ELECTRICITY SELL-OFF AND IEMMA'S 'AAA'
by Betty Luks
say a week is a long time in politics. Well, for some politicians even two days
can mean the difference between a rooster and a feather duster, as events in politics
in this last week has shown us all.
did NSW Labor sack its own party-members - Premier and Treasurer - but in WA the
Labor government may have received a mortal blow from the wrath of the voters.
Counting of the votes is still continuing in that State.
to Imre Salusinsky in The Weekend Australian (6-7/9/08), storm clouds began
to gather when NSW State Treasurer Michael Costa prematurely, and publicly, foreshadowed
the swinging reforms and public service job cuts he saw as necessary in the aftermath
of the collapse of the electricity sell-off, and all to preserve NSW's AAA credit
rating. OT has reported that 80 per cent of the people did not want further assets
sold off to the money lenders. Of course, there is much blather, blather, blather,
discussion and discussion, about the demise of Iemma and Costa but no explanation
as to why a sovereign State has to borrow money from private money lenders - and
fraudulent ones at that!
At last people 'in
the street' are coming face to face with the fact that the State's prerogative
to create and be responsible for its own financial system has been usurped by
private interests. Throughout history it was the prerogative of the King or Civil
Government to issue its own currency to facilitate the production, exchange and
distribution of its goods and services. Why is it that we now have private money-lenders
(who create the money out of thin air at that!) controlling and benefiting from
the system - at our expense?
In his epistle to the Christians in Rome (13:8-10), St. Paul
exhorts them: Avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual love (Strong's
Concordance: the Greek word meaning: "in a social or moral sense").
All the commandments: don't commit adultery, don't kill, don't steal, don't covet,
and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbour
as yourself, (e.g., mutual love and co-operation). Love is the one thing that
cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.
But! In a modern money economy:
a modern money economy wrote C.H. Douglas in "The Monopoly of Credit": "money,
is the starting point of every action which requires either the co-operation of
the community or the use of its assets. If it be realized that control of its
mechanism gives, to a major extent, control of both personal and organized activity,
it is easy to see that education, publicity and organized Intelligence (in the
sense in which the word "Intelligence" is used in military circles) can be controlled,
first to minimize the likelihood of criticism arising, and should it arise, depriving
it of all the normal facilities for effective action. Finance can, and does, control
policy, and as has been well said by an American writer, Charles Ferguson, control
of credit and control of the news are concentric."
the money system is based on fraudulent practices and does not reflect the real
physical facts, how can any of us live up to the ethical standards called for
by St. Paul ? In today's money economy, one must work in order to receive money
based on a fraudulent foundation, in order to live. And this is but a short step
to that of a modern economist and/or politician who fills the airwaves with such
terms as 'cost benefit analysis, economic viability, productivity, economics of
scale, gross domestic product, blather, blather, blather '.ad infinitum.
Do you imagine Chinese workers produce goods
any faster than Australians when both have the same tools and machines ? Time
and energy are the real laws of cost. The main reason Australians cannot compete
with Chinese produced goods is because the financial system is weighted against
Natural Law of Cost? Why Time and
Energy of Course!
We go to work in order to earn money in order to live.
In the real world, work involves Time and Energy. It could be human time and energy
or it could be power-machine time and energy, etc. But it does not necessarily
have any connection with money. That is quite another system altogether.
the question of morality in the necessity for all to work in an industrialized,
computerized, technology-driven modern economy, it should be noted that the only
means of obtaining something to eat in a money economy is to work to earn money.
Money is the means and by making the means a necessity it is a very short step
to the means of control of the individual. It becomes a government, not in political
terms but in monetary terms. And the control of the monetary system provides the
means of control over lives - that is, if one wishes to eat !
accept blindly that the way to salvation is through the ability to gain value
in the 'Almighty Dollar' at the expense of the people who produce the goods and
services is to deny the existence of any Absolutes and objective truths.
GOVERNOR-GENERAL SWEARS ALLEGIANCE
David Flint's Opinion Column:
In a simple but moving ceremony, our
new Head of State, as The Australian described her, was sworn in on 5 September,
2008 in the Senate Chamber of the Federal Parliament in Canberra. The process
prescribed by the Constitution and by convention has long assured that at the
centre of our constitutional system, our oldest institution continues to provide
leadership beyond politics, and remains an effective check and balance - something
which few countries have achieved.
this Commission from Her Majesty appointing Her Excellency was read:
THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories,
Head of the Commonwealth: To Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, Companion of the Order
of Australia, Greeting:
WE DO, by this Our Commission under Our Sign Manual
and the Great Seal of Australia, appoint you, Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, to be,
during Our pleasure, Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
WE DO authorise, empower and command you to exercise and perform all and singular
the powers and directions contained in the Letters Patent dated 21 August 2008,
relating to the office of Governor-General or in future Letters Patent relating
to that office, according to such instructions as Our Governor-General for the
time being may have received or may in future receive from Us, and according to
such laws as are from time to time in force.
AND WE DO declare that the
powers conferred by this Our Commission include any further powers that may in
future be assigned to the Governor-General in accordance with section 2 of the
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. Given at our Court at Balmoral
Castle on 21 August 2008. By Her Majesty's Command, (Kevin Rudd) Prime Minister
Two Oaths sworn...
Excellency was invited by the Chief Justice of Australia to swear two Oaths on
the Holy Bible.
The first was this Oath
"I, QUENTIN ALICE LOUISE BRYCE, do swear that I will be
faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her
heirs and successors according to law. SO HELP ME GOD! (Quentin Alice Louise Bryce)
Sworn, declared and subscribed by the above
named Quentin Alice Louise Bryce at Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory
before me on 5 September 2008. (Robert French) Chief Justice of Australia"
was followed by the Oath of Office: "I, QUENTIN
ALICE LOUISE BRYCE, do swear that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law, in the office
of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and I will do right to all
manner of people after the laws and usages of the Commonwealth of Australia, without
fear or favour, affection or ill will. SO HELP ME GOD! (Quentin Alice Louise Bryce)
Sworn, declared and subscribed by the above
named Quentin Alice Louise Bryce at Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory
before me on 5 September 2008 (Robert French) Chief Justice of Australia"
Her Excellency then made the following Proclamation, countersigned by the Prime
"WHEREAS Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second has been graciously
pleased by Commission under Her Royal Sign Manual and the Great Seal of Australia
dated 21 August 2008 to appoint me, Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, Companion of the
Order of Australia, to be Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia:
THEREFORE I proclaim that I have this day made the prescribed oath of allegiance
and the prescribed oath of office of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth
of Australia before the Honourable the Chief Justice of Australia, and that I
have assumed that office accordingly.
and sealed with the Great Seal of Australia on 5 September 2008. (Quentin Alice
Louise Bryce) Governor-General By Her Excellency's Command (Kevin Rudd) Prime
A twenty one gun salute announced
that a new Governor-General had been sworn in. As Dr David Phillips, ACM's South
Australian Convener reminded me, such an honour is reserved for The Queen, certain
royalty and Heads of State. The Governor-General is, of course, the Australian
Head of State.
Governor -General speaks.....
The Governor-General then addressed the assembly, during the course of
which she said:
"I want you to know that I take on this role with solemnity,
impartiality, energy, and a profound love for the country we share. I undertake
to do my very best to observe, sustain, and uphold the principles, conventions,
and rule of law that are our foundation....I promise to be alive, open, responsive,
and faithful to the contemporary thinking and working of Australian society. Australians,
you have entrusted a great deal to me. I will honour your trust wholeheartedly."
The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, responded,
in the course of which he commended the continuity which our constitutional system
"We are here today to celebrate two great continuities. A continuity
which exists Aboriginal Australia and the continuity that exists also in our modern
What a pity
he had to spoil this when later eulogising the occasion and the bipartisan support
for the appointment he twice added this rider to a Channel 7 reporter, laughing
: "While we are a constitutional monarchy."
Minister , there is a time and a place for this sort of thing. In the meantime,
one person watching the installation noted that the Prime Minister was seated
on the right of the Governor-General and at the same height during the ceremony,
suggesting equality. This was mitigated to an extent by those sitting with the
Would it not be more appropriate to adopt the seating used
when Parliament assembles to hear the speech from the throne at the opening of
Parliament? There the Prime Minister sits in the body of the chamber.
- something peculiarly English:
Owen Barfield draws the reader's attention
to the important contribution the English have made to foreign languages - the
political words ("History in English Words"):
It is a fact that "modern
meanings of European words such as constitution, represent, vote, or of
Old French words such as address, majority, minority, motion, parliament,
are derived from English, (and) we feel ourselves in the presence, not
so much of something peculiarly English as of something universal which England
has been the means of bringing to earth."
Frenchman produced moral abstract ideas and it was the Englishman who attempted
to clothe those ideas with reality.
GROUP MEMBERS SUE ZIONIST NGO
6 (MNA) -- Members of the Argentine Second Republic Movement (MSRA -- Movimiento
por la Segunda Rep 'blica Argentina) are suing the Delegation of Israeli Associations
in Argentina (DAIA). MSRA members sue Zionist NGO DAIA
Press Communiqu No. 50 (www.m2ra.com) was issued on August 29, 2008 to explain
Following are excerpts of the text of the press communiqu ':
We fight those who wish to silence all public debate on Zionism, a key political
issue for Argentina and of global consequence.
we sued the Zionist NGO DAIA
Adrian Salbuchi, Juan Gabriel Labak and
Enrique Romero filed a criminal lawsuit alleging calumny and slander against the
top officers of the DAIA, in respect of the contents of their "Report on Anti-Semitism
in Argentina - 2006" prepared by the Centro de Estudios Sociales (CES - Social
Studies Center), belonging to the DAIA (Delegaci 'n de Asociaciones Israelitas
Argentinas - Delegation of Israeli Associations in Argentina).
was filed with District Court No. 13, Secretariat No. 80 in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
provisionally presided over by the Honorable Judge Dr. Ra 'l Juan Garc 'a.
their report, the undersigned are insulted and slandered by the above, as they
accuse us of "virulent anti-Semitism" because of our global and national geopolitical
analyses published as press communiqu 's of our group, MSRA and as reports in the
"El Traductor Gr 'fico" bulletin. "Anti-Semitism" constitutes a crime of discrimination
under the Argentine Discrimination Act, Law No 23.592 (i.e., Art. 3 defines "discrimination
against persons or groups on account of their religious beliefs").
Adding insult to injury, the CES gave their report
ample local and international publicity through diverse channels and the media,
also translating it fully into English, and authorizing its publication on the
Internet by the powerful U.S.-based Zionist organization, the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL), a militant Zionist organization founded and operated by the Jewish
Masonic lodge B'nai B'rith, whose top officers recently met with Argentine President
Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Secretary Jorge Taiana in Buenos Aires and told
them to be more outspoken against so-called "anti-Semitism" in Argentina. In addition,
the "Reports on Anti-Semitism" issued every year by the CES/DAIA are used as an
official source of information on our country by the U.S. State Department. All
of this and other actions on their part have caused the plaintiffs severe moral,
professional and economic damage and injury.
As we explain in our lawsuit against DAIA and CES officers,
our analyses and criticisms are aimed solely at the official policies of Israel
and Zionism as a political ideology that supports, promotes, and defends the interests
of that foreign power throughout the world. We solely focus on highlighting the
grossly inhuman nature of those policies that breach basic human rights, their
expansionist plans in the Middle East and their illegitimate interference in the
internal affairs and policies of the Argentine state. All of this forms part of
our work and efforts (as politicians, journalists and international social analysts),
to promote greater public awareness in Argentina of the concrete risks that our
country runs, if we allow the United States, Israel and Zionist lobbies and pressure
groups to move forward with what increasingly appears to be a well-orchestrated
campaign over the Argentine Republic, its territory, foreign policy, natural resources,
national unity and social peace.
exerted by Zionists
The undue pressure exerted by Zionist organizations
over global and domestic public opinion tends to misinform and distort reality
in these key issues, which also puts at risk the very welfare and physical integrity
of Argentina's large Jewish community that for the most part wishes to live in
peace and harmony, as it always has, by unjustly tarnishing them with the violence
emanating from and promoted by the terrorist (entity) of Israel and its unconditional
ally in the Middle East, the United States of America.
We stress that using their enormous financial, media, diplomatic
and political resources at their service, internationally and domestically, these
and other Zionist organizations, lobbies and other (directly or indirectly) pro-Zionist
entities attempt to silence any criticism and balanced analyses of these fundamental
political issues. Zionist activities in different parts of the world today threaten
to drag all of mankind towards new and increasingly violent wars in the Middle
East and elsewhere. Not satisfied with having unleashed genocidal destruction
upon the nations of Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan, they now target
(the) next victims for unilateral military aggression and they clearly also have
in mind the so-called Triple Border Areas (where the Argentine, Paraguayan and
Brazilian borders meet), and where not surprisingly huge fresh water resources
lie (attacking this region was already announced in September 2001 by former top
Pentagon Zionist government officer Douglas Feith, tacitly supported by his bosses
Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush).
In presenting our lawsuit, we asked the Court, amongst other things,
to not only sentence the accused regarding the calumnies and slander perpetrated
against us but, more importantly, to clearly define that criticism against the
official policies of the United States and Israel, and the ideological premises
of Zionism in no way constitute acts of "anti-Semitism" or "anti-Judaism", nor
crimes of discrimination of any sort whatsoever. We also ask that the Court clearly
establish as legal precedent the conceptual differences that clearly exist between
the terms "Anti-Semitism", "Anti-Zionism" and "Anti-Judaism".
We further point
out that the ways in which every manner of distortion is unleashed upon this complex
subject regarding these and other relevant terms nowadays constitute clear examples
of psychological warfare, often assuming the marks of veritable intellectual terrorism,
in that those who perpetrate them try to silence all manner of serious, balanced
and fair public debate on such fundamental political matters. In short, to any
person of goodwill, as well as for all dictionaries of Western languages, we have
Judaism is a
millenarian religion. The Jewish ethnic group is a millenarian social group dispersed
amongst many countries of the world, whose members have specific cultural, social
and religious characteristics, but who nevertheless differ -- often very acutely
-- in their ideological and political stances and opinions.
Zionism is a nationalist and fundamentalist political ideology founded
in the late 19th century that today has grown and integrated into a very powerful
global network of pressure groups, lobbies and organizations of different kinds,
totally aligned with the interests and objectives of Israel.
Amongst the main
organizations forming part of this global network, we find: AIPAC (American Israel
Public Affairs Committee), the American Jewish Congress, the ADL (Anti-Defamation
League), the AJC (American Jewish Committee), the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organizations, and the ZOA (Zionist Organization of America)
(all based in the United States); the World Jewish Congress, World Jewish Committee,
World Zionist Organization, Jewish Agency, and B'nai B'rith (all of which are
multinational entities); and the AMIA (Asociaci 'n Mutual Israelita Argentina),
DAIA (Delegaci 'n de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas) and OSA (Organizaci 'n
Sionista Argentina) (all based in Argentina). Israel is a national political entity
created in 1948, established in a specific geographic location.
all our analyses and critiques -- which are consistent, balanced, well-documented
and referenced -- are centered on the latter two. Signed: Adrian Salbuchi, Enrique
Romero, Juan Gabriel Labak '. Tehran:, 2008/09/06 PA/HG END MNA.