Sunday, October 30, 2016

if you can't grow peace, grow war

I think I've posted this before, but I see no reason not to post it again since the presidential election is over and more (politically advantageous) war is in the United States' menu.

There's no draft - only 1 percent of the population is in the military. The government isn't levying special taxes or issuing bonds to pay for the fighting.
And all of this "war" – drone strikes, Special Forces deployments, air strikes and aircraft carrier deployments - is happening with very little public scrutiny, critics charge.
Rosa Brooks, a former Pentagon staffer and author of "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales From the Pentagon," argues that U.S. citizens and lawmakers should shake off fears of appearing unpatriotic to challenge the U.S.’s unchecked, unilateral and covert military activities abroad. If that doesn’t happen soon, the United States may have to pay for the dangerous example it's setting for powers like Russia and China, she says.


  1. Refrain from killing.
    Refrain from robbing.
    Refrain from fornicating.
    Refrain from lying.
    Refrain from intoxicating.

  2. The endless war of '84. Orwell was right.