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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 books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here, and How America Was Lost, can be ordered here. His latest book, The Neoconservative ThreatTo International Order: Washington's Perilous War For
Hegemony, can be ordered here.
In a Triumph for Feminism Police say a Mistletoe Kiss without Consent is Rape
If the world is to survive America, and if America is to survive as a country in which citizens are permitted free thought, free speech, to make their own decisions, to raise their own children and otherwise to be a free people, Americans will have to get angry at those who are destroying them and reply to the everyday violence that they experience in many different forms with violence of their own.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Syria -- ISIS Is Defeated -- The U.S. Is Next In Line
According to reports, Russia has confirmed that Iran will stay in Syria as long as Syrian President Assad, who insists on liberating all of Syria without exception for the Americans, decides. Washington's plan to occupy a corner of Syria and revive ISIS is dead in the water, as will be all US troops sacrificed to this purpose.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Join With Me and Let's Change the World
Who asked Google to transform itself from search engine to gatekeeper? Is there a conspiracy here against the First Amendment? What are Google's qualifications for determining what is fake news and extremist views? Is what are we witnessing here the elite's use of a private company to control explanations in behalf of the One Percent?
Friday, December 8, 2017
Avoiding Nuclear War Is Our First Priority
In the United States, and probably throughout the Western world, democracy simply does not exist. George Orwell predicted that this would be the case by 1984, but it took the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes to achieve it. Today in 2017 Big Brother does indeed rule the Western World.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Can the American Left Be Resurrected?
With the working class marginalized, now it is the influence of the environmental movement that is being rolled back. Next it will be Social Security and Medicare as the ruling oligarchy pushes the social system back to the era before the New Deal. In the absence of countervailing power, there is no limit to the unwinding of the reforms that made capitalist America a liveable society.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Walking into Armageddon
A country in which the media lack integrity cannot be a democracy as the people have no accurate information with which to make decisions and hold government accountable. The American presstitute media functions as a control arm for the powerful vested interests that are turning the United States into a police state that serves only a few hundredths of One Percent.
Monday, December 4, 2017
What we are witnessing is the complete looting of America and the entirety of the West. Nothing is left of the West except looters at work. This tax bill is an abomination, an act of brutal plunder. Its sponsors should be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail, if not hung from a lamp post.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Is Washington the Most Corrupt Government in History?
The bin Laden story, including 9/11, is fake from start to finish, but it is inscribed into encyclopedias, history books, and the public's consciousness. And this is just one example of the institutionalized mass lies concocted by Washington and the presstitutes and turned into truth. Washington's self-serving control over explanations has removed Americans from reality and made them slaves to fake news.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Can't You See War On The Horizon?
We also must ask ourselves how much longer Washington is going to permit any of us via the Internet to report the real news instead of the fake news that Washington uses to control explanations. The effort by the Federal Communications Commission chairman to destroy net neutrality and other efforts underway to discredit factual news as Russian propaganda.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Who Gets to Push the Nuclear Button?
Having shoved Trump into the militarist camp, his enemies have turned on Trump as an unstable, volatile person who might push the button. Senator Bob Corker (R, TN) and Senator Chris Murphy (D, CT) are using the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to portray President Trump as a quixotic person who shouldn't have his finger on the nuclear button.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Will America Survive Washington?
Where are the American and European media? The presstitutes are busy at work repeating endlessly the military/security complex and DNC's lies about "Russiagate." Alternatively, the presstitutes are focused on what the NFL's national anthem policy will be. We are experiencing the total failure of the leadership of a country.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
From Superpower to Incompetence
This is America today. And the incompetents ruling incompetents want war with Iran, Korea, Russia, China. Considering the extraordinary level of incompetence throughout the United States, I guarantee you that we will not win these wars.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Washington Stomps on Civil Liberty
What is the quality of an electorate that sends those with a police state mentality to represent them in the government that has power over them? Are we witnessing the destruction of democracy by the electorate? Is the failure of the American people staring us in the face? Is the hatred of dissent so great that nothing else is important?
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Washington's Barbarity Reaches New Heights?
What is the reason for the US government's interest in studying Russian DNA samples? What immediately leaps to mind is a tailored biological weapon that only targets Russians. Washington has evaded constraints placed on biological weapons work by maintaining laboratories in Africa.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Historic Christ Church Falls To Political Correctness
One doesn't quite know what to make of history being erased like this. Washington and Lee (and there is a university of that name) are probably the two most decent and honorable people the United States has ever produced. But their association with an ancient, by US standards, church, which Washington helped to found, is to be erased.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Is It Insanity, Evil -- Or Both -- That Has The Western World In Its Grip?
It is reported that three US aircraft carrier battle groups are off North Korea or on the way there. China has already said that it will allow no attack on North Korea unless Korea strikes first. The Russians have indicated their opposition as well. Both China and Russia have missiles that can wipe out the three aircraft battle groups at will.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Kennedy Assassination
J. Edgar Hoover, along with LBJ, Earl Warren and the members of the Warren Commission understood that it was impossible to tell the American people that their president has been assassinated by the US military and US security agencies. At a dicey time of the Cold War, clearly it would have been reckless to destroy Americans' trust in their own government.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
One Day Tomorrow Won't Arrive
Washington's enormously expensive F-35 jet fighter is no match whatsoever for Russian fighters. US tanks are no match for Russian tanks. Russian troops are superior in their combat readiness and training and are highly motivated and not worn out by 16 years of pointless and frustrating wars over no one knows what.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Civilization Declared "A White Male Construct"
Considering the economic, political, and cultural demise of the United States, how much longer do you think there will be a liveable life here? The failure of America, indeed of Western civilization, seems to be total. How much longer can it last?
Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Las Vegas Shooting Won't Go Away
I agree that the combination of the presence of crisis actors and actual victims who were killed, although it is not clear whether from Paddock in the hotel or, as witnesses claim, from shooters on the ground among the crowd, is nonsensical. What is the point of acting out an attack when there are real victims, which there seem to be, at least a few?
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The American Left: RIP
The rise of Identity Politics has brought with it politically controlled speech. Primarily white people, especially heterosexual white males, are subject to this control. The limits on their free speech are growing ever more severe, and no one has to be concerned about white heterosexual males being offended by offensive or threatening speech.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Washington Is Destroying American Power
China and Russia are disassociating from the dollar system, because Washington, in its abuse of the world currency role, uses the dollar payments mechanism to impose sanctions on other countries and to threaten them with exclusion from the payments clearing system.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Unraveling of American/Russian Relations
The military/security complex has an annual budget of one thousand billion dollars. This sum is larger than the Gross Domestic Products of all but a handful of countries on earth. Such an immense budget conveying such power desperately needs a dangerous enemy for its justification. Russia has been assigned this role.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
An American Trauma Surgeon Responds
Why is it that with these terror events -- Las Vegas, Boston Marathon Bombing, 9/11 itself -- drills reflecting the alleged events were being conducted? Why has the media, not only the US media, but also the world media, never asked this question? How is it that almost every time that there is a terrorist event, a drill of that event is taking place?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
More Responses to the Military Surgeon's Letter
If the acoustic evidence is correct of bullets hitting the ground, then bullets were fired. Therefore, it is likely people were hit. Why then are what clearly seem to be crisis actors employed? Is it possible that the alert part of the population is being given counter-factual information in order to condition us to accept official stories despite unresolved contradictions?
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Mystery Deepens
As in every other case, there is an official story, one that always seems to be ready in advance, and one from which authorities and media do not depart. The "investigation" looks more like the imposition of an official story. The media and the public authorities are content to dismiss suspicions by calling them conspiracy theories. This makes it impossible to clear up contradictions and anomalies.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Hard Censorship Hits the Internet
Government in the United States and the media whores that service government agendas have an immense credibility problem. We cannot rely on the veracity of any government or media statement. Like the boy who cried "wolf," Washington and the presstitutes have made it impossible to know when they are telling the truth.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Las Vegas Final Comment
Responsible public authorities aware of the public's growing suspicion and recourse to conspiracy theories would go out of their way to provide clear hard evidence to back the official story. With 573 casualties, there has to be an abundance of evidence. Where is it?
Friday, October 6, 2017
Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans' First Amendment Rights?
The many anomalies in the Israel Lobby's power pass unremarked. For example, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) defines criticism of Israeli policies as defamation and brands critics "anti-semites." In other words, the ADL itself is set up in the business of defamation or name-calling.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Las Vegas Shooting
I don't know if the Las Vegas Shooting was a false flag attack, and if so, by who or for what purpose. I don't expect to ever know. A story is set in place by officials and media. The only way to ever know is to personally investigate. We would have to do the job that in former times would have been done by the press, but no more.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Whose Bright Idea Was Russiagate?
Russia bashing became more intense when Washington's coup in Ukraine failed to deliver Crimea. Washington had intended for the new Ukrainian regime to evict the Russians from their naval base on the Black Sea. This goal was frustrated when Crimea voted to rejoin Russia.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Are You Ready to Die?
If you were the Russian government, would you conclude that your country was the next to be attacked militarily by Washington? You would know that Washington/NATO cannot possibly attack Russia except by surprise nuclear strike. Knowing this, if you were the Russian government, would you sit there and wait on the strike?
Friday, September 29, 2017
The US Economy Is Failing
The American people are entering a world of slavery more severe than anything that previously existed. Without jobs, dependent on their masters for trickle-down benefits that are always subject to being cut, and without voice or representation, Americans, except for the One Percent, are becoming the most enslaved people in history.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Patriotism Is A Two-Edged Sword
China depends on Iran for 20 percent of its oil supply. China was forced out of its Libyan oil supply by Washington's overthrow of Gaddafi. Losing Iran would be a blow. At some point these two powerful countries will have to realize that their national existence is at stake. China has been too busy making money to pay attention, and Russia has been in thrall to its centuries-old desire to be part of the West.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
What Can Be Done?
The more important reason for Eastern Europe, or the part of it that still has the capability of independent thought, is to avoid nuclear armageddon. Washington's quest for world hegemony is driving the world to the third, and final, World War. Eastern European governments could prevent this looming war by breaking from their vassalage to Washington and forming a neutral buffer between NATO and Russia.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Washington Has Initiated Military Conflict With Russia
Sooner or later it will dawn on the Russian government that Washington is not a rational government with which diplomacy can be practiced, peace pursued, and agreements reached. Sooner or later it will dawn on the Russian government that far from being rational, Washington is a criminally insane collection of psychopaths in thrall to the military/security complex which, in turn, is in thrall to its massive profits.
Friday, September 22, 2017
How the US Became a Warmonger Police State
Every passing day truth is less and less prevalent in the United States. Democratic control over the government is already nonexistent. Essentially, Americans live in the Fourth Reich which has already budded and is now blossoming.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
More Thoughts on Trump's UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea
It is only the US government, which is not a government of the people, that has ever threatened another country with total destruction as Trump did to North Korea in the CIA's UN speech. This is a first. It trumps Adolf Hitler. The US has become the 4th Reich. It is doubtful that the world will survive the foreign policy of the United States of America.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Is Identity Politics Brewing a Holocaust?
Identity Politics trumps truth, a point that cannot be emphasized too much. We see it everywhere, from statue removal to the Democratic Party turning on the working class, now defined by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee as racist, sexist, homophobic, white male gun nuts.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Absurdities Mount
In the United States -- indeed, in the entirely of the Western world -- history has become a construction that serves not the truth but special interests. This is the reason that the Western World is doomed. Peoples whose history is destroyed are defenceless. They have no idea who they are.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Trump's UN Speech
The US is considered the greatest threat to peace. International polls show that the world regards the US as a much greater threat to peace than North Korea and Iran. Yet Trump described the US, universally regarded as the greatest threat to the world, as the great protector of peace. Has there ever been a greater disturber of peace?
Monday, September 18, 2017
Whatever Happened to America?
America, the melting pot that produced a nation was destroyed by Identity Politics. Identity Politics divides a population into hate groups. This group hates that one, and so on. In the US the most hated group is a southern white heterosexual male. Free speech is becoming the property of propagandists who uphold the interests of the ruling oligarchy.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
An Economic Lesson for China and Russia
If China and Russia want to be sovereign countries, they must pray that Mnuchin does cut them off from the dollar system that exploits them. Then Russia and China will have to put in place their own system and learn real economics instead of propaganda posing as economics that serves Washington's interest.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Behold a Pale Horse, and its Rider is Death
When you see such potentially powerful countries as Russia and China collapse under Washington's pressure in the UN Security Council, it makes you wonder if the various analyses of Washington's many weaknesses are real, and if they are real, if Russia and China are aware of them.
Monday, September 11, 2017
16th Anniversary of 9/11 Brings New Development
Dr. Leroy Hulsey, a distinguished engineering authority, presented his team's preliminary report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. The report is preliminary in the sense that it awaits peer-review. The team's research is more extensive than the modeling provided by NIST and includes a thorough examination of NIST's approach. Dr. Hulsey's team concludes that Building 7 did not come down due to fire.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Laughing on the Way to Armageddon
The American people have to realize that they are being led to their deaths by the Zionist neocon nazis who, together with the military/security complex and Wall Street, control US foreign policy, by the complicity of Europe and Great Britain desperate to retain their CIA subsidies, and by the harlots that comprise the Western media.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner
The orchestrated "Korean crisis" is not about North Korea. It is an orchestration that lets Washington put nuclear missile bases on China's border, just as the orchestrated "Iranian crisis" was the excuse for putting nuclear missile bases on Russia's borders. Russia cannot be both sovereign and part of the West.
Monday, September 4, 2017
The Vanishing American Dream
Friday's payroll jobs report was full of bad news. Full-time jobs declined by 166,000. The meager 156,000 new jobs claimed are really only 115,000 net of the prior month's revision, and this 115,000 jobs estimate is within the range of statistical insignificance. In other words, there is no confidence that the jobs are actually there.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Robert E. Lee's Ubiquitous Presence
We are going to have to do far more than take down Robert E. Lee's statue. We have to close the US Military Academy at West Point. Not only was Lee a West Point graduate, but in 1962 the U.S. Army named the West Point barracks after Robert E. Lee.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
No End To Coverups
Once Washington took over, the investigation stopped. In its place was Washington's theory that it was Tim McVeigh's lonely protest. The voluminous evidence of McVeigh's accomplices or controllers, as might have been the case, was in the way of the official story that imposed itself on the investigation.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Weaponization of History And Journalism
Writing the truth is no way to succeed as an author. Only a small percentage of readers are interested in the truth. Most want their biases or brainwashing vindicated. They want to read what they already believe. It is comforting, reassuring. When their ignorance is confronted, they become angry. The way to be successful as a writer is to pick a group and give them what they want.
Friday, August 25, 2017
It is the known evidence provided by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, and the first responders who were in the twin towers and personally experienced the numerous explosions that brought down the towers that is described as a conspiracy theory.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
How We Know The So-Called "Civil War" Was Not Over Slavery
Blaming the war on slavery was the way the northern court historians used morality to cover up Lincoln's naked aggression and the war crimes of his generals. Demonizing the enemy with moral language works for the victor. And it is still ongoing. We see in the destruction of statues the determination to shove remaining symbols of the Confederacy down the Memory Hole.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated
Consequently, for decades no Southern person would vote Republican. The Democrats lost the "solid South" by aping the Reconstruction Republicans and again bringing Reconstruction to the South, using federal force instead of persuasion.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
It is a great disability for the United States that only a limited number of its citizens are capable of independent thought. Perhaps this is a problem for every country, but it most certainly is a problem for the United States.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth
Slavery in the Southern states was confined to large agricultural tracts known as plantations. Slaves were the agricultural workforce. This institution long predated the Confederacy and the United States itself. It was an inherited institution from the time that the New World was colonized by European economic interests. Slaves were not a Southern invention.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Hellstorm The Documentary
Making peace with Russia is a massive threat to the military/security complex's vast budget and power, and they are not going to allow it. Neither are they going to allow Marine Le Pen and the French voters to break up NATO and the EU in the name of French sovereignty, thereby threatening Washington's power over Europe.
Monday, August 14, 2017
The liberal/progressive/left along with the media has abandoned the working class for Identity Politics. Identity Politics teaches that women, blacks, and homosexuals are all victims of white heterosexual males who are characterized as the victimizer class, that is, those who victimize others.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Tyranny at Nuremberg
At Nuremberg Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson was in pursuit of Nazis, but their conviction was to establish the international legal principle that the initiation of war, the commitment of military aggression, was a crime.Jackson's pursuit of Nazis at Nuremberg undermined the strictures he put on US attorneys such that today Americans have no more protection of law than the defendants had at Nuremberg.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Google Is Committed To The Suppression Of Free Speech
Today Google is protected not only by the demise of anti-trust laws, but also by its usefulness to the US Police State. Without Google's active cooperation, it would not be possible for the NSA to complete its total spy network, a network that serves not national defense but suppression of dissent from the agendas of the ruling oligarchy.