Myth of Western Democracy
December 17, 2018 "Information
- How does the West get away with its
pretense of being an alliance of great
democracies in which government is the servant
of the people?
in the West, except possibly Hungary and
Austria, does government serve the people.
the Western governments serve? Washington serves
Israel, the military/security complex, Wall
Street, the big banks, and the fossil fuel
entirety of the rest of the West serves
in the West do the people count. The American
working class, betrayed by the Democrats who
sent their jobs to Asia, elected Donald Trump
and the American people were promptly dismissed
by the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as
“the Trump deplorables.”
Democrats, like the Republicans, serve power,
not the people.
Europe we see the squashing of democracy
prime minister May has turned Brexit into
subservience to the EU. She has betrayed the
British people and has not yet been hung off of
a lamp post, which shows how acceptance the
British people are of betrayal. The British
people have learned that they do not count. They
are as a nothing.
Greeks voted for a leftwing government that
promised to protect them from the EU, IMF, and
big banks, but promptly sold them out with
austerity agreements that destroyed what
remained of Greek sovereignty and Greek living
standards. Today the EU has reduced Greece to a
Third World country.
French have been in the streets in revolt for
weeks against the French president who serves
everyone except the French people.
are currently massive protests in Brussels,
Belgium, with half the government also resigning
in protest against the government signing a pact
that will replace the Belgian people with
migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
The corrupt and despicable governments who
signed this pact represent foreigners and George
Soros’ money, not their own citizens.
citizens so powerless that their governments can
elevate the interest of foreigners far above the
interests of citizens?
are a number of reasons. The main one is that
the people are disarmed and are propagandized to
accept violence from the state against them, but
not to deliver violence in return against the
governments’ illegal use of force against
short, until the conquered peoples of Europe
kill the police, who serve the ruling elite and
delight in inflicting brutality against those
whose taxes pay their salaries, take the weapons
from the police, and kill the corrupt
politicians who have sold them out, the peoples
of Europe will remain a conquered and oppressed
time past Chris Hedges, one of the remaining
real journalists, made it clear that without
violent revolution to excise the tumor of
government superiority over the people, freedom
throughout the West is dead as a doornail.
question before us is whether the Western
peoples are too brainwashed, too firmly locked
in The Matrix, to exhausted to stand up and
defend their freedom. Resistance is happening in
France and Belgium, but the government that sold
out Greece hasn’t been hung off of lamp posts.
Americans are so brainwashed that they think
Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and
Venezuela are their enemies when it is perfectly
clear that their Enemy is “their” government in
for my American readers, Americans are locked in
The Matrix. And they will kill in order to stay
in The Matrix, where the controlled explanations
are reassuring. Anyone who looks to Washington
for leadership is an idiot.
Washington is a master of propaganda.
Washington’s propaganda has even infected the
Russian government, which from all reports
stupidly believes that accommodation to
Washington is the secret that will make Russia
It is a
foolish government that relies on agreements
comes down to is this: If acceptance of
provocations avoids war, that is the correct
policy, but if acceptance of provocations
encourages more provocations until war is
unavoidable, then a more robust response to
provocations is the correct policy. A more
robust response introduces caution into the
process, whereas acceptance of provocations
encourages the aggressor.
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,
The Neoconservative Threat to
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