The co-founder of RootsAction org, Norman Solomon, did not disappoint as he discussed the obscene nature of the Military-Industrial Complex.
Norman Solomon speak on the Defense Budger
The co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org recently, Norman Solomon, published the article “Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget” that everyone must read as soon as possible. He wrote the following.
It’s bad enough that mainstream news outlets routinely call the Pentagon budget a “defense” budget. But the fact that progressives in Congress and even many antiwar activists also do the same is an indication of how deeply the mindsets of the nation’s warfare state are embedded in the political culture of the United States.
The misleading first name of the Defense Department doesn’t justify using “defense” as an adjective for its budget. On the contrary, the ubiquitous use of phrases like “defense budget” and “defense spending” — virtually always written with a lower-case “d” — reinforces the false notion that equates the USA’s humongous military operations with defense.
Solomon expanded on the article in our interview as he tied this pilfering with our socio-economic state. It is an important note that puts our national spending into perspective.
Norman Solomon is the cofounder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. He was a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is currently a coordinator of the relaunched Bernie Delegates Network. Solomon is the author of a dozen books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Listen to the entire interview. It is well worth it.
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