Letter to The Editor

of The Stock Journal
Mr Tony Mahar’s support for Foreign Ownership (Stock Journal 25/8/16) is a view unfortunately held by some senior politicians and businessmen.  It is particularly unfortunate in Mr Mahar’s case since he heads the National Farmers’ Federation, an organisation with rank and file members expecting their leaders to promote, protect and nurture their industry and assets.

Around the world, most countries either severely restrict or even prohibit the sale of farmland to foreigners.  The Japanese economy has been declining for twenty years and yet I would not be able to buy any of their land. So why is Australia needing to assist the economy by eagerly displaying the “For Sale” sign?

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Source:  http://www.catholicinsight.com/online/features/article_882.shtml
Basically, 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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What a Real “Safe Schools” Program Should be Looking At by Mrs Vera West

A Melbourne school for children with intellectual disabilities is under investigation after it dealt with one child by leaving him outside on a beanbag for an entire term, and that was a winter term! The boy’s mother was unaware of her son’s treatment.

Other children at other day care centres have been put inside lockable boxes! Some children had been left in their urine or had medications shoved down their throats. Whistle blowers have been sacked for lodging formal complaints.

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More Vaccine Adverse Effects by Mrs Vera West

According to the MSRI website: Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, August 30, 2016, the shingles vaccine, Zostamax, has two FDA-approved changes to its warning label: “The first was in August 2014, when, in addition to potentially causing chickenpox, another side effect was added: shingles! …
The vaccine that had been – and continues to be – aggressively marketed to prevent seniors from contracting this excruciating condition was found to actually cause shingles in some individuals.”

In February 2016 the FDA approved another label change to warn of another potential side effect: the eye disorder of necrotizing retinitis, which inflames and scars eye tissue and unless promptly treated can lead to permanent vision loss.

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Porn and Video Games Frying the Brains of Young Men by Mrs Vera West

Professor emeritus Phillip Zimbardo, of Stanford University, has claimed in his book Man (Dis) connected: How Technology has Sabotaged what it Means to be Male (Rider, 2015), that the excessive use of porn (typically via the internet) and video games may be “digitally rewiring” young men’s brains, producing a “masculinity crisis.”

IT has produced a new form of addiction. The reward centres of the brain are changed, so that real world activities are less satisfying than on-line activities.

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Is This the Sign of the Beast? by Brian Simpson

Christians of a fundamentalist stripe have been warning us against the “sign of the beast” since, well, Adam was in high school. Now, a Sydney woman has had microchips implanted in her hands so that she can control various electronic devices and not carry keys or cards: https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/32444511/thefuturists-placing-technology-/#page1

The news set the American internet community on fire, especially Christian apocalypse types, God bless ‘em. They had thought that all Americans would be microchipped by 2017, but were shocked that we little Aussies are beating them in the rush to become cyborgs, who no doubt will soon find that their minds have been taken over by the New World Order.
Wait – that has already happened!

The Optimist’s Road to Ruin by Peter West

Following on from my previous article celebrating negative thinking and why it may have survival value, I note another Natural.News.com article (September 1, 2016) “‘Optimism Bias’ Explains Why People Remain in Denial about Coming Collapse.”

This article refers to T. Sharot (et al.), “Neural Mechanisms Mediating Optimism Bias,” Nature vol. 150, November 2007. The article looks at the neural mechanisms behind “pervasive optimism bias,” such as people consistently expecting positive events in the future when there is no evidence for them.

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Three Cheers for Loyal Chinese Aussies! by James Reed

If you don’t like this country’s values, and think of another place as your country, then go back there!
Strong words indeed. But before professional ethnics reach for their magic section 18 C ultimate nullifier weapon, consider that these words are a quote from John Hu, a Chinese Australian and founder of the Embracing Australian Values Alliance. (The Australian, September 5, 2016, p.2)
Have ye of the multicult released the cock on your hair trigger section 18 C gun yet?

John Hu may be just the man this torn and bleeding country needs, too. He will be able to challenge things that Anglo critics have difficulties doing because of the political weapon of section 18 C. He has criticised political donations, noting that in the case of Chinese political donations, “they may donate on behalf of the Chinese government to influence Australian politics, to penetrate and control positions, for example, on the South China Sea – and some of the money may actually be coming from China. In China, business and government work extremely closely.”

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Time to Turnover, Turnbull by James Reed

Andrew Bolt (“How I Found Turnbull’s Two Fatal Flaws,” Herald Sun, September 4, 2016, relates how he met Malcolm Turnbull a decade ago, and knew from that meeting that he would be a “dud leader.”
First “Turnbull continued to repeat what I knew for a fact was false” and “what a tiny concentration span he had.” But, all pollies are like that.

Turnbull is now worrying leading security experts because he is ignoring their warnings about the security threat posed by China: “intelligence leaders are conscious Mr Turnbull predicted five years ago that China would not use the expansion of its navy to become more militarily assertive and opposed the Labor government’s strategy for preparing for a naval war in the South China Sea, where China is now turning islets into bases.” Well, Mal certainly got that one wrong!

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After the Elite Get in Same-Sex Marriage, How about Polygamy? by James Reed

I went back to my old university to work in the library, or what remains of it. On the cement cylinder structures, whose name I never looked up (rotunda), I noted the left/socialists latest anti-Hanson pro-Muslim posters. This one was about eating Halal meat at a special anti-Hanson BBQ. I imagine that these young cubs would like to burn her at the stake, or at the mysterious cement structures, the fires fuelled by their moral righteousness and piety. But do the Muslims support their Leftoid values? In this article, we ponder that question.

I imagine that these folk, who are leading the charge for same-sex marriage will also get behind the next big thing after that: multiculturalism-based polygamy. Andrew Bolt notes in a recent blog “Polygamy Dating Site is a Warning: First Same-Sex Marriage, Next Polygamy,” Herald Sun, September 5, 2016, that polygamy will be the next big thing.

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The Great Amnesia that is Political Opportunism by Michael Ferguson

Chris Mitchell (“Amnesia Suits the Politics of Today’s Media Generation,” The Australian, September 5, 2016), notes that the crop of today’s progressives in the media are “publicly contemptuous of everyday Australians, those people who make up journalists’ audiences.” But do every day Australians primarily watch, say,  the ABC and SBS? I doubt it, or at least not the ordinary blokes I know. The chattering class who vilify us produce their self-reinforcing bs for members of their own class to maintain group solidarity, as the sociologists would describe it.

Still, Mitchell makes some good points. Then Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was opposed to same-sex marriage right up to 2013 and no “progressive” accused her of “hate speech.” But oppose same sex marriage now, and feel the might of the courts dropped upon you. Why, the Marxist cubs will bash you and the system will do nothing about it, or, almost nothing.

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Cultural Marxism: Philosophy of the New World order by Charles Taylor

How do the bits and pieces fit together? Why is it that the principles of the Marxists, best seen on university campuses, and the global financial elite so perfectly coincide? Both support open borders, one on grounds of “anti-racism,” the other on grounds of profit maximization. Everything the Leftoids do, such as seeking diversity, smashing the traditional family, and creating a Balkanised population, enslaved to a usurious debt economy, benefits the financial elite.

One would have thought that Marxist would be opposed to such an elite, above all else. Yet, their fanatical, insane, mouth-foaming anti-racist mania prevails over all else.
So, the Left must be no more than useful idiots doing, consciously, or unconsciously, the bidding of their financial masters.
Children, beware! Take even one step upon the collectivist road and you will be lost in a realm of ice and darkness.

New Zealanders too lazy or drugged to work, says PM John Key

Ref: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/new-zealanders-to-lazy-or-drugged-to-work-says-pm-john-key/news-story/daa12ab1ee53eaa542401727698bce0d

John Key, the New Zealand prime minister, has defended the country’s high immigration rate, saying that foreign workers were needed because employers found native Kiwis either too lazy or dependent on drugs.
Mr Key admitted that high rates of immigration were straining public services and infrastructure but said his government would adhere to its open-door policy to fill job vacancies.

- having a prime minister with an attitude like that, with no question of coming in amongst the troubled communities to assist in whatever way is possible, must be high time to place him onto the dole queue!! - ed

'Nazi Grandma' holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck sentenced to jail

An 87-year-old woman has been sentenced to prison after she claimed that Jews were never exterminated in Auschwitz. Her criminal record includes two fines and another sentence for sedition.
A court in Detmold on Friday sentenced Ursula Haverbeck to eight months in jail on charges of sedition. The presiding judge ruled out the possibility of parole and said that Haverbeck had a lack of "any kind of respect" and that she had made more offensive comments in the courtroom.
Haverbeck is expected to appeal against the sentencing. In Germany, anyone who publicly denies, endorses or plays down the extermination of Jews during Adolf Hitler's regime can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail.
Read further: http://www.dw.com/en/nazi-grandma-holocaust-denier-ursula-haverbeck-sentenced-to-jail/a-19522941

Letter to the Editor


Helen Trinca claims ('Bringing a cutting edge to counterculture', 6/9) that Richard Neville and Martin Sharp engaged in the Sixties in' a cultural adventure that helped shape a generation.' My own impression is that they have produced very little of lasting value. I thought at the time that they were largely phoneys and I still do. Shocking the bourgeois by means of deliberate rudeness and ugly mockery is no big deal.
NJ, Belgrave, Victoria

Letter to the Editor

Sarah Gill claims that 'the hard right doesn't get equality' ('It's all about their rights', 6/9), but we conservatives in the tradition of T. S. Eliot and Russell Kirk distrust the concept of equality as a tool to achieve a fruitful, secure and peaceful political order. We prefer equity. Nor is it 'the reapportioning of rights' that we fear, but the destabilisation of Australian society by hare-brained schemes whose fanatical advocates appear unaware of the potential damage they threaten. We need free speech to expose their errors; we wish traditional marriage to be honoured for family welfare; and we want the constitution to favour no particular ethnic group over others.

NJ, Belgrave, Victoria

One More Reason to Close Down the Universities by James Reed

The Australian, August 31, 2016, p. 30, published a chart listing the salaries of vice-chancellors across Australia. The top salary is $ 1,385,000, followed by $ 1,335,000 right down to a poverty-stricken $ 525,000. Guess where all of this money ultimately comes from? You got it; the long-suffering tax payer. And what are we getting for it? What do the universities give us? Essentially a cultural war against the very people who have paid to set up these institutions.

I believe any practical benefits of a university can be replicated more efficiently in special schools and centres, such as hospitals for medicine, and law societies for law, which would allow hands-on experience. We should move right away from the nonsense of million dollar salaries. Use it to help Australian farmers, or even the homeless.

After the “Racist’ Moral Panic Over the Banana, How about a Moral Panic about Violence Against Women? by Mrs Vera West

The great moral panic over the banana throwing incident, a few news cycles back, has now died down, and the chattering class have moved on to other things. But if white-woman-throwing-banana-at-indigenous-man is bad, which it is, then why is there not an even greater level of moral outrage over domestic violence against women issues related to Australian football? Wouldn’t-football-star-almost-kills-girlfriend be a domestic-violence issue? Shouldn’t there be national hand-wringing about this, and other incidents?

The latest incident involves an indigenous football star (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Proud), who has been sentenced to five-and-a-half-years for brutally bashing his girlfriend, although he could be free as early as next October, due to parole eligibility: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/former-brisbane-lion-albert-proud-jailed-for-brutally-bashing-girlfriend/news-story/49cd5b0338d75a38883349f40f38122d.

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Here comes the Great GM Potato, Precious by Brian Simpson

“Po-ta-toes! Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew,” Sam said to Smeagel in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. But now, the much loved potato may be getting a genetically modified twist. Australia’s food regulator has called for submissions in its review of a new genetically-modified potato which produces less of a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-22/gm-potatoes-for-healthier-french-fries/7772252.

There are apparently no new proteins introduced and the DNA introduced is from the potato itself or from a closely-related potatoes species. So, there is the issue: is this justified on health grounds or are there more general concerns about GM issues which over-ride that? Food Standards Australia New Zealand has given us until the end of September to make a submission. Do it before the chips go down.

American-Style Race Riots, Now In Australia by Peter Ewer

The tragic death of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy in Kalgoorlie, by a man charged with manslaughter, led to more than 200 angry protesters gathering at the court house and rioting. The protesters demanded that the charges be up-graded to murder. Whether they are right about this or not is a matter for the justice system to decide, not them. But of course, they were protesting about that very justice system, hence the apparent need to attack symbols of that system, such as the police, who were pelted with bottles and rocks. Twelve officers suffered cuts and abrasions, and one officer was hit in the head by a bottle, and needed stitches.

Signs were carried with the words alluding to the American black protest movement, Black Lives Matter, “All Lives Matter.” What fair-minded person could disagree with that? But, if all lives matter, then so do the lives of police, who should not have been attacked by rocks and bottles. Such acts of violence threaten their lives and undermines sympathy which many people may have for their case. It is a foolish tactic because this is clearly a community torn by crime and drugs and well-deserving of as much help from the wider community as possible to deal with these social problems. It is hard to do so when confronted by the violence of the race riot.