War in Context %u2026 with attention to the unseen
- STUPIDITY ABOUNDS, YA JUST CAN'T FIX IT~~~
One of the jokes of our era is the Republican Partyâ€™s claim that it favors â€śsmall government.â€ť An accurate description might go more like this: the present-day Republican Party (libertarians excepted) has never seen an oppressive power of the national security state it didnâ€™t want to bolster or grow. And it loves big government â€” the bigger the better â€” as long as weâ€™re talking about the military-industrial complex. Mitt Romney, for instance, is eager to build ever more naval vessels, increase the size of U.S. ground forces, and up by an extra $2 trillion or more over the next decade the Pentagonâ€™s already staggering budget. As the Bush administration proved and the Obama administration emphasized, stimulus packages, including massive infrastructural projects, are fine and dandy when pursued in Baghdad (biggest embassy on Earth) or Afghanistan (most bases ever). Consider it an irony, that even undocumented aliens are a Republican â€śgo,â€ť if they happen to be part of the semi-slave labor force that helps to build and service American bases in war zones abroad.
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