Western Liberty R.I.P. (By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts)

  • We are witnessing in every Western country a rapid transformation of what were formerly free countries into police states. Governments violate their constitutions, issue edicts in place of legislation, treat citizens arbitrarily, and pursue agendas on the basis of justifications that are contrary to the facts.  The digital revolution has given governments powers far beyond those of Big Brother in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984.
  • I can remember when the year 1984 seemed to be the far distant future, and I can remember the free country in which I was born and grew up.  That country is no more.  The youth of today have never experienced a free country and do not know what has been lost.  Indeed, they are absorbed in the digital revolution that they think is freedom.
  • The “War on Terror” launched by 9/11 and the war on Covid launched in order to learn techniques of mass population control have together terminated free societies. Today privacy is a non-existent right, as are free speech, free inquiry, open pubic debate, and the right to operate a business. 
  • In place of debate, people who disagree with official explanations enforced by the presstitutes and social media are  “cancelled.” Your every email, phone call, purchase and web search is captured and used to build a profile of you for marketing purposes and for future arrest should you prove troublesome for the regime. Whistleblowers are prosecuted despite legislation defending them from prosecution. Thought control and behavior control are  imposed by firing people and destroying their careers for using unapproved words and taking unapproved positions.  
  • If Donald Trump wins the election and is permitted to be inaugurated, perhaps he will make it a part of “making America great again” to get the intrusive government out of our lives.  I was born a free person, and I would like to die a free person. But I am not holding my breath.