It is easy for us to get into wars and difficult to get out because we have media that entertain warmongers that depend on American’s geographical and sociopolitical ignorance.
Language matters, because it’s how we understand what’s real and what’s a scam or a lie. When statecraft language is misused people can die, as happened for decades in Afghanistan.
America has been lied into too many wars. It’s cost us too much in terms of money, credibility and blood. We must remember the lies. We can’t afford to let this one go down the memory hole, too.
Rand Paul very artfully criticized Trump questioning his warmongering military appointments. His prescient question is, Why are we always the patsies sending our kids there?
No, the spoils will go to our massive and multifaceted war machine. The war machine is comprised of companies controlled by the 1%.
With pro-war governments it is always difficult to get the truth out to the population at large. The same is true with the drum beats to war with Venezuela.
The Venezuela story serves two purposes that feed off of each other. Millennials and other Americans are realizing that the current economy is extractive on most.
Just hours after news of the Afghanistan framework deal broke, corporate media jumped to sound the alarm, urging the US to maintain its occupation.
The President is spending $1.5 trillion of our national wealth to get in an undiplomatic skirmish that is blowing up on the rest of us and ruining the holidays.
Several other cable news anchors and pundits are already in the Trump administration or will soon be, providing additional ammunition for Trump’s pending war.