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Paul Craig Roberts on the Hypocrisy of Trump’s Opponents


[ Ed. note – In the article below, Paul Craig Roberts, using language a bit stronger than he normally employs, points out the hypocrisy of anti-Trump protesters, and particularly of those who are instigating the protests. And indeed, hypocrisy has pretty much become a trademark of today’s America.

Chief among the instigators of the street demonstrations seems to be the Soros-funded MoveOn organization, but the mainstream media certainly seem to be helping things along. The media, which almost wholly ignored protests leading up to Bush Junior’s Iraq invasion 13 years ago, now is providing blanket saturation coverage of the protests against Trump. And some school officials in Los Angeles seem to be doing their part as well. On Monday, as high school students walked out of classes, L.A. School Superintendent Michelle King issued a public statement–and one media outlet’s report on her comments left the impression she was endorsing the protests.

“Although it has been nearly a week since the presidential election, many students remain concerned about the outcome and want their voices to be heard,” King said, as quoted by USA Today.  “These are important conversations that need to take place. We want our students to know they are not alone.”

The quote supplied by USA Today seems to have King, in effect, praising students for skipping classes to protest Trump. However, if you visit the website of the Los Angeles Unified School District, you will see there is a little more to the statement than what was included in the USA Today report:

Although it has been nearly a week since the presidential election, many students remain concerned about the outcome and want their voices to be heard.

Nov. 14, 2016

These are important conversations that need to take place. We want our students to know they are not alone. However, it is critical that students not allow their sentiments to derail their education or for their actions to place them in danger. Students should limit their activities to non-instructional time and — for their own safety and to follow the law — they should remain on campus.

We believe the best place to discuss concerns is in school with caring teachers and staff. Our schools are utilizing assemblies, classroom dialogues, speaking activities and our restorative justice programs to provide a secure forum for our students.

In addition, our Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity has made resources available at lausd.net to support meaningful conversations around these very sensitive issues.

At L.A. Unified, the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority.

As you will note in the graphic below, the USA Today article attributes the truncated King quote to KTLA, a Los Angeles TV station. However the report on the station’s own website includes the quote in full. For some reason, USA Today seems to be trying to leave the impression that the school superintendent was encouraging students to join the protests.

usatodayAccording to USA Today, the L.A. chapter of United Teachers, the teachers union, also issued a statement saying it “stands proudly” with truant students. I could not verify whether the quote is accurate.

It has often been said that one of the great failures of the US education system is the failure to teach students to think critically or to question things. And I think what we are seeing now are the results of that. Were students and other young protesters thinking critically they might have paused to consider what the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes “did to millions of slaughtered and displaced peoples in 7 countries,” as Roberts puts it. A few “love trumps hate” signs, for instance, might have been apropos at some time over the past five years as the US and its allies were funding terrorist head choppers in Syria. Unfortunately, we didn’t see many. ]


Trump’s Opponents See Normal Americans as Deplorables

By Paul Craig Roberts

I guess we have all noticed that the holier-than-thou groups who whined that Trump wasn’t going to accept the outcome of the election refuse to accept it themselves.

Because I was critical of the George W. Bush regime, the liberal-progressive-leftwing and homosexual/transgendered rights groups have me on their mailing lists.

And it is unbelievable. The entirety of “the other America” refuses to accept the people’s decision. They think that their concerns are more important than the concerns of the American people, who they regard as nothing but a collection of racist homophobic rednecks.

Unless they provoke him beyond reason, Trump is not going to bother any of these people.

Trump wants to bring middle class jobs back to Americans, including for all those paid to protest him.

In order to avoide nuclear war, Trump wants to restore normal relations between the major nuclear powers.

When there are no jobs for Americans that pay enough to support an independent existence, Trump doesn’t see the point of massive legal and illegal immigration.

This is only common sense.

Yet “the threatened people” see it as fascism.

Who are “the threatened people?” As always, the most powerful.

Tell me, what lobby is more powerful than the Israel Lobby? You can’t. But the Jewish Lobby, J Street, has sent me a hysterical email at 5:11pm on 14 November. Unless “we all come together and oppose Trump’s appointment of Breitbart editor Stephan Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor” a “wave of hate will sweep across the land,” consuming “Jews, Muslims, African-Americans, LGBT peoople (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered), immigrants, Hispanics, women and other groups.”

Really now! So is Trump’s chief strategist, whatever position that is, going to attack the Jews and those with unusual sexual impulses with drones and cluster bombs, like the zionist neoconservatives who controlled the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes did to millions of slaughtered and displaced peoples in 7 countries, and like Israel does to Palestinians? Or is the former Breitbart editor going to round them all up and torture them in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo like Bush and Obama did. And like Netanyahu does in Israel?

Or will Trump simply shoot them down in the streets like Netanyahu does to the Palestinian women and children.

How come J Street and the Oligarchy-funded fronts are only concerned with nonexistent threats and ignore all of the real threats?

According to J Street, the main concern is that Trump has appointed an “Alt-Right” person to advise him. Dangerous tensions between nuclear powers? A collapsing American middle class?
These concerns, if present, are in the peripheral vision of the “threatened people.”

According to the front group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Trump’s election by fly-over America has resulted in “over 250 reports of hate crimes around the country.” Is the Southern Poverty Law Center including the brutal beating of a white man by a gang of blacks? How many innocents has Trump slaughtered and put into concentration camps? How many countries has he invaded? The corrupt American media and oligarchic front groups have created “the new Hitler” before he is even inaugerated.

The Klingon Clintons and neoconed Bush/Cheney and Obama killing regimes have murdered more people and invaded more countries than Hitler, and the holier-than-thou group doesn’t care. Yet, the all-powerful Israeli Lobby thinks a Breibart editor is going to target the Jews, immigrants, the transgendered and homosexuals, women, Muslims, Hispanics, “and other groups.” What a change this will be. Only non-immigrant, white, heterosexual males will be in the protected group known as the “preferred minority.”

We must hope that Donald Trump understands the state of moral, cultural, legal, and political collapse that America is in. Two years ago at the Valdai International Discussion Club, Russian President Vladimir Putin said:

“Many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities, national, cultural, religious, and even secular. They are implementing policies that equate families with same-sex partnerships, worship of God with worship of Satan. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.”

Ordinary Americans know what he means. They are forced to accept blasphemous films about Jesus Christ and shameless newspaper caricatures of the Virgin Mary, but if one of them calls a homosexual a pervert, he has committed a hate crime.

America is a country without an honest media. A country without an honest judiciary. Without an honest government. Without an honest legislature. Without honest schools and universities. A country whose morals are confused by propaganda. A country whose elites believe that they are entitled to all the income and wealth and that normal American people are the “deplorables,” to use Hillary’s term for ordinary Americans.

6 thoughts on “Paul Craig Roberts on the Hypocrisy of Trump’s Opponents

  1. Great article, yes there is much hypocrisy, Where was this outrage at the neocon racist wars against the Arab Muslim world???,or the ethnic cleansing in Libya,the Briebart editor Steve Bannon is a saint next to those murdering neocon b***ds ,_and what of the Ukraine, where a vanguard of neo Nazis head bangers were used to overthrow the legitimate government,the evidence is on YouTube, violent men armed with axes and machine guns threatening public officials,No condemnation there ,as the neo racists draped ayran brotherhood flags on goverment buildings..To para phrase Jesus ,”you must remove the spec from your own eye before you can remove the spec from another..

  2. Post Scriptum, when the word racism is used perhaps the neo liberals should remember the slogan used during the Vietnam war,”stop the racist bombs”,and in the last 15yrs the racist bombs have been used by ziocons to decimate the Islamic world,Islam is not like any religion,we the west have centuries of conflict going back to the Christian Byzantine empire,we need a new conversation of mutual respect and understanding, the Ziocons resurrected this conflict and its about time it Ended..

  3. I don’t know if the Secret Service even has enough resources to investigate all the people who have threatened Trump, Ozy. There seems to be quite a few of them.

  4. Matt Harrigan, the now former CEO of ‘Packetsled,’ got sent packing for his threat to shoot the president-elect.

    Remember the Charlie Hebdo FF? When the MSM was lauding CH for being so bold? Except they didn’t print that ‘cartoon’ that showed the Holy Ghost sodomizing JC, who was sodomizing God? Oh yes, that was so funny…Try something similar involving a Rabbi and see what happens.

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