Archive for January 6th, 2014

Why do we need so many Tomahawk cruise missiles? Because they’re profitable for the corporations of the military industrial complex, and it pushes corporate profits, dividends and share prices higher, and all at taxpayer expense. Cruise missiles also redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent via tax payer dollars.

However, teachers are not so profitable for Wall Street, or the corporations of the military industrial complex. Financially supporting teachers to the point where every child would be successful isn’t in the cards because it’s won’t increase corporate profits, or redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent. That’s precisely why our government (i.e. corrupt politicians) has decided it needs more and more cruise missiles and other costly things the world’s largest military power doesn’t need.

The United States spends more on its military than the next thirteen largest militaries in the world combined. However, if one counts the mercenaries the United States hires, such as the mercenaries of the corporation formerly known as Black Water, then the USA most likely outspends all of the nations in the world combined.

Yet Republican politicians and many Democratic politicians, such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, are ardent supporters of increasing US military expenditures so that the elephant in the room (the USA) can be terrified of the loose coalition of roughly 1000 to 2000 Al Queda members (the baby mouse in the room). Why are these people such cowards?

Or are their cries of hysteria really a case of trying to instill in the American people a fear of a mouse so that the citizenry is more and more willing to redistribute taxpayer money to useless military spending?


Read Full Post »