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Living in America is becoming very difficult for anyone with a moral conscience, a sense of justice, or a lick of intelligence. –Paul Craig Roberts

“People without valid information are helpless, and that is where Western peoples are,” writes Paul Craig Roberts.

“The new tyranny is arising in the West, not in Russia and China. The danger to humanity is in the nuclear button briefcase in the Oval Office and in the brainwashed and militant Amerikan (sic) population, the most totally disinformed and ignorant people on earth.”

It’s well-worth following what Roberts has to say.  He’s one of the most informed thinkers and writers in America.

Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He authored eight books and was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. His numerous academic appointments testify to his scholarship.

His experience and breadth of research provide the broad perspectives found in his articles. Roberts is a no-holds-barred writer.

He’s not a partisan writer. “If I had time to research my writings over the past 30 years, I could find examples of partisan articles in behalf of Republicans and against Democrats. However, political partisanship is not the corpus of my writings.”

Roberts has been a severe critic of the media, though he has contributed to the mainstream media like the Wall Street Journal.

He says, “Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda.”

Commenting on “Americans who rely on the totally corrupt corporate media have no idea what is happening anywhere on earth, much less at home.”

Focusing on Israel, Roberts ridicules the myth that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.

“In truth, Israel is a fascist state, one that has been in violation of international law and Christian morality during the entirety of its existence. Yet, in America Israel is a hallowed icon,” he observes.

 “Like Bush, Cheney, and Obama, millions of American ‘Christians’ worship Israel and believe it is ‘God’s calling’ for Americans to die for Israel,” Roberts adds.

“Washington cannot exist without conflict. Now that the ‘Muslim threat’ is wearing thin, Washington is stirring up a conflict with China,” argues Roberts.

“China will be presented by Washington and its prostitute media, especially the New York Times, Washington Post, and Murdoch’s collection of whores, as the rising threat to America,” Roberts predicts.

“The US government relies on secret evidence in its cases against alleged terrorists, claiming that national security would be threatened if the evidence were revealed. This is abject nonsense,” concludes Roberts.

“To the contrary, not presenting evidence jeopardizes the security of each and every one of us. Once the government can convict defendants on the basis of secret evidence, even the concept of a fair trial will disappear.”

Roberts challenges mainstream dogma about 9/11:

Having bought the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory, Americans just want someone to pay. They don’t care who as long as someone pays.

“No more humiliating affront has ever been suffered by a major power than the US suffered on 9/11,” Roberts recalls.

 “Yet, absolutely no one, not even some lowly traffic controller, was scapegoated and held accountable for what is considered to be the most extraordinarily successful terrorist attack in human history, an attack so successful that it implies total negligence…”

Occasionally intelligent, well-founded but unpopular views can be found on the internet. Those who have missed Paul Craig Roberts should enjoy the benefit of an awakening, rising above the mindless masses through his wisdom.

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14 Responses to Mindless Masses

  1. who_me May 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    roberts is definitely one of the more interesting commentators around.

  2. searching May 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    “You don’t know my son how little wisdom is needed to govern the world” (Latin proverb)
    Masses were always mindless and easy to lead on.
    The crowd mentality is a very simple, almost primitive one.
    That’s why so-called leaders/elite should lead them wisely, thoughtfully.
    What we can observe it’s exactly The opposite.
    The Power Elite is doing everything to further dumb, numb massess. They purpousely want them to become ignorant,brainwashed, to follow their lowest instincts, they encourage them to thoughtless consumerism, cheap and sleazy entertainment, junk food. They destroy the spirit of humanity beacuse their ultimate goal is demonical. The USA is a prime example of a country that got willingly trapped in the net set by the current Power Elite.

  3. searching May 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Mindless Amercican tax payer pays for that kind of trips.
    http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/leni-riefentahl-prepares-for-trip-of-lifetime/

  4. Jay Knott May 20, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    “An attack so successful that it implies total negligence”. Not necessarily. Before September 11th 2001, the idea of hijackers crashing planes was not planned for. Pilots and staff were told to co-operate with hijackers – previously, this just led to a brief holiday in Cuba. The 9/11 guys took advantage of this policy.

    We have the benefit of hindsight.

    “Occasionally intelligent, well-founded but unpopular views can be found on the internet”. Right. And moronic, ill-founded, popular garbage too.

  5. Ariadna Theokopoulos May 20, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    “Before September 11th 2001, the idea of hijackers crashing planes was not planned for. Pilots and staff were told to co-operate with hijackers – previously, this just led to a brief holiday in Cuba. The 9/11 guys took advantage of this policy.”

    Spectacularly false.
    Can it be that you are the only one who has not read/been told that on that very day a “simulation” was to be held, based on the scenario of suicidal terrorists hitting tall buildings with planes and that accounts for the “misunderstanding” whereby no interception was allowed? Stand down explained…
    The “9/11 guys” well-informed as they were of all NORAD’s plans indeed, must have taken advantage of this….

    • Kashif Ahmed May 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Give it a rest Adriana. So U.S. senator Bob Graham of the DFL Senate Intelligence Committee says that evidence-linking Israel to 9/11 is classified. And yeah, General Hamid Gul former director of the ISI along with ex-Director of Studies at the U.S. Army War College; Alan Sabroky, said Israel did 9/11. But really, what do they know?

      Why can’t you just regurgitate the tabloid spiel that Osama Bin Laden forced NORAD to stand down from a cave in Tora Bora? Why is it so hard for you to accept that 19 suicide hi-jackers (some of whom are still alive) committed this heinous deed on the day America lost her innocence…again. And whilst we’re on the subject, your anti-Semitic observations about the detonation of WTC7, are indicative of your inability to grovel and scrape at the feet of your Rothschild overlords like an obedient shiksa. Now goyim have done some pretty despicable things in their time, but stooping to the facts marks a new low!

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos May 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

        You are wrong about me because you don’t know me.
        It is not ‘facts’ that stand in my way because facts do not matter at all. When I read HG Wells or Jules Verne I don’t quibble with this or that detail because it is implausible.
        As a literature lover I am offended by the piss-poor quality of writing in this new genre–the TTs (terrorism tales). They make it hard to suspend disbelief. They insult the reader’s intelligence
        Long ago newspapers used to publish great literature in installments (Dickens published a lot this way making it up as he went along in the series).
        When the TTs resumed this fine, old tradition in print (and the new media) I was shocked to see what total garbage it was.
        They can’t even remember their main characters from one installment to the next: OBL was he “mastermind,” then suddenly someone else is called that and now they are intimating they might call a whole country– Iran–the “mastermind.” They killed him, flew his body far away to throw him into the ocean but now they release leaks that they didn’t, only exhumed him….
        The 19 who were 15 or 14, or 0 were devout muslim fundamentalists but they cavorted in striptease bars and guzzled alcohol, they learned (poorly) to fly Cesnas and then flew jet planes.
        The Twin Towers falling into dust because they were hit by planes and WTC7 that fell because it wasn’t.
        Do you understand what offends me? I would grovel, no problem, I am a literature lover, but not to two-bit hacks that have no respect for their readers.

        • Kashif Ahmed May 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

          It was sarcism / irony. Hope that came across…

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos May 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

            Yours did, mine apparently did not…

  6. Jay Knott May 20, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    “Can it be that you are the only one who has not read/been told..?”. No, because I have read/been told of that very idea. I’m quite familiar with the faith, Ariadna.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos May 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      “Faith” does not enter the picture, no matter how many times you keep repeating it. All documented:

      1. Hijacking Exercise on Day of 9/11

      Although it is not listed in the document, there was also a simulated plane hijacking scheduled to take place in the Northeast US on the day of 9/11, and its timing overlapped with the real-world events. According to Vanity Fair, “The day’s exercise was designed to run a range of scenarios, including a ‘traditional’ simulated hijack in which politically motivated perpetrators commandeer an aircraft, land on a Cuba-like island, and seek asylum.”

      …When NEADS was informed of the first real-world hijacking, members of its staff initially assumed this was part of the exercise. For example, Master Sergeant Maureen Dooley, the leader of the ID section, told the other members of her team: “We have a hijack going on. Get your checklists. The exercise is on.” Major Kevin Nasypany, the mission crew commander, actually said out loud, “The hijack’s not supposed to be for another hour.” Like the numerous hijacking scenarios described in the “NORAD EXERCISES” document, there was no mention of this simulated hijacking scheduled for the morning of September 11 in the 9/11 Commission Report.
      Clearly, further investigation is required to verify the extraordinary details revealed in the “NORAD EXERCISES” document, and in particular find out what else the September 2001 Vigilant Guardian exercise involved. The fact that this exercise included simulations of terrorists hijacking aircraft, and that New York City was central to some of its scenarios, should be a major concern.

      1. Based on interviews with FBI officials, the New Yorker will report that, for several years prior to 9/11, the US government plans for “simulated terrorist attacks, including scenarios [involving] multiple-plane hijackings.” This presumably refers to more than just the Amalgam Virgo 02 exercise (see July 2001), which is based on the scenario of two planes being simultaneously hijacked. [NEW YORKER, 9/24/2001] Similarly, NORAD will state that before 9/11, it normally conducts four major exercises each year at headquarters level. Most of them include a hijack scenario, and some of them are apparently quite similar to the 9/11 attacks (see Between 1991 and 2001 and Between September 1999 and September 10, 2001). [USA TODAY, 4/18/2004; CNN, 4/19/2004] According to author Lynn Spencer, before September 11, “To prepare for their missions in support of NORAD, the Air National Guard pilots—some of the finest pilots in the world—often use hijacking scenarios to train for intercept tactics.” [SPENCER, 2008, PP. 84-85] John Arquilla, an associate professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, later says that while “No one knew specifically that 20 people would hijack four airliners and use them for suicide attacks against major buildings… the idea of such an attack was well known, [and] had been war gamed as a possibility in exercises before Sept. 11.” [MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD, 7/18/2002]

  7. who_me May 20, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    Jay Knott

    in these modern times of post parachute invention, it is silly to ride the flaming plane down. they’re not very expensive and one’s chances of survival are immensely greater than trying to survive a vertical plunge to earth.

  8. Deadbeat May 20, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Unfortunately PCR help put into place the policies that has led to the current malaise and crisis. PCR was one of the engineers of the 1981 Kemp/Roth progressive tax rollback and while a economic contributor at Business Week hailed the “trickle down” policies.

    This is not to discredit PCR current position but PCR still defends his old position as a Reagannomics quartermaster and has not cognitively reflected on the contradictions of his positions.

    Roberts has been a severe critic of the media, though he has contributed to the mainstream media like the Wall Street Journal.

    Who isn’t a “severe critic” of the media. The real question to ask it what is the extent and substance of the criticism. Roberts dares not to criticize Jewish dominance of the media.

    His experience and breadth of research provide the broad perspectives found in his articles. Roberts is a no-holds-barred writer.

    This is untrue. PCR while at time has indicted the “neo-cons” he has held back in typical “political correctness” censorship from indicting Jewish power.

    The problem with Balles article is that he wants to lionize PCR and make a “hero” out of him when what is needed is TRUTH and not “celebrity” worship of someone who hasn’t even begin to deal with is contradiction nor his fear of the Jews.

  9. Ariadna Theokopoulos May 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    The taxi driver talks about the “witless” working class:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt9NXPMft7M&feature=relmfu

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