Insouciance Rules The West

Europe is being overrun by refugees from Washington’s, and Israel’s, hegemonic policies in the Middle East and North Africa that are resulting in the slaughter of massive numbers of civilians. The inflows are so heavy that European governments are squabbling among themselves about who is to take the refugees. Hungary is considering constructing a fence, like the US and Israel, to keep out the undesirables. Everywhere in the Western media there are reports deploring the influx of migrants; yet nowhere is there any reference to the cause of the problem.

The European governments and their insouciant populations are themselves responsible for their immigrant problems. For 14 years Europe has supported Washington’s aggressive militarism that has murdered and dislocated millions of peoples who never lifted a finger against Washington. The destruction of entire countries such as Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, and now Syria and Yemen, and the continuing US slaughter of Pakistani civilians with the full complicity of the corrupt and traitorous Pakistani government, produced a refugee problem that the moronic Europeans brought upon themselves.

Europe deserves the problem, but it is not enough punishment for their crimes against humanity in support of Washington’s world hegemony.

In the Western world insouciance rules governments as well as peoples, and most likely also everywhere else in the world. It remains to be seen whether Russia and China have any clearer grasp of the reality that confronts them.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency until his retirement in August 2014, has confirmed that the Obama regime disregarded his advice and made a willful decision to support the jihadists who now comprise ISIS. Here we have an American government so insouciant, and with nothing but tunnel vision, empowering the various elements that comprise Washington’s excuse for the “war on terror” and the destruction of several countries. Just as the idiot Europeans produce their own refugee problems, the idiot Americans produce their own terrorist problems. It is mindless. And there is no end to it.

Consider the insanity of the Obama regime’s policy toward the Soviet Union. Kissinger and Brzezinski, two of the left-wing’s most hated bogymen, are astonished at the total unawareness of Washington and the EU of the consequences of their aggression and false accusations toward Russia. Kissinger says that America’s foreign policy is in the hands of “ahistorical people,” who do not comprehend that “we should not engage in international conflicts if, at the beginning, we cannot describe an end.” Kissinger criticizes Washington and the EU for their misconception that the West could act in Ukraine in ways inconsistent with Russian interests and receive a pass from the Russian government.

As for the Idiotic claim that Putin is responsible for the Ukrainian tragedy, Kissinger says:

“It is not conceivable that Putin spends sixty billion euros on turning a summer resort into a winter Olympic village in order to start a military crisis the week after a concluding Olympic ceremony that depicted Russia as a part of Western civilization.”

Don’t expect the low-grade morons who comprise the Western media to notice anything as obvious as the meaning Kissinger’s observation.

Brzezinski has joined Kissinger in stating unequivocally that “Russia must be reassured that Ukraine will never become a NATO member.”

Kissinger is correct that Americans and their leaders are ahistorical. The US operates on the basis of a priori theories that justify American preconceptions and desires. This is a prescription for war, disaster, and the demise of humanity.

Even American commentators whom one would consider to be intelligent are ahistorical. Writing on OpEdNews (8-18-15) William Bike says that Ronald Reagan advocated the destruction of the Soviet Union. Reagan did no such thing. Reagan was respectful of the Soviet leadership and worked with Gorbachev to end the Cold War. Reagan never spoke about winning the Cold War, only about bringing it to an end. The Soviet Union collapsed as a consequence of Gorbachev being arrested by hardline communists, opposed to Gorbachev’s policies, who launched a coup. The coup failed, but it took down the Soviet government. Reagan had nothing to do with it and was no longer in office.

Some ahistorical Americans cannot tell the difference between the war criminals Clinton, Bush, Cheney, and Obama, and Jimmy Carter, who spent his life doing, and trying to do, good deeds. No sooner do we hear that the 90-year old former president has cancer than Matt Peppe regals us on CounterPunch about “Jimmy Carter’s Blood-Drenched Legacy” (8-18-15). Peppe describes Carter as just another hypocrite who professed human rights but had a “penchant for bloodshed.” What Peppe means is that Carter did not stop bloodshed initiated by foreigners abroad. In other words Carter failed as a global policeman. Peppe’s criticism of Carter, of course, is the stale and false neoconservative criticism of Carter.

Peppe, like so many others, shows an astonishing ignorance of the constraints existing policies institutionalized in government exercise over presidents. In American politics, interest groups are more powerful than the elected politicians. Look around you. The federal agencies created to oversea the wellbeing of the national forests, public lands, air and water are staffed with the executives of the very polluting and clear-cutting industries that the agencies are supposed to be regulating. Read CounterPunch editor Jeffrey St. Clair’s book, Born Under A Bad Sky, to understand that those who are supposed to be regulated are in fact doing the regulating, and in their interests. The public interest is nowhere in the picture.

Look away from the environment to economic policy. The same financial executives who caused the ongoing financial crisis resulting in enormous ongoing public subsidies to the private banking system, now into the eight year, are the ones who run the US Treasury and Federal Reserve.

Without a strong movement behind him, from whose ranks a president can staff an administration committed to major changes, the president is in effect a captive of the private interests who finance political campaigns. Reagan is the only president of our time who had even a semblance of a movement behind him, and the “Reaganites” in his administration were counterbalanced by the Bush Establishment Republicans.

During the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a movement behind him consisting of New Dealers. Consequently, Roosevelt was able to achieve a number of overdue reforms such as Social Security.

Nevertheless, Roosevelt did not see himself as being in charge. In The Age of Acquiescence (2015), Steve Fraser quotes President Roosevelt telling Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau at the end of 1934 that “the people I have called the ‘money changers in the Temple’ are still in absolute control. It will take many years and possibly several revolutions to eliminate them.”

Eight decades later as Nomi Prins has made clear in All The Presidents’ Bankers (2014), the money changers are still in control. Nothing less than fire and the sword can dislodge them.

Yet, and it will forever be the case, America has commentators who really believe that a president can change things but refuses to do so because he prefers the way that they are.

Unless there is a major disaster, such as the Great Depression, or a lessor challenge, such as stagflation for which solutions were scarce, a president without a movement is outgunned by powerful private interest groups, and sometimes even if he has a movement.

Private interests were empowered by the Republican Supreme Court’s decision that the purchase of the US government by corporate money is the constitutionally protected exercise of free speech.

To be completely clear, the US Supreme Court has ruled that organized interest groups have the right to control the US government.

Under this Supreme Court ruling, how can the United States pretend to be a democracy?

How can Washington justify its genocidal murders as “bringing democracy” to the decimated?

Unless the world wakes up and realizes that total evil has the reins in the West, humanity has no future.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

  • Michael Lawson

    Damn good report and quite enlightening .

  • Pieter Briel

    THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR HELP

    Document distributed to two universities each in certain selected countries with the request to be forwarded to all other universities including governmental departments such as Defence and Police in each selected country.

    NEW WAY TO LIVE

    Multiply, starting with the number 22, 42, 162…. in an exponential effect and within the fifth stage it becomes difficult to imagine the number, either in terms of quantity or in any other way.

    This is what is happening in our world of today. The economy: as an example manufacturing, has escalated to such a level, that due to a forced single-mindedness in sales , the capable markets became
    flooded and the result of this has caused a serious and unexpected misery for millions of people around the globe.

    It takes less time to set up a factory, than time that is required for new-borns, to enter the adult consumer market. But know this, too many people already need the factory jobs to be able to survive and without
    this, they will forcibly harm our human system. It is our children and their children who are going to be exposed to this un-necessary consequence.

    This misery will continue as long as we do not have a worldwide disciplined authority system, that could manage the extent of value, that the earth, as a cosmic in the universe, could offer.

    We must come to realize, that the resources on earth are limited to what we can see and know of and this potential has its limits. What we will have to establish is, what those limits are and until such time,
    we will have to resort to a new disciplined world order.

    How many people could share a loaf of bread or a litre water. How many loafs of bread and litres of water will be needed to feed an uncontrolled world population expansion? How many European Americans were in
    the U S A , 400 years ago? What will the exponential effect be for the next 50 years in the U S A and elsewhere ?

    What are the answers to the problems we are going to face?

    First of all, the world will have to introduce a system of absolute discipline. It is known that many governments have been and still are being induced to the detrimental result of many societies. For this reason the people involved in such acts, will have to be executed – our future can no longer afford such people.

    This will ensure that in the new setting up of governments, where only competent people will qualify as voters and candidates, who will be able to set up the authorities, which could not be undermined.

    Taking this into account, we will all have to agree, that due to the astronomic change in the way we live and the possible world disasters that will occur, the system of setting up authorities by way of the
    democratic voting system, will have to be changed. Authorities by popular vote and continual inducement have become a danger to our future, taking into account the increase in the world’s populations.

    Knowledgeable authorities, under a strict norm of discipline, will be able to manage our world’s future in a more responsible manner.

    Examples of what we experience today and what should be eradicated as soon as possible are amongst others:

    You need a licence to be able to fly an aircraft or drive a motor vehicle, but too many people have children in an irresponsible way and do not take responsibility.

    People harming society by becoming backhanders in conjunction with undisciplined authorities, homosexuals disrupting incarnation and human norms, thieves causing misery and forcing large expenses on security.Murderers, causing insurmountable damage to society.

    Emotional religious groups, deliberately ignoring the rights of others, where some groups are known for bribing governments in wheel and dealing economies and others , doing things such as the 911
    disaster. ( Do they have the approval of their Gods ?)

    Too many management and preference shareholders of large companies and corporations, ignore human integrity and will conduct business which over time, had shown that their immorality has caused devastation to many people. The mainstream media is also a very serious course of concern due to the very high percentage of misconduct, with regards to influence.

    It is the present authority system that feeds the minds of people to enter into such matters.

    The world can no longer afford people who are not able to abide to a system where discipline is a necessity. Why should we tolerate people who are not able and why should we try and rehabilitate them? If a
    person is not fit to understand discipline then that person is not fit to be amongst other people and nobody should be forced to pay for rehabilitation taking into account the limits of our earth’s resources.

    Looking at the composition of different societies from all over the world, we see that the largest section of any society are those people who are careless. This carelessness is the cause of all the problems that we
    face on earth. The other section that has the abilities, are overpowered by way of the political system, known as democracy.

    We have to accept that we need people from all walks of life to participate in our way of living. We need people to clean our public areas, we need people in the medical field, we need quality political leaders
    and thus, we need each other to survive.

    The system of democracy, was established during a period of time when the discipline within societies, was not disturbed by technological aids. Today, with the wide range of highly sophisticated technical devices, it has become difficult for any society to maintain good order by way of the old democratic way of
    setting up a government.

    Today , it has become necessary to redesign the procedures of setting up an authority . We will have to take note of the extreme numbers of careless and un-knowledgeable people in our societies who are
    not knowledgeable enough to evaluate competency.

    Knowledgeable people from all over the world , will have totake note of this and stand together ( quality people can and have the abilities), with a view of changing the worlds political systems into systems that are absolutely disciplined where non-quality, will not be tolerated.

    The result of such a change will in the end, also give the careless section within society, a better chance into the future.

    How will we change the democratic system?

    Young men and woman within the G8 countries and allies, stand up against the immoral of modern society and form groups, supporting the NEW WAY TO LIVE. Set up associations within the G8 , and when possible, expand to the rest of the world.

    Please send this document to competent people, in an exponential effect.

    PETER BRIEL SOUTH AFRICA

    IN A NUTSHELL
    Because of the rapid growing of fraud and incompetence within today’s political leaders world wide, we will
    have to change the qualifications of the existing democratic way of elections to allow for absolute competence only.

    The change will have to include qualification and quality control levels, for both the electorate and the candidates.

    We can stay the way we are being politically and financially fooled, or we can change the democratic system to allow for quality competence in the interest of all of us.

  • Jimmy Carter called SA under apartheid a “repressive regime”.

  • Vrystaat

    It’s all about money….