“Always At War”

BPR Quote of the Day

“Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, if not before, it has become clear that the US government isn’t crazy about being at peace. We’re nearly always at war with something: nations, drugs, even the abstract concept of “terror.” A country founded on the conquest of the Native American population is restlessly paranoid in the absence of real or perceived threats. We appear to be uncomfortable if we don’t have an enemy within our sights.”

Nancy Wrenn, Massachusetts Peace Action board member

Memorial Day For Peace, 2012

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2 Responses to “Always At War”

  1. List of X says:

    Every country needs an enemy, whether internal or external to keep it united. But we are unique because there is also a profit motive which is at least as important.

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