Monday, November 10, 2014

Noble Lie, Elevated Extortion

Ronald Reagan wisely taxed me to fatten the Pentagon, with an eye to forcing the Soviets to match his increases, thereby collapsing their economy. That's how "we" won the Cold War.
George W. Bush and Barack Obama have wisely taxed me to fatten the Pentagon, with an eye to forcing al-Qaeda and ISIS to match their increases, thereby collapsing the terror networks. That's how "we" will win the War on Terrorism.
Did I get that right?

2 Comments:

Blogger Rory Schreiber said...

Yes. The idea of perpetual warfare works for the corporate interests. Basically the "fall of communism" (a somewhat inaccurate description given the Bolshevik/Stalinist authoritarian system) created an "enemy gap" that needed to be filled. The same kind of propaganda and manufactured consent is used, just aimed at a different target.

http://theroadverge.blogspot.com/

11:48 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Didn't Machiavelli advise the Prince to keep the people poor and on a wartime footing?

6:49 AM  

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