War–The Fiscal Stimulus of Last Resort

“War!  Good God, ya’ll.  What is it good for?  Absolutely nothin’!”

So went the anti-Vietnam War protest song popularized by Edwin Starr in 1970 and revived by Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s.

The song echoed popular sentiment.  The Vietnam War ended.  Then the Cold War ended.  Yet military spending remains the government’s number one expenditure.  When veterans’ benefits and other past military costs are factored in, half the government’s budget now goes to the military/industrial complex.

After 9/11, the pop hit “War” was placed on the list of post-9/11 inappropriate titles distributed by Clear Channel.

Protesters have been trying to stop the military juggernaut ever since the end of World War II, yet the war machine is more powerful and influential than ever.  Why? 

Read the full article here.

3 Responses

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  2. Equally unfortunate, that the US, with all it’s human resources, has not woken up to fact that people have chosen denial, rather truth. They are the problem too.

    The same thing goes for Canadians, who have sat back and done nothing whilst Canada’s military spending has esculated, and the economy has de-industrialized.

  3. http://12160.info/page/occupy-wall-street-videos-police-state-new-york

    Bumped into this today and am sadden that the largest NYC protests, or any protests anywhere, against the Banksters Wall Street scams took place Sunday September 20, 2011, possibly 50,000 protesters, and the Neocon NWO Bankster owned media have not covered it at all.

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