Monday, May 26, 2014

How convenient war is . . .

By Donald Sensing

... for the ruling class.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. War does not always give over democratic communities to military government, but it must invariably and immeasurably increase the powers of civil government; it must almost compulsorily concentrate the direction of all men and the management of all things in the hands of the administration. If it does not lead to despotism by sudden violence, it prepares men for it more gently by their habits. All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and the shortest means to accomplish it. This is the first axiom of the science.- Alexis de Tocqueville
 "Crisis is the Health of the State, especially of the US government since 2001.

Washington does not do crisis management. It does management by crisis.

The actual business of our government is to create crises to consolidate the ruling class's power and, increasingly, its members personal wealth.

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