PLEASE DO READ PART SEVEN OF THIS SEVEN PART BLOG THAT WILL DISCUSS
A NEW AND MUCH BETTER FORM OF GOVERNMENT CALLED " AN INTELLECTOCRACY " FOR
YOUR BENEFIT AND THE BENEFIT OF YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH, WELLBEING AND ECONOMIC STANDING.
ALSO, SEND THE LINK TO THIS OVERVIEW TO YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES SO THAT ONE DAY THE " INTELLECTOCRACY" DETAILED IN PART SEVEN CAN BECOME AN REALITY FOR
THE BENEFIT OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
OVERVIEW OF THE SEVEN PART BLOG:
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the following video stated on 9/10/01 that 2.3 trillion dollars ( of hard earned taxpayer money ) were not accounted for by the Warfare Complex:
The next day on 9/11/01 the terrorist attacks happened which diverted the nation's attention, not to the 2.3 trillion dollars missing but rather fear gave way to more trillions ( of hard earned taxpayer money ) being given to the Warfare Complex.
Was the diversion a coincidence or
did the Warfare Complex ( carelessly and without caring about average Americans ) allow the 9/11 attacks to happen in order to
not account for the 2.3 trillion dollars that had gone either missing, stolen or not accounted for ?
The TV series : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Looming_Tower_(miniseries)
suggests that the CIA did not share information with the FBI that could have prevented the attacks on 9/11/01.
Why was the nation not put on high alert at least a year before the attacks on 9/11/01 when
the CIA knew the terrorists had already entered the US ?
Could the 2.3 trillion dollars not accounted for be the reason that the CIA wanted something to happen in order to divert the public's attention from hard earned taxpayer money that was either stolen, missing or not accounted for ?
The terrorists could have been apprehended ( at least months ) before the attacks on 9/11/01 but
apparently since 2.3 trillion dollars were not accounted for, the CIA was looking for an extremely expensive war in order to
divert the public's attention away from the 2.3 trillion dollars of hard earned taxpayer money not accounted for by the Warfare Complex.
Please remember throughout this seven part blog, that
apprehension and indefinite detention is what the CIA should have done to prevent the attacks on 9/11/01.
FOR REASONS THAT WOULD BE MADE CLEAR THROUGHOUT THIS SEVEN PART BLOG,
WE ARE NOT ADVOCATING FOR KILLING "THE FLIES" BECAUSE
WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OR
TARGETING KILLINGS OR
WAR ITSELF BUT RATHER WE ARE ADVOCATING TO
GET RID OF "THE GARBAGE DUMP" THAT THE FLIES ARE COMING FROM,
WHILE THE US GOVERNMENT IS ONLY INTERESTED IN GETTING RID OF "THE FLIES" THROUGH
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OR
TARGETED KILLINGS AND
NOT INTERESTED IN
GETTING RID OF THE SOURCE WHERE THE FLIES ARE COMING FROM, WHICH IS THE GARBAGE DUMP" DUE TO
THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST IN PERPETUALLY KEEPING THE PUBLIC IN CONSTANT FEAR SO THAT PUBLIC DOES NOT QUESTION THAT
EVERY YEAR, (UP TO) 1.4 TRILLION DOLLARS OF HARD EARNED TAXPAYER MONEY IS BEING DIRECTED TO THE US GOVERNMENT'S
FRIENDS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS IN THE WARFARE COMPLEX.
THE ABOVE 1.4 TRILLION DOLLAR FIGURE ( LOWER LIMIT IS AT LEAST 1 TRILLION ) DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE "BLACK BUDGET" OF THE CIA WHICH ANNUALLY IS APPROXIMATELY 1.1 TRILLION :
THE "FLIES" MENTIONED ABOVE REPRESENT THE TERRORISTS AND
THE "GARBAGE DUMP" MENTIONED ABOVE REPRESENT THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH TERRORISM IS BEING KEPT ALIVE AND
CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH NEW TERRORISTS ARE BEING RECRUITED.
AS LONG AS THE ABOVE "GARBAGE DUMP" EXISTS, THE US GOVERNMENT CAN KEEP THE PUBLIC IN CONSTANT FEAR OF THE ENEMY.
Just one trillion dollars TO THE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE US GOVERNMENT IN THE WARFARE COMPLEX is
$1 million dollars times 500,000 plus another $1 million dollars times 500,000 or
one trillion is $10 million dollars times 50,000 plus another $10 million dollars times 50,000 or
one trillion is $100 million dollars times 5,000 plus another $100 million times 5,000 or
you get the picture where
all those trillions of dollars is not going to make you and your family's life easier or healthier but
actually endangers you and your family's health, wellbeing and even your very lives are in danger of ending horribly as detailed in this blog.
The attacks on 9/11/01 could have been prevented ( detailed in this blog ) but
because of the US government's interest in maintaining the "garbage dump" so as to keep the public in constant fear of the enemy so that
the public does not question trillions going to the US government's friends and supporters in the warfare complex, tragedy befell our fellow citizens on 9/11/01,
average Americans whose lives are secondary in importance to the financial interests of the US government in helping its friends and supporters in the warfare complex.
Notice in the link below, how the so-called "national security" budget has almost doubled between the years before the terrorist attacks (2001) and the years after the terrorist attacks.
In 2000, the national security budget ( DOD budget plus all other programs related to national security plus interest on the debt related to national security programs ) was around 790 billion,
but after the attacks in 2001, the national security budget increased every year to above 1.2 trillion in 2010 ( in inflation adjusted dollars ):
Keeping the public in fear of the enemy is key to
the public not questioning the trillions going to the warfare complex as seen in the above graph where the national security budget keeps rising ( in inflation adjusted dollars ) while
other budgets are being cut.
The guilt of putting the interests of the warfare complex ( above the interests or the lives of average Americans ) can be seen in the US government paying each victims' family a million dollars after the attacks on 9/11/01.
Melissa Doi, one of the victims on 9/11/01 died a horrifying death as depicted by her 911 call on 9/11/01:
Melissa Doi could be alive today and happily married with a family if the
US government had not put the interests of the warfare complex above the interests of average Americans. ( details in the blog )
You and your family's interests or even health ( detailed in this blog ) are secondary to the interests of the US corporate welfare war state and
a good example of where the priorities of the US government lies can be easily seen in the example below:
During WW2, the US government was willing to spend enough of hard earned taxpayer money on over 15,000 planes to be sent thousands of miles over the Atlantic, even though Hitler was willing to make peace with the west and even spare the lives of Jews ( detailed in this blog ) but today
when a forest fire is raging in California, you don't see even hundreds of planes flying in formation to put out the fire but rather you see one or two planes trying to put out a massive forest fire in California,
so you have an idea of where the priorities of the US government lies and
throughout this blog you will find numerous examples of you and your family's living and health standards as secondary in importance to the US government while
US corporate welfare interests is a major priority of both right wing and left wing politicians.
This entire blog is also about welfare money ( welfare to the Warfare Complex ) and in order to get up to 1.4 trillion dollars a year of hard earned taxpayers' money, without being questioned about why trillions are going to the Warfare Complex,
the people have to be kept in constant state of fear of the enemy, which in 100% of the cases as shown in detail throughout this blog is
an enemy which is always manufactured or created through various instigation policies ( detailed throughout the blog ) and when instigation leads to "blow back" or retaliation then
war is the result which also contributes to the "bottom line" as detailed in the book "War Is A Racket" written by highly decorated US Marine Corp. Major General Smedley Butler.
Wars themselves can end quickly, for example, as early as May 1942 when the Japanese were not able to advance anymore in the Pacific.
May 1942 was an opportunity for a cease fire between Japan and the US but
because of the profit motive of the US Warfare Complex, pro-war politicians in the US wanted Japan to unconditionally surrender ( instead of a cease fire ) in order to prolong the war
that resulted in the tragic atom bomb attack on Hiroshima in August 1945 ( more than 3 years after the Japanese were not able to advance anymore in May of 1942 ).
The US government asking for unconditional surrender would be similar to
the Japanese telling the US government that the war will only end if
Japanese forces were allowed to occupy and control the US government and its capital in Washington DC.
Who in the US would give in to such a demand of unconditional surrender from the Japanese ?
Instead of a ceasefire that would have immediately ended the war in May of 1942,
the pro-war politicians in the US, driven by the profit motive,
were willing to tell Japan to unconditionally surrender knowing that
Japan would have no choice but to fight on since
the Japanese did not want their entire country occupied and controlled by the US government.
The profit motive is so strong that the pro-war politicians of the Warfare Complex are willing to
sacrifice tens of thousands of lives of our soldiers and even millions of lives of civilians including women and children
even though war can be either prevented, avoided or ended quickly as detailed throughout this seven part blog.
There would not be any war in the world if the wives and children of pro-war politicians were held hostage by the enemy.
In fact, pro-war politicians would be literally "tripping over one another" in order to make peace with the enemy if
the enemy were holding the children and wives of pro-war politicians as hostages.
The Warfare Complex is the alliance between all those who favor the welfare state,
the welfare state in this context is the Warfare Complex that
supports its puppet politicians (both right wing and left wing ) who are willing to direct trillions of hard earned taxpayers' money to the Warfare Complex.
The welfare war state, meaning the welfare of the Warfare Complex, can only be maintained through fear and
the public is willing to maintain trillions in funding the Warfare Complex because
the puppet politicians of the Warfare Complex have the skills to keep the public in constant fear of the enemy,
an enemy which in 100% of the cases has been created or manufactured by the Warfare Complex as detailed throughout this seven part blog.
The Warfare Complex is made up of any organization, both military and non-military, corporate and otherwise, that depend on right wing and left wing politicians to fund it using hard earned taxpayer money, up to 1.4 trillion a year.
Remember, one trillion alone is five hundred thousand million dollars times two.
Also remember throughout this blog, wherever you see the word pro-war, it really means pro-welfare or pro-welfare war state since
the Warfare Complex is only interested in your hard earned money and so
the US Warfare Complex is not pushing for war (nobody really wants war) but rather
the Warfare Complex uses techniques/strategies used in directing hard earned US taxpayers' money ( up to 1.4 trillion dollars a year ) to the US Warfare Complex.
(example : the aging and replacement of the nuclear arsenal is a good example of the US warfare complex not wanting to use the nuclear arsenal in a war but rather more interested in
the profits earned in building, maintaining and replacing the nuclear arsenal with bigger and more powerful nuclear bombs
all with the intention of never using the nuclear arsenal but rather the Warfare Complex is "laughing all the way to the bank" by keeping the public constantly in fear of the manufactured or created enemy, detailed throughout this blog ).
When the Warfare Complex "plays with fire" sometimes the manufactured or created enemy is pushed so far as to become a true danger to Americans as was seen in
the attack on Pearl Harbor and also on 9/11/01.
The tragic consequence of the greed of the Warfare Complex resulted in the attacks on 9/11/01 and
the reasons for the attacks on 9/11 can be traced back (step by step ) all the way to the US Warfare Complex getting involved in WW1 through their proxy, the British government, meaning,
each "proverbial straw" or instigation policy that the Warfare Complex applied to the Middle East starting with WW1 and "proverbial straws" were applied throughout the 20th century, finally gaving birth to
Bin Laden who was the "last straw" that finally "broke the camel's back" which were the tragic events of 9/11/01.
Each "proverbial straw" represents instigation policies of the US government since 1776 that affect an individual or a group of individuals, either purposely done or by inadvertent consequences or "blow back" from policies catered to enhance the profits of the Warfare Complex.
Examples of the "proverbial straw" can be seen in the instigation policies against Native Americans since the 1600s which resulted in the "breaking of the camel's back" which was 300 years of terrorism by the Native Americans under British/American rule in North America.
Sadly, due to the profit motive, the US government did not learn from Native American terrorism which lasted almost 300 years from the time of British rule in the 1600s to the US government rule through the first decade of the 1900s.
The only difference between terrorism and US government military actions is that terrorism targets civilians directly and
US government military actions result in collateral civilian deaths that amount to many times the deaths caused by terrorism.
"Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" by Jeremy Schill talks about the innocents who died due to US government actions.
So even though US government military actions do not directly target civilians,
the results of US government military actions result in many times the deaths caused by terrorism ( example : the numbers of innocent Native Americans dying under US government military actions were many times the number of colonists dying due to Native American terrorism ).
The history of the manufactured or created enemy dates all the way back to 1776 and the Warfare Complex continues to this day to loot the treasury while keeping the public in constant fear of the manufactured or created enemy.
Once the Native Americans were completely vanquished by 1911 ( the year of the last terrorist attack from the Native Americans )
the US government continued its profit driven policies,
by looking for the next enemy and the US government found that enemy in the Germans which led to the American financed proxy war between Britain and Germany in WW1.
the problems in the Middle East , Afghanistan
and Iran were to disappear,
the US Warfare Complex ( the alliance between corporate interests and pro-welfare politicians ) will find some way to
create another enemy
in order to perpetually keep the public in fear of the manufactured or created enemy so that
the flow of up to 1.4 trillion dollars per year will continue into the bank accounts of the US Warfare Complex.
The Warfare complex encourages its puppet politicians and think tanks to find ways to keep pushing or "maneuvering" the enemy in legal ways so that when the enemy retaliates or strikes back, it gives the government an excuse in spending more money on the warfare complex,
knowing the public will never question trillions going to the warfare complex as long as the manufactured or created threat is out there.
A very good example of the manufactured threat ( mentioned above) can be found ( in the example below ) in how the US government pushed the Japanese government to strike back.
At a noon meeting of the war cabinet. Secretary of War Henry L Stimson wrote in his diary that President Roosevelt wanted the Japanese to "fire the first shot" and how the US government should "maneuver them ( the Japanese ) into the position of firing the first shot, without allowing too much danger to ourselves."
The "maneuver" mentioned above is one of the various adverse policies that the US government has employed since 1776 in pushing the enemy into action, all for the purposes of financially supporting the US government's friends and supporters in the warfare complex.
Below is an example of the "maneuver" policy mentioned above :
let's say for example, during the occupation of the Philippines by the US government between February 4, 1899 and July 2, 1902, if the Japanese government employed the same adverse policies of the US government (since 1776) by financially helping the Filipino rebels against the US government, that would be considered "maneuvering" the US government into action against the Japanese government.
All "maneuvers" against the enemy has the sole purpose of financially helping the supporters of the US government in the warfare complex.
War is big business for the warfare complex, so you would never find the warfare complex supporting politicians who emphasize diplomacy, pre-conflict peace making or world wide disarmament.
The main aim of the US Institute of Peace (created by the US government) is to protect US corporate interests and because of that, the peace initiatives of the Institute only come after war when corporate interests are satisfied.
This blog is about preventing or avoiding war since we know for a fact that in every war, not only do the innocent suffer the most, our veterans go through such turmoil that roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that solidifies the disturbing mental health crisis the number implies.
In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of the U.S. population.
Researchers found that the risk of suicide for veterans is 21 percent higher when compared to civilian adults. From 2001 to 2014, as the civilian suicide rate rose about 23.3 percent, the rate of suicide among veterans jumped more than 32 percent.
The above does not tell the entire story of hundreds of thousands of veterans suffering from PTSD, drug abuse, depression, divorce, dangerous behavior leading to death and homelessness.
Veterans Day should be renamed Warfare Complex Day because the owners of the Warfare Complex are the ones who are the happiest on Veterans Day, knowing that they, the rich and powerful have found a way to make trillions by convincing the poor and powerless to go into harm's way all in the name of patriotism, disguising their greed which is the motivation behind all the "manufactured fear" spread by puppet politicians as described earlier.
On Veterans Day, The rich and powerful and the "chicken hawks" should thank the poor and powerless for being gullible enough to listen to the propaganda regarding the enemy which almost always was created by the "maneuvering" methods mentioned earlier.
The warfare complex knows the numerous consequences of war (studied throughout the history of mankind ) and yet due to the profit motive, the warfare complex shows no sign of encouraging its "puppet" politicians to either avoid or prevent war.
One of the consequences of war are the massacres of the innocent, including the massacre of children due to the fact that one side thinks that the other side is collaborating with the enemy, for example, the Lawrence massacre during the American Civil War.
One child dying due to war is one too many but we know that all war results in at least thousands or even millions of children dying due to numerous reasons as detailed in this seven part blog.
Can you imagine what the world would have been like if the US government did not take sides but was truly a Peacemaker dedicated to worldwide disarmament and not giving in to corporate interests?
Right-wing politicians say that hating America is wrong and they are right; hating anybody including the US government is wrong.
At the same time, right-wing politicians say, "don't look at the past" and that is exactly what the US government is doing, not learning from hindsight.
The concept is very simple: violence begets violence and 300 years of history between the British/US governments and Native American terrorism should have made the US government realize that prioritizing corporate interests does lead to extremely adverse conditions that can enable Nazism, Communism and Terrorism to thrive which in turn led to every tragedy from
1776 through the 18th,
and 21st centuries, right up to the attacks on 9/11/01 and
today, the US government is constantly confrontational instead of trying to make a comprehensive peace with North Korea, China, Iran and
confrontational instead of trying to make a comprehensive peace between the Arabs and Jews.
We know for a fact that if the loved ones of pro-war politicians are held hostage by the enemy, there would not exist any war since
the pro-war politicians will be "tripping over one another" to make peace with the enemy, in other words, whatever it takes to save the lives of their loved ones, but sadly,
since the loved ones of pro-war politicians are not held hostage by the enemy, we see the tragic consequence of the history of warfare where the profit motive takes over as described in the book titled "War Is A Racket" written by highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler and saving lives is a secondary priority among pro-war politicians.
You might believe that the US government only does good and you might be right if the "good" the US government does is in line with corporate interests, meaning,
if the corporations want you to have clean water and clean food then you will have clean water and clean food but it all boils down to corporate interests as the main priority of pro-war politicians.
But when corporate interests dictate that your water should be allowed to have mercury due to coal and oil fired plants and that you are not able to eat fish poisoned by mercury, the good the US government does is by advising you to limit your fish consumption but
the government will not switch to clean energy due to corporate interests which is right now very much against a clean environment even though its economical to be a clean energy economy that creates millions of permanent clean energy jobs (details in part seven of this seven part blog ).
Now, back to the pro-war faction of the government that will inevitably lead to the bankruptcy of our government.
The reason that American history is full of blowback and the resulting tragedy that results in civilians dying is because
the US government is either not able to or does not want to see that "violence begets violence" due to
the US government being blinded by the profit motive described in the book titled "War Is A Racket" written by highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler and
the most recent result of blowback were the attacks on 9/11/01.
300 years of hindsight ( learned from the cycle of violence between the British/US government and the Native Americans ) should have taught the US government not to use militant interventionist policies due to the profit motive as described by General Butler above.
For example in Asia, the US government's profit driven militant interventionism against Japan (details below ) resulted in the removal of Japan as a regional power which in turn created the dangerous conditions under which nearly a 100 million civilians died under communism and nationalism.
Truman was advised to not drop the atom bomb within 150 miles of a human being, so
Truman knew that nuns, little kids, babies, the poor, the handicapped, the blind, the
paralyzed and the elderly lived within 150 miles of the bomb and yet ( against the objections
of numerous scientists ) atom bombs were dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
If you believe its ok to drop an atomic bomb right above a church in Nagasaki ( Nagasaki was the center of Japanese christianity ) burning alive the nuns in the church and
if you believe that its ok to drop an atom bomb, resulting in tens of thousands little kids and babies being burned alive ( not counting the tens of thousands of little kids and babies burned alive with incendiary bombs in scores of Japanese cities ),
for the evil done by the Emperor who was not indicted, then
you also must believe that if a relative of yours does an atrocious act, the victim's family has the right to burn alive your entire family for the evil done by your relative.
Throughout this seven part blog, you will see that pro-war politicians will try to convince you that it is ok to sacrifice the lives of the innocent ( example: burning alive tens of thousands of little kids in Japan ) for the greater good and
according to the book titled "War Is A Racket", written by highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler, the so-called "greater good" is all about corporate interests and the profit motive behind every war or conflict.
The US government spends about $30 million a year on researching food poisoning, even though 3000 Americans die every year from food poisoning but at the same time,
the US government (due to the undue influence from the profit minded warfare complex on their puppet politicians in Congress ), the US government is willing to spend trillions on the so-called "war on terror" since 2001 even though the total number of American civilians who died in the "war on terror" in the past 14 years is less than 4000 ( average of about 285 American civilians per year ).
Also, throughout this seven part blog, you will realize that the US government should never have a militant interventionist policy in the world which almost always results in blowback (example: in Asia, nearly a 100 million civilians died under communism and nationalism due to the US government's militant interventionist policies which directly resulted in extremism thriving ).
Keep reminding yourself throughout this seven part blog, the following:
Over 8000 veterans commit suicide every year on average ( almost one tragic suicide every hour and on average 22 tragic suicides daily )
because war is about our vulnerable soldiers seeing the immense suffering of the innocent,
seeing the innocent being maimed or
paralyzed and being fed through a tube for life,
due to collateral damage,
seeing the horror of war, our vulnerable soldiers end up devastating their families by committing suicide by the thousands,
while the Swiss live in peace without enemies due to the Swiss non-militant interventionist policies.
Pro-war politicians are willing to collaterally kill as many innocent people as it takes for the so-called "greater good" which is detailed in the book written by highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler .
The title of the book is "War Is A Racket" in which General Butler says war is all about profits, which to the defense contractors is the so-called "greater good".
As stated by Italian political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli : " War against an external foe is a most excellent means of distracting people from grievances at home" (end of quote )
and at the same time,
US defense contractors and their puppet politicians constantly exaggerate the threat of the enemy, so that
the American public are too afraid to notice
hundreds of billions being borrowed every year from places like China which will inevitably lead to financial disaster for America.
US Generals do not object because
they have perks like the use of 234 US military golf courses around the world,
US armed forces ski center in the Bavarian Alps and
71 luxury Lear jets to whisk them around the world and
when Generals retire, they are rewarded for their silence by
being given seats on the executive boards of defense sector companies.
US defense contractors get a big slice of the 1.1-1.4 trillion dollars spent on so-called defense every year (base DOD budget plus other national security programs plus the interest on the debt from past unnecessary wars ).
The US government spends more on defense than all the world's defense budgets put together.
By borrowing hundreds of billions a year in order to maintain the US government's worldwide military empire, the inevitable bankruptcy of the US government will happen when
the annual interest on the national debt exceeds a trillion dollars a year .
WHEN THE INEVITABLE BANKRUPTCY HAPPENS,
the best we can hope for is the Union remains intact and powers go back to the states as it was before the Civil War while
there will be drastic cuts in essential government services like food/water/environmental safety and
tens of millions of Americans will have their net worth drastically reduced due to the US government defaulting on its US bond debt obligations.
To prevent the bankruptcy of our government, the financial disaster to US bond holding Americans, drastic cuts in essential government services like food/water/environmental safety and
for a comprehensive peace agreement with the muslim world that defense contractors will not be happy with and
that is different from the peace agreement made between President Reagan and the Islamists in Soviet Afghanistan,
read all seven parts of this blog.
The blog will also show that war results in terrorism and here is one of numerous examples :
The U.S. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments.
"My mind was consumed by war," Bales wrote late last year.
"I planted war and hate for the better part of 10 years and harvested violence," he added.
Out of war emerge mass murderers like Hitler who was the product of WW1 (details below ).
Also, war is about sacrificing the lives of the innocent,
the children and
the babies through
collateral damage for the so-called "greater good" which always involves
not national security but rather
financial security for the owners of the warfare complex who "laugh all the way to the bank" as stated by
highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler in his book titled " War Is a Racket" and
while the puppet politicians of the warfare complex send the poor and powerless deliberately into harm's way.
FOR NON-MILITANT INTERVENTIONIST POLICIES AS A MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO PROFIT DRIVEN WARS OR CONFLICTS, READ ALL SEVEN PARTS OF THE BLOG .
The reason our economy is struggling is because up to 1400 billion is being sucked away every year from the economy and given to those who do not create economically profitable ventures but rather create
more corporate welfare as they "laugh all the way to the bank" while trying to convince you that you need the "insurance" against the "boogeyman" .
This "boogeyman" scare enables government supporters in the corporate welfare system to get away with not accounting for 8.5 trillion dollars of hard earned taxpayers money that has either been wasted, stolen or missing.
Do we really need to spend up to 1.4 trillion every year ( hundreds of billions of which are being borrowed from places like China) as insurance against this "boogeyman" ?
Read all Seven Parts of this Seven Part Blog and you will realize that 100 billion a year is more than enough to insure against the "boogeyman".
Remember, 100% of your income taxes and almost half of US government revenues is going towards insuring against the "boogeyman" which means,
maintaining the US government's world wide military empire that cannot be sustained.
National security spending consists of the base DOD budget plus
nuclear weapons research, maintenance, cleanup, and production, which is in the Department of Energy budget, plus Veterans Affairs, plus the Treasury Department's payments in pensions to military retirees and widows and their families, plus State Department financing of foreign arms sales and militarily-related development assistance, plus the national security budget within the Department of Homeland Security, plus counter-terrorism spending by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, plus intelligence-gathering spending by NASA plus interest on the debt due to past unnecessary wars.
In 2012 the government took in about 2.45 trillion in revenues ( while the lowest estimate for national security spending was 1.1 trillion (about 45% of revenues ).
IF THE US GOVERNMENT DOES NOT GIVE UP ITS WORLD WIDE MILITARY EMPIRE,
the inevitable bankruptcy of the US government will come a lot sooner when the interest payment on the national debt exceeds a trillion dollars a year since
the present spending on the US government's military empire is as much as 1400 billion a year (base DOD budget plus other national security programs plus interest on the debt due to past unnecessary wars).
Remember, the US government's national security budget takes up 100% of your income taxes and as much as 50% of revenues taken in by the government and that cannot be sustained.
WHEN THE INEVITABLE BANKRUPTCY HAPPENS,
the best we can hope for is the Union remains intact and powers go back to the states as it was before the Civil War while
tens of millions of Americans will have their net worth drastically reduced due to the US government defaulting on its US bond debt obligations
and for the average American, there will be drastic cuts in essential government services like food/water/environmental/infrastructure safety.
If the US government gives up its world wide military empire, we would save hundreds of billions a year in giving up the US government's military overseas which would result in
the world going back to the "Napoleonic Era" when countries paid for their own defense instead of relying on the US government to pay for their defense and
in paying for their own defense, they were able to defeat Napoleon with no help from the US government.
Below is one of numerous examples that the puppet politicians of the profit agenda of the warfare complex pose a very grave danger to the well-being of people around the world and
the well-being of the poor and powerless in America who are sent deliberately into harm's way, not for national security but rather the financial security of the owners of the warfare complex:
The US government did not learn the lesson of 300 years of violence begetting violence
between the British/US governments and the Native Americans and because of not wanting
to learn that violence begets violence ( due to the underlying profit motive behind every act
of war according to highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler) the
US government got militantly involved in WW1 which in turn beget WW2.
300 years of the cycle of violence (violence begetting violence) between the British/US
Governments and the Native Americans should have taught the US government to be a
Peacemaker between the British and the German government during WW1 instead of
the US government supporting the blockade of Germany that was starving the Germans and
instead of the US government supplying weapons to the allies that were contributing to the
deaths of Germans and that is how the German government declared US shipping as
hostile to Germany.
Hindsight from 1776 ( details below ) should have taught the US government not to get involved in WW1 but instead of learning from hindsight,
the US government created the dangerous conditions under which Nazism and Communism flourished in Europe after WW1 that eventually led to WW2 and the holocaust (details below).
The US government did the equivalent of letting two killers loose ( Hitler and Stalin) and then blamed the killers for the subsequent killings without taking any responsibility for letting those killers loose in the first place ( details below ).
According to historian Thomas Fleming, in his book "The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I" Fleming states :
"Without the backing of American weaponry, munitions and loans, the Allies would have been forced to abandon their goal of the knockout blow.
The war might have ended in 1915 or 1916 with a negotiated peace based on the mutual admission that the conflict had become a stalemate" (end of quote).
In other words, the Treaty of Versailles would not have existed if Germany had won and
the only way Germany could have won is if the US government did not have a militant policy during WW1, that resulted in
the US government arming the allies which made Germany an enemy when the US government refused to stop arming the allies which was contributing to the deaths of Germans and
the US government refused to stop the starvation of the German people by not ending the blockade of Germany by the allies during WW1.
During WW1,through the treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Germany was keeping Russia from becoming a world communist power but
the defeat of Germany at the hands of the US government enabled Russia to break the treaty and then
Russia went onto become a world communist power resulting in tens of millions dying under communism.
In other words, WW1 beget
WW2, the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, communist expansion and
WW2 beget the Cold War and
behind all the above wars and conflicts was the militant interventionist policies of the US government that beget war after war and conflict after conflict including the recent "war on terrorism".
The US government was very much involved in WW1 from the very beginning, starting with
American banks wanting to profit from the war by loaning money to the Allies when the US government already knew from their 1776 hindsight that violence begets more violence
( example: 300 years of the cycle of violence between the British/US governments and Native Americans from 1622 through 1911 ).
Highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler states in his book titled " War is a Racket", that WW1 was all about the profit agenda of the warfare complex and their puppet politicians in the US government.
Instead of making the profit agenda of the rich and powerful as their priority, hindsight should have taught the US government that a militant interventionist policy is not the answer to solving problems.
Militant interventionist policies by the British resulted in hundreds of years of terrorism from Native Americans and drawing from that experience (hindsight),
the US government should not have had a militant interventionist policy during WW1 which resulted in
the destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent Zionist-Palestinian conflict,
communists extending their power to become a world power and
WW2 and the terrorism from Hitler since Hitler blamed the Jews for the defeat of Germany during WW1.
"The core of Hitler's hatred of the Jews lies at the defeat of Germany in WW1," said historian and journalist Dr Joachim Riecker, "where Hitler blamed the Jews for the defeat of Germany, the collapse of the monarchy and the ruination of millions".
In the book titled 'November 9: How World War One Led to the Holocaust', the historian Dr Joachim Riecker examines the speeches both public and private of Hitler to try to solve the riddle of how a dictator could morph into the industrial-scale murderer of an entire people.
The entire discussion below will show that the violence of war is not the answer to the profit driven motives of the short sighted, militant US government because
war begets war and in the case of the US government winning WW1, the consequence of that victory in turn beget WW2 and the resulting tragedy of the holocaust.
For non-interventionist policies as a much better alternative to a profit driven war, read the end of this post for the link to non-interventionist policies.
According to a comrade, Hans Mend, Hitler was in depression during WW1 and would leap up, and running about excitedly, say that "in spite of our big guns, victory would be denied us, for the invisible foes (Jews) of the German people were a greater danger than the biggest cannon of the enemy" (end of quote ).
WW1 put Hitler in the hospital due to a bomb shrapnel and Hitler recalled in 1941 how WW1 made him enter politics as he wrote ""I brought back home with me my experiences at the (WW1) front; out of them I built my National Socialist community."
After hearing about Germany's defeat in WW1 at the hands of the US government and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, Hitler said,
"When I was confined to bed, the idea came to me that I would liberate Germany, that I would make it great. I knew immediately that it would be realized" (end of quote ).
Hitler gained popularity for his rowdy polemic speeches against the Treaty of Versailles.
In a speech to the Reichstag on 17 May 1933, Adolf Hitler denounced the Treaty of Versailles because, in part, it had imposed such large reparations payments as to leave Germany in economic shambles.
Hitler entered politics in order to exploit the cruel attributes of the Treaty of Versailles to his advantage while, Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany's defeat during WW1.
The holocaust happened due to WW2 and
WW2 happened due to Britain declaring war on Germany and
the declaration of war on Germany was due to Germany's invasion of Poland and
Germany's invasion of Poland was due to Hitler wanting to prevent the persecution of German Poles at the hands of the Poles.
Hitler warned the allies that if another war was declared on Germany, the Jews would pay (since Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany's defeat during WW1 )
and that is how the holocaust happened due to Britain declaring war on Germany and
if Britain had not declared war on Germany there would not have been a holocaust and
Hitler would have continued with The Haavara Agreement that was designed to help facilitate the emigration of German Jews to Palestine.
How did the US government defeat Germany during WW1 ?
Since Britain ran out of money,
the U.S. government extended cash and supplies to its European allies, expending more than $7 billion in US government funds,
way before the entry of the US government into WW1 while
supporting the blockade of Germany by the Allies that was starving the German people.
Before the US government appeared on the scene, the Allies were in a stalemate (trench warfare ) with Germany even though
the US government was supplying military equipment to the Allies and Germany was fighting a two front war with Russia and the Allies and
Germany was still able to defeat Russia during WW1 which resulted in the treaty of Brest-Litovsk and
the Treaty had the effect of preventing communism from becoming a world power until
the US government made the Treaty void, enabling Russia to become a world communist power.
We would not have heard about Hitler if the US government did not have a militant interventionist policy during WW1 which resulted in
Germany losing to the US government's million man military and
the subsequent Treaty of Versailles which created the dangerous conditions under which Hitler rose to power.
Should the US government be held responsible for Hitler's rise to power ?
Would you blame the person for letting a tiger out of its cage, so similarly,
the US government helped Hitler and Stalin by creating the dangerous conditions for Nazism and Communism to flourish as the result of
the US government's one million man personnel defeating Germany during WW1.
If Germany had won WW1, the following would have happened:
(1) Germany restraining Russia (through the treaty of Brest-Litovsk) from becoming a world communist power.
(2) Hitler stating his injuries that landed him in hospital during WW1 was worth it.
(3) No Treaty of Versailles.
(4) Hitler not hating the Treaty of Versailles because the Treaty would not have existed.
(5) Hitler not hating his own government because he would have thought of his government as honorable for winning WW1.
(6) Hitler not hating the Jews for Germany losing WW1 if Germany had actually won WW1.
In other words, if Germany was triumphant after WW1, Hitler would not have had the motivation to enter politics and
even if Hitler did enter politics in the midst of a triumphant Germany,
winning WW1 would have put Germany in a much better political position to deal with Hitler while
Hitler who tried to overthrow the German government for losing WW1 would not have had the motivation to overthrow the German government if
the German government had actually won WW1.
At the same time, even if Hitler did gain power in a triumphant Germany that won WW1, Hitler would have continued the policies of previous governments in Europe in treating Jews as second class citizens and
no holocaust or the expulsion of Jews would have happened.
SO THE ONLY CONCLUSION ONE CAN DRAW IS:
The US government did not learn from 300 years of hindsight gathered from the cycle of violence between the British/US government and the Native Americans and in not learning from hindsight, due to the profit motive,
the US government's short sighted, profit driven militant interventionist policies during WW1 created the dangerous conditions under which
Nazism and Communism flourished in Europe after WW1 that eventually led to WW2 and the holocaust.
In the book titled "War Is A Racket", written by highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler, we can come to the conclusion that
the reason the US government does not learn from the "violence begets violence" hindsight is due to the profit motive that is behind every war.
For example, the US government knew that violence begets violence ( due to hindsight gathered from the 300 years of the cycle of violence between the British/US governments and the Native Americans )
and yet due to the profit motive,
the US government was not interested in a conditional surrender of Japan during WW2, but rather
more interested in removing Japan as a regional power, which in turn created dangerous conditions under which almost a hundred million civilians died in China, Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia under Communism and Nationalism.
Also, at various times in the past, the power hungry and profit motivated US government supplied military equipment to right-wing dictators who murdered dissidents (here is a partial list ):
General Maximilio Hernández- 1932 of El Salvador,
Saddam Hussein during the 80s,
General Sani Abacha of Nigeria,
Idi Amin of Uganda,
Colonel Hugo Banzer of Bolivia,
Fulgencio Batista of Cuba,
Sir Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei,
P.W. Botha of South Africa,
General Humberto Branco of Brazil,
Raoul Cedras of Haiti,
Vinicio Cerezo of Guatemala,
Chiang Kai-Shek of Taiwan,
Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras,
Alfredo Christiani of El Salvador,
Ngo Dihn Diem of Vietnam,
General Samuel Doe of Liberia,
Francois Duvalier of Haiti,
Jean Claude Duvalier of Haiti,
King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia,
General Francisco Franco of Spain,
Hassan II of Morocco,
Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines,
General Maximiliano Hernandez Martinez of El Salvador,
Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire,
General Manuel Noriega of Panama,
Turgut Ozal of Turkey,
Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran,
George Papadopoulos of Greece,
Park Chung Hee of South Korea,
General Augusto Pinochet of Chile,
General Sitiveni Rabuka of Fiji,
General Efrain Rios Montt of Guatemala,
Halie Salassie of Ethiopia,
Antonio De Oliveira Salazar of Portugal,
Anastasio Somoza Jr. of Nicaragua,
Anastasio Somoza Sr. of Nicaragua,
Ian Smith of Rhodesia,
Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay,
General Suharto of Indonesia,
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of Dominican Republic,
General Jorge Rafael Videla of Argentina,
Mohammed Zia Ul-Haq of Pakistan.
Ever since the US government decided to cruelly expand from the original 13 United States, the world has suffered.
The US government at one time believed that one way to make a profit was to enslave others (example: Africans ) or
take lands from others ( example: Native American lands ) or
cruelly occupy far away lands ( example : the extreme cruelty visited upon the Filipinos ) and in more recent times,
the US government required unconditional surrender and required the occupation of Japan and if that could not be obtained,
the US government was willing to use as many atomic and incendiary bombs as possible, resulting in hundreds of thousands of little kids being burned alive, even though:
(1) In the past, Japan never once interfered with the US government's extremely cruel occupation of the Philippines plus
the Japanese government never once encouraged world powers to stop the US government from cruelly expanding from the original 13 United States throughout North America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
(2) At the start of the Japanese-Chinese conflict, the US government was not willing to be a Peacemaker between the two parties in conflict.
(3) the US government was the one who started the conflict with Japan when the US government contributed to the shedding of Japanese blood in the late 1930s by supplying weapons to the Chinese military in the Chinese-Japanese conflict.
(4) Japanese expansion beyond China/Korea was in direct response to the shedding of Japanese blood by the allied military supplies to the Chinese during the late 1930s, so
the Japanese government wanted to expand into Indo-China and beyond in order to cut off allied military supplies to the Chinese and to obtain vital resources due to embargoes imposed by the allies.
(5) Japan recognized the US government coveting Hawaii as a state of the US and not as a colonial possession and so
Japan had no intention of occupying Hawaii, unlike the US government that wanted to occupy Japan.
(6) Western colonial possessions ( in South East Asia ) were coveted by the Japanese government in order to serve as bargaining chips in a future negotiated peace deal with the Allies.
(7) the US government could have settled for a cease fire since the Japanese government was already defeated as early as 1942 when the Japanese government was not able to take back territory lost to the US.
Since the US government was not interested in a cease fire but only interested in an unconditional surrender and the occupation of Japan, the Japanese government felt compelled to keep fighting to prevent the occupation of their homeland.
(8) removing Japan as a regional power created the dangerous conditions under which almost a hundred million civilians died in China, Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia under Communism and Nationalism.
(9) the Emperor was the one who authorized Japanese imperialism and after the end of WW2, the US government did not indict the Emperor for authorizing Japanese imperialism
but at the same time,
the US government was willing to burn alive hundreds of thousands of little kids during the war, for the wrongs done by the Emperor and his staff.
FOR NON-MILITANT INTERVENTIONIST POLICIES AS A MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO PROFIT DRIVEN WARS OR CONFLICT,
READ PART SIX OF THE BLOG .
The Pentagon will try to convince you that national security is their priority and the financial security of defense contractors is not but the evidence proves otherwise.
The Pentagon has not passed a financial audit since the Defense Department was created in 1949 and
since 1995 when audits were mandated, at least 8.5 trillion dollars spent by the Pentagon is either missing, wasted or stolen because
according to highly decorated US Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler, in his book titled "War is a Racket", General Butler describes all wars and conflicts as
corporate welfare to the warfare complex.
CONTRARY TO WHAT THE PENTAGON AND THE PUPPET POLITICIANS OF THE WARFARE COMPLEX ARE TRYING TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE,
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
(1) Having a military empire is extremely costly because the warfare complex is always wanting a much bigger share of the economy than is necessary.
In 2011, it only cost millions to initiate peace talks with the Taliban and raid Bin Laden's compound and the co-option of Saddam Hussein during the 80s by President Reagan was comparatively inexpensive and yet
due to the undue political influence of the warfare complex, the so-called war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq ended up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household (calculations done by the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government).
The Cold War was another unnecessary war in which it would have only cost billions if the leaders in the Soviet Empire were co-opted, similar to the co-option of Stalin during the 40s but
the Cold War and its aftermath ended up costing hard working American taxpayers $8.75 trillion in present day terms on nuclear weapons programs between 1940 and 1996, according to an audit done by the Brookings Institution.
(2) While enriching the US warfare complex, why should US tax dollars go towards protecting the world, so that certain countries ( example: Switzerland ) can have a higher per capita income than the US ?
(3) A military empire can't help but be coercive or threatening by nature and at the same time, the US government should learn from the mistakes of the British empire and the Soviet empire that maintaining an empire is extremely costly in terms of blood and treasure and
those who feel "occupied" by military powers tend to rebel as seen by the British being driven out of North America and
US government troops leaving Saudi Arabia in 2003 due to the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.
The link below shows how the US government can police the world without using the military which will only cost about 50 billion a year instead of
the lowest estimate of 1.1 trillion dollars a year the US government now spends on maintaining its unsustainable military empire.
(4) US government has in the past co-opted dictators ( example: Stalin in the 40s and Saddam in the 80s ) which enabled the US to do business with Stalin and Saddam plus
by being non-confrontational, the US government can have peace with all its enemies, similar to the peace that exists between China and North Korea.
Normalizing relations with the enemy ( example: Iran, North Korea etc ) will result in restoring full trade relations.
Psychology Professor Steven Pinker of Harvard University agrees with Dr Ron Paul who says that
friendly trade with the “enemy” will reap beneficial results since
the “enemy” has a vested interest in your success when you trade with him.
(5) Whether the US government has a military empire or not, American goods and services will always be in demand all over the world, similar to Swiss goods and services being in high demand throughout the world, even though the Swiss do not have a military empire.
(6) In fact, the demand for American goods and services will increase due to the fact that when the US government gives up its worldwide military empire, the friendship towards America (from non-allies) would increase dramatically.
(7) Countries have to pay for their own security which in turn will keep American goods and services competitive since countries cannot subsidize the private enterprise if they have to foot the entire security bill
(8) By saving hundreds of billions of dollars in giving up the US government's military empire, the US government can in turn concentrate on making sure our infrastructure is the best in the world, resulting in no traffic jams, blackouts, slow internet speeds etc.,
and in having the best infrastructure in the world, American goods and services can use the infrastructure facilities to further reduce the cost of goods and services produced.
(9) If the world community, local law enforcement and corporations through private security are not able to keep sea lanes free of piracy, its a lot cheaper raising the price of goods and services ( example : due to the cost of insurance or shoplifting ) compared to spending up to 1400 billion a year on an unnecessary world wide military empire.
(10) Corporations should realize that the US government cannot bail them out militarily if corporate assets in a particular country are taxed more heavily or nationalized and so
just as any smart portfolio manager diversifies his portfolio, corporations should not put "all their eggs in one basket" but rather diversify throughout the world, just in case their assets are confiscated in any one country.
FOR A MORE DETAILED DISCUSSION ON :
(1) how to delay the coming bankruptcy or even prevent the bankruptcy ( read Part Seven of this Seven Part Blog )
(2) how to stop people like Hitler (read Part Five of this Seven Part Blog ),
(3) dealing with human rights issues ( read Part Six of this Seven Part Blog ),
(4) terrorism (read Part One of this Seven Part Blog ) and
(5) how to police the world without using the military (read Part Six of this Seven Part Blog )
which will cost only about $50 billion a year plus another $50 billion to defend the homeland for a total national security yearly bill of $100 billion.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PART ONE OF THE SEVEN PART BLOG: