Paul Craig Roberts, Will The Matrix Prevail?

Paul Craig Roberts

Readers have kept this website going longer than I had hoped.  It is a lot of work for me.  My columns and those of guests generate a lot of appreciation and also a lot of demonization and expressions of hatred toward me.  The slightest criticism of Israel labels one an anti-semite.  People who are aware understand that this word is so over-used that it has become meaningless, but the insouciant conclude that if you are labeled an anti-semite you are some kind of monster who wants to harm Jews.  If you point out the double-standards that white people suffer, you get branded a “racist white supremacist.” If you point out that #MeToo feminists are criminalizing heterosexual sexual attraction, you become a misogynist.  If you expose the official lies fed to the American people—Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, Russian invasion of Ukraine, 9/11, Gulf of Tonkin, and so on—you are dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist” who hates America.  Instead of seeing you as someone who is trying to rescue America, morons ask “If you hate America so much, why don’t you move to Russia?” or Iran, or China, or Venezuela, or to whatever is the demonized and attacked country that the moron believes is getting its just reward. 

Every year it becomes harder to tell the truth about anything.  If you do too much truth-telling, as I am inclined to do, they come after you in droves.  I had to stop websites that reproduce my columns, at least the ones I know about, from posting comments, because all sorts of paid trolls libel me and then spread the libel all over social media.  Their purpose is to discredit me and to scare readers away from my website.  It does work.  When the mysterious site PropOrNot, financed by no one knows who, put me on a list of “Russian agents and Putin stooges,”  thousands dropped off the newsletter list. 

Then they use Wikipedia, being an open biographical source that permits anyone to control your public image, to brand you an anti-semite, a conspiracy theorist, and a holocaust denier.  Perhaps you remember my column, “The Lies About WW II”, a review of David Irving’s World War II histories—Churchill’s War and Hitler’s War.  These are not the standard victor’s history written to make us feel good about ourselves.  To the contrary, Irving’s histories are based on decades of historical investigation and on official documents, speeches, letters, and memoirs.  Irving went around the world interviewing those who lived the experience. He found documents such as Rommel’s and Goebbels’ diaries, examined every document concerning the German government’s Jewish policy, disproved the fake Hitler diaries, and so on.  His books are regarded by objective historians as masterpieces.  Yet, he was shut down.  He told too much truth, an unacceptable sin.

In my extensive review of Irving’s histories, I gave a summary paragraph of documentary evidence Irving provides of massacres of Jews and reported his conclusion that there was a holocaust of sorts but one different from the official picture.  The definition of the Holocaust is the official  Zionist story.  To provide a holocaust description that differs from the official one makes a person a Holocaust Denier even if he describes a holocaust.  And thus Irving’s account makes him a Holocaust Denier.  What Wikipedia did to me was to misrepresent my description of Irving’s views as my own views and put me in the category of Holocaust Denier.  It took forever to get the misrepresentation corrected. There are still problems with my biography in Wikipedia, but I have given up. Every time corrections are made they are erased.  An open sourced biography requires far more integrity than exists, and this is the reason that Wikipedia is unreliable.  You can only dare rely on Wikipedia for people and issues devoid of controversy. Basically, in my experience, Wikipedia is a mechanism for discrediting people who tell the truth.

As I often report, the vast majority of people are brainwashed by the propaganda that serves the ruling interests.  They are too weak both mentally and emotionally to handle anything that is not the established view.  It simply scares them and they run away.  So when you write you know you are writing only for a select few.

The only way you can do this is to believe Margaret Mead that it only takes a few people to change the world.  I think this was once true. Lenin and the Bolshevikls were a very few, and so were the Founding Fathers of the United States.  But today our rulers have such extraordinary control mechanisms. Not that long ago the Internet was believed to be an instrument for freedom of speech, but they can shut you out and make you invisible.  Alex Jones, for example, has been severed from youtube and social media as have others.  Google’s search engine is instructed not to find disapproved commentators in searches. Large well-funded Internet sites funded by ruling interests can, along with the print and TV media, demonize you, as has been done to Julian Assange and Manning and even to the Presidents of the United States and Russia.  I have already noticed that some dissident websites that were credible and resisting The Matrix have pulled in their horns.  They fear that too much truth will marginalize them.

The Saker describes the censorship: “What we are witnessing today is a new age of censorship in which government and corporations work hand in hand to crush (ban, censor, demonetize, algorithmically purge and otherwise silence) all those who challenge the official ideology and its many narratives. It would be naïve to the extreme to assume that the so-called ‘alternative media’ and blogosphere have been spared such an effort at silencing  heresies.”

It has always been the case that the messanger is shot, but at least in former times the message could be heard.  Today you can be shot and the message thrown down the Memory Hole.

I am tiring of the slings and arrows and all the ignorant, narcissistic, and rude emails that I receive. These letters don’t come from my readers.  They come from the paid trolls. The Saker describes their function: “These are the folks whose task it is to obfuscate the real issues, to bury them under tons of vapid ideological nonsense; the best way to do that is to misdirect any discussion away from the original topic and sidetrack it into either a barrage of ad hominems or ideological clichés.”

Some are not content to convince me once or even twice that they are blithering idiots, but insist on doing so every day.  It is extraordinary how proud some are to demonstrate themselves as fools incapable of comprehending what they read.  As an example, my recent columns about the use of the El Paso mass shooting to demonize white people, in which I quote people calling for the extermination of the white race, have resulted in me being denounced on other websites for “preaching hate,” when in fact I am quoting those who are preaching hate and asking why are they doing so. 

So, if you want to stop supporting this website, I won’t cry.  Indeed, I will be relieved of a burden, and can insulate myself from the stupidity of people. I have just about arrived at the conclusion that “intelligent American” is an oxymoron.  Many readers have shared their frustrations of trying to inform friends and relatives that CNN doesn’t always have the facts.  I have the same experience with some friends and relatives.  When I get questions from persons too brainwashed for truth to penetrate, I reply that I don’t know, ask CNN.

This website is a contract between me and readers. As long as readers support the site, I will write what I think is the truth as long as I have the mental acuity and energy to do so.  My agenda is the truth.  Truth is truth.  It is not race-truth, class-truth, gender- and transgender-truth, Identity Politics-truth, Republican-truth, Democratic-truth, liberal-truth, conservative-truth, libertarian-truth, leftwing-truth or any other kind of hyphenated truth. 

If you are more interested in my typos than my content, find something else to read. Keep in mind that my fingers are aging and at times suffer from artheritis, my keyboard is worn out, new ones don’t fit my computer, and typos result.  After the millions of words I have written in my lifetime, it is impossible to proof read myself, and I don’t always have a proof reader at hand.  I have turned off the spellcheck, because Apple also substitutes words for you, and if you don’t notice because you are focused on content, you can end up with puzzling sentences. The digital revolution is not the blessing that you are brainwashed to believe.

September is always the worst month for an appeal, but if you use the calendar year, that is where the quarter falls.  I know you are busted. You blew it on a summer vacation and on the Labor Day 3-day weekend fling.  But keep in mind that my energy and my will are what your support energizes.  

The ruling elite have the American people so well insulated from reality behind empty patriotic and democratic slogans that not many of them can be reached.  To be rescued from The Matrix you have to already be extraordinary.  I am not a savior who can rescue you, but I can push you toward self-rescue.  If you want to have a free mind, you can achieve it, but you must have the emotional strength for it.  Things are not as you have been trained to perceive them.  There is evil and corruption all around you. And it is in places and words that you have been taught to respect.  

From the beginings of time there have been humans who have wanted to know the truth about things. Truth was the purpose of early philosophy. The scientific revolution gave humans a chance at some natural truths, and they had to be fought for. Today money is the main determinant of “truth.”  “Truth” is what money says, and money has the power to enforce “truth.”  Real truth, such as I attempt to tell, is not welcome today by any government or ruling interest anywhere in the Western World or in those countries that have been corrupted by the Western World.  Indeed, the enemy of truth today is no longer in Moscow or China.  The enemy is in Washington, New York, and Hollywood, in CNN, MSNBC, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, and in the universities and scientists who lie for money, and in the superrich who control these entities, including Congress, the Executive Branch and Oval Office, and Judiciary.

Of all the endangered species, Truth is the most endangered. I am watching it go out.  

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12 thoughts on “Paul Craig Roberts, Will The Matrix Prevail?”

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  2. Dear Paul:

    Your work is a gold standard and you are the last of the generation of my youth, the sixties, seventies and eighties, that can and will speak against the tyranny unfolding. When I was young we heard about the hell of the Soviet Union, and even in high school we were taught about Pravda and the state controlled ‘news’ organizations. It was common knowledge that nothing said in the Soviet news/information channels to the people was truth – unless some truth benefitted the gulag state. How unbelievable it is to see the same thing now in America. All the mainstream ‘information’ is just about supporting political realities created by the establishment. Lies supporting the lies. Every year “we must never forget” is trotted out for 911 day. The media presents the massive and ridiculous lies again as though they were not obvious vicious and deceitful nonsense. Hearing Trump talk about the 5 dancing Muslim’s or that white supremacist’s have to be stopped while using Sandy Hook or Parkland to justify his concern for more Red Flag laws. Now public schools teach a Holocaust class, while the young people learn that Muslim’s, who hate our freedom, armed with box cutters, who recently failed Cessna flying school, commandeered 757s and flew them flawlessly into skyscrapers, which then, promptly, caught fire and melted to the ground at nearly free fall speed. But that does not even touch the lies .

    So I hope you will take a few days and put everything down and do something fun and then come back and keep fighting this battle. The ideology and religious fanaticism that unleashed the English, French, and Bolshevik Revolutions are now working to create the most vicious Red Terror of them all. Therefore, we need respected voices of reason, like yours, to be part of the fight. The younger people in the fight need to reference your work and learn from you insights and just know you are “still on that wall.”

    Thank you for your service to America.

  3. This comment may or may not be pertinent to this article, but it has to be said.
    Trump could do one thing that would do a world of good for We the People and the truth. It’s simple. REINSTATE the Smith Mundt Act; thereby bringing a halt to the preponderance of lies on the MSM and the false flags that have many Americans in fear of their lives.

    WHY would he not??

    1. If Trump was truly against the media as he claims to be he would repeal the use of propaganda in America.
      But he hasn’t repealed it. Instead, He plays along with all of the alleged mass shooting productions.

      1. Exactly genesis 777, Trump is so far a huge disappointment. Personally I believe he has very limited critical thinking abilities. The evidence is overwhelming that the ”official” report of 911 is far from the truth.
        The FBI says one of the hijacker’s ID is found on the sidewalk, an engine from the wrong plane is found near an alley, no believable plane parts are found anywhere,…the list is endless. Now more than 10,000 people have cancers that are related only to nuclear radiation.
        As CIA Director William Casey said “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false”.

  4. Paul gets a huge AMEN from me on that article. Totally true and correct. Truth tellers are ahead of their time today. They will be vindicated, eventually. Look at the so called “Cold War”. Another name for it could be “Hitler’s I told you so War”. He was right about the Bolsheviks and Stalin being worse. Stalin, et al killed 20 to 40 million depending on who is counting. That is way worse than anyone accuses the Nazis of. And then there is Mao, he killed more than Stalin. So, communism, really totalitarianism, was worse than Germany. The Germans get a big fat I told you so, to the idiots in the West. Consider something else the don’t teach or event discuss in school, BOTH Germany and Russia invaded Poland and each took half. Why didn’t the West boot BOTH of them out? Why was Russia allowed to steal half and still be a part of the Allied powers? And yes, Israel itself is “anti-Semitic”. As Arabs are a Semitic people and no one hates or kills more Arabs than Israel. Why doesn’t the lying mainstream media say that? Well, who owns the lying mainstream media? Another major point of hypocrisy the the lying mainstream media, they wasted 2 years on so called Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. Duh, look at how Israel controls the elections and candidates!! Talk about a double standard.

  5. One of your best essays on the same trouble I have, Paul. The brain washing is so out of control, the awake among my social circle is but a handful. I spread a little truth in my songs when I play music at bars. It goes in on a subliminal level, better than not at all. The last person I tried to wake up is a drummer, Dan, about 25 or so who asked “you mean you don’t support gun control of any kind?” shocked he added… “but what about Sandy Hook?” I told him it’s liberal brain washing and said he could look up the FBI crime index that shows zero murders entered for Newtown, CT in 2012… the year Sandy Hoax happened. The zero murders sticks out big time since had they selected Hartford, CT for example, the no murders entered for a school shooting would be impossible to see in the ocean of real murders. Then I hit Dan with “how log did you spend digging into the Sandy Hook story?”… he admitted it was zero. I mentioned the weapons of mass destruction “BIG LIE” by the news, the trillion dollars and million lives spent on that deception and said “if they lied about that, they would lie about Sandy Hook without hesitation. Then I changed the subject because he was already overloaded with more truth than he has had his whole life.


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