[OTE98] On the Edge with Paul Craig Roberts

33 comments on “[OTE98] On the Edge with Paul Craig Roberts
  1. Marc Authier says:

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-tEcJF0EVT54/three_little_pigs_american_wwii_propaganda/

    War is coming. We have to find an enemy for WW III redux. It presume it will be China this time. The war has already started. First they slaughter the arab world, Eastern Europe and Africa. Then it’s Asia here we come. That and the war on US middle class.

  2. kwazimota says:

    i think the pentagons ability to take out a goldmansachs or symbolically any wall st.white shoe bunch any morning has the faint ring of vujade. thanks for letting mr Roberts think outloud .

  3. Tritone says:

    I had an intuition that this was so…..
    t’s the military complex that rules and it’s not one single building ( pentagon) with a bunch of smart people. It’s EVERYWHERE! In California if you don’t work for the post office or Burger King you are working for the MILITARY. MIllions of people all over the USA work fro the MIlitary. Some employes do not even know this.

    This plus the fact that the US dollar is the reserve currency is the power of the USA.

    So we are forcing all Nations to use the dollar (which they do) or else a rocket up your ass scenario will happen and these dollars are counterfeit!

    But the worst thing of all and the and catalyst and the only reason a war is eminent is that the USA is full of ” CORPORATE COCK SUCKERS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IN THE NAME OF ” I want to further my carrer”. A bunch of cowards. So in the USA as long is it is your job in a Corporation you can KILL and it;s ok because one is ” enriching their carrer” UUUUU let me get out of your way and not ruin you carrer! UUUUUU you cowards!

  4. japan power says:

    the dynamic… what is the US going to do? what are the chinese and other investors going to do if a revolution happens and they are a no -go on their investments on US land/ oil.
    US propaganda is poison; it’s literally baby cartoons for adults.

  5. t-rex and the slick pig says:

    it doesnt matter whats on the fed’s books, they can just create money! MO money! MO money! MO money! btfd, buy silver

  6. japan power says:

    war machine, paid by the tax payers/ private corparations

  7. ken zlager says:

    max please have dr. roberts on more often. dr. roberts has the uncanny ability to simplify complex issues. this is the sign of genius.

    many thanx to max and dr. roberts…

  8. evolutis says:

    Thanks Max … Pushing a cart of dead monetary numbers around is not going to do anything for your fear of loss calorie count. Pushing a cart of dead monetary numbers around is not what we are designed for; we are designed for life.

    As I have said before, our 5 senses kind of dictate that we are partners with life and when we step outside life, into the dead zone of usury,[even for the temporal period of some 3500 years] we end up with an entanglement instead of a natural relationship between ourselves and our planet. We have proven to be curious and capable and the incentives of mastery, purpose, and autonomy have also proven, hands down, to whip the money incentives collective ass.


    Prolonged discussion seems to only make it bleed; if the problem is greed then cut out the source of greed. A new prototype, doesn’t have to be perfect, just designed around life. A reboot.

  9. 8Ball says:

    point 1: “No matter who is president or in the congress, they do not control anything…”

    I agree, Americans, quit wasting your time thinking that you are going to change anything by your votes. The election process is designed to keep you occupied while the status quo continues.

    They are going to keep the present system going until it implodes and the dollar collapses. Only then will a majority of Americans will wake up but at that point it will be too late to do much about it. They will have their police state control grid up and running at full force, ready to supress any uprisings that will occur.

  10. kwazimota says:

    now on huffpost gen mcCrystal is lamenting how as he steps off airplanes he regrets not going into banking .

  11. Tony says:

    Chris Hedges: No other way out:

    ” We will not stop the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, we will not end this slaughter of innocents, unless we are willing to rise up as have state workers in Wisconsin and citizens on the streets of Arab capitals. Repeated and sustained acts of civil disobedience are the only weapons that remain to us. Our political system is as broken and dysfunctional as that once presided over in Egypt by Hosni Mubarak.
    We must be willing to accept personal discomfort, to put our bodies in the way of the machine, if we hope to expose the lies of war and blunt the abuse by corporate profiteers. To do nothing, to refuse to act, to be passive, is to be an agent of injustice and to be complicit in murder. ”

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/no_other_way_out_20110228/

  12. Tony says:

    Chris Hedges: No other way out.

    ” We will not stop the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, we will not end this slaughter of innocents, unless we are willing to rise up as have state workers in Wisconsin and citizens on the streets of Arab capitals. Repeated and sustained acts of civil disobedience are the only weapons that remain to us. Our political system is as broken and dysfunctional as that once presided over in Egypt by Hosni Mubarak.
    We must be willing to accept personal discomfort, to put our bodies in the way of the machine, if we hope to expose the lies of war and blunt the abuse by corporate profiteers. To do nothing, to refuse to act, to be passive, is to be an agent of injustice and to be complicit in murder. ”

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/no_other_way_out_20110228/

  13. FranSix says:

    The ideology of going to war in Afghanistan is the defence of the man-boy love association.

  14. 8Ball says:

    From the Hedges article:

    “Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot who while flying saw the killings of unarmed Vietnamese civilians in what later became known as the My Lai massacre, landed in the village during the slaughter. He spotted a group of about 10 civilians, including children, running toward a homemade bomb shelter. Soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, C Company, were chasing the civilians. Thompson, dismounting from the cockpit, put himself between the civilians and the soldiers. He ordered his gunner to open fire on the Americans if they began to shoot the villagers or him. Later, Thompson, who crusaded for justice after then-Maj. Colin Powell led the official whitewash of My Lai, received death threats. Mutilated animals were tossed on his doorstep. He was unsung for decades and forgotten until shortly before his death in 2006. He exhibited real courage, moral courage, the kind of courage the state detests, the kind of courage for which they do not mint medals.”

    Now that is putting some skin in the game…

  15. kwazimota says:

    the buttocks reference ,platos cave,, the american shared conscience http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDgS6qLsVM4

  16. rake says:

    brilliant freakin interview!

    PCR is a terrific guest. i like seeing the discussion between two intelligent tuned-in guys thinking on their feet and listening and responding directly to each other in real time. much more interesting and informative than two guys agreeing with each other.

    one thing i didn’t understand was PCR saying that the warmongers don’t need the banks. he seemed to imply that they have guns and bombs, so they don’t need money. but that doesn’t satisfy me. you need money to finance war, to build/buy guns and bombs. and the delusional “fruits” of war are always in the form of money, either directly or indirectly – though not in the long term (hazlitt). money and power are symbiotic.

    anyway, great interview and great guest, max. get him on as much as possible!

  17. Jayme says:

    A fine interview.

    The War and Money machines do work together. That’s the point of oligopoly. If there was only conflict and subservience, no-one could wield enough authority to ensure the system functioned for an extended period of time beyond the reign of the dictator in power. In the end, the system fails because there is no more wealth to loot from the production base of people and the environment. Nuking people to build stuff is an oxymoron but is the only method of production that the U.S. military industrial complex understands.

    I don’t think an economy of things is the same as an economy of life but an economy of life is none-the-less an economy and in all ways more meaningful than an economy of things which are just symbols (artifacts) of the living system. In fact, the economy of things can only ever be a sub-system of the economy of living systems.

    The importance of the environment in economics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0PZ-LlqtZA

  18. 8Ball says:

    Although there is ample evidence, very few people realize that Western banks, including the Fed, financed Hitler’s rise to power…

  19. 8Ball says:

    Congressman McFadden
    on the Federal Reserve Corporation
    Remarks in Congress, 1934
    AN ASTOUNDING EXPOSURE

    http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/mcfadden.html

  20. MirrorMirror says:

    Greetings to Paul Craig Roberts … a very worthy guest.

    In fact, if you collected all your guests like PCR together, you could probably set up a “People’s Government” !

    Catherine A-Fitts, William Black, Mike Hudon , Mike Ruppert, G. Edward Griffin, William Engdahl, Paul Craig Roberts , Ron Paul .. and Alex Jones and Max for Pres !
    😉

  21. evolutis says:

    @Jayme thanks for the link

  22. ZORRO / London says:

    Dr.Roberts, a very sound and wise guest.

    There you have it, confirmation that what Kennedy and Eisenhowers warnings about the Secret societies ruling star chamber of the Elitist Military Industrial Complex and Corporate Oil & Banking heads run the country….not US politicians who give the illusion of democracy.

    Paraphrasing his words…..if the M.I.C wanted to assassinate all of wall street they would.

    He continues that the Cabal, does not care about the consequences to the people.

    So there you go, no looney conspiracy theory, but a matter of fact…………….Z

  23. Gavin says:

    Max, love you and your show but… you talk way too much in your interviews lately. Give your guests more time to talk. Keep your questions shorter.

  24. japan power says:

    I guess I’m not the only asshole licker huh.

  25. GGees says:

    PCR was simply saying that if you have a gun and the guy with money does not the guy with the gun takes the money. As Mao said—power grows out the barrel of a gun

  26. Geoff says:

    Max, you bring up an excellent point. The apex of political power (military, banks, energy companies) is undermined by the redundancy of noise on the Internet. This is why Wikipedia works. Essentially, the power elite has built a system that is uncontrollable. Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon has been inverted. The singularity of the watch tower is being transgressed and breached upon by the plurality of voices emanating from the spokes on a wheel.

  27. R+K says:

    Max – Always great when you have Dr Roberts on. VERY incitive from a former insider!

    My only suggestion is let him talk more or have a longer interview.

  28. Carmen Azul says:

    Excellent interview Max. You are very good at bringing out the fine points. It was obvious PCR enjoyed the discussion as well.

  29. Chris says:

    Hi Marc,

    Since you are convinced that a war is coming, what do you think about this idea:

    US-China war (could be hot or it could be very mild). Outcome: US repudiates all debt to China (problem solved). China takes control of Taiwan.

  30. Chris says:

    Great guest, as usual. I hope I’m so well spoken at his age. Only exception is when he says “hegenomy”….

  31. Mary Genoud says:

    Excellent interview, however I would argue that neo-conservative design of global hegemony is simply resource plunder, reliant upon sophisticated weapons. Those designs also include control and will eventually lead to US dominance of the coal sector within the next 15 to 20 years.
    Financial destabilization of economies on a planet with dwindling resources is integral to depopulation and at the same time hinders the organization of any meaningful implementation of a green or sustainable global economy. Discontinuing Social Security and Medicare is a form of depopulation.

  32. Jayme says:

    @evolutis – you’re welcome.

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