"We are what we pretend to be,
so me must be
careful about what we pretend to be."
"Why is it we have finite
resources for health care but unlimited money for war?
Trillions for war and Wall
Street, billions for insurance companies.
When we were promised
change, we weren't thinking that we give a dollar and get back two cents." -
Dennis Kucinich 11/09
2004 According to the US
Defense Energy Support Center Fact Book US military fuel consumption increased
to 144 million barrels.
About 40 million barrels more than the prior
"peacetime" military usage.
144 million barrels makes 395 000 barrels
per day, almost as much as daily energy consumption of Greece.
2006 CIA World Factbook, only 35 countries (out of 210 in the
world) consume more oil per day.
2009 US military
officially uses ~ 320,000 barrels of oil a day. this excludes
Pentagon, after a public relations
campaign to "go green," spends $17.3 billion on oil, a 26% increase over 2010.
realistic to expect nations and tribes to war with one another ?
Is it natural for humans to make
New study of tribal societies reveals conflict is an alien
Organised violence between
rival political groups is not an inevitable outcome of the human
Those engaged in
selling weapons treat human
nature as immutable, unchangeable and
barbaric which is the case only when under
imminent threat of
physical annihilation or imminent
threat of the annihilation of traditional modes of living.
ponerological form of
reality requires an expression of the will born out of
a need to control or
to isolate the
military-industrial-entertainment nexus by creating an ever-expanding
database of hyperreal, real-time 3-D
The promotional video of Viewpoint DataLabs
opens with the memorable scene of the alien fighters swarming the F-18's in
It buzz-cuts into a pair of attacking
mosquitoes in a Cutter Insect Repellent advertisement, then to
spaceships attacking in Star Trek Voyager.
Followed by mega-explosions,
a simulation of a missile launch from helicopters, dropping of a fuel-air
dispersal bomb from Outbreak, and a trio of Eurofighter 2000s doing
maneuvers that are aerodynamically impossible.
"In the realm of diplomatic and
strategic theory, this version of reality creates a fluctuation of
appearances, at one moment fleeing into the ideal of a "democratic peace"
underwritten by an expanding neoliberal
global order, and at the next, retreating into a "fortress America"
protected by a ballistic missile defense.
Ethical inquiry into
the relationship of this form
of reality to organized violence begins with an inquiry into rationality of
the necessity of, or need for, government sanctioned violence." - James Der
Derian, Virtous War
"What experience and history teach is this - that
nations and governments have never learned any thing from history or acted upon
any lessons they might have drawn from it." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
"Bombs do not choose.
They will hit
"In 2006, the
DoD employed 2,143,000 people,
while it estimates that private defense contractors employ 3,600,000 workers,
for a grand total of 5,743,000 defense-related American jobs. There are close
to 25 million veterans in the US. Assuming conservatively only two voting-age
people per household, this translates into a block of some 60 million American
voters who have a financial stake in the American military establishment. Thus
the clear danger of a militarized society perpetuating itself politically. The
selling of war-oriented policies requires the expertise that only a well-oiled
propaganda machine can provide." - Rodrigue Tremblay
"In the past nine years, non-industrial production
in the US has declined by some 19%. It took about four years for manufacturing
to return to levels seen before the 2001 recession - and all those gains were
wiped out in the current recession. By contrast, military manufacturing is now
123% greater than it was in 2000 - it has more than doubled while the rest of
the manufacturing sector has been shrinking. It's important to note the
trajectory - the military economy is nearly three times as large,
proportionally to the rest of the economy, as it was at the beginning of the
Bush administration. And it is the only manufacturing sector showing any
growth. Extrapolate that trend, and what do you get?" - Daniel Tencer
Military Keynesianism, as it is now known in academic
circles, was first theorised by the Polish economist Michal Kalecki in 1943.
Michal Kalecki argued that corporatists and their
political champions tended to bridle against classic Keynesianism; achieving
full employment through public spending made
because it risked over-empowering the working class and the unions.
military was a much more desirable investment from the elite
corporatists point of
view, although justifying such a diversion of public funds required
a certain degree of political
repression, best achieved through appeals to patriotism and fear-mongering
about an enemy threat - and, eventually, an actual war - as unused weapons
systems seldom need replacing.
"Theories of Military Keynesianism and
the Military-Industrial Complex became popular after the
Second World War, and
perhaps for a good reason. The prospect of military demobilization,
particularly in the US, seemed alarming. The
US elite remembered vividly how
soaring military spending had pulled the world out of the
Great Depression, and
it feared that falling military budgets would reverse this process. If that
were to happen, the expectation was that business would tumble, unemployment
would soar, and the legitimacy of
free-market capitalism would again be called into question. Seeking to
avert this prospect, in 1950 the
Security Council drafted a top-secret document, NSC-68. The document, which
was declassified only in 1977, explicitly called on the government to use
higher military spending as a way of preventing such an outcome." - Jonathan
Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler
National Security Council Report 68
(NSC-68) drafted under the supervision of Paul Nitze, then head of the
Policy Planning Staff in the State Department was dated April 14, 1950 and
signed by Harry S Truman on September 30, 1950.
conclusion NSC-68 asserted: "One of the most significant lessons of our World
War II experience was that the American economy, when it operates at a level
approaching full efficiency, can provide enormous resources for purposes other
than civilian consumption while simultaneously providing a high standard of
"Previously administration officials had
encountered stiff resistance from Congress to their pleas for a substantial
buildup along the lines laid out in NSC-68. The authors of this internal
government report took
Manichaean view of America's rivalry with the Soviet Union, espoused
a permanent role for the US as world
policeman, and envisioned US military expenditures amounting to perhaps 20%
of GNP. But congressional
acceptance of the recommended measures seemed highly unlikely in the absence of
a crisis. In 1950 the fear that [the North Korean] invasion was just the
first step in a broad offensive by the Soviets proved highly useful when it
came to persuading Congress to increase the defense budget. As Secretary of
State Dean Acheson said afterwards, "Korea saved us." The buildup reached its
peak in 1953, when the stalemated belligerents in Korea agreed to a truce." -
"This is military Keynesianism - the determination to
maintain a permanent war economy and to treat military output as an ordinary
economic product, even though it makes no contribution to either production or
consumption." - Chalmers Johnson
"Inevitably, having surrendered
to militarism as an economic device, we will do what other countries have
done: we will keep alive the fears of
our people of the aggressive ambitions of other countries and
we will ourselves embark upon
imperialistic enterprises of our own." - John T. Flynn .
1968 DoD Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2, or
"Operation Garden Plot," is developed in response to the major protests and
disturbances of the 1960s.
18, 1988 Executive Order
12656 defines national security
emergency as "any occurrence, including
military attack, technological emergency, or other emergency, that seriously
degrades or seriously threatens the
of the US." Since this date the US military has been training troops and police
in "civil disturbance planning".
Estimated value of the weapons, equipment and
factories devoted to the
DoD is 83% of the value of all
plants and equipment in US manufacturing.
"The 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last
60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential
services and escorting supply convoys. Now they're training for the same
mission at home. Beginning Oct. 1
for 12 months, the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be under the day-to-day control
of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call
federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters,
including terrorist attacks. After 1st Brigade Combat Team finishes its
dwell-time mission, expectations are
that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that
the mission will be a permanent
one.They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and
crowd control." - Army Times,
September 30, 2008 On December 17, 2008,
"A new report by the US Army
War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being
used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against
businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks. The study says economic
collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks
that might require military action within the US" - Phoenix Business
"Widespread civil violence
inside the US would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in
extremis to defend basic
domestic order and national security." - Army War College report
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