Private Wars Paid for Publicly. By Mike Rozeff
The Key reason that I am including this article here on rathbonezvizionz is that this shows the reader that their views of the world are being manipulated. Everything you think about this world is wrong, including what you believe war is. War is never meant for you to feel “safer,” but rather it is meant for the gain of those who fight it, for those who win. The populations of both the victor countries and the loser countries always lose. I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me.
Read this with a mind for metaphor. View this with an imagination that views everything as lies. Do not ever listen to someone who says by doing this, by peering at the world through a lens of lies, illusion, distortion, manipulation, that you are a skeptic…rather you are only going to find the truth this way, you are a realist.
But alas, do not forget…Your mind will tell you you are being foolish, being skeptical, that you must not fall prey to this “negative” attitude, that the world isn’t really all so bad, I mean, look at that beautiful sunset, those birds flying in the sky, the twinkling stars in the calm of the universe…No, it is so much worse, so much more hopeless than you could imagine times infinity plus one. It would only be beautiful if there was no government, if cell phones never existed, if computers were suddenly destroyed, if all cars and planes and trains exploded, if television was never invented, if people really took the time to understand the wonder of communication, not just amongst people, but with all creatures…and if people stopped ruining this fucking planet with all of their materialism. Read this article by Mike Rozeff with that type of mindset:
The last war that touched Americans deeply was the Vietnam War. Men nationwide were drafted. Body bags arrived daily. Protests erupted in many places. The national news led off with war news. Vietnam was the last deeply public war
When the government ended the draft, America’s wars became far less public wars involving public participation and far more private wars of the State. Mercenaries took over the fighting. Paid armed forces doing the bidding of the State for its purposes do not ring as many patriotic bells as do draftees fighting for what are perceived widely as genuine threats. Wars became a spectator sport. Every war after Vietnam (Grenada, Iraq, Libya, Iraq again and Afghanistan) has been less a public war and more a private war. After the initial spectacle, the enthusiasm quickly waned. The complaints about these wars are on a very different plane than with Vietnam. The end of the draft has defanged the anti-war sentiments. The public does not distinguish the taxes that support mercenaries from the taxes that support other government programs.
All the private wars initiated by the State still have been paid for publicly. There is no other way in this system. The burdens placed on the public by the State and its military-industrial suppliers are not separated from any other burdens. There is no clear identifier. Statistics are manipulated to understate the war costs, and they do not arouse the emotions as do body bags, mutilated bodies and involuntary family disruptions. War costs are actually more than half the federal budget, says one anti-war organization. Whatever they are, the government surely lowballs its numbers. The true amounts run into the trillions. Military spending really does impoverish Americans, because they get virtually nothing for their money. It is consumed in supporting troops in faraway places and building weapons that provide no urgent benefits to anyone but those who are paid to build them, man them, and use them in wars.
For 25 years, America’s rulers have been able to indulge in private wars. They have built up private forces. They have squandered immense amounts of wealth, substituting enormously expensive weapons systems for human cannon fodder. They have done their best to make the public believe that their private wars were the public’s wars, essential for their security and defense. It has been one lie after another.