Why We Fight

<p><a href="http://www.civicactions.com/node/274">Last night I went to see the Eugene Jarecki documentary "Why We Fight" about America's propensity towards militarization and war. The film was disturbing. People will say it is “over the top” or slander it as “left wing liberal media propaganda”. Those people will continue to ignore the fact that there is something very wrong with a government that spends three quarters of a trillion dollars ($750,000,000,000) on its military each year. Which is more than on all other discretionary spending put together. When we put this into the context of the disaster in the Gulf Coast region, or the failings of our public schools, or the cuts to higher education funding, housing assistance, job training, health care…. well it just makes me want to throw up.</a></p>
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