U.S. warmongering continues to drain the budget

April 14, 2013 | By | Reply More

At Huffpo, Jeff Cohen writes:

Today there’s an elephant in the room: a huge, yet ignored, issue that largely explains why Social Security is now on the chopping block. And why other industrialized countries have free college education and universal healthcare, but we don’t. It’s arguably our country’s biggest problem — a problem that Martin Luther King Jr. focused on before he was assassinated 45 years ago, and has only worsened since then (which was the height of the Vietnam War). That problem is U.S. militarism and perpetual war. In 1967, King called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” — and said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” . . . What our mainstream media so obediently call the “War on Terror” is experienced in other countries as a U.S. war of terror — kidnappings, night raids, torture, drone strikes, killing and maiming of innocent civilians — that creates new enemies for our country.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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