Beartrap for peace

Chomsky said something once about war being hard-wired in America. His point was that economies are unwieldy things and need serious support. Most states do it by having a significant social security system – giving money to the poor means they spend it, so you have a chunk of your economy that’s highly reliable.

However, America’s main subsidy is via the Pentagon system. Eye-watering amounts of tax money go into any number of programs, projects, weapons systems, subsidising almost the entirety of high tech development in the country and where many high profile things, like the Internet, actually originate.

But too many people would ask questions if you built up huge arsenals of whatever, so you need wars to clear the shelves. You have to have them, if your country spends as much on ‘Defense’ as the ROW put together. Of course, the ‘chicken’ came first, that is, America has spent such a long time fighting other countries for its ‘interests’ that it was only a matter of time before it became hardwired. Essentially, the USA is highly addicted to it now. A major beartrap for peace.


4 thoughts on “Beartrap for peace

  1. Hmm, no the addiciton is to resources and maintainence of national borders. Common to any nation or tribe or private enterprise. Sad to say but we need oil, even greens need oil, even communists need to fight for resources. 50 years of protest and Chomsky still uses oil. Only people not part of this are using horse and cart.

  2. And finally, how can you be for peace if you want to get your hands on state power which only exists by violence ? Will this be a more enlightened violence when the green party gets to power ?

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