Zbigniew Brzezinski as I Knew Him
Paul Craig Roberts • February 12, 2019
“When you hear a source called a ‘Russian agent,’ an ‘anti-semite,’ or a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ you had better listen to them. These are those in the know who accept arrow slings in order to tell you the truth.”
I decided to repost this column for several reasons. One is that the misrepresentation of Brzezinski as a neoconservative illustrates the cavalier attitude toward truth that characterizes our era. The rise in the West of denunciation as a more effective force than truth bodes ill for the survival of the Western World.
Throughout the Western World name-calling has taken the place of reasoned debate. A person who criticizes Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians or the Israel Lobby’s influence over the US government and academic appointments is labeled an “anti-semite,” a name that the Israel Lobby uses to discredit critics.
A person who points out that reckless and irresponsible accusations against Russia can lead to war is labeled “a Russian agent.”
A person who is too well-informed to believe the official stories of the Gulf of Tonkin, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and John and Robert Kennedy, 9/11, and the USS Liberty is said to be a “conspiracy theorist.” In other words, if you don’t accept the official stories, all of which are disproved by hard facts, you are discredited.
Facts no longer matter in the West. If you merely report some expert’s analysis that dissents from officialdom, you as a reporter are labeled along with the expert as a conspiracy theorist, a Russian agent, or an anti-semite. The belief is that if youl did not believe the expert, you would not have reported what he said. Little wonder the print and TV news avoids dissent from official explanations, unless the explanations are President Trump’s.
Throughout the Western World facts are persona non grata.
The consequence is that the Western World has isolated itself from reality and lives in illusions and delusions. Consequently, the West’s chances of survival are minimal.
(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
https://www.unz.com/proberts/zbigniew-b ... -knew-him/
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why the presstitutes marginalize Pat Buchanan, Paul Craig Roberts, et al. and canonize Kissinger and Brzezinski.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: America’s Grand Strategist
Justin Vaisse, translated by Catherine Porter
Reviewed by Walter Russell Mead May/June 2018
Vaïsse’s biography of U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, reminds readers just what an extraordinary phenomenon this Polish outsider was. By the late 1970s, when Brzezinski rose to prominence, the old well-heeled and well-bred WASP foreign policy establishment had imploded under the strain of the Vietnam War and yielded to a new elite from more diverse backgrounds. Both Brzezinski, whose father was a Polish diplomat stranded in Canada by the Nazi conquest of Poland and then the Soviet-backed communist takeover of 1945, and his friend and rival Henry Kissinger, whose family fled Nazi persecution in Germany, possessed a gift for strategic vision that few of their American-born contemporaries could match. Into a foreign policy community increasingly composed of technocrats, political scientists, and area specialists, Brzezinski and Kissinger brought a more generalist and historical perspective. Of the two, Kissinger has always been the better known and the more controversial. Vaïsse’s evenhanded appraisal of Brzezinski’s contributions to U.S. foreign policy will help redress the balance and will introduce a new generation of readers to a great American strategist.
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/ ... strategist
Looking back, two questions come to mind:
1) Was the war good for the Vietnamese or Americans?
2) Have Kissinger and Brzezinski's shenanigans truly been good for the Jews?
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.