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White Liberals Are Destroying White  America
Paul Craig Roberts

The Biden Regime’s threats to Texas for daring to protect America’s borders leads me again to thoughts about the so-called “civil war,” which was an invasion of a country, the Confederate States of America, by the United Stares of America, a false name as the states were disunited by the Morrill Tariff.

What was at stake was economic interests.  The North intended to use the South to bear the tax burden of northern development and prosperity at the expense of the South’s impoverishment. The battle had gone on for decades prior to the War of Northern Aggression, almost resulting in armed conflict in the decades prior to 1861.  It was the Morrill Tariff  passed by the US Senate on March 2, 1861, two days before Lincoln’s inauguration, endorsed by Lincoln in his inauguration address, that provoked secession by the Southern states targeted for economic exploitation as they lacked the votes in Congress to prevent  the passage of the Morrill Tariff.

Here is the true factual story, quite different from the intended lies, designed to demonize white Southern Americans, that are taught in US universities, the NY Times 1619 project, and in US public schools: 

In total violation of all known facts and the clear historical record, US universities teach the extraordinary lie, that has zero evidence, that the so-called “civil war,” which it most certainly was not, was a Moral Crusade by Moral Northerners to end the slavery perpetrated by evil white racist Southerners.  This lie has become the basis of US university departments, especially the totally corrupt Black History departments.  

The corrupt people who originated and perpetuate this lie ignore that the North had no grounds for starting a war against a practice that was not only completely legal, but was also protected under the US Constitution.  Lincoln said himself in his inaugural address that he neither had the Constitutional power nor the inclination to abolish slavery.  He offered the South an additional amendment to the Constitution to protect slavery for all time if only the South remained in the Union and paid the tariff.

This is not my opinion.  I am reporting facts.  It is the history departments and the ‘black studies’ departments that have created total lies designed to demonize and victimize all white Americans.  Are the American people really so utterly stupid to think that Lincoln went to war over an issue that was totally legal?  The US Congress did not pass a law outlawing slavery, an issue the US Constitution left to states.  The North passed a tariff that tripled the tax.

We have reached the point in America’s total collapse that scholarship has degenerated into woke ideology that bears no relationship to truth.

The tariff war culminated in the Morrill Tariff, which caused the secession of the Southern states and the formation of the Confederate States of America. The North invaded, in pursuit of money alone, an independent people who refused to be economically exploited by an immoral North whose culture consisted entirely of the greed for money. The Northern barbarians never had a culture except one of money and greed, and they hated the South for being civilized.  

Here is the history of the decades of tariff dispute between North and South  Notice that there is not one word about slavery mentioned in the conflict.

Hon. Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. A former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service, he is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles and a columnist for Investor's Business Daily. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists.

He was Distinguished Fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996. From 1982 through 1993, he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During 1981-82 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. President Reagan and Treasury Secretary Regan credited him with a major role in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, and he was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy." From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.

In 1987 the French government recognized him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism" and inducted him into the Legion of Honor.

Dr. Roberts' latest books are The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with IPE Fellow Lawrence Stratton, and published by Prima Publishing in May 2000, and Chile: Two Visions - The Allende-Pinochet Era, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen Araujo, and published in Spanish by Universidad Nacional Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, in November 2000. The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen LaFollette Araujo, was published by Oxford University Press in 1997. A Spanish language edition was published by Oxford in 1999. The New Colorline: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, was published by Regnery in 1995. A paperback edition was published in 1997. Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, co-authored with Karen LaFollette, was published by the Cato Institute in 1990. Harvard University Press published his book, The Supply-Side Revolution, in 1984. Widely reviewed and favorably received, the book was praised by Forbes as "a timely masterpiece that will have real impact on economic thinking in the years ahead." Dr. Roberts is the author of Alienation and the Soviet Economy, published in 1971 and republished in 1990. He is the author of Marx's Theory of Exchange, Alienation and Crisis, published in 1973 and republished in 1983. A Spanish language edition was published in 1974.

Dr. Roberts has held numerous academic appointments. He has contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Rivista de Political Economica, and Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has entries in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. He has contributed to Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Harper's, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, London Times, The Financial Times, TLS, The Spectator, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.

Dr. Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.), the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.

He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, The Dictionary of International Biography, Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century, and 1000 Leaders of World Influence. His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at: [email protected]


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