Paul Craig Roberts
White people aren’t supposed to know that they are being demonized by the New York Times, PBS, universities, the Democrat Party’s Identity Politics, and corporations, and if they find out they are not allowed to protest. If they do protest, they are in even more trouble.
Those Americans empowered by “white privilege” who are still a demographic majority are too scared and too intimidated to open their mouths or use their pocketbooks to protest their demonization and marginalization. Facebook and Twitter will drop them, denying them their virtual existence. Indoctrinated and mindless white friends will shun them as racist, anti-semitic white supremacists. Twenty-eight US states will fire them if state employed and deny them contracts if their protests have anything to do with Israel. Deserted and isolated on social media, their life will be over. This is what “white privilege” means.
Throughout the Western world truth is out of favor. Indeed, truth is objectionable. It offends Identity Politics, feminism, the Israel Lobby, the military/security complex, Monsanto/Bayer, the extractive industries, the pharmaceutical industry, the “woke people,” the transgendered and every other interest that desires to be unaccountable and free of criticism.
Today it is much more important to be sensitive to “woke people” and the Israel Lobby than it is to tell the truth. Truth has ceased to be a criteria in news reporting and analysis. Indeed, it is increasingly dangerous to challenge official explanations. It gets you fired and left unemployable in the media, the educational system, and Google.
In Canada and Europe a researcher who challenges the official Holocaust story can be imprisoned regardless of the objectivity of his research. The question should be: is he right or wrong, not has he violated a taboo lobbied into law. Even research that reports massacres of Jews can put a researcher in prison if he doesn’t support the official number of exterminated Jews and official means of extermination. If a researcher finds that two million Jews were machinegunned into open trenches but there were no gas chambers, he is toast if he publishes his findings.
Alternative media websites that favored normalizing relations with Russia found themselves on a PropOrNot list designating them to be “Russian dupes or agents.” Both myself and Stephen Cohen, the last honest Russian expert in American universities, are on the list of “Russian agents and dupes.”
In other words, if a person supports normal diplomatic relations with a nuclear power capable of terminating life in the United States for eternity, this person is a Russian Agent. This means that Presidents John. F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan were Russian Agents.
What has gone wrong in American understanding of the world that four Presidents of the United States are considered to be Russian Agents?
Another example of the inability of Americans to think straignt is that Internet sites that warn of dangers of vaccination suffer harassment and denunciation instead of open discussion whether they are correct. There is evidence that vaccinations cause more deaths than they prevent. This evidence should be carefully investigated, and the results honestly reported. Is this still possible in the United States?
To tell truth about anything in America or anywhere in the Western World is becoming increasingly difficult and is very costly to truth-tellers. Just consider the threatment of Manning and Julian Assange. Both are in prison, despite the fact that neither of them should be in prison according to law. But truth-tellers are no longer protected by law or by the truth. Assange is in prison because Washington demands revenge for Wikileaks bringing to light Washington’s war crimes. Manning is in prison because Manning will not give false testimony against Assange. A democracy governed by a rule of law cannot produce these results. Therefore, we know certainly that the United States is definitely not a democracy ruled by a rule of law.
So what is the United States? A tyranny that is acceptable because its propaganda produces a chauvinistic population that supports at any cost the tyrannical government as long as it advertises “foreign threats”?
As America and the Western World have many lies among their foundations and historical development, indoctrinated people are hostile to truth that disproves the lies that are the foundation of their belief system. Peoples, such as Americans, Canadians, and Europeans, who are accustomed to a diet of lies, are naturally hostile to the truth.
My article, “PBS Assaults White People” ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/02/12/pbs-assaults-white-americans/ ) is a statement of fact, not an opinion piece, but some of the websites that traditionally have been eager to repost my articles are now shying away from statements of truth, because the cost of stating truth has risen so hign.
What I think has happened is that many Americans no longer know the difference between fact and opinion. They think everyhthing is opinion and the best opinion is the politically correct opinion. A factual statement that is not politically correct is not treated as a factual statement but as a politically incorrect opinion that brings denunciation of the writer. Whenever I peruse comment sections I encounter this common confusion of truthful fact with disapproved opinion. This is now happening in universities with renowned professors silenced on their subject matter, because the facts are politically incorrect and are objectionable to feminists and people of color, few, if any, of whom have any comprehension of the subject matter.
According to news reports, white professors and administrators at Cambridge University have been individually assigned a person of color to monitor their speech, reading lists, lectures, and university policies for anything that would be offensive to persons of color. Yet we hear that white people muzzled in this way have “white privilege,” while black professors denounce white people as “racists.” Isn’t this “black privilege” instead of “white privilege?”
The non-white professors at Cambridge don’t have a white monitor to prevent their accusation of racism against whites, or to make certain that hatred of white people—colonialists and the sort—is not featured in their reading list or in their lectures, whereas no white professor can have on his reading list Karl Polanyi’s book, Dahomey and the Slave Trade orJean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints. As Karl Marx has been labeled an anti-semite although he was Jewish, Das Kapital will soon disappear from amazon.com and from university reading lists.
When my website originated those years ago, the site designer included a comment section. What happened was that anti-semites, or people pretending to be anti-semites, wrote anti-semitic comments. Other commentators accused them of trying to get the site labeled an anti-semite website with their comments and advised me to shut the comment section. As I was very critical of George W. Bush’s wars and police state attacks on the Constitution, I think it was the neocons or some elements of the military/security complex trying to limit the influence of my website by using the comment section to cast it as an anti-semitic website.
My latest experience with the unreliability of commentators was my review of one of David Irving’s histories, the highly praised Hitler’s War. I quoted Irving’s statement that many Jews were massacred, but that he has never been able to find in the documentary records evidence that supports the Zionist version of the holocaust. His position was, when he wrote the book, that there was a holocaust of a sorts but not the one in the official story.
For quoting this—which was nothing but a reporting job—my Wikipedia biography was rewritten by someone or some persons who attributed Irving’s words to me and labeled me a “Holocaust Denier.” Corrections to this smear were made many times, but those determined to smear me always “corrected” the corrections. Pointing out to Wikipedia that I am quoting Irving, not expressing my uninformed views on the Holocaust, a subject I have never studied or written about, had no effect except that the last I looked the bio said that as I allegedly quoted Irving “appreciatively” I must agree. “Appreciatively” is a subjective opinion, and on the basis of this subjective opinion of an unknown person(s), I am labeled a “holocaust denier.” This is designed to scare off readers from my website.
I suppose we gentile whites, if we had any pride, should regard these labels as badges of honor. We should respond to these labels applied by the Israel Lobby with the statement that yes, “we are all anti-semites” as long as you oppress the Palestinians, cause wars, interfere in our elections, purchase special interest laws that protect you from criticism and boycotts, and slander those of us who tell the truth.
Slander and libel are the ways inconvenient truth-tellers are got rid of. Most Americans have no idea what a “holocaust denier” and an “anti-semite” are, but they know it is dangerous to be identified as one, especially in Canada and Europe where the charge brings a prison sentence, or to be associated with a person so labeled. A tiny handful of people have intimidated hundreds of millons. So, how strong really are “privileged” white gentiles that they can be so easily swept away?
Are the white ethnicities failing in terms of Darwinian natural selection?
As integrity is no longer a valued virtue in the Western media, it is not safe for a person to quote someone else as he or she will be held accountable for the quoted person’s words or to post a guest column without being held responsible for the guest’s words.
it is certainly not safe for anyone to state a fact that “woke people” can misrepresent as a politically incorrect opinion and brand as “racism,” “anti-semitism,” “white supremacist,” “sexism,” “homophobia,” etc.
Based on my experience, comment sections are good for little except to discredit a website’s writers. This is why comment sections exist on few websites that are not those used to attack Western civilization and to redefine Western civilization as diverse multiculturalism opposed by “white supremacists.” If you see failure in a Tower of Babel, you are politically incorrect and worse and should be denied the vote.
If you stand for the solidity of a homogenous ethnicity, you are a white supremacist unless you are Asian, Black, or Israeli with Israel’s apartheid state, an existence that has been denied to white ethnicities. Throughout Europe and the UK, the ethnicities that historically define the countries are placed on the defensive by their own white governments who are forcing them to become “diverse” and “multicultural.” The result is that in Scandinavia one-third of females are afraid to leave their home.
Entire white national ethnicities are in the process of being erased, and protest against being erased is labeled “racism,” “Nazism,” “white supremacy,” “chauvinistic nationalism.” In Germany and in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe the white populations continue to elect and reelect the governments that have inundated them with immigrant-invaders that have multiplied the crime rate and pushed up the rape rate over 1,000%.
Even Scandinavians accept these humiliations and punishments, Indeed, Scandinavian governments seek them, because they are so weak-minded that they feel guilt even though it has been a millennium since there were Viking colonies in Russia and the north of England.
If the demonization of Jews led to the Holocaust, what will the demonization of White People lead to? Unlike feisty Jews, mentally and emotionally weak white gentiles, overwhelmed with a false sense of guilt, seem willing to accept their extermination.