The Myth of Western Democracy

The Myth of Western Democracy Paul Craig Roberts How does the West get away with its pretense of being an alliance of great democracies in which government is the servant of the people? Nowhere in the West, except possibly Hungary and Austria, does government serve the people. Who do the Western governments serve? Washington serves Israel, the military/security complex, Wall…

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Honor Beyond Honor

Honor Beyond Honor Paul Craig Roberts Over the course of my life I have received many recognitions, awards, and high honors, including the French Legion of Honor, the US Treasury’s Silver Medal, the International Journalism Award from the Press Club of Mexico, and Who’s Who in the World’s Lifetime Achievement Award, but as proud as I am of these awards,…

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In the Western World Truth Is on Its Deathbed

In the Western World Truth Is on Its Deathbed donate: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/pages/donate/ Dear Readers, Response to my quarterly request for donations has been very weak. Normally December is our best quarter for reader support, but the response to my December 10 request is the weakest ever. Perhaps the explanation is that most of those who support this website have become monthly…

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Washington Is Changing The World Order Against Its Own Interests

Washington Is Changing The World Order Against Its Own Interests Paul Craig Roberts Support your website. It keeps you from living in The Matrix. Donate now. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/pages/donate/ The hubris and arrogance of Washington have been at work since the Clinton regime to destroy the power and relevance of the United States. This website has an international audience. The most asked…

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Truth and Free Speech Are Being Taken Away From Us

Truth and Free Speech Are Being Taken Away From Us Dear Readers: This is my quarterly request for your support. Many supporters are now monthly donors. This call is a reminder to those who respond to the quarterly requests and to the many who are yet to respond. In keeping with a decision made by the regular donors, those of…

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Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex Paul Craig Roberts In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to justify the $1,000 billion annual budget. The Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes…

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The Offended Majority

The Offended Majority Paul Craig Roberts For too many decades the American people, by which I mean the people born and raised in the US in neighborhoods where there were family and neighbors who shared a culture, language, values, and history, have sat tolerantly while a tiny percentage of the population took away their culture by making it offensive to…

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The Disintegration of Western Society

The Disintegration of Western Society Paul Craig Roberts Radical feminists are now being banned by Twitter not because they hate men, which is perfectly OK as far as Twitter is concerned, but because they object to “transwomen.” What is a “transwoman?” As far as I can understand, a “transwoman” is a male with a penis who declares himself to be…

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There Is No Case Against Julian Assange So Lies Take the Place of Evidence

There Is No Case Against Julian Assange So Lies Take the Place of Evidence Paul Craig Roberts Julian Assange is not guilty of any crime. But Washington is going to convict him anyway. Documents are being fabricated to show that Assange met inside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London with Paul Manafort and some Russians. The logs of all visits to…

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If only Humans were as good as Animals. Then there would be hope for the world

If only Humans were as good as Animals. Then there would be hope for the world Paul Craig Roberts I am devastated. Tonight at 5pm central time I buried my wonderful, beloved male cat, Boy, in the Southeast corner of the garden near the camellias, a spot he enjoyed. Boy was murdered by the pharmaceutical industry. Both veterinarian hospitals and…

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Anglo-American Psy-op Agency Exposed

Anglo-American Psy-op Agency Exposed Paul Craig Roberts In 2015 an organization called the Integrity Initiative was created “to counter disinformation and other forms of malign influence being conducted by states and sub-state actors seeking to interfere in democratic processes and to undermine public confidence in national political institutions.” As the only government that interferes in the internal affairs of other…

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Russia Is Disadvantaged by Her Belief that the West Is Governed by Law

Russia Is Disadvantaged by Her Belief that the West Is Governed by Law Paul Craig Roberts Ukrainian military ships have violated Russian restrictions in the Sea of Azov and Articles 19 and 21 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Ukrainian Navy crossed the Russian sea border and entered a closed area of Russian territorial waters.…

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Revenge Is Mine Saith Washington

Revenge Is Mine Saith Washington Paul Craig Roberts Justice has disappeared in the West. In Justice’s place stands Revenge. This fact is conclusively illustrated by Julian Assange’s ongoing eight year ordeal. For eight years Julian Assange’s life has been lived in a Kafka Police State. He has been incarcerated first under British house arrest and then in the Ecuadoran Embassy…

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Identity Politics Lawyer Trying to Destroy Tucker Carlson Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Identity Politics Lawyer Trying to Destroy Tucker Carlson Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges The porn lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested for beating his wife. His charge is “felony domestic violence.” https://sputniknews.com/viral/201811151069815820-Porn-Lawyer-Arrested-Domestic-Violence/ Now he has the legal problems that he has inflicted on others. Avenatti is the lawyer who appaently sent the “gay latino activist” into the Farmington Country Club…

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A “Civil War” Lesson for the Uneducated

A “Civil War” Lesson for the Uneducated Paul Craig Roberts In response to my short essay on November 9 ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/09/the-prevalence-of-myth-over-history/ ), a reader sent me a link to secession documents that implicated slavery, not the tariff, as the reason for Southern secession. It is typical for the uneducated to come across a document of which they have no understanding…

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Why White Gentiles Can’t Get Admission to Ivy League Universities

Why White Gentiles Can’t Get Admission to Ivy League Universities Paul Craig Roberts If you are a top ability student, but white, especially white male, you have scant chance of being admitted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, Penn, Stanford, MIT, CalTech, Berkeley, or UCLA. The reason whites cannot gain admission is that in the entirety of the…

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The Prevalence of Myth over History

The Prevalence of Myth over History Paul Craig Roberts Today (Nov. 9) I heard a black historian on NPR say that the “civil war” was fought in order to establish a framework for human rights. He also said that black civil rights achieved by the war were overturned by the rollback of Reconstruction, put back in place by the 1964…

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Presstitutes Abandon Journalism For Political Activism

Presstitutes Abandon Journalism For Political Activism Paul Craig Roberts When President Trump nominated Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General, the presstitutes were opposed to Sessions and declared him unfit for office. Now that he has been fired, the presstitutes are his champions. There are reports that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has organized a protest march for today denouncing Trump for firing…

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What Do We Make Of The Midterm Election?

What Do We Make Of The Midterm Election? Paul Craig Roberts Readers are asking for my thoughts about the midterm elections. Looking at this CNN map—https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/results/house–it seems that except for thin areas of the northeast and west coasts and hispanic and black enclaves in the southwest and south, the country overwhelmingly voted Republican. In my opinion, flyover America voted Republican…

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What This Election Is About

What This Election Is About Paul Craig Roberts I never cease to be amazed at the insouciance of Americans. Readers send me emails asking why I ever supported Trump when he was the Establishment’s candidate. If Trump was the Establishment’s candidate, why has the Establishment spent two years trying to destroy him? The failure to put two and two together…

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Is The Evidence of Global Warming Too Scary For Humans To Cope With?

Is The Evidence of Global Warming Too Scary For Humans To Cope With? Paul Craig Roberts I appreciate the numerous emails thanking me for providing an understandable explanation of the global warming scenario. The book, Unprecedented Crime, about which I reported, caused me to start thinking more seriously about man-made global warming. I already was thinking about it, because capitalism…

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If A Kid’s Fight Club is Child Abuse, What Is Bombing Children?

If A Kid’s Fight Club is Child Abuse, What Is Bombing Children? Paul Craig Roberts Fighting and violence are endemic in American culture of today, but children are only supposed to experience it vicariously by playing video games and watching movies. In my day there were organized boxing and wrestling matches. Today there are more brutal fight encounters including between…

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The Difference Between Climate Change Caused By Humans and Those of Milankovitch Cycles

The Difference Between Climate Change Caused By Humans and Those of Milankovitch Cycles Paul Craig Roberts As I knew would happen, my review of the very serious and heavily documented book, Unprecedented Crime (https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/26/global-warming-is-real-the-threat-is-real-ecocide-is-on-the-horizon/ ) resulted in condemnations from the fossil fuel industry’s trolls and from libertarians who think that global warming is a scheme for government to seize more…

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Is America Finished?

Is America Finished? Paul Craig Roberts The refusal of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex to accept the results of the 2016 US presidential election and the misuse of their positions of power to prevent Donald Trump from exercising presidential powers is a revolutionary step, well described by Angelo Codevilla here: https://americanmind.org/essays/our-revolutions-logic/ Americans are now so polarized that they…

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Is the Western World Too Insane to Be Worth Saving?

Is the Western World Too Insane to Be Worth Saving? Paul Craig Roberts According to news reports NBC has cancelled Megyn Kelly’s program for making “insensitive comments” while participating in a panel discussion on the appropriateness of blackface in Halloween costumes. Here is what she said: “Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts…

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The Latest Bomb Scare

The Latest Bomb Scare Paul Craig Roberts I appreciate readers’ confidence that I can explain the mail bomb scare that has been blamed on Cesar Sayoc. I have not followed this story and regret that I don’t have an explanation to provide. Stephen Lendman raises the question whether Sayoc is a real culprit or a patsy for an operation orhestrated…

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“My” Suspended Twitter Account

“My” Suspended Twitter Account Paul Craig Roberts Dear Readers: It is all over the internet and international media that Twitter has suspended my account. This is not the case. I do not use social media. I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name. I requested that the account be taken down. I have no recollection of giving…

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Global Warming Is Real. The Threat Is Real. Ecocide Is On The Horizon.

Global Warming Is Real. The Threat Is Real. Ecocide Is On The Horizon. Paul Craig Roberts The tobacco companies’ response to the US Surgeon General’s report in 1964 linking smoking to lung cancer was countered by the tobacco companies setting up propaganda organizations to create a controversy by generating doubt over the link. This strategy staved off the inevitable for…

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The Triumph of Evil

The Triumph of Evil Paul Craig Roberts The murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey is unprecedented in its audacity. The response from Washington and the Canadian government is to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia, weapons that are being used by the Saudis in their destruction of the Yemeni population. The Russian response, if the…

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It Is Like A Western Movie: A Showdown Is In The Making

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Does Putin Have A Traitor In His Government?

UPDATE: Since posting this I have been informed by two experts who know that whereas my description of Kudrin as Washington’s puppet is correct, John Helmer is just stirring the pot as Kudrin is no longer influential. The experts also inform me that Helmer has a tendency or habit of over-interpreting in ways that raise suspicion of Putin’s determination to…

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Western Civilization No Longer Exists

Western Civilization No Longer Exists Societal Collapse awaits in the wings if climate change and nuclear war don’t finish us off first Paul Craig Roberts The Cheney-Bush and Obama regimes destroyed due process, with the result that American citizens were detained in prison indefinitely without evidence and murdered without evidence or trial. In violation of US and international laws, the…

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Hurricanes Give Americans Taste of Disaster Washington’s Wars Bring to Others

Hurricanes Give Americans Taste of Disaster Washington’s Wars Bring to Others Paul Craig Roberts Florida residents from the eastern part of Panama City Beach to Apalachicola now know what a war zone is like. 750,000 people are without power and without water. Thousands of homes and commercial structures no longer exist. Mexico Beach has been more or less wiped off…

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Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth

Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth Paul Craig Roberts One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before. Initially, the disconnect was handled by history and by discussions around family tables. For example, when I…

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There Was No Debate When We Needed One

There Was No Debate When We Needed One The utter failure of democratic politics Paul Craig Roberts The Democrats and their feminist allies failed the country in their approach to the Kavanaugh hearing. Instead of finding out whether Kavanaugh believes in the unitary executive theory that the president has powers unaccountable to Congress and the Judiciary and agrees that a…

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Everything Is A Hoax

Everything Is A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts An Israeli expert on terrorism and covert assassination procedures explains that the alleged Russian GRU attack on the Skripals with a supposedly deadly nerve agent is a completely obvious hoax to anyone who knows anything at all. https://russia-insider.com/en/skripals-are-mi6-hoax-not-worthy-ladies-detective-novels-israeli-expert-demolishes-uk-case/ri24912 The official story, says the expert, is “stupidity on stupidity.” I agree with him. The…

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Is the White Male Victimizer or Victim?

Is the White Male Victimizer or Victim? Paul Craig Roberts In my October 2 column I pointed out the disparity in treatment of the male football coach at the University of Massachusetts and a radical feminist professor at Georgetown University. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/02/the-white-heterosexual-male-has-been-renditioned-to-the-punishment-hole/ The disparity is amazingly extreme. The football coach had no intention of offending anyone when he used the word…

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The White Heterosexual Male Has Been Renditioned To The Punishment Hole

The White Heterosexual Male Has Been Renditioned To The Punishment Hole Paul Craig Roberts American feminists have finally broken the spirit of the American white heterosexual male. I have been watching for some time the American male, or what little is left of him, meekly accept feminists’ definitions of words and male behavior. First the feminists turned the male respect…

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How the American Media Was Destroyed

How the American Media Was Destroyed Paul Craig Roberts In my September 24 column, “Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes,” https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/24/truth-is-evaporating-before-our-eyes/ I used the destruction of the CBS news team that broke the Abu Ghraib story and the story of President George W. Bush’s non-performance of his Texas Air Force National Guard duties to demonstrate how accusations alone could destroy…

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Ron Unz For President

Ron Unz For President Paul Craig Roberts This is from Ron Unz, a fearless commentator: https://forward.com/series/salary-survey/2015/jonathan-greenblatt/anti-defamation-league/ It shows the extraordinary salary—a paycheck in the 1% range—of the head of the Zionist Anti-defamattion League (ADL), an organization that despite its title defames everyone who makes the slightest criticism of Israel. For example, when the Israeli Army machine-guns 89 unarmed prostesting Palestinians,…

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Where Does Our Attention Belong: Kavanaugh or Yemen?

Where Does Our Attention Belong: Kavanaugh or Yemen? Paul Craig Roberts There are reports that the Washington-initiated and militarily- supported Saudi Arabian war against Yemen have a starving Yemeni population eating leaves. https://www.apnews.com/5a4645766b414fe59b5f00ca3e543bd9 The Saudis, with Washington’s GPS support, continue to target school busses, massacring children as an element of the terror assault against the population, trying to break Yemeni…

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Trump: An Assessment

Trump: An Assessment Trump the Great? Paul Craig Roberts I supported Trump for president for three reasons: Trump was the only candidate who recognized the need to normalize relations with Russia and bring a halt to the reckless orchestration of conflict with a major nuclear power. Trump was the only candidate who recognized the need to restore high productivity, high…

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Chuck Baldwin Sums It Up: Trump Blew It

Chuck Baldwin Sums It Up: Trump Blew It Paul Craig Roberts As further evidence for Chuck Baldwin’s view, I add Trump’s UN speech yesterday. There was Trump patting Washington on the back for its good deeds and humanitarian and democratic concerns for other countries, which apparently includes Washington’s destruction in whole or part of eight countries in the last 20…

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Is Russia Being Betrayed By Its Own Intelligensia?

Is Russia Being Betrayed By Its Own Intelligensia? Paul Craig Roberts The Russian military refused to buy Putin’s excuse for Israel’s intentional murder of 15 Russian Air Force personnel. The Russian military knows precisely what happened and has not been hesitant to make completely clear Israel’s total betrayal of the Russian government’s naive and gullible trust in the criminal state…

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Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes

Support Your Website Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes Does anyone notice? Paul Craig Roberts On September 17, I posted my column, “Evidence is no longer a Western value.” I used as an example the blame that has been put on Russia for the shot down Malaysian airliner. No evidence whatsoever exists for the accusation, and massive evidence has been…

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Emotion Is Supplanting Evidence As The Basis For Truth

Emotion Is Supplanting Evidence As The Basis For Truth Paul Craig Roberts One of the reasons that truth is on the decline is that truth is becoming emotion-based, not evidence-based. It is all about feelings. This seems to have begun with feminists, but teaching women to trust their feelings, that feelings are truth, couldn’t be kept just in the women’s…

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Freedom Where Did You Go?

Freedom Where Did You Go? Paul Craig Roberts My Generation is the last one to have known privacy and to have lived out most of our lives in freedom. I remember when driving licenses did not have photos and most certainly not fingerprints. A driving license was issued on proof of birth date alone. Prior to the appearance of automobiles…

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Dissent Is No Longer Permissible In The West

Dissent Is No Longer Permissible In The West Will Russia Notice? Paul Craig Roberts Update: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/21/europe-descends-into-tyranny/ A French Court Has Ordered A Psychiatric Exam Of Opposition Leader Marine Le Pen. So Much for Western “democracy.” Nothing is less wecomed in the West than democracy. It has long been understood in Europe that the resurrection of French President Charles de Gaulle’s…

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Putin’s Hesitation Has Lost Syria’s Idlib Province

Putin’s Hesitation Has Lost Syria’s Idlib Province Paul Craig Roberts The provocations that Putin invites are now escalating. Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, points out that Washington has quickly taken advantage of Putin’s hesitancy in Syria to escalate the pretexts on which Washington will launch a military attack on the Syrian forces. Formerly Washington’s pretext was to be…

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Strategies Have Unintended Consequences

Strategies Have Unintended Consequences Since posting my remarks — https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/18/can-russia-survive-her-partnerships-has-putin-made-a-strategic-miscalculation/ — other comments on President Putin’s response to the loss of Russian lives have appeared. I am providing links to two of them as examples of the negative consequences for Putin: https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/the-overarching-strategic-logic-behind-provocations-against-russia-2014-2018/ https://russia-insider.com/en/il-20-loss-perfect-opportunity-russia-close-down-syria-israeli-attacks-good/ri24794 Understand that I am not denigrating President Putin. I understand his strategy and consider his strategy to…

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