Monday, November 19, 2012

Note from a listserve email

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Brian Willson wrote:

Very scary. Vertical power is always threatened by people power, i.e., threatened by actual democracy. And in the same interview, Wilkerson says what is happening in the USA with the power of the military is that it is more dangerous than a traditional coup:
"But the insidious increase in power, and the influence over foreign policy that the military has, is very dangerous. And maybe in the long run it's even more dangerous than a coup. Because what happens is, the power shifts gradually, and gradually, and incrementally, over to the war making side, to where you wake up one morning and all you're doing is making war. And you have so many people, from Lockheed Martin to the Congress of the United States, to the Armed Forces, to you name it, who are making so much money off that war making, that you can' t stop it. That's not a coup, but it is something worse in my view." - Wilkerson
Eisenhower's words about the MIC ringing truer everyday.

Original Link to Wilerson's comments.

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