USA - The Dangers of the Miltiary-Industrial Complex

Since World War Two, the USA has given the world so much good in terms of music, film, fashion, communications and technology. 

Many of its citizens have been at the vanguard of the struggle for civil rights, women's rights, environmentalism, wildlife protection, grassroots organic gardening and empowering local communities. People such as ex-President Jimmy Carter, Jim Hansen, Martin Luther King, Woody Guthrie, Father Theodore Hesburgh, Martin Sheen, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Rachel Carson... So many. 
But its governments and political system have since the 1950s been under the control of corporations and banks with a vested interested in advocating wars and undermining democracy in countries worldwide to protect their oil, armaments and food monopolies as well as their support of Israel.
In his farewell address to the American nation on January 17th 1961, President Eisenhower warned the people to "guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex".
Sadly this warning was not heeded and the 1960s saw the USA invade Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and elsewhere.

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