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“Nothing You Know Is Real”, A Warning From A Stranger: Understanding why strangers need to be bombed for their government’s financial behavior. | A Discourse with Idiots and other Miner Miracles.
intro. Back In Black
Number one with a bullet, I’m a power pack
Yes, I’m in a bang
With a gang
They’ve got to catch me if they want me to hang
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” – William Casey, CIA Director 1981
State of WAR* – The Military Industrial Complex (MIC)
In 1961 outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower recognized that something significant had changed in American life,
and in his farewell address to the nation he coined the phrase “military-industrial complex.”
Eisenhower used that address to issue a warning to Americans about the dangers of a permanent state of wartime readiness – one,
it must be said, that he himself had helped to create – not simply on the economy or on our foreign policy but on the American spirit as well.
(The DOD, ‘driven more by political, economic, and power considerations than by those of national security’)
played in promoting and funding “big science” as well as the deep connections between the Pentagon and think-tanks,
universities and other non-government centers of research. Call it the “military-intellectual complex.”
the MIC now drives much of our foreign policy, the Federal government subsidizes the defense industry directly through generous contracts
(and lax oversight, something else Koistinen notes) and indirectly through our foreign aid.
Congress changes hands, administrations come and go, wars begin and end but the MIC stays the same, only more so.
Taken together, Koistinen’s work reminds us uncomfortably that as much as we have professed to be a nation of peace-lovers,
underneath that rhetoric has been a political economy geared toward war.
Early origins of the military-industrial complex*
In the late nineteenth century, what many scholars call the Second Industrial Revolution was transforming societies and economies around the world.
governments relied on anti-espionage legislation – the 1889 Official Secrets Act in Britain and the 1911 National Defence Secrets Act in the United States
– to classify scientific and technological information as secret for reasons of national security.
Thus, the origins of the military-industrial complex and the national-security state lie not in the mid-twentieth century but in the decades before World War I.
Most historians agree with Eisenhower that the military-industrial complex began in the mid-twentieth century. And they are correct
– if we define the military-industrial complex in terms of its scale and permanence. But if we instead consider certain of its essential dynamics,
its origins are to be found in the decades before World War I.
…the origins of the military-industrial complex and the national-security state lie not in the mid-twentieth century but in the decades before World War I.
Eisenhower, for all his alarm, may have been too sanguine. A complex brought into being by a particular war like World War II or the Cold War might be expected
to end when the war ended. But a complex rooted in world-historical forces like globalisation, geopolitics and industrialisation, transcending any single war,
would not end when a war ended. It would endure, and nations at peace would become ever more difficult to distinguish from nations at war.
The History of the Culture of War*
Over the past century, state militarism has been greatly expanded and strengthened by its alliance with a major branch of industry,
the military-industrial complex. As military expenditures have increased, the military-industrial complex has become engaged with the state as a powerful lobby
for the maintenance and strengthening of military force and the culture of war that goes with it.
There is a particular irony about the history of the term, “military-industrial complex”. It was made famous by the farewell speech of American President
Dwight Eisenhower in 1961. The speech was written by Eisenhower’s speechwriter Malcolm Moos… According to one account,
Eisenhower looked at the draft of his farewell speech and told Moos that he disagreed with it, demanding that he write another kind of speech.
(he didn’t, so Ike, ‘like’ it or not, was stuck.)
Do Banksters and the Military Industrial Complex Rule the World?*
“We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”
-James Paul Warburg, whose family co-founded the Federal Reserve – while speaking before the United States Senate, February 17, 1950
Major General Smedley D. Butler, in WAR IS A RACKET says :
WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope.
It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described,
I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about.
It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
The military-industrial complex has no greater champion than the parasitic institution of banking, and for painfully obvious reasons;
the staggering amount of money spent on this edifice – more than the net income of ALL U.S. corporations – is exclusively BORROWED
Forever mortgaging our children’s futures further entrenches the blood-sucking dominance and control that finance exerts over the productive or
real economy until finally, left unchecked, the parasite kills the host. Rob Kirby
Conspiracy theorists say that an Illuminati Banking cartel rules the world. Are they right in asserting this ?
In this post I will explore what conspiracy theorists and others say about this and the military industrial complex.
The above quote is fascinating, in part because the Rothschild name is deeply tied to banking and central banks for many centuries.
David Allen Rivera asserts in The House of Rothschild :
No other name has become more synonymous with the Illuminati than the Rothschilds. It is believed that the Rothschild family used the Illuminati
as a means to achieving their goal of world-wide dominance.
Famous quotes on Central Bankers :
“Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people
of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers;
and rich and predatory money lenders.”
– The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations
that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent
their fathers conquered.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of
Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American president.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Controversy over the size of the military budget*
Oscar Arias, a former president of Costa Rica and winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, echoed President Eisenhower when he wrote a decade ago that
U.S. military spending took money away from important domestic needs. “Americans are hurt,” he warned, “when the defense budget squanders money that could
be used to repair schools or to guarantee universal health care” (Arias, 1999).
Cost equivalencies illustrate what is lost when so much money is spent on the military. An F-22 fighter aircraft, conceived and built to win fights with
aircraft that the Soviet Union (and later, Russia) never built, costs about $350 million (Smith, 2009). This same sum could be used to pay the salaries of
about 11,700 new teachers earning $30,000 per year or to build 23 elementary schools at a cost of $15 million each. A nuclear submarine can cost at least
$2.5 billion. This sum could provide 500,000 scholarships worth $5,000 each to low- and middle-income high school students to help them pay for college.
Who Killed Louis Thomas McFadden?*
John F Kennedy last WARNING speech to the WORLD
#AirForce Today commemorates its establishment as a separate branch of the Armed Forces in 1947.
As a result of pursuing advanced technology and superior airmen, the U.S. Air Force emerged as the swiftest tactical force ready to deploy
anywhere at a moments notice.
“Only descedants of a long line of star-spangled idiots would go outside a warm tent into the cold wind to get warm again” – Outing, Stewart Edward White
Joshua Martinez NLVPD 1st Amendment Audit
outro. War Pigs
Evil minds that plot destruction,
Sorcerer of death’s construction
In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
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