Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people.

Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will.

The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of outsiders is an indication that the insouciant public is waking up. But Americans will have to do more than wake up, as they cannot rescue themselves via the voting booth. In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution.

Today Americans exist as a conquered people. They have lost the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the Constitution that protect their liberty. Anyone, other than the One Percent and their political and legal servants, can be picked up without charges and detained indefinitely as during the Dark Ages, when government was unaccountable and no one had any rights. Only those with power were safe. In America today anyone not politically protected can be declared “associated with terrorism” and taken out by a Hellfire missile from a drone on the basis of a list of human targets drawn up by the president’s advisers. Due process, guaranteed by the US Constitution, no longer exists in the United States of America. Neither does the constitutional prohibition against the government spying on citizens without just cause and a court warrant. The First Amendment itself, whose importance was emphasized by our Founding Fathers by making it the First Amendment, is no longer protected by the corrupt Supreme Court. The Nine who comprise the Supreme Court, like the rest of the bought-and-paid-for-government, serve only the One Percent. Truth-tellers have become “an enemy of the state.” Whistleblowers are imprisoned despite their legal protection in US law.

The United States government has unaccountable power. Its power is not accountable to US statutory law, to international law, to the Congress, to the judiciary, to the American people, or to moral conscience. In the 21st century the war criminal US government has murdered, maimed, and dislocated millions of people based on lies and propaganda. Washington has destroyed seven countries in whole or part in order to enrich the American elite and comply with the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony.

Americans live in a propaganda-fabricated world in which a brutal police state is cloaked in nice words like “freedom and democracy.” “Freedom and democracy” is what Washington’s war machine brings with sanctions, bombs, no-fly zones, troops, and drones to countries that dare to cling to their independence from Washington’s hegemony.

Only two countries armed with strong military capability and nuclear weapons—Russia and China—stand between Washington and Washington’s goal of hegemony over the entire world.

If Russia or China falter, the evil ensconced in Washington will rule the world. America will be the Anti-Christ. The predictions of the Christian Evangelicals preaching “end times” will take on new meaning.

Russia is vulnerable to becoming a vassal state of Washington. Despite a legion of betrayals by Washington, the Russian government has just proposed a joint US/Russia cooperation against terrorists.

One wonders if the Russian government will ever learn from experience. Has Washington cooperated with the agreement concerning Ukraine? Of course not. Has Washington cooperated in the investigation of MH-17? Of course not. Has Washington ceased its propaganda about a Russian invasion of Crimera and Ukraine? Of course not. Has Washington kept any agreement previous US governments made with Russia? Of course not.

So why does the Russian government think Washington would keep any agreement about a joint effort against terrorism?

The Russian government and the Russian people are so unaware of the danger that they face from Washington that they let foreigners control 20 percent of their media! Is Russia unaware that Washington has Russia slated for vassalage or destruction?

China is even more absurd. According to the Chinese government itself, China has 7,000 foreign-financed NGOs operating in China! Foreign financed NGOs are what Washington used to destabilize Ukraine and overthrow the elected government.

What does the Chinese government think these NGOs are doing other than destabilizing China?

Both Russia and China are infected with Western worship that creates a vulnerability that Washington can exploit. Delusions can result in inadequate response to threat.

All of Europe, both western, eastern and southern, the British Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand, Japan and other parts of Asia are vassal states of Washington’s Empire. None of these allegedly “sovereign” countries have an independent voice or an independent foreign or economic policy. All of Latin America is subject to Washington’s control. No reformist government in Latin America has ever survived Washington’s disapproval of putting the interests of the domestic populations ahead of American corporate and financial profits. Already this year Washington has overthrown the female presidents of Argentina and Brazil. Washington is currently in the process of overthrowing the government in Venezuela, with Ecuador and Bolivia waiting in the wings. In 2009 Killary Clinton and Obama overthrew the government of Honduras, an old Washington habit.

As Washington pays the UN’s bills, the UN is compliant. No hand is ever raised against Washington. So why does anyone on the face of the earth think that an American election can change anything or mean anything?

We know that Killary is a liar, a crook, an agent for the One Percent, and a warmonger. Let’s now look at Trump.

Are there grounds for optimism about Trump? In the West “news reporting” is propaganda, so it is difficult to know. Moreover, we do know that, at least initially, the response of the Republican Establishment to Trump is to demonize him, so we do not know the veracity of the news reports about Trump.

Without belaboring the issue, two news reports struck me. One is the Washington Post report that the Zionist multi-billionaire US casino owner Sheldon Adelson has endorsed Donald Trump for President.

Other reports say that Adelson has mentioned as much as $100 million as his political campaign contribution to Trump.

Anyone who gives a political campaign $100 million dollars expect something in exchange, and the recipient is obligated to provide whatever is desired. So are we witnessing the purchase of Donald Trump? The initial Republican response to Trump, encouraged by the crazed neoconservatives, was to abandon the Republican candidate and to vote for Killary.

Is Adelson’s endorsement a signal that Trump can be bought and brought into the establishment?

Additional evidence that Trump has sold out his naive supporters is his latest statement that Wall Street should be deregulated. 

It is extraordinary that Trump’s advisers have not told him that Wall Street was deregulated back in the 20th century during the Clinton regime. The repeal of Glass-Steagall deregulated Wall Street. One source of the 2008 financial crisis is the deregulated derivative market. When Brooksley Born attempted to fulfill the responsibility of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and regulate over-the-counter derivatives, she was blocked by the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury, the SEC, and the US Congress.

Nothing has been done to correct the massive mistake of financial deregulation. The Dodd-Frank legislation did not correct the massive financial concentration that produced banks too big to fail, and the legislation did not stop Wall Street’s reckless casino gambling with the US economy. Yet Trump says he will dismantle even the weak Dodd-Frank restrictions.

The American print and TV media are so corrupt that these reports could be false stories, the purpose of which is to demoralize Trump’s supporters. On the other hand, should we be surprised if a billionaire aligns with the One Percent?

Elections are an unlikely means of restoring government that is accountable to the people rather than to the One Percent. Even if Trump is legitimate, he does not have the experience in foreign and economic affairs to know who to appoint to his government in order to implement change. Moreover, even if he knew, unless Trump candidates also replace the Senate, Trump could not get his choices confirmed by a Senate accountable only to the One Percent.

Americans are a conquered people. We see this in the appeal from RootsAction to the rest of the world to come to the aid of the American people. Unable to stop the lawlessness of their own “democratic” government, Americans plea for help from abroad. 

The plea from RootsAction indicates that committed activists now acknowledge that change in America cannot be produced by elections or be achieved internally through peaceful means.

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Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Vichy DC is an occupational regime.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The 'freedom' mind meme runs deep in America. Many will gratefully accept crony fascism just to prove they are free to choose.

Never underestimate the lengths to which the placated American mind will go in order to defend their beliefs.....especially those placed there by someone else.

Dutti's picture

PCR writes: Truth-tellers have become “an enemy of the state.” Whistleblowers are imprisoned despite their legal protection in US law.

Yes, that's just one indication how it works in the US. Sometimes it's selective application of the law, other times it's just ignoring the law, depending on what suits the rulers in any particular case.

Pairadimes's picture

"But, but, but - we're the good guys!" - legions of stupid people everywhere, throughout history.

beemasters's picture

"In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution."

Well, in MY opinion, the American people will remain serfs. (Period)

J S Bach's picture

“All of Europe, both Western, Eastern and Souhthern, the British Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand, Japan and other parts of Asia are vassal states of Washington’s Empire."

And they are "vassal states" ONLY because our counterfeit currency is the world's counterfeit currency.  It all starts and stops with the power to issue phony "money" ad infinitum.

The solution to most of the entire world's problems is to allow for sovereign debt-free money in ALL nations.  Trade should also be simplified - even bartering on many basic commodities and products.  Eliminating the merchantile usurious middlemen will give substantially more power to the people and we'd all be much better off.

eforce's picture

All your recent presidents have been relatives of the Queens, I beg to differ, God save the Queen, and old England, forever!

Money Boo Boo's picture
"Americans Are A Conquered People"

 

 

but so deluded by their own faux self importance that they can't ever see it as true. Propo has worked amazingly well on millions of dumbasses.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) the kings whore May 25, 2016 12:01 AM

If Trump stops the gun grab, and tells enough truth about our situation to the masses, we could end their plans.

He can fire the Obama military traitors and replace them, he can veto any trade deals or gun legislation.

The President has great power, the media sides with power.

Trump is the grand communicator and the media is the biggest problem we have.

BobEore's picture

OR - he can proceed with buziness as usual/

 

Unanswered Questions Department:

(a followup to our previous wildly popular segment - Why does ISIS never attack Israel?)

 

Sheldon Adelson says a "Trump Presidency will be good for Israel"

Many of those pinning their hopes upon the Donald believe that he wants to "Make America Great Again."

How can an America which builds it's foreign policy around the defense and funding of one small piece of territory in the middle east - as it has done for at least 50 years, in parallel with it's declining fortunes, 

become "great" in any sense of the word -

unless you believe that what's good for America is what's good for Israel?

Surrounding oneself with campaign assistants who helped Lucky Larry win the lease to the missing towers seems an unlikely precursor to Donald throwing up the tables of the moneychangers pal!

weburke's picture

one sure sign that zero hid controlled, is that they have pc roberts words. 

HopefulCynical's picture

While I agree with this essay, he keeps putting the damn decimal point in the wrong place. It's the 0.01%. The 0.99% pay the bulk of the freight in this country, for both the 0.01% AND the FSA. The top 4.99% carry pretty much the whole damn country on their backs.

Squid Viscous's picture

Exhibit A : all his kids married Yids, apparently the dinner table conversation wasn't very enlightening

August's picture

Expect little from President Trump... and you will not be disappointed.

FWIW, among the "electable" candidates, Trump strikes me as the least bad.

omniversling's picture

Have had to stop eating those panties since they're now all GMO...

goatrock's picture

So, what's wrong with edible panties?

 

JamesBond's picture

So long as a person keeps hoping, things really don't have to change around them...  This is why Obama chose the term for his candidacy.  

Lore's picture

How do I stop that fucking virool ad from popping up all the time?  AbBlock doesn't work?  Sick of that fucking bitch in the blue dress.  Go fuck yourself, bitch.

Seeing Red's picture

Never seen an ad on ZH.  Not once.  F/F and Noscript (assuming you're able to maintain a whitelist).

ebworthen's picture

Gold and Silver, but in the digital age it will all have to burn down to fix it.

Considering tactical nukes and larger ones, I don't think we'll make it.

I'll be sad for the birds, the trees, the insects.

Us Monkeys, not so much.

someup-somedown's picture

Or perhaps the U.S actually owns the land down-under (and others)?

I came across this article last week and it provides food for thought.....

"It seems that the original country/government/commonwealth/organisation known as “Australia” may have declared itself bankrupt sometime during the period from 1929 to 1934, during the Great Depression. There were no “GFC-like” corporate bailouts back then, and you would either have to go bankrupt or borrow heavily from another nation, thus making yourself subservient to them.....Interestingly, it seems that the new “Commonwealth of Australia”, registered in Washington DC in 1934 may have been set up by the creditors of the old Australia…"

https://realnewsaustralia.com/2016/04/24/1973-the-birth-of-corporate-aus...

someup-somedown's picture

Yep.  replying to my post.

Does no one consider that "things" that may have happened during the 1930's depression era, might still apply?

 

THX1137's picture

The revolution in the USSA will start because of empty bellies, not because of politics. Most people in the US aren't really interested in politics because they feel that they have no say in it all.  They stopped caring long ago.  All the political drama that people fall into during elections has a lot more to do with a big populartiy contest then with real political issues. 

omniversling's picture

When there is an 'Empty  Bellies' App, it may get peoples attention..

beemasters's picture

"In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution."

Does he mean voting Trump will not help??? Gosh, I thought we had a messiah. /sarc

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Everyone, except those few on the toilet seat atop  the manure pile, is an "enemy of the state."

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

There is such a thing as telephone poles, even in the city. While you are at it, before it is outlawed, buy MORE rope!

Mr. Universe's picture

While all true, this is nothing new. What is new is the ability with computers and media to propagate their evil with amazing deftness. The last 50 years has been at Warp 8 for the human race. Scotty is calling from engineering ..."Aye, the haggis is in the fire now for sure."

X_Weatherman's picture

You can join the resistance now.

omniversling's picture

But...but...but...exceptional! An exceptionally conquered people...

PCR cant bring himself to say "ZioCons" "Fr**masons" or "Jesuits". Who really 'jacked' US PEOPLE'S institutions/foreign policy? Remember the PEOPLE, the one's who PAY for their .gov? Nonetheless, a very sad, very sobering assessment of US predicament here: PCR Interviewed on Caravan to Midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFGE77h3QB4

And this spells out how it was done. Whether there is collusion since the Mason founding fathers laid out DC and $ notes, or one morphs into another..or where the overlap is..:

Red Ice Radio - Jeff Gates - How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy and Public Opinion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr56HuPf-9o

Charlotte Iserbyt here on Skull & Bones, and the hijacking of the US Classical education system to make 'commie cogs in the machine', using animal training methods. Very revealing on how we're conditioned through schooling.

Nazis (& alike) did not lose WW2 according to Charlotte Iserbyt - 'Skull & Bones'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6X8YgCBV8o

 

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Roberts is an insider and part of the establishment, so he can go fuck a duck.

monk27's picture

Americans are not "conquered", just plain lazy and/or stupid..

conscious being's picture

It's the money scam that they have been conquered by. It's a racket. After a while, the participants cannot cotain their greed. See 9/11 Airline Puts as an example. Eventually the rotten hulk collapses.

konputa's picture

Paul Craig Roberts, fuck you. Conquer this.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

America is only a conquered people because we Americans have both rejected and forgotten the Christian GOD upon which both the Declaration of Independance and Constitution rest.

[2Co 3:17 NKJV] 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

Alexis de Tocqueville

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts -- the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

maskone909's picture

Revolution ironically means a trip around and around. What we need is a fucking revolt.

The Merovingian's picture

Indeed, I'm in as long as I can use my old boss as a human shield.

hxc's picture

Shut up PCR. Ya like a VCR... and they don't make videotapes no MO'

If you get my drift...

hxc's picture

Offer something new instead of just bitching dude... oh yeah in case ya doubt me here's a shameless plug (so you can verify my cred): https://hxcbastard.wordpress.com/

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Why would, or should, he offer something 'new' when no one has actually tried the old......yet.

hxc's picture

As in, sitting around and bitching about empire? Anyone who can see it for what it is hates it (or wants to be in on it like he was) and anyone who can write can bitch about something on the internet. Seems like a nice guy but I can't recall anything he's written that's been original in any way.

Miles Ahead's picture

Yeah I agree.  PCR like a VCR.  Very original (unfortunately)

He'll never top that.  Should have never given up his day job as Asst. Sec'y Treasury.  Or Editor WSJ...

hxc's picture

Yeah, i get leaving a lame ass position not quite within the deep state, but why the wsj? How typical of a device that only plays tape-based media.