6 December 2013 Thought for the Week:
Squeeze is on as Australia’s populations boom:
“But they never dare tell us on current numbers/origins/projections when traditional white Australian majority will be displaced/diluted to minority status - my guess would be circa 2030-50”
AUSTRALIA’S RAPID POPULATION GROWTH DISASTROUS FOR CITIES
Kelvin Thomson MP (ALP) November 27, 2013:
This growth will be overwhelmingly in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Melbourne is set to double by 2060, to 8.5 million, and Perth and Brisbane are also set to double. Sydney will increase by 80%.
This increase will be disastrous for these cities. It will drive traffic congestion and gridlock, high rise and the loss of public open space, a widening gap between rich and poor and social inequality. It will fuel housing unaffordability and job insecurity for our young people. It makes a farce of the view that population growth in Australia is about populating our regional and remote areas – 14 million of the extra 18 million people projected for 2060 will move into just 4 cities.
The latest upward lift is a consequence of net overseas migration rising yet again. The Bureau of Statistics is now using a net annual migration figure of 240,000 per year, more than double the numbers just 10 years ago. Migration is now the source of 2/3 of our population growth.
To challenge the view that rapid population growth is a good thing, I am setting up a non-government organisation called Victoria First.
AUSTRALIANS AGAINST THE SALE OF GRAIN CORP
A majority of Australians want the federal government to block an American food giant from buying GrainCorp. Some 51.2 per cent of respondents to a GPS-Melbourne Institute poll say Treasurer Joe Hockey should stop Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) from acquiring all of Australia’s biggest grains handler. Just 18.9 per cent of those surveyed were in favour of allowing the takeover, with 30 per cent undecided.
The poll of 1,000 people comes as the Nationals in the coalition government urge Mr Hockey to oppose the ADM takeover when he makes a decision, due on December 17. Source.....
Let your parliamentary representative know you are against the sale too:
WOULD YOU EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE TO SELL YOUR HOUSE?
From Lynne Wilkinson, C.E.O. Ausbuy, 22 November 2013:
Give our people a “sporting chance” before we sign more assets away.
Our history of FTAs shows that we have never won.
In Australia, inertia reigns.
We already know when our companies send samples off shore, they are mimicked and sent back here as exports because our intellectual property is disregarded. We need to negotiate in our long term interests not rush in or as the song says "I'm just a girl (country that) who can't say no, I'm (we’re) in a terrible fix".
This is our country, this is our future and it has taken over 200 years to acquire, work for and build what we have - it is not to be given away within a few decades of "irrational economics". We need to count the cost of loss of assets that once benefited Australia.Perhaps the proposed national commission of audit will dare to look at this issue closely and see the lack of control we have handed over to foreign interests in the past decades. Who will pay off our burgeoning national debt if our assets are owned off shore?
Signing Free Trade Agreements with the countries that our buying our businesses and our land is not going to provide “freedom” for future generations as our current tax laws favour foreign interests. The 10% withholding tax on declared profits (also reduced from 15% in 2005) benefits foreign interests. We are not saying no to trade agreements but “open for business” means most of the things sold from here are already foreign owned and controlled here.
These are assets built by Australians for over 100 years and they will not be easily replenished. We are told to be productive and competitive yet we are expected to play to a different set of rules. AUSBUY has been warning about this issue since we formed in 1991. Only Australian ownership means the decisions, profits, jobs, skills and reinvestment stays here. Please give our people a sporting chance and consider the long term consequences.
Website: www.ausbuy.com.au Read further......
AUSTRALIA’S SOUL IS AT STAKE IN THE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH
by Nigel Jackson
We should reject political censorship masquerading as the defence of ethnic minorities
For some decades free speech on sensitive matters involving race or ethnicity has been compromised by well-meaning but foolish legislation against so-called ‘racial vilification’ and ‘racial hatred’.
This poisonous situation began with the Fraser government’s passing of the 1975 Racial Discrimination bill and was worsened by the Keating government’s 1994 Racial Hatred bill. Each of the major political parties thus has blood on its hands from wounds inflicted on the body of intellectual freedom.
It was reported recently in Melbourne’s The Age that a unity of purpose has developed among Australia’s indigenous, Jewish, Arab, Chinese, Greek, Armenian, Lebanese and Muslim communities. Leading Jewish spokesman Peter Wertheim has apparently said that he cannot recall any other issue on which there has been such agreement among so many diverse groups.
It is very unpleasant to experience hatred or to be publicly vilified. There is no doubt that the great majority of Australians disapprove of such treatment of members of ethnic minorities. Fortunately this great reserve of public goodwill can be harnessed through the sensible use of the education system and public forums, including those provided by the major print and television media, to largely eradicate unjustly negative treatment of persons targeted for their ethnicity.
A thoughtful person might well wonder, then, why the trend to enact legal sanctions against ‘racial vilification’ and ‘racial hatred’ ever gained so much ground in the last four decades. The answer is that ideological fanaticism and manoeuvring for power by not disinterested minority groups is to blame.
The great question of the present day is whether or not the Abbott government will have the integrity, courage and sheer nerve to withstand pressure from those who want political censorship. And the acid test will be whether or not the iniquitous provisions against ‘racial hatred’ (a far too subjective term on which to base equitable law) are retained or dropped.
The federal opposition spokesman on legal affairs, Mark Dreyfus, himself a Jew, is to be at least commended for having brought the most crucial aspect of the present controversy out into the open in the legal affairs supplement of The Australian (‘Race to water down nation’s hate speech laws reflects ignorance of history’, 22 November). This aspect is the vital role of powerfully influential Jewish groups in energetically supporting political censorship.
An alternative and superior standpoint to that of Dreyfus is that Holocaust revisionism (not ‘denial’, for no one seriously disputes that large numbers of Jews and others suffered dreadfully and unjustly under the Nazis) should be freely allowed expression in Australia, just like revisionist approaches to any other sensitive topic, such as the behaviour of Israel or Iran, American intervention in the Middle East, the resurrection of Jesus or the prophetic mission of Muhammad.
The Abbott government needs to admit that the signing of that document by many of its members last year was ethically disastrous and should be withdrawn. It also needs to stand up against the repressive 2005 UNO resolution against ‘Holocaust denial’. Australians who value free speech should do everything possible to support the government in doing this. This is especially so of civil liberties groups and writers’ associations, some of whom were lily-livered in the past when it came to defending historian David Irving’s right to tour Australia.
In the meantime the Abbott government has a very painful duty to oppose politically motivated attempts to make ‘the Holocaust’ immune to criticism – attempts designed to frustrate needed analysis of Jewish political influence in Western European nations, in Palestine and elsewhere. Failure to do so will be hypocritical and will leave a blot on the national soul. It might also lead to the unjust imprisonment of dissidents, such as already occurs in some fourteen or so nations, mainly in Europe.
For the soul of Australia to flourish – and all fruitful political activity depends on that – truth-speaking must not be unjustly restricted and penalised.
THE CONVERGENCE OF CATASTROPHES
by Brian Simpson
It may be interesting for a review to skip to the conclusion first before the introduction because we veterans of the cultural decay and decadence of the West are well aware of most of this sorry story. I particularly like the very last paragraph of “Convergence of Catastrophes” :
The book has a superb foreword by racial realist Jared Taylor who is a friend of Faye. One point of difference between the French “New Right” and American racial realists and ethno-nationalists is the question of America and its role in weakening Europe through mass immigration and multiculturalism.
“Convergence of Catastrophes” consists of an introduction, conclusion and four chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the environmental/ecological crisis; Chapter 2 the clash of civilisations; Chapter 3, the chaos in Europe and Chapter 4, the economic crisis and coming economic collapse. In this brief review there is no space to go into detail about the specific arguments Faye gives for each of these conclusions, but apart from the environmental issue, most of these issues have been discussed by writers at our site.
Faye, although missing points on the finance question is good at critiquing the cult of ethno-science, of believing that a world based on science is desirable for all of humanity: “Why should the entire human species desire to go to Mars, travel 500 kilometres per hour on high-speed trains, fly on supersonic airplanes, eat ice cream in summer, live a hundred years thanks to transplants and antibiotics, write blogs on the Internet, watch television shows, and so on? This fever belongs only to certain people and certain groups”. (p.162) South African theorist Vusa-mazula Credo Mutwa is quoted as saying that pre-colonial Africans were much better off in tribal societies than in the “badly performed transplant of the European model totally foreign to them”. (p.162) Even the economic rise of Asia will produce massive economic problems through competition and push the world faster towards the brick wall of ecological limits: “Catastrophe by itself, not the will of governments, will cause the change of the current macroeconomic model”. (p.160)
Faye discusses a multitude of interrelated ecological problems in Chapter 1, all pointing to the collapse of the terrestrial ecosystem. In particular he believes that global climate change is occurring rapidly. This is a controversial question for conservatives, and for us.
Along with the ecological and economic bombs there are also the socio-racial bombs: feminism, immigration, multiracialism, multiculturalism – the ideologies of globalism. Faye outlines problems which have been extensively dealt with at this site so I will not repeat well known issues. This work is very good at ‘stitching together’ issues and detailing inter-relationships. Here in one powerful paragraph is Faye’s summary of the “cancerisation of the European social fabric”:
The collapse will bring on an end to the ideologies of multiracialism, feminism, multiculturalism and globalism. The converging catastrophes challenge the egalitarian religion as “The Earth cannot physically support the general development of an economy with high energy use that is accessible to all humans”. (p.197) But even for the comfortable middle class, their way of life is in its death throes: “War is coming and announcing itself with unheard-of-violence: war in the streets, civil war, widespread terrorist war, a generalised conflict with Islam and, very probably, nuclear conflicts”. (p.198)
Even more of a concern are fuel rod pools, which without constant water will boil off and catch fire. I heard Helen Caldicott give an estimate on the “Lifeboat Hour” in September 2013, that the total radioactivity of Fukushima is about 14,000,000 Hiroshima bombs. Humanity has almost certainly dug a grave for non-insect life on Earth unless these reactors can be decommissioned.
WALLACE KLINCK’S RESPONSE TO REVIEW OF FAYE’S BOOK
I have little patience with these faithless and despairing predictions and prognostications of gloom, inexorable degradation and inevitable destruction. If events are proving to be undesirable then FIX THE DAMNED THINGS! Don’t just sit by supinely and let them worsen while all the time bemoaning our pathetic, supposed, inevitable, sad and final fate.
Two essential pre-requisite steps are necessary:
The primary reason why peoples migrate all over the world away from their native cultures, especially from the Third World to the Modern Industrialized States, is to seek a decent and secure economic lifestyle. So long as we of the “West” and the rest of the nations adhere to an irrational and evil financial policy, that by its intrinsic nature generates an increasing necessity for un-repayable debt, progressive inflation of prices and consequent growing centralization of political and economic power, accompanied by concomitant and inevitable massive and growing waste and destruction, there can be, and will be, no effective remedy for the ultimate destruction of Civilization.
All of these major problems are due in final analysis to a progressively non-self-liquidating financial costing or price-system—a faulted system abstracted from reality and of purely human design.
Not even angels could manage such an absurd system! Money in the modern world is simply accountancy—a fatally flawed accountancy which accounts our assets as a liability. Angels could not manage such an absurd system, and within its context no viable solutions to the increasingly dire plight of mankind are possible.
Social Crediters should develop their confidence through disciplined study of the subject matter and proceed to generate an informed, general and unprecedented uprising of pressure upon our policy-makers, elected and non-elected—the “heat" of which they have never experienced, imagined or dreamed.
Surely, one can only concur with the late British Social Credit author, Eric de Mare*, who in his excellent book “A Matter of Life or Debt” (Onalaska: Humane World Community, revised U.S. Edition, 1991) concludes:
* Eric de Maré (London, 1910-2002) was a British photographer and author, described as one of the greatest British architectural photographers. He was educated at St Paul’s School in London before becoming a student of the Architectural Association in 1928. He was a supporter of the Social Credit movement…. Wikipedia
IN FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE ELLEN BROWN ASKS A QUESTION
“I agree, but could you explain this line?
Wallace wrote back:
All accumulated costs of production must be paid by consumers who represent the final stage of the economic cycle. Prices not only include the elements of wages, salaries and dividends which are effective incomes but also added allocated charges in respect of real capital, i.e., plant and tools, etc. Allocated charges do not distribute income in the accounting cycle in which they are charged into prices.
Because allocated charges in respect of real capital grow proportionately to the rate at which modern capital displaces labour the deficiency of effective purchasing-power relative to financial prices continues to expand. Because of the initial expansion of credit for new production via bank loans, i.e., debt society has already paid for this capital through inflation.
The explanation is somewhat more complicated than the above description which is an encapsulated presentation of the case. In a sense, we prematurely recall consumer incomes at a rate which suggests that we consume our real capital concurrent to its rate of production—a total absurdity because as everyone can see our real capital continues to accumulate around us and has a variable but often long “shelf-life.”
Our Real Capital should be written up as a Credit:
Contrary to the Socialist-Communist claim (repeated by many others) that 'labour produces all wealth', semiautomatic machinery powered by solar energy has made human energy of relatively little importance in modern productive capacity. Modern man's actual and potential economic freedom is based upon an inheritance, a profit built up over past generations. He is therefore entitled to some type of dividend. In a money economy, this dividend can only be distributed by providing the individual with the necessary money 'votes'.
Social Dynamics: Sometimes a picture – or diagram- is worth a thousand words. To help get a clearer concept of what Social Credit proposes, scroll down to the diagram under the heading of ‘The Basis of a Community’s Real Credit’ – and study it carefully, then read on.
THE MACHINE STOPS Series
by Arnis Luks
Another point of interest in this process was the opportunity for exchange of goods using a value system that did not involve coin or notes. We could choose to exchange the honey and/or honeycomb for goods of equal value - BARTER. Cash may not necessarily change hands. In my previous experience with an alternative money system we used a unit of value called a “CREDO” meaning ‘I believe’. $1 = 1 CREDO. It never took any physical form but the indicative value was recorded onto a ledger to show plus and minus figures. The responsibility for recording all transactions was delegated to a trading group leader and duly witnessed by both parties. The trading group comprised local relatives, known and willing traders and close neighbours – by invitation only. Generally people needed to be producers of something of ‘value to others’ in order to trade. The trades were of modest value either way to ensure confidence in the system and integrity within the people involved in the trades.
As the financial system ceases to function, similar to the ‘Rum Rebellion times’, there is opportunity to diversify trade using an alternative money system as a supplement or even complete replacement. The issue of importance using any alternative money system is forming a local trading group and determining ‘what can be used as an acceptable medium of exchange’. Each trading group can be using something different that is acceptable to them and it only comes into question when trade is required outside the group. The medium of exchange belongs to the trading group and the producers of goods within that trading group, not the person who simply records the transaction and then requires a tribute for the privilege.
As trading groups mature to form communities, the needs of the old and very young become apparent. The community must allow them access to the produce. The working of the community gardens and community industry is left to those that are able but the produce must be available for all. The workers should be rewarded proportionally for their effort and to their need. Automation and technology is a must to ensure this increment is available for all and the workers do not feel disenfranchised. This can be administered by the issuing of trading units to the old and additional trading units to the parents of the young. It is most important to recognize the increment of association, automation and technology belongs to all, not just those that work.
An example of ‘trading securely’ outside the trading group or community may be that one group requires shoes while another requires building skills and materials. Secure trade can still take place provided both groups come to mutually acceptable terms. For example our cobbler will work with your group for so many days to provide shoes, while your builder can mill the timber and put the shed up with our help. We will make it up to our cobbler for this extra effort, by allocating a satisfactory amount of our extra trading units, while you can make it up to your builder by allocating a satisfactory amount of your trading units to them. The key is mutually acceptable terms that each community, trading group and individual can agree to.
Matthew 6:24-26-33: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.
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