Washington Thinks You Are Stupid

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There’s the old saying that if the government fears the people, there is liberty; but if the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The criminals in Washington not only do not fear us, they do not respect us. Washington looks upon Americans as stupid sheeple.

Washington believes that it can tell the population anything, and the people will believe it. For example, the official line is that the recession that began in December 2007 ended in June 2009. Many Americans believe this even though they have not personally experienced economic recovery. Indeed, they are sinking further into poverty and near poverty.

And don’t forget those nonexistent weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein was alleged by Washington to possess. Or the Gulf of Tonkin fake event when Washington claimed that its warship was attacked by North Vietnam. Really, the list of official lies is very long. Anyone who believes anything that Washington says is too naive to be let out of the house alone. But Americans believe the lies, because that is what they think patriotism requires.

Relying on the proven gullibility of the bulk of the U.S. population, Washington claims to have uncovered an al-Qaida plot to attack U.S. embassies across North Africa and the Mideast. To foil the plot, Washington closed 19 embassies for the past weekend and for this week also.

Washington has not explained how closing the embassies foils the plot. If al-Qaida wants to blow up the embassies, it can blow them up whether they are open or closed.

If al-Qaida wants to kill the embassy personnel, they can kill them at home or on the way to work or later in the embassies when the alert passes.

I check in with the presstitute media only in order to ascertain whether my current estimate of their prostitution for Washington is accurate. Possibly, I missed some expression of skepticism about the latest terrorist threat. But I did hear NPR’s account. Back in the Ronald Reagan years, NPR was an independent voice. Today, it is part of the presstitute media. NPR lies for Washington with the best of them.

The U.S. media has ignored the obvious fact that as soon as the American population, Congress and Washington’s puppet allies, such as Germany, made an issue over the NSA’s clearly unConstitutional and totally illegal universal spying, the Barack Obama regime pushed the fear button and hyped a new terror plot in order to shut up critics and bring Congress and Germany back in line.

Washington proclaimed that a “threat” was discovered that al-Qaida — an organization that Washington is using in Washington’s effort to overthrow the Bashar Assad government in Syria and one that is enriched by U.S. military contracts to affiliated groups in Afghanistan — was going to blow up U.S. embassies in the Mideast and North Africa. Washington did not explain why al-Qaida, a recipient of Washington’s largess, was going to turn off the money spigot by attacking U.S. embassies.

I am surprised that bombs haven’t been set off in the embassies in order to prove the value of the National Stasi Agency’s spying, thereby shaming those in Congress and among the puppet states in Europe that object to the spying.

Once you give a moment’s thought to Washington’s claim, you see that Washington is proving its impotence by hyping such nonexistent threats. Officially, the U.S. has been at war with al-Qaida since Oct. 7, 2001. The “superpower” has been battling a few thousand lightly armed al-Qaida for almost 12 years, and what is the result?

Despite Washington’s claims to have killed al-Qaida’s top leaders, including Osama bin Laden himself, Washington has lost the war. Al-Qaida has grown so powerful that it not only fights in Syria, with Washington’s help, against Assad; but it also has prevented the U.S. military from occupying Afghanistan. Moreover, in addition to al-Qaida’s military success against the “superpower” and the chaos that al-Qaida continues to produce in Iraq, al-Qaida now is so powerful that it can shut down U.S. embassies all across the Mideast and North Africa. The “threat” that was supposed to boost the NSA’s position actually proves Washington’s powerlessness.

We can only pray that soon al-Qaida shuts down Washington itself. Imagine the sense of American liberation if Washington simply were shut down or, even better, if Washington could be put under Punjab’s magic blanket and disappeared. For the 99 percent and the rest of the world, Washington is nothing but an oppressor.

–Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here.

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  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Of course, those representing us believe us to be stupid, but the fact is that the conservative “sheeple” have seen through their antics for a long time, and they know that the Good Shepherd will always be looking out for them!

    • Vigilant

      Washington has every right to consider the majority of Americans stupid. They voted for Obama twice, and will probably put Hillary on office as well.

      • Debbie Hogan Tate

        I WILL NOT vote for Hillary! I would write in a vote for my dog first! My dog is loyal to where he lives and will protect me! More than I can say for her or the “O”!! Guess who was fired from the Watergate investigation because of her “ethics” or complete disregard of them? Read this and find out!. Especially under “A Tiger Never Loses Its Stripes”! She was dishonest, underhanded and a liar even back then! I remember her well, as I am in my 60’s! No votes here! Obama and Hillary are two rotten peas in a rotting pod!

        http://www.capitolhilldaily.com/2013/05/hilary-clinton-democratic-president/

      • Dave

        They also voted that moron/traitor Bush 2 in twice, and the economic disater enablers Reagan and Clinton in twice as well… Don’t forget.
        based on the idiots the GOP have to put up against Hillary, yep, we will be inflicted with Hillary because the GOP is so lame.

        • Don 2

          You’re partially right Dave, we do need a real Conservative.

          • Dave

            No Don,
            We need a real liberal that will work to get big money out of the political process. Everything starts with the money in politics.

        • Motov

          Look back another 20 years into the Johnson era, or all the way to 1913 when 2 things happened.
          Federal Reserve was created,..and income taxes were passed. We were screwed since.

      • real talk 1

        Let us pray.

  • Motov

    Democrats by definition (especially the “brilliant” ones”) rank right up there.
    In a time where we are in a recession, raising taxes, spending money that doesn’t exist, introducing very expensive (and proven failures like) socialised medicine is a recipe for total disaster. If we ever tried any of this, we would instantly end up in jail. When you are broke you cannot spend money!!!!
    Our government is totally broke! and they are still spending like drunken teenagers with daddy’s credit card! Sooner or later someone will cut up that credit card and demand payment!

    What are you gonna do with the world’s largest debt comes crashing down on you!

    • 1baronrichsnot1

      Their heads are in the sand, real unemployed U6 is 14.7%, GDP is around 12 1/2 trillion, down from 17. If not for food stamps, folks would be starving, soup lines, try this, our 49 million on stamps would form a line 1 mile long for every 5000 folks, you do the math. Young folks, 18 to 29 can not find a job, can’t buy a job, blacks of this age group is something like 40% unemployed! Cities all bankrupt, gov’t bankrupt, people bankrupt, in debt up to their azz, Think things are hunky dory, peachy, just ducky, pink lined clouds, golden skies, guess again. You are right on MOTOV

      • Motov

        Obozo’s plan is destruction, He broke every promise he made.

        “Obozocare” will not cost less, but in fact will cost even more!

        You cannot add bureaucrats to anything expecting cost savings.

        Bureaucrats love RED TAPE that is their only function! Red tape is expensive, that is fact.

        Employers know all they have to do is hire part time to get around this incredible expense, So employment numbers are misleading, I don’t think they count underemployed people as unemployed people, even though they may qualify or even collect government assistance.

        He raised taxes on people he promised he would not do.

        He created jobs, but not in the private sector. Instead he created more federal government jobs. This puts even more strain on the overburdened “general fund”. In other words, it worsened our economy by making the debt deeper.

        His energy policy is a rip-off, everything he does is a rip-off.

        No one has been more deceptive, anti-constitutional, anti-american, delusional, narcissistic, and concealing than this fraud in the White House

  • sancheleezy

    People will be forced to understand the truth, as time goes on the lies become ever more unbearable and nonsensical. We are in a period of realizing the truth as the bureaucrats, politicians, and lobbyists cannot survive in the depth of the manure they pile up in Washington, D.C. They will will suffocate and bankrupt the country quickly. The truth will eventually surface causing a Renaissance to right the wrongs we are drowning under.

    • Debbie Hogan Tate

      All those who voted for these bad ideas should have to pay for their mistakes, with their money!! Take them broke! Like they are trying to keep us!

  • hippybiker

    We could use an Earl Turner right about now.

    • Debbie Hogan Tate

      I don’t know who Earl Turner is ! But I do know who Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth and Hinkley is! Where are they when you need them! LOL

      • hippybiker

        Get a copy of “The Turner Diaries” and you will understand my comment.

      • chris

        I like this comment and theres a lot of truth here.

  • Warrior

    Are the “embassies” reopening on Monday or not? Just wait until “congress” gets back from their “recess”. There’ll be tons of “splainin” to do. Hmmm, new TV premiers, new NFL season, congress back in session. So much “entertainment” to choose from! Looking “way” ahead, I wonder if this October will be “black”? What do you say, “ben”?

  • Vigilant

    Will miracles never cease? Roberts managed to write an article in which he didn’t bash Israel once.

  • rhcrest

    Well the country did elect Obama twice so i really can’t say i disagree with the Gov’ts assessment that the people are stupid

    • Debbie Hogan Tate

      But did he win or did they set the machines to make him win? I personally believe that his “friend” set the machines up for him to win! Lets go back to the paper ballets for the next election!! And now he is trying to get the term limits removed for all government offices!!! Can anyone say “Dictator”!! Impeach the impostor! Remove him like they did in Egypt and put him in Gitmo with his friends!

      • rhcrest

        Yes i believe he only won through fraud. That said however, i live in MA and i am simply amazed at the people that i know that are obama supporters. And these are supposed to be intelligent people but it is as though he has them under some sort of spell or something. It is just bizarre. When someone tells me they support Obama i literally gasp in horror and they don’t like it but it is just a gut reaction

        • chocopot

          He did not win either election. The massive fraud has been fully documented, but for reasons that I cannot fathom, those with the documents have chosen to take no action.

          • chris

            Yeah 1000’s of votes for the fraud in Philadelphia and not one for Romney, and 1000’s in Chicago for the fraud and not one for Romney, yeah no fix in at to voting booth. Give me a break

          • red neck

            Exactly…. That is more than just a little hard to believe….

          • chocopot

            It it were only thousands, that would not be so bad. Keep in mind, however, that ACORN and similar groups have spent the last 20+ years registering criminals, illegals, and dead people so they could vote for the Dems. By now the number of fraudulent votes cast in national elections easily numbers well into the millions.

          • vicki

            Amazing how obedient people can be when you know their dirty little secrets. THAT is why the NSA is spying on all Americans. To get the dirt on those that might spill the beans as they say.

        • red neck

          How on earth can you call an obama supporter intelligent?
          I call them stupid sheeple!

          • rhcrest

            Well these are professional accomplished people. It is just truly bizarre. It really is as though they are under some sort of spell

          • red neck

            I will refer to what the Bible states on that….. That millions will be deceived by the Anti-Christ…

          • rhcrest

            Yes that would be the only thing that makes sense. I also wonder if they put something in the water here – i have well water so i guess i am not getting any of it! The obama supporters have town water. Just saying.

          • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

            “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan(Genesis 3 – the “serpent” tempted & deceived Eve in the garden of Eden), who DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him … And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and by the word of their testimony … Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the DEVIL HAS COME DOWN to you, having great wrath, because HE KNOWS THAT HE HAS A SHORT TIME.” (Revelation 12:9-12)

            Satan is furious, because he knows that his days are counted, therefore he “walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1Peter 5:8)

          • Don 2

            Having a degree does not mean that someone has common sense. There are low-information voters at every level of income and education.

          • vicki

            Or are afraid of what the NSA has on them;

          • chris

            It’s a fact that most blacks voted for this fraud simply because he ‘s black without even given any thought about his complete lack of qualifications

        • Alan

          I live in MA. too, how about the vote for Liz ( liawatha ) Warren ? Fancy proffesional comercials win the day amoung the libs.

          • rhcrest

            That was another one. What are all these people smoking? Have you heard about all the great white shark sightings down the Cape? Hopefully some Democrat politicians will be swimming in the water when the sharks are feeding lol!

        • real talk 1

          If not fraud you can bet it wasn’t legal.

      • real talk 1

        Good thought!

    • Bill

      Good Analogy RH

    • real talk 1

      Just who do you think voted for that clown?

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    When are the people going to learn, OBAMA LIES! Every time he opens his mouth there are more lies coming out of it!! The day they announced the closing of the Embassies I made a post that this is all just a ruse to focus our attention elsewhere! So what is he trying to hid this time? We were getting to close to what ever it was! I still think it has to do with how close we are getting to Benghazi truth! Has there been any attacks? NO, not a one! The people there think we closed the Embassies in honor of the “O”‘s birthday!! Focus people! More lies will be released soon! You can tell when Obama lies! He opens his mouth!

    • me

      I agree with you President Owebunhole lies a 100%. Hope and change is nothing but hopelessness with no change. The guy is good at telling people what they wanna hear, but most of us arent fooled anymore. Then there’s the sheeple and the too uncaring to vote. This bunch needs to wake up.

      • chris

        I’m actually starting to feel better that so many americans seem to be waking up to these traitors in this administration. The message seems to be getting out

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    Remember those mailings the GOP sends out, you answer dumass questions like, Do you support amnesty? Do you support big gov’t? Do you support liberals approach to spending? Do you support strong military? On and on, you answer them and send a donation, then they pull the negotiation crap, negotiation with communists, they form a little splinter group of 8, negotiate amnesty, they negotiate tax increases, they wont stand up against obamacare, matter of fact they don’t want it for them or staffers but it’s OK for us? What’s the difference in the parties? Both are just pathetic, snipeing, truth avoiding, liars, looking for a way to destroy the 2nd, 1st, 3rd,5th,and 10th amendments to saty in power. Might as well have a group of spider monkeys in our leadership, At least you can clean that up with a mop. Roberts is sniping at the people for being sheeple, Yes they are, and Roberts isn’t doing anything to help. Yep his article woke up a bunch of people, but needs a bigger audience.

  • Larry Christopher

    In the immortal words of Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.” Washington (the ultimate in stupidity) really does think that the “little people” are stupid. They are in for a rude awakening! I have read post after post on so many discussion boards about how we need to get off our collective butts and do what our founding fathers told us to do in the Declaration of Independence. The brilliance of these men shine even today! They realized that someone…some party like Barry Soetoro and the Liberal / Socialist / Progressive / Communists on the Left would yield power some day. They realized it…and they gave us the direction we need to go.

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is the their right, it is their DUTY, to throw off such Government. …”

    We have our marching orders from the greatest men in American History. Now, we need to embrace a leader to take back what is rightfully ours. Barry Soetoro and his czars, his minions (Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John McCain, John Boehner, Chris Cristy and all the other RINO’s) should all be forcefully removed from their position in shackles…and tried in front of the American citizens that they are suppose to be working for!

    • red neck

      I agree fully…. It’s time to get this party started!

      • chris

        I’m with you too

    • Marshall Watson

      Amen and so forth! It is time we did something, but are we willing to pay the same price as our forefathers, they risked everything, their lives, fortunes, and families. Are we ready to do the same? I know I am and so is my family, we are ready to sacrifice everything we have in this world for the pursuit of what our nation once was, “One Nation Under God.” I abhor the thought of what I just said could come to, anarchy, death, disease, famine, all these things can come as a result of my words. No true freedom comes without sacrifice, our founders understood this and were willing to make that sacrifice and many did, are we?

    • trugrits

      You say they should be tried in front of the citizens they are supposed to be working for. That is exactly what happened in what is called voting. You see the verdict don’t you? We see these same people still in political positions. The people are to stupid to even see what is going on and like has been said, to speak against government is the same as being unpatriotic. So just keep going along with the flock.

      Obama getting a second term is total proof that our voting system is a total fraud now. Why was fraud not questioned when Obama got over 100% of the eligible vote in many precincts ? When Saddam Hussein got 100% of the votes people called it corruption, but not a word about it when Obama got over 100% in areas he need to win.

      The thing is the government knows the American people can’t stop what is happening even if they wanted to. It’s called divide and conquer. Like Capone said watch those closest to you. That is exactly what is happening. This country is being taken down from within.

  • red neck

    You know what….. I said the day this new “threat” started that it is propaganda and lies….. I’m glad that finally I am not the only one that knows what is going on here……

    • chris

      I saw through this BS lie too!!!!!

      • red neck

        Good I’m glad that you did and now everyone else in the country needs to understand what is going on.

  • Bill

    The sad reality is that most people are stupid. As evidenced by the liberal posters on this site.

    • Dave

      Of course all the conservative posters have such vibrant intelligence eh Bill?

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        What traits do “conservatives” have in your mind, Dave?

        • Dave

          We thought out positions that use logic and common sense… You know… like many here and many of the authors that try to pass of their conjecture and theory from fellow extremist sites and un-accredited sources as fact. Still others that have an unrealistic hate of Obama that they are extremely unbalanced in their posts here.
          I am sure you know who some of those peopleare.

    • WTS/JAY

      The progressives are not so much “stupid” as they are “mentally and emotionally, unstable”; children, really!

  • 1 4 liberty

    I received a GOP Survey asking stupid questions about supporting Amnesty, reduction of Big Government, better military funding and so on and then to please make a contribution to help the cause. How ridiculous this survey was. Of course we all want less government and all the things that we are entitled through the constitution as far as our liberties are concerned. But to ask for a donation for them to help fight for these causes when they were elected on the premise to protect these rights in the first place? It is really sad how Washington just doesn’t get it. I am seeing our constitution get ripped apart every day by our elected officials. Especially when they vote themselves out of Bananacare and live above the law but then cannot commit to defund it. If they feel that the law is so bad that they omit themselves from it, would you not think that it would also be bad for the people they represent. We have given Washington too much power, and its time we start reversing our coarse. “When the Government fears the people it is called liberty. When the people fear the Government it is called TYRANY.
    Enough is enough. We really need to elect people that want to downsize government and set term limits to avoid corruption in Washington. It’s really is time to DRAIN THE SWAMP.

  • 1 4 liberty

    One thing though that everyone should know. Government is Stupid not the people it represents. They hide many truths from the people and we are vulnerable because we are not informed. there is no transparency in government any more. Especially when the liberal media help by not doing what they are supposed to do and inform the people.
    One thing that has really upset me was the fact that our tax dollars bailed out GE, and then GE used the funds to open 4 manufacturing plants outside of the USA so we lost jobs because of it. Instead, China, Brazil and two other countries are manufacturing products on assembly lines that should have been in the USA. Our own government (OBAMA and his GE Cronies) knew that this was going to happen and still opted to fund the GE bailout. We can only fight things like this if we were informed. But government says and thinks we are stupid because we are not informed and they like it like that.
    Boycott GE if you can. Only buy American-Made products whenever possible.

    • red neck

      Have you noticed that IF you inform somebody you will then be labeled as a traitor just like Snowden….. And we all know that Snowden did the right thing and God bless him for it!

  • Truthful

    The vast majority of people really are that stupid. The truth hurts so much that it can’t be true so they bury their heads deeper in the sand. This is not going to turn out well at all…..we have been lied to for so long that the people now believe the lies. This link is very interesting: http://dcclothesline.com/2013/06/04/the-web-of-power-council-on-foreign-relations-bilderberg-and-trilateral-commission/

    God bless us all, we need it.

    • real talk 1

      It’s not that the majority of our citizens are stupid it’s just they have been lied to for so long, and now they don’t want to seem unpatriotic and there is not where to turn for the truth so they almost have to accept the lie’s the liberals give them because they don’t have job’s. and the media just keep lying and withholding the truth.

  • Vis Fac

    It all starts with our public school system and the unionized NEA. The federal government made up mostly of liberals control what is taught and how it is taught. The last good well rounded educated high school graduating class was in 1970.
    Liberal Political Correctness ushered in the era of “empathy” to those who were either lazy or refused to participate in class studies. Therefore the “we don’t want Johnny’s Self esteem or ego bruised so we’ll make exceptions and pass him to the next grade”era began. It soon blossomed to the “make allowances for minorities” and hasn’t slowed down.
    We no longer have “traditional education” but one run amok with Political Correctness (re education of traditional values) and Zero Tolerance (the relieving of necessity for cognitive thought process) that has eroded values responsibility and critical thinking installing political targeted education i.e. acceptance of the usurpation of constitutional rights, inclusion of politically correct subjects as LGBT sensitivity and excepting behavior that is not normal family values, the omission of the pledge of allegiance (because of the phrase “Under God”) , or the right to say a personal prayer.
    History has been truncated as well as math and science. English is a joke and cursive writing abandoned in favor of texting. Students know how to report suspected abuse play video games use drugs text and hang out yet cannot do simple math, read, write, spell, or complete a job application correctly.
    Think of all the taxpayers money WASTED on the NEA and politically correct school administration and you should be hopping mad We pay for a service that has not been rendered High school “graduates”(?) are functionally illiterate and dependent on government to survive. We can thank the liberals and their indoctrination camps posing as the Public School System for the mess we’re in,
    Semper-Fi

  • Carlucci

    Shane Vincent hits the nail on the head with his comment on Facebook above. Many people I know are incredibly stupid because they still believe everything Fedzilla says. Or they get mad at Ovomit and about Ovomit-care. It is too difficult for them to believe that Ovomit is just a meat puppet who does the bidding of his masters. BO will walk away with a golden parachute. What does he care? He’s not an American anyway

  • real talk 1

    Yes our sorry federal government really thinks that the nation’s populace is as dumb as they are and they don’t believe they can be replaced.

  • Guest

    The sad fact is, the vast majority of Americans are indeed a bunch of stupid sheeple. They re-elect the same idiots into office repeatedly for years on end, all-the-while the country slides to hell in a hand cart, while traveling at mach-10. Then, when things get so bad they finally take notice, they have the gall to question why. I would say America’s education has done an excellent job of dumbing people down to the point they would not know how to think by themselves anymore than Obama could speak properly and eloquently without a teleprompter.

    • t.thegambler

      Has anyone noticed that MANY states have removed any 3rd party candidates off the ballot AND removed our right to place a write in vote? may seem minor to most sheeple, but is in fact violating your rights to have a ballot box rebellion.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Agreed. I do see that they could claim the expense of adding a candidate to the ballot as an excuse, but if that’s the case a potential candidate should merely have to pay the extra expense of doing that.

  • Stuart Shepherd

    I hate to say this, but I think a lower life form than a sheep would be a more appropriate description. IMHO, we have been completely “dumbed down” by a lack of personal responsibility and decent public morality that has its primary roots back to the 50’s when “no-fault” divorce was demanded by the feminists and then “reproductive rights” that was first sexual libertinism and morphed into abortion rights, and then the full-flourishing of the entire “liberal” movement and progessive socio-economic-political agenda which is designed to both make them comfortable with thier amoralism and at the same time “in charge.” Since one’s thinking is primarily enabled by ones morals and ethics (read the Bible!) our minds have become TOTALLY corrupt to the point that no reasonable sane person could deny. “We,” as a nation are NOT reasonably sane, and we do NOT act like animals- we act WORSE THAN ANIMALS!! Animals do not viciously slice up their own offspring. Animals do not rampanatly have sexual relations with their own sex. Animals keep a heard mentality and do not viciously turn on members of their own species or not work together for the common good of food and shelter and raising their offspring!!!!!!!!! We are not sheep- sheep are innocents!!! We are slime.