Paul Craig Roberts: In The Western World, Truth Is An Endangered Species

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

Nowhere in the Western world is truth respected. Even universities are imposing censorship and speech control. Governments are shutting down, and will eventually criminalize, all explanations that differ from official ones. The Western world no longer has a print and TV media.

In its place there is a propaganda ministry for the ruling elite.

Whistleblowers are prosecuted and imprisoned despite their protection by federal statue. The US Department of Justice is a Department of Injustice. It has been a long time since any justice flowed from the DOJ.

The total corruption of the print and TV media led to the rise of Internet media such as Wikileaks, led by Julian Assange, a prisoner since 2012.

Assange is an Australian and Ecuadorian citizen. He is not an American citizen. Yet US politicians and media claim that he is guilty of treason because he published official documents leaked to Wikileaks that prove the duplicity and criminality of the US government.

It is strictly impossible for a non-citizen to be guilty of treason. It is strictly impossible under the US Constitution for the reporting of facts to be spying. The function of the media is to expose and to hold accountable the government. This function is no longer performed by the Western print and TV media.

Washington wants revenge and is determined to get it. If Assange were as corrupt at the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, National Public Radio, MSNBC, etc., he would have reported the leaker to Washington, not published the information, and retired as a multi-millionaire with Washington’s thanks. However, unfortunately for Assange, he had integrity.

Integrity today in the Western world has no value. You cannot find integrity in the government, in the global corporations, in the universities and schools, and most certainly not in the media.

After leaving Assange, an Australian citizen, to Washington’s mercy since 2012, belated pro-Assange protests in Australia forced the US vassal state to come to Assange’s aid before the new corrupt president of Ecuador sells him to Washington for multi-millons of dollars by revoking his asylum.

When the story was printed in the Sydney Morning Herald, the incompetent or brainwashed, or bought-and-paid-for journalist, Nick Miller, wrote:

“Assange entered the embassy on June 19, 2012, after he had exhausted his appeals against an extradition order to go to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault allegations. Swedish authorities have since closed their investigation, saying it couldn’t continue without Assange’s presence in their country.”

Nick Miller has committed libel, whether from his ignorance or from pay.

There was no extradition order from Sweden for Assange to be returned to Sweden “to face rape and sexual assault allegations.” No such charges were issued by the Swedish prosecutorial office, and no such charges were made by the women involved.

The case had already been closed by the Swedish prosecutorial office, and the two women who willingly shared their beds with Assange did not press any charges. The Swedish female prosecutor, who many suspect reopened the closed case at the urging of Washington, wrote in the extradition request that she only wanted Assange for questioning.

Normally, extraditions are not granted for questioning. There has to be actual criminal charges, and there were no such charges against Assange. However, under pressure from Washington, a corrupt UK court granted, perhaps for the first time in history, extradition for questioning.

Assange’s attorneys understood that if Assange left his embassy refuge and travelled to Sweden to be questioned, there was nothing to prevent Sweden from turning him over to Washington to be tortured, as Washington does, into confession of some crime.

Consequently, Assange’s attorneys told the Swedish female prosecutor, a person who seems shortchanged on integrity, that Assange would be available for questioning in his place of refuge. The prosecutor, showing her hand, refused to question Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. After refusing for many months while the presstitutes blackened Assange’s reputation as a “rapist who was escaping justice,” the sort of ignorant nonsense that Nick Miller writes, the prosecutor consented to go to London to interview Assange.

As nothing incriminating emerged from the questioning and as neither of the women claimed that they were raped, the female prosecutor closed the case for the second time. But the corrupt British would not release Assange. They claimed that he was wanted for jumping bail, an argument that made no sense as the charge for his arrest had been dismissed. But Washington insisted, and British “justice” again served Washington instead of justice.

The basis of the political assault on Assange came from the concern of one of his willing sex partners that he had not used a condom. With everyone worried crazy about HIV and Aids, the woman inquired at a Swedish public office if Assange could be required to take a HIV/Aids test. Assange, not realizing his vulnerability, apparently refused the test, and thus opened himself to a controversy that Washington immediately took advantage of. It is safe for rock stars to have groupies, but not for truth-tellers.

If you understand the extreme extent to which the US government has gone, riding roughshod over many laws and traditions, to destroy Assange, perhaps you can understand the threats that the very few of us who have the education, experience, and integrity to tell you the truth live under.

When I write an article, it does not inform me. I already know. When I inform you, I am doing so at my risk. I am not going to take this risk if readers do not support this website. I do this for you. If it is not important to you, I have no need to do it.

You need to support truth-tellers as we are a disappearing breed under constant assault.

Comments

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kellys_eye DaiRR Tue, 06/12/2018 - 04:02 Permalink

We have Western Governments demonising Russia and pushing for conflict where ever they can.

We have Western Governments drafting immigrants into settled societies.

We have Western Governments debasing laws to suit their own purpose.

We have Western Governments in thrall to banksters and robbing us of our futures.

We have Western Governments lying to us to suit their agenda.

We have Western Governments creating 'consensus' to force their policies on to us.

What we DON'T have (yet) is civil uprising to restore the balance.

I see a set of scales that are - currently - massively tipped in the wrong direction.

It can't go on forever.  Who will be the first to snap?

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Endgame Napoleon Gardentoolnumber5 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:13 Permalink

The Uniparty band of brothers and their backup singers, the corporate-owned MSM, agree the most on economic issues. That is why they suppress dissent on economic issues, using the bluntest method: silcencing via ignoring.

They ignore an ocean of evidence, including things like 95 million citizens out of the workforce, 78 million citizens in gig employment and 42 million citizens & noncitizens on food stamps, defined as “employed” when they only work part time to stay under the income limits for EBT, free rent, monthly cash assistance and up to $6,431 in refundable tax credits. If you add retired citizens to this list at about 20% of the population, most of the country is either dramatically underemployed or out of the workforce, and tax revenues are falling as a result, surprise. 

Silence is passive aggressive in this case.  

They are all Clinton-twin neoliberals, handing out child tax credits like candy to distract select groups from the economic reality that citizens living on earned-only income, facing rent that takes more than half of their pay, have no choice but to confront. 

Using different styles, they all promote the same old anti-American-jobs agenda that has pillaged the US middle class. It facilitates elites in making bank on these forever-emerging markets that never emerge.

The corrupting factor is the money: the global money, the money of the multinationals, the money of the cheap-labor-loving COC, which is blocking the immigrantion policy that put Trump in office. 

CONgress has the power of the lobbyist-controlled purse, so they do the most damage. It is impossible to vote for either side, with any real expectation that they will represent you in this so-called Republic, even on basic things.

The immigration policy that most Deplorables want is just common sense, but it is effectively silenced, too, by distortions of the underlying, economic issues that drive it. The media replaces those with the xenophobia narrative, like they did with the freedom of the press issues that surround Assange, clouding everything with fake sexism hoopla from Sweden.

You cannot really discuss anything intelligently anymore, because the media is pushing the corporate line, like a PR firm. It has been that way for awhile, for decades. Many Americans were just raised to be loyal partisans, and it takes years to shake off that reflexive refusal to see.

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Endgame Napoleon waspwench Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:23 Permalink

The minority of citizens in the USA who bother to do the dull, civic chore of voting—getting registered to vote wherever they move and standing in lines—are not mostly the bread-and-circuses crowd. They are mostly the relatively responsible crowd, namely the older crowd, peppered with some young people who were either raised to vote or who are more ideological of their own accord. It might be different in countries where voting is mandatory. 

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ravolla ll951983 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

Good to see my man Wadalt and our newbies  ll951983  and  gzcekkyret back out from under the couch with  Hot Pockets and back on the threads SPAMMING like a Grease Fire!!!! 

Biblicism = TodaysFox ("I made $7000 sucking cock on the Internet")  SAME SPAMMER!

R.I.P.   "Mr Hankey" who has joined "The Fallen Spammers" -- banned for pathological over the top whackism.

THIS is an important week here in the SPAMMER's BUNKHOUSE.  You see, there are dozens of "personalities" living in this one single sad SPAMMER's sick little mind, which he calls "Spammer's Bunkhouse."  How sick is that?

This week I (we?) are celebrating SEVEN YEARS here on ZH, obsessively SPAMMING every thread we can with off-topic comments.

SAD BUT TRUE!!  I (we?) have wasted my (our) youth (or at least the last seven years) with at least one hand in my pants and the other hand SPAMMING ZH.  Yes, indeed.  DOZENS and DOZENS (maybe hundreds) of log-on's banned -- 
>>  "I made $7500 last week on the Internet sucking cock!": that's me.
>>  Biblicism: that's me.
>>  All the porn at Celebrity-leaks: that's me.
>>  Daily Westerner: that's me.

>>  "In the news....SPAMMER broomsticked by furious readers" -- registered in Nigeria) :: that's me TOO!! 

That's our life (all of us living in Master Spammer's Mind): mopping the floor at the Porn Cinema at 2am, working the drive-thru window at SONIC, sucking cock on the Internet, and spamming ZH with an enormous Excel spreadsheet of the log-on's of dozens of "digital friends" who upvote one another and virtually suck my little micro penis..

MEET my current imaginary friends.  We all live in one SPAMMER's HEAD but as for me, I have gone off the reservation.  These other "personalities" are pretty troubled.

ll951983  <<< NEWBIE  sucks cock on the Internet!
Wadalt
Leakanthrophy
PrivetHedge
bobcatz
Jumanji1959
Annunaki
Powow
  <<<  NEWBIE
Cheoll   <<<  NEWBIE

Mr Hankey    <<<  total utter WHACK JOB  -- joined "The Fallen"
gzcekkyret     <<<  NEWBIE

You know SPAMMERS never die on ZH -- here's just a sampling of the banned log-on's ("The Fallen Spammers") ---

 beepbop, pier, lloll, loebster, ergatz, armada, Mtnrunnr, Anonymous, luky luke, Cjgipper, winged, moimeme, macki mack, tchubby, sincerely_yours, HillaryOdor, winged, lexxus, kavlar, lhomme, letsit, tazs, techies-r-us, stizazz, lock-stock, beauticelli, Mano-A-Mano, mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, evoila, rp2016, alt right dude, altright-girl, alt-right girl, Blufin, Schlomo Scheklestein, BraveForce, Mr Hankey

In reply to by ll951983

NuYawkFrankie Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:33 Permalink

re "In The Western World, Truth Is An Endangered Species"...

...since, in the Axis Of ZOG, "The Agenda" - NOT "The Facts" - determines what "The Truth" is. THe ACTUAL Truth, if it is not in compliance, is shot on sight... then disappeared down the "memory hole" whilst being substituted by a fake facsimile - typically the mirror-image/left-is-right OPPOSITE... to wit:

Bombs Bring Democracy. Aggression is Liberation. Surveillance Is Freedom. The Persecuted are the Danger. Concentration Camp Gaza a Terrorisr Enclave. Pharma is Health. GMO Good, Natural Bad. Racial Replacement is Tolerance, Questioning is Racist. Mass Immigration is Strength-In-Diverstiy, Objecting is Hate. Homo is admirable, Straight is derisible. Public Schools teach Virtue, Home-Schools teach Bigotry. Mainstream Media Tell Truth, Truth-tellers Tell Lies... etc etc etc

MK ULTRA Alpha NuYawkFrankie Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:51 Permalink

True, PCR knows about the Zionist but can't openly criticize Jews. No one who wants to be someone can make one critical comment about what the Jews have done and what they are doing in the US. Freedom of speech is now censored in the US and congress fails to address the loss of our fundamental right, speech.

The internet is censored and we're told everyday what we can and can not say and do, not just by the state but mind controlled indoctrinated communist. We are in the middle of soft civil war which can quickly change to a violent struggle even though economic prospects are much better for the whole, the elitist communist who hunger to rule the masses want to institute their planned one class system to be taken care of by the state. A Brave New World utopia designed and ruled by the most wealthy elite of the world. Forget the vote, soon we will be ruled by AI robots controllers planned by the Bilderberg Group. It's being demonstrated and used in China right now.

There has been so many US intelligence failures, from Snowden, then the crack down discovered an NSA employee who cleaned out NSA. No word on what happened to him. Then Manning, huge download of war time intelligence, pardoned by Obama. Then there have been too many caught of late selling top secret data on weapons and strategy, while China has cleaned out US corporations like the GE espionage case.

Well it seems the state wants to make an example of Assange. It was someone on the inside which downloaded data and sent the data, so he would have had contact with someone or it was just sent without knowledge of who it was, the state doesn't care it wants blood as a demonstration. Thus, an example will be made as a preventive measure, since Pompeo is secretary of state and the torture woman is CIA director, I don't see any political change in the US in favor of Assange.

Perhaps if Australia ask for Assange to be returned saying he would be tried under Australian laws might be a solution. The US government's only position was Assange was in possession of stolen US property, that's as far as criminal charges can possibly go.

Lets hope the Australian government sees fit to ask for Assange to be returned to his native country.

In reply to by NuYawkFrankie

Endgame Napoleon MK ULTRA Alpha Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

It is not the Jews, a group with a disproportionate number of great writers, who are trying to shut down speech. It is more like a bunch of liberal & secular Christians, liberal & secular Jews and other groups that are not secular, nor liberal, but are in alliance with the secular liberals on one big thing: Western civilization is responsible for everything bad that has ever happened to people of non-Western extraction. 

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allthegoodname… Endgame Napoleon Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:39 Permalink

Our children too would be great writers if they were treated to the same intellectually rich education the Jews children get.  No Common Core, for them, none of the insanity our Goy children get fed in the class rooms, by orders of the Jews who own the teachers and their union, Jews, who work for the Rothschild family in England, and, run the show in the world today.  The insanity our children are taught as education is bound to make them insane, without an identity, without a purpose, without a true history or a love of life.

It is, this Jew advantage, all of it, a matter of a central organization that dictates from the Synagogues, that gets its purpose and meaning from one Family, from one man actually, a central core of meaning, purpose and propaganda, all of it directed at the white human peoples, our past made to be a nightmare of blood, killing the innocent, even so the religion of the Goy is all about the sacrificing of innocent life so the guilty might be saved from (?). 

Our children are beaten down and so cruelly, so completely, beaten, stories of Indians being murdered, Black Slaves being hung, Jews being gassed to death, wars and killing, the (false) legacy of the people who are the fathers and mothers of little white children.  Heck yes, this paragraph could easily be a thousand pages long, except, this is no time for it.

Overcoming centuries of indoctrination can not be undone by a comment on the Internet.  Just know, before you go all giddy over the writing ability of the Jews, in the Universities white Goys often score better than the Jews on test, white Goys often overcome their programming and shine in research and invention, know that nothing Salk, Einstein, or any other Jew of note has ever done, but, it was first done, researched, written down, by a white Goy.  Jews, are the world's biggest and worse plagiarist, because the plan was to control the Printing Press ie the Village Voice, the printing of the white Christians Bibles, especially and primarily, controlling the media from the jump, was the plan, and, Jews do control the Media(s) including Hollywood, of course, and all that motion pictures can be, a greatest propaganda machine, of all time.

The enslavement of the white Goys mind is thousands of years in the making, and nearly complete, so that today we have white people for the most part who desire desperately to be anything but white people.  What a shame, for white people were made to be the leaders of all people, the hope for a future, a shining light to the ignorant and impoverished. 

In fact, if you use the term white people Jews are more white people than they are anything else.  Self-hate is the worst of afflictions, Jews, though they have the world on a string, ready to destroy it all, a plan that manifests itself deep inside their souls, self-hate will, shortly, I am afraid, lead them and us to an early grave.

Jews, think, they are working for their people but they work for a family, the Rothschild family, not Jews, for one can never be a thing that one invents except one knows the truth, that is, I am an invention, nothing real about me.  To struggle to separate ones self from everyone else leaves one in the end very lonely, loneliness is a destruction of mind and spirit, a disease of ones own making, no amount of intellect can cure it for it is of the person, of their own making, in their skin.

Ever heard of dragging the whole ship down with you?      

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quasi_verbatim Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:54 Permalink

Much as I admire PCR no good can come of nailing colours to this particular mast.

Both Assange and Robinson are scofflaws and events will unfold as they must. No laws are perfect but no law means the struggle of all against all.

 

Overdrawn quasi_verbatim Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:08 Permalink

Assange was set up, he was innocent of what he was accused of. Yes he jumped bail and that is a crime, but he was put into a desperate situation by dishonest politicians and by default their judiciary systems.

Robinson was arrested for Breach of the Peace, a crime he clearly was not guilty of.  After arrest, they found something (Contempt of Court), which they could charge him with. His lawyer was told there was no need to attend because he would just get a fine.  Again, this is the action of dishonest politicians and the dishonest system they have created, wanting to silence a man who was speaking the truth.

Paul Weston explains how the system works, and nobody has a chance once they target you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPoitFQQ8Y

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rtb61 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:57 Permalink

So nothing new then? Truth has always been endangered by those who tell lies, they will kill to protect the lies and hide the truth. In this case the harder they try, the more they lose and they have pretty much fully exposed their corruption and there empire is starting to crumble. Then those would silence the truth will be kicking in the wind.

JailBanksters Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:57 Permalink

Truth is a very overrated word

The World has been running on Bullshit ever since 911, and there's no chance of the Bullshit slowing down.

In fact I think it's like Universe, not only is it expanding, it's speeding up

Let it Go Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

Many lessons can be learned from the study of past failures and often a sign the end is near is a massive growth in crony capitalism, corruption, and a lack of truth. History is full of tales where countries go to war and use propaganda or "fake news" as a way of diverting the eyes of the people away from its failures.

The massive growth in inequality and runaway government spending should be considered a red flag of more problems ahead. This as a clear sign and the undeniable confirmation that America's financial and political systems are broken. The article below delves deeper into this subject.

http://How Great Empires Collapse.html

allthegoodname… Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

Old three names, PCR, tell us what we don't already know, what we have been hollering about for more than fifty years, and while your at it tell us about what part you and old fish eyed Reagan had to do with the destruction of the USA so that we, the people, are, slaves to the District of Columbia, a Communist Central Dictatorship, that works solely for and never against the Rothschild's interest, in England.

The Rothschild's even as they robbed, raped and murdered Russia, hollering about Communist, after having their Jews, Communist, kill the Tsar and his family, destroying Europe and the Asia's, Vietnam, Korea, the Suits like old Three Names was, all in on it, in the name of the people, The District of Columbia, a gang of killers working for the King of World wide Banking Rothschild and the Family, man, are 'we' ever in trouble now.

Look, P.C. Roberts, you probably will be better off hiding as opposed to running around the Internet telling us what to think, what to do, after you, old fish eyes and the gang in D.C. have made our life a sorrow and a dread, you would be best hiding away, you and that whole D.C. gang you love and still work for.

Do you think we are such fools that we cannot understand your tactics, you are a part of the grease, we are the arses old man Rothschild and his gang of Jews and Sabbath Goys want to ram a pole up, even deeper, until an artery is severed and the nation of people bleed to death.  Until, we, the people, submit to our own murder.

Hey folks, please, don't let this crummy old man lead you to the edge, ever again.  If you support 'it' stop.