Babette Francis (Endeavour Forum) wrote in a Quadrant article “Panic in the Left’s Giggle Factory” 19th November 2016:

“He isn't making with the gags himself, but Donald Trump is boosting global merriment by inspiring his critics to make monumental jokes of themselves. They simper, they sob, they pack suitcases and, most of all, they sneer non-stop at voters deemed so less intelligent than their precious selves.If US President-elect Donald Trump achieves nothing during his four years in the White House, he has at least given us days of laughter following his election.  In this grim world of ours there is often little to laugh about, so thank you, Mr. President-elect, for the hilarity following your election. Observing the mainstream media scrutinizing the tea leaves (and their own entrails) has been side-splitting.

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Rod Culleton in 'WHAT’S UP ROD?'

https://youtu.be/AlJFGyNDrHY - Nov 5, 2016A little levity before we break up for the year of 2016.  After an eventful week in Parliament, Rod Culleton is summoned by the judge from the 1972 film "What's Up, Doc?" to help bring some clarity to the whole situation.


To: Americans everywhere;Thank you for your time and attention.First, please let me be very clear, what I have written here for your consideration is not about the Republican Party, Democrat Party, Independent Party, Libertarian Party, Tea Party or any other Party. It is about an idea conceived over two centuries ago, a country, a people, a document.

Two hundred and twenty nine years ago (1787) a group of men whom we now refer to as the "founding fathers," following a long and bloody battle for their independence from a dictatorial Monarchy, assembled themselves together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and did their best to establish a country governed in a God-fearing way by representatives who were selected by the people who were to be governed. No where in the history of all mankind were there any examples or even political theory in existence that offered them any hope that a republican form of government, based on the new concept of consent of the governed, could succeed on a wilderness continent which was much larger than any European state.

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Craig Tucker of CFACT.org reports:Friend,  Las Vegas, they say, was not built with the money of winners.  Similarly, the lush corporate pavilion at COP 22, the UN climate conference in Morocco, was not built with money from voluntary purchasers.Climate politics already redistributes hundreds of billions of dollars through grants, subsidies, set asides, mandates and prohibitions.  Developing nations are anxious to get their hands on climate cash, but they are amateurs compared to crony capitalists.

Yesterday, CFACT toured the business displays at the COP.  Adam Houser co-ordinates CFACT Collegians, we invited him to write up his impressions of the corporate money on display.  You can follow Adam's observations at CFACT.org.

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In a letter to The Melbourne Anglican, I referred to a Bishop’s use of dialectical terms as evidence of his own acceptance of Left/Right dialectics – a method used to divide and rule a people.  The good Bishop was taking ‘the Christian Right’ to task for “making Jesus’ teaching all about the individual” and thereby weakening “notions of community and its importance”.My concern was that the Church’s leaders were themselves guilty of ‘weakening notions of community and its importance’ but for different reasons.

And has been insisted in Social Credit and Australian League of Rights circles for the last fifty or more years:  "The real trump card of Christianity is not just that we believe in God. The mystery we are about is much more than that: It’s that the material and the spiritual coexist.  It’s the mystery of the Incarnation.”

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http://tma.melbourneanglican.org.au/opinion/perspectives-on-trump-161116Oh dear, I might be entering waters too deep for me and will flounder - but here goes. I am going to take a Bishop of the Church to task.First Bishop Browning you show you have accepted the Left/Right dialectics by your choice of words.  It has been a method to divide and rule the people for quite some time now. I thought that the recent presidential election was a good example – the mainline news presented the election as a two-horse race, ‘them and us’.  How many readers/viewers would have known there were other candidates ‘in the race’?

You write:  “In making Jesus' teaching all about the individual, Christian Right has got it wrong: “Donald Trump has championed the Christian Right's "corralled version of Christianity", and in doing so further weakened notions of community and its importance:"

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Robert De Niro seems to have become somewhat emotionally and intellectually unhinged.  Rather than expressing blind outrage and issuing unflattering epithets he might offer some rational analyses and criticisms.  His intemperate outburst has not left me in any way better informed.  I have not viewed his film “The Comedian” which might provide evidence deserving a more specific response.

The essential problem is that both the Right and Left (and the Centre) make the fatal mistake of thinking that wealth derives only from human effort and/or that sharing in the benefits arising from economic activity can be justified only or essentially by one’s direct contribution to wealth creation via work or labour.  This is the most irrational and ridiculous assumption that one might imagine—and actually stems from Puritanism and Pharisaism, being the core assumption of Marxism.  It is based firmly on the Judaic concept of 'Salvation through Works' and is diametrically opposed to the Christian concept of 'Salvation through Grace'.  The fact is that in today’s technology-based economy wealth is produced primarily not by human effort but by non-human energy and entirely different factors of production, including increasingly and primarily our age-old accumulating Cultural Heritage of know-how and technique.  Indeed, it has been widely predicted that within about twenty years nearly fifty per cent of all “jobs” in America will be eliminated by automation and artificial intelligence.   Any normal mind would consider this as a magnificent achievement and an event for great jubilation for which we should be eternally grateful to a loving and beneficent God and an abundant nature.  But no, we lament “No Jobs—no income! We are doomed!  We have too much!”  How bottomlessly and utterly stupid can humans be?!!!

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Social Credit is The Answer!

What is Social Credit and Why Is It So Important in this fourth industrial age?

Social Credit Training Course - course details are here: http://sct.alor.org/ or contact the League Head Office for an instructor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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One of the first signs to look for will be the names and backgrounds of the folks Donald Trump, will appoint in his new administration. Especially his Chief of Staff and Secretary of State. I see that the President-elect of the United States of America is showing signs of “looking to old Wall Street hands” to fill some of the jobs that will be in his power to offer.So, when President Trump has put America back on the road to prosperity, what will he do with the production surplus that his own people cannot purchase through lack of purchasing power, and to which countries will he export the surpluses in this age of the Robotic Revolution – far surpassing the productivity, along with the globalization and ‘unemployment’, of the 20th century? 

Here is one example:  American ‘Greg’ emailed the following to Canadian Wallace Klinck:“Wally, there was a recent radio segment about Youngstown, [Ohio, USA], Steel country where mills long ago shut down.  When a French steelmaker moved in to set up a new mill, [there was] initial rejoicing, but it needed to hire only 400 workers to do production formerly requiring 20-thousand workers.  The factories come back but not the jobs.”

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As Australians take a minute to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars it is important that the Causes of War are brought to our attention.  After all, it is our young men and women who have been maimed and wounded, who have given their lives.WAS DOUGLAS WRONG IN 1943? In Programme for the Third World War (XI), (The Social Crediter Vol10, No.15 June 1943) C.H. Douglas wrote of his BBC “Causes of War” broadcast experience: 

“About four years before the outbreak of the second world war, seven broadcasts on “The Causes of War” were delivered from London, one of which it was my fate to give…  I suppose two thousand millions of individuals are affected by the present war.  I should place the number of individuals who would be quite unable to say with approximate accuracy what it is about at roughly nineteen hundred millions, so we are left with this simple alternative.  Either the total population of the world likes war without knowing what it is about; in which case it is obviously absurd to do anything to abolish it, or, on the other hand, we can find the causes of war if we examine the actions of a minority hidden amongst less than a million individuals….

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Source:  The New Times, April 1990, Vol. 54, No. 4.The most prophetic article of the 20th Century“The guns were still smoking at the end of the First World War, the hospitals filled with the maimed and dying, and the politicians preparing to impose policies in Europe which would sow the seeds of another major conflict, when a relatively unknown British engineer, C.H. Douglas, wrote the most prophetic article of this century.  Entitled "The Delusion of Super-Production", it appeared in the December 1918 issue of the "English Review".This article should be compulsory reading for those who, seventy years later, (now 98 years… ed) still preach the message of greater and more efficient production as the solution to Mankind's problems.  So far from the easing of the Cold War leading to a more stable and secure world, the basic cause of unrest remains...

In "The Delusion of Super-production", Douglas wrote:“ . . .. Compared with the economic power of absorption, the world was over manufacturing before the (First World) war in nearly every direction.  If any person capable of independent thought disagrees with this statement, he will no doubt be able to explain the immense development of advertising, why the cost of selling a sewing machine, amongst many other instances, was higher than the manufacturing cost; why a new model, not novel in any real essential, appeared from most of the motorcar works each year, thus automatically depreciating the value of the previous year's fashion, and why, in spite of all these and countless more desperate efforts to stimulate absorption at home, the stress of competition to sell was daily growing more insupportable, the main pressure, of course, appearing in the guise of labour troubles, unemployment, strikes for higher wages, etc., but being quite definitely felt all over the social structure and being focused from a national point of view in the struggle for markets of which war was the inevitable and final outcome."Douglas correctly predicted that a continuation of the First World War was inevitable if industrialised nations sought to make their internal economies work by fighting for export markets….”Continue reading…. http://www.alor.org/New%20Times/pdf/NT5404.pdf

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THE USE OF METAPHORS AND ABSTRACTIONS by Dennis R. Klinck (from the SEED journal)

Social crediters’ reference to ‘money’ as an abstraction needs to be ‘teased out’ further.  The matter was raised in the article “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear!” in the hope that within the Social Credit discussion group ‘Greg’ could have grasped what social crediters meant when they referred to ‘money as an abstraction’ and thus helped him to ‘see the light’.  Betty Luks

The following is from the "Seed" journal September 1974Ezra Pound and the Pound of Flesh“Here’s one, to a very doleful tune, how a usurer’s wife was brought to bed of twenty money-bags  at a burden…”  
The Winter’s Tale, IV, iv, 263-5The words of Autolycus in the above epigraph are an ironic, and comic, comment on the interesting phenomenon of the literalization of metaphors – the mistaking of the ‘figurative for the literal meaning of verbal expressions.  

The metaphor in question is that which expresses usury in terms of breeding, formulated most typically by Ben Franklin: “Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on”.1

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Who hath ears to hear, let him hear!

I see that Jim’s patience with Greg (Social Credit Discussion Group) has finally worn… not just thin… but out! It was Greg’s reference to Owen Barfield’s “Saving the Appearances” that sent me scurrying to the book’s Index in anticipation of what Barfield may have had to say about ‘abstraction’ in the hope that his explanation might have shown Greg that social crediters’ references to money as an abstraction could have been of help for him to see ‘the light’.Greg referred to Barfield’s book so I thought it worth pursuing the matter.  But it is what Barfield had to say on “The Mystery of the Kingdom” Chapter XXV that summed up what is a problem not just for Greg but many another when they first approach the body of knowledge known as Social Credit. I have read that Douglas was once asked “What is moral?” To which he replied “That which works best!”  And I would venture to say that this is Greg’s problem.  The whole idea of ‘something for nothing’ (other than the Grace of God in theological terms) just goes against his grain (his underlying theology and philosophy).  I attach portions of two books that I found helpful.  Both books could be read with benefit.Betty Luks

“Saving the Appearances” backcover:  Saving the Appearances” is about the world as we see it and the world as it is, it is about God, human nature and consciousness.  It draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought.  Barfield urges his readers to do away with the assumption that the relationship between people and their environment is static… “Splintered Light” backcover:  Verlyn Fleiger’s study is of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasies and his use of Owen Barfield’s concept of the fragmentation of meaning, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.I would suggest these two books be obtained and studied.

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“Legality without equity is clearly identifiable as an ingenious form of warfare in which moral violence is cunningly substituted for physical violence without incurring any risk of retribution under common law.”  - -  Ivor Benson in “The Zionist Factor” Helen Bender, daughter of the late George Bender presented a challenging and heart-rending paper at the recent ALoR’s Annual Seminar.  Helen spoke of the struggles and heartache her father experienced over a ten-year period with the Coal Seam Gas industry before finally taking his own life.Her Facebook page reads:  In memory of the late George Bender who struggled for 10yrs against the CSG Industry and paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Her Facebook page can be found here… https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeBender68/ While the struggles of George Bender seem to bear no relation to William Shakespeare’s plays, bear with me and think on these things.  In Shakespeare’s play "The Merchant of Venice", Shylock demanded ‘his pound of flesh’ from a living man, whereas in George Bender’s case, because of Queensland’s laws, the man George Bender took his own life - his whole life. 

Think on these things:Ivor Benson notes in “The Zionist Factor,” the legal structure of Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” is “fallacious since no system of law would permit a man to put his own life in jeopardy as one of the conditions of a contract.  The legal framework of the drama is no more real than so much stage furniture and painted scenery.  What is profoundly real is Shakespeare’s most elaborate statement of the relation of positive law to equity in the dealings of man and man….   It is the relation of common law to equity which, more than any other aspect of law, comes into question in the quarrel between the money-lender and the merchant of Venice…”Surely the same could be said in the quarrel between George Bender and the CSG Industry? "It is the relation of common law to equity more than any other aspect of law…"

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It was in October 1969 that the U.K. visitors, Geoffrey and Elizabeth Dobbs, were guests of the League of Rights at the New Times Dinner in Melbourne, Victoria.  Elizabeth, the daughter of Hewlett Edwards, was at one time secretary of the Social Credit Secretariat whilst Major Douglas was chairman.

Of particular interest was Elizabeth’s recollection of a meeting which took place between C.H. Douglas and her father Hewlett Edwards (H.E.) to which she also went along.  It occurred in the lounge of a rather stuffy and prosperous hotel in Rugby England much frequented by business people.

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Royalties for West Australia Voters $38,000 Cash ?

A new WA political party offers $38,000 to each voter to expose just how big the government grab for cash is.People send me stuff. A new party is forming in WA in time for the state election next March. The main idea here is to expose just how large the sums of money are that our pollies casually toss around, and how much money individual voters are potentially giving up to bureaucrats.The background is that West Australians pay their 10% GST like the rest of the nation, but get only a third of it back from the Federal government at the moment - which leaves people feeling pretty miffed over here. No other state has ever got less than about 90% back. The mining boom meant the population grew a massive 40% from 2000 to 2015. Infrastructure, roads, rail, public transport has failed to keep up. Plus somehow the supposedly conservative local state government managed to run up a huge debt during the boom — yes, it’s that bad.

The Nationals leader, Brendon Grylls, wants to do something about the GST imbalance but is proposing to get the money back by adding a bigger tax onto BHP and Rio. Go figure.This is a monster money-grab risking WA’s reputation as a good place to invest. It’s got sovereign risk, written all over it. Brendon Grylls has successfully run before on a plan called Royalties for Regions — which put mining royalties back into the regional areas where the royalties were mostly earned. Though vast sums of money end up being fed into things like community centres, sculptures and touring performers. A new party is proposing to take that extra mining tax and give it back to the voters of rural WA. To give you some idea of just how much money is at stake, if this new tax came in, hypothetically, each rural voter could get an extraordinary $38,000 each to spend or invest over the next four years…..Read further…http://joannenova.com.au/2016/10/new-wa-political-party-offers-38000-to-each-voter-to-expose-just-how-big-the-government-grab-for-cash-is/

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Conflict of Interest

While this is a matter for the appropriate authorities the bigger issue of dairy farmers being forced off their lands because of financial problems is another and more serious matter.  The following note was sent to the news outlet that ran the story:Betty Luks Do yourselves a favour and go to the Distributist Review: http://distributistreview.com/social-credit-prognostications/

If you continue to follow up the material on Social Credit you will realise there is always a chronic lack of purchasing power so that, not only can’t the dairy farmers get a just price for their milk, neither can many consumers afford to pay more for their daily needs!But it will take a little brain power to finally ‘get the picture’ that has developed over at least the last three centuries. One of the sources of the problems was/is the Industrial Revolution. Machines are not paid a wage – but their overheads are included in prices. Wages of course are a source of ‘purchasing power’.Costs go into prices which of course have to be recovered in the market place. Wages divided into Costs/Prices simply don’t go far enough under the present financial system.But overall, of course, is the part played by the Financial System.Read further here: http://distributistreview.com/social-credit-prognostications/Senator Jaquie Lambie’s newsletter published …

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A PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION IS ESSENTIAL Further correspondence within the discussion group. Wallace Klinck observed:

“... Moreover, their [economists'] position is both philosophically and technically unsound because they almost universally assume that the primary function of an economy is to ensure that all able-bodied individuals are working. This assumption inevitably encourages inefficiency and recognizes humans essentially as mere economic functionaries - and debases the nature and purpose of human life.

To which J.H. responded:But even in regard to this (false) assumption, they fail on their own terms. I am thinking of the neoclassical doctrine of "natural rate of unemployment" which asserts that unemployment (in SC terms, translate as unempayment) should be kept at 5% or higher in order to keep the workforce disciplined, to prevent wages from rising too rapidly, and to keep price inflation within acceptable bounds.”

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The ad hoc nature of the economists' approach betrays their lack of any consistent and coherent philosophy from which to derive policy.  They have no locus standi. They are approaching the situation in media res (into the middle of things) as being merely a matter of technical manouevering because they do not recognize the Cultural Heritage and the nature of inheritance as being innately due to all citizens by right of birth and existence.  Nor do the economists in general seem to recognize the role of orthodox industrial cost-accountancy in the situation.  Historically they have ignored or denied its relevance. 

*locus standi: a right to appear in a court or before any body on a given question: a right to be heard

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THE REALISTIC POSITION OF THE CHURCH Taken from C.H. Douglas’ “The Realistic Position of the Church of England” (1947) “Quod Ecclesia Anglicam libera sit, et habeat sua jura integra”

“Before the Church of England can become what it should be, an integral, primary, and effective part of the Constitution, so that the phrase "Christianity is part of the Law of England" may have real meaning, it is faced with the problem of restoring its locus standi*. It must be insisted that Christianity is either something inherent in the very warp and woof of the Universe, or it is just a set of interesting opinions, largely discredited, and thus doubtfully on a par with many other sets of opinions, and having neither more nor less claim to consideration. The Roman Catholic Church has always recognised this, and has never wavered in its claims. It may be (and here I write with diffidence and proper humility) that the most direct path to an effective Church, is at least, close rapprochement, and at the most re-union of all the Churches making claims to Catholicity. But on the matter of the appointment of its high officials, Archbishops, Bishops, and Deans, I do not feel so diffident, because that is a principle of organisation, in respect of general experience in which I have at least average experience. Whether disestablishment is consequential or not, it appears to be beyond question that Church officers should be free from outside patronage,….” * locus standi:  a right to appear in a court or before any body on a given question :  a right to be heard-- http://alor.org/Library/Douglas%20CH%20-%20Realistic%20Position%20of%20the%20Church%20of%20England.htm