Sunday, November 27, 2016

Paul Craig Roberts -- The Western War on Truth


Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and “al Qaeda connections,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” endless lies about Gadaffi, “Russian invasion of Ukraine”—the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.
Russian news services are under attack from the EU and Western presstitutes as purveyors of “fake news.” Abiding by its Washington master’s orders, the EU actually passed a resolution against Russian media for not following Washington’s line. Russian President Putin said that the resolution is a “visible sign of degradation of Western society’s idea of democracy.”

As George Orwell predicted, telling the truth is now regarded by Western “democratic” governments as a hostile act. A brand new website, propornot.com, has just made its appearance condemning a list of 200 Internet websites that provide news and views at variance with the presstitute media that serves the governments’ agendas. Does propornot.com’s funding come from the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy, George Soros?
I am proud to say that paulcraigroberts.org is on the list.
What we see here is the West adopting Zionist Israel’s way of dealing with critics. Anyone who objects to Israel’s cruel and inhuman treatment of Palestinians is demonized as “anti-semitic.” In the West those who disagree with the murderous and reckless policies of public officials are demonized as “Russian agents.” The president-elect of the United States himself has been designated a “Russian agent.”
This scheme to redefine truthtellers as propagandists has backfired. The effort to discredit truthtellers has instead produced a catalogue of websites where reliable information can be found, and readers are flocking to the sites on the list. Moreover, the effort to discredit truthtellers shows that Western governments and their presstitutes are intolerant of truth and diverse opinion and are committed to forcing people to accept self-serving government lies as truth.
Clearly, Western governments and Western media have no respect for truth, so how can the West possibly be democratic? 
The presstitute Washington Post played its assigned role in the claim promoted by Washington that the alternative media consists of Russian agents. Craig Timberg, who appears devoid of integrity or intelligence, and perhaps both, is the WaPo stooge who reported the fake news that “two teams of independent researchers”—none of whom are identified—found that the Russians exploited my gullibility, that of CounterPunch, Professor Michel Chossudosky of Global Researh, Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Justin Raimondo and that of 194 other websites to help “an insurgent candidate” (Trump) “claim the White House.”
Note the term applied to Trump—“insurgent candidate.” That tells you all you need to know. 
Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, which somehow escaped inclusion in The 200, unloads on Timberg and The Washington Post here:

Western governments are running out of excuses. Since the Clinton regime, the accumulation of war crimes committed by Western governments exceed those of Nazi Germany. Millions of Muslims have been slaughtered, dislocated, and dispossessed in seven countries. Not a single Western war criminal has been held accountable. 
The despicable Washington Post is a prime apologist for these war criminals. The entire Western print and TV media is so heavily implicated in the worst war crimes in human history that, if justice ever happens, the presstitutes will stand in the dock with the Clintons, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, Obama and their neocon operatives or handlers as the case may be.



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, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

FOTM makes the (completely absurd) list of 200 "secret-Russian-agents' websites"!


FOTM made the List of 200 secret-Russian-agents' websites! =^..^=

Good news!
Our humble little blog Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM), started on less-than-a-shoestring 7 years ago with contributors who write for literally no pay, is in the Obama administration’s and the corrupt MSM’s bull’s eye for reporting the truth!
From The Wrap, Nov. 25, 2016:
“Russia had a hand in spreading fake news to millions of Americans during the election cycle, according to two independent research groups, PropOrNot and Foreign Policy Research Institute.
The Washington Post was the first media outlet to report PropOrNot’s findings that there are over 200 websites described as ‘routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season, with combined audiences of at least 15 million Americans.’”
Together with such august company as Drudge ReportInfoWars, former Congressman Ron Paul, former Reagan official David Stockman, Wikileaks and ZeroHedgeFOTM made The List of 200 as “fake media” sites that, according to something called Is It Propaganda Or Not?, “reliably echo Russian propaganda” — you know, Russia, the new boogeyman according to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
      
Is It Propaganda or Not?, which I venture to guess is CIA, was launched this year “as an effort to prevent propaganda from distorting U.S. political and policy discussions”. PropOrNot describes itself as “Your Friendly Neighborhood Propaganda Identification Service, Since 2016!” — “an independent team of concerned American citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, including professional experience in computer science, statistics, public policy, and national security affairs.”
Dog eyeroll
Here’s the List of 200 in alphabetical order (FOTM is #54):
spy-vs-spy
  1. 4threvolutionarywar.wordpress.com
  2. activistpost.com
  3. aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk
  4. abeldanger.net
  5. abovetopsecret.com
  6. ahtribune.com
  7. allnewspipeline.com
  8. americanlookout.com
  9. americasfreedomfighters.com
  10. amren.com
  11. amtvmedia.com
  12. ancient-code.com
  13. anonews.co
  14. anonhq.com
  15. antiwar.com
  16. asia-pacificresearch.com
  17. assassinationscience.com
  18. baltimoregazette.com
  19. barenakedislam.com
  20. beforeitsnews.com
  21. bignuggetnews.com
  22. blackagendareport.com
  23. blacklistednews.com
  24. christianfightback.com
  25. collective-evolution.com
  26. conservativedailypost.com
  27. consortiumnews.com
  28. corbettreport.com
  29. cosmicscientist.com
  30. countercurrents.org
  31. counterinformation.wordpress.com
  32. counterpunch.org
  33. dailyoccupation.com
  34. dailystormer.com
  35. darkmoon.me
  36. darkpolitricks.com
  37. davidstockmanscontracorner.com
  38. dcclothesline.com
  39. dcleaks.com
  40. defenddemocracy.press
  41. dennismichaellynch.com
  42. disclose.tv
  43. disclosuremedia.net
  44. drudgereport.com
  45. educateinspirechange.org
  46. educate-yourself.org
  47. endingthefed.com
  48. endtime.com
  49. eutimes.net
  50. eutopia.buzz
  51. ewao.com
  52. eyeopening.info
  53. endoftheamericandream.com
  54. fellowshipoftheminds.com
  55. filmsforaction.org
  56. floridasunpost.com
  57. foreignpolicyjournal.com
  58. fourwinds10.net
  59. freedomoutpost.com
  60. gaia.com
  61. galacticconnection.com
  62. gangstergovernment.com
  63. gatesofvienna.net
  64. geopolmonitor.com
  65. globalresearch.ca
  66. godlikeproductions.com
  67. govtslaves.info
  68. greanvillepost.com
  69. guccifer2.wordpress.com
  70. hangthebankers.com
  71. healthnutnews.com
  72. henrymakow.com
  73. heresyblog.net
  74. humansarefree.com
  75. ihavethetruth.com
  76. in5d.com
  77. informationclearinghouse.info
  78. infowars.com
  79. intellihub.com
  80. intrepidreport.com
  81. investmentresearchdynamics.com
  82. investmentwatchblog.com
  83. jackpineradicals.com
  84. jamesrgrangerjr.com
  85. jewsnews.co.il
  86. journal-neo.org
  87. katehon.com
  88. katehon.org
  89. kingworldnews.com
  90. lewrockwell.com
  91. libertyblitzkrieg.com
  92. libertywritersnews.com
  93. nakedcapitalism.com
  94. naturalblaze.com
  95. naturalnews.com
  96. newcoldwar.org
  97. newstarget.com
  98. newswithviews.com
  99. nowtheendbegins.com
  100. nutritionfacts.org
  101. makeamericagreattoday.com
  102. memoryholeblog.com
  103. mintpressnews.com
  104. moonofalabama.org
  105. off-guardian.org
  106. oftwominds.com
  107. oilgeopolitics.net
  108. opednews.com
  109. orientalreview.org
  110. patriotrising.com
  111. paulcraigroberts.org
  112. platosguns.com
  113. pravda.ru
  114. pravdareport.com
  115. prepperwebsite.com
  116. prisonplanet.com
  117. rbth.com
  118. readynutrition.com
  119. redflagnews.com
  120. regated.com
  121. rense.com
  122. righton.com
  123. rinf.com
  124. ronpaulinstitute.org
  125. rt.com
  126. rumormillnews.com
  127. ruptly.tv
  128. russia-direct.org
  129. russia-insider.com
  130. sentinelblog.com
  131. sgtreport.com
  132. shiftfrequency.com
  133. shtfplan.com
  134. silentmajoritypatriots.com
  135. silverdoctors.com
  136. sott.net
  137. southfront.org
  138. sputniknews.com
  139. stormcloudsgathering.com
  140. strategic-culture.org
  141. superstation95.com
  142. survivopedia.com
  143. theantimedia.org
  144. thedailybell.com
  145. thecommonsenseshow.com
  146. thedailysheeple.com
  147. theduran.com
  148. theearthchild.co.za
  149. theeconomiccollapseblog.com
  150. theeventchronicle.com
  151. thefederalistpapers.org
  152. thefreethoughtproject.com
  153. themindunleashed.org
  154. thenewsdoctors.com
  155. the-newspapers.com
  156. therebel.media
  157. therussophile.org
  158. thesaker.is
  159. thesleuthjournal.com
  160. thetruenews.info
  161. thetruthseeker.co.uk
  162. thirdworldtraveler.com
  163. toprightnews.com
  164. trueactivist.com
  165. trunews.com
  166. truth-out.org
  167. truthandaction.org
  168. truthdig.com
  169. truthfeed.com
  170. truthkings.com
  171. ufoholic.com
  172. undergroundworldnews.com
  173. unz.com
  174. usanewshome.com
  175. usapoliticsnow.com
  176. usasupreme.com
  177. usdcrisis.com
  178. usdcrisis.com
  179. usslibertyveterans.org
  180. vdare.com
  181. veteransnewsnow.com
  182. veteranstoday.com
  183. vigilantcitizen.com
  184. viralliberty.com
  185. voltairenet.org
  186. wakeupthesheep.com
  187. wakingtimes.com
  188. washingtonsblog.com
  189. wearechange.org
  190. weshapelife.org
  191. whatdoesitmean.com
  192.  whatreallyhappened.com
  193. wikileaks.com
  194. wikileaks.org
  195. wikispooks.com
  196. worldnewspolitics.com
  197. worldpoliticsus.com
  198. www.fort-russ.com
  199. yournewswire.com
  200. zerohedge.com
H/t Will Shanley, Vivian Lee, and FOTM‘s Puddy Dunne
~Eowyn the Deplorable