No, you should not fear the military. We should fear the politicians who continue to order that military into countless conflicts and give out paychecks to defense projects that are of dubious value.
The military is not some alien, foreign body waiting at our doorstep for us to let our guard down. The military is a weapon
, not an independent being. Like any other weapon, you must maintain it and learn to use it properly and responsibly. Don't maintain it—keep it well-equipped and, as history as shown, paid
—and it will blow back in your face. Don't use it properly, and someone else with their own weapon will dispatch you, and rightly so, as those who cannot use a weapon responsibly are unfit to possess that weapon.
The US allows children
to wield weapons. But they aren't really children, in any conventional sense. They are man-child lawyer politicians who fulfill their world-spanning power fantasies while claiming to be "libertarian" because they've redirected their authoritarian urges outward, and force the world to suffer for it. So, the only proper response to a child with a weapon is to go up and take the fucking weapon
. They are unfit to command a garbage crew, and we allow them to command the most powerful military on Planet Earth.
It is a disgrace to all that is good and honorable in the United States Military and its history of defending this nation.
Eisenhower is too much of a hypocrite to latch onto his whole military-industrial complex "quote".
Why? In 1952 there were less than 500 nuclear warheads IN THE WORLD. Under his watch and according to his direction, the US' stockpile alone went from less than 200 to over 10, 000.
Just thought y'all should know that. Ike was a good leader but his quotes are worthless.
And? Did we ever use
a nuke under Eisenhower?
You shouldn't be accusing others of hypocrisy, either, complaining about American involvement with Europe on the military front while simultaneously advocating fucking around with other nations we have no business interacting with militarily.
the Korean War, rather than starting it. His time in the Presidency was marked by a lack
of American conflicts. He also, if nothing else, realized that the path we were on was wrong, even if he had a hand in creating it, intentionally or not. The recognition of one's mistakes are signs of intelligence and maturity. I would rather make an immortal Eisenhower CIC-for-life rather than let almost any
current politician within a thousand yards of the Oval Office or command of the USM. None of them are fit or capable of wielding such a weapon, never have been, and never will be.
They are a group of spoiled brats grappling for who gets to play with the new toys, and we are their complacent parents, who do not or will not comprehend that the only proper response, as it's gotten so bad, is to smack them a good one and teach them that those toys—bought with our coin—are not
theirs to play with, and that the world is not
their personal sandbox to throw dirt about in.