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24 May 2013 Thought for the Week:
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - - Galileo Galilei
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."- - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
"Often war is waged only in order to show valour; thus an inner dignity is ascribed to war itself, and even some philosophers have praised it as an ennoblement of humanity, forgetting the pronouncement of the Greek who said, "War is an evil in as much as it produces more wicked men than it takes away." - - Immanuel Kant
"If a war be undertaken for the most righteous end, before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime." - - Charles Eliot Norton
ENOCH POWELL WAS RIGHT AFTER ALL: THE RISING TIDE OF COLOUR IN BRITAIN
by Peter Ewer and Peter West
The foreign-born portion of the population rose from 9 per cent in 2001 to 13 per cent in 2011. In 2011, 7.5 million residents were foreign-born, constituting one in eight of the population. Now only 44.9 per cent of Londoners describe themselves as white Britons. In Briton, 1 million school children live in homes where English is not spoken; there are 4 million fewer Christians now than in 2001; 1.8 per cent more people are Muslims, making Muslims 5 per cent of the population; in 25 per cent of London homes, English is not spoken. We could go on, but we hope you see the pattern.
What next? Demographer David Coleman has said:
With demographic change comes inevitable cultural change, with the way now open for sharia divorces. (The Weekend Australian 2-3 February 2013, p.9) The British High Court has approved the divorce settlement of a Jewish couple under rabbinical beth din law, which is the first time a British family has delegated its power to a religious court. Muslims hope that this decision will create a precedence leading to acceptance of sharia divorces. No doubt, as Muslim numbers grow, this will occur and then there will be the next frontier of multiculturalism : sharia law in a legally pluralistic multicult.
There have been some interesting recent discussions of how the West accepted displacement-level migration and its associated ideologies (multiculturalism, Asianisation, etc) e.g., Anthony Hilton, “Giving Away the Farm. Why?” 17 March 2013 says that the elites who gave us these programmes were full of fear, hatred and loathing for Western society.
Another article “Peter Hitchen’s Show of Guilt: Enoch Powell was Right” quotes Hitchens saying that when he was a Trotskyite supporting mass migration he did so not because “we liked immigrants, but because we didn’t like Britain”. Immigrants were seen as the means of changing British society. In this sense Enoch Powell was right and his claim that “Commonwealth” migration to Britain would be 10 per cent by 2000 was almost correct (it was 8 per cent).
William Gayley Simpson in “Which Way Western Man?” (Washington DC, 1978, p.180) said:
IT’S NOT JUST A PROBLEM IN AUSTRALIA
While the BBC article is not calling for an end to mass immigration, it does show the enormity of the problem. How would you respond to illegal migrant ‘Michael’s’ rebuke at the end of the article?
"There are too many people. You see in the city, on the streets in Milan, two million immigrants, I think," says one Milanese man, who did not want to give his name. "I wan t to help people who are poorer than me, but I want to know where they come from and what they are going to do," says Martina, a 23-year-old Northern League supporter. "It is better if they come here legally."
Criminalised: According to Saskia Sassen, an expert on European immigration at Columbia University in New York, Italy's new laws could be the beginning of "a catastrophic phase" for not only migrants but also Italian citizens. "This law really alters the landscape by criminalising the violation," she says.
Critics of the new citizen patrol groups have staged protests in Milan
It quickly becomes a Catch-22 situation - illegal immigrants who have no visa are unable to get a job; those without a job are unable to get a visa. As a result, both illegal and legal migrants have become an increasingly obvious presence on the streets of Italian cities. At night, groups of men from across Africa, the Arab world and Asia roll out sleeping bags and cardboard boxes in Milan's numerous historic piazzas. By day, they get by however they can - some by selling fake designer handbags or toys, some by stealing.
If they didn't want me they shouldn't have rescued me
RACIAL VILIFICATION AND THE ONUS OF PROOF: AGAIN AND AGAIN
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
The comments were directed to the proposal by two law professors who want to change the onus of proof in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act. Although this is good to hear, these sorts of changes have become part of the chattering classes’ agenda and will not disappear in any hurry. Once an elite changes the racial composition of a population, it is necessary, of course, to change its laws, and to eternally keep changing them.
CONNECTING UP THE DOTS TO THE COMING REFERENDUM
The Gillard government plans to hold a referendum along with the coming federal election. Tim Blair in The Australian 14th May 2013 viewed the referendum as “Labor's Bid For Local Control”. He wrote:
“Last week Julia Gillard announced a referendum to amend the Constitution allowing the federal government to fund local government directly. The Prime Minister argued: "This is about saying yes to retaining important community benefits. This is about saying yes to our communities."
Gillard is wrong. It will say no to local communities, and yes to a Canberra takeover. Different levels of government are given, rightly, different responsibilities. Federal government is responsible for foreign affairs and those responsibilities that require national consistency, and has little service delivery capacity because it is so distant from Australians. States are responsible for matters that marry local responsiveness with scale. Local government delivers services that require direct relationships because of their closeness to Australians.”
Mr. Blair cautioned Australians thus: “Constitutional recognition will turn our democracy on its head and perpetuate centralisation. Canberra freely will be able to direct local government by attaching policy strings to funding.”
But Australians are discovering they are subject to more rules and regulations that didn’t stem from either their state or federal governments. They are discovering that slowly but surely they are being subjected to United Nations directives.
Almost no restrictions on the breadth of areas?
Agenda 21 and the New World Order
If you truly believe you were not born to be subservient to any tyrannical government and instead choose to remain free, then you must exercise that freedom. This includes acting as a counter to Agenda 21 and its Sustainable Development program.
DIBBLING WITH CHINA WAR
by James Reed
Now which statement is the silliest? Clearly Gillard’s, it uses the “feisty” word (small dog breaking wind) and she should have learnt her lesson from her last public use of that word. And Professor Dibbs, well, plenty of wise folk disagree with him. Especially so when China seems to have commenced the war with its on-going cyber attacks. If an individual did this, he would be marked as a terrorist. So, how is this not a threat?
Further, few strategic theorists say that any events in politics are inevitable – highly probable is the concept needed. Australia’s defence spending is, proportionately, at its lowest since the 1930s in the lead up to the last big banger. Is there a hidden meaning to this?
THE BOSTON MARATHON FALSE FLAG
by Chris Knight
Would it be a surprise to find out that all is not what it seems with the Boston Marathon bombing? I know that people on this side of the fence frequently cry “conspiracy”, but hey, conspiracies happen. Conspiracies are just planned human activities which aim for secrecy.
That said, consider World Trade Centre (WTC) building 7 which was not hit by any plane, but which collapsed merely because of fires burning in the building. Better yet, the BBC reported the collapse of WTC 7 20 minutes before it actually collapsed, with someone obviously confusing time zones.
Regarding the Boston Marathon bombing the alternative media is reporting that the Boston bomb squad apparently had advanced notice of the bombing and an eye witness said that when the bombs exploded the officials said that it was just a drill. There were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and the finish of the race, well before the explosions. There were announcements over the loud speaker that it was a drill. So if there was advanced notice of the bombing and the Establishment did not do it as a false flag, it was the duty of officials to stop the race and warn runners instead of letting them be blown apart. (Source: Natural News.com April 16 2013). There is a full phone interview with an athlete’s coach who was an “ear witness” to the “it’s just a drill” announcement.
The US alternative media have also reported that there were private military contractors with backpacks at the scene of the bombing. Natural News.com April 17, 2013 has photographs of these operatives who have been said to be wearing clothing with a special “skull” symbol associated with military contractors known as “The Craft”. Now how does all of this fit together? You tell me!
THE CUT ‘n’ PASTE UNIVERSITY
by James Reed
With the brainwashing and political correctness that dominates these fields of study, I say: good on the students! Plagiarise away to your heart’s content for all I care! (Of course, satire aside, I am not encouraging cheating – rather I encourage students not to do arts, humanities and social sciences courses with their endless essays and words, words, words.)
MAJ-GEN JOHN CANTWELL ON DEFENCE MINISTER STEPHEN SMITH
I cast around in my mind for the element that seemed to be missing in his dealings with the men and women of the ADF who I led. Then I had it: respect. Smith had no respect for those who chose to serve in uniform for their country. It was an uncomfortable insight.
The Defence Minister appears to merely tolerate those in the armed forces, writes John Cantwell. It's all about respect. Does the Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, respect the men and women of the Australian Defence Force? Regrettably, the answer appears to be ''no''. In recent years, I've found myself in the company of several defence ministers for extended periods. In 2008, as the senior military officer running the force structure review as part of the present defence white paper, I spent long hours over many sessions briefing the then minister, Joel Fitzgibbon. It was a painful process.
Fitzgibbon was out of his depth. He simply didn't get it. Not only could he not understand what we were trying to tell him, he didn't put in the time to try to get across his brief. When he was required to sell the concepts and costs to his cabinet colleagues, I found myself having to prepare additional PowerPoint charts to explain to him the briefing that had already been simplified to the point of banality. He was an auto-electrician in a suit. But at least Fitzgibbon occasionally expressed a desire to do the right thing by the service personnel who delivered our military capability.
There was a sigh of relief around the Defence precinct on Canberra's Russell Hill when Fitzgibbon was forced to resign and was replaced by the vastly experienced and influential John Faulkner. I spent several days with Faulkner when I was commander of forces serving in Afghanistan and the wider Middle East area of operations. Two things struck me about his attitude towards our Diggers and the risks they take every day.
First, Faulkner was genuinely concerned about the soldiers he met in Afghanistan. He spoke sincerely to them of his gratitude for the sacrifices they were making. I admired the way he was able to distinguish between his personal abhorrence of war and the necessity, as Defence Minister, to make the people we send to war understand that he supported them unreservedly.
When his replacement, Stephen Smith, made his first visit to the troops in Afghanistan I made sure he understood what was going well and what wasn't. I warned him of potential problems. I briefed him on the nuanced, often sensitive relationships with our coalition partners in Afghanistan. I provided a frank assessment of the quality of Afghanistan security forces we were training. Throughout, Smith sat immobile, taking no notes, making no comment. At the conclusion of this briefing, to which the then chief of the Defence Force Angus Houston added his insights, I asked if he had any questions. There were none. It must have been a cracking brief.
Later in the tour, in the joint US-Australian headquarters at Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province, I saw the same stony-faced response to similar briefings. At one stage the commanding officer of the taskforce charged with mentoring the Afghan 4th Brigade provided a detailed, honest appraisal of his troops' daily battles with insurgents, the progress of the local soldiers and prospects for the future. The CO asked if the minister had any questions. The 20 or 30 Australian and American officers in the room looked to Smith for comments, questions, words of encouragement. His response? ''No, thank you'', followed by a glance at me with the question, ''What's next?'' Inspirational, it wasn't.
That same day I escorted Smith to one of our forward patrol bases, which were established when we expanded our operations into an area previously covered by Dutch and French troops, who had recently departed. The CO of the mentoring taskforce had sensibly rebalanced his force to cover the new territory. But the Australian and Afghan troops there had been in constant and occasionally heavy contact with the enemy. They were under the pump.
We gathered the dirty, tired Diggers together at the end of Smith's tour. Media crews travelling with the minister turned on their cameras and he made a lacklustre speech clearly pitched at the audience back home. He talked ''at'' the soldiers, not to them. He then turned to walk back to the helicopter pad.
It was a reasonable question, at least from the perspective of a soldier fighting in a scrubby valley in Afghanistan. Smith launched into a long spiel about supporting the coalition and fighting terrorism and building capacity in the Afghan security forces and making a contribution and all the phrases that work well in Canberra. It didn't work so well when delivered to blokes who would soon start another patrol along paths hiding improvised bombs designed to kill them. There were no other questions.
Walking towards the helicopter for the ride back to Tarin Kowt, Smith said to me, ''Don't set me up with unscheduled questions like that again''. He was not happy.
After 38 years as a soldier and as a commander, I'd learned to read people, quickly and accurately. Reflecting on Smith's visit, the abiding impression I was left with was that he merely tolerated people like me and the troops I commanded.
Based on the utterances of Smith, both last year and this week, in relation to the commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the inexcusable Skype scandal, I sense that the judgment I formed in 2010 was on the money. There's no respect, and it works both ways.
John Cantwell retired from the Australian Army with the rank of major-general. We have read he is writing a book about his experiences. Source:...
ECHOES FROM THE PAST
by Betty Luks
According to Mr. Tink, “No one knew John Curtin was about to fell a government when he brought a budget motion in 1941. The same uncertainty surrounds Tony Abbott's own vote of no confidence” writes Andrew Tink. “Tony Abbott's no-confidence motion in the Gillard Government, to be moved after Parliament resumes on May 14, brings to mind a time when Australia's war-time government fell in 1941.
The Movement Demanding Financial Reform to Aid the War Effort
Published in booklet form, the McGillvray address was distributed in hundreds of thousands around Australia and was a major contribution to the national grassroots movements demanding financial reform in order that a maximum war effort might be prosecuted.
This movement was responsible for the 1940 Federal Elections finishing with the balance of power held by two Independents, A.W. Coles of the famous Coles Stores, and Alex Wilson from the Mallee, Victoria. Wilson was prominently associated with the financial reform movement and eventually decided that national survival depended upon bringing the John Curtin Government to office.
Only a political ignoramus would dispute that the Curtin Government's liberal use of national financial credit enabled Australia to maximise the war effort, with both primary and secondary industries stimulated. It was the same Curtin Government, which broke with financial orthodoxy to implement a system of consumer price discounts which eliminated inflation in Australia for five years.
Comment: I guess it just depends on how one views history as to what is written about it. It was C.H. Douglas who said written history is 95% opinion and 5% facts.
Source: On Target 22 May 1992 “Backlash Against Parties Growing”
Further reading: The New Times October 1995
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO COMING UP !
Gene Ethics News March Against Monsanto: Saturday May 25th at 2pm
The movement for GM-free is now grass roots and global! Millions of people everywhere will demand the right to know and to choose GM-free crops and foods, when we March Against Monsanto on Sunday May 25.
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Please March on May 25 to show Monsanto and other GM companies that we challenge their plans.
WHAT IS THIS MAN’S WORD WORTH?
Turnbull promotes on-line republic plebiscite
He attacks the monarchy and wants to get rid of The Queen as head of state, but whenever he goes to take his seat in the parliament, he, together with other parliamentary republicans, blithely swears to be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Her heirs and successors according to law. He has done this on no fewer than three previous occasions and will do it again later this year.
- - Philip Benwell National Chair Australian Monarchist League
COMMENT - On Target
Issue No 15 carried an article suggesting the federal government owned NBN Co Ltd would cost in the vicinity of $1626.79 million per person and this has been challenged and I have to agree it is only $1626 per Australian.
Let’s go a bit further with the discussion; not every Australian is earning a wage so far fewer will be ’paying the bill’! This equates to $6507 per family of four... Mum, Dad and two children, to be added to whatever taxes and charges they are paying now.
There is no argument about the possibilities of an NBN Network, or some fancy ‘education proposals’, or new highways or new fast-rail networks or much needed improved health facilities, and goodness knows what else; we know it can technically be done but where is the money to come from without escalating the already burgeoning debt we did not vote for!
Every candidate in the coming federal election should be unmercifully questioned on this issue. The current financial trend is unsustainable and is a road to ‘socialist-financial slavery’. It is planned that way! Where to from here? ND
LEAGUE OF RIGHTS 2013 NATIONAL WEEKEND - FORWARD NOTICE
The 2013 National Weekend beginning with the 67th New Times Dinner on the Friday evening, 4th October will be held for the first time in Adelaide, South Australia.
The dates and events are as follows:
The South Australian League members and supporters are looking forward to hosting this annual event and welcoming interstate visitors into their midst. The advance notice will help you plan a holiday along with attending our New Times Dinner, National Seminar and Action Conference.
The Friday evening New Times Dinner will be held at the Public Schools’ Club (within Adelaide proper).
The following accommodation addresses are within reasonable motoring distance of Lothlorien, Happy Valley.
• Tollgate Motel, Glen Osmond: Conveniently situated between the scenic hills and the shopping district of Glen Osmond Road. Tollgate Motel accommodation from $68 single. Phone Number 08 8379 1651 Website: https://www.tollgatemotel.com/
The Internet-Google is very helpful for viewing the various accommodation venues.
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