Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial DAZE!



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bella_horrida· 19 hours ago
The empire has a lot invested in convincing us that World War II was the sole exceptional “good war” unlike all the others before and since. But the historian Murray Rothbard best summed up the impact of that war in this obituary he wrote for fellow popular historian Harry Elmer Barnes, “Our entry into World War II was the crucial act in foisting a permanent militarization upon the economy and society, in bringing to the country a permanent garrison state, an overweening military-industrial complex, a permanent system of conscription. It was the crucial act in expanding the United States from a republic into an Empire, and in spreading that Empire throughout the world, replacing the sagging British Empire in the process. It was the crucial act in creating a Mixed Economy run by Big Government, a system of State-Monopoly-Capitalism run by the central government in collaboration with Big Business and Big Unionism. It was the crucial act in elevating Presidential power, particularly in foreign affairs, to the role of single most despotic person in the history of the world. And, finally, World War II is the last war-myth left, the myth that the Old Left clings to in pure desperation: the myth that here, at least, was a good war, here was a war in which America was in the right. World War II is the war thrown into our faces by the war-making Establishment, as it tries, in each war that we face, to wrap itself in the mantle of good and righteous World War II.” 

FDR did everything in his power to provoke Germany and Japan, violating the Neutrality Act, the Hague Convention, and two other US laws to aid England in its second German war, and replying to every Japanese peace feeler with unmistakable contempt. 

Wars are started by elites to obtain or extend economic advantage but the mendacious hoopla about god and country and duty and honor effectively seduces every new generation of aggressive young primates into doing the killing and the dying for the profit of their masters. And war remains one of the elite’s most effective tools to suppress domestic dissent, in this case the growing violence of the American working class rebellion

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