Tuesday, June 19, 2007

where job security is a bad idea

The ultimate goal of a warrior, whether at war or while peace holds, should be to put himself out of a job. The greatest warrior then does not just fight a foreign enemy but finishes his job by fighting to end the usurpation of resources, the injustices, the ignorance and the xenophobia that unbalance and divide nations and peoples.

The so-called military industrial complex and the way it has burrowed into the brain of most national economies is in dead opposition to that maxim. We praise with endless hollow words, the sacrifices of our individual soldiers while blindly giving all substantial support to the corporations that live off of war and the eager readiness for war.

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