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28 May 2010 Thought for the Week:
The growth of the Common Law was thus unfavourable to the existence of a class of slaves or serfs or villeins or other men of unfree condition… and in the end, in obedience to its own principles and in the interests of the social welfare, the Common Law came to hold the villein to be a free and lawful man…”
- - “Christian Philosophy in the Common Law” by Richard O’Sullivan KC, 1947
“There is, of course, nothing very novel in what I am saying; much of it is in Magna Charta, which is not so widely read as it should be, and I am not sure that it cannot be found in an older document, the Athanasian Creed - a far more profound political document than is commonly realised…The main point to be observed is that to be successful, Constitutionalism must be organic; it must have a relation to the nature of the Universe. That is my understanding of ‘Thy Kingdom come on Earth, as it is in Heaven’...”
- - “Realistic Constitutionalism” by C.H. Douglas, 1947
“Christianity, moreover, does not scorn this world. "Seek
ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be
added unto you."… But it comes with a warning… "What shall
it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own
soul?"… The philosophy of Christianity, as I comprehend it, contends for certain immutable principles which may have many permutations (“Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my Word shall not pass away.”)
- - “The Realistic Position of the Church of England” by C.H. Douglas, 1948
THE REAL WEALTH OF A NATION
by Betty Luks
A realistic look at some of the points made in the report:-
* Mike Williams was the chief electronics technician in charge of the rig's computers and electrical systems. Seven months before, he had helped the crew drill the deepest oil well in history, 35,000 feet (again physical facts).
* Williams worked for the owner, Transocean, the largest offshore drilling company. Like its sister rigs, the Deepwater Horizon cost $350 million, rose 378 feet from bottom to top. Both advanced and safe, none of her 126 crew had been seriously injured in seven years.
* The safety record was remarkable, because offshore drilling today pushes technology with challenges matched only by the space program. Deepwater Horizon was in 5,000 feet of water and would drill another 13,000 feet, a total of three miles. The oil and gas down there are under enormous pressure. And the key to keeping that pressure under control is this fluid that drillers call "mud."
* The tension in every drilling operation is between doing things safely and doing them fast; time is money (?) and this job was costing BP a million dollars a day. But Williams says there was trouble from the start - getting to the oil was taking too long. Williams said they were told it would take 21 days; according to him, it actually took six weeks. With the schedule slipping, Williams says a BP manager ordered a faster pace. "And he requested to the driller, 'Hey, let's bump it up. Let's bump it up.' And what he was talking about there is he's bumping up the rate of penetration. How fast the drill bit is going down," Williams said.
* "We were informed of this during one of the safety meetings, that somewhere in the neighbourhood of $25 million was lost in bottom hole assembly and 'mud.' And you always kind of knew that in the back of your mind when they start throwing these big numbers around that there was gonna be a push coming, you know? A push to pick up production and pick up the pace," Williams said.
Let’s look at that claim from another angle
* Asked if there was pressure on the crew after this happened, Williams told Pelley, "There's always pressure, but yes, the pressure was increased." But the trouble was just beginning: when drilling resumed, Williams says there was an accident on the rig that has not been reported before. He says, four weeks before the explosion, the rig's most vital piece of safety equipment was damaged…”
CHANGE FROM SOCIAL DEBT TO SOCIAL CREDIT:
“When I was elected for a six year term in the Senate in 1987, and with every possibility of re-election, I little thought that, four years later, I would have resigned prematurely and would, by choice, be living alone in a modest mudbrick cottage in the hills of Tasmania, writing about bank malpractice and corruption. I temper my surprise by remembering the thousands of Australian farmers and small business people who four years ago would not
have expected to be devastated at the hands of their bankers who, posing as their expert economic advisers, sold them credit, collateralised their assets, destroyed them by charging exorbitant interest and sold up their assets for a song. Life wasn't meant to be easy, was it? Nor was it meant to be so bloody tough…”
- - Paul Mclean (and James Renton) in “Bankers and Bastards” 1992
I see the mainline media have taken up the issue of the greedy banks charging ‘unfair’ fees and are giving loads of free publicity to the law firm acting on behalf of the folk involved: “Banks face multi-billion dollar class action over charging 'unfair' fees” Herald Sun 12/5/2010. The report reads:
Seems to me I’ve heard that song before
In “Operation Bankwatch” 1991, Jim Cronin wrote:
“Chandada also had the only Women's Wheatgrowers Auxiliary group in Australia and was led by the courageous Mrs. Ardee Cash, an Irish-born schoolteacher. These farmers and their wives were prepared to stay and fight as they did even if there was only half a chance to survive. They didn't mind the hardships and primitive living conditions because they held visions of a better future. But after toiling for many years during the depression hope ultimately faded for them because it was felt the financial system was loaded against them and they felt cheated. It was the iniquitous treatment handed out by both government and banks that took these groups to the steps of Parliament House to fight for justice to be done.
Imagine the mentality of banks at the time
“The common thread through both eras has been the total disregard of ordinary people. If this campaign is not recorded and understood and acted upon, we could see a similar predicament emerge in the future - and this must be prevented. We trust this 'Bankwatch' story will assist great numbers of people, farmers, unionists, small businesses and people seeking secure jobs or affordable housing to understand the seemingly implacable forces organised against the interests of ordinary people. This story calls upon the broader Australian community to work together to build a fairer and more democratic bank and finance system…”
An Outline of Social Credit: “Real Credit has been defined by Douglas as the capacity of a community with its plant, culture, and labour, to deliver goods and services. The whole community is embraced within the scope of its meaning, not the so-called workers only. Financial Credit is the instrument for setting Real Credit in motion and converting it into actual goods and services, and for distributing them where they are required. It has been well called the life-blood of society, and performing so all-important a function it should be under the control of society; but at present it is privately owned and controlled.”
A SHORT BACKGROUND SKETCH OF ‘MAMMON’
We know the Sumerians, (4,000BC) the first recorded civilisation of which we have concrete knowledge, had developed to such a degree that: • they had knowledge of building in brick or stone • many lived in towns or cities linked by roads • they cultivated food-plants • had domesticated animals • they had knowledge of the use of metals • used the wheel • exchanged property by the use of money • used a script to communicate ideas • used a calendar, accurate to within a few days in the year • instructed the young in intellectual subjects.
An accurate accounting system
The modern banking system began with the goldsmiths
The money lender is now issuing the peoples’ ‘money’
They learned, to their intense satisfaction and immeasurable profit, that every £100 of gold sovereigns deposited with them was sufficient backing for the lending of £900 in what were called "gold receipts". These gold receipts began to circulate as money because each one was a promise to pay gold on demand.
Thus the gold receipts were the forerunners of the
"A very audacious idea, and yet it worked, because, if a goldsmith was honest, he was solvent, as, in exchange for that paper which he promised to redeem in gold on demand, he took things of value, called collateral, in pledge so that against the outstanding paper he had good assets in hand, and if people did come with his paper, wanting the gold on it, he had only to sell the collateral, buy gold, and then redeem the paper, according to his promise - always providing that the collateral was liquid and easily sold, and that too many people never came at once, all demanding gold on the instant.
"Fewer and fewer people did want the actual gold. So long as they believed in the goldsmith, they preferred to use his paper for all purposes of exchange - paper which no longer represented the actual gold, and yet was ‘as good as gold’ because whenever anyone did want the gold, it was forthcoming. From this evolved modern banking."
‘Money lenders’ became ‘bankers’
It is idle, therefore, to point an accusing finger at
the banks or those responsible for the present monetary
system. They have merely inherited the system, and for
the most part, have no sense of guilt for the multitude
of social evils it has given birth to.
Now go to Social Credit on Wikipedia for a more comprehensive outline.
IT’S TIME YOU KNEW THE TRUTH – from “The Money Trick” 2004
It's time! It’s time we Australians regained control over our own lives. Test your knowledge of these facts by answering the following questions:
THE REAL THINGS IN A SOCIAL CREDIT DISPENSATION
To repeat what Wallace Klinck had to say in “’Short Selling’ in a Social Credit Dispensation’ (On Target Vol46 No19): In a Social Credit dispensation “money would be issued for production of real wealth and cancelled as purchasing-power at its rate of consumption,” thus transcending “the question of whether or not economic activity is private or public.
To say we are short of money is as absurd as to say that we lack miles, inches, kilograms, centimetres, pounds, etc. Considered soberly, such comments should be regarded as psychotic - and that is, indeed, exactly what the existing financial system is. It misrepresents reality, and increasingly so, as we produce Abundance through the use of better tools, i.e., technology.
While we dig our way out of real scarcity we dig ourselves into an even deeper hole of an inability to access that abundance without placing an ever-growing lien upon the future. And, the nations are told by the established "experts" that we can dig ourselves out of un-repayable debt by increasing the debt - the very factor that has become our undoing in the first place.” The Australian League of Rights has been insisting on these truths for over sixty years.
THE RULE OF LAW
by John Brett
AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE OF RIGHTS NATIONAL SEMINAR
Advance notice that the 2010 Seminar will be at the Bendigo Motor Inn, 232 High St. Kangaroo Flat on September 24, 25 and 25th. We have reserved 20 rooms in the Motel.
- - Donald Auchterlonie National Director.
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