Truth Is Washington’s Enemy
Paul Craig Roberts
April 22, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA)
busy at work destroying the possibility of
truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing
before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce
made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception
to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian
Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the
print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia,
Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this
one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies
are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV
media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on
lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.
Truth is bubbling up through Washington’s propaganda.
Confronted with the possibility of a loss of control over every explanation,
Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce, and the rest are suddenly complaining that Washington
is “losing the information war.” Huge sums of taxpayers’ hard earned money will
now be used to combat the truth with lies.
What to do? How to suppress truth with lies in order to remain
in control? The answer says Andrew Lack, Royce, et alia, is to redefine
a truth-teller as a terrorist. Thus, the comparison of RT and “dissident”
Internet bloggers to the Islamist State and the designated terror group, Boko
Royce expanded the definition of terrorist to include
dissident bloggers, such as Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Glenn Greenwald and the
rest of us, who object to the false reality that Washington creates in order to
serve undeclared agendas. For example, if Washington wants to pour profits into
the military/security complex in exchange for political campaign contributions,
the politicians cannot say that. Instead, they claim to protect America from a
dangerous enemy or from weapons of mass destruction by starting a war. If
politicians want to advance American financial or energy imperialism, they have
to do so in the name of “bringing freedom and democracy.” If the politicians
want to prevent the rise of other countries, such as Russia, President Obama has
to depict Russia as a threat comparable to the Ebola virus and the Islamist
Noam Chomsky summed it up when he said that Washington regards
any information that does not repeat Washington’s propaganda to be intolerable.
Washington’s assault on truth as a threat helps to make sense
of the gigantic National Security Agency spy system exposed by William Binney
and Edward Snowden. One of the purposes of the spy network is to identify all
“dissidents” who challenge Big Brother’s “Truth.”
There is, or will be, a dossier on every “dissident” with all
of the dissident’s emails, Internet searches, websites visited, phone calls,
purchases, travels. The vast amount of information on each dissident can be
combed for whatever can be taken out of context to make a case against him, if a
case is even needed. Washington has already successfully asserted its power over
the Constitution to indefinitely detain without charges and to torture and to
murder US citizens.
It was a couple of years ago that Janet Napolitano, head of
Homeland Security, said that the department’s focus had shifted from terrorists
to domestic extremists. Lumped into the category of domestic extremists are
environmental activists, animal rights activists, anti-war activists which
includes disillusioned war veterans, and people who believe in states’ rights,
limited government and accountable government. Consequently, many dissidents,
America’s best citizens, will qualify as domestic extremists on several
Chris Hedges, for example, is an advocate
for animals as well as concerned about the environment
and Washington’s never-ending wars.
The spying and the coming crackdown on “dissidents” might also
explain the $385 million federal contract awarded to a subsidiary of Dick
Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, to build detention camps in the US. Few seem to be
concerned with who the camps are to detain. There is no media or congressional
investigation. It seems unlikely that the camps are for hurricane or forest fire
evacuees. Concentration camps are usually for people regarded as unreliable. And
as Lack, Royce, et alia have made clear, unreliable people are those
who do not support Washington’s lies.
A perceived need by Washington, and the private power
structure that Washington serves, to protect themselves from truth could also be
the reason for
the very strange military exercises
in various of the states to infiltrate, occupy, and
round-up “threats” among the civilian population. Even the presstitute CNN
reported that the National Guard troops sent to Ferguson, Missouri, were
programmed to view the civilian protesters as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,”
and we know that the state and local militarized police are trained to view US
citizens as threats.
As far as I can discern, not many Americans, whether Democrat
or Republican, liberal, conservative, or super-patriot, educated or not,
understand that Washington with the cooperation of its presstitute media has
defined truth as a threat. In Washington’s opinion, truth is a greater
threat than Ebola, Russia, China, terrorism, and the Islamic State combined.
A government that cannot survive truth and must resort to
stamping out truth is not a government that any country wants. But such an
undesirable government is the government that
Clinton-Bush-Cheney-Obama-Hillary-Lack-Royce have given us.
Does it satisfy you? Are you content that in your name and
with taxes on your hard-earned and increasingly scarce earnings, Washington in
the 21st century has murdered, maimed, and displaced millions of peoples in
eight countries, has set America on the path to war with Russia and China, and
has declared truth to be an enemy of the state?
Dr. 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
The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West
How America Was Lost.