Is there [an American institution] that suffers from the institutional version of affluenza (however fuzzy or imprecise that word may be) so much that it has had immense difficulty shouldering the blame for its failures and wrongdoing? The answer is hidden in plain sight: the U.S. military.
US Response to Saudi Wars & Human Rights Violations? $49 Bn. in new Arms Sales.
In his speech to U.S. lawmakers, the "People's pope" condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror itself.
Under the merging of the surveillance state, warfare state, and the harsh regime of neoliberalism, we are witnessing the death of the old system of social welfare supports and the emergence of a new society marked by the heavy hand of the national security state, the depoliticization of the American...
It’s hard to ignore the way defense companies find themselves buried in cash from selling weapons that aren't needed to people who can't use them, sales that are likely to harm, not help, America's interests.
Official Washington has invented a system so dumb, so extreme, so fundamentalist, and so deeply entrenched in our world that changing it will surely prove a stunningly difficult task.
"So who is winning the war? We must tell the truth. So let us now praise famous weapons and the manufacturers that begat them."