Thursday, July 14, 2016

War: Who Is It Good For?

One way to have less wars is to finance the wars by taxes from the corporations who stands to profit from the destruction at the time the war is initiated, and to bring back the draft of men and women of all levels of society with few if any deferments. The money saved would pay for the free education and single-payer healthcare.  Then we could also focus on nonmilitary tools of national security policies, and enhance our homeland security. All wars should be pay as you go and not put on the credit card, as President George W. Bush did his invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, which takes away the funds that support our social needs at home, for our people, and country. The trillion dollar cost that results fro these wars should be spent here and not passed on to our future generations. Everyone needs to understand the carnage of war, and at this time most Americans are insulated from the effects here and abroad. These wars are having a huge economic effect on the economy. The amount of cash taken out of our capitalist system here has cost jobs, helped drive up income inequality and contributed to the homeless and mental health problems we are now facing. The only people who are benefitting from wars are the corporations, like United Technologies, L-3 Communications, Finmeccanica, EADS, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAR Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, name a few. These companies are making between $15.2 billion to $68.7 billion for killing people and ruining our country and their countries. We would be much better off building roads, fixing bridges, replacing water lines, sewer lines, high speed Internet, placing electrical grids underground, focusing on renewable energy, fixing and building schools, and taking care of our veterans, who will need millions of dollars for the next 20 to 30 years. The type of war has changed. There is no foreign army that we are now fighting. We are fighting gorilla-type warfare all over the world now. We must change the demographics and deal with this ideology-type of war. We need to rebuild our country. At this time our democracy is in jeopardy, and if we don’t elect the right people we could be a lost state in the world as we know it.