Eisenhower holding forth on Columbine Two
In other words, the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex is real, And it’s bigger and more dangerous than ever in 2014.
President Eisenhower was ridiculed as a conspiracy theorist for his famous remark about the “military-industry complex.” But Edward Snowden’s leaks have reminded us it’s real, it’s bigger and more wasteful than ever, and its bloat can even threaten our national security.
As John Avlon writes in The Daily Beast ~ " Snowden wasn’t the danger Ike imagined in his Farewell Address, given from the Oval Office in the predawn of the computer age. Some might argue that Snowden represents the “alert and knowledgeable citizenry” that Eisenhower said would be the best check on the interests of military-industrial complex. But there is no debate that Ed Snowden’s unlikely access to the nation’s security secrets in the first place is a reflection of the overextended partial privatization of our intelligence operations. This is what Ike explicitly warned about more than a half-century ago: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties.” See article: http://thebea.st/1wjmhI3
From 1953-1961, Eisenhower, as Commander in Chief and through Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and his brother, CIA Director Allen Dulles, they constructed a nascent military-intelligence-law enforcement-industrial complex influenced by Nazi ideology and technological know-how. No wonder IKE warned the American people about his creation, the military-industrial complex ~ he had created a Frankenstein and he was forewarning us of what evil mischief it was capable of.
"At one time in the early 21st Century it was uncomfortable to call out America’s ties to the Nazis. But that has changed particularly with the release of Eric Lichtblau’s The Nazis Next Door (2014) and “The Collaboration” by Ben Urwand. It has also been confirmed by the overthrow of a nationally elected leader in Ukraine ~ Victor Yanukovych ~ and the open support of neo-Nazi groups largely responsible for that event. Is it a coincidence that the head of the CIA, John Brennan, visited with the neo-Nazi usurpers not long after the coup given the CIA’s history?"
See article ~ Modern Day America: One Step Away from the Third Reich http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40109.htm
The only way we can kill this Frankenstein is to stop funding it ~ as such, the most important under reported and ignored political event in the United States at the present time continues to be the Move To Amend movement ~ where scores of resolutions urging the overturning of Citizens United have been introduced in state legislatures ~ and sixteen such resolutions have now passed .
"We need a massive grassroots movement to have state after state, and we have, I think, 16 of them already on-board saying, we support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. I think there's something like 500 communities around America saying the same thing. Then when we do that, we move to public funding of elections. You want to run? I will not be able to outspend you:" Bernie Sanders to Bill Moyers
Allen L Roland, Ph.D
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