Paul Craig Roberts: Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated

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Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared at paulcraigroberts.org

When Trump was elected I wrote that it was unlikely that he would be successful in accomplishing the three objectives for which he was elected—peace with Russia, the return home of offshored US jobs, and effective limits on non-white immigration—because these objectives conflicted with the interests of those more powerful than the president.

Paul Craig Roberts: Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated

I wrote that Trump was unfamiliar with Washington and would fail to appoint a government that would support his goals. I wrote that unless the ruling oligarchy could bring Trump under its control,Trump would be assassinated.

Trump has been brought under conrol by assassinating him with words rather than with a bullet. With Steve Bannon’s dismissal, there is now no one in Trump’s government who supports him. He is surrounded by Russophobic generals and Zionists.

But this is not enough for the liberal/progressive/left. They want Trump impeached and driven from office.

Marjorie Cohn, whom I have always admired for her defense of civil liberty, has disappointed me. She has written in Truthout, which sadly has become more like PropagandaOut, that the House must bring articles of impeachment against Trump for his abuse of power and before he launches a new civil war and/or nuclear war.

This is an extraordinary conclusion for a normally intelligent person to reach. What power does Trump have? How does he abuse his non-existent power? The ruling Establishment has cut his balls off. He is neutered. Powerless. He has been completely isolated within his own government by the oligarchy.

Even more astonishingly, Marjorie Cohn, together with 100% of the liberal/progressive/left are blind to the fact that they have helped the military/security complex destroy the only leader who advocated peace instead of conflict with the other major nuclear power. Cohn is so deranged by hatred of Trump that she thinks it is Trump who will bring nuclear war by normalizing relations with Russia.

Clearly, the American liberal/progressive/left is no longer capable of rational thought. Hate rules. There is nothing in their lexicon but hate.

The American liberal/progressive/left has degenerated into idiocy. They think that they are fighting “white nationalism” in the White House and that Trump is a champion or symbol of “white nationalism” and that there will be no victory until Trump and all symbols of “white nationalism” are obliterated.

Little do they understand. Ajamu Baraka spells it out for them in CounterPunch. White Supremacy, he writes, is inculcated into the cultural and educational institutions of the West. Liberal and leftist whites are also white supremacists, says Baraka, and Trump and the “alt-right” are nothing but a superficial useful platform on which the white supremacist American liberal/progressive/left can parade its self-righteousness. Ajamu Baraka’s conclusion is “that in order for the world to live, the 525-year-old white supremacist Pan-European, colonial/capitalist patriarchy must die.” It is not difficult to see in this statement that genocide is the solution for the white plague upon humanity. Little wonder the “alt-right” gets exercised by the anti-white propaganda of Identity Politics.

Non-white immigration will finish off the shards of remaining European civilization. All current demographics indicate that all of Europe and North America will sooner than you expect be occupied by non-white majorities.

The problem is not so much the immigrants themselves as it is that they are taught to hate whites by white liberal/progressive/leftists. The destruction of statues will not end with Robert E. Lee’s. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are next. They owned slaves, whereas the Lee family’s slaves were freed by will three years prior to the Lincoln’s invasion of the South. The Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln memorials will have to be destroyed also as they, too, are momuments to racism. Indeed, according to the Identity Politics of the Liberal/progressive/left the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution are White Supremacy documents written by racists. This doubles the indictment against Thomas Jefferson and adds all of the Founding Fathers to the indictment. All are guilty of institutionalizing White Supremacy in America.

The uninformed insouciant Average American may think that this is a joke. But no. It is the orthodoxy of the white American intellectual class. It is taught in all the universities.

In Atlanta they are talking about erasing the heads of the South’s generals carved into Stone Mountain. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota will be next. It has carved into it the heads of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. All racists, and Roosevelt was a colonialist and imperialist to boot. Lincoln was the worst racist of all.

Economist/historian Thomas DiLorenzo reminds us that “to his dying day, Lincoln was busy plotting the deportation of all the black people in America, including the soon-to-be-freed slaves.” https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/thomas-dilorenzo/next-target-blacklivesmatter/

The following statements are all statements that are in Abe Lincoln’s Collected Works:

“I have said that the separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation [of the white and black races] . . . Such separation . . . must be affected by colonization” [sending blacks to Liberia or Central America]. (Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln vol. II, p. 409).

“Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and . . . favorable to . . . our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime.” (Collected Works, vol. II, p. 409).

“I am not nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people” (Collected Works, vol. III, pp. 145-146).

How did Lincoln in the face of his own words and deeds get to be the hero who liberated blacks from slavery? The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave, as Lincoln’s Secretary of State complained. It was a war measure that only applied to slaves under the jurisdiction of the Confederacy in hopes of fomenting a slave rebellion that would pull Southern soldiers off the front lines to rush to the protection of their wives and children. In 1861 the year the North invaded the South, President Lincoln said, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so” (First Inaugural Address). In 1862 during the war, Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.”

Lincoln was elevated to the undeserved position of black liberator by the historical lies made up by white liberal/progressive/leftists who hate the South. They are so consumed by hate that they do not understand that the hate that they teach will also devour them. They should read Jean Raspail’s book, The Camp of the Saints. People taught racial hate do not differeniate between good and bad members of the people they are taught to hate. All are equally guilty. As one Third Worlder wrote to me, “all whites are guilty,” even those such as myself who speak out against the West’s atrocities against the darker-skinned peoples.

The Amerian liberal/progressive/left has long been engaged in demonizing white people exactly as Nazis demonized Jews and Communists demonized capitalists. One would think that the liberal/progressive/leftists would be aware of what happened to the Jews and to the Russian, Chinese and East European capitalists and bourgeois middle class. Why do the liberal/progressive/leftists think they will escape the consequences of teaching hate?

What has Charlottesville taught us other than that the hate expressed by the liberal/progressive/left exceeds the hate expressed by the white nationalists themselves. When it comes to hate, the White Supremacists are out-gunned by the liberal/progressive/left.

Hate is the hallmark of the American liberal/progressive/left, and hate always ends in violence.

The Northern ruling economic interests had no interest in devoting resources to a war to free slaves. They wanted the Union held together so that there would be no competition for the lands west of the Mississippi and so there would be an agrarian sector to which to market northern manufactured goods protected by tariffs against lower priced British goods.

The northern work force didn’t want any freed slaves either. The large number of recent Irish immigrants driven out of Ireland by the British starvation policy called Lincoln’s war “a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.” What freed slaves meant for the northern working class was a larger labor supply and lower wages. In 1863 when the Republicans passed the draft, the Irish in Detroit and New York rioted. The rioters took out their anger and frustration on northern blacks, many of whom were lynched. It is not clear to me whether more backs were lynched in the North during the war or in the South during Reconstruction. If there are any memorials to the Irish, those racist statues will have to be taken down also. Perhaps even the Statue of Liberty is racist.

And we haven’t yet heard from Native Americans. In his excruciating history, The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians, Ralph K. Andrist describes the genocide of the Plains Indians by Lincoln’s Civil War generals, William Tecumseh Sherman, Phillip Sheridan, Grenville Dodge and other of the first war criminals of the modern age who found it a lot easier to conduct warfare against Southern women and children than against armed troops. Against the Native Americans Lincoln’s generals now conducted a policy of genocide that was even more horrible and barbaric than Sheridan’s destruction of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Lincoln historian Professor Thomas DiLorenzo provides a synopsis of the genocide of Native Americans here: http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=803

During the eight year presidency of General Ulysses S. Grant, 1868-76, the Union generals conducted a policy of extermination against the Native Americans. Entire villages, every man, woman, and child, were wiped out. The Union Army’s scorched earth policy starved to death those Indians who escaped fire and sword.

Professor DiLorenzo writes:

“Sherman and Sheridan’s troops conducted more than one thousand attacks on Indian villages, mostly in the winter months, when families were together. The U.S. Army’s actions matched its leaders’ rhetoric of extermination. As mentioned earlier, Sherman gave orders to kill everyone and everything, including dogs, and to burn everything that would burn so as to increase the likelihood that any survivors would starve or freeze to death. The soldiers also waged a war of extermination on the buffalo, which was the Indians’ chief source of food, winter clothing, and other goods (the Indians even made fish hooks out of dried buffalo bones and bow strings out of sinews). By 1882, the buffalo were all but extinct.”

Indian warriors who were captured were subjected to the type of trials and executions that the George W. Bush regime gave Saddam Hussein: “hundreds of Indians who had been taken prisoner were subjected to military ‘trials’ lasting about ten minutes each, according to Nichols (1978). Most of the adult male prisoners were found guilty and sentenced to death—not based on evidence of the commission of a crime, but on their mere presence at the end of the fighting.” In other words, POWs were executed, for which the US executed German officers at Nuremberg.

The Union massacre of the Indians began before the Civil War was won. DiLorenzo reports:

“One of the most famous incidents of Indian extermination, known as the Sand Creek Massacre, took place on November 29, 1864. There was a Cheyenne and Arapaho village located on Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado. These Indians had been assured by the U.S. government that they would be safe in Colorado. The government instructed them to fly a U.S. flag over their village, which they did, to assure their safety. However, another Civil War ‘luminary,’ Colonel John Chivington, had other plans for them as he raided the village with 750 heavily armed soldiers. One account of what happened appears in the book Crimsoned Prairie: The Indian Wars (1972) by the renowned military historian S. L. A. Marshall, who held the title of chief historian of the European Theater in World War II and authored thirty books on American military history.

“Chivington’s orders were: ‘I want you to kill and scalp all, big and little.’ ( Marshall 1972, 37). Then, despite the display of the U.S. flag and white surrender flags by these peaceful Indians, Chivington’s troops ‘began a full day given over to blood-lust, orgiastic mutilation, rapine, and destruction—with Chivington looking on and approving’ (Marshall 1972, 38). Marshall notes that the most reliable estimate of the number of Indians killed is ‘163, of which 110 were women and children’ (p. 39).

“Upon returning to his fort, Chivington ‘and his raiders demonstrated around Denver, waving their trophies, more than one hundred drying scalps. They were acclaimed as conquering heroes, which was what they had sought mainly.’ One Republican Party newspaper announced, ‘Colorado soldiers have once again covered themselves with glory’ (Marshall 1972, 39).

DiLorenzo reports: “The books by Brown and Marshall show that the kind of barbarism that occurred at Sand Creek, Colorado, was repeated many times during the next two decades.”

General Sherman, a war criminal far in excess of anything the Nazis were able to produce, wrote to his wife early in the Civil War that his purpose was “extermination, not of soldiers alone, that is the least part of the trouble, but the [Southern] people.”

His wife responded: Conduct a “war of extermination” and drive all Southerners “like the swine into the sea. May we carry fire and sword into their states till not one habitation is left standing” ( Walters 1973, 61).

DiLorenzo observes that Sherman did his best to take his wife’s advice.

The extreme hatred and barbarity to which the Northern war criminals had subjected Southern non-combatants broke like fury over the Plains Indians. Distinguished military historians have described the orders given to General Custer by Phillip Sheridan as “the most brutal orders ever published to American troops.”

Clearly, if we are taking down statues, we can’t stop with Robert E. Lee. We will have to take down the Statues of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, and all the rest of the Union war criminals who implemented what they themselves called “the final solution to the Indian problem.”

The designation of the northern invasion of the South as a civil war is itself a lie. The term “civil war” is used to cover up the fact that the North initiated a war of aggression, thus removing the sin of war from the North. A civil war is when two sides fight for control of the government. However, the South had no interest or intent to control the government in Washington. All the Southern states did is to use the constitutional right to end their voluntary association with other states in the United States. The South fought because the South was invaded. Southerners did not regard the War of Northern Aggression as a civil war. They clearly understood that the war was a war of Northern Aggression.

As brutal as Lincoln’s war criminal armies were to Southern civilians, the inhumanity of the brutality toward Southern people escalated during the long period called Reconstruction. The Northern ruling Republicans did their best to subject the South to rule by the blacks while Northern “carpetbaggers” stole everything that they could. No white Southern woman was safe from rape. “Civil War” buffs have told me that there were southern towns in which all the women were hidden in the woods outside of town to protect them from the Republican Union soldiers and the former slaves that the Republican agents of Reconstruction encouraged. What happened to the South at the hands of the Republicans was no different from what the Russians and Americans did in Germany when the Wehrmacht surrendered. The demonized KKK was an organization that arose to protect what remained of the South’s honor from unbearable humiliations.

Consequently, for decades no Southern person would vote Republican. The Democrats lost the “solid South” by aping the Reconstruction Republicans and again bringing Reconstruction to the South, using federal force instead of persuasion.

No real facts are any longer taught in the US about the so-called “Civil War.” In the place of the actual history stands only lies.

In an accompanying guest contribution, economist/historian Professor Thomas DiLorenzo explains the real reason that Lincoln invaded the South. He shows that Lincoln’s success in conquering the South destroyed the political character of the United States that had been formed by the Founding Fathers. He also shows that the Union policy of conducting war against civilians created the precedents for the massive war crimes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Seldom does the opportunity arise to acquire an enlightening and accurate history lesson from one article. That is what Professor DiLorenzo has delivered. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/21/lincoln-myth-ideological-cornerstone-america-empire/

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  • Dod Grile

    “Left-Right” is an inaccurate paradigm. A more accurate one is “The Have Nots-The Haves-The Have Mores.” Which one are you?

    Now for some Carlin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ-CAkPAlc4

    • mes78613

      He nailed it! Too bad more didn’t listen when he told us this! I miss him :(

  • Rodney Loder

    The New left is just a rehashing of the old hippy movement, almost identical, the hippy I married, – to get away from the still then McCarthyism of LBJ, Nixon who ended Vietnam, Ford and then Carter who with the sad Pontiff destroyed the Soviet Union in conjunction with the hippies and the Holy Ghost, (every influential person on the Earth believing I was the up and coming jew Messiah Event, except me of course),- turned out to be the a totally committed Zionist who would give her last $5 to Princess Diana if it would make her love affairs better, and had no hesitation sacrificing our 7 children to help make me want to be the jew Messiah.
    Of course Sue Loder was being mind controlled by jews, exactly the same as the ANTIFA.

    • Lumen

      i feel sorry for your (ex) wife :)

      • Rodney Loder

        Both of them were just no good, no good for anything, actually there is a moderate militia calling themselves “don’t be sad” I tried to find out why they call a military contingent such a name, my informants in Heaven said that they called themselves thus for the same reasons I abuse all the old wives, let Allah decide.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Sometimes it almost sounds as if people like PCR only want financial sanity and constitutional restraints on imperial overreach in foreign policy. Almost. But when you advocate “effective limits on non-white immigration” you give the game away; at a minimum, you’re an out-of-touch old guy who clumsily makes himself an easy target for his opponents, jeopardizing other worthwhile goals he may be pursuing. On that big piece of stolen Indian land between the two oceans, white people have no more legitimacy that any others. Just shouting harder won’t make it so. You want some control over immigration, fine; but basing it on race is really bringing us back to a dark time.

    • Mattias Dahlström

      Check the breakup on IQ and crime (and associated parameters such as income, welfare, rape, incarceration etc) you will find that in communities dominated by Europeans or North East Asians mutual trust, overall achievement, crime rates and prosperity are all better. These factors have been proven to be hereditary by 80 and 60% resp.
      Europe built the worlds civilization with support from China, Persia and India. Europe filled with MENA and Africans will be like MENA or Africa – and that will really bring back dark times.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They actually long ago expanded the immigration of non whites in the 60’s and thus reduced the immigration of whites correspondingly , they were wanting people with money and highly educated people coming to stop the lack of any new creative thinking being produced in the US. Which has been mostly producing Social crybabies and a weak education system, with none of them going into fields which are mostly filled by foreigners to keep the US tech industry competitive. Which is a brain drain for other countries which inhibits their growth and expansion in industries to become competitive. The problem is it has never stopped being a race thing as this has been about controlling them from the beginning by using this divide.

      • Ma_Laoshi

        What I think we’re both groping towards is that obsessing over race on the right, and affirmative action on the left, are all tactics of divide&conquer, i.e. part of the problem. You want to help disadvantaged people, you can fix, of the top of my hat, education, health care, and the war on drugs. All this can be discussed without dividing the population into various groups at each other’s throat. The current administration is not the one to do it.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          There is no real consensus what to do even they don’t know what they want and the US education will continue to lag because they are intent on destroying the history. The future generations will destroy the history of these groups on the left because they are again full of racists and bigots on the left but they don’t view themselves as such.

          The belief that this administration is capable sounds really weak since this administration hasn’t been put in place yet , so you have the old one. I agree the Obama leftovers and current politicians have no political will to change the status quo since they push divide and conquer.

          The problem isn’t the administration ,but the real core problem is the public none of them are truly open to changing because it doesn’t push their agenda they want to gripe about something that doesn’t work without offering any type of real and credible input.

          Until those out there realize they are the problem and not the solution , until then you can’t achieve anything but regress and not progress as we see the former and none of the latter.

          The repairing of a political system being destroyed from within is the first thing and getting rid of any influence of Anarchists since they have nothing to offer, but chaos. Then no affiliations with race based groups as they will distract from real progress since they are buried in past no one today had any control over. The overall thing is to improve a system is generally what progress is about , like improving the wheel to a cart, bicycle, and then a car.

  • mes78613

    The North and the South still don’t get along!

  • Serious

    F*ck Trump.
    F*ck Hillary.
    F*ck USA.

  • FlorianGeyer

    I knew that the abuses of the civil war and American Indians was appalling but this account horrifies me, although it gives an insight to the US mindset and abuses since those dark days.

  • RichardD

    Being from PCR you have to take this stuff seriously. Looks like ol honest Abe was a real creep.

    It would have been nice if he’d gone into the Jew nexus with slavery and the monied interest driving a lot of the crimes that he writes about. Because I think that you’d were a disproportionally a big part and controlling interest of it.

  • hvaiallverden

    This is the reason for me to never trust the so called Lefts, socialistic “democracy” witch in an country like Norway is the “social left side”, because they never ever bother to do anything, expect for some few fringes whom is hyped by an MSM whom is running the entire PC-infested freak show we call politics this days.
    The facts are simple, the poor gets poorer, the rich gets richer, and austerity as I see this refuge need scam as it is, pushes our social systems to crash, and nobody is willing to admit anything, from housing to violence, lack of law enforcement and an shrewd look an the facts of the streets right out side our very own homes, politicians denying reality’s as in Sweden and Germany, an MSM whom writes nonsense and hypes an propaganda against anyone rocking the boat.
    They focus, is false, they claim they are not racist, while they protect the scums by claiming they came from back ward shit holes somewhere in Africa, but now is labeled Refugees, from what.
    huh
    And again, an issue not even touched by the so called left, are they, can you remember reading anything, about why we have millions of Africans coming, and the end is nowhere in sight.
    Ignorance isnt an bliss, morons, wake up.

    Our mayor problem is the prestitutes and whorespondents of the western MSM, period.
    They sett the agenda, fuels it with bullshit, repeats it day in day out, hammers insane political solutions as migration was to squish the salary’s downward and no wounder the right side is silent, they benefit from undermining their own f….. country.
    Yeah, beat that.
    Been an troika with the Sore-ass associations of Color revolutions for sale to anyone whom is or can pay, to any country on earth, right in front of our very own eyes, because they have to same goal, but different “reasons”, whores for the Robber Barons.

    But, still, after all the whining in the MSM, I haven’t read one freaking article that even mentions or is even remotely close to use the word, peace.
    No f…. way.
    Nope, somebody is cashing big time this days, and thats not me and you.

    But again, I have not much sympathy with the Yankikes, sorry, but nope.
    The shit is going home, remember Popcorn and something to drink, and do remember, refined sugar is the biggest man slaughter of them all, dont even eat refined salt, both are meant to be used as they are, raw, with and salt with jod.

    peace

  • Bob

    Many in US spouting cultural Marxist ‘anti-white’ mantras aren’t even necessarily aware of where it all originates from. Need to go way back – the minority of Communists in 1920’s Germany were so dismayed they failed to seize control of Germany in wake of chaotic 1918 defeat, as the Bolsheviks had achieved the previous year in Russia with external support, that they set up a think-tank to study why their attempts had so clearly failed – with generous banking sector endowments. In their resulting Institute for Social Research or ‘Frankfurt School’ they were forced to accept reality that western society had far stronger social and cultural bonds that the rigid and linear Marxist doctrine had ever accounted for. So what did they do? They set to theorizing on how to best wreck those powerful social and cultural bonds. With rise of Hitler in Germany these Communists decamped to USA – many to Columbia University – and kept on working with these ideas, which in due course filtered out into US tertiary education system via the social sciences.