reply to post by bftroop
Well put, bftroop. Star for you. The bravest of us will believe it. The rest will believe it when it hits them in the face, which it shall soon.
The country is broke, folks! The so-called PTB got bailed out by us all, too, & this country is still no better off than it was since '08. There's
no such thing as a job in too many places now if you don't already have one. If this many of us are out of work & not paying taxes & interest- heck,
a lot of us can't even afford rent- how well can this place recover? IT CAN'T.
All wars are fought for many things, but the bottom line is that every one of them is fought for money- $$$- or some sort of gain. If the PTB aren't
getting enough money from us in the US, believe me they have no intention of taking that lying down. They're already at war to get what they want, &
apparently it isn't enough. They'll start a World War again to get it.
Check out your local draft board. There isn't a draft now, but all of those boards are still in existence & can be up & running in a heartbeat. These
days with all the electronic info available, it will take no time at all to find anyone they want. There is a reason there is a Depression (I refuse
to call it anything else- it's been 3 years now, for Heaven's sake). All of these young people, out of work, especially out of college & out of
work, with student loans to pay, & no prospect for a job. Some even have families. Who's your daddy? The armed forces, that's who. They always need
a "few good men"- & women, too.
Wars may have helped certain economies for a while in the past, but they lay others waste in the process- & this country has a history of making a
fortune off of rebuilding such economies. Google up the Marshall Plan. This plan made this country's way for a long while out of WWII with the
rebuilding of Europe, & the PTB will do it again with a WWIII.
What do we get out of it, folks? If we survive to the point of a war being over? A half-way decent job, maybe, with perhaps a chance to afford a
house, & kids?
I don't know about you, but somehow I just don't think that's enough. -CincyFreedom