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The Business of War: The Psychopathic Dimensions.

Posted by Picard578 on June 20, 2017

Freedom from Conscience


We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

How do we think of war?  My father was stationed in the Pacific in WW2. He hated the way Hollywood glorified war in movies and TV. He would not even allow a gun in our home when growing up – and, like many other men who served in that war, refused to discuss his experiences while a young man from 1943 – 1945. When he was growing up very little of the nation’s resources were directed at building up war, in fact much that was left over from WW1 had been scrapped.  Americans would rise up and fight, as the Japanese learned after bombing Pearl Harbor, but they were not militaristic in any sense.  WW2 would change that, but not in the way most history books would suggest…

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