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9th August 2013 Thought for the Week:
Birth of a Prince: We at the Australian League of Rights are also celebrating the birth of Prince George of Cambridge and extend our very best wishes to his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Kate and William.
Australia Post, in celebration of the birth of the Prince has released an instant stamp sheetlet. Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour writes: “Australia Post is delighted to celebrate the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with a sheetlet of stamps that captures the first public appearance of the happy family.”
The Royal Baby stamp issue is available from 29 July 2013 at participating Australia Post retail outlets, and will continue to be so while stocks last. The designer of the stamp is Sonia Young of the Australia Post Design Studio. The associated products available are a commemorative cover, stamp pack, maxicard and a booklet of 10 x 60c self-adhesive stamps. Well done Australia Post!
ROYAL FAMILY A GREAT INSPIRATION – ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
In an interview with Andrew Grice of The Independent 25 July 2013, the Archbishop of Canterbury whilst speaking of the problems the Church is facing “hinted the Church may take inspiration from the Royal Family."
TOLKIEN, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT AND RACE
by Chris Knight
Yes, but so what? “The Lord of the Rings” movies produced something of a “moral panic” among the cosmopolitan chatterers for its depiction of a dispossessed white people, against the dark forces. Without this basic colour scheme the power of the movie would be lacking. “The Hobbit” movie is less powerful because this theme is somewhat diluted and some evil Orcs are now whiter-than-white. Nevertheless, there is still the theme of a threatened and dispossessed people – this time the dwarfs – fighting for their homeland. Does this ring any bells?
Professor Kevin MacDonald points out (“Implicitly White Themes in The Hobbit”), that themes found in “The Lord of the Rings” continue in “The Hobbit” – good versus evil, beauty versus ugliness and aristocratic leadership versus despotism. But something is lacking. “Return of the King” was the best movie I had ever seen.
We like our heroes, big. The fall of the dwarves was because of their love of gold which attracted the dragon. That theme does not appeal to me and is not part of Nordic heritage. “The Hobbit” thus is worth seeing, if only for the pre-industrial, wholesome values of The Shire, but it is not another “The Lord of the Rings”.
THE RISE OF KRUDD: WORLD WAR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IN CANBERRA
by James Reed
Now Big KRudd is back, from the political dead in fact. Yes, this is the same KRudd who gave us all the problems that sank the bad ship Gillard. This is the former leader who fellow members described as running a chaotic, dysfunctional government, without “Labor values”.
Don’t you worry about that. The electorate, especially Queensland, will get behind Big Kev and Labor’s fortunes will rise in the pop charts.
My parting memory of Gillard will be of the “brave feminist", being shielded by a big federal policeman at the Aboriginal protest in Canberra, where she lost her pricey shoe. Go to Youtube and see real fear in someone, in a situation which the police had well under control. This incident told me how artificial feminism really is. Anyway, it’s back to Rudd for my future critiques.
TURNING BACK THE BOATS
It’s not often these days that the League has found agreement with former politician Alexander Downer, he is an internationalist, but he makes his point well in this radio interview from Ben Fordham’s program on 2GB.
THE LEGALITY OF TURNING OR TOWING BACK ASYLUM BOATS
by Ian Wilson LL.B. |
Having set the scene, let us now return to Professor Saul’s legal opinion about whether it is legal to “tow the boats. He said:
So, to sum it up, there is virtually no chance of legally turning or towing back asylum boats. Let’s get real now. Migration lawyers spend their time exploiting loopholes to allow illegal’s to stay. The full bench of the federal Court has now held that a “complementary provision” amendment to the Migration Act which was to apply to new cases now applies to people already processed, where asylum seekers unable to prove that they would be prosecuted if they were returned home could merely claim that they would suffer “significant harm” – and bingo, they have a protection visa.
Thousands of asylum seekers, maybe every one of them rejected as refugees can now make fresh claims at the cost of millions to the legal system. “It will paralyse the system and clog the courts even further, costing millions.” (The Advertiser 10 July, 2013, p.2)
THE COURTS AND THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS
The role of Australian courts today is not to serve the rule of law and to preserve this society, but to serve illegal migrants. It is just an extension of politically correct ideology. You think I exaggerate? Consider the article “Foreign Criminals Dodge Exportation by Citing Rights” The Australian 15 July 2013 p.2. The article begins thus: “Courts and tribunals are citing international human rights treaties to shield foreign criminals from deportation, allowing them to remain indefinitely in Australia even after serving lengthy jail terms.”
One example of where the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has “thwarted Immigration Department efforts to protect society from serious organised criminals” is where in June 2013 the tribunal reinstated the visa of a Nigerian drug trafficker “in order to protect him from being arrested by Nigerian authorities over his importation of $8 million worth of South American cocaine into Sydney in 2006.” There was a belief that the drug trafficker could face in Nigeria treatment contravening the Convention Against Torture.
Likewise the Tribunal reinstated the visa of a Chinese national who was part of an international drug smuggling ring because they feared that China would not respect his human rights! Gee, what about the “human rights” of the victims of his drugs? No concern about them!
Then there is the 2011 case of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal allowing a Liberian paedophile refugee to stay. The government attempted to cancel the visa but the federal Court held that he could not be deported because of his ethnicity (Kranh), linking him to the regime of the former dictator.
Add to this that “boat people” have vowed to kill themselves to avoid being returned to Indonesia – and nobody goes “home”. (The Australian 8 July, 2013, p.1) While all of this goes on, the voices of the bleeding hearts urge us to stop being “racists” and to accept all of these people in.
The journalists who do this, having had a Left wing Arts/Humanities/Law education, coming from middle class families and enjoying good incomes for writing their nonsense, never have to suffer themselves. I say, if they want “refugees” then let’s do a swap: a refugee comes here and takes their assets. While they are parachuted back into the country the refugee came from. Fair enough? Yes, everybody “still calls Australia home” except for the dispossessed majority.
GUMBALLS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT U.S. IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colourful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet. Presented by immigration author/journalist Roy Beck. View the video here...
NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that favours an environmentally sustainable and economically just America and seeks to educate the public about the effects of high levels of immigration on U.S. overpopulation, the environment, jobs, and wages. They use government data to conduct research on the impacts of U.S. population growth, consumption, sprawl, and current levels of immigration and educate the public, opinion leaders and policy makers on the results of those and other studies.
U.N. AUTHORISED ARRIVALS ARE BIG BUSINESS FOR CERTAIN CHARITIES
The following article was published 24 December 2011, not exactly the right timing for most people to catch up with such news – all busily preparing for the Christmas/New Year break.
IMMIGRATION AND RISING ELECTRICITY COSTS
by James Reed
Under the present Labor regime, electricity prices have gone up over 94 per cent. In fact, New South Wales and Victoria, according to the Electricity Network Regulatory Frameworks Inquiry Report, increased more than 100 per cent above the national average.
Network costs have represented between 45 and 55 per cent of a typical electricity bill.
Network costs are primarily the costs of connecting additional people to the networks.
THE UNIVERSITIES HAVE NO REAL RESPECT FOR FREE SPEECH
by Sandra Shaw
To be fair, the University itself declined to endorse the unit’s stand: “We are a university and open to a diverse range of views. We do not seek to censor those views,” the Pro-vice chancellor said. Yes, but a body within the university is indeed barring a member of parliament from attending the unit. As a member of the public I read the articles as indicating a direct challenge to Ms Price’s freedom of speech, and she did as well. The university authorities should reverse the unit’s ban.
This incident is one of many reported in the media over the last few years which indicate that on free speech issues of matters of controversy, the universities tend to go weak. If free speech is not defended on controversial issues then in my opinion it simply doesn’t exists at all.
THE “SATANIC” PRO-CHOICE LOBBY?
by Mrs. Vera West
The US Sate of Texas is about to pass a late-term abortion ban which will stop absurdities such as the partial abortion birth of a baby and then the destruction of it. As it is partly born it is seen as not being murder, but if born, then it is murder. Isn’t liberalism logical!
Pro-abortion activists chanted “Hail Satan!” in a bid to drown out pro-life speeches in the Texas State House.
The number of abortions in the US since Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 is 56,397,760 at around 2,666 a day. Australia has an abortion rate of over 100,000 per year. All this goes on while Liberals chant about “anti-racism” and freedom from discrimination. Well, being cut to pieces in one mother’s womb seems a wee bit discriminatory to me.
A NEED TO NOT FORMALLY RECOGNISE “FIRST PEOPLE”
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
They say that the “constitutional silence” about the existence of the indigenous population “holds us back from a more unified and productive future”. Nonsense on stilts – Japan’s constitution doesn’t mention their native people and it hasn’t held back their productivity. Further, no Nordic country mentions their white indigenous people, so why should we. Fair’s, fair.
The claim that sections of the Constitution exist to deprive Aborigines of being stripped of their right to vote is nonsense:
Aborigines are “a living link for Australia to this land’s ancient past and its unique original cultures”. But how much more defining of Australia are the Anglo Saxon people, their ancient past and original cultures! The very concept of a constitution is not Aboriginal but Anglo. Their arguments therefore count more towards constitutionally recognising Anglo Saxons rather than Aborigines, especially as Anglo Saxons are an endangered race in this land – now drunk with immigration. Further reading:
THE ILLUSION OF GROWTH AND GDP
by Brian Simpson
Although the champions of growth and globalisation point to India as an example of “growth is good” and the proportion of people with incomes below the official poverty line dropped from 45 per cent in the early 1980s to 28 per cent in 2005, still 45 per cent of Indian children under five are underweight, and 25 per cent of women are illiterate. This is a worse state then in some other countries with lower GDP.
Dasgupla discusses both books and concludes that “The problem that undermines both books is that neither GDP, nor the other ad hoc indicators of human well-being that have been advanced in recent years, are suitable indicators of economic development.” In particular wealth needs to consider the sustainability of the environment and “the possibility that population growth could contribute to habitat destruction to the persistence of poverty and hunger.”
Wealth, Dasgupta argues, is the social worth of a society and its environment and does not correlate to GDP, the mere market value of the final flow of goods and services. GDP does not consider the destruction of the environment in the creation of goods. Thus (my example) if uranium is mined in South Australia and tailings, still highly radioactive, are left in open pits for the wind to blow to Sydney, GDP is increased by the economic activity created dealing with future disease and cancer. In a limiting case, if humanity can maximise growth today even though we die out before the end of the century, well… that is economically rational.
Dasgupta does not use these examples but he does say: “Interactions between people and the environment harbour tipping points, where an unexpected collapse of the rural resource base means a sudden dramatic loss in a community’s wealth. Its source could have been population pressure and unprotected property rights over a fragile resource base. Civic strife has been known to follow attempts at migration by local populations.”
The interesting question is why the illusion of growth/GDP is upheld? My view is that it serves the short-term interests of the ruling power elites of today, who as people and a class are psychopathological and essentially criminally insane. Unrestrained greed and the lust for total power, if only for an instant, is their driving force.
THE 1960s TERRORISTS OF THE LEFT
by James Reed
According to the Daily Beast She was convicted in 1984 of second degree murder arising from the 1981 Brinks armoured car robbery in Nyack, New York. A black police officer was among the three people killed.
She was sentenced to 20 years to life gaol but released in 2003, obtaining an ivy league university post in 2008. NYU, in a press release, does not mention her prison time, but says that Baudin “has been dedicated to community involvement in social change since the 1960s.” Make the slightest criticism of immigration or any other sacred cow and you will be frog-marched out of the ivory tower faster than you can say “conspiracy” – but if you come from the Left, well, all is forgiven.
DAVID IRVING: THE HOLOCAUST AND HOTELS
by Peter Ewer
Irving intends to address a meeting on 10 September 2013, but has not mentioned the precise location, only that it is to be in “the heart of Berlin”. Hotels are not going to provide Irving accommodation – of course they have no problems supplying rooms to Iranian diplomats who may also deny the Holocaust, Germany’s Die Welt newspaper noted, while of course saying that Irving is a “nasty guy”.
But really, have they considered that Irving may just stay at someone’s place and eat a genuine home-cooked breakfast? And the hotel ban – well, that could be challenged on anti-discrimination grounds as well. Further reading:
THE RISE OF THE MACHINES: AI AND TECHNO-ENSLAVEMENT
by Brian Simpson and Chris Knight
Now Eric Ladizinsky, co-founder and chief scientist of a company called D-wave has built a quantum computer, which sceptics thought wouldn’t happen for decades. According to Natural News.com, 20 June 2013, Ladizinsky previously worked for a weapons manufacturer running a quantum computing research project for DARPA. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
But it gets worse. D-wave has now produced a 512-qubit quantum computer which is 2 to the power of 384 (2x2x2x…384 times) more powerful than the computer first produced. The aim of this, and future computers is to produce “thinking”, “conscious” machines, far superior to humans. These computers will be used in intelligence activities and surveillance. Ultimately they will control humanity’s nuclear weapons. And, as in the Terminator movies, will aim to destroy us.
Gee thanks, whiz kid geek computer nerds. Couldn’t you see where this would lead? Or was the urge to “just do it, I’m so smart” too great to resist? (The only true progress is moral progress.)
THE RISING TIDE OF COLOUR ON PLANET EARTH
by Peter Ewer
The Establishment like to tell us that the population explosion is really under control, that the rate of expansion is decreasing. Many conservatives now worry about a coming population crash, as women, even in Muslim countries, turn away from having babies and embrace consumerism.
The UN World Population Prospects 2012 added its two cents worth on the issue.
Apart from Africa, fertility is high in Afghanistan where there are more than five children per woman – ensuring an endless supply of asylum seekers for Australia. Nigeria’s population will surpass that of the United States before 2050. Europe’s population will decline by 14 per cent over the same period. No doubt the decaying Euro-elites will seek massive African immigration, sing that Europe is a part of Africa – just as our elites now sing that Australia is part of Asia.
Looking a little further ahead, Africa’s population is projected to quadruple by 2100 and world population is expected, according to the UN population gurus, to now reach 11 billion because of soaring birth rates in Africa. This projection is 800 million more than the 2011 UN forecast of 10.1 billion.
The average African woman gives birth to an average of 5.2 children in her life and the expected fertility decline in Africa has not occurred. Hence by 2050, that is, in only 37 years time, one in three children will be African and Africa will increase its population from 1.1 billion to 4.2 billion. However these projections have considerable uncertainty and world population could reach 17 billion.
This is ‘end times’ stuff. Europe is likely to face total Camp of the Saints swamping as millions, yes millions and perhaps even a billion of Africans pour into Europe. If this mass of population then moves East to India and China, things will get very interesting indeed. Neither country is weak and liberal and they will be sure to resist these population movements.
LETTER TO THE PRESS
The Editor of The Australian, 18th July 2013.
- - Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Victoria
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