By Al Benson Jr.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury and was previously the editor of the Wall Street Journal. His latest book is How the Economy Was Lost. Over the years I have read his columns and always found him to be insightful and thought provoking.
Just this week he did a column called Agenda Prevails Over Truth and boy was he right on the money there. The article appeared on http://www.prisonplanet.com For the leftist lap dogs that prevail in what we call the “news” media agenda is everything. Truth is what fits the agenda and if it doesn’t fit the agenda it’s not truth. It’s as simple as that.
Dr. Roberts has said: “Consider the Sandy Hook school shooting. This shooting serves as an excuse for ‘progressives’ to express their hatred of guns and the NRA and to advance their gun control agenda. Few if any of those hyperventilating over the tragedy know any of the parents of the murdered children. They have shown no similar response to the US government’s murder of countless thousands of Muslim children…Suddenly, 20 US children become of massive importance to ‘progressives.’ Why? Because the deaths foster their agenda—gun control in the US.”
Dr. Roberts noted that on the same day as the school shooting here a 36 year old Chinese man attacked 22 children, at a school in China, with a knife. I noticed one report about that and then the story disappeared in the avalanche of “gun control”
hysteria. So how come the leftists don’t howl that China should have “knife control” in that country? Well, because actually, they don’t care what any other country does or does not do as long as their gun control agenda can be forced on Americans. I read an article last night that said “The way to control shootings in America is to take the guns away from those that didn’t do it.”
Roberts then notes that “Agenda-driven news is the reason that apparent inconsistencies in the Sandy Hook story were not investigated or explained. According to some reports, the medical examiner said the children were shot with a rifle, but other reports say the accused was found dead inside the school with two pistols and that a rifle was found outside in the car. The police capture a man in the woods who says ‘I didn’t do it.’ How would a person in the woods know what just happened? Who was the man? Was he investigated and released?…Some say the school was locked and admission is via security camera and being buzzed in. Why would a heavily armed person be buzzed in? Other reports say he shot his way in. Why wouldn’t such a commotion have alerted the school?” Good question—something else we will never know. There are lots of questions that remain unanswered and many even remain unasked and inconsistencies prevail, but that’s okay—the gun control agenda will be well served by whatever happened and for those people that’s all that matters. Roberts observed that “The story is useful to the gun control agenda.” He also noted that the shooting at the theater in Aurora, Colorado is rife with discrepancies that have never been resolved. Don’t expect them to be.
Resolving the problems doesn’t fit in with the gun control agenda and now we are being told that the feds will start fingerprinting gun owners. When Congress convenes in January you can bet the farm gun control will be on the agenda as one of the first things to be dealt with. The “fiscal cliff?” Hey, that can wait—gun control is the real name of the game—or rather people control, because that’s what gun control really is.