Paul Craig Roberts: "Insanity Grips The Western World"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

Just as Karl Marx claimed that History had chosen the proletariat, neoconservatives claim that History has chosen America. Just as the Nazis proclaimed “Deutschland uber alles,” neoconservatives proclaim “America uber alles.” In September 2013 President Obama actually stood before the United Nations and declared, “I believe America is exceptional.”

Germany’s political leaders and those in Great Britain, France, and throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan also believe that America is exceptional, which means better than they are. That’s why these countries are Washington’s vassals. They accept their inferiority to the Exceptional Country — the USA — and follow its leadership.

It is unlikely that the Chinese think that a handful of White People are exceptional in anything except their diminutive numbers. The populations of Asia, Africa, and South America dwarf those that comprise Washington’s Empire.

Neither do the Russians believe that the US is exceptional. Putin’s response to Obama’s claim of American superiority was: “God created us equal.” Putin added: “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.”

If all countries are exceptional, the word loses its meaning. If America is exceptional, it means others are inferior for lacking this designation. Inferiors have less rights and can be bullied into submission or bombed into oblivion.

The Exceptional Country is above all the others and, therefore, doesn’t have to be concerned about how it treats them. Obviously, Americans and their vassals think America is exceptional as the millions of people murdered, maimed, and dislocated by Washington’s wars in eight countries in the 21st century has not resulted in condemnation of Washington. Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and the puppets in Canada, Australia, and Japan still suck up, holding tight to Washington.

Instead, Russia and Iran, countries that, unlike the US, are not militarily aggressive, are portrayed in the White People’s Media as threats and are condemned.

The White Media claims, and has claimed since February 2014, that there are Russian tanks and troops in Ukraine. Putin has pointed out that if this indeed was the case, Kiev and Western Ukraine would have fallen to the Russian invasion early last year. Kiev has been unable to defeat the small breakaway republics in eastern and southern Ukraine and would stand no chance against the Russian military.

Recently a brave news organization made fun of the White Media’s claim that Russian tanks have been pouring into Ukraine for 14 months. The parody pictured Ukraine at a standstill. All traffic on all roads and residential streets is blocked by Russian tanks. All parking places, including sidewalks and people’s front and rear gardens have tanks piled upon tanks. The entire country is immobilized in gridlock.

Although a few have fun making fun of the gullible people who believe the White Media, the situation is nevertheless serious as it concerns life on planet Earth.

There is little sign that Washington and its vassals care about life on Earth. Recently, the largest political group in the European Parliament–the European People’s Party–expressed a cavalier opinion about life on Earth. We know this, because, if we can trust Euractive, an online EU news source, the majority EU party believes that declaring the EU’s readiness for nuclear war is one of the best steps to deter Russia from further aggression. The aggression to be stopped by Europe’s declaration of its readiness for armageddon is the alleged Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the “further aggression” is Putin’s alleged intention of reestablishing the Soviet Empire.

It must be disappointing to the Russian government to see that leaders of the European Union prefer to endorse nuclear war than to challenge Washington’s propaganda.

When I read that the governing party in the European Parliament thought non-existent aggression had to be stopped by a declaration of readiness for nuclear war, I realized that money could buy any and every thing, even the life of the planet. The European People’s Party was speaking on behalf of Washington’s propaganda, not on behalf of Europe. Europe’s nuclear war with Russia would end instantly with the destruction of every European capital.

The crazed vice-president of the European People’s Party, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski revealed who the real aggressor is when he declared: “Time of talk and persuasion with Russia is over. Now it’s time for a tough policy.”

Clearly, the European Parliament is a great danger to life on the planet. Is it realistic to think that Russia will allow herself to become a concubine of Washington?

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Infinite QE's picture

The inbred zios are walking into walls and dragging humanity down to a reptilian, base-mind condition. Time to jettison them.

TeamDepends's picture

Agreed, but to get to them we will have to fight through waves of Holder-armed MS-13 gang bangers, then ISIS throat cutters, then blue helmet UN pawns, then US turncoats, then various Russian and Chinese forces. Coming to a (war) theatre near you Summer 2015.

Anusocracy's picture

The problem has been, is, and always will be, that almost everyone's survival behaviors developed in the animal world and were optimized to succeed in the animal world.

But not in the world man's technology has created.

MonetaryApostate's picture

You have to love how he says "The White Media" lol!

Dizzy Malscience's picture

Maybe I am a little off on this…

..but D.C., and the Fed is a colony of vassals to the really, really, really big, old bankers.


wintermute's picture

Obama’s claim of American superiority was: “God created us equal.”

This is the root of the problem. Any politicians which believe that God protects their nation (e.g. Western ones) can always look to the next life if the current one is fucked up by 6,000 nuclear weapons evaporating the planet's biosphere.

I know that many people rate JFK, but Krushchev probably saved the world in October 1962 by backing down from nuclear confrontation. The Russian leadership, solid atheists knew that they had only one life and one planet to live on. JFK and other later politicos: Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Obama, and the likes of Tony Blair, all believe that God will save them on this world, or failing that, in the next one.

They never consider that there might not be a "next one".

jdtexas's picture

PCR is a Wahington insider lacky and full of crap as  he gets paid to create war/fear propaganda like that of Alex Jones and co.

Every stupid article he writes is filled with nuke war B/ need enemies for war and the G20 are NOT they are collaberators

Keyser's picture

JD must be one of those liberal Texans that lurks around Austin... Let's see how many down-votes you get for your opinion... 

The damage is done, the fuckwits have taken over the asylum and altered the narrative by changing the meaning of all the terms... There is no stopping the US from sliding down the tubes at this point and the sad part is that they deserve it... 

Oh regional Indian's picture

JD Texas is absolutely right. Spot on. He is clearly an insider still.

I mean anyone who appears on Alexshill "Knight of Malta" Jones.

He is a milder version of the dearly beloved Ronuus Paulus.

I love how flexible people's naivete yardstick is.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Despite the down votes, I agree with you ORI, and JD. We're being played. Alll roads, even those of the cntrolled opposition, lead to NWO. Take this site for example. The most cookies of any site anywhere. Monitored free speech is like organic GMO.

Seek_Truth's picture

As they say- you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.


One can catch infinitely MOAR flies with excrement than with honey!


No shit.

Seek_Truth's picture

Yeah, but they don't stick to crap.

If'n yer lookin' tuh katch 'em- better use honey.

I reckon so's picture

My grandma used to say this.  I was about 7 or 8 years old.  Not until many years later (and grandma was dead) did I ever ponder, "Why do you want to catch flies....?"

Seek_Truth's picture

"Why do you want to catch flies....?"

That's a difficult question indeed- Flies are pesky little creatures, buzzing around, landing on food and generally being annoying.Still not sure why I'd wanna catch 'em tho.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Controlled opposition. Their own dogs barking on them, which is creating an image of public criticism. Meanwhile behind the paravans, all real efforts of public criticism are brutally suffocated.

Look at it this way: PCR is to State Dept. as Hilsenrath is to FED...

J S Bach's picture

"The White Media"...

Are you kidding us, Paul?  Surely, you jest.

You've been around Washington all those years and you still remain in the dark about the media and who controls it?!   I don't buy it.   They may be white in color, Paul, but not in spirit.  I respect you for partially breaking away from the other lackies in the "white media", but why don't you take that final leap and start talking about that white gorilla sitting next to us in the room?

The "insanity" you speak of in America has a source.  It's the Jewish media, Paul.  Sorry if that makes you cringe, but it will get less painful the more you say it.  It's the Jewish media, Paul, who have turned our country into an insane asylum.  That, along with the Jewish counterfeiters who control our monetary system, Paul.  Oh, and academe and law are also crawling with them.  Their influence and outlook on life is far different from you or I, Paul.  Please, oh please, don't refer to them as "white" anymore.  You know better.  It's an insult and a lie.  They are, in fact, as anti-white as can be.

chunga's picture

That’s so racist and spiteful and…true!

You can say it without feeling as blameworthy and guilty when the Politically Correct “but not all of them are bad concession©”  is included.


Iwanttoknow's picture

J S Bach,Samuel huntigton included jews among whites.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Exactly No. 9.

I love that last line of yours "Monitored Free Speech is like Organic GMO"....well said!

I Drink Your Milkshake's picture

Not sure about the volume of cookies as I block them, but there are plenty of scripts that I block as well.

I like that bumper sticker end tag! I'll have to use that some time.

Alvin Fernald's picture

"The most cookies of any site anywhere."

That's is a huge assumption if you are talking about computer file cookies.

If you are talking about other types of cookies than whatever.

I Drink Your Milkshake's picture

I find your Sequences exceptional.........or should I say conceptional.

SubjectivObject's picture

Or assert enemies where there are none.

You're embarassing Texas.

chiswickcat's picture

Jdtexas, an out and out troll. Bold font a sure give away. Nice touch to add Texas to your name to give yourself some sort of credibility as an independent thinking person suspicious of Washington.

Welder's picture

JD, I think you don't deserve all those red arrows. PCR and Alex Jones are what you said they are.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

"They never consider that there might not be a "next one"."

I beg all you christian, muslim and jew nutters to read the above sentence and give it time to sink in.

Fun Facts's picture

If man had not invented religion, it might have been possible for us all to live in peace.

JustUsChickensHere's picture

The 6000 or more nuclear warheads are only a small part of the problem.  443 nuclear power plants with active intervention safety systems relying on the power grid is a bigger problem.

Fukashima x 443 .. after the the electricty grids collapse.  All the waste products of those reactors get unleased, and that is a far larger toxic dump into the biosphere than the warheads.

The warheads are bad enough, but the power plants are an impossible to counter threat. An End Of Life event for our planet.

McCormick No. 9's picture

443 dirty bombs just waiting to go off. I read somewhere that Fukushima has released more radiation than all the nuclear tests by all nations combined since 1945. We are so fucked. There had better be  a somewhere else, 'cause we have fucked this place UP.

jbvtme's picture

somewhere else?  how about mars?  oops sorry, they already trashed that planet

RaceToTheBottom's picture

The problem with the "somewhere else" solution, is that TPTB will get the seats.  Everyone else will be collateral waste.


Joenobody12's picture

Dont worry, mutant forms of algae resistent to any and all lethal doses of radiation will emerge and repopulate the ocean around New Zealand to produce oxygen needed for the 1% to live happily ever after. 

Ofelas's picture

Recall a comparison between two films which depicted a nuclear war, the US The Day After and Soviet Letters from a Dead Man. The contrast was startling and simly explained, the people in the Soviet Union had actually lived through a devastating war on their soil and devastating crisis were in recent memory!

FreedomGuy's picture

Yeah, Kruschev was a really great guy.

This article misses part of the point. It depends on what Obama means when he says "America is exceptional". He should probably have used the past tense to be accurate.

Economically, America has been exceptional by any measure you want to use. You have to ask why people of the same ethnic and cultural blood lines of Europe did better than their ancestors. It was essentially liberty including economic liberty. If anyone else in the world does that they will get roughly the same result. Property rights, legal protections, minimal government interventions and economic liberty will work everywhere. America started as a relatively libertarian state. The rules were minimal and generally and there were legal protections for property, real and intellectual.

Now, America is same ole, same ole as in the same as any other centrally planned society. There is nothing exceptional about America except that we have a much larger economy to run into the ground than Greece or Ireland or even Germany. If WE do what they do, we will also get the same result.

So much for excpetionalism.

IREN Colorado's picture

Funny Article! "Russia and Iran aren't militarily agressive". You gotta love these pontificators who've never taken a peek into a history book.

Craig is an Idiot. Just because the US isn't right doesn't make Putin or Khomeni innocent. They are very dangerous. Hedge accordingly.....

Jack Ryan_00's picture

"The White Media"...

 Yeah, I love this guy… He doesn’t ever hesitate to call a Spade a Spade

Loup Kib's picture

That's a crucial point, probably the crucial point.  As you say :

« The problem has been, is, and always will be, that almost everyone's survival behaviors developed in the animal world and were optimized to succeed in the animal world.

« But not in the world man's technology has created. »

RaceToTheBottom's picture

All wars are Bankster wars.

Everything flows from realizing that one point.

Exponere Mendaces's picture


Same old zerohedge "advice" on the same topic. Who give a fucking shit anymore. All of you financial parasites doing rails of coke off of your bloomberg terminals are the problem, not the people you are inherently racist against.

But then again, when there are people put against a wall and shot, it will be more of you Hampton coke snorters than the real people working jobs that actually produce something. Fucking moneychanger shitheads.


winchester's picture
winchester (not verified) Exponere Mendaces May 3, 2015 4:30 AM

list me what you still produce in america.... lol

eddiebe's picture

How about collateralized debt obligations.

Seek_Truth's picture

The world's reserve currency.

And pop tarts.

Oh, and hot pockets too.

Pure Evil's picture

Endless government parasites.

Raphio's picture

The western world's most retarded, atavistic conservative christians?