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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #4)
Thu May 31, 2012, 03:08 PM
JackRiddler (24,826 posts)
6. You're assuming putting one elected guy on top of Godzilla...
can stop the monster's long march to permanent global war and national security totalitarianism.
There's too much money in the machinery that exists to kill and control, too much incentive to figure out reasons to justify it. This is done by manufacturing enemies and creating instability, and by finding ways ostensibly to make the killing more efficient. Then this has to be justified. If you develop drones that can supposedly kill single bad guys for billions of dollars, then you must use these. It's a whole ecology of wrong.
It can be stopped, but not by adopting the empty "bipartisan" rhetoric that concedes all the false assumptions about national interests and threats, and that honors service to imperialism as though it has anything to do with "defense." It has to be challenged as a whole, with the aim of establishing peace and civilization in the world. "Viable" presidential candidates don't do that, so this is one of the many parts of the game fixed by the system.
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