14 May 2010 Thought
for the Week:
"...[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. this system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations....
"It must not be felt that these heads of the world's chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called 'international' or 'merchant' bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks.These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks.
"This dominance of investment bankers was based on their control over the flows of credit and investment funds in their own countries and throughout the world. They could dominate the financial and industrial systems of their own countries by their influence over the flow of current funds though bank loans, the discount rate, and the re-discounting of commercial debts; they could dominate governments by their own control over current government loans and the play of the international exchanges.
"Almost all of this power was exercised by the personal influence and prestige of men who had demonstrated their ability in the past to bring off successful financial coupes, to keep their word, to remain cool in a crisis, and to share their winning opportunities with their associates."
- - “Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time” by Professor Carrol Quigley, 1966. [Available from Heritage Book Services for $75.00 plus postage.]
"I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in the bookstore and read until closing time. I then bought the book and went home where I read almost all night. For the next twenty-five years I travelled throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East following one lead after another to determine if the incredible words of the professor were really true.
While serving as the Editor of a scholarly journal on international affairs, Director of the Centre for Global Studies and foreign policy advisor for a key U.S. Senator in Washington, D. C., I conducted over 1000 interviews with influential world leaders, government officials, military generals, intelligence officers, scholars and businessmen, including corporate CEOs and prominent international bankers and investment bankers. I went through over 25,000 books and over 50,000 documents. I learned for myself that the professor was telling the truth."
- - Michael L. Chadwick wrote in an introduction to “Tragedy and Hope”
AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER OF HUGE PROPORTIONS ?
by Betty Luks
We all know about the oil gush in the Gulf of Mexico now – the mainline media earlier referred it as a ‘spill’, but gush it is. Be that as it may, I am sure we will be kept ‘informed’ - that is, we will be fed what ‘our masters of the universe’ want us to know. The oil is gushing from BP's sunken Deepwater Horizon rig and could reach 50,000 barrels a day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Earlier estimates had put the leak at 5,000 barrels a day.
Gradually, the public was to learn the real facts:
“BP desperate as oil slick reaches US coast” : “Oil spill is worse than we thought, BP admits” : “At the current estimated rate of leakage, it would take less than eight weeks for the huge spill to surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster” : “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that deteriorating conditions on the sea bed could result in a flow of 50,000 barrels a day, sufficient to produce one of America’s worst ecological disasters” : “Experts and officials said that their greatest fear was that a disintegration of pipes close to the rig could produce an “unchecked gusher” that would ravage America’s southern coastline” and so the headlines go on and on.
Time Magazine finally explained to its readers that the disaster in the Gulf shouldn't be called an "oil spill": “It may be time to stop referring to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil spill. A spill sounds like something temporary, a glass of milk overturned, which empties and then can be cleaned up. But what is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, not far from the sensitive shorelines of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, isn't a spill. It's an unchecked gush of crude oil from beneath the bottom of the ocean into the water — and no one can say for sure when it will finally stop.”
Now we’re getting closer to the truth: “…an unchecked gush from beneath the bottom of the ocean…”
The Editor of RadicalPress.com has more to say on the catastrophe: The Oil Mess, 1/5/2010:-
Thanks to Lifeforce (firstname.lastname@example.org) for sending this commentary along. Whether or not the information contained in this post is 100% correct it does pose some very serious questions that many people should be very concerned about.” The editor continues: this “came from peoplenomics.com but you have to be a member to access it. Here is the gist of it: 12 days into the oil rig 'accident' events continue to evolve and weather is slowing down efforts to contain things, we have two interesting items to report that are not in the MSM yet...OK, three then.
1. While there are many reports on the 'net that the rig disaster was an attack by a North Korean mini-sub, and other such fanciful things, we have heard that a supply ship arrived just before the explosions and it was reported to be 'manned by all new people, nobody aboard was from the 'usual supply crew'. This purported industry source continues: there were a total of 14 explosions and these could have been cutting charges. Moreover, the shut off valve below the surface (5000 feet down) on the seabed is not longer controllable. Still, lots of disinfo and speculation scampering around the netosphere. While this is bad, it gets worse.
2. A reader who is an engineer of considerable experience says watch this one evolve carefully because it is destined to continue to grow and he shares this long (but worthy) explanation why:
"Heard your mention of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and you (and most everyone else except maybe George Noory) are totally missing the boat on how big and bad of a disaster this is. First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week! I'm an engineer with 25 years of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines. Maybe that's why this mess is so clear to me.
Deep Oil – 30,000 feet into crust of the earth:
First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.
When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole some 5,000 feet under the ocean...’ ”
If the situation is as bad as the writer (above) believes it to be, there is no way our masters of the universe will be able to ‘smother the truth’ for long – but more importantly, we have to ask - will we all have to live with consequences not yet considered?
The Russian-Ukrainian theory of deep, abiotic origins of petroleum:
But let’s look a little closer still at the disclosure that BP’s is a “‘deep oil’ drilling 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth”. I have in front of me an article I saved many years ago revealing what the oil industry has known for many a year - there is no shortage of ‘fossil fuel’ oil – in fact, according to the article, neither is crude oil a ‘fossil fuel’. How does this revelation tie in with the ‘climate change’ scare and carbon taxes, carbon trading, carbon currencies, etc? How much are you now paying for your litre of ‘rare fossil fuel’ petroleum – and how much do our masters of the universe intend you should pay?
I am not inferring that we should waste the planet’s resources. But I am referring to the exposure of what appears to be yet another Ponzi scam from and by the continually lying, treacherous, political, financial and business ‘leaders’ of this corrupted western world in which we live.
The following quotes are taken from an article first published in the UK in1996 and republished in Russia in 1997, J. F. Kenney, of the Joint Institute of the Physics of the Earth Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
Gas Resources Corporation, Houston wrote of
“Considerations about recent predictions of impending shortages of petroleum from the perspective
of modern petroleum science”:-
For almost a century, various predictions have been made that the human race is
imminently going to run out of available petroleum. The passing of time has proven all those predictions to have been utterly wrong. It is pointed out here how all such predictions have depended fundamentally
upon an archaic hypothesis from the 18th century that petroleum somehow (miraculously) evolves from
biological detritus, and is accordingly limited in abundance. That hypothesis has been replaced during the past forty years by the modern Russian-Ukrainian theory of
deep, abiotic petroleum origins which has established that petroleum is a primordial material erupted from
Academician Professor Vladimir B. Porfir'yev, senior petroleum exploration geologist for the U.S.S.R., at
the All-Union Conference on Petroleum and Petroleum Geology, Moscow, wrote in 1956:
"The overwhelming preponderance of geological evidence compels the conclusion that crude oil and
natural petroleum gas have no intrinsic connection with biological matter originating near the surface of
the Earth. They are primordial materials which have been erupted from great depths."
“Animal Farm” by George Orwell $11.00 plus postage : “America’s Secret Establishment” by Antony Sutton $30.00 plus postage : “Anglo-American Establishment” by Carrol Quigley $25.00 plus postage : “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins $45.00 plus postage .
WHAT YOU GET IN A TRADE IN SOMETHING INVISIBLE
Further to the trading rorts from Andrew Bolt’s Blog – Tuesday, May 04, 10 (09:48 am)
“And to think Kevin Rudd wants this eminently rortable system here: U.K. officials arrested 22 people as part of the biggest European crackdown on tax fraud related to emissions trading since carbon permits were first issued in 2005…
German prosecutors and tax investigators on the same day searched Deutsche Bank AG, HVB Group and RWE AG as part of raids on 230 offices and homes. Carbon prices rose as regulators moved to weed out what was the carbon market’s most-rampant form of fraud, tainting about 7 percent of trades in last year’s $125 billion market, according to estimates from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
(Andrew acknowledges - Thanks to many readers.)
Carbon Footprint: View Mr. Al Gore’s ‘carbon footprint’. Of course he wants to limit yours! http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/05/exclusive-estimate-carbon-footprint-of.html
THE POPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE: MORE MEDIA ABUSE
by Peter Ewer
The media and “new atheists” have been roasting the Pope over child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitzhens and humans rights lawer Geoffrey Robertson want the Pope to be put on trial and are working on a legal strategy to do so. But it is all just propaganda as contrary to this trio, the Pope has sovereign immunity under international Law and would be immune to Robertson’s “hypothetical” suit. Still – it makes good press coverage for the media hungry.
Bishop Giacomo Babini has blamed the Jews for the attacks on the Pope (Times Online, April 12, 2010). Although he officially denied it, interviewer Bruno Volpe said that he did say this and threatened to release the tapes. Bishop Babini apparently said that Jews “do not want the Church, they are its natural enemies.” And: “Deep down, historically speaking, the Jews are deicides [God’s killers].” He also claimed that Hitler was “not just mad” but exploiting German anger over Jewish excess. Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee said that Bishop Babini was using “slanderous stereotypes, which sadly evoke the worst Christian and Nazi propaganda prior to World War II.”
THE POLITICALLY CORRECT ATTACK ON ANZAC DAY
by James Reed
Yes, we know that there were some non-Anglo and coloured soldiers in World War I and II. But what one sees, predominantly at an ANZAC Day parade are the faces of Anglo-Australia. It was predominantly Anglo-Australians who fought and died for this country, which is being taken away from them.
This explains the angst from the liberal-left and professional ethnics who want ANZAC Day to be either abolished or multiculturalised and “feminism-ised.”
Thus, all the more reason to fight. The left/ethnics have made ANZAC Day part of the cultural wars. Put that down as yet another battle to face, diggers!
THE UN AND THE RIGHTS OF PAEDOPHILES
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
The UN human rights committee has held, given a complaint from a NSW convicted paedophile, that the detention of sex offenders for rehabilitation constitutes a second penalty for the same offence and thus violates their human rights! Yes, as detailed in political prisoner Ernest Zundel’s book ‘Setting the Record Straight’ Canadian law allows Federal Court judges to listen to secret witnesses, secret evidence of complaints, with no examination by those accused of “racial hatred” – but the UN will not move to protect those rights!
As for the claim that detention for rehabilitation constitutes a second penalty for the same crime, this is absurd. These child sex abusers need to be rehabilitated before being let loose again on the community. Either rehabilitation is not a penalty or if it is, then fuse rehabilitation into the original penalty. The UN’s claims therefore collapse.
We need to ask how a human rights committee could have reached such a shocking decision: what about the human rights of the children – the victims?
Further reading on Political Democracy - Senator Murphy’s Human Rights Bill
JEW V JEW: DERSHOWITZ V GOLDSTONE
Lawyer and Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz has said that Richard Goldstone, the author of the UN report which accuses Israel of Gaza War crimes, is a traitor to the Jewish people. According to the professor “The Goldstone report is a defamation written by an evil, evil man.” He went on to say that he can’t fathom how a Jew could have written the report and compared it to a Jew writing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
However former minister Shulamit Aloni said that Dershowitz was wrong to see Goldstone as a traitor: “Dershowitz’s statements border on hate. Goldstone is a Zionist Jew who was simply doing his job”. The Jewish source www.hadretz.com (7/2/2010) reports Aloni saying that “Dershowitz is a despicable man who opposes the left and supports the settlers” and: “we cannot ignore the fact that we did violate international law - the IDF used phosphorous and bombed schools and hospitals”.
Looks like there will be more of this: Israeli PM Netanyahu has told the US President Barack Hussein Obama, that he rejects the US call to stop building Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.
PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF ANGLO-AUSTRALIA
by James Reed
We told you so! Modelling by Australia’s Centre for Population and Urban Research has concluded that PM Kevin “07” Dudd’s population target of 36 million is incorrect and the figure will be overshot on the current net migration rate of 298,000 a year. Australia is likely to reach 42 million by 2050.
Along similar lines, research by consultancy group Macroplan Australia has concluded that Australian-born families will be a minority in 15 years ie. That over 50% of Australia’s population will be born overseas or had at least one parent who was born overseas.
What this means is that our race and culture is at an end. Ethnics will control the political process and immigration will increase at astronomical levels. This is how Australia will reach the 200 + million that most of the elites want. The flag, monarchy, everything we hold dear will go.
Face it: immigration is the issue. It is the weapon of choice of the elites to destroy Anglo-Australia and its cultural heritage.
THE GREAT PLACEBO OF LIFE
by Brian Simpson
According to an article published in the medical journal The Lancet (D.G. Finniss et. al.) “Biological, Clinical and Ethical Advances of Placebo Effects (The Lancet, February 10, 2010), placebos or fake medical treatments, such as giving sugar tablets in a trial that a patient believes is medicine, can have a pain-control effect. One study involved Parkinson’s disease patients whose brains released the pain-killer neurotransmitter dopamine, which in turn improved their health.
Thus patients who think that they are going to get a drug that helps, have brain reactions such as when relief is actually given. Perhaps politicians have innately known about this all along, giving the electorate the false, sugar coated pills of deceit which have still activated the dopamine-centres of their brains in the great placebo of life.
THE LIVING’S GOOD ‘DOWN UNDER’!
by Grace Lowe
Last week I shared the pleasure of dinner and conversation with a female friend of mine. She was lamenting her poor run with Sudanese tenants ensconced in her rental properties. On the first occasion some years ago she rented a property to one family, only to find other families pitching camp under trees in her backyard. The tenants had created a traditional hot coal fire on her lounge room floor, with their young baby crawling around within inches of it.
After racking up a $40,000 damage bill my friend took her Sudanese tenants to court. Their government-supplied lawyer cried ‘racism’ at every turn, despite the fact that she has nary a ‘racist’ bone in her body and emigrated herself as a child. The court ruled in my friend’s favour and ordered the tenants to pay $1000 in damages. Yes that’s all folks - which they were given the right to repay in very small instalments over a long period of time.
For some reason my friend recently decided to rent to another Sudanese family, essentially a single mother of three with husband away studying in America. This family’s rent is paid into my friend’s account direct from government coffers, which I’m sure is very convenient, but she must endure endless phone calls from the tenant requesting trivialities such as new updated curtains and Foxtel at my friend’s expense!
Not only that, the government supplies brand new mattresses for the family every couple of years with the ‘old’ ones chucked out in the street. My dear friend, a singleton who works three demanding jobs to pay her bills, is painfully reminded of this each night as she lays her aching back on her old, lumpy mattress.
OREGON (USA) INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS
One way for the people to take back control over their own lives – out of the busybody hands of politicians and bureaucrats - would be along the lines of what the folk in Oregon USA have done. Our correspondent wrote:
This is a history of the Referendum process here in Oregon. We have regular Legislation By the People every year and the voters can make Legislation direct. I would like to see this in England and the UK. Then the Politicians there would have to follow the will of the people instead of the dog and pony show and all the false promises at election time and then doing what they want anyway after they have gained power. I see that the BBC is doing debates now, but only with Labour, Conservatives, and LibDems involved.
Through this process WE get to vote on all kinds of issues. Even the school districts here have to go to the voters to get more money when needed.
I am not saying our system is perfect by any means. We have a problem here where unlimited Corporate money can legally be spent to influence the voters. But at least the people have a fighting chance to do some good through direct legislation from the people
In Oregon, the initiative and referendum process dates back to 1902 when the Oregon electorate overwhelmingly approved a legislatively referred ballot measure. This measure enabled Oregon citizens to directly initiate amendments to the Oregon state constitution, as well as enact new state statutes. The same ballot measure also enabled the right of referendum, which enabled Oregon citizens to overturn statutes or laws passed by the Oregon legislature.
This was the first time the Oregon Constitution had been amended since 1859. The process of initiative and referendum became nationally known as the Oregon System.
In 1908, the Oregon constitution was amended to include recall of public officials.
Oregon, so far, holds the records for the most state wide initiatives--there were 341 between 1904 and 2007--the highest average initiative use, and the most state wide initiatives on the ballot in a single year: 27 in 1912.
"Referendum U'Ren" moves to Oregon in 1889:
Historians identify one man as the driving force behind I&R: William Simon U'Ren, known as early as 1898 as "Referendum U'Ren" for his single-minded devotion to the cause. U'Ren was born on 10 January 1859 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, the son of a blacksmith who, with his wife, had emigrated from Cornwall in England. Young U'Ren accompanied his family westward to Nebraska, then to Colorado, learning the blacksmith’s trade from his father. In 1885, at age 26, he earned a law degree in Denver, and then moved to Iowa, Hawaii, and California before settling in Milwaukee, Oregon, in 1889. By this time he had been a miner, a newspaper editor, and a Republican Party worker, in addition to practicing law.
In 1892 he was forced to give up his law practice as a result of an asthma attack and, having no family in the area, was nursed back to health by the Lewellings, a local family of fruit growers. The Lewellings were also reformers, "good government being to us what religion is to most people," wrote the lady of the house. Albert Lewelling brought U'Ren a copy of James W. Sullivan's book, Direct Legislation, and U'Ren, at age 33, found his life's work.
As he later told an interviewer: “Blacksmithing was my trade and it has always given colour to my view of things. I wanted to fix the evils in the conditions of life. I couldn't. There were no tools. We had tools to do almost anything with in the blacksmith shop; wonderful tools. So in other trades, arts and professions ... in everything but government.
“In government, the common trade of all men and the basis of social life, men worked still with old tools, with old laws, with institutions and charters which hindered progress more than they helped it. Men suffered from this. There were enough lawyers: many of our ablest men were lawyers. Why didn't some of them invent legislative implements to help people govern themselves: Why had we no tool makers for democracy?”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir/Madam, On the subject of political action,
I find it hard to clearly identify the line where stupidity stops, and malice starts. However, occasionally, when something good happens at the political level (a rare event), then - beyond and despite my suspicions regarding motive - I can be thankful. The spin doctors now have some new ammunition to throw at Mr Rudd regarding his abandonment of the Carbon Trading Scheme (CTS): The political analysis of his abandonment of the CTS seems to fall into the categories of 1) the going back on election promises, 2) the cowardly act of giving in to pressure, and 3) 'clearing the slate' in preparation for the next election.
Political commentary never seems to get to the real issues. In fact, I think this is particularly of no interest to them (or their influence upon public opinion which they seek to engender).
I do not endorse the man or agree with most of his policies, but is it possible that Mr Rudd - in THIS situation - is actually doing what he is paid for?
Could it be that he has been influenced by the Senate (which frankly, is what they are there for)? Could it be that he has acknowledged the growing public outcry regarding
a) the validity of the 'scientific' projections,
b) the futility of our efforts to impact upon the climate (in comparison to the natural events which we can do nothing about), and/or
c) the detrimental impact upon the economy (both for producers AND consumers) of such a tax.
Could it be that he has changed his mind after realising that the recent efforts in Copenhagen were inspired by the desire for the greater centralisation of power on a world scale, rather than a genuine concern for the future generations?
Could it be that he believes that financial punishments for bad behaviour are a poor second to financial incentives for good behaviour in what is supposed to be a democratic, free-trade society?
Surely, as the leader of the governing body which SHOULD be representative of our wishes (and the protector of our rights and liberties), he has - in this situation - acted the way 'we the people' have commissioned him to - that is; to do what he believes is according to the wishes of, and in the best interest of, the Australian public; even if it means that he has changed his mind (corrected his stance on this unfolding issue). This should not be assumed to be a weakness of character or leadership.
I don't know if these things have even been contemplated by the political analysts - it seems to me that they haven't even entertained the idea. As I have already said, I don't endorse most of Mr Rudd's policies, but offer respect and gratefulness where it is due.
- - Terence Holmes, Victoria.
Editor’s comment: Have you considered the Marxist (Fabian Socialist) strategy of two steps forward, one step back, Terence? I am sure these politicians ‘test the wind’ and plan accordingly, but as for them ‘representing the people’, I am cynical enough to think it is a long time since they have done that to any great extent.