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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.
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.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The Beckoning of Nuclear War
The defense authorization bill currently before Congress overturns the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. This treaty eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons and signaled the end of the Cold War.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Fake News A US Media Speciality
This picture of American employment has been holding for about two decades. It is a portrait of a third world labor force. The jobs are not in export industries. The jobs are not in high productivity, high value-added occupations that produce a middle class income. The jobs are in lowly paid, often part-time domestic services.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Trump Will Now Become the War President
Now that Russia and China see that Washington is unwilling to share the world stage with them, Russia and China will have to become more confrontational with Washington in order to prevent Washington from marginalizing them. Preparations for war will become central in order to protect the interests of the two countries. The situation is far more dangerous than at any time of the Cold War.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Trump had no idea how to appoint a government that would be on his side, and obviously failed completely. He is continually contradicted by his UN ambassador, his Secretary of State, his National Security Adviser, his Secretary of Defense. Trump is alone in his government.
Washington Pushes Harder Against Russia
The question is whether the Russian government is avoiding or encouraging war by its non-response to illegal sanctions and propagandistic accusations and demonizations. Russia has even allowed Washington to put ABM bases on its borders with Poland and Romania. This is like the US permitting Russia to put missile bases in Cuba.
Friday, July 28, 2017
What Explains amazon.com's Share Price?
What or who is making Bezos so rich from an online sales company? Note, amazon.com is just sales. It is not some new manufacturing technology that produces valuable output at low cost. Amazon.com is what Walmart, Sears, and Macy's do, the difference being that amazon.com is online and Walmart, Sears, and Macy's are in physical locations where real merchandise can be experienced hands on and tried on for fit.
A Ray of Hope
Without Europe to host its military bases and to parrot its propaganda, Washington's ability to threaten Russia would significantly decline. Indeed, a continuation of the hostile threatening attitude toward Russia would leave Washington isolated in the world. No country wants the risk of experiencing nuclear war merely for the sake of Washington's unilateralism.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away
The United States and the rest of the world with it along with all life on earth are being sent to their graves by the total failure of American leadership. What is wrong with Americans that they cannot understand that any "leader" who provokes war with a major nuclear power should be instantly institutionalized as criminally insane?
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Israel Lobby: Time for a Second Edition
Congress is accustomed to grovelling at Israeli feet. Every year Congress attends AIPAC's meeting and pays homage to its liege lord. One would think that the sight of the legislative body affirming its allegiance to Israel would raise questions about what country Congress represents.
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Conspiracy to Remove Trump from the Presidency
The veteran intelligence professionals performed forensic investigations. They found conclusive evidence that the alleged "Guccifer 2.0" July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server [these are the emails that show the DNC working for Hillary against Sanders] was not hacked but leaked.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
House of Cards
I suspect the novels and TV series were popular because they expose politics for what it is. Politics serves only personal ambition. This is a lesson that liberals and progressives, who present government as a public-spirited alternative to private greed, need to learn.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Reign of Propaganda
Eisenhower's warning was 56 years ago. With the President of the United States concerned about the military/industrial complex 56 years ago, try to imagine how much more this power is entrenched after the decades of the Cold War and "Soviet Threat." The power of the military/security complex is the premier power in Washington.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Supply-Side Economics Explained
Supply-side economics says that the aggregate supply schedule is not dependent merely on technology and discovery of new resources. The ability to produce is also determined by the incentive effects of tax rates. The supply of labor is dependent on choices on the margin between work and leisure, and the supply of savings is dependent on choices between current consumption and future income.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Times Change Out From Under Us
The floodgates of memory had opened. Today a parent who spanked a kid or provided one with a firearm would be arrested, likely prosecuted, and the kid put into foster care where there was risk of being leased out to a pedophile group.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Ever more official lies from the US government
The US is devolving into a third world workforce where the only employment available is in lowly paid domestic service jobs that cannot be offshored and that do not pay enough to provide an independent existence. Americans have sat there sucking their thumbs while their "leaders" destroyed them.
Putin's Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future
When Putin meets with Trump, Putin will have to assess whether Trump is a real president or just another front man for the powerful interest groups that run Washington's empire. If Putin concludes that Trump is merely a front man, then Putin has no alternative but to prepare for war.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Once Only Blacks Were Enslaved, Now We All Are
The policy of the US government is easy to sum up. It consists of driving the American population into the ground and fomenting war abroad. This is what serves the money interests that control the government. Democracy does not exist in America. All the bombast you will hear on the 4th is designed to keep you locked in The Matrix.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Deception Inside Deception: The Alleged Sarin Gas Attack
If national security advisers gave Trump such excellent information about the alleged sarin gas attack, completely disproving any such attack, why was he given such bad advice about shooting down a Syrian war plane, or was it done outside of channels?
Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?
For 16 years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford its Social Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health service like every civilized country has.
Central Bank Intervention Serves The One Percent
In order to protect their own irresponsible and probably illegal behavior, the central banks are committed to a policy that frustrates the efforts of people to find refuge in gold from fiat paper currency inflation. The policy of the central banks proves that the elite work assiduously against the interest of the people.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The World Is Going Down With Trump
The most important fact that is overlooked by the Washington Post and the Russophobic members of the US government is that it is an act of insanity to call for more punishment and more pressure on a country with a powerful military and strategic nuclear capability whose military high command and government have already concluded that Washington is preparing a surprise nuclear attack.
Friday, June 23, 2017
The US Criminal "Justice System" is Devoid of Justice
As only 3% of cases go to trial, the police evidence is seldom tested. The police know this. One result is that it is much easier for the police to pick up someone who had committed a similar crime in the past and charge him, than to go to the trouble of solving the crime by investigating it.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Another Step Toward Devastating War
How many agreements with Russia does Washington have to break before the Russians finally understand that a signed agreement with Washington is meaningless? Will the Russians ever learn? The American Indians never did. There is a famous American T-shirt: "Sure you can trust the government: Just ask an Indian."
Monday, June 19, 2017
Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule
Why is the Fed raising short rates when the long rates are falling? Why do "democratic Western democracies" have central banks that do nothing except protect big banks at the expense of the people? How long will the insouciant peoples of the West continue to conspire in their own demise?
Friday, June 16, 2017
"Global Order" Is An Euphemism for Washington's Hegemony
The orchestrated image of America as the great upholder of truth, justice, democracy, and human rights conveniently overlooks Washington's "meddling in foreign elections; coups and assassination plots in Iran [Washington's 1953 overthrow of the first elected Iranian government], Guatemala, the Congo, Cuba, South Vietnam, Chile, Nicaragua, and elsewhere."
Monday, June 12, 2017
Vladimir Putin: The Most Powerful Person In The World
American political and business leadership not only destroyed the image of US sovereignty by placing American democracy in Putin's pocket, but also destroyed the formerly vibrant American economy, once the envy of the world.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Without Glass-Steagall America Will Fail
For 66 years the Glass-Steagall act reduced the risks in the banking system. Eight years after the act was repealed, the banking system blew up threatening the international economy. US taxpayers were forced to come up with $750 billion dollars, a sum much larger than the Pentagon's budget, in order to bail out the banks.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Brzezinski's death at 89 years of age has generated a load of propaganda and disinformation, all of which serves one interest group or another or the myths that people find satisfying. I am not an expert on Brzezinski, and this is not an apology for him. He was a Cold Warrior, as essentially was everyone in Washington during the Soviet era.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
JFK at 100
This Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, is the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
Monday, May 15, 2017
The Exponential Growth of Insecurity
the important questions have not been asked: What was NSA doing with such malware and why did NSA not inform Microsoft of the malware?
Clearly, NSA intended to use the cyber weapon against some country or countries. Why else have it and keep it a secret from Microsoft?
American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking
Trump's "sell-out," as it is called, coming on top of Obama's eight-year "sell-out," is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has done the same thing. This is a very interesting point, the meaning of which most people miss.
But not Russia's president, Vladimir Putin.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trump Now A Captive Of The Deep State
Not only insouciant Americans, but much of the world accepts any statement out of Washington as the truth despite the evidence. If Washington said it, Washington's vassals in Germany, France, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan assent to the obvious lie as if it were the obvious truth. So do the CIA purchased media of these vassal states, a collection of whores who prefer CIA subsidies to truth
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.
Monday, April 24, 2017
9/11 Destroyed America
The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the excuse for the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and sending waves of Muslim refugees into the Western world. The US government wasted trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated...
Friday, April 21, 2017
If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?
The raw, ugly, but true fact that "our" government has destroyed American liberty is the reason that everyone of us is subject to experiencing the abuses that John Whitehead describes below.
Who will be next? You? Me? Your Wife? Your Son? Your daughter? Your aged and infirm parents?
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Destruction of Inlet Beach
The Destruction of Inlet Beach Paul Craig Roberts Inlet Beach is an old Florida community in Walton County on the Gulf Coast of the panhandle of Florida. T
Saturday, April 15, 2017
A Government of Morons
Violence for its own sake. That is what America has become.
Indeed, violence is what America is. There is nothing else there. Violence is the heart of America.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Is That Armageddon Over The Horizon?
The insouciance of the Western world is extraordinary. It is not only Americans who permit themselves to be brainwashed by CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times and Washington Post, but also their counterparts in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, who rely on the war propaganda machine that poses as a media.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
More Fake News From Washington
The US government is incapable of telling the truth about something as straightforward as employment.
This time it is about employment.
Trump Has Surrendered; Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender?
he Washington Establishment has reasserted control. First Flynn and now Bannon. All that are left in the Trump administration are the Zionists and the crazed generals who want war with Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea.
There is no one in the White House to stop them.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The World's Best Economist
The World's Best Economist Paul Craig Roberts If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson's books. What y
Adam Schiff is a Traitor to Humanity
The despicable Adam Schiff's function is to discredit the presidency of Donald Trump by creating an atmosphere in which any interest in establishing normal relations with Russia, thus reducing the tensions that could result in nuclear war, is proof of being a "Putin agent" and a "traitor."
Monday, March 27, 2017
Global Warming Wrapup
The same peer pressure that exists in science and academic disciplines also exists among carbon industry-financed climate science. How many scientists warning about global warming do you know who are financed by the Koch brothers?