Wednesday, July 27, 2011
War is a Racket
A couple of weeks ago I heard about how it was costing us 20 billion dollars to aircondition Afghanistan.
But now I'm hearing that the wars there and in Iraq may cost as much as 5 trillion dollars.
And I'm thinking that's way too much given that we defeated the enemies in both about 8 years ago.
So why are we still fighting there? Why are our soldiers still filling those red, white, and blue coffins? And how many coffins will 5 trillion dollars buy?
Read this essay by Amy Goodman called "War is a Racket."
Here's the link: War is a Racket
One of the things that people always ask me is "What can we do in the face of so much war?"
Kurt Vonnegut said that trying to stop a war was like trying to stop a glacier. He said that and then he wrote a book that tried to stop a glacier, Slaughterhouse-Five.
It didn't stop the glacier of war, but he tried nevertheless.
It's what we all have to do.