To Be Done?
03, 2017 "Information
question in the title is V.I. Lenin’s question.
His answer was to create a revolutionary
“vanguard” to spread revolutionary ideas among
the workers, the economic class that Karl Marx
had declared to be the class rising to the
ascendency of political power. Finally,
democracy, frustrated by upper class interests
in its earlier manifestations, would become
reality. The workers would rule.
the presence of evil and human failing, it did
not work out in that way. But Lenin’s question
remains a valid one. Americans whose economic
life and prospects for their children have been
destroyed by the offshoring of American
manufacturing and tradable professional skills
jobs, such as software engineering, answered the
question by electing Donald Trump.
Americans, dispossessed by the offshoring
corporations, elected Trump, because Trump was
the only American running for a political office
who called attention to the problem and declared
his intention to fix it.
standing up for Americans, Trump alienated the
global corporations, their executives and
shareholders, all of whom benefit from stealing
the economic life of Americans and producing
abroad where labor and regulatory costs are
lower. Neoliberal junk economists describe this
labor arbitrage, which reduces the real incomes
of the American labor force, as the beneficial
working of free trade.
offshoring firms not only have destroyed the
economic prospects of millions of Americans, but
also have destroyed the payroll tax base of
Social Security and Medicare, and the tax base
of local and state governments, with the
consequence that numerous pension systems are on
the verge of failure. The New York Teamsters
Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund has just
failed. This failure, experts predict, is the
beginning of a tsunami that will spread into
municipal and state pension systems.
you add up the external costs of jobs offshoring
that are imposed on Americans, the costs far
exceed the value of the profits that flow to the
One Percent. Clearly, this is an intolerable
Dispossessed Americans rose up. They ignored the
presstitute media, or perhaps were driven to
support Trump by the hostility of the media.
Trump was elected by dispossessed America, by
the working class.
working class is out of favor with the elite
liberal/progressive/left which abhors the
working class as racist, misogynist, homophobic,
gun nuts who oppose transgendered toilet
facilities. Thus, the working class, and their
chosen representative, Donald Trump, are under
full assault by the presstitutes. “Trump Must
Go” is their slogan.
well he might. Trump, in a fit of stupidity,
dismissed his National Security Advisor, Gen.
Flynn, because Flynn did what he should have
done and spoke with the Russian ambassador in
order to avoid a Russian response to Obama’s
provocation of expelling Russian diplomats at
Russians have been demonized and ascribed
demonic powers. If you speak to a Russian, you
fall under suspicion and become a traitor to
your country. This is the story according to the
CIA, the Democratic Party, the military/security
complex, and the presstitute media.
Trump put Flynn’s blood in the water, he set the
situation for the sacrifice of other of his
appointees, ending with himself. At the present
time, “the Russian connection” black mark is
operating against Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff
Sessions. If Sessions falls, Trump is next.
be clear. As a member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, Sessions met with the
Russian ambassador, just as he met with a number
of other countries’ ambassadors. There is
nothing unusual or surprising about a US senator
meeting with foreign diplomatic representatives.
who accuse Sessions of lying are misrepresenting
the facts. Session met with ambassadors in his
capacity as a US Senator, not in his capacity as
a Trump representative. As a former US Senate
staffer, I can attest that it is perfectly
normal for US Senators to meet with diplomats.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham even fly to the
Middle East to meet with terrorists.
the facts, the Washington Post, New York Times,
CNN and all the rest of the CIA’s media whores
are consciously and intentionally
misrepresenting the facts. Amerians do not need
any more evidence that the entirely of the
American media is totally devoid of intergrity
and respect for truth. The American media is a
collection of whores who lie for a living. The
presstitutes are despicable, the scum of the
real question is how has contact with Russian
government officials become criminalized,
grounds for removing a National Security
Adviser, an Attorney General, and impeaching a
President himself. President John F. Kennedy had
ongoing contact with Khrushchev, the head of the
Soviet government, in order to resolve the
Cuban/Turkish missile crisis without nuclear
war. President Nixon had ongoing contact with
the Russians in order to achieve SALT I and the
anti-ballistic missile treaty. President Carter
had ongoing contact with Russians in order to
achieve SALT II. President Reagan worked with
the Russian leader in order to end the Cold War.
I know. I was there.
President Trump wants to defuse the extremely
dangerous tensions that the reckless Clinton,
George W. Bush, and Obama regimes have
resurrected with a powerful thermo-nuclear state
that only wants peace with the US, President
Trump and any of his appointees who spoke to a
Russian are unfit for office! This madness is
the position of the idiot
liberal/progressive/left, the CIA, the
Democratic Party, the right-wing morons of the
Republican Party such as Lindsey Graham and John
McCain, and the two-bit whores that comprise the
reader, ask yourself, how did communications
with Russians in the interest of peace and the
reduction of tensions become a criminal act?
Have laws been passed that it is forbidden for
US officials to speak with Russian officials?
Are you so utterly stupid that a presstitute
media that has never in your entire life told
you anything that was truthful can convince you
that those who seek to avoid a conflict between
thermo-nuclear powers are “Russian agents”?
no doubt that the vast bulk of Western
populations are insouciant. But if there is no
intelligence and awareness left anywhere in the
population, and most certainly there is none
whatsoever in the governments of the West or in
the Western media or the Identity Politics of
the liberal/progressive/left, then don’t expect
to be alive much longer.
entirely of the world has been put on the knife
edge of existence by the arrogance, stupidity,
and hubris of the neoconservative pursuit of
American world hegemony. The neoconservative
ideology is perfect cover for the material
interest of the military/security Deep State
that is driving the world to destruction.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury for Economic Policy and
associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He
was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard
News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had
many university appointments. His internet
columns have attracted a worldwide following.
Roberts' latest books are
Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic
Dissolution of the West,
America Was Lost,
Neoconservative Threat to World Order.