In recent times I've been observing some fascinating rationalizations for the imperialist war machine, known as the United States Military. Quite the
mythos has built up justifying US Foreign Policy. And now is your big chance to make your point.
How does any of this do any good for me or anyone I know:
-US military invasions (i.e. Iraq).
-CIA triggered civil / proxy wars (i.e. Arab Spring; Syria).
-CIA backed international drug cartels (i.e. Al Qaeda).
-CIA d'états (i.e. Iraq, Libya).
-State Dept. backed d'états (i.e. Honduras 2009).
-Economic / Political / Psychological / etc Warfare (global).
Since nobody can possibly defeat our Navy, let alone actually invade, without getting nuked into oblivion, and all that stuff just keeps creating the
new enemies "needed to be fought" 'next time', perhaps its best to skip the obvious self-delusions and test these ideas that US Foreign Policy makes
The general ideas I keep seeing include:
-It helps the economy (Corporate Welfare mind you).
-We need to protect all the worlds resources as if they're our own (Gobalism).
Since I dont know any defense contractors, nor people whom own huge stock portfolios in the disaster capitalist corporations out there, what damn good
does any of it do me or any of mine?
Lets see the numbers.
To me its comes off the same as the SJW logic that since most CEO's are white somehow I've got white privilege, as if when I was born I had a stock
portfolio handed to me by all those 'white corporations' just for being white. Meanwhile Bill Gates having $400,000,000,000,000,000,000 has yet to do
me any good (actually since he's so greedy I cant competitively build PC's for people because I cant buy Windoze licenses by the million).
So Raytheon employs a bunch of people. And so on. But couldnt the .gov pour trillions of dollars into any other category of company and see the same
trickle down? I'll bet we could see more if the point of it all wasnt killing people, if the motives had anything to do with actually boosting the
economy. And how about if we didnt piss off by pissing on half the world we'd have more potential customers, I argue. I know for a fact Japan got away
with its over the top tariffs forever now because we just "have to have" our imperialist bases on their land.
Then the idea of protecting natural resources. If we're not even a manufacturing nation anymore, if we're protecting resources just so they arrive in
China's port to then be converted into throw away products for us to stack up in landfills -or melt down and send the raw materials back to them- then
unless I'm missing something here, this is an absurd theory.
So, war, what is it good for??
edit on 7-7-2018 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)