In Brief—Quite aside from “advisors” being sent to fight Boko Haram in Africa, the American military has quietly militarized the United States while the people have been numbed by years of swimming in America’s mainstream media-assisted propaganda.
The Way to Kill a Frog—
Curiosity killed the cat, they say, but the old saying goes on to add that satisfaction brought it back. Rather than satisfaction, my research revealed that not only does the United States stand astride the world militarily, it owns the country. Frightening is more appropriate than satisfaction.
To those who might say that I am anti-American or merely dreaming this up, I will point out that the facts revealed by research surprised me. Still doubt it? I suggest you read on and that you do your own research. It is said that the truth shall set you free. Be prepared to be set free. Oh, and the way to kill a frog is to put it in tepid water that is slowly brought to a boil.
Gallup reports that the U.S. military is the most trusted institution in America (78%). It leads heavily over second place Small Businesses (64%) and well ahead of the police, religion, the Supreme Court, the presidency and Big Business. Lowest is Congress at only 12%.
According to Politifact, the American government spends more on its military than the next eight nations combined. And that is only what the Pentagon reports. We have no idea how much is not reported. America throws money at its military.
I researched military bases (all services) in the U.S. The military has bases in every state except little New Hampshire. Put clearly, there are bases in 49 of the 50 states.
How about military contractors? These are the folks who provide everything needed by the military from guns to toilets. This is tough to pin down and incomplete, but Wikipedia lists the top 100 military contractors. To be on this list requires that these companies have contracts for $7 million or more. That minimal figure is dwarfed by virtually all of the contractors. It’s a very long list. No doubt the management of these companies are aligned with American military interests. You will note that some of these companies are foreign companies, but the vast majority are in America where the money is shoveled out.
Earlier, I alluded to the enormous influence the military exerts on American life. Here are some of the details of that influence.
Congress pays the bills for the military. The Pentagon submits an annual bill that Congress pays without question. Now, these military guys are not stupid, so do you expect that they will figure out ways to scrimp to save taxpayer money? Even as the Pentagon and its supporters complain about the sequestration, demanding that the poor get less so our “national defense” won’t suffer, Congress regularly gives the Pentagon more than it requests. Their thinking is that it’s necessary to keep the military happy.
Authorized by Congress, police departments throughout the country receive military equipment. Despite citizen complaints and minimal action by the administration, the police are an arm of the military. As if military equipment isn’t enough, The National Security Agency (NSA) provides intelligence to police departments. That is, they snoop on us.
How about America’s schools? Courtesy of the No Child Left Behind Act, the military has access to America’s high schools. Every year, recruiters tell students of the many “benefits” offered to any student who will sign up. To the disadvantaged youths in American society, the military offer is seen as a chance to earn a living. Nothing is said about war, death, post-traumatic-stress and suicide. Even as I write this, the military continues to ignore the stress suffered by traumatized soldiers…and cuts corners.
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) offers junior and senior high school students as well as college students training in the military arts. This training comes with uniforms.
Defense Department “career-awareness” days and entertaining weapons displays entrance everybody. Hell, bring the whole family and join in the fun checking out armed helicopters.
What about military partnerships with businesses, large and small? Jolly St. Nick distributes military recruitment propaganda to children in San Diego. The San Diego School District confirms this.
Toys? Walk into any Walmart and see G.I. Joe dolls aplenty. And TV cartoons are part of the colorful entertainment that grabs the eyeballs of kids after school.
Movies? America leads the world in spreading its military propaganda far and wide around the globe. Sylvester Stallone has gotten rich wielding an M-16 and flexing his muscles in that snappy camouflage costume.
National holidays extol the patriotism and dedication of America’s military “defenders.” And let us not forget the generals who suggested that women as well as men should be required to sign up for the draft.
And the capper…kindergarten students are provided with worksheets on which they graph their preferences as to which branch of the armed services they and their classmates find most attractive. It’s offered free on the Internet. Cash-strapped American schools leap at the chance to get free material.
I suggest you read Truthout’s article “Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?” You may believe the article is exaggerating or lying, but clicking on my highlighted areas will reveal the shocking truth.
If you harbor even the slightest doubt that America’s military has taken over the country, you’re not paying attention.
The Chinese have a proverb that says, “He who rides the tiger is afraid to dismount.” It means that once started, it is dangerous to stop. Plainly, our country has been swallowed by its military tiger. The U.S. military has carried out a silent coup in America.