Monday, October 22, 2007

Naomi Wolf and The End of America

I watched Naomi Wolf on CSPAN last night and she said some very interesting things that caught my attention. Talking about the perpetuation of war, she spoke of the industries that perpetuate war and it simply clicked in my head like never before.

In WWII--and they boast about it--it was the manufacturers--looking for profits other than automobile sales who pushed the U.S. to get involved.

During the Cold War/Vietnam era it was the Military industries--those that made chemical and other sorts of weapons.

In this post 9/11 era it is the security industries who are pushing the war in iraq and trying to keep people scared of terror alerts, orange alerts, whatever. Buy an alarm system to put in your house. You know, this makes me think of something else. The selling of fear and its real effects. A few weeks ago a gun was fired in broad daylight, just as a group of small children were getting on a school bus and a little boy stated that he thought "the Iraqis were coming." The selling of fear, the propagation of war.

No comments: