Dear Readers, Soren Korsgaard has collected and published some of my columns bearing on our plight as we are attacked by Satanic forces of evil. My regular readers will have read most of these columns, but having this selection in one cover makes clear our desperate situation. Also, as Korsgaard points out, having a full picture provides training for recognizing and rejecting the disinformation conveyed by official narratives.
“Dr. Roberts is one of the few remaining voices of truth in the West. His essays expose the systematic lies of Western mainstream media, which now provide propaganda rather than news. He explains these false narratives are designed to create a public lost in a Matrix of misinformation, which conditions people to hate and fear. The hatred of internal enemies prevents social cohesion that could effectively challenge governmental authority, while external enemies are demonized to make people accept endless war.
“Most importantly, Roberts warns of the imminent danger of a nuclear holocaust, which now places us one nanosecond away from nuclear Armageddon. If you want to better understand why all the things we once held sacred–family, freedom, justice and peace–are now under relentless attack by the government, media and academia, then read this book. It will open your eyes.” — Professor Steven Starr, former director of the University of Missouri’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program
Lew Rockwell, an inestimable champion of truth and liberty, reviews the book here: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/04/lew-rockwell/paul-craig-robertss-quest-for-truth-and-justice/
Drgana Trifkovic, director of the Center for Geostrategic Studies, Serbia, reviews the book here: https://geostrategy.rs/rs/geopolitika/1329-dr-g-n-rif-vic-n-v-njizi-p-l-r-g-r-b-r-s-c-rs-v-l-zi
A Google translation is provided below.
April 17, 2023
The Empire of Lies. By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Korsgaard Publishing. Xi + 346 pages.
Paul Craig Roberts knows government from the inside. He is a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. His experience and his studies of economics and history have made him deeply suspicious of government propaganda, and in The Empire of Lies, he shows how forces behind the scenes plot to destroy us through manipulation.
In “Why Disinformation Works,” he explains his guiding principle: “Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction?
“What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government’s account.
“The leftwing likes the official stories of Muslims creating terrorist mayhem in America, because it proves their blowback theory and satisfies them that the dispossessed and oppressed can fight back against imperialism.
“The patriotic rightwing likes the official story, because it proves America is attacked for its goodness or because terrorists were allowed in by immigration authorities and nurtured by welfare, or because the government, which can’t do anything right, ignored plentiful warnings.
“Whatever the government says, no matter how problematical, the official story gets its traction from its compatibility with existing predispositions and agendas.
“In such a country, truth has no relevance. Only agendas are important.
“We have reached the point where evidence is no longer required. The government’s statements suffice. Only conspiracy kooks produce real evidence.”
Roberts fears that government control of opinion will doom us. “Will Truth Be Criminalized?” he asks. “The Establishment’s determination to close down narrative-challenger Alex Jones has put Sandy Hook back in the news. As First Amendment protection is fading, I checked to see what I had written about Sandy Hook. I was relieved to see that I had only reported on the skepticism and asked questions.
“My search of the IPE archives brought up my articles on other controversial shootings–Las Vegas and Orlando–and the Oklahoma City Bombing. The common thread in all of these incidents is that the narrative is established the minute the news is reported, and officials and media never vary from the narrative. As soon as it happens, the government and the media already know what happened. No investigation ever takes place. It was the same for President Kennedy’s assassination, his brother’s assassination, 9/11, the Gulf of Tonkin, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, etc.
“Legitimate questions about the narratives are ignored by officials and media who seem to be involved in a conspiracy to bury the truth. Skeptics, no matter how prominent or fact-based are demonized as ‘conspiracy theorists’ unworthy of attention.
“Clearly, America no longer has a media watchdog. America has a propaganda ministry for official narratives.
“What this tells us should shock every American, every US puppet government, and Washington’s chosen enemies–Russia, China, and Iran–respect for truth is hard to find in the American media and the American government.
“In the not distant future, it will become actionable to doubt the presstitues and the government on the grounds that doubt implies disbelief and disbelief is a crime or proves that you are a foreign agent. Slander and libel will evolve to apply to media and government as institutions. As we are so gullible, so trusting, we are going to be reduced to silence or praise. Silence will bring official suspicion. Praise of the false narratives will bring career success and rewards. This is the stark situation that we face.
“It is unclear that anything can be done to rectify this situation. Older Americans generally are comfortable with the idea that government and media have integrity. This is their picture of the bygone world that they grew up in. Younger people have been indoctrinated in schools that government and media protect blacks, homosexuals, and transgendered from racist, homophobic and transphobic white people who use normality as an illegitimate standard of approval. Sodom and Gomorrah are approved, but not the white family unit.
“Can we believe that there is a future for freedom in America when Democrats, media, CIA, FBI, and NSA can create a narrative of President Donald Trump as a Russian agent?
“Can we believe that there is a future for freedom in America when the same collection of schemers can create a show trial of the President of the United States planning a coup by a couple of hundred unarmed supporters seizing the government of the United States by walking around in the Capitol and sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s chair?
“Can we believe that Americans sufficiently stupid to believe such implausible narratives have any possibility of holding on to their freedom?”
The Ukraine war is one of the main areas in which we have been manipulated. Zelensky isn’t a “freedom fighter” resisting Russian aggression. In “Western Looting of Ukraine Has Begun,” Roberts says: “It is now apparent that the Maiden protests in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western financial interests to loot the country. The sincere idealistic protesters who took to the streets without being paid were the gullible dupes of the plot to destroy their country.”
“Politically Ukraine is an untenable aggregation of Ukrainian and Russian territory, because traditional Russian territories were stuck into the borders of the Ukraine Soviet Republic by Lenin and Khrushchev. The Crimea, stuck into Ukraine by Khrushchev, has already departed and rejoined Russia. Unless some autonomy is granted to them, Russian areas in eastern and southern Ukraine might also depart and return to Russia. If the animosity displayed toward the Russian speaking population by the stooge government in Kiev continues, more defections to Russia are likely.”
In contrast to the not-so-recent past when the historians correctly argued the Civil War was a conflict between the North and South over tariffs, today we are propagandized to accept that the war was a conflict between the “good” North and the “evil” South over slavery. This narrative won’t stand up. The Civil War was not fought to end slavery. “Two days before Lincoln’s inauguration as the 16th President, Congress, consisting only of the Northern states, passed overwhelmingly on March 2, 1861, the Corwin Amendment that gave constitutional protection to slavery. Lincoln endorsed the amendment in his inaugural address, saying ‘I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.’”
Quite clearly, the North was not prepared to go to war in order to end slavery when on the very eve of war the US Congress and incoming president were in the process of making it unconstitutional to abolish slavery.
Here we have absolute total proof that the North wanted the South kept in the Union far more than the North wanted to abolish slavery.
If the South’s real concern was maintaining slavery, the South would not have turned down the constitutional protection of slavery offered them on a silver platter by Congress and the President. Clearly, for the South also the issue was not slavery.
The real issue between North and South could not be reconciled on the basis of accommodating slavery. The real issue was economic as DiLorenzo, Charles Beard and other historians have documented. The North offered to preserve slavery irrevocably, but the North did not offer to give up the high tariffs and economic policies that the South saw as inimical to its interests.
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.
“Today the ignorant morons, thoroughly brainwashed by Identity Politics, are demanding removal of memorials to Robert E. Lee, an alleged racist toward whom they express violent hatred. This presents a massive paradox. Robert E. Lee was the first person offered command of the Union armies. How can it be that a ‘Southern racist’ was offered command of the Union Army if the Union was going to war to free black slaves?”
Covid-vaccines, Roberts concludes, are a plot to reduce the human population. They are an instrument of genocide. “Never before have there been massive excess deaths following vaccination.”
Never before have there been children, young adults, athletes in their prime, entertainers, dropping dead “cause unknown” following vaccination.
“Of course, the cause is known. The leading doctors and medical scientists of our time–which excludes health agency bureaucrats, such as Fauci, who serve as marketing agents for Big Pharma and corrupt, politicized state medical boards and HMOs–have explained why and how the mRNA ‘vaccines,’ which are not vaccines, kill, destroy the immune system, and cause health injuries. What is not known is why some die immediately after receiving the deadly substance, others a month later, and others remain, so far, alive. Some researchers think the content of the ‘vaccines’ differed by lot, and some think some of the jabs were placebos for the purpose of producing an uninjured cadre to tout the safety of the jabs.
“Professor Michel Chossudovsky has collected here a number of videos documenting the widespread sufferings and deaths of the vaccinated. It is not the unvaccinated who are “mysteriously” dropping dead all over the world. It is the vaccinated.
“Yet the coverup continues. The western media–a collection of whores–are at work covering up for themselves as well as for Fauci, Biden, Bill Gates, Big Pharma, the FDA, NIH, CDC, and the utterly corrupt and irresponsible medical profession. Big Pharma and the FDA continue to push jabbing babies with the killer vaccine, and there are still parents so utterly stupid and insouciant that they participate in the murder of their own children.
“With people all over the world so stupid and so blindly trusting of authority, we can see why the Satanic Bill Gates and Satanic Klaus Schwab are confident that they can succeed in reducing the world population and effecting their Great Reset.
“What do I mean when I say Gates and Schwab are Satanic? Think about it this way. From time to time when discussing the subject, someone will say that people can be so awful they can understand why some would want to genocide them. I ask them if they would be willing to push the genocide button, and they say ‘no.’ They understand that they have no right to cause people’s deaths in behalf of their opinion or a climate or ideological agenda. The difference between them and Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab is that Gates and Schwab are willing and eager to push the genocide button. What is so horrifying is that this willingness has acquired a high moral position. Exterminating people has become the way to save the planet.
“The perpetrators of this mass murder are confident that their crime is too huge to be recognized as such. Naive populations simply won’t believe that ‘their’ governments would do this to them. No one wants to admit that they executed their own family members and their own children by blindly trusting ‘authorities’ who had announced their genocide agenda in advance.
“In the United States only a tiny percentage of the people have any idea what is happening. The time and energy of the population is used up in making ends meet and in entertaining themselves. They fall for one transparent crime after another. Whatever government announces they accept–President John Kennedy’s assassination, Senator Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Covid pandemic, ‘safe and effective’ Covid vaccine. They never learn.
“Now they face genocide, and they still haven’t learned.
“The perpetrators of mass genocide are still in control.
“If it is not genocide, tell me what it is when distinguished medical scientists warm in advance about the mRNA ‘vaccine’ and are censored and punished, when the inventor of the PCR “Covid test” states that the test does not indicate the presence of the virus and is ignored, when the evidence of the harmful effects of the ‘vaccine’ are kept secret by Pfizer and the FDA, when medical doctors are prevented from treating Covid with known cures Ivermectin and HCQ, when pharmacies refuse to fill doctors’ prescriptions for the cures, when illegal and unconstitutional mandates are used to force citizens under threat of loss of job to submit to being injected, when no official attention is paid to the massive increase in excess deaths among the vaccinated, when the media carries on a deceptive campaign of lies and propaganda?
“Americans–indeed the world–are faced with a monstrous criminal enterprise. Do they have the strength and intelligence to recognize it? Are they going to do anything about it?”
Paul Craig Roberts is one of the best and most-informed political commentators today. I urge everybody to read his indispensable book, The Empire of Lies.
Dragana Trifković on the new book by Paul Craig Roberts “Empire of Lies”
Dragana Trifković is director of the Center for Geostrategic Studies, Serbia
Translated by Google Translate
A new book by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, chairman of the Institute of Political Economy in the USA, The Empire of Lies, has recently been published by Korsgaard Publishing.
The very title of the book tells about its goal, which is to present the truth to the readers or to debunk the realm of lies in which we have been living for decades. The undoubted importance of this book is primarily given by the authority and rich biography of the book’s author, who has extensive experience in various fields such as economics, academic education, business, journalism and government. The author has so far written 12 books that have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Czech, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
The publisher, respected Mr. Soren Roest Korsgaard, states the book’s importance: “In order to act appropriately on any crisis – whether it is manufactured or organic – it is most important that we have access to objective and reliable information. Governments and industry – often acting in collusion with each other – often exploit or create crises to implement their agendas, such as mass surveillance and mandatory vaccination. To do this, they use the corporate media to broadcast deception and employ a host of hand-picked ‘experts’ who agree with the official agenda.”
How the media and the hired “experts” work to create a false image that they project to the public, we clarified in a recent documentary film (produced by the Center for Geostrategic Studies and TV Slavija info), titled “When Lying Becomes a Profession.” The problem is that in addition to the main stream media, interest groups are now using the internet media as well as social networks to manipulate the public. On that topic, Mr. Korsgaard says, “Even online, it’s extremely difficult to find quality information. Having successfully concentrated most internet activity on just a few sites, such as the Google search engine which handles over 90% of all search queries worldwide, the establishment is able to implement censorship on an unprecedented scale using artificial intelligence, machine learning and other advanced technologies. Unfortunately, there is every reason to believe that large-scale censorship will only progress.”
In this regard, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts’ book, The Empire of Lies, aims to instruct readers on the means and methods of manipulation employed by the establishment, so that knowledge will enable them to decode future deceptions and orchestrated crises. In order to recognize disinformation spread by the establishment in the future, we must first understand past deceptions.
The book consists of five thematic parts containing texts published in different time periods. Texts that were written and published in previous years seem like fulfilled prophecies today. Namely, many statements from ten years ago are more than obvious today, which speaks of the foresight and precision with which they were written. Paul Craig Roberts is an outstanding economic expert who described the scale of today’s economic collapse in the West more than ten years ago, as he himself says, running the risk of being accused of being a conspiracy theorist or an America hater. In the first section, “The Ministry of Truth,” dealing with the media, censorship, methods of manipulation and propaganda, Craig Roberts says: “The ancient Greeks understood this well. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a prophetess that no one believed despite her 100% proof that she was right. Telling the truth to Americans or Europeans is just as expensive as telling the truth to the Greeks of ancient mythology.” He goes on to describe very impressively: “Indeed, telling the truth is criminalized in the US.” If that is the case in the USA, and I believe the author of the book that it is, the question is what can we expect in Europe or even worse in the Balkans, which is the Middle East of Europe?
It has been shown in many examples that Europe blindly follows the policy of the American establishment, and is often more explicit about it than the US. Yes, of course, and from my personal experience of criticizing the regime in Serbia, which has been implementing the policy of other people’s interests for more than ten years, I can confirm that this is so. More than once, the regime tried to label me in different ways, marginalize and criminalize me. Although I have always defined the facts very clearly and precisely, many in Serbia did not want to accept them, because it is much easier for them to accept sweet lies, and probably more profitable. In my opinion, this is participation in collective high treason. Consciously or unconsciously, the result is the same. But let’s go back to Mr. Paul Craig Roberts and his views: “The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since the Clinton regime, the American media has produced nothing but fake news. Do you remember the illegal American bombing and destruction of Yugoslavia? Do you remember the war criminal Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian president branded as the Balkan butcher who was compared to Hitler until Hillary transferred that title to the president of Russia? Milosevic, not Bill Clinton, was arrested and tried before Međunar International Criminal Court. He died in prison, some say even killed, before the International Criminal Court acquitted him.” Indeed, it is absolutely necessary to always mention the example of Yugoslavia and the created propaganda campaign that was conducted against the Serbs in allegations about fake news. There are other examples, of course, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Russia, but the Serbs were the first victims of that dark campaign of lies that started with Clinton.
Dr. Roberts asks: “Do you remember the American coup in Ukraine against the democratically elected government and its replacement by a neo-Nazi regime? Do you remember that Washington’s crime against Ukrainian democracy was quickly hidden behind false accusations of ‘Russian invasion’? Can you think of any true reporting in the American news in the last two decades?” He goes on to talk about the Assange case as a key example that testifies to the extent to which human liberties and freedom of speech as a whole are threatened. What defines the big problem is that people are taught to trust the government and the media. I think that this is a key problem in the case of the “trust” that Vučić gains among the older population that spends a lot of time in front of the television.
In the second part of the book, you can read a very expert chronological analysis of the economic collapse of the West. Back in 2012, Craig Roberts states: “The American financial system and, probably, the financial system of Europe, as well as the police, no longer serve a useful social purpose.”
In the US, the police have proven to be a greater threat to public safety than private sector criminals. I just googled ―police brutality and got 183,000,000 results. When I read this, at the moment I had before my eyes the image of Serbian policemen in full war gear who show brutality against the citizens (whom they are supposed to serve), because the citizens oppose the organization of a parade of debauchery. Of course, we can also think of the citizens of France who are brutally beaten at demonstrations. We saw it in Greece, Germany, in many places. All this fits very logically into the concept in which Europe is practically an American satellite. All trends come from Washington, including the economic crisis. Paul Craig Roberts analyzes the level of poverty in American society, the level of income and living conditions, the economic stratification of society, the concentration of wealth and concludes: “The United States has failed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally and ecologically. The country that exists today is not even a shell of the country in which I was born.”
For such a situation, he blames the political elites of both parties. In addition to the role of political elites, in the book he analyzes in great detail the role of banking elites who, in conjunction with politics and the media, created a false picture of economic stability. Back in 2012, the author of the book predicted that the BRICS states will take over economic supremacy. “BRICS – Brazil, the largest economy in South America, Russia, a nuclear-armed and energy-independent economy on which Western Europe (Washington’s puppets of NATO) depends for energy, India , nuclear-armed and one of Asia’s two rising giants, nuclear-armed China, Washington’s largest creditor (except the Fed), supplier of American manufactured and advanced technology products, and the new scarecrow of the next profitable Cold War military-security complex, and South Africa, Africa’s largest economy–are in the process of forming a new bank. The new bank will enable the five major economies to conduct their trade without the use of the US dollar.” As a confirmation of that, today we can observe the latest phase of de-dollarization. But despite the fact that things are obvious, the vast majority of die-hard supporters of the West do not recognize that such a thing is happening. They simply live in their own virtual world where America is still the best in everything. When you present them with the facts, they start accusing you of talking nonsense. That is why it is extremely important that they hear the facts from an American expert with great authority.
What else I found interesting to read in the book is how the establishment cleverly reduces unemployment, using administrative rules. The same as Aleksandar Vučić is doing in Serbia. Namely, someone who is on the unemployment list has the obligation to report to that institution every couple of months. He also has an obligation to accept the jobs offered by the service. If he does not report once every three months, or rejects three job offers offered by the service, he is automatically removed from the unemployment register and loses his rights to certain benefits (such as cheaper public transportation, etc.). Now imagine that the service offers an unemployed engineer a job as a waiter, conductor or courier, and when you don’t accept jobs that are far below your qualifications, they delete you from the unemployment register. And imagine, the state managed to reduce the number of unemployed! Just fantastic. I was interested to read in the book that it is actually an American model.
Further in the book, the author describes the manipulations of the Central Bank (FED), private banks and financial elites: “What we are witnessing is that our central bank is withdrawing all measures on integrity and legality in order to serve the small number of banks that financial deregulation has enabled to become ‘too big to fail’ at the expense of our economy and our currency. When the FED runs out of gold to lend, rehypothecate and rob from ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), the FED will have to abandon QE (quantitative easing) or the US dollar will collapse, and with it Washington’s power to hegemony over the world” – author’s quote from 2014.
Therefore, it cannot be said that there were no experts in America who very clearly and precisely defined what we now see as the epilogue of the last phase of the economic collapse of the West. However, the problem is that the level of corruption and manipulation is so high that there was no chance to turn things around. That’s what Craig Roberts explains in an article called: “How Economists and Policymakers Killed Our Economy.”
“The economy has been weakened by the displacement of middle-class jobs in favor of corporate profits and the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing to support a few oversized banks that the government protects from market discipline,” the author emphasizes.
In the book, one can find numerous other expert explanations of the causes of the looming collapse of the Western economic system, which represents the special value of this work.
The third part of the book is dedicated to the Ukrainian crisis, where the author defines how the USA helped organize the coup d’état in Kiev and bring the neo-Nazi regime to power. The fourth and fifth parts of the book are dedicated to exposing historical lies as well as those from recent history such as 9/11 and the attack on the Twin Towers. I will write about it in one of the following analyses. In any case, I sincerely recommend Paul Craig Roberts’ new book , The Empire of Lies, in which you will discover precious truths that are important to know because of what lies ahead. And that is the fight for freedom and the right to exist at all as people on this planet.
April 10, 2023