I would support the military no matter what.
I would support the corporation no matter what.
I would support the military if it represented my interests.
I would support the corporation if it represented my interests.
That is meaningless. You didn't address my point at all, namely that employees have no reason to follow orders from suicidal bosses. Not blowing up the workplace not only keeps you alive, but only insures steady employment.This also seems naive. Lots of American culture revolves around bashing America from the inside out.
Putting these two things together, it would be easy to foresee an Asian syndicate or conglomerate pulling strings on American imports. India is the first country which comes to mind considering that it cooperates with Iran, is familiar with tremendous amounts of American Air Force and Small Arms industry, and is needed by the U.S. to counterbalance China. Indian free labor also displaces American engineering since we lag behind in STEM education.
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There comes a point where even buying governments doesn't get you what you want.
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Or were you unable to explain your statement without my help?
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A corporation that demanded that America become strictly feminist and multicultural would not stand for freedom.
I'm not familiar with military personnel supporting ideologues either. They're typically pragmatic folk who, yes, surrender to protect the very people who mock them.Our military does not exist for the citizen. It exists to defend a piece of paper, which expresses a presciption for an ideal. "To Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States." Not a government. Not a citizen. By virtue of association the government and the citizen benefits from this ideology even as the common citizen mocks the patriotism and the ideology of the military. And don't most Americans hate ideologists now?
My concern is that the military is likewise being indoctrinated by feminism and multiculturalism such that certain people are defaulted to join the military as a self-fulfilling prophecy. They're expected to protect the very people who rejected them.
Society and technology are substitutes. When society alienates us, we consume technology.The entire scenario is stupid. One only has to understand America's position in the world to know that. Don't surrender your intelligence to the world's fantasy of us. Cultural dynamism is what made us powerful. The freedom to create is why we hold over 80 percent of the global patents in the futures most likely sciences (bio and nano). But by all means, be scared of the diode that China puts in your TV remote. People often get caught bogging themselves in the now and the deny themselves the capacity to understand our history and the future.
You sound petrified.
I worry that the military is becoming so obsessed with technological advantage that it's forgetting about the morale which provides for it.
"Defending America" has been very distinct in our history. In the immediate, it is easy to see retaliation after 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. It is easy to see the War of 1812 and the American Revolution. But what about the wealth of other assignments? What about the Barbary Pirates Wars? The Spanish-American War? World War I? World War II in Europe? Iraq? And all the other in betweens? Our military has stood to preserve our nations ability to meet the boast of our idealistic Constitution. We have preserved our ability to conduct trades and to build. We have encouraged democracy around the globe because it makes it easier to be a democracy. There have been over 120 democracies created since 1900. Our way of life defies history's prescription on how to organize people and how to rule them. Our survival and ability to grow depended on foriegn entanglements that would see entire regions preserve the historical tyrannical trend. Why else do you think we care about democracy in the Middle East.....the last region on earth that defies the future?
Our military is very much about ideology and everything that goes in to preserving it. Don't confuse the idiot soldier for the institution.