Is the new Pope Francis Peter the Roman?

Excerpt from http://www.zengardner.com

Every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.

Pope Francis met with media

Pope Francis met with media (Photo credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales))

On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of the Jewish Society of Jesus, former right hand man to Jesuit Superiors General Pedro Arrupe and Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has been elected Pope Francis after St. Francis of Assisi Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone, an Italian who was once a beggar in Rome, effectively making Bergoglio “Peter the Roman.”

Francis is the first Jesuit and the first from the Americas to be elected Pope and almost certainly the last pope prophesied.  He is the first non-European pope since Syrian-born Pope Gregory III, who served for ten years (731–741).  Francis I appears to fulfil Revelation 17:11 and the sequel to the prophecies of St. Malachy:

“In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed [in accordance with Revelation 18:4-20], and the formidable Judge will judge His people. The End !, after the brief ‘hot stage’ of World War III”

Jesuit Pope Agenda – Meet The Templars, Knights of Malta And Blackwater/Xe Exterminators … Friday, March 15th, 2013.

Mining for the Truth is like digging at the decrepit body of manipulated worldly information for real substance. A pile of petrified insanity, we’re chipping away at it until inner forms are revealed. That the new Pope is a Jesuit, the first one ever, is a very big deal. The Jesuits are no small force. People think they resemble innocuous Franciscan monks who focus on education.  Nothing could be further from the truth. They are the polar opposite. Of the worst sort.

Beware this new Pope. His roots are nasty and we’re in an age of increasing darkness and violence. This ruthless, militant Jesuit “society” has one hellish oath that should get you wondering and researching real fast.

 

English: Monochrome version of the IHS emblem ...

English: Monochrome version of the IHS emblem of the Jesuits Polski: IHS – symbol Towarzystwa Jezusowego (zakonu jezuitów) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Jesuit Oath Exposed
Hold on for this one. This is an excerpt, and this oath is still in use.

I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants’ heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus.

In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all corporal powers, and with the dagger which I now receive I will subscribe my name written in my blood in testimony thereof; and should I prove false, or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet and my throat from ear to ear, my belly be opened and sulphur burned therein with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul shall be tortured by demons in eternal hell forever.

 

Revisionist History Cover Up – Meet the Jesuit Order
The Jesuit Order is an almost 500-year old covert operations, geo-political, male-only organization, structured as a secret military operation: demanding secret oaths and complete obedience to each direct superior, which is ultimately the Superior General (often nicknamed as the Black Pope, since he dresses in black and ‘stands in the shadow’ of the white Pope).

The “Society of Jesus” – as they are officially known – was originally used by the Vatican to counter the various Reformation movements in Europe, to which the Vatican lost much of its religious and political power. Absolute-temporal-ruling power has always been the Vatican institution’s primary objective. Source

While so-called modern history hardly mentions how hated this fanatical sect was, it wasn’t long ago that it was well known to be an “odious” and extremely dangerous organization.

Just look at these quotes:

“My history of the Jesuits is not eloquently written, but it is supported by unquestionable authorities, [and] is very particular and very horrible. Their [the Jesuit Order’s] restoration [in 1814 by Pope Pius VII] is indeed a step toward darkness, cruelty, despotism, [and] death. … I do not like the appearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell, it is this Society of [Ignatius de] Loyola.” – John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States)

“It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.” – Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834; French statesman and general. He served in the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.)

“The war [i.e., the American Civil War of 1861-1865] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865; 16th President of the United States)

“The Jesuits…are a secret society – a sort of Masonic order – with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous.” – Samuel Morse (1791-1872; American inventor of the telegraph; author of the book Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States)

“[The Jesuits] are the deadly enemies of civil and religious liberty.” – R. W. Thompson (Ex-Secretary, American Navy)

“The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits]. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms [sic] – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…” – Napoleon I (i.e., Napoleon Bonaparte; 1769-1821; emperor of the French)

Next, I defer to Vigilant Citizen with his succinct summary of the Illuminati/Jesuit connections:

Adam Weishaupt, Trained by the Jesuits

Adam Weishaupt was born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria on February 6, 1748. His father died when he was seven and his godfather, Baron Ickstatt, entrusted his early education to the most powerful group of the time: the Jesuits. Known for its subversive methods and conspiratorial tendencies, the Society of Jesus had a stronghold on Bavaria’s politics and educational system.

“The degree of power to which the representatives of the Society of Jesus had been able to attain in Bavaria was all but absolute. Members of the order were the confessors and preceptors of the electors; hence they had a direct influence upon the policies of government. The censorship of religion had fallen into their eager hands, to the extent that some of the parishes even were compelled to recognize their authority and power. To exterminate all Protestant influence and to render the Catholic establishment complete, they had taken possession of the instruments of public education. It was by Jesuits that the majority of the Bavarian colleges were founded, and by them they were controlled. By them also the secondary schools of the country were conducted.” 4

The inner-workings of the Society of Jesus was quite similar to the occult Brotherhoods it was apparently working against. It functioned with degrees, initiation rites, elaborate rituals and esoteric symbols and had been suppressed countless times in several countries due to its subversive tendencies.

In 1773, Weishaupt’s godfather used his great influence at the University of Ingolstadt to place his godson as chair of canon law. At that time, the institution was under heavy Jesuitical dominance and that particular position was traditionally held by influential Jesuits. Weishaupt’s growing embrace of Age of Enlightenment philosophies placed him at odds with the Jesuits and all kinds of political drama ensued. Despite this fact, Weishaupt learned a lot from the Jesuit’s organization and their subversive methods to obtain power. It is during this time that the idea of a Secret Society began to enter Weishaupt’s thoughts.

“Brilliant, and well trained in the conspiratorial methods of access to power, young Weishaupt decided to organize a body of conspirators, determined to free the world from the Jesuitical rule of Rome.” 5

While some authors believe that the Jesuits (who were suppressed by papal bull in 1773) used Weishaupt to perpetuate their rule, others state that he was seeking to overthrow their powerful hold on Bavaria. On a wider scale, he was convinced that the world would profit from the overthrow of all governmental and religious institutions in the world to replace them by a world-wide, yet secretive, committee of “initiates”. To achieve his aims, he would use Jesuit methods against the Jesuits.

The Militant Catholic Church and World Domination
Few would believe what the Vatican has been up to all these centuries. Vietnam was commonly known as Spelly’s War, named after Cardinal Spellman. Why…Exterminating infidels?  Cardinal Spellman gave mass to the troops in WW2

Successor to Fascist Dictator Francisco Franco and Knight of Malta, King Juan Carlos, with Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Andrew Cardinal Bertie

Knight of Malta Amschel Mayer Rothschild (1744–1812)

The Knights of Malta is not merely a “charitable organization”.  That’s just an elaborate front… As the name Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) confirms, it is a military order based on the crusader Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem and is interwoven with Freemasonry. Most people have never even heard of SMOM, much less that it is a part of Freemasonry. But that is the way the aristocratic elite like it.

(same double eagle as Freemasonry–ed.)

One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity.

This eagle symbol is used in the masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation. It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia, indicating direct Vatican control over those countries. (Source)

More on the Double-headed Eagle and the ‘Redshilds’

The two-headed eagle emblem of the Byzantine Empire (Roman Empire) on a Red Shield was adopted in 1743 by the infamous goldsmith Amschel Moses Bauer. He opened a coin shop in Frankfurt, Germany and hung above his door this Roman eagle on a red shield. The shop became known as the “Red Shield firm”. The German word for ‘red shield’ is Rothschild. After this point, the Rothschilds became the bankers to kings and pontiffs alike, among the richest families in the world. Ever since, they have financed both sides of every major war and revolution using the Hegelian Dialectic to engineer society toward their New World Order.

The Rothschilds and their agents, such as the Rockefellers, have been engineering America and its foreign policy almost since its inception. They and their Skull and Bones Wall Street partners staged and funded both sides in WWII, and out of that hellish nightmare was born their infant global government, the United Nations, and their tool of tyranny, the CIA. The father of the CIA, “Wild Bill” Donovan, was a Knight of Malta. In order to be a director of the CIA you must be a crusading Knight of Malta and it doesn’t hurt if you are a member of Skull and Bones either. In order to reach the highest levels in the Pentagon establishment, you must be an illuminated Freemason and/or a Knight of one order or another. Notable US military members of SMOM include top crusading generals such as Alexander Haig, William Westmoreland, and Charles A. Willoughby, an admitted Fascist.

Other notable members include:
* Reinhard Gehlen (Nazi war criminal)
* Heinrich Himmler (Nazi war criminal)
* Kurt Waldheim (Nazi war criminal)
* Franz von Papen (Hitler enabler)
* Fritz Thyssen (Hitler’s financier)
* Rupert Murdoch
* Tony Blair
* Pat Buchanan
* William F. Buckley, Jr.
* Precott Bush, Jr.
* Edward Egan (Archbishop NY)
* Licio Gelli
* Ted Kennedy
* David Rockefeller
* Phyllis Schlafly (Dame)
* J. Edgar Hoover
* Joseph Kennedy
* Henry Luce
* Thomas ‘Tip’ O’Neill
* Ronald E. Reagan
* Giscard d’Estaing
* Allen Dulles
* Avery Dulles
* Frank C Carlucci
* Nelson Mandela
* Rick Santorum
* Juan Carlos (King of Spain and Jerusalem)
* Oliver North
* George H.W Bush
* Augusto Pinochet
* William Randolph Hearst
* Francis L. Kellogg

Coat of Arms of Queensland

Coat of Arms of Queensland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Queensland Australia Connection

Note the Cross of Malta in the coat of arms of the State of Queensland, Australia … all Judges in Queensland are Catholics.

The Blackwater / Xe Connection

Such a list should make anyone sit up and pay attention, but it is only the tip of the iceberg unfortunately. Then we come to another SMOM member, important to what is transpiring in Iraq and other toppled or soon to-be-toppled States. Educated at the Jesuit Georgetown University, former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Edward Schmitz, Blackwater’s operations chief, is a member of both SMOM and Opus Dei.

Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Edward Schmitz quit in 2005 to work for Blackwater. He is a member of Opus Dei and Knights of Malta. At least $2 trillion went “missing” from the Pentagon during his watch.

The Knights of Malta in Iraq?
Malta Star | Sep 29, 2007

An American investigative journalist compared the US firm Blackwater, the biggest security services provider in post war Iraq, to the Knights of Malta.  The company is currently in the midst of a controversy after some of its 20,000 personnel stationed in Iraq killed a number of civilians.

In his book, ‘Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army’, Jeremy Scahill links the modern security firm to the Knights of Malta.  The writer argues that “Blackwater’s employees… share the same religious zeal of ancient crusaders”, the Egyptian weekly newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

All the top Nazis in our government are connected in some way to the Vatican, Jesuits and Knights of Malta and have been for decades, as were the Italian Fascists and German Nazis of WWII. After all, what was their favorite symbol after the swastika? The Maltese Cross of course!(Dejan Lucic–source)

Earlier Malta Boys Formed the “Intelligence” Agencies.  Who formed the CIA? It was a Catholic Knight of Malta, William “Wild Bill” Donovan. He was considered the “father of the CIA.” he was also the former head of the OSS before he was used to create the CIA.

Donovan was given an especially prestigious form of knighthood that has only been given to a hundred other men in history.

Over the years there have been many CIA bosses who were also Knights of Malta and/or Jesuit trained.

And Who Formed the FBI?

It was a powerful Roman Catholic who was also a Knight of Malta and a trustee of The Catholic University of America. Charles Joseph Bonaparte.

“The degree of Knight of Malta is conferred in the United States as “an appendant Order” in a Commandery of Knights Templar. ~Source

Blackwater/Xe – Today’s Crusading Templars/Knights of Malta?

Blackwater/Xe is more than just a “private army”, and much more than just another capitalist war-profiteering business operation.

It is an army operating outside all laws, outside and above the US Constitution and yet is controlled by people within and outside our government whose allegiance is primarily to the foreign Vatican state. In other words, Blackwater/Xe is a religious army serving the Pope in Rome through the Order of Malta, which is itself considered under international law, as a sovereign entity with special diplomatic powers and privileges.

Like Blackwater, the Order of Malta is “untouchable” because it is at the heart of the elite aristocracy. ~Source

The ‘beauty’ of private mercenaries, a growing trend worldwide as we move toward a fascist global state, is that they’re not held accountable to anything like regular military bodies are, and can operate outside the confines of such things as international law, political restraints, or the immobility of large armies. In addition, when their loyalties can be traced to an over-riding allegiance to a foreign state or other seditious influence, we have even more serious problems.

English: Erik D. Prince (born June 6, 1969), a...

English: Erik D. Prince (born June 6, 1969), american founder and sole owner of the private military company Xe; portrait photograph of a man with short hair, wearing a suit and tie, his hands folded in front of him. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Erik, Prince of War

Erik Prince, the founder and owner of the now infamous US corporation, Blackwater/Xe, hails from Holland, Michigan where his family was both powerful and prominent in two institutions – (1) the Republican Party and (2) the evangelical Christian Church. After scandals hit his large and lucrative firm, Prince ordered a curious rebranding that changed its name to Xe.

From the perspective of medieval Christian symbology, ‘Xe’ is a combination of the Christic cross and the Greek letter, Epsilon, the first letter in the Greek word, Evangelion, glad tidings or gospel. From the perspective of a modern member of the Knights Templar, Xe is immediately recognizable as it symbolizes Christian Evangelism. (source)

Now there’s an honest face…

The Catholic connection, unlike his family, which is part of the Christian Reformed Church, Erik Prince is a Catholic. Interestingly enough, most of the leadership at Blackwater/Xe is also Catholic, albeit a conservative wing of the church that is quite reactionary. Erik Prince is personally connected to conservative Catholic groups like Catholic Answer, Crisis magazine, and a Grand Rapids-based group, the Acton Institute.

Prince’s relationship to what Scahill calls the “Theocon” movement is not marginal. Prince himself writes about this relationship and it’s importance, particularly with the mission of Blackwater. Prince says “Everybody carries guns, just like the Prophet Jeremiah rebuilding the temple in Israel – a sword in one hand and a trowel in the other.”

Prince’s background

Erik Prince’s personal Crusade

Among his personnel at Xe, Prince is known to be a high-profile Islamophobe who believes his personal mission in life is to bring about the total extinction of the Muslim population of this planet in what he has described as a global campaign of genocide or a, “Crusade.”

Here is an excerpt of an article about Prince that appeared in The Economist:

In an affidavit lodged with a court in Virginia, one of the witnesses said that Mr Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe.” The statement continues…

“To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.”

How comforting. Murder for hire meets religious zeal embedded in Christian patriotism. Nice combo.

Blackwater/Xe Headquarters in Moyock, N.C.

Beware: They’re Proliferating…

It gets worse, this captivating cause, these deviant demons, are metastasizing:

Through a network of 30 subsidiaries and shell corporations, Blackwater-linked entities provided “intelligence, training and security services” to a cache of major multinational firms, including: Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents obtained.

Blackwater’s owner and founder, Erik Prince — who has himself been linked to the CIA — helped train companies through two other firms he controlled: Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center. (Source)

Imagine a worldwide Mafia with many ‘families’…

There’s so much more to this than can be covered here, but it’s certainly worth investigating. These secretive controllers have many arms, many disguises, but all are carefully controlled and working in concert…although I’m sure these evil forces have their differences, which would explain some of the discrepancies we see in the news.

But they all converge at the apex of power and control somehow. Nasty bunch who don’t flinch at eliminating each other either.

It’s also apparent the ‘Powers That Be’ love these ‘free hands’ of blindly committed ‘crusaders’ we’ve described here to wreak havoc, vengeance, chaos, conflict, anything to justify their continued war on humanity until it’s beaten into a fascist one world state of submission. Know, too, all the ‘intelligence’ agencies CIA, Mossad, MI6, ISI, etc. are all connected with these boys and many others, which is why it’s so hard to clearly expose the perfidy of what’s happening since they’re all in it together in an unholy, strangely knotted alliance.

Conclusion…The Goal is to Terrorize, Divide and Conquer–then Unite Under their ‘Illumined Leadership’

So they hope. Evil cannot triumph in the long run–they can only flail against the Truth which stands indomitable, inextinguishable and eternal. Their only temporal power is in fear and ignorance, which is why we need to do all we can to enlighten and empower those around us.

And it’s not all black and white, so don’t expect complete clarity before taking action. Nor is there anything to get fearful about. Many of those on the inside want out, but cannot escape. Many are working to change this pattern, or alert their fellow man, such as the man who testified about Erik Prince. Look for it. We are the power. There are very few of them. All we need to do is wake up–and stay awake. And alert others. We’ll know what to do next.

But we must be informed and connect these dots for ourselves. And this is only part of the picture. Once people realize it’s not paranoia to realize there are very real agendas afoot, things start to clear up.

Although it can be somewhat daunting at first…

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – President Woodrow Wilson

Screw that attitude! What cowards..that’s what got us here, their fear of speaking up! In no way does that knowledge mean the rest of us are to remain in the dark or hide our heads in the sand.

Just the opposite!

Thankfully it gets clearer all the time! As dear Bill Hicks put it;

Everything makes sense if you just put on the right glasses.

Keep yours on, and bravely.
Love, Zen @ http://www.zengardner.com

Is Australia rushing into a Communist New World Order?

Australian Electoral Commission Declaration of...

Australian Electoral Commission Declaration of Nominations and Ballot Draw in the ACT Federal Election 30th July 2010 (Photo credit: Senator Kate Lundy)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Reporting from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Okay, so we have an election due soon, and our Fabian Socialist heroine of the nation, Julia Gillard, and her bootlickers in the parliament are rushing through legislation before they are ousted at the next election.  Given the Fabian Socialist (communist) agenda, there appears to be a silent war declared on the people and on the people’s sovereinty.  In particular the government are rushing through changes to the following important areas that directly affect our democracy and right to free speech.

1.  New Media Laws are Stephen Conroy’s attempt to foist government controlled sanctioned media upon the electors dictating what you can and can not hear or read, and directing physical and/or monetary punishment should you break their journalistic rules.  Sorry Julia, I am not a trained journalist and don’t have any certification to say I am a journalist.  If you can provide me with any receipts, transactions, or payroll receipts that say that I am qualified to be a journalist, that I work as a journalist, or that I am employed and performing some function of government, then your rules do not apply to me.

2.  New Electoral Rules will mean a dimming of our democracy as the major implication behind changing the word elector to the word person, which in the legal world is legal fiction.  An elector is substance and means man or woman.

3.  The Gonski Review by the government lapdogs, the unions are now communist controlled farsical entities.  Education reforms bring us in line with the controlled communist system by controlling the curriculum which is now under federal control, while simultaneously controlling and weeding out teachers who teach things outside what the government has approved.

The article below from Mark Aldridge “Community advocate” & Independent Federal candidate for Wakefield SA
08 82847482 / 0403379500 http://www.markmaldridge.com

New changes to the federal electoral act, would not be supported by any Australian!

UNDER ELECTORAL LAW, AND THE MANY PRECEDENTS OVER THE PAST YEARS A GENERAL ELECTION CAN NOT BE INVALIDATED REGARDLESS OF THE CONDUCT.  Such issues open the door to electoral fraud, because any government that takes power is there for years and there is not a thing we can do, even if they gain your vote through deceit, fraud or simply steal it.

Each year in Australia our election process is eroded, the electoral act is re-written to empower the 2 major parties, and ensure they face less opposition, on top of conduct issues that are nothing more than legalised fraud, they open the loop hole and jump through it.

 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT – SECT 41 Right of electors of States

No adult person who has or acquires a right to vote at elections for the more numerous House of the Parliament of a State shall, while the right continues, be prevented by any law of the Commonwealth from voting at elections for either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth.

Electors are people who have a right to vote at elections, yet the word elector as of 2/2013 has been removed from around 100 sections of the Federal electoral Act, and replaced in the most with the word person, a person does not necessarily have a right to vote, so why the change, and more so why the silence?

The Act now says A person may apply for a postal ballot paper, not an elector, as if ballot papers can now be sent out without the need to determine if a person is registered to vote.

The game is on and we the people are not invited to play, the new feel of the electoral Act is one of winning at any expense by the major party’s because they both backed the new amendments, so here is a taste of what they have in store for we the people they are supposedly representing, you might want to grab a tissue if you still retain and patriotism if even an inkling of respect to our constitution.

Many will not have noticed the electoral changes also are backed by changes to the taxation Act and several others, and there is good reason they do not want you to know, because the most massive attack on our founding documents and our rights and liberty’s is about to take place, and it is best you do not know.

Parliament has recently passed legislation to allow the Australian Electoral Commission to directly enrol voters (on the basis of information obtained from reputable sources such as a states Road Traffic Authority, the Taxation department and elsewhere) and there is no safe guards to ensure those enrolled even know, and the reason the Act now says “persons” not “electors”, is because the new enrolments may not meet the requirements of an elector?

Changes to our whole democratic system should be in line with the protections found in our constitution, and conversant with our common law rights, and I do not believe any of the new changes are!

“Recent amendments to the Electoral Act allow the Electoral Commissioner to directly update or transfer a persons enrolment, or enrol an unenrolled person, without claim or notice from or to the person (sections 103A and 103B of the Electoral Act)”….(Persons not electors)

The amount of “persons” to be added to the electoral rolls could exceed 1.5 million, with a large percentage of people being unable to meet the usual requirements of becoming an elector, because since the constitution was written, we have had safe guards, like the need to be an Australian citizen to be an elector.  If a person decides they do not want to vote, or do not wish to enrol adding them with out their knowledge will not ensure an educated outcome, or is that the very reason for these changes?

Amending relevant legislation governing the protection of personal data collected by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), which would prevent the ATO from providing enrolment relevant data to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), to allow such data to be shared with the AEC for the purposes of facilitating enrolment, also allows said information access where it once was protected, but that is another story.

There are many other changes that will also allow the commissioner to invalidate votes, and several other serious matters, which I will cover in a further update, so why the decision to enrol with out their knowledge so many people living in Australia?

That is where the new postal voting system will come into play, but again, I still have some investigations pending, the fact is, nothing is done with out a reason, and if past conduct is anything to go by, we indeed should be worried.

In the state election in 2010 in South Australia, not only did 77,000 names going missing off the rolls, and near 30% of the Ramsay bi-election simply disappear from the count, over 22,000 postal ballot papers went missing or were deemed invalid, making matters worse 100s of thousands of postal ballot applications were handled by the 2 major parties.

Although while I was in the courts, this was all denied, until the electoral commissioner was forced to admit the truth by way of an affidavit, it is interesting another change seen though out the yet to be released federal electoral act, is the removal of the word DRO, district returning officers, the very ones that alerted me to many interesting breaches of the electoral Act during the final count of the SA election results, so they are now all gone.

Another of the many changes to the act, include the doubling of the costs of nomination and the doubling of the endorsements needed by independent candidates and Minor parties, making ones candidacy harder and more expensive to achieve.

The direct result will be less choice, and more votes to those who endorse these new laws, again disregarding the peoples rights.

We also see changes to the publicity and validity of “changes”, where once the commission was obliged by the Act to publish certain materials in a local paper, or at the very least in the government gazette, now a simple inclusion somewhere on their website has now become adequate.

Ease of de-registering political parties has also been addressed, but as expected there are no disadvantages to the two partys position, and not a hint of improved rights for the voting public.  We see no changes to address political partys misrepresenting their position, or dressing up as other political parties, we see no changes to the unfair preferential system, or to ensure we have adequate information or even adequate ballot papers.

Dodgy how to vote cards are not addressed neither are identity checks nor even security measures beyond the use of a pencil and rubber.

Major partys handling 100’s of thousands of postal voting applications is still acceptable practice, even though the JSCEM (Joint standing committee on electoral matters) recommended the complete opposite, in fact most of the changes recommended by the JSCEM to empower voters over the past 20 years are not adopted, in favour of changes to ensure the 2 party system takes a stronger hold on determining the outcome.

Lack of information to ensure voters can cast an informed vote has increased rather than remedied. More people will miss out on their vote and the electoral commissioner can now reject a ballot paper even easier.

Rather than increasing identity checks, we see less transparency, our electoral rolls will now become more inaccurate rather than ensuring they are competent instruments designed to protect the integrity of our election process.

Over recent years our elderly and disabled have endured a decline in support services, and the JSCEM recommendations to offer more support were also dismissed,one must wonder why we dare let those with the most to gain from structural biases continue to write electoral law.

Pre-poll voting used to demand those casting their vote signed documents to prove who they are, and that they had a right to vote, now even this protection has been taken away again undermining the integrity of the electoral system.

Over 3.1 million Australians are either not enrolled, refuse to attend, or simply have no idea how to cast an informed vote, and the new ideals preferred by the major political parties are all about ensuring they maintain power, rather than inspiring Australians to embrace our once fine democratic system.

I will continue to study all the changes made this week (28/2/13) and list them here by amendment, but lest to say, after 100 years of the word Elector and the constitution using the word Electora complete change to the use of the word “person” is not to empower an equitable electoral outcome.

One would have hoped over 140 changes to the federal electoral Act just prior to a federal election, would be news worthy, but in my years of exposing corruption in the system, it never has been.

The new changes empower the 2 major parties, they do not help inspire participation in our democratic system, they are biased deliberately in favour of those who write the law.

Our supposed independent review process “the board of the JSCEM” is adorned by major party members, and even when they recommend changes that reflect the will of the Australian people, even those recommendations are tossed aside by people who we employ to protect our best interests, here lays the whole problem.

Not only must we change the system, ensure it is Independent of political interference and self interest, we must ensure it allows both educated and freedom of choice, with over 370,000 ballot papers invalidated simply because voters did not have the right information to even cast a valid vote, (votes that were a deliberate attempt to be cast as valid) we can rule our democratic system “Broken” and there for the outcomes of the process are no longer just.

Mark Aldridge Independent Candidate