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The Difficulty of Writing for Americans

• By Paul Craig Roberts

Writing for Americans, unless for their entertainment, is a challenging undertaking.  One reason is that many, especially of the younger generations, no longer have a concept of objective truth.

For them "truth" is simply a bias reflecting one's race, gender, upbringing or predisposition.  Emotion overwhelms fact. Biases are not considered to be equal.  Some are worthy and some or not.  The biases of white people are defined as "hate speech," "white supremacy," and "hate crimes."  Today America has many self-hating whites, especially in the media and Democratic Party.

Another reason is that many Americans confuse an explanation with a justification.  An explanation of an event is seen as a justification of the event.  For example, if one provides an explanation of slavery the assumption is that the writer approves of slavery.  A defense of a disapproved category is taken as a demonstration of your own unworthiness. For example, if you defend white people from the propagandistic accusations leveled at them by Identity Politics, you are a "white supremist." 

Yet another reason is that some races and genders have succeeded in defining any criticism of themselves as an expression of bias. For example, criticism of Israel's mistreatment of the Palestinians or of the Israel Lobby's power makes one an "anti-semite." Similarly, if you criticize a black person, you are a racist and your argument is dismissed as an expression of your bias.  If you criticize a woman, you are a misogynist, and your criticism of a woman proves it.

If you express skepticism of false flag events, you are dismissed as a "conspiracy theorist."

Another reason is that American patriots regard criticism of US policies, especially wars, as anti-American and as taking the side of the enemy against one's own country.  To prevent a recurrence of the Vietnam war protests, when Washington invaded Afghanistan and Iraq the Bush regime came up with the slogan, "Support the Troops."  If you criticized the wars, you weren't supporting the troops and were aligning yourself with the enemy: "You are with us or against us."  When President Trump met with President Putin, CIA director John Brennan accused Trump of treason. When US Representative Tulsi Gabbard met with Assad of Syria, she was accused of supporting dictatorship. ( If her critics had accused her of meeting with Assad because she was a bimbo who didn't know any better, her critics would have been dismissed as misogynists.) 

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Comment by Ed Martin
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The Speech They Could Not Silence!

Comment by Ed Price
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The difficulty of writing for Americans, has to do with how to get Americans to accept the fact that God is in control. The way to do this is to use examples of what happened to Ancient Israel, God's chosen people, when they turned against God. --- Ancient Israel was destroyed in the desert over the 40 years time when they rejected God after the Exodus. --- Many times during the days that the Judges ruled, they were destroyed by God, as a lesson to get them to turn back. --- They fell to Assyria and the Babylonians for going against God. --- They fell to the Romans in 70AD for crucifying their own Messiah. --- Now, after 1900 years, God has allowed them to come back for a time, but they still are not accepting their Savior, Jesus. --- If America doesn't come back to God, she is doomed. And THAT is really the only way to write to Americans.

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