What about those Columbians and those rebels.. The nerve of them to start peace talks..
More power to ya..
Jan 16, '02
When I was at The University twenty years ago, the professor told us that politicians love to make war. Wars are financially golden gooses. They create money for the countrys' large companies and workers. Peace does not stir up any money. Now, a war creates lotsa bucks. What is the use of developing smart bombs, weapons, planes and not using them? Look at how fast technology changes. So, if we have warehouses full of warplanes, bombs, and weaponry, we have to use them and build MORE. A powerful senator can maneuver 50-100 million dollars to his home state for the new planes and rockets. (Reagan and Johnson sent $$$ Billions to their home states.) War is mostly about money. We need this little war against Afghanistan right now. The professors all taught that we desperately needed to get into WWII. It was about $$. They taught that Roosevelt had searched for two years on ways to get us into the war. The Japanese were encouraged to bomb Pearl Harbor. There are books written about this and there is a paper trail. A popular account was published last year. It is common knowledge now. We were in the throes of a decade- long depression and desperately needed a warto jumpstart the economy. The Russians were the real losers of WWII. They lost over twenty million young men. Didn't we lose like 120,000? Our part was a breeze COMPARED TO what the Russians suffered. They were fighting the Germans and the Japs simultaneously ...without help ...for several years. An entire generation of men was lost. Few Americans realize this. We spend our days watching the tube. The Japanese were vicious, cruel, indescribably savage to the Chinese also. Many millions of Chinese were massacred.
Few Americans know this. Our history is so manipulated. It is too bad we are not taught what really takes place in these wars. But, the final word, wars are primarily necessary for the economic good of the country. All of this flag-waving is to make us feel good and be proud to have Uncle Sam's hand in our purses every week. It is to make us feel like "participants."
Last edit by prn nurse on Jan 18, '02