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Is the USA based on a war economy?

  1. ptosis profile image75
    ptosisposted 2 years ago

    Is the USA based on a war economy?

    Are we living on a system of producing, mobilizing and allocating resources to sustain the violence?  The so-called global war on terrorism does not exist, the "war" part is all about politics and terrorism is merely a tactic. Is there 'no war against terror' - just 'Pax Americana?  Are all of us under the control of  of war economy czars? Does the war profiteers such as Lockheed, Boeing, BAE, General Dynamics and Raytheon  dominant USA politcs? We now have a 'choice' of Bernie the Bomber, Hillary the Hawk & Donald the Dingbat. What is really sad is that Americans are OK  about this.

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  2. Jay C OBrien profile image65
    Jay C OBrienposted 2 years ago

    The USA has been on a war economy since WWII.  Remember Korea, Vietnam and the Mideast wars.  None of these wars were needed from the standpoint of the USA.  These wars were fought out of Fear or Greed. It is time to withdraw our forces from around the world and cut taxes.

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image65
      Tusitala Tomposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Faceless men in boardrooms who determine their life's meaning by the sales they make, the ego-driven self image of 'how they appear' to others of the same ilk, the power for powers sake.  Until they fade away little will change.

    2. Jay C OBrien profile image65
      Jay C OBrienposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tom, remember we are individuals with free will.  All one has to do is become a conscientious objector and you as an individual will not have to war with anyone.

    3. ptosis profile image75
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      War economy started after the Civil War and sold surplus production to Europe   before WW1 sad

  3. Austinstar profile image87
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    Well over half of the budget of the USA goes to the military. Our military is larger than the next 5 countries combined!
    Our country would be much better served in reducing the military budget and using those funds for infrastructure and education as Bernie Sanders advocates.
    There is no country that can amass an army big enough to come to our shores. Even if they could, they would be decimated within days. This is why they choose to try and attack us via small groups of terrorists. But that, of course, is more deadly for them than for us.
    The fat cats are just getting richer and richer on the war efforts around the globe. Why would they stop and start caring for our citizens now?

    1. Jay C OBrien profile image65
      Jay C OBrienposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Social media can do amazing things these days.

    2. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand your comment. What things are you referring to?

    3. Tusitala Tom profile image65
      Tusitala Tomposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just looking at some figures:  $116,000,000  to build one F35C figher jet and $134,000,000 to build a 210 bed hospital.  You don't need to be a genius to know which is better value.  What are we humans doing!  Where's the sanity!

 
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