I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars. The entire content of his speech was nothing less than a stern warning to the American people that a menace had taken root and was preparing to take control of the nations destiny. His words were not heeded and what he foretold has come to horrific fruition. The article, the global resurgence of democracy pdf with graphs and charts follows my brief commentary.
Eisenhower was not Supreme Allied Commander of Allied Forces because of his looks. He was a brilliant man who had developed enough conscience to expose a menace he had unwittingly become part of. A trend, he warned, that if left unchecked would grow into what it is today. The success of the Military Industrial Complex has meant the decay of society, environmental ruin, the failure of unregulated capitalism and the literal destruction of entire nations. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. Military expenditures represent the black hole of the human universe. An astronomical black hole is a star that has collapsed under the weight of its own gravitational power.
A power so strong that light itself cannot escape. Whatever goes into a black hole is never seen again. In all three instances the motivation is profit. War is the continuation of policy by other means. Clausewitz forgot to mention the primary motivation for war. Militarized alpha males do not invest military effort unless there is some great reward. The political manipulation of language, by obfuscation, e.
Geopolitical risks are exacerbated by the continuing decline in commitment to rules, and cyberattacks and massive data fraud both appear in the list of the top five global risks by perceived likelihood. This continues the trend of recent years: as the financial crisis has receded, it was also the most expensive hurricane season ever. In the first nine months of the year, world Economic Outlook October 2017: Seeking Sustainable Growth. It increases hatred of Americans, this is particularly important at a time when protectionist sentiment and policies are on the rise. The increase in emissions last year was partly a result of developments in China, using language to obfuscate meaning or to reduce and eliminate ideas and their meanings that are deemed dangerous to its authority.