The opioid epidemic constitutes an infinitely greater danger than “Islamic radicalism.” Yet having been sold a bill of goods about a “war on terror” that is essential for “keeping America safe,” mere citizens are easily persuaded that scattering U. troops throughout the Islamic world while dropping bombs on designated evildoers is helping win the former while guaranteeing the latter. Even if the present-day American political scene included figures like Senators Robert La Follette or J.
To question that proposition becomes tantamount to suggesting that God might not have given Moses two stone tablets after all. once characterized American political rhetoric as BOMFOG, with those running for high office relentlessly touting the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God. William Fulbright, who long ago warned against the dangers of militarizing U. policy, Americans may not retain a capacity to attend to such critiques.
The dollars expended pursuant to our post-9/11 conflicts will ultimately number in the multi-trillions.
Imagine the benefits of investing such sums in upgrading the nation’s aging infrastructure.
Trailing behind come books and documentaries that put things in a broader perspective. In twenty-first-century America, war is not that big a deal.Indeed, other threats, notably the impact of climate change, constitute a far greater danger to the wellbeing of Americans.Worried about the safety of your children or grandchildren? 1216 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm.Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or Pay Pal.