Paul Craig Roberts on the Electoral Heist

Gary North - December 03, 2020

Dr. Roberts is a maverick economist. He is truly anti-establishment.
I begin with his article published on December 1.
I have long reported that Trump did not understand Washington, did not know who to appoint, and would have an establishment government hung around his neck. The two non-establishment appointees he made—Gen. Flynn and Bannon—were quickly eliminated by the establishment.
I have several times asked the questions where Attorney General Barr is on the Russiagate investigation (answer: nowhere), where Barr is on the Hunter Biden laptop investigation (answer: nowhere), and where Barr is on the massive electoral fraud (answer: on the Democrat side).
All this is true.
I strongly agree with the article's title: "The Republican Establishment Sees Trump as a Threat and Wants Him Out." This has been true ever since the election of 2016.
I cannot prove the following. The Democrats were enabled to steal the election because the Republican Party's establishment elite threw the race. The Republican Party's local operatives in every state refused to mandate that the electronic vote-counting machines be checked before the election for possible tampering. They didn't do this for a reason: they knew the Democrats would tamper with the machines. Nobody had to say anything in order for the Democrats to win the election. Silence was a golden opportunity to get Trump out.
Let me put it in terms that go back to Susan Huck in the mid-1970's. Council on Foreign Relations Team A does not worry much about the victory in the next presidential election of Council on Foreign Relations Team B. The CFR will supply the cabinet members and senior advisers, no matter who wins the presidency.
The reason why the Republican establishment did not organize monitoring of the ballots and the vote counting machines is that they preferred that the Democrats win the election. Roberts is correct. The establishment wanted Trump out of there, and it is a bipartisan establishment.
On November 30, Roberts posted this article: "The Proof Is In: The Election Was Stolen."
I have read enough of the fraud reports, affidavits, and statements from election security and forensic experts to be comfortable in my conclusion that the election was stolen. But I am not confident that anything will be done about the fraudulent election. The American elite no longer believe in democracy. Consider, for example, the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset. It is anti-democratic, as is globalism. Democracy is in the way of elite agendas. Indeed, the reason the elite despise Trump is that he bases himself in the people. Judges will not even preserve the vote record so that it can be investigated. In Georgia a federal judge has refused to stop the Dominion voting machines from being wiped clean and reset—
UPDATE: Judge overturns his previous order and reinstates ban on wiping and resetting Dominion machines used in Atlanta.
For those of you who find it too technical and voluminous to read through the massive evidence of election fraud, here is a brief summary:
Electoral fraud was organized in all of the states. The purpose was not to try to steal the red states, but to make the vote look closer than the expected pattern in order to provide cover for extensive fraud in the critical swing states.
The voting machines were programmed to allocate votes with a bias toward Biden. The result was to cut back Trump’s margin of victory in red states. In swing states more extensive measures were used. The Biden bias programmed in the voting machines was raised. As a backup, large numbers of fraudulent mail-in ballots were accumulated in the Democrat-controlled cities in the swing states—Milwaukee, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Although Georgia is a red state, the same occurred in Democrat-controlled Atlanta. The reason voting was stopped in the middle of the night in these cities was to prepare the mail-in ballots necessary to overtake Trump’s sizeable lead and enter them into the count. This is a time when poll watchers were told to go home, and it is a period when both Democrat and Republican watchers observed numerous acts of fraud of every description. You can review the types of fraud in the references at the end ot this article.
There are proven votes from the grave, from unregistered people, from out-of-state people. There are back-dated mail-in ballots. There are mail-in ballots without a crease, that is, ballots never folded and placed in an envelop, and so on and on. There are places where the vote exceeds the number of registered voters.
A number of independent unbiased experts have reported that the Biden vote spikes in the early hours of the morning are either impossible or so improbable as to have a very low probability of occurring. For them to occur simultaneously in different states falls outside the range of believability.
The Republicans did nothing to stop this. This is not new. The Republican establishment used similar machine-tampering to keep Pat Buchanan from winning the Arizona primary in 1996. I wrote about this last month:
I disagree with Roberts on his conclusion: "The Real Americans have just had their democracy stolen from them by people who have no integrity and no honor."
This happened no later than 1928. Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover were both part of the bipartisan establishment elite. This was made clear in 1975 by my friend Antony Sutton. His book, Wall Street and FDR, traces the background linking both of the candidates. The book is online here. Read Chapter 6.
What happened in 2016 was a brief revolution. The establishment lost control of the nominating process. This took place before: 1964. Goldwater got the nomination. The Republican establishment self-consciously and openly threw the election. The Rockefeller wing wanted Johnson to win.
This is why I do not agree with Roberts conclusion: "If the stolen election stands, America falls."
The nomination and electoral process got stolen in 1928. The CFR was created in 1921. In a fluke, its co-founder by John W. Davis won the nomination in 1924 on the 103rd ballot, but then was soundly defeated by Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge was an outlier. He was not part of the Republican establishment. He became President because Harding died unexpectedly in 1923.
America did not fall in 1928.
This is accurate:
Trump is a populist, a president of ordinary people. Trump is hated, because he was intent on rescuing ordinary Americans from subservience to the agendas of the elite. Unfortunately, being a populist is not enough to overthrow an entrenched elite. Only a revolutionary can do that, and Trump is not a revolutionary leader.
The brilliant book by Martin Gurri, The Revolt of the Public (2014, 2018), shows that a worldwide political revolution began in early 2011. A series of Internet-based public revolts against establishments all over the world took place.
Tunisia (December 2010-January 2011)
Djibouti (January-March)
Egypt (January-February)
Jordan (January-December)
Libya (February)
Lebanon (February-December)
Iraq (February-December)
Bahrain (March)
Spain (May)
Greece (May)
England (August)
Italy (October)
Gurri says this political resistance is now permanent. That is because information is now two-way. This is undermining hierarchies: governments, media, and academic guilds.
Gurri also says that the populists do not have a specific agenda. Their supporters are completely at odds with each other. They are in agreement on only one thing: the necessity of throwing out the incumbents. Gurri thinks the world may be moving into a time of political nihilism. People are losing faith in existing national governments. The Internet is making their absurdities and impotence to get anything done obvious to tens of millions of voters. But they cannot agree on how to solve the problem.
Roberts writes:
The elite are getting rid of Trump in a way that makes it clear to all presidential candidates in the future that their only choice is to represent the elite. If somehow an anti-establishment person slips in, he will experience the same fate as Trump’s four years. The Dominion machines and corrupt Democrat big city regimes will steal his reelection even if enough voters have escaped their intended brainwashing to defend their champion in the voting booths.
Roberts thinks the American establishment is now unbeatable. Gurri thinks the world's establishments are doomed. I am in agreement with Gurri.
The establishment has not maintained its control over the American political system since 1928 by means of electoral theft. It has based its control on the top-down information system that existed until about the year 2000. This has been true all over the world for millennia. That system of top-down control over information has now ended. That is why we see political turmoil around the world. Gurri is correct. The elites are desperate. They don't know how to stop the two-way flow of information. They are doing whatever they can to control the flow, but they cannot do it. I recognized this back in 1998. The gatekeepers still control the gates, but the walls have collapsed.
Trump’s Department of Justice has failed him. So has the FBI, CIA, NSA, and Homeland Security. This is easy to understand. These are establishment institutions. They protect the establishment, not law and justice. Will the judiciary be the next to fail the president and American democracy?
If the stolen election, which is a coup, stands, after Trump no presidential candidate will dare to attempt to represent the American people.
I think he is wrong. I think the establishment is coming apart at the seams. All it takes is a breakdown of the economy based either on a recession or, more likely, the escalating increase in federal welfare obligations: Medicare and Social Security. This is true all over the world.
I therefore disagree with his conclusion. "If this stolen election stands, there is no hope that government can be returned to the people." This election will stand. It's a done deal. But there is not going to be a return to the status quo ante. The Internet cannot be rolled back. The two-way flow of information is unstoppable. Anyone who doubts this needs to read The Revolt of the Public.
American liberty has not been based on electoral politics at the national level. It has been based on the common law legal system: the jury. It has also been based on Americans' commitment to make money in the free market.
The federal government extracts about 20% of GDP. This percentage has remained constant since 1945. The federal government in terms of tax revenues is a relatively small percentage of total American production. State and local governments collect another 13% or 14%. This doesn't change year to year or decade to decade.
Where American liberty is constantly being undermined is in the Federal Register. About 70,000 pages a year of new regulations are published. But this has nothing to do with electoral politics. This is the Civil Service-protected federal bureaucracy. Nobody pays any attention to it.
Once you succumb to the illusion that anything much is at stake in a presidential election, you have started down the road leading to the illusion of political redemption.
America's descent into the bipartisan national political system that has prevailed since 1912 (except for 1924) did not lead to tyranny. We are among the freest nations on earth. In any case, the voters endorsed the bipartisan elitists' progressive agenda. They wanted the graduated income tax. They voted for people who campaigned for it. They love the public school system. They won't pull their children out. Where is there revolt against Social Security and Medicare? Nowhere.
Why would any conservative believe that all of this has been a vast conspiracy against the wishes of the voters? This has been a self-interested conspiracy by a handful of graduates of a handful of American universities. They have feathered their career nests. But they did not accomplish this by campaigning against the American voters' desire to get their hands into their neighbors' wallets. Rushdoony discussed this half a century ago. Nothing has changed.
The election of 2004 is the consummate example of how the elites run the political show nationally. Each of the candidates for President was a member of Skull and Bones, Yale's secret society. The media made light of the whole thing. The media were in on it. American democracy had once again produced a sham battle for the presidency in which nothing of substance separated the two candidates. The Washington Post reported:
Never before have two Bonesmen run against each other for the presidency. It's a coincidence of historic political proportions.
"What is so staggering about two Bonesmen running against each other for president is that it's a tiny club with 15 members a year and only 600-some living at any time. What are the odds?" says Alexandra Robbins, author of the 2002 book "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power."
Don't bother asking Bush and Kerry the odds. Both would rather advocate raising taxes. Neither talks publicly about Skull and Bones -- except to say he can't talk about it.
Neither man responded to repeated requests for interviews for this article. But when Tim Russert asked Bush about Skull and Bones in February on "Meet the Press," the president said: "It's so secret we can't talk about it." When Russert asked Kerry last August what it meant that both he and Bush are Bonesmen, the Massachusetts senator replied: "Not much because it's a secret."
The Post did not take this coincidence seriously. The article's title sent a message: "Tippy-Top Secret". Message: "There is nothing to see here. Move along."
This was American democracy at work.
What is different today is that pro-Trump voters notice that the system is rigged. But they do not know the degree to which the system is rigged. It is not that Democrats rigged the machines this year. It is that the elites long ago rigged the electoral process. To make it appear unrigged, there have to be Republican victories. In between, the politicians vote for massive bailouts of all kinds.
The swamp is going to remain a swamp for as long as it gets funding from Congress. No President can change this. Trump's failure to drain it is good news politically. It is now obvious that nothing that the voters can do will drain the swamp. They do not want to cut funding. They are in on the deal.
What voters can do is change what goes on in local swamps. Do they want to spend money to get people elected locally? Do they want to invest the hours required to knock on doors or be on phone banks? Do they have a plan? The answers are uniformly the same: "Not so far." So, almost nobody wants to pay the price of organizing serious political change. It would therefore be naïve to expect serious political change. The good old boys will run the show locally, and the old boy network will run the show nationally.
In 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for Governor of California. It was a recall election against Gov. Gray Davis. It was successful.
You may not have seen this video. You really need to remember it. It is a graphic reminder of the utter impotence of electoral politics above the local level. This was early in the campaign.
He won the election. He won the follow-up election. But California continued to move to the left. I doubt that a Republican is going to win the governor's office in my lifetime, and probably not in yours. But California is pretty much the same today as it was in 2003, except that the freeways are more crowded. The lifestyle was the same for most people until COVID-19.
There is only one way to drain the swamp: cut off its funds. Until voters are willing to do that, it is not going away.
The system we have is democratic. It was best described by H. L. Mencken. "Democracy is the theory that the
common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

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Before you review the Food For Thought ... these numbers are interesting.
As reported by the CDC ... Here are the US deaths by year and the change from the previous year
Year 2017 2,818,503 Americans died
Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)
Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)
The year of the pandemic …
Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)
BUT WAIT: There were zero deaths from Covid-19 during 2018, and 2019 and the jump from 2019 was only 57,641 ???
I've been told that COVID is responsible for now 400,000 + deaths. Shouldn't the 2020 number be a hell of a lot higher?
So the question becomes: How many people died OF COVID and How many died (of other causes) WITH COVID?
Now read below
Food for thought
A very well-orchestrated plan, or an unimaginable set of events that just fell into place with the United States front and center. You tell me!!
Scare people with a virus, force them to wear masks and place them in quarantine.
Count the number of dead every second of every day, in every News Headline. By the way, ninety-nine and eight-tenths of the people who get the virus, recover. About one to two tenths of one percent who get the virus, die. Most all of them have other medical problems. Did you catch that? Less than 1/2 of a percent die.
Close businesses = 35,000,000+ instantly unemployed.
Remove entertainment and prohibit recreation; Closing parks, gyms, bars, restaurants, sports.
No dating. No touching Isolate people. Dehumanize them.
Close Temples and Churches, prohibit worship. Create a vacuum and let depression, anxiety, hopelessness and desperation set in.
Then... ignite hatred and civil unrest, creating Civil War.
Empty the prisons because of the virus and fill the streets with criminals.
Send in Antifa to vandalize property, as if they are freedom fighters. Undermine the law, Riot, Loot and Attack all Law Enforcement, but tell government to order a stand-down.
Then... Defund Law Enforcement and abolish Police.
We are all being played by those who want to destroy America! This is how you destroy a Nation from within, and in very short order. Will it work? I guess that depends on you and me.
Makes you wonder …
God Bless America!

February 10 ,2021