The Universal Lesson of East Timor By John Pilger


Ref: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Filming undercover in East Timor in 1993 I followed a landscape of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses marching down the hillsides, crosses beside the road. They littered the earth and crowded the eye.   The inscriptions on the crosses revealed the extinction of whole families, wiped out in the space of a year, a month, a day.  Village after village stood as memorials.

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RESPONSE FROM CANADA re: Fat Cats Need a Diet


Thanks for this letter written by John Seaton of Tasmania citing the “Alaska State Permanent Fund” from which regular annual Dividends have been paid to citizens of that American State and referring also to Norway’s “State Petroleum Fund”.

The Alaska Fund was created in 1976 by State Governor Jay Hammond with assistance from two Cabinet Ministers of the former “Social Credit” Government of the Canadian Province of Alberta. In Alberta the “Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund” was instituted in 1976 by the new Conservative Government of Premier Peter Lougheed which in 1971 had defeated the former “Social Credit” Government. (This latter term is used reservedly because during its long term of office from 1935 to 1971, having been initially obstructed by the Federal Government and betrayed internally at an early stage, it never implemented genuine Social Credit monetary policies.)

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Letter to The Editor

To the Herald Sun 4/5/17Fat cats need a diet As Australia's resources fat cats made the billionaires top 100 list again, I was reminded of Alaska which in 1976, nine years after oil was discovered, amended its Constitution to dedicate its yearly oil revenues, in part, to a state investment fund.Every person since 1982, a permanent fund dividend has been paid to every Alaskan men, woman and child in recognition of the ownership, in part, of its resources.From a 2008 high of $3269, in more recent years the PFD has been between $1000 and $1500 per person.

Similarly, following Norway's discovery of North Sea oil, Norway created the State Petroleum Fund in 1990. A substantial amount of oil profits, viewed as belonging to all Norwegians, has created a found balance of almost $60 billion. Unlike Alaska, however, always priority is to find community-wide benefits.Norway has a steady growth rate, almost no poverty, free health, free education (at all levels) and negligible unemployment. Workers enjoy eight weeks paid leave, liberal sick leave, three-year maternity leave and reliable and inexpensive day care. Creative part-time and tell communicating opportunities help keep women in the workforce.Sadly, I don't see the income from Australia's resources providing the same benefits – it just seems to be making the fat cats fatter.John Seaton, Prospect Vale, Tas.

THE FAITH OF THE AFFIRMATIVE SPIRIT

Taken from Charles Ferguson’s “The Affirmative Intellect” (1901)“The history of the world is a struggle—on the whole a successful struggle—of the creative intellect against the terror and the discouragement of the external law.  It is the progressive endeavour of the human spirit to make itself at home in the universe, and to fashion the stubborn things of Nature according to the uses of the soul.

The central drama of history is Christianity, which is in its broadest aspect simply the attempt to supersede the old world social order, governed by an external authority and the prepossessions of the passive intellect, by a new world-order governed by an internal authority—the faith of the affirmative spirit.

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Charles Ferguson’s 'The Great News' (1915)

This article stemmed from reading a paper written by an Indian chap on a proposal for a National Dividend for India.  An excellent paper, it has just one small historical error:  from his readings, the chap believed that A.R. Orage coined the term ‘social credit’ which was published in an edition of 'The New Age'. Historically, this was not so, and historical accuracy is important, so this error will be corrected.But it did send me back to Charles Ferguson’s 'The Great News' (1915).

Fellow American Michael Lane researched the life of Charles Ferguson, originally published in Triumph of the Past January to June, 2002 and republished by the Australian Heritage Society as 'Charles Ferguson: Herald of Social Credit'.Bill Daly of the New Zealand League of Rights wrote an Introduction to Michael Lane’s book and had this to say:

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MYTHS, LEGENDS AND SPIRITUAL SURVIVAL by Betty Luks October 2007

Ref: http://www.alor.org/NewTimes%20Survey/Myths%20Legends%20and%20Spiritual%20Survival.htmI recently came upon a copy of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop’s “War Diaries” published forty years after WWII. Sir Edward was one of Australia’s great heroes. In the foreword British officer, Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post wrote of his brief experiences with the American and Australian soldiers of war, along with the British, in the early days of the Japanese internment and he described prison life as “the war within the War”.

For the first three months and under the inspired leadership of (then) Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Dunlop, an all out effort was made to not only invest the resources available to them for “the physical well being” of the men, and to unite them as of the British-Commonwealth, but a “vast educational system was set up” to cater for their mental and spiritual well being. To aid in their “physical survival and spiritual sanity”, the officers set up schools, classes and lectures, even a microcosm of a *Commonwealth parliament in prison.

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A Book Review of Social Credit Economics

In this book review of M. Oliver Heydorn’s book “Social Credit Economics”, Arindam Basu noted:

“As befits his Catholic background, Dr. Heydorn occasionally stresses the Christian philosophy underlying Social Credit. However, as David Astle has shown in his classic work, “The Babylonian Woe”, the battle between the money power and mankind long predates the advent of Christianity. Indeed, it is but one theatre of the age-old struggle between centralization and decentralization, subversion and tradition, monotheism and polytheism, - and in the final analysis, subservience and independence.Or as Lord Acton put it:“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”Seen from this perspective, Social Credit Economics is a most valuable weapon in the people’s arsenal.”

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NPP and AUSTRALIA AS A ‘CASHLESS’ SOCIETY

On 27 March 2017, ABC News reported:“In 2014, 12 financial institutions signed up to build the NPP, (New Payment Platform…ed) partly as a way of bringing Australia up to speed with other countries that are ahead in the race to becoming completely cashless.Sweden is on track to become the world’s first completely cashless economy, and just last November India got rid of its highest denomination bills, effectively eliminating 90 per cent of its paper money.  Professor Holden estimates Australia could be cash free as early as 2020…”

Am I the only one who sees the centralizing dangers in Australia becoming ‘a cashless society’ under the present financial policies? According to Michael Edwards on ABC AM, 27 March 2017:“The Reserve Bank is introducing new technology this year which will push Australia even further towards being a cashless society.Later this year the bank will roll out a new system called the New Payment Platform (NPP).  The NPP will mean money can be transferred almost instantaneously, even when the payer and payee are members of different banks.  (Please note this sentence is about ‘credit’ – not physical money.  That is, ‘money’ in the form of ‘blips on a computer’.)

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IT IS IN PEACETIME CIVILISATION FAILS

It was in 1926 that C.H. Douglas first wrote, “In war-time, therefore, civilisation does not fail.  It is in peace time that it fails.”  That statement was repeated in August 1940 - found here http://www.alor.org/The%20Social%20Crediter/Volume%204/The%20Social%20Crediter%20Vol%204%20No%2021%20August%203%201940.pdf)

As the world forces bring us once more to the brink of war, this time a devastating nuclear war, it is worth considering his message written so long ago:

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“MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” by Reducing the World to Ashes? by Felicity Arbuthnot

Source:  Global Research, April 18, 2017 In-depth Report: Nuclear War

“In the event of a nuclear war, there will be no chances, there will be no survivors – all will be obliterated… nuclear devastation is not science fiction – it is a matter of fact. The world now stands on the brink of the final abyss. Let us all resolve to take all possible practical steps to ensure that we do not, through our own folly, go over the edge.” Former First Sea Lord, Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) Strasbourg, 11 May 1979.”

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‘ECONOMIC POLICY’ AND ‘GOOD WORKS’ by Wallace Klinck

I am reminded of Wallace Klinck’s response to a fellow Canadian who was defending Christians’ involved in ‘many good works’ within their communities.

Wallace’s words speak for themselves:

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THEY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM ‘Service Not Self’ – C.H. Douglas, 1949

Amongst the more repellent forms of bilge with which the Socialist era is connected, is its claim to represent “Service, not Self.”

We neither forget nor overlook such men as Maurice, Kingsley, Ruskin, and with certain reservations, Keir Hardie. They were good and great men, and their fatal defect (much more fatal than culpable) was that they did not understand the problem with which they wished to deal.

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The Good Father Helps You to Become Your Best Self Jordan B. Peterson


Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson explains how the archetype of the wise king helps you to become a functional adult. He asks: Why are today’s young people starving for responsibility?

“The good is the opposite of evil. The good is what you would want for yourself, for your loved ones...If you’re aiming at the good then you want what is good for you, and I mean what is good for you as if you were taking care of yourself. Good to yourself and treating yourself like someone you love. That is, good for you in a way that is good for your family, and then what is good for you and your family that is also good for society and then it would be good for you and your family and society in a way that would be good for the world. And then it would be good now, and it would be good next week and the week after and a year from now and then long into the future that you can see…”Jordan Peterson - The Good Father Helps You to Become Your Best Self  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA5iEKvHNxk

THE GREAT MYTH

“He who would do good to others must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, the hypocrite, and the flatterer. For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organised Particulars and not generalising Demonstrations of Rational Power.”- William Blake

Thanks to modern technology and the moral courage of the Canadian professor, Jordan B. Peterson, who, armed with a clear understanding of the psychological warfare being waged upon the western world, has brought it all to an interested public’s attention.

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My Message to Millenials: How to Change the World - Properly by Jordan B Peterson


Jordan B Peterson

Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social Justice U has as its advantage the call to social transformation. In this video, I outline why Truth is the proper route to societal improvement -- and why that starts with the individual.Note: Free Future Authoring Code Expires December 7th, 2016Link to Jonathan Haidt’s article on Truth U vs Social Justice U: http://heterodoxacademy.org/2016/10/2...Link to http://www.selfauthoring.com/future-a...Link to reading list: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2016/11/ma...Link to paper on Future Authoring: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/arti...Support this Channel with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3019121 Want to support this channel?Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpetersonSelf Authoring: http://selfauthoring.com/Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Podcast: http://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p...Reading List: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/03/gr...Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson

IN CELEBRATION OF THE QUEEN’S SAPPHIRE JUBILEE AND 90th BIRTHDAY

Taken from the Homily by Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn at the National Ecumenical Service to Celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee and 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Sunday, 19 March 2017, 6 PM- St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka:We have gathered here tonight to celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee and 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We thank God for her leadership and her steadfastness over so many years. In the First Collect for today there is a prayer that seems particularly apt when applied to the qualities of Her Majesty. The Collect gives thanks to God “to our sovereign Queen Elizabeth”, because God has given her “gifts of faith in your promises, and hope for the future and love of her people”. This I think is the first quality of extraordinary leadership that Her Majesty has given us – living out faith, hope and love. In doing this she is living out the Baptism she has been given in service to her people.

Faith, hope and love are described as the three theological virtues. They are given as gifts from God. They dispose us to do the good. For those who live out these theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, God gives them knowledge of their origins, their motives and their objectives. For such a long period of time, we can see that Her Majesty has used these Baptismal gifts of faith, hope and love in great service. For the virtuous way that she has lived out her Baptismal calling, we thank God. It is expressed in her tremendous continuous service over so many years….”

Jesus enters Jerusalem - Palm Sunday


Ref: http://www.synaxis.info/synaxis/5_synaxarion/parent/palmsunday.html

Palm Sunday

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Washington Has Crossed Russia’s Red Line by Paul Craig Roberts

Ref: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/07/washington-crossed-russias-red-line/.Washington’s military attack on Syria is unambigiously a war crime. It occurred without any UN authorization or even the fake cover of a “coalition of the willing.” Washington’s attack on Syria occurred in advance of an investigation of the alleged event that Washington is trying to use as its justification. Indeed, Washington’s story of Syrian use of chemical weapons is totally implausible. All chemical weapons were removed from Syria by Russia and turned over to the US and its European allies. Syria has no such weapons and has no reason to use them and every reason not to. Moreover, it is none of Washington’s business whatsoever what weapons Syria uses against terrorist forces seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.

Governments in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan have not condemned this war crime. Indeed, the UK Foreign Minister has declared the UK’s support. Thus does the West reveal once again its hypocrisy.

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US Attack On Syria Was Largely Symbolic by The Saker

Ref: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46820.htm

"The Saker" - I have an important update: based on Russian sources, including video footage and the reports of one Russian journalist on the ground, Evgenii Poddubnyi, it has become clear that the US strike was largely symbolic.  Here is the evidence:

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Analysis of evidence contradicts allegations on Syrian gas attacks by Adam Larson

Ref: http://theindicter.com/analysis-of-evidence-contradicts-allegations-on-syrian-gas-attacks/

For three years now, it’s been alleged and that Syrian government forces have systematically used helicopters to drop chlorine gas on civilians in rebel-held areas of the country. Amid repeated efforts to impose new sanctions on Syria over the widely accepted charges, another reminder was dropped on March 25: a direct chlorine attack on an underground hospital in Hama province was said to kill at least two, including a surgeon, Dr. Ali Darwish (photo at right). [1]

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