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The insanity of our military spending
On April 4, 1967, exactly one year to the day before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech titled "Beyond Vietnam," and called the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."
That statement remains as true today as it was back then....
America is built on violence! Violence is its religion. From the time the kids get to school and beat each other up till the time they go to war to kill each other, that's America's religion.
Americans are the worst warmongers! America, ex-Christian America, was supposedly the most Christian nation in the World, but it is no longer! They have become the most pro-selfish, pro-capitalist, really pro-fascist, anti-socialist country in the World!
It was the American police and government agents who taught the Latin American police how to torture, and did the same thing in Iran. The CIA was over there teaching them how to torture! Think of it!--America, the World's greatest instructor in scientific torture!--And she backs these big dictatorial fascist regimes throughout Latin America, and in fact throughout the World! To the Americans, violence is always the final answer, war is always the final answer, "If we don't get what we want we'll fight for it!" That's how America was built, on violence, absolute violence!
The Russians didn't invent the ballistic missiles, the Russian didn't invent the atomic bombs, the Russians haven't fought many wars and killed the millions of people the Americans have!
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996