Neocons win by using media to force us into war again
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Unfortunately, Americans led by a neocon and military industrial complex influenced media aided by savvy social media savage terrorists are being allowed to dictate American foreign policy.
A few months ago a Republican Congress was unwilling to effect a humane act. They were unable to pass an extension to unemployment compensation. They were unwilling appropriate money to rebuild our broken down infrastructure which would have had the additional benefit of improving our economy.
Congress is unable to provide substantive relief to the struggling middle class. They provided no assistance to middle class Americans with burdensome student loans. The quality of life of middle class Americans does not reach some arbitrary scale. It does not reach that scale that war does.
Our Republican Congress has no problem however when it comes to funding a war that benefits mostly countries in the Middle East and Europe. Americans are in effect providing welfare to the Middle East and Europe in the form of military support, logistic support, and humanitarian support.
The media is being used by the ISIS / ISIL terrorists, the neocons, and the military industrial complex to shape US opinion. After carpet bombing Americans with a hyperbolic view of ISIS / ISIL, they then poll Americans. The polls show that Americans are scared because they believe that ISIS / ISIL is an existential threat. They want the US to engage. After-all, the graphic beheading of two American journalists has much more impact on our daily lives than the 30 Americans that die every day to gun violence.
The President is being pulled indirectly by both the Democratic and Republican Parties into a war he does not want. This is a big win for the military industrial complex and the neocons. They have played with Americans' emotions once again. Once again Americans will support policies that will ultimately hurt both our security and our economic well-being.
Chris Matthews has a snippet above that is worth listening to. He says it is time for Americans to grow up. One may not agree with much of what Chris Matthews has to say however it is time for Americans to grow up. It is time for Americans to do their own research, find reputable sources and stop being yanked, maligned, and played by a plutocracy who simply sees them as a commodity to be exploited by taking advantage of their willful gullibility.