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The Chinese government has called for "de-americanizing the world." The Russian legislature understands that being part of the dollar payments system is a Russian subsidy to American Imperialism. The Russian legislator, Mikhail Degtyaryov, told Izvestia that "The dollar is evil. It is a dirty green paper stained with blood of hundreds of thousands of civilian citizens of Japan, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Korea and Vietnam."

However, Russian industry spokesmen, possibly on Washington's payroll but likely just people without a clue, said that  Russia was bound by contracts to the dollar system and that perhaps in 10 o r 15 years, Russia could take a more intelligent approach. That is assuming that Russia would still be capable of acting in its own interests after suffering 10 or 15 years more of US financial imperialism. 

Every country that wishes to have an independent existence without living under Washington's thumb should immediately depart the dollar payment system, which is a form of US control over other countries. That is the only purpose that the dollar system serves.

Many countries are afflicted by economists trained in the US in the neo-liberal tradition. Their US education is a form of brainwashing that ensures that their advice renders their governments impotent against Washington's imperialism.

Despite the obvious threats that Washington poses, many do not recognize the threats because of Washington's pose as "the greatest democracy." However, scholars looking for this democracy cannot find it in the US. The evidence is that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy.

An oligarchy is a country that is run for private interests. These private interests -- Wall Street, the military/security complex, oil and natural gas, and agribusiness -- seek domination, a goal well served by the neoconservative ideology of US hegemony.

The American Oligarchs win even when they lose. Finally, Washington's notorious torture prison, Abu Ghraib, has been closed. But not by Washington. The Iraqi city fell last week to "defeated" al-Qaeda. Remember, we won the war in Iraq -- $3 trillion wasted, but that's not the way the military/security complex sees it. The war was a great victory for profits.  

How much longer will dumbshit americans fall for the flag-waving deception?  The Republicans used the wars in order to create huge budget deficits and national debt that are now being used to dismantle the social safety net, including Social Security and Medicare. There's talk of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. More profits for Oligarchs in the offering. The gullibility of the American population is really without comparison.

The gullibility of the American public will doom the world to extinction.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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Dumbshit americans (sic) - Well said Dr. Roberts.&... by Tom Madison on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:07:15 AM
I refer to them as NotSee Americans for they may n... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:31:50 PM
Banks have always profited from war because ... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:53:59 AM
YES _ Absolutely ___ but no problem, glorious USA ... by urb musak on Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 8:27:21 PM
All true, except I do get troubled about public s... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:14:48 AM
See Milking Public Education http://bit.ly/1faHYjR... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:48:27 AM
Excellent article by P.C. Roberts___Tom M. comment... by urb musak on Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 8:10:31 PM
As usual, PCR knows all the evils of capitalism an... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:23:06 AM
I like where you're coming from.  Best way f... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:12:34 AM
I just got the idea last night that united Western... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:14:51 AM
May I suggest checking out Michael Tellinger... by Jack Flanders on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:34:59 AM
Mr Flanders:  Also this, attributed to Pope ... by Lester Shepherd on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:42:02 AM
You need not be Catholic--or a "devout ex-Catholic... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:59:08 PM
I have always held to that theory too. It is diffi... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:08:37 PM
Just think how nice it would be not to have border... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:22:44 PM
I do doubt that there will not be borders, in my l... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:43:41 PM
NEW PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  I p... by Tom Madison on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:05:18 AM
Just a quick outline Not a finished product... T... by Leonard Allan on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:17:34 PM
Too late, already started by the oligarchy, called... by urb musak on Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 7:43:28 PM
I am not talking about "only private corporations ... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:20:20 AM
Very good summary article, but, I'd say the neocon... by Gregory Kozloff on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:21:14 AM
Greg:  Yes, and the Reagan Administration pro... by Lester Shepherd on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:26:18 AM
My big bang theory is it all started with a big ba... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:23:00 AM
Actually, IMO, there wouldn't have been a " big ba... by Gregory Kozloff on Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 2:43:13 AM
What cowards the Democrats, Johnson, Congress, et... by Pal Palsimon on Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 7:55:46 AM
Hooray for China saying the world needs to be de-... by Steve Hudson on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:21:28 AM
Privatization has done extreme damage to severa... by Ethan Hollow on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:43:41 PM
This is all true and as you say: "As Republicans ... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:26:04 PM
A quick look at the recent past will show that the... by Ethan Hollow on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:29:40 PM
The compliant corporate media has done an outstand... by intotheabyss on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:05:57 PM
Public Citizen promoting Constitutional Amendment... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 2:04:49 AM