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7 March 2008 Thought for the Week:

"A little while ago certain doctors and other persons permitted by modern law to dictate to their shabbier fellow citizens, sent out an order that all little girls should have their hair cut short. I mean, of course, all little girls whose parents are poor. Many unhealthy habits are common among rich little girls, but it will be long before any doctors interfere forcibly with them…

Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstone of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and scientists must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilisation.

Because a girl should have long hair, she should have clean hair; because she should have clean hair she should not have an unclean home; because she should not have an unclean home, she should have a free and leisured mother; because she should have a free mother, she should not have an usurious landlord; because there should not be an usurious landlord there should be a redistribution of property.
That little urchin with the red-gold hair, she shall not be lopped and lamed and altered; her hair shall not be shorn like a convict's. No! The winds of the world shall be tempered to that lamb unshorn."

- - G.K. Chesterton in "What's Wrong With The World"


FARMING IN AUSTRALIA

by Patrick O'Shea
The ordinary Australian farmer will be pleased to know he is facing extinction. Do you not think so? It is official socialist policy.
And this is in spite of the fact the resilient Australian primary producers collectively grow, every year, enough food and fibre to sustain at least 200 million people on planet earth. The enormous real wealth Australian farmers each year bring into existence is truly astounding.
But our socialist planners are not happy with that abundance being in 'free enterprise' hands - and their policies attest to that fact. After crippling taxation, bank interest and charges and ever-rising costs of production, the farmer's return for effort is a mere pittance.

Come, tell me. Do you not think so? Or is it just fanciful thinking on my part? Have you never asked why the little bloke on his family farm is going out backwards? Australia's farmers are some of the most productive per capita in the world!
But under the present rules, their servitude will not last much longer. Not only are they dying out through grinding overwork and age, not to mention those who have taken their own lives, but steeply rising inflationary costs of production with low returns are gradually finishing them off. Many older ones, worn out from the years of grinding effort, are selling to neighbours, who are in turn deceiving themselves and think by getting bigger they at least will last a little longer.

Communism is Socialism in a hurry
The Soviet Socialist dictator, Joseph Stalin, used more brutal and direct tactics to achieve the same end. He confiscated their harvests and starved the peasant farmers, thereby forcing them off their land and setting up collectivist 'State' farming with slave labour. Stalin didn't have the Fabian Socialists' patience; their plan is to gradually achieve the same objectives by 'other means'.
Not for them free enterprise, nor private property. No family farm is to be tolerated under their tyrannical system. Only, gradually, more and more centralisation and control 'til there is full 'State' control. The poor foot soldiers supporting the so-called Socialist struggle against what they perceive to be Capitalism, can't see they are captives of the same unjust money system that is bent on destroying the ordinary farmer.
This all adds up to a great sub-plot fit for a modern Australian-Greek Tragedy. Tragedies always line up conflicting parties and events to give that action a particular form and meaning. In this case, it is the demise of the family farm in Australia.
You ask, but what of the big corporate investors?
Aren't they aiming to be the new face of agriculture? Yes, they are. The big corporate investor plans to use tax incentives for 'write offs' and tax off-sets and economy of scale to monopolise production and 'the market'.

There you have all the ingredients for this Great Tragedy
On one side are the independent, free enterprise farmers. Family men often with a farming heritage stretching back four or five generations at least. They appreciate the importance of acting as caring custodians of the land with sound farming practices - it is in their genes, in their blood. They know it is the family farm that keeps rural communities going: the schools, the churches, the sports' teams and other cultural activities, the small service industries, the local businesses, etc.
On the other side of this Great Tragedy are the black-caped man-eating ogres, the money men whose financial system is continuously debasing our currency.
All banking power today is centred in the rules and complexities of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF was established during a critical period during World War II by exerting 'strong-arm financial tactics' upon selected nations at the Bretton Woods gathering. At the time the Allies, including Australia, were hard put against Germany and Japan and were coerced into joining the IMF and later the World Bank. Sixty years later, lesser and greater nations, including Great Britain, have now no way of escaping IMF control.

Background to the International Monetary Fund
On 17 May 1944, the Allied Supreme Command tentatively fixed 5 June as D-Day for the invasion of Normandy; this was the most important decision of the war and was a jealously guarded top secret. Nine days after the D-Day decision was taken, and eleven days before the invasion commenced, representatives of many nations, including Australia and New Zealand were invited by the powers in Washington, to attend a conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. What came to be known as the Bretton Woods Agreement set up the international financial structures, which, in time and effect, over-arched and over-ruled the financial sovereignty of the individual nations.


The Chief Architect - Communist Traitor Harry Dexter White
The architect, the author of this Great Plan, was none other than the Communist traitor, Harry Dexter White. According to a report by the Internal Security Subcommittee of the US Senate 30 July, 1953 on "Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments" the former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and referred to as the "chief architect of the International Monetary Fund" Harry Dexter White is listed as a leading member of a Communist spy ring planted in the U.S. Treasury… White, according to the report, was the most useful agent the Soviet had for planting spies in U.S. Government Departments, his recommendations carrying great weight everywhere.**

Central Banking system
All central banks have been badgered to comply with the IMF's stringent guidelines and commands. No matter what particular need we have as a nation, or what the elected Government of the day has promised to do, the IMF is in control of our economy through the financial mechanism.
The IMF, directly, indirectly and even from a distance, controls and directs the destiny of every man, woman and child in this nation.
We are led to believe the Reserve Bank of Australia's concerns are for Australia and Australians. We are led to believe it was set up to 'monitor' our money supply. Other times, when it suits our leaders to say so, we are told the Reserve Bank keeps at arms length to our Federal Government, so as to retain its independence.

Monetary policy out of control
An eminent authority on financial management Dr Frank Shostak has issued a warning: "The Reserve Bank monetary policy is out of control, that means inflation is heading up and interest rates are set to rise." (Weekend Australian April 21-22 2007 p.34)
Dr. Shostak believes the Reserve Bank uses incorrect definitions of inflation. As "Man Financial's" chief economist, the world's largest Investment Fund, one would think he had a good grasp of the fundamentals of finance. His parent company controls US$56 billion of investment funds.

What he is saying is this
Inflation debases our currency. Which means, in effect, the Reserve Bank's policies are inflationary and the debt-issued money brought into existence by the banking system, offers family farmers no long-term assurance under the present financial rules that things will get better.
Can we appeal to our leaders and learned men in power and point out to them our currency woes and money system is flogging everyone to death. We need transparency and accountability in these matters because farmers have to live by the results of Reserve Bank decisions. At this point our money has lost all relevance.

The Great Rural Tragedy is gradually being played out to its final conclusion
The doctrinaire socialists totally support the vicious monetary policies of the IMF and its administrative arm in Australia - the Reserve Bank - against the Australian Family farm.
They patiently await the destruction of the small independent landowners. The Fabian Socialists abhor the idea of private property, therefore support any inflationary financial mechanism that eats away at the supports of private property - and surely one of those supports is a stable and non-inflationary national financial system?

When in Opposition they supported John Howard's Economic Rationalism; it meant all trade barriers protecting our farmers and manufacturers from cheap labour imports were lowered. The policy 'threw them to the wolves' of so-called 'free trade'.
What a Fabian Socialist dream. What a vision. They are to be pitied. By definition "A doctrinaire socialist is an unpractical theorist deposed to carry principles to logical but unworkable extremes."

The Role of the Reserve Bank of Australia
What is, or should be, the role of the Reserve Bank? Where does 'Duty of Care' come into the equation and is there a way we can fight back?
The Charter of the Reserve Bank of Australia states
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is responsible for formulating and implementing monetary policy. The Board's obligation with respect to monetary policy are laid our in the Reserve Bank Act 1959. Section 10 (2) of the Act, which is often referred to as the Bank's 'charter', says:
"It is the duty of the Reserve Bank Board, within the limits of its powers, to ensure that the monetary and banking policy of the Bank is directed to the greatest advantage of the people of Australia and that the powers of the Bank …are exercised in such manner as, in the opinion of the Reserve Bank Board, will best contribute to:
§ the stability of the currency of Australia
§ the maintenance of full employment in Australia; and
§ the economic prosperity and welfare of the people of Australia."

Banks of Issue 'Duty of Care'
We must familiarise ourselves with "Banks of Issue" positions regarding Duty of Care.
"What must be understood is all banks create credit."
"In their licensed charter under Duty of Care a bank must have equal concern regarding their client's position as they do their own interests. Duty of Care is regarded as a moral incumbent, it is set apart from likes and dislikes, or any external compulsion, to a principle which may be abstract in the highest sense."
That simply means that our Federal Government and Reserve Bank need to rethink all deliberations - immediately. Then both Government and Bank must come to terms with what policies are necessary to ensure that our nation's money system works for the benefit of all Australians.
Accountability must apply to our democratically elected parliamentary representatives. For too long they have compromised their position in such matters. For too long they have been partisan in their policies rather than governing for the Common Good - for ALL Australians.
Our shortened farmer's life is too high a price to pay for the rule of such an inane abstraction of debt- financing. It counters and constricts all efforts by all Australians to work towards a better life for themselves and future generations.

** Further essential reading:
"The Bretton Woods Plot" by A.N. Field $8.00 posted;
"The Money Trick," by The Institute of Economic Democracy $13.00 posted;
"The Story of the Commonwealth Bank" by D. J. Amos, $8.00 posted.

All booklets available from Heritage Book Services and Veritas Publishing Co.


MAKING A MONKEY OUT OF US

by James Reed
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle, as the old saying goes. Andrew Symons, the only black in the Australian cricket team, must have been shocked by Indian spinner Harbajan Singh escaping the charge of racially abusing him by calling him "a monkey."
But perhaps he was not, for Symons would know that India provides about 70 per cent of the international cricket revenue from TV rights. With the Indians having a plane chartered ready to take their bats and balls home, it was clear that the racial slur charge had to be dropped.

What if a white Australian had called an Indian cricket hero a "monkey", guess what would have happened then? If Symonds had not been a gentleman and responded in kind, guess what his fate would have been! Professional cricket is finished and should be allowed to die.

It is now essentially a non-white non-English game. India conduct is becoming increasingly aggressive - commensurate with that nation's growing power. Britain at the height of its power never projected this on to the cricket pitch.

Ergo, cricket, the gentleman's game is dead because gentlemen are dead. Let them play among themselves.


TIM : YOU ARE A LEGEND !

by James Reed
There is a movie on at the moment called I Am a Legend. Plot: one of the last guys on Earth, a fantastic black man, saves what is left of the human race. However from speed reading Tim Flannery's "An Explorer's Notebook" and from considering his enormous success from the climate change horror story "The Weather Makers" - surely a better movie would be "Tim's a Legend" (say it with your bush hat on, in a boat up the Murray). Roger McDonald in a recent review of Tim's work (The Australian Literary Review, 6 February 2008) says : "Tim Flannery's rigorous scientific method and his exceptional skill as a writer have made him a cultural landmark."

Well - Flannery is a palaeontologist and authority on New Guinean and Australian mammals. He is not a climatologist and has never claimed to be so, just a scientist concerned with climate issues. Yes, he is a good writer, but there are plenty of other good science writers in Australia.
The media have made him into a climate guru, on the sole basis of one book and conference speeches, etc., but there are thousands of more qualified people with peer-reviewed scientific papers in climatology in our universities. However these shy mousey types are no match for a character like Tim who is colourful and looks great in a bushie hat in a boat. Now if only Tim could wrestle with crocodiles…


PRESSURE ON RUDD TO 'RUSH' REPUBLIC

From David Flint's Opinion Column:
Kevin Rudd has been issued with a "progressive left" challenge to "drastically accelerate the shift to a republic," according to Dennis Shanahan, Political Editor of The Australian 26 February, 2008 ("PM hears long-lost call of the Left.")
In a series of essays edited by Melbourne academic and former Fairfax columnist Robert Manne, a number of apparently self styled "public intellectuals" have directed a series of appeals to the Prime Minister.

Mr. Shanahan makes the point that many of the ideas are not only "politically difficult," some are suicidal. A number are directly opposed to Mr. Rudd's stated position before the election. These public intellectuals are quite brazen. Imagining that his "thinking may be different now that he has succeeded in winning the election," they want Mr. Rudd to open himself up to charges of bad faith, if not broken promises.
A senior research fellow at Sydney University and republican advocate and historian Dr Mark McKenna, urges Mr Rudd to give priority to creating a republic.

Call to abandon head of state argument
Dr. McKenna is one of two prominent republicans who have suggested in recent years that the republicans abandon their campaign that a republic will ensure we have an Australian as Head of State.
I remember making the point in an encounter with Dr. McKenna on the BBC during the referendum campaign that the Governor-General is Head of State. Constitutional monarchists have taken some comfort from these arguments. There can be no doubt that there is a widespread acceptance that the Governor-General is Head of State.

Other proposals to Mr. Rudd are to introduce a charter of rights, a constitutional preamble recognizing indigenous Australians, to do away with 99-year leases on Aboriginal land, overhaul negative gearing , ban any new coal-fired power plant in NSW, limit the first home owners grant, tax the family home, and introduce punitive laws on electricity generation and car emissions.

Call unwelcome; Mr. Rudd owes them nothing
This call from "friends" of the government is unlikely to be welcome. In any event, if such an acceleration of the republican proposal were to occur, rather than the result of a call by friendly public intellectuals, it would be more likely to come from of an internal factional deal either about another totally unrelated agenda, or about positions which are to be filled.

A recent example was when the New South Wales government suddenly revived[i], in the dead of night, a dormant bill to end the politicians' oaths of allegiance to the Sovereign, and in the week before the last Royal Visit.
This puerile insult was most likely the result of some deal whereby a lunatic fringe, who wanted to make a point, had promised support on some unrelated matter. It is hard to believe that the whole government of New South Wales would have acted so shabbily without at least some resulting advantage. But this is how politicians can operate. That is why we don't want the Australian Crown replaced by more politicians.

The Prime Minister would be well advised to ignore this impertinent and foolish call for him to leave himself open to charges of acting in bad faith and breaking promises. Mr. Rudd won the election by his efforts. It was not because of and indeed, it was in spite of, the opinions of a claque of self styled public intellectuals. He owes them nothing.


KEVIN'S QUANTUM OF SOLACE : WILL 07 MORPH INTO 007 ?

by James Reed
There is absolutely no truth in the rumour Kevin Rudd is set to resign and replace Daniel Craig in the 007 Band Series. But in 12 months time he may wish that he had such an offer. After all, he was forced to invite a second indigenous elder to conduct a traditional welcome to parliament after a "tribal rift" erupted over the "Sorry Day" proceedings. (The Australian 8/2/08 p.4).

He should have been like 007 and been sure, inviting an entire army of elders. The opening ceremony could have gone of for days - or weeks - as politicians from both sides of the house, dressed in sack-cloth and ashes, wailed about past mistreatments of the 'Sorry generation'. Yes, sorry is only the beginning.

Although Rudd says that there will be no commitment to provide compensation to the descendants of the 'Sorries', the 1997 "Bringing Them Home" report accepted that loot should be given to descendants, including great grandchildren. And when this is done, the next horizon of guilt money will have to be then reached, and so on and on until Australia's history ends.


KENYAN VIOLENCE THE FUTURE OF MULTICULTURALISM

by Brian Simpson
US envoy for Africa Jendayi Frazer said in late January 2008 that Kenya was experiencing "clear ethnic cleansing" in the Rift Valley region. Members of the Kalenjin ethnic group have attacked members of the Kikuyus ethnic group in the town of Nakunu and in the town of Naivasha, Kikuyus attacked Luos and other ethnic groups.

It is a confusing situation for outsiders to understand. That is why this bleeding nation needs help from an outsider whose heart also 'bleeds' - PM Kevin Rudd. The 'legendary' Lu Kewen, as the Chinese call him, could go to this land and heal everybody's grievances with a hearty round of "sorries". But as far as I am aware, Kevin the Legend has not commented on the Kenyan plight.


THE CRUSADES

by James Reed
The politically correct (pc) guilt-ridden anti-White racist history taught in our schools, typically sees The Crusades as an imperialist and racist war against the gentle, peaceful Muslim world. Endeavour magazine usually has a gem of an article debunking some aspect of the pc world and this latest edition (January/February 2008) has extracts from an interview with Professor Thomas Madden a medieval historian at St. Louis University.
He points out that the Crusades were a response to Muslim aggression and that two-thirds of the Christian world had already been conquered before the Crusades even started. The Crusades were not profitable for people and Crusaders often impoverished themselves by paying for their expeditions.

The Crusades were not colonial adventures because no "Mother Country" funded them. Individuals undertook them. Most importantly "the Crusades did slow the advance of Muslim Empires - namely the Ottoman Empire - into Europe just long enough to allow Europeans to effectively defend themselves.
I have no doubt that had there been no Crusades at all that western Europe would have been conquered by Muslims in much the fashion as south eastern Europe was." Where is the spirit of the Crusades today?


ACADEMICS ARE IMPOSTERS

by James Reed
Those who regularly read my columns/outbursts will appreciate that I loathe academics. They are for me the symbol of treachery and hypocrisy. I take every opportunity to figuratively 'kick them in the teeth' i.e., subject them to a sustained critique. Pass the chardonnay and pot Jaspers!

I almost missed this one
John Gravois "Rise of the Inadequates," The Australian 19 December 2007, p.24. The Higher Education section of this paper supplies much material for a sceptic of the universities such as J. Gravois reports on. The impostor phenomena: up to 70 per cent of academics feel like impostors. What! Only 70 per cent own up to what we, outside the ivory towers know is true. They are all impostors and hollow men and women.

The academics have not only ignored the great challenge of the meaning of life - as Anthony Kroman argues in "Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life" but they have given up on producing truly in depth critiques of our society, especially the banking and financial sector.
Most academics are useless feeders and many, like disease organisms, are generally harmful to the body-social.

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