America Was Destroyed in My Lifetime
Paul Craig Roberts
I am a member of a fading generation of Americans who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s when the United States was a nation. I was a member of a homogeneous population with a common language, Christian religion, common morality, and shared values and outlook. In Atlanta Georgia of those years people in middle class neighborhoods didn’t bother to lock their doors, and 5-year olds could safely walk a mile to school. There was conformity, but it was because we were in agreement. Life was good. Families were large and close. Neighborhood schools were run by teachers and parents (PTA). Discipline prevailed because of upbringing, not from abusive enforcement. There were no police in the schools.
In 1964 a civil rights act was passed that had the good intention of providing enforcement to the 14th Amendment, and in 1965 an immigration “reform” bill was passed. The civil rights act had as its aim equal opportunity but was turned on its head by the EEOC and a quota regime was installed. As it has developed the preference system increasingly discriminates against the original white ethnicities that still, although declining, form the backbone of the American population. For one recent example of legal discrimination against white Americans, see: https://www.foxnews.com/media/minneapolis-teachers-union-agreement-stipulates-white-teachers-laid-off-first-regardless-seniority
The immigration bill opened the US to massive inflows of no longer enculturated persons. Assimilation was replaced with multiculturalism, and the nation was replaced with a Tower of Babel.
The consequence has been that today the US is no longer a nation. It is a geographical location that is a tower of babel in which rights depend on whether you are an “oppressed minority” or a “white oppressor.” There are no common values, no common morality or social mores, no common religion or language. The immigrant-invaders look at the weak and unsure white population, made guilty by years of brainwashing, and see that their time is coming.
In a half century the situation of the present-day original white ethnicity has gone from security to insecurity. In the prevailing Identity Politics, institutionalized in the Democrat Party, media, universities and school systems, white Americans are officially oppressors. Their oppressed victims are “people of color,” homosexuals, transgendered, and feminists who insist that women are suppressed and abused by white male heterosexuals, this despite crime statistics that show that white women in relationships with black males constitute a remarkable percentage of murder and physical abuse victims.
In my lifetime I have witnessed and experienced the destruction of a great nation based in principles hard to live up to, and its replacement with a criminal organization devoid of all principle except power in which law is weaponized and serves to beat down challenges to illegitimate power.
No American born in the 21st century, or even in the 1990s, has ever experienced a free country. The young have no idea of what has been stolen from them. The American youth are being trained to be happy in a virtual world where they will enjoy artificial and meaningless freedoms that do not threaten the power that rules over them.
In my lifetime I have watched a free country disintegrate into a police state that no aware person could possibly defend. Yet Washington has an army of FBI, CIA, NSA, and federal prosecutors whose job it is to persecute patriots and to cover up elections stolen by Democrats.
For decades Democrats have successfully stolen local and state elections. In 2020 the Democrats stole the Presidential Election, and they are at work blatantly in front of our eyes stealing the next national election by using the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic) and FBI to frame Trump in order to prevent his reelection. There is no other explanation for the aggressive FBI raid on Trump’s home to seize boxes of documents to which the FBI already had access except to create the public impression that Trump is a criminal. The presstitutes, of course, are doing all they can to harden this impression. Meanwhile, Democrats are prosecuting those who uncovered evidence of the stolen 2020 presidential election for spreading misinformation and for attempting to violate civil rights by casting doubt on the election outcome. These are not offences that can be found in law. It is Democrats using monopoly power to create offences out of thin air.
American patriotism rests to a large extent on the insouciance of patriots. They just know that America, although not perfect, is the best country. Period. Something like 9/11 being an inside job or a presidential election being stolen in plain view strikes them as off the wall. They simply cannot believe such things about their country. As the largest percentage of patriots are Republicans, the Democrats know that the insouciance of their opponents renders their opponents impotent. You cannot do something about something that you cannot recognize or acknowledge.
One can hope that information can bring people into reality, but first they have to be able to absorb the information, and they cannot do that when their gullible patriotism causes them to turn their back on “unfounded attacks on America’s purity.” As for the Democrats, decades of anti-white propaganda have left many of them skeptical of “white America” and those who defend it.
With each passing day it becomes more risky to expose the lies used to construct the false narratives that are used to control what Americans think and to erode our Constitutional protections against unaccountable and tyrannical government. If a President’s own Justice Department can come down on him like a ton of bricks while he is in office with such an obvious frame-up as “Russiagate,” what can they do to the rest of us? My generation, or some of it, was instilled with a sense of duty to truth, to the Constitution, and to our country. Today that sense of duty is essentially gone. Instead of duty, the value is money, success, and avoidance of being “cancelled” on social media.
Our nation is being murdered. We daily watch, if we are attentive, the disassembling of its institutions and moral values. But hope is eternal. Not all coups and attempts at brutal seizures of power succeed. Perhaps the Democrats’ attempt will fail. It will certainly succeed if fear forces us to abandon the defense of truth.