Washington DC — (Scheerpost) — America is a stratocracy, a form of government dominated by the military. It is axiomatic among the two ruling parties that there must be constant preparation for war. The war machine’s massive budgets are sacrosanct. Its billions of dollars in waste and fraud are ignored. Its military fiascos in Southeast Asia,
Chris Hedges: The Enemy From Within
The war industry, a state within a state, disembowels the nation, stumbles from one military fiasco to the next, strips us of civil liberties and pushes us toward suicidal wars with Russia and China.