Insouciant — Paul Craig Roberts' word for the US public — fits our pack of slaughter-approving puppet-dummies

© 2024 Peter Free


23 May 2024



Let's ask a sour question


Considering the US-supported genocide occurring in Gaza.


And taking into account the 600,000 proxied-to-death Ukrainian troops now buried in Ukraine — another war that the United States intentionally instigated, so as to profit its military industrial complex.


And further incorporating the US Government's determined efforts to instigate even more openly direct conflicts with Russia, China and Iran:



Are y'all still proud to run with America's approving deluge of citizen puppet-dummies?



To that question


Gary Barnett recently penned an accurate overview of the American public's morality-lacking response to US Government's continual warmongering:



Most Americans support war, regardless of the level of slaughter and death, so long as it is pretended to be for the ‘right reasons,’ and is being waged to suit deceitful manufactured State narratives, usually based on illegitimate fear, and promoted by the scum in government, military, and media.


Since spoiled Americans do not have brutal war in country, it is easy to feign false empathy and fake concern for others, while getting fat watching fake television news, and supporting this country’s foreign policies, which are the most brutal in the history of man.


Currently, approximately half the country are pretending to support the evil Zionists in Israel, and about half are pretending to support Palestine.


The U.S. government is claiming both sides at once, and the lowly masses are falling right in line.


The U.S. is up to its neck using the tax revenue and all the fake money it can create to fund every war, whether in Israel, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, or elsewhere, and the population here has only to decide which party ‘supports’ which side in order to choose their team.


It is not war they are upset with, but which party benefits from which particular war.


If they actually wanted to stop war, they would eliminate the single cause of war, which is the State and its governing monsters, instead of taking sides akin to a sporting event.


© 2024 Gary D. Barnett, The Pathetic Want of Rule, Authority, and Collectivism, Has Led to the Tortured Enslavement of Man, (18 May 2024)



Of the societal dilemma that Barnett describes


Caitlin Johnstone wrote that:



[In the United States,] If you want to vote on something the powerful don’t care about, there’s a possibility that your vote might have some sway.


You might have some tiny degree of influence over women’s reproductive rights, for example, or whether or not gay people can get married. But when it comes to the mechanisms of the imperial machine like war, militarism, propaganda, oligarchy, capitalism or authoritarianism, your hand will get smacked away the instant you move to touch them.


So it’s not really democracy then, is it?


It’s not really rule by the people if all the most important and consequential decisions are made by forces with no accountability to the electorate, while the people are confined to a toddler’s playpen in the corner arguing about pronouns and fatphobia.


And what really sucks is that so many people believe this is freedom and democracy.


The people will never know freedom until they first understand how profoundly unfree they really are.


© 2024 Caitlin Johnstone, If You Can’t Even Elect A Candidate Who’ll End A Genocide, How Real Is Your “Democracy”?, (23 May 2024)



Which brings us to Paul Craig Roberts . . .


. . . and his use of the word 'insouciant' to describe the American public:



Time and time and time again, insouciant Americans allow the presstitutes to brainwash, indoctrinate, and deceive them.


Afterwards they, or some of them, eventually catch on.  But despite lesson learned, another precedent that erodes truth and liberty has been established. 


And despite lesson learned they will sit in front of their TV screens for their next brainwashing and indoctrination by the presstitutes who serve the ruling oligarchy by deceiving Americans.


Having watched the insouciant American public for a lifetime, I have been convinced by them that they are incapable of defending their liberty and incapable of recognizing the challenges to their liberty.


They forever fall for the “foreign enemy” pitch of the ruling establishment.


Insouciance is inconsistent with liberty.


© 2023 Paul Craig Roberts, Insouciant Americans Have Doomed America to Tyranny, (25 May 2023)



Exactly so.



The moral? — Mentally lazy, complacently ignorant and . . .


. . . easily manipulated people do not possess the moral integrity necessary to maintain human liberty.


Being essentially brainless lumps of quivering, misdirected emotion — these clueless folk become American Nihilism's puppet fodder. A veritable Satan's pool of slaughter-prone tax dollars.


One wonders what role honest ethics and genuinely soul-enhancing religion play in American culture.


My guess is, close to none.


Thus arguably, a culture begging for societal extinction.