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That the Obama administration is now repeatedly declaring that the ‘war on terror’ will last at least another decade (or two) is vastly more significant than all three of this week’s big media controversies (Benghazi, IRS, and AP/DOJ) combined. The military historian Andrew Bacevich has spent years warning that US policy planners have adopted an explicit doctrine of ‘endless war’. Obama officials, despite repeatedly boasting that they have delivered permanently crippling blows to al-Qaida, are now, as clearly as the English language permits, openly declaring this to be so. It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war - justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism - that is the single greatest cause of that threat.
this is some 1984 shit
I have no doubt of it. And this is why I feel that emigration is in my future, because there is no winding down war funding. The contractors will stay in business. The VA will continue to have their resources overwhelmed. The number of damaged veterans will increase and so will the strain on their families. Education will continue to get less funding. Infrastructure will continue to get less funding. Healthcare will continue to get less funding. Social services will continue to get less funding. Corrupt powerful institutions that are tied up in funding this endless war will continue to be unexamined and uncontrolled.
In short, this country will look like the countries where our soldiers are sent time after time after time, where people turn to violence and extremism because moderation and decent lives are an unaffordable luxury that won’t give them enough to get by on.
That’s far too hopeless of a future for me.
coeurensabot: I just want to add that people don’t just turn to violence and extremism because “moderation and decent lives are an unaffortable luxury.” Most of the time, people turn to violence because they are being colonized, because their economies and countries are utterly decimated by economic sanctions and by outright war. Violence emerges as a form of resistance against the violent actions of the colonizers. Going elsewhere isn’t going to stop that. This is a global war, it is a capitalist war, it is a colonialist war. Leaving the country or the continent isn’t going to release you from the implications of this war. It is the very foundation of the lives we in the global north lead: it was already endless.
hey so i am in the market for a new computer. my current setup is a mac mini that is now five years old and on its last legs. it’s been great, but i really want a laptop because trying to work at home is a nightmare.
i was looking at a 13 in refurbed macbook air from last year because it’s light/portable without being too little. does anyone have any thoughts/reccomendations/advice? I’m not very good at making decisions.
- love yourself like kanye loves himself
- believe in yourself like kanye believes in himself
- know you’re the shit like kanye knows he’s the shit
This is actually really great because Kanye West has fought depression and suicide this sort of confidence worked for him and wow Kanye West. Anyone who is depressed, believe you are the Kanye Best.