THE PRINCE OF PEACE PREACHES
"THE ART OF WAR"
"Part of the Abuse in our country is that, like an Unrestrained Malignant Narcissist, the Criminal Enterprise that controls our government has let it be known that it will destroy anyone who tries to stand up to it. This threat itself is a form of Terrorism, as it creates terror in US. As a result, for the ordinary person, the utter evil of what is playing out in our country is better left unsaid,
so as to not cause trouble or rock the boat, which, Titanic-like, is
sinking due to our passivity and silence." Paul
is, -everybody knows what the bad news is. Everybody
(that is, anybody who has even a touch of human empathy)
feels depressed, abused, and powerless to stop what's going on all
around the planet. The good news is that all the leaders of Western
Democracy are being exposed as the Fascist Dictators they actually are
while simultaneously being caught with their collective fingers deep in
the pockets of Global Corporations and Banks. Money and Power
perpetually lure busy hands into hot pockets out of deeply repressed
and grotesquely distorted sexual impulses. Welcome to the World
Wide Orgy of the Filthy Rich, -and keep in mind that their Orgies always
We don't have to eat the rich, all we have to
do is survive their incoming renewed Reign Of Terror until they consume
each other. And the only way to survive this acceleratingly evil
onslaught is to WITNESS it, to be consciously aware of it, to NAME
and talk about it with each other. Our very
survival depends upon honestly overcoming our passivity and silence by
telling each other what we see, what we understand, and what we feel.
There's a touch of Wall Street and even Goldman Sachs in every family,
Yep, it's Petronius and his debauched Satyricon back
for yet another run at the global box office! The Imperial
Puppet Prince of Corporate America has openly embraced the Code of
Machiavelli and is gleefully torturing (even now as you read) and eagerly unleashing
the deadly 'Hounds Of War' upon the common people, the good and
innocent workers of the World...and their children!
As Prince Obama
has no compassion for the "foreign" kids he slaughters with his expensive drones,
his Blackwater mercenaries, and his toxic uranium in Afghanistan, Iraq,
Yemen and Palestine he will likewise have no compassion for American children
here at home. His LIES are LEGION and his legislated impoverishment of
common American workers and their children promises to have no limits.
He is, at home in America, applying the same deceptive techniques he employed in
his Oslo speech. I have no words better than these of internet writer,
Chris Floyd, with which to lay bare Obama's thoroughly corrupt soul :
"Here is chutzpah -- and hubris -- raised to the level of the sublime.
Obama has taken the words he used to instigate the certain death of
thousands of human beings and the acceleration of hatred, extremism,
chaos and brutal corruption around the world -- and offered them as
justification for the hideous, unabashedly Orwellian doctrine at the
core of his speech: War is Peace. In this
perverse inversion of values, Obama, as a warmaker, is actually a
peacemaker, you see -- and thus a legitimate heir to the legacy of
Martin Luther King Jr., who was evoked at several points in the speech."
Go here to read Floyd's whole article: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24194.htm
Let's begin here with several
basic astrological facts as follows:
1) ... Transiting SATURN IN LIBRA 1980; Ronald Reagan, -LAST
USA SATURN CYCLE
Reagan Years: Saturn enters Libra September 1980, -leaves August 1983.
2) ... Transiting SATURN IN LIBRA 2009; Barack Obama, -CURRENT USA SATURN CYCLE
Obama Years: Saturn enters Libra October 2009 leaves October 2012.
3) ... Threefold Transiting USA SATURN RETURN exact dates:
Dec 3, 2010; Mar 22, 2011 (RX: RETROGRADE MOTION); Aug 28 2011.
4) ... TRANSITING PLUTO OPPOSITION NATAL USA VENUS
FIVE OPPOSITIONS of PLUTO to Natal USA VENUS occur, here are the exact dates:
Mar 8 2009, (RX) May 2 2009, Dec 26 2009, (RX) Aug 8 2010, Oct 19 2010.
So, what do these astrological facts amount to?
Well, the USA is about to repeat the Reagan/Saturn cycle of "benign"
Conservativism which means more
money for the super wealthy, fewer
regulations and constraints on the rich, devaluation of honest work,
of and increased police enforcement for the Royal Office of
the President, and massively mounting troubles for unions and
all the working poor. It was Ronald Regan whose policies TRIPLED the US National debt!
Saturn, after all is the symbol of Authority and the
force of Contraction. In the birth chart of the USA Saturn
rules the Second House of Money and Income because it rules the
astrological sign of Capricorn which controls that house. Capricorn, in
turn, is the sign of business and politics; it's the symbolic
energy-field of the norms established through the lowest common denominator of political-financial authority.
It's always a stand-in for what we know as the "status-quo".
Hence, in a meaningful sense we can say that a Nation's "Saturn Return"
is the Return of that Nation's Status-Quo as well as the Power of its Oligarchical "Upper-Class"!
Those holding Power seek to entrench themselves by holding on to that
Power resisting all efforts to share it or let it out of their
Control. It favors AUTHORITARIANISM;
Police, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, Presidential Executive Office, Army,
Corporate CEO Officers, Rulers of all kinds, and STRICTER FORMALISM in
Society. Mind your manners, children, or your "President" (by way of Israel's Rahm Emmanuel) will have to spank you hard!
Then there is this little matter of the recently 'demoted' planet, PLUTO.
PLUTO is the symbol of extreme, absolute, catabolic POWER. It is Death and Wealth as Power. Please let those thoughts/realities seep into your field of conscious AWARENESS!
Our Nation, the USA, is preparing for its FIRST PLUTO RETURN which will occur in the year 2022. But
before Pluto reaches the position in Capricorn ( 27+ degrees) which it
occupied at America's birth it will OPPOSE USA Natal VENUS 5 times as
cited above, it will oppose USA Natal JUPITER three times, then USA SUN five times, and
finally USA MERCURY three times -here are the exact dates:
1) ... Transiting PLUTO OPPOSITION NATAL USA JUPITER:
Exact Jan 17 2011, Exact Jul 8 2011 Rx Retrograde, Exact Nov 20 2011.
2) ... Fivefold Transiting PLUTO OPPOSITION NATAL USA SUN:
Exact Mar 14 2014, Exact May 17 2014 RX Retrograde, Exact Jan 5 2015, Exact Aug 17 2015 RX Retrograde,
Exact Nov 1
3) ... Transiting PLUTO OPPOSITION NATAL USA MERCURY:
Exact Feb 27 2020, Exact Jun 26 2020, RX Retrograde Exact Jan 1 2021.
All these transits constitute a veritable Earthquake of Pluto erupting in, under, and through America which will leave nothing the
way it has been but will entirely dismantle and break up the familiar "face" of the
This Earthquake began its rumbles and tremors this year
2009, but does not cease its quaking until 2022 -we're
looking at a 13 year long upheaval, a
global volcanic eruption, or a total "pole shift" or anything else we
want to call it so long as we realize all these phrases are METAPHORS
for some Collective Event(s) erupting from the Raw, Catabolic (breaking down) POWER of
It is the daily, widespread activity of the Lord of
Death, Destruction, and Hidden Power. Our job, if we want to survive
Pluto's "eruption" is to become CONSCIOUS of it and try to direct or
cajole its FORCE into some kind of Creative channels. Nobody
escapes the final Power of DEATH, none of us ever gets out of here
alive. Life culminates in Death as we insist on living it here on Earth, and if we
are "religious" or "spiritual" we know or imagine or just prefer to
pretend that there is another "life" after death, and a better
one. When we look at Pluto in this way we speak of the
"Ressurection" which we hope or pretend or fully assert must follow
Death. So, we call Pluto Death & Rebirth, the Power of
Barack Obama (who ran for President by exploiting Pluto's theme of radical change and Ressurrection while loudly proclaiming 'Hope' and 'Change') has informed us all, during his soul-curdling acceptance speech for the Nobel
Peace Prize, that "evil does exist in the world" and he should know
because he literally embodies the EVIL he speaks and will continue to see it in the mirror every morning
for the rest of his un-natural life.
(Mister Peace Prize Comes To West Point)
He is a pompously narcissistic orator who
trivializes every thought he utters and never once are such thoughts
his own. He doesn't think, he just mouths-off, he simply orates. This is what comes of his proud Mercury in Leo speech in stressful square aspect to his dark, Neptune in Scorpio imagination -he preaches to the world at large of the noble necessity of WAR and embodies Imperial Corporate America's Death Wish! Go here and here to see his chart for further clarification.
DANGER: Extreme Social Conservativism and Mass Conformity.
The Economic Crisis and
What Must be Done
By Richard C. Cook | Richard
The United States does not
control its own destiny. Rather it is controlled by an international
financial elite, of which the American branch works out of big New York
banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Wall Street investment firms such as
Goldman Sachs, and the Federal Reserve System. They in turn control the
White House, Congress, the military, the mass media, the intelligence
agencies, both political parties, the universities, etc. No one can
rise to the top in any of these institutions without the elite’s stamp
This elite has been around
since the nation began, becoming increasingly dominant as the 19th
century progressed. A key date was passage of the National Banking Act
of 1863, when the system was put into place whereby federal government
debt was used to collateralize bank lending. Since then we’ve paid the
freight through our taxes for bank control of the economy. The final
nails in the coffin came with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of
In 1929 the bankers plunged
the nation into the Great Depression by constricting the money supply.
With Franklin D. Roosevelt as president, the nation struggled through
the decade of the 1930s but did not pull out of the Depression until
the industrial explosion during World War II.
After the war came the
Golden Age of the U.S. economy, when the working man, protected by
strong labor unions, became a true partner in the prosperity of the
industrial age. That era lasted a full generation. The bankers were
largely spectators as Americans led the world in exports, standard of
living, science and space exploration, and every measure of health,
longevity, and culture.
Roosevelt had kept the
bankers subservient to the interests of the economy at large. The
Federal Reserve was part of the New Deal team, and interest rates were
held at historic lows despite a large federal deficit. One main impact
was the huge increase in home ownership. After World War II, the G.I.
Bill allowed home ownership to grow further and millions of veterans to
attend college. The influx of educated graduates led to productivity
growth and the emergence of new high-tech industries.
But the bankers were laying
their plans. In the early 1950s they got the government to agree to
allow the Federal Reserve to escape its subservience to the U.S.
Treasury Department and set interest rates on its own. Rates rose
throughout the 1950s and 1960s. By the time of the interest rate hikes
of 1968, the economy was slowing down. Both federal budget and trade
deficits were beginning to replace the post-war surpluses. High
interest rates were the likely cause.
In 1971, President Richard
Nixon removed the dollar’s gold peg, allowing the huge inflation
resulting from oil price increases that the international bankers
engineered through control of U.S. foreign policy when Henry Kissinger
was national security adviser and secretary of state. Nixon’s opening
to China resulted in early agreements, also overseen by banking
interests, to begin to transfer U.S. industry to overseas producers
like China which had cheap labor costs.
By the mid-1970s, the U.S.
had been taken over by a behind the scenes coup-d’etat that included
events in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a
conspiracy that could only have been instigated by the highest levels
of world financial control. In the election of 1976, David Rockefeller
succeeded in placing fellow Trilateral Commission member Jimmy Carter
in the White House, but Carter upset the banking community, thoroughly
Zionist in orientation, by working toward peace in the Middle East and
I was working in the Carter
White House in 1979-80. Unbeknownst to the president, Federal Reserve
Chairman Paul Volcker, another Rockefeller protégé, suddenly raised
interest rates to fight the inflation the bankers had caused by the
OPEC oil price deals, and plunged the nation into recession. Carter was
made to look weak and uninformed and was defeated in the election of
1980 by Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. It was through the “Reagan
Revolution” that the regulatory controls over the banking industry were
lifted, mainly in allowing the banks to use their fractional reserve
privileges in making mortgage loans.
shattered American manufacturing and hastened the flight of jobs
abroad. Under the “Reagan Doctrine,” the U.S. military embarked on an
unprecedented mission of world conquest by attacking one small nation
at a time, starting with Nicaragua. Global capitalism was also on the
march, with the U.S. armed forces its own private police force. With
the invasion of Iraq under George H.W. Bush in 1991, mainland Asia was
revealed as the principle target.
The economy was floated by
productivity gains through computer automation and a huge sell-off of
assets through the merger-acquisition bubble of the late 1980s which
ended in a recession. This resulted in the defeat of Bush by Bill
Clinton in the election of 1992. Clinton was able to create another
bubble through a strong dollar policy that attracted foreign capital.
The dot-com bubble that
resulted lasted all the way through to the crash of December 2000.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force led the way in the destruction of the
sovereign state of Yugoslavia, whereby the international bankers took
over the resource wealth of the entire Balkan region, and the U.S.
military gained forward bases for further incursions into Asia.
Do we need to say that none
of this was ever voted on by the American electorate? But they bought
into it nevertheless, both with their silence and through participation
in a generally favorable job market in the emerging service
occupations, particularly finance.
By the time George W. Bush
was inaugurated president in January 2001, the U.S. was facing a
disaster. $4 trillion in wealth had vanished when the dot.com bubble
collapsed. NAFTA caused even more American manufacturing jobs to
disappear abroad. The Neocons who were moving into key jobs in the
Pentagon knew they would soon have new wars to fight in the Middle
East, with invasion plans for Afghanistan and Iraq ready to be pulled
off the shelf.
But the U.S. had no economic
engine available to generate the tax revenues Bush would need for the
planned wars. At this moment Chairman Alan Greenspan of the Federal
Reserve stepped in. Over a two year period from 2001-2003 the Fed
lowered interest rates by over 500 basis points. Meanwhile, the federal
government removed all regulatory controls on mortgage lending, and the
housing bubble was on. $4 trillion in new home loans were pumped into
the economy, much of it through subprime loans borrowers could not
The Fed began to put on the
brakes in 2003, but the mighty work of re-floating a moribund economy
had been accomplished. By late 2006 another recession loomed, but it
would take two more years before the crisis of October 2008 brought the
entire system down.
The impact on the job market
was immediate and profound. By the time Barack Obama was elected
president in November 2008, the U.S. was mired in seemingly endless
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the worst recession since the Great
Depression was picking up speed. In order to prevent total disaster,
the Bush administration ended its eight years of catastrophic misrule
with a flourish, by allocating over $700 billion in financial system
bailouts to cover the bad loans the banks had been making since
Greenspan gave the housing bubble the green light.
It is now November 2009.
Since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January, unemployment has soared
from 7.9 percent to 10.2 percent. A few hundred billion dollars were
allocated for “stimulus” purposes, but most of that went to pay
unemployment benefits and to keep state and local governments from
laying off more employees.
A fraction has been
distributed for highway improvements, but largely through the bank
bailouts the federal deficit has been running at an annual rate of $1.5
trillion, by far the largest in history, with the national debt now
topping $12 trillion. Ironically, those Americans who still have
productive jobs continue to grow in efficiency, with productivity up
over five percent in the last year.
So much federal money has
been spent that the Obama administration has been struggling to make
its health care proposals budget-neutral through a raft of new taxes,
fees, and penalties, and by announcing in recent days that the
government’s first priority must now shift to deficit reduction. The
word “austerity” has been mentioned for the first time since the Carter
administration. Yet Congress voted $655 billion in military
expenditures to continue fighting in the Middle East. A U.S. military
attack on Iran, possibly in conjunction with Israel, would surprise no
So where do we now stand?
At present, the Federal
Reserve is trying to prevent a total economic collapse? Interest rates
are near-zero, to the chagrin of foreign investors in U.S. Treasury
securities, and close to half of new Treasury debt instruments have
been bought by the Federal Reserve itself as a way of providing free
money for federal government expenditures.
But the U.S. economy shows
no signs of coming back, with no economic driver emerging that could
bring it back. For all the talk about alternative energy, there has
been no significant growth of any home-grown industry that could
possibly make up so much lost ground in either the short or the
The industries in the U.S.
that are holding up are the military, including arms exports,
universities that are attracting large numbers of students from abroad,
especially China, and health care, especially for the aging baby boomer
population. But the war industry produces nothing with a long-term
economic benefit, and health care exists mainly to treat sick people,
not produce anything new.
None of this provides a
foundation that can bring about a restoration of prosperity to 300
million people when the jobs of making articles of consumption are
increasingly scarce. On top of everything else, since government
inevitably looks to its own requirements first, the total tax burden
continues to increase to the point where the average employee now pays
close to 50 percent of his or her income on taxes of all types,
including federal and state income taxes, real estate taxes, payroll
taxes, excise taxes, government fees, etc. Plus the cost of utilities
continues to rise steadily and threatens to skyrocket if cap-and-trade
legislation is passed.
The Obama administration has
no plans to deal with any of this. They have projected a budget for 15
years hence that shows the budget deficit decreasing and tax revenues
going way up, but it is all lies. They have no roadmap for getting us
there and no plans for following the roadmap if it portrayed a
realistic goal. And yet the U.S. military is still trying to conquer
Asia. It is madness.
And it is madness because
the big decisions are not made by the U.S., by Congress, or by the
Obama administration. The U.S. has, for half-a-century, been marching
to the tune played by the international financial elite, and this fact
did not change with the election of 2008. The financiers have put the
people of this nation $57 trillion in debt, according to the latest
reports, counting debt at the federal, state, business, and household
levels. Interest alone on this debt is over $3 trillion of a GDP of $14
trillion. Failure of our political leadership to deal with this tragedy
over the past three decades is nothing less than treason.
But then again, at some
point the decision was made that the U.S. and its population would be
discarded by history, the economic status of the nation reduced to a
shadow of what it once was, but that its military machine would be used
for the financial elite’s takeover of the world until it is replaced by
that of some other nation. All indications are that the next country up
to bat as military enforcer for the financiers is China.
There you have it. That, in
my opinion, is the past, present, and future of this nation in a
nutshell. Great evils have been done in the world in the last century,
and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
Except…. and that’s what
each person caught up in these travesties must decide. What are you
going to do about it?
In mulling over this
question, it would be wise to recognize that the dominance of the
financial elite has largely been exercised through their control of the
international monetary system based on bank lending and government
debt. Therefore it’s through the monetary system that change can and
must be made.
The progressives are wrong
to think the government should go deeper in debt to create more jobs.
This will just create an even deeper hole of debt future generations
will have to crawl out of.
Rather the key is monetary
reform, whether at the local or national levels. People have lost
control of their ability to earn a living. But change could be
accomplished through sovereign control by people and nations of the
monetary means of exchange.
This control has been
stolen. It is time to take it back. One way would be for the federal
government to make a relief payment to each adult of $1,000 a month
until the crisis lifted. This money could be earmarked for goods and
services produced within the U.S. and used to capitalize a new series
of community development banks. I have called this the “Cook Plan.”
The plan could be funded
through direct payment from a Treasury relief account without new taxes
or government borrowing. The payments would be balanced on the credit
side by GDP growth or be used by individuals to pay off debt. It would
be direct government spending as was done with Greenbacks before and
after the Civil War without significant inflation.
Another method increasingly
being used within the U.S. today is local and regional credit clearing
exchanges and the use of local currencies or “scrip.” Use of such
currencies could be enhanced by legislation at the state and federal
levels allowing these currencies to be used for payment of taxes and
government fees as well as payment of mortgages and other forms of bank
debt. The credit clearing exchanges could be organized as private
non-profit regional currency co-operatives similar to credit unions.
These would be immediate
emergency measures. In the longer run, sovereign control of money and
credit must be returned to the public commons and treated as public
utilities. This does not mean exclusive government control to replace
bank control. As stated previously, it would be done in partnership
between government and private trade exchanges. Nor does it mean
government takeover of business, industry, or the banking system,
though all should be regulated for the common good and fairly taxed.
This program would lead to a
new monetary paradigm where money and credit would be available by, as,
when, and where needed, to facilitate trade between and among
legitimate producers of goods and services. In this way trade and
commerce will come to serve human freedom, not diminish it as is done
with today’s dysfunctional partnership between big government trillions
of dollars in debt and big finance with the entire world in hock.
Such a change would be a
true populist revolution.
© 2009 by Richard C. Cook
Richard C. Cook is a former
federal analyst who writes on public policy issues. He is an advisor to
the American Monetary Institute on its model monetary reform
legislation soon to be introduced in Congress. His latest book is We
Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform. His website is