The Danger of Engaging in Perpetual War

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following link, which I originally posted to my own wall in August of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, along with commentary…

Our Greatest National Security Threat? Perpetual War:
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/08/12/our-greatest-national-security-threat-perpetual-war

(William Astore) The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as efforts to rollback recent Taliban gainscontinue to falter. The Islamic State may be fracturing, but its various franchises are finding new and horrifying ways to replicate themselves and lash out. Having spent trillions of dollars on war with such sorry results, it’s a wonder that key figures in the U.S. military or officials in any other part of America’s colossal national security state and the military-industrial complex (“the Complex” for short) haven’t spoken out forcefully and critically about the disasters on their watch.

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My Commentary: Not exactly rocket science, and yet, it still remains an ever-elusive concept to most, somehow…

But, Without Government, Who Would Privatize the Tax-FundedRoads?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

“🚫 [No Parking] During Stadium Events Except Residents – Tow Zone”

City Workers Busted For Closing Street By United Center So Friends Can Park:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170717/near-west-side/13-city-workers-disciplined-for-arranging-free-parking-near-united-center

(Heather Cherone) Thirteen city employees have been disciplined for their role in a scheme that blocked off a street near the United Center so their friends and relatives could park for free during Bulls and Blackhawks games, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said.

Inspectors working for the city’s watchdog staked out 16 games at the United Center from April 2015 to February 2016 — including nine Blackhawks playoff games — and witnessed employees of the Office of Emergency Management allowing 62 cars to park for free on the west side of Wood Street between Madison Street and Warren Boulevard, Ferguson said in his quarterly report released Monday.

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My Commentary: But… MUH Roadssss. :'(

Political Parasitism

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Crypto-Anarchism,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“What conservatives think freeloaders on welfare look like
What liberals think freeloaders on welfare look like
What I think freeloaders on welfare look like”

My Commentary: Political parasitism.

A Quick History Lesson…

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork from here, which I originally posted to my wall in June of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, along with commentary…

“Here’s a gun owner whose name was on a government watch list”

My Commentary: A quick history lesson…

To the State, No Lives Matter…

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” which I originally posted to my own wall in June of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, along with commentary…

“Rep. Rangel: Law abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry guns.
Reporter: But, you’re protected by guns all over the place here at the Capitol.
Rep. Rangel: Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve… I think we need to be protected down here.”
– Rep. Charlie Rangel (D), New York City

My Commentary: As far as the State is concerned, #NoLivesMatter