OLIVER HEYDORN REPORTS:Well, even Obama is now talking about some of the key Social Credit issues, albeit within the context of a (probably conventional) 'universal basic income'. He anticipates that the UBI debate will take 10-20 years ... The re-inventing of the SC wheel, bit by bit, continues slowly but surely.Chris Weller, in Business Insider Australia Oct 13, 2016, has reported: President Obama: We'll be debating unconditional free money 'over the next 10 or 20 years' - Speaking with Wired Editor in Chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito in a recent interview, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that universal basic income will get harder to ignore in the coming decades.UBI is a system of wealth distribution in which the government provides everyone with a standard salary, regardless of income. The money comes with no strings attached. People can use it however they choose, whether it’s to repair a leaky roof or go on vacation. Advocates claim the system is a smart and straightforward way to lift people out of poverty.A growing body of evidence suggests such a system may be necessary if artificial intelligence wipes out a huge chunk of the jobs currently performed by humans. That is the future President Obama wants to avoid, and also the one that he says merits a debate on basic income.“What is indisputable … is that as AI gets further incorporated, and the society potentially gets wealthier, the link between production and distribution, how much you work and how much you make, gets further and further attenuated,” Obama told Dadich and Ito…”Read further: http://www.businessinsider.com/president-obama-basic-income-debate-2016-10
The following report came from Jo Nova’s website:Ontario’s electricity, “carnage”, “a train wreck”, electricity costs double to reduce carbon at $250/tonSource: http://joannenova.com.au/2016/10/ontarios-electricity-carnage-a-train-wreck-electricity-costs-double-to-reduce-carbon-at-250ton/
Boondoggle: How Ontario’s pursuit of renewables broke their electricity systemOntario’s electricity, “carnage”, “a train wreck”, electricity costs double to reduce carbon at $250/tonSource: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/boondoggle-how-ontarios-pursuit-of-renewable-energy-broke-the-provinces-electricity-system?__lsa=441c-114c
Ref: https://www.rt.com/op-edge/361898-new-silk-roads-terrify/Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.'This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin’s words, “a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars.” In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.Washington panicked. The record shows how Putin’s vision – although extremely seductive to German industrialists - was eventually derailed by Washington’s controlled demolition of Ukraine.
Three years ago, in Kazakhstan and then Indonesia, President Xi Jinping expanded on Putin’s vision, proposing One Belt, One Road (OBOR), a.k.a. the New Silk Roads, enhancing the geoeconomic integration of Asia-Pacific via a vast network of highways, high-speed rail, pipelines, ports and fiber-optic cables.In a nutshell: an even more ambitious version of Eurasia integration, benefiting two-thirds of the world population, economy and trade. The difference is that it now comes with immense financial muscle backing it up, via a Silk Road Fund, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the BRICS’s New Development Bank (NDB), and an all-out commercial offensive all across Eurasia, and the official entry of the yuan in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights; that is, the christening of the yuan as a key currency worth holding by every single emerging market central bank.
ED - Senator Bernardi may not know that Eric D. Butler predicted many years ago that if the main political parties did not change their financial policies then this nation would end up in chaos and disorder - and so it has. Possible, just possibly, the Liberals will have a look and return once more back to their founding principles. They were genuine conservative values as expressed at the time.
South Australian Senator Cori Bernardi wrote:Faith is fragile. Once it is lost, it is very hard to see it restored."To many, the sentence above will be seen through the lens of religious faith alone, but the fragility of faith extends far beyond that realm.Our society depends on faith; faith in our institutions and in others is the single most important ingredient that unites our society. If we believe that our highly evolved system of interaction, discipline and ethics is working for our betterment then we are more likely to respect it. In short, we have faith in it.But when we lose confidence in the system, the system itself starts to break down. For many, that seems to be happening now.
I wrote recently of a Social Credit discussion on the importance of defining words such as ‘credit’, ‘creditor’ and ‘crediter’ (“A Just Relationship Between the Mind and Things”). Well that thread is still active but the discussion has gone nowhere. There are those who have a sound knowledge of the proposals and principles of Social Credit and a newcomer (claiming to be a former journalist) who says he ‘likes the idea’ (of Social Credit proposals). The problem is he will neither get down to the ‘nitty gritty’ of research leading on to an indepth understanding of the subject, nor will he discuss in-depth the proposals without a ready-made answer as to how the proposals will be implemented - accompanied by the latest financial facts and figures.
Douglas did warn his followers it was the People who must insist on the Policy of what they wanted and it was the responsibility of the experts to find the best ways to implement the Policy.
It all began when one of the Social Credit discussion group wrote Social CreditOR instead of Social CreditER. Another of the group thought the person shouldn’t be too concerned because he himself, at various times, had written the word both ways. After these many years I have become conscious of the need to spell it correctly because in my mind one word means debt (not a ‘good’) and the other means a social ‘credit’ (‘a good’), therefore I responded: “I don't agree with you on this matter of spelling. It is a matter of utmost importance.”
A suggestion was made to “try the internet for the spelling and explanation of creditER and you will find there is no such explanation in most dictionaries. Plenty of explanations for creditOR because we live in this world of credit/debt. There is all the difference in the world between the meanings.”
This article was written by Jeremy Lee who passed away a few years ago.
If the idea of a Police State was announced in advance, it would never happen! The people would resist, find leaders, rise up and stop it. But, of course, the loss of personal freedom never happens in one moment of time, but gradually, inch by inch, never moving fast enough to cause too much opposition, taking a backward step now and then, in order to take two forward steps later.
I have been following a thread of the Social Credit discussion group. It seems to me that when a newcomer begins to study Social Credit the subject invariably turns to the philosophical differences between Traditional Christianity, Puritanism and Judaism. Judaeo-Christianity (Judaised Christianity) is so widespread these days I guess it is difficult to avoid the subject. I realise that I have been 'swimming' in the stream of history that draws on its Roman and Greek (western) roots. Eric D. Butler wrote on the importance of that stream of history for western Christianity. One such booklet "The Essential Christian Heritage" sends the reader to that stream. Going over older material in preparation for this article, I realised it would not be a straightforward matter to discuss why Christianity had become ‘Judaised’ nor why the theology of various churches had changed over the years. But here goes.
A number of years ago, Canadian Bishop Robert Crawley in "The Rock," a Traditional Anglican Communion publication, wrote of the consecration of openly co-habiting homosexual priests and the performing of 'same-sex' marriage ceremonies in his country as the logical outcomes "of a fundamental change in the very basis of the theology of the Anglican Communion" which has taken place over a number of years and observed it was a mistake to isolate these events or to treat them as "the last straw" for Traditional Anglicans. Bishop Crawley went on to explain:
The ABC News, 22 September 2016, reported on a recent genetic study of Aboriginal Australians. According to the report: “The most comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians to date has revealed modern humans are all descendants of a single wave of migrants who left Africa about 72,000 years ago. It confirms modern Aboriginal Australians are the descendants of the first people to inhabit Australia — a claim that has previously been the subject of debate. And the genetic information also shows Aboriginal people living in desert conditions may have developed unique biological adaptations to survive the arid conditions…
The Aboriginal study, led by Professor Eske Willerslev of the University of Cambridge, was undertaken with the collaboration of elders and leaders of various Indigenous communities.The international team sequenced the genome of 83 Aboriginal Australians from the Pama-Nyungan-speaking language group, which covers 90 per cent of the continent, and 25 Highland Papuans.
Ref: https://alor.org/Volume50/Vol50No28.htm - 2014
Let me set a background to this story: I remember the Lindy Chamberlain case. Lindy was charged with murdering her baby Azaria whilst holidaying with her family at the public campground at Ayers Rock (now known as Uluru). I went to a public meeting in the Adelaide town hall organised by folk concerned that Lindy received justice. One of the speakers was a dingo expert who referred to the fact the dingo was not native to Australia and was ‘a cousin’ to the Indian ‘wolf’ or ‘dog’. Of course I am relying on memory here. (Read Lindy’s own story here…http://lindychamberlain.com/)
We live now in an age of mass migrations and of rumours of mass migrations. With the term ‘mass migration’ we are referring, of course, to the movement, not merely of large numbers of people, but of whole groups of people, who constitute various racial-cultural gestalts, en masse from one nation or region to another. When it comes to explaining why this mass migration has been occurring, why it is, on the whole, a negative phenomenon, and what can be done to reduce migratory flows to saner proportions and saner forms, Social Credit theory has much to contribute to the public discourse.
The Economic Cause Behind Mass Migration It has been commonplace to explain the existence of mass migration in the modern era in terms of technological advancements and particularly in terms of revolutions in communication and transport facilities, as though it were all a largely natural development. This overlooks the fact that a great deal of the more recent waves of mass migration, those with which we are most familiar, has actually been an effect of an international economic policy. Technology is what makes the mass migration possible, to be sure, but it really does not explain why it is happening. To this question of why, Social Credit provides an original and cogent answer.
by Timothy Matthews Ref: http://whale.to/c/frankfurt_school1.htmlWestern civilization at the present day is passing through a crisis which is essentially different from anything that has been previously experienced. Other societies in the past have changed their social institutions or their religious beliefs under the influence of external forces or the slow development of internal growth. But none, like our own, has ever consciously faced the prospect of a fundamental alteration of the beliefs and institutions on which the whole fabric of social life rests ... Civilization is being uprooted from its foundations in nature and tradition and is being reconstituted in a new organisation which is as artificial and mechanical as a modern factory. Christopher Dawson. Enquiries into Religion and Culture, p. 259.
Most of Satan’s work in the world he takes care to keep hidden. But two small shafts of light have been thrown onto his work for me just recently. The first, a short article in the Association of Catholic Women’s ACW Review; the second, a remark (which at first surprised me) from a priest in Russia who claimed that we now, in the West, live in a Communist society. These shafts of light help, especially, to explain the onslaught of officialdom which in many countries worldwide has so successfully been removing the rights of parents to be the primary educators and protectors of their children.
Professor Parkinson's Abstract and Conclusion make essential reading:Full paper available here: SSRN-id2839084.pdf Abstract"The Safe Schools program has attracted great controversy. On one end of the spectrum it is defended as an anti-bullying program. On the other end of the spectrum it is regarded as social engineering. It is important to have programs in schools that offer support for same-sex attracted youth, or those experiencing confusion about their gender identity, particularly those who do not have support at home. However, this particular program has some serious flaws. "This paper seeks to draw attention to various problems in the Safe Schools materials which ought to be rectified if a program like this is to continue to be offered in schools. "First, the materials present statistics on same-sex attraction and transgender prevalence that have no valid scientific basis. Secondly, they present sexual orientation as fixed when for school-aged adolescents it is very volatile, and many same-sex attractions are transitory. Thirdly, they present gender as fluid when for about 99.5% of the population, there is complete congruence between sexual characteristics and gender identity. Fourthly, they promote gender transitioning without the need for any medical and psychological guidance and even without parental knowledge or consent. Finally, they offer potentially misleading legal advice to teachers. While a program of this kind may offer benefits for some young people, there is reason to be concerned that it may cause harm to other young people who experience same-sex attraction or gender confusion. There is certainly a place for an anti-bullying program that addresses the issues with which the Safe Schools program is concerned, but this program needs to be rescued from its progenitors."
Conclusion:"It is unlikely that the concern about the Safe Schools program will go away. Without significant changes, the Safe Schools program risks conflict between school principals and teachers, and between schools and parents. Large ethnic communities are likely to become more vocal in their opposition. If parents knew that their school would assist their child to change gender identification at school without their knowledge and consent and without any expert medical or psychiatric involvement, the vast majority would, I expect, be extremely concerned. For the most part, politicians have defended the Safe Schools program because it is an anti-bullying program. If they continue to do so, without insisting on major reforms to it, they are likely to experience a severe political backlash in the more culturally diverse constituencies. Furthermore, the risk is that opposition to it will become so strong that eventually the baby will be thrown out with the bathwater and neither this program, or one like it, will continue to exist. That would be detrimental. In any school there will be students who are struggling with aspects of their psychosexual development. "There is a need to support same-sex attracted youth, especially those who are unable to discuss these issues in their families. Many will not be same-sex attracted ten years later, but while they struggle with their sexual orientation, they need support and reliable information about same-sex attraction in the appropriate classes in the school curriculum. So it is with young people experiencing gender confusion. Expert professional help from those with the relevant medical or psychological expertise is essential. The program, or something like it, will no doubt do much good if it is brought back into the sensible centre. While a program of this kind may offer benefits for some young people, there is reason to be concerned that it may cause harm to other young people who experience same-sex attraction or gender confusion. This is not good enough for an educational resource. The Safe Schools program needs to be rescued from its progenitors."
In his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly, US President Barak Obama “hailed progress on the world stage while warning against the perilous forces that seek to dismantle peace and prosperity” – reported Willa Frej reporter for The Huffington Post.
Obama warned against ‘Aggressive Nationalism’ And ‘Crude Populism’. “We can choose to press forward with a better model of integration, or we can retreat into a world sharply divided and in conflict,” he said. That statement, and a number of others Obama made before the U.N. ― grouping “aggressive nationalism” and “crude populism” into the same category as religious fundamentalism ― could be interpreted as swipes at U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Read further here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/barack-obama-unga-speech_us_57e0453ee4b04a1497b60ce3 These days one comes across such terms in the mainline press quite often, i.e., ‘aggressive nationalism’ and ‘crude populism’. The internet tells me the meaning of ‘populism is: “At its root, populism is a belief in the power of regular people, and in their right to have control over their government rather than a small group of political insiders or a wealthy elite. The word populism comes from the Latin word for "people," populus.” - - https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/populism Could it not be that the regular people are not happy with what their political insiders and/or wealthy elite are doing to them and are rebelling? As for ‘nationalism’, whether ‘aggressive’ or not…noun: nationalism patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts, "an early consciousness of nationalism and pride"synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, allegiance/loyalty to one's country, loyalism, nationality… C. H. Douglas in an address “at the Central Hall, Liverpool, on October 30th, 1936, “The Tragedy of Human Effort,” noted that biologist Dr. Tudor Jones, stated that there is no evidence whatever to suggest that the human being of the present day is in any essential cleverer or more able than the human being of six or seven hundred years ago. Douglas continued: “I am particularly interested in this, because I have recently had access to some charters and other similar documents affecting the affairs of Scotland from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, which seem to me to possess an understanding of the realities of statesmanship at least as great as is evidenced at the present time. I am confident that the principles which ought to govern the management of the affairs of this world have been available for many centuries, and have been obscured to such an extent that the community's intelligence upon such matters is probably less now that it was a thousand years ago.” “For this reason” he continued, “I trust you will bear with me if I endeavour to put to you my own understanding, in modern language, of these ideas.
Our thanks go to Ellen Brown for her latest article, “Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Revolution in Banking”. Whether the proposed concept is known as ‘digital currencies’ or I refer to it as ‘carbon currencies’, its implementation would achieve the same goal – and that goal is the control of a nation’s financial system being completely taken out of national governments’ hands and handed over to a Central Banking System, starting with England, China, Canada and the United Sates. Ellen Brown who writes:
“Several central banks, including the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve, are exploring the concept of issuing their own digital currencies, using the blockchain technology developed for Bitcoin. Skeptical commentators suspect that their primary goal is to eliminate cash, setting us up for negative interest rates (we pay the bank to hold our deposits rather than the reverse).
Economics, aside from financial conventions is simply the application of energy, human and non-human, to the conversion of material into forms having utility or pleasure for humans. In nature these processes are automatic and simply flow—where nature abhors a vacuum. For example, we speak of the “balance of nature”, of homeostasis in physiology, the principle of sufficiency in engineering. Production and consumption are merely two sides of an equation and neither has any reason for existing without the other—there is no incentive to produce without a prospect of consumption and there is no possibility of consumption without production.
Money is an artificial human construct or system of accountancy and there is no reason automatically to assume that it reflects accurately the relationship between production and consumption. Our money or accountancy system should enable all available production factors to be mobilized as desired and all production to be accessible to the community simultaneously and dynamically as it is completed and becomes physically available. From a macro-economic standpoint the entire society of individuals should have access to the total production in any given production or costing cycle. This is simply a fulfillment of natural law. All organisms have an inherent right in natural law to draw sustenance from their environment. This reality involves no abstract or pseudo-moral considerations.
Yes, leisure is the basis of culture ... and our contemporary 'culture' is as degenerate as it is partially on account of the fact that we lack leisure.
Regarding depression after leaving the daily grind, I would suggest an alternative explanation: people are prepared and habituated to work under the present educational and economic systems by following orders and fulfilling routine tasks. Is it any wonder then that once the order-givers are no longer around some people, who are unable to compensate for the loss of direction, will feel lost? It would be much better if we educated people for self-direction so that they could find meaningful things to do on their own.
From a Social Credit perspective, economic efficiency in physical terms means producing whatever we need to survive and flourish with the least amount of human labour and resource consumption.Thanks to technological advances and modern industrial technique, it is possible for us to produce all that we need while calling on a small and continually decreasing portion of the labour force. As an example, it has been widely reported that, as part of the 'fourth industrial revolution', 50% of American jobs will be automated within 20 years.
We can either accept this state of affairs as a benefit, because it increases the time we could be spending in leisure (i.e., self-chosen activities) or, if we insist that everyone must work and that the economy must provide everyone with a job, we must devise ingenious methods of having people 'dig holes and fill them up again'.
As noted in article "To Distribute or Redistribute," 15 September, 2016 “There is a debate going on beneath the nonsense of mainstream economic discussion. The contenders are agreed on one important point; that a better distribution of wealth is the solution to our economic woes and the road to a more functional society….”
But what are some of the solutions being proposed? We see that The Distributive Review has placed an article on Productivity online:“Distributism is often associated with bucolic scenes and G.K. Chesterton’s encomiums of a landed peasantry. Thus, the casual observer might be left with the notion that Distributism is something of a relic, with nothing to say to the high-tech world we have become. But nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, Distributism is, to date, the only articulated answer to a particular problem that advanced technology has brought upon us.