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 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/


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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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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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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The Just Price: A Ratio, not a Moral Aspiration by Wallace Klinck

One of the major catastrophes of history was the failure of the Mediaeval Church to grasp the idea that the Just Price was a ratio, not a moral aspiration.  As a result of this failure, we have lived in a welter of meaningless phrases such as “fair wages”, “reasonable prices”…

Perhaps the most curious psycho-political phenomenon of this odd period is the glorification, by considerable numbers of people whose memory comprises records of a world glut, both of preparations for the onset of an incomparably greater glut, and the imposition of every conceivable hindrance to its absorption.  - - C.H. Douglas, 1943

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Looks like the Folk in America are Waking Up!

“You Were Born to do MORE than just go to Work, Pay Bills and Die!” read the headlines of this article mentioning Social Credit and C.H. Douglas: After Defeat of Swiss Basic Income Proposal, Let’s Name the Real Problems, Find the Real Solution  by The Truth Hound/ Mark Anderson, http://www.thetruthhound.com The June 5 Swiss ballot proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income—an unconditional allowance for everyone in that neutral Alpine nation—was defeated largely on the basis of the Swiss government’s claim that the idea would “cost too much.” Reuters added: “Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin . . .  a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation. (Emphasis added).”

Yet, the plutocratic Financial Times acknowledged, “The Swiss may have just voted to reject a proposal for a guaranteed minimum income  . . . but that hardly means the idea is dead. Pilot projects and feasibility studies are in the works across the developed world, from the Netherlands [and Finland] to California. In Canada, the federal Liberals, along with governments in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta have expressed interest in the concept.”

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A Nation's Weakness is its Economic Policy by Wallace Klinck

The following message was posted to Paul Craig Roberts  PaulCraigRoberts.org in response to an article by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson: "Russia's Weakness is its Economic Policy."http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/08/10/russias-weakness-is-its-economic-policy-paul-craig-roberts-and-michael-hudson/

The essential problem with the modern economy, per se, is that nations generate industrial costs and prices at a greater rate of flow than they distribute effective consumer incomes capable of liquidating the costs of production.  This is consequent to a fundamental flaw in the operations of the Banking (i.e,., credit) system as it interacts with industrial cost-accountancy.  Simply put, the price system is intrinsically non- self-liquidating.  This problem magnifies as we become more capital intensive through modern technology and increasingly displace the need for human input into productive processes--a wonderful and marvelous development in itself.  The problem is that it creates an increasing gulf between costs and incomes--a gap which we can only "bridge" by increasing bank debt and attempting to export more than we import, an obvious impossibility for all nations of the world   Of course the dysfunctional nature of the price-system leads to the alternating economy and periodic bankruptcies and foreclosures which liquidate debts, but at the expense of loss of borrowers' assets to the banking industry..

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

It is written, one of the few human freedoms “guaranteed in the Australian Constitution - the free exercise of religion (s.116) - owes its existence in part to the insertion of the phrase 'humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God' in the Preamble…”Source: setis.library.usyd.edu.au/ozlit/pdf/fed0014.pdf

Which was “added at the Federation Convention in Melbourne in 1898, s.116 largely at the behest of the Victorian, Henry Bournes Higgins, while the inclusion of God's blessing in the Preamble was due to the efforts of the South Australian, Patrick McMahon Glynn… Glynn's public justification for reference to the Almighty in the Preamble referred to the 'great central fact of faith' and the 'spirit of reverence for the unseen' which pervaded civil life in Australia.”(4)…

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Source: On Line Opinion,  19 August 2016Louis O'Neill, who is studying writing at Macquarie University defended his right to freedom of speech:

“Frequently I find myself holding what one might consider a politically incorrect opinion, such as having scorn for Islam, disagreeing with myths peddled by the third wave feminist movement or finding no legitimacy in the claims of the black lives matter movement. As a result my adversaries are more than ready to deviate from the laws of discourse, veering off into ad hominem, red herring or appeal to emotion fallacies. The legitimacy of my political viewpoint is often times devalued, as I occupy the “privileged” end of the spectrum, being a heterosexual white male, and so I'm told that I mustn't speak on issues which aren't specifically related to my own demographic. Sometimes the sanctimony of my ideological combatants is so abundant that they feel they need not even engage further in conversation once I've pushed their buttons enough. Well to them I say, if your idea cannot withstand the corrosive qualities of informed conversation, then your idea is not one worth having. We must herald logic as the great sieve through which we may push idiocy and illogicality, and allow the juices of truth to percolate from it…” Read further here … http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=18460

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So, Who Did Get Here First? by Brian Simpson

The headlines back in June 2016, loudly proclaimed:

“New DNA Technology Confirms Aboriginal People as First Australians.” (ABC News, June 7, 2016)

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My ego received some rather large dents when a loyal reader and supporter from Victoria phoned the editor complaining that article was ‘boring’.  After knocking a few of the dents out and recovering some semblance of equilibrium I thought a good deal about the matter and thought that I failed to get my message across as was intended.  So here goes… again.

The response is based upon an article which appeared in the OT Christmass issue of December 2004.

In “Releasing Reality” Eric Butler writes: “One of the most illuminating statements made by C.H. Douglas, one which reveals his proper humility in the search for Truth, was that the rules of the Universe transcend human thinking, and that if the individual wished to live in a world of harmony, he should make every endeavour to discover those rules and obey them.”

It comes as a bit of a shock when one realises that at the last judgement Christ will judge us, not by our great exploits, not by our great ‘faith’ or ‘belief,’ not even for the number of convert ‘scalps’ we have ‘chalked up’, -- but by how we have treated our fellow man: “I was hungry and you fed me; thirsty and you gave me drink; a stranger and you took me in; in prison and you visited me… Inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of my brethren you did it unto Me.” Matthew 25.37.

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There is an interesting discussion taking place amongst Social Crediters and while it centres on Oliver Heydorn’s recently published a book “Social Credit Philosophy”, it raises interesting questions for the serious student. 

Readers might like to consider the following for themselves:

J.S. writes:  The purpose of the book is to put Douglas’ philosophy in one treatise on the subject.  In this regard, Oliver Heydorn does an admirable job. 
Anyone who has read Douglas’ works knows that he only touches on the subject of philosophy, and all of his writings on the subject are scattered throughout his works. Oliver does a tremendous job pulling all of this together into a coherent whole.  As such, any serious student of Social Credit needs to read this book.

Douglas referred to Social Credit as “the policy of a philosophy”.  As such, you would think that the philosophy of Social Credit would be front and centre in any of Douglas’ books or articles.  On the contrary, Douglas seems to ever only mention it in passing and scattered about in segments of his works.  I believe that this is because, as Oliver points out, that Douglas was really dis(un)covering his philosophical beliefs as he proceeded.

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