A recent WIN/Gallup International Poll has given the U.S. another not-so-prestigious first place ranking. Not only is the U.S. number 1 in incarcerating its own citizens, domestic spying, and empire building, but now it can add the impressive title of “Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today.” Bravo global-industrial war complex…bravo.
As Americans sit back in their recliners watching Miley Cyrus ‘twerk’ it, 30% of their paychecks are taken from them and used to spread death and destruction across the globe. A debt leviathan grows larger, daily, and is passed on to our children, and their children, all to expand war and benefit a few well positioned tyrants.
The US government is spending trillions of your dollars funding a Quagmire that benefits nobody but the elite. We the people sit back with yellow ribbon magnets, ironically Made in China, which say “Support the Troops.” People stick them to their cars and think to themselves, “we support the troops” and call anyone who questions these wars, a hippie, a kook, a crazy person, a sympathizer, etc.
But who should be considered crazy? Should the person that stands up and speaks the truth; that there is no way to win a war started under false pretense and prolonged to the extent that suicide is the leading cause of death among US servicemen and women? Or should the person that wishes to continue this death and destruction in the name of fighting some constantly redefined and recreated enemy be called crazy? Is it crazy to see the impossible oxymoron of trying to spread FREEDOM through WAR as being a farce? Is society so depraved that it thinks people like Ron Paul are “weak on foreign policy” because they do not want to wage war on a country that has done NOTHING?
Jingoistic appeals to patriotism are not what make a free society. Sticking a magnet to your car and pledging blind obedience and unquestioning support for wars that one’s government illegally wages at the expense of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and even mothers and fathers, is the antithesis of what a free person should do.
I speak from experience here, I spent 4 years as an intelligence operator in the USMC. If I learned anything it was that these brutal occupations in which the US drops billions of dollars of bombs on poor people armed with AK-47s and roadside bombs, are anything but honorable. The US is unequivocally creating enemies by the minute, throughout the world through empire spreading, nation building, and acting as the world’s police.
This foreign policy, if not throttled down and ended, will inevitably end in another World War; some contend that the US and ally forces are already engaged in the beginning of WWIII with recent violence in Syria.
Now for the chilling part, During WWII, there were a tiny handful of nuclear weapons, now there are tens of thousands; enough to completely destroy the Earth as we know it. The people behind the wheel right now are steering the US and the rest of the world into total chaos, and somehow its taboo to stand against it.
One should not be so quick in marching humanity off of a cliff. One should question the validity of sending our brothers and sisters and sons and daughters into harm’s way, every single time the issue comes up. There are supposed checks and balances built into this system of government that should prevent these types of undeclared wars, but as we have seen, they are a mere speed bump to those who seek personal gain from bloodshed.
A group of murderous sociopaths have their finger on the hair trigger that is a nuclear holocaust.