Source: David Flint's
Only two republican models have endured as long as
the Westminster system. They are the American and the Swiss, and only if you ignore
their nineteenth century civil wars. The Swiss is unusual, reflecting the nation
itself. While our founders borrowed the Swiss referendum, no one has tried to
import the Swiss system. When the American system has been exported, it has never
worked successfully for long, even in France.
American republic has excellent checks and balances against the abuse of power.
But it can be inflexible whenever there is an attempt to bring down a government.
There is then the danger of a long paralysis, something unknown in the Westminster
system. Remember the attempt to impeach President Nixon.
The other weakness
is that all of the American institutions are intensely political, even the courts.
There is no institution so above politics as the Crown is in the Westminster system.
This is illustrated by the pardon President Bush recently gave to his associate,
"Scooter" Libby. President Bush was not of course the first president to pardon
a political ally. In the dying days of the Clinton administration, a large number
were accorded. On his last day in office, President Clinton granted 140 pardons,
some controversial including one to Marc Rich: Barbara Olsen, "The Final Days,"
Regnery Publishing, Washington, 2001, page 121.
decision to grant a federal pardon in the United States is vested in the President,
who acts in his own, absolute discretion. It is not a cabinet decision, and there
is no convention about advice being necessary.
different it is under the Crown. A pardon would have to be recommended to the
Governor-General, probably as a result of a collective decision in cabinet, rather
than an individual decision of the Prime Minister. The Governor-General would
need to be assured that he had the power to do this, and that all conditions on
the exercise of that power had been fulfilled. Even then, he would be entitled
to advise against the pardon if he thought it were inappropriate. There
are thus more checks and balances under this system, without making it too rigid.
Seeing the weakness of the American system
exposed in the Libby affair, Mr Les MacDonald of Balmain in New South Wales was
moved to write to the Sydney Morning Herald. His
letter was published as the lead letter on 6 July, 2007 under the title:
of the presidential pardon a miscarriage writ large."
"If anything further
was needed to convince a reasonable person that the US political and legal systems
are irredeemably debauched," he said, " it is the farce of presidential pardons.
This power was granted to the president to enable the exercise of mercy on those
who were regarded to have been failed by the legal system. It has been used, by
recent presidents, as a "get out of jail free" card for the most egregious criminals
who have inhabited high office in the US."
"Respect by the citizens for the
impartiality of their legal system is fundamental to a functioning democracy.
Yet most Americans know that judges throughout the US system are often elected
not for their judicial expertise but because of their party affiliation and willingness
to do the bidding of powerful local party bosses. They also know that the justice
handed out to the rich and powerful is a very different."
"The Supreme Court
has also, in recent presidential elections, supplanted the electorate's voice
with its judgments about who should be president."
"The impression that the
system gives to objective observers is that it can, and will, be manipulated to
ensure that the result is what those in power want, not what the interests of
GORE'S ASSAULT ON REASON
by James Reed
After his Movie/DVD "An Inconvenient Truth" and book of the same title, Al Gore
is back in the saddle with another book "The Assault on Reason". The argument
of the book is that reason, logic and truth are playing a diminishing role in
the way Americans make decisions.
Thus the war on terror has eroded important
freedoms and condoned activities, such as torture, that were outlawed by previous
Gore says that the faith in the power of reason - the basis
of democracy - has been undermined. TV and the mass media has dumbed down the
level of public debate, if there is one at all, and substituted reality TV and
other bread and circuses. Reading is in decline. There is no longer a well-informed
citizenry, which democracy requires. Voters are simply purchased and manipulated
by media spin doctors.
Gore hopes that a re-establishment of democratic discourse
could come about through the internet. After all, Enlightenment was brought about
by the print medium democratising knowledge, he argues.
agree with Gore that there is a major problem facing democracy and I know that
everyone except for me has a love affair with computers - but - I think that this
is all whistling in the dark. There needs to be more fundamental and radical changes
- to finance, economy and society - than supposing that democracy will survive
because we are "networked". Anyway, who says that the internet is going to survive?
An article in New Scientist (13 November
2004) which I found when visiting my dentist, says, "Experts agree that the net
is on the brink of collapse
Unless we do something the internet will become the
largest target of attack on the planet."
Computer terrorism is on the increase
and is the wave of the future. Is this what we should pin our hopes on? Al Gore
may have given a partial diagnosis of a problem, but he has supplied no lasting
- GERMAR RUDOLF
Paul Grubach writes to
inform folk of Germar Rudolf.
I received another letter,
dated July 17, 2007, from Germar Rudolf, the imprisoned German scientist and Holocaust
revisionist scholar. His forensic studies of the so-called "Auschwitz gas chambers"
proved beyond a reasonable doubt that they never existed. The current German government
cannot disprove his thesis with contrary evidence and logic, so they had no recourse
but to put him into prison.
By their oppressive behaviour, the current German
rulers have shown themselves to be a Jewish-Zionist inspired, totalitarian despotism,
masquerading as a "democracy."
Anyhow, here are
some of the contents of the letter. Overall, he appears to be in a good mood,
albeit somewhat justifiably hostile and combative.
1. In regard to his
physical fitness issues, he writes that "things look bright right now." His wife
sent him a pair of running shoes, and he feels good running to stay in good physical
2. Despite the fact that he keeps his cell meticulously clean,
he has "to kill a cockroach a day," because the other inmates do not have his
habits of cleanliness.
3. He is justifiably angry at the prison authorities.
I quote directly from the letter: "Last week the prison authorities forbade me
to call the residence of a lady at the Lake Constance...Some clerk in this...[prison]...found
an entry on a Wikepedia site claiming that some ancestor of that lady had some
official position during the years 1933-1945, and this was reason enough for the
prison head to declare that this lady endangers my resocialization...On top of
it, that lady was banned from visiting me for the same reasons."
4. The prison
authorities put the same bans upon a supporter of his, because some clerk found
out that he is a member of some unspecified organization.
5. In a short, justifiable
denunciation of the current German authorities, he mentions the "chemical residues
in the alleged gas chambers of Auschwitz."
6. After experiencing these problems,
he had a talk with the prison psychologist. I quote directly from his letter:
"I had it and told the psychologist, who had an interview with me today in
order to assess how my prospects for social reintegration would be, to pack his
stuff and get off my back with his pack of hypocrisy and lies. Which is equivalent
to saying that I won't get an early release." He states that he has two remaining
years left on his sentence, and he refuses to be brain washed.
Again I quote
directly from his letter:
"Well, I'll wing those two remaining years--exactly
on this very day [July 17, 2007]--somehow. Worse things could happen. At least
I'm going to be in one piece, healthy, and still the old guy, with backbone unbroken
and brain unwashed. That's more important than a few months sooner out of here."
11. He gave me permission to spread the information in this letter over the
Internet. I quote directly from his letter:
"Of course you can spread this
message far and wide. Serves them well the world knows what a nuthouse Germany
Germar Rudolf is a fine human
being. It is a great honour for me to be his friend and colleague. You too can
write to him at: Germar Rudolf, Herzogenriedstr 111 D-68169 Mannheim, Germany.