Our so-called “leaders” — I’d so-called “hang” the lot of them — wage war so they don’t have to admit that deindustrializing an industrial nation is the hanging offense of all stupid ideas.
Also they are proactive. You can see what they’re doing to the country before the country can wake up and do to them.
After the War, American industrialists told Harry Truman that we just can’t make it, we can’t turn swords into not-swords, we can’t meet Americans’ material expectations without a permanent war industry and its wartime production.
And so the (permanent, hopefully) Cold War was created.
Keep in mind that American industry, at that time, was still American. And that the demands of economic inequality were not nearly what they are today.
The demands of economic inequality were not nearly what they are today.
So, yeah, the story that we need a war industry to support our standard of living was pig-poop then and it’s pig-poop now.
Now, however, we have very little industry of any kind, having very much deindustrialized since then.
So whenever you’re wondering why our peace-loving people are always at war, take a good look in your foreign-made mirror —
— but don’t just stand there gawking.
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