Monday, June 20, 2011

Ike Was Right

A reminder from the Left that "western nations face less of a threat to their integrity and security than ever in history, yet their defence industries cry for ever more money and ever more things to do" — Eisenhower’s Worst Fears Came True: We Invent Enemies to Buy the Bombs.

"The cold war strategist, George Kennan, wrote prophetically: 'Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial complex would have to remain, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented.'"

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

And let's consider the fundamental question:

The origin / backing of the American dollar in our Keynesian system.

The reason why we have such a large MIC is because without it the dollar would die. It is the "gold standard" for the dollar. The absolute bedrock in this Keynesian nightmare.

Unless and until a critical mass of anti-war camps recognize that, nothing will change. Sadly, many on the Left of that spectrum don't realize that the very Keynesian apparatus they need to implement their socialist daydreams lead directly to the MIC.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

BTW - the captcha code for my post above was, oddly enough: "TYRANT"

WTF!

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Exactamundo! Chalmers Johnson called it "Military Keynesianism."

And what is with these "captcha codes" anyway? I've had similar experiences.

3:24 AM  

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