posted on May, 7 2012 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by Fing3rm4n
I don't think anybody is supporting abolishing the military entirely. Simply the large marjority of it that is unnecessary in today's world. The
United States has a standing army with no enemy, not a real one anyway that requires such a massive force of oppresion on the rest of the world.
Having a strong military is important, however that can be done with minimal requirements if you are going to focus in R&D, border defense and peace
keeping missions abroad. ( ones that you are INVITED to, not create and then attempt to pretend like you forced into..)
The big problem with the United States is that after 9/11 ( even before, but not to this extend) the country re-tooled the entire economy towards the
military and the industrial complex that comes along with it. Leaving huge voids in Manufacturing of goods, service delivery, heatlhcare, education
and the list goes on.
Now the US is faced with huge problems. If you cut the military without first having a plan to bring back proper manufacturing to the country than
yes, you will be cutting your life support. But all of that can be done, easily.
Military culture will destroy a nation, no matter how powerful that military is or isn't. A focus on one thing, over a nother will ultimately lead
to your downfall. In places where you least expected it.