2008 Thought for the Week:
Recently an expert
in the field of government finance was asked: "Why is it necessary for the
U.S. to pay interest on money it borrows from itself?" He faltered and said
with a smile: "Oh, that's high finance: who knows?"
It would seem
that the eight billion dollars a year interest (50 years ago!...ed) that Americans
pay on their public debt for the subsidy of the banking business would cause each
individual concerned to assure himself of his constitutional privilege by holding
every member of congress responsible for the legal and correct issuance of money.
statement "All men have the right to be born free of debt" recalls Benjamin
Franklin's exhortation to congress not to let any bankers in the government. If
you do, he said, "your grandchildren will curse you."
Christ's wrath at those who would make one of these little ones stumble is directed
at the immorality of a child inheriting the millstone of debt-slavery.
- - Chester Naramor, of Streator, Illinois, U.S.A. "The New Times"
BATTLE TO SAVE THE POLISH COUNTRYSIDE
Last week Patrick O'Shea
explained to our readers just how Australia's independent farmers are being squeezed
out of existence with the intention of replacing them with Corporate Farming.
Corporate Farming is Big Business in league with Big Government with the ultimate
goal of centralising all control in the hands of the one system that pulls all
the strings behind these puppets - Big Finance. The push for Corporate Farming
can be seen happening in all nations - when one's blinkers are removed; i.e.,
those who have 'eyes to see'. That is why it was not surprising to read the following
portion of a report from the online group Institute for Science in Society. https://www.i-sis.org.uk
about the same sort of push in Poland through the EU. Of course Poland is not
as far down the track as us.
"Julian Rose exposes the scandal
of EU's deliberate policy to get rid of family farms for the benefit of the corporations
and gives a personal account of his battle with the GMO dragon that threatens
to devastate rural Poland. Poland's peasant farmers are the true trustees of its
Huge biodiversity of countryside:
"We can surely identify with his concern. 'The weak position of freedom'
is evident throughout our increasingly pacified Orwellian society, and has recently
come to undermine the long-standing traditions of the Polish countryside, particularly
the independence of the peasant and family farms, and the huge biodiversity of
the Polish countryside of which they are the prime trustees
The Country was
preparing itself, or more correctly, being prepared for entry into the European
Union. Opinions were strongly divided concerning the merits of such an action
and those most against included the farmers
Through the auspices of a senior civil
servant in Warsaw, Jadwiga and I were able to address a meeting with the Brussels-based
committee responsible for negotiating Poland's agricultural terms of entry into
the EU. It proved to be an ominous foretaste of things to come.
first thing that struck us was the fact that out of the twelve people sitting
in the room at the European Commission, not one was Polish. I explained to the
attendant body that in a Country where 22 percent of the working population are
involved in agriculture, and the majority on small farms, it would not be a good
idea to follow the same regime as had been operated in the UK and other EU member
countries, in which 'restructuring' agriculture had involved throwing the best
farmers off the land and amalgamating their farms into large scale monocultural
operations designed to supply the predatory supermarket chains. You could have
heard a pin drop.
The dangling carrot:
After clearing her throat and leaning slowly forward, the chair-lady said:
"I don't think you understand what EU policy is. Our objective is to ensure that
farmers receive the same salary parity as white-collar workers in the cities.
The only way to achieve this is by restructuring and modernising old fashioned
Polish farms to enable them to compete with other countries' agricultural economies
and the global market. To do this it will be necessary to shift around one million
farmers off the land and encourage them to take city and service industry jobs
to improve their economic position. The remaining farms will be made competitive
with their counterparts in western Europe."
communists failed to quell the small Polish peasant farmers into submission during
their period of occupation, which left the Country with a rich, if rather confusing,
legacy of approximately one and a half million small-scale family farms (average
size 18 acres) dotted around the Polish Provinces, but particularly prevalent
in the south and east.
by James Reed
John Lee, a visiting
Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies has written a very interesting book
entitled "Will China Fall?" Lee puts his finger right on the great structural/political
weakness of China : it has a capitalist economy burning like a Californian bush
fire, but it is ruled by a communist totalitarian regime. The growth of the economy
requires economic freedom, but this increasingly challenges the legitimacy of
the totalitarian communist State.
for example, an increasing loss of fiscal, administrative and legislative power
for the ruling communist elite. This is threatening for them of course. And the
taste of economic freedom is breeding unrest and discontentment. Social unrest
is on the rise.
There is a growing unrest
of China's poor against the newly rich capitalist class. Millions of unemployed
- about the population of Australia - migrate around China in search of work.
Then there are massive environmental problems which mindless economic growth produces.
A great showdown looms large in the future and the world will shake as another
MONEY AND MURDER
by James Reed
men my age, I have neglected my health, probably until it is too late. Out of
ignorance, I suppose, I had something of a faith that modern medical science would
keep me going. But recently I have been slowly catching up in the 'critique of
medicine' genre and have just read a revealing book by Maria Angell M.D. "The
Truth About the Drug Companies" (2004). This book is a real eye-opener that is
so jam-packed with horror stories that I don't know where to start reviewing it.
Well here goes. In a nutshell, the pharmaceutical
industry is a "marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit" and it uses
its "wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way."
Angell documents this in detail : how leading medical journals have become increasingly
sponsored by drug companies. These companies then begin to exercise control over
medical research so that their drugs 'look good'. So much for scientific objectivity.
Searching through the internet I have found
a lot of material about the way the drug industry has influenced doctors and medical
treatment. There are articles of concern by leading doctors, in journals less
influenced by the drug money. I have learnt that iatrogenesis - doctor caused
disease - is a major source of illness and death.
Thus, as with everything,
it is necessary not to be apathetic and ignorant about one's health as I once
was. My last new year's resolution was to take my health into my own hands and
make informed decisions. This will involve doing a bit of research and reading
- but then, there is no freedom without sweat and swotting.
James is one of the 'younger' generation. Had he been associated
with the League earlier he would have known the League has promoted organic gardening
and farming, a healthy life-style and good food for as many years as it has been
in existence. Many of the founders and early supporters of the League were also
members of such groups as the Soil Association.
Why one of its longest serving
members was Horton Davies who came back from WW 2 and set up an alternative health
company. Then there was Lady Phyllis Cilento ('Medical Mother' who promoted the
use of Vitamin E) who in in a personal letter to the League's founding national
director Eric Butler, wrote that she prayed every day for the work of the League.
RUDD'S PUSH FOR
by James Reed
did 'insist' that a republican referendum was not a 'top priority' while working
away like a busy beaver to bring it all about. The appointment of Quentin Bryce
is just such an example. Bryce, we now all know, is a woman and this she did not
stop telling us that after 107 years this is "a great day for Australian women."
I don't see the connection, what has being a woman, a man, black, white or even
gay, have to do with the position? Someone who immediately thinks "minority-talk"
I think is a problem.
But of course Bryce,
the Queensland Governor, former lawyer, human rights advocate and Federal sex
discrimination commissioner has almost every politically correct quality, bar
race. Couldn't Kevin have found an Asian or Black woman instead to make his performance
on the international stage even more cosmopolitan?
an advocate for women = professional feminist, had once insisted on having the
Queensland Governor's residence gardens torn up so pink and purple flowers could
be planted for International Women's Day! (The Australian 14/4/08 p.1) Paul Keating,
after Mabo had Sir William Deane and Kevin Rudd now has Quentin Bryce. A republican
Consistent with Rudd's arrogant style
of doing things (but always with a Jimmy Carter grin) as we now know, before meeting
the Queen at Windsor Castle declared that he was a "life-long republican" and
that "in the course of the year ahead, you will have an accelerating debate about
Our ruling elites like the word "debate". It means "no debate";
we are going to turn up the heat on the republic. Indeed the full-scale battle
is now on.
THE BUSH 'AFRICAN'
by Brian Simpson
Victorian police have urged the department of Immigration to settle Sudanese families
in country towns rather than Melbourne as young African men are turning to street
crime. The Chief Commissioner "was attempting to play down the problem" (The
Australian 25/3/08). Senior police have not, following an escalation of Sudanese
Apparently the elites agree
with this move for there has been no cries of 'racism'. The thought is that it
is easier to avoid drugs and alcohol in country towns. Haven't they learnt anything
about the crisis facing Aboriginal communities?
The answer given by former
immigration minister Kevin Andrews, to cut back the African refugee intake, was
a small step in the right direction.
But of course with Kevin Rudd now at
the helm of the ship of state that would never do. As with the Vietnamese it is
necessary to create massive enclaves of these people. That is the multicultural
way. It makes the elites, the academics, lawyers, etc., 'feel good' while driving
their four-wheel drives. But it really only helps a small number of Africans.
A breakdown in social cohesion is a big price to pay to make an elite new class
of trendoids 'feel happy'.
If we had the power
to look into the future would we see horrific scenes of brutal murder by pouring
volatile fuel over the victim and setting him alight - just as is happening in
South Africa at this time?
GHASTLY AFRICAN SOLUTION TO 'FOREIGNERS'
following email from South Africa came with pictures attached. The pictures are
of South African blacks burning alive a 'foreign' black man. Blacks from Zimbabwe
are fleeing to South Africa and setting up informal settlements. The 'crimes'
of the foreigners? They are not wanted.
The African solution is to go on a
rampage throughout the informal settlement and murder and loot the unwelcome 'squatters'.
The photograph of the man being burned alive was taken at the Ramaphosa informal
settlement east of Johannesburg.
"This is awful, a sad reality of a 'democratic' South Africa.
Xenophobia is the new Apartheid, on a more violent and seemingly more virulent
scale. South Africans need to be aware, that this is not going to stop at the
killing of "foreigners", this is a war that has been meticulously planned, baffling
the police as there is no source of so-called intelligence or information to be
leaked to them.
The history of the African
Continent should be enough proof that our nation is now in serious trouble. The
world needs to know, that Africa can never be ruled by the African version of
"democracy". Look at DRC, Kenya, Zimbabwe etc. Even the SA "President in Waiting"
advocates rule by means of a machine gun!!! - that is African Democracy, kill
or be killed.
Unless the South African Government
does something drastic - we are going to experience atrocities on a scale never
witnessed before, because the fighters in this war have absolutely nothing to
lose, as they do not have anything! We are in trouble folks!"
and other details withheld for his safety reasons. From O.C. South Africa.)
OOPS ! AL GORE'S 'INCONVENIENT' LIES?
doubt about it, modern technology is proving to be of great service to 'the little
man'. No longer does the elite have centralised control of the world's media for
their use as a propaganda machine. The following is one important example. For
those readers who have access to the Internet, you are encouraged to visit:
and judge for your self - did Al Gore use false computer-generated film clips
in the 'schlockumentary' "An Inconvenient Truth" in order to generate 'global
It was revealed by the US
ABC News that one of the famous shots of supposed Antarctic ice shelves in the
film was actually a computer-generated image from the 2004 science fiction blockbuster
"The Day After Tomorrow." [audio available here]
Adding delicious insult to injury, this was presented
by one of ABC's foremost global warming alarmists Sam Champion during Friday's
"20/20": Subject: AGW: Gore used footage from the film 'The Day after tomorrow'
in his film 'An Inconvenient Truth'!!!
Look up the video clip for yourself
- and read the article! Gore used footage from the film 'The Day after tomorrow'
in his film 'An Inconvenient Truth' - the ice shelves were computer generated!
The transcript follows - but seeing the ABC item with comparison of footage
of the two films is startling!
Gore Used Fictional
Video to Illustrate 'Inconvenient Truth' Noel Sheppard
| April 22, 2008 - 09:53 ET San Champion
(Voiceover) Al Gore's 2006 documentary, 'An Inconvenient Truth,"
makes the same point with actual video of ice shelves calving. Which shots have
AL GORE (Former United States Vice President): And if you were
flying over it in a helicopter, you'd see it's 700 feet tall. They are so majestic.
SAM CHAMPION (ABC NEWS): (Voiceover) Wait a minute, that shot looks just like
the one in the opening credits of "The Day After Tomorrow."
(Visual Effects Supervisor): Yeah, that's, that's our shot. That's a fully computer
generated shot. There's nothing real in there.
SAM CHAMPION (ABC NEWS): (Voiceover)
Audiences expect Hollywood to twist fact into fiction. But Gore's documentary
does the opposite, using a fake shot to make a real point, that ice shelves are
disappearing, and vanishing ice means global warming.
tried to get a comment from Gore concerning the matter, but none was forthcoming.
ALL IS NOT WELL
IN THEM THERE GM COTTON FIELDS
Modified industry has been ailing at least as far back as 2005, but kept alive
by an aggressive campaign of disinformation. GM Watch (www.gmwatch.org) brings
you the latest GM failures 2007-2008
cotton debacle in India
GM cotton has been failing in India and elsewhere
for years (Broken Promises, SiS 22), escalating the epidemic of farmers' suicides
(Stem Farmers' Suicides with Organic Farming, SiS 32). Unfortunately, the Indian
government has allowed the commercial planting to continue with drastic consequences.
BT cotton failed in Vidarbha
study on the introduction of Bt cotton in India's cotton-growing belt of Vidarbha
revealed that it failed in the region. Suman Sahai, director of Gene Campaign,
which conducted the study, said that despite knowing that Bt cotton would not
work in rain-fed areas, the state government introduced it. The high input costs
of Bt cotton increased indebtedness, and the study showed that 70 per cent of
small farmers lost their landholdings as collateral for loans that they could
never repay. The study also showed that farmers who adopted Bt cotton had a net
lower income than non-Bt cotton farmers. Seed dealers had promised farmers that
they would get 12-15 quintals per acre when the actual yields were 3-5 quintals.
In February 2007, five districts of Vidarbha where Bt cotton was widely adopted
reported nearly 1,500 farmers committing suicide in the previous 20 months.
livestock deaths from grazing Bt cotton
With reports of deaths of livestock
that had grazed on Bt cotton in 2006 still fresh (Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing
on Bt Cotton, SiS 30), more deaths and illnesses in sheep and goats were seen
in the early months of 2007. Symptoms included bloating of the stomach, black
patches on the intestines, lung congestion, green and red mucus flow from nostrils,
reddish urine, sneezing, and skin allergies. Women cotton pickers also reported
skin allergies, another problem with Bt cotton reported widely in 2006.
a follow-up: Deadly gift from Monsanto to India:
To follow up on articles,
Organic Cotton Beats Bt Cotton in India (SiS 27) and Message from Andra Predesh:
to organic cotton & avoid the Bt cotton trap (SiS 29), I enclose photographs of
mealy bugs infested cotton plants in the demonstration plots of different seed
companies in Vidarbha: Ganga Kavari, Paras Bbhrahma, and Banny.
of the plots have the Bollgard label. These mealy bugs have never been in our
region on any plants before Bt cotton was introduced. I learned about the devastation
of cotton in China two years ago. This alerted me to photograph and video the
demonstration plots regularly. So, anybody can say with confidence now that the
mealy bug has entered Vidarbha cotton fields through the Bt cottonseed.
when the cotton plants have died, the mealy bug is shifting to nearby plants.
By mid June, farmers will go for the new cotton crop or plant another crop. But
before that, the bug will have multiplied like any thing. It has shifted to Congress
weed nearby, and many other weeds and plants in gardens.
At the same time
I am studying the sudden death of plants. The new generation cotton seeds, called
'Research Hybrid seeds'; are all male sterile. In short, they are terminator seeds;
and proven by the high-level government committee in 1993. I have the report of
it. The breeder then published an article advising farmers that they should not
use the F2 seeds of such hybrids, as the plants coming out of them are 100 percent
sterile. Your article, Killing Fields Near You (ISIS News7/8) confirmed this for
I am an organic farmer residing at Yavatmal in the state of Maharashtra.
Our organisation, Vidarbha Organic Farmers Association, has been propagating organic
farming since 1994.
We have been helped a lot by Dr Vandana Shiva. She
was the first person to tell us about terminators. Right now, we are working for
her organisation Navdanya.
- - Ram Kalaspurkar, organic farmer, Vidarbha
Organic Farmers Association, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Human Rights Thought Police:
I have just read "Misreading John Stuart
Mill" in Canada's National Post by Mark Milke and sent the following letter
"I wish to commend you for its content
and for the sound ethical instincts which appear to have motivated you to expend
the effort to produce this commentary. Those who wish to suppress the right of
others to express their views and opinions seem to make one fatal error. They
seem to think that positions of "authority"" within the State apparatus are infallible
in wisdom, intelligence and morality--that is that they are infallible because
Divine. Personally, I think that this is an outrageous impersonation deriving
from a monstrous conceit and, if we are to speak in theological terms, the ultimate
sacrilege. When any mere mortal can justify a claim that he is God, then perhaps
we can bow down his dictates and repressions. I think this will be a long time
coming! (Forever, if reality is permitted to reign!).
hope is that persons such as yourself and others who have taken up the cause for
freedom of expression will persist until these pharisaic Bolshevik "peoples courts"
are disbanded and we can return to our historic protections under the common law--in
a free society where "all things will be known" and we can look forward in the
hope and belief the "the Truth will make you free," as opposed to an intellectual
and moral frozen hell imposed upon society by a few megalomaniacal elitists who
seek to garner all power to themselves. (in a legalistic tyranny where in their
kangaroo courts "truth is no defense" for the accused!)
your interest, I attach a file which contains relevant material on this whole
question of Canadian Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals and their role in
suppressing the natural and legitimate rights of the citizens to formulate and
promulgate opinions and beliefs without so depriving any other persons of the
same right. We are not as a society, and civilization, demonstrating such perfect
intelligence and universal success that we can afford to suppress circulation
of creative thought.
Only by having an opportunity
to compare within a milieu of diverse ideas can we learn and become increasingly
adept as individuals at separating the valid from the invalid. Only in such a
manner can we grow intellectually and morally. As I have said before, if law is
to be applied in the area of freedom of speech, surely it should apply to those
who would conspire to deprive their fellow citizens of it. I assume you will have
read Jonathan Kay's article of March 28 published in the National.
- Yours sincerely, Wally Klinck, Canada.
Read the full article at: https://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=448154
Faith and revelation:
changed the world because of its revelation, not its "faith". The under-girding
revelation was that all power and authority arose from within the individual,
not external to the individual, as all other religions believed then, and as most
Unless there has been a new recent discovery, all doctrine and philosophy
arises from one or the other of these beliefs, which then becomes a Faith.
tragedy is that so-called Christian faiths have abandoned this revelation, creating
the vacuum that is being filled by the religions whose adherents believe all power
and authority arises external to the individual, exactly where we were before
the Christian revelation.
The Spirit is either Incarnate, or still wandering
around at random in space.
- - -John Brett, Highfields, Qld. May 2008.