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16 September 2011 Thought for the Week:

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land?
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand?
If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell.

High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

- - Excerpt from “The Lay of the Last Minstrel” by Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832  


THE WORDS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

“China’s most powerful agricultural company, with more than 900,000 employees and connections to State-owned banking enterprises is looking to acquire about 80,000 hectares of Western Australian farmland” the Stock Journal (25th August 2011) reports.

It constitutes “No Threat” claims former WA Farmers’ grains committee president Doug Clarke who has been providing advice for the Chinese group. He says their investment interest in Australian agriculture is positive for land values. “I don’t see it as a threat at all. Farmers are entitled to sell their land if they want to and it’s just another option.”  (emphasis added...ed)


IN PRAISE OF THE NATIONAL DIVIDEND

by Brian Simpson
In their paper “Major Douglas’ Proposals for a National Dividend: A Logical Successor to the Wage” (International Journal of Social Economics, vol 21, 1994, pp.19-28) Brian Burkitt and Frances Hutchinson defend Major C.H. Douglas’ idea of a national dividend. Conventional economies are based on the exponential growth in production from technological change, which with labour-saving inevitably leads to unemployment. To counter this Douglas proposed placing “every citizen on a level economic playing-field” with a proposal “derived from the view that all social production originates in a common cultural inheritance of past invention, with present individual effort playing a secondary role”. In doing this Douglas wished to provide “citizens with freedom to select employment and consumption patterns according to non-market criteria, i.e., to turn economic theory into a tool rather than a dictator of policy”.

A.R. Orage in his 1934 pamphlet, The BBC Speech and the Fear of Leisure, observed: “If the machine does the work of one hundred men, its production is enough to pay one hundred men’s wages. The Dividend is the logical successor to the Wage.”
The present day dole is a vast and costly system to maintain and constitutes a burden on taxation. A National Dividend could replace much of “Newstart” and the senseless activity tests of applying for 10 jobs a fortnight that don’t even exist!
In another paper “If Citizen’s Income is the Answer, What is the Question?” (European Business Review, vol.17, 2005), Dr Hutchinson observes that the “wages system lies at the heart of social injustice and ecological unsustainability.”

She explains: “So long as absentee owners direct the work of waged or salaried employees (whether in private or state corporations) the motivation for reform will constantly be frustrated. Where money is the master motivation, all other values fade into subsidiary considerations. The major debates currently raging about war, famine, agribusiness, debt, environmental/ecological degradation, GM, world trade and poverty all stem from one central cause. People are held into doing what they are doing because they seek to profit financially from their co-operation with others. Whether the “profit” is from speculative sale or sale of labour time becomes immaterial. Both are beholden to the same phenomenon: “it’s the economy stupid!” The money economy has come to obscure the practicalities of everyday life.”

Social credit and the National Dividend is the best way yet devised of returning the money economy to the practicalities of everyday life. The National Dividend liberates the present wage slave, enabling him to be a free man and citizen.  * "The Fear of Leisure"


ARMAGEDDON, AUSTRALIA

by James Reed
The front cover of the liberal-left NewStatesman, 15 August, 2011, has the full page title “The Coming Anarchy: Streets on Fire, Markets in Free Fall, Eurozone in Crisis, Can it be Stopped?” There is a whole edition of essays on this topic, but after glancing over the lot and skipping to the conclusion of each, I am uncertain of what their answer is: Maybe they are uncertain too.

I was surprised to find our own Mr Optimistic Growth demographer, Bernard Salt “Road to Armageddon: Could Australia Look Like This in 2020”, The Australian, August 25, 2011, p.29, entertaining some less than smiley-face thoughts. Manufacturing in Australia by 2030 or even 2020 would have shrunk like a grape in the Simpson Desert. The idea of outsourcing a nation’s entire steelmaking capacity to China is he thinks “probably not a good idea” just in case there’s a war. Our agriculture and tourism industries are also taking a whamming. For example, all of those Queensland theme parks are premised on families taking holidays, but with the “demise of the family” and people going to Asia rather than holidaying in Australia, there goes tourism. And the rest of the world “no longer views Australia as a compelling destination.”

Then there is the rise of the new god on the block, China. Power will flow to China, the US and West will decline. “A schism opens in the nation between those with the skills to engage in a global, but China-oriented, hemisphere and those left behind.”
And who will they be? As I see it, China will buy up mineral resources, if not use military force to secure its dominance. Australians will have no hope in that globalised world. Our only hope is to reject the globalism of the Bernard Salts as it leads to “Armageddon” and embrace economic localism and social credit.  


NEITHER CONFOUNDING THE PERSONS NOR DIVIDING THE SUBSTANCE

The balance and division of power by John Brett
How refreshing and encouraging to find the comments of Ainslie Van Onselen on the ACM (Australians for Constitutional Monarchy) site today. The gravamen of his comments was this: "Juries operate in the same spirit, devolving the power of an arm of government towards the people by allowing them to make judgments. While Her Majesty isn't likely to attempt to seize back control of our dominion, every component of decentralised government power decreases the likelihood that the sovereign could ever try."

As he is aware, no problem is ever solved by making it bigger, which is the undergirding principle of our Constitution, which disperses the power of men in government. As our governments and their critics move relentlessly towards republican-style dictatorial presidential central control of every other member of parliament, who have in turn, destroyed the apparatus of decentralised power, to the point where local government is now the instrument of premiers, who are in turn the vassals of the prime minister.

Our constitution was meant to protect us from these ancient tendencies of all government. Now our constitution is protecting the government from us, as our prime minister is fully aware. She won't have to be bothered with criticism or exposure of her dictatorial policies from the leader of the opposition, or the spokesmen on ACM's well read site.

What is even more dangerous is the alternative leader sitting quietly like a rabbit in a squat, knowing his 40-year-old ambition to be a prime minister is about to be fulfilled as the existing PM will be thrown out at the next election. He knows, governments are voted out, not voted in, so won't be making promises his masters will deny him when he falls into office.

"All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Only we are the losers".  


SOCIAL CREDIT AND TRANSITION MAPPING

Wendell Berry (“Higher Education and Home Defence”, The Social Crediter, vol. 87, 2011) has some relevant thoughts on localism as a defence from globalism. First we need to see our opponents for what they are: “professional vandals”: “Everywhere, every day, local life is being discomforted, disrupted, endangered, or destroyed by powerful people who live, or who are privileged to think they live, beyond the bad effects of their work.”
They pillage the global village and lay waste to community in the name of money. These elites are “upwardly mobile transients” who have no alliances to place – all the better to destroy all places. There are no “homes”. Secondly these professional vandals have a “higher education” so that this new class of elites can do its vandalism by thinking. This is especially so in economics and finance where the real operation of the system is disguised by high theory.

According to Berry, the universities have betrayed their mandate to serve local regions, embracing essentially a rootless cosmopolitanism; the universities have “worked instead to uproot the best brains and talents, to direct them away from home into exploitative careers in one or other of the professions and so to make them predators of communities and homelands, their own as well as other people’s”.

Writing in her article “Transition Mapping for Local Authority, Part II’, The Social Crediter, vol. 87, 2011, Dr Frances Hutchinson points out that the present owners of the Monopoly game copyright are marketing local variations of the game, including a blank version where one can fill in local name places. This should get us to thinking about social metaphysics of our local area: who does what, owns what, does the work and benefits. This is a first step in seeing the distinction between the real economy of production and the abstract money economy, which essentially exists in cyber-space as computer blips.

Transition mapping occurs by “building up a picture of the institutions occupying sites in a town today, and comparing them with those of a century ago…it is possible to assess how authority has been centralised by the State and the corporate bureaucracies. By tracking local changes over the last century it becomes possible to plot alternative courses into the future”.

In particular we can envisage alternatives, such as communities not ruled by the international banking system. With our mind free, we can dare to ask: why should these faceless people rule us? This is the first step in clawing back our future.  


US REGULATOR SUES BANKS OVER SUBPRIME MORTGAGES

According to an ABC report:
The US government has confirmed it will file a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against 17 major American and foreign financial institutions over losses of about $US200 billion on subprime bonds in the lead-up to the 2008 recession.
The lawsuits initiated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees US property bodies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, surprised investors and dragged down bank shares. The FHFA accused Bank of America Corp and its Countrywide and Merrill Lynch units, Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and others of misrepresenting the checks they had done on mortgages before bundling them into securities.

Before the financial crisis, many banks sold a type of investment called a mortgage-backed asset. The main component was an ordinary home loan which had been repackaged alongside other types of investments. But when many of these American borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, their assets - valued in billions on paper - were effectively worthless.

According to the lawsuits, the securities should have never been sold because the underlying mortgages did not meet investors' criteria. Bank of America faces three FHFA lawsuits, covering losses on more than $US57 billion of securities. JPMorgan faces claims related to $US33 billion of securities and Royal Bank of Scotland was sued over $US30.4 billion of securities.

Several large banks are also negotiating with all 50 US state attorneys-general on a comprehensive settlement to address mortgage abuses and limit future mortgage litigation.
Nearly all the banks that were sued declined to comment or were not immediately available for comment. Others called the charges unfounded.

"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the epitome of a sophisticated investor, having issued trillions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities and purchased hundreds of billions of dollars more," said Mayura Hooper, a spokeswoman for defendant Deutsche Bank AG, in a statement. A Bank of America spokesman said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were trying to shift responsibility to banks after earlier blaming losses on other factors. The lawsuits reflects how different parties - including investors, banks and different government groups - are fighting over who should bear losses from a housing crisis that in 2008 drove the economy into its worst recession in decades.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-03/us-regulator-sues-major-banks/2869140  


ORWELLIAN - SEC MAY HAVE BEEN HIDING BIG WALL STREET CRIMES

“Imagine a world in which a man who is repeatedly investigated for a string of serious crimes, but never prosecuted, has his slate wiped clean every time the cops fail to make a case. No more Lifetime channel specials where the murderer is unveiled after police stumble upon past intrigues in some old file – "Hey, chief, didja know this guy had two wives die falling down the stairs?"
No more burglary sprees cracked when some sharp cop sees the same name pop up in one too many witness statements. This is a different world, one far friendlier to lawbreakers, where even the suspicion of wrongdoing gets wiped from the record” writes Matt Taibbi in the Rolling Stone online article (17 August 2011).

According to a whistle-blower at the SEC* who recently came forward to Congress, the agency has been systematically destroying records of its preliminary investigations once they are closed. By whitewashing the files of some of the nation's worst financial criminals, the SEC has kept an entire generation of federal investigators in the dark about past inquiries into insider trading, fraud and market manipulation against companies like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and AIG.

With a few strokes of the keyboard, the evidence gathered during thousands of investigations – 8,000 ... "including Madoff," as one high-ranking SEC official put it during a panicked meeting about the destruction – have apparently disappeared forever into the wormhole of history.

Under a deal the SEC worked out with the National Archives and Records Administration, all of the agency's records – "including case files relating to preliminary investigations" – are supposed to be maintained for at least 25 years. But the SEC, using history-altering practices that for once actually deserve the overused and usually hysterical term "Orwellian," devised an elaborate and possibly illegal system under which staffers were directed to dispose of the documents from any preliminary inquiry that did not receive approval from senior staff to become a full-blown, formal investigation...

This destruction of records as outlined by the whistleblower, Darcy Flynn, an SEC attorney, points to in Taibbi's words, "a federal police force that has effectively been conquered by the financial criminals it is charged with investigating." Scary and important stuff.

* SEC – Securities Exchange Commission

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-the-sec-covering-up-wall-street-crimes-20110817  


THE DECLINE OF THE WEST AND THE CONVERGING CATASTROPHIES

by James Reed and Brian Simpson
We had not felt the need to look at Ian Morris’ Why the West Rules – for Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal about the Future, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010) until glancing at Miriam Cosic’s review “Human History Put on the Spot”, The Weekend Australian, August 20-21, 2011, p.2, inquirer). Her summary is that Morris believes that people are basically the same everywhere, so biology can’t explain the rise and fall of nations. No, it’s geography.

Further, as Cosic puts in, “Morris argues that China, at any point in the time frame he covers, could have matched or overtaken the West. And it still might.” So, essentially at any time in the last thousand years, say, China could have overtaken the West. Clearly this is absurd but it is the sort of thesis that gets up in this present anti-Western culture which the intellectuals inhabit. If China could have done it, it would have done it, but China failed against the Mongol invaders, and Japan. Probably it will fail again, victim of its own hubris.  


HUNTING THE GREAT STAGFLATION

by James Reed
The Phillips Curve in Economics expressed an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment. This was knocked on the head in the 1970s by stagflation: coexisting inflation and high unemployment. When you think about it, there is nothing about unemployment (due say to displacement of local workers by cheap Asian labour) preventing a rise in the general level of prices. In fact, mass immigration drives inflation, increasing the demand for commodities.

All very interesting since the Reserve Bank is predicting the possibility of Stagflation. (The Australian, August 24, 2011, p.1) Not only that but the volatility of world markets will continue for years and may lead to greater financial and economic instability than the 2008 global financial crisis. And that most holy of holies has been questioned: continuing Chinese growth.

The spectre of the Chinese economy faltering has been mentioned by The Australian’s Paul Kelly. My, my, the elites are going to have some sleepless nights ahead of them. Social crediters can sit back with their survival supplies (you have got them by now haven’t you?) and watch the end of the great capitalist horror movie.  


THE FATE OF BRITAIN

by Peter West
A small article with a dark title; “Migrants Flock in as Britons Can’t Leave”, The Advertiser, August 27, 2011, p.71. Britons who want to leave the joyful diversity (my term) of multiracial Britain cannot because they cannot afford to live abroad.
Meanwhile a government which promised to curb immigration gave Britain 575,000 migrants in 2010, a similar number coming in for the last seven years. Britain will reach a 70 million population by 2025, and, as I see it, happenings such as the August 2011 race riots will become common.

The West wants to create massive urban populations at a time when the possibility of catastrophic social breakdown from environmental resource depletion looms on the horizon. No doubt the elites hope to make a quick profit and die before the proverbial hits the fan. But what if they don’t: maybe there will be no place to emigrate to?  


CAN THE WHITE RACE SURVIVE?

by Peter Ewer
A recent edition of Endeavour, magazine of the British Australian Community had an article “Long Live Political Incorrectness!” There was an illustration of two American Indians looking in wonder at the US White House which was in ruin, surrounded by undergrowth, weeds and trees. I also saw a similar illustration in UK Spearhead some years back, where two Asians farmed in the foreground. Big Ben, in this post-White world was collapsing and as the clock was falling, one peasant looked up and grunted.

The illustration from Endeavour is from James Denson Sayers, Can the White Race Survive? (Independent Publishing Co., Washington DC, 1929). The caption under the illustration reads:
“As our magnificent National Capitol building at Washington may look in the year 2500 AD if racial amalgamation continues. Our progressive civilisation will be smothered: our dark-skinned descendants will slip through the jungle from their huts to gape in wonder at the ghostly relic of the legendary white gods who once filled the land and built great cities, but have disappeared from earth.”

Sayers was an optimist: the program of White racial genocide proceeds faster than even 1920s cosmopolitans could have anticipated. Every social pathology which can infect a civilisation infects ours. A Canadian academic writing at View from the Right (www.amnation.com), August 6 (“Can Whites and Their Civilisation Survive?”) puts it thus:
“The social paradigm of modern Western culture – liberalism – is so pervasive and deeply embedded that I don’t think the culture is capable of shredding its dominance. The effects of liberalism are so toxic that I don’t think it’s probable that the civilisation will survive it in any recognisable form.”

That is probably true: some sort of civilisational collapse is inevitable. And, for the survival of the Northern European people as a people, the sooner the better. If our kind has to live by swinging a hoe all day to scratch out a living, so be it. The world was ours but our promiscuous altruism led to us losing it.

In the meantime, refuse to accept the lies of the Establishment. Dream of how our society should be and join with others in the grand counter-conspiracy to unwind the evil world they have created.  


GOD, AND WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING?

by Chris Knight
One of the best, but least discussed arguments for the existence of God is the problem of the super-ultimate why – why is there anything at all? Physicists today like to play around with the idea that there are multiple universes, so if they get in trouble explaining this world in purely materialist terms, why, there is always another universe delivering answers to physical problems as a magician would pull a rabbit from a hat. But ultimately the entire system of universes has to be explained.

Saying that our own universe is necessary and without origin seems incompatible with mainstream science. Also for technical reasons explained in G. Coggins’, Could There Have Been Nothing? Against Metaphysical Nihilism, (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2010), the idea of absolute nothingness is incoherent. This leaves only one real theoretical option – God – a necessary being and ultimate cause of the whole system.
It is inconceivable that God, as Descartes supposed, is beyond logical and mathematical laws, and hence beyond being and reality, being the cause of the validity of logic and mathematics. Hence it is reasonable, more reasonable than not, to conclude that God exists. The rest is in the Bible.  


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The Australian League of Rights dis-associates itself from Dr. James Saleam and any activities controlled by him.
- - D.J. Auchterlonie National Director. 


THE NATIONAL WEEKEND IS FAST APPROACHING

The 65th Annual "New Times Dinner" will be held on the Friday 23 September and the National Seminar 24th of September, the Divine Service and Action Conference on Sunday 25th. The theme is "Making a Difference".

The special speakers at the Seminar on Saturday 24th September 2011 are:

1. Pastor Christopher Field: “Taking a Stand”
Chris and Susan Field gained national recognition a year ago when they re-possessed their home after eviction, claiming that the bank had lied and the courts not given them justice. Since then Chris’s book, “Banks Lie”, gained international acclaim as an easy-to-read eye-opener exposing many deceptions that are part of modern banking. The Fields were evicted a second time in March this year and were kept from returning by guards, fence and dog.
Hear firsthand from a man who chose to take a stand. Discover his motivation and the lessons he has learned along the way. As a Christian minister Chris recognises that if he cannot take a stand then he has no right to expect others to do so. Chris is a polished presenter whose desire for truth and freedom resonates with the hearts of people around the world. Despite his limitations in legal knowledge and skill, he has nonetheless taken a bold stand that completely changed his life. He is a role model to be learned from.

2. Topher Field: “Communication – Making the Penny Drop” Topher is son to Chris and Susan Field (fifth of their seven children) and has become a popular YouTube identity through his punchy “Unpopular View” videos about water issues. Coached in communications by his dad, Topher has energised the emergent technologies and the language of his generation to become an effective communicator now sought after by academics, businesses and people with a message to get out to the public. Topher took the last part of his name (Christopher) to avoid confusion with his dad, Chris. He then took serious interest in polishing his professional skills as a presenter and actor, to empower him to reach his generation. Get a rare insight into the thinking and actions that have made Topher a respected and effective voice for the Australian public.

Please take note: THE SEMINAR (ONLY) will be held in the “All Seasons Motel”, McIvor Road, Bendigo. $20.00 per person.
Those who want to book for the Seminar ONLY should do so by sending Cheque/Money Order made out to ‘Australian League of Rights’ to cover admittance per person, include details of Name, Address and Phone No. and send to:
Australian League of Rights, Box 1052 GPO, Melbourne 3001 (Payment can be made at the door for those who wish to do so).

To Book Your ACCOMMODATION: The Bendigo Motor Inn, 232 High St. Kangaroo Flat gave us very good service last year so we are pleased to return.
Bookings can be made now and payment made at the Seminar: Phone 1800 032 941. The cost of double rooms (double bed and one single bed) is Friday $99.00 : Saturday $125.00 : and Sunday $99.00, less 10% for our group. There are two rooms with more beds. 

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