17 June 2011 Thought for the Week:
The Lion of Freedom’s anniversary: Eric Butler's life and teaching touched the lives of many, many people not just throughout Australia but in other parts of the English speaking world. One of Eric's old friends tells the boyhood story of once walking along a country road and an older youth riding a bicycle approached from the other direction. As he approached, the young boy asked the older youth on the bike: "Where are you going?" The answer came: "I'm going to save Australia."
- - Donald Auchterlonie, New Times Survey June 2006
Tiananmen Square anniversary of pro-democracy: Tens of thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. Hundreds of people were killed in the Chinese capital as soldiers and tanks moved to clear Tiananmen Square of pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989. This year's anniversary comes as China continues a crackdown on dissent, arresting dozens of activists.
- - BBC News 4 June 2011
SPENCER BREAKTHROUGH IN FEDERAL COURT
"Tower Of Hope" People Power Movement: “180 degree about face by Commonwealth and NSW. On Tuesday 31st May, Peter Spencer had a very substantial breakthrough in the Federal Court, Sydney. After almost four years in both the Federal and High Courts, the legal teams representing the Commonwealth and NSW negotiated and then agreed on the categories of documents for discovery to be provided by the two respondents. This left Judge Emmett with the job of issuing the order. The documents sought and agreed to are to be provided progressively between now and the next hearing set for Friday 2 September.
For four years, the approach taken by the Australian Government Solicitor (for the Commonwealth) has been to deny the existence of any documents showing the existence of informal agreements between the Commonwealth and the States (relating to sequestration of carbon and land use change laws and measures) before and after the Kyoto meeting of the UNFCCC in 1997. Rather, counsel for the Commonwealth has repeatedly claimed that Mr Spencer was on a “fishing expedition” and have pulled every delay and denial tactic possible to prevent Spencer v Commonwealth of Australia going to trial.
Peter Spencer is very happy that finally he and his legal team have their “foot in the door”. Although the opposing legal teams have not yet handed over everything sought, it’s been left open to ask the Court for additional discovery if required.
Watch ACM’s interview “The Spencer Case and Property Rights here…
DON’T LET POLITICALLY CORRECT LAWYERS GET THEIR HANDS ON OUR CONSTITUTION!
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Abolition of the race power would be a gift from heaven to politically correct lawyers and activists. It will be used to create an open borders Australia; no longer could laws be made to stop asylum seekers (who are of ‘a race’) coming or being detained. Who knows what Australia’s lawyers will get up to if they get this one in. Don’t let this happen.
IS ‘THOR’ REALLY A RACIAL REALIST MOVIE?
by Brian Simpson
All of this looks about as politically correct as it can get; the Nordic Thor (played by Aussie Chris Helmsworth), falling for a Jewess. But I expected Thor himself to be black, and in the Marvel Universe and Hollywood, why not? However, I would like to raise a point which no one has yet put on the net, a clear point for the racial nationalists.
Loki at the end of the movie chooses to join the Frost Giants and turns against the race of Asgard. In other words, despite all of the political correctness, the theme that racial differences are real, can be seen in the “Thor” movie. It also can be seen in the comics because all of Thor’s adventures basically arise from either Loki’s racial conflict and desire for evil or from Thor’s misplaced being on Earth, out of place with Earthlings. Race does matter.
In conclusion Marvel have failed with Thor, assuming that they intended to churn out a standard politically correct super-hero movie. The story of this liberal cosmopolitan superman refutes racial egalitarianism. This basic point has not been made before and yet it is obvious, and, further, makes a neat contribution to the “cultural wars”. Google, where are you!
SHADOW BANKING SYSTEM: BIG ELEPHANT OR RED HERRING?
Dr. Frances Hutchinson, Chair of Social Credit Secretariat, UK:
Comment on Perry Mehrling’s shadow banking system - Big Elephant or Red Herring?
On his blog, Mehrling observes:
In the recent exchange on “What a Public Bank Could Mean for California”, Wallace Klinck hit the nail straight on the head when he questioned the assumption that reform of the banking system is necessary to create full employment. For the entire banking system, no matter how shadowy, to work at all, it is necessary to have an employment system so that there is something on which to spend that “current spendable cash”. The banking system needs people who are willing to work for money. It needs millions and millions of people prepared to sacrifice their adult lives in service to the banking system. Hence it appears normal to work five days a week, Monday to Friday, with weekends and Bank Holy Days off, weeks of paid ‘leave’, extra pay for unsocial hours of the highly skilled, and long hours with very poor pay for the mass of de-skilled labour.
The army of workers is necessary to maintain the artificial edifice of Western Civilization. There must be people willing to produce material goods, and to wheel and deal in their money values through the stages of production and on to the final consumer. There must be people willing to man the transport and communications systems, to provide the educational, medical, media and legal services. And there must also be people able and willing to give birth to new workers, and to rear them to the point when they are willing and able to be employed.
Completely miss the point of Social Credit analysis:
Above all, as Douglas observed on so many occasions, both employment and the financial system are backed by the force of law. And those laws have been drawn up under close consultation with the financial authorities. All talk of ‘monetary reform’ can be happily permitted on the ‘red herring’ principle. It draws the scent away from the real fox. (emphasis added...ed)
AS FOR ‘SHADOW BANKING’ - THIS WILL BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE
A Bank of America branch was taken to court and foreclosed on by a Florida couple that the bank had tried to rip off. It all started five months ago when the Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of the couple who didn’t owe a dime on their home. The couple said they paid cash for the house.
The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn’t owe the Bank of America anything on the house. In fact it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay. A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing the Bank of America was ordered, by the court, to pay the legal fees of the homeowner, Maurenn Nyergers and her husband. The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers' house.
So, how did it end with the bank being foreclosed on? After more than 5 months of the judge's ruling, the bank still hadn't paid the legal fees,
and the homeowner's attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank's assets.
“They've ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated” attorney Todd Allen told CBS. Sheriffs deputies, movers, and the Nyergers' attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it.
The defence attorney says this is something that he sees often in court, banks making errors because they didn't investigate the foreclosure and it becomes lengthy and expensive battle for the homeowner. "As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice" says Allen.
Sweet justice. A great way to start the week:
THE LEGAL MAZE OF MERS
In October 2010 American lawyer and writer Ellen Brown reported on “The Shock Therapy for Wall Street”. (http://www.webofdebt.com/artic1es/shock_therapy.php).
• On September 20th, Ally Financial Inc., which owns GMAC Mortgage, the nation's 4th largest lender, halted evictions and resale of repossessed homes in 23 states. This was after a document processor for the company admitted that he had signed off on 10,000 pieces of foreclosure paperwork a month without reading them. The 23 states were all those where foreclosures must be approved by a court, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Illinois.
• On September 28, JPMorgan Chase said it was halting 56,000 foreclosures because some of its employees might have improperly prepared the necessary documents. All of the suspensions were in the 23 states where foreclosures require court approval.
• On September 29, the Washington Post reported that a top federal bank regulator had directed seven of the nation's largest lenders to review their foreclosure processes, after learning about widespread mishandling of homeowner evictions. Besides JPMorgan Chase, they included Bank of America, Citibank, HSBC, PNC Bank, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.
According to Ellen Brown’s report: “The paperwork problems range from potentially forged documents to bank employees who never read borrowers' files before signing off on an eviction. On September 30, Rep. Alan Grayson posted a devastating seven-minute video, in which he gave four real-world examples of such travesties of justice, including a man who was foreclosed on when he didn't have a mortgage and paid cash for the home; a home that had two foreclosure suits against it because both servicers claimed ownership of the title; and a couple foreclosed on over a contested $75 late fee…”
How did such a legal tangle come about? MERS - MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRY SYSTEM
I think we can now begin to have an inkling why Pastor Chris Field wanted to personally sight the legal mortgage documents for his family home. Such documents that are meant to be held by the bank. Yet for his insistence to see such documentation has been forced out of the family home.
THE MYTH OF HUMAN RIGHTS
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
In an outpouring of political correctness Pillay said that Australia’s proposed refugee swap with Malaysia breaches international law, or rather “refugee law”. She said: “You cannot send individuals to a country that has not ratified the torture conventions on refugees”. No further explanation. But this is just wrong because Malaysia is a country that holds to the rule of law and has internal laws prohibiting torture as do all civilised countries. To imply that Malaysia would not treat refugees in accordance with international law is itself a “human rights offence” and perhaps unintentional “racial vilification” of Malaysians! Pillay also said that she found Australia’s mandatory detention laws “extremely distressing”.
Please explain, you may say. And she did, in a fashion: “I’ve come here with a clear message that these people have come here for a reason. They’ve run away from conflict and that is why they have taken such risks to get here”.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS MYTH
Philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in "After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory" (1981) said of human rights that “there are no such rights and belief in them is one with belief in witches and unicorns”. This quote is used by a brilliant barrister, Peter Quinlan SC in his critical paper “On Witches and Unicorns, Part 1”, Brief, vol. 38, May, 2011.
Further, most rights are in conflict with each other at some point, as MacIntyre has observed: “Words like ‘I have the right…’ or ‘you have no right to…’ evoke a latent war and awaken the spirit of contention. To place the notion of rights at the centre of social conflicts is to inhibit any possible impulse of charity on both sides. Relying almost exclusively on this notion, it becomes impossible to keep one’s eyes on the real problem.”
GOODBYE “SKILLED” MIGRANTS
by James Reed
Here, I am not interested in these changes but welcome them and hope that more international graduates go home and even more never come here in the first place. However, note well that today the link between international students and migration is clear. Australia makes these students pay for their degree, then poaches them from Asian countries. How is that for business ethics! It is now openly admitted that the international student education market is just part of the immigration program - and it too needs to end.
REDS ON THE BENCH
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Evatt was a Labor member of the NSW parliament from 1925 to 1930, a justice of the High Court of Australia from 1930 to 1940. And a member of the House of Representatives from 1940 to 1960. And Elliott Johnston QC, resigned from the Communist Party of Australia on his appointment to the Supreme Court of Australia in 1983, and at the age of 92, is still a communist! And so it goes on….
NEVER GIVE UP? THE STORY OF DOUGLAS PRASHER
by Chris Knight
Prasher had meanwhile left science and joined the Toyota car dealership. He had to support his family and did the right thing. It’s a sad story in a way. It is easy to say that one should “never give up” and in many pursuits one can indeed do this, hanging on. Someone striving to be a critic of say, the University, doesn’t need university resources to do it. But modern biological science can’t be done from your garage. Prasher perhaps could have tried harder to get a new research position but these are not easy to get.
Overall he did the best he could to support his family and paid the price with a loss of fame and fortune. No matter, he did the best he could and a man can do no more. His story is still inspirational. And it seems Prasher ultimately got himself another science job, leaving Toyota car yard, the people having a special place in his scientific heart.
AUSTRALIA: CHINA’S MINERAL “BITCH”
by John Steele
Now I ask; what happens to Australia when the Chinese bubble bursts? What happens when Australia is just a big hole in the ground with no more minerals to flog off to our masters? What happens when there is no more mining boom, when we have sold off our farm land, when we have no industrial base? How will order prevail in this rich and diverse multimultimulti-cultural/racial land? Won’t Lee Kwan Yew then be wrong about us being the “poor White trash of Asia” – for won’t “we” be then the “poor non-White trash of Asia”.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
The South Australian State Weekend will be held on 13th and 14th of August 2011.
The National Weekend: The Annual New Times Dinner will be held on the Friday 23 September and National Seminar 24th of September. Place the dates for the full weekend in your diary NOW.
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