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September 21, 2007

Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair!

OzymandiasThis is the 100th show on Electric Politics. So it seems appropriate to cover a series of subversive topics with a genuinely revolutionary soul, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. We talk about 9/11, about the emerging American police state, and about the realities of international economics which, unfortunately, all too few economists understand. Now, Craig calls himself a pessimist, but I detect an element of optimism here — certainly a fiery determination to make change happen. And as far as I'm concerned, he's a true American hero. Total runtime of an hour and forty minutes. Enjoy!

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What a great interview, George. Very enlightening. Your and his comments about economists depending more on models was particularly interesting. The exact same thing is happening in the field of wildlife biology....to the point where younger biologists no longer have any real idea of what is happening "out there" in the real biological world.


Hi George,

You and Craig Roberts make a great interview. I pay attention when the two of you speak.

I find myself falling between you and CR in my views and compliment you for the balance you bring to public information.

Please don't go away!

Don


Thank you for this interview. PCR truly is a great American, daring to bring the truth to the people. Nice Ozymandias reference, too!


Yes George, this is a very important interview.

Another point that could be made is that a major industry that has not been moved off shore is the arms industry. This keeps the pressure on congress to continue war all over the world in order to maintain jobs in every congressional district.

Thank you for your very fine program.

Very interesting interview. I wish you'd pressed Roberts a bit more regarding 911: if there was a made-in-the-US conspiracy to make this happen, why hasn't someone spilled the beans? It stretches credibility that such a horrendous plot involving so many people would have been kept quiet for so long. Is there something I'm missing?

I listened to this excellent, if depressing, podcast on Sunday then read Chris Floyd's Fire Alarm and Arthur Silber's "Let's Make It About You" and now I'm out of optimistic scenarios for restoring even sanity, much less Constitutional government.

I have to agree with Floyd that "The current presidential campaign -- an utter farce, a multi-billion-dollar carnival of despair and deception -- is meaningless. Anyone who pays attention to it for more than two minutes a day is wasting their time. ", and Silber's post is even stronger. The only actions that could possibly stop this murderous train of events are, for one reason or another, impossible.

And I have to agree with Democracy Lover. After listening, I was surprised at your remark in the written intro, that you found "an element of optimism". I did not. His statement something like "shot dead in the streets" is what I came away with.

Great guest and well done interview. Thank you.


Terrific interview, George. PCR is one of the only credentialed voices making sense anymore. What makes him unique is his background in so many areas relevant to the discussion: his engineering education, which makes him a competent analyst of the WTC "collapses" and Pentagon scenario; his economics expertise; his stint at the WSJ, which informs his opinions on the media; and his former Washington-insider status, which gives credence to his assessment of the politics in play. Is it any wonder that he must be ignored by the mainstream? No one would dare debate him on issues of substance.

I'll be sending the link to this broadcast far and wide. Kudos!


Thanks for this interview George.

I loved PCR's priceless rant about the 'official' conspiracy theory at 11:10. When you look at any aspect of 9/11 it's so blatantly absurd, that one can only conclude at best a placid collusion by the supposedly 'impartial' MSM for not going supernova over this. What a putrid joke.

It also seems that 'free trade' (as practiced today) is another big sham. Just like the Federal Reserve, Income tax and the predatory IMF are.

What I found is that it's extremely difficult to enlighten acquaintances on these facts without getting quickly ostracized. If you want to keep your social circle, it's best to compartmentalize and only approach strangers on these matters.

I guess following quotes couldn't be more true:

"The Bigger the Lie, the More the People will Believe it" — Adolf Hitler

"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves." — D.H. Lawrence, Classical American Literature, 1922

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves." — Dresden James

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