Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. ... Is there no other way the world may live?
All those houses and bushels of wheat don't mean shit if you are unable to stop someone else from taking them. Every sane and rational person in the civilised world accepts that a portion of their taxes must be spent on military applications in order to help secure their nation's power-base and thus the way of life and ideals of the nation's citizens.
In short shut the fuck up you fat ignorant wanker.
POETV: Liberal Until Someone Mentions Guns
they refer to their cusomers as "the war fighter".
It also reduces collateral damage by targeting any structure in the area, ensuring dirt is unharmed
Every military brochure now has the word "warfighter" on it at least twice on every page. Every slogan for a new military product has "warfighter" in it. God help you if you see any DARPA programs, it's Grand Central Warfighter Station there. It's frankly numbing.
"A Radio for Every Warfighter"
"Equipping the Warfighter of the Future"
"Protection for the Individual Warfighter"
My theory is because the Marines beat you up in the parking garage if you call them "soldiers."
Big Beef Burritos Supreme
Yes, because Blackwater employ warfighters, not soldiers.
Welcome to he future. The right wing future.
|j lzrd / swift idiot |
You (sorry Xiph) faggots, with your mincing and your catty bitching and one-star five-star bullshit. You just can't appreciate how far we've come from the water-cooled machineguns and barbwire of The Great War to the carpet bombing of WW2 to the precision death-scalpel of modern day bombs.
I'd join the Airforce if they took non-Fundamentalist Christians.
Jesus would be proud of your love of discriminate death.
j lzrd / swift idiot
Yes, he probably would. The man, not the myth, I mean.
Thankfully, I see him as just a cool bro who could hook it up with the fish, bread, and wine. A little crazy at times, but a cool bro none-the-less. Also, he apparently said some pretty deep stuff when he was high, if historical records of his allegorical street-sermons are correct.
Kind of a shame, but I consider Gutenberg a more important historical figure than most of the characters in the bible he invented the printing press to disseminate.
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Needs a Tony Stark tag.
I didn't submit this in the spirit of weapons lust (I've copypasta'd Smedley Butler more places that I care to recall) or as a tool of the millitary industrial complex. Just that it was a fascinating look at where weaponry is headed, and the kind of advertising and euphemisms used to promote them.
Also, now edited for correctness (spelled discrete, discriminate not discriminating, 10 submunitions, 40 skeets). Coffee dependency will be my downfall.
|Big Beef Burritos Supreme |
I wonder how many families it can devastate with a single deployment?
Depends on how close together they are.
Ya gotta admit, it's pretty cool, despite all the puppies and kittens that were sacrified during development.
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