Friday, October 07, 2011


Ronald Reagan's assistant Treasurer, Paul Craig Roberts has been blogging away in an increasing rage about the abuses of government for several years now. (But who's paying any attention to him?) This is the first time I've read such a drastic conclusion on his part, although I must admit that I have been wondering for a good while myself whether there is any hope of avoiding devolution of the US into a police state from which there is no escape and asking myself whether the Jews who escaped Germany in time to avoid Hitler's camps and ovens had a clear indication that it was time to go. In fact, I would probably advise Americans of Middle Eastern origin to seriously consider moving their families out, because I don't think it's going to get any better for them here for a very long time, and I think it might get a lot worse.

Readers ask me what they can do. Americans not only feel powerless, they are powerless. They cannot do anything. The highly concentrated, corporate-owned, government-subservient print and TV media are useless and no longer capable of performing the historic role of protecting our rights and holding government accountable. Even many antiwar Internet sites shield the government from 9/11 skepticism, and most defend the government’s “righteous intent” in its war on terror. Acceptable criticism has to be couched in words such as “it doesn’t serve our interests.”

Voting has no effect. President “Change” is worse than Bush/Cheney. As Jonathan Turley suggests, Obama is “the most disastrous president in our history.” Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who stands up for the Constitution, but the majority of Americans are too unconcerned with the Constitution to appreciate him.

To expect salvation from an election is delusional. All you can do, if you are young enough, is to leave the country. The only future for Americans is a nightmare.

  Paul Craig Roberts

Read Roberts' article - one of his more lengthy posts, as it clearly discusses the Awlaki assassination's meaning for civil liberties and the US Constitution among other things.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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