Truth Is A Crime Against The State
By Paul Craig Roberts
June 29, 2015 "Information
- The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other
foundation. Just lies.
This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and
thus truth has to be suppressed.
Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from
Internet sites, such as this one.
Thus, Washington and its vassals are busy at work closing down
Washington and its vassals have redefined propaganda. Truth is
propaganda if it is told by countries, such as Russia and China, that have
independent foreign policies.
Propaganda is truth if told by Washington and its puppets,
such as the EU Observer.
The EU Observer, little doubt following Washington’s orders,
has denounced RT and Sputnik News for “broadcasting fabrications and hate speech
from their bureaus in European Union cities.”
Often I appear on both RT and Sputnik. In my opinion both are
too restrained in their reporting, fearful, of course, of being shut down, than
full truth requires. I have never heard a word of hate speech or propaganda on
either. Washington’s propaganda, perhaps, but not the Russian government’s.
In other words, the way Washington has the news world rigged,
not even independent news sites can speak completely clearly.
The Western presstitutes have succeeded in creating a false
reality for insouciant Americans and also for much of the European Union
A sizable percentage of these insouciant peoples believe that
Russia invaded Ukranine and that Russia is threatening to invade the Baltic
States and Poland. This belief exists despite all intelligence of all Western
governments reporting that there is no sign of any Russian forces that would be
required for invasion.
The “Russian invasion,” like “Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass
destruction and al Qaeda connections,” like “Assad of Syria’s use of chemical
weapons against his own people,” like “Iranian nukes,” never existed but
nevertheless became the reality in the Western media. The insouciant Western
peoples believe in non-existent occurrencies.
In other words, just to state the obvious noncontroversial
fact, the Western “news” media is a propaganda ministry from which no truth
Thus, the Western World is ruled by propaganda. Truth is
excluded. Fox “news,” CNN, the NY Times, Washington Post, and all the rest of
the most accomplished liars in world history, repeat constantly the same lies.
For Washington, of course, and the military/security complex.
War is the only possible outcome of propaganda in behalf of
war. When the irresponsible Western media brings Armageddon to you, you can
thank the New York Times and the rest of the presstitutes for the destruction of
yourself and all your hopes for yourself and your children.
Stephen Lendman, who comprises a good chunk of the remaining
moral conscience of the West, explains the situation:
EU Bashes “Russian Propaganda”
By Stephen Lendman
Western major media march to the same drummer – dutifully
regurgitating managed news misinformation garbage, willfully burying hard truths
on issues mattering most.
Alternative sources beholden to truth and full disclosure
operate by different standards – engendering ire among Western nations wanting
their high crimes suppressed – bashing sources revealing them.
The EU Observer (EUO) claims independent credentials while
supporting policies responsible news sources denounce.
Independently reporting hard truths isn’t its long suit. Its
editor, Lisbeth Kirk, is the wife of former Danish European Parliament member
Jens-Peter Bonde. Human Rights Watch’s European and Central Asian advocacy
director Veronika Szente Goldston calls its journalists “the most in-your-face
EUO irresponsibly bashed Russia’s Sputnik News and RT
International – two reputable sources for news, information and analysis – polar
opposite Western media propaganda.
It shamelessly called their reporting valued by growing
millions “broadcasting fabrications and hate speech from their bureaus in EU
It touted plans by EU officials to counter what they called
“use and misuse of communications tools…play(ing) an important role in the
dramatic political, economic and security-related developments (in) Eastern
(European countries) over the past 18 months.”
It drafted a nine-page “action plan” intended to convey
“positive” messages. It’ll increase funding to blast out Europe’s view of things
It wants EU policies promoted in former Russian republics the
old-fashioned way – by repeating Big Lies often enough until most people believe
A new EU foreign service cell called East StratComTeam
operating by September will run things – functioning as a European ministry of
It’ll “develop dedicated communication material on priority
issues…put at the disposal of the EU’s political leadership, press services, EU
delegations and EU member states.”
Material circulated in Russia and other EU countries aims to
let news consumers “easily understand that political and economic reforms
promoted by the EU can, over time, have a positive impact on their daily lives”
– even though precisely the opposite is true.
It wants so-called benefits Europeans enjoy explained to
people continent-wide. Will millions of unemployed, underemployed and
impoverished people buy what’s plainly untrue from their own experience?
Sputnik News, RT, US independent sources like the Progressive
Radio Network and numerous others steadily gain audience strength at the expense
of scoundrel media people abandon for good reason.
Growing numbers want truth and full disclosure on things
affecting their lives and welfare. Politicians in Western countries want
ordinary people treated like mushrooms – well-watered and in the dark.
RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said “the European
Union is diligently trying to stifle the alternative voice of RT, at a time when
in Europe there are hundreds of newspapers, television channels and radio
stations, which set out only one point of view on what is happening in the
The BBC is Fox News with an English accent. US so-called
public radio and broadcasting are no different – telling listeners and viewers
everything except what they most need to know.
Simonyan explained “Britain (has) an entire army brigade of
1,500 men…whose tasks include the fight against Russia on social networks. NATO
has a task force aimed at countering Russian influence throughout the world.”
“Only recently, Deutsche Welle launched a 24-hour television
channel in English to counter RT. At the same time, nearly all the major Western
media, including the BBC, DW and Euronews have long disseminated their
information in the Russian language, while Radio Liberty, funded directly by the
US government, broadcasts in Russian.”
“(I)f after all this, the EU still complains that they are
losing the ‘information war’ against Russia, perhaps it’s time to realize that”
growing numbers of people are fed up with being lied to.
People want reliable sources of news, information and analysis
unavailable through mainstream Western sources using propagandists masquerading
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint
in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at
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 and
How America Was Lost.