The American Descent Into Fascism
By: Paul Craig Roberts
On the morning of August 30th I posted “The Aggressive Stupidity of America’s business, educational, government, and military leaders is astounding.”
As it was astounding in the morning, what did I call it by mid-afternoon when the stupidity of American leadership was already 10 times worse than it was in the morning?
You are not going to believe this, but Chase Bank has canceled General Mike Flynn’s personal credit card, citing “possible reputational risk to our company.” Chase Bank Cancels General Mike Flynn’s Credit Cards
General Flynn is a three-star general. Few make it to this rank. He was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He played a key role in shaping American counterterrorism strategy and dismantling insurgent networks. General Flynn recognized that Obama’s policy toward Syria was a failure as the terrorists that the Obama narrative said the US opposed were the same people as the alleged “moderate democrats fighting the dictator Assad” that the Obama regime was supporting as the proxy army for the US invasion that was blocked by Russia. Consequently, the corrupt Obama regime forced General Flynn into retirement. In America top generals are not permitted to tell the truth any more than top scientists and top medical professionals. Honest journalists have long been eliminated. Physicists living on government grants and engineering firms working on government contracts can say nothing about 9/11. They all know that the official narrative is a total lie, but they cannot say so.
The CIA, which was arming and training the terrorists described as democrats that Obama was unleashing on Syria, sicced its assets in journalism on Flynn, creating a negative impression of him.
When President Trump appointed Flynn National Security Adviser, it sent fear throughout the corrupt American establishment. Here was a man in a powerful position that knew where all the bodies were buried. Instantly, the deep state went to work to get rid of him. Corrupt FBI Director Comey laid a perjury trap to deceive Flynn into a lie and then coerced him with threats to charge his son with a crime unless the General made a guilty plea to a nonsense charge. For the first time in history, the US National Security Adviser was not supposed to talk to a Russian. Tell that to Brzezinski and Kissinger.
General Flynn should reply to Chase by saying that he is much relieved to no longer be associated with a collection of gangsters who recently had to pay a $920,000,000 fine for manipulating the precious metals and US Treasury markets. Chase is so unable to abide by the law that it has paid $35,700,000,000 in fines.
The banks have the justice system (sic) rigged so that they only pay fines. Nevertheless, the fines paid by Chase indicate that it is association with Chase, not with General Flynn, that is a “reputational risk.”
Compared to the bad reputation of Jamie Dimon, the CEO and Chairman of Chase Bank, General Flynn’s reputation, despite the sordid efforts of the New York Times and Stephen Halper, is sterling. People want to know Why is Jamie Dimon immune from prosecution. Harvard Law School reports that in 2013 Jamie Dimon paid $13,000,000,000 to buy Chase’s way out of a Justice Department array of criminal and civil charges. Famous Negotiation Case: How Jamie Dimon Avoided Disaster
General Flynn didn’t have $13 billion to pay off FBI Director Comey.
What does the Chase Bank’s action against Flynn really mean. Nothing reassuring.
It means that the financial sector has been totally politicized and is part of the deep state’s agents used to make it clear to all that anyone who goes against the elite’s agendas will be ruined. Normally, a three-star general and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency would be collecting fat director’s fees from Chase Bank and from armaments companies and defense contractors. But not Flynn. Flynn’s fate tells all players in the system that truth is a career-killer and to stay far away from it.
FBI Director Comey and CIA Director Brennan and a slew of Obama Justice (sic) Department officials committed felonies in the Russiagate scandal that they orchestrated. But none have been held accountable. The Durham Report has never seen the light of day and never will.
There is no such thing as an honest banker anymore. I knew the last one. George Champion, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Chase Manhattan was the last straight shooter. He always put the country’s interest before the bank’s interest. He opposed national banking. He said the big banks would use their local branches to suck all the deposits out of communities and use them for their own speculations, thus killing financing for local businesses. Jamie Dimon doesn’t measure up to George Champion’s ankle. George Champion wouldn’t let David Rockefeller, Chase’s president, lend the bank’s money to South American countries as part of World Bank/IMF plots to indebt the countries, force default, and plunder their assets. Of course, today an honest man like George Champion could not possibly become head of a major bank.
It is not only the banks through which the government operates its secret agendas, but also the corporate world in general. Consider the money-making Covid vaccination scheme. Biden is using corporations to mandate vaccination on their employees despite its strict illegality and despite the inefficiency and danger of the vaccine. Biden and the corporations simply don’t care. What we are experiencing in the US is the formation of a fascist state in which government and business negate democracy and impose their agendas.
About the Author: Dr. 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. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, as well as The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.
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