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Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday.

King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trail.

Documents of the official investigation remain secret until the year 2027.

As Wikipedia reports, “The King family does not believe Ray had anything to do with the murder of Martin Luther King. . . . The King family and others believe that the assassination was carried out by a conspiracy involving the U.S. government, and that James Earl Ray was a scapegoat. This conclusion was affirmed by a jury in a 1999 civil trial against Loyd Jowers and unnamed co-conspirators.”

The US Department of Justice concluded that Jowers’ evidence, which swayed the jury in the civil trail, was not credible. On the other hand, there is no satisfactory explanation why documents pertaining to the investigation of Ray were put under lock and key for 59 years.

There are many problems with the official story of King’s assassination, just as there are with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. No amount of suspicion or information will change the official stories. Facts don’t count enough to change official stories.

Many Americans will continue to believe that having failed to tar King as a communist and womanizer, the establishment decided to remove an inconvenient rising leader by assassination. Many black Americans will continue to believe that a national holiday was the government’s way of covering up its crime and blaming racism for King’s murder.

Certainly, the government should not have fomented suspicion by settling such a high profile murder with a plea bargain. Ray was an escapee from a state penitentiary and was apprehended at London’s Heathrow Airport on his way to disappear in Africa. It seems farfetched that he would imperil his escape by taking a racist-motivated shot at King.

We should keep in mind the many loose ends of the Martin Luther King assassination as we are being bombarded by media with what Finian Cunningham correctly terms “high-octane emotional politics that stupefies the public from asking some very necessary hard questions” about the Charlie Hebdo murders, or for that matter the Boston Marathon Bombing case and all other outrages that prove to be so convenient for governments.

Those gullible citizens who believe that “our government would never kill its own people” have much understanding to gain from knowledge of Operation Gladio and Northwoods Project, about which much information is available on the Internet and in parliamentary investigations and officially released secret documents.

The Northwoods Project was presented to President John F. Kennedy by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. It called for shooting down people on the streets of Washington and Miami, shooting down US airliners (“real or simulated”), and attacking refugee boats from Cuba in order to create an atrocity case against Castro that would secure public support for a full-fledged invasion to bring regime change to Cuba. President Kennedy refused the plot and removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, an action that some researchers conclude led to his assassination.

Operation Gladio was revealed by the prime minister of Italy in 1990. It was a secret operation coordinated by NATO and operated by European military secret services in cooperation with the CIA and British intelligence.

Parliamentary investigations in Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium and testimony by secret service operatives have established that Gladio, originally established as a “stay-behind” secret army to resist Soviet invasion, was used to commit bombing attacks on Europeans, especially women and children, in order to blame communists and keep them from gaining political power in Europe during the Cold War era.

In answer to questioning by judges about the 1980 bombing of the central train station in Bologna resulting in the deaths of 85 people, Vincenzo Vinciguerra said: “There exists in Italy a secret force parallel to the armed forces, composed of civilians and military men . . . a super-organization with a network of communications, arms and explosives [which] took up the task, on NATO’s behalf, or preventing a slip to the left in the political balance of the country. This they did, with the assistance of the official secret services and the political and military forces.”

Vinciguerra told the UK newspaper The Guardian that “every single outrage that followed from 1969 fitted into a single, organized matrix . . . mobilized into the battle as part of an anti-communist strategy originating not with organizations deviant from the institutions of power, but from within the state itself, and specifically from within the ambit of the state’s relations within the Atlantic Alliance.”

There is no doubt about Gladio’s existence. The BBC did a 2.5 hour documentary on the secret terrorist NATO organization in 1992. There are a number of books, articles and reports in addition to the parliamentary investigations and testimonies from participants.
There are reasons to believe that, although exposed, Gladio is still in operation and is behind terrorist attacks, such as Charlie Hebdo, in Europe today. Of course, today Washington has such control over Europe that no parliamentary investigations comparable to those that exposed Operation Gladio are possible.

With the documented and officially admitted existence of many official government conspiracies against their own peoples resulting in numerous deaths, only witting or unwitting agents of government conspiracies respond to valid questions about alleged terrorist events by trying to shout down truth-seekers.

The function of shutting down suspicion of official stories has been well performed by the “mainstream” print and TV media in the Western world. This presstitute function has been joined by many tabloid internet sites, such as Salon, and other such sites that originate in money or desire for profit.

Money flows to those who serve the establishment. The way to riches is to cover for the powerful private interest groups that comprise the One Percent and control the government.

Many websites unwittingly contribute to the power of the One Percent to control explanations and to discredit truth-seekers. This is the main function of comment sections on Internet sites where paid trolls operate.

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Studies have concluded that the largest percentage of a population is too insecure to take a position different from peers. Most Americans simply do not know enough to have confidence in making independent decisions. They go with the flow and rely on their peers to tell them what is safe to think.

Trolls are hired for the purpose of making disparaging and ad hominem attacks on those who diverge from accepted opinion. For example, I am constantly attacked in personal terms in comment sections by people hiding behind first names and aliases. Others employ left-wing and progressive hatred of Ronald Reagan to discredit me on the grounds that anyone so wicked and evil as to serve in the Reagan administration cannot be trusted. Many of my denigrators worship the ground that Hillary Clinton walks on.

Today in the so-called “western democracies,” it is permissible to be politically incorrect against Muslims and to invoke denigration and hatred against them. However, it is not permissible to criticize the government of Israel for indiscriminate and murderous attacks on Palestinian citizens. The position of the Israel Lobby and its obedient and well-intimidated presstitutes is that any criticism whatsoever of Israel is anti-semitism and an indication that the critic desires a new holocaust. In other words, the Israel Lobby defines any critic of any Israeli government policy as an incipient mass murderer.

This effort to silence all critics of Israeli policies applies also to Israelis and Jews themselves. Israelis and Jews who legitimately criticize Israeli policies in hopes of steering the Zionist State away from self-destruction are branded “self-hating Jews” by the Israel Lobby. The Lobby has demonstrated its power to destroy academic freedom and to reach into private Catholic universities and public state universities and both block and withdraw tenure appointments of candidates, both Jews and non-Jews, who have incurred the Lobby’s disapproval.

I see Martin Luther King as an American hero. Whatever his personal failings, if any, he stood for justice and for the safety of every race and gender under law. King actually believed in the American dream and wanted to achieve it for everyone. I am confident that had I confronted King with criticism, he would have considered my case and responded honestly regardless of any power he might have held over me.

I cannot expect the same consideration from any western government or from the trolls that operate in comment sections provided by Internet sites in hopes of boosting their readership.

Gullible and credulous people are incapable of defending their liberty. Unfortunately these traits are the principal traits of western peoples. Western liberty is collapsing in front of our eyes, and this makes absurd the desire by Vladimir Putin’s Russian opponents to integrate with the collapsing western states.

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

    “failure to prove that King was a womanizer”??

    Dr Roberts, where have you been living these past 50-odd years?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Epaminondas
  2. MarkinLA says:

    I wish PCR and Pat Buchanan could get together and write about the conspiracy in the Reagan administration to destroy the American middle class.

    Every device and lie designed to do that was constructed by that administration.

    1) Looking the other way while corporations used illegals to break unions and destroy wages and then amnestying them with family reunification priorities on the immigration laws and affirmative action running amok.
    2) The idea that there was a tech worker shortage when American universities and corporations were the world leaders in information technology without them so those corporations could guest worker visas to devalue the educations of American tech workers.
    3) The big lie that free trade was about opening up markets to US exports when it really was about companies utilizing cheap foreign labor.

    I wonder what destroying the middle class has to do with the destruction of liberty. I bet it has a lot as it adds to the insecurity of the people and makes them more dependent on government.

  3. WhatEvvs [AKA "Bemused"] says:

    “However, it is not permissible to criticize the government of Israel for indiscriminate and murderous attacks on Palestinian citizens.”

    Mearsheimer & Walt – who are they?

  4. Wally says: • Website

    “Dr.” Martin Luther King?

    Hardly, he plagiarized his dissertation which makes him a liar and cheat.

    See the real “Dr.” King here:
    http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/01/11/the-dark-side-of-martin-luther-king-jr/

  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @schmenz

    There is no reference to “prove” in the article. The article says there was a failure to tar King
    as a communist and womanizer. It says nothing about his guilt one way or the other.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  6. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous

    I keep on telling people to avoid “sockpuppetry,” namely leaving numerous comments under different names. Please pick one handle that’s available and stick to it.

  7. syonredux says:

    Is there actually a need for Paul Craig Roberts to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Americans are the source of the world’s evils.”

    Here’s an idea.There’s an online resource, The Postmodern Essay Generator. Couldn’t Ron Unz fashion something similar for PCR? That way, whenever anything bad happens in the world, PCR would be freed from the onerous task of actually composing new stuff. He could just enter a few key words and, hey, presto! a new article.

    Of course, that’s assuming that someone hasn’t already created a Paul Craig Roberts Essay Generator….

    • Replies: @Stone Garden
    , @Aaron Klein
  8. @syonredux

    Is there actually a need for Paul Craig Roberts to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Americans are the source of the world’s evils.”

    Are you tired of hearing the truth?

    Go on and watch “Reality” TV then…

    And oh BTW,

    Is there actually a need for Steve Sailor to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Media ignores racial reality.”

    Is there actually a need for Fred Reed to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Blacks suck.”

    Is there actually a need for John Derbyshire to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Liberals import low IQ Third Worlders.”

    • Replies: @J Yan
    , @Truth
  9. Jackal says:

    Surprised that PCR fails to mention OPERATION COSMIC CALAMITY — recently disclosed “top secret” memoranda from deep within the bowels of the establishment, which confirm that the moon landings and “Big Foot” sightings were false flag operations to disguise the US government role in the MLK, JFK & RFK assassinations.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  10. @syonredux

    More power to Dr. Roberts. He has been a voice of clarity in the wilderness over the years. The personal cost to him has been great but he continues to provide a valuable service to his readers. If someone chooses to bury their head in the sand do so at your own peril. Keep up the good work Dr. Roberts you are appreciated by many.

  11. J Yan says:
    @Stone Garden

    Good one, but Fred Reed notwithstanding, Sailer’s columns (and his cadre of dittoheads) prove that whites can suck too.

  12. @Jackal

    “Jackal”:

    There is no doubt about the government’s role in the JFK assassination. Read, if you can, any of a number of books by investigators on the subject. You might wish to start with “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison. (After you have completed your homework assignment, maybe you can start a new religion: Church of the Pristine Bullet.)

    It is sad to see how prophetic Orwell was; after all that has come out in recent years on government lies and deceptions (such as the Niger yellowcake fabrication) members of the Outer Party such as you will still shout themselves hoarse for BB on BB’s Birthday.

  13. syonredux says:

    Stone Garden:

    Are you tired of hearing the truth?

    I love hearing the truth, dear fellow.Of course, PCR has a rather shadowy grasp on the truth.The phrase “A mirror, darkly” comes to mind.

    Go on and watch “Reality” TV then…

    PCR is far more entertaining than reality TV.Genuine madness is such a rare thing, dear fellow.

    And oh BTW,

    Dear fellow, don’t confuse Sailer and Derbyshire with PCR.Sailer and Derbyshire actually have insight into the world. PCR, in contrast, can only see his own reflection.

    M.Dupaix:

    Good one, but Fred Reed notwithstanding, Sailer’s columns (and his cadre of dittoheads) prove that whites can suck too.

    MMM, of course, given PCR’s rather fervid admiration for Mr Putin, I can only assume that he sucks something as well….

    Aaron Klein:

    More power to Dr. Roberts. He has been a voice of clarity in the wilderness over the years.

    MMM, well, he’s certainly been a voice of something.I’m sure that we all recall how he accurately predicted the collapse of the dollar in 2012 and how the USA turned into a Mad Max style dystopia:

    It was 2017. Clans were governing America.

    The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.

    As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police.

    The dollar had collapsed as world reserve currency in 2012 when the worsening economic depression made it clear to Washington’s creditors that the federal budget deficit was too large to be financed except by the printing of money.

    With the dollar’s demise, import prices skyrocketed. As Americans were unable to afford foreign-made goods, the transnational corporations that were producing offshore for US markets were bankrupted, further eroding the government’s revenue base.

    The government was forced to print money in order to pay its bills, causing domestic prices to rise rapidly. Faced with hyperinflation, Washington took recourse in terminating Social Security and Medicare and followed up by confiscating the remnants of private pensions. This provided a one-year respite, but with no more resources to confiscate, money creation and hyperinflation resumed.

    Organized food deliveries broke down when the government fought hyperinflation with fixed prices and the mandate that all purchases and sales had to be in US paper currency. Unwilling to trade appreciating goods for depreciating paper, goods disappeared from stores.

    Washington responded as Lenin had done during the “war communism” period of Soviet history. The government sent troops to confiscate goods for distribution in kind to the population. This was a temporary stop-gap until existing stocks were depleted, as future production was discouraged. Much of the confiscated stocks became the property of the troops who seized the goods.

    Goods reappeared in markets under the protection of local warlords. Transactions were conducted in barter and in gold, silver, and copper coins.

    Other clans organized around families and individuals who possessed stocks of food, bullion, guns and ammunition. Uneasy alliances formed to balance differences in clan strengths. Betrayals quickly made loyalty a necessary trait for survival.

    Large scale food and other production broke down as local militias taxed distribution as goods moved across local territories. Washington seized domestic oil production and refineries, but much of the government’s gasoline was paid for safe passage across clan territories.

    Most of the troops in Washington’s overseas bases were abandoned. As their resource stocks were drawn down, the abandoned soldiers were forced into alliances with those with whom they had been fighting.

    Washington found it increasingly difficult to maintain itself. As it lost control over the country, Washington was less able to secure supplies from abroad as tribute from those Washington threatened with nuclear attack. Gradually other nuclear powers realized that the only target in America was Washington. The more astute saw the writing on the wall and slipped away from the former capital city.

    http://www.infowars.com/the-year-america-dissolved/

  14. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:
    @MarkinLA

    Markin

    Why would you want to use a severe labor scarcity as an excuse the import H1 and L1 B VISA Asian scab labor? There is no economic case for race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Majority with highly racialized Asian Legal Immigrant scab Labor.

    In case you don’t know, both Paul Craig Roberts and Pat Buchannan are enthusiasts for importing highly racialized legal immigrant Asian scab Labor. I consider both PCR and Pat Buchannan to be mortal enemies of Native Born White American engineers and programmers.

    Without a doubt PCR will use MLK iconography to agitate for the permanent race-replacement of The Historic Native Born White American Majority… These days PCR belongs in a White Studies department with the vile Noel Ignatief…

    Very severe labor scarcity=very high real wage….

    • Replies: @IrishMutt
  15. Truth says:
    @Stone Garden

    I

    s there actually a need for Steve Sailor to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Media ignores racial reality.”

    Is there actually a need for Fred Reed to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Blacks suck.”

    Is there actually a need for John Derbyshire to keep on writing articles? After all, everything that he writes asserts the same idea, over and over again, albeit with minor variations in the wording: “Liberals import low IQ Third Worlders.”

    Yep, just about nailed that one, although with Reed you could add”…and Mexican farmworkers are capable of doing differential equations at 7.”

    Re MLK; I love the selective anachronistic time framing on this site, I.E. “MLK was a communist, he cheated on his Wyyyyyyyyfe!”

    Whereas Thomas Jefferson knocking up his wife’s 14 year old sister, or George Washingon being a human trafficker is just a matter of “boys being boys.”

  16. IrishMutt says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    @BullBlizzard

    Which PCR and PB have you been reading? Certainly not the ones whose writings are hosted on Unz. Those two writers have been consistently decrying offshoring and the H-1B scam and highlighting their negative consequences for Archie Bunker “real American” STEM workers for at least 15 years. Where have you been, asleep? If you’d read them, you couldn’t have missed it.

    You must have been too young to read to have missed PCR penning statements like this in 2000:

    If you are a white heterosexual able-bodied male (WHAM), you need to understand that affirmative action is not about leveling a playing field. It is about leveling you.

    The man even coauthored an entire book on that subject: “The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy.”

    Seriously, post some supporting evidence or retract your inane charge.

  17. @schmenz

    He’s been living in a tiny room inside his Bible.

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