Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Obama Regime and "Free Trade"

One of the many broken promises the Obama regime made was to negotiate the notorious NAFTA deal, supposedly in favor of America's beleaguered manufacturing base. But like their predecessors in the Bush II, Clinton and Bush I regimes, Obama et. al. won't renounce the globalist agenda for something as trivial as America's economic health.

From the website Economy In Crisis, editor Dustin Ensinger reports on how many millions of jobs NAFTA has cost the USA. You can read the article HERE.

Distributism believes in "fair trade" rather than "free trade". Those who run both major American political parties don't. Which means we need to continue to get the word out on the ills that "free trade" ideology brings. And then work and pray to throw out all "free trade" supporters from Congress and our state legislatures.

Let's not take "NO" for an answer when it comes to throwing out NAFTA for good.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tempest Within The "Tea Party"?

Author, columnist and lawyer Christopher A. Ferrara has done written another column regarding the American political scene. The new "Tea Party Movement", getting people concerned about the economic and political malaise in America, may not be all that is cracked up to be. Especially vis-a-vis Traditional Catholics.

For Distributists as well, this new movement may peter out if the angry electorate gets seduced into voting for the same-old same-old again. Fixing pocket-book issues without also fixing social issues won't fix our society for the better. Ferrara points this out clearly in his essay for The Remnant, America's oldest Traditional Catholic bi-weekly. You may read his article HERE.

Let us Distributists continue to learn about what we hold true and promote it to our neighbors. Then act on what we learn within our neighborhoods to end the evils that brought on this Tea Party Movement.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mexico's Credit Card Crisis

America isn't the only nation dealing with billions and billions of dollars in credit card debt. It's neighbor south of the Rio Grande is having it's problems with it also, on top of it's other problems with swine flu, drug cartels, high taxes, corruption and anti-Catholicism.

Kent Paterson, writing a May 15th article for the left-wing CorpWatch, reports on how the "credit card trap" has ensnared Mexicans as it has millions of others worldwide. He notes that more than 5.1 million credit card accounts there are now financially radioactive. Just like in America, big banks like Banamex - which is tied to the Rockefeller bank giant Citigroup - have done well in profits from credit card interest profits. You can read Mr. Paterson's entire article HERE.

Mexico, like America, can be freed from this fiasco by going Distributist. End the practice of usury. Reign in the big banks' influence, while cutting down big government's as well. Promote credit unions, mutual banks and interest-free local currencies. It will take time, but with God's grace, it can be done.

That will be one less heavy burden on Mexico's back. Like America and the rest of the globe, it needs all the help it can get. Distributism can only do that sad nation good.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Distributism and Fair Trade

From the March 22nd edition of the blog Modern Distributism, the author "Jesse" writes about the link between Distributist Thought and the American Founding Father's views on trade. It is a short but well-written article, which you can read HERE.

Our politicians in Washington are as addicted to "free trade" ideology as they are to globalism. For the sake of our country and it's Distributist future, let's all do what we can to end their addiction.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama and Credit Unions

With the brouhaha still brewing over the Bankers Bailout of a few months ago, as well as the problems with the credit crunch and an unaudited Federal Reserve System, one would think that the Obama regime would turn to workable alternatives to Big Banking.

Or at least to encourage them among businesses and others looking to strengthen their local economies, as we Distributists would.

But the Obama White House is in the same mold as the ones before it - beholden to global government and globalist financiers.

The left-wing journal The Free Press has an article, dated May 12th, by co-authors Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman. It explains, in part, why the Obama regime won't look to credit unions for new ideas to get the economy revived. You may read the article HERE.

Let's promote Distributism in part by promoting doing our financial affairs at credit unions. You've be giving your local community a healthy shot in the arm.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Devvy Kidd On Returning America To The People

Devvy Kidd is one of the real go-getter patriots in America. Even though - alas - she's not a Distributist, she supports many of the causes we do. In her latest column, she urges her readers to take back America from crooked politicians of both parties.

Read her latest column HERE to discover what needs to be done and soon.

She also warns her readers about S. 909, the so-called "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act", must be shut down. This would give Federal protection to promoters of sexual immorality, even pedophilia. This bill passed the US House, but it doesn;t have to do the same in the Senate. The legal group Liberty Counsel gave a press release as recent as April 28th about the evil in this bill. You can read it HERE.

Please call your Senators today and tell them to vote "NO" on S. 909. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Return Of Barter

Along with alternative currencies, local barter systems are coming back in a big way. As the economy continues to sputter and smoke thanks to both government and globalist shenanigans, average folks are returning to barter to get what needs doing done.

This article from the upcoming June 2009 edition of Reason, the Libertarian monthly, reports on barter's comeback. It's written by Greg Biato and you can read it HERE.

This is one of many steps to bring America back to Distributist economic sanity. Read it and apply where you live if you are able.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mr. Baker's Modest Proposals

The majority of this blog's readers being American, they are all too familiar with the corruption, greed and villainy that comprises the Congress today. And has comprised it for decades.

It is just as bad in England, where Belloc - co-founder of Distributism - served for two terms as a Minister of Parliament (MP), and co-wrote The Party System with Chesterton's brother Cecil.

This essay from the London Daily Mail is from current MP Mr. Norman Baker, and can be read HERE. The boiling rage against both Democrats and Republicans in Washington is also simmering against their counterparts in London, as Mr. Baker points out.

Near the end of his essay, he puts forth certain proposals that would chain down much of the financial shenanigans that many in the House of Commons practice. Only God Almighty knows if these proposals will become law or even get out of committee. but it's better they see the light of day than not at all.

As Chesterton said in 1918:

"It is hard to make government representative when it is also remote."

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic must be brought out of their remoteness, wherever it is or how it's disguised to the public eye, and be brought to account for their evil actions. Especially when the public purse is involved, as it is in a sickening way in Mr. Baker's Britain. Let's never give up the fight to make it so.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Agribusiness, Swine Flu And You

Friends and neighbors, my apologies for not posting since April 27th. I've suffered a near-nervous breakdown, for want of a better phrase, about a month or so ago and have been in recovery and therapy since then. Part of that was not posting on the Voice, so as to concentrate on my health. I hope to post more often in the days ahead.

In the meantime, here is an article from F. William Engdahl of the Canadian-based Centre for Research on Globalization. It deals with the recent catastrophe of the swine flu outbreak, and how much of the problem is connected to "factory farming" and agribusiness. You may read the article HERE.

Thank you for your time and prayers.