What did Eisenhower warn about in his farewell address?
Mr. Eisenhower, true statesman that he is, in his role as leader
of the free world warned us that military spending could increase
by its very nature. That once unleashed, the military industrial
complex will take on a life of its own. The relatively new scale of
war-like yet primitive behavior will consume budgets, agendas, and
policies of many nations' and serve to divide rather than unite.
The military industrial complex can become the tool that
ethnocentrism will utilize to impose its way of life on others who
are not so well defended. Of profound importance, this outgoing
President is warning future Presidents of the United States as well
as other political leaders to not loose sight of the power and
influence of this reality nor let it be co-opted by those who have
the financial or political wherewithal to do so. Mr. Eisenhower, a
wise and forward-thinking individual, is warning us of the
supremely enticing, yet highly problematic reality that will
accompany us should we allow ourselves to invest in military
solutions to the complex world problems. Also, he is hinting at the
reality that political and socioeconomic problems cannot be
properly addressed or solved via military means. The military
industrial complex looks and feels like a protective barrier
against evil, however, in reality, it is an ever growing beast that
if not managed will eventually destroy us. He is clearly stating
that if we venture down that road it will have the most profound
implications upon the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of
our countrymen and the whole of humanity. He is warning us to use
power judiciously to serve all humankind otherwise it will be the
vehicle for the downfall of our nation or perhaps become method by
which our species will become extinct. Every American and every
thinking person on the planet today would be wise to heed the
advice of Mr. Eisenhower and stand up to the tyranny of
conservative thinkers who desire nothing more than to impose their
standards and values on others. Imperialist ideals should be
replaced by tolerance and peaceful co-existence if humanity is to
survive for we are coming into an age where weapons of mass
destruction will be utilized to the detriment of all that we hold
sacred and the generations to come. Gary J. Schummer, Ph.D.
GJSchummer@cs.com REC'D A SPAM EMAIL FROM THE ABOVE PARTY June 2009
with the same noted email address stating the following: ---- From:
Sent: 6/5/2009 10:44:52 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: How'd it go?
I trust things went OK with John. I heard from a couple of
people who received Patti's email who were concerned.
I'd like to reiterate that if I can be of assistance with
anything don't hesitate to give me call.
& I tried to send the noted info. I found on -line to this
party & rec'd a notation that the email address noted does not
exist therefore, I believe the entry on Wiki needs to be deleted.
SEE BELOW: " The following problems occurred while processing your
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