Thursday, September 16, 2010

Militarism and the End of America


Recently I was flying on a domestic U.S. airline and at the end of the flight the stewardess exhorted passengers to thank members of the armed forces for their service. While this might seem innocuous to most it was to me another example of creeping militarism that has been seeping into American life for the last nine years. With the recent economic collapse it becomes even more obvious that the military is the only option for an increasingly large number of Americans, especially the youth. The ugly reality is that for many the military is the only employment option. More to the point, for a nation which is increasingly financially, morally, and intellectually bankrupt, military force is the only thing in its favor. When the only tool we have is a hammer every problem is a nail.

6 comments:

Tanya Piker Kabat said...

Wow, you are very right! You said it loud and clear! People are not telling scholars and innovators thank you for all you do, I wouldn;t even know one if I saw one on the street or an airplane, I miss ( I never saw) the people that walked in the streets together, got all together to march for change, I don't know if anything changed but it was nice to know that at one time everyone wanted change. Young adults volunteering for army when in some country you have to, people came here like my father from Ukraine with his brother not to be in the army, not to leave your family to fight someone's ideology and whatever else. I like your page, it really inspired me to write to you =) Life is beautiful, have a great day!

WINston smITh said...

Thank you. Quite frankly when there is only one option there is actually no option. A huge wake up is in order but it may be awhile in coming.

WINston

スタービーチ said...

やっぱり楽しい出会いならスタービーチ!探したい相手のプロフィールを検索して理想の相手を見つけよう!

神待ち said...

訳アリで家出した少女が神様の救いを待つ神待ち掲示板です!家に帰りたくない、帰れない少女達に愛の手を差し伸べてあげませんか

SM度チェッカー said...

SMって最初は抵抗有る方が多いと思いますが、新しい自分を見付ける入門にまず、SM度チェッカーで自分に合うSMプレーを探しませんか?ここから新しい可能性が広がりますよ

M男 said...

M男の理想・願望を叶えます!!M男だから求める娯楽を当掲示板で楽しんでいきませんか?Sな女性から沢山の喜びを与えてもらえる快楽コミュで楽しんで下さい