The Game of Empire
"Over the decades they have engaged in an ongoing struggle to maintain military spending at breathtakingly high levels and avoid any sort of transition to something called peace."--Robert Koehler
i sure agree with bob that wwII never ended; it morphed.
i read somewhere that during the first war to end all wars u.s. arms manufacturers saw that war on another continent could be very profitable. like smedley butler came to understand, "war is a racket!" that's pretty disgusting, isn't it? the u.s. now maintains a constant state of war, destroying communities, creating this horrendous refugee crises and killing, killing, killing--all to keep the capitalistic economy growing--at least for the few.
of course, congress has not declared war since december 7, 1941.
yet the fight goes on and on and on.
i don't know who posted this, but i grabbed this comment from an old common dreams discussion,
"Do you know why congress no longer declares wars? Because US law limits defense contractor profits to 15% in time of war. Look up the law, Mike. It's still in the books. Truman got it passed and sent some greedy pigs to jail too."
i believe that most of us long for peaceful coexistence, yet the fear of a faltering economy holds us in greed's death-hold grip. somehow we need a whole new way of thinking, a revolution of the mind, about life, about money and about war. we must re-prioritize or this game of empire will end like london bridge--all fall down!