The Left Is Self-Destructing: Paul Craig Roberts Rages "The Mindlessness Is Unbearable"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The mindlessness is unbearable.

Amnesty International tells us that we must “fight the Muslim ban” because Trump’s bigotry is wrecking lives.


Anthony Dimaggio at CounterPunch says Trump should be impeached because his Islamophobia is a threat to the Constitution.

This is not to single out these two as the mindlessness is everywhere among those whose worldview is defined by Identity Politics.

One might think that Amnesty International should be fighting against the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime wars that have produced the refugees by killing and displacing millions of Muslims. For example, the ongoing war that Obama inflicted on Yemen results in the death of one Yemeni child every 10 minutes, according to UNICEF. Where is Amnesty International?

Clearly America’s wars on Muslims wreck far more lives than Trump’s ban on immigrants. Why the focus on an immigration ban and not on wars that produce refugees? Is it because Obama is responsible for war and Trump for the ban? Is the liberal/progressive/left projecting Obama’s monstrous crimes onto Trump? Is it that we must hate Trump and not Obama?

Immigration is not a right protected by the US Constitution. Where was Dimaggio when in the name of “the war on terror” the Bush/Obama regime destroyed the civil liberties guaranteed by the US Constitution? If Dimaggio is an American citizen, he should try immigrating to the UK, Germany, or France and see how far he gets.

The easiest and surest way for the Trump administration to stop the refugee problem, not only for the US but also for Europe and the West in general, is to stop the wars against Muslim countries that his predecessors started. The enormous sums of money squandered on gratuitous wars could instead be given to the countries that the US and NATO have destroyed. The simplest way to end the refugee problem is to stop producing refugees. This should be the focus of Trump, Amnesty, and Dimaggio.

Is everyone too busy hating to do anything sensible?

It is very disturbing that the liberal/progressive/left prefers to oppose Trump than to oppose war. Indeed, they want a war on Trump. How does this differ from the Bush/Obama war on Muslims?

The liberal/progressive/left is demonstrating a mindless hatred of the American people and the President that the people chose. This mindless hatred can achieve nothing but the discrediting of an alternative voice and the opening of the future to the least attractive elements of the right-wing.

The liberal/progressive/left will end up discrediting all critics, thereby empowering those to whom the liberal/progressive/left are most opposed.

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flaminratzazz's picture

cant argue with paul on this one

the left has gone shithouse crazy

balolalo's picture

yeah, and the right is bastion of sanity!

this is all distraction

the LEGISLATION IS WHAT MATTERS, not executive orders

watch the power plays and actions


how is this not at the top of the list of his supporters????

nm, they operate on blind faith for Orange Jesus, not critical thinking.

flaminratzazz's picture

the far right has always been lunatics

extremism is exactly that no matter which hand it is in.

Trump is neither, he is a moderate axe murderer

weburke's picture

paul roberts is a total bullshit artist. somehow zero owes him space for wasting.

wildbad's picture

i'm glad priebus has lef thte door open for the house of saud.

mann the lefty flamers are out in force here lately. cia / soros factions must be pumpin ap de volume

wildbad's picture

i'm glad priebus has left the door open for the house of saud.

mann the lefty flamers are out in force here lately. cia / soros factions must be pumpin ap de volume

Creative_Destruct's picture

"Clearly America’s wars on Muslims wreck far more lives than Trump’s ban on immigrants."

Blinded by Trump and mere WORDS the lefty flamers here somehow are incapable of seeing the ROOT cause of all this (which Trump is OPPOSED to by the way) : The MASSIVE neocon/neoliberal Hillary, Obama, Bush Deep State/Establishment STUPIDITY  and horrible CRUELTY of killing, and maiming, and making homeless and destitute MILLIONS of MUSLIMS along with other minority factions in the MEast !!

How does that come anywhere CLOSE to being equivalent to  a TEMPORARY immigration ban ?????



new game's picture

fuck the clit slitters. yea it is bad policy going back to bush fuk 1. but guess what, turmoil for these fukers.

what's the problem again?

Solar123456's picture

What they don't realize is that coming to America is a privilege, not a right and like any privilege can be taken away/regulated. 

Misean's picture

Well there is a certain tribe concentrated in New York Shitty L.A. San Fran, and a shitty little country on the eastern med that now MUST do everything they can to distract the sheeple from realizing that these wars against the muslims were fought for greater Kikelan....isreal (I hate to use that ancient historical name for Palestine. There aren't really any historeical Judaeans left after the whole 79 A.D. Roman thang [yes fucking A.D.. There's nothing "Common" about the year 0 except AshkaNAZI's don't like Anno Dominini. Makes them look bad. and they look bad naturally]).

Anywho, so now  the plan is to get all the unemployed 20 year old idiots, hand them some soros $$$$ and get them wetting their basement bed over all the propoganda they were fed in the government youth indoctrination prison system for 13 fucking years. Snag is Trump is moving so fast that thes lunatic Tribals in the propaganda biz (CIA, NBS, ABS, CNN, FAUX,etc.) are spinning around like a tasmaninian devil. And Trump's playin' 'em just like a savy New York City Rabbit.

Insurrector's picture


The tasmaminian devil is in the details and this spiel hurts my brain.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Fuki = Weburke = MDB. Talkin' to himself to get clicks. Pathetic.

buttmint's picture

Fuki is just another recent, paid troll.

He's been on ZH for 8 weeks and docha know---he knows it all!

MDB reincarnated!

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The 3 flamers above are probably the same person.  Have you not noticed the commenting in spurts.  It's like someone sat down to a computer and did the comment and replies to his own comments in the same sitting.  It always happens about the time of the "Acredited Times" guy.  ROFLMAO: Or as I call it the "Believe you me I would not shit you times".  If you take a peak you will see it's libtarded sewer of bad ideas.  So I suspect it is him.

Sock puppets. Here is an article from the Acredited Times that I just found mutha of all funny:  "Picturing Hillary's stolen inauguration".  It's liberal Disneyland complete with coloring books and only one color of crayon: Feces.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Yep, there's a rhythm to the trolls. I envision them sitting in adjacent cubes coordinating their bullshit over the partitions.

"Hey, why don't you minimum-wage drones pressure soroS for a raise? You know, Fight For $15 and all that bullshit."

DownWithYogaPants's picture

ACREDITED TIMES IS MILLION DOLLAR BONUS!!!  HAHA  At the bottom you can see:  Contact us:

I'm still waiting for my million dollar bonus!  Soros keeps saying the check is in the male.  ( you know how libtards like their male bits checked out.  You know literally checked out and many times lopped off ) 

But I think this guy is more pathetic.  He's not 3 cubicles of people.  It's a single dude with several accounts trying to drive traffic to the retarded child's coloring book with feces crayon that is the Acredited Times.   


Creative_Destruct's picture

"It's a single dude with several accounts trying to drive traffic to the retarded child's coloring book with feces crayon that is the Acredited Times. "

True and this shouldn't be news. This MBD whore has been doing this with several screen names for a loooong time to bait clicks. Don't click on this idiot satirical/lefttard (who knows who cares WHAT this douchebag's angle is) stupid bullshit site.

This kind of crap is symptomatic as to what the "economy" has become to a significant extent over the recent decades: a hollowed-out unproductive, click-baiting based advertising selling clusterfuck, of which FuckBook is THE archetype. Mental masturbation is now an economic activity.

Keyser's picture

The fucksticks don't even realize that the more they troll sites like this, the more determined we become to shut them down... 

flaminratzazz's picture

I am getting the fvk beat out of me by the rednecks

Fuki's picture

Trump is just like the others - I bet he won't do anything like end the Fed

flaminratzazz's picture

There will be nuclear exchange b/4 the fed goes down. no way in hell can someone dethrone the tribe.

amadeus39's picture

I hope your wrong. But it keeps me up at night. That and the fact that our treasury is looking very zionistic. And his orthodox son in law will be brokering some sort of agreement between Israel and whoever.


ClowardPiven2016's picture

Because you're an idiot
Try pulling your head out of your ass

flaminratzazz's picture

what part of 9/11 and weapons of mass destruction do you not understand?

The PNAC was a far right production.. read it, they are fvkin crazy..the far right neocons of old were nicknamed the crazies in the belt way for good reason.

unless you think darth cheney is sane?

Battlefield USA's picture

NeoCons are NeoCons. They are not far right. They are far left as evidence of what they do to our constitution. You really believe Bush was far right? We have lots of senators and congressmen proclaiming to be "republicans" and to the "right". Yet, their policies betray them. In fact, anyone who is a globalist, is far left. All those who signed on for PNAC are/were globalists. All those countries they destroyed were to bring the non-integrated Gap into the NWO integrated Core. The Pentagons New Map (Gap/Core) is a globalist design. Oh hell... you really think McCaniac and his butt buddy Graham are "far right"?

chubbar's picture

And to add, the neocons supported Hillary for president as evidenced by Robert Kagan, et al. They are completely the same team as evidenced by zero daylight between Obama's policies and those of his predecessor.

amadeus39's picture

Does it feel good sweetie? You degenerate mashochist.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Congrats, PCR.  You have your own paid opposition.  

IntTheLight's picture

I have never seen the far right in action. They don't protest. They don't destroy white communities. Who are they? And what have they done that so frightens you?

Singelguy's picture

You need to read up on your history. All majors wars were begun by the left, not the right. Just a reminder that in 1930's Germany Nazi meant National Socialist Party member. Socialism is a left wing idea. The right had nothing to do with it.

Ace006's picture

You thought long and hard to come up with inane observation.

Andre's picture

Poor Baby-

Where the fuck were you when Obama was issuing executive orders for things like, oh, lead ammo bans? Control pf all US water resources, food and medical facilities, and etc?

balolalo's picture

: ( 

awww.  poor thing.  you live in a binary universe.   black or white.

just because i am able to think critically of orange jesus doesn't mean i loved obama.

Obama sold out left and right.  and i was not afraid to call him or anyone else out for doing so.  

but go back to your simple 2D universe while tptb operate in higher dimensions beyond your comprehension.  

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) balolalo Jan 31, 2017 1:29 AM

I might listen to your ideas if you weren't so off putting with your insults.

"Orange Jesus" insults the intelligence of everyone who voted for Trump.

mc888's picture

Exactly. Everyone knows it's "Cheetoh Jesus".

Get it right!


Sparkey's picture

Nah! I love 'Orange Jesus' I really think he is the Savior, if you don't support him now,,,if he 'loses' you lose too, He is the last chance mankind has!!

Andre's picture

Nice distraction from the real point, however -

Executive orders do matter at this point as much or more so than legislation. All because of GWB, Obama, and a supine Congress.

I have no idea if you really did call out Obama on this point, but arguing legislation matters more than XO's at this point is a bit disingenuous. Much of the burden we face comes from regulations created by executive branch bureaucracies established by legislation. Thus, executive orders are not simply valid, they are now essential to the timely control of those bureaucracies. The mandates has been so far exceeded in so many cases one has to ask -

Does Congress still serve a valid purpose?

I wish it did, one hopes it can regain some stature, but the corruption and general uselessness is troubling, to say the least.

therover's picture

You hit the nail on the head questioning the validity of CONgress at this point. They are nothing but a bunch of scumbag blood suckers. 

I just wonder that when the dust settles after the first 100 days, if Trump starts to hammer CONgress on how inept they are. Hope he does. 

therover's picture

They all need to be replaced

Syrin's picture

You're one of those fuckheads who stands for nothing and hates everything.   You're the dude in the foxhole ready to waive the white flag the first sign of trouble.   You contribute noithing but piss and hate, yet feel so enlightened beyond everyone you glare down upon.   Your soul is empty, and you are an empty jacket.   America was built with sweat and resolve.  Wars were won with blood and resolve.   The left has dismantled this country and delusional enough to believe that enforcing existing law is extreme, and fuckheads like you sit back and essentially condone it.   You are the worst kind of traitor.

amadeus39's picture

Nice rant. But we've already chosen our rant leader for the day.


amadeus39's picture

Binary universe of black and white? I think not. Zeros and ones I believe it is and I have the backing of the scientific community on this one. The conclusion: Let's not take ourselves too seriously. Truth does matter, but so does humor.


kellys_eye's picture

Lay this fairly and squarely at the door of the MEDIA.

Had they reported truthfully and accurately then the hypocrisy and cynicism of the opposition would have been laid wide open for all to see.

Trump must DESTROY the media before the media destroys us all.

divingengineer's picture

We should embrace the war on cash.
How would illegals get paid then? With tortillas?
How would Soros pay his minions?
How would street drugs be sold? With bitcoin?
It has some benefits. And some drawbacks.
I can't see how it could possibly make my life any harder than it already is.
I got no privacy, no control, no say in what they take now.
What have I got to lose? They will take what they want before it ever his my checking account, cash or no.
With no cash at least all the deadbeats and tax dodging foreigners would pay.

waist-down-naked's picture

You can't go completely w/o physical representation of means of exchange. In ze Transfinal Economy in Europe an act of sexual service becomes the unit of exchange means. Like a BJ for taxi ride or several DP's to cover speeding ticket. In ze States, probably, a cheeseburger will become that unit.

amadeus39's picture

Cheeseburger? Hardly. Too perishable.


kochevnik's picture

It seems that the West is planning for some financial apocalypse as depicted in film "Rover."  In that case autos and child prostitutes will become the new currency.  No need for cash

In Russia under Yeltsin we survived for a time without cash.  But then I was in a real country, not a balkanized Western jar of spiders