Well, looks like Maybe I will Maybe I wont just became guess what I did and I'm proud of it. MAGA. WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!
He's right about one thing. MAGA. Maga Mistakiosoamundo. Does the man and the people who pushed for the strike on Syria really not get that the people who put him there are largely against going to war with anyone and they voted for him in good faith believing he meant what he said about limiting the military and focusing on building US infrastructure, creating jobs and all that rot? Heck, the betrayal is so bad its even got Alex jones crying, and swearing! On the air!
If you've been paying attention, even just a little in between watching reruns of the Walking Dead and heading for the fridge, you must have noticed that America is continually at war with someone and the purpose is clearly never to win. Rather, as Orwell once warned, "War is not meant to be won , it is meant to be continuous." We are informed at great length of how evil some leader of another country is and then, strangely, off we go to war with his victims, killing them off in rapid succession as if to limit their suffering at his evil hands. This has always struck me as a bit odd. Surely if the purpose were to rid the people of Syria or Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan of their vile ruler, could that not be done more quickly and more effectively on a more personal level than by scattering all of his victims to the winds of the cosmos?
So, putting it to rest then once and for all, yes the war is meant to be continuous. The military industrial complex has to have conflict in order to survive financially let alone to prosper and issue dividends to it's stockholders. Think of the stockholders, man! Conflict or the threat of it is in fact, it's very lifeblood. At the very least the fear of the enemy has to be stirred continually in order to justify the continual suckling at the governmental teat. Yes, it is your taxes which make war possible.
War contractors and others of unscrupulous nature have to justify their existences in some way. Apparently, stealing money from the working class outright wouldn't look too good so some of them devise arguments for it's release. I'm at the point where i think it would be better for the lot of us if our war taxes were simply stolen rather than used as they are. I mean wouldn't it be better for us all to have the taxes stolen than misused as so many of them are? The arguments for the various expenses are becoming more and more insane and frail by the day. You can see through them "like spam in a ziplock bag" Leslie Nielson in "Wrongfully Accused". Somewhere someone is laughing his head off at our gullibility. Are they really going to buy this bovine excrement? That we're doing this because of our moral outrage that Putin might have almost killed somebody in England?? What a gas!!!
Yet the problem is so much bigger than the loss of the sweat of the productive class. When our taxes are used counter-productively, as in the airstrike against Syria, or on a politically useless and perhaps destructive visit to India, for example, wouldn't it be better for us all if the money were not spent at all? The justification for the use of public resources is worse than the theft!!!
In this particular case, with nuclear-armed Russia watching none too lovingly from the north, the stakes are way too high for us to be haphazardly lobbing bombs into Syria's capital .
Like my neighbour is fond of saying, 'No matter who you vote for the government always gets in!"
And gov't is not meant to be a temporary solution, it is meant to be continuous, same as our wars.
We need to rein them in. In a true democracy each individual would have the right to decide at the very least, into which field of endeavour he wants his taxes directed. Wouldn't that make sense? 30% to medical, 20% to education, and the rest to feed to homeless one-legged, one-eyed, BLT refugees from Uzbekistan for example?
Or, at a minimum, we get a vote on where the resources go. See Switzerland for an example of how that works, for example. They get to vote on all sorts of things over there instead of giving the key to the kindergarten to the emotionally unstable. And another thing, they have seven political leaders, not just one! And guess what? It works! Lets try that here!