Et tu, Barnaby?

8 Dec

“And you too, Barnaby?”

Alas, dear reader.

Rather like hopes for a responsible, ethical, national sovereignty-honouring Federal Government, or a reversal of Australia’s ever-rising debt levels, this blog has now come to the end of its life.

I confess that a small part of me would like to point the finger at reasons other than my own growing loss of interest in all things political and economic.

Certainly, it would be easy to cite our new government’s immediate display of galactic hypocrisy on debt and deficits — with nary a whisper in public opposition from a disappointingly craven Barnaby Joyce — as reason sufficient to pull the pin on a blog bearing the title “Barnaby Is Right”.

But truth be told, the real reason is my decision to finally heed a more heartfelt incentive; the deep peace and serenity that past experience assures will always come from spending most of life’s moments thinking only on things that enrich, ennoble, and inspire.

Or, best of all, not thinking at all.

Readers with a well-honed sense of the sardonic will, I am sure, readily observe that while the latter often appears endemic in those who practice in or comment on the fields of economics and politics, almost never is the former in evidence.

Thank you to all who have read, commented, and most importantly, shared.

But now, it is time for your humble blogger to bid you adieu, and return to a life better titled contemptus mundi, contemptus saeculi.


58 Responses to “Et tu, Barnaby?”

  1. Al December 9, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    It has been terrific, and it will be missed.

  2. Kevin Moore December 9, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    This passage came to mind –
    Ecclesiastes 12:8-14
    King James Version (KJV)
    8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
    9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
    10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
    11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
    12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
    13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
    14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
    Thankyou for providing me with your good understanding and a platform. I will miss this site, it provided knowlege I could never be able to gather.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 6:49 am #

      Wise words indeed.

      Thank you Kevin, for your contributions here. It is clear that you too are a sincere seeker after Truth. We share much in common.

  3. Westy December 9, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Thank you Sir. All good things must come to an end.

  4. Pat December 9, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    When I first started learning how to use the internet a couple of years ago, Judith Sloane said on “the Drum”, that in her opinion the best 2 blogs on the internet were Barnabys Right and Andrew Bolt. So I looked them up and have enjoyed and agreed with most of their opinions. I am sorry you are finishing but understand how you feel. I can hardly bare to turn on the ABC now and Im not sure why I torment myself by doing so, I get so mad! Anyway thank you and enjoy the peace I hope you will find away from it all.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      “ her opinion the best 2 blogs on the internet were Barnabys Right and Andrew Bolt.”

      Really? I didn’t know that. Thank you Pat … ’tis rather nice to discover that someone out there with a public platform (of sorts) approved of my work here.

    • dusty December 9, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      I find it hard to believe that a doctrinaire Neo-Liberal like Judith Sloane, with an political-economic outlook so destructive of the Nation State and with Neo-Con Globalist orthodoxy, would appreciate this blog which expresses the antithesis of that.

      Any consistent, independent free thought that runs counter to the comprehensive Global Imperialist Agendas, economic, political and social is to be valued. That’s it’s regrettable that the passing of this site was announced yesterday, particularly because of the terrible dearth of such thinking in the national interest in Australia which has sadly become a land full of mediocre conformists.

      • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 11:49 am #

        Thanks Dusty. Nicely put.

        Your surprise at hearing of a plaudit from JS certainly mirrors my own.

        • dusty December 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

          Thanks BI.

          I did a great job at editing it too!

          But it is a crying shame – for the good of our country – that noble and eminently workable ideas cannot go mainstream like they once did.

          I have to agree 100% with Pat re the disgusting shadow of its former self that the ABC has become. And it costs us heavily to pay for the privilege.

          Here is a pretty good account of the genesis of the malady – at the super-structural level – which has overtaken the West:

          Cultural Marxism The Corruption of America dvd 2010 2 14

          • Kevin Moore December 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

            The bias of the ‘Australian Bolshevism Consort’ – our ABC towards the Labor/Green side of politics is plainly evident to me. Do these “useful idiots” know where they are trying to lead this nation?

            Judaic Communists: The Documentary Record
            by Michael A. Hoffman II

            ……..”Judaic Professor Arno Mayer of Princeton in his important book, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? states that the German invasion of Russia was carried out with the intention to eradicate Bolshevik (Soviet Communist) ideology. The Germans were hardly the only ones in the West to believe that, “Soviet Russia is a dictatorship of Jewry.”
            On Feb. 8, 1920 a young British writer made a similar observation in the Illustrated Sunday Herald:
            “There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews.”
            The writer was Winston Churchill. Though he would later sell his soul for considerably more than thirty pieces of silver, his analysis of the authentic nature of Soviet communism remains trenchant.
            Churchill expressed the crucial insight that the crimes perpetrated by Jewish communists against Germans and Russians instilled in those people a desire for retribution:……..”

  5. NedT December 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Well, its a crying shame. The debt and defect that Abbott and his lackies are now becoming addicted to are probably being propelled along the way by Brian Loughnane and Peta Credlin – the power – albeit corrupted by god knows what foreign interests.

    Aged 40 from a devout Catholic family in country Victoria, Credlin – eldest child of 4 standout student at Sacred Heart College deputy captain in her final year. Graduated in law and worked with Kay Patterson swotted up on tactics, strategy, Odgers’ guide to senate rules and procedures, and picked the brains of parliamentary clerks married newly appointed head of Victorian Liberal Party.

    Brian Loughnane worked for communications minister Richard Alston worked for 3 years with Racing Victoria’s executive to manage public relations worked with defence minister Robert Hill on getting WorkChoices and the Telstra sale through the Senate and look where that got them! Then joined consulting firm Gavin Anderson Turnbull initially appointed her his chief of staff, then demoted her to deputy began a Masters of Law appointed Abbott’s chief of staff.

    Oh well, I suppose its not too late to start egging on the Anti Immigration Party and the Palmerites!

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      Very interesting background info Ned. I knew none of it. Where where you earlier in this blog’s life? 😉

  6. Douglas Darby December 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    You always tried to do the right thing. You are a better man than the politicians. As for Barnaby Joyce I had high hopes for him based on reading your often amusing and enlightening missives. The reality in seeing some of that cowardly drunk in the New England campaign was far different. If you ever post on any other subjects be sure to include me among the recipients.

    Best wishes
    Douglas Darby

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Thank you Douglas. Very kind of you to say; I really appreciate it.

      As it happens, I am intending to continue blogging. Just not on politics or economics.

      Will keep your email, and let you know on launch.

  7. Doogsie December 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    What, no more blog? Now where am I going to read the truth about the economy and politics? : (

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Perhaps Kevin Moore might take up the mantle? Seems to me that he’s pretty much onto it, in terms of understanding the true lay of the land.

      • Kevin Moore December 10, 2013 at 7:10 am #

        Strewth B.I. you put the shivers through me. If I had your gifts I might think about it. Your ability to explain complicated matters is beyond me. Your eloquence with language is beyond me. I have too many weaknesses. Besides, as an old latecomer to the internet I know how to turn it on but that’s about it and typing with one finger is pretty slow so I don’t have much to say.

  8. JMD December 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Quitting just as things are getting interesting? Recent developments at the RBA suggest all is not well, though the tendency of the Liberals to call rampant inflation ‘prosperity’ could also be a factor.

    But yes, if you were to continue, you’d have to think about a new name.

  9. David Collett (@TaxpayersParty) December 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    When one door is firmly closed, another can open.

    Any thinker who resolves to not think may have a fighting chance if learns to meditate. And meditate well.

    Ajahn Kalyano does a very good intro talk (free of course) on the last sunday of every month at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in East Warburton. It is still better than all the books I have read on the subject. During summer the silence is usually only broken by motorbikes heading into the hills in the distance.

    I keep my balance by not watching television and ignoring the papers as much as I can….

    Please keep the site up though..

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 10, 2013 at 4:36 am #

      Thanks David. You certainly have me pegged 🙂

      Meditation. Silence. The hills. Motorcycles.

      Yes, will keep the site up, no worries.

    • Kevin Moore December 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      William Tyndale calls the nee for a break “fasting”
      William Tyndale – “The Parable of the Wicked Mammon”
      “….Fasting is to abstain from surfeiting, or overmuch eating, from drunkenness, and care of the world (as thou mayest read Luke xxi.) and the end of fasting is to tame the body that the Spirit may have a free course to God, and may quietly talk with God. For overmuch eating and drinking, and care of worldly business, press down the spirit, choke her and tangle her that she cannot lift up herself to God. Now he that fasteth for any other intent than to subdue the body that the Spirit may wait on God, and freely ex- cercise herself in the things of God; the same is blind, and wotteth not what he doth, erreth and shooteth at a wrong mark, and his intent and imagination is abominable in the sight of God. When thou fastest from meat and drinkest all day, is that a Christian fast? either to eat at one meal that were sufficient for four? A man at four times may bear that he cannot at once. Some fast from meat and drink, and yet so tangle themselves in worldly business that they cannot once think on God. Some abstain from butter, some from eggs, some from all manner [of] white meat, some this day, some that day, some in the honour of this saint, some of that, and every man for a sundry purpose. Some for the tooth ache, some for the head ache, for fevers, pestilence, for sudden death, for hanging, drowning, and to be delivered from the pains of hell. Some are so mad, that they fast one of the Thursdays between the two St. Mary days, in the worship of that saint, whose day is hallowed between Christmas and Candlemas; and that to be delivered from the pestilence. All those men fast without conscience of God, and without knowledge of the true intent of fasting, and do no other than honour saints, as the Gentiles and heathen worshipped their idols, and are drowned in blindness, and know not of the Testament, that God hath made to man ward in Christ’s blood. In God have they neither hope nor confidence, neither believe his promises, neither know his will, but are yet in captivity under the prince of darkness….”

      • The Blissful Ignoramus December 13, 2013 at 9:01 am #

        Thanks very much for this Kevin. Those first two sentences quoted, in particular, resonate profoundly with where I am “at”.

  10. tagalong December 10, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Politics is a show, really. That’s how it’s always been.
    Please let me know when your next blog is happening.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 10, 2013 at 4:31 am #

      “Show business for ugly people”, isn’t that what they say? And not just ugly on the outside, I would hasten to add.

      Will do 🙂

      • Kevin Moore December 10, 2013 at 8:44 am #

        NSA, Sexual Politics, and Intellectual Whores
        “Sexual potency and physical vigor and beauty must become the permanent ideals of the revolutionary freedom movement.”—Wilhelm Reich[1]
        …by Jonas E. Alexis

        • The Blissful Ignoramus December 10, 2013 at 9:48 am #

          Nice timing there Kevin; I purchased this last night –

          • dusty December 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

            What a challenging though profound set of ideas (I find it hard to take it back so far!):

            “Thus, a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.” – St. Augustine, City of God Writing at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquity’s idea of freedom. A man was not a slave by nature or by law, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of his moral state. A man had as many masters as he had vices. This insight would provide the basis for the most sophisticated form of social control known to man.
            Fourteen hundred years later, a decadent French aristocrat turned that tradition on its head when he wrote that “the freest of people are they who are most friendly to murder.” Like St. Augustine, the Marquis de Sade would agree that freedom was a function of morals. Unlike St. Augustine, Sade proposed a revolution in sexual morals to accompany the political revolution then taking place in France. Libido Dominandi – the term is taken from Book I of Augustine’s City of God – is the definitive history of that sexual revolution, from 1773 to the present.

            Unlike the standard version of the sexual revolution, Libido Dominandi shows how sexual liberation was from its inception a form of control. Those who wished to liberate man from the moral order needed to impose social controls as soon as they succeeded because liberated libido led inevitably to anarchy. Aldous Huxley wrote in his preface to the 1946 edition of Brave New World that “as political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.” This book is about the converse of that statement. It explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control. Over the course of the two-hundred-year span covered by this book, the development of technologies of communication, reproduction, and psychic control – including psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography, and plain old blackmail – allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine’s insight on its head and create masters out of men’s vices. Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened.”

            Theological considerations aside, abortion – as a mass phenomenon – has not served us well (!). 50 m unborn Americans since the start of the sexual revolution (the abortion aspect of which was from memory, agitated for in Australia by one Dr. Bertram Weiner, abortionist par excellence): then they tell us we have to be provided for in our old age by opening the floodgates to the Third World!

            We were sold a pup!

            Here is perhaps an unintended, even trite, though popular allegory of what has been allowed to happen to our nation and plenty of others:

            iris dement our town

            or this more pertinent reminder of our fate:

            This is Dublin Today – YouTube.flv

            • dusty December 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

              Hailed by Bolt and other anti-patriotic Neo-Liberal cosmopolitans.

              Pathetic scrag-end “Laborite” quislings try to play politics within the political-economic settings determined under Hawke-Keating.

              Holden to end its Australian car manufacturing operations in 2017


              Holden Chairman Mike Devereux announces Holden will be ceasing manufacturing operations in Australia by the end of 2017.

              ALMOST 3000 Holden workers will lose their jobs after the company confirmed it will cease manufacturing cars in Australia in 2017.

              GM Holden confirmed the move this afternoon after Victorian Premier Denis Napthine made the announcement in State Parliament.

              Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said the decision “reflects the perfect storm of negative influences the automotive industry faces in the country, including the sustained strength of the Australian dollar, high cost of production, small domestic market and arguably the most competitive and fragmented auto market in the world.”

              The statement outlined the expected job losses, with 2,900 Aussie jobs to go.

              The closure will mean 1,600 jobs from the Elizabeth vehicle manufacturing plant and 1,300 from Holden’s Victorian workforce.

              Toyota said GM Holden’s decision put unprecedented pressure on its ability to build cars in Australia.

              The company said it would have to determine whether it could continue operating in Australia.

              What’s your fondest Holden memory? Send us your pics or tell us below

              “This will place unprecedented pressure on the local supplier network and our ability to build cars in Australia,” Toyota Australia said in a statement.

              “We will now work with our suppliers, key stakeholders and the government to determine our next steps and whether we can continue operating as the sole vehicle manufacturer in Australia.”

            • Kevin Moore December 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

              Advance Australia Fair – But who owns the corporated Commonwealth?

              “Free trade” allows the controlling elite to buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest so that cuts Australia out of the manufacturing business. And then –
              The COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA is a chapter 11 bankrupt. And then –
              CIK (0000805157).
              COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CIK (0000805157)
              SIC: 8880 – American Depositary Receipts
              State location: DC | Fiscal Year End: 0630
              Business Address 1601 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
              WASHINGTON DC 20036

            • Kevin Moore December 12, 2013 at 6:11 am #

              If the above re a man is a slave to his vices caught your interest, then you may also enjoy this read –

              Click to access What.Is.A.Birth.Certificate.pdf

              “……..The People are employed by the State as debtors for a private banking system, which is upheld by a private Bar Association Guild (Law Society). While “acting” as the Trustee of the Foreign Situs Trust in your corporatised NAME, you will receive endless presentments (bills), which that employee of the State, the legal person, Strawman, is obliged to pay…..”

            • Kevin Moore December 12, 2013 at 8:38 am #

              “Bond investors can and do punish governments hard and fast.”
              “……In a February 2012 interview with the Wall Street Journal, Draghi stated that “the European social model has already gone,” noting that countries of the Eurozone would have “to make labour markets more flexible.” He meant, of course, that they must have worker protections and benefits dismantled to make them more “flexible” to the demands of corporate and financial interests who can more easily and cheaply exploit that labor.
              In a 2012 interview with Der Spiegel, Draghi noted that European governments will have to “transfer part of their sovereignty to the European level” and recommended that the European Commission be given the supranational authority to have a direct say in the budgets of E.U. nations, adding that “a lot of governments have yet to realize that they lost their national sovereignty a long time ago.” He further explained, incredibly, that since those governments let their debts pile up they must now rely on “the goodwill of the financial markets.”
              Another notable member of the Group of Thirty who has been a powerful figure among the world’s oligarchs of austerity is Jaime Caruana, the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which serves as the bank for the central banks of the world. Caruana was previously Governor of the Bank of Spain, from 2000 to 2006, during which time Spain experienced its massive housing bubble that led directly to the country’s debt crisis amid the global recession. In 2006, a team of inspectors within the Bank of Spain sent a letter to the Spanish government criticizing then-Governor Caruana for his “passive attitude” toward the massive bubble he was helping to facilitate.
              As head of the BIS, Caruana delivered a speech in June of 2011 to the assembled central bankers at an annual general meeting in Basel, Switzerland, in which he gave his full endorsement of the austerity agenda across Europe, noting that “the need for fiscal consolidation [austerity] is even more urgent” than during the previous year. He added, “There is no easy way out, no shortcut, no painless solution – that is, no alternative to the rigorous implementation of comprehensive country packages including strict fiscal consolidation and structural reforms.”
              At the 2013 annual general meeting of the BIS, Caruana again warned that attempts by governments “at fiscal consolidation need to be more ambitious,” and warned that if financial markets view a government’s debt as unsustainable, “bond investors can and do punish governments hard and fast.” If governments continue to delay austerity, he said, the markets will have to use “market discipline” to force governments to act, “and then the pain will be large indeed.” In further recommending “structural reforms” to labor and service markets, Caruana noted that “the reforms are critical to attaining and preserving confidence,” by which, of course, he meant the confidence of markets….”

            • Kevin Moore December 14, 2013 at 7:15 am #


              Click to access What.Is.A.Birth.Certificate.pdf

              Perhaps this is relevant and provides a futher clue or two –
              “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” -Revelation 13:17-18,
              ‘Vatican Hill’ the necropolis on which the popes palace is built, in english gematria = 666 as does ‘New York’, the home of the Jewish owned United Nations. [Jeremiah 51:42-44] [ a = 6; b = 12; c = 18 and so on] Vatican Hill in Hebrew gematria =911 , in simple gematria =111.
              The present pope is a Jesuit.

              Click to access Jews&JesuitsConference_Flyer.pdf

          • Kevin Moore December 14, 2013 at 9:40 am #

            In the mind of the Deceivers –
            “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” – so they say.
            “..The area covered by human ignorance is clearly a vast one. For our purposes, however, three divisions may be noted.
            Ignorance of law, when one is unaware of the existence of the law itself, or at least that a particular case is comprised under its provisions.
            Ignorance of the fact, when not the relation of something to the law but the thing itself or some circumstance is unknown.

            Ignorance of penalty, when a person is not cognizant that a sanction has been attached to a particular crime. This is especially to be considered when there is question of more serious punishment.
            We must also note that ignorance may precede, accompany, or follow an act of our will. It is therefore said to be antecedent, concomitant, or consequent. Antecedent ignorance is in no sense voluntary, neither is the act resulting from it; it precedes any voluntary failure to inquire. Consequent ignorance, on the other hand, is so called because it is the result of a perverse frame of mind choosing, either directly or indirectly, to be ignorant. Concomitant ignorance is concerned with the will to act in a given contingency; it implies that the real character of what is done is unknown to the agent, but his attitude is such that, were he acquainted with the actual state of things, he would go on just the same. Keeping these distinctions in mind we are in a position to lay down certain statements of doctrine….”
            “..Vincible ignorance as a reason of an effect does not rob it of its voluntariness, as the ignorance is voluntary and its effect immediate and natural. Invincible ignorance, however, removes its effect from the domain of the voluntary, in itself because unknown, in its cause, for the ignorance is involuntary. Passion pursuant of its sensible object, when voluntarily induced, does not deprive its act of voluntariness, as the passion is the natural cause and is voluntary. Passion spontaneously arising does not ordinarily mean the loss of voluntariness, as in ordinary course it leaves a man both the necessary knowledge and power of self-determination, as we know by experience. In the extraordinary case of such an excess of passion as paralyzes the use of reason obviously the act cannot be voluntary. Even fear and the cognate passions that turn a man from sensible harm do not destroy the simple voluntariness of their act, as this (excepting again such excess as holds up the reasoning faculty) proceeds with such knowledge and efficacious self-determination consequent thereon as fulfil the requisites for voluntary action. Of course there will commonly remain an inefficacious reluctance of the will to such action. Physical force can coerce only the external act: our experience shows that the internal act of the will is still our own.”

  11. Ross Johnson December 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Never pin all your hopes on a politician. They are not courageous beings nor are they innovators. They join the tribe for security, comfort and privilege.

    It is up to all of us as individuals to make the changes, and you won’t find any in the present two party system.

    Thanks to all who have managed this site. We cannot afford to give up the fight since total oppression and enslavement is not living. ” Give me liberty, or give me death.” Where are the brave hearts ?

  12. Kevin Moore December 13, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    The Energy Non Crisis

    Apparently –

    $20 Trillion oil find Coober Pedy – Iran to fall

  13. Rob December 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Bon voyage Barnaby , I have liked what I have read. Nice touch With the Jonathan winston seagull….More

  14. Malcolm McIntyre December 18, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Hi TBI. Originally tried to post this last Friday night before going offline for a few days, but seems it didn’t take. Trying again, through Google rather than WordPress this time.

    Sorry to see you go TBI. A parting gift:

    The source of the chart is a guy who goes under the nickname ZigZag, retailing his considerable wares for #US33/month at – I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing the chart (let’s call it promotion…). His particular tools are correlation charts – such as the one linked above – and time symmetry; he also uses more standard technical analysis. An explanation of correlation and symmetry can be accessed in the public area at his site.
    The obvious message of the S&P500 correlation chart is that US markets are on the brink. It is apparent that the Australian market topped on Oct 28^axjo;range=ytd;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=candlestick;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
    For those whose superannuation is a significant asset, managing it via allocation among the various asset categories is vital. It’s all about risk management, and sticking with the default position of a “balanced” portfolio will be as damaging in the second leg of the GFC as it was in 2007/8. All financial assets that can be converted, should be switched to cash for the time being at least (those who are more familiar than I am with bonds might consider them, because presumably they should gain when stocks fall; cash does it for me). The number of changes in asset allocation that you are allowed each year needs to be taken into account when you’re considering your actions. QSuper, for example, previously had a limit of four changes per financial year; this limit was removed some months ago without advice to members, although an undefined prohibition on “excessive” reallocation appears to exist – “excessive” obviously is some number greater than four, and presumably you would be advised if your behaviour was in danger of being considered excessive around the 8-to-10 mark! One thing’s for sure: you don’t want to be caught in a falling market without an ability to switch to cash.
    You yourself covered here at least once, from memory, how close the Australian banking system came to closure – like, banks failing to open and no money available from ATMs – during 2007/8. It would be prudent to have on hand enough cash (not all $50s and $100s – a mix, with plenty of smaller stuff) to cover a couple of months’ worth of expenses.
    ZigZag has advised that this weekend he will be posting his forecast for 2014, based on cycles and the price moves from the 1969 correlation. This is one of only two sites I pay for and for less than the cost of a daily newspaper it’s great value – by the time you read this sort of stuff in a newspaper, it’ll be too late, just like it was for, say, REIT investors last time round in ’07 (have they been able to get their money out even yet?) Is it necessary to add that this guy doesn’t have a crystal ball and that it’s always up to the individual to make best use of available information? If you’ve already got money, it’s all about risk management right now – and if you haven’t, this guy (and some of his subscribers who comment at the site) can provide an edge in your trading/investing/speculating/gambling … whatever you want to call it.
    Sites with at least some free info that are worth a look (not listed in a considered order of merit) include:
    Martin Armstrong’s blog at
    And something not financial:
    Good luck to all, particularly you BDI for your work.
    Malcolm McIntyre

  15. Malcolm McIntyre December 18, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    G’day TBI. I’ve tried a few times (last Friday, yesterday, today) to post a comment that included links to several financial sites that your readers might find useful. The comment hasn’t appeared. Is the number of links a problem? Or is it something else?

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

      Hi Malcolm, sorry you’ve had difficulties. Alas, I’m not sure why your comments with links haven’t shown up anywhere. Maybe wordpress’ system doesn’t like the link content? I recall someone else having this problem some months ago. Maybe you could try just posting one or two links max. at a time, note which ones, and see what happens?

      EDIT: Ah ha! Found it, a long way down in the Spam folder. I guess wordpress didn’t like the number of links … ?

  16. Kevin Moore December 19, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    I found this to be an informative read and thought it may interest others here –
    Freely Received Freely Given:
    There’s The FreedomWe’ve Been Looking For.
    Interpretive Writings OfMy UnderstandingsOf Redemption


    My intent of this paper is share with you the principles behind my acceptance, it
    is not to show you how to do the specifics, so if you are looking for a Ten-
    Commandment version of the exact steps, you will need to look somewhere else. This
    is the understanding I base my acceptances on and it will change tomorrow as I gain a
    better understanding. This is a fluid process, just like the sea, and remember the Lord
    walks on maritime jurisdiction. When doing an acceptance remember that the principles
    are the only things that you can carry on. The actual form of doing the paperwork
    changes constantly and there is no exact way to handle every scenario, take some
    Grace and do your own procedure. What I have learned is that the more you
    understand what you are doing, and not how to do it, the more sense it makes, which
    makes you laugh. Remember to be light hearted with yourself because if your not
    having fun your not doing it right.

    To see what you have to do in a specific case, you have to identify where you
    want to go with it and what are you looking for in your end result. You have to identify
    the source of the energy they are after. First identify your purpose, and you will be able
    to follow your own steps to obtain your remedy. Don’t expect the process to be in a ten
    fold step, which is the mosaic thinking of the law that is so ever present in our brains,
    operate your existence by deciding where you want to go with what you are doing and
    then shoot there. After this date, it is really hard to tell you what is out of date and what
    isn’t because my understanding changes daily and because you aren’t with me 24-7,
    you don’t see me change and that is why I suggest you understand the principles
    behind what you are doing because they don’t change. Just learn the principles of
    operation and you will see your own procedure pop right out of this process and that will
    be what you are most able to use. You have to custom tailor the process for yourself
    because you are the only one that can provide your remedy, not the public nor anybody
    else. Nobody’s process will be identical, it just won’t happen so tailor your letters to fit
    your remedy. Also remember that you are in Grace and that you can take some
    liberties in what you are doing. And most of all, when reading this, don’t rush your self,
    read only 10 or 15 minutes a day. It is what you understand, not what you have read
    that matters. 1Thessalonians 5:21. One more thing, if you truly want your freedom, you
    better start to learn how to free you debtors from the same bondage you find yourself in.
    My Motto: How much can you care the least about the Mill Stone?
    Table of Contents
    The Changing Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
    Word Assimilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    Money Is The Biggest Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
    Substance Over Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    New Testament & Old Testament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
    Jubilee & Redemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Triple Cross & Word Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
    Operation & Execution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
    Understanding Operation & Execution Of Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    Private & Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
    The Money Order (Bill) For Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
    Executive Order Of April 5, 1933 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
    The Supersedeas Bond To Pay Our Debts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
    Public Policy HJR-192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
    Pre-Payment Of The Promise Is The Pass Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
    Diagram Of The Pass Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
    Grace/Public Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
    Execution Of Law Against Your Brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
    Re-Paying Creates A Futures Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
    Very Basic Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
    Charges Of Sin=Coming At You With The Shadow & The Strawman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
    Charges Of Sign=Coming At You With The Object & You The Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

  17. Dee December 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Oh what a shame. I just stumbled upon your site today and have literally spent the whole day reading through the various articles and comments. It was so good to have an Australian perspective which I found really helpful. I’m a mum with limited financial knowledge but I am trying my best to educate myself, although I must admit this does seem like a steep learning curve with the whole world in what appears to be unprecedented times.

    One niggling question I do have and I can’t seem to get any clear answers to is: how can we protect our superannuation? What options are available to Australians to protect our super when superannuation is a maze of red tape? Is setting up an SMSF the answer and investing in physical assets or is this still dicey?

    I would so appreciate some information on this, so that I could explore further on how I can protect my superannuation. Sad that I’ve come to this forum on it’s way out, but also I do appreciate that you have left the valuable information online for everyone to see and benefit.

    • Kevin Moore December 21, 2013 at 8:00 am #

      Our politicians took and spent Australia’s old age pension money. Superannuation is just gambling and hoping that you will collect before the economy collapses or that our pollies won’t take it to further delay their inevitable total subjection to the banks. That’s the way I see it.

      Click to access Old_Age_Pension.pdf

      1942 – 1943
      As a Wartime measure, the Federal Government gained sole control over Australian IncomeTax. Labor Prime minister (Ben Chifley) introduced three bills to establish the National Welfare Fund, to be financed by a Compulsory Contribution (levy) of one and sixpence in the Pound (20/-) on all personal income. Opposition Leader (Robert Menzies) stated that the Compulsory Contribution (levy) should be kept completely separate from other government income streams, that it should be shown separately on the Taxation Assessment and paid straight into a “TRUST” account, and not mixed with the General Revenue.Menzies said “The stigma of charity should be removed from the Age Pension.” and that “It should be an entitlement earned by the person’s personal contribution to the fund.”
      Prime Minister Chifley agreed and established The National Welfare fund as at 1/1/1946.
      A “Trust” Fund with the Parliament as “Trustee.” The Compulsory Contributions (levy) commenced as at 1st January 1946. It was shown separately on the personal Tax
      Assessments for 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950 and the compulsory levy was properly paid straight into the Special “Trust” fund and Welfare claims were paid out of the fund. The balance in the fund in 1950 was almost 100 million pounds.
      Robert Menzies became Prime Minister and he introduced Bills to amend the acts governing the National Welfare Funds. The Compulsory Contributions (levy) was then grouped with the Taxation Assessment and appeared as one amount on the Taxation assessments and was paid as one amount straight into the Consolidated Revenue Account. The sabotage of the National Welfare Fund had commenced. The Opposition Labor Party had collaborated in this sabotage by remaining silent instead of opposing Menzies’ action.
      1951 – 1985
      The compulsory levy of 7.5% now included in the tax continued to be collected and placed in the Consolidated Revenue Account treated as General Revenue and spent,
      until 1985.
      1974 – 1975
      Labor Prime Minister (Gough Whitlam) abolished income test for all persons 70 years of age and over and paid pensions to all people over that age.
      Liberal Prime Minister (Malcolm Fraser) cancelled the Whitlam legislation.
      Liberal Prime Minister (Malcolm Fraser with Treasurer Philip Lynch) transferred the balance in the Welfare Fund Account (approximately $470,000,000) to Consolidated
      Revenue Account.

  18. Dee December 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Further to my question above, I forgot to ask if you don’t mind: are any banks safe in Australia really? What about credit unions and mutual banks or does it not really make any difference?

    Many thanks again. All the very best.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 21, 2013 at 5:11 am #

      Thanks Dee. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that anyone can give definitive answers to your questions. My personal view, is that none of the banks are safe; credit unions may be better, but one should still conduct some Due Diligence on any credit union one is thinking of depositing funds with, to try and determine whether or not (and how much) they are leveraging; where they are “investing” and in what; if they are borrowing, how much and from where; etc.

      As to your other question re superannuation, alas, I have no answers for that. As I’ve written here many times, I believe our super will be (incrementally) taken away from us, one way or the other. I’ve not looked hard at options for super, because (a) I don’t have enough myself to warrant the costs of a SMSF, and (b) I think government will get their hands on it anyway; indeed, rumours suggest that SMSF’s may already be firmly on the Oz government’s radar, if for no other reason that that more and more are using them as a vehicle to leverage into property, posing further risks to the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) sector. I’m sorry that I cannot be of more help on this; frankly, I simply gave up on the possibility of ever seeing my own super many years ago.

      • Kevin Moore December 22, 2013 at 7:47 am #

        This is my philosophy –
        Matthew 6:19-21
        King James Version (KJV)
        19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
        20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
        21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
        1 Timothy 6:7
        For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

  19. Kevin Moore December 21, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    This email message I’ve just had forwarded to me may be of interest –

    Bob Kernohan

    Hi everyone, I have just this minute arrived back home from Melbourne. The short version is this: Wilsons (and Gillard’s) Lawyers have lodged an appeal in the supreme court of Victoria to overturn the Melb Chief Magistrates Court decision to grant the Victorian Fraud Squad access to the 363 documents held at the Slater and Gordon SLAG (slag, gee I like that) Gillard file. VICPOL seized the files from Slater and Gordon last May. My observation after consulting with Michael Smith and two lawyer friends of mine is this: The appeal will run it’s course early next year as it should, not much chance of success, time wasting etc.. However in my opinion the most crucial development in this scandal is that Tony Abbott has ordered a Royal Commission into the financial conduct of Trade Unions in Australia. I believe that particular attention will be paid to the AWU scandal because of the persons of interest that will be called to give evidence under oath….Mmmmm LOL

  20. Dee December 21, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me. Like ‘Douglas Darby’ above, if you blog on any other subjects in time to come, I too would like to be a recipient. All the best.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus December 23, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks Dee … will be launching a new blog soon.

      • Ross Johnson December 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

        Send us a message or post the new blog here.

      • Col December 31, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

        Glad to hear you may be launching a new blog, I can well understand your frustrations with covering Politics, however know that your valuable Research & insights into the Economy were greatly appreciated & will be missed.

  21. Ross Johnson January 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    You should launch 2 new sites. One must have the words “bail in” since I don’t think the Citizens Electoral have got the marketing right. Send me an email if you want some ideas.

  22. Kevin Moore January 3, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    The YouTube clip here astonished me
    I agree with the basic arguement in intifada-palestine, but not necessarily the theological content .

    • shawnjewell69 January 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

      Hmm that’s a most moronic video I ever seen mocking Christ and Christianity. As a Christian I should be up in arms but it’s easier to mock people than it is to follow your own beliefs obviously.

    • Kevin Moore January 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      2 Peter 3:8-9 “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”.
      Matthew 16:21 “From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”
      Mark 16:9 “And having risen early on the first of the sabbath. He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast even demons”.
      My intuition tells me it is now early in the third day — “But to you who fear My name the Sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in His wings.” Mal. 4:2
      Gal.6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

    • Kevin Moore January 7, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
      This passage grabbed my attention –
      Even in the 21st century, Israeli children are taught to sing “The Whole World is Against Us”(“Ha’olam Ku’lo heg’denu”). We have not only David M. Weinberg’s defense of the “shfoch hamatcha” prayer, but even Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, “The Virtue of Hate,” First Things, Feb. 2003 (available online) (“When hate is appropriate, then it is not only virtuous, but essential for Jewish well-being”). Soloveichik is not a fringe figure. He is a member of an exceedingly eminent Orthodox rabbinical family. When he wrote the article he was resident scholar at the Jewish Center in Manhattan and a Beren fellow at Yeshiva University, and was studying the philosophy of religion at the Yale Divinity School.
      Note the words “essential for Jewish well-being.” The “virtue of hate” seems to come of a positive need to be hated. The widely-published Rabbi Dr. Dan Cohn-Sher-bok, professor of Jewish history at the University of Wales (Lampeter) and author of The Paradox of Anti-Semitism (2006), says in an interview with the Independent(U.K.), March 19, 2006 (available online) that: “Jews need enemies in order to survive. . . . [I]n the absence of Jew-hatred, Judaism is undergoing a slow death. . . . We want to be loved, and we want Judaism to survive intact. . . . [T]hese are incompatible desires. . . . Why do we endure? Because we’re hated.” (Emphases added.)
      Cohn-Sherbok says of a founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl: “He warned that if our Christian hosts were to leave us in peace for two generations, the Jews would merge entirely into surrounding races.” Id. Herzl also wrote in his conclusion to Der Judenstaat (1896): “Universal brotherhood is not even a beautiful dream. Antagonism is essential to man’s greatest efforts.”…..

  23. Kevin Moore January 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    More on how I see the light at the end of the tunnel –

    In 1991, at the start of the Canaanite owned Banks war on Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 struck me on analysis as being especially significant in that they show what I see as the final stages of Canaan’s Babylonian rule over the whole Earth.
    I later read a piece in Halley’s Bible Handbook which said – “These two chapters pronouncing the doom of Babylon were copied in a separate book and sent to Babylon, in a deputation headed by King Zedekiah, seven years before Nebuchadnezzah burned Jerusalem. The book was to be read publicly, and then in solemn ceremony, sunk, tied to a stone in the Euphrates, with these words, “Thus shall Babylon sink and not rise”.
    Jeremiah 50:29 “Call up the archers against Babel all ye that prepare for conflict a bow, besiege it all around. Let none thereof escape,recompense her according to her work and according to all that he hath done, do unto her, for she hath been haughty against our Father even against the Sacred Man of Israel. Therefore her young men shall fall in the streets, and her men of war shall be silenced in that day says our Father Lord God of armies; for your day has come, the time I will punish you. And the haughty one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up”.
    Who are the “archers” ? Ishmael – Abrahams son ……….Genesis 21:20 “So God was with the child and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness and was an archer”. Strongs 693 [aw-rab ] means to lurk or lie in wait .694 [ar-awb] means “ambush”. 7198, Archer, means “bow-bender”.
    Jer. 50:9 “For, lo, I am stirring up a company of great nations from a northern land against Babylon, and they will array against her. From there shall she be captured”.
    Jer. 50:15 “Shout [ split the ears ] against her all around. She has given her hand, her foundations have fallen [feet of iron mingled with clay].
    Jer. 50:17 “Israel is a scattered sheep, by lions driven away. First, the king of Assyria devoured him; and this last Nebuchadrezzah of Babylon has broken his bones”.[ see Daniel 6:24 ]
    Jer. 50:21 “Go up against the land of Merethaim [symbolic Babylon], against it, and against the people of Pekod [symbolic Babylon], waste and destroy after them, says God, and do according to all that I have commanded you”.
    Jer. 50:23 “How the hammer of the whole earth is cut in two and broken”. [This is Vulcans hammer, the god of confusion.]
    Jer.50:24 “I have laid a trap for you, and you are also captured, O Babylon, and you did not know…….”
    Jer.50:27 “Put to the sword all her bulls” [leaders – mighty ones].
    Jer. 50:33-34 The Jubilee has passed, the Redeemer now pleads for the sons of Israel and Judah [Jerusalem – let plead for peace and prosperity] and gives turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon. See Leviticus 25:47
    Jer. 50:35 “A sword is on the Chaldeans, states God and on the residents of Babylon and on her head persons of any rank”.
    Jer. 50:41 “Behold a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be stirred up from the farthest parts of the earth”.
    Jer. 50:43 “The king of Babylon has heard their announcement and his hands [not loins as in Daniel] became feeble, anguish took hold of him”. See Daniel 5:6 & 4:19-27 for the future of Babylon.
    Jer. 50:46 “At the sound of the capture of Babylon the earth shall tremble, and a cry is heard among the nations”.
    Jer. 51:5 “For neither Judah nor Israel has been forsaken by his God, by the Lord of armies, though their land was filled with guilt against the Sacred Man of Israel”.
    Jer 51:6 “Flee out of the midst of Babylon”
    Jer.51:7 “Babylon was a golden cup in the hand of God, making all the Earth drunk.The nations have drunk of her fermented wine therefore the nations are insane”.
    Jer. 51:8 “Suddenly [see Jer.51:63, Rev.9:14, Exodus 51:1] Babylon has fallen; [only one fallen here as opposed to two in Revelation] and it is broken” [see Daniel 6:24 & 11:45].
    Jer. 51:11 “Sharpen the arrows, fill the shields, God has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes [descendents of Abraham] for His plan is against Babylon to destroy it”.

    Jer. 51:12 “Prepare the ambushes……[Arabs, Strongs 694]
    Jer.51:27 “Call the kingdoms of Ararat [Armenia], Minni [Armenia] and Ashkenaz” [descendent of Japheth – Japhethites went to their allotment northwards and settled in regions around the Black and Caspian seas and became progenitors of the caucasian races of Europe and Asia. Gog and Magog are descendents of Japheth].
    Jer.51:28 “Consecrate against her nations with the kings of the Medes”.

    Jer.51:32 “…….and that the passages are siezed. And they have burned the reeds with fire” [reeds = enclosed waters = Persian Gulf and Reed [Red] Sea]. The ambushers [Arabs] have trapped Babylons ships [confined in Oreb] at the passages,poured oil on the water and set it on fire? “And the men of war are terrified”.
    Jer.51:41 “How Sheshach [symbolic Babylon] is captured”.
    Jer.51 42 “The sea has come up over Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves.”
    Pillars on St. John the Divine Cathedral [ Jeremiah 51:42-44 ]
    Jer.51:64 “Then you shall say, “Thus Babylon shall sink and not rise from the catastrophe that I will bring upon her. And they shall be weary.” Thus are the words of Jeremiah.
    Revelation 18:21-24. “Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore…….23 ……For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived…..24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
    Jer.51:46 “And lest your heart faint and you fear the announcement that shall be heard in the land, the announcement shall come in a year, and after that the announcement shall come in another year; and there shall be violence in the land, ruler against ruler”.


    Rev.17:17 “For God gave it into their hearts to do his mind – to act in one mind – and to give their kingdom to the beast. And the woman whom you saw is the great city [New York = 666 in english gematria] having a kingdom over the kings of the Earth [Canaanite owned Banks/UN]
    “I sit as a queen and am not a widow”. “She is the express image of the beast that had the wound by the sword and did live”. See page 63 of “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop. “Before 72 judges in Egypt, he, Nimrod was found guilty and put to death. His dead body was cut into pieces and different parts were sent to different cities around the country. This was done to be a terror to any who might after tread in his steps. From then paganism had to operate in secret, thus the “Mystery Babylon” under seal of secrecy and oath was born”.

    “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop, p.77

    “……..In Egypt she was styled Athor——i.e., “the Habitation of God”. to signify that in her dwelt all the “fulness of the Godhead.” To point out the the great goddess-mother, in a Pantheistic sense, as at once the Infinite and Almighty one, and the Virgin mother, this inscription was engraven upon one of her temples in Egypt: “I am all that has been, or that is, or that shall be. no mortal has removed my veil. The fruit that I have brought forth is the Sun.”

    From “Am,” “mother,” and “arka,” “earth,” you get “Amarka,” “The Mother of the Earth.”, alias Rhea, Cybele etc, The Mother of Gods and Men, alias the Roman Catholic Mary, the “queen of heaven” [Jeremiah 44:17,18,19,25], and most surely these manifestations which all represent Nimrods wife are represented by the “Statue of Liberty” in New York harbour. [ note 1, p.77. The Goddess Mother of Habitation” – “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop.]

    and from the same book page 158 — The Golden Cup —- Revelation 17:4

    “……….Thus then the cup bearing goddess was at once Venus, the goddess of licentiousness, and Nemesis, the stern and unmerciful one to all who rebelled against her authority.

    How remarkable a woman, whom John saw [Rev.] described in one aspect as the “Mother of harlots” and in another as “Drunken with the blood of the saints!”

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