War Pigs: or How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and to Love the Drone

 

When did the liberals turn into war pigs?

If there was going to be anything positive from the election of Trump, it was the lowering of tensions between the US and Russia.

With liberals excitedly pointing to the CIA’s assessment that Russia hacked our election, that may not happen.

In fact, I believe that this demonization is an attempt to block President–elect Trump from advancing better relations with Russia.

I’m old enough to remember when liberals distrusted the CIA and saw them as the enemy. 

For good reason. Since its inception in 1947, the CIA has employed a network of willing media conduits to propagandize the American people as part of Operation Mockingbird.

Fake news, indeed.

There’s also that little matter of projection. “The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University. That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile.”

I believe the real reason for all of this is that the military/industrial/complex is desperate for an ongoing conflict with Russia as a way to maintain their funding. There is just too much money and power at stake for the complex to shrink.

The biggest threat to the MIC has always been the threat of peace. With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, much of the military-industrial complex was suddenly deprived of its reason for existence—the threat was gone. Since then there has been a frantic search for new enemies to justify its enormous spending, and boondoggles like the F-35.

Now, Trump is threatening their feeding trough.

Why do you need a billion dollar fighter plane to battle stateless terrorists holed up in a cave?

You don’t.

The evil Russian empire, led by bad-Vlad?

Now you’re talking.

A Russian enemy requires all kinds of high-tech (read expensive) weapon systems, like the F-35. Maybe some more nukes.

What’s truly upsetting is that this love of war by liberals was brought on by Mr. “Hope and Change”. Since 2009, Obama, and his merry band of liberal/interventionists, like Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Victoria Nuland, have been doing a pretty good neoconservative imitation.

In a manner, Obama has institutionalized many of the horrible foreign policies of Bush, with better public relations. Instead of capturing so-called terrorists and torturing and imprisoning them like Bush did, Obama simply assassinates them via drone.

Ironically, Obama was awarded the Noble peace prize, before the committee even had any idea about his future policies.

What, you were expecting bankers in orange jumpsuits?

It’s all tribal. When Bush was doing these horrible things, liberals were in high dungeon, but when Obama is doing the same, or worse, they defend it.

I’m sure that when Trump begins the next war, liberals will be back to denouncing violence.

There was a song in my youth that spoke of such things.

“Now in darkness, world stops turning,
ashes where the bodies burning.
No more war pigs have the power,
hand of god has struck the hour.
Day of judgement, god is calling,
on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercy for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings…Oh lord, yeah!”

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