Of the various ways to interpret this unavoidable insult to the overwhelming majority of us, one is the irony of what the militarization of our society actually represents.
We’re all aware of the knee jerk support for all things military in everyday life in this country, with the relentless theme that it serves to keep us safe from the ever present threat of terror, somewhere, really everywhere, out there.
While the reality is that the threat, as this piece and the one by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas JS Davies, point out is the theft of our socioeconomic vitality as a nation by the very sham protectors of our alleged freedom from an outside terror source.
Military spending is just an overly sophisticated means of laundering money, from the national treasury to those who profit from all that, in reality, it truly represents . . . waste and destruction, pain, suffering, and ultimately death, in all its forms.
“And let’s revive the heart and soul of our nation.”