I get the feeling we’re going backwards

When the Founders jigsawed our country together they wanted to make sure we wouldn’t become ruled by the Military Industrial Complex. Eisenhower, despite his deep military streak, warned us of this in his outgoing address as well. After 1 year in office it’s clear we have a President with the mindset of  a child who grew up in the 50’s and never left. For example: (these are pulled from my head Sat. morning so they may be a tad off.

Military Parade
If we have nukes, shouldn’t we use them?
We need to have the best military ever.
Putin’s a leader. He gets things done.

I like waterboarding. I think we should do ore of it.
We should arm teachers who have an adeptness with guns. (Is there an NRA gene somewhere?)

So. We have a president who has placed an undercover agent, Haspel, in charge of CIA.
Tillerson has been replaced by Pompeo as Sec of State.
John Kelly is COS.
Mattis is Defense.

Why is it we always seem to place hard line right wing military personnel in places at the top of the power chain? Esp with a prez like Trumpty?

We May live in a world of danger, much of it created by our policies, but wouldn’t it e better to have a Dept of Peace somewhere, anywhere that would take these issues on from a different perspective? We certainly have the resources to manage 2 depts at once I think. Ans there is no dearth of thinking about Peace.sunrise-sky-clouds-sun-40907.jpeg

Author: sonorasam

Love cats. Gadgets. Reading history, physics, Natural History to Brian Eno. Enjoy Politics to keep my sense of humor sharp. Play country blues guitar. Amateur photographer of bugs. Think I can write (like all of us do). Mountains, Deborah, Everett keep me sane for the most part. Love the Internet, this wild, crazy, frontier that informs, democratizes us. Never thought I would be witness and participant in a culture and world changing technology, but here I am.

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