by Paul Craig Roberts
July 15, 2015
On the heels of
increased turmoil around the globe, today former
U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts,
warned King World News that we are now witnessing
the elites' terrifying endgame.
"The Greeks were
defeated. The prime minister betrayed the
Paul Craig Roberts
Former U.S. Treasury Official
All of Europe, and
insouciant Americans and Canadians as well, are put
on notice by Syriza's surrender to the agents of the
The message from the
Syriza is that the social welfare system
throughout the West will be dismantled…
The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to
Percent's looting of the Greek people of the advances in social
welfare that the Greeks achieved in the post-World War II 20th
Pensions and health care for the elderly
are on the way out. The One Percent needs the money.
The protected Greek islands, ports, water companies, airports, the
entire panoply of national patrimony, is to be sold to the One
Percent. At bargain prices, of course, but the subsequent water
bills will not be bargains.
This is the third round of austerity imposed on Greece, austerity
that has required the complicity of the Greeks' own governments.
The austerity agreements serve as a
cover for the looting of the Greek people literally of everything.
The IMF is one member of the Troika
that is imposing the austerity, despite the fact that the IMF's
economists have said that the austerity measures have proven to be a
The Greek economy has been driven down
by the austerity. Therefore, Greece's indebtedness has increased as
a burden. Each round of austerity makes the debt less payable.
But when the One Percent is looting, facts are of no interest. The
austerity, that is the looting, has gone forward despite the fact
that the IMF's economists cannot justify it.
Greek democracy has proven itself to be impotent. The looting is
going forward despite the vote one week ago by the Greek people
rejecting it. So what we observe in Alexis Tsipras is an elected
prime minister representing not the Greek people but the One
The One Percent's sigh of relief has been heard around the world.
The last European leftist party, or what passes as leftist, has been
brought to heel, just like Britain's Labour Party, the French
Socialist Party, and all the rest.
Without an ideology to sustain it, the European left is dead, just
as is the Democratic Party in the US. With the death of these
political parties, the people no longer have any voice. A government
in which the people have no voice is not a democracy.
We can see this clearly in Greece. One
week after the Greek people express themselves decisively in a
referendum, their government ignores them and accommodates the One
The American Democratic Party died with jobs offshoring, which
destroyed the party's financial base in the manufacturing unions.
The European left died with the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was a symbol that there existed a socialist
alternative to capitalism.
The Soviet collapse and "the end of
history" deprived the left of an economic program and left the
left-wing, at least in America, with "social issues" such as
abortion, homosexual marriage, gender equality, and racism, which
undermined the left-wing's traditional support with the working
Class warfare disappeared in the warfare
between heterosexuals and homosexuals, blacks and whites, men and
Today with the Western peoples facing re-enserfment and with the
world facing nuclear war as a result of the American
neoconservatives' claim to be History's chosen people entitled to
world hegemony, the American left is busy hating the Confederate
The Last Hope
The collapse of Europe's last left-wing party, Syrzia, means that
unless more determined parties arise in Portugal, Spain,
and Italy, the baton passes to the right-wing parties... to
Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party, to Marine Le
Pen's National Front in France, and to other fight-wing
parties who stand for nationalism against national extermination in
Syriza could not succeed once it failed to nationalize the Greek
banks in response to the EU's determination to make them fail. The
Greek One Percent have the banks and the media, and the Greek
military shows no sign of standing with the people.
What we see here is the impossibility of
peaceful change, as Karl Marx and Lenin explained.
Revolutions and fundamental reforms
are frustrated or overturned by the One Percent who are left
Marx, frustrated by the defeat of the
Revolutions of 1848 and instructed by his materialist conception of
history, concluded, as did Lenin, Mao, and Pol Pot, that leaving the
members of the old order alive meant counter-revolution and the
return of the people to serfdom.
In Latin America every reformist
government is vulnerable to overthrow by US economic interests
acting in conjunction with the Spanish elites. We see this process
underway today in Venezuela and Ecuador.
Duly instructed, Lenin and Mao eliminated the old order. The class
holocaust was many times greater than anything the Jews experienced
in the Nazi racial holocaust. But there is no memorial to it.
To this day Westerners do not understand why Pol Pot emptied
Cambodia's urban areas.
The West dismisses Pol Pot as a
psychopath and mass murderer, a psychiatric case, but Pol Pot was
simply acting on the supposition that if he permitted
representatives of the old order to remain his revolution
would be overthrown.
To use a legal concept enshrined by the
George W. Bush regime, Pol Pot
pre-empted counter-revolution by striking in advance of the act and
eliminating the class inclined to counter-revolution.
The English conservative Edmund Burke said that the path of
progress was reform, not revolution. The English elite, although
they dragged their heels, accepted reform in place of revolution,
thus vindicating Burke. But today with the left so totally defeated,
the One Percent does not have to agree to reforms.
Compliance with their power is the only
We Are Now
Witnessing The Terrifying EndGame
Greece is only the beginning.
Greeks driven out of their country by
the collapsed economy, demise of the social welfare system, and
extraordinary rate of unemployment will take their poverty to other
Members of the EU are not bound by
national boundaries and can freely emigrate.
Closing down the support system in
Greece will drive Greeks into the support systems of other EU
countries, which will be closed down in turn by the One Percent's
The 21st century
Enclosures have begun...