posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:08 PM
Great. Let's spend trillions of dollars developing more weaponry.
When we could spend 1/10th that and make the rest of the world happy by providing food, water, clothing, shelter, medicine, and education.
People fight over access to necessary resources. Or to protect them.
Now, if we're spending this much then it just goes to show that there's enough for everybody. Much MORE than enough.
So why the hoarding?
It's really just about power and control, not making the world a safer place or defending anything. It's about having more than you need, and
denying it to others... to rub your own selfish ego.
I'm not talking about Americans. I'm talking about the war profiteers and policy makers in bed with them.
"Since 1940, Washington has spent the unimaginable sum of $20 trillion ($20,000,000,000,000!) on the military--enough money to have provided for
adequate nutrition, clean water, electrification, housing, literacy, and basic health care for the world's entire population. In the next four years
alone an additional $1.2 trillion will go down the military rathole. Today the U.S. military budget is bigger than that of the rest of the United
Nations Security Council members combined. This bloated military establishment exists to protect and serve U.S. capital, to extend and maintain its
domination in what used to be called the Third World..." - Richard Becker