America Is Torn Apart
Paul Craig Roberts
Jeffrey Golddberg at the Atlantic magazine has concocted a story that President Trump in 2018 dismissed American war dead in a cemetery in France as “losers and suckers.” The sources for the unsubstantiated charge are, of course, anonymous.
It wasn’t that long ago that it was impermissible to make such a charge without evidence. Why should anyone believe Jeffrey Goldberg or anything published in the Atlantic? It is not a publication known for its integrity, and the magazine does not inspire confidence.
Note that the Democrats do not debate any issue. Instead, they and the presstitutes make charges against Trump. No sooner than Trump rejects one ridiculous charge than another is delivered by the media, which sings with one voice.
The Democrats are relying on libel and slander to win an election. Are these the kind of people we want to govern us?
Do we want to be governed by deracinated white people who think it is racist to maintain law and order, whose response to rioting and looting is to defund the police, who believe that white racism is the reason blacks don’t run the country?
The Democrats’ lies become ever more desperate and thus ever more transparent. Americans have caught on that as awful a candidate as Biden is, the real candidate is the anti-white, anti-American Kamala Harris, who had no support among the Democrats themselves and was the first to drop out of contention for the Democrat presential nomination. Yet Kamala ends up as the Democrats’ Presidential Candidate.
Kamala believes in systemic racism, that is, if you are born with white skin you are racist at birth. The solution is reeducation camps in which you renounce your whiteness and accept second class citizenship and economic dispossession as restitution for your past racism.
Even many blacks are opposed to Kamala. Indeed, Kamala has more support among deracinated self-hating white people than she has among black Americans.
Ever since Trump was elected, Democrats have been splitting the country into hostile camps. It is the Democrats, not Trump as Democrats allege, who have divided us.
It is the Democrats’ ideology of Identity Politics that has divided us. The Democrats use it at both the race and gender level. White people are evil because they oppress blacks. White males are evil because they oppress women.
Identity Politics tears a country apart. And that is what Democrats have achieved.
America is torn apart.
Hon. Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. A former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service, he is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles and a columnist for Investor's Business Daily. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists.
He was Distinguished Fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996. From 1982 through 1993, he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During 1981-82 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. President Reagan and Treasury Secretary Regan credited him with a major role in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, and he was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy." From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.
In 1987 the French government recognized him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism" and inducted him into the Legion of Honor.
Dr. Roberts' latest books are The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with IPE Fellow Lawrence Stratton, and published by Prima Publishing in May 2000, and Chile: Two Visions - The Allende-Pinochet Era, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen Araujo, and published in Spanish by Universidad Nacional Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, in November 2000. The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen LaFollette Araujo, was published by Oxford University Press in 1997. A Spanish language edition was published by Oxford in 1999. The New Colorline: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, was published by Regnery in 1995. A paperback edition was published in 1997. Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, co-authored with Karen LaFollette, was published by the Cato Institute in 1990. Harvard University Press published his book, The Supply-Side Revolution, in 1984. Widely reviewed and favorably received, the book was praised by Forbes as "a timely masterpiece that will have real impact on economic thinking in the years ahead." Dr. Roberts is the author of Alienation and the Soviet Economy, published in 1971 and republished in 1990. He is the author of Marx's Theory of Exchange, Alienation and Crisis, published in 1973 and republished in 1983. A Spanish language edition was published in 1974.
Dr. Roberts has held numerous academic appointments. He has contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Rivista de Political Economica, and Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has entries in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. He has contributed to Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Harper's, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, London Times, The Financial Times, TLS, The Spectator, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.
Dr. Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.), the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.
He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, The Dictionary of International Biography, Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century, and 1000 Leaders of World Influence. His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at: [email protected]
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