Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fear of What and totally Ass Backwards?

The US a country isolated from the rest of the World by geography and very friendly with it's only physical neighbors spends just slightly less on military defense than the rest of the World combined.  What are we so afraid of - underbombers.  Are Americans really just a bunch of cowards so fearful that we are willing to give up our constitutional rights and spend half of our GDP on defense against enemies that put bombs in their underwear.  Are we really defending American interests around the world with at least one US military base in nearly every country.  Defending them against what?  The US, which is still the largest economy in the World, spends 48% of GDP on defense while China spends 8%.  (http://www.visualeconomics.com/military-spending-worldwide/). I can't help but ask the question, which country seems to be doing better around the World when it comes to national economic interests?  Which country got the oil deals in Iraq and which country, the one that invaded it, got left out of the deals.  Which country spends billions on foreign invasions and propping up corrupt governments while not being able to afford health care for it's poor or the rebuilding of it's infrastructure.  And finally which country is loaning the US the money it doesn't have to finance it's foreign adventures.  Frankly I just don't get it.  I just can't understand why the citizens of the United States don't stand up and say wait a minute things are just totally ass backwards.


1 comment:

  1. An American in FranceFebruary 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    I couldn't agree more. I think a major reason why no one "does anything" is because we are kept in a constant state of confusion and diverted by non-issues. Where is the real news? It's all infotainment now and I can say I have no source of news that I actually trust. And so few news outlets actually report facts. When the news outlets are part of a monopoly (just like in Italy), where do you get "the truth"?

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