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And, yes, I DO take it personally: "Make sure that there is always a war going on somewhere"
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Make sure that there is always a war going on somewhere"

here's a little civics lesson that should be front and center in every schoolchild's primary learning rather than something that's buried under piles of bullshit patriotic propaganda...
If a country develops an economic system that is based on how to pay for the war, and if the amounts of fixed capital investment that are apparent are tied up in armaments, and if that country is a major exporter of arms, and its industrial fabric is dependent on them, then it would be in that country's interests to ensure that it always had a market. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is clearly in the interests of the world's leading arms exporters to make sure that there is always a war going on somewhere."

Marilyn Waring - Source: Documentary 'Who's Counting', based on her book 'Counting for Nothing'

(thanks to ich...)

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