Darrell Castle talks about how President Obama’s record with the poor doesn’t match his reputation.
Darrell Castle talks about Mitt Romney’s choice of Congressman Paul D. Ryan.
Darrell Castle talks about the growing poverty in America and offers the “Free Market Solution”.
Darrell Castle talks about the economic and educational divide of married and non-married people.
Darrell Castle talks about the increasing number of children born outside marriage.
Darrell Castle talks about the growing numbers of people caught in the government’s safety net.
In this podcast, Darrell Castle discusses bailouts and their consequences:
In this podcast, Darrell Castle relays his thoughts regarding the post-debt ceiling economy:
“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)
This week we pause to celebrate the birth of the one who spoke those words in the temple more than 2000 years ago. While contemplating those words amid the celebration, and preparations for celebration, I am reminded that a deepening poverty is spreading across the nation – the same nation, as we are constantly reminded, that is the richest nation on earth.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we now have almost 43 million people who subsist on food stamps. That is a little more than 13% of the entire American population that must have assistance from the government just to buy food. In my home state of Tennessee it’s more than 20% and in Washington D.C., the seat of the nation’s government, it’s more than 21%.
Prices of the things people need most to live – or in other words, the things they can’t live without – such as food and fuel, are soaring. Based on current Federal Reserve interest rates, we are told there is no inflation in the economy, but those of us who must buy food and fuel know better.
This inflation in food and fuel comes at a time when some 15 million people are unemployed according to U.S. Government (USG) figures, which place the unemployment rate at close to 10%. During the depression years of the 1930’s, the USG used a more honest reporting formula for unemployment. If you did not have a job and were not retired, you were unemployed. If we used that formula today, the rate would be pushing 25%. Now, the unemployed are not counted unless they are actually receiving unemployment benefits. Could that be the reason the administration fights so hard to continually extend the months of eligibility for benefits?
Many people are very concerned about the deficit now, as well they should be. These people tell us we can’t afford to extend unemployment benefits, we can’t afford Medicare and Medicaid, and we can’t afford Social Security which has now gone negative. We can, however, afford about a trillion dollars a year for wars that nobody can tell us the meaning of. Even the Commander-in-Chief can only say “they’re necessary.” If we can’t afford anything but wars of aggression, it seems to me that we deserve at least an explanation of why.
Oh yes, I almost forgot one other thing that we can afford. We can always afford the trillions – yes that’s right: Mr. Bernanke said he gave trillions to foreign banks and corporations – we can also afford the trillions we gave to American banks and corporations. Goldman Sachs, for example, was provided funds 212 times during the approximate year of the TARP period. That’s almost once every business day.
We’ve seen some of the USG’s priorities then, in relation to what we can and can’t afford. We know that the five largest items, often referred to as mandatory, in the fiscal year 2011 budget take up 100 percent of tax revenue. Those items are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense, and interest on the debt. Everything else that is spent must be borrowed. Defense and interest on the debt are clearly affordable, but the others are problematic. The USG has now spent generations creating a totally dependent society and it seems bad form to me for them to then blame the entire mess on the dependent.
All these things taken together add up to a collapsing economy and ultimate doom for the dollar. When the dollar loses reserve status and necessary items, if obtainable at all, skyrocket in price, the picture might not be a pretty one. I wonder if all these economic “mistakes” have occurred purely by accident and stupidity? Aren’t Rhodes Scholars, as well as Harvard, Princeton, and London School of Economics graduates supposed to be smart? If so then, are they fools or knaves?
Those who, through their concerted efforts, have managed in only 100 years to destroy a civilization that took 1000 years to build seem pretty happy and pretty excited right now. Sometimes their gloating is a little hard to take, but I remind you that there is still cause for great joy during this Christmas week. Oh I know they have their dark prince and they hear his voice, but their time and his time are but temporary. The one who spoke the words in the first paragraph of this writing is with us, and he did tell us that he would not leave us or forsake us.
The followers of the dark prince may not realize it, but they are just instruments doing what God has ordained them to do since before the foundations of the world.
- Darrell Castle
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said;
“Keep your head.“
Jefferson Airplane—”White Rabbit”
From September 20 through September 22, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly conducted its annual meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.
The various heads of state and diplomats representing the nations of the world were given the opportunity to speak to the delegation, and to the entire world. Each speaker is allowed 15 minutes to speak, but the important ones are allowed longer.
President Obama spoke for 32 minutes and Iranian President Ahmadinejad a little longer. What these two men said is very useful for learning the state of the world and the nation.
President Obama concentrated on two main points. The first point had to do with the 9/11 attacks and what he has been doing in response.
The second point had to do with what he called “rescuing our economy from potential catastrophe.” Much of his speech involved his desire to eliminate global poverty, solve climate change, and build a lasting partnership with the Iraqi people. He said that America has “embraced unique responsibilities that come with our power.”
When he speaks, I feel the fruits of my labor flowing out of my pocket and into someone else’s pocket.
Much of his speech was illogical and disconnected from the reality of the world. He lamented the failure of the UN to reach its Millennium Goals, of which the United States is now a part. These goals have to do with world poverty and sustainable development, among other things.
The idea that he manages the system that is responsible for most poverty and environmental destruction as well as war seems lost on him. The system is monopoly capitalism, which concentrates the world’s resources into as few corporate hands as possible and then links those hands to governmental monopoly protection, all financed by Wall Street through its license from the central banks.
While he moans and cries about poverty, he spreads death and destruction across the world. There is no poverty in the United States? No, he says, it only exists in nations that he allows to have it.
But the truth is somewhat different: 40 million plus Americans are on food stamps, and 20 million plus Americans are now out of work. Poverty is a worldwide condition thanks to 65 years of war since the UN was founded, and 100 years of central bank management of the US monetary system.
President Ahmadinejad of Iran was not much better. He spoke about 9/11 and stated that there were 3 theories about it. When he did, the US and 27 other nations walked out of his speech. (Israel boycotted President Obama’s speech as well.) Obama called Ahmadinejad’s 3 theory approach to 9/11 and his call for an impartial investigation “hateful, offensive and inexcusable” as well as “outrageous and disgusting.”
Ahmadinejad was right about one thing. The 9/11 attacks were used as justification for the invasion of 3 countries and the killing, wounding, and displacement of millions of people, and because of that the world deserves an impartial answer.
Ahmadinejad talked a lot about what he called “management of the world.” He believes the world is being mismanaged by the Security Council and that it should be superseded by a stronger and more empowered General Assembly where no nation would have veto power.
He and Obama both talked a lot about world government as a goal. Neither of them even paid lip service to defending the sovereignty of his country. The incoming General Assembly President Joseph Deiss of Switzerland said that the UN faces a danger that it will be marginalized by other international groups in the central role of world government.
Only one person stood for the sovereignty of his nation: Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, who said, “On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states.”
Well said, Mr. Klaus. We can’t afford to run the world anymore, and everyone should just mind his own business.
With the interest in sovereignty destroying world government organizations of both Obama and Ahmadinejad, could Ahmadinejad be the controlled opposition to Obama? Who knows? Not me, but we could go ask Alice, maybe she knows.
Anyway, I should close with a substitute speech to the General Assembly, since I have been so critical of the ones that were given:
“You have 90 days to get outta town because this building will be imploded at one second after midnight of the 90th day. You’ve all seen the 9/11 tapes, so you know what building implosions look like. You are welcome here anytime as tourists. Now, go home and mind your own business.”