Paul Craig Roberts: “US Government Most Corrupt on Earth”

25 Dec

Greg Hunter ( interviews former assistant secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts.

This is a spectacular interview.  To me, Roberts seems to be taking his revelations to a new level.  His interview is such an insightful and compelling indictment of the US government,  that it might be good enough to get Roberts killed.

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22 responses to “Paul Craig Roberts: “US Government Most Corrupt on Earth”

  1. Rex Trover

    December 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    PCR has been telling it like it is (as he sees it) for quite a while.

    • Adask

      December 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Yes, Paul Craig Roberts has. And I’ve followed many of his interviews.

      It’s only my subjective opinion, but this interview strikes me as a much clearer, stronger, more coherent indictment of government than those I’ve heard in the past.

  2. wholy1

    December 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    How many MSM sycophants has any one seen attack this Man’s integrity? His creds and patriotism are impeachable. Long live PCR, a living American legend!

    • pop de adam

      December 26, 2014 at 1:35 AM

      “His creds and patriotism are impeachable.”

      Do you mean unimpeachable?

    • Doug

      December 26, 2014 at 5:24 AM

      PCR was assistant secretary of the treasury and never spoke out against the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM which has been the most criminal act against America since its inception. Why ?

      • Adask

        December 26, 2014 at 7:16 AM

        That’s a very good–and troubling–question.

        I’ll bet it troubles PCR.

        Why didn’t he speak out when he a “stage” (as Assistant Secretary of State) from which he could’ve spoken and been believed?

        I’ll bet that question troubles a lot of men, maybe most of them, PCR must suspect that he might’ve made a much bigger difference if he’d spoken out when he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

        Of course, he might’ve suspected some problems back then, but he wouldn’t have know as much back then. Plus, no one achieves a position of real political power without first having shown himself to be extremely LOYAL to whoever hired him. Back in the day, PCR might’ve kept his mouth shut at times out of simple loyalty to Ronald Reagan.

        And who knows? Maybe PCR had dreams and ambitions of achieving higher office. If so, he might’ve “played the game” (like most politicians) and “gone along with the program” in hopes of later achieving even more power.

        I think that most politicians imagine that they can “play the game” until they achieve great power–and then–at the pinnacle of their power–they’ll finally blow the whistle and tell the truth. That’s a delusion. Most politicians tell or assent to so many lies that when they finally achieve a “pinnacle of power,” they can’t even remember the truths that may have once motivated them to seek public office. They lied for so long, that they’ll continue to do so, even at the pinnacle of their power.

        I’m not criticizing PCR. I don’t know that my previous comments have any relationship to him. But I know that my comments might have some relevance to PCR’s life.

        It’s just human nature. Almost all of us succumb to the temptation to tell a lie now (when we should tell the truth), or keep silent now (when we should speak out) in hopes that by lying or keeping out mouths shut today, we’ll have a better chance to speak the truth tomorrow. It’s a shame we think that way, but we do. The truth is that if we made it a habit of telling the truth right now, whenever we saw a truth that deserved to be said, the whole world would be a better place.

        Imagine what our nation, economy and world would be if people always spoke the truth and never assented to lies by their silence. I wonder if most people can imagine or really desire a world where we were all inclined to tell the truth all the time. It would be a better world, but how many of us want to live in a world where a wife asks her husband if her new dress makes he look fat, and he answers truthfully? How many of us would choose to live in a world where we told children the truth about life from early on?

        Almost all of us are susceptible to telling lies because the “white lies” (at least) sometimes give people a (false) hope. If all lies are wrong, some nevertheless seem “polite” and required to avoid hurting other people’s feelings. Most of us for most of our lives find ourselves unwilling to tell some truths because they’ll hurt other people’s feelings.

        To some degree, that’s one of the problems politicians face. They must chose between telling the truth (we’re headed for an economic collapse that might cause hundreds of thousands, even millions, to die) and making people feel good by lying and claiming that we’re in an economic recovery.

        In any case, PCR is 75 years old, and perhaps determined to tell the truth now to make up for the times when he remained silent back then.

        We might wish that he’d started telling the truth at an earlier time, but we should be glad that he ever started to “really” tell the truth.

        The truth is something most of us come to later in life–if at all. If we all told the truth incessantly from the time we were kids and could first speak, none of us would’ve lived long enough to vote in an election. Our parents (the recipients of most of our statements of truth) would probably have strangled us before we became teenagers. (“I had to kill him, yer Honor. It was justifiable homicide, see? An act of self-defense. The little bastard just kept telling the truth. He just wouldn’t shut up.”)

        The truth is that most of us learn to lie at an early age. We learn to tell our parents and teachers what they want to hear. It’s a survival mechanism. We learn to lie to avoid being spanked or being sent to our rooms without dinner. Only later in life, when we might be too big to be spanked, do we dare to not only tell, but value, the truth.

        PCR’s video interview with Greg Hunter seems to be a determined effort to pull no punches and tell the truth. It’s a great interview.

        But we are left to wonder what predisposed PCR to be so unusually truthful in that interview. Does he believe time is running out for America? For PCR? For both?

      • henry

        December 26, 2014 at 11:08 AM

        To the intelligent, highly paid, people in the banking industry, when obvious falsehoods are mentioned they don’t want to hear it. If the facts and/or analysis were correct then they reason that they must be stupid in believing lies or evil for promoting the lies. But, since they know that they are not stupid or evil they conclude that the information must be incorrect. If they started sharing the ideas then they may not be highly paid as the system collapses. They look up to the people who pay them as people who are smarter than they are. They don’t trust their own thought processes. They lie to themselves. They think that the economy is held up by hypnosis: If the average guy loses confidence in it then they will stop spending and it will collapse. Either they are like children who believe in Santa or children who know that Santa doesn’t exist but, to be kind, lie to the stupid children. They use verbicide and double speak to sell the ideas. Those dispelling the myths are those who do not have an interest in promoting the lies. I don’t know if Roberts has explained his journey from the dark side to the light.

  3. timmy

    December 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Love PCR. Unfortunately, this kind of truth only reaches the choir… totally suppressed. But good to hear anyway. The game is over… full totalitarianism or collapse are the only outcomes possible at this point. History is clear, and we won’t be exempt. Prepare (and pray) accordingly. IMHO.

    • timmy

      January 1, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      You don’t like my comment? Do you really think you’re going to beat those who have essentially complete control over money, media, police, military, education, mainline churches…?? Seriously? You are utterly ignorant of history if you think the USA will do anything but collapse or make the final step to totalitarianism.

  4. Roger

    December 25, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Thomas Jefferson: “Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust.”

    Well, Mr. Jefferson, it looks like We the People have not retained “sufficient control”, and our government has become “perverted”. Now a fateful choice lies before us.

    We can believe the full-court press of negative marketing tempting us to self-defeating hopelessness, go limp when the duties of citizenship call, and play the role of hand-wringing spectators while the Criminal Mafia that corrupted our government (and runs the infotainment media) finishes the job of turning the US into a failed state.

    Or, We the People, in our politically unstoppable Hundreds of Millions, can quit watching 30 hours a week of TV, exert ourselves with determined purpose, and re-impose the rule of law before the anarchist billionaires irreversibly abolish the Constitution and finally cannibalize our nation according to their well known methods.

    Which choice will we, the heirs to (what’s left of) your form of government, make for ourselves and our posterity, Mr. Jefferson?

    • Doug

      December 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      Besides being psychologically attached to their Tel-a-viv-ision, Americans are addicted to Socialist Security and the debt based FEDERAL RESERVE FIAT CREDIT SYSTEM. This insecurity is understandable amongst atheists but Christians are admonished to TRUST GOD … but truthfully they don’t regardless of what they spew from their lying mouths. They TRUST man, and as far as I know man has never been trustworthy.

    • Henry

      December 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Roger said: >>Well, Mr. Jefferson, it looks like We the People have not retained “sufficient control”, and our government has become “perverted”.<<

      It's clear to me that Paul Craig Roberts is one of the perverts. Roger, you can see through the cartoon. From things you have written before, I can tell you know there's a difference between what people PRETEND to be, for the benefit of the gullible, versus what they really ARE.

      Paul Craig Roberts is advocating the WRONG choice, the choice that benefits the Money Power, between the two options you describe – though he's doing so with subtly. We're not children here. We know that not everyone who shows up saying they're "here to help" really is. Sometimes they're here to destroy you and your future.

      "By their fruits you shall know them." What are the fruits of the consistent message of Paul Craig Roberts?

      Answer: Loss of confidence in the American system of self-government (the final obstacle to the unchecked tyranny of money, as the Money Power sees it). Also hopelessness, which leads to the civic PASSIVITY that the Money Power needs to complete their corruption, and eventual implosion, of the institutions of government.

      Paul Craig Roberts pops up singing songs of hopelessness and social disintegration. That's his role. He's a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and editor of the Wall Street Journal. In other words, he's working for the Money Power.

      Does the fact that he once held those Insider jobs mean he hasn't switched sides since? No, but, in fact, he hasn't switched sides. Roberts continues to work for the "anarchist billionaires" (as you call them). He only got reassigned to another department.

      He used to work for the Money Power as a bureaucrat and a mainstream journalist. Now, in his later years, he's taking it easy working from home for the Money Power's baby-food "alternative" media spreading obvious propaganda to demoralize the gullible and undermine the public's will to fight crime in government.

      As you suggest, our false-friend Roberts is working for the anarchist billionaires' final goal of the dissolution of the nation state for the benefit of the power of money. A critical component of that scheme is the demoralization of the body politic and the abandonment of the nation state by We the People.

      • Roger

        December 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM


        You’re right about the non-stop demoralization propaganda coming from the baby food “alternative” media to undermine the nation state and empower the anarchist billionaires.

        However, I’m not sure Paul Roberts is part of this campaign. He seems different in that he’s not dishing out one of the standard anarchist messages, so maybe he’s not yet another weasel in the NWO’s fake-alternative media.

        Yeah, bogus “I seen the light!” conversion stories are a stock-in-trade for the NWO’s media charlatans, but I like listening to Paul Roberts, so I’m hoping for the best on this one.

  5. pop de adam

    December 26, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Did it ever occur to anyone that those without any answers, might look here and also find none. A speculation: there might not be any.

    • Doug

      December 26, 2014 at 5:27 AM

      Until Americans in mass boycott FEDERAL INCOME TAXES there will be no change. Otherwise only a bloody revolution will accomplish change and that usually works out for the worst.

  6. Lee Stevens

    December 26, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Question: If we have a payment instrument that creates debit and does not pay off debt then how can one make a profit in a debt based system. There is NO PROFIT if our dollar creates debt and never pays off debt but creates more and more debt so again where and how can one earn a profit in a debt base system. Why are we filing taxed returns when we all been paid by a currency that has no value. Then why are sending payments to the IRS prostitutes which again only creates more debt. If Debt = Debt then how can there be a profit..

    • pop de adam

      January 1, 2015 at 2:48 AM

      Even returning this debt as if it was a mistake, this creditor expects more.

      Sorry, I hate you and every thing you are about, I choose to do no more business with you.

      But you used our benefits.

      Which I was paying for. Now I am not.

      We can’t separate your benefits from all others, so you must pay.

      That is your defect, what do you intend to do to remedy it?

      Insist upon payment.

      What have I paid for? So I might calculate what I haven’t paid for.

      • pop de adam

        January 1, 2015 at 3:38 AM

        Of course, they may produce some incredibly incomprehensibly giant number(national debt). Then divide this by eligible debtors and assign some number to it(apportionment). I doubt I personally could borrow a couple to a few thousand dollars against my material possessions, Which according to this convention are manifested only through their credit issuance. They are stingy with the same credit they freely will expose the government to. They get the value of any of my effort as collateral, the only way I can defeat this is by burning it, eating it, or consuming it. They fear durableness that evades their convention. We might say fuck off.

        Al, I watched Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Seemed like a snuff film, Should we hate the Pharisees, Romans or perhaps Christ himself? He had Satan occasionally as a passive witness in passing. Demons as instigators amongst his disciples.

        I recognize this was simply a movie. What sin of anyone’s was absolved by this? And why? I really don’t understand any of this logic. Of all the characters I most empathized with Pontius and I despise Romans.

  7. dog-move

    December 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    It seems timing the inevitable could be futile, maybe not. Watch the JAP YEN ,the carry trade that started around july 2013 looks to be tiring. I believe the Yen is in a bottoming area here and indicating the conclusion of the short term carry trade scheme. If so, a rising Yen (falling dollar) should be in the cards and will ignite of a stock market rollover, conversly stating a silver and gold new uptrend. So, so close as stated in “times running out” thread.
    A new uptrend in silver and gold will not benefit the majority of the prolitariat, it will be very painful. As it should, for those that drink the full cup of Babylonian sorcery, and with delight I might add. T.V., MOVIES, SPORTS EVENTS, APPROVED COMMERCIAL HOLIDAYS, ETC.

  8. dog-move

    December 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I apologize, the Yen carry trade began way back in mid A.D. 2012. The same time silver and gold commenced their pespective corrective phases . July of A.D. 2014 was evidently the last impulse wave down of this complete Elliott Wave sequence.

  9. Durable

    January 9, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Reblogged this on Durable Faith and commented:
    Paul Craig Roberts gives an in depth interview about what is really going on in the world. “Its all a big lie. People are living in a matrix type world where everything they see around them is a contrived illusion that is not reality.”

  10. Durable

    January 9, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    It is interesting that PCR didn’t speak out when he was in office. It is interesting that many of his interviews make the ruskies look like the good guys. Is he still a bought and paid for club member or is he one of the awakened? I dunno.

    But just because what he says about the USSA makes us lose faith in our government doesn’t mean he isn’t right. Our government has been co-opted. The options for restoring it peacefully have been blocked by pre-positioning traitors in key offices. The states right movement just pushes paper without bringing true interposition to the citizens of the several states. The truther movement has reached saturation on the net, it has been contained by the co-opting of the social networks and the self censoring affect of the snowden revelations. Our homesteads and non-hybrid seeds aren’t going to save us. Even cohesive self reliant communities won’t save us against the asymetrical warfare brought by a wounded beast of a government clinging to power. Self Reliance is pitiful defense against a tyrannical government, just ask the Ukrainians about the Holodomore.

    Our government IS corrupt. It will NOT be fixed through civic participation and hopium. We should NOT send our kids to fight for this government or for the NWO.

    Where does that leave us believers in inalienable rights? How is a realistic view of our options any different from the assessment PCR just shared?

    Good interview. Thanks for posting. Reblogged.


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