Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday, the 12th day of January in the year of our Lord 2024. I will be talking about this upcoming year and what has already happened along with what that portends for the rest of the year. Everything or virtually everything coming out of Washington seems to be based on obvious lies. But I suppose we the people are expected to act as if we believe them and to persecute those who don’t believe them, especially if we are convinced through propaganda that it is in our best interest to believe them.
Western civilization attack no. 1: a second divisive speech
To end last year and start the new year the president took a 2-week vacation in St. Croix. He then returned to give a 32-minute speech about January 6th before leaving for another vacation in Delaware. I got the transcript and studied it. I also read the commentary of various news pundits reporting on what the president said. It is obvious to me that he thinks half the population which hates Donald Trump is enough to keep him in power. Because he has nothing to say except what he is constantly accusing Donald Trump of saying. But that’s an old Saul Alinsky trick i.e. accuse your enemy of what you are doing. The speech was based entirely on the lie that the January 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol was an insurrection.
For example, this lie by the president:
Jill and I attended the funerals of police officers who died as a result of January 6th.
That is such an outrageous and obvious lie that it just seems impossible that any speech writer could have written it down for the president to say. Lies are necessary to support the narrative of January 6th as an insurrection. So any lie, no matter how obvious and blatant, is justified to maintain the illusion. The lies are spread across the land repeated many times over by complaint, lying media. The speech did reveal, however, what is apparently the president’s tactic for this election. Which is that all problems the nation faces are the result of dissidents and enemies of the state.
Setting a divisive tone
The speech set the tone for the new year, especially the presidential election. It is Joe Biden, the savior of liberal democracy, against the very evil Trump/Hitler. President Joe must keep the evil forces of MAGA at bay or we will quickly dissolve into Nazi Germany. You might think I am exaggerating, but I am not. The president wants us to believe that nothing else should matter to America. Not mortgage interest rates, the price of hamburger, the price of fuel, violent crime, invasion of our southern border, homelessness, 34 trillion of debt, collapse of meritocracy in higher education, antisemitism among the ivy leagues and other elite, destruction of the middle class, nothing except the evil MAGA people.
I suspect that the president’s handlers realize that there is nothing positive, nothing good that can be said about this man’s time in office, so they must concentrate on demonizing half the country. It is very creepy to have people in office who use such rhetoric to describe the American people. It seems they are willing to completely divide and destroy the country if they can somehow, by any means necessary, retain power. I suppose that to them a liberal democracy is when they, the liberals as they would call themselves, never lose power even if they must lie, cheat, subvert elections, and destroy others, to keep it.
But what was Trump really talking about?
Trump speaks the same exact language as that used in Nazi Germany, the president said. Yes Joe, bring us together and be transparent, and by all means give us a leader we can trust to tell the truth and be someone we can look up to. His enemy, the evil Nazi Trump, said,1
Happy fake insurrection day the first insurrection with armed tour guides and unarmed participants.
I suppose Trump was alluding to the now reported 200 plus FBI agents among the insurrectionists guiding them into the speaker’s office etc.
Western civilization attack no. 2: direct and brazen management of the news
That’s enough about the president’s speech but I can’t leave him just yet. While he was in Delaware recovering from his grueling 2-week St. Croix vacation and his 32-minute speech, he took the time to summon many media people to visit him in Delaware. He had people from most news services including The New York Times and Washington Post. His incredibly positive coverage from those in attendance apparently isn’t enough. So he offered them greater access for more positive coverage. The media representatives were shown a spreadsheet showing where their coverage is falling short. This was all leaked by people in attendance at the event which they were told would be repeated periodically. I wonder how any of these people can refer to themselves as journalists any more.
Western civilization attack no. 3: break in the chain of command
I told you last week that I would try to discuss the wars America is currently involved in. This story isn’t exactly war but it does involve the U.S. command structure. It seems that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin decided to go AWOL for the better part of a week. In our system the president is commander in chief and the secretary of defense is his civilian go-between with the officers of general rank. Each branch of the service also has a civilian secretary to serve as go-between with the secretary of defense. The secretary of defense is second only to the president in the chain of military command. So without him the system breaks down. If I know that fact you can bet enemy nations and terrorist groups know it as well.2
Lack of leadership at a crucial time
He has a deputy, currently a civilian, who happened to be on vacation out of the country. So there was literally no one in the command structure of civilian rank below the president. Who, coincidentally, was also vacationing in various places as I said earlier. Secretary Austin did not tell the president he was leaving his office and he didn’t even tell his deputy. No one knew where he was except the doctors at Walter Reed hospital. It turns out that he went to the hospital to get treated for prostate cancer, a very understandable reason. The thing that is not understandable, and that illustrates the dysfunction in this administration, is that he was gone and no one knew where he was.
This is not about politics but the security of the country. Broken command structure is very dangerous and cannot be allowed to happen. We must have effective Pentagon leadership led by real warriors in charge of our military if we are to succeed.3 Dysfunction along with many other things is affecting recruitment and more importantly, readiness. Men with the temperament to be warriors want to be led by warriors they can look up to. When I served, granted it was many years ago, every officer in the immediate chain of command above me had extensive combat experience. So we all knew we were being trained and led by the best. Not so much anymore or so it seems.
Western civilization attack no. 4: corruption and a coordinated bill of attainder
I turn my attention now from lying propaganda and the break in the military command structure to simple greed, incompetence, and most of all corruption. Yes, it seems that to quote Stephen Kruiser writing for PJ Media,
Trump haters in Georgia are getting their Fani handed to them.
That is Fani Willis the District Attorney serving in Atlanta Georgia. Remember that she brought several felony indictments against Donald Trump all relating to his questioning and investigation of election fraud in the 2020 election in Georgia. The indictments were brought under the RICO Act. Which is a very complicated act intended to be used against mafia figures, drug cartels and the like.
When she got the indictments, she was, by law, supposed to go to the city council4 for permission to hire a special prosecutor – but she didn’t do that. No, she just decided to hire on her own a civilian attorney in private practice to prosecute these cases. The attorney she hired has no experience in RICO and has never tried a RICO case. His name is Nathan Wade and he also happens to be her boyfriend/lover or whatever you want to call him. He has reportedly been paid about 654,000 dollars to date with which he and Fani have taken trips together and currently have two cruises booked.
Motions to dismiss
This started, by her admission, while he was married and before he began divorce proceedings. But now divorce proceedings have begun. I guess currently we should call divorce a dissolving of a partnership in our post-Christian world. But nevertheless this is obvious corruption and highly impermissible. Motions have already been filed to get the indictments currently pending against 18 people dismissed. In case you are wondering or asking, “so what, how does this affect the indictments”, she the district attorney, profited a great deal from criminal indictments she brought against criminal defendants. Criminal charges have also been filed against her for corruption in her office.
War in Ukraine
I now turn my attention from lying propaganda, breakdown in the command structure of the military, and blatant corruption to war as I have promised to do. The war in Ukraine is in many ways more vicious and brutal than ever. No one does brutality quite like Russians and Ukrainians so it is expected to get progressively worse. Yes, it gets worse thanks to the contributions of the American people to the struggle. The contributions are finally starting to be questioned, however, and that has at least started talk about starting talks. Vladimir Putin has said he remains willing to talk and supposedly the American administration has told Zelensky that he should be willing to cede some territory to bring an end to the conflict so maybe there is hope there.
The F-16 fighter jets promised to Ukraine some 6 months ago are now on hold for another six months. The Europeans seem reluctant to send more unless talks are started. Even the Germans have voiced some doubts, although they are basically committed to doing whatever the Americans tell them to do. The truth is both sides are running out of money, weapons, and most importantly, human grist for the death mills. The Russians seem to be grinding down the Ukraine army and killing off its male population little by little. So hopefully we will have had enough bloodshed soon and call it off.
The Fourth Arab-Israeli War
In Israel/Gaza I suspect that unfortunately we are just getting started. What will Israel do with Gaza when they occupy all of what’s left of it? Will they rebuild it, or will the American taxpayers do it? Most of what I read from many sources refer to the war as genocide. “The Israelis are committing genocide against the Palestinian people,” but I wonder if that is really what this is. What many in the press, both Western and non-western, refer to as genocide, the Israelis refer to as war. Many women and children are dying with the count now over 22,000 according to Gazan media sources. And that is evidence of genocide.5
Women and children are always the innocent victims of war and that should not come as a surprise to anyone. When the U.S. and Great Britain sent 1000 bombers over Dresden and more than 100,000 died in the firestorm, no one accused the allies of genocide. It was war then, pure and simple, and that is war’s result. However, I will admit that the allies did not have the extermination of all Germans as a goal. It seems to me though that as a result all the antisemitism we are seeing in America along with the attacks on Jews are also attacks on Christianity and Christian civilization. Just give them time and they will get around to the rest of us.
Widening the conflict
This war gets more dangerous by the day and a region wide explosion seems almost inevitable. U.S. air attacks throughout the region especially Syria and Lebanon are almost daily occurrences. The Houthis who serve as Iranian proxies in Yemen, have been harassing commercial shipping in the entrance to the Red Sea which they control. The Red Sea controls entry through the Suez Canal and the Med. Many shipping companies have refused to enter the Red Sea. Instead they sail around Africa adding more than 4000 miles to the journey and 40% to the cost. In addition, the drop off in use of the Suez is costing Egypt millions each day. The U.S. Navy has been ordered to stop the attacks which will, I’m afraid, eventually involve a U.S. attack against Houthi/Iranian forces in Yemen.6
War is a terrible thing and Americans should only consider it when there is no other viable option. I can say that on behalf of all those women and children, and I don’t have to face the reality of how many of them I am killing. How do politicians sleep at night, I sometimes wonder. To quote the Bible in conclusion from Mathew 2: 16,17, and 18:
Herod sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jerimiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.
Attacks on Western civilization continue
Finally, folks, the destruction of Western Civilization continues unabated in 2024. From what was rumored to once be a Christian nation comes war, propaganda, corruption, inflation, massive unpayable debt, lies, lies, and more lies.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
This transcript comes from CastleReport.us and appears by permission.
1 Actually, his son Donald J. Trump Jr. said it, on X.
2 Remember: the author is a deactivated Marine. (Once a Marine, always a Marine.)
3 Or even to survive.
4 Actually, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners – but she didn’t even do that.
5 Or it would be, except that Gazan medical sources are not trustworthy. These same sources allowed HAMAS to stash weapons and run communications, command and control in and from hospitals.
Darrell Castle is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee, a former USMC Combat Officer, 2008 Vice Presidential nominee, and 2016 Presidential nominee. Darrell gives his unique analysis of current national and international events from a historical and constitutional perspective. You can subscribe to Darrell's weekly podcast at castlereport.us
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