This week the world has watched with interest as the United States went through the tortuous process of electing a president. As we all know, the incumbent George W. Bush has been acknowledged as winning a second term in office. The winning of a second term was something his father was not allowed to achieve.
The challenger, John Kerry, was not able to convince the US people that he deserved election. However, as the ancient Chinese proverb says: “An eclipse is sometimes a blessing.”
Whoever of the candidates won, he is going to be faced with a series of serious problems and choices, and the world will be affected by what decisions are made. The stock market was reacting very nervously to the prospect of a Kerry win. Why should all that be so? What is happening behind all the mass hysteria and media manipulation that is attendant upon this “greatest show on earth?” The American media performed very poorly in this and as one Australian commentator in the US put it: “An orang-utan with a dartboard could have done better.”
The strange behind the scenes manipulation going on makes any sane thinking person wonder at the complex and dangerous situation. In many ways this period saw the US people exposed to choices that will bring them into judgment. I was rather bemused by the many new voters that came out of the woodwork to register. It was claimed that they were Democratic voters from the underprivileged that were registering to record their votes to oust the Bush regime, or so the propaganda had it. What in fact happened was that the religious groups of the rural poor registered, many for the fist time, in answer to the God, guns and Old Glory message of the Republican machine and swallowed it hook, line and sinker. What does it matter to us what line of propaganda gets swallowed and who gets elected? The conservatives won in Australia, and the conservatives won in America, and the conservatives are in control in the UK despite the fact that they are all wrapped in socialist rhetoric and the Tories are in a mess. The real fact is that the New World Order buffs are on their way to the establishment of the system and much is about to change. The religious right in the US have made a decision they will be judged by. The failure of the Democrats will now see the internal urban based system tear itself apart in the soul searching and blood letting that will follow. I even heard it reported that a senior Democratic figure from New York was supporting the Republicans this time so Hilary Clinton could have a clear run and would not have to unseat a sitting president in 2008. Wow, that’s ideology at work. Clinton in the UN if Kerry wins, and Clinton in the presidency if Bush wins. There is no concept now of loyalty to a cause. The world leaders today justify anything in terms of expediency and self-interest. Patriotism has indeed become the last refuge of the scoundrels.
So what’s awaiting the new presidential term? Please read this news broadcast of last week issued by the Republicans. Some cynical people might suggest that it was a ploy to make the middle class nervous.
White House: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised
Wed. Nov 3 12:54 PM ET
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it will run out of maneuvering room to manage the government's massive borrowing needs in two weeks, putting more pressure on Congress to raise the debt ceiling when it convenes for a special post-election session.
Treasury Department (news - web sites) officials announced that they will be able to conduct a scheduled series of debt auctions next week to raise $51 billion. However, an auction of four-week Treasury bills due to be completed on Nov. 18 will have to be postponed unless Congress acts before then to raise the debt ceiling.
"Due to debt limit constraints, we currently do not have the capacity to settle our four-week bill auction scheduled to settle on Nov. 18," Timothy Bitsberger, acting assistant Treasury secretary for financial markets, said in a statement.
Congress is scheduled to return for a lame-duck session beginning on Nov. 16 to deal with the debt ceiling, an omnibus spending plan for the rest of this budget year and other matters.
The Republican-controlled Congress put off dealing with the debt ceiling before adjourning in October, preferring not to force members to vote on the politically sensitive issue of adding to the national debt before the November elections.
The government hit the current debt ceiling of $7.384 trillion on Oct. 14, forcing Treasury to begin a series of bookkeeping maneuvers to keep financing the government's normal operations without breaching the debt ceiling. But Treasury Secretary John Snow has warned that those special measures would last only until mid-November.
The Treasury Department's actions have included reducing the amount of debt in government trust funds to free up room for further borrowing from the public. The nonpublic debt is then replaced in the trust funds once the debt ceiling is increased along with any lost interest payments.
Republicans have proposed that the debt ceiling be raised by $690 billion to $8.074 trillion, an amount that would get the government through next September, when the 2005 budget year ends.
The need to raise the debt ceiling reflects the record budget deficits of the past two years. The deficit for the 2004 budget year, which ended Sept. 30, was an all-time high of $413 billion, surpassing the old mark, in dollar terms, of $377 billion in 2003.
Democrats blame the surging deficits on Bush's tax cuts, while the administration contends the tax cuts provided critical economic stimulus to help lift the economy out of the 2001 recession.
The administration says the president has a plan to cut the deficit in half by 2009, but critics contend that the real problems will come in later years as retiring baby boomers put unprecedented strains on Social Security (news - web sites) and Medicare.
In its announcement Wednesday, Treasury said it will sell $51 billion in new securities next week including $22 billion in three-year notes on Monday, $15 billion in five-year notes on Tuesday and $14 billion in 10-year bonds on Wednesday.
Note that figure: $8,074 trillion! It sound much less when the old British system is used where a billion is a million million and a Trillion is based on that but, even when a billion is only a thousand million, it is bad enough.
The US election was run with God on the lips of the administration, but which God? It does not appear to be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as preached by Jesus Christ. In fact, the Bible is not obeyed in the US or in the British Commonwealth. The entire civil calendar of the US is based on the pagan days of human sacrifice and Satanism is rife there. Halloween is the major festival and there is not even a pretext about it. Satan appears to be God in the USA. His system of worship is the paramount religious system. In fact, witches have just moved to have the stereotypes removed from Halloween now as disrespectful to true witches who don’t wear pointed hats and have crooked noses.
Also, US citizens are subject to checkpoint search and seizure while illegal immigrants are now being protected from search in checkpoints because the illegal immigrant drivers are having their vehicle confiscated. Yet we have direct evidence in CCG of valid entry of church workers being unlawfully denied and harassed. Does it seem upside down to you? Well don’t worry. It will get crazier as time goes on. The agenda is not open because it would be opposed and removed by an angry mass if it were open, and thus has to be pursued clandestinely.
How do we know that God is not blessing the USA at present? The Law of God says in Deuteronomy 15:1-6:
At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lends anything to his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother because it is called the Lord’s release. 3 Of a foreigner you may exact it again: but that which is yours with your brother your hand shall release. 4 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the Lord your God will greatly bless you in the land that the lord your God shall gives you for an inheritance to possess it: 5 Only if you carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God; to observe to do all these commandments that I command you this day. 6 For the Lord your God blesses you as He promised you: and you shalt lend unto many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall reign over many nations but they shall not reign over you.
It might be argued that the US is now reigning over Iraq and so fulfils this aspect. But is it? The price of international oil is determined in US dollars, and so is the medium of world exchange. Will that continue?
You are about to see major changes in world power. The euro will become the means of exchange in place of the dollar and oil will be traded in euros in the not too distant future. V. Putin of Russia has just advocated that change.
The US international debt is the highest of any nation in world history in real and relative terms. It is as much debt as the third world combined and is now at the stage of bringing the US to its knees.
There is no sign of relief and there are in fact signs of increasing unrest. There may be a US supported Israeli attack on Iran. World political commentators are now canvassing that as a real option.
The US has never been so divided and it is divided directly along the urban rural masses. The urban vote went to the Democrats and the rural vote went to the Republicans with the suburban vote being divided. The Democrats lost the poor working vote in the US, as they lost the southern white vote under President Johnson. Even when their education and social welfare systems are being destroyed, that situation is not being rectified. Despite claims regarding the Black vote being Democrat, that was divided amongst middle class and poor blacks as well. The emphasis and issues of debate have been reorganised.
What does God say about the poor? Next year is the Sabbath year and the text in Deuteronomy 15 goes on to deal with the issue of our poor brethren in that time.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in the land which the Lord your God has given you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother: 8 But you shall open your hand wide unto him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wants.
It goes on to say, in Deuteronomy 15:9, what God will do in that situation.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The Seventh year, the year of release is at hand, and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry unto the Lord against you, and it be a sin unto you. 10 You shall surely give to him and your heart shall not be grieved when you give unto him: because it is for this thing that the Lord your God has blessed you in all your works and in all you put your hand to do. 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the Land.
The growing religion of the world is Satanism and that system is now being well established. Paganism serves that system and will rise with it, only to be destroyed as the system grows and demands ever more human sacrifice as it proceeds to world domination and the eventual destruction of the human species. That destruction includes the advocates who are deluded into thinking they will benefit from it.
It seems more and more bizarre, as time goes on, watching the political machine act in ways that seem baffling to the casual observer. Catchword and rhetoric confuse an uneducated mass. The people bumble from one confused election to another and the world is made more unstable and unsafe, and they are then manipulated by fear. The poor are enslaved and uneducated. Social welfare, education and health are things of an age past.
God is not mocked. We should pray that wickedness in the national leadership is removed no matter where we are. Pray that the Satanists are dealt with and brought to repentance. Pray that the poor are blessed and educated and made well. Pray that our nations food is cleansed of the soy and sugar and chemicals that kill us.
Lord God, Eternal Father, give us the power and the wisdom to deal with these problems and empower us to give direction to a confused and battered world. Let us walk in your ways, within your Laws and reach all mankind.
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