Reprinted from www.paulcraigroberts.org
Editor's note: I've persuaded Paul to make an exception to his usual policy of not allowing comments, so you may comment on this article. In this article, Paul explains why he doesn't believe in commenting sections. I've argued that here at OpEdnews commenters are smart and add to the discussion. So, please prove me right. And if you post comments that do not add to the conversation, you will be risking losing commenting privileges. This IS a test. Rob Kall
White people aren't supposed to know that they are being demonized by the New York Times, PBS, universities, the Democrat Party's Identity Politics, and corporations, and if they find out they are not allowed to protest. If they do protest, they are in even more trouble.
Those Americans empowered by "white privilege" who are still a demographic majority are too scared and too intimidated to open their mouths or use their pocketbooks to protest their demonization and marginalization. Facebook and Twitter will drop them, denying them their virtual existence. Indoctrinated and mindless white friends will shun them as racist, anti-semitic white supremacists. Twenty-eight US states will fire them if state employed and deny them contracts if their protests have anything to do with Israel. Deserted and isolated on social media, their life will be over. This is what "white privilege" means.
Throughout the Western world truth is out of favor. Indeed, truth is objectionable. It offends Identity Politics, feminism, the Israel Lobby, the military/security complex, Monsanto/Bayer, the extractive industries, the pharmaceutical industry, the "woke people," the transgendered and every other interest that desires to be unaccountable and free of criticism.
Today it is much more important to be sensitive to "woke people" and the Israel Lobby than it is to tell the truth. Truth has ceased to be a criteria in news reporting and analysis. Indeed, it is increasingly dangerous to challenge official explanations. It gets you fired and left unemployable in the media, the educational system, and Google.
In Canada and Europe a researcher who challenges the official Holocaust story can be imprisoned regardless of the objectivity of his research. The question should be: is he right or wrong, not has he violated a taboo lobbied into law. Even research that reports massacres of Jews can put a researcher in prison if he doesn't support the official number of exterminated Jews and official means of extermination. If a researcher finds that two million Jews were machinegunned into open trenches but there were no gas chambers, he is toast if he publishes his findings.
Alternative media websites that favored normalizing relations with Russia found themselves on a PropOrNot list designating them to be "Russian dupes or agents." Both myself and Stephen Cohen, the last honest Russian expert in American universities, are on the list of "Russian agents and dupes."
In other words, if a person supports normal diplomatic relations with a nuclear power capable of terminating life in the United States for eternity, this person is a Russian Agent. This means that Presidents John. F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan were Russian Agents.
What has gone wrong in American understanding of the world that four Presidents of the United States are considered to be Russian Agents?
Another example of the inability of Americans to think straignt is that Internet sites that warn of dangers of vaccination suffer harassment and denunciation instead of open discussion whether they are correct. There is evidence that vaccinations cause more deaths than they prevent. This evidence should be carefully investigated, and the results honestly reported. Is this still possible in the United States?
To tell truth about anything in America or anywhere in the Western World is becoming increasingly difficult and is very costly to truth-tellers. Just consider the treatment of Manning and Julian Assange. Both are in prison, despite the fact that neither of them should be in prison according to law. But truth-tellers are no longer protected by law or by the truth. Assange is in prison because Washington demands revenge for Wikileaks bringing to light Washington's war crimes. Manning is in prison because Manning will not give false testimony against Assange. A democracy governed by a rule of law cannot produce these results. Therefore, we know certainly that the United States is definitely not a democracy ruled by a rule of law.
So what is the United States? A tyranny that is acceptable because its propaganda produces a chauvinistic population that supports at any cost the tyrannical government as long as it advertises "foreign threats"?
As America and the Western World have many lies among their foundations and historical development, indoctrinated people are hostile to truth that disproves the lies that are the foundation of their belief system. Peoples, such as Americans, Canadians, and Europeans, who are accustomed to a diet of lies, are naturally hostile to the truth.
My article, "PBS Assaults White People" is a statement of fact, not an opinion piece, but some of the websites that traditionally have been eager to repost my articles are now shying away from statements of truth, because the cost of stating truth has risen so hign.