On Domestic Military Expansion: “We don’t really have public lands in the U.S. We have military lands.”

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Domestic U.S. military expansionism is happening under the radar. While various localities become aware of military incursions in their area and organize to resist, national MSM news does not cover the ongoing, ubiquitous national expansion of our own military.

I can’t help but think that all this is just the inevitable result of the fact that this nation’s “military industrial complex” came to prominence long ago, as warned by Eisenhower in his closing speech to the nation.

War is the name of the game. War is a racket. It doesn’t matter if we “win” or “lose;” (we always lose); nor does it matter who gets the weapons, us or them, or two sides of them, or two sides of of us. Because what’s important is profit for shareholders, and for that the weapons must keep coming, more and more of them, newer ones, more lethal and costly and deviously clever and deceptive. The momentum of weapons manufacture and testing pulverizes all that lives beneath its awful weight. What will happen when all the targets are dead? What will the MIC seek to penetrate, kill, destroy, obliterate then? Oh wait! There’s always the rest of the universe, starting with the solar system. See this:

Secret Space Conference Report

Is there no one in the military establishment who sees the insanity of this Empire of Chaos, its seemingly unstoppable momentum to destroy the entire universe before its too late?

Or does it even matter if some people in the military do see — and even attempt to halt — the collective insanity?

I shudder to realize that the momentum of this gargantuan, world-encircling, sucking, institutionalized force for evil may be so powerful that it flicks off any attempt to redirect it.

Perhaps we can only invite the MIC to collapse under its own weight, along with the rest of this sorry, so-called civilization of legalized, organized capitalistic predation that keeps taking from Mother Earth, and from each other, never gifting back.

Meanwhile, let us be good to one another. Let us set a shining example, of an entirely other way. And in our resistance to evil, no matter how fierce and uncompromising, let us remember to love one another, including the “bad guys,” who are, likely, so caught up in the madness that they have forgotten who they really are.

Dahr Jamail | Domestic Military Expansion Spreads Through the US, Ignites Dissent

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What if you lived in a country that allowed its Navy to fly the loudest aircraft in the world over your home day and night, generating sonic booms that rattled the windows of people living in a neighboring country, and test new weapons in areas that would knowingly harm, or possibly kill, humans and wildlife?

Welcome to the United States, which has a military with an increasing domestic expansion that may soon be coming to your town, city or national forest.

That the US military knowingly tested new weapons on US citizens (possibly in the thousands), wildlife or even its own soldiers is nothing new. Publicly available documents reveal how the US military has even released nerve gas in public areas, as well as farms, to see the effects on civilians and animals. This occurred during the 1960s, when the United States secretly tested both chemical and biological weapons on US soil, including releasing deadly nerve agents in Alaska and spraying bacteria over Hawaii.

Mysterious, loud undersea explosions that are possibly linked to the Navy’s undersea warfare training exercises are mild in comparison to some other impacts of its training.

Hence, the fact that in recent years the US Navy moved ahead with increasing its sonar testing (which is presently ongoing, off the coasts of California, Hawaii and the Gulf of Mexico), despite reams of evidence showing its extremely harmful impact on whales and dolphins, is but one example of the military’s tendency to expand in any way it pleases, damn the consequences.

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