2007 Thought for the Week
are basically spiritual. The moral principles of Christianity do not stand by
themselves, but are the fruit of certain truths about God and man. Take away these
truths and we are left floundering. Christian ethics are the fruit of Christian
theology, and in the same way Communist ethics are the fruit of Communist doctrine
The world is in the grip of a war of dogma, or ideology. At
the bottom of our dispute with Communism is a quarrel about the nature of God
and man and the ultimate meaning of the universe. So many are handicapped in the
struggle because they are confused and uncertain about aims, and therefore cannot
We have often heard the trite saying - "It doesn't matter
what you believe so long as you do what is right". This is nonsense, because what
we do finally depends on what we believe
We in the West have been trying to uphold
a particular set of ethical values which have their basis in Christian theology,
while gradually dispensing with the theology, and unfortunately some of those
doing the white-ant work are Christian priests and ministers
Dogma and behaviour
are bound up together."
- Source: from the Papers of Eric D. Butler.
CHINESE DRAGON EATS U.S.
Here is one for the "putting it in a nutshell" department. Larry
Butrose, "Mao's Last Laugh is a Boom," The Weekend Australian 30-31/12/06
p.21, sums up why the US will be historically thumped by China:
to American power and prestige is far more threatening than anything Osama bin
Laden can throw at them. He attacked New York and Washington, killed thousands
of people, and inflicted damage upon American self-belief and way of life - but
in terms of power compared with China, he is an irritant.
growth has been double digit for a decade, during which it has become a vacuum
cleaner for raw materials from around the world, from which, utilising cheap domestic
labour and European and American technologies, it has made and sent a tsunami
of consumer goods back out across the world.
Its advantages are manifest.
While the US relies upon the under-educated, the under-privileged and illegal
immigrants to hold down wages, China has a gargantuan domestic labour pool. It
also rules as it pleases, using the Orwellian machinery of the modern totalitarian
state, from persuasion and surveillance through to imprisonment and the death
penalty, which it uses with even greater alacrity than the US.
velvet glove over this iron fist:
"Not for China the niceties of
liberal democracy: no velvet glove over this iron fist. The oligarchy of the Communist
Party decrees and the assembly abides, rendering China effectively a boom capitalist
economy run by a theoretical anti-capitalist clique. It is a perfect doublethink,
and, infuriatingly for China's competitors, it is working very well thank you
leadership knows, as the people do, that provided the economy continues to perform
in terms of rising incomes for greater numbers of Chinese, and wages are kept
under control, the system will be deemed to be delivering the goods. In other
words, the masses implicitly agree to the myth of the communist doctrine (if they
consider it at all) while the elite continues the flow of cargo to them - the
cars, televisions, fridges and washing machines."
The ultimate economic machine has been created: a Communist controlled
Capitalist society - proving that Communism and Capitalism are two sides of the
same oppressive monopolistic machine.
for the working plebs is cheap in China: 320 people a day are killed in accidents
(largely from work and most in the coal mines) but Communist officials have told
the plebs to work harder to keep the economic growth fire's burning at 10 per
cent. (The Australian 22/12/06 p.8) China is the Social Crediter's ultimate
AND THE CULTURAL WARS
by James Reed
you know that the quality of mathematics and science education in Australia is
now ranked below India? There, 40 per cent of the population is illiterate. For
those of us who are illiterate, that means, can't read or write! Even Indonesia
is ranked higher than Australia, according to the World Economic Forum. ("Our
Maths Teaching Below India's" The Australian 16/1/07 p.1.)
to the CSIRO's chief of Mathematical and Information Sciences, Australia's knowledge
base is already gone and there is no new generation of scientists and mathematicians
to service future needs. (The Australian 17/1/07 p.2)
the education basis of science, I suppose that the new class elite's next trick
will be to solve in typical Hegelian dialectical fashion, the problem which they
created (i.e. thesis-antithesis-thesis) - by bringing in scientists and mathematicians
Well, how about the media replacing
its journalists with Indians? And the arts faculties of the universities - what
about sacking most of these academics and replacing them with Indians who under
IR laws work for a fraction of the cost?
Would the chattering class support
Asianisation and globalisation if, for once, it was their jobs on the line, and
if they felt the economic pain?
POPE VERSUS ISLAM
by Brian Simpson
a lecture which he gave at his old university, Pope Benedict XVI, in a rare break
from the usual accommodating interfaith dialogue, quoted the Byzantine Emperor
Manuel II Palaeologus, who in 1391 said: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that
was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command
to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Emperor was alluding to the "sword" verse of Chapter 9 of the Koran. Debate
about the role of violence in spreading the faith (Islamisation) has continued
The problem here is that the Koran
contains verses which seem to support the idea that Islam is a religion of the
sword. Radical Islamists take this option, as seen most dramatically by the camp
of Osama bin Laden.
But the Islamic reaction to the Pope merely quoting an
ancient authority in a scholarly address also proves this point. Just consider:
Palestinian militants ("good guys" according to Left-wing anti-Zionists) destroyed
seven West Bank and Gaza Churches and an elderly Italian nun was shot dead by
gunmen in Somalia - an act which wins the award for cowardry of the year.
for Pope to be hunted down
Effigies of the Pope were burnt in Pakistan.
British Islamist Anjem Choudary, at a rally outside Westminster Abbey, called
for the Pope to be subjected to capital punishment. Somali Islamist, Abubukar
Hassam Malin merely wanted the Pope hunted down and killed "on the spot" - much
like one would want dingoes eliminated. (The Weekend Australian 23-24/9/06
Political leaders across the West, who
have also surrendered to the disease of multiculturalism, urged the Pope to issue
an apology. He did, but it did nothing: the threat of revenge continued. No Pope
in history has ever apologised for quoting a source in a speech to a university
- even the Inquisition hasn't been apologised for- but stay tuned.
this context, it is interesting to view the position of Australian Federal Police
Commissioner Mick Kelty: "I've been with the Islamic community here in Australia
since 9/11, talking to them, going to dinner with them, sharing the Ramadan feasts
with them, and I understand a lot more about them now than what I did before
I think when you look at the rich history that Muslims have brought to this country
there is a terrific positive story to be told." Yes, but this is trivially true
of any group.
The negative side to this
flip-side, in the light of the Sydney gang rapes, the Dutch cartoon controversies,
9/11 itself and now in the Pope v Islam case, is that there is also a negative
side. Kelty's remarks are quoted from George Megalogenis' "Moderating the Fight
on Terror," The Weekend Australian 16-17/9/06 p.25.
a champion of multiculturalism. Fine - but consistently applying multiculturalism
means we Anglos should also have the same "multicultural" ethnic relativist rights
to stick up for our own kind as ethnics stick up for theirs. From the perspective
of the group survival interests of my kind it is impossible to see "multiculturalism"
as part of the solution.
Anglo racial suicide
Excuse me, but we Anglos have been multiculturalised to the degree that the Sydney
gang rapes were not seen as anti-Anglo racism by our ruling elites, and that investigations
of Islam as made by the Pope, can be dealt with by racial and religious tolerance
Acts if made by a Christian preacher. This is not tolerance, it is racial suicide
for us. Would Megalogenis wish to live in a future Europe which will be majority
When the Nordic West, which still supplies
the racial backdrop to modern life, finally expires, will liberal democratic institutions
The really tough questions are never
tackled by the media multiculturalists because serious intellectual analysis of
multiculturalism would reveal the rational bankruptcy of multiculturalism and
ethnic pluralism. How tolerant of 'multiculturalism' will they be?
multiculturalism is a parasite philosophy which depends upon the compliance of
the Anglo-host, but reverse the situation by a radical change in demographics,
as may occur in a future Europe, and the philosophy of Anjem Choudary and Abubukar
Hassan Malin will become the dominant ideology. Will their kind, if they rule,
accept the need for multicultural tolerance? Don't bet on it.
Howard believes that there is an Islamic segment of the Australian population
which is "very resistant to integration". Kelty rejects even this mild point of
view pointing to a non-Muslim terrorist element, being people calling themselves
Muslim who strike at the West. On this logically absurd basis he rejects racial
profiling in dealing with terrorists, continuing the same type of philosophy of
law enforcement that existed with the Sydney gang rapes.
Kelty claims that
"true Islam" denounces violence: but that is the point of the Pope's debate: What
is true Islam?
A liberal interpretation of
Islam can view Islam as a religion of peace. However as Australia's George Pell
has noted in defending the Pope: "In my own reading of the Koran I began to note
down the invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned
this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages."
is thus a battle for the heart and soul of Islam raging between the optimists
and the pessimists. Glib, glazed-eyed expressions of the joys of multiculturalism,
typical of the Keating regime, are not addressing the core issues. A serious examination
of Islam (and of Judaism and Christianity for that matter) is in order.
MUSLIMS V CHRISTIANS
Ian Wilson LL.B:
In 2002 two Christian pastors of Catch the Fire Ministries
published various articles critical of Islam. The Islamic Council of Victoria
("an incorporated association that represents Muslims and Islamic societies in
Victoria") made a complaint under Section 8 of Victoria's Racial and Religious
Tolerance Act alleging that the "conduct incited hatred against, serious contempt
for, or revulsion or severe ridicule of the Islamic Faith."
matter was heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and
judgement was given in favour of the Islamic Council of Victoria on 22 June 2005.
The pastors appealed to the Victorian Court of Appeal.
On 14 December 2006
the Court held that the matter should be returned to the VCAT for reconsideration
by a different judge as the original VCAT judge had used the wrong legal test
Sadly, the Court held that
the Act was constitutionally valid as it did not infringe the implied Constitutional
freedom of communication on governmental and political matters. This is an astonishing
conclusion because it is difficult to think of matters more important to political
discussion than those raised by the pastors.
Nettle, J.A. also said at paragraph
"it is conceivable that a statement made about religious beliefs in
the course of a talk-back radio broadcast could run foul of S.8 of the Act while
the same thing said as part of intellectual discourse within a seminary or faculty
of theology would not have that effect."
other words: watch out media, the medium by which a statement is made, is now
relevant to race-hate matters.
SAGA OF THE ARCHIVES
by James Reed
documents from 1976 were released by the National Archives in the first week of
2007. (see: www.naa.gov.au. And click on "1976 cabinet records".)
among other things document that the immigration department warned Malcolm Fraser's
government that it was allowing in too many Lebanese Muslim refugees without the
"required qualities" to integrate into Australian society.
ever-politically correct, replied that the Muslim refugees had criminal records
on a par with the Australian average. And anyway: "We should look not just at
the people who came from Lebanon. We also need to look to ourselves to see what
went wrong with these particular communities." (The Australian 2/1/07 p.2)
A predictable and despicable response: the
blame is never to fall on the shoulders of politicians like him, only the long-suffering
by James Reed
I have a
thick pile of newspaper articles before me about the nation's Muslim cleric Sheik
Taj el-Din Hilali, who made news last year with his comparison of (Anglo-Saxon)
women to uncovered meat that would be preyed upon by "cats" of his own race. The
remarks were condemned by almost all who have been reported, including Islamic
organisations and prominent Islamic women. But in my thick pile of cuttings I
have found nothing about how many Muslims actually agree with the Shrieking Sheik.
BBC News stated that one in ten British "Asians"
(= Muslims) supports honour killing which is murder of women who disrespect the
family's honour. This "disrespect" includes wearing clothing which is disrespectful
- as well as the sort of clothing condemned by the Sheik, which is all Western
dress without head coverings, hijab.
By analogy a sizeable chunk of Muslims
would agree with the Sheik on the dress issue. But no opinion polls appear in
our papers. Note also that the Sheik said that women possess the "weapon of seduction"
and that women are weapons of Satan used to control men.
type of mentality leads to situations like this:
Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani
woman was gang raped by five men on the orders of a Pakistani tribal council in
2002. This was punishment for her brother allegedly having a love affair with
a woman from another tribe. Mai didn't do anything.
In Pakistan, Islamic Hudood
law requires that conviction of a man for rape requires four adult male witnesses
or a confession from the rapist. Men who want to marry again often accuse their
wives of adultery and have them imprisoned.
The loud-mouthed Sheik has had some more things to say
about the people of the land that let him in. "The Anglo-Saxons who arrived in
Australia arrived in shackles. We paid for our passports from our own pockets.
We have a right in Australia more than they have."
A line of thought too dopey
to refute, but insightful for what it reveals about radical Islamist thought.
"The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and
especially the English race." The shrieking sheik has tended to be treated as
a bit of a joke now by the media, being called the "foot-in-mouth mufti."
his racial vilification of Anglo Saxons can be ignored - as it always is by the
system - whilst any similar jab at ethnics will soon have the ethnic lobby appealing
before the race-hate inquisition.
if consistently practised asserts that all of these cultural practises are fine.
If the population numbers are big enough, a Western nation should be able to democratically
adopt Sharia law. To restrain multiculturalism to having to keep within a Western
framework of liberalism is logically inconsistent. Thus the comments of the "outrageous
Mufti" are not so extraordinary but are the logical conclusion of multiculturalism.
The Islamic killer of Dutch film maker Theo
van Gogh attached an open letter to his victim's chest and remarked to a passer-by
while killing him: "Now you know what you people can expect in the future." The
full story is told in Ian Buruma's recent book "Murder in Amsterdam". Mark Steyn
in "America Alone" sees for Europe, "the end": a total surrender to radical Islam.
The Muslim population of Rotterdam is forty per cent and growing. The
most popular baby's name is Mohammed. In fifty year's time, will "we" (or what
is left of our kind) still laugh at the likes of Hilali? Fasten your seat belt
the journey has only just begun.
PROFESSOR ANDREW FRASER RIGHT?
by Brian Simpson
Readers will perhaps recall that academic Professor Andrew Fraser was frog-marched
before the race hate tribunal for remarks about the statistically higher incidence
of African criminality. Given that this is a legally sensitive issue, let us proceed
by quoting members of the ruling elite on this subject.
article: "Police Say Sudanese a Gang Threat," (The Australian 5/1/07
p.4). Police in Victoria are being "urged" to set up a "special task force to
tackle gang violence and lawlessness among young African migrants living in Melbourne's
inner city housing estates." Who is "urging" this? According to the article "rank-and-file
police and terrified neighbours." Terrified neighbours?
Police Association Secretary is quoted by The Australian as saying:
Sudanese are very difficult to deal with - they come from a lawless background
and they really have to be properly educated about Australian society's standards."
African youth/ethnic gangs are emerging. And
here I was thinking that the colourful U.S. street garb worn by youths which I
have seen in Victoria was just footie colours! So how will the problem be dealt
with? Wait for it.
By recruiting African migrants for police! (The Weekend
Australian 6-7/1/07, p.4) - but the plan was "undermined" by "community leaders"
even before the news ink had dried.
course there is the material about Australian Somali youth returning to their
homeland to join Islamic jihadis fighting Ethiopian forces. The youth are apparently
embracing Wahhabism, a fundamentalist Islamic faith. Was Professor Andrew Fraser
Sitting next to the article "Police Say Sudanese a Gang Threat,"
is the equally telling headline: "Cronulla Candidate Campaigns for Race Hatred."
There is even a sign in the background "dangerous current". Campaigning for "race
hatred" - how shocking. But read on.
This is the story of John Moffatt,
Independent State candidate in the March election. Mr. Moffatt in the light
of the racially motivated pack rapes and all the other horrors of multiracial,
multicultural Australia, is concerned about "the survival of the White race."
Can you guess the groups which claim in the
article that Mr. Moffatt is inciting 'racial hatred'?
THE 'LOW DOWN' REPUBLICANS
Flint of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy in his Opinion Column has warned
us under the heading: "Republic low down on my list of priorities" HM Leader of
"While supporting a plebiscite
on whether Australia should become a republic if he were to win government in
the next election, the Leader of HM Australian Opposition, the Honourable Kevin
Rudd described the issue as "way down my list of priorities" - behind a strong
economy, fairness in the workplace and elsewhere, climate change and a hard line
on national security.
In an interview with Michael Gordon and Michelle Grattan
published in The Age on 14 December 2006, Mr.Rudd said he was "relatively
relaxed" about the idea of a directly elected president of an Australian republic
if that is what the majority of voters want.
On a republic, he said:
"I am not ideologically committed to an appointed presidency. I'm open-minded
on that question. It would be good if we could get to a stage soon where we could
say that one of us was our head of state."
Mr. Rudd is trying to calm the ultra republicans who haunt both sides of parliament.
Perhaps he actually believes that the adoption here of a French style republic
would improve government, notwithstanding the over 20% youth unemployment that
The artful dodgers:
We can only assume that Mr. Rudd is not aware
that the plan for a plebiscite has been proposed by the republicans as a totally
deceitful exercise to avoid showing their hand on what they want to do and to
lock Australians into their hidden plans to concentrate power even more in the
political class. Like Bob Carr's closure of streets in Sydney to force motorists
to use the universally detested cross city tunnel, the plebiscite is designed
to lock Australians into whatever republic and flag the republicans secretly plan
to foist on the nation, whatever the burden this places on present and future
generations of Australians.
The worst thing about this deceit is the demand
that Australians cast a vote of no confidence in one of the world's most successful
constitutional systems, without even being told what secretive plan the republicans
Comment: Needless to say, along
with ACM folk, we also will "fight any attempt to circumvent the Constitution."
David Flint continues: "We will call on our only resource, the more than
50,000 Australians who fought in the referendum, and the majority of Australians
who voted with us in."
LEN THE CLEANER
In 2004, China provided over
68,000 of the 322,000 foreign student enrolments in Australia - an increase of
more than 17 percent over the previous year.
links are also expanding rapidly, with arrivals from China in 2002-03 exceeding
220,000. By 2013, China is expected to be our largest source of foreign tourists,
with visitor numbers predicted to rise to one million.
BRED TO ORDER - BY
The Baby Factory:
Mail (UK) investigation team has uncovered a baby factory in Athens run by
the Albanian and Russian mafias, catering to the demands of wealthy Western women
unable to have children of their own.
It is run with brutal efficiency.
As soon as an order has been placed, a woman is chosen to produce a baby. Only
the beautiful girls are selected to join the production line.
customers will, the owners of the factory know all too well, pay a higher price
for an angelic-looking baby. The blue- eyed ones are particularly prized.
woman is impregnated by mafia racketeers and then looked after, housed, fed and
clothed for the next nine months.
- HOWARD'S WATER GRABTO THE PREMIERS
have sent the following letter to Premier Peter Beattie of Queensland, and Premier
Morris lemma of NSW, Signed: Jeremy Lee.
I do hope you will not permit Messrs Howard and Turnbull to get away
with their outrageous demand that the States refer their constitutional power
over water to Canberra. Such demands are usually made under duress and crisis
propaganda, and aim to get round the Constitution.
1942 the war-time Attorney-General, Dr H.V. Evatt, tried to persuade the States
to hand over a number of powers to Canberra under the pretext of the wartime emergency.
Every State agreed with the exception of Tasmania, where the Upper House, led
by a famous Australian, former Test Cricket captain Joe Darling, told Evatt to
"go home and hold a constitutional referendum under Section 128", which had been
included expressly for such a purpose.
Evatt did NOT want to do. But, because of Tasmania's adamancy, finally had to
hold the "14 Powers Referendum' in 1944. Everywhere, Australians voted "No", with
the biggest vote of all in Tasmania.
about taking such a stand on behalf of the Australian people? Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Lee, Ravensbourne Queensland.
GLOBAL WARMING, Chinchilla News (Qld) 4/1/07:
Sir -I read with interest the letter in 28/12/06 issue of the Chinchilla News
by Gerald Patch, concerning global warming. Temperature extremes are not something
new (it is through these extremes that the experts work out their averages.)
from when I can first remember, that is back in the early 1930s, most of our summers
have been very hot and most of our winters have been very cold. I have a record
kept by one of my uncles when he was still in Victoria. These records range from
1892 to 1907, during that time in December, January and February the temperature
ranged from 106 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit, in Celsius 40 to 46 degrees.
quoting several sections out of a 1907 issue of the Charlton (Victoria) paper
from which Uncle obtained his records (I have the cutting from this paper which
Uncle had pasted in an old exercise book).
Quoting from this record.
Charlton on Tuesday the maximum shade reading at the post office was 107°. On
Wednesday it improved five points, reaching 112° while on Thursday the mercury
was sent up a little higher, the registration being 114°."
further down in this report. "Our neighbours are suffering even worse than we
are as at Swan Hill the heat reached 120°, Horsham 117°. Wycheproof 118°, Donald
116°, Korong 110°, Bort 117°."
down, "The heat has been severe in its effects on animals, particularly horses.
Mr J Coatsworth, Teddywaddy, lost a draught mare, and Mr R Larmour, Shingle Hut,
also lost a draught animal, while it was reported yesterday that three horses
dropped dead while in a team at Barrakee.
the end of this account from the Charlton paper there is a statement of the highest
temperature recordings for the three months stated further up in this letter,
of the 15 years from 1892 to 1907.
always amazes me how these experts on global warming come to their final decisions.
In this country and around the rest of the globe there are many times in summer
when unseasonably cold spells are experienced. These periods should upset the
But as the old saying is: "My mind is made up, so please do not confuse
me with facts".
- - Arthur Hurse, Chinchilla,