|Subject:||Re: [socialcredit] question|
|Date:||Saturday, October 6, 2007 19:23:54 (-0400)|
|From:||Joe Thomson <thomsonhiyu @....ca>
|In reply to:||Message 5040 (written by william_b_ryan)|
"....but gave evidence at
countless official inquiries in Great Britain, Japan,
Canada, New Zealand and Australia."
(Bill Ryan:-) Question: What "official inquiries" did Douglas give
evidence to in Japan and Australia?
(Joe replies:-) I think Rowbotham might have phrased that a bit better.
The "official enquiries" certainly weren't "countless". At least not if
we're using "official enquiries" in terms of Douglas's presentation of
evidence under that designation as it applies to the various Committees he
appeared before in Ottawa, Alberta, New Zealand, and the MacMillan one we've
been discussing most recently. There are four, by my count.
In Japan in 1929, following the presentation of his paper at the World
Engineering Conference Douglas was attending in Tokyo, I believe it would
have been more correct to state that he was interviewed by "officials" of
that country's Finance Ministry.
And, over the period of a week apparently, must have answered many of
their "inquiries" as to his ideas.
I think this would most likely have been the nature of any "inquiries" he
received from "officials" during his visit to Australia also. Doubtless
there must have been "countless" conversations where various "officials" in
various places made their own "inquiries" regarding his ideas in
conversation with him over the years.
It is interesting to note that Douglas, despite his evidence before the
Alberta Agricultural Committee in 1934 where he speaks of the Japanese using
"the reverse" of his ideas, still seems to be quite favourably disposed
towards the Japanese.
This is also touched on in his more 'political' writings in "The Big Idea",
where he seems to indicate that Japan, a staunch and effective British ally
throughout World War One from start to end, was subjected to a "loss of
face" when their alliance was terminated after World War One.
We have not discussed what is implied in "the reverse" of his ideas, as the
Japanese applied them during the pre-WWII years. Any comments on that?
Do you suppose "the reverse" of Douglas's ideas on national credit also
implies the "the reverse" of his philosophy regarding the relationship
between the State and the individual as regards the Japan of that era?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 10:24 AM
Subject: [socialcredit] question
> The current issue of "The Social Crediter" contains
> this statement from Michael Rowbotham's book, *The
> Grip of Death*:
> "...Douglas was a massive political influence in his
> day, and a major figure on the world stage. He not
> only had a world-wide following, but gave evidence at
> countless official inquiries in Great Britain, Japan,
> Canada, New Zealand and Australia."
> Question: What "official inquiries" did Douglas give
> evidence to in Japan and Australia?
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