Paul Craig Roberts & the theoretical degeneration of the “left”

Nothing shows the profound political degeneration among progressives more pathetically than the widespread respect shown for Paul Craig Roberts, a former official in the Reagan administration, now a libertarian, white supremacist, anti-Semitic speaker & blogger. Roberts is frequently published in liberal journals like Counterpunch & OpEdNews; is a regular contributor to Russian-owned media like RT, Sputnik, & Strategic Culture; is a regular contributor to libertarian sites like Global Research, Lew Rockwell, Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Infowars. But most disgraceful of all, he was a frequent writer for VDARE, a notoriously white nationalist, anti-immigration, anti-Semitic blog which Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, & Michelle Malkin also write for.

Among his writings are denials of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings; claims the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris were a US operation; claims the 2016 Orlando attack were a false flag operation; claims WWIII has begun, the Bill of Rights has been overthrown, & the US is ruled by a gestapo; that the anti-Trump protesters are “tools of the oligarchy” manipulated by George Soros; that progressives find ‘white trash’ more threatening than nuclear war.

Roberts is a supporter of Putin, a supporter of the Assad dictatorship & of Russian carpet bombing of civilians in Syria. In October, an article he wrote titled “The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Aleppo” is still being circulated widely by progressives. Prominent activists Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, & Colleen Rowley share & promote the view he expresses in this article & only oppose US intervention in Syria. All three have promoted his writings & shared platforms with him. Are they unaware of his racist, white supremacist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic views? Surely they were offended by his ugly misogynist reference in the article to Clinton as “the killer bitch Hillary.”

Roberts is a committed campaigner for Trump. He’s jubilant about the election, calling it a victory for the working class. As youth, including working class youth most affected by the fascistic threats of Trump protest the elections, Roberts & his intellectual minions denounce them as manipulated by nefarious forces.

Do yourself a favor. Before you post the false flag rubbish & racism of Paul Craig Roberts, check out what he stands for, so clearly expressed in his articles. If you still agree with him, do me a favor & unfriend me.