Paul Craig Roberts
Signs of American collapse are everywhere. Apparently no one notices. The world continues to vote with the US in the UN. When even Russia and China serve as handmaidens to US foreign policy by voting with Washington against North Korea, it appears that the image of America as the exceptional and indispensable country is a propaganda success even among Washington’s most threatened enemies. When Russia and China follow Washington’s lead, it shows the world that there is no alternative to Washington’s leadership.
A country with a $20 trillion public debt, an even larger private debt, a work force drowning in debt and employed in third world lowly paid domestic services, a stock market pumped up beyond all reason by Federal Reserve liquidity and companies using their profits to repurchase their own stock, a military that’s been tied down for 16 years by a few lightly armed Muslims, a propaganda ministry instead of a media with public ignorance the consequence, and with a total collapse of morality in public and private institutions along with the disappearance of courage, is nevertheless able to make the entire world dance to its tune. Washington is the Wizard of Oz.
Washington in the past 16 years has destroyed in whole or part seven countries, murdering, maiming, orphaning, widowing, and displacing millions of peoples. Yet Washington still presents itself as the great defender of human rights, democracy, and all that is good. The American people have voiced few words of protest against the massive crimes against humanity committed by “their” government.
The UN has not passed a resolution condemning the United States government for its endless aggressions, horrendous war crimes and illegal interventions against other countries.
Washington relies on threats and not diplomacy, and this is acceptable to the world. The UN sits as an American Approval Society because it is funded by American money.
Security agencies have become police state agencies, and they have transformed the obligation in the US military code to report war crimes into acts of treason that result in prison sentences. The US military code, just like the US Constitution and the laws that enforce it, is dead letter law, ignored and uninforced.
Consider the case of Bradley/Chelsea Manning. Bradley Manning released a film showing US troops murdering journalists, pedestrians, a good samaritan and his children as if it were a video game. These murders are war crimes. But it was Manning, who revealed them, not those who committed them, who was punished.
After release from prison Chelsea Manning was recently appointed by Harvard University’s Kennedy School as a visiting fellow. Most likely Harvard made the appointment to show support for the transgendered, not for truth-tellers wrongly convicted and turned into felons. The consequence was an uproar. I mean, really, how dare Harvard appoint a truth-teller. Manning might bring the entire Matrix crumbling down.
To prevent that Mike Morell, former deputy and acting director of the CIA, resigned his non-resident senior fellowship at Harvard, on the grounds that he “cannot be part of an organization that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.” Morell is comfortable with his opposition to Manning as a truth-teller. Morell is concerned only that he might be perceived as biased against the transgendered. So Morell added to his resignation letter that “It is important to note that I fully support Ms. Manning’s rights as a transgender American, including the right to serve our country in the US military.” http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/09/974664-ex-cia-chief-delivers-blistering-quit-harvard-latest-hire-convicted-leaker-manning/?utm_campaign=Conservative%20Daily&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=56364361&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-90FWYOJKtzTJE_i-iTjvCJMl3zW9G7Hkuo1svylTWfC2zw4FHp1ccdUmUO6HY0J1VlaYW9VPzQDIczEfhw7578dcDDew&_hsmi=56364361
Remember, Morell is the crazed immoralist who said on the Charlie Rose TV show that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message. It should scare Americans to death that such an insane person as Morell can reach the top ranks of the CIA.
Harvard, of course, collapsed under CIA pressure and cancelled Manning’s appointment.
Did anyhone complain to Harvard about Morell’s appointment? Morell, unlike Manning, is a real felon, although a non-convicted one. As a CIA official, Morell is associated with the CIA torture program, a felony under both US and international law. Harvard and Morell are OK with torture, but telling the truth about it is a no-no. As Morell sees it, it is not damaging for America to commit war crimes as long as Manning doesn’t tell anyone about it.
The only reason for classifying information is to protect the government’s endless crimes from exposure. Yet the entirety of the US government, law schools, and the courts that are supposed to uphold the law, are silent about the policy that makes government crimes undiscoverable and that condemns whistleblowers who reveal the otherwise undiscoverable crimes.
So, what do we make of Harvard’s courage? Is F minus a low enough grade? In my day universities were not despicable cowards who serve as front men for government crimes.
As embarassing as this story is to America, let’s get to what is the most interesting element. Morell is not embarassed about supressing a truth-teller who revealed US war crimes, but Morell is embarassed to be at odds with Identity Politics. He is afraid of being seen as being in opposition to a transgendered person.
In other words, Identity Politics trumps truth, a point that cannot be emphasized too much. We see it everywhere, from statue removal to the Democratic Party turning on the working class, now defined by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee as racist, sexist, homophobic, white male gun nuts. Today both American political parties represent the armaments industries, the jobs offshoring corporations, and the big banks and Wall Street. No political party represents the American people.
Indeed, the people are chopped up into groups and turned against one another. That is the purpose of Identity Politics. Every group except white heterosexual males is a victim group, and women, blacks, hispanics, homosexuals, and transgendered are taught that it is not the armaments industries, the offshoring corporations, the financial sector, or Washington that is their enemy, but white heterosexual males, a group conflated by Identity Politics with the working class. Of course, women, blacks, hispanics, and homosexuals are also members of the working class, but they no longer see themselves that way. They see themselves as women, as black, as hispanic, as homosexual and as victims not of government and the powerful interest groups government serves but as victims of white males. And of “civil war” statues.
The controversy over the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America, is again in the news. Attacks on statues are one of the ways that the liberal/progressive/left teaches hate. First the hate seizes upon statues, inanimate objects. As we saw in the videos of the statue of the Confederate soldier that was pulled down, the desecrators of a public monument spit upon and kicked the statue as if it were a person.
To the ignorant rabble the inanimate object is a stand-in for a racist white southern male who the ignorant rabble think “fought for slavery.” And the hate doesn’t stop there. It extends back to the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution. The ignorant rabble, no doubt university students and bus-ins paid for by we don’t know who, regard the Constitution as a racist document written by racists, because it required the return of run-away property (slaves) to their owners. The rabble is incapable of comprehending that in the 18th century slavery was legal and a part of many societies. The ignorant rabble believe that slavery was a product not of an absence of a labor force but of white hate of darker-skinned people. The liberal/progressive/left teach that whites enslaved blacks because whites are racists.
As Roger D.McGrath makes clear in the June 2017 issue of Chronicles, and as innumerable historians such as the socialist Karl Polanyi have made clear, every race has been enslaved. In North America the Irish were bought and sold. But ideologues selling hate don’t care about facts. Spreading hate is their purpose, truth be damned. As the liberal/progressive/left is primarily white, the hate that they preach is going to come back and bite them. Hard.
When you consider that the white populations in the US, UK, Europe, and Canada are becoming minority groups due to heavy non-white immigration and the large differences in fertility rates, what is the consequence for whites in the future of being portrayed as hated oppressors? It is not possible to teach hate and not expect it to be expressed in political action. Will white people become in their own countries like Jews in Nazi Germany?
The French writer Jean Raspail explored this question in 1973 in The Camp of the Saints. Forty-four years ago the book was a best seller. My guess is that today reading it or even mentioning it is considered proof that you are a racist. There are so many limits on what can be discussed today that awareness of the present era is denied to those living in it.
On September 12 while I was beset by Hurricane Irma, which deposited a large red oak tree on my house and kept me locked in a mountain community with blocked roads for three days without telephone, Chris Roberts (no relation) writing in the online Unz Review reminded us of the prophetic story of the collapse of the French nation in the face of non-white immigration: http://www.unz.com/article/the-camp-of-the-saints-this-centurys-1984/
This is more or less what is happening today, not only to France but to the entire Western world. Perhaps the whites deserve it. Perhaps it will be an improvement. But the fact is that no one is permitted to say anything about it. Marine Le Pen says France is for the French, not for Africa and the Middle East, and she and her political party are said to be racists, fascists, nazis because she says France is for the French.
This is what Jean Raspail almost a half century ago said would happen. Whites would be psychologically unable to defend themselves even though they had overwhelming military and economic power.
Let us consider the massive non-white immigration into the West. The German businesses wanted the Turks as a work force. The American agribusiness, slaughter houses, and construction industry wanted Mexicans as a work force. Canada wanted population. The British and European colonial powers justified their colonialism by making citizenship status available to their colonies. In other words, empire led to reverse invasion. In the 21st century the West is experiencing massive immigration of peoples displaced by Washington’s endless wars and Western economic plundering. We are killing them over there so that they come over here.
Put together high non-white immigration with Identity Politics, which is a creation of Jewish cultural Marxists that has become the official ideology of the West’s liberal/progressive/left, and the result is a possible holocaust for white people. The Jews, who think of themselves as seperate from the white goy, are seen by the rest of the world as white and the worst thereof. The originators of Identity Politics themselves will be victims of their own doctrine.
Indeed, Identity Politics prevents white people from recognizing and, if a few do, from protesting their destiny as potential victims of a political doctrine capable of brewing a holocaust.
The West is schizophrenic. On one hand Washington’s continuing slaughter, supported by Canada, Europe, Australia, and the UK, of dark-skinned peoples, serves as proof that the Western world is guilty of murder and plunder of non-white peoples. On the other hand Western governments welcome with open arms the refugees fleeing from the West’s wars and economic oppression. Identity Politics makes certain that Western populations will grovel in guilt even as the Western governments commit more crimes against non-whites, thus ensuring the growth of the immigrant population.
The non-whites will have their revenge. Who is to say the imbecilic whites didn’t bring it upon themselves?
Identity Politics in action: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/451391/print