“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” –
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The diversion of finite resources, increasingly taken from the middle-class and poor while the uber-wealthy enjoy tax cut after tax cut, are taken from civilian priorities and programs, like health care and education infrastructure and environmental protections, rather than the MICC war-machine waste and corruption - that IS a criminal treason, as Prez/General Eisenhower warned against.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." – Dwight David Eisenhower
The theft has metastasized into a crime of vast proportions that reaches into both political parties and most elected representatives, subverted by the utterly destructive mechanisms of "defense"and for-profit wars of choice obscene spending