Friday, December 2, 2011

The angry, suppressed voice of Britain.

By Jim Osborne

Recently in England, a lady on public transport did something that according to our intellectual superiors, no mentally stable, sane person should ever do. What she did was sick, sick enough to warrant YouTube videos from disgusted citizenry, complete with the standard leftist affectations and 'hand to the forehead' gestures that come with morally righteous indignation. She didn't rip a pensioner out of her life savings, or leave a screaming child in a hot car. What she did was worse, pure heresy, heinous. She had the gall to be upset at the demographic trashing of her national identity. She was guilty of being unhappy that her ethnic group is disappearing. For shame!

There we have it, England today. A woman on public transport with her child, seeing the future of her home country, perhaps wondering what place her child has in this demographic morass, gets upset as anyone who cares would, and lets loose. This woman, who allegedly hurled racial abuse at people of a “diverse” background was arrested after passengers had filmed her and posted the video online.i The video can be viewed here

In an earlier article, "Cowardly Conservatives", Michael Kennedy writes about how the Labor party of the UK was using non white immigration as a means of attacking the right and forcing multi-racialism upon Britain. So unfortunately the states genocide against its own indigenous population continues, with opposition to this genocide being essentially illegal, through “hate speech” laws, called “hate” laws, because one must be full of hate against the Western world and its people in order to them to support it.

Was she racist? I don't think so. Racism is an unfounded assertion of superiority. Perhaps she was rude and uncivil.  There is no doubt that this isn't the most eloquent plea against colonisation masquerading as immigration, but what she did wasn't an attack on others.  It was a defence, a desperate lashing out. Westerners have no defence whatsoever against the anti-white programs which their governments impose against the will of their people upon them. There is no consultation with the English as to whether they want a future where white English are assimilated out. There is no permitted national debate, where people can freely decide whether programs which will in the end, remove entire ethnic groups from Europe can continue to exist or not. Such debate is not permitted, and denounced as racist.

Governments need never enforce ideology by law if those ideologies are perfectly sound, just and backed up by evidence. The only reason that the state requires punitive measures against people who are not Politically Correct is precisely because the ideology behind multi-racialism is corrupt, crooked, flawed and destructive. It is based on a shabby lie, that this is the way of the future, that this is inevitable, that this is of benefit to all involved. It needs state suppression for the same reason that Stalin had to send dissidents to the gulag, because it's an ideology that could never stand on its own legs.

The "Racist Tram Lady", as she is know, Emma West, however didn't need to attack the non-whites. It's ultimately the fault of the English people who insist upon ALL and ONLY white nations becoming multiracial melting pots. It's the fault of the English people who shamelessly, and with the backing of the state, advocate and implement genocide against the English.

Emma's ire is better directed at the whites on the tram, who are so deluded, full of self loathing of their own identity, that they turned against one of their own, in order to support third world immigrants who only see their nation as a resource to be used. This isn't to say that all English people are responsible, as anti-white Political Correctness is brow-beaten into the population by a very vocal and bullying few. The rest of England however, needs to wake up, and needs to realise that they are now at a crossroads, one of greater consequence to their nation than any experienced in the last few centuries, including facing the German Reich during World War II. That is, the people of Britain have to quite literally decide whether they want to continue to exist as a nation, as an ethnic group. They must decide between appeasing Political Correctness, or having a British identity which continues into their future. Their choice is start. Racial suicide or “respectability” in the eyes of leftists and cowardly conservatives who couldn't care about them anyway.

Now there is a second woman who is wanted, again captured by the amateur stasi, the nosey public with iPhones.ii Just as in East Germany, there was no shortage of people who were willing to turn on their fellow Germans to serve the state who's interests were ultimately foreign to them, there are plenty of British who are eager to be the lap dogs of the state, and act as its Big Brother, and turn their neighbour in.

This is a sorry state for any nation to be in.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nationalists and the Markets

by David Ellerton

'You have to choose between trusting the natural stability of gold and the honesty and intelligence of members of the government. With due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold'.

--George Bernard Shaw, 1928

1. Introduction

Recently, nationalist comrades have been asking me for my opinion on the Occupy Wall Street protests. The question uppermost in their minds is: should nationalists support these protests? Or should they oppose them?

In order to answer that, we need, first, to look at another question: what is wrong with the Western world economies today? Why is there a financial crisis?

In day-to-day reporting of economic and financial events, we heard a lot of phrases which have become clichés. Among them are the following recommendations, on courses of action, which come from politicians, journalists, economists worldwide: 'We must lower interest rates to stimulate spending'; 'We must raise interest rates to cool down the overheating economy'; 'We must raise interest rates to strengthen the dollar'; 'We must increase government deficits to put more money in the pockets of consumers, to encourage them to spend'. This sort of language, and thinking, makes up the Keynesian school of thought which has dominated economic thinking in the West, and the world, for the past sixty or so years.

Before that period, though, classical economics was the dominant paradigm. Politicians, intellectuals, journalists, economists, bankers, businessmen, all spoke the language of the gold standard. (Marx wrote the first few chapters of his 'Das Kapital' on gold and currency). This article will be more or less about the same thing. However, some readers may find it disorienting, simply because they are so used to Keynesianism, which has become part of the air we breathe. Rest assured, the economics of the matter are very simple, and I myself have no economic training - what I am writing about here I have learned from contemporary popular authors and journalists on the subject.

2. Gold

Most of the financial crises in the past forty or so years can be traced back to one single cause: America, and the world's, abandonment of the gold standard back in 1971. Under the old Bretton Woods system, the US dollar was fixed to the value of gold (the US dollar was worth 1/35th of an ounce of gold, which is another way of saying that the gold price, in US dollars, was $US35/oz.). In turn, the rest of the world's major currencies - the pound, the franc, the deutschmark, the yen, the Australian dollar, and so on - were fixed to the US dollar (even the Russian ruble was fixed, surreptitiously, to the US dollar). The prevailing monetary system was one of a gold standard and fixed exchange rates.

The basis for the system was the understanding, among politicians and economists at the time, that gold was, simply put, money. The value of gold never changes, or, if it does, it does so incrementally that any change isn't really noticeable at all. Which is why gold has been used for money for thousands of years. Nowadays, of course, we see the dollar price of gold rising or falling every day: but this is dollars fluctuating in terms of gold. Dollars fluctuate, gold stays the same. Dollars, in fact, have no inherent value - they are pieces of paper (or plastic) or digits in an electronic bank account.

So, how did the Bretton Woods gold standard system operate? The US Federal Reserve injected, or withdrew, dollars into circulation, every day, to make sure that the gold price stayed fixed at $US35/oz. Injecting huge quantities of dollars into circulation devalues the dollar: increasing the supply of dollars this way makes it less valuable. Conversely, withdrawing large amounts of dollars from circulation revalues the dollar, making it more scarce, and more valuable. (In other words, the value of a currency goes up or down with supply and demand, just like any other commodity). Before 1971, the Federal Reserve would pay attention to the market price of gold, and withdraw, or subtract, US dollars from circulation accordingly.

For example: suppose the market price of gold floated up from $US35/oz. to $US40/oz. Speculators would buy ounces of gold from the Federal Reserve for $US35/oz. and sell them, on the market, for $US40/oz., making a tidy $US5 profit each time. The Federal Reserve would see its stocks of gold disappear, and so start withdrawing dollars from circulation, until the market price of gold plummeted back to $US35/oz.

Conversely, suppose the market price were to drop to $US30/oz. Speculators would buy gold, at the market, for $US30/oz. and sell to the Federal Reserve for $US35/oz., again making a $US5 profit for each transaction. The Federal Reserve would create money - print money - and use that newly-created money to pay for those ounces of gold. By injecting currency into circulation this way, the Federal Reserve would be devaluing the dollar, and so, the market price of gold would slowly climb up to $US35/oz. again.

(At this point, the reader will ask: does the Federal Reserve need huge stocks of gold to maintain a gold standard? The answer is no: speculators won't, under this system, exchange ounces of gold for $35 at the Fed's 'gold window', unless there is a disparity between the market price of gold and the Fed's target. That is, speculation and arbitrage won't pay off. Historically, gold standards in Britain, the USA and other countries were maintained even with very small stocks of gold in the central banks).

In its train, the devaluation brought about massive inflation. When dollars buy less and less of an ounce of gold, they buy less of other things too. During the post-war gold standard years, oil stayed around $US2.90 a barrel (!) for thirty years, but, after the abandonment of the gold standard, rose to the then-ruinous price of $US35 a barrel. Other prices in the economy rose too, of course, and so did interest rates and unemployment. Needless to say, this inflation had political effects: the careers of Nixon, Heath and Whitlam were destroyed, the Western world saw political, moral and social upheaval and chaos - student radicalism, terrorism, riots, mass industrial unrest, and a general decline in morality (Keynes, famously, wrote that there is no surer way of debauching the morals of a nation than by debauching its currency). While the West was brought to its knees, the Third World was more or less wiped out. The seventies (especially in Latin America and Africa) was a decade of coups, revolutions, civil war, famine and chaos. The destruction of the Third World economies prompted millions of non-whites to migrate to the (comparatively more wealthy) Western lands - and they did migrate, first in the hundreds of thousands, then in the millions.

3. The 2000s and the Australian commodities boom
Given all this, why did America - and the world - abandon gold? America had been on the gold standard for almost every year of its existence, leaving it briefly only during the Civil War; but by 1971, it came under the sway of Keynesian and monetarist economists, who disliked the discipline of the gold standard. Nixon was told, by his economic advisors, that abandoning gold would have two beneficial effects.

The first was that, by injecting huge amounts of dollars into circulation, an inflation would result, and this would, in turn, bring about strong economic growth and low unemployment (monetarism).

The second beneficial effect was that, by abandoning the discipline of gold, the Federal Reserve could turn its attention to manipulating interest rates - lowering them, in fact. Low interest rates discourage consumers from saving their money, encouraging them to spend it instead (Keynesianism).

All of this sounds familiar to modern readers, and, in fact, none of these arguments have ever gone away. Today's journalists, politicians, central bank chairmen (like Bernanke), economists, still rigidly adhere to these doctrines. (An accompanying argument for abandoning gold was a mercantilist one: without a gold standard, or fixed exchange rates, America could devalue its currency, thereby making its currency cheaper and bringing about an export-led boom, and 'improve' its trade deficit with Japan. Again, this is a doctrine which is widespread today).

Given the prevailing intellectual climate, the odds were stacked against the survival of the gold standard. America, in fact, began to wind it down in 1967, when the Federal Reserve stopped converting, on demand, gold into dollars, or vice versa, instead paying bonds which, the Federal Reserve promised, could be redeemed for gold at an unspecified 'future date'. At the same time, the Federal Reserve began to engage in 'pump-priming' exercises, injecting large quantities of dollars into circulation, in order to bring about the economic boom that the Keynesians and monetarists had augured. Finally, it became too much for the Federal Reserve: it could not serve two masters - classical economics and Keynesian/monetarist economics - at the same time, and so opted for Keynesian/monetarism. In August 1971, with deep misgivings, Nixon suspended the gold standard, and the rest is history.

To flash forward from the 1970s to the present, we now see the underpinnings of the 2008 financial crisis. From 2000 to 2008, the US gold dollar price rose from $US250/oz. to $US1000/oz. - smashing the previous record high of 1980. This was a major devaluation. Among the accompaniments of a devaluation are inflation, and several economic pathologies. Commodity prices (oil, copper, zinc, aluminium, pork bellies, soy beans, land) start to rise, followed by prices in the service economy (waitressing, law, dentistry, bus driving, etc.).

In fact, during an inflation, there is a sequenced rise of prices through the economy. Inflation could be compared to the hot air filling up a balloon. It makes itself felt in one part of the economy before the other. During an inflation, when the commodity prices rise (and these are the first to rise), investors become convinced that there is a real profit to be had in those sectors. Land is a commodity, so is gold, so is oil. Rising metal prices in the 2000s triggered off a huge mining boom in Australia (not seen since the Poseidon nickel boom of the 1970s) and rising land prices, a real estate boom in the US and Australia. Unfortunately, all the investors in, for instance, mining, were tricked. Commodity prices may be going off the charts during an inflation, but, in the end, so are other prices (the cost of production, for instance), as well, and these will, eventually, wipe out any profit.

To use an international example. Suppose that prices for gold, copper, zinc, aluminium, lead and nickel rise to stratospheric prices in US dollars. In practice, Australia exports to the US, not to get US dollars, but to buy US goods with those dollars. Because of the weak US dollar, prices in the US rise and rise, and so all the US dollars earned by the Australian mining companies don't buy as much of a US good any more. If the US dollar declines by 50% against the Australian, the Australian buys 50% less of a US car than it did before the 50% devaluation, because US car prices have risen.

This is what economists called 'the money illusion'. Inflation, brought about by a currency's weakness, deceive people into thinking that there is a boom - when really it was just inflation.

One of the other pathologies brought about by inflation is increased levels of investment and lending. Because a dollar is losing value, every day, holders of those dollars (banks and other institutional investors) want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. The declining value of the currency means that the currency becomes a hot potato, which has to be passed from hand to hand, lest the holder gets burned. Often, too, the holder of the currency will seek to abandon it and invest, instead, in hard assets - like gold, land and diamonds - whose value doesn't change.

(Why doesn't the value of these hard assets change? Because commodities such as land, gold and diamonds aren't easily consumed, whereas commodities such as oil, coal, soy beans, wheat and pork bellies are. This gives investors additional incentive to invest in gold and land. Again, this is another reason why massive amounts of money were shovelled into mining and into real estate in the 2000s).

4. The meltdown of 2008

Under a system of floating exchanges, the value of the dollar - in terms of gold and other currencies - is completely uncertain. No-one knows what it will be worth, from one day to the next. Under a gold standard, a central banker is constrained by keeping the currency fixed to gold; under a floating exchange rate system, he can choose any target he wants - and that target can change from day to day. In the summer of 2008, the Federal Reserve abruptly changed course, and allowed the gold/dollar price fall from a (then) all-time high of $US1000 oz. to $US700 oz.

I remember, at the time, welcoming the drop in gold (and other commodity prices), because I believed it would signify the end of the inflation and a return to a measure of monetary (and financial) stability. But I didn't appreciate (and the rest of the world didn't) how highly leveraged so many investment banks (and ordinary Americans) were. They were flush with cash, 'hot money', during the inflationary investment and lending boom; now, suddenly, they found the supply of liquidity drying up. Dollars were now in scarce supply, and one of the signs of that scarcity was a falling gold/dollar price.

It is a terrible situation for a borrower to be in - to have borrowed huge amounts of dollars when they were cheap, and now, all of a sudden, having to pay them back when they were expensive. To illustrate this, imagine that everyone holding Australian dollar balances in bank accounts were to check their accounts, one morning, to find that 33% of the money in there yesterday had vanished: that is, the total supply of Australian dollars had shrunk by a third. The economic consequences would be catastrophic. Undoubtedly, with fewer Australian dollars in circulation, the dollar would become more valuable, and buy more, and so prices would drop across the board. But the old debts, from the time before the magical disappearance of 33% of Australian dollars, would remain at the old price level.

To return to the summer of 2008. At the height of the deflation, the Federal Reserve embarked on a new policy: paying interest on excess reserves. When one bank - say, the Commonwealth - sends a request to withdraw money from another (say, Westpac), Westpac has to make sure that it has sufficient cash, on standby, to accommodate that demand. That store of cash is called reserves. Banks keep these reserves close to hand, in their vaults, so to speak, and also deposit any excess reserves in special accounts with the central bank. In 2008, the US Fed introduced a policy of paying interest on those excess reserves, and at a favourable rate as well. This was disastrous for failing banks and investment funds, which, at the time, needed to borrow liquidity - and fast - from other banks in order to meet their commitments, which were quite substantial. Deflation meant that homeowners and other borrowers were unable to repay their loans, and so banks and other financial institutions which had lent, heavily, to these borrowers were, all of a sudden, in danger. When an individual, of course, needs a huge amount of money very quickly, he can try and sell his house or car. But, often, assets like cars and houses aren't turned into cash very quickly - that is, they are not liquid. Failing banks were now in the same position in 2008. Unable to turn their assets into cash quickly enough, they needed to borrow liquidity - i.e., excess reserves. But the other banks which could provide that liquidity were less inclined to lend their money when more profit could be made by depositing it with the Fed and having it earn interest. One of the consequences was that the US stock market plummeted on the announcement of the Fed's new policy in October.

Because of the rapid appreciation of the US dollar, the US economy in 2008 underwent a brutal, forced deflation. Oil fell from $US140 a barrel to below $US40, while the US Consumer Price Index went from 5.5% in the June quarter to 0% in December quarter to -2% in March quarter 2009. The US dollar also appreciated against currencies like the euro.

(It is worth pointing out that, up to deflationary spell in late 2008, the world's currencies also lost enormous value. The Australian gold dollar price, for example, went from $AU550/oz. in 2004, where it had been sitting for years, to around $AU1300/oz.).

5. Measuring the market's worth

The deflation of 2008 had a devastating effect on the capitalist economies. But how do we measure that effect?

One method is by looking at the value of the stock market. The DJIA is a measure which records the value of a random average sample of US capital - a chunk of the capital of America's biggest employers and producers. If we were to go to a casino, gather up all the chips of the wealthiest gamblers there, place them in a pyramid, and then take out a chunk of that pyramid - then we would have the DJIA (in an American casino), or the All Ords (in an Australian), or the London FTSE, or the German DAX...

The way to record the value of that handful of chips is to divide it by the price of gold. In the 1970s, the DJIA bottomed, and bought only 1 oz. of gold; it recovered, under Reagan and Bush Sr., in the 1980s; it reached an all-time high of 42/oz. during August 1999, at the peak of the late-90s boom and the biggest bull market in the history of the world; in Bush Jr's first term, from 2000 to 2004, it was at a comfortable 25/oz. In Bush Jr's second term, it declined to 17/oz.; in 2008, to 11/oz.; and, during the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis, it bottomed at 6/oz. - where it had last been in the early 1990s. Similarly, Australia's All Ords hit an all time high of 14/oz. in 1970, stayed at 1/oz. during most of the 1970s, climbed above 7/oz. for the Howard years, and is now around 2/oz.

This method of assessing a market's value isn't perfect, of course, and doesn't give the whole story. But, contrary to those who say that the stock market represents 'pure speculation' with no relation to 'the real economy', the stock market's value does correlate to economic growth, a rising standard of living and low unemployment: in a bear market (like the 1930s, or the early 1970s, or the late 2000s) the economy of the 'real world' hurts too, with these economic indicators going into reverse.

6. The present situation

One would think that 2008's disastrous monetary episode would bring pause to the world's central bankers and make them rethink monetarism and Keynesianism, but no. Bernanke's response - an orthodox Keynesian/monetarist one - was to begin a program of 'quantitative easing', that is, pumping huge amounts of money into circulation. The Federal Reserve perceived, correctly, that the crash of 2008 was mainly because of the liquidity; so it reversed course, and began adding huge amounts of that liquidity. It overshot the mark, however, and the US dollar was again devalued to an enormous degree: the gold-dollar price climbed to over $US1900/oz. this year, beating all records. Even the Australian dollar is now worth more than the American.

In the meantime, the Obama administration undertook a Keynesian program of 'public works' spending (that is, spending on 'jobs creation' for mainly Afro-Americans) and deficit spending, which produced zero jobs. Obama has reacted to the failure of his policy by declaring the need for higher taxes (on 'the rich') to pay for more jobs programs which create no jobs. Obama and the Democrats are mentored by Jewish advisors, such as Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Robert Reich, Larry Summers and Paul Krugman, who can't understand why the orthodox Keynesian formulas aren't working.

In Europe, the Continent is seeing a 'debt crisis'. Greece has brutally high tax rates - a 16% payroll tax on employees, 28% on employers, for example - which encourages tax evasion, and brings about economic stagnation. As a result, the Greek government is unable to pay the interest on its debt. The European bankers, which are heavily invested in Greek bonds, stand on the brink, possibly to the same extent that banks did back in 2008.

What if Greece were to leave the euro and return to the drachma? The results would be disastrous. Greece's debt is denominated in euros, and, were Greece to return to the drachma, the drachma's value would probably plunge against the euro. If it fell by 50%, and became a near-worthless currency (which it was before Greece adopted the euro), Greece's euro-denominated debt would be worth twice as much.

The Keynesians and monetarists are suggesting this course, because they want Greece to print away its debts - that is, print billions of worthless drachmas and pay its debtors that way. It's the oldest trick in the book, financially speaking, and one Weimar Germany used in its attempt to escape its Versailles debts, and Zimbabwe too (for its debts to the UK). (Probably, it was old in the days of ancient Egypt and Babylon).

To illustrate this with an example. The states and territories of Australia are on a system of fixed exchange rates. Tasmanian dollars exchange, at an equal value, to Queensland dollars; Northern Territory dollars exchange on equal value with Victorian dollars. In other words, Australia enjoys a monetary union not unlike that of the Eurozone. Were the New South Wales government to become bankrupt, it could, possibly, pay down its debts by leaving the union and inventing its own currency (New South Wales dollars) and, by resorting to the printing press, pay off its debtors in New South Wales dollars, in just the same way as the Keynesians and monetarists are advocating for the Greek government. But this course of action would be unwise.

One can see that, in 2011, the old way of doing things - Keynesian, monetarism, floating exchange rates, the 'Bernanke standard' (as opposed to the gold standard) - hasn't worked; on top of that, the governments of Europe and America want socialism for the bankers and brutal austerity (spending cuts and tax hikes) for everyone else. Hence, Occupy Wall Street and the outrage - really a moral outrage - against bankers, financiers, politicians, economists and EU bureaucrats, who make up the ruling class of the Western world.

7. Greed

At this point, a critical reader may argue that, so far, I have been too far soft on finance capitalism and the 'capitalist greed' which got us into the present crisis. The way I have presented things here, it as though all the people who invested, so heavily, in banking, finance, commodities extraction (gold mining, oil drilling, etc.) and real estate were simply responding to the economic incentives of that time. These incentives were false, distorted, because of monetary policy, and in particular, the absence of a gold standard.

There are a large number of corollary causes of the 2008 financial crisis. One is the deregulation of American banking in 1999, which allowed ordinary deposit banks to engage in the risky enterprise of investment banking; the other is the proliferation of strange financial derivatives in the 2000s (such as Collaterised Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps) which helped finance the sub prime mortgage boom. Then, in America and Australia, it was the generous capital gains tax treatments of property, introduced in 1997 and 1999 respectively, which encouraged heavy investments in that sector. As well as that, there were the infamous 'mark to market' accounting rules, in America in the 2000s, which led to banks and other investment institutions having their assets valued, for accounting purposes, on the basis of what they would fetch on the market at the time. (Because of the bear market at that time, those assets were valued at a very low rate indeed, which meant that, on paper, those firms appeared broke).

All in all, though, things wouldn't have gotten to where they are now, had we not abandoned the gold standard in 1971.

It is true that there have been speculative bubbles occurring at the same time that the gold standard was in full swing. In the late 1920s, for example, there was a Florida land boom, which took place even though the US dollar was firmly fixed to gold at the rate of $20.67/oz. all throughout that decade. Bankers can always lend out of stupidity and investors can always borrow, and invest, out of stupidity. Sometimes these speculative bubbles can occur and have no relation to the wider economy as a whole (i.e., they come about regardless of what the fiscal and monetary policy is at the time); at other times, they are closely related to it.

As an example of the latter, there is the example of the US oil-producing states, such as Texas, which, in the 1970s, enjoyed economic success which was in contrast to the other states of the US at that time, because of the commodities boom. John Tamney, in 'Governor Perry's Speech Disqualifies Him for the Presidency', 18/10/2011, writes:

Today's Texas boom is merely a repeat of the 1970s when a cheap dollar money illusion similarly reared its ugly head.

Much like today there was a rush among Americans to Texas in the ‘70s as a nominally high price of oil turned the commodity state into a boomtown relative to other parts of the U.S. wilting under those same weak dollar policies that invariably retard investment in growth initiatives. Of course what Perry doesn't remember is that with Ronald Reagan's strong dollar ascendance in the ‘80s, the price of oil collapsed. And with the collapse of crude, so did the Texas economy decline such that its unemployment rate in the ‘80s was two percentage points higher than the national average. That U.S. taxpayers were forced to bail out so many bankrupt Texas S&Ls in the ‘80s was clearly a function of the money illusion luring lots of energy investment that logically went bust once dollar policy returned to a more credible course.

Of course, the oil boom in the South was the subject of the popular American early '80s soap, 'Dallas'. The mining states of Queensland and Western Australia today fulfil the role of Dallas, Texas, in today's Australia. Should another sustained downturn in gold and other commodities occur, as it did in the early 1980s, Western Australia and the Australian mining sector as a whole will be in the same disastrous position as the Texans and Dakotans, and the Middle Eastern oil producers, at that time. They will become victims of a ruinous deflation, which can be just as harmful as inflation.

8. Occupy Wall Street and the Jews

Obviously, given what I have written here is correct, the solution to our present economic problems would be a return to gold. At present, the Federal Reserve adopts an interest rate target: it adds (or subtracts) currency from circulation in order to raise or lower interest rates. Most central banks around the world, including Australia's Reserve Bank, and Europe's European Central Bank, do the same. In order to restore a gold standard, the Federal Reserve could abandon its interest rate targeting, and simply keep gold fixed at a certain level - say, $US1600/oz. The rest of the world could peg their currencies to the US dollar, and the world would be back on gold.

One effect of this would be a pruning of the (at present) gargantuan financial sector. Louis Woodhill writes that the financial sector in the US took up only 4% of GDP, or $US42 billion, back in 1970; now it takes 8 percent, or $US1.2 trillion in 2010. The reason why the financial sector has become bloated, and so many derivatives have appeared, is because of the uncertainty produced by the lack of a gold standard. For instance, a trucking company has to consider what the price of fuel will be in six months. In today's world - where the price of oil regularly crashes, and then rises - a wrong guess on the price of fuel can have serious consequences. Which is why derivatives exist, to insure the trucking company against fluctuations, or lock in a prearranged price for fuel. Which means that derivatives can be a good thing. But surely it would be easier, and cheaper, to go back to gold and the 'good old days', when the oil stayed the same, despite decades of wars and upheavals in the Middle East?

So why can't we return to gold? The answer is complex, but, in my opinion, it comes back to question of race and ethnicity.

Theoretically, anti-Semitism and anti-Islam are sophisticated ideologies. They both subscribe to views regarding Semitic (that is, Jewish, or Muslim) behaviour which stem from the beliefs of the respective tribes: Islamic behaviour comes from the Koran; Jewish behaviour from the Talmud, Judaism, Jewish religious and cultural history (or what Gilad Atzmon calls 'Jewishness'). The classical anti-Semitic thesis is not that all Jews are evil and malign (although quite a few Jews, like the mass-murderers Beria and Henry Morgenthau Jr. (originator of the Morgenthau Plan) could be described as evil and malign): no, it is that when Jews predominate in a certain area (e.g., business, economics, politics, finance), their influence tends to be destructive - even when the Jews in question intend to do good (and there are plenty of well-intentioned Jews in the US Jewish élite).

A partial confirmation of this thesis can be found when one analyses the behaviour of Jewish-Americans who predominate in the US (and, increasingly, transnational) financial sector, and also at the highest levels of government (which are in charge of US fiscal and monetary policy, and financial sector regulation). Jewish-Americans tend to predominate as opinion-makers - in journalism, government, academia, and so on - when it comes to US policy on Israel and the Middle East but also on the economy and finance. (One only has to look, for instance, at how many 'talking heads' on a US finance television program are Jewish-American). It is these American Jews who really set the tone when it comes to US economic policy, and they have done so for years, just as they have in US foreign policy in the Middle East.

Yockey writes that Jewish-Americans have political dominance in the US, and that they achieved this dominance in 1933 (which he calls the 'American revolution of 1933') with the election of Roosevelt. But there was a second revolution, a kind of financial revolution, which took place in 1971.

For nearly two hundred years, American economic success had been founded on the talent, know-how and skill of Anglo-Saxon American men, and on the gold standard. America (and other gold standard countries, e.g. Britain) had gone off gold, temporarily (usually during a period of war), but had always returned to it. Classical economics reigned. Keynesianism and monetarism had always been around, in some form or another, but the sturdy Anglo-Saxons stuck to the old classical ideas for monetary policy (without ever, it must be said, fully understanding them). It was a case, so far as Anglo-Americans were concerned, of having the correct actions (i.e., maintaining a gold standard) but rather vague ideas as to how the whole thing worked.

In 1971, however, Nixon (counselled by the Jewish-American economists Herbert Stein and Milton Friedman) took America off gold, and monetary chaos broke out.

Something that a gold standard does is constrain central bankers to keeping the currency firmly fixed to gold: other than that, they don't have much to do. In a floating, gold-less, world, however, the central banker adds (or subtracts) liquidity at his discretion, in order to 'fight inflation' or to 'increase inflation' and thereby 'create jobs'. In other words, he relies not on a fixed rule (i.e., a gold standard) but on his own individual judgement. Which means that he, in order to make a success of things, must be a very clever and far-sighted individual. A genius, in fact. So, in the post-1971 era, we saw the rise of the Jewish genius central banker - Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan (the so-called 'Master of the Universe').

It has to be said, too, that Jewish-Americans, in the chaotic post-Bretton Woods era, did do some very clever, innovative things and devise some innovative financial products. But then, this is part of the perceived Jewish ability to make a buck in times of economic chaos. As Nathan Lewis writes, in his study of the Weimar-era hyperinflation:

The [German] middle class failed totally to respond to the inflationary environment with rational financial actions. The middle class was accustomed to investing in government bonds, and stayed with their bond investments until they were finally obliterated. Only a very small subset of individuals -- mostly Jews by the sound of it, as one would expect given Jews' better understanding of finance and speculation -- moved their assets into inflation-proof vehicles such as gold or foreign currencies linked to gold. For the most part, the middle class was completely bewildered by the whole episode, never able to understand rationally what was happening to them. Their assets were stripped as they were sold to pay for food. Grand pianos, paintings, automobiles, high-quality furniture, expensive furs, jewellery, silverware and the like were sold for a few pounds of potatoes. The middle class seems to have been able to hold onto their houses, but beyond that they were scraped down to the literal shirts on their backs.

['Learning from Germany', at:]

The question is: were the financial innovations designed to shield investors from the effects of monetary chaos really necessary? The markets, and the economy, were, in many ways, stronger in the 1960s (in the US, Australia and the world) and it was in that period that we did without some of the novel financial practices introduced in the 1970s.

It is impossible to quantify how many people have benefited from monetary chaos and floating exchange rates, let alone which specific ethnic groups, e.g., Jewish Americans. Something we can be sure of, however, is that there would be tremendous intellectual resistance from establishment Jewish-Americans against the reinstitution of a gold standard. The majority of Jewish-Americans in business, finance, politics, academia, journalism, would put up a fight against a return to gold; each of these opposing Jewish-Americans would differ as to why gold is 'wrong'; they would only agree that is 'wrong'. (One can find a handful of Jewish-American commentators, of course, who do advocate a return to gold; but these are not establishment voices to the extent that Paul Krugman is, or Milton Friedman was). The classical anti-Semitic model of Jewish behaviour predicts that Jews don't want to solve problems, they want problems to continue - the same problems that they helped introduce. We can see a partial confirmation of that thesis in our problems today.

Interestingly, some Jewish-American journalists, publicists and pro-Jewish/Israel activists (all the same thing these days) have accused some in the Occupy Wall Street movement of "anti-Semitism". How much substance there is in this is difficult to say: one first has to define "anti-Semitism", something these Jewish-Americans are reluctant to do. What I think exists, in the Occupy Wall Street movement, is an intuitive recognition that Jewish-American domination of politics, and finance, hasn't worked. That is, as policy-makers, Jewish-Americans are guilty of wrong actions; as opinion-makers, wrong ideas.

9. Options for Australia
Can't Australia return to a gold standard? In truth, gold standards only work for very large countries (or economic zones, e.g., the Eurozone).

Supposing that, for instance, the Australian Reserve Bank had maintained its currency at $AU550/oz. from 2004, while the rest of the world (Russia, China, America, Britain, the Eurozone) went on to devalue theirs. Australia's currency would, more or less, be gold, and, in effect, become Australia's most valuable export. All the rest of Australia's industry would be crushed. At present exchange rates, one Australia dollar would have bought $US3.16.

Switzerland, in the 1970s, tried the same experiment: it kept its currency fixed to gold in the 1970s, while the rest of the world was floating, and devaluing, its currencies, but eventually gave up the exercise after the crushing of (the already very small) Swiss industry.

Strangely, Switzerland is now suffering from a similar problem. The Swiss franc is quite strong, relative to the euro, and so, at the margin, Swiss shoppers prefer to go to the neighbouring Eurozone country of Germany to pick up cheap bargains. Japan is suffering from a strong currency, relative to the US dollar and the euro, as well, and there is fretting, among Australia's commodity producers, over the high exchange rate of the Australian dollar compared to the American.

This is why, when one country devalues dramatically, as the US has done, sooner or later, all the other countries in the world must devalue. Otherwise, the country has to suffer the horrible effects of deflation - when the rest of the world's prices rise compared to the country's own. (Such effects can be mitigated if the country lives in complete economic isolation from the rest of the world. Cuba, perhaps, qualifies, as does North Korea; but both countries are dependent on the outside world for aid, and that aid is given to them for free).

Only the big economic producers, with a big internal market, can cope with a gold standard: the USA, Russia, the Eurozone, China. Small countries, with a small currency area (that is, the economic zone in which the currency is used), such as Australia, Vietnam, Cameroon and Paraguay, cannot do it. If the US is on gold, it matters little if, for instance, Thailand or Peru or Iceland choose to devalue their currencies against the US dollar. But, if those countries were on gold, and the US was on floating exchange rates and devaluing its currency (as it has been for the past ten years), then those countries would be in trouble.

One option for Australia is to form a 'Pacific Union' with New Zealand and the Pacific countries, with one currency (similarly, it has been suggested, in the Scandinavian press, that Sweden, Norway and Denmark form a 'Nordic Union'). In such a union, perhaps, a gold standard perhaps can be implemented, because the currency area is big enough.

In the interim, however, Australia's best course of action would be to abandon interest-rate targeting and take up the policy of fixed exchange rates with a larger trading partner - e.g., Japan, which has, at the moment, a strong currency. The Reserve Bank would expand, or contract, the supply of dollars to meet the exchange rate target, that is, to keep the dollar fixed to the yen. (In just the same way, the Reserve Bank expands or contracts the dollar supply in order to keep the overnight interest rate fixed at, say, 4.75%).

10. Options for nationalists

Given all this, should nationalists be advocates for a return to gold and fixed exchange rates? The answer is: not really. The main problem is that the topic is mainstream, politically. Advocates for gold regularly have opinion-pieces published in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the rest of the mainstream right-wing press. They are also, too, part of the campaign - behind the scenes - for Republican candidates in the upcoming US presidential election. As well as that, one can detect, in the political mainstream, a growing unease regarding the present monetary system, a recognition that it doesn't work and hasn't been working for the forty years since the break-up of Bretton Woods. There isn't widespread agreement that the gold standard is the way out of our predicament, only that the existing system needs to be changed.

Possibly, the world has been too long off gold ever to return to it: central bankers lack the experience of implementing, and maintaining, a gold standard, and perhaps they couldn't do so today even if they tried. In any case, we are not returning to gold any time soon, but that is beside the point. Nationalists shouldn't embrace tendencies which are part of the political mainstream.

Take environmentalism, for instance: in 2011, everyone is an environmentalist. Even the biggest multinational corporations want to be portrayed as friends of the earth and lovers of the environment. As anyone who works in an office for a big company knows, the cafeteria is decked out with separate rubbish bins for recyclable waste, organic waste and 'landfill', and all employees are meant to take care and put their rubbish in the appropriate bin. All of this would have been unthinkable twenty years ago.

Supposing that a big nationalist party declared itself to be 'environmentalist', and ran on a green platform. The question has to be asked: why would anyone vote for a nationalist party on the basis of its 'green' credentials? Environmentalism and nationalism was a radical combination back in the days of Weimar Germany, and a vote-winner for the NDSAP (the NSDAP, perhaps, was the first green party). But now, everyone is a green, and if any voter wants environmentalist policies, they will vote for the Australian Greens, who stand more of a chance of getting elected than any nationalist party. Similarly, there are other popular Green parties in Europe (mainly on the Continent) which do a better job with environmentalism than any nationalist party ever could.

No, we need to concentrate on the racial and anti-immigration platform because, among other reasons, the political mainstream can't pilfer it from us. As well as that, there are other policies out there which any mainstream politician or journalist would be reluctant to appropriate. One such policy would be, for instance, of all meat and other animal products (including leather), which the electorate would, for obvious reasons, reject outright. That is just one example. There are probably a few others which would serve our need for product differentiation - making nationalism radically different to anything else out there.

But, by all means, nationalists should study the topics touched upon in this article: economics, exchange rates, monetary policy, etc. The more familiarity they have with the present mainstream discourse on these subjects, the better.

The only difference between us, however, and the mainstream writers on these subjects is: we nationalists look for the deeper underlying causes of things. An everyday economist or journalist will look at what happened to the world once it left gold; a nationalist, on the other hand, should be asking why - what were the underlying racial (and spiritual) causes?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Overpaid, and loving it.

By Michael Kennedy

The world is stagnating after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.  The cowboy bandits of Wall Street, the architects of the GFC, perhaps the only accomplishment outside of growing their own portfolio, got off basically scott free.  Many are expecting Global Financial Crisis Mark II.  As every cloud comes with a proverbial silver lining, the silver lining around the clouds of the financial storm is the increased awareness of people that something is wrong, and something needs to be done.  Discussion about the flaws of our financial system are propelled by the sense of urgency and despair.  The "Occupy" movement is gaining traction and gaining support.  They may not understand the issues and have much of an idea of the cause of financial catastrophes, and some may be there purely to try and promote an even worse alternative, but they at least understand that morality has a place in economics.  That's a start, a good start.

The mood has certainly shifted.  Misplaced optimism about a never ending housing bubble is all but gone and something else is happening which is even more foreboding.  The media is now openly stating that the boom is finished, and that things may well be on their way down.

An article in The Age1 by the economics writer for the Sydney Morning Herald titled "Top Bosses' riches are undeserved"1 doesn't just call into question whether our top CEO's are overpaid, but openly states they aren't.  A bold move, for a mainstream publication.

Her argument is that in Australia, we have many Oligopolies, and that making a profit in an Oligopoly isn't that hard.  Corner the market, and you have your customers hostage.

Our greatest period of economic growth and prosperity, a period when the standard of living was on the increase, rather than the current trend downwards, was during a period when high incomes were taxed quite thoroughly, and where CEO remuneration where closer to that of average worker than today.  Arguments that we NEED to pay our CEO's exorbitant ransoms fall flat as soon as one realises that our current economy is in a miserable state.  The large quantities of money that CEO's rake in and pull from our economy seems inversely proportional to the health of our economy.  Given the sick state of Western economies, we are clearly paying big amounts for nothing, yet CEO's, like snotty school children stamp their feet down and demand more and more, lest they leave.

They know where the door is.

The arguments that they, Free Market ideologues, 'too much Ayn Rand' Capitalists and their assorted lick spittles put forward as justifications are nonsensical at best.

One argument is risk.  CEO's deserve a Kings ransom because of risk.  Given that they shed jobs at an astounding rate, it can be hardly argued that they get paid because they 'risk' losing our jobs.  If the share price of the stock of the company can increase through out sourcing, off to India those jobs go. Also, during a bull market, making a profit and increasing your share price is a given, no risk there. The only personal risk is their career, their job.  But when the WORST case scenario is that you leave with hundreds of thousands, or more likely, millions of dollars, it can hardly be considered a risk. Many Australians would jump at the chance to take a risk, where the losing position is making enough money to be set for life.  Risk, hardly.  A CEO can run a company into the ground, lose hundreds or thousands of jobs and even commit fraud, and come out better off.  Ralph Norris has little to worry about.  A $16 million per-annum pay packet, and a taxpayer guarantee to back up the banks in case they fail.  He has risk, but it is the government which ultimately is stopping the banks from failing, through regulating them, and underwriting them with tax payers money.

Another popular argument is the importance of their job.  Well, when neurosurgeons, ambulance drivers and pilots get paid millions, I'll take this argument seriously.

The fact is, our corporations, our businesses have been hijacked by a boys club, an inner circle of parasites who are merely using the economic instruments that others have built as a vehicle for bleeding our country dry.  We don't live in an ideal free market economy, or even a Capitalist one.  We live in a plutocracy, where corporate interests have bought our politicians, and our supposed "free market" has been usurped for the benefit of a few crony sociopaths who masquerade as entrepreneurs and have suckered many others into believing that they are anything other than socialist crooks.

To go against this excess greed is not advocating socialism, or a desire to be like North Korea.  In fact, if anything, our corporations are replicating that philosophy here.  It is highly unlikely that North Korea's leaders choose to be paid marginally more than their workers.  They no doubt do well for themselves, because they too, of course, deserve it, or so they would argue.  North Korea's boys club is just as busy convincing their populace that their austere lifestyle is necessary, while they horde the excess for ourselves.  Sound familiar?  Profits are privatised and losses are socialised.

Why are there huge remunerations, and why aren't ordinary Australians, who are supposedly now Howards "mum and dad" shareholders simply exercising their right to vote against this excess in companies they part own?  All working people are supposedly shareholders through their superannuation, and we are constantly reminded that we must have a strong share market and not interfere with super profits as it is in our interests.  But why don't we do anything about it?  When you look at who actually owns the shares of these companies, it is generally large financial companies.  You may own parts of Australian businesses through your super, but it is your super fund which votes.   Quite simply, because shares are owned by similar large companies, they are the ones who exercise power, and they would benefit from voting for larger and larger remunerations, as it sets the industry standard which will apply to them.  If you are a high level executive of CEO of a company which owns shares in other companies, then voting for a pay increase in the companies you own, means an increase for you as well.

There are people who are worthy of being wealthy.  People who are truly entrepreneurs, who actually create a business and enhance the nation.  Australians are not succumbing to "tall poppy syndrome", but are rightfully outraged at what is essentially hoarding through unproductive means wealth.  They are outraged that our nation, our livelihoods and futures are being stripped so someone who knows where their next thousand hot meals are coming from, and has already a lifestyle better than pretty much any human who ever lived, can get even more.

True entrepreneurs are people like Dick Smith, who has added to our business sphere, who has supported the nation which game him such opportunity.  Even now Dick Smith is still supporting the nation, arguing against our unsustainable population growth and supporting Australian made products by offering Australian made and owned varieties of popular foreign owned goods. Dick Smith is an example of the type of wealthy person we could use more of, people who's personal wealth represents the wealth that that person adds to our nation.


Friday, October 28, 2011

“White Flight” from schools.

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By Michael Kennedy

One thing that can be said about the mainstream media, is that concerning real issues, they are often behind the times. “White flight”, a phenomenon which has been around for centuries elsewhere in the world, for quite a few years now in Australia, finally gets a mention in the Sydney Morning Herald.

An article titled “Fears over 'white flight' from selective schools” 1 examined the shrinking diversity in elite, selective schools. Dr Christina Ho of the University of Technology Sydney found that what is essentially racial segregation by voluntary means occurring in elite private schools (and no doubt occurring in public schools as well, though the article didn't touch this). As the article lacks further detail aside from pointing out the obvious, the article itself is not really worth further comment. What is interesting though, is the comments from the readers. If the Internet has done one good thing for news, it's to allow readers to comment thereby opening up a window to the thoughts of the public on what is being discussed currently. One can learn far more about what's happening around them, from readers comments than from journalists.

Many of the comment writers make the point that Asians study hard, have strong academic discipline, and as a result are more likely to achieve entry into elite schools by acing the exams. There is little doubt that this is true, and many of the comments go on to say this.

Commenter “Plus one anything you say” writes

I think "observer" is on the money. It doesn't take much to see how much of a stronger work and study ethic immigrants have, compared to Australian-born. The hours and hard work Asian students put in has so many rewards - awards like the Young Australians of the Year, contributing to our strong academic reputation worldwide. If "white" (fairly inflammatory work there, sub-editor) kids aren't going to work hard, they miss out.

It's questionable whether Asians add to our 'strong academic reputation'. It's questionable whether Australia has a strong academic reputation at all. What's left out, is that Asian nations don't have a strong academic reputation, as evidenced by the simple fact that people do not go to these nations to study, but come to White, Western nations to be educated. Everyone assumes that hard work in trying to succeed in exams is the only path to intellectual creativity and innovation, but the results speak otherwise.

Another commenter called “Teacher” writes this quite succinct Orwellian comment, summing up Political Correctness's desire to restrict freedom of speech. With teachers like this teaching Australians, it's no wonder academic standards are failing. “Teacher” writes...

Australia should stop asking questions about race because race questions lead to race statistics, statistics lead to racist theories and racist theories lead to divisive and offensive articles like this, and to racist policies.

Commenter “Bourkie” writes...

f they were born in Australia then they are Australian; they all have Australian accents. The racist 'White Australia' policy based on false supremacy of europeans (implying inferiority of asians and indians) has been proven wrong. These stats only prove one thing, and one thing alone - tall poppy much?

So if “inferiority” of Asians has been proven wrong, then is this commenter implying they are superior? Besides, the 'White Australia' policy was not based on simple ideas of supremacy, but rather the idea that this nation was created by and belonged to whites. Discriminatory immigration practices have much more to do with ensuring the prosperity of the people who take part in the nation, than in some notion that others are simply inferior. It is Politically Incorrect to view the “White Australia” policy as anything other than simple minded. “Teacher” says so.

Other comments are from parents, who shed light on why 'white flight' may be occurring.

Commenter “Nero” writes

Does the ethnic mix add up to a good thing? A friends child enrolled in the school and left after a year: she reported being one of two anglo Australians in her class and of being ostracised by the others - at lunch the chinese australians spoke chinese and the indian australians spoke indian and did not mix. When there were group assignments they were labelled the 'dumb' group, presumably based on ethnic grounds given she was previously a school captain of her primary school and maintained an A average. This report may not be indicative of all the classes, indeed I doubt it is, but it has certainly coloured the view of families that know this fine young woman.

Here is the problem though with anecdotal reports - they give perception and not fact.

“Blaubaer” writes

Well, contrary to the political correct comments, I have a daughter coming up to Year 9 and I would like her to go to MacRob, however, I do have reservations about sending her to a school where 93% of the school population are Indian or Chinese.

Finally “labour out” writes

What a surprise. Melbourne has already become a city of tribes in so many ways.

It is true that Asians (and Indians) in Australia, the USA and other Western nations place great emphasis on study, in achieving good results and in gaining position. This may not just be a modern phenomenon, but an indicator of a deeper cultural difference, a difference in perspective between East and West, as to what education is for, and what the goals of education are.

In Australia, the parents have power over the teachers, the parents dictate terms to the and demand results. In East Asians nations, it is the teacher who is respected, and the idea that a parent could chastise the teacher for not doing a good enough job would seem strange in an East Asian community.

Whats behind cultural differences in study habits?

A study which appeared in the “International Education Journal” 2 authored by Joseph Kee-Kuok Wong looked at the differences in perception between the two cultural groups. Joseph writes...

Kirkbride and Tang (cited in Chan, 1999) stated that Chinese students preferred didactic and teacher centred style of teaching and would show great respect for the wisdom and knowledge of their teachers. The fear of loss of face, shame and over modesty made the Western participative style of learning less acceptable to them. However, Biggs (1996, p.59) believed that “Chinese students were more active in one-to-one interaction with the teacher as well as engaging in peer discussion outside the class”. 3

He then goes on further to discuss the difference in learning styles between Chinese and Australians.

Chan (1999) believed that the style of Chinese learning was still very much influenced by Confucianism that is dominated by rote learning and the application of examples. However, Biggs and Moore (cited in Biggs, 1996, p.54) highlighted that there was a distinction between rote and repetitive learning. According to them rote learning was generally described as learning without understanding, whereas repetitive learning has the intention to understand its meaning. They believed that the influence of tradition and the demands of the assessment system had affected Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) students’ choice of using a repetitive strategy in learning. The Western student’s learning strategies starts with exploration followed by the development of skills.

Loyalty is emphasized on Confucianism, as it was the only way a young scholar could make has way into the civil service of the ruler. During China's communist revolution, Western ideas about education were purged and textbooks and exams were controlled by the ruling party. Confucian ideals were reintroduced. In Communism, the one party dictates education standards and outcomes, and one can only ascend by meeting the requirements of the party. As it has always been part of the Chinese way of life, Communist ideals survived longer in the East than in the West where they were rejected as soon as the population was free to. In Communist China, one cannot make their own destiny through free enterprise or personal inventiveness, but must attain a position by satisfying someone else s requirements, regardless of whether those requirements provide anything valuable or not. This is a situation which may sound familiar to wage slaves here in Australia!

Joseph writes...

The Chinese authoritarian education system, which demanded conformity, might not be conducive to the development of creative and analytical thinking. Furthermore, Chan (1999) claimed that Chinese students were being assessed mainly by examination with little emphasis on solving practical problems. Smith (cited in Couchman, 1997) believed that the Taiwanese students’ learning styles stressed reproduction of written work, and factual knowledge with little or no emphasis on critical thinking. Ballard and Clanchy (cited in Kirby et al, 1996, p.142) agreed that the Asian culture and education system stressed the conservation and reproduction of knowledge whereas the Western education system tended to value a speculative and questioning approach.

The differences in approach to education, and therefore education outcomes have a deep cultural basis. Societies in which conformity, position and successfully meeting the criteria set by a hierarchy for entry to positions of prestige (in particular where such positions are highly valued) will produce a culture among its people whereby they can most successfully meet these requirements. While there may be an innate talent towards rote learning and academic discipline, which is perhaps why these traits have become culturally valued, the question raised by the initial article about 'white flight' isn't a simple matter of superiority.

International students bring with them a lot of money, and educational institutes are no doubt going to gear themselves towards making as much as they can. As Asian institutions are heavily exam based, exams being a test of how a student meets a set criteria prescribed by an authority and a test of rote learning, much of the study involved is geared towards simply passing the exam. Joseph writes, quoting experience of Asian students from their own home country.

The assessment system for Asian higher learning institution is generally more examination based. The style of teaching and learning is aimed at helping the students to pass the examination.

Two experiences from the home country in Asia....

Yes, this is what most of the students do. It is very exam based. They only look for the information that they get then can pass. It is very exam based, they only teach you to pass the exam. Probably also the students want it that way. [8]

and another

Before I came here...teacher will tell you everything and then you just read, memorize, and then go to the exam, that is all. Most of the students do not need to express our own opinion. [9]

This is quite the Western or Anglo-Saxon style, which tends towards group discussion.

Joseph writes

Asian students seldom did assignments in their home countries like here, so they are not familiar with the requirements of an assignment. They are unsure how to produce a good assignment, where to look for the relevant information, how much is enough and the format of the report. In the university here students no longer just reproduced what they had learnt.

Elite schools in Australia are quite exam based, entry is after all based upon an examination. There may even be a shift towards exam based assessment in order to appeal towards the Australian educators fastest growing market. Some of the comments in the Sydney Morning Herald article were bemoaning the decline of a broad based curriculum in these selective schools, where music and sport were being sidelined for raw, pressure cooker style tuition.

The simplistic comments that many may make, that we are simply inferior academically don't really hold any weight. There are deeper cultural differences. Being a school drop out isn't as shameful as it is in Asia. Bill Gates, Sir Alan Michael Sugar, Henry Ford, George Bernard Shaw and Vincent Van Gogh are just some examples of school drop outs who achieved success and respect. There are many, many more examples. Thomas Edison didn't even go to school. In the West, one can attain wealth, respect and success without formal eduction, by self education. It isn't necessary to be bestowed a position by meeting the criteria of an authority, which was principally how in the East, one advanced themselves.

Unfortunately here in the West, we are moving towards a mentality where authorities and a few select people in power decide the criteria, and one must meet the criteria to go anywhere or achieve recognition for success. Our education system, partly from the demands of parents, is moving more and more towards simply providing the skills a hiring manager would seek, rather than to provide a well rounded, educated and thinking member of society. More and more focus is put on children to 'compete', do better in exams and attain skills which look good in resumes. That is to say, we are heading towards the Eastern model.

The criteria that one must meet to achieve some success defines what it is that people will become skilled in. If in order to achieve success, one must do well in exams, than the end result will be to produce people who are primarily are skilled in completing exams. If in order to succeed, we create an environment where being a good self-salesperson is most important in getting a good job, then we will produce people who's primary skill is in selling themselves.

The role of education in society.

Therefore, we must ask ourselves as a nation what we want people to be, how we want them to develop and find a place in our society. Do we want people in our society to be educated, well rounded, worldly and capable of critical though? Do we want people who are narrow minded and skilled only at rote tasks? Do we want innovators or fakers? Do we want creators and innovators, or parasitic middle men? What we demand from students will be what they produce. How our socioeconomic system rewards people and what it rewards people for, will determine what our strengths and skills will eventually become. If becoming a scientist or engineer isn't rewarded well, then we will see fewer of them.

The fact of the matter is, that despite the over representation of Indian and East Asian students in Western elite schools, they still home here from abroad to study. White people do not go to the mother countries of these International students to get a good education. Most of the subjects were primarily created and developed in the West. If competitive cramming and pressure cooker style really did produce better results, then why is it that there is are many more Chinese and Indians who want to move here, rather than vice versa? Why is it that most of the technical and medical innovation still occurs in the West? There may be many Indians who work in the IT industry, but someone else had to make the industry, develop the technology and create the field of computer science in the first place. This act of creation is becoming less and less valued, as we seek more and more for our educated people to do mere rote work.

Education should be about producing people who are capable of creating a high quality of life for their society. If what we want to produce in our society is the best quality of life possible, then our education system should be geared towards producing that result. As it is, despite the eagerness of many people who want want to argue against Australian nationalism and why we need the East, the fact is that the people of the world are voting with their feet, and the 'lazy' Australians are producing a more sought after society and quality of life. There is nothing to be gained by trying to match the competitiveness that exists in other nations, in fact, we may lose overall. That is, if we are sane and value quality of life over abstract academic results. Many “anti-racists” will argue that Europe desperately needs workers from the third world, yet those from the third world have consistently failed to create a society they themselves want to live in, and Europe, despite its economic troubles is still preferred. Likewise in Australia, where according to some, are unable to function without importing the rest of the world, have managed to create a prosperous country without this supposed requirement.

Some Australians seem to understand this. The issue regarding 'white flight' in schools isn't just one of whether white people are competitive enough, or smart enough. It's one of what type of society do we want to produce.

Commenter “bleebs” writes

I believe that as a result of the so-called white flight, selective schools are increasingly forced to be too narrowly focused on knowledge instead of nurturing the many intelligences and creating a *whole* person, which is why I, for one, won't be sending my children to one, even though I can. Happiness and life satisfaction brings its own success and wealth.

“Michaelc58” writes

Whether 'pressure cooker' and 'arms race' education produces better people and is desirable and fair to those who want a balanced childhood is, of course, another question.

“Rob” writes

Sure, your kids can keep up. Simply emulate the imported practices designed, in essense, to trick the system (that is, get a normal kid into a school for exceptional kids by way of rote learning).

But do future children in this country no longer deserve the childhood you can so fondly remember simply because your political persuasion encouraged the importation of a far more competitive brand of human being?

Seems like a race to the bottom of the 'quality of life' index. Study, work, die.

There was a deep shift in Western consciousness, away from a strong, inwards looking purpose and sense of destiny and real progress towards a more modern, aimless, purposeless attitude, where things are done just for the sake of being done, and if they can be done better, then so be it. It is because of this, that people no longer see the consequences of this world view. For some who put 'anti-racism' above everything else, above even common sense, they argue that this is just xenophobia, sour grapes and laziness.

But whether it's competing with someone who is willing to work extra hours for less pay and less conditions, or someone who is willing to give up any extra-curricular study and activities that make one a well rounded citizen in order to do well in exams, it's not just a matter of not wanting to compete. It's a matter of deciding what type of society we want to create. There is no point losing your rights, your quality of life and time to engage in human relationships and hobbies, for extra productivity for no other purpose than extra productivity. There is no point becoming an intellectual robot for the purpose of just doing well in exams and getting placement positions in institutions. In both these scenarios, these conditions come about because someone is arbitrarily setting criteria, criteria which may be of profit to them, but not for the rest of us, or for society in general. We educate ourselves precisely in order to not have to toil and to constantly have to work harder for diminishing returns.

If people don't want to return to Victorian era industrial squalor, then we have to be able to understand that the austerity that is being demanded of us by plutocrats isn't a natural inevitability, but because of decisions made by those who hire and control our industries to allow this to happen. If we become a society where children have no other purpose than rote study for exams, then it will only happen because we have allowed educators to set these criteria. If we choose prosperity, elevating the human condition and betterment of the quality of life, then we have to demand from people, and teach people the qualities which bring this about. This can only come about by questioning authority, by having the intellectual courage to challenge the statements made by those who shape our society. By not accepting the premise that we have to compete in a race to the bottom, and demanding that those who choose for us to compete so they can profit, to restrain themselves for the sake of our society and the well being of the next generation.

The Western attitude towards education and work has historically paid off very well, producing without a doubt, among the most, or what was once among the most enviable societies on the planet. “White Flight” may be partly driven by feelings of alienation, partly by a lack of a desire to compete with the offspring of “Tiger Mums” and partly, and perhaps most importantly, a realization that the practices and attitudes that we are importing are from places less desirable than ours, and their adoption here may very well make our own society a less desirable, less humane place to live.

We are certainly on the way down that path, as we are being asked to give up our Western ideals, even our very own racial existence, for the benefit of a few greedy autocrats and for social experimentation of the misguided Marxist left. The self guilt and self hatred that has been pushed onto us has made us devalue the ideals which created a society the second and third world want to flock to, and made us discard them out of guilt, self punishment and undeserved feelings of inferiority. Quality of life, making life itself worth living is no longer the goal and ideal it was once, and we are adopting more and more an ideal where life is something to be 'endured', and one where the harder done by you are, the better you are.

1 “Fears over 'white flight' from selective schools”, Catherine Milburn

3Chan, S. (1999) The Chinese learner-a question of style. Education and Training, 41(6/7), 294-


Monday, October 17, 2011

Live Export - Labor's failure to take a moral stance

By Michael Kennedy

The Labor government has shown that it is morally spineless by failing to make compulsory, pre slaughter stunning which would save the animals that we profit from, from the misery of appalling and barbaric slaughter techniques that exist elsewhere in the world. If we are to be honest, poor treatment of animals happens here in Australia as well, that cruel slaughter methods are used. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie stated that he would still move on a private bill to make stunning prior to slaughter compulsory. Despite the failure of the government to act on issues of moral importance, such as live export, the housing affordability crisis and the continued social engineering policies against Australians, we can't forget there is still a small minority of politicians who have a moral compass more in line with the needs of the country, and who haven't sold themselves out.

The fact that this issue is even considered debatable show how far we have to go in regards to animal rights. Some people still haven't moved on and discarded Descartes damaging philosophy that animals are merely machines, unconscious and unaware of their surroundings and unable to feel pain. Others, who are probably even more callous, acknowledge that animals can experience suffering, but simply prefer to disregard it, and dismiss it as a necessary step to obtain meat, eggs, dairy product and profit. While it can be argued that meat isn't necessary, and that humans could live without eating any animal derived food, it is difficult to see how anyone can argue that suffering is necessary if we choose to use these products. Animals can be treated humanely and their deaths don't have to be painful, prolonged and drawn out, but it costs money. Eggs from free range chickens simply cost more than eggs from chickens de-beaked and kept in cages without room to move or turn. Given the choice, some people will still choose the caged eggs. Given the choice, some people would say that caged eggs are better than no eggs.

Are people just callous then? Some yes, but for many others, it is the distance between them as a shopper and the animal which makes such a decision easy. Place an example of a battery hen, a real live hen in front of the 'caged eggs' and a free rage hen next to the 'free range' eggs, and some people may change their minds. If someone wanted meat and they had to kill the animal themselves, there would be many people rethinking whether they really want ham in their sandwich, or chicken nuggets with their chips and vegetables. An “animal rights” equivalent of graphic cigarette packets. Nothing would make people vegetarian faster than forcing them to slaughter their own animals. Not even mad cow disease could turn people off meat that quick.

But this isn't likely to happen, and allowing customers to choose just isn't good enough. When people don't have to THINK before they buy, and the food industry makes sure they don't think the wrong things, the government has to prevent this excessive suffering.

We do hope that live animal export laws are drastically altered in Australia, even if it means that Nationalist Alternative have to be the ones to do it. The issue extends beyond the export of live animals, we must examine our practices here and not tolerate any slaughter practice or treatment of animals which is less than the most human treatment we can offer. Callousness towards animals is an indicator of callousness towards people. Profit and the economy cannot continue to be reasons to be callous towards living things. After all, I'm sure that the prohibition of slavery economically disadvantaged hard working entrepreneurs, but the benefits, which cannot be measured economically outweigh any cost. We are better people because of it. A greater regard towards animal welfare would undoubtedly make us better people, but being better people isn't something our current government (or for that matter, the major opposition party) is interested in.

But in some ways, we treat each other like animals, living things to be exploited for profit, whether employees in debt slavery, parents gouged by high housing costs or young single people trying to make their way in early adulthood. Everyone’s focus seems to be on how productive we are, how much profit we can make, how much we are willing to let our standard of living slip to compete with foreign workers, how much we 'cost' to society because we get old and sick. Farmers, who are already struggling, and already gouged by big business in Australia, have little recourse but to simply oppose any further prohibition in live exports. A country with a greater degree of innovation and ability to adapt and change could offer transitional plans that won't see farmers go to the wall, but again, it's simply not a price people are willing to pay. They will simply not win the support of those who respect animals, by making it an argument of economy.</p>

Friday, September 30, 2011

Beware the Fake Opposition - Cowardly Conservatives

By Michael Kennedy

So where do people get political opinions from? Who are the people who champion particular political schools of thought? What should be obvious is that people make a living and many in the mainstream media, and even alternative media get paid for creating political dialogue. What is also basic knowledge, is that people will only pay for something they want to pay for.

The obvious conclusion to this is that the vast majority of political discussion generated by the media, is created because someone PAID to say it. It is a fact that is too obvious for many people to notice.

The Internet is an exception, which is why both the Government and Big Media are attacking the free flow of ideas and speech.

So when a major “Conservative” columnist, who repeatedly complains about left wing bias in the media, doesn't ask questions as to why he is still paid, then he either doesn't care, doesn't see the problem, or is a sell out. To be a Conservative in mainstream media, one must first accept that one will play by the rules that the mainstream media demands, which usually, almost always, means accepting Political Correctness, if not in heart, then at least in word. To be a Conservative in the mainstream media, one must be what the left consider “Respectable” or “Reasonable”, which means, almost always admitting that Progressivism is the ideological destiny of the west and that this destiny is beyond negotiation.

“Respectable” Conservatives are the Washington Generals to Liberalism's Harlem Globetrotters. The Washington Generals were a 'stooge' Basketball team, created to help showcase the Harlem Globetrotter's basketball skills and to play the role of an opposition team so there was some semblance of a basketball game occurring. They were never meant to any serious competition, just a bumbling, seemingly incompetent (yet still knowing the game) band of players whom the Harlem Globetrotters would regularly defeat.

How do you set up such a rigged game? Easy. Pay for it. Pay for both sides. As our state religion Political Correctness has virtually a monopoly over the media, it can ensure that only people who adhere to it maintain paid jobs as commentators. Just in the same way that the Harlem Globetrotter's games were staged, as there was a particular outcome which was demanded, political debate between “Respectable” Conservatives and Liberals usually occurs in political arenas where Liberalism writes the rules, and dictates the standards.

But it is important to realise that it is not the exact same people who might campaign for hate speech laws, or push for multiculturalism who pay for conservative commentators, but these people generally share an acceptance of PC, of perhaps a varying degree. It is not a conspiracy where a shadowy cabal select all media spokespeople, but it is simply the end result of strong, one sided political pressure and activism which has resulted in a social and legal environment where this political school of thought shapes and sets the tone of debate. As “Conservatives” have to abide by this, only respectable ones make it. Many who disagree with Climatologists regarding Global Warming are aware that peer pressure and selective bias can lead to only one side of the debate being accepted, with any real opposition simply being booted out and only faux opposition being published and respected by the scientific community. It is also interesting to note that there is a notion of being a “reasonable” conservative, but few, if any leftists ever worry about whether they are a “reasonable” liberal or “reasonable” progressive.

“Respectable” Conservatives therefore can't really and usually don't oppose Political Correctness. They barely have the courage to properly call out Marxists as the lunatic relics, who may be motived by hate, from a bygone era that they are and never, ever give support for any real opposition to Political Correctness. They usually lead the charge against people who don't agree with their anti-white agenda masquerading as “anti-racism”. The conservative moment has lost ground, precisely because “Respectable” Conservatives, always, in the end, make the proper propitiations to their PC masters and Liberalism always, in the end, defines what non-PC speech is allowed.

A good example is the Melbourne based Herald Sun columnist, Andrew Bolt. The left hate him, but most importantly, they don't fear him or the commenter’s on his blog. Such is the state of “Conservatism” and “anti-leftism” in Australia, that a self styled leading conservative and champion against Political Correctness cannot bring up any other reaction than smug self righteousness from the left, and does not much more than give the left the opportunity to take part in patronising, insincere 'pity' for Bolts wingnuts. Some progressives may indeed 'fear' conservative rule, such as having Tony Abbot as Prime Minister, but it's hard to find any substance behind this fear. This one one of the few areas which I actually agree with the left here, many of his commenter’s are indeed gutless and pathetic, but for a different reason. However, I disagree that they are ALL misguided, as among his commenter’s and fans are diamonds among the rough and many of these people are aware that they are diamonds amongst the rough.

Unfortunately, some are more astute and have realised that Andrew Bolt's opposition to Liberalism is half baked and perhaps hasn't even been placed in the oven at all. Some of these followers wonder whether he is actually not just another liberal himself, another PC stooge. This author has no doubt though, that Andrew Bolt, like many other mainstream Conservatives genuinely believe, at least to some degree, what they write, and they try to keep within the law. Unfortunately I believe Andrew Bolt underestimates just how little freedom of speech we have in Australia and because he has taken the “Respectable” position, he doesn't realise that in the pursuit of Tolerance, he will be less and less tolerated until he is no longer tolerated at all.

For these people, there are unfortunately no other mainstream spokespeople they can follow or read. For many Australians, they know what we at Nationalist Alternative know, that the 'melting pot' future is not some inevitable result of progress or the result of Western predestination, but merely the deliberate attempt at a minority of liberal ideologues to re-engineer Western societies, a re-engineering in which there is no race. As they plan this for all and only white nations, it obviously means just the white race must go. Some might rightfully call this genocide. They are also finding that that the conservative movement has failed to prevent the encroachment of anti-vilification laws and as such, risks losing the very right to voice its position at all.

Andrew Bolt is a good lesson, a good example to demonstrate why mainstream “respectable” conservatism just doesn't cut it, any why Liberalism always wins in the end. Most, if not all social changes in the past 50 years have been towards Liberalism, with perhaps questionable “regressions” in the economic arena.

When Bolt isn't acting as a representative of the Liberal party, or whining about environmentalism, which accounts for 90% of his writings, he rants against Political Correctness and Liberalism, and the Liberals obsession with race based politics.

A column titled “At least our Macedonians are free” 1, was a rather trite diatribe against Macedonian “hate speech” against Greeks. His column was a rant against Ms Noreen Megay of VCAT not finding any reason to pursue this “hate speech” further”. He starts by saying “IS it a rule that you have to be Anglo-Saxon to be a racist? “. A fair enough point, if you ignore the fact that ANY white person who objects to ANY white nations becoming a melting pot is labelled a racist, not just Anglo-Saxons. “Respectable” Conservatives are never allowed to bring this up.

What is ignored, is the fact that we have one European group who identify themselves as Macedonians, launching a tirade against another European group, Greeks, and Political Correctness doesn't care about racism AGAINST whites, hence why Noreen Megay of VCAT didn't find any wrong doing. Its not because it was committed by Macedonians, but its was against Greeks, who are Europeans are fair game, just as any other Europeans are far game. Just ask the Germans and Austrians.

But Andrew Bolt never makes this point, or CAN'T make it, because anti-white racism is the unstated holiest of holies in the religion of Political Correctness, and no “Respectable” Conservative can ever point this out or draw attention to it. I would also be willing to bet London to a brick, that if any white person ever wrote anything about a non-white ethnic group in a manner that these 'Macedonians' wrote against the Greeks, he would be leading the light brigade against “racism”. There would be no excuse, no recourse. The wrath of VCAT will rain upon them, reminding everyone else against the dangers of 'racism'.

Bolt then complains about Noreens argument that the audience wouldn't find the Macedonian text offensive by saying “I wonder how this argument would apply to Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen”.

Later in the article it is unclear as to what Andrew Bolt was complaining about, whether that 'Macedonians' weren't punished by leftist “hate crime” laws, or that Anglo-Saxon's can't get away with violating them. He ends the article with “Do you have to be Macedonian to be free to speak? Are only Anglo-Saxons racist?”. Very non-committal, we would expect nothing else from a “Respectable” conservative.

So given that he is PAID by a media which is supposedly left wing, and that the left support anti-white racism and totalitarian style “hate speech” censorship, it's not surprising that he rarely calls out the “hate speech” laws as unjust restrictions on freedom of speech and thought, and never mentions the double standard of “racism against whites=OK”/”whites not tolerating multiracialism=pure evil”. He does stand up and take note, when they personally affect him, or when he feels they interfere with his version of Liberalism. You can't rail for freedom of speech for all, and remain 'respected' by liberal intellectuals. So Andrew Bolt doesn't. The very hate speech laws which are designed to keep a liberal monopoly on speech regarding immigration and multiculturalism get off scott free here, despite the fact he has a direct vested interest in removing them.

This is the anatomy of pretty much ALL conservative attacks against the left. Starts with a whine about liberalism not being applied correctly. In this case, Noreens decision NOT to follow up on supposed “hate crimes”.

Then afterwards, as always, a sly nod to the anti-racists (who are really just anti-white), that he is still with them. Bolt's comment “I wonder how this argument would apply to Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen” does just this. It lets the leftist intellectuals know that he too, is as obsessed with “Nazis” and “KKK” as they are.

Why “Nazis”, why “KKK”? Because this is the language that the left use against any Westerners, such as Nationalist Alternative, who might dare point out that mass immigration into Western countries might be destructive to Western culture and incompatible with the continued existence of European ethnicities in these nations. This is the language of 'anti-racism', so if you talk the talk, you hope people think you walk the walk. But despite the fact that the German Nationalist Socialist regime were bombed into dust over half a century ago, and that the KKK is defunct, and that neither exist in Australia aside from a few comical, hard to take seriously 'activists', it's still the language du jour of the left, and it's how Bolt can hint that he is still on the liberal train.

The article ends with the statement “Good on Megay. But the question remains: Do you have to be Macedonian to be free to speak? Are only Anglo-Saxons racist? “. Good on you Andrew Bolt, you tireless crusader against Political Correctness! Thank you for making your position against totalitarian hate speech laws, invented solely for the purpose of suppression of discussion about the dire failures of liberalism so clear. You care enough about it to mention it, and leave people guessing as to whether you actually are with liberals here or not.

But it's not just Bolt who displays this half hearted “I'm a conserative, but don't worry, I'm still with Political Correctness” attitude. Commenter “Hillbilly of Hobart” writes, with the usual explanation about how great multi-racialism is....

Terms like racist and denier have become the weapons used by those who know their position is weak.,to try and shut down any rational debate on matters where people have raised valid and legitimate concerns.

I am proud of Australia’s successful past record in immigration which on the whole has allowed mutually beneficial integration and assimilation of people from over 120 different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

That has only been possible by having an orderly system where quotas have been determined on the basis of ability to provide adequate infrastructure and support in all areas and having a fair and proper assessment process to determine the suitability any applicant.

This is sadly quite typical. Why someone feels the need to keep telling everyone how they are for multi-racialism and diversity is beyond me. Why go to a conservative website to read this, when you can go to a liberal one? Well, you actually find conservatives bending over MORE than liberals, to show how tolerant they are and how accepting of a melting pot future. It's really nothing more than conservatives trying to prove they are still PC, if not the 'left wing' type. Not that professing Tolerance is going to protect you anyway.

Even Andrew Bolt seemingly praises former Prime Minister Howard of all people for increasing immigration. In this blog post, “Howard shared those boundless plains”2.

But no article sums up Andrew's spineless “opposition” to Liberalism and its agenda against the West than this blog post, “Europes changing face”3. Posting pictures of French soccer teams of old and of modern teams, one aspect is striking obvious. In the early 20th century, Frances soccer team was white, it was French. Now it is predominantly black. Andrew Bolt posts these pictures with not much more than this statement “May I please point out to hyperventilating commenters below that to notice is not to condemn - or applaud.”.

OK, he's not specifically applauding it, which is one step better than some Liberals, who see this as a victory of progressivism over white homogeneity. But he doesn't condemn either, essentially being neutral. Passive neutrality in the face of change is acceptance of the change. It is remaining neutral in the time of crisis, an evil in itself, one that Dante considered worthy of the innermost circles of Hell.

So lets see here, Europe's “changing face” is the result of mass immigration and assimilation, a deliberate policy of liberalism, not the result of tolerance or genuine dislike of racism. Tolerance is demanded after multi-racialism has been forced upon the population, to ensure that it proceeds orderly without opposition.

But conservatives are silent on this transformation, because speaking against such a demographic transformation will always be construed by the left, as “racism” against non-whites. Liberals state, quite clearly that any desire to maintain the European character of France, for example, is akin to racism against non-Europeans. This isn't true at all, and merely a propaganda tool by the left, but conservatives simply won't challenge this rather easy to debunk fallacy.

Why the Left demands “Tolerance”.

It was revealed that the British Labour party in the year 2000 concealed plans to make Britain more multiracial by allowing in more migrants, partly to force multi-racialism and partly to rub the noses of the right in it. Many leftists openly admit that mass immigration should be forced to destroy white homogeneity and some revel in the idea. Andrew Neather, a speech writer who worked in Downing St wrote about a policy paper form the Performance and Innovation Unit

“Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.

"I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." 4.

The Labour party tried to backtrack, but unfortunately this attitude is quite typical of leftist ideologues. This attitude is behind all Liberal governments, including France. In France, this is so open that the current President Sarkozy has said that the French people must change and that there will be dire consequences if they don't intermarry. 5

But no “Respectable” Conservative is allowed to bring this up, to directly confront the Left with it. No “Respectable” Conservative would be allowed to keep bringing this revelation from the British Labour party to reveal how “Tolerance” and “Diversity” are used in a hateful manner against the British people. This is a revelation of significantly greater importance than the “Climategate” e-mails, and it's content far more damaging and direct and far less ambiguous about the true motives behind multi-racial immigration, yet mainstream conservatism simply ignores this fact. This should ring alarm bells.

The “Respectable” Conservative counterpoint.

So with the fact that European nations are run by anti-white leftists, it is disheartening to hear that the only opposition to Europe's gradual decline and genocide is from “Respectable” conservatives.

We wouldn't expect Andrew Bolt to stand in defence of the destruction of Britain's and Europe's heritage by Liberalism and neither it seems, do many of his followers.

Jaycee of Melbourne writes,

From Mr Bolt’s notes…

“May I please point out to hyperventilating commenters below that to notice is not to condemn - or applaud.”

As an individual, I found the comparisons interesting...nothing more. “

Of course. Genocide is “interesting...nothing more”.

Jarrod writes the following, in a response to a comment about the 1936 German team being homogeneous.

Mon 03 Mar 08 (11:46am)

Unfortunately so!!

I think that the photo’s are a good reflection of a nation (France) who is open to globalisation, and who treats it citizens regardless of colour as French.

It’s a bit disappointing to see that Italy has not followed this trend. It appears that Italy may still be stuck with an out-dated version of nationalism - exclusion, regardless them having a lot of African immigrants.

Again, ANY white homogeneity is denounced as evil by liberalism. It is a problem that must be remedied. This evil problem must be remedied by mass non-white immigration and assimilation. The solution to the “white problem”, is to remove whiteness. Jarrod, just like all “respectable” Conservatives agree with Liberalism here. What is even more interesting is that both Liberals and Conservatives will tell you that they have never heard of anyone talking about 'whiteness' being a problem that must be solved by mass non-white immigration and assimilation. This would be like a Global Warming sceptic saying they've never heard of “Climategate”. Go figure.

Why don't his readers realise he is not a conservative?

Perhaps the most baffling aspect of Bolt's blog, or any mainstream conservative blogger, commentator or pundit, is why people who actually are against Liberalism and Political Correctness follow them?

These conservatives complain about a left wing bias in the media. These SAME conservatives then get paid by the very same media they accuse of being Leftist. Said media wont pay anyone who writes columns which actually threaten the holy established religion of Political Correctness, so all opposition to Liberalism must play by their rules to be published. Because the commentator is playing by their rules, by virtue of being employed by them and seeking 'respect' from liberal intellectuals any opposition that he is allowed to print, they can't be true opposition. The readers then go on thinking that this conservative movement is the one that is going to get rid of the twisted religion of Political Correctness. Because of this, the readers mindless repeat left wing slogans and enforce liberal ideas with the same zeal as the left, perhaps even more so, because they must prove to the left at every moment, they aren't 'racist', which really means just doing what it takes to get leftists to stop using it as slander against you.

They must still prove to the left, they are “Respectable”, that they are “Intellectual” and that they too agree that white countries should be open for everyone. Saying “I'm not a racist...” just doesn't cut it with the left any more. You have to prove it, and intermarriage is a good way of showing the strength of ones faith in anti-white, anti-racism. But no matter what you do, if the left are the ones who define the rules, they can simply rule that your speech, your opinion is 'hate speech', or 'offensive' or simply 'illegal' and be done with you. They define what 'racist' is, which really is just anything they don't ideologically agree with.

This is the sad state of conservative, mainstream right wing politics in the country. You simply cannot critique multi-culturalism if you accept the basic premise that all white nations MUST become multiracial. If you accept this, then what recourse do you have against hate speech? How can you complain about 'Macedonians' writing slander against Greeks, when you accept Liberalism's anti-racism, which is in reality an anti-white movement?

Because “hate speech” laws are a necessity to ensure that white people accept giving away their heritage and future, what right does someone who agrees that white people must accept this future have, in even questioning the laws which make this possible and prevent this program from being thwarted? And even if you don't accept if, if you agree, that in principle, Western nations should head towards Liberalism, then who are you to argue against Liberals as to how its done?

Never deal with the devil, you will always lose.

On the 28th of September Andrew Bolt was found guilty of racial vilification. His “crime” was questioning whether white looking Aboriginals would really be considered Aboriginal. As we live in a country which does NOT have freedom of speech, and therefore does NOT have freedom of thought, I am not permitted, lest I be found guilty in front of a judge, in sharing my opinion as to whether Andrew Bolt's statement was reasonable or not. The law it appears, requires us all to believe that he was unreasonable. So sayeth the judge.

Some might see this and think “Well, doesn't this prove that paid conservative columnists are not in bed with the left, as they too are punished by leftist, communist inspired “Hate Crime” laws? No, it doesn't. It is important to remember that there isn't a grand conspiracy here, that News Limited doesn't secretly hold meetings with Socialist Alliance members and Anti-Racist organisations to elect a puppet as a columnist. Conservatives are chosen out of free will, but the system, public expectations and requirements of the vocal, and seemingly powerful leftist activist class is enough to ensure that only “Respectable” conservatives are given a voice. Anyone who they do not consider “Respectable”, such as Pauline Hanson is hounded into submission and destroyed. Even the two major political parties in this country will unite to ensure this happens. Dissenting opinion simply doesn't survive, and by a process similar to natural selection, only “Respectable” Conservatives get any mainstream voice and get treated as being legitimate political voices, at least until someone decides a change is needed. They can serve the function of acting as a pressure valve to real dissent, a way of diverting anti PC opinion to an ineffective outlet.

There is no love for “Respectable” Conservatives like Bolt from the left, and simply because one ensures that they still have a PC outlook, doesn't grant one immunity. Any totalitarian religion needs to become more and more intolerant of dissent if it is to consolidate its power. Those who preach Tolerance become more and more intolerant, especially of anyone who doesn't fit their definition of Tolerant or Inclusive, definitions which can change over time. Being “Respectable”, supporting immigration and assimilation, supporting all white nations become melting pots isn't going to protect you if you are not wholeheartedly Politically Correct. If you hold a view which Liberalism decides is no longer Tolerant, you become a target.

So Andrew Bolt has been found guilty by Judge (I use the term loosely) Mordecai Bromberg of making a statement the JUDGE found offensive. Andrew Bolt either stepped out of line, or more likely, the line was simply moved further to the side of Political Correctness and Andrew Bolt now found himself outside the line. What it takes to be “Respectable” was simply redefined, and he no longer fits the definition.

However, despite the nature of the article which lead to the proceedings, Andrew Bolt does NOT deserve to be found guilty and the verdict is deplorable. It is irrelevant whether his statement was offensive or not, or even if it was the result of less than perfect journalism. More to the point, one shouldn't be punished for saying something about someone else, that a third party thinks may offend. Freedom of speech means the freedom to say things which people might find offensive. To deny people the right to say something that another human being might find offensive is to deny people pretty the right to pretty much any political speech whatsoever. Perhaps we are heading towards the banning of all politics that isn't PC. Freedom of speech means freedom of thought. Curtailing freedom of speech is actually an attempt to curtail freedom of thought.

The lesson here for anyone who holds views against multiculturalism, Political Correctness or liberalism, is that being against racism, being for pluralism isn't enough if you are not wholeheartedly for it. It isn't enough to be against racism but also against minority pandering. It isn't enough to fight against racism, but still believe that European and Anglo countries should be able to preserve their heritage and culture. It isn't enough to accept a 'little' diversity but desire keep it under control. It even isn't enough to be a support of Israel and denounce anti-semitism.

You may be able to get a paid job, appear on TV, you may be allowed, for a while to be considered somewhat respectable but Liberalism has for the last several decades narrowed the range of behaviour, speech and opinion which is considered acceptable. What was once considered inoffensive in the 80's can now land you in court. What is considered allowable now will in the future be unacceptable. Each time the screws are tightened, “Respectable” Conservative opinion will simply be re-branded as hate speech and offensive and if necessary, legislated, as Mordecai Bromberg has done by setting a precedent, out of existence.