May 2008 Thought for the Week:
Rudd sees red: Strewth reporter
of The Australian, "has always been a bit suss about Opposition foreign
affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd," and he now finds Rudd "has been courting
communist governments on the parliamentary floor."
Just recently students
"in an Australian foreign policy lecture at the University of Queensland's
school of politics were given a surprise lecture last week by Rudd on the policy
differences between the two parties. One student asked Rudd what he had whispered
in the ear of the Chinese President when Hu Jintao visited parliament during his
state visit last year." To their surprise, Rudd responded 'I reminded him
that Labor has a close relationship with the President's party, unlike our conservative
- - On Target, 21st May, 2004
LABOR'S BUDGET AND FINANCIAL RECKONING
I can't raise as much enthusiasm for Wayne Swan's first 'Budget'
as do the pro-Labor political pundits. We are led to believe these people are
handing out financial largesse to those 'deserving' Australians out of the goodness
of their bleeding little hearts. Whereas the reality is, the 'money' borrowed
by governments from the Private Money Power to fund their budget-deficit programmes
and expenditures, whilst in political power, IS A DEBT THE NATION - READ THE PEOPLE
- MUST REPAY FOREVER AND A DAY.
you ever asked yourself 'Why is that?' Why do modern governments borrow from private
banks to fund their expenditures? Surely governments, on behalf of the people
of the nation, should have the power to 'monetise' the nation's economic system?
Then to add to the peoples' burden of government financial-debt to the private
banking system, they themselves 'borrow' from the same financial-banking system
- and those debts must also be repaid.
In other words, the Banking System
has gained the power to 'monetise' the nation's goods and services.
the new Treasurer will be 'swanning around' distributing to those he considers
most worthy, and they may feel some sense of tax-relief - for a while.
daily - $126 million of more debt money:
But wait a minute. What about
the daily-injected $126 million of new money that enters the economy? Who will
be responsible for its repayment? Why you will dear taxpayer - who else?
the Reserve Bank figures Naracoorte's Mayor Ken Grundy presented last March in
a letter to a fellow mayor?
"Reserve Bank figures revealed that on average
approximately $126 million of new money entered the economy every day for the
last ten years. It is worth repeating - every day, seven days a week for ten years
$126 million of new money has been injected into the economy."
a little brain power here:
Mentally digest those figures gentle reader:
Do your maths. The nation's debt burden, for just one year, ($126 million by 365
days) grows by a further $45, 990 million. That is the amount of money created
OUT OF NOTHING - AS A DEBT to be paid by, not just this generation, but for many
more generations to come
and the debt, plus the interest charged, keeps growing
It is impossible for a nation
to physically produce enough to pay its way out of this financial DEBT TRAP. Look
at America, the most productive nation in history and yet it is collapsing within
from its financial debt burden.
- and the world - wake up to the fact that the Private Banking System has gained
control over the nation's accounting system (in the form of modern 'money') and
is reaping huge astronomical rewards, for very little effort other than book-keeping
and administration, then the biggest scam in man's history will continue.
Mr. Grundy wrote:
"Today we are frequently told that government does not,
could not or should not influence the (Reserve) Bank. However the Bank's role
is to provide the finance for the nation and if the Government of the day cannot
be involved, it begs the question - to whom is the Reserve Bank Board responsible?
Would we accept the taxation department operating without government influence?
Of course not!
YOU FEEL THE CHILL OF THE COMING ICE AGE?
I am very pleased that the League writers have taken a stand against
the global warming myth. As I write from a little garrison in Melbourne, the rain
falls, the icy cold wind pounds against the windows like the hammer of Thor. Across
the world - the USA, China, Russia - the weather has been worse, bitterly cold.
The Norsemen of old thought that the world began in ice and ended in fire; but
like the greenies, they got the order wrong. If civilisation is going to end,
a better bet, in my opinion, is by ice.
Chapman, geophysicist, astronautical engineer and the first Australian to become
a NASA astronaut, recently put the view that the planet is cooling and that a
new ice age may be around the corner. According to Chapman the global average
temperature on Earth has slowly declined over the last decade even though the
concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased. The Earth cooled
by about 0.7C in 2007. this is the fastest temperature decline on record. Sun
spot activity, indicating the intensity of solar activity is minimal. There could
be another mini-ice age like the one that ended Viking habitation of Greenland,
almost a thousand years ago.
Worse, for most
of the Earth's history Europe and North America were buried under 1.5 kilometres
of ice. There is a brief warm interglacial period lasting 10,000 years - and then
ice once more. An ice age is long overdue and it can happen quickly - in as short
a time as 20 years. This would constitute, in Chapman's opinion "a catastrophe
beyond imagining." But we need to think about it and plan. To do so, I believe,
requires abandoning the myth of global warming.
THE SUICIDE OF THE WEST
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has refused
to back down on his position that there should be greater recognition of Muslim
Sharia law in Britain. Indeed, last February he was given a 45-second standing
ovation at the start of the General Synod meeting by leading Anglicans (International
Express, 19/2/08 p.40).
Williams was chosen
by former PM Tony Blair because Williams supported "new morality" values such
as support for gay and lesbian priests. On British gang warfare, he said that
the youths just joined gangs to "fend off unfriendly adults" - yes, with guns!
(International Express 4/3/08 p.12)
let us not forget the present head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict
XVI. At one time showing some promise, he now pushes the party-line on immigration.
During his flight to the US he told reporters that the US must do "everything
possible to fight
all forms of violence so that immigrants may lead dignified
lives." US immigration policy is already a virtual open door for coloured immigrants
and it is hard to see any "violence" in it, unless free health care, education
and social security benefits is "violence".
some of the mainline Churches' wealth - a vast fortune, sometimes obtained by
means more questionable than any corporation - could be distributed to help these
A British think-tank, Christian Research, has found from survey
projections, regular worshippers in Mosques in England and Wales will outnumber
worshippers to Catholic Churches in 12 years. The Anglican Church, as is well
known, has been in steady decline for many a year. Meanwhile the Left exerts an
enormous amount of energy combating "Islamophobia," while countries like Sweden,
on current trends, will be Islamic in only decades.
this is not "Suicide of the West," then pray tell me, what is it? "Tolerance"
is becoming just another word for "self-annihilation."
Flint's Opinion Column
Now we have another reason for the choice of the 2020
Summit theme, Mao Tse-tung's "Let a hundred flowers bloom..." Not only did they
conjure up a 98:1 vote for some undefined republic, but the Summit's preliminary
report has been changed in a way almost worthy of Minitrue, Big Brother's Ministry
of Truth in Orwell's 1984.
The report originally
"Stage 1: Ending ties with the UK while retaining the Governor-General's
titles and powers for five years. "Stage 2: Identifying new models after extensive
and broad consultation." This opened the Summit to justified ridicule.
the report has been massaged to turn Stage 1 into yet another call for a plebiscite.
The republican movement want a plebiscite for two reasons. First, they don't know
what they want. Second, they are afraid they would lose another referendum.
ties with the UK:
The problem with the original report was the Summiteers
were not talking about ending cricket ties, but constitutional and legal ties.
If there were such ties, it would have meant we are still not really independent.
But we have long been independent. While Lionel Murphy believed this came in 1901,
most experts opt for some time between 1926 and 1942. I am inclined to the view
that we were independent by 1926.
Declaration declared we were already autonomous and equal. This meant that whatever
lingering links we retained with the UK, these could be ended whenever we wished.
In any event with independence, the Australian Crown divided from and became a
constitutional entity separate from the British or Canadian, NZ and other Crowns.
As a consequence, in 1999 a One Nation senator, Heather Hill, lost her seat
in the Senate because of her allegiance to The Queen of the United Kingdom. That
The Queen is also Queen of Australia was found not to be relevant.
44(1) any person "under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence
to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or
privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power" is incapable of sitting
as a senator of member of the House of Representatives.
There was one anomaly after we became independent. Until 1986 state governments
- of all parties - so distrusted Canberra they left it to an increasingly reluctant
British government to advise The Queen in state affairs.
This meant that while
the Australian Crown operated at the federal level, the British Crown still functioned
in the states. In any event beyond doubt that we no longer have even any lingering
constitutional or legal links with the UK.
constitutional links; only a personal union:
All we, Canada, Britain,
New Zealand and other Realms have today is a personal union in which the one Sovereign
wears several crowns. For the benefit of Peter FitzSimons, who warns of a "tedious
lecture " from me, (Sun-Herald 11 May, 2008; see below) a personal union
does not require any supporting constitutional or legal links between the countries
Since it's not the age for duelling, I'm challenging Peter FitzSimons
to a debate on republicanism. Apart from Commonwealth Realms, the best known example
in our history involved the Britain and then the UK with Hanover from 1714 to
So why did the summiteers expose
themselves to ridicule?
So why did the summiteers
decide on "(e)nding ties with the UK while retaining the Governor-General's titles
and powers for five years"? One delegate, a former Hawke government minister now
priest, Fr. Michael Tate, called for a "minimalist referendum that need not be
concerned with methods of appointment; (Ms) Bryce would simply wake up the next
morning as our autonomous head of state." ("Loyalty without royalty," The Australian
17 April, 2008) This is pure fantasy. Without machinery for vice regal appointment
or removal in place, our governments would soon grind to a halt. If a government
were foolish enough to put such a referendum it would be doomed.
comparison the Reverend Professor's Easter call ("Clergyman's republican Easter
Message," 23 March 2008) for Mr. Rudd to hand over the powers of recommending
the appointment of the governor-general to the speaker and senate president seems
only moderately bizarre. However it arose, the preliminary report exposed the
Summit to justified ridicule.
of Truth, Minitrue, changes the record:
House, the University of London, is believed to have inspired George Orwell as
a model for Minitrue, the Ministry of Truth in his celebrated novel, 1984]
vague unconvincing and secretive explanation has now appeared on the site. It
raises more questions than it answers. It says amendments were made on 30 April
"more consistent with... Power Point Slides presented in the final session..."
It claims the decision to do this was made "immediately after the Summit." So
why did it take ten days to change the record? The preliminary report was only
changed when it was realized the original decisions opened the Summit to justified
ridicule. On whose authority we do not know.
decisions bear no resemblance whatsoever with what was released on 20 April 2008.
It now reads: "Introduce an Australian republic via a two-stage process, with
Stage 1 being a plebiscite on the principle that Australia becomes a republic
and severs ties with the Crown and Stage 2 being a referendum on the model of
a republic after extensive and broad consultation."
demonstrates information and media manipulation par excellence, worthy indeed
of 1984. So could we trust them with the Constitution?
Peter FitzSimons' column in the Sun Herald 11 May, 2008:
in having a go at Professor David Flint, convener for Australian Constitutional
Fairytales, is there is just so much material that to do it you have to put another
man on. And so I really try to stop myself. But what can you do? On Wednesday,
the Prof had a tirade in Crikey about some Morgan poll, which he interprets to
mean that a republic won't get up.
"These results," he says, "contrast glaringly
with the 2020 Summit where the governance panel voted 98:1 with one abstention
in favour of republican change." Actually they recommended ending links with the
UK. This was curious for such a gathering. The last links went in 1986."
intellectually embarrassing as it is, as glaring an example of sophistry as you
can imagine, the Prof and his minions maintain having the Queen in Buckingham
Palace sitting atop our constitution is not "a link with the UK." Stand by for
a tedious lecture.
THIS FOR A 'PUT ON'?
by Betty Luks
in mind it has been revealed the online lobby group "Get-Up' has strong links
to the Labor Party and that the Labor Party receives huge donations from 'big
business' as does the Liberal Coalition, that Kevin Rudd 'chafed at the bit' to
sign the United Nations' Kyoto agreement immediately after gaining political power
- and now the following alarmist call from 'Get-Up' was sent out to its email
"Something very troubling is happening
right now in Canberra, as our pollies put the final touches on next week's Budget.
It only became clear to us while delivering your People's Budget Submission -
the halls of Parliament are crawling with lobbyists from the powerful and well-resourced
polluting industries, using their industrial muscle to aggressively argue against
climate change action.
(The halls of Parliament were crawling with lobbyists
in Keating's time - and not only with "lobbyists from the powerful and well-resourced
polluting industries" but with the Private Debt-Money-Power. She (this Private
Debt-Money-Power -Tolkien's Shelob), sits like a Queen above it all, and is legally
protected by legislation that NO political party or individual ever challenges
"We urgently need an active people's movement
to counter the largest and best-funded lobby in Australia" continues Get-Up. "Next
Thursday, the Government will meet with environment groups to discuss climate
change solutions. We want tens of thousands of signatures to bring to the table,
calling for emissions to begin declining by 2010, and be cut in half by 2020.
Nothing less will do.
Will your signature be one of those countering the polluters'
push for short-term profit? www.getup.org.au/campaign/ClimateActionNow/340 All
the polluting industries have combined their resources to trump the will of the
people: coal, aluminium, cement, electricity generators, mining, and many more.
But our politicians work for us - they need to set targets and pass laws that
reduce emissions, not reward polluters.
We are much closer to a crisis tipping
point than previously thought. It's now possible that there will be no Arctic
summer ice by 2013, 90 years earlier than IPCC predictions.
projections being viewed as the minimum changes we can expect, Australia must
adopt a science-based emissions reduction target - and nurture a green economy
with green jobs to get us there. Our economic prosperity and our environment depends
on it, and that depends on our politicians being willing and able to resist the
powerful self-interests of the polluter lobby.
Help swing the debate back
in favour of the people, by signing this urgent petition today, before next week's
There you have it gentle reader:
While it appears that your support of Get-Up's lobbying will benefit 'We
the people', in fact, 'We the people' will be cunningly shepherded into a UN trap
that Labor, the Coalition, the Money Power, Big Business and the UN want.
'We the people' will be encouraged to help implement further the agenda for a
New World Order - including the Carbon Credit scam - and you will honestly believe
you are doing right.
Are we being paranoid
by suspecting the scheme could be intended for an international tax for the upkeep
of a United Nations standing army - to keep us all in 'peaceful order'? Have you
yet heard what governments intend to do with the windfalls from 'carbon credits'?
In the meantime it is imperative that loyal Australians play their part in the
defence of the traditional values. Do you make use of talk-back programs? Do you
request a meeting with your local politician? Do you write to them and to newspapers,
etc? What about the Church leaders? They claim moral leadership, then let them
start giving it!
Of course we must stop polluting
the planet! We have no brief for the cut-throat, ruthless, wasteful world of finance
and big business, and most certainly we agree mankind must stop polluting our
beautiful planet and wasting precious resources - but surely the politicians and
elites are going the wrong way about it.
Where is the evidence Get-Up
is doing anything to challenge the real culprit, the Private Debt-Money Power?
That Power which is above all governments; controlling, directly and indirectly,
all governments. All peoples are in its soul-destroying grip.
the evidence Get-Up intends to tackle that core problem for 'We, the People'?
First correct the core problem - the fraudulent privately-controlled debt-money
system, then there could be a real chance for us and for the rest of the world.
President Ahmadinejad and Kevin
To the Editor of The Australian 15th May 2008:
could not be more wrong in his claim ('Noble action likely to fail,' 15/5) that
the Government's effort to bring the President of Iran before the International
Court of Justice 'is a noble endeavour worthy of every support'.
On the contrary,
it amounts to a gross waste of taxpayers' money to satisfy the fanatical demands
of a small, wealthy and powerful minority within our land - the Jewish lobby.
What is worse, it is a frontal attack on the principle of free speech, something
fundamental to our traditional Australian commonwealth. President Ahmadinejad,
however, defended intellectual freedom by holding the Tehran conference on the
Holocaust in order to allow open discussion of dissident views about that topic,
which are wickedly suppressed in many Western nations to the extent that men and
women of integrity are even in jail for speaking their mind.
If this is the
'Brave New Australia' of Kevin Rudd, the sooner the next election comes the better.
It is also noteworthy that this Government, while paying lip service to the
idea of Australian independence through its campaign for a republic, sees no contradiction
in toadying to international authorities and thus accepting the role of province
in an international order that looks increasingly tyrannous as each year passes.
- - Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
THE EDITOR O.T.
Owen Barfield article: To
the Editor, On Target:
The Owen Barfield article in the
Vol.44 No.10 edition of O.T. (Philology and the Incarnation) gives us a valuable
key to understanding the New Testament. Tremendous stuff!
Yours truly, John
Brett, Highfields Qld.
Idols of the Mind:
To the Editor, On Target:
In as much I worship regularly in
a Church describing itself as 'Christian' which condones little idols called 'money'
transformed from symbols into reality, I realise how much the Christian Church
has failed to put service to God before service to mammon. I believe the first
priority of Social Credit Christians is to obtain agreement with Christian leadership
that worship of money symbols constitutes, as Douglas emphasised, the greatest
of sins against God. I fail to see how we can offer any acceptable excuse to Christ
for our failure. In effect he wants us to become his servant in transforming his
Church from the most inept institution in the exercise of his power on earth into
the most effective. Not to be worshipped, but to fulfil its true role, the servant
of both God and man.
Social Crediters should give more serious thought to
the challenge involved in gaining agreement from Bishops, Priests, and Pastors
with Christ's teaching on how the creation and distribution of the money symbol
should accord with his principle, "whatsoever is right I will give unto you,"
Matthew 20: verses 4 and 7. Unless they follow Christ's path they must remain
servants of mammon, earning the condemnation he offered his opponents: "Is thine
eye evil because mine is good?"
The great failure in liberalism James Reed
points to has its roots in the failure of Christian theologians to see the connection
between the money symbol and "whatsoever is right." Once corrected those "little
idols" would have no control over either Christian politicians or the populace,
as both became recipients of the inestimable gift of "whatsoever is right."
- - Yours in His service, Edward Rock, Cape Paterson Vic.
IN THE PRESS
ANZAC Day - Five
Diggers Joined a Mother at Sydney Cenotaph:
The Editor, The Chronicle,
Richard Wood is correct. (7-5-08) There was far more
than blind loyalty why Australians joined up for the first world war, not least
an income for most for the first time in their lives, doing what the majority
did very well, which was the ability to shoot with a rifle. The event which was
advertised as an "adventure" which with its appalling losses was to traumatise
the nation for a long time.
But it was where Australia and New Zealand stepped
on the world stage to acquit themselves better than any nation before us, or since.
Lest we forget.
The national trauma lasted until 1927 when five diggers returning
from a reunion came across a lone mother laying a wreath on the Cenotaph in Sydney
in the early hours of that morning. From that occasion the dawn service and the
Anzac March tradition grew organically and naturally to reach its present zenith,
long after the survivors and their families have passed away.
Anzac Day is
now embedded in our national psyche, probably forever and the underlying reasons
were aptly described in an article in the Chronicle by journalist James Clark
on 26th April 1996. He finished his article with these words.
in particular, the dawn service, have the ingredients to endure. There is History,
tragedy, colour, pomp, pride, identity and predictability. And most of all, whatever
your philosophical bent, there is soul." There now lies the identity and "Soul"
of our nation.
Yours truly, John Brett, Highfields, Qld.
Blame Game: Letter of the Day,
"The Morning Bulletin" Rockhampton
1st April 2008:
"Its going to take years to put things right!" (after 11 years
of the John Howard led Government). So said incoming Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan.
This statement takes one back to the federal election campaign which followed
the double dissolution which, in turn, followed the first term of the Whitlam
Government. During an address by Mr. Doug Anthony in Rockhampton during that campaign,
Mr.Anthony said: "The previous Government left things in such a mess that we need
another three years to put things right."
Then, as now, breathtaking stuff.
- - Gerald Patch, Toowoomba Qld.