Thursday, 6 April 2017

Trump has turned neocon, and nothing now can ever come to any good

Syria chemical attack has changed my view of Assad, says Trump
Stop all the clocks by W H Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

How do you fight such a thing except question the very political system that allows the US Military Industrial Complex to run all Western governments - democracy itself?

The only countries in the world that still have an independent foreign policy is China, Russia and Iran.

How much do you think the average voter cares about foreign policy?

How much do you think the average female voter (to whom all political parties pander) care about foreign policy?

We know what happened to Athens as a result of its compulsive warmongering, do we not?

President Eisenhower:

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Is it too late now for Donald Trump to nationalise the Military Industrial Complex by Executive Order?

That would mean an undignified W turn. 

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