The American Population Is Not Defending Our Liberty
Paul Craig Roberts
Occasionally, I am asked why I am so down on Americans, calling them insouciant and dumbshits. The answer is that they do nothing about the erosion of their liberty and the erosion of the Constitution that protects their liberty. Less than 1 percent of the American population acts in defense of our liberty, and they are punished for it.
“Our” government, acting not for us but for the ruling elite, conducts an operation against us–9/11 for example, or the “Covid pandemic,” and blames it on a few Saudi Arabians who somehow outwitted the entire American National Security State and brought the greatest humiliation to a superpower in world history, or on the sale of bat meat in a Chinese market, and the American population buys such obviously false stories.
One of the reasons this happens is that American conservatives have been primed for decades to see themselves under attack from foreign enemies. The Cold War solidified this mindset. Currently American conservatives and Republicans in Congress see the enemies as Russia and China. They are ready to go to war based on fake news reporting funded by the military/security complex, which sees rising profits in the venture.
But what is really happening is that the Democrats and Biden regime are criminalizing not only the First Amendment but all expressions of truth. Anything said that is not supportive of the official explanations is “misinformation,” “propaganda in behalf of a foreign enemy,” or “domestic terrorism.”
Punishing truth-tellers in America is now an established practice. Julian Assange, a journalist, has been imprisoned for a decade without due process of law (an innovation of the George W. Bush regime) for reporting documents leaked to him. Tucker Carlson has been fired from Fox “News” for telling truths unsupportive of the ruling elites. Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, and James O’Keefe have been dismissed from the alt media organizations that they founded or, in Taibbi’s case, fired as the leading star of the magazine, all because they told truths instead of official lies.
And what happens? Nothing. The American people continue to be insouciant dumbshits who are unconcerned that their liberties are being erased as they sit using social media, watching CNN, ABC, CBS, listening to NPR, reading the NYTimes, Washington Post. Instead of defending their liberties, they submit to brainwashing and indoctrination by the forces of tyranny and support those who deceive them with their patronage.
A country with a population this stupid has no future.
The demise of liberty is one of the costs of being a multicultural Tower of Babel. In such a non-nation, there is no unity, and, therefore, no constraint on the ruling oligarchy.
As our founding fathers feared, America hasn’t lasted much beyond 200 years.