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The Death of Truth Is at Hand

By  Paul Craig Roberts

 PaulCraigRoberts.org

June 6, 2024

June is upon us which brings my quarterly request for readers' support of this website.

Day by day it is becoming more difficult and more risky to provide information that differs from the official narratives. Websites are finding that payment mechanisms, such as PayPal and Stripe, and banks refuse to process donations to their sites. Others, such as Vdare are being driven into bankruptcy by quota hire NY prosecutors. Alex Jones' operation is again under assault. Tucker Carlson was driven from Fox News. Google increasingly hides unwelcome information.

And now we witness a former US Marine, intelligence officer, and UN weapons inspector pulled off an international flight and his passport stolen by police "on orders by the US Department of State." Scott Ritter was on his way to Russia to speak at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Ritter is an active source of what the conflict in Ukraine is really about and how it is widening into a wider and more dangerous conflict. Being yanked off a flight and his passport taken is the Biden regime's way of sending him a message to get onboard with the narrative.

Note that the State Department's orders to the police are unconstitutional and probably illegal. The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects freedom of speech, press, and assembly and the Fourth Amendment prevents unreasonable searches and seizures. It has become a hallmark of the US government to act as it pleases regardless of the US Constitution. The Constitution stands as a barrier to weaponized law. Therefore, the Constitution is ignored.

In today's America coercion rules not only from government but also from corporations, universities, public schools, media, foundations such as Clooney's which has undertaken the suppression of those who provide truthful accounts on the Russian front. Use the wrong pronoun, refuse to take the Covid vax, promote too many white people and your employer fires you. Universities and public schools are anti-white indoctrination centers. Parents who complain at school board meetings about their kids being taught that they are racists and born into the wrong body are put on FBI watch lists. Trump supporters who attended a rally are imprisoned as "insurrectionists." The media protects official lies by demonizing truth-tellers. Attorneys are becoming afraid to defend a demonized defendant. The message has been delivered loud and clear that a person's success depends on his support for the official narratives. We have reached the point where speaking the truth is beginning to be criminalized.


It is certainly the case that telling the truth and providing analysis based on facts is no way to make a living. Indeed, it marginalizes you. I used to write editorials for the Wall Street Journal and had a prominent column. Today my former newspaper is off limits to me, as is the rest of the TV and print media. Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Tucker Carlson have been exiled from official media.

Justice has disappeared from the United States. No defendant, innocent or guilty, believes it is possible to be tried fairly in an American court. This is why 97% of defendants self-incriminate with a "plea bargain" to avoid the severe risks of trial. Jurors no longer comprehend that their function is to protect law as a shield of the people, not to validate its use as a weapon in the hands of the state. That President Trump is facing four criminal indictments and four civil trials simultaneously is proof that no American is safe.

Every time I sit down to write I wonder about my place in the line and what the punishment will be and if truth is any longer effective. The only evidence I have that my efforts have value is reader support of the website.

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