CHINA'S GIFTS, RESEARCH, 'SPECIAL BONDS' AND SAM DASTYARI'S GHOST FROM HIS PAST

“Sam Dastyari had been in the Senate mere months when a ghost from his past came back to haunt him. He was sued by a marketing company over work it said he had commissioned and then abandoned while general secretary of the NSW Labor Party.He settled the case for around $5000, but rather than pay it himself or get the Labor Party to help, he sent the bill to the Yuhu Group, reporting its support in the register of senators' interests.

The Shenzhen Yuhu investment development group was founded by Huang Xiangmo, a Chinese-Australian billionaire to whom $5000 was literally small change.”Ref:  http://www.smh.com.au/comment/sam-dastyari-and-a-ghost-from-his-past-20160906-gra82i.html

THE STEADY TREK OF LABOR ‘UP-AND-COMERS’ TO CHINA

Bill Pickering writes: “… So Mr Bean is on the communists’ payroll? Big deal! Well, it would be a big deal for any entity other than the Labor Party because for 80 years a right of passage to a Labor safe seat was the obligatory trip to Moscow to spill one’s guts over what an awful democratic direction Australia was travelling in.Dastyari is a member of the NSW Catholic Right, the most notorious of factions that combined with the Victorian Left’s union power base to give us Bob Carr, Julia Gillard, Bill Shorten, Graham Richardson, Tony Burke and an array of other Labor sub-luminaries and Sydney underworld spivs…

After the break-up of the Soviet Union the ALP’s fascination with communism was limited to Cuba and China. China won. So there has been a steady trek of Labor’s up-and-comers, like Dastyari, to Beijing….”

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THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL’S POISONOUS IDEOLOGIES LIVE ON

Source:  http://www.catholicinsight.com/online/features/article_882.shtmlBasically, the Frankfurt School’s task was, as swiftly as possible, to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the ‘oppressive’ order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus—‘continuing the work of the Western Marxists by other means’.

Carl Grünberg, the Institute’s director from 1923-1929, was an avowed Marxist, although the Institute did not have any official party affiliations. But in 1930 Max Horkheimer assumed control and he believed that Marx’s theory should be the basis of the Institute’s research. When Hitler came to power, the Institut was closed and its members, by various routes, fled to the United States and migrated to major US universities—Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis, and California at Berkeley.

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RICH AND DUMB OR RICH AND SKEPTICAL?

http://joannenova.com.au/ JoNova asks:  Most of Asia’s bankers ignore climate risks. Hmm. Rich and dumb, or rich and skeptical?

A survey in Asia found that 69% of financial institutions there don’t bother with assessing climate change risks when considering financing projects. Either these bankers have missed the last 20 years of IPCC messaging (careless inattentive bankers), or they’ve seen it and they know it’s baloney (skeptical bankers). Hmmm. What’s more likely?Looks like two thirds of Asian banks don’t believe the IPCC:

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UTTER BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST ON CHINESE PRIME LAND BUYOUT – ALAN JONES

This is the greatest political cop-out. CHINA BUYING UP OUR PRIME AGRICULTURAL LANDListen here.... http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/202331

ALAN JONES ON THE GREAT CHINESE BUY-UP The Federal Government's release of Foreign Investment figures - and their argument that "China only owns one per cent" - shows how suddenly deeply panicked they are by the emergence of massive people power and the growing rage at the sell-out of our nation.What they haven't added, mind you, is the fact that China is mostly only buying up the best of the best - and remember, we only have 4% of our nation classified as 'prime agricultural land"Of course, there are plenty who insist that the big sell-off to China is all part of the major parties' "business plan ' - that, and maintaining the massive flow of overseas donations to both parties.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT REGULATOR’S ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

David Pascoe’s Facebook writes:  Beyond belief: The Chiarman of Australian Foreign Investment Review Board joins ‘Asian Buyout Team’ – yet sees no conflict of interest.  The Chairman apparently believes that 'the hooker in a suit' was simply a line in a movie.  No wonder the rage is burning right across the nation

ABC News:  7/9/2016  Brian Wilson FIRB chairmanBear in mind, Brian Wilson has been chairman of the FIRB since April 2012. Scott Morrison, the Treasurer, has rejected concerns about the potential for perceived conflicts of interest after the chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board was appointed to a key advisory position with a global private equity group.A spokesman for Mr Morrison said FIRB chairman Brian Wilson would step aside from deliberations that involve his new role as a senior advisor with The Carlyle Group's Asia buyout team.  "He has agreed to remove himself from consideration of any cases that Carlyle is involved in," the spokesman said."FIRB needs to attract people with deep knowledge and experience in foreign investment. It has strong procedures in place to manage conflicts."  Carlyle issued a statement containing comments from Mr Wilson who said he was "delighted" to partner with the private equity group."I look forward to working closely with the team to assist as it pursues new investment opportunities across various sectors in Australasia and to create value for Carlyle's portfolio companies," he said.In his role as FIRB chairman, Mr Wilson is in charge of the organisation that recommends whether the Treasurer should approve or reject large foreign investments in Australian businesses.

FACTIONAL DRONES, STAFFERS - OR THOSE WHO CAN BE BLACK-MAILED

Former Pollie Tells it Like It Is - Source:  https://www.facebook.com/OVHReproAlex Douglas:  We got to this because our political parties were completely taken over by lobbyists and the only people pre-selected to be our representatives are factional drones, staffers or those who can be black-mailed.

Both major parties are guilty. The members now make little effort to disguise both their intent or their true masters. It is no wonder the leader of the communist Chinese government is scolding a petulant disobedient Australian PM for he has paid his money and he wants an outcome that fits his plans.The politicians may have sold their souls to the Chinese but we, the people, owe them nothing. Turnbull not only needs to get some "balls" but work for his true masters, the Australian public.

KEITH VAZ M.P. THE INDEPENDENT’S HERO

With tongue-in-cheek, the UK newspaper ‘The Independent’ carried a report on the antics of a UK MP Keith Vaz:“It's heroic of Keith Vaz to have done so much personal research into the prostitution laws he was helping to reform.  How on earth is the Home Affairs committee chair to acquaint himself with the ins and outs of male prostitution, if not by having affairs at home with male prostitutes? How better to investigate the impact of cocaine than by offering it to guests, and observing its effects on mind and body close-up?...”Continue reading here…http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/keith-vaz-male-prostitutes-controversy-cocaine-drugs-committee-hero-labour-tory-politicians-personal-a7225196.html POLITICS 2016 STYLE ?But Francis Carr Begbie on the Occidental Observer site was not so generous.  Begbie asks:

“Why did Keith Vaz protect Greville Janner?” Just as the British establishment thought it had buried the Lord Greville Janner child abuse story it is coming back to haunt them in the most unexpected ways. For one of Janner’s closest political associates and stoutest defenders has been filmed by a tabloid newspaper hiring young male prostitutes and asking for drugs.

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LEFT-RIGHT, LEFT-RIGHT, AND AGAIN I SAY... LEFT-RIGHT, LEFT-RIGHT!

American group Daily Kos wrote:Wallace, the misleadingly named First Amendment Defense Act would distort our cherished principle of religious liberty to allow taxpayer-funded discrimination. Sign the petition OPPOSING the First Amendment Defense Act. This legislation is a continuation of right-wing extremists relentless push to redefine religious liberty as the right to discriminate. Since the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, the anti-gay Right has been pushing for passage of the Orwellian-named First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which would allow taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people and same-sex couples, and eviscerate an executive order by President Obama prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. Add your name to speak out against discrimination now. Tell members of Congress to OPPOSE the so-called First Amendment Defense Act!...

To which Wallace Klinck responded:I think you are running into an illogical impasse.  Freedom by its very nature necessarily carries with it not only the right but the responsibility to discriminate. Discrimination involves the ability to differentiate and differentiation is discrimination by definition. Discrimination is the mark of civilized man and without it there can be no quality—indeed no intelligently directed behaviour or action.  Hence, indiscriminate use of the concepts of discrimination or equality is at best meaningless and at worst insanely destructive.  So long as you remain enslaved by the Marxist and Puritan notions about human work being the only source of wealth and the only justification for partaking of the products of industry you will remain trapped in this metaphysical prison.

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Cultural Revolution in Australia


“Western 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.

Dystopian-Movie-Resonates-Today"Jonas cannot believe that Community would ban all beauty, all grace, all normalcy and redefine human existence along such rigid, drab lines. There's no winners, no losers, no love, no hate, no music, no fear, no memory, no dancing and no "lies," except for the fact that Community is one Big Lie."

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Dastyari under fire after Chinese donor covers travel bill

Sam Dastyari's charity donation rejected in wake of claims about Chinese fundsUnder parliamentary privilege, Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has claimed the transaction has the "stench of corruption" and called for him to stand down or be sacked.Senator Dastyari said "on reflection" he should have paid the bill himself, and he had promised to donate the money to charity."

'Is Sam Dastyari fit to be in Parliament?': Pressure builds on MP over China money http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/is-sam-dastyari-fit-to-be-in-parliament-pressure-builds-on-chinesefunded-mp-20160830-gr54sn.html  asks The Sydney Morning Herald

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Global central bankers, stuck at zero, unite in plea for help from governments by Howard Schneider

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world's economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help."Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank said their efforts to bolster the economy through monetary policy may falter unless elected leaders stepped forward with bold measures. These would range from immigration reform in Japan to structural changes to boost productivity and growth in the U.S. and Europe.

Without that, they said, it would be hard to convince markets and households that things will get better, and encourage the shift in mood many economists feel are needed to improve economic performance worldwide. During a Saturday session at the symposium, such a slump in expectations about inflation and about other aspects of the economy was cited as a central problem complicating central banks' efforts to reach inflation targets and dimming prospects in Japan and Europe...."Continue reading.... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-fiscal-idUSKCN1120SU

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THE AMERICAN YEARNING FOR A ‘UTOPIA’

“The pragmatist’s conception of freedom ultimately fails because it does not understand the relation between freedom and thought, that is, between freedom and spiritual law.”
- - George Grant in "Philosophy in the Mass Age"
 

In “Utopia, Nostalgia and the Jew,” 28 August, 2016, Gilad Atzmon sees ‘the Left and progressive thought’ yearns for a Utopia, an imaginary ideal society as their political and social goal.   He comes to the conclusion “No left or progressive intellectual narrative is impervious to some sort of utopian ideal.”
 
But, “… for about half of the American people, utopia is nostalgic. The return of the ‘American Dream,’ of being great once again – this is the idyllic dream shared by supporters of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.”
 


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The Long Decline of Canadian Conservatism: Fifty years ago, Red Tory George Grant predicted the confederation’s embrace of multiculturalism and technocracy by Mark Wegierski

Though he passed away in 1988, George Parkin Grant is probably still the leading traditionalist philosopher in Canada. And this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of his most popular and accessible books, Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism. It first appeared in 1965, and has remained in print almost continuously in Canada.Lament for a Nation mourns what Grant saw as the end of real Canadian independence in the 1960s. As he tells the story, Canadian Tory Prime Minister John Diefenbaker had refused to accept U.S. nuclear weapons on Canadian soil. As a result, the North American managerial capitalist classes turned against Diefenbaker in the crucial 1963 Canadian federal election. The lost campaign is characterized in the book as “the last strangled cry of his pre-modern Loyalist ancestors.” (The Tories were already officially called the Progressive Conservative party, having added the adjective in 1942.) The Liberal Lester B. Pearson won the election.Grant was prophetic in announcing the passing of a more traditional Canada, though his focus was not exclusively on the impending destruction of what would later become known as social conservatism. Rather, he was more concerned with the dangers of corporate liberalism and technocracy, which he saw as emanating from America and undermining a more traditional Canada. Thus Grant’s outlook lies somewhere between that of a traditionalist conservative and what might be called a social conservative of the Left. There are a number of illustrious figures who embrace the latter outlook—John Ruskin, William Morris, Jack London, George Orwell, Christopher Lasch—and in Canada, the noted constitutional scholar and union adviser Eugene Forsey.

Read the full article here: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-long-decline-of-canadian-conservatism/

SOME SERIOUS MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT NATURE OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS by Wallace Klinck

The following post was made  to the Return to Order site and can be viewed at the following address:  http://www.returntoorder.org/2013/12/rush-twitter-economics/?utm_source=sm-rto&utm_medium=email&utm_content=RTOE0234&utm_campaign=rto_newsletter#comment-2857329929 There appear to be some very serious misconceptions about the nature of our financial and economic system.  From a metaphysical or philosophical aspect the problem arises from an erroneous assumption that salvation is to be found in work--an assumption diametrically opposed to the Christian Doctrine of Salvation through Grace, which is not earned but a Gift.  Our financial and economic system is firmly based upon the false Doctrine of Salvation through Works.  It is technically and mathematically defective and as has been said, even an army of angels could not administer it successfully.  In order to achieve a balanced society it is necessary to have a balanced price-system.

(1) The purpose of a rational economy is not to create work, i.e, “jobs”, but rather to produce goods and services for society as, when and where required with maximum efficiency and an absolute minimum of inconvenience for all concerned. Perverting the economy to create work, rather than eliminate it, is irrational, entrenches inefficiency and derives from the false and domineering philosophy known as “Puritanism”, i.e., the desire for power over individual human activity. At worst it is the basis of tyranny; at best it is pure superstition.

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The persecution of David Irving should be ended - The controversial British historian deserves respect and should be allowed to visit Australia by NIGEL JACKSON


Coming soon to our shores is a film about one of the world’s most controversial historians, David Irving. Entitled ‘Denial’, it has been promoted at the Cannes Film Festival as ‘a powerful story about the legal and personal battle’ Jewish academic Deborah Lipstadt ‘fought to defend the veracity of historical facts.’ That battle was, of course, the defamation action brought by Irving in the UK High Court against Lipstadt and Penguin Books on the basis of statements in her book Denying the Holocaust.

Irving lost that case, which was determined in 2000 by the distinguished judge Charles Gray; and the historian’s enemies around the world triumphantly declared that his reputation was in tatters. Being powerful in the media, the universities and other public forums, these foes appear to have largely succeeded in convincing ordinary thoughtful persons that Irving is a spent force, unworthy of support or respect. The truth, however, may be otherwise.

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Madam Deputy, Chinese Communist Party and the Liberals



Credit belongs to Dr. David Pascoe for his earlier Facebook revelations of the questionable influence of Chinese companies with Australian politicians and political parties.

PM Turnbull stands grinning beside the Chinese Ambassador

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LET’S RECAP SOME IMPORTANT HISTORY AND AUSTRALIA'S SELL-OUT BY POLITICIANS

WORLD REVOLUTIONOn Target, 6 February 1981. "The French Revolution did not arise merely out of conditions or ideas peculiar to the eighteenth century, nor the Bolshevist Revolution out of political and social conditions in Russia, or the teaching of Karl Marx. Both these explosions were produced by forces which, making use of popular suffering and discontent, had long been gathering strength for an onslaught, not only on Christianity, but on all social and moral order.

"It is of immense significance to notice with what resentment this point of view is met in certain quarters. When I first began to write on revolution, a well-known London publisher said to me, 'Remember that if you take an anti-revolutionary line, you will have the whole literary world against you.’Mrs. Nesta Webster, in the Preface to her "Secret Societies and Subversive Movements" (1924)

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PRODUCTION CAPITALISM AND FINANCE CAPITALISM

There were two kinds of Capitalist.  One was the Production Capitalist and the other the Finance Capitalist.  It is essential in our thinking that a broad line of distinction should be drawn between the producing capitalist and the finance capitalist, and the vast difference in the respective roles played by each.

Production CapitalismThe producing capitalist—large and small - produced goods and rendered service, and the amazing increase in production over the last 100 years is eloquent tribute to his achievement.  From the point of view of industrial development in all fields along with scientific knowledge, no one will dispute the proposition that the last century has been the most amazing in history.An age of scarcity gave way to an Age of Abundance. Living standards were raised and hours of toil were reduced in industrialised countries.  Such achievements are a striking monument to the free initiative, enterprise, industry, and driving force of the industrial capitalist, be he small farmer, large industrialist, or medium-sized manufacturer. Even the most bigoted Socialist, with any sense of fairness, must concede that production capitalism, so far as the production of goods and services are concerned, has done a great job, and brought the world into an era in which the Abundant Life is possible for all the people in every industrialised country.  That this abundant life is not being enjoyed by all is due solely to the fact that finance capitalism has not kept pace with production capitalism.

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CONTINUATION OF: Commonwealth Constitution Act: The Historical and Political Origins of the Current Preamble

The Baconian Phrase:  A Just Relationship between the Mind and Things In a discussion paper read to the Science and Religion Forum 9 April, 1976 biologist and academic Geoffrey Dobbs noted that Science shares a dimension with Religion beyond the cerebro-verbal plane of academic philosophy, and that is: “namely that of the external world, in that its thoughts and symbols must be ‘bound back’, in detail, to an external, non-cerebral, non-verbal, reality.”  Dobbs insisted:

It is of the essence of the scientific method that theory must constantly be checked by observation and experiment. It is of the essence of religion that the professed faith must be put to the test of practice, both on the individual scale, and on the more visible, general, social scale. It is of the essence of words and of symbols of all sorts, that their connection with the referent is indirect – entirely through the human mind, and hence easily confused or diverted or even inverted.

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