15 July 2005. Thought for the Week: "These changes in money and intellect have drawn the people of the West into a dialectical trap, with money as thesis, socialism as antithesis and the new imperium (of money) as synthesis; money incessantly concentrates power, socialism promises the total dispersal and distribution of power, (and) the resolution of this contradiction supplies the new imperium with its dynamic .
The ideology of a "brave new world" with order and welfare for all mankind was offered as a replacement for a religious orthodoxy that had long since begun to crumble under the impact of a scientific 'enlightenment". Here was something to restore to the existence of the educated and energetic a keen sense of meaning, purpose and direction, an ideology moreover which sanctified imperial expansion and the personal advancement of all its servants The new imperium (found) its strength in the weakness of all those it seeks to control."
Ivor Benson in "This Age of Conflict," 1987.
AMERICAN CONSERVATISM AND THE CULTURE WARS
by James Reed
Illegal immigration to the US is out of control. Bill King of the US Border Patrol Academy has said: "It should be universally recognised that our borders are out of control Both our borders (with Mexico and Canada) are sieves. Anyone can cross our border today". (Source "The Social Contract," Winter, 2002, p.78). Thus terrorists, and terrorists possessing biological weapons and even mini-nukes, can freely enter the US. So much for defending America from terrorism. The situation is parallel to making a dinner table speech while leaving the back door of one's house open.
American conservatives and "the Right" have an irrational faith in the assimilationist model of immigration. Like our own Australian race-diluters, the Right believes that America has an infinite capacity to absorb migrants. In fact migrants are ideal Americans because they help to reinforce core "American values" such as individualism, hard work and family. American culture is in decline because of the "junk culture" and moral pollution of Hollywood, and like entities. The Right believes that immigrants are stopping this slouch towards Gomorrah. This is the line run by representatives such as Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man, and the Jewish intellectual-based journal Commentary. Muslims are seen as political gold, as "natural conservatives" who will vote for George Bush. About four-fifths of America's Muslim population were born abroad.
Steven Camarota in his report for the Centre
for Immigration Studies, "Immigrants in the United States - 2000",
estimates that the proportion of immigrant households using means-tested
anti-poverty programmes was between 30-50 per cent higher than their
use by native-born Americans.
The Right takes this line for a number of reasons
Frank Ellis in a paper published in The Journal
of Social, Political and Economic Studies, vol.30, 2005, entitled
"From Communism's 'Enemy of the People' to PC's 'Hate Criminal'"
has traced the ideology of political correctness to its source in Marxism-Leninism.
Political correctness originated in the Soviet Union. Where the hate
figure for the old-Left was the capitalist, today for the new-Left the
hate figure for the feminists and the multiculturalists is the White
Anglo Saxon (Nordic racial type) heterosexual male.
AMERICAN VERSION OF 'ECONOMIC STABILITY'?
"US households are nearing the limit of
their ability to refinance housing debt or take out home equity loans
to meeting current expenses; US households now owe a record 90 percent
of the US economy's annual output, a figure that has jumped by 20 points
in the last five years (Boston Globe, Thomas Oliphant, "Greenspan's
dilemma," 7/5/2005). And, we who understand "frugality"
and "green" and are living with this planet, rather than ravaging
this planet; we will, despite our prudence, be pulled down in the vortex
created by those who leverage, borrow, and cause collapses. Is this
any way to treat our diligence?"
What we are witnessing is the outworking of corrupt political systems and a debt-capitalistic dominance that is sucking the life out of living.
THE DESERVING POOR
by Betty Luks
The Mothers' Union is calling for:
But let's go on with the Mothers' Union
Practical Christianity requires that man's systems and institutions be directed towards serving God's purpose for man, which traditional Christian belief accepted as freedom for the individual. He was to have the right to choose or refuse one thing at a time and it was the responsibility of Government to ensure his rights (his right to life, liberty and property and possession of same) were safeguarded.
Article of Religion No.38 in the "Book of
Common Prayer" reads: Of Christian Men's Goods Which Are Not Common:
The Anabaptists taught a form of communism, of
collectivism. Many branches of the Church have religious orders which
were/are founded on a form of 'communism', but the first principle of
association is that of agreement, of consent, and usually an oath of
poverty is taken upon entering the order. That type of 'communism' is
not the Marxist/Soviet type which permeated Christian thinking in the
A number of years ago I had an argument with
a Liberal senator who thought it was only right that "Australia's
Christians" should 'give' Foreign Aid through their taxes. When
I suggested that if he chose to do so (out of his own pocket) that was
okay, it was his own money he was deciding on, but I wanted Foreign
Aid stopped! He was aghast at my request and thought that was so 'unchristian'!
They want to ensure all parties to the Foreign
Aid are accountable and transparent but do not touch upon the origins
of the 'credit' issued through the private banking systems.
But back to debt forgiveness. Just when was it we the people, that is you, me, us, were asked if we wanted to be landed with the responsibilities of the Third World debts owed to private banking systems and our taxes used to pay them? The banks created the 'money' out of nothing; it would be so simple for them to cross a few noughts off the debt figures - and it would cost them nothing!
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH?
Someone once asked me, "Ever tried knitting
spaghetti?" And that is what it feels like as we try to keep a
grasp on the truth and at the same time unravel the confusion which
surrounds us all.
Professor Caroll Quigley wrote of how this came about in his great work, "Tragedy and Hope": Each of the central banks in the different nation states "sought to dominate its government" and to "influence co-operative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world." A system of money creation and debt, had been incorporated; a corrupting influence on all, including the Church, with implications of infinite complexity.
World Council of Churches Filled the Vacuum
We are all equal before God. That is not the same thing as all men being 'equal'. (Having no differences in quality). We are not! We are all wonderfully, beautifully different! Why, not even 'identical' twins are exactly the same. But man-made laws were implemented to make sure we were all 'equal' equally yoked under draconian legislation! These ideas stem from the materialism of Marxism - Man is but a human animal (without spirit) and just as animals can be trained to act in a certain manner 'they' will train us through copious binding legislation and legal and penal sanctions.
Think about it fellow Christians - if man-made laws changed the heart of man there would have been no need for Jesus Christ to save us.
We are not impervious to the suffering in the
LABOR'S 'GOD' SQUAD?
Labor's Kevin Rudd would have attracted readers' attention in The Australian's 6/7/05 article, "Labor's God Squad'. Stung by the Liberals' successful preference deals with the Family First Party at the last federal election, Labor now has a mission to also 'woo' the Pentecostals. We read Kevin Rudd "comes out of a 100-year-old Christian socialist tradition" and will "try to draw Labor and the evangelicals together through a redefinition of that popular catchphrase of the Christian Right: family values."
"What does family values say about whether you have enough bread to put on your table, or fairness in the workplace, as well as the traditional moral concerns?" he asks. Then continues: "We say that while you can fulfil some of your social obligations through individual philanthropy, and that many faith-based initiatives - drug treatment programs, homeless shelters, help for the unemployed - actually work, they can't possibly cover the entire field of human need. Sometimes you need to harness the resources of the state." They cannot conceive of a system other than one which they will control.
Social Crediters ask: Instead of "harnessing
the resources of the state" (that is, distribute the goods of the
earth through their Socialist bureaucracy) why not do it another way?
The concept of a NATIONAL DIVIDEND is embedded
in the Australian League of Rights' following policy:
LABOR CAUGHT IN A TRAP OF ITS OWN MAKING
The Australian published the following letters
in response to the "God Squad" article: Labor swaps the soapbox
for a pulpit:
THE NATIONAL DIVIDEND - SANCTIONS FOR ALL
Clifford Hugh Douglas wrote
DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO
The extraction of these three ideas from the
welter of muddle, conflict, love, hatred, enthusiasm and despair, which
is our present portion, and their synthesis into the potent liberating
principle of reconciliation, constitute the liberating of Social Credit
to the order in progress.
TELSTRA - ALL IS NOT LOSTMike Steketee, National affairs editor of The Australian 7/7/05 has made my day by his article "Dangers of Sunshine State Nats". Just think, it will take just one Coalition senator to cross the floor in the Senate, and, providing no other minor party senator sides with the Howard government, the switch would produce a tied vote and block government legislation.
Would that be hard to achieve? Not if Queensland's National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce is as good as his words on Telstra.
"Asked whether his first loyalty is to the Queensland Nationals, Joyce's answer is an unvarnished yes," writes Steketee. "Does that mean he feels bound by the decisions of the Queensland party that, among other things, has come out strongly against the sale of Telstra?"
The party rules, he replies, are that federal MPs are to be strongly guided by the party's state conference. "I will be a bit more than strongly guided, which probably differentiates me from some others. I was involved with the Queensland National Party for 10 years and part of the executive."
Joyce is clear on his new role. "The Senate is a States' house. The whole point of the Senate is that you should have allegiance to your State above and beyond other forums. Otherwise, why bother having a bicameral system?" This makes the Howard Government's takeover of state industrial powers a big hurdle for him, together with other strong states righters such as Western Australian Liberal senator David Johnston.
Out with pen and paper encouraging your new Senators to stick to their guns.
RACIAL & RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE LEGISLATION - LETTERMr. Steve Bracks, MLA, Premier of Victoria, Parliament House, Melbourne. 3000.
Can you inform me as to whether you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?
All the 83 years of my life I have attended the Christian Church which has taught me that particular belief is the one central belief on which "hang all the law and the prophets."
What is more, that same Church teaches me that any religion which does not teach that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, either mistakenly or to destroy my belief, is a religion of the anti-Christ, and its fruit will not feed the spiritual needs of its people.
From what I can understand concerning your Racial and Religious Intolerance Bill it is designed to punish me for what I believe, and if I publicly state such to be the case in regard to my Muslim brethren, you will drag me before your court of inquisition and have me thrown into gaol if I refuse to deny my belief.
I want to tell you now I will do my best to publicise within my Church and all other institutions of which I am a member, such as the R.S.L. that this is my belief, and if it is not granted the due recognition Jesus Christ expects of his followers, then our society will not be blessed.
In the event of you dragging me before your court of inquisition I shall call on my Christian Pastor, the Rev'd Bruce Charles, my Bishop, the Right Rev'd Jeffrey Driver, and my Archbishop the Most Very Rev'd Peter Watson, and as many of the members of the Christian congregation I worship with, who care to testify on my behalf. I shall also ask the same of my fellow members of the R.S.L. and their senior officers. In this respect the enclosed letter to David J McLachlan AO, State President of the R.S.L. of Victoria will be of interest to you. I will also call on the former President of the R.S.L. in Victoria Mr. Bruce Ruxton, with whom over many years I shared similar beliefs, to also testify on my behalf. I will of course send to all these faithful believers a copy of this letter. I also believe that five of my close Christian friends who made the supreme sacrifice in W.W.II in defence of Christian civilisation will be endorsing what I am writing to you. Let the battle begin, Yours in His service,
Edward Rock, Cape Paterson, Vic. 3995.
BASIC FUNDThe Fund is now 'charging ahead'! We have reached the figure of $45,035.60, with now less than $15,000 to go. With the filling of the target the next planned major projects will be assured. Thank you one and all for the continuing loyal and generous support.
MELBOURNE BOOK SHOP MEETINGWell-known speaker Mr. Geoff Muirden will bring folk up-to-date on "The Outcome of 9/11" at a meeting in the Melbourne Book Shop, 145 Russell Street, Melbourne on Friday 15th July, 2005 at 7.00pm.
DR. DAVID MITCHELL FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WEEKENDThe dates are: Saturday and Sunday 10th-11th, September, 2005.
It is vital that Australians grasp their constitutional and legal heritage, the foundations upon which their nation was founded. Constitutional authority Dr. David Mitchell of Tasmania has kindly consented to conduct a two-day seminar outlining those foundations, and the Christian concepts and history from which they grew. We will shortly issue a flyer with further details. Mark the dates in your diary. Make the effort to attend this stimulating and inspiring occasion.
"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,"
by John Perkins.
"The Church and Farming," by
Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.S.p, D.D., D.Ph., BA.
"On Target" is published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.