Take any position you like there is a correct way and the stupid way. You don't stop gun violence by adding more guns. That is just a statistical fact. Employment is not expanded by cutting jobs. Cutting benefits to the less fortunate is not going to make things better. Peace will not be achieved by starting more wars (and don't give us the BS about fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here non sense). FDR realized that the greatest defense a nation had was in the strength of its' people. It's the reason he put so much effort into building up the welfare of the people. What good is to have a strong national defense when there's nothing left to defend?
" Sgt. Shultz guard that falling down out house over there, that's an order!"
There's another delusion however not quit as apparent. That would be the quest for resources and the military being used to accomplish it. Nothing is farther from the truth. Yes every nation needs resources but that is not where the 'real' money is to be made. The real money is in the musical chairs game of failure. How perverted a thought one might think. But it's true. In the great casino of world markets more money is made by betting against than for. Like kids throwing rocks at the windows of an old abandoned house and daring each other, no betting each other, that they couldn't break the window on the top floor. Only problem is the house isn't empty and it doesn't represent just a house. The rocks aren't rocks but the weapons of war and the house represents a nation. And all the while those who profit from it sit comfortably in plush mansions in the Hamptons. That is the reality of the situation. And for them there is no good or bad news because it's all neatly done with emotionless computers crunching the statistics. They care not who lives or dies as long as the money stream keeps flowing and the game continues.
They must be doing quit well and we barely hear their names. For while you were busy watching the latest snow storm or mass shooting entire countries of the world are crumbling before our very eyes and no film at 11 for you. Wouldn't want the masses catching on to the game before it hits our shores. So in the mean time kick back and be distracted by your celebrity of choice or unreal of reality show, the game of deception continues until the house of cards falls and it will. Debt has no real intrinsic value other than to heap suffering on others and even like houses it too loses value.
Stupid is as stupid does and how stupid of us to fall for such a game. "What fools these mortals be."