Saturday, January 01, 2011

P.C. Roberts: 2011

by Paul Craig Roberts, Foreign Policy Journal, Dec 31, 2010
”Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.”
–Lewis H. Lapham

The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the US government of US law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy.

2011 is shaping up as the terminal year for American democracy. The Republican Party has degenerated into a party of Brownshirts, and voter frustrations with the worsening economic crisis and military occupations gone awry are likely to bring Republicans to power in 2012. With them would come their doctrines of executive primacy over Congress, the judiciary, law, and the Constitution and America’s rightful hegemony over the world.

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1 comment:

Dr Nasir Khan said...

Dr Roberts is one of the few Americans who dare to tell the truth in clear terms about the role of American imperialism, its present criminal wars of aggression in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc., and its genocidal policies. We know he was an insider in formulating the fiscal policies of the Reagan administration. In some of his articles, he has tried to defend and exonerate the policies of his former boss. For his views in this respect, I find it difficult to commend him for what he says.

However, what Dr Roberts has shown about the nefarious role of the American power and its global gangster politics working in close cooperation with the Zionist forces is a testimony to the fact that independent human spirit can survive even under the most reactionary forces that dictate power politics. I view him an exceptionaly brilliant individual who somehow managed to come out of the Reagan administration’s stultifying politics with his cognitive faculties still intact! Let’s hope he will continue to inform and inspire in an age of imperial deception, mass manipulation and political chicaneries.