America and Australia

It was good to see the welcome given to Australia in Washington this last week, confining that first disastrous phone call into distant history. This last year has seen the Trump administration and Australia have common strategic, political and economic goals, but it has been Australia’s success on delivering a merit-based immigration policy that brought Prime Minister Turnbull President Trump’s congratulations. “Are my friends form Congress listening to that? Merit based. We want to do merit-based immigration also” , for it “protects the interest of Australia and its people.”

President Trump is struggling to win Congressional support for his plan to end ‘chain migration’ – the tradition of endless family based migration, to protect the US from cohorts of those who refuse to integrate into democratic Western society; indeed plan to import its destruction.

There is really only one culture that provides that threat, which is why the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, has denied automatic right of return for French Islamic jihadis and the black widows of defeated Islamic State. However, tighter restrictions than that are required to stem the flow of ‘refugees’ from the war torn lands of Islam, many of whom are young men in their 20′s and 30′s intent on establishing anything but a peaceful, integrated society.

America and Australia should get on well. After all, they are brother States, predominantly descended from the Patriarch Jacob’s two grandsons, Manasseh and Ephraim – sons of Joseph of the many coloured coat. Jacob and his descendants were promised many blessings by God, for they were destined to provide God’s example and pattern for the world. But Manasseh and Ephraim have recently not only failed to provide that example, but led the way into evil, so that many of them, especially in Britain, who is also descended from Ephraim, no longer even believe there is a God!

The result is that God is bringing punishment upon us in the form of countless foreign ‘refugees’ who hate freedom and democracy and are determined to impose their evil religion which has been the cause of the chaos and war from which they flee. Britain has already suffered the results of being partially taken over by Islam, and the US and Australia are simply trying to avoid that fate. Will they? Deuteronomy 28:15, 43, 45, “But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. …..The foreigner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. …….All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that he commanded you.’ 

Billion Dollar Fiasco

Three years ago the State of Western Australia ended its appeal against a landmark court ruling recognising the aboriginal people’s native title claim over the southwest of the State, including the whole of the city of Perth!

The agreement was based upon a $1.3 billion land use agreement with the State’s 30,000 Nyoongar people, covering the whole of the city of Perth and the lower third of WA! It also included annual payments of $50 million towards the 1.3 billion, along with handing over 320,000 ha or 390,736 acres of land to the aboriginals. That horrendously ridiculous agreement is the equivalent of over $40.000 for each aboriginal, plus rights over 26 acres each and does not include the royalties which would be paid for any mining discoveries of minerals.

As we are coming to recognise, a significant percentage of those claiming to be aboriginal could be confused with recent immigrants from the UK, they look so similar, though they have a very distant Aboriginal ancestor, but even counting them all they comprise less than 3% of Australians, nationally.

Nevertheless, that deal is now on hold because some aboriginals are still not satisfied, and this claim is just one of hundreds which would add up to most of Australia. How ridiculous is that? It is as though the Welsh would now claim to own the whole of England because their ancestors were driven out of their land by the Angles and Saxons!

The ancient aboriginals were simply hunters and gatherers who migrated over the land according to the seasons. They had no permanent home, nor by hard work and development did they establish ownership in the sense that the early settlers did, who turned what was often thick bush (forest) into productive land by the sweat of their brow, and a wilderness into a prosperous and civilised nation, which would not exist if the aboriginals had been left to their stone age.

Maybe they should be compensated a little if they are mainly aboriginal, but they are already compensated by the fact that more is spent on each one of them by the government than the rest of Australians – more than twice as much! They don’t seem to realise that the rest of Australia has had to work hard to provide that money and it costs them a small fortune to obtain even a small house block of land, that is if they can afford it. And yet immigrants from many countries, even refugees who arrive here with nothing, work hard and build homes and businesses and prosper – putting sit down, hand out aboriginals to shame.

No wonder the dreamtime is part of their culture, for many of them are still living in it, and by the evidence are suffering badly from it, especially their women and children. Their claims for special treatment – huge land grants, monetary compensation and numerous jobs to administer it, the resultant mining royalties and extra government services, add up to to an evil apartheid which will divide them from other Australians, while the successful aboriginals are those who leave the dreamtime behind and integrate fully into our modern Western society where they make a good contribution.

We have to accept that this error is the fault of our acceptance of political  correctness, and failure to speak out against it.

The Bible has it right when it says in Galatians 3:28, ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’   Aboriginals may be shocked to learn, but that is the future for all Australians in the World Tomorrow.

EU Bias against Israel

A branch of the Church of God in America has found part of its work criticised by an annual report of the European Union! The report usually contains what it believes to be obstacles to a diplomatic solution to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and this year it has targeted the work of students from that church’s college, who have been working with Israel archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar to excavate an area just South of the Temple Mount, close to what once was the city of ancient Israel’s King David.

The report claims that the excavations are being used  ‘As a political tool to modify the historical narrative and to support, legitimise and expand settlements’ , because though it is less than a quarter of a mile from the famous Jewish wailing wall, it is part of  ‘Arab East Jerusalem’.

Why are they digging there? Because David’s city WAS ancient Jerusalem, and it would be pointless digging in the modern suburbs! Despite that, the EU sees it as an attempt to undermine the Palestinins’ claim to the land, though it is obvious that the site was Jewish at the time of King David and material has been found which is confirming the history of the Bible.

Having walked through the ancient city of David excavations myself, it would be foolish to pretend anything else, and these false claims that they are ‘Promoting an exclusively Jewish narrative, while detaching the place from its Palestinian surroundings’ are an attempt to deny the fact that these remnants of ancient Jerusalem from the time of the Bible reveal Israelite presence.

Sadly, it seems the EU has joined the UN in its bias against Israel, for when the Palestinians began a reckless dig with bulldozers to remove ancient Jewish archaeology from within the walls around their mosques on Temple Mount, destroying for all time the evidence of Israel’s ancient presence there, the UN and UNESCO remained silent.  2 Samuel 5:6-7, ‘Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, “You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away”; thinking, “David cannot enter here.”  Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.’ 

Iran’s Future

Last week’s incident where an Iranian drone penetrated Israeli air space reveals Iran’s ambitious plans to extend its control through to the Mediterranean. The result was an F16 fighter jet, which destroyed Iran’s mobile command vehicle in Syria, in its turn shot down by Syrian air defence batteries, causing Israel to destroy twelve further targets in Syria including four Iranian positions!

Iran, led by so called religious clerics, has sworn to destroy Israel and has enrolled Hezbollah as its proxy in Lebanon, providing it with thousands of rockets, to threaten Israel, which is not known for long accepting such threats.

What is emerging in the Middle East is a violent split in the false religion of Islam, between the Shia and Sunni states, the Shia, led by Iran, posing the greater threat to further turbulence in its ambition to dominate the region. To Iran, the more war and refugees it can create, the more Muslim migrants threaten European Christian civilisation, and the triumph of Islam.

If they think that is the way to Islamise Europe they are mistaken. Europe is at last recognising this Islamic refugee proxy invasion. Germany already leads Europe and it has previously displayed its willingness to use a holocaust solution towards those it dislikes. When it finally loses its patience it will unite with other European States who are already refusing Muslim refugees and we can expect to see forced mass expulsions along with the need to control the lands into which they plan to send them.

This is the prophecy we read of in Daniel 11: 40-42,And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.’  

In order for this to occur we will first see German ‘support’ of Israel to guarantee its independence, Daniel 11:23-24, ‘And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people. ( A token force ) Without warning he shall come into the richest partse of the province, and he shall do what neither his fathers nor his fathers’ fathers have done, scattering among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time.’   ESV.  The German strong man who makes this alliance duplicitly, will make it to gain his foothold in the Middle East through which he will later pour his armies to defeat Iran’s ‘King of the South’.

Though he has not yet emerged, Iran is unknowingly unleashing a ‘Beast’ which will bring about its total defeat along with its allies, and another attempt at German world domination, which will largely succeed for a while.

An Evil Culture?

It is politically correct to make much of aboriginal culture, but all cultures should be measured by their fruits. Aboriginals delight in telling us that their ancestors have been here for 60,000 years but at the end of those years, when the First Fleet arrived from Britain, they were still living in the Stone Age. Nevertheless, people watch their pagan smoke ceremonies and ‘primitive’ dancing, their body painting and stick clapping as though it were more than just quaint. People buy their dot paintings which are believed to be their culture, but in reality are just a style based on a simplified form of Post Impressionism introduced by Christian missionaries because it was simple and easier than drawing.

Mostly, when we hear from their representatives, they are complaining about how they are deprived, but these ‘aboriginals’ are almost all nearly white with European features – almost none are genuine pure blood aboriginals, but never once do you hear them express any thanks to the European culture they have so eagerly adopted themselves. Not once have any of them expressed a desire to return to the life-style of their ‘Stone Age’ great grandparents  and instead, their endless whingeing could make some think they were the innocent victims of a cruel society, as some of them claim.

Well, lets look at the evidence of two new current government reports  -

 2017 Indigenous Expenditure Report

“On average, direct expenditure per aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australian ($44,886)  is around twice the direct expenditure per non indigenous Australian ($22,356) . The majority of the difference was due to a greater intensity of service use ($ 14,349, 63.7%)”       So they obviously use and are provided far more services than non indigenous Australians!

2017 Close The Gap Report

This government report shows that out of the following targets only one is really on track and that is the proportion of Aboriginal children who achieved year 12. The rest, though showing some improvement did not achieve their target. They were : -

child mortality

life expectancy

early childhood education

school attendance]

reading and numeracy

unemployment

Well, we’ve heard plenty of whinging about this from the ‘aboriginal’ activists this week, but when asked, none of them put the blame where it truly belongs, on the culture of the aboriginal people which allows their menfolk to violently abuse their families and totally neglect the health and upbringing of their children, so that their neglect results in crime, ill health, high child mortality, poor life expectancy, children not sent to school, illiteracy and innumeracy and of course the unemployment of the parents, which clearly explains the failure to reach those targets.

Obviously, when these two reports are put together the true picture emerges, and we can see what holds the aboriginal people back. It is not the lack of funding, or effort on the part of social services. One of the complaints is that ten times more aboriginal children are taken into care than non aboriginal children, despite the efforts of the social services to place those aboriginal children with a part of their extended family. They just couldn’t find one safe family in that extended family of aunts and uncles!

So, lets put the blame where it belongs, on a culture which failed its people for 60,000 years, while other cultures made great advances, and will continue to fail its people until they recognise its faults and depart from them. Matthew 7: 16-17, ‘ You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.’

The coming solution?  Ecclesiastes 12:13, ‘Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.’ 

’1984′ in China

I’ve just been reading a little more about China’s plans for total control of its citizens. As the Roman historian Tacitus once said “The more corrupt the State, the more numerous the laws.”  Today, the collection of personal data has become an indicator of government corruption, and the Chinese Communist Party’s new ‘ratings’ system is quite Orwellian. In the name of social cohesion they are currently experimenting with a ‘social credit’ system which measures an individual’s ‘trustworthiness’.

Each person, where the system is being trialled, is given a card rated at 100 points but citizens can reach 200 points by performing ‘good deeds’, e.g. charity work, blood donation and recycling. If your rating is high, you reap the benefits, perks like free gym membership, cheaper public transport. If your score drops, by acts like littering, unpaid or late bills, domestic abuse, or traffic infringements, you face travel and public service restrictions and your education and job prospects are seriously impacted.

Now you may think that’s not too bad, but significantly, included amongst the negatives is ‘Speaking critically about the communist party’ and they plan to include social media and ecommerce behaviour records. In other words the system will keep every Chinese citizen firmly under the thumb of the party with no way of speaking freely or even freely using the web without it recording your choices.

This is the end product of the ‘ideal’ left wing government and also a threat to all freedom loving peoples – something we must beware of ourselves in the Western democracies, for these days political correctness  is bringing more and more laws which restrict our freedoms.   Isaiah 29:21, ‘who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right’

Britain’s Future

It had been a good home for 20 years, a 17th century farmhouse on the edge of Snowdonia in Wales, overlooking a beautiful valley with only a Buddhist monastery to see, maybe half a mile away. I shut the door on what we called the cottage, though actually it was the original 1408 farmhouse which I had rebuilt from a tumbledown ruin. Time to hand over to the new owners, so that the funds would arrive in our bank, but what I didn’t know then was that the next day Brexit would immediately drop the pound by such a large percentage that even before I could transfer the funds to Australia somewhere in the region of $100,000 would be removed.

That was Brexit, but it has taken a similar though delayed toll on Britain’s economy, as its effects have gradually worked through, and the pound remains in the doldrums.

Now, a study titled  ‘EU exit analysis’ speaks of the 3 most plausible Brexit scenarios, all of them negative and threatening the Prime Minister Mrs. May’s grip on No. 10. But no one seems anxious to replace her, and who could blame them?

A poll last weekend found voters support having a final say on Brexit, with 58% favouring another vote once the terms of the deal are known, and some are suggesting that “moderate labour” and “sensible Tories” might join forces to get a second vote through. Even Brexit secretary David Davies is in favour of a second chance to vote on the result, to hopefully heal the split in the nation and even in Parliament.

While I’m an Australian now, my roots lie in Britain and I grieve for the nation because I know that its medium term future is bad. Ephraim, primarily Britain, but also secondarily including her Dominions, is addressed by the book of Hosea in the Bible about her conduct in the End Time. Notice what Hosea 5:13 says, ‘When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria, and sent to the great king. But he is not able to cure you or heal your wound.’  

Ephraim will become sick economically, just as the Jews will stumble over their wound, the Arab/Israel 2 State non solution. The UK will end up turning to Assyria (Germany) for help, but their intervention will be anything but helpful, Isaiah 10:5-7, Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder,and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think;
but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.’

Why will this happen? Hosea 5:4-5, ‘ Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not the LORD. The pride of Israel testifies to his face, Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in his guilt; Judah also shall stumble with them.

Ephraim is proud of their abominations – abortions, gay pride marches, unmarried mothers, same sex marriage, false religions and atheism, etc. As Hosea says, “They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.”  I grieve because I know that few speak out against these evils and so very few will survive through the troubles ahead, to live on into the world tomorrow – the coming Kingdom of God, when God will once again choose Israel (Spiritual Israelites) to carry His way to the rest of the world.