The military-industrial complex

I saw the article below after a day spent ... oh, never mind, it would take too long to explain it really well, & what the connections were

& I thought

The military-industrial complex won…

(it always wins)

& we all lose

Liberals hike military spending to pay for more soldiers, fighters, warships

New hardware includes bigger complement of fighter jets, warships, drones for surveillance and airstrikes, and new capabilities for special forces.

 

p.s. I never forget what Frank Zappa said:

“Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex.” – Frank Zappa

p.p.s. War is a racket…  

 

 

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only one who has seen its brutality, its futility, and its stupidity.” – Dwight Eisenhower, in a speech in Ottawa, 1946

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

 

“The saving of the world from impending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of the non-conforming minority.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as cooperation with good.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

** more Martin Luther King here