Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Call for constitutional documents from the Muslim community

How can we better deal with radical Islam and the fear and support it generates ?
We can  insist  on less confusion about what is taught or can be taught in the name of Islam or its Sects.

Reducing confusion by being more clear –Clear constitutions
So like all institutions, there are variations of opinion about what it is to be a member of a group.

The way the West has resolved this for centuries is to have a constitutional document which the group itself defines what is essential to be in or out of the group.
 It allows freedom but within limits that help both insiders and outsiders to know what they mean.

The constitution is not just binding – it helps us relate to each other better -both insiders and outsiders. New associations, including those who want to call themselves religious ( like Patriots, Non deterministic Atheists) are best to create their very own constitution if they want to avoid unnecessary fear ,ridicule , anger and schism . We the audience can’t know where all new ideas are coming from,  but it helps if left field groups help themselves and make it easier for us to know when or why we might listen-- by constitution connection. 

Australian Christians are and always have been happy to accept the critical role of constitutional documents and specifically lobbied ( eg Fairfax) for the AC to proclaim freedom for all faiths to have their own –even outside Australia. This is the case throughout Western history and reflects the initial first book understanding of Judeo-Christians that all me are born under God to make their own decisions about their lives ; The critical constitutional documents for Christians are well known,  studied and  criticized in and outside institutions ;  for nearly 2  thousand years. To help clarity further Constitutions close to Christian are called Sects.
Why don’t Muslims call ISIS a Sect ?     

Clearly Christians celebrate the separation of church and State .”My kingdom is not of this world “ Jesus said. This means that for most Christians,  political action of the church  must be first and foremost an expression of the work of individuals and they alone should drive any concerted action – not that of the church – His church . 
Would it not be helpful if Muslims too made clear how they understand the way they individually and collectively get involved in the State?
Maybe it’s time for all religious groups to do the same and restate the way they relate to State issues?

The nervous, apparently non-religious public?
What most thinking people are against is confusion of fact and logic about what is religious. We cant do much about the fear of terrorists but we can do something to reduce the fear and ignorance about what its taught.  It’s not just politicians who have a problems here. The majority of the West have lost touch with their religious roots .(their radical elements)  This lost understanding is clear to anyone who studies both the talk and the action of groups like the far right ;  it’s clear their understanding  of what it means to be a real Christian is not clear. Get rid of unnecessary confusion .

New religious groupings
Any parties who want to claim ownership of Christian culture (not so rare in Europe at the moment) must face the dilemma that , true believers  go from extreme right to far left in most countries .Patriots only own the Christian position as far as they themselves individually own the known Christian constitution . In not accepting the separation of church and state it appears some Patriots  cannot represent the Christian constitution.
  When the Patriots, say in Poland at the moment,   speak of being in a Christian country, they are talking much more to culture not constitution. Because they are seeking associations they find it easy not to define their own. They are often not clear whether why are talking culture or constitution.  Like Italian cooking is a cultural thing, its boundaries do not need a constitution. For most Christians the place of culture in their constitution and that of our government is a controversial thing (See Christ and Culture – R Neibuhr;  ) 
What our society needs ( is not more fear and confusion that we are being fed) is to be more reminded of things that are clear;  about SOLID matters of constitution.

It’s the constitutional documents that give us confidence to talk freely and more deeply about our differences. We can do all this as before because Western culture asserts the individual’s freedom with the limits of the words in the appropriate constituting body.    It’s in the constitutional documents that we can talk to real conflict and resolve to agree to disagree or meet and act separately.

 Constitutional documents should interest Patriots, conservative Christians and all thinkers alike—yet we are being denied them – by lack of pressure and focus by politicians like George Brandis. Some conservative Christians don’t want to talk about killing instructions in the Old Testament but we make them. Let’s be fair and expect a minimum level of rational discussion and reduced labeling of religious groups.

It’s in the woof and warp of Western culture at its best
to hold people to account for their words and the words of their constituting groups. According to clear Christian practice for thousands of years we have to be very careful how we speak about individuals but there “all hell “is permissible to throw at institutions. Political animals ( including media) do not generally like this teaching if there is conflict between them and us. The truth can find itself on a very lonely road.

Reducing Confusion  Why we expect more clarity and accuracy from  the Australian  government

It’s  a bad day  for the religious radicals of one group to not answer the tough questions asked of them.

It’s a very much worse day for the whole world when the West hasn’t got the courage to ask the tough questions in the first place – and expect answers or say .as Christians can be expected to in relation to  some Levitical laws )
We expect our leaders to ask Muslims to clarify clearly if there are any matters of conflict with their faith and the Australian constitution . It is NOT enough to just talk of radical and moderate  groups . Constitutional clarification could be expected to make relations between migrants and the people more rational and clear and reduce the tension created by the current unnecessary uncertainty.

In my opinion, many of us who welcome the strong moral focus warm hospitality and hard work of Muslims would want this.  

We don’t expect our leaders to speak for Christians or to assume that Australia is a “ Christian country ( another careless and unacceptable inaccuracy) We do expect and support our  leaders to say  that long time faithful supporters of the Australian constitution are those who publish their constitution.   The Christian constitution fully and clearly upholds the Australian constitution and we expect all other religious groups to say so clearly in theirs. 

Name calling religions is not helping

Some of our Australian leaders have been making basic errors of logic in saying that its only radical forms of religion that are the ones at issue. This cannot be so. Mother Teresa is a radical Christian, just as Francis of Assisi was.
Most Christians would warmly accept the above persons as Christians. What happened to Jesus politically and what he said, testify that he was an earthshaking radical.

To a generation of Westerners who largely denied the power of religion (their own parents faith), this real power of religion comes as surprise. No matter- reactionaries abound but who is sound ?I assert its the sustainable reliable and predictable nature of the Christian constitution that can and should now form a focus of confidence as it has done right through the centuries. You don’t have to agree with it to accept these realities about it.( as TS Eliot says below) At least we know from thousands of years of history what a believer is expected to do to conform and not be punished or excluded.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pauline Hanson on QandA

We may not know know everything,  but we are deeply challenged when the unexpected happens. This is a good thing , maybe even a God thing ?
Say when Hanson and Trump arrive.
We should know that our brilliant piecing together of cause and effect are as deep as the birdbaths in which we all splash. Yes there are relative certainties and we should  chase them, but humility would take us further than most of us think ( You heard it first from EA)

As as scientist,  I could scream daily at the unquestioning acceptance of causation crap based on mere correlations that occurs especially on The ABC who falsely believe that some experiment will prove everything and that we can afford to wait for it.  Cul de Sacs that , lets be clear cost the community  careers and growth.

Is there any hope ? Maybe not for us and our shallowness,  but there is for the unltimate triumph of truth in our world and the wonderful , if strange ,  way it can happen .

For a person of no faith , or who relies on a sense of their own (or ABC reasoning) reasoning this phenomena of the child calling the child out can and should frighten;Very left field .The truth can set us free but we may not like who is telling us  .
Dastyari ( Q&A)wanted to paint over the cracks  ( blurring migration with refugee demands)   with niceness , dismissal and "you will answer my question first "  In doing so he had to avoid answering basic questions about really where he was coming from .
The world is not just responding to Islam with hate.  Its also responding to moderate islam's failure to address,  as Hanson says the ideology which drives it .
Waleed Aly and others need to talk to the fear,   not dodge it like dumb Dastyari did. Where is this man anyway like the sheepish lot who joined him on QandA

While many who support Hanson are,  like her , shallow in seeing realities and  maybe even shallower in solutions. they are right to ask questions and put propositions , Hanson is at least talking to the issues ( unlike most of the panel ) For the child to call the child ignorant is to "take one to know one " and not worthy as many noted of the hour wasted on QandA .

Its not often the job of members to solve problems,  but to hear what other members of the community are saying . So far Hanson is doing that.
 Heads bowed low by the other panel members  whose only noise was counter accusation and cringing in the face of the questions.
" How do you stop radicalisation ?  was the question .  Are any of our Senators apart from Hanson aware of what young people think?    What kind of cringe stopped them last night from saying something about the frustrations of ordinary people . QandA audience just a fraction too comfortable?

Sunday, July 3, 2016

St Crispins day July 2nd 2016

I campaigned harder than I ever have knowing that each election risks the East taking control of the West .

We won back our seat despite the odds against us in Corangamite  The incompetence and ignorance of Labor about the two different cultures not helping their case ( Firefighters and  Schools meddling ) 

Like Henry V's troops we true Nationals are tired of fighting and with the odds against  us growing each for years  to greater that 5 to 1 . i was inspired by those now too old to campaign for farmers and for our young people who are given degrees but no mentors ,   

At this point we wait in hope .Its not clear if anyone will hold the balance of power ..  We have done well to hold influence for so long .

Unlike Labor we have held that confidence of the people not by numbers but by competence . Our  ability to act efficiently in keeping the economy productive hasn't changed .In 2004 when we first fought this battle i wrote about the risk of the children taking charge. As every year passes they gain more control . At some point soon judgement  must come for both the parents and the children

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jugding on appearances only

Instead of using his considerable intelligence to make helpful comments,  the opposition's spokesman  on Agriculture (JoelF ) and his colleagues drum up a storm by suggesting the busy incumbents are not doing enough . Too easy.

The very low price offered to some dairy farmers in Murray Goulburn and Fonterra this month is of grave concern to all those who follow the plight of farmers closely.
Barnaby Joyce is now one of very few whose considered approach shows that he , unlike Joel ,  knows that helping keep them stay resilient is one of the largest challenges any country can face . Barnaby  is engaged every day with its complexity.

Fitzibbon , like Ludwig , will be welcomed on very few farms for his carelessness .

Yet that resilient style of the incumbents doesn't stop the unengaged carrying on with quickfix solutions when it suits them - all in the grand old name of best intention( - which wise men know must ALWAYS  be checked for its sus elements)
I remember at University  some of the best minds would argue about how best to help Agriculture with its strange supply and demand curves .

Our Professor Lloyd and the Gruens ( Melbourne Uni) stood tall .
The taller economics building nearby housed smaller professors whose  fixed margins , planning and profit curves practice would bore any of us to tears . Where are those blokes now when you need them? We are not as clever as we think because the complexities of production and people  economic in the  real world don't seem to interest the parties.    
Maybe we should move the seat of governance up the hill to Parkville and keep the old noisy one a sa relic .The parties are behaving like  the move from democracy to Aristocarcy makes sense - oh dear !

 Its tough for anyone who wants to talk the real complexities of ecomia - who resists the modern theories of the gods of globalization and pure efficiency as the wine of heaven .  As far as i can see Barnaby Joyce  is on his own against a sea of free marketeers-- well heeled marketeers on the drip feed even ! . Heaven help us

I say if anyone says again " farmers need to be more efficient " i say rubbish careless talk . They  care more than the city does for their country and they have to bear the dangerous and unnecessary tension created simply by the silly insistence of mere efficiency .( threatens resilience building)  .

 At least our children haven't followed this false faith and started paying more  for eggs and milk.

So before YOU open Your mouth

Ask yourself if you and many on the armchair bench aren't part of the problem 

Read Telecom 2000 report and .Experts in 1975 described some of what is now common in the media as a very serious mental illness .

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Governments are not working - Victimhood is on the nose

TRUMP  may not be thinking ( ie pedantically -the progressives problem) , but he knows what the people are thinking .( metaphorically - the big picture persons frame )   Its not working

Those in current power ( the progressives) who 'think" that progress is about following the market and running the country on the shallow virtues of mere sentiment  are in for a shock - a reality check is coming for them .
The political philosophy of the left ( and even some of the new right) has always been reactionary. Even though, on the surface its changed,  its morphed from marxism attacking greed to poor me hiding behind greed  . So the impression that the progressives are " moving on , may just be an impression ' There is not much change in reality. If we are to seek full picture we must face the fact that the lefts picture of heaven on earth involves like the old - A father figure . A generous governor .
The left love to call it  "moving on" , but whose kidding who ?   Where is the Big picture?

The progressives think their ideal is  "evolutionary " but evolutionary  doesn't carry mean we all get carried off to heaven . The real biological process has limits but even natural selection has a warning  to all who make it god ( it produces and explains everything.  evolution , in such a use is clearly a faith,
You can't have a "moving on "philosophy without the risk that some unworthy edifices built by natural selection of the components will become extinct because they are naturally very weak .

In other words not everything works even under the influence of natural selection  

If plagiarists and children were only to admit they picked up gems and called them their own we might have metanoia , instead of paranoia. Fully baked and working not half baked and in the dust bin of so many incomplete views of what evolution means for society ( Hitler Stalin Polpot all used the idea still so popular to advance the case for the " strong over the weak " .

Can we afford another experiment based on the philosophy of evolution, the religion of evolution as the creator , the deterministic strictures of evolution as God  ( cf reality of evolution in adaption)  Clearly not , In One hundred years its caused a holocaust of unsustainable attempts at making like better for noone . Even allowing for the fact that its been the excuse for tyrants to run their own power games no one should forget how they retained that power ( power of ideas )

Final failure  is what happens and is demonstrated to happen throughout history with idealism that doesn't work ,
Which is it boys ?

Having  to eat their own words that 'morality is bunk ',  the progressives  can't NOW face the fact that their political philosophy is downright depressing shallow and patronising  . So many in power and "in church "are not thinking because their political philosophy doesn't allow them to think.

Many are stuck as deterministic materialists   YES they have adopted some "virtues " Not deep enough though to cut any deeper than scratching. Deep enough in their own myopia to make a splash in their  own little birdbaths  .But there is no future in crap, even if you currently hold power .esp COSTLY unsustainable crap 

If you want some freedom from this intellectual gaol ( which relies on taxation and drip feed )  don't vote for TRUMP , and those who chase the popular,  or desperate measures .

 Follow someone who just tells the truth .  
The truth will set you free
Copyright Emperors Academy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Governments are not working - even conservation has a handout mentality

Most of the growing budget in handouts for conservation purposes is not only unsustainable, its not right.  Our taxes badly used.Its popular but that doesn't make it right . 
This big budget should be going to provide jobs for our young people in helping better manage and plan land water and plant use. Instead of that its being eaten up in tokenistic grants and advice and action that's not only skin deep but also often not appropriate in the site. Sound conservation is place driven not name driven ,,,,like the technological tokens below 
Take the current inducements - bulbs, panels and insulation ---they  cost the earth but every one loves em so they stay . 
We as a culture will be judged as overly self focused rich token generation conservationists who pay ourselves for being good.  or thinking we are doing good 

Everybody is going to church singing the right choruses about what they put in the plate ,but ignoring the big real world problems outside .
We can sing psalms about the end of coal without realizing that the little bits above will do nothing to get us toast in the morning .

And while we bask in the glow of our righteousness Peter Garrett at least knows that the hills are still burning - enough to send us broke

The low view of human nature inherent in the market driven mindset means you may have to pay him to be good . The unsustainability of that idea , let alone its implications in bigger government transfers and nannyism is enough to send those who don't adopt the prison view the nuthouse  or to vote TRUMP --i truly hope NOT