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25 June 2010 Thought for the Week:

"Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognise it. Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded 'anti-American,' 'anti-semite' or 'conspiracy theorist'. Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government. Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt. Truth is inconvenient for ideologues."

Unfortunately he casts the blame on the characters of people: "economists sell their souls for filthy lucre... medical doctors who for money, have published in peer-reviewed journals concocted 'studies that hype this or that new medicine’…
Yet the fundamental question that goes unanswered in why so many people continue to trust all those ‘experts’ who have shown themselves to be inveterate liars? Has the populace really become that dumb? If the truth is emancipating, the false is enslaving. Indeed Americans are serfs ruled by an oligarchy devoted to the promotion of dumb ideas.”

- - Paul Craig Roberts, USA, May 2010

Economic Democracy: We must be careful not to fall into a dualistic or dialectic deception in discussing "capitalism" vs communism". This is the old trick of ‘C’ setting ‘A’ against ‘B’ – setting them against each other for its own advantage. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’ should benefit through mutual co-operation rather than conflict. Real capital and labour should be enabled to co-exist and co-operate for the general social weal.
Capital refers to the physical means of production. Any system that employs physical means of production, including tools and machinery is "capitalist." The primary concern is how real capital is deployed - through the implementation of policy via: a. A mechanism of centralised power : b. Or through decentralised initiative, implemented broadly and validated finally by consumer choice.

This would constitute a genuine economic democracy as opposed to the operation of an economy by a State or Conglomerate Monopoly controlled by Finance at its pinnacle. Social Credit policy is to establish the basis for a decentralised and consumer-motivated economy - a genuine Economic Democracy diametrically opposed to the specious "economic democracy" envisaged as a Marxist Dictatorship of the Proletariat (viz. "workers").

- - Wallace Klinck, Canada. June 2010  


RUDD MINING TAX REMINISCENT OF CHIFLEY'S BANKING ACT – AML

Philip Benwell, National Chairman Australian Monarchist League (www.monarchist.org.au)

“After six weeks of wrangling, there are no signs whatsoever of any sort of comprise on the Rudd Resource Super-Profits Tax, better known as 'the mining tax'. Indeed, it is unfathomable to think that a government with declining polls, so close to an election, would embark upon a tax proposal, bound to create an uproar from the mining community and bound to lead to claims that the tax is unconstitutional.

One could say it is déjà vu. Chifley's 1947 Banking Act, similarly a socialist policy, caused a High Court challenge by some States and banks and had the effect of mobilising the banks to mount a well funded and well resourced campaign intent upon defeating the government at the 1949 election. In 2010, the ingredients are the same. Only the players are different. Whilst any proposed law would be carefully drafted, it will undoubtedly impinge upon one or another section of the Australian Constitution.

According to Section 114: “nor shall the Commonwealth impose any tax on property of any kind belonging to a State” and to Section 118: Full faith and credit shall be given, throughout the Commonwealth to the laws, the public Acts and records, and the judicial proceeding of every State.” Other areas of the Constitution relating to taxation, such as Section 55, will also provide ammunition to those challenging the tax.

If the proposed tax law is able to pass through the parliament, which is not at all certain, it will undoubtedly be challenged in the High Court. It may be that the Government will hold a referendum to empower the Commonwealth with sufficient powers, but any vote will be most certainly lost unless an agreement is reached with all States and with all major mining companies. Both a State and a consortium of mining companies will have sufficient resources to mount a major challenge and, as past referendums have shown, a well funded 'No' case will generally succeed.

Whilst matters of taxation fall outside the ambit of the Australian Monarchist League, we would most certainly oppose any unnecessary transfer of powers from the States to the Commonwealth. Whilst the States have their own administrative problems, this is not the fault of State or Federal constitutions, but more with the calibre of politicians elected to their parliaments. Taking powers from the States and centralising them into Canberra can have the potential of upsetting the finely tuned checks and balances within our federal system.
Promoting this tax just prior to an election has created a minefield (if you will pardon the pun) for the Rudd Government; a very deep hole in the ground they may find it too difficult to climb out of.”  


ACADEMIC ABSURDITIES: WHY FEMINISM IS “PURE POISON”

by James Reed
A little while back in O.T. there appeared a reprint of a column by Andrew Bolt, “Redefining Gender”. Bolt was critical of the work of two feminist academics who had written on some rather unusual topics such as “Chocolate and the Excretory Imagination in Nineteenth Century Europe” and “Relocating Marie Bonaparte’s Clitoris”. Bolt as I read him was not personally attacking writers, but noted that these people were paid out of the public purse. Some of these sort of feminist topics are funded by Australian Research Council Grants.

Left and feminist defenders responded by saying that Bolt was being personal and playing the man, or rather woman. This is a common strategy in the world of the soft logic of feminism. The key criticism is that there are more important issues in the world – even from a left perspective – than writing about toilets, poo or even some woman’s clitoris. Thinking from a politically correct “high moral ground”, how would the oppressed and poor of the world feel about such use of resources? How can it be morally justified from their own perspective?  


CRITICISING - (ALGERIAN-JEWISH) FRENCH STYLE

by Brian Simpson
French writer Eric Zemmour, of Algerian-Jewish background has written a best seller Melancolie Francaise. The book, of course, blames England for many of France’s woes. But it also criticises immigration, in a fashion. He sees France declining with a civil war breaking out between Christians and Muslim “barbarians.”
French multiculturalism, mixing Muslims and French Christians is like “blending oil and vinegar” he says, quoting former French President Charles de Gaulle. Zemmour has also said on French TV that the majority of French drug dealers were of Arab or African origin. (The Weekend Australian, 5-6/6/2001, p.21)
Before you say – “so what?” – reflect – who says anything like that in Australia? Where are our books critical of immigration?  


YAWN… ANOTHER BORING ISRAEL “DEBATE”

by Peter Ewer
Now for some deflationist, deconstructionist comments on the “peace flotilla” debate. The standard view held by Hamas, the left, anti-Israelis etc. is that this violence was due to Israel unjustifiably boarding a humanitarian ship in international waters. Turkey denounced Israel’s barbarity. On the Israeli side it is argued that Israel wants to stop Hamas getting rockets, which are fired at Israel. Thus Israel offered to bring the ship to an Israeli port for inspection for weapons, then ship the goodies in sans weapons – each week 10,000 tons of food, medicine and other supplies are sent into Gaza via Israel.

But, as soon as the Israeli commandos foolishly landed by helicopter on the ship, they were met by Muslims which the Turkish newspapers now say wanted to become martyrs, who then attacked the Israeli commandos with iron bars. Being “real, hairy-chested men” they just blasted them. A big PR mistake. They should have been better trained in martial arts combat and fought back, say, with sticks themselves rather than shooting.

I am bored with the Israel v Muslim debate. Let us agree that Israel sets the world’s moral standards. Therefore there is no reason why Western countries can’t also take a hard-line with The Camp of the Saints style invasions of their homeland.


MEXICO DECLARES DEMOGRAPHIC WAR ON THE U.S.

by James Reed
But Obama just dances the night away! The shape of things to come in a non-white world… Mexican President Felipe Calderon criticised Arizona’s sensible immigration laws from the front lawn of the White (Black) House. The law was said to be “discriminating” and he wanted the US government to drop such laws - so masses of Mexicans could continue to invade the US.
But when President Calderon was asked about how Mexico handles immigrants from South America by journalist Wolf Blitzer (love that name) the President said that the Mexican police round up illegal immigrants and send them back – a stronger policy than Arizona’s.

This shows that by this double standard he considers that the southern part of the US is ripe for the immigration invasion. At the US state dinner for President Calderon, singer Beyonce bounced the night away with a high tech lighting pop concert. Obama got out on the dance floor and bopped away. His ancestors would be proud of him – a fine, fit dancer. Too bad though that his country is going down the gurgler.  


OBAMA, GLUGGING OIL AND THE ENEMY WITHIN

by Brian Simpson
‘Black’ US President B. Hussein Obama is now concerned about “home-grown terrorism” and the enemy within – as the “war against terror” enters a new phase. The Obamaland Administration is concerned about individuals radicalised in the US. The massacre at Fort Hood military base in Texas and the Times Square attempted bombing has disturbed the Establishment, since the individuals, according to liberal ideology, should have become “red, white and blue” Americans – you know, the melting pot and all that nonsense. This, of course, will be a policy that necessarily fails, since these two examples show the inevitable failure of multicultural melting pot policies. The oil glugging into the sea is surely a physical metaphor for America’s racial health.  


THE GREAT FLU CONSPIRACY

by James Reed
We have been told by the Chief Medical Officer that healthy under-five-year olds should not be given seasonal flu shots. (“Parents Warned Over Flu Vaccine”, The Australian, 2/6/2010, p.3) Apparently these shots can “trigger febrile fits in young children at nine times the expected rate.” That is, convulsions in nine out of every 1000 children. The health authorities do not know why – but we are supposed to keep on trusting them.

Speaking of trust – it has been reported in various overseas newspapers, including The Washington Post, that the World Health Organization (WHO) exaggerated the threat posed by the virus H1N1 and did not disclose its intimate financial ties with drug companies which stood to benefit from vaccine production. Some key advisors who used their influence to have the WHO declare a pandemic, received money from the vaccine manufacturers.

The disclosure is made in an investigation by the British Medical Journal’s Deborah Cohen and Philip Carter, 3 June, 2010. They state: “Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing. These conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as “conspiracy theories”. All I can say in response is thank God for those exposing “conspiracy theories”.  


DANCING TO THE STRINGS OF THE DRUG COMPANIES

by James Reed
There is big money in sex: the films, magazines, clothes…and the drugs. Viagra, a drug to enable erections in men who like me, should probably have stopped thinking about women, has been worshipped as being a magic blue pill. And now companies press on to create a “female viagra” to “cure” female sexual dysfunction (see “Sexual Chemistry,” SA Weekend, The Advertiser, 29 May, 2010). However it is debatable what “female sexual dysfunction” really is. Supposedly about one half of US women are suffering from female sexual dysfunction.

Yet as the cited article points out, what constitutes satisfactory sex for women differs from men and can’t be defined in simple mechanistic orgasmic terms. Yes, for most women there is that little thing called love. None of that though is going to stop the big bad drug companies who are looking for a pot of gold at the end of the sexual rainbow. Ray Maynihan is about to publish a book in September entitled "Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals", which documents the intimate involvement of the pharmaceutical industry in this “science” of sexual chemistry.  


THE GREAT BIG CANCER INDUSTRY

by Peter West
Research recently published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, indicates that in the US there has been a massive over-diagnosis of cancer. The problem is huge: around 25% of breast cancers “detected” on mammograms and a whopping 60% of prostate cancers detected with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, may be over-diagnosis. Chest x-rays and sputum tests also over-diagnose lung cancer. CT scans diagnose, in many cases, many small lung nodules. It seems that this is so common that the practice is emerging of simply ignoring the small abnormalities, rather than panicking and treating for cancer.

Also on the big medicine front, a report published in Archives of Internal Medicine is having a series called “less is more”: “Evidence suggests that providing excessive health care service is likely to occur in situations in which there is no strong evidence to document the benefit and harms of the service. The Archives aims to address this deficit by publishing articles that provide evidence that performing ‘more’ of certain health care activities results in ‘less’ health.  


MENTALLY ILL REFUGEES SEEK COMPENSATION

by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Against the Lawyers Series: It seems that some “asylum seekers”/illegal aliens, develop mental illness in detention. Now, according to some legal experts these poor souls should be able to seek compensation under Australian law. There are likely to be millions of dollars in claims. Here is what Greens immigration spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young said on the matter:

“The only conclusion that can be drawn from the government’s dogged pursuit of a policy of suspended claims, desert prisons and indefinite detention is that it does not care about the emotional and psychological damage caused by that policy and the human cost that follows from it.”

This shows, of course, that the Greens are primarily concerned about social issues rather than the environmental cost of immigration. It shows as well that a segment of the legal profession shares the same politically correct faith.  


THE PORN FLOWS LIKE OIL

by James Reed
According to FoxNews.com, a “porn purge” shakeup has occurred at Wikipedia. Co-founder Jimmy Wales has relinquished his control over the on-line encyclopaedia’s content. Wales wanted to remove pornographic images from the website but Wikimedia editors rebelled, so now many of the files that he ordered to be deleted have been restored. So it goes to show that even the rich and powerful are really, powerless.  


THE MUSLIMS DID NOT SAVE CIVILISATION!

by Peter Ewer
The story goes that after the fall of Rome, the Muslims saved civilisation by preserving classical learning, which was, centuries later, revived in the West. One website devoted to knocking over the myth that Islam was once a beacon of learning is www.jihadwatch.com. Here are some facts culled from a discussion of this issue at this site: “Arabic numerals” did not originate in Arabia, but pre-Islamic India. Aristotle’s works were preserved in Arabic not by Muslims, but by Christians living in the region, such as the fifth century priest Probus of Antioch. Other Christians translated Greek philosophical works into Arabic.

Then there was the Muslim destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. Muslims destroyed Greek Byzantine civilisation and the Persian Sassanid civilisation. And so it goes on. However, none of this history is readily available in our politically correct schools and universities. The splendours of ancient Islam are seemingly beyond question. How, then would they regard these words of Theodore Roosevelt in 1916:

“The Greeks who triumphed at Marathon and Salamis did a work without which the world would have been deprived of the social value of Plato and Aristotle, of Aeschylus, Herodotus and Thucydides. The civilisation of Europe, America and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilised man over the enemies of civilisation, because the victories stretching through the centuries from the days of Miltiades and Themistocles to those of Charles Martel in the eighth century and those of John Sobieski in the seventeenth century.”

“During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldier and the Polish king, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today nobody can find in them any “social values” whatever, in the sense in which we use the words, so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influence. There are such “social values” today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do – that is, to beat back the Moslem invader.”  


‘DEBT FOR EQUITY SWAPS’ - QLD’S ‘NOT FOR SALE’ CAMPAIGN

We thought the following campaign worth reporting on. It seems to be a union initiative - good for them. While we may not agree with all of their aims or claims, we certainly do agree that Queensland’s assets belong to the people and should not be sold off, as has happened in other parts of the Commonwealth under various traitorous governments.

But, where were these unions when Jeremy Lee was writing the following ten years ago? (On Target Vol.35 No.4 and Vol.36 No.23:
DEBT-FOR-EQUITY-SWAPS by Jeremy Lee:
Those who can recall the gathering politicisation of the conservation movement at the end of the '80s will remember the first mention of the idea of "debt-for-equity-swaps". The theme was set out in an article in The Chicago Tribune (20/9/1987) in an article headed BANKS STRIKE DEAL WITH CONSERVATIONISTS.

It said: "ESTES PARK, Colorado At the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park last week, some of the world's most powerful bankers advanced a bold new strategy for dealing with environmental degradation in the Third World. Their plan is to use the immense debts owed by many impoverished countries to pressure them into taking steps to conserve their threatened environments....
Dubbed a "debt-for-nature-swap"' the plan calls for outside forces to pay off parts of a targeted country's outstanding debts in exchange for concessions to protect natural regions. The proposal was advanced last week to a largely enthralled audience of diplomats, scientists and conservationists from 52 countries at an 8-day series of presentations.... The 4th World Wilderness Conference.... Congress meetings are held every four years in different countries to allow UN officials and a number of major conservation groups to discuss urgent environmental issues.

Among those at the Colorado Conference backing the new approach to Third World ecology were David Rockefeller of the Chase Manhattan Bank and Edmund de Rothschild of the European banking empire... At sessions attended by Rockefeller, Rothschild and other major world figures (Canadian banker) Michael Sweatman advocated setting up a 'World Conservation Bank' to make such deals...
But many of the Estes Park participants, with equal fervour, laid much of the blame for the current crisis at the feet of these self-same bankers, whose loans have financed so many of the disastrous development projects...
While many at the conference seemed enthralled by the smooth presentations from Sweatman, Rockefeller and Rothschild, others were sceptical and noted that it was bankers like them who did so much to cause the very problems they now want to solve.

At one session, Dr. Raymond Dasmann, of the University of California at Santa Cruz, told Sweatman and an audience of several hundred, 'Beware of bankers bearing gifts'..."

Continue reading Jeremy’s articles on our website AND go to google search – Wikipedia/ REPORT OF THE WORLD COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT.
Queenslanders may have forgotten One Nation’s Senator Len Harris who warned of vast tracts of North Queensland being “officially valued by none other than the chairman of the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Tor Hundloe in conjunction with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. " And it all had to do with DEBT!

Now to quote the union website: “Send the Premier an Unhappy Anna-versary e-card! We STILL don't want our assets sold off. 7802 supporters have now joined the Queensland Not For Sale campaign - Thank you for your help in reaching our first target of 5000. Now let's get to 7500 supporters so this government knows how seriously Queenslanders oppose privatisation!
Why the government should change its mind:
One year ago the State Government announced its $15 billion asset sell-off. Help wish Premier Bligh an un-happy anniversary and send her a message that we STILL don't want our assets sold off. We will also send a copy to your own MP also wishing him an unhappy anna-versary.

Help to Stop the Sell-off… Privatisation Dangers… Introduction. Selling off Queensland’s public assets for infrastructure building is a short-term solution that will have long-term consequences for Queenslanders…
In the average Queensland household, when times get tough you might tighten your belts and talk to the bank manager - you do not sell your house!

› Our Railways - built with public money, will be sold off to operators more interested in making money than providing a vital service to our regional industries, such as mining and farming.
› Our Ports - built with public money, will become private gateways possibly owned and operated by foreign interests.
› Our Motorways - Our motorway users will face higher charges and reduced maintenance levels to maintain profits for private companies.
› Our Forests - Our forests will no longer be managed for the benefit of Queenslanders but for the operator’s profit margin. Privatising public assets has been disastrous throughout the world – you can act to make sure Queensland doesn’t make the same mistake.


» Campaign Background
» Privatisation off the rails around the World
» Consultants grow fat from sale of our assets

Merchant bankers will be the only winners from Queensland’s fire sale of public assets. Consultants appointed for the sale stand to make more than $200 million in fees from the asset sale. The Government is more interested in handing out bonuses for bankers and multi-million dollar pay-days for executives than protecting jobs and services in regional areas. A major advertising strategy to win public support for privatisation is part of the consultants’ brief.

QCU General Secretary Ron Monaghan said this was a sinister attempt to hoodwink Queenslanders using millions of taxpayer dollars. “Queenslanders know that privatisation is a stinker. No advertising spin is going to fool Queenslanders. Selling off our rail, ports, roads and forestry assets is a short-term decision that will harm Queensland’s regional economy. The $200m commission promised to consultants could pay for major work at regional hospitals, or for schools and roads in regional areas. Privatising public assets will deprive Queenslanders of revenue to keep building our state – you can act to keep our public assets working for us.”

For those Queenslanders wishing to join in the battle to retain their State’s assets contact the group on: Queensland Council of Unions, South Brisbane. www.qldnotforsale.org.
Editor’s comment: I do hope this group is not simply a ‘front’ for the traitorous Labor Party!  

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