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    Post by ksp Mon 24 Dec 2012, 6:12 pm

    » The Greatest Gift For All

    By: Paul Craig Roberts| December 23, 2012 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: Christmas, |  Paul Craig Roberts Agt_print Print This Article
    is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before
    Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new
    tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the
    beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a
    tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the
    season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national
    Christmas tree on the White House lawn.

    Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men
    or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts
    were more modest than they are now, but even then people were
    complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown
    accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of
    many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take
    time from our harried lives to give them thought.

    The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a
    Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000
    In our culture the individual counts. This permits an individual person
    to put his or her foot down, to take a stand on principle, to become a
    reformer and to take on injustice.
    This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It
    has made the individual a citizen equal in rights to all other
    citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and
    free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of
    struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the
    individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so
    elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.

    Formerly only those with power had a voice. But in Western civilization
    people with integrity have a voice. So do people with a sense of
    justice, of honor, of duty, of fair play. Reformers can reform,
    investors can invest, and entrepreneurs can create commercial
    enterprises, new products and new occupations.

    The result was a land of opportunity. The United States attracted
    immigrants who shared our values and reflected them in their own lives.
    Our culture was absorbed by a diverse people who became one.

    In recent decades we have lost sight of the historic achievement that
    empowered the individual. The religious, legal and political roots of
    this great achievement are no longer reverently taught in high schools,
    colleges and universities or respected by our government. The voices
    that reach us through the millennia and connect us to our culture are
    being silenced by "political correctness" and “the war on terror.”
    Prayer has been driven from schools and Christian religious symbols from
    public life. Constitutional protections have been diminished by
    hegemonic political ambitions. Indefinite detention, torture, and murder
    are now acknowledged practices of the United States government. The
    historic achievement of due process has been rolled back. Tyranny has

    Diversity at home and hegemony abroad are consuming values and are
    dismantling the culture and the rule of law. There is plenty of room for
    cultural diversity in the world, but not within a single country. A
    Tower of Babel has no culture. A person cannot be a Christian one day, a
    pagan the next and a Muslim the day after. A hodgepodge of cultural and
    religious values provides no basis for law – except the raw power of
    the pre-Christian past.

    All Americans have a huge stake in Christianity. Whether or not we are
    individually believers in Christ, we are beneficiaries of the moral
    doctrine that has curbed power and protected the weak. Power is the
    horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard, and
    the 21st century shows an increase in pace. Millions of people were
    exterminated in the 20th century by National Socialists in Germany and
    by Soviet and Chinese communists simply because they were members of a
    race or class that had been demonized by intellectuals and political
    authority. In the beginning years of the 21st century hundreds of
    thousands of Muslims in seven countries have already been murdered and
    millions displaced, because their religion does not submit to
    Washington’s hegemony.

    Power that is secularized and cut free of civilizing traditions is not
    limited by moral and religious scruples. V.I. Lenin made this clear when
    he defined the meaning of his dictatorship as "unlimited power, resting
    directly on force, not limited by anything." Washington’s drive for
    hegemony over US citizens and the rest of the world is based entirely on
    the exercise of force and is resurrecting unaccountable power.

    Christianity’s emphasis on the worth of the individual makes such power
    as Lenin claimed, and Washington now claims, unthinkable. Be we
    religious or be we not, our celebration of Christ’s birthday celebrates a
    religion that made us masters of our souls and of our political life on
    Earth. Such a religion as this is worth holding on to even by atheists.

    As we enter into 2013, Western civilization, the product of thousands of
    years of striving, hangs in the balance. Degeneracy is everywhere
    before our eyes. As the West sinks into tyranny, will Western peoples
    defend their liberty and their souls, or will they sink into the
    tyranny, which again has raised its ugly and all devouring head?

    » Agenda Driven News

    By: Paul Craig Roberts| December 19, 2012 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: Adam Lanza, assault weapons, Dr. Wayne Carver, Newtown, Orwell, russia today, Sandy Hook,
    have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight
    (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US
    news drives the news of the rest of the world.

    For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV
    interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings
    that killed 20 young children and several adults. I was interested to
    know what was Moscow’s interest in the shootings, and I agreed to the

    I was surprised to see that RT Moscow’s interest was to spread the
    official US story of the shootings and to ask me if I thought “assault
    weapons” would be banned as a consequence.

    Many things can be an assault weapon. A baseball bat, a knife, a fist, a
    foot, a single shot .22 rifle, a double-barrel shotgun, a fireplace
    poker, a six-shot revolver, a brick, a sword, a bow and arrow, a lance. A
    person can add many items to this short list.

    Gun-control advocates have defined “assault weapon” to be a
    semi-automatic civilian version of military weapons, such as AR-15, the
    civilian version of the military M-16, and AK-47. During the Clinton
    administration the civilian version of these weapons was not permitted
    to have various harmless features because the features made the rifles
    have a military appearance, and the weapons were restricted to magazines
    that held no more than ten rounds.

    Today 20 and 30 round magazines are available. For a professional, the
    capacity of the magazines is immaterial. With experience a person can
    change clips in a second. A button is pushed, the clip drops out and a
    new one is inserted. For reasons hard to follow, gun control advocates
    think that a ten-round clip turns an “assault weapon” into something

    I told RT Moscow that the United States was the most complete police
    state in human history. Thanks to modern technology, Washington is able
    to spy on its subjects far beyond the capabilities of Joseph Stalin and
    Adolf Hitler. Even George Orwell’s imagination in his dystopian novel,
    1984, has been surpassed by Washington’s current practice. The “war on
    terror” is the excuse for the American Police State.

    A police state, I said, was inconsistent with an armed population, and
    as all other constitutional amendments have fallen, the sole remaining
    amendment, the Second Amendment, will not survive much longer.

    But why RT Moscow’s focus on “assault weapons”? The accused, Adam
    Lanza, was immediately declared guilty. According to the Associated
    Press, the Newtown, Connecticut medical examiner, Dr H. Wayne Carver
    said that “all the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting
    were killed up close by multiple rifle shots.”

    Yet Fox News
    reports that “A CNN reporter said police recovered three weapons at the
    scene: a Glock and a Sig-Sauer, which are handguns, as well as a .223
    Bushmaster rifle. The rifle was in the back seat of the car the gunman
    drove to the school, the handguns were inside the school.”

    The same Fox News report says: “Security measures implemented this year
    at Sandy Hook [the school] kept doors locked during class hours, and
    people have to be buzzed in before entering. There is a camera to view
    whoever enters the building.” If this report is correct, how did an
    armed Lanza gain entry to the school?

    I tried to point out to RT Moscow that these news reports indicate that
    the accused dead gunman, whom no one can interrogate, if he is indeed
    the culprit, killed the children with handguns, not with an “assault
    rifle” left in the car, but that the medical examiner said the children
    were killed with rifle shots.

    The discrepancy is obvious. Either the news reports are incorrect, the
    medical examiner is wrong, or someone other than Adam Lanza shot the

    This was too much for RT Moscow’s news anchor. She cut me off with her
    statement that the children were dead by whatever gun. Yet, the focus of
    the program was on “assault rifles.” This focus was reinforced when I
    was asked to stay online for a post-interview question.

    The question from RT Moscow was whether I thought assault weapons would
    be banned. I answered that I thought all guns would be banned. I had
    already told the TV anchor that I thought that all guns would be taken
    away from US subjects, but that I doubted the efficacy of the ban. I
    told the news anchor that during the early part of the 20th century, the
    US, in all its wisdom, had a ban on alcohol, but alcohol was everywhere
    available. The alcohol ban was the origin of the crime syndicates’
    fortunes. Today we have the drug ban, going back decades. The result
    is that drugs are everywhere, and drug syndicates are making billions.
    It will not be much different with a gun ban. England has a gun ban, but
    criminals have guns, and today the formerly unarmed British police are
    heavily armed. When I lived in England, guns were not banned and the
    police carried nightsticks, not firearms.

    The focus on “assault weapons” is puzzling for another reason. According
    to news reports Lanza had a personality or mental disorder, or perhaps
    he was just different.

    Regardless, he was on medication. So does the blame lie with guns or with medication?

    As the agenda is to ban guns, the blame is placed on guns.

    In the previous mass shooting at the Colorado movie theater, eyewitness
    accounts differed from the official account, and according to news
    accounts the suspect was involved with the government in some sort of
    mind control experiments and was found after the shooting sitting in a
    car in the movie theater parking lot.

    Similarly, the Connecticut school shooting has puzzling aspects. In the
    real time report to the police, a teacher says that she saw “two shadows
    running past the gym.”
    The police radio recording also reports two men in a van at the school
    stopped and detained, and various news sources report that the police
    arrested a man in the nearby woods. The man says, “I didn’t do it,” but
    how would a man out in the woods know what had just happened? There are
    no TVs to watch in the woods; yet, the man denied doing the shooting.
    Very strange.

    What often happens is that there are a number of initial false reports,
    such as in the Connecticut case the report that Lanza’s mother was a
    teacher at the school and was killed at the school, that Lanza had also
    killed his father, and that Lanza’s brother might have been involved.
    Any discrepancies in the official story then get thrown out with the
    false reports. As the media simply goes along with the official story
    and does not investigate, it is impossible to know what really happened.
    People just accept the official story.

    It seems odd, however, that RT Moscow would uncritically follow the US
    media in reporting the official story after experiencing, for example,
    the US media’s intentional misreporting of the Georgian-Russian war,
    which was started by the former Soviet republic of Georgia but blamed on
    Russia. Does RT Moscow really believe the US media that the US missile
    bases surrounding Russia are directed at Iran?

    Americans have been well armed for several centuries, but “gun violence” is new. Why?

    Are there more disturbed people? More medicated people? Have Americans
    lost self-control, their moral conscience? Are Americans being molded
    by violent movies and video games and by eleven years of their
    government’s slaughter of other peoples? Have Americans lost empathy for

    Tom McNamara, a lecturer at the French National Military Academy, asks: “Do Arabs Cry For Their Children Too?”

    The Connecticut school shooting is a tragedy in more ways than one.
    Children lost their lives, families lost their children, and the tragedy
    is being used to disarm Americans faced with a police state growing in
    power and menace.  Paul Craig Roberts Bullet_arrow_1View Article Link

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