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16 minutes | 10 days ago
Darrell Castle addresses the question of what happens now to our country assuming Joe Biden is inaugurated. Transcription / Notes WHAT NOW? Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 20th day of November in the year 2020 and today I will be attempting to answer the question that many people have asked me about the election, what happens now. The Castle family is fine this week although a little down that we will not be together for Thanksgiving. We have chosen to not travel this season and we live in different parts of the country, so we comply with Dr. Fauci by accident. Speaking of Thanksgiving; next week there will be no Castle Report as Joan and I try to relax and give thanks as I trust you will also. Since I will not be talking next week, I will try to give you your moneys worth this week. What now? That is the question that I am often asked these days usually by someone who has no interest or experience in politics. People are worried, concerned, even frightened by the uncertainty in the country and they want an answer from someone they trust. I spoke to a family friend the other day who said she had been waiting to talk to me so she could ask me what is going on, what is going to happen in this country right now. OK if you put it that way, I’ll take a guess. I give them the only correct answer there is to the question; I don’t know. I don’t know for sure what is going to happen, but I can make what I believe to be an educated guess. First, let’s start by listing some things that I believe will not happen. I am going to assume that Joe Biden will be inaugurated in January and the Republicans will maintain majority in the Senate and they have greatly reduced the Democrat majority in the House. There will be no re-do of the census to increase the numbers of Democrats in congress. The filibuster will not be ended. There will be no statehood for Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. There will be no court packing. Cabinet appointments will have to get through the Senate so each one will require negotiation. The Paris Accord on climate change will be back in force but will have no real teeth in the United States. The stimulus will pass but with far less than the 3.4 trillion described as only a starting point. Executive orders will be the rule of the day used to un-do Trump’s executive orders. The first to go will deal with the trade wars, especially against China and the second will be in immigration, opening the border completely. Now, I will tell you some things that I think will happen, some immediately and some over the course of the Biden/Harris term. First, the states and the Federal Government will rapidly encounter a debt problem that will require the rapid reduction of spending or the rapid rise of taxes or both. Some states are approaching catastrophe with their debt right now. For example, Connecticut now spends 31% of state revenue on debt service. This obvious problem will not deter Biden from forgiving student loans, which will force working people in red state America to fund the education of those in California and New York who chose a different course. Escalating violence will continue to plague our cities as Democrat politicians demonize and defund the police. Violence and war will continue and get worse in the Middle East. That section of the earth is an area where war is still economically feasible as is Africa, but China is interested in Africa so the US military will continue to fight endless, no-win wars across the Middle East. There will be more rather draconian measures imposed due to the virus. Vaccines should be available by April for wide use according the reports I have seen, and until then expect cases to rise giving the excuse for more lockdowns. The rising case numbers will also give an excuse for mandatory vaccine injection or very strong counter measures if it is declined. Authoritarians in and out of government will remain very busy with our permanent public health crises. China will benefit from new and more favorable trade policies. Who owned the 19th century, Great Britain? Who owned the 20th century, the United States, and the Soviet Union? Who owns the 21st century, the United States and China? Now that China has their man in the White House, they will renew efforts to make the 21st century only China. The Chinese have a system of social credit which allows for a series of rewards and punishment for socially good or bad behavior as defined by the Chinese Communist Party. The social credit and control system within the United States will continue to grow and aided by the tech giants, educational elite, government, and the courts, will become worse than China’s. Our system has different incentives than the Chinese right now and according to a recent article by Gregory Hood, it is already worse than China’s. China’s system controls the lives of its citizens for the purpose of building social trust. Our system is designed to destroy social trust. China’s system rewards charity, volunteerism, honesty, law-abiding conduct, and mutual trust. Our system incites hatred, bitterness, division, and racial intolerance. China has a grading system marked A through D. Uncivilized behavior as they define it deducts points. Our system rewards and does not punish uncivilized behavior such as rioting, looting, and aggravated mass assault. In China, one can improve his social credit standing by taking certain specific actions which are approved by the Chinese Communist Party as acceptable and desirable goals. In America, one must be a member of the hive. That is my term for the circle of knowledge to which all woke people belong. When you are in the hive you have access to all knowledge and you understand completely how the world is designed to work and you endeavor diligently to make it work that way. If one is not in the hive, then he is outside the circle of knowledge and therefore subject to the consequential occurrences of a chaotic world. The results are his own fault and his responsibility for not being in the hive. In China your actual credit rating which determines your ability to purchase or travel is lowered or raised for political reasons. Here we have a different set of incentives to make us comply. For example, the woman who recently won Miss USA is a black woman from Mississippi and after she won, she accepted an invitation to speak to the president of the United States. Extreme social pressure including ostracism and calls from Hollywood for her to be punished came upon her. Here in America you can lose your job for an incorrect remark or a word to a friend accidentally caught on camera. Dissidents are blocked from the use of PayPal and other payment systems which is worse than China’s credit system. At least in China, it’s by degrees. The proposed Trump Accountability Project led by AOC would target Trump supporters so they could never hold public office, serve on a corporate board or in higher education etc. Here in America we can no longer speak or even learn the truth. The final example of what is happening to us here in America that is worse than China is racist indoctrination up and down the line at all levels. The Chinese try to favor the Han Chinese people to maintain a Han majority apparently believing that diversity causes disunity and distrust. Here in America, especially in Higher education, to work or even to be admitted to certain colleges you must confess your white privilege and be indoctrinated as to how evil it is. When Mao came to power in 1948 China, he instituted what he called a cultural revolution in which dissidents were killed or reeducated. Part of the reeducation process was degradation by forcing people to confess falsehoods. They tore down monuments to remove the past from the people’s minds and wiped out religious symbols to strip them of faith, and to gain power and control over them. In America racist indoctrination was required at all levels to be hired by the federal government until Trump canceled it by executive order. Expect it to be reinstituted it under Biden. He and his vice president seem more interested in Mao’s reeducation system than MLK’s dream. This vast system of social control will be possible through the advent of artificial intelligence or AI. The people who are redesigning the world to fit their model believe that all human emotions such as love, hate, compassion, and self-awareness are just complex algorithms which can be programed to have that capacity. Once computers have self-awareness, which is now or will be very soon, they will be free to feed on information and grow from that information until they control human behavior. Billions of computers around the world connected through AI to control global markets thereby giving them power to start wars, institute poverty, and disease at will. Although these new machines will have self-awareness, they will have no ego for from the ego comes emotions. God or evolution as they see it made a critical era in giving humans ego and that era must be corrected by the new gods. The people who control them would literally hold the power of life and death over the planet. Wars, famine, crop failures, recessions, depression, or boom times would all be in their control. Population reduction or culling would be easily done as a farmer trims his fruit trees or culls his herds. I could do an entire report on this phenomenon which is now upon us but there is no space in this one. This probably all sounds like science fiction or some weird scheme from some weird author but unfortunately it is quite real. According to the World Economic Forum which puts on the Davos conference each year this is a desirable goal. Who are these people that want such things? First, the WEF says that of the 10 most powerful people on earth 4 are not connected with any government at all. The presidents of the United States, China, Russia, the Uk, France, Germany make up the six, but the others are the interesting ones. Have you wondered why Bill Gates seems to have so much power and authority although he has never been elected to anything by anybody? These four people have a net worth approaching a half trillion dollars, but their power goes far beyond wealth. Pay attention to some of their lectures or press briefings sometimes and you will see that they don’t talk through governments but over them. They act completely independent of government. The partners of the WEF include many of the world’s largest companies besides the four I mentioned. A book written by the WEF founder Klaus Schwab called The Great Reset outlines the whole plan, all that I have mentioned and a lot more. Let me give you a few words from Steve Dunning in Forbes Magazine; “An air of otherworldliness pervades this book. One of its symptoms is its constant references to we, we will, we should, we must. Who are we? I think Schwab and Malleret mean mankind but in practice it means Davos Man, a species of high-status politician, businessman or academic about whom Samuel Huntington wrote: These trans nationalists have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations.” This is all part of what has come to be called globalization, but that term does not go quite far enough as you have seen. This is what is now coming because Joe Biden is one of them or is used by them or owned by them and Donald Trump was not one of them and that is the primary reason they hated him with such a passion. Trump was opposed to their agenda and he had the guts to go to Davos and tell them face to face, not on my watch. Joe Biden has no such plans. The people who seek this course for humanity have no regard for ordinary human emotions that most of us take for granted. Emotions or character traits such as honesty, fidelity, selflessness are more in the nature of jokes to be laughed at, but really they are just incorrectly programed algorithms. They have no regard for them, nor do they respect those who do have regard for them. They will do anything, including lying, cheating, falsifying records, stealing elections, and stealing your children to achieve their goals. The people of this once free republic voted for this and now it is coming. All the indoctrination in our education system, all the pressure to never say a word in opposition, all the pontificating lies about white privilege, and racial justice are just so much propaganda for the masses. The world is being set up for this and the only one in opposition who had power has been removed. Finally, folks, the most fundamental right of self-governing people has been stolen from us and we need to prove than in order to preserve our republic. May God make it so. It’s is a nightmare alright, but it looks to be in our future as humanity is brought under the control of the hive, for now. Pray for deliverance and if Joe Biden is inaugurated, for his health over the next four years because the alternative is much worse. At least that’s the way I see it, Until December 2, folks, This is Darrell Castle Thanks for listening.
11 minutes | 18 days ago
Free and Fair Elections
Darrell Castle talks about the concept of free and fair elections and addresses the question of what happens when a supposedly self-governing people do not have free and fair elections. Transcription / Notes FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 13th day of November in the year 2020, and today I will be talking about the concept of free and fair elections and addressing the question of what happens when a supposedly self-governing people do not have free and fair elections. First, I will tell you that the Castle family is doing fine again. I have at least partially recovered from my melancholy and everyone else is happy and healthy. I have to mention that last Wednesday was veteran’s day and Tuesday was the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. My service there is now almost 50 years in the past, but it is not forgotten. Now, some commentary about our recent presidential elections. There are so many things that could bring about the destruction of the American Republic, but one of the most obvious is a corrupt election process. We find ourselves today in a fight for the continuation of the Republic and ultimately for the survival of Western Civilization. The stakes could not be higher than they are right now. Some people are so used to losing and so self-loathing that they immediately capitulated to the enemy, but others realize that sometimes fighting to the end and even to the last man is preferable to surrender. The media immediately declared Joe Biden the winner despite the many races still in doubt and amid growing evidence of fraud. The media told us repeatedly that enough people voted for Joe Biden to elect him even though his campaign rallies, when he had them, went unattended. The media work night and day to discredit the many lawsuits challenging election results across the nation. If they are so certain these cases are frivolous or of no consequence, why not wait until they are finished to report the results? There is plenty of evidence, mountains of it, that this election was fraudulently stolen to justify declaring Donald Trump the winner or at least conducting a free and open election. One wonders how the voting population would react in a second vote if they knew their first vote had been stolen. The real question is whether the Republican Party and the Courts of the United States have the guts to face the consequences. The whole world would then know that the Democrats, with the assistance of the media, conspired to steal a presidential election and thereby reduce America to the status of banana republic. Would the damage to the reputation of the nation and the potential political instability be worth it? To me it would be worth it because the fraud must be trapped and exposed if it is to be prevented from ever happening again. It is obvious that the Democrats are not fearful of it being necessary again because they are building and are very close to having a permanent power base. The rubes out there in flyover land that I will refer to as Red State America know that the election was stolen. The question then is, will those people ever have confidence in and respect for their country again? Will they ever again respect the rule of law or what used to be the rule of law in America? Is preventing loss of confidence in the world and potential political instability here at home worth a complete demolition of the rule of law in the minds of the people? The down line elections did not work out for the Democrats except in the large Democrat cities. It is more difficult to steal votes and to have dead people and their pets vote in other venues apparently. The congressional elections clearly rejected the Democrat platform upon which the Biden/Harris team relied. They rejected court packing which isn’t about trying to support checks and balances but instead it is about institutionalizing Democrat power permanently at all three branches of government. Abolishing the electoral college is not about fairness or letting the people have total control, but instead it is about permanent power for the coastal cities all firmly in the hands of Democrats. The Democrat politicians, Democrat bureaucrats, corporate media, tech giants, all conspire to build permanent power for themselves. They must imagine they will eventually become part of what the World Economic Forum called the great reset. That is just a clever word for global government run by the unelected corporate degenerate elite who are a lot more interested in policing your speech and your cultural attitude than in improving your standard of living. The headline of the New York Times reads “Biden Beats Trump.” The sub headline reads “Race is Finally Called After Record Turnout Chaotic Term Ends with Rare Incumbent Loss.” The calling was done by the Times and the rest of the media. They called the race and that is supposed to be the end of it. They go on to report that Mr. Trump should just do the right thing as Richard Nixon did in 1960 when it was obvious that Mayor Daley in Chicago had stolen Illinois and thus the election for John Kennedy. They want us to do the right thing for America, do what’s best for America while the uncounted ballots continue to pour in all for Biden. I’m not inclined to surrender to such people and I’m not in the mood for meek acceptance of tyranny. I am becoming immune to their lectures about what is good for America while they paint honest efforts at fair elections as some kind of conspiracy. This decision is obviously about who will be president, but it is also about who will rule the future. Let me give you an example of what I am talking about here. The leader of the corporation known officially as Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation recently wrote a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris setting out the demands and expectations of that corporation. I have the letter in front of me so let me give you a few words from it. “As we celebrate his electoral demise, we also know that his political exit does not ensure an end to the intolerable conditions faced by black people in America. We celebrate the defeat of Trump and we want to make sure supporting black lives is at the forefront of this administration. Without the resounding support of black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome. In short, black people won this election. Alongside black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election. Vote and organize became our motto, and our electoral justice efforts reached more than 60 million voters. We want something for our vote. We want to be heard and our agenda prioritized. We issue these expectations not just because black people are the most consistent and reliable voters for Democrats, but also because black people are truly living in crisis in a nation that was built on our subjugation.” Well I won’t go on with the letter but you get the idea. I will add that whatever Joe Biden does to appease her will not be enough to make her love him. To me, this letter is not about racial justice or racial healing. It is about racial hatred and animosity and about we want something for our vote. That letter was written by a woman full of hate for this country that she seeks to control by uniting all black people to vote the same way. Her corporation has assets in the hundreds of millions if not billions. The money comes from corporations all over the world especially the Sorus Open Society Foundation. These are the corporations all set up for their participation in the great reset to come. This sends a message of ethnic cleansing against all those red state bad whites. It is the wrong message at the wrong time. This morning as Joan and I were driving to work I guess she could sense my despair. She said this is all a trend and the pendulum will swing back the other direction in time. Joan, I said, that is a comforting theory, but I can refute it with one word, demographics. Most of the millennials and other young Americans are clearly in the enemy’s camp thanks to generations of brain washing in the enemy’s government schools. Their birth rates are crashing as they are across the West while third world birth rates are soaring. Kamala Harris had a large banner placed over the door of her transition office that said, “Dreamers Welcome.” Well Kamala, your dream is my nightmare, but that’s another story. No Joan, I said, America’s time as a free constitutional republic is finished unless we win now. We must be willing to fight to the death right now to achieve a fair and non-fraudulent result from this election, and then if we lose fairly, so be it. The sheer magnitude of the fraud makes it impossible to conceal. There it is in front of our eyes despite the corporate media’s attempts to hide it. The deep six action the media gave the Hunter Biden scandal is the best example I can think of. Will we accept it, and with it the demise of our country and perhaps the final nail in the coffin of civilization or not. Finally, folks, power attracts the worst people like flies to offal, and once in power the worst people can use fake money to buy votes to stay in power. Why should Joe Biden restrain himself from rewarding his friends since, after all, its not his money and it can be given away and created infinitely without consequences. The rule of law is obviously no longer a consideration in anything. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
7 minutes | 25 days ago
Election Night – What Happened
Darrell Castle asks what does the election really mean for our future in America. Transcription / Notes ELECTION NIGHT—WHAT HAPPENED Hello this is Darrell Castle with Today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 6th day of November in the year 2020 and to tell you the truth I don’t feel much like talking today, but I’ll try. I won’t lie to you by telling you that the Castle family is doing fine today because some of us are suffering. I’m sure the family daughter is just fine, and my dear wife Joan just rolls with the punches and tries to keep me levelheaded, but I have been suffering since Tuesday night. There is no clear winner as of this recording, and there might not be for weeks. Will there be a new court ordered election or just endless counting and fraud allegations? One thing seems clear and that is that the world has seen the American Democratic process with all the glory and grandeur stripped away and only the chaos and division remaining. There are numerous allegations of cheating for example after the count in Michigan was finished 138,389 new ballots were located and guess what 138,389 of them were for Biden. Nothing to see here folks just move along. The three close races that could determine the election, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, with Trump leading decided to suspend the count until morning. When it resumed all the new Biden votes came rolling in. So, they cheated, but that’s to be expected because as I keep saying this is war and the only thing that matters is who wins. In the end you can’t expect your enemy to play fair, and you should be prepared in case he doesn’t. The ministry of propaganda is right there to explain it all for us. There aren’t many things I know for certain right now, but it seems certain that if Biden wins, the country will be racing toward financial catastrophe and he will step on the accelerator. Of course, the Republican would have seen no alternative but to do the same thing. Big Tech censorship will continue and even increase under Biden as will illegal immigration. With tens of millions of new Democrat voters pouring over the borders allied with big tech censorship and media propaganda it will be impossible or next to it to ever succeed again. I have searched for a silver lining in this dark storm cloud and I may have found a small one in the House and Senate. Republicans retained control of the Senate losing only one seat. Mitch McConnell will remain as majority leader and if he retains the guts he learned from Donald Trump maybe that will be enough. In the House the Republicans did not lose a single seat and gained five new ones. What we have then, if Biden does win, is a weakened Joe Biden with no clear mandate and no majority in the legislature. So apparently the extreme left will not be able to control the machinery of government. It probably means no court packing, no new taxes the Republicans do not want. Biden has said he will not take Senators from the Senate to the cabinet, but Elizabeth Warren has expressed an interest in becoming Secretary of the Treasury. If she cannot raise taxes, then I expect her to go hard after those of us who currently pay taxes. I’m thinking about Robespierre right now. Well, be that as it may, as you can tell I am very depressed by the possibility that a demented, corrupt, Socialist might have just been elected to the position of head of state and commander in chief of the United States armed forces, and that may become our permanent status. I have wondered for the last 50 years or so what it was all for, all about, and now I guess I understand a little better. I wonder now why all those young people without much experience in this life and in this world are so interested in old Communists. Since I am at a further loss for words, I will let Dr. Paul Craig Roberts explain to you what this election process means: “The Digital Revolution is being used to destroy us. The Nazism of Bill Gates is so extreme as to make Hitler look like Jesus. Our intended future or a Conspiracy Theory? Christians will notice that our situation is Biblical. Plagues are being unleashed. Every form of sexual perversion has been legitimized except pedophilia, and as pedophilia is believed to be a widespread practice among the degenerate elites, its eventual acceptance is assured. It is heterosexual sex that is being delegitimized as “toxic masculinity” and “oppression of women.” We are to be injected with microchips and turned into robots and dependent on centrally controlled digital currency. (In the URL below Microsoft’s International Patent for a “cryptocurrency system using body activity data” is described.) White people are not the enemies of black people, nor are blacks the enemies of whites. Gentiles are not the enemies of Jews. Russia, China, and Japan are not the enemies of Americans and Europeans. We all have the same enemy-the Global Elite. The divisions in the world serve the agenda of the Global Elite. It is them or us. At the moment the global elite hold all the cards and the power.” Well said Dr. Roberts I can’t say it any better than that, but I will add that at least 50% of Americans just voted for that Global Elite Dr. Roberts described. In conclusion, as my dear wife Joan constantly reminds me, God rules in the affairs of men and nations. He decides what our future will be and right now he must have something very strange planned for us. If you are an unbelieving heathen let me give you a quote from one of the earliest known existentialist poets; “Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors, the length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.” From Skirnir’s Journey, a Viking epic poem from the 13th century. Finally, folks, the prophet Jeremiah told the Hebrew people to seek out the old paths and walk therein, (Jeremiah 6:16) but the people said no, we will not walk those paths. God sent them into captivity in Babylon for 400 years. Will that be our fate with the Global Elite? Time will tell but it feels like it to me. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle Thanks for listening.
14 minutes | a month ago
The Greatest Problems Facing the Nation
Darrell Castle talks about the November 3rd election and why it may be the most important election in American history or why it may not matter at all. Transcription / Notes: THE GREATEST PROBLEMS FACING THE NATION Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 30th day of October in the year 2020, the day before Halloween, the penultimate day of October in this plague year. The authorities tell us that Halloween has been cancelled this year because of the virus. We wouldn’t want any kids out having fun and possibly being exposed to the virus now would we. Right now, for my children, I would fear visible predators of the human variety more than invisible ones of the virus variety. The Castle family is doing alright as we enter the Thanksgiving month. We are certainly thankful that our family is healthy and virus free as far as we know. The family daughter is still celebrating because her team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, won the world series. Next Tuesday, the 3rd of November is election day when the people will select a president to serve for at least the next four years. Sometimes people ask me if I am a supporter of Donald Trump considering some of the things, I have said about him during his first term. In the words of my old friend Doug Casey, choosing a Republican instead of a Democrat would be like selecting a heart attack over terminal cancer. My opinion of Donald Trump has always been driven by what he represents rather than who he is and now the same is true for Joe Biden/Kamala Harris. To express more eloquently what I mean I defer to economist and commentator Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. “The November presidential election is not about a choice between a Republican and a Democrat, Trump or Biden/Kamala. It is about a choice between Trump and the Establishment. You are voting for or against the establishment. If you vote against Trump, you are voting for your continued dispossession of your personal freedom, your independence, your income and wealth if any, your integrity, the First and Second Amendments, and any hope for your future and the future of your country. It is as simple as that.” Yes, it is Dr. Roberts, as simple as that. It is a difficult struggle because the antiestablishment forces must contend with the ministry of propaganda as well as with their opponents in the election. The media acting as the propaganda ministry of the Democrat Party has tried to turn the Hunter and Joe Biden laptop scandal into a Russian disinformation operation although as the Washington Post admits, they know it isn’t so. They all work together to defeat Trump at all costs because they know what he represents and so they must act as propaganda ministry to ensure continued Elite control over Explanations of everything. Let me add one more thought or reason as an explanation of what is at stake this time. Do you believe in free Speech, well the Democratic Party doesn’t. Proof of this rather obvious fact can be easily found by looking at the New York Post story about the Biden laptop scandal, if you can find it. Hidden from us by Twitter and Facebook with the other members of the oh so progressive, but very illiberal press including NPR, CNN, the New York Times, and The Washington Post simply refusing to report it. These organizations used to be the vehicles that championed free speech but now they act only as agents of the Democrat Party. The preceding statements constitute my explanation of why this election is the most important ever. I know that is said every election cycle but this time it just might be true. Now, I want to give you the reason why this election might not matter at all, and why those issues which should have been front and center in the debates were not even mentioned. This election just might be irrelevant because neither of the candidates is likely to solve the most important problems that confront us. During the debates we saw as much of the personalities of the candidates as we were permitted to see by the moderators. I personally didn’t see much from either candidate to indicate that he is worthy of holding the nation’s top office. I saw no trace of dignity, modesty, or even real intelligence as evidenced by the lack of understanding of this problem. They both seemed oblivious of the danger that lies ahead. Oh, we learned something of how they view climate change, COVID policy, and most importantly, white privilege, but nothing about how we will escape from our inescapable debt dilemma which confronts us. I am a bankruptcy and personal injury lawyer by profession and as a result have represented literally tens of thousands of clients in bankruptcy court over the last four decades. I therefore submit, that I am somewhat qualified to recognize a coming bankruptcy when I see it. The federal government now owes over 27 trillion that it can’t pay as of the end of the fiscal year which was September 30th. The country, including the private sector, which is where I work, owes 80 trillion that it can’t pay. What is the problem with that when we now know that money represents nothing but blips on a computer screen controlled by the Federal Reserve? The problem is that the government has promised 76 million baby boomers who are the people who fought the wars, and paid the taxes over the course of their lives, that it will pay them some $210 trillion in entitlements which it does not have. Entitlements for pensions, medical coverage, and especially social security. Approximately ten thousand more people per day are added to the total of our future dilemma. How do both parties propose to handle this problem? Not by honestly telling the American people that they and the politicians will have to man up to pay these benefits. You will have to let us reduce spending, and stop spending above our means, as will you the American people. You will have to save and store for the future because we made this mess and now, we must deal with it. That is the honest way, but honesty and Washington are rarely compatible. No, it seems to be an impossible task to face truth for our candidates. It is far easier to serve as a simple distraction and talk only of white supremacy and climate change. Both are committed to papering over the unpayable debts with printed money. If you study economic and political history over the last 2500 years you will learn that the printing press always, always, leads to bankruptcy, poverty, depression, inflation, and social and political chaos. Each cycle of nations becomes a little more violent because of advancing technology of violence as well as the rising population from violence prone third world countries. The candidates, politicians in general, and the economists just keep silent because they know the truth doesn’t win elections. When you are approaching Niagara Falls in a rowboat and the roar from the falls is increasing do you row over to the shore and get out of the boat? No, it’s easier to just cover your ears and keep on going. The problem is that the party will not go on forever, because eventually you reach the falls, and then what do you do? We are told that the trillions of dollars in newly created “money” poured into the economy was a stimulus or a way to stimulate economic growth. Money created out of thin air will stimulate growth at first and for a short while. Economists tell us that the higher the debt to GDP ratio the less effect the created money will have until finally the effect becomes negative. We can continue lying to ourselves and fudging the numbers to make them sound better. For example, the final numbers from the Treasury Department for the fiscal year end announced an official deficit of $3.1 trillion. That is more than triple last year’s numbers of $984 billion and double the previous record of $1.4 trillion from 2009, however the debt rose by 4.1 trillion, not 3.1. I know these economic statistics become meaningless after a while, and then our eyes cloud over. The point I’m trying to make is simple though, the government owes far more than it can ever repay, and it will not be able to meet its long term obligations to its people without creating an inflation fueled economic catastrophe. The fact that said catastrophe appears unavoidable means that the election is not as relevant as I first asserted. What does all this mean for us right now, I must admit that I do not know, so I examine history for past examples which may help explain our dilemma today. Perhaps life in a debt fueled, multicultural society is not compatible with world empire. Whether it is or not, empires always collapse as Augustine told us in the early 400’s. He lived near the end of the Roman Empire’s greatest age and in a time of chaos and collapse. Rome saw its Empire decline and collapse over a period of about 400 years. From the year 200 AD when it had a population of about one million to the two centuries after 400 AD when the population fell to roughly 20,000 due to violence, war, famine, disease, and most of all people fleeing all those things. The ruling elite participate and contribute to the collapse and chaos because they try to placate the people by continuing the very things that make civilizations die. Politicians are quite a bit different from any normal human being. The politician can sometimes come from the ruling elite but more likely, in this country, he spends his life trying to enter and be part of the ruling elite. He does that in part by ingratiating himself with the people necessary for him to gain and hold power. He is akin to a salesman who sees people from time to time and always knows them and greets them warmly, but inside he cares for nothing more than the sale. The salesman cares for nothing except that you buy his product. He looks at you but he doesn’t see you just as the politician looks through you until election time, when you are expected to reward him with your vote so he can stay in power for another term. The salesman and the politician are thrilled to have your sale/vote, but they don’t respect you at all. In fact, they may regard you as a chump as Joe Biden said about Trump supporters. The politician is intoxicated by the power he holds but also frightened by how easily it can be taken away. From time to time he must, therefore, appear among his inferiors and pretend to be their equals. People, in their desperation and gullibility accept him and even put a sign with his name on it in their yard. He goes from place to place speaking to all these dumb people; his inferiors, and he is tormented by the fact that he must do it all over again at dinner. Such is his lust, his unquenchable desire for power, that he knows he must pay any price to have it. Do the people know that they are being used as political pawns? Most do not and he quickly learns that he who pulls the most wool over the most eyes will win the election and stay in power. He then gets to be a member of the elite and participate in fouling up the world for a few more years, and the power is so precious, so glorious, he is almost god like at least in his mind. Finally, folks, if you vote next Tuesday, you are being used as a political pawn or a chump by both politicians. You may think you are voting for what you want but, in fact, its only what he wants. Keeping that in mind, I would not vote for the elite if I were you. I encourage you not to vote for your own dispossession, or for the suppression of free speech. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle’ Thanks for listening.
14 minutes | a month ago
The Worst Enemy the United States Has Ever Had
Darrell Castle talks about the worst enemy the United States has ever had — The New York Times and the entire corporate media. Transcription / Notes THE WORST ENEMY THE UNITED STATES HAS EVER HAD Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 23rd day of October in the year 2020 and in this rather difficult trying year, we in the Castle family are doing fine. We certainly have had our problems with business and personal life in this plague year, but who hasn’t? The family daughter has her new dog now and seems very happy so that translates to happiness for us. I would prefer to make this Report about the real problems that confront the nation right now, problems which are not debated or even talked about by the candidates, but I can’t do that quite yet. I still have another Friday before the election so maybe I will do that next week. Today I must continue the discussion of the war, the cultural war and the various combatants who wage it. Remember folks, this is commentary on the news or the comments of one person, me. I endeavor to report only what I think I can defend but still the words are mine. Wikipedia defines journalism as” the unbiased production and distribution of reports on current or past events based on facts and supported with proofs or evidences. The word journalism applies to the occupation, as well as citizen journalists who gather and publish unbiased information based on facts and supported with proofs or evidences.” That definition twice uses the word unbiased as a requirement for the profession of journalism. I would submit then, that there are no journalists at the New York Times, and that newspaper does not even pretend to meet the very basic requirements of unbiased investigation and reporting. To illustrate my point about the Times I turn to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The vast majority of the New York Times’s subscribers are white people. These are people who are apparently so emotionally and mentally weak and so full of guilt and self-loathing that they support a rabid anti-American propaganda organization that brands its readers “racists” and delegitimizes the founding principles of the United States. The US Defense Secretary, Espy, distracts us with the “Russian and Chinese enemies,” while the worst enemy that the United States has ever had—The New York Times—carries on its deadly attack of deconstructing America. The New York Times’ position is that America is a racist nation by design and thus illegitimate. Neither Putin nor Xi Jinping—or both together—could do our country such great harm as does The New York Times.” By a strange coincidence when I read last Sunday’s edition of the Times, I received an email telling me that it was time to renew my yearly home delivery subscription. Once again, I had to ask myself if I was one of those self-loathing, mentally deficient people or if there existed some other reason to renew. I need the information from that paper, and notice I did not call it a newspaper, to be informed of my enemy’s tactics and propaganda. It’s similar to having a subscription to the Berlin Times in 1941. The Times’ notice of renewal told me that it was time to renew my subscription to “the most powerful journalism of our time”. They lie straight faced at the Times and that is for sure. It is unfortunately powerful, but it is not journalism under the definition that I read earlier. In fact, the Times does not even pretend to print the truth and instead it serves openly as the ministry of propaganda for the Democrat Party and the woke culture. Let me give you an example of what I mean from last Sunday’s edition. The entire editorial section, 10 full pages of the paper was devoted to lies and half truths about Donald Trump. The front page of the section said “Lies, Anger, Corruption, Incompetence, Chaos, Decay, End our National Crises the case against Donald Trump.” The second two pages said, in giant headlines, “A Man Unworthy of the Office He Holds.” Then the Times went on to print one slanderous lie after another just as the communist instruction manual Rules for Radicals suggests, accuse your enemy of what you, are doing. Following that rule the headline says,” His Unapologetic Corruption”. Not a word about Hunter Biden’s corruption and his father sending him around the world to sell access the Vice President of the United States for 10 million per copy. Strangely enough the Biden family’s business dealings in Ukraine, China, and Russia never came up in this expose, an omission that a real journalist might consider journalistic malpractice. That story is about the laptop computer left in a repair shop and never picked up by Joe’s crackhead son, Hunter. The laptop apparently contained details of the many services the Biden family performed for various influential people both in government and in the corporate world, for millions of dollars. Joe Biden would not be able to hide and ignore this scandal in a free country. When there is no free press which looks for the truth, there is no free country. People are left to wonder what truth is and what is just lies and deception. Finally, after many years of relentless propaganda the people come to realize that it is all lies, and nothing can be believed. The spin on the email story works something like this. Hunter is a bad son, a black sheep, but every family has one, and it has nothing to do with Joe. What about the documentary evidence, the videos, the audio recordings, the statements of foreign leaders and business leaders? That is all just Russian disinformation. No, it is not says DOJ and FBI but OK then it’s just part of the right wing conspiracy nuts illusions. In war, the rules of civilized behavior go out the window and the only thing that matters is who wins. See old Joe, i.e. Mr. Big in the emails is just a nice warm old grandfather. He wouldn’t hurt a flea and would rather just watch TV, but his country demands his service. He is not demented, not corrupt, not an abuser of women and girls. I know that there is clear video and documentary evidence of all those things but who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? That sounds funny and ridiculous, but I have personally talked to Democrats who say they believe every word of it. The foreign influence peddling scheme operated by the Biden family while Joe or “Mr. Big” as the emails apparently referred to him, while he was Vice President amounts to selling out the United States for money. That is the accusation and that is what the evidence points to. Joe was carrying out official tasks of the United States in the very countries that were paying his son huge amounts of money for doing what amounts to little or nothing, and Mr. Big received a portion for his influence and help. The evidence in the emails and videos clearly contradicts Joe’s claim that he never spoke with his son about his business dealings. The evidence also clearly indicates that Joe, Mr. Big, or Pops as he was sometimes called received his cut of the filthy lucre obtained by Hunter in his business dealings. In a country with a free press some type of official investigation would be done quickly before the presidential election coming in less than two weeks, but this is no longer a normal country and it no longer has a free press. The result of all this is that people who are not well informed to begin with, are very susceptible to propaganda. When the email scandal emerges and the documentary evidence is in front of our eyes the Times, as official ministry of propaganda, must put forward a story that the 10% of undecided voters will believe. Democrat Party officials have a ready-made story to explain it and that is Russian disinformation. The Justice Department says no that’s not what this is, but its at least enough to cloud the picture. The New York Post finally broke the story and Twitter labeled it unsafe and banned all transmission of the story while Facebook quashed any reference to the story on Facebook. The New York Times was right there with the tried and true tactic of blame the Russians. The Ministry of Truth prints only the truth because whatever it says is truth. Let us return to the Times for a moment and look at page seven of the case against Donald Trump. The headline reads “His Incompetent Statesmanship.” I suppose article was referring to the three nominations for the Noble Peace Prize he received for his peace making in the Middle East. No, the article wasn’t talking about that or his trade deals, or his pressure to rebuild manufacturing jobs for American workers. No, the criticism revolves around his willingness to pull troops from Afghanistan because continuing the idiotic, no win wars seems to be an important leg of the deep state, Democrat, stool. My favorite headline is on page 8 though because It reads, “His Super Spreader Agenda.” Now folks just take a moment and think about how a paper with the history and reach of The New York Times could print those words with a straight face. The writers must have laughed about it or perhaps they were filled with such vitriol that they are no longer capable of laughter. His super spreader agenda implying that his rallies intentionally spread the virus I suppose. He also appeared in public without a mask which makes those who demand compliance angry. For some reason the report did not mention the many black lives matter and antifa protests, rallies, riots, and looting. In some Democrat states such as California and New York churches and Synagogues are expected to stop meeting, but riots go on as planned. I wonder if it will bother anyone that the case against Donald Trump was published just a couple of days before the New York Post broke the story on Hunter, Joe, and the Biden family corruption. Is the Post story true? As soon as I read it and saw the attacks against it by the Times, CNN, and the social media giants, I bought a subscription to the Post. That was my few dollars of support for a paper still willing to print the truth. Did the big guy really get 10% of equity from a deal Hunter negotiated with a Chinese company? Is that email just invented lies and if not, who is Mr. Big? If it is true and not invented, could Mr. Big be as Fox News said, Joe Biden? Will this story go away considering the Times is trying to print it out of existence each day? Will more come to light before the election or will keeping Joe hidden from the press work? The truth sometimes has a power of its own and it sometimes can overcome all sorts of organized evil. Will the truth overcome this time? Time will tell, but this story is about the New York Times and its agenda which is apparently to destroy the United States and Western Civilization. When I speak of the Times as our greatest enemy I mean literally and symbolically as the representative of all corporate media. Finally, folks, the Defense department and the State department tell us that we have numerous foreign enemies, but the real enemy is inside the gates. It is delivered to my driveway each morning and to my computer each day. Why do I pay to have the enemy delivered to my home? Obviously because it’s the world’s greatest newspaper. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
13 minutes | a month ago
Religion and Politics
Darrell Castle talks about religion and politics which are front and center in the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Transcription / Notes RELIGION AND POLITICS Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 16th day of October in the year 2020 and so far, this month the Castle family is doing well. We have beautiful fall weather here in Memphis with warm days and cool nights. The leaves are just starting to fall as the colors begin to change. The geese are on the wing more often now although they are not coming down the Mississippi River fly way yet. That happens when cold weather hits Minnesota and Canada. Today I am going to talk to you about the two subjects we are taught from childhood to never discuss in public, religion, and politics. I will discuss those things at the same time since they are front and center in the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. There may be some problems with judge Barrett’s confirmation because she is catholic, but when you take away religion as a legitimate target of attack what is left. The hearings are finished now, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has a vote scheduled for next Thursday the 22nd of October. This time it has been different since Judge Barrett has proven herself more than a match for any senator in the room and probably all of them collectively. Seeing the senators attempt to match wits with her reminds me of a famous quote attributed to General Eisenhower when he was appointed commander of the North African invasion. He said, “I have been given the task of invading North Africa against Rommel and the Africa Corps so its Huckleberry Finn against Alexander the Great.” My point is that she is intellectually superior to every one of them and they quickly came to realize it. They try to ask her questions they think will embarrass her concerning her attitude about sex, etc. but the questions have not worked. The Democrats find it hard not to admit that this woman is different from anyone they have ruined in the past. They are embarrassed about attacking her Catholic faith as well they should be, as their attacks on Catholicism ring hollow with believing Catholics. Only the unbelieving Catholics and the Pope seem to appreciate them, yet he said her faith should be “respected.” The issue of a person being disqualified from public office because of religion has come up before and I remember the time very well. When John Kennedy ran against Richard Nixon in 1960 Kennedy was from an Irish Catholic family in Boston and we had never thought of a Catholic in the office of president before. Now, we are happy if the candidate is not a member of a Jihadist group or an avowed communist, but in 1960 Catholicism was a big deal. The fear seemed to be that he would consult the pope in Rome before deciding something for the American people, in other words misguided and divided loyalties. The issue refused to go away and in fact, it grew bigger as the campaign went on so on September 12, 1960, he went to Houston to address a group of protestant ministers at the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. I have a transcript of his speech so I would like to quote a few words from it. “While the so-called religious issue is necessarily and properly the chief topic here tonight, I want to emphasize from the outset that we have far more critical issues to face in the 1960 election: the spread of Communist influence, until it now festers 90 miles off the coast of Florida; the humiliating treatment of our president and vice president by those who no longer respect our power; the hungry children I saw in West Virginia; the old people who cannot pay their doctor bills; the families forced to give up their farms; an America with too many slums, with too few schools, and too late to the moon and outer space.” I will return to President Kennedy’s speech in a moment but first I want to address the point made in his Opening paragraph. It has been 60 years since he gave that speech and some of those issues are still with us and in some cases even worse. We try and try to solve them, but we only seem to be doing the easy thing which is throw away money that does not exist. To solve problems, we should first endeavor to speak the truth, but to do that today is to risk being economically and socially ruined. The point is that there are many issues more important today than Judge Barrett’s religion. I could go into what some of those are, but I have an entire Castle Report on the issues that should have been discussed in the debates but were not. Maybe next week I can do that. Now some more from the speech: “But because I am Catholic and no Catholic has ever been elected president, the real issues in this campaign have been obscured—perhaps deliberately, in some quarters less responsible than this. So, it is apparently necessary for me to state once again not what kind of church I believe in—for that should be important only to me—but what kind of America I believe in.” President Kennedy expressed essentially the same views as Judge Barrett in that her qualifications as a Judge are obscured by her religion. I don’t know how devoutly President Kennedy practiced his Catholic faith. The issue of Catholic opposition to abortion was not an issue then because we were still more than a decade from Roe v Wade. The primary issue for him to address was whether he would take orders from officials outside the United States, i.e. the pope. Politics is the other thing we are not to talk about unless we are willing to risk tearing family asunder but politics we must discuss today. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, said that the Committee ought to just cut to the chase and confirm her because everyone knew how the vote would go. Every Republican would vote for her and every Democrat would vote against her so she would be confirmed. He was probably right about the hearings being a charade, but perhaps in Judge Barrett’s case a few Democrats may have been won over. Is inquiry into Judge Barrett’s religion and the tenants of that religion legitimate questions for the hearings. Yes, to a certain degree, but the confines of that certain degree are very narrow. For example, if Judge Barrett were a Muslim instead of a Catholic it would be legitimate to inquire whether she shared the Jihadist goals of convert, submit, or die. That concept threatens the fabric of American society and inquiry about it is certainly legitimate. Many of the Senators started out hostile, by asking questions about her personal life but that quickly ended, and they looked at her personal views about decisions which she rightfully refused to reveal. How could a responsible judge tell you how she would vote on cases not yet before her? She was, however, able to establish that she was not a typical candidate that they could run over. Running her over was something our old nemesis at the Washington Post and the New York Times tried to do any way. Since they were not part of the questioning process, they busied themselves digging through Judge Barrett’s trash looking for something to hand over to Senate Democrats. She handled their inquires well and every mark they leveled against her just reinforced her standing with honorable and decent people. They investigated and did a long report on her membership in the Christian group, People of Praise. They seemed really offended by the title given to her by that organization, “handmaid”. I am not catholic, but I know where that phrase comes from in scriptures. People of Praise is a Christian group founded at Notre Dame in the 1970’s for people to share common faith within a religious and campus experience. They looked, they reported, and they made what they could from it, but that was not much except that People of Faith is a very conservative, Catholic group that leaves public practice up to each individual. Now back to President Kennedy’s speech for a moment. “For while this year it may be a Catholic against whom the finger of suspicion is pointed, in other years it has been, and may someday be again, a Jew—or a Quaker or a Unitarian or a Baptist. It was Virginia’s harassment of Baptist preachers, for example. That helped lead to Jefferson’s statute of religious freedom. Today I may be the victim, but tomorrow it may be you—until the whole fabric of our harmonious society is ripped at a time of great peril.” Well amen President Kennedy, well said and very prophetic. Today it is us, they are coming for us just as he said, at a time of great peril. Now a few final words from President Kennedy. “Finally, I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end; where all men and all churches are treated as equal; where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice; where there is no Catholic vote, no anti-Catholic vote, no bloc voting of any kind; and where Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at both the lay and the pastoral level, will refrain from those attitudes of disdain and division which so often marred their works in the past, and promote instead the American ideal of brotherhood.” Well, President Kennedy concluded his remarks to the Texans by saying that there was no religious test at the Alamo and the other places where so many have died. Fine words, delivered as only John Kennedy could deliver them, but if I could speak to him today I would tell hm that his political party has become the antithesis of everything he spoke for, especially his call for the American ideal of brotherhood. Politics must be discussed because politics drives almost everything that is done especially in Washington. Should the Democrats discover one piece of information they could use to derail Judge Barrett’s confirmation, that would be a great victory for them in their war against President Trump. Anything, any tactic, is acceptable in this war for the destiny of America that I refer to as a culture war. President Kennedy closed his speech by saying that if a conflict developed between his conscience and the Constitution, he would resign his office. He said that he hoped that 40 million Americans did not lose their chance at being president on the day they were baptized. If so, he said, it is the whole nation that was the loser. Pretty eloquent words folks. They apply today for Judge Barrett just as they did for him 60 years ago. Finally, folks, perhaps my old friend Chuck Baldwin is right about Judge Barrett when he referred to her as another phony conservative judge. I don’t think he’s right this time and I pray that my opinion is correct and Chuck’s opinion is wrong. I pray for her that she will be confirmed and will remain steadfast in the face of the corruption that is deep state Washington. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Insanity Is the New Normal
Darrell Castle talks about why there has been so much hatred, so much vitriol, leading to an attempted coup by certain Democrat politicians against the President of the United States. Transcription / Notes INSANITY IS THE NEW NORMAL Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is the 9th day of October in the year 2020 and that is significant because the 11th day of October, this Sunday is my 72nd birthday. Yes, I’m 72 years old but still in very good health with no virus in sight. The Castle Family is doing fine as well, and I expect I will see the family daughter on video this weekend. Today though, I am talking not about me but about how society reached a peak and then seemed to go in reverse. I claim no knowledge of the future, and I’m no expert on prophecy, but I do claim to having at least a passing grade knowledge of the past. I recall, for example, the famous picture of John Kennedy looking out the window of the oval office, agonizing over the decision he had to make during the Cuban Missile Crises. The nation felt for him and agonized with him, and we trusted him to make the best decision he could. Fast forward to today and we find that when it was announced last weekend that the President was positive for the virus, 40% of Democrats polled said they hoped he died. Sometimes we tell ourselves that Hollywood celebrities are not indicative of the entire Democrat Party then something like this happens and we think they just may be. Society seems to have deteriorated back toward Medieval days of swords, forts, and moats. According to celebrities and political pundits, Trump testing positive reinforced everything they had been telling us for 7 full months. There is good reason to be terrified, wearing a mask is absolutely necessary, staying isolated is necessary, even if you lose your job or business. The hardships and sacrifices were necessary and worth it for the salvation of humanity. Then POTUS did what he does so often and so well; he confounded and infuriated his critics by walking out of Walter Reed Hospital 3 days later to speak to some supporters. He then got on Marine One, flew back to Washington, went to his office, and went to work. The virus it seems, is not much of a threat for most people, kind of like getting any strain of flu. Most people seem to exhibit mild flu like symptoms, like stuffy nose and cough for a couple of days and then it disappears. For some, especially if you are elderly, well, you better take precautions and act as if you understand that. After the President was released, the insanity was elevated to a new level by a tweet from POTUS that was clearly true: “we don’t shut the country down for the flu. We learn to live with it, in exactly the same way that we will obviously have to learn to live with Covid. We can’t shut down all of society in a monomaniacal battle against one thing. There will be horrific consequences.” That view is very defensible, and one held by some of the most eminent scientists and doctors in the world. Six thousand doctors and scientists just signed a statement saying essentially the same thing. Twitter attached a statement to the President’s statement saying it was ordinarily the kind of tweet they would remove, but this time they would let it stand, keeping in mind the public interest involved and of course including their disclaimer. Why some people want to keep us locked down when there is no obvious reason for it is just part of the insanity that is unknowable at this time. My hometown newspaper carried a headline the other day that said that bars and restaurants were now cleared to stay open until midnight. I wonder if the virus suddenly comes out at midnight, or if it gets worse after midnight. The New York Times carried a piece last Sunday that said that if you get the flu, not COVID, ordinary flu, then you have less chance of being hospitalized, and/or dying, if you have had a flu shot. I thought that the reason for taking the flu shot is so that you won’t get the flu, but I suppose it is all just part of the equation we are not permitted to understand. To call all this insanity is not an exaggeration. We were told 15 days to flatten the curve, and now 7 months later that we may never get our lives back even with a vaccine. When 74-year-old, overweight Donald Trump walked out of the hospital and made a campaign appearance people took notice. He seemed much more vibrant and alive than Joe Biden still at home doing zoom interviews. POTUS joined several other world leaders who have tested positive and have recovered in a short time or for some, in no time. The presidents of Brazil, the UK, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belarus have all had the virus and returned to their duties and they for the most part are all old men. The President said, why let fear of it dominate your life? Well, that is a very good question that deserves analysis. Politics is about who can scare the people the most and who can convince them that they are the better choice to protect them from whatever enemy terrifies them. Foreign enemies, China, Russia, Iran, ISIS, Al Qaeda, terrorists, drug wars, cancer wars, virus pandemics, are all threats for which the political class offers protection. You are expected to surrender your money, your privacy, your dignity, and your liberty in exchange for that protection. COVID is the latest villain to come along and frighten us almost to death. Sooner or later one of the villains will get us because the game is unwinnable. That is very true, but it does not keep the ruling class from playing. They seem to think that they have discovered the formula for immortality, but that has been searched for a very long time and yet we still die. To exacerbate all the fear, and to help us see the government, i.e. the politicians as the only solution, it would help to banish God totally from the public arena. We wouldn’t want people taking a fatalistic, it’s all in God’s hands view now would we. An example is the nomination of judge Amy Barrett for the Supreme Court. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday the 12th of October to run for 3 days. Several Democrat senators have said they will not attend the hearings as an act of protest. What is there to protest about this very fine judge? She is catholic and apparently really is catholic as opposed to Joe Biden’s version of Catholicism. She really believes that it is morally wrong to pull a defenseless child from its mother’s womb and butcher it like an animal. That fact is the only reason for the protest and the only reason to not have a fast tract confirmation. It is also an example of how far we have travelled as a country along the road to insanity. There was a time when religion was necessary for public office, but now it is a disqualifier. I would imagine that all the hate and vitriol directed at him from certain Democrat operatives has made President Trump more than a little bit vindicative. If you have clear documentary evidence that people in high places tried to destroy you as a way to cover their own crimes it might tend to add a little vitriol to one’s demeanor. That is exactly what has happened to Mr. Trump. Yes, folks just when you are starting to think we have hit bottom as a people something comes along to let us know that the elevator is still on a downward path. For example, the President recently ordered the declassification of all documents relating to the scandal commonly known as Russiagate. That is the scandal whereby the Russian Intelligence services intervened in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump thus causing Hillary Clinton’s defeat and her vindictive attitude. The documents tell a far different tale, however. The former director of the CIA, John Brennan, briefed President Obama in person and in writing about the fact that CIA had discovered that Mrs. Clinton had concocted the entire Russia hoax out of thin air to provide cover for her own email scandal. In that scandal Mrs. Clinton, while holding the position of Secretary of State, had 10’s of thousands of classified emails on her private server and her personal laptop. The CIA and President Obama referred the matter to the FBI where it disappeared down Andrew McCabe and James Comey’s rat hole. The media is virtually silent on this issue I would guess to prevent damage to Joe Biden. Certainly, it is not to protect Mrs. Clinton since she is officially damaged goods right now. Didn’t she just publicly say, though that Joe Biden should not concede defeat under any circumstances. I wonder if that was because a Trump victory would mean indictment and probable prison for her and a few others. The documents apparently reveal that Brennan, and the U.S. Intelligence community knew months before the 2016 election that the Russian collusion smear was the result of a campaign operation hatched by the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Mrs. Clinton. Brennan’s notes reveal how seriously he took the issue and the steps he went through to properly brief President Obama. They knew it was false, but they went forward with it anyway. It is ironic that Hillary Clinton was one of the original Watergate lawyers chasing President Nixon from office. I remember quite clearly her saying what did the President know and when did he know it. Now, the phrase what goes around comes around comes to mind. It isn’t so much that almost every politician is bent in every direction, its just that sanctimonious expression they always have when their corruption is pointed out in public. The Vice-Presidential debate Wednesday was, for the most part, different and more traditional that the Presidential debate. Kamala Harris said some things that will test her evaluation of the American people’s attitude toward the new woke culture. People want order and security above all things, and she took ownership of the black lives matter “peaceful protests”. You know, the ones that burned Portland, Seattle, and New York City. She said she joined in the protests and was one of them. Black Lives Matter is a hero of the country organization. We will see if enough voters are down with the anti-life violence that she represents. Finally, folks, what is all the vitriol and hatred that drives the attempted coup against President Trump about? It’s not insanity, but instead it’s a realization that if Trump is re-elected they might face prosecution for their serious crimes, and if Biden is elected their crimes are buried forever. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
What Happens if Biden Wins?
Darrell Castle talks about the recent presidential debate and explains what would happen if Joe Biden is elected President. Transcription / Notes: WHAT HAPPENS IF BIDEN WINS? Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 2nd day of October in the year 2020. That’s right, its October already and it seems impossible but here it is anyway. What happened to this summer and what happened to this year? The virus happened I suppose, and the government reacted to it. Well, the Castle family is doing fine anyway. We are all healthy as far as we know and there is no virus among us. Today I’m talking about the debate that was held last Tuesday the 29THof September. Debate is what that television show was called but it didn’t fit any of the rules I have come to think of as governing civilized debate. In some ways it was like two chimpanzees screaming and throwing feces at each other. I have been involved in many debates in my life and in fact as a lawyer almost every conversation is a debate. I’m not talking about conversation though, but instead I am talking about formal, organized debate. When I was a presidential candidate in 2016, I was invited to a debate to be held on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was organized by Christina Tobin of Free and Equal. I knew that with Christina involved it would be well done, and I would not be ambushed. The major parties, of course, declined to attend on the premise that to be on stage with third parties would convey some of their status to them. The candidates all stood on stage, under the lights and in front of an auditorium full of people. The moderator of the debate was Ed Asner the former star of the Mary Tyler Moore show. He played Mary’s boss and father figure, Lou Grant. I expected him to be hostile to me because he did not share my views, but my hope was that I could win him over during the questioning. He was far less hostile and far more respectful to me than Chris Wallace was to Donald Trump. Wallace’s performance was disgraceful and threw any results out the window. How can you decide about who won when the supposed neutral moderator is so openly biased to one side? Ed Asner was not openly biased except perhaps at first, but I won him over during the questions. How did I do that, by being better prepared on the issues than my opponents and by presenting myself as a person of calm and respectful demeanor. In other words, as a person you could picture holding the office he sought. The debate between Trump and Biden left me with a bad feeling and a little confused. I expected these men who have spent their lives in politics or business to be a little more dignified. Oh, I didn’t expect the oratory of John Kennedy or the quiet dignity of Dwight Eisenhower, but perhaps I didn’t expect the Hollywood clown show that I got either. It would be good to have a non-hysteric on the public stage, if not the candidates, at least the moderator. Let’s return to 2016 for just a moment. In my debate the candidates were given questions to answer and the order alternated with each question. Each candidate was given a chance to respond to an opponent’s answer for a given amount of time. A timekeeper kept time and signaled time’s up when it was up. All candidates ignored her except me because I wanted to present someone who was respectful of the rules and the other candidates. It would probably be impossible to conduct such a fair and unbiased debate with Trump and Biden primarily because the moderator was so obviously biased. I’m guessing that Chris Wallace had instructions to keep Biden from getting cornered on any issues and from showing any signs of mental decline. If those were his instructions, he fulfilled them quite well. Trump interrupted and talked over Biden a lot I suppose because Wallace would not let him respond otherwise. Both men seemed like roosters just before the fight, strutting around and determined not to appear intimidated. I would like to have heard how Biden would answer certain questions, but Wallace was too protective to let him answer. His son Hunter’s charges of criminality while Joe was in office was a legitimate question which he should have been forced to answer but Wallace let hm off. A question of concern to every American is Antifa and where the Federal Government stands regarding its actions. Chris Wallace allowed Biden to get away with saying its just an idea not an organization. That idea is burning and looting cities and turning them into ghost towns. He should have been held accountable for that down with the cause answer. Wallace interrupted Trump 76 times and Biden only 15. Yes, there are people who actually count those things. He interrupted Trump whenever he tried to talk over Biden but did not interrupt Biden. It occurs to me that I have spent this entire report so far talking about Chris Wallace which is the exact opposite of the way it should be. He should not be the star that should be left to the candidates. The debate did convince me of one thing and that is what would happen to America if Joe Biden were elected. It would mean the end of the American experiment in representative self-government, and the end of the relentless, to date, rise of the individual as opposed to the power of the collective. If you prefer the hive mentality of propaganda and its influence on decision making, over the individual and his free rights then Biden is your man. It would also mean the end of the Republican Party as an opponent and the end of all other parties as legitimate contenders for power and influence, and opposition to the new Democrats. Now, let me see if I can defend those statements. When questioned, he refused to state that he would not move to “pack the court” and would not support any such movement. What that means is that the Supreme Court would be permanently turned into just another arm of the left-wing Democrat Party organization. For example, if Judge Amy Barrett were to be confirmed it would give conservatives 5 members and liberals 4 members of the court. That should hold for a few years because all the conservatives are young by Supreme Court standards. Pack the court would allow Biden to appoint two more liberal judges giving the liberals a 6 to 5 majority. He could continue to add as many as it took to ensure permanent rubber stamp reactions to any questions that came before the court. That scheme is one link in the chain of efforts to build a permanent Democrat majority. Efforts to aid it by Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, or Constitution Party members are therefore self-destructive and suicidal. The end of the filibuster and with it the addition of Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. as two more heavily Democrat states would complete the Democrats forever picture. Mr. Biden also said that he would reimpose a nationwide lockdown if his scientists told him too. He seems to have no appreciation for the destruction the lockdowns caused to business and individual lives not to mention families. I suppose the message from Democrats is that big government is all the family you need. Biden refused to discount the ideas of the Green New Deal and has said many times that he accepts them. It is obvious that he has made a deal with the let wing of this left-wing Party to support those who advocate the Green New Deal. That entire concept is perhaps the stupidest idea ever to come before the United States Congress and yet here we have a Presidential Candidate, perhaps a frontrunner, who apparently accepts it. It is the stupidest idea and it was presented to the American people in the dumbest speech ever given in the history of the United States Congress. Not a single facet of the Green New Deal makes any logical sense at all. From the foundation of Modern Monetary Theory, or money that doesn’t exist, to the destruction of the American economy it is pure socialist utopia nonsense. Much of it is couched in terms of alternative energy which as I am about to explain is not always a bad thing, but to replace every single building in America that could not be refitted is more than a bit absurd. Alternate energy or clean energy is something whose time has probably come but for reasons unknown to the socialist proponents of the Green New Deal. The power grid in America is some 100 years old and very vulnerable. There are about 50,000 substations across the country and each of them is subject to sabotage or accidental disruption. Right now, the grid works like a well-oiled machine. It is like a classic car that has been well maintained but doesn’t have some of the comfort and convenience of newer models. If you have ever spent time in a third world country, you know how sporadic the grid can be and you appreciate the American grid. I have seen estimates by people who are supposed to know that a complete take down of the American grid might take a year to fix and could potentially kill 90% of the population. That event would be so catastrophic that some precautions are in order. Moving to systems of power not dependent on the grid such as solar, and others that make sense, as well as establishing alternative sources of energy for critical infrastructure such as water and food supplies. At the same time, we face this problem the Governor of California just issued an executive order that all cars in the state must be electric by 2035. That will obviously put a great deal of stress on a state grid already suffering periodic blackouts but there’s no reasoning with committed Socialists. The election of Joe Biden would end the American experiment by turning America into another socialist failed state. Just take a look at the Democrat platform if you don’t believe me. The places where socialism has been imposed have all failed because it is an illogical, failed system. Dialectical Materialism is the theory under which Socialism seeks to operate. It has been shown to be a failure but is now back for another try. The ideas of Marx and Stalin are sought for America and the ideas of Jefferson and Madison are rejected. I wish I had time to go on for this entire report about the evils of socialism and how they are often disguised but always there, if you look for them but I have one more issue to cover in my explanation of why Joe Biden would be a disaster and a calamity for America. Mr. Biden refuses to reject application of critical race theory, that is the theory that just being white makes you bad. Just being white gives you a racist advantage. Just being white gives you a privilege unavailable to non-whites. The theory which is being taught to school kids at every level is one of self-hatred and self-destruction. Is there any wonder suicide among our youth is soaring? Finally, folks, I am out of time but let me close by saying that Joe Biden accepts the things, the ideas, the theories that I just mentioned. In truth, he may not even know what they mean anymore, but I am convinced they would be enacted were he to be elected. He may not believe anything at this point except power and its trappings but those around him do. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Who Should Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Darrell talks about the nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor. Should there be a nomination prior to the election, and if so, who should be nominated? Transcription / Notes: WHO SHOULD REPLACE RUTH BADER GINSBURG? Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is the 25th day of September in the year 2020, perhaps a year that will be pivotal in the history of the United States and the world as well. First, I want to tell you that the Castle family is doing fine during these very unusual and difficult times. The family daughter is adjusting well, and she seems more upbeat, more positive than she has in a while, and we are very grateful for that. Today, I am talking about questions that are ever before us if we watch or listen to the news at all these days. We all know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) recently died at the age of 87 after 27 years on the United States Supreme Court. RBG had reached iconic status both as a Court Justice and as a feminist leader and trend setter. The first question to consider is does the President have the authority to make a nomination in this an election year. The answer to that question is easy; yes of course he does. There is nothing in the Constitution that restricts his authority to fill appointments in an election year. He has constitutional authority not until the election, but until his successor is inaugurated. I suppose all the controversy about it is like one of those unwritten rules of baseball that everyone abides by, or the next batter gets hit by a pitch. The problem for the Democrats accepting this political fact revolves around Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland 11 months before the end of his second term. President Obama had no chance at reelection because it was his second term. It really didn’t matter though because Donald Trump’s chances of beating Hillary Clinton were zero as we all remember. Once she was inaugurated Mrs. Clinton could then reappoint Garland or anyone she wanted. The United States Senate must confirm the President’s nomination for it to be effective and at that time, as now, Republicans were the majority in the Senate. The rules of the Senate give the Senate majority leader the power to decide which items come to the Senate floor for a vote and in Garland’s case Mitch McConnell held up the vote for 11 months. Democrats now say that it would be unfair for him not to do the same thing in this case. The truth is that there is nothing fair about war, only who wins, this is a culture war and the winner will determine our destiny. Interestingly, RBG could have helped the Democrats out by resigning during President Obama’s administration so that he could nominate her successor. She chose to stick around and continue her service, even to the point of joining in hearings on video from her hospital bed. Her daughter Jane recently gave an interview to the New York Times and in that interview, she said that her mother was certain that Hillary would be elected and that she wanted the first woman president to appoint her successor. We now have only RBG’s unrecorded deathbed statement that we are supposed to believe for who she wanted as a successor. She supposedly said as her last wish that no one would be appointed to replace her until after the next inauguration. That is a rough paraphrase, but it is close to what she is reported to have said. We don’t know for sure that she really said it because there was no recording of the words in RBG’s voice. If she did say it so what. Supreme Court justices, no matter how revered, cannot control the judiciary after their term is finished. the words mean nothing except something that we might want to consider out of respect for her. This country was already at a very toxic level of politics and her death can do nothing but inflame and add to the toxicity. We are already in a culture war, a vicious, polarized struggle for the future, and RBG’s death just added a new candidate to the ballot and that candidate is the US Constitution. What is this document that we call the Constitution? Are we still bound by its terms or do we accept what RBG believed and that is that it is outdated and couldn’t possibly govern a country as diverse as this one in this modern age? It should therefore, be periodically adjusted by the Court, acting as a super legislature. The other side says no, we should at least continue the charade of pretending to abide by its requirements. When news of RBG’s death broke in the press the President was giving a speech to a group of iron ore miners in upper Minnesota. When his speech ended the press asked him for a comment about her death and that was his first notice of it. He said “she led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I’m actually saddened to hear that.” She was an amazing woman with 27 years on the court. Her opinions shaped the outcome and presentation of many big cases. Maybe she will prove to be more important in death than she was in life. She was and still is the centering force of the progressive legal thought that dominates politics today. She was the leader in the actions of the court to reshape the constitution to address the issues of today with a new rule of law. So, her death might make her even more important because it will force Joe Biden out of hiding and into the open. During the debate scheduled for September 29, it is hard to see how he will be able to avoid talking about it. If I were Donald Trump, I would ask him straight out who his potential nominees are. I read where he was asked that question and he said the public doesn’t need to know that, but hopefully he will not be able to get away with that answer much longer. If Barack Obama wants the job of Supreme Court Justice, it is his for the asking should Biden win the election. I have no idea if Obama wants a real job or not, but Joe Biden would not be able to refuse him if he does. Senate confirmation would then become just a formality. If he can serve as President, he can certainly serve on the court. I doubt if he wants it though, because he seems to have a pretty good life right now without working. What about President Trump? Should he decline to nominate until and if he is reelected? Absolutely not is my answer, and if the shoe were on the other foot, I promise you the Democrats would go forward. This is a culture war being fought in our minds and in our streets, which means we must take any advantage we have. He seems to agree because on September 19th he tweeted the following: “We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!” So, there it is, he intends to nominate and fill the position if the Senate is wiling. Right now, I believe the announcement is scheduled for tomorrow, the 26th. Both Presidential candidates will be judged on this nomination and how they react to their opponent’s nominee. The senate will also be judged by it and I would assume that senators up for reelection are now adjusting their campaigns accordingly. Not many federal appointments have been more important, if any. Despite all the threats of violence, of impeachment etc. he is going forward. It is most interesting that the Speaker of the House threatened impeachment proceedings because he might dare to do what he is constitutionally required to do. If she does, that will help assure Biden’s defeat because voters will see it for what it is. Who then, should he nominate? Who has the intelligence and fortitude for the job and who has the determination to survive the Democrat character assassination that is the nomination process? That is the easy part folks if you are only going to consider those who have some prospect of being confirmed. The choice is Amy Coney Barrett who currently serves on the 7th circuit bench. She is a graduate of Notre Dame and the law school of the same university. There are very few criticisms of Judge Barrett, at least legitimate ones. The primary Democrat criticism is that she is a devout catholic and lets her catholic faith guide her decisions. Well God forbid that we should have a member of the court who believes in God and acts accordingly. If that is the only thing her opponents can come up with then she must be a pretty good jurist. She is by far the brightest and most qualified available in my opinion. She deserves to be on the court, and it would be a shame if the deep prejudice of Democrats eliminates her because she is catholic. She represents a chance to showcase before the American public a brilliant legal mind but also a mother of seven including one with special needs and two adopted from Haiti. She could quite possibly reinvigorate the Republican base with her energy and intellect paired with her calm demeanor. Judge Barrett is known to be pro life in her views but maybe the American public and enough Senators are tired of the George W. Bush and David Souter say one thing then do another versions of leaders. Give us instead this woman to whom the inherent dignity of all life is no mere slogan or academic concept. Women come in all shapes and sizes just as men do and they don’t necessarily think alike, as a famous lawyer named Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said. We need her on the court at this critical point in its history. There is no reason whatsoever why she should not be nominated and confirmed although I would not be shocked to see the assassins come after her character. Finally, folks, I am not telling you Judge Barrett is perfect or that she has never made a decision which I disagree with. I know about her decision supporting the right of leadership to order a lockdown. I am also aware that our culture war was lost when we surrendered our children to the enemy at the school and university levels. What I am telling you is that we must fight on anyway and at this time she is the best candidate that has a reasonable chance of being confirmed. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
When Will We Return to Normal?
Darrell Castle talks about when our world, which has been torn apart by the virus and the government’s reaction to it, will be allowed to return to “normal”. Transcription / Notes WHEN WILL WE RETURN TO NORMAL? Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 18th day of September 2020 the day after Constitution Day. That is a day set aside each year to remember and honor the U.S. Constitution may it rest in peace. Here at the Castle Family we are doing just fine enjoying the cooler weather kicked up by hurricane Sally which just came ashore in the Gulf. The family daughter is getting back into living in a first world country which has modern marvels such as a machine which dries clothes, a nice bed, and a real bathtub. It is good to live in such a wonderful country, and once you have been away it is easier to appreciate that. Today, we turn our attention to the subject of normal. Whatever normal is, will we ever see it again? For purposes of our discussion, let’s say that normal is whatever existed for you prior to the date the virus and the government’s reaction to it tore our world apart. People ask me from time to time, when do you think this will all be over. My answer is always the same when we have a vaccine. A more truthful answer would be never, but most people are not ready for that answer. That is what I believe, however, we will never return to normal, but why depress people with the truth. I could be wrong of course and normal could be just around the corner. I don’t think so, but I hope, and I pray that I am wrong. If normal is as simple as a vaccine, when will one be ready.? Right now, there are about 35 companies working around the clock to be the first to have an approved vaccine. The profits for that company will be enormous. Investors are aware of that and all the publicly traded companies stock prices are booming. The losers will eventually crash, but the winners will continue to make people very rich. It usually takes many years, perhaps a decade to develop a vaccine, but these companies are tasked with doing it in a few months which implies fast track approval. One of these companies is the British firm, Astra-Zeneca which is working in conjunction with Oxford University, and is currently conducting trials. The other day one of their test subjects developed “serious neurological symptoms” and was hospitalized. The last report I was able to get said that the patient is still in the hospital with, well, no one seems to know. Brain damage perhaps, maybe but they are playing it close to the vest. The FDA admitted that the results were disturbing, but Astra denies that their vaccine caused the problems. The company suspended work for 3 days but is back at it now, I believe. Some of these companies competing for the first vaccine are not ones experienced with vaccines and apparently have not made vaccines before. What happens if their vaccines are approved and you allow them to inject it into your arm? Perhaps nothing more than you are becoming immune to the Covid-19 virus. What if the vaccine is somehow defective or contains some ingredient that permanently injures you? What if it gives you brain damage, or renders you susceptible to auto immune disease, or any number of other conditions and diseases? What then, is your recourse against the manufacturer of the vaccine? The answer is none, nothing, as in zero. You have no recourse against the manufacturer because they are immune by federal law from any lawsuit for the damage they cause. The federal government has agreed with the manufacturers that they are so vital to public health that they should be immune from the damage they cause. Both the federal government and the manufacturers know that a significant number of people who are vaccinated will have permanent, life altering reactions to the vaccine. They lawsuits would be won by the plaintiff, and the jury verdicts would be enough to cause the companies to get out of the vaccine business, so they have been immunized like their vaccines are supposed to do for us. Are there any remedies at all for injured people? Yes, the federal government has established two vaccine courts to hear the cases, one court is in Atlanta, and the other is in Los Angeles. Should the injured plaintiff prevail at the vaccine court and be awarded damages, the money is paid from taxpayer funds, not from the manufacturers. The other oddity about the vaccine courts is that it is almost impossible to prevail without an experienced attorney but you are not allowed to pay the attorney and the attorney is not permitted a contingency fee should he prevail. Only the court can decide what, if anything, the attorney should be paid. The attorney must travel to either Atlanta or Los Angeles at his own expense, remain there during the pendency of the trial, and just hope the court decides to pay him. What is the purpose of that charade, to deprive injured people of counsel and thus save money? Mr. Bill Gates, his toady Tony Fauci, and the government, all want us vaccinated and that is an obvious fact. Recent polls have revealed that only 42% of people at this time are willing to accept the vaccine. I’m sure the propaganda surrounding an acceptable and approved vaccine will raise that per centage, but the fact remains that a great many do not want to take it. I had some people at my house the other day who are leaders among this community and they asked me if the government could legally force us to take the vaccine. My answer is that there is supreme court precedent for making a vaccine mandatory. The case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts decided by the United States Supreme Court about 115 years ago held that the state has the power to make vaccination mandatory. Mr. Jacobson refused a vaccine that the state had declared mandatory and he was fined $5. In today’s money that would be about $140. If that case applies, then yes, the state can make acceptance mandatory but that involves a penalty such as a small fine. In today’s world, I would expect a very different form of coercion than just a simple fine. Perhaps no doctor, nurse, or hospital would be permitted to treat you or would be willing to treat you. Denial of permission to enter any government building, along with denial of permission to fly on an airplane or use any other public transportation. Denial of the renewal of your driver’s license or other actions which now require a license or permit. Denial of a passport or cancellation of existing ones. Those are all coercive measures that I can foresee being brought to bear against dissidents who refuse the vaccine. Even with all that power exerted against citizens by the government, mandatory and forced are two different things. A driver’s license is mandatory, but it is not forced. No government agency forces you to get a license to drive, they just make it far easier if you do. I have seen talk of law enforcement showing up at your door to either vaccinate you, or forcibly take you to a doctor who does it. Constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz believes that under the authority of protecting public health, that would be legal for the government to do. He is wrong about that and is apparently confusing mandatory and forced. The constitution has very little hold over the government these days and I suspect that in the post virus days it will have none at all, I’ve seen estimates from those who are supposed to know that it will take 60% to 90% of the population vaccinated to eventually reach herd immunity. I don’t know it that is true or not, but I do know that it will be difficult to get to that number. The plan seems to be a worldwide exercise in government control. Everybody across the world locks down at the same time. The rare independent such as Sweden does not lock down and as a result suffers less than their completely locked down neighbors. Here in America states of harsh lockdown such as California and New York suffer worse conditions than South Dakota with no lockdown at all. What is the long-term intent of those people and organizations who insist that we be vaccinated no matter what? For the answer to that I defer to our old friend Bill Sardi: “The globalists will let nothing stand in the way of their objectives, to eradicate borders, erase history and culture, antiquate and replace religion via technology (immortality via AI), eliminate free enterprise, and destroy the economies of the world and individual livelihoods in order to coerce the world to beg for relief, for vaccines and a global currency, via a single world governance led by arrogant unelected elites whose godless technocratic, transhuman world view will be forced on 7.8 billion souls, or else you or your kids will be taken to quarantine camps.” “So quickly the fear of God has been replaced by the instilled fear of Covid. What is so unexpected is the almost universal voluntary compliance with this out-in-the-open overthrow of modern society operating under the banner of equality. The masses have largely volunteered to comply.” What if people refuse to voluntarily comply? You don’t have to worry about that, the New York Times has the answer ready and waiting for us. The government will pay us to take the vaccine. How much is it worth for me to let the government and its elites put something that is potentially poison into my bloodstream? $1000 per person the Times suggests, and that would cost $300 billion which is pocket change for today’s government. The Times also notes that when we see how this subsidy solved the COVID crises, we will submit to a carbon tax to solve the crises of climate change. Now as you know I try to save the best for last and today is no exception. In a recent press conference Bill and Melinda Gates, the high Priest and Priestess of the new messianic global system when told that people were starting to recover from their fear of the COVID Virus said simply” the next one will get their attention”. Melinda just smiled, but what did he mean by that? Is there a new strain scheduled for disbursement No one asked so we will just have to wait and see what Bill and Melinda have in store for us? Finally, Folks, I don’t say it with any joy, but it seems to me that this government together with the worldwide elite are not going to let the world relax and recover, ever. Right now, there are a lot more of us than of them so why do we put up with it? I’m afraid too many of us are ignorant and we perish for lack of knowledge. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for listening.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
Nancy Shows Us The Way
Darrell Castle talks about the hypocracy of today’s politicians. Transcription / Notes NANCY SHOWS US THE WAY Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 11th day of September in the year 2020, or the 19th anniversary of the day the world changed, and everything became different. There is good news for the Castle Family this week because the family daughter is back in Los Angeles, California. She managed to escape from her jungle confinement this week and made her way home via Auckland New Zealand. It has been a long six months away for her and in many ways, she is coming home to a different world than the one she left. Like the Barry Maguire song “The Eve of Destruction” says, “you can leave this world for four days in space, but when you come back down it’s the same old place. In many ways it is the same old California, but she left when the virus was only infecting people in China, and she went to a land completely devoid of the virus. Now she comes home to experience the panic and paranoia that is California. Joan and I are very grateful for her safe return and that is for sure. We prayed for her consistently and God was gracious to us. The family daughter is 36 years old now, but she is still our little girl. We are grateful to God for her release and for her safe travels. The entire experience has made me even more grateful that I live in America and specifically in Germantown, Tennessee. Thank God for a country that decent people still want to live in, where every modern convenience is at your fingertips and where ordinary people can pay $100 to watch multi-millionaire athletes lecture them about privilege. Here at home she will have to deal with the effects of the Covid Virus. She will have to get used to wearing a mask wherever she goes, and to going fewer places. Six months without the amenities we are all used to has made her more grateful for them. Fortunately, she lives in California, the guinea pig state, and she has a very fine example of how those in high places handle the virus and the government regulations we are expected to obey. I want to thank Nancy Pelosi, on behalf of my family, for demonstrating once again the gutter character we have come to expect from those in high places. Nancy Pelosi represents a San Francisco district in the United States House of Representatives and currently serves as Speaker of the House. The title of speaker makes her the most powerful person in the US Congress and third in the line of succession for the presidency. In California, thanks to an edict from Democrat Govenor Gavin Newsome, all hair salons in the state are closed because of the virus. If the ordered closing causes the salon owner to lose his business and be forced to lay off all his employees that’s just too bad but it only serves as collateral damage for the public safety. We all must sacrifice something for the common good, especially in California. It turns out though, that order to close and other such orders are there for little people like us and not for Nancy, Marie Antoinette, Pelosi. No, it seems that 80-year-old. Speaker of the House, Pelosi wanted to get her hair styled, so she just ordered the salon to open only for her. The whole scene was captured on the security cameras of the salon. There was Nancy, without a mask, in a salon ordered closed by the governor, the day before she delivered a televised speech in support of Joe Biden’s proposed nation-wide mask requirement. The true colors of a career politician, and the blatant, in-your-face hypocrisy, of the ruling class have never been more evident. She patronized the salon without a mask and then went on national TV to lecture us about the requirement to wear masks. When she was caught, she used the same defense as the former mayor of Washington DC, Marion Barry, when he was caught smoking crack with a prostitute, B***h set me up. I’m surprised she didn’t say it wasn’t me, orange man bad did it or made me do it.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Who Will Be President if Biden is Elected?
Transcription Notes WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT IF BIDEN IS ELECTED? Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 4th day of September in the year 2020 and in this Report I will be talking about some of the comments to my last report in which I said that Donald Trump was and is a barrier to enacting the goals of the World Economic Forum as announced in their June communique. Here at the Castle Family there is good news this Labor Day weekend. We are grateful to have meaningful labor to do, and In the good news department, the family daughter tells us that there is a cargo flight to Auckland, New Zealand next Tuesday and she might possibly get a seat on it. Cargo flights from the jungle bring to mind airplanes with chickens and goats in the aisles but nevertheless she might be able to escape. In the somewhat good news department, we run an orphanage in Bucharest Romania for children who are living under the most difficult of conditions when we find them. The government forces us to hire outside people to come into our building and do things for the children from time to time. These are things that our people could do better than any bureaucrat, but we must comply with the local regulations. One of these people came into the orphanage while positive for the virus and with obvious symptoms and now our kids are all in quarantine and may not be able to start school on time. The good news is that all our kids have tested negative so far. Mia is a woman of prayer and of faith, so we leave it in God’s hands. Last week my Report was called Why all this Division, Conflict, Disorder, and Destruction. I raised the question of why the Democrat mayors of the cities and the governors of the states where the riots and looting are happening, will not do anything to stop the violence. Joe Biden finally made a statement the other day in opposition to violent looting, but only after polls showed that he was losing the law and order issue in the polls. The American people are starting to let politicians know that they have never found riots and looting acceptable forms of protest. That helps to make my point that the reason for not doing something to stop it is because the Democrat politicians think it somehow hurts Trump and his bid for reelection, and because they share the looters ideology. The tactic has been to let the looting continue until it burns out by itself and do nothing to defend your community or the people who elected you and pay your salary. Blame everything from the virus to the riots, on Trump, even if it means destruction of our cities. When the polls start to show that people realize what they are doing, then and only then, like on groundhog day, Joe Biden must come out of his hiding place and attempt to read a coherent sentence from his teleprompter. The Democrats tell us now that the violence will continue as long as Trump is in office. If you don’t elect us, we will let your cities burn. It basically just mafioso style extortion or a form of protection racket. There is growing evidence that people are becoming weary of it all. They are weary of being told that this country is no different from Nazi Germany and in many ways, the same. They are weary of being told their country is systemically racist and that they are racist simply because they are white. I talked last week about “The Great Reset” as that term is defined by the World Economic Forum. In the Forum’s manifesto, issued in June the Forum members said that we are going to have a reset of capitalism. I suspect that means a new socialist world system with government and the chosen ones of industry in partnership over this world. A new world currency, based in some fashion, on cyber technology. Return of the Paris Environmental Treaty and the destruction of American manufacturing, a new emphasis on the goddess earth, as well as a new worldwide health system based on forced vaccinations, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Why All This Division, Conflict, Disorder and Destruction?
Darrell Castle discusses the level of division and distrust in America today and reasons through who is causing it and why. Transcription / Notes WHY ALL THIS DIVISION, CONFLICT, DISORDER, AND DESTRUCTION Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 28th day of August in the year 2020. Here at the Castle family, things are just fine but the family daughter is still stuck on her island although she is at least getting lip service from the US Embassy about future help with her escape attempts. I find myself marveling at the level of division and distrust in the country today and I try to reason through what is causing it. Who is causing it is one question that is easily answered, but why it is being caused is a more difficult one? For most of my life the government and those who serve in it have operated under certain rules of civility. For example, a personal attack on a sitting president that would possibly weaken his ability to deal with foreign countries or his ability to govern this one was never made. To make such personal attack solely to weaken the president at the risk of dividing the country simply was not done. That prohibition no longer holds, and I’m not quite sure what does hold now. For example, Joe Biden referred publicly to Donald Trump as the most racist president in American history. That statement is ludicrous because several presidents actually owned slaves, but even if it were true, it can only serve to further divide the country. Playing the race card in such a manner really should be beneath even Joe Biden. That is the final defense of a coward and it really means he has nothing else to offer so he falls back on racial division as a tactic. It further reflects a man who will do anything and sink to any depths to achieve power. That is Joe Biden in a nutshell. He has been seeking the presidency for more than 30 years and now he finally has an issue to emphasize that he is more guilty of than his opponent. Mr. Biden is apparently willing to risk provoking violent revolution in America to achieve his ends. Revolution has its drawbacks, however, and I hope he is able to eventually discern that as his obvious dementia advances. This country is susceptible right now, and its difficult to believe he can’t see that. Jobs offshoring, falling standards of living, economic destruction from the lockdowns, rising mountains of debt, violent crime, riots, and looting across the country all contribute to a very unstable condition. Revolutions almost never achieve any good ends. To quote Paul Craig Roberts, “when the social structure that upholds a society is destroyed by revolution, the vacuum is filled by whoever can best use power. In the Russian Revolution this was Lenin. In the French Revolution it was Napoleon.” How many of you can picture Joe Biden as Lenin or Napoleon? It’s really hard to try isn’t it. The violence is spreading from the major cities on the coasts to small interior cities such as Kenosha, Wisconsin. I used to find it perplexing that the most woke, Democrat cities were the ones constantly under attack. It finally occurred to me that those cities are the vulnerable ones because they have leaders who participate in the extortion and refuse to defend them. The extortion goes something like this: give us what we want or we will burn this place down, or give us Democrat leaders who are woke or we will burn your whole city down and the woke leaders we have now will not stop us. Not only do the current Democrat leaders not stop the looters, they will arrest and criminally charge anyone who resists or defends his property from them. The Democrat governors and mayors refuse to condemn or even blame the rioters and looters. To hear them it is the sole responsibility of the president that the riots occur. They accuse him of sowing the seeds of hatred and division something which they are far more guilty of. According to them the rioters, looters, arsonists, robbers, and sometimes murderers, are not responsible for what they do because they are only reacting to Trumps tweets and other provocations. Americans are told through the press that if Trump is reelected, we will experience a wave of violence and looting. That is simple mob extortion language and really means this is a nice country folks, it would be a shame if something happened to it. Joe Biden wants desperately to be a priest in the temple of the woke but he must be disappointed that not many will take him seriously, not many from his own party, and none from any other. Mr. Biden probably sees himself as the leader or at least the front man for the globalist world “reset” that is coming. The path is known as “The Great Reset” as announced by our new masters. Please keep in mind that this conference is not made up of the world’s elected leaders although some are invited to attend, it is made up of the elite and their invitees. The elected leaders just want to be on the right side of history as President Obama was fond of saying. This is the predator class which tries to lull those of us in the masses who might wake up, back to sleep. How did the World Economic Forum assume such power over humanity? The Forum got most of it through bringing the world’s elite together and then issuing a joint manifesto. In that manifesto Mr. Schwab says we must build “entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems” and we must have a “great reset of capitalism.” Much of the actual effort in all this flowery language is already playing out as Mr. Schwab acts in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to enact his goals. Everyone has been completely focused on the virus for about six months now. We are all anxious to get back to normal and we all want to know what normal will be like in the future. Well, the information coming out of the World Economic forum tells us what their view of normal will be. Many of the programs referenced in their manifesto, and the organizations mentioned are already familiar to many of you. Many of us have fought the implementation of these demands for decades, but here they are now ready to save us from the Covid monster. They include among other items, UN Agenda 2030, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Bank for International Settlement’s Innovation BIS 2025. These things are designed intentionally by the elites to turn upside down and tear apart the lives of every man, woman, and child on earth especially those in the West. The West, with its centuries of self-rule, and its empowerment of the individual, is the primary target of the Reset. If you’ve ever wondered why officials of our government, from mayors to governors and even some on the federal level seem to be doing things not in the best interest of America, you now understand why. The Great Reset is really designed to replace Western Civilization, and especially capitalism, which includes individualism, self-government, individual liberty, parental control of children, and many others with a new world system. For the old system to be replaced with a new one, the old must first die, or said better it must be killed. That is what all this with the virus lockdowns, inflammation of racial hatred, tolerance of looting and violent crime is about. It is about the destruction of our civilization to replace it with the new one which has been in the minds of godless men for centuries. Suddenly, here it is upon us and able to be implemented. New technology or technocracy as implemented, has made the new world not only possible but inevitable. The new technology of 5-G, and artificial intelligence allows the monitoring of everyone, everywhere, all the time. Those things coupled to the data collection and search programs of the NSA and IRS allow for the tracking of every cyber currency transaction so that no one can escape their notice. The World Economic Forum today is classified as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation and is the only global institution recognized as such. In this capacity and with this August status the Forum “engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Are you engaged in the shaping of your new society; neither am I. The Great Reset agenda, then, originates from the Forum. The Forum now asserts that over the next decade we will witness changes of such speed and such magnitude they will transform entire systems of production, distribution, and consumption. We will also witness more technological change than we have seen in the last 50 years. No aspect of the global society will be left untouched. Well folks, what do you think about this new post Covid world that is planned for us. I sometimes wonder what or who filled all these unelected people with such grandiose visions of who they are. Who elected them or who appointed them? They work with and take guidance from their global partners such as the Trilateral Commission, and the Bank for International Settlements. Does that give you more confidence and comfort in knowing that the world is in good hands? From the time of the Magna Carta in 1215 the individual has been on an ascendant climb toward more liberty. Western Civilization has uplifted the individual and advanced humanity each step of the way to where we have arrived. Now, these people have destroyed it and have even given us a look at what will be replacing it. This has been the agenda of the Communist/Marxist movement for many decades, but we have always fought and resisted, but now it is here. The answer to the title of this report then is that the purpose is to destroy our existing civilization so that it may be replaced by the global vision I have been talking about. What stands between this global agenda and its immediate implementation? There is only one thing, Donald J. Trump. That’s right folks you now have an explanation of why everything in the left leaning world has been focused on destroying him for almost four years. It explains why the Democrats can not and will not accept another four years of Trump. You mean its not just his crass language, his tweets, his pompous, arrogant mannerisms? No, it’s a lot more than that. The real problem the Democrats have with Donald J. Trump is that he simply refuses to get down on his knees and worship at the temple of wokeness. That makes him an enemy of Democrats and of globalists everywhere. Does this mean that I am endorsing Trump? No, I am a Constitution Party member and I endorse the candidates of that Party, but the left doesn’t perceive that party to be standing in the way of its agenda. Finally, folks, if you want to install the agenda that I have reported to you, then just make sure Joe Biden gets elected and it will happen. He is the chosen and useful idiot for implementation of the great reset. At least that’s the way I see it, Until next time folks, This is Darrell Castle, Thanks for Listening.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
The Destruction of Cities
Darrell Castle talks about the 75th anniversary of the end of the war with Japan along with the current destruction of American cities. Transcription/Notes: THE DESTRUCTION OF CITIES Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is the 21st day of August in the year 2020 and here in the Castle family we are doing just fine except that the family daughter has had her hopes for an escape from her jungle island dashed again by a few cases of virus in New Zealand so flights have once again been cancelled. So, we talk to her on zoom, we wait, and we pray for her and her husband as they endure their 6th month of captivity. Now here is a bit of information you might not be aware of. The destruction of the cities of the world has not always been the result of Democrat politicians although, by a strange coincidence, the two we are going to remember today were destroyed under a Democrat politician. This month of August 2020 is one of such historic importance that I must take you back 75 years into history to talk about it. Why do I remind you of World War Two anniversaries and talk about that event in history so much? Because the men who fought there should not be forgotten, and because it was the last time in our country’s history that we were completely united as a people against a common enemy. This month is the 75th anniversary of many things having to do with World War II and specifically with the war against Japan. It is the 75th anniversary of the peace treaty that ended the war with Japan. It is the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan, and it is the 75th anniversary of the death of the last American killed in World War II. His name was Anthony Marchione and he had just celebrated his 21st birthday. The date was August 18, 1945, two days after President Truman had ordered all American forces to cease offensive operations against Japan. The United States had a new bomber called the B-32 Dominator, which was not even used during the war, but was then being used for photo reconnaissance to make sure that Japan was complying with the cease fire agreement. The bomber was to take off from the southern tip of Okinawa and fly to Japan to photograph a Japanese airfield north of Tokyo. Tony Marchione was not a member of the regular crew but was assigned as a photographer and assistant gunner on the flight. There were a lot of Japanese military who would not accept the Emperor’s statement to the Japanese people that he had accepted the Allied terms of unconditional surrender. He explained to them in his national broadcast that the Americans had a new and most cruel bomb of such devastating power that further resistance was futile. Ordinary Japanese viewed the Emperor as a god and when he spoke that was the law, so they accepted his decision, but much of the remaining military refused and committed mutiny rather than lay down their arms. In the meantime, as Tony Marchione’s bomber reached its assigned area and began to take pictures it was attacked by four rogue Japanese fighter aircraft flown by mutinous aviators and Tony was hit at his gun turret. He bled to death in the sky while attempting to make it back to his base. Tony Marchione was the last of almost half a million American combat deaths in World War II. That was 75 years ago August 18, 1945 so he would be 96 years old if he were still alive today. A few days before that on the 6th of August 1945 a B-29 named the Enola Gay took off from its island base at Tinian headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Enola Gay dropped a 5000-pound atomic weapon named Little Boy which exploded over Hiroshima with a force equivalent to 15000 tons of TNT. Eighty thousand people died instantly with 10’s of thousands more dying of radiation over the following few days. Three days later Emperor Hirohito and his generals still scratched their heads like Hamlet, so another bomb named fat boy was used against Nagasaki with similar results.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Darrell talks about how we let Western Civilization fail because we individually and collectively failed to comprehend its virtues and stopped thinking about the divine image of God in each individual. Transcription / Notes FATAL DECADENCE Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 14th day of August 2020 and on this Report, I return to an old theme and that is the defense of Western Civilization, but today I will look at it from a new direction. Today’s theme is the inherent worth of the individual or that spark of divinity that is the image of God which is the very heart of Western Civilization. Here at the Castle Family we are troubled right now. Oh, Joan and I are fine, but as my pastor once told me, you are only as happy as your saddest child, and the family daughter is troubled today. She is still stuck on her jungle island but there is a chance she can get a flight to Australia or New Zeeland in a couple of weeks. The problem is that she could end up stuck there and without her husband, so it is a cause of concern. My report to you today is not really a defense of Western Civilization at all since I have already done that many times as well as I am able. This report is rather about how we let it fail because we individually and collectively failed to comprehend its virtues. We stopped thinking about that divine image of God or if you are an atheist then just call it the inherent worth of the individual. Throughout the centuries many events have shaken the west from that path. World Wars, plagues, lean years have all occurred but somehow the west always found its way back to that single theme. I don’t know about this time though; this time seems different since forces inside the West seem dead set on destroying that civilization which has uplifted the individual for centuries. The rule of law is the first line of defense in the protection of the individual and his property and that is obviously in grave danger right now. Cities across America are all, surrendering to the mob and refusing to defend the individuals that live within them. Virtually all these cities are controlled by Democrat Mayors, Democrat City Councils, Democrat Attorneys General, and Democrat Governors. These politicians seem to consider their police forces as the enemy rather than the violent criminals that threaten their cities. For example, in Minneapolis the city council voted 12-0 to completely abolish their police force. Since that vote the murder and robbery rates have soared in Minneapolis. Undeterred, one council member even suggested that it was privilege to expect your property to be free from robbery and arson. The West Coast cities of Portland and Seattle have been torn by riots, looting, and burning for months as the Mayor and Governor will not enforce the law. I suppose they support the goals of the looters not the property owners, but for whatever reason they are willing to watch their cities burn. In Chicago currently there is widespread looting across the city including the glamour shopping districts. I saw an interview with a BLM leader, and she said that looting was reparations. She didn’t say reparations for what, and she didn’t say why today’s property owners owed her money. The only thing Mayor Lori Lightfoot is willing to do is to raise the draw bridges in hope that would keep the looters out of downtown. Chicago used to be known as the nation’s meat market. Its football team were the monsters of the midway, but now its known for looting and murder. Would you like to buy a 10-million-dollar penthouse in downtown Chicago? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Mayor De Blasio just looted the New York police budget of a billion dollars and soon after the murder and violent crime rates started soaring in NYC and haven’t stopped. People who can afford to leave are leaving in droves from America’s Democrat cities. What sane person would put up with the aggravation of living in Manhattan or downtown Chi...
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Summer of Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
Darrell Castle talks about the summer of murder, mayhem and madness that is currently occuring in the Democrat cities of America. Transcription / Notes SUMMER OF MURDER, MAYHEM, AND MADNESS Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 7th day of August 2020 and that means that this week I just passed my tenth anniversary of doing the Castle Report. Ten years and more than 800 Reports later I am still doing them each week. This week the Castle Family is doing fine with no positive tests for the virus. The family daughter remains on her small island and is pretty good now at opening coconuts with a machete Here in the USA I am now headed toward my 72nd birthday which will occur in October or about 2 and ½ months from now. I mention my age only for the purpose of emphasizing how precious each moment of life is. This is one of the summers that I have been allotted by God to have and it has been lost, taken from me by the virus, by the response to the virus, and by the summer of madness, created for the most part by politicians and their cohorts. Reality, however, is not always what I would like it to be, but in any case, I must deal with it as it is, not as I would like it to be. The summer of love as Seattle mayor Jenny Durkin described, it looks a lot like the summer of murder and mayhem. The murder rate in America’s cities has skyrocketed since Democrat Mayors declared the summer of love and set about abolishing or defunding their police departments. It all makes me nostalgic for the good old days of March and April when all we had to worry about was dying from the virus. The defund the police movement apparently doesn’t sit well with the average American, but murderers, carjackers, and street thugs seem quite enamored with it. Politicians who lead movements to defund or abolish the police apparently know nothing of human nature, and they seem to have trouble understanding that without police we are all nothing but a locked and loaded mob fighting for survival. In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot again blamed the increased murder rate on guns from non-gun law states as if the street thugs and lack of law enforcement have nothing to do with it. I don’t want to hammer Chicago too badly this week since I do it each week, but its hard when a city has 107 murders in a single month and the mayor just shrugs and says , well its not my fault, its all those guns. It’s more than murder though mayor, it’s also carjackings, street robberies, and armed assaults all soaring. New York City just cut one billion dollars from the police budget thanks to Mayor De Blasio, and for June gun violence was up 130%. The number of shootings rose in every borough, and the number of people murdered rose by 30% citywide. Burglaries were up 118% and auto thefts were up 51% so all types of criminals are on the defund movement train. I wonder if the victims of De Blasio’s defund movement will get any of the billion dollars, he cut from the police budget, probably not. In the once great progressive city of Minneapolis, we find ground zero of the defund movement. The city council just voted 12-0 to completely abolish the police force. Minneapolis crime numbers are climbing to get into the New York and Chicago status. Homicides, street robberies and assaults, and carjackings are all soaring in numbers. Only 15% of Americans polled said they favor defunding the police but unfortunately those people don’t run any of our Democrat cities. Who cares what taxpaying citizens want when you have a woke army in charge? In the third precinct of Minneapolis where most of the violence occurred, more than 100 robberies and 20 carjackings were reported to the police in the last month and the police spokesman had a very helpful suggestion for the residents of his city. Prepare to be robbed and carjacked he said, and prepare to lose your cellphone and purse so don’t carry much money. That’s the Minneapolis, progressive way I guess,
15 minutes | 4 months ago
The Despair That Could Wreck Civilization
Darrell Castle talks about the despair that exists among the American people caused by the virus and its economic destruction, as well as riots, looting, and other street violence. Transcription / Notes THE DESPAIR THAT COULD WRECK CIVILIZATION Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday July 31, 2020 the last day of the seventh month of this year. I always give the date verbally and in print just in case one of the tech giants decides to cancel me it might still be possible to find past archived issues of the Castle Report through the date. The Castle family is fine today and doing well in its efforts to avoid the despair that many are feeling. The family daughter got word this week that maybe, just maybe, some flights from her island will be allowed starting September 1 so we pray for her and we wait, and we try to avoid despair. Speaking of despair, I do notice quite a bit of it in the country today. Despair means without hope and many people today are unsure where their hope is supposed to come from. People are in despair for many reasons, among them the virus and the riots, looting, and anarchy that they see portrayed on their video screens. These are all problems that are very difficult to understand especially for someone who has only the information provided by a media with an axe to grind. The virus and its subsequent problems, we are often told, should be left to the experts. So technocrats such as Anthony Fauci should decide the future of the entire world, but who elected Dr. Fauci to any office or who among us gave him the authority to decide our future. Should elected politicians not defer to the experts, then criticism quickly ensues. They must not only defer to experts, but the experts whose opinions are preferred. Mr. average then, is in despair because he knows that his life has been turned upside down, but he doesn’t know why. He is told he should not attend church, a sporting event, or a concert, but if he wants to attend a mass protest that will be just fine. His kids are afraid to attend school, but they must. He can’t take his family any where to relieve the pressure of confinement. He is criticized by some for wearing a mask and by some for not wearing a mask. He suspects that the mask is nothing more than a symbol to satisfy the mob, but he puts it on to avoid their criticism. Now, let’s look at the source of much of his despair. What is the cause of the “peaceful protests”? The protests really are peaceful, at least that is what we are expected to believe. What has been happening in Portland and Seattle are small groups of peaceful people simply expressing their opinions about something and armies of federal storm troopers arrest and molest them for no reason. Let’s take a look at what one very well-known journalist or commentator recently said about Portland. Nicholas Kristof, writing for the opinion page of the New York Times, last Sunday edition said this’ “To watch Fox News is to learn from Sean Hannity that the “Rose City” of Portland, is “like a war zone” that has been in Tucker Carlson’s words’ “destroyed by the mob.” So, I invite Hannity and Carlson to escape their bubbles and visit Portland’ stroll along the Willamette River and enjoy a glass of local pinot noir. They’ll be safe—unless they venture at night into the two blocks beside the federal courthouse. Citizens need to be vigilant there, for armed groups periodically storm the streets to attack peaceful visitors. I’m talking of course about the uninvited federal forces.” Mr. Kristoff is not a journalist, for journalists watch, do research, and write the truth as their eyes and research reveal it. Mr. Kristoff, on the other hand, writing for the greatest newspaper in the world, seeks to persuade rather than inform. Let me give you one final Kristoff quote to illustrate my point. “So, let’s be real: Trump isn’t trying to quell violence in Portland. No, he’s provoking it to divert attention from 140’000 Covi...
14 minutes | 4 months ago
The Lunatics Are Running the Asylum
Darrell Castle points out some of the insanity that jumps out of the news at anyone who looks. Transcription / Notes THE LUNATICS ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 24th day of July in the year 2020. Sometimes It occurs to me that what I am really doing with these Reports that I present each week is chronicling the actions of the insane people who seem to be in charge now, as well as the insane people who challenge their authority. Today then, will be no different as I will point out some of the insanity that jumps out of the news at anyone who looks. Here at the Castle family we are doing fine and doing our best to hold onto our sanity in a world gone mad. Each day we watch the local government and hope that it does not choose to commit some act of insanity that will restrict our law firm’s ability to function. The family daughter remains stuck at the bottom of the world and is restricted to watching the insanity by video. Some of the things which seem to be driving the insanity right now are the coronavirus, the lockdowns and other economic destruction it has wrought, riots, looting, anarchy defined as a breakdown of law and order in the mostly Democrat cities. The breakdown seems to be fueled by the fact that the elected representatives in those cities and states often refuse to enforce the law and even openly side with the lawbreakers. When that happens destruction of the rule of law is sure to follow. For example, the city center of Portland, Oregon, the rose city, has been turned into a burned-out wreck. Years of street violence by Antifa, and now Black lives matter have finally evolved into more than 50 consecutive days of what amounts to violent insurrection. This insurrection includes attempts to burn the federal courthouse, attempts to burn the offices of the Portland Police Union as well as many other public buildings. Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum have joined the insurrection. Nobody seem clear as to what the riots are about or what perceived problems the rioters are protesting. I wonder if there are any law-abiding hard-working people left in Portland who just want to go about their lives in peace. That is probably the case because every demand of the rioters, no matter how ridiculous, is quickly agreed to. President Trump gave in to the siren’s call to restore order and protect federal property in Portland and sent in federal officers. These officers have apparently been arresting Antifa leaders and rioters off the streets of Portland. That was and is a mistake in my view and it is a mistake that cannot be papered over by an executive order. Not only does it violate the Constitution, but it is not even wise political move. Mayor Wheeler does not like it one bit and demanded that the federal officers, which he referred to as federal troops, leave Portland immediately. “Their presence here is actually leading to more violence and more vandalism.” I wonder how anyone would know if there was more since the city has been taken over, colonized and occupied by a foreign invasion for months. I don’t support the use of federal officers against the will of local officials either, but the reaction of the mayor to the loss of his city is interesting. I suppose that in his mind Portland’s sacrifice is collateral damage in a broader struggle. The officers were deployed from the department of homeland security and the US Marshall’s Service, and Customs and Border Protection. The executive order designed to protect statues and federal property in general which requires that anyone who damages such property must be prosecuted. That order, according to the federal government, allows federal officers to operate outside the permission of local authorities, but that view is dead wrong. US Attorneys in each district are there to investigate and prosecute federal crimes.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Bari Weiss Explains Everything
Darrell Castle talks about the resignation of Bari Weiss from the New York Times along with what her resignation actually says about the Times, the newspaper of record for America and the world. Transcription / Notes BARI WEISS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday July 17, 2020 and on today’s Report I will be talking about the resignation of Bari Weiss from the New York Times along with what her resignation actually says about the Times, the newspaper of record for America and for the world. The Castle family continues to do well in our new virus dominated world, but the family daughter remains stuck now in the middle of her 5th month of exile. I will admit to allowing some anger to creep into my life over her condition. I am known to occasionally rant to Joan on the order of, “how long can they justify holding her hostage and telling her they have no idea how long her sentence is. We carry on and we try to make something positive out of our periodic video calls with her. Today I’m going to talk about what I consider to be one of the most important events in the history of American journalism, and that is the resignation of Bari Weiss. Bari was the NYT opinion columnist and editor and she resigned last Monday after sending a scathing letter of explanation to her boss, NYT publisher. A.G. Sulzberger. I’m going to let her do most of the talking today so you can understand the gravity of the reasons she cited for her resignation. In brief she cited bullying from colleagues and said that the Times is no longer a place where intellectual curiosity is tolerated and that she was essentially forced out by a mob of woke insiders who disagreed with her wrong think. “My own forays into Wrong think have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. “Now I will quote from her letter of resignation and you may assume I am quoting unless I indicate otherwise. It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from the New York Times. I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives, and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming. She goes on to talk about a long list of names she was succ3essful in bringing into the paper and then we continue the quote. But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else. Twitter is not on the masthead of the New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper. The paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions, I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative. My own forays into Wrong think have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
The Barbarians Are Inside the Palace
Darrell Castle talks about the effort to cleanse our national history which is common for conquered people but unusual for those who remain somewhat free. Transcription / Notes THE BARBARIANS ARE INSIDE THE PALACE Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday July 10, 2020 and on this Report I will be talking about the movement to cleanse history by removing any trace of it from our conscious thought and the result that action is sure to bring. The Castle family is doing fine right now although the family daughter is still stuck and perhaps a little lonely so many thousands of miles away from anything, she is used to. We spend some time reminiscing about days long ago when our memories tell us we were a little happier, but we know that memories sometimes deceive. What I am about to discuss in this Castle Report are not things you may have seen listed as the cause of the recent riots, looting, etc. and the failure of authorities charged with doing somrthing to stop it. Those things are just symptoms of the real problem which is the crumbling and collapse of the American civilization. We seem content now as a people to erase our history so there will soon be no memory of where we come from and who we are. This erasure of history is common for conquered people but unusual for those who remain somewhat free. The education system has, for decades, been busy propagandizing the young that cleansing should be done. The constant favorable response to each new incident by the mass media makes it seem normal for many. George Orwell had it figured out though, more than 70 years ago. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day, minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” It’s a little reminiscent of the burning of the library at Alexandria, Egypt by Julius Caesar in 48 B.C. That library supposedly contained the only collection of the world’s knowledge to that date. What survived was recopied by mostly Irish Monks laboring in monasteries to reproduce the books by hand. People want to be virtuous and good by cleansing the world of what they consider to be bad but the do gooders who strive to save the world are usually trying to concoct a way to control it. People are waking up and growing tired of what is happening to them though, and that is at least a glimmer of hope. The players in this drama are being sorted out right now in front of the eyes of the world. This is the fourth turning in which people grow suspicious of government and turn to open defiance or just ignoring it. Nations have life cycles which rise and fall over the centuries. Lord Byron told us about that long ago in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was an English romantic poet born in 1788 and died in 1824 so he lived 36 years. In that time, he traveled around Europe and spent 7 years in Italy. He fought in the Greek war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. During his travels he wrote his poetry but also wrote his theories on the life and death of nations. Lord Byron said that nations have life cycles like people. First, they find freedom, then glory, then wealth, then vice, then corruption, then barbarism. I add my own theories to Lord Byron’s by speculating that nations build monuments and honor their heroes during the glory years. During vice and corruption, they are too into themselves to care much about anything, but when they start to tear down the monuments they are headed toward the final barbarism. Along with the destruction and cleansing of history comes the vice and corruption, the lying hypocrisy of the people aided and abetted by the example of government. For example, last weekend, 4th of July weekend, New York City under the leadership of Democrat mayor Bi...
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