The “Soviet threat” was just as big a lie as Assad’s chemical weapons or Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”, Paul Craig Roberts, a prominent American economist, wrote on his website on October 22nd.
“In the 20th century Americans, or that small percentage that is sentient, were influenced by dystopic novels such as Kafka’s The Trial, Orwell’s 1984, and Huxley’s Brave New World. We identified these novels with life in the Soviet Union, and we feared being conquered and subjected to such life. It was a long time before I realized that the ‘Soviet threat’ was a hoax, like Saddam Hussein’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’, like ‘Iranian nukes’, like ‘Assad’s use of chemical weapons’, like . . . you can provide the examples,” Roberts writes in his article.
Paul Craig Roberts says that the vast majority of the peoples around the world do not know what is happening at all. In the US, they are trying to find or save their jobs, provide housing and food to themselves and their families, find money for a mortgage, pay for a car or a credit card. People sometimes survive simply on water and bread in most countries of the world. They are depressed. They have no power to resist negative information or even find out what is happening. They are abandoned by governments everywhere, Roberts adds bitterly.
“Outside of Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, where is there a government that represents the people?” asks he and adds that even Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea hardly have governments that actually believe in themselves instead of in Western propaganda.
Paul Craig Roberts is the Knight of the Legion of Honor, the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, former The Wall Street Journal associate editor, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury for economic policy under the Reagan administration, as well as an author of books on economics and political science.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency