The Soviets had developed the most modern arsenal, and the 9/11 hijackers were
armed with box cutters, so how could we justify spending more to defeat al-Qaida
than we ever did to combat the communist enemy? That is the third-rail
issue that politicians and the media dread touching because of the national
security hysteria generated after the 9/11 attacks.
The above quote explains why your Neocon minions have a lock on power and will continue to wield it, no matter who wins the election. There ain’t nobody who dares ask why we are bankrupting ourselves with a trillion-dollar defense budget that is giving us weapons that either gather dust and rust or are sold overseas so that when the world blows up, it will do so in style.
It is a truism that the America culture equates strength with military hardware. No matter how frightened we are of our imaginary monsters, we will be strong and resolute as long as we are up to our asses in weapons systems.
Defense spending is a Neocon dream come true. Frail men chained to meaningless jobs in meaningless offices who lead meaningless lives can experience a rush of power and potency when they watch a formation of F-16s cutting the sky with their roar.
The more prosperity weakens them, the more their moral fiber frays in the cluttered boredom of their lives, the more meaning do they find in the slaughter of innocents. The carcass of an infant eviscerated by shrapnel, the screaming mother drenched in the blood of her dead child and the father bound and blindfolded give purpose to their empty lives.
This is why they defend their turf with the frenzy of a wounded animal. It is this frenzy that has the democrats paralyzed. To dare ask why so much money is being wasted on the unnecessary and the useless leaves them open to accusations of “weakness.” In twenty-first century America, a man isn’t a man unless he supports the stockpiling of martial boy-toys.
And the beauty of these boy-toys is that once you got ‘em, you’ve just got to use ‘em. And if there are no real threats out there to justify their use, you make ‘em up.
Iran must not be allowed to develop the bomb! It is meet and right that we be the only threat to world peace. That is the very foundation of our national security strategy. If anyone destroys the earth, it will be us.
So we rattle our sabers and strut the world stage with our hard-ons flapping in the breeze as we drown out the scathing silence of our emptiness with threats and bombast.
The truth is that we are a nation of nihilists who believe in nothing except empty slogans about freedom and prosperity; only fear and hate make our lives worth living.