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The question in the title is V.I. Lenin’s question. His answer was to create a revolutionary “vanguard” to spread revolutionary ideas among the workers, the economic class that Karl Marx had declared to be the class rising to the ascendency of political power. Finally, democracy, frustrated by upper class interests in its earlier manifestations, would become reality. The workers would rule.

Given the presence of evil and human failing, it did not work out in that way. But Lenin’s question remains a valid one. Americans whose economic life and prospects for their children have been destroyed by the offshoring of American manufacturing and tradable professional skills jobs, such as software engineering, answered the question by electing Donald Trump.

The Americans, dispossessed by the offshoring corporations, elected Trump, because Trump was the only American running for a political office who called attention to the problem and declared his intention to fix it.

By standing up for Americans, Trump alienated the global corporations, their executives and shareholders, all of whom benefit from stealing the economic life of Americans and producing abroad where labor and regulatory costs are lower. Neoliberal junk economists describe this labor arbitrage, which reduces the real incomes of the American labor force, as the beneficial working of free trade.

These offshoring firms not only have destroyed the economic prospects of millions of Americans, but also have destroyed the payroll tax base of Social Security and Medicare, and the tax base of local and state governments, with the consequence that numerous pension systems are on the verge of failure. The New York Teamsters Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund has just failed. This failure, experts predict, is the beginning of a tsunami that will spread into municipal and state pension systems.

When you add up the external costs of jobs offshoring that are imposed on Americans, the costs far exceed the value of the profits that flow to the One Percent. Clearly, this is an intolerable situation.

Dispossessed Americans rose up. They ignored the presstitute media, or perhaps were driven to support Trump by the hostility of the media. Trump was elected by dispossessed America, by the working class.

The working class is out of favor with the elite liberal/progressive/left which abhors the working class as racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts who oppose transgendered toilet facilities. Thus, the working class, and their chosen representative, Donald Trump, are under full assault by the presstitutes. “Trump Must Go” is their slogan.

And well he might. Trump, in a fit of stupidity, dismissed his National Security Advisor, Gen. Flynn, because Flynn did what he should have done and spoke with the Russian ambassador in order to avoid a Russian response to Obama’s provocation of expelling Russian diplomats at Christmas.

Russians have been demonized and ascribed demonic powers. If you speak to a Russian, you fall under suspicion and become a traitor to your country. This is the story according to the CIA, the Democratic Party, the military/security complex, and the presstitute media.

Once Trump put Flynn’s blood in the water, he set the situation for the sacrifice of other of his appointees, ending with himself. At the present time, “the Russian connection” black mark is operating against Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. If Sessions falls, Trump is next.

Let’s be clear. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sessions met with the Russian ambassador, just as he met with a number of other countries’ ambassadors. There is nothing unusual or surprising about a US senator meeting with foreign diplomatic representatives.

Those who accuse Sessions of lying are misrepresenting the facts. Session met with ambassadors in his capacity as a US Senator, not in his capacity as a Trump representative. As a former US Senate staffer, I can attest that it is perfectly normal for US Senators to meet with diplomats. John McCain and Lindsey Graham even fly to the Middle East to meet with terrorists.

Despite the facts, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and all the rest of the CIA’s media whores are consciously and intentionally misrepresenting the facts. Amerians do not need any more evidence that the entirely of the American media is totally devoid of intergrity and respect for truth. The American media is a collection of whores who lie for a living. The presstitutes are despicable, the scum of the earth.

The real question is how has contact with Russian government officials become criminalized, grounds for removing a National Security Adviser, an Attorney General, and impeaching a President himself. President John F. Kennedy had ongoing contact with Khrushchev, the head of the Soviet government, in order to resolve the Cuban/Turkish missile crisis without nuclear war. President Nixon had ongoing contact with the Russians in order to achieve SALT I and the anti-ballistic missile treaty. President Carter had ongoing contact with Russians in order to achieve SALT II. President Reagan worked with the Russian leader in order to end the Cold War. I know. I was there.

But if President Trump wants to defuse the extremely dangerous tensions that the reckless Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes have resurrected with a powerful thermo-nuclear state that only wants peace with the US, President Trump and any of his appointees who spoke to a Russian are unfit for office! This madness is the position of the idiot liberal/progressive/left, the CIA, the Democratic Party, the right-wing morons of the Republican Party such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and the two-bit whores that comprise the Westrern media.

ORDER IT NOW

Dear reader, ask yourself, how did communications with Russians in the interest of peace and the reduction of tensions become a criminal act? Have laws been passed that it is forbidden for US officials to speak with Russian officials? Are you so utterly stupid that a presstitute media that has never in your entire life told you anything that was truthful can convince you that those who seek to avoid a conflict between thermo-nuclear powers are “Russian agents”?

I have no doubt that the vast bulk of Western populations are insouciant. But if there is no intelligence and awareness left anywhere in the population, and most certainly there is none whatsoever in the governments of the West or in the Western media or the Identity Politics of the liberal/progressive/left, then don’t expect to be alive much longer.

The entirely of the world has been put on the knife edge of existence by the arrogance, stupidity, and hubris of the neoconservative pursuit of American world hegemony. The neoconservative ideology is perfect cover for the material interest of the military/security Deep State that is driving the world to destruction.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Ivy says:

    Trump’s struggles are likely being aided and abetted by Obama. It will be a matter of time before there are some investigations into how Obama and his administration reps such as Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder behaved, or didn’t. Many hope that WikiLeaks may have more to share about that.

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  2. “There was nothing unprecedented in receiving unofficially such envoys, he said. He had recently given interviews to Polish, Hungarian, and Italian revolutionists–all engaged in operations against Governments with which Great Britain was at peace. Such interviews represented merely one method of obtaining desirable information; not remotely were they intended as recognition of insurrectionary movements.”

    from StatesMen of the Lost Cause, Hendrick

    After the personal, informal face-to-face meetings between spokespersons the decision is made whether to proceed with more formal negotiations which connote recognition between Sovereigns. This is not illegal or exceptional. It is the way diplomacy works.

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  3. It’s the Globalists vs. the Nationalists. The battle has only begun. The Globalists do not recognize national sovereignty, national borders or national laws. They are not constrained by the constitution. They are traitors. Their aim is a single corporate governance of mankind by any means necessary. A global, eternal Feudalism. Trump will be remembered as the first leader of the American resistance to Globalism.

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  4. Despite the facts, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and all the rest of the CIA’s media whores are consciously and intentionally misrepresenting the facts. Amerians do not need any more evidence that the entirely of the American media is totally devoid of intergrity and respect for truth. The American media is a collection of whores who lie for a living. The presstitutes are despicable, the scum of the earth.

    Well said, but this has been known for decades if not centuries.

    The real question is how has contact with Russian government officials become criminalized…

    No question at all. The usual suspects always make up any sh!t they want. It’s whatever they think suits ‘em at the moment. Tomorrow they could claim the exact opposite without missing a beat or showing a bit of shame.

    For example, during the 1930s the Soviets went from being Satan’s myrmidons to FDR’s buddies in the blink of an eye. In a few years they magically morphed back into Satan’s spawn.

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  5. polistra says:

    I’m not worried about the global part. Russia is DOING what needs to be done, resisting imperialism wherever it can. Russia is stopping the war we started in Syria. The EU is falling apart fast. Many countries in Europe and Asia and Africa are kicking out Soros NGOs, the virus of globalism.

    In other words, the world’s immune system is working properly. Globalism no longer has a globe to rule.

    I’m hugely worried about the internal part. Trump seems to think he can rule by commenting on the passing scene like any ordinary blogger.

    He doesn’t understand the unrelenting mission-driven WORK ETHIC of Deepstate. Strangely for a hotel magnate, he doesn’t understand the need to clean the room before checking in a new guest.

    Yeah, there are Civil Service rules, but there’s also a well-established workaround in bureaucracies. Serious saboteurs can be neutered by giving them zero duties. Pay them for a full day at an empty desk, and monitor them carefully to be sure they’re not committing sabotage in the off-hours. Since their work is all evil, you don’t need to hire a replacement. Most departments and agencies should be completely empty-desked.

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  6. Ivan K. says:

    intelligence… most certainly there is none whatsoever in the governments of the West …
    Trump was elected by dispossessed America, by the working class.

    And by those who counted their votes. Arguably, they are the most important link in the chain. If there were no intelligence in the government, in the official and the unofficial cejters of power, DJT would have failed to win the election.

    But if there is no intelligence and awareness left anywhere in the population, … then don’t expect to be alive much longer.

    That’s a fear-mongering and even panic-mongering that contributes to further destabilization.

    [T]he vast bulk of Western populations are insouciant.

    To fight insouciance with talking about the end of the world makes as much sense as fighting fire with flood.

    Trump, in a fit of stupidity, dismissed his National Security Advisor, Gen. Flynn

    There you go again.

    blood in the water

    Sharks are stupid – and easily killed.

    Flynn was a loose cannon, a strange choice for NSA, and it’s hard to confidently dismiss this theory: https://t.co/yY7e7BEtYm

    “If Sessions falls, Trump is next.”

    Linear thinking: way too simplistic.

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  7. KenH says:

    The working class is out of favor with the elite liberal/progressive/left which abhors the working class as racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts who oppose transgendered toilet facilities.

    The word “white” should precede working class. Mr. Roberts, please grow a spine and advocate for your own people just like every other race does for their own. Stop catering to the everyman.

    It seems to me that Trump has let himself be intimidated and bullied by the establishment on Russia and foreign policy. He now says NATO is lovely with his only gripe being that they need to pay a little more. The Russians and other nations correctly see NATO as a tool of Western aggression and imperialism.

    The “Russian hacking” claim is the gift that keeps on giving for if Trump tries to pursue a policy of rapprochement with Putin then suddenly he becomes a “Putin stooge” and is repaying Putin for supposedly delivering the election to him via the hacking.

    The other concern is that Trump seems to worship anyone with a “general” preceding their name. I’m afraid he’ll buy anything that any general is selling. This could get us into lots of trouble and lead us away from “America First”.

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    "The word “white” should precede working class. Mr. Roberts, please grow a spine and advocate for your own people just like every other race does for their own. Stop catering to the everyman."

    It is my hope that PCR has spine, and brain enough not to fall for the divide and conquer trap that you, and other white racists on this site have fallen for.

    It isn't brown vs black vs white vs etc. It is the STATE VS YOU!
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  8. Achoo says:

    There are Powers higher than any mortal, that take care in their own ways of all sorts of would-be dangerous murderers. Inflicting evil upon the human species and upon life itself does not fare well with the Powers. This is how the world works.

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  9. Trump is extremely angry at Sessions for recusing himself without telling him he was going to do it. Trump had him for dinner in Florida tonight along with the John Kelly of Homeland Security.

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    How did Trump have him, burnt to a crisp, or bloody as hell?
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  10. Duglarri says:

    All very reasonable if you assume that Trump is an honest, hard-working, and reliable representative of the working classes who didn’t mislead anyone- no, not one little bit- into voting for him, hoping that he would work for them instead of the billionaires who are his friends. Who voted for him hoping that the rumors that he was surrounded by white supremacists were just that- rumors. That he would be capable of running the country well- not just well, but better than anyone else, as a result of his business acumen.

    Now his voters are learning that no, he’s not going to drain the swamp; his cabinet is without challenge the richest government in human history; and the incompetence and stupidity with which he’s approached government borders on the absurd, leading to an easy prediction that the United States may very shortly not have a government at all.

    Which it should be observed is the stated goal of his most senior, most trusted advisor, Bannon. Who blandly says, “burn it all down. All! Deconstruct it.” Which means, end it. The government. All of it.

    Trump might be suffering from this river of leaks because he’s made enemies of the deep state. But it may also be the result of his own associates recognizing that the United States has placed a moron in charge of the world.

    It’s the old question. A conspiracy, or just stupidity? A conspiracy is more fun, but rarely proves out in the end. Stupidity is usually the core of these things.

    There’s no grand conspiracy after Trump. There’s just a very stupid man in charge of a stupid gang who can’t shoot straight. And God help us all.

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  11. uslabor says:

    “Despite the facts, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and all the rest of the CIA’s media whores are consciously and intentionally misrepresenting the facts. ”

    NPR is just as bad, or even worse than those listed by Roberts. I listen to it when I’m getting ready for work, and driving because it is the easiest noise on radio to listen to.

    My question is: when will NPR identify Putin as the Kennedy assassin shooting from the grassy knoll?

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  12. uslabor says:
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    Trump is extremely angry at Sessions for recusing himself without telling him he was going to do it. Trump had him for dinner in Florida tonight along with the John Kelly of Homeland Security.

    How did Trump have him, burnt to a crisp, or bloody as hell?

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  13. uslabor says:
    @KenH

    The working class is out of favor with the elite liberal/progressive/left which abhors the working class as racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts who oppose transgendered toilet facilities.
     
    The word "white" should precede working class. Mr. Roberts, please grow a spine and advocate for your own people just like every other race does for their own. Stop catering to the everyman.

    It seems to me that Trump has let himself be intimidated and bullied by the establishment on Russia and foreign policy. He now says NATO is lovely with his only gripe being that they need to pay a little more. The Russians and other nations correctly see NATO as a tool of Western aggression and imperialism.

    The "Russian hacking" claim is the gift that keeps on giving for if Trump tries to pursue a policy of rapprochement with Putin then suddenly he becomes a "Putin stooge" and is repaying Putin for supposedly delivering the election to him via the hacking.

    The other concern is that Trump seems to worship anyone with a "general" preceding their name. I'm afraid he'll buy anything that any general is selling. This could get us into lots of trouble and lead us away from "America First".

    “The word “white” should precede working class. Mr. Roberts, please grow a spine and advocate for your own people just like every other race does for their own. Stop catering to the everyman.”

    It is my hope that PCR has spine, and brain enough not to fall for the divide and conquer trap that you, and other white racists on this site have fallen for.

    It isn’t brown vs black vs white vs etc. It is the STATE VS YOU!

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    It is my hope that PCR has spine, and brain enough not to fall for the divide and conquer trap that you, and other white racists on this site have fallen for.
     
    It's a fact that Trump's victory is largely due to the turnout of the white working class and the fact that the Democrats have abandoned them in favor of black and brown race chauvinists who despise white people and demand special rights and privileges at their expense.

    You can blame Marxist clowns and hypocrites like yourself and the Democrats for divide and conquer tactics as it's an art form with you people. People like you condone and even support identity politics when practiced by non-whites but howl like banshees when whites do the same thing.

    You are just one of the many hasbarat trolls who pop up on occasion to attack white people who don't hate themselves and advocate for their own interests.
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  14. Although I agree with much that Mr. Roberts says above, indeed almost everything, he does leave out that Mr. Flynn certainly outright lied about these contacts and that Mr. Sessions is splitting hairs when he suggests that he believe that when he denied contact with any Russian government officials during the campaign (which is the specification of a period of time and not the specificity of an activity) he was denying any contact regarding the campaign.

    In the first instance, Flynn is clearly guilty as charged of obfuscation, at a minimum and outright falsehoods at modicum.

    In the second instance, Mr. Sessions should have simply made clear the distinction that he now says he assumed when he responded to his confirmation questions.

    Suitable language would have been something like, “Although I had no contact with Russian government officials in my official or even unofficial capacity on behalf of the Trump presidential campaign during the campaign season and before the inauguration, I have, did have and will continue to routinely have interactions with Russian and other foreign diplomats in the course of my Senatorial duties and in the course of carrying out my new duties in the Department of Justice to the extent that I feel they are in the interests of the United States or to the extent that I am asked to have such contacts by my superiors or by other Cabinet officials.”

    See, how easily Mr. Sessions current circumstances could have been avoided?

    LF

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  15. KenH says:
    @uslabor
    "The word “white” should precede working class. Mr. Roberts, please grow a spine and advocate for your own people just like every other race does for their own. Stop catering to the everyman."

    It is my hope that PCR has spine, and brain enough not to fall for the divide and conquer trap that you, and other white racists on this site have fallen for.

    It isn't brown vs black vs white vs etc. It is the STATE VS YOU!

    It is my hope that PCR has spine, and brain enough not to fall for the divide and conquer trap that you, and other white racists on this site have fallen for.

    It’s a fact that Trump’s victory is largely due to the turnout of the white working class and the fact that the Democrats have abandoned them in favor of black and brown race chauvinists who despise white people and demand special rights and privileges at their expense.

    You can blame Marxist clowns and hypocrites like yourself and the Democrats for divide and conquer tactics as it’s an art form with you people. People like you condone and even support identity politics when practiced by non-whites but howl like banshees when whites do the same thing.

    You are just one of the many hasbarat trolls who pop up on occasion to attack white people who don’t hate themselves and advocate for their own interests.

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  16. It isn’t brown vs black vs white vs etc. It is the STATE VS YOU!

    It is the corruption by the oligarchy, and how that corruption is applied/felt.

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  17. I agree with Roberts that the working class voted for Trump in large numbers. Joe Sixpack–that beer-swiggin’, two-packs-a-day denizen of the loading dock–realizes that the District of Corruption Establishment doesn’t give a damn for him and his concerns. That bought-and-paid-for hack Hillary Clinton likes to make populist noises–whenever she’s not making $300K speeches to her corporate buddies, that is.

    What’s with all the bullshit about contacts with Russian officials? Hell, years ago, neocon Israel-Firster John Bolton had unauthorized contacts with the Mossad. Nothing was done about it. . . .

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