18 December 2011
A Blessed and Holy Christmass/New Year Season To You All
The Dawn Will Follow the Night: We are inspired by a faith based on a firm reality. The plight of the world is the result of the attempted defiance of reality. The very chaos and disintegration around us is graphic proof that absolutes do exist. When we humble ourselves to admit this, we can clearly see the way to salvation. We do not fear the dark as the lengthening shadows measure the sinking of the sun of our civilisation. We know that through the night we can move steadily towards a New Dawn.
- - Eric D. Butler “New Times” Annual Dinner, November 1982
SHELTER FROM COMING STORM: SOCIAL CREDIT REBORN
by Brian Simpson
Yes, a “global catastrophe” is coming with the collapse of the European financial markets. Why, in Greece about 20,000 people now sleep rough, although the climate there is not too bad for it. Not so for much of Europe and the US. The Polish foreign minister has also said that Europe faces a “crisis of apocalyptic proportions”. Yet all of this is only a small part of the problem. As C.H. Douglas showed, the entire financial system, being based upon exponentially-expanding debt, is necessarily unsustainable. The leaky ship is patched up so it can sail on for a time, but ultimately there is a limit to how many patches can be put on, before the boat itself becomes a “patch”.
The death of the financial system as we know it is inevitable and that is why publications such as this one are devoting the time to chart a social credit and decentralised, local economy alternative. The implosion of the world financial system should be greeted by our own kind as a sign of our coming liberation.
One of the many good things about the imploding financial doomsday is that it is certain to end many local lunacies. Thus the Australian universities, committed to Asianisation, and living on the Asian Foreign Student nectar, are already facing hard times, with job cuts occurring right across the country. (The Australian 30 November, 2011, p.27) These evil institutions deserve to financially starve to death. May the homeless come to populate the deserted buildings of the dons and put them to good use. On the cold nights, may the fires of the dispossessed (in 44 gallon drums) be fed by the politically correct words of the chatterers. The fine words of liberalism, equality and fraternity will finally be realised as the smoke from their works dances in the cold, dark night skies.
At last, an economist who has done his homework! "CapitalAccount" wrote on Nov 10, 2011:
Further important reading: “Major Douglas’ Proposals for a National Dividend: A Logical Successor to the Wage” by Brian Burkitt and Frances Hutchinson.
HUMBLY RELYING ON THE BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GOD…
by Betty Luks
And so too Australians have to take up the battles against the bullies who have enslaved them and imposed numerous oppressive new rules and regulations. ‘The Ring of Power’ represents the Money Power, Mammon, whatever it is now so named; with its history stretching back at least to the Sumerian civilisation and always it is the same; corrupt men gain control of the system using it to their own advantage. It is a history of fraud and corruption and criminal activities against ‘we the people’.
What do we do about it?
At the same time it is important that we the Australian people become clear in our own minds as to what ‘money’ really is. Being simply a ticket system it should represent the true wealth of this nation – that which ‘we the people’ actually produce.
We could take our rallying cry from a speech by Mr. L. H. Hollins, (Independent M.L.A. for Hawthorn) at the joint meeting of members of the Victorian Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, held in Melbourne on November 10 and 11, 1942 who said:-
“We see in paragraph (xii) of section 51
of the Constitution that the Commonwealth Parliament already has power over currency, coinage, and legal tender. The Constitution was drawn up more than 40 years ago and it indicates the possession of some knowledge of financial problems by the men of those days. They could not be seriously blamed for not understanding that the great bulk of the money we use is financial credit. Figures show that 99.3 per cent of the money we use today is financial credit created, in the main, by the private banks, and has no existence outside the ledgers of the banks.
But wait a moment, history has shown the party hacks can’t be trusted: A National Credit Authority should be set up and held responsible for the nation’s accounting system – on behalf of ALL Australians.
Further very important reading: National Accounting:
Also: “The Use of Money” by C.H. Douglas ready to download...
UNDERMINING OF CIVILISATION: THE METAPHYSICS OF GAY MARRIAGE
by Peter West
Patrick J. Buchanan, in his new book, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” is concerned to address the metaphysics of this sort of ‘trend’, behind the triumph of these Leftist movements. The decline of Christianity and belief in the Transcendent goes with the rise of secular materialism. A people become weak and corrupted in spirit when they become totally reliant upon materialism. Belief in materialism leads naturally to belief in its secular ethical philosophy, humanism. With humanism comes all of the ideologies which now oppress us.
Buchanan, as a conventional thinker, still hopes to save modernity. But I think a fall like that of Rome is inevitable and we should stop trying to save the modern world and begin to think about how man should live. With the fall of modernity with it will go gay marriage, the equality religion and other trendy beliefs.
Some from the left are well aware that modernity is unsustainable, and in fact many look forward to its fall. Thus the recent article “It’s the End of the World as We Know It… and I Feel Fine” SAWeekend, 3 December, 2011, discusses the views of former Greenpeace leader Paul Gilding, author of “The Great Disruption”. Gilding sees the end of economic growth and a great collapse, with the financial system collapsing and, possibly, mass starvation. But he sees a new world ultimately coming from the chaos, built of course on Left/Green values.
WHY ICELAND SHOULD BE IN THE NEWS, BUT IS NOT
Reprinted from http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/728.1 by Deena Stryker, 15 August, 2011:
Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. In 2003 all the country’s banks were privatized, and in an effort to attract foreign investors, they offered on-line banking whose minimal costs allowed them to offer relatively high rates of return. The accounts, called IceSave, attracted many English and Dutch small investors. But as investments grew, so did the banks’ foreign debt. In 2003 Iceland’s debt was equal to 200 times its GNP, but in 2007, it was 900 percent. The 2008 world financial crisis was the coup de grace. The three main Icelandic banks, Landbanki, Kapthing and Glitnir, went belly up and were nationalized, while the Kroner lost 85% of its value with respect to the Euro. At the end of the year Iceland declared bankruptcy.
Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. But only after much pain. Geir Haarde, the Prime Minister of a Social Democratic coalition government, negotiated a two million one hundred thousand dollar loan, to which the Nordic countries added another two and a half million. But the foreign financial community pressured Iceland to impose drastic measures. The FMI and the European Union wanted to take over its debt, claiming this was the only way for the country to pay back Holland and Great Britain, who had promised to reimburse their citizens.
Protests and riots continued, eventually forcing the government to resign. Elections were brought forward to April 2009, resulting in a left-wing coalition which condemned the neoliberal economic system, but immediately gave in to its demands that Iceland pay off a total of three and a half million Euros. This required each Icelandic citizen to pay 100 Euros a month (or about $130) for fifteen years, at 5.5% interest, to pay off a debt incurred by private parties vis a vis other private parties. It was the straw that broke the reindeer’s back.
What happened next was extraordinary. The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving Iceland’s leaders to the side of their constituents. The Head of State, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, refused to ratify the law that would have made Iceland’s citizens responsible for its bankers’ debts, and accepted calls for a referendum.
Of course the international community only increased the pressure on Iceland. Great Britain and Holland threatened dire reprisals that would isolate the country. As Icelanders went to vote, foreign bankers threatened to block any aid from the IMF. The British government threatened to freeze Icelander savings and checking (chequing) accounts. As Grimsson said: “We were told that if we refused the international community’s conditions, we would become the Cuba of the North. But if we had accepted, we would have become the Haiti of the North.” (How many times have I written that when Cubans see the dire state of their neighbour, Haiti, they count themselves lucky.)
In the March 2010 referendum, 93% voted against repayment of the debt. The IMF immediately froze its loan. But the revolution (though not televised in the United States), would not be intimidated. With the support of a furious citizenry, the government launched civil and penal investigations into those responsible for the financial crisis. Interpol put out an international arrest warrant for the ex-president of Kaupthing, Sigurdur Einarsson, as the other bankers implicated in the crash fled the country.
But Icelanders didn't stop there: they decided to draft a new constitution that would free the country from the exaggerated power of international finance and virtual money. (The one in use had been written when Iceland gained its independence from Denmark, in 1918, the only difference with the Danish constitution being that the word ‘president’ replaced the word ‘king’.)
Some readers will remember that Iceland’s ninth century agrarian collapse was featured in Jared Diamond’s book by the same name. Today, that country is recovering from its financial collapse in ways just the opposite of those generally considered unavoidable, as confirmed yesterday by the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde to Fareed Zakaria.
IN THE U.S., HERE COMES THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS!
by Peter Ewer
The legislation was drafted by Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona and Carl Levin (Democrat, Michigan). The legislation will allow Americans to be classified as terrorists and thrown into concentration camps. The Department of Homeland Security has defined behaviour such as owning guns, stock piling food, gold, etc., as “potential indicators of domestic terrorism,” so it looks like the concentration camps are going to be full.
DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH WAITING FOR THE ‘FREE SPEECH’ ELECTION
by James Reed
Well, actually both Labor and Liberal allowed Keating’s legislation to pass because the super-powerful ethnic lobby wanted it, and they got it. Thus I cannot agree with Kelly that the “race hate” legislation is a “Labor law”, at least exclusively. The Liberals could have repealed it during the Howard dynasty but had no interest in doing so. Abbott, who has indicated his support of multiculturalism (=ethnic power) would not have the ‘ticker’ to tackle the issue.
A QUESTION OF BEING REASONABLE
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Mr. Zifcak goes on to argue that in the case of Bolt, the factual errors made by him justified Bromberg J’s decision that the exemption of fair comment on a matter of public interest applied. In my opinion, this is again wrong because “good faith” comments in a democracy cannot and should not be expected to be error-free. Bolt made mistakes about some details, but was not wrong about most of his facts. He still raised a substantial issue. However, these points aside it is good to see Mr. Zifcak say that “in a free and democratic society we ought to be able to accommodate speech that offends or insults, even on racial and religious grounds”. For speech that humiliates and/or intimidates and speech that vilifies or incites hatred, be believes that the situation is different, and requires a “legal; limitation”.
Again I disagree. The problem with this view is that given the vagueness of all of these terms, there is no sharp dichotomy between “insulting” speech and humiliating or even intimidating speech. Further, some political views which are arguably true, for example, that Nordic (Northern Europeans) face a racial attack from X, would be caught by the legislation because it really may generate hatred for X, if true. To vary the example, if some Aboriginal activists sincerely believe that White European Australians have engaged in acts of genocide in the past, and even now against their race, in my opinion, however much I disagree with that view, they should be allowed to say it, in whatever language they choose, however much it offends, intimidates, and/or vilifies me and my kind. That is what free speech in a democracy is about.
THE GREAT REFUGEEISM RELIGION
by James Reed
Read this carefully. “As the Vietnam War came to a chaotic end, Australia faced the prospect of a huge influx of refugees from the conflict… Both Government and Opposition rose above party affiliation to act, initially, in the face of negative opinion polls”. [emphasis added]. The system created “over 20 years, dealt with the needs of more than 2.5 million Indochinese refugees. The Fraser Government alone took almost 250,000 Vietnamese as refugees and immigrants”
“The numbers were far greater than the small number arriving by boat today. The current debate all but ignores the fact that three times more asylum seekers arrive by plane than boat and are successfully processed on-shore often while living within (and contributing to) their new communities”.
Of course behind this, the refugee/open borders lobby want onshore processing so immigration/refugee lawyers ensure that most cases will be subjected to review, and court. Most asylum seekers will stay. The Immigration Reform Movement began modestly enough and only wanted the White Australia Policy modified so that only a few thousand Asians and coloured were given entry to Australia. But through the Fabian strategy of gradualism, as well as the Vietnamese refugee influx championed by Mal Fraser, we went from a country with an Anglo-Celtic population of 98% pre-world war II, to one where the percentage is probably now well below 40% taking into account ethnic intermixture.
We went from White Australia to Multicultural Australia, to Asianisation. Just as the United States will reach majority non-White by 2040, so will Australia, given the present immigration regime. The ideology of the present refugee lobby is open borders for Australia. Australia, it seems, has not done enough. As the ad says: “Make no mistake – the world is watching. The current debate is doing tremendous damage to our international reputation”.
Yes, communist China and a whole host of non-Western nations who would never put up with any of this , are supposed to be “watching”! It is time to take a stand against this open borders ideology which is demographically diluting the West. All this happened in the first place because of the affluent decadence produced by the post World War II culture. Today as the world heads crashing towards resource limits, as the standard of living is continually eroded, maybe, just maybe, the 1960s rhetoric will wear painfully thin.
NEW ROYAL OATH - NSW PARLIAMENT EMBRACES OATH TO THE QUEEN
Politicians in Australia's largest state, New South Wales, will again be able to swear allegiance to the Queen and the royal family under moves to restore the oath after it was scrapped in 2006. The bill, proposed by an ardently pro-monarchist MP, has been backed by the new Government which won office earlier this year. It would reverse a decision to scrap the oath by the former Labor government.
The change was proposed by Reverend Fred Nile, from the Christian Democratic party, who said the removal of the Queen from the oath was a "calculated snub" by Labor on the eve of a royal visit. Reverend Nile was buoyed by the most recent royal visit, which ended with jubilant scenes as big crowds came to farewell the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh after what may have been her final tour as head of state.
The change won support in the state's upper house after it was backed by the ruling Coalition, which controls the lower house with a large majority. It was opposed by Labor and the Greens, which fended off claims the 2006 change to the oath was part of a "fiendish Irish papist plot" to install a Republic.
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