Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Military Industrial Complex and Propaganda

http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=460

This link is for a video interview with Larry Wilkerson on the Military-Industrial Complex. He is a former military officer and has served in government as well.

His comments echo a conversation I had recently with my class about the use of propaganda to legitimize wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wilkerson argues that energy policy needs to be publicly debated, not cloaked in propaganda used to manipulate the public to support what are fundamentally energy wars.

Wilkerson's interview also echoes Eisenhower's warnings about an entrenched and self-serving military industrial complex.

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