I wonder what group of people could be behind our endless wars of choice? Yea, were dying like flies but congress is more interested at the moment to pass a nearly 1 trillion defense budget to protect who? The same people who are pushing the bill that’s who! What in the blank is going on here? I’m wondering if they don’t really give a f___ about saving humans, but are more interested in exterminating humans!
When the name of the beast was changed from Department of War to Department of Defense, the war-mongers won the frame. People were war weary, eager to have safety nets. But, suddenly, there were enemies out there that had to be dealt with. And, ever since, whatever the hawks wanted, they got, no questions asked. Several families became quite rich by military, oops, defense spending.
Yes, we are going down the same memory hole the former USSR did. The minute we went into Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, the die was cast. Wonder how the tectonic plate will fracture and where. The Old Confederacy, of course, including Texas. The Copperhead parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Unless some major action is taken over the weekend to fund unemployment benefits for the future, another Bailout for Billionaires will allow them to foreclose on buildings whose tenants had to be evicted. Soup lines, rent parties, migrant workers going…where? to pick up slave wage jobs on farms.
Eisenhower in his farewell address spoke about how our military was co-opted by the landlords who now rule our nation. We are little more than serfs who stand by the wayside hoping to get a few crumbs of what’s left of the country’s fiscal budget. But there’s not much left after the parasites of war for profit are done with their evil and nefarious ways. Sorry no extra unemployment benefits, sorry no stimulus, sorry no money for PPE or testing. Nope, need that dough for something else. Something more sinister.
When in God’s name is the American Electorate going to wake up to their own complicity in the murder and mayhem carried out by the Military?
My guess, never.
The reason for their activity is in preparation for riot control for when the scum of the earth steals the election in a few months. They are going to be already in place and ready for the predictable response. Who is not ready for the predictable coup? The democrats. There is absolutely no plan in place to do anything to stop the fascist rights military coup in November, even though many of them have openly stated they know it is going to happen, including Biden. When Gore won in Florida, he also did nothing, nor did the democrats, and Bush’s brother and the kangaroo supreme court stole the election even by the republicans’ own recount, and contrary to all legal procedure. Reagan stole his presidency by selling weapons to Iranian terrorists in exchange for terrorists holding Americans hostage till after the election, and again nothing was done. I have every expectation not only that this is the last election in American history, but that they will very successfully steal the country without a significant struggle. In fact, for the most part they have already done exactly that as far back as 1980, but certainly in the years that followed.
And Tulsi Gabbard.
Why leave her off the list?
Why does the article leave off her passed amendment that requires the administration to do annual reports about the humanitarian impact of sanctions on the people of the nations we impose them on?
“World War 2 helped revitalize the economy after the last depression so another World War should help revitalize the economy following this one” Is probably his thought process.
If these weasels were honest they would call it what it was before - The War Department. These kind of obscene budgets and this colossal machine of death and destruction we have created (as well as being the world’s largest arms dealer) virtually guarantee that we will be in a world where there are “wars and rumors of wars”.
The Pentagon knows just what it is doing - spreading contractors and sub-contractors spread out over the great majority of states where they represent significant influence on available jobs and the states’ economy. Even Bernie Sanders supported spending for the F-35 because his own state of Vermont relied on contractors for parts of that jet that the Pentagon once called the “plane without a mission”.
A lesson from history - Late Rome spent an enormous amount of its wealth paying for expensive military deployments in many parts of its empire. Sound familiar?
He doesn’t have a “thought” process -
Right right. His handler’s thought process.
A lot of murcans think war is good for “the economy”. I have heard it. Leaves me shaking my head and wondering how blowing up things, killing today, and dying tomorrow is good for anything.
It’s the mindset of the brainwashed.
“Onward Christian Soldiers…” With God on our side, why do we need to spend so much money?
Why does the church need to ask for money? I thought God provided enough.
God helps those who help themselves to other people’s money
Seriously, though, more often than not, god is invoked as the reason and the excuse for man to do the work of the devil.
False prophets and all that. Still what does it say when systemically a religion is like that.
Organized “religion” is a way to control the masses.
Americans are brainwashed to believe war restored America’s economy in WW II; they are spoon fed that fiction by right wing propaganda, which refuses to give credit where it is due because it directly contradicts the Neo-liberal paradigm, which must be maintained if they are to suffocate democracy, and enslave the peasant population. FDR’s new deal, and the Keynesian economics he adopted, made America a world power for the only time in its history, having started while fighting off two superpowers and the depression, caused by the very right wings liberal economics they again support, (neoliberal). Acknowledgement of that obvious and solid fact would be what is known as the threat of a good example, and runs directly against every single tenet of their neoliberal propaganda, and would serve as acknowledgement of the fact nothing they ever say is based even remotely factual. On the other hand, war does make millionaire war profiteers into billionaires, so they love it and are compelled to market war as a cure-all for the crushing neoliberal economic restrictions American citizens endure under their feudal paradigm. The more pinheaded trailer trash right wing followers subscribe to the wholesale illegal murder of innocent’s worldwide, the more those billionaires can take for themselves, as their organized crime syndicates occupy office after office of a once self determined nation. It also serves them to have a massive technological mercenary force at their disposal as we are seeing in Portland.
“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”
― Albert Einstein
We’re the grim reaper nation. Our homeland occupying forces colloquially termed police, and our Department of Death literally have a blank check on death and destruction. Socialism is alive and well for Satan. But if you dare to practice teachings of Christ, as put forth in the Sermon on the Mount, why then you are a traitor to crapitalism and everything it stands for.
I really don’t know why people are shocked.
Well, if we continue to elect politicians funded by corporations and dark money, you’ll get politicians that support corporations and dark money.
Many may not like progressive policies, but they actually support human beings.