Why We Fight

For my serious link of the month, I'll start out by showing you the US budget as a dollar, and then show you why we spend so much. Why We Fight is an excellent documentary by the BBC that explores the military industrial complex which Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against in his farewell speech “Beware the military industrial complex”.

No conspiracy theories or anything too radical, just a straightforward description of the US war machine and why it must be constantly fed. Really just common sense stuff, but it explains the end to end process very well, and you don’t have access to stuff this good in the US in general, so maybe it might surprise someone.. Check it out. If you have a laptop you can hook up to your tv, you can download the whole thing and watch it there in fullscreen.

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