Friday, July 1, 2016

The Collapse of Western Democracy - Paul Craig Roberts

Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now even the semblance of democracy has been abandoned.

 In the US Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential nomination. However, Republican convention delegates are plotting to deny Trump the nomination that the people have voted him. The Republican political establishment is showing an unwillingness to accept democratic outcomes. The people chose, but their choice is unacceptable to the establishment which intends to substitute its choice for the people’s choice.

 Do you remember Dominic Strauss-Kahn? Strauss-Kahn is the Frenchman who was head of the IMF and, according to polls, the likely next president of France. He said something that sounded too favorable toward the Greek people. This concerned powerful banking interests who worried that he might get in the way of their plunder of Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. A hotel maid appeared who accused him of rape. He was arrested and held without bail. After the police and prosecutors had made fools of themselves, he was released with all charges dropped. But the goal was achieved. Strauss-Kahn had to resign as IMF director and kiss goodbye his chance for the presidency of France.

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Anonymous said...

Credit to Roberts for an article he did after Strauss-Kahn was arrested, where he revealed something I hadn't read anywhere else, that Kahn was reportedly surprised when police came onto the plane to arrest him, with Kahn apparently asking if they found his phone.

To me, that was strong evidence of reasonable doubt that he had raped the cleaning lady, but at the same time, I also felt that parts of the story were true, about him being with that woman.

It reminds me of the OJ Simpson case, where he looked guilty as hell from various things, but I always remembered hearing that someone on the plane during his flight asked him for an autograph and he appeared to be acting completely normal, and that would seem hard to believe from a crime-of-passion murderer of a few hours earlier.

So it made it believable to me when I heard that his son, Jason Simpson was the murderer.

But as for Kahn being taken down, it shows that it's about an elite group of Jews right at the top, who will take down their own high-level, but lower-level-than-themselves Jews when need be, like the case of Eliot Spitzer, and how there are top non-Jews at the same level in taking down Jews, like the case of Cheney.

In the Spitzer case, the FBI went public on him conveniently no so long after Spitzer had written a letter in the New York Times about the Bush administration's complicity in the financial crisis.

Scorpio said...

Insightful comment, Faux -- Thanks