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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:29 pm

The perpetual war regime Obama and his advisors have solidified – on the shoddiest of pretexts, but with the unbridled assistance of a compliant media and with full “bipartisan” support – is a potentially catastrophic case in point.

In this and other respects, Obama will be remembered not so much as an innovator but as a continuator of Bush-Cheney era policies. But, as thinkers of a dialectical cast used to remind us, sometimes quality emerges out of quantity.

And so it is that with more than a few – no one knows exactly how many — under-the-radar wars around the world to its (dis)credit, the absurdity level has been ratcheted up several notches under Obama’s tenure.

Along with a rise in religious zealotry, a phenomenon not unrelated to all those wars, this is why it has become harder than ever to make sense of what is going on in the world today. Things happen, apparently for no rhyme or reason. Incoherence reigns.

And people die. Obama will be remembered for this. And, to our shame, “we, the people” will be remembered for having acquiesced almost without resistance to what he and the people around him have done.

The peace movement is dead, the media are mute, and, in all likelihood, we will soon be engulfed in an electoral season in which the plain fact that Democrats and Republicans know not what they do will hardly even come up.

Meanwhile, war and preparations for war go on – seemingly in perpetuity.

George Orwell would be happy that his novel has come to pass!

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But without war and the threat of war the military-industrial-national security state complex would falter. Since even before President Eisenhower warned of what would happen if our republic ceded power to it, its unelected and unaccountable leaders have been calling the shots.

Therefore perpetual peace is out of the question. If enemies do not exist, the United States will have to invent them.
(Emphasis mine)

That dear friends is where we are today! The US needs a perpetual enemy to feed it's Millitary Empire.

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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:49 pm

lol- spoken from a subject of the British Crown.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:15 pm

Gotta keep on feeding that military machine. It doesn't matter if your own people are hungry, homeless and have no health care, that's not important. Just keep on pouring everything into that machine.

Just like an addict at the pokie machines -- drop a coin and pull the lever, drop another coin and pull the lever and so on.

Whack a missile into a Wedding Party and kill 20, 30, 40 people, doesn't matter as long as you're killing "Terrorists" and realising that you are creating more "Terrorists" than you're whacking! Yet, like the addict, you don't know when to stop!

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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:18 pm

It has been this way since Eisenhower left, Obama is just the present president to blame.

But yes, instead of making America better, waste massive sums on the Military-Industrial-Homeland Insecurity-machine.

They stopped taxing the uber wealthy who still lived like kings after the 70% was taxed. Now they expect the growing population of the poor to pay for it.

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