Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/07/we-have-money-fix-our-food-system
There are plenty of easy ways to fix most of our societal problems, there is just one minor caveat.
For any of them to actually be implemented we would first need a successful revolution against the largest and most savage power structure ever created.
“Cutting $350 billion from the military budget” ?
The mere mention of this in DC will elicit an unequivocal response (from the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC), the politicians and media they own) accusing the author of heresy, wanting the terrorists to win…
The article states a logical, reasonable solution to poverty. We need a new governmental system however, because DC won’t even consider cutting military spending! This U.S. of WAR is obsessed with power and dominance. Never ending Empire is their only goal, and when they say: They hate us for our way of life…they are totally accurate! We live our comfortable (for most of us) life on the backs of the poor and on the lives of people in third world countries. Our government doesn’t care!
While were being bold, lets cut the money pipeline to Israel off too. Does any of this become reality without crushing capitalism? Doubtful.
Money doesn’t grow on trees. Food, shelter materials, comfortable grounds and climate moderation do, however.
Money grants people permission to work with access to goods and services. Or it withholds these.
Here is one that should be easy. Cut our military presence overseas by 1% every two years, accountable by the end of two decades. That’s a 10% cut over twenty years. I think that would be reasonable.
But that would be like having government account for all of it’s spending on the space program and it’s attachments over the last 70 years.