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1 October 2010 Thought for the Week:
"What is truth? For the multitude, that which
it continually reads and hears… Three weeks of
Press work and the truth is acknowledged by everybody… No tamer has the animals more under
his power. Unleash the people as reader-mass and
it will storm through the streets and hurl itself upon
the target indicated, terrifying and breaking windows;
a hint by the Press staff and it will become quiet
and go home."
“Russia could not have been enslaved by the Communists had she not first been rotted at the heart by men
far more frightful than any Communist: The yellow-traveller, the so-called Liberal. He is the deadly creature:
for every Communist in America there are a hundred
thousand Liberals, the yellow-travellers of the Communist Party…
MONETARY REFORM AND THE NEED TO CONTROL GOVERNMENTS
Last week O.T. reported on the moves in the UK to strip private banks of their power to ‘create’ money and gave details of where to find Eric Butler’s important document on the background history of the Bank of England and how it usurped the prerogative of the King – with the connivance of politicians – to issue and control the nation’s finances on behalf of all the people.
Geoffrey Dobbs in “Responsible Government in a Free Society” reminded his readers of the need for a mechanism whereby the people can control their governments – not the other way round.
He suggested some constructive proposals:
2. The second is to defend, with passion and conviction, those Powers in our Constitution which check or limit the dictatorship of the Government; and particularly to defend those elements in their origin which provide alternatives to the "mandate" of the popular vote, which has degenerated into a forced choice between detested alternatives, performed under psychological pressure from the mass-media…
3. The third step is to realise and defend the proper place of the ballot in the operation of a democratic society, and to take the initiative in developing it towards this. The first virtue of the ballot is that it eliminates violence; and it is this aspect which is being side-tracked and attacked by our revolutionaries (who at the same time claim to be acting "democratically"). The second (virtue) is that, if properly used, it can provide an opportunity for the negative vote, the Voters' Veto on the unwanted alternatives offered by those seeking power over us. Finally, it might be used as a basis for the responsible vote, as suggested earlier.
4. The Fourth Step is to look, with confident imagination, into the potentialities for the future of a real democracy, including Constitutional changes to strengthen and revitalise the Powers which revise and, if necessary, limit, the power of the Executive. Whatever the basis of the Revising Chamber, or Upper House, it must be such as to ensure the quality of its members, and also that it is free of the pressure of the mass-majority-vote, so that it is free to present without bias the claims of minorities, such as the rural people, or the vital professions, or any person or group whose oppression, in the name of the majority, should be vetoed by the Upper House.
Ultimate objective is power over our own affairs:
One reason why the progress of Monopoly appears irresistible is that it has a clear idea where it is going and so can formulate its objectives. So far it has never had to face a body of people with equally clear, but opposite, objectives, which have the invincible advantage of being in keeping with "the 'warp and woof of the Universe". Is not this an adventure worth trying?”
Wallace Klinck of Canada has reminded us that C.H. Douglas said “the present financial system would bring itself to an impasse because of the intensifying problems of distribution and debt which would ensue from the rapid displacement of labour by advancing technology. He said when the historical moment of inevitable and obviously unresolvable financial/ economic and social crisis occurred that Social Crediters must be qualified and prepared to give leadership in order to prevent humanity from slipping into chaos and a new repressive age of tyranny”.
While it is good to see others entering this long-term battle and seeking to deal with the powers of banks we must be on our guard that the proposed moves are in the right direction. You can be sure the Money Power is also looking at ways and means to resolve the dilemma “of the intensifying problems” but it will be from their philosophical base of Monopoly - not Freedom.
ON STARVING OUR OBESE AND CORRUPT UNIVERSITIES
by James Reed
The Australian education export industry is said to have generated revenue of $18.4 billion last year – even if this is true, it is a drop in the ocean compared to the infrastructure and opportunity costs of migrants who take university positions away from Australians. But the real problem here is the universities themselves. Closing down the arts, humanities and social sciences in all Australian universities and renting out the buildings to business will generate more funds than our existing education export industry.
Conservative journalist Paul Johnson is right in observing:
DID HITLER HAVE “JEWISH GENES”? - DOES IT MATTER?
by Peter Ewer
ZAP GOES MORALITY!
by Brian Simpson
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published research which shows that people’s assessment of right and wrong can be disrupted by an electromagnetic pulse to the brain: L. Young (et. al.), “Disruption of the Right Temporoparietal Injunction with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reduces the Role of Beliefs in Moral Judgements”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 13, 2010. Here it is simply: moral behaviour can be changed merely by zapping the brain.
So could it be that the state of our world, the stupidity of people, the lack of morals and so on, is a product of the electromagnetic sea our brains now swim in? It is enough to make one want to become a Greenie and go back to the trees – but sorry, there’s no parking spot for the Volvo in the branches!
THE INDEPENDENTS AND A DIVIDED AUSTRALIA
by James Reed
Yes, according to the Greens, the planet is in peril – but time can be taken out to waste on politically correct issues. The Greens are a party committed to the values of political correctness and not the environment – hence their continual pathetic weakness on the need to limit immigration.
Bob Katter at least came close to the “great divide” in Australian society when he said about our present gun laws given to us by Johnny Howard: “I believe every person has the right to protect his home, himself and his family. In Australia, we’ve gone to the ludicrous point of completely disarming the nation. Everywhere they ban guns, the death rate from guns goes up”, (The Advertiser, August 25, 2010, p.4).
Statements such as these infuriate the “new class” or “chattering class” of tertiary-educated idea workers (academics, journalists etc.) who champion the social causes of feminism, multiculturalism, mass immigration and Asianisation. Michael Thompson published a very good essay “My Party Was Trashed by the Middle Class”, The Weekend Australian, August 28-29, 2010, inquirer, p.2, where he lamented how the Labor Party has betrayed the working class.
Nationalists need to take note of this. There is no party today which represents the interests of working class Australians. Our side of politics should attempt to reach them as these people have not been corrupted by a university education and they are frightened about the future the new class has cooked up for them.
IS TECHNO-MEDICINE JUST PLAIN BUNK?
by Chris Knight
MAO’S GREAT LEAP FORWARD ‘KILLED 45 MILLION IN FOUR YEARS'
Source: Arifa Akbar, The Independent 17/9/2010: “Mao Zedong presided over a regime responsible for the deaths of up to 45 million people”: Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.
Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known". Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.
Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history – which has until now remained hidden – has international resonance. "It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century.... It was like [the Cambodian communist dictator] Pol Pot's genocide multiplied 20 times over," he said. Between 1958 and 1962, a war raged between the peasants and the state; it was a period when a third of all homes in China were destroyed to produce fertiliser and when the nation descended into famine and starvation, Mr Dikötter said.
His book, “Mao's Great Famine; The Story of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe”, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been "quite forgotten" in the official memory of the People's Republic of China, there was a "staggering degree of violence" that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by the Party merely as "digits", or a faceless workforce. For those who committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments were huge.
State retribution for tiny thefts, such as stealing a potato, even by a child, would include being tied up and thrown into a pond; parents were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. One record shows how a man was branded with hot metal. People were forced to work naked in the middle of winter; 80 per cent of all the villagers in one region of a quarter of a million Chinese were banned from the official canteen because they were too old or ill to be effective workers, so were deliberately starved to death.
Mr Dikötter said that he was once again examining the Party's archives for his next book, “The Tragedy of Liberation”, which will deal with the bloody advent of Communism in China from 1944 to 1957.
Mr Dikötter, who teaches at the University of Hong Kong, said while it was difficult for any historian in China to write books that are critical of Mao, he felt he could not collude with the "conspiracy of silence" in what the Chinese rural community had suffered in recent history.”
THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN EFFORT
by Wallace Klinck, Canada
The sacrificial use of our best youth, naïve in "patriotic" idealistic, propaganda-induced delusions and/or induced by psychological insecurity, deriving from the fear of economic privation in a system where access to goods and services is restricted, either directly or indirectly, to money earned in production.
See C. H. Douglas's profound essay, "The Tragedy of Human Effort"
WHAT HAVE WE BECOME THAT WE CALL ‘EVIL’ ‘THE GOOD’ ?
Michael Janda of the ABC’s The Drum, (“New Zealand gets an economic shake-up” 7th September 2010) has touched on the mad, evil, financial premises that undergirds modern economies. What is good for the people is never measured – only for that modern god “The Economy” measured in financial terms.
An example of the twisted thinking
According to the thinking of such people “The Economy” would benefit from more car accidents, industrial catastrophes, maybe a few more bridges collapsing, along with more earthquakes – don’t forget tsunamis! I’m sure our readers could add to the list of benefits for “The Economy”!
He continues: “ A company's surging profit is usually reported as a positive, although it often comes at the expense of redundant employees, cut wages, or customer price gouging. Likewise, traffic accidents in some ways add to national income - without them, there would be no panel beating industry for starters – yet they cause immense human heartache. Perhaps the greatest historical example of tragic economic stimulus is the Second World War, which many economic historians credit far more than Roosevelt's New Deal for lifting the US out of the Great Depression. As the Red Hot Chilli Peppers say: "Destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation. And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration."
My point is not to argue that Christchurch's earthquake is in some way good but, rather, that the way we measure economic growth is grossly deficient. Gross lives up to its colloquial definition in many cases when describing gross domestic product - the typical measure of economic expansion. Not only does GDP often benefit from earthquakes, car crashes and wars, it also generally fails to take into account the damage to the environment or use of non-renewable resources that's underpinned much of humankind's economic 'progress' over the past century.
That's not to say that GDP is totally useless: on average, countries with a higher GDP per capita do have a higher standard of living, longer life expectancies and better education, amongst other benefits. But they don't always have higher levels of happiness, and realising that social ills as well as social gains can contribute to GDP goes a long way to explaining why. So the next time Australia has 'fantastic' GDP figures like we did last week, just think about where some of that stellar growth may have come from.
Michael Janda is the ABC's online business reporter.
CONTRASTS BETWEEN JUDAIC AND CHRISTIAN BELIEF
by Wallace Klinck
There appears to be a sound reason for the pervasive Jewish influence in movements which are firmly committed to the so-called "work ethic", including communism (socialism), fascism and Libertarianism. We are dealing here with major departures in world-views. The two philosophic schools can be expected to attempt to incarnate their respective policies in the organic affairs of mankind. Our challenge is to differentiate and choose what we feel best conforms to reality.
A DLP MEMBER IN PARLIAMENT AFTER 40 YEAR GAP !
Tony Zegenhagen, secretary of the DLP organisation sent out the following message:
his is truly an historic day in Australian politics. It may well be the first time ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD when a candidate from a Party said by many to be dead and buried has been elected to a national parliament - after a gap of 40 years!
John is typical of many ALP members of parliament who served prior to 1955, including many who sacrificed their future and security in defence of a principle”.
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