Paul Craig Roberts Fears "A Stalinist Purge In America?"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

This year could turn out to be a defining year for the United States. It is clear that the US military/security complex and the Democratic Party aided by their media vassals intend to purge Donald Trump from the presidency. One of the open conspirators declared the other day that we have to get rid of Trump now before he wins re-election in a landslide.

It is now a known fact that Russiagate is a conspiracy of the military/security complex, Obama regime, Democratic National Committee, and presstitute media to destroy President Trump. However, the presstitutes never present this fact to the American public. Nevertheless, a majority of Americans do not believe the Democrats and the presstitutes that Trump conspired with Putin to steal the election.

One question before us is: Will Mueller and the Democrats succeed in purging Donald Trump, as Joseph Stalin succeed in purging Lenin’s Bolsheviks, including Nikolai Bukharin, who Lenin called “the golden boy of the revolution,” or will the Democratic Party and the presstitutes discredit themselves such that the country moves far to the right.

Stalin didn’t need facts and could frame-up people at will as he had absolute power. In the US the presstitute media, like Stalin, does not concern itself with facts, but the presstitutes do not have absolute power. Indeed, few people trust the presstitutes, and even fewer trust Mueller.

Many are puzzled that President Trump has not moved against his enemies as they have no evidence for their charges. Indeed, Mueller’s indictments have nothing whatsoever to do with the Russiagate accusations. Why are not Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein, and all the rest indicted for their clear and obvious crimes?

America’s future turns on the answer to this question.

Is it because the Trump regime is letting the presstitutes and the Democrats destroy their credibility, or is it because Trump is weak, confused, and doesn’t know how to use the powers of his office to slay those who intend to slay him?

If it is the former, then America will move far to the right.

If it is the latter, America will have had its own Stalinist purge, and the purge is likely to follow the Stalin model and to extend down to those who voted for Trump.

The failure of the integrity of the liberal/progressive/left has left the US facing two unpalatable outcomes. One is a right-wing government empowered by the left’s self-defeat. The other is the rise of the Identity Politics state in which oppression will be based on gender, race, and beliefs.

This is not the only issue that could be resolved in 2018. There are others, and the other two major ones are the economic situation and the military situation.

For a decade the central banks of the West and Japan have printed money far in excess of the increase in real goods and services. This money printing has not caused massive inflation of consumer prices. Instead it has caused inflation in financial instruments and real estate.

The high Dow Jones average is the product of this money printing. Can the central banks stop printing money and allow interest rates to rise, thus collapsing equity prices and pension funds? What would be the consequences?

Militarily, since World War II Washington has relied on its armed predominance to dictate to the world. But now the President of Russia has announced possession of what are from the US perspective super weapons that do not, as some claim, give Russia parity with the US, but give Russia immense military superiority over the US, indeed over the entire Western alliance.

Russia’s capability, which the US has no chance of matching any time soon, means that Washington’s policy of intimidation has no chance of intimidating Russia. If Washington’s policy toward Russia continues in a hostile demeanor, Russia is likely to kick Washington’s teeth out.

The cat has been belled. America is no longer “the sole superpower.” It is a second-rate power whose hubris is likely to do it in. Will it happen in 2018?

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Comments

Oldwood coaltar Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:46 Permalink

It is unquestionably gun owners who voted for Trump, easy targets, and while progressives outlawing guns know they will never eliminate them, they also know that gun hoarding conservatives will find themselves suddenly outside the law, effectively forfeiting their rights as citizens.

Easy targets, but hard to kill.

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Oldwood Sanity Bear Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:15 Permalink

They have ALWAYS been vulnerable, which is what makes them so rabid for our defeat. They can't win in a fight so they manipulate us to surrender. Once down the path of rating lethality of one weapon to another, we are lost. Fixed clip versus removable magazine. Ten shot versus thirty. Semi auto versus bolt or revolver. The slippery slope is steep and fast. We could possibly rationalize reasonable restrictions, but those restrictions just as we see today, will NEVER be enough. Each restriction rationalizing the next, the 2nd amendment meaning long gone.

Millions of guns outlawed, either incrementally or all at once, will never be surrendered, only confiscated and presented in media as mounting evidence of criminal THREAT among us. People we THOUGHT were normal, but found to be hiding ILLEGAL weapons, now front page news. Intimidation by law AND public perception.

This is not nor ever has been about guns, children, safety, or law. This is about CONTROL.  Progressives MUST have control, and personal freedoms, liberty, scare the shit out of them and GUNS are their demon icon.

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swmnguy BrownCoat Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:59 Permalink

I first got interested in PCR during the Clinton Administration, when he was a reliable source of the craziest Clinton Conspiracy nonsense.  PCR flipped polarity during the run-up to the Iraq War.

Like may entertaining writers (Jim Willie is another one; Charles Hugh Smith too) PCR is attuned to a few things that have gone badly wrong with our current system but is too much a creature of the system to grasp that we aren't going to be able to fix our system by addressing the aspects that have gone haywire.  They can't see the forest for the trees in a sense; they confuse symptoms for causes.

Taking a wide enough view, it comes clear that the problem is the system itself and all these symptoms are easily predictable results of the internal contradictions of our social/economic system.  As time goes on, those contradictions mount up and pull the whole system off-balance.

The solution is not to try to address the symptoms.  The solution is to come up with a new system that actually works, and to be observant and change it when the new system, inevitably, starts to fall apart.

This has happened throughout human history.  The problem is that in time, with ever social system, some people do better than others.  That's good.  What bad is that those people use the advantages they gain to consolidate their advantages, and rig the system to their ongoing advantage.  At that point the system no longer works as intended and starts to fall apart with various manifestations of malfunction.  That's when it's time to change the system, but the Oligarchs created by the system and the manipulation of the system always oppose any change, because they'll lose their accumulated advantages.

Those who misplace their faith in systems, rather than in people who actually create these systems and for whom these systems are supposed to work, miss the point entirely in the long run.

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Hugh_Jorgan The New Feudalism Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:58 Permalink

I kind of expect that guys like PCR and CHS have observed the machinations of d33p $tat3 before most of us here woke up, and before it was ever called by that name. Watching the post-9/11, 2008-engineered-crisis crescendo pulling their hair out anticipating the other shoe to finally drop, after decades. Who can blame them for being a little hyperbolic in their opinions, waiting for this whole sick, stinking facade to FINALLY come down, long overdue.

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iLLivaniLLi19 swmnguy Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

Culture and demographics exist in a genetic feedback loop. This feedback loop is always designed to reproduce a chosen archetype (Jesus/Mohammed/Odin/Lesser Deity/Ancestral hero).

 

All cultures have taboos, thus, no culture can withstand unrestricted freedom of speech (the open violation of those taboos). The fact we substantiated freedom of speech from the beginning either means we are not supposed to have any taboos or we were never meant to stay the founding culture.

 

Alternatively, America was never a real nation (culture/genetic feedback loop) but just a substrate for business arrangements.

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BrownCoat MK13 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:33 Permalink

"It is clear that the US military/security complex and the Democratic Party aided by their media vassals intend to purge Donald Trump from the presidency."

Not clear to me!
Assuming the USSA is a Plutocracy, the one power bloc supporting Trump is the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC). Not MSM, not the political establishment, not the Cultural Marxists, not the entertainment industry; only the MIC. Oh, and the voters who don't really count, but we pretend they do.  

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BrownCoat MK13 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:51 Permalink

@ Paul Craig Roberts,

Nice start to the article: (paraphrase) the vast Left-wing conspiracy intends to purge Donald Trump.
I couldn't agree more. Why bring up other issues? To bulk up a rather empty article maybe? You missed the kitchen sink.

Lemme help...

The Fifth Column (pick your bogeyman: Cultural Marxists, globalists, Jewish world conspiracy) does want to depose a duly elected president! They don't want an election. They want to impeach him (or otherwise topple the government). 

Why? To see if they can. The elections did not turn out their way. It's their fault! They drank their own kool-aid and let Trump slip in. 

"They" (the bogeyman) want to see if the US has been weakened enough to have their way with her. Getting rid of Trump without an election would show their strength. I believe America is resilient enough to weather this storm.

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NuYawkFrankie caconhma Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:09 Permalink

In as much as Trump's MAIN AGENDA appears to be getting his knee-pads out for Kushner's Uncle Bibi and promoting MORE WARS for ISISrael, like during his anti-Iran verbal blow-job of AIPAC the other day -

I would have to agree that "Yeah -Trump's a phoney". Sure, The Deplorables get a few scraps of red-meat NOW, but if its at the cost of being incinerataed LATER, then what sort of a "Deal" is that? Nothing but a "SUCKERS Deal"... that's what - a rigged slot-machine spitting-out a few pennies on the dollar - something POTUSSA perfected in his casino-days at the knee of mentor - and campaign-benefactor - Shelly "Slimeball" Adelson... who now appears to wanting to cash-in a few of his "Very good on Embassy... but vatt 'bout our 'Obliterating Iran' deal Mr Trump?" chips.

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Jack Oliver caconhma Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:54 Permalink

I have no doubt that Trump was ‘placed’ there ( because ALL US elections are rigged and the Zio/US rig every other countries elections as well )! 

 

However - I think the REAL reason Trump was ‘placed’ there - was because of his PRO Russian stance during his campaign ! 

The ‘Deep State/NeoCons’ figured they could use this as a ‘tool’ to incite a false ‘collusion’ between Trump and Russia ! 

Like EVERYTHING they do - it FUCKING backfired !

NO ‘thinking’ person has digested the Trump/Putin ‘collusion’ narrative !! 

The non ‘thinking’ people don’t really matter - they are destined to remain IMBECILES !!

Let’s face it “ If voting made ANY difference - they wouldn’t LET us do it” - Mark Twain !! 

In fact Trump has just announced that the US will no longer finance the FORCING of ‘Democracy’ on other countries !! 

I think the ‘Deep State’ wants Trump ‘out of the way’ now !! 

 

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east of eden Jack Oliver Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:08 Permalink

If the US 'will no longer finance FORCING democracy on other countries', then why do you have 160 Military bases worldwide, and why are you engaged in conflict on 3 continents, right now?

You forget, that Trump just authorized an additional 300 Billion in spending on the MIC, and that is on top of the existing 800 Billion budget they already had, which is on top of how many more hundreds of billions that are directed to the Deep State, through secret channels, i.e. the 'loss' of 10 Trillion' at the Pentagon, under Obama. Where do you think that money really went?

IF Trump is so 'for the people', why did he do that? And why is he putting more taxes on people via tariffs? Doesn't make sense.

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FIAT CON Oldwood Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:54 Permalink

Obviously the majority voted for DJT I don't see DJT taking the guns, I see the left asking for them...Why would you comply to the minority. tell them to come get them...I can't see it happening. There will be a Civil War first. I don't think that people who do not have guns will be able to win a war against  people that do.

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greven40 FIAT CON Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:21 Permalink

Only about half even vote, and those are divided almost in half between zombie R and D voters.  So half that wouldn't be bothered with voting won't be bothered with shooting.  The two "teams" of the globalist party facing off, and the most targeted of all, those who aren't devoted to the Republican or Democrat cult.  I wonder if they'll be shouting it's your fault as they open fire.

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Cloud9.5 Bulgars Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:49 Permalink

Your preconceived notions of us country folk are amusing.  I have 3 degrees. I have taught at the high school and college level.  I am a pilot even though I have not flown in years. I am a certified diver.  I am a certified welder. I have rebuilt engines.   I have a machine shop and a foundry. I have built guns.  I have worked on everything from flint locks to Ak’s.  I reload all the small arms ammunition of NATO and the Warsaw Pact.  I have hunted men, and I am a reasonable shot.   What we can do and can concoct out here in the red counties where we produce your food, fuel and water might give you pause if you took the time to do a little research.

Knowing yourself is only one third of the process.   You are entitled to your preconceived notions, but your misconceptions of our inferiority might cause you to take us to war. The second third of the process is knowing your enemy.

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Ajax-1 Oldwood Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:02 Permalink

Yes you are correct. For those that do not understand the word "Progressive" in the context of leftist politics, it means to slowly over time allow socialism and communism to take root. Much like the boiling frog, if you do it slowly, the frog doesn't realize what is happening.

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justa minute Sanity Bear Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

actually stalins purge is when he killed off lot's of the bolsheviks, it was a gang war and eventually stalin was poisoned, so maybe if the bolsheviks iin us were purged it might be a good thing. PCG does not seem to know what is going on under the surface, and alex Jones probably does know what is going on a little bit but is too afraid to admit it because he knows he will be shut down in an instant, he is just like all the politicians

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BobEore Sanity Bear Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:37 Permalink

At Last! Roberts delivers a crushing blow to his remaining tattered cred...

Will Mueller and the Democrats succeed in purging Donald Trump, as Joseph Stalin succeed in purging Lenin’s Bolshevik

and confirms the analysis of uncompromised journalists - that he's merely a recondite holdover from the original TROTSKYITE takeover of the USA from the Reagan regime, when 'neo-conservatives' packaged their ultraleftist lunacy into 'rightwing' clothing!

It could not be any plainer(tho deniers of the tardnational type will continue to keep their eyes wide shuttered!)... CPR literally identifies the Drumpfites of the disguised "Gelfite" coup d'etat in Amerika with the purged TALMUDIC TROTSKYITES of 30s Russia... who the judaic  Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili and his fellow Georgian kabbalist komrade Beria considered as dangerous competitors for their 'socialist utopia of shiska pussy-grabbin' show.

It couldn't be any sweeter... trotbot Roberts has just confirmed my precis - that two competing factions of the rUSSo-talmudic mafiyas... styling themselves as "emotcrats" or "repulsivans" respectively,

are fighting over the spoils - of a fallen republic reduced to noahide slavery.

Hurrah! the zhombie hordes will bray!

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silver140 Sanity Bear Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:30 Permalink

I think PCR was careful not to label those who are carrying out a type of Stalinist purge as on the "left" or "leftists". They're not. They are corporate fascist puppets who would loose power and money if a few of Trumps stated goals where to be realized. They want more and more profits from military spending so they don't want to be "friends with Russia". They want total control of world trade so they're really pissed about Trumps' veto of the corporate fascist TPP which would have overridden any national laws in favor of the corporate fascists. This is why you have stooges like Sessions protecting the ongoing coup, and why you have many Republican corporate stooges working with the Democrat corporate stooges against him. If Trump would realize that his populist policies, if consistent, would give him more support from the left than any of the corporate Democrats, then he would be able to stay in office. He also needs to be able to quit pandering to the antireality climate change deniers and the ecocidal deregulationists who want to rape what is left of the planet. A crash effort to make the US a sustainable, eco-friendly economy would put everyone to work. Also, I hope he doesn't back down or leverage the tariffs. The US can't afford more transfer of jobs, wealth, technology and natural resources to countries that do not view the US as anything other than a source of wealth for their own oligarchs.

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Cloud9.5 css1971 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

Purges are the consequence of democracy.  They occur when one over half the population tilts the political balance in favor of a new majority.  Then with their newly acquired majority, fifty one percent of the population will sign on to a law making it a legal to slaughter the forty nine percent.  History is full of examples. The process is playing out in South Africa as we speak.

If democracy ever worked, it worked on a small scale within a homogenous population.  Our population is racially and ethnically diverse in the extreme.  We have factions living in our society that would kill off the other factions in a heartbeat if they had the means to do so.  The blue and red counties despise each other.  The races despise each other, and the religious factions despise each other.

What has kept these factions in line for the last hundred years is the Constitution and the bright line rules contained in the Bill of Rights.  We were a republic.  Now that the Constitution has been suspended and the Bill of Rights shredded, the door is open wide for civil war and genocide.

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