QUOTE OF THE DAY: How military spending screws us and the coronavirus pandemic

by , under Migrant Tales


In light of the early warning signs and red lights flashing concerning the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), there is a moral to the pandemic that is wreaking havoc: military spending, investment in weapon technology, and building walls will not keep you secure.

How does the quote below tweeted by Natalia del Cid sound like?

“So much investment in weapons due to the threat of war and a virus is screwing us because we did not invest in science, health care, and education.”

Source: Twitter (Natalia del Cid).

Imagine, for a moment, that instead of spending vast sums of money on what US President Dwight Eisenhower called the industrial-military complex, we’d spend it on global well-being?

Source: Twitter.

Like so many others before and after him, Eisenhower sounded the alarm: “So is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

We should also tell the profiteers and fat-cat billionaire capitalists at the service of war that the only land they can rightfully claim as their own is the soil that covers their coffin.

Coronavirus is a new calling for humanity, a second chance, possibly.