Bankers and the military-industrial-complex

military-industrial-complex

As the continuities and disjuncture between the Bush and Obama administrations come into focus it becomes increasingly clear … while Obama’s domestic agenda has some identifiable breaks with Bush’s, at its core, the new administration remains committed to staying the course of American militarization. Now we have an articulate, nuanced president who supports elements of progressive domestic policies, while funding military programs at alarming levels and continuing the Bush administration’s military and intelligence invasion of what used to be civilian life … By David Price … CounterPunch… Posted on 6/24/09 … excerpt …http://www.alternet.org/story/140872/

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . There is a line from the motion picture … Lord of the Rings … episode 1 … where Bilbo notes to Gandalf he feels … thin like butter stretched over bread … which quite aptly describes my feelings as I appraise Obama’s performance since taking the oath of office as President of these United States.

I am hard pressed to refute the author of the above article when he notes Obama appears to be walking the same militaristic path as his predecessor. I must confess at first, and still at times, this concerns me. There is a part of me, however, which reflects upon discussions about – change – during my college days now more than 40 years ago. I recall a study was conducted attempting to ascertain how much – change – do we find tolerable…? I remember well this report noted we are comfortable when change does not exceed 10% …whether ten percent is the precise number, I do not believe is relevant. What, I believe, is worthy of our consideration is how small an amount of change we willing accept before our world is turned upside down inducing appreciable stress into our lives.

Might it be, for those who possess attributes enabling us to be in flow with greater amounts or degrees of change, the path Obama is walking appears as a snail’s pace and therefore reflective of no change or less change than we envision he promised to deliver…?

When one reflects upon the United States during the past 50 years, the prowess of the “military-industrial-complex” looms incredibly imposing from all angles. It would seem to require “super-herculean-effort” to mount a sustainable counter to the prowess currently exercised by the “military-industrial-complex” on all fronts in whatever form or guise it takes.

While not as yet steady on our feet, still a bit rocky from the War on Iraq, our world was rocked yet again by an economic blow its duration and strength as yet unknown. What I find positive is despite being staggered by these two rapidly implemented punches, Americans, while reeling are not falling on their knees, in fact there resonates a glimmer of defiance an unwillingness to yield and submit, instead reaching out to assist another while pulling up one’s self. In this spirit while seemingly embryonic and surmised as easily conquered by those espousing in infallibility of the “military-industrial-complex” there is a growing concern among them that their mirage and game has run its course.

The current path of the mantra of the American empire is unsustainable and is decline. This most assuredly is not what proponents of the “military-industrial-complex” want you or me to know and certainly not to believe. There is, I believe an appropriate metaphor from the original Star Wars … as the evil Empire chooses to tighten its noose around civilizations embarking and choosing a divergent path, and the greater the degree of punitive force exerted to attempt to maintain control, the more civilizations which slip through their noose. So it is with the punishing force exercised by the “military-industrial-complex.”

If we learn nothing else … we need learn the actions taken in war profit not only the “military-industrial-complex” but those pulling their strings from behind the curtain … BANKERS … the most diabolical of the empire builders.

This banker …military-industrial-complex … exists solely because “we” permit it. When “we” have had a belly full all “we” need do is let it be known clearly concisely resolutely – ENOUGH – and “we” in that moment end their game. Had enough, yet…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

First class …?

rescue first class


A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
. . . When one chooses to look that smoke screen veil so cleverly orchestrated over the centuries is collapsing before our very eyes.

Increasingly those professing to be “first class” and therefore entitled to something more, better, faster, stronger, shinier, brighter are finding “we” – that’s you and me – are no longer buying into their line of BS.

So they turn up the pressure by manipulating the world’s economy, playing one country against another, fostering labor wars to determine which country is willing to submit their citizens to virtual starvation wages and working conditions. But you know what, this old world just keeps right on spinning

We need allow those defining themselves as in some class other than mortal man to walk their path as they deem appropriate for them. We need direct our time, our attention, our compassion, our creativity to rescuing self and those around us in the process we empowering mankind towards an evolved paradigm wherein we all benefit. You can choose to label it whatever you choose. I need ask, why the need for any label…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.

Respectfully submitted,

The people have spoken…?

people have spoken

KUDOS … Benson … did it again …?

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Benson is speaking about America isn’t he…? Oops, I forgot, all the while oblivious to our forked tongue proclivity … ever permitting our leaders, both those elected and those self-anointed, to pontificate and point their finger at those barbaric Iranian leaders while successfully pulling the wool over our eyesFORKED as daily our rights and liberties they summarily eviscerate.

Educated these past 40 years as sheep and to assume ostrich postures “we” ever remain content as a select few continue to gut the very foundation upon which America is said to be founded. All the while “we” remain deaf, dumb and silent.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,