Watched the videos on the Institute of Public Affairs website by Dr. Bella on Australia’s The British Heritage of our Freedoms. The videos are well worth watching. Found here… https://ipa.org.au/heritage-of-our-freedoms
The video “Australia’s own Tea Party Revolution” was of great interest to me. It dealt with the role of a group of Chartists “on the Victorian gold fields in the 1850s and the demands they made following the Eureka Stockade…”
Regular readers and supporters of ALoR journals and website would be very familiar with such discussions as Magna Carta; The Rule of Law; English (Common) Law; etc., so I thought I should search through The Social Crediter to see what C.H. Douglas had to say about the Chartists.
The following is what I found in The Social Crediter, Vol.7, No.2, 31st January 1942
Writing of Karl Marx, Major Douglas quotes historian Nesta Webster:
“He found everything that his system contains in the British Museum. His Communism was that of Babeuf, his theory of wage slavery was current during the French Revolution, his idea of the class war had originated with Weishaupt, the Illuminist, his theory that labour produces all wealth had been formulated by Robert Owen and the Chartists, his theory of surplus value had also been proclaimed by the Chartists.”- WEBSTER
What is much more important is that at the time that Marx was practically living in the British Museum, supported by the German, Engels (who had made an immense fortune by exploiting Lancashire child labour), the whole country was ringing with attacks on the financial system, Cobbett was attacking the Bank of “England” and the Jews, Atwood was writing on currency, and the disorganisation and distress which culminated in the “Hungary Forties” was only kept from assuming the proportions of a panic, by the employment provided by railway and canal development on privately subscribed funds.
There is not a word about the dominant position and responsibility of finance to be found in Marx, and Socialism has attacked every form of property, and at this moment is attacking every form of property, except that which is the monopoly of the international financier, and has steadfastly refused to have anything to do with financial reform.
Practically every one of the theories which Marx had welded into The Communist Manifesto had been tried out experimentally and all, with the exception of the Co-Operative Movement, which is mainly the child of Robert Owen, whose psychology was correct, had failed completely. Had, of course, the Co-Operative Movement obtained control of its own credit, which it never did, and never tried to do, it would inevitably have developed into a completely successful social and economic system….”