The Military Industrial Complex: Why the U.S. Will Likely Never Have Peace

By Jim Campbell

April 6. 2018

The Military Industrial Complex began its strong position after WWII, when it became the World’s only super power. (Source)

 

 

The first time I recall hearing the term was during the Vietnam War/Police Action.

Now, in every police action  or “Overseas contingency operation the U.S. has decided to insert itself.”

 

 

 

 
There are “bad guys,” very bad guys, in the world who at times must be forcibly (militarily) slapped down in no uncertain terms. 
To think otherwise is to be suicidal and naive. 

If you do not oppose them they will roll over you like a steamroller and not even bother to thank you for your spineless cooperation.

 

A major plank of the so-called “neo-con” platform is unending war. 
If you research the neo-conservatives with clear eyes and an open
mind you will find that they are a LEFT wing ideology (Trotsky inspired) posing as right -wing conservatives.  (Source)
This title was conveniently pinned on Condoleeza Rice the 66th Secretary of State serving under president George W. Bush.

The neo-cons, and more Democratic leaders than you might think, are all for immersing the USA in endless unwinnable wars, each for their own reasons.
The military/industrial complex is not operating in a vacuum; there are outside forces aiding and abetting.

Whenever humans are involved, particularly in the United States Federal Government where they aren’t paying the bills but the taxpayer is look for graft, theft and all manner of aberrant behavior to prevail.

Music: John Lennon and the Beatles “Give Peace a Chance”

Not to be outdone, the private sector figured out a way to get their hands into the cookie jar.

Remember,$37 screws, a $7,622 coffee maker, $640 toilet seats?

Suppliers to our military just won’t be oversold, (Source)

Today the Military Industrial complex buys everything from Band-aids, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, you name it.

What is today’s military other than its own state with the same needs as those they protect?

In his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns of military-industrial complex

On this day in 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower ends his presidential term by warning the nation about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex.

His remarks, issued during a televised farewell address to the American people, were particularly significant since Ike had famously served the nation as military commander of the Allied forces during WWII.

Eisenhower urged his successors to strike a balance between a strong national defense and diplomacy in dealing with the Soviet Union. (Source)

He did not suggest arms reduction and in fact acknowledged that the bomb was an effective deterrent to nuclear war.

 

 

However, aware that America’s peacetime defense policy had changed drastically since his military career, Eisenhower expressed concerns about the growing influence of what he termed the military-industrial complex.
Before and during the Second World War, American industries had successfully converted to defense production as the crisis demanded, but out of the war, what Eisenhower called a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions emerged.

But of course we need some humor.

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience Eisenhower warned. While we recognize the imperative need for this development,we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence.The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

Today, our Military Industrial Complex has acted as a catalyst  for other countries developing their own. (Source)

Eisenhower cautioned that the federal government’s collaboration with an alliance of military and industrial leaders, though necessary, was vulnerable to abuse of power.

Ike then counseled American citizens to be vigilant in monitoring the military-industrial complex.

Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Ike also recommended restraint in consumer habits, particularly with regard to the environment.

As we peer into society’s future, we–you and I, and our government–must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.

We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage.

THE END

 

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2 Responses to The Military Industrial Complex: Why the U.S. Will Likely Never Have Peace

  1. JAFC says:

    Eternal Vigilance is the price of Liberty.
    – Franklin

    In Tempus Paxi Para Bellum Preparat.
    – Cato the Elder

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