U.S. Builds Up Gigantic Military Industrial Complex While Children Literally Starve
The nations of Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia now face what the U.N. has deemed the largest famine in it's history of over 60 years. Over 20 million people (1.4 million of whom being children) face the imminent threat of extinction, should the UN not be able to provide $4.4 Bn by July. While this issue has existed in these areas and others for some decades now, one must ask; "Why is the global economy arranged to provide the maximum amount of comfort and luxury to the minimum number of people?"
Meanwhile in the US, the new administration has expressed complete support of isolationist protectionism, a philosophy and system of government that has not proven successful in the past, in the various methods in which it has been tried. Echoing the sentiments of these previous nations, Donald Trump has proposed a border wall, increased spending to the Pentagon, an increase of almost 10% in the military budget, and a State Dept reduction by almost a third, dampening the implementation of these instruments of war. Trump has, in the words of one MSNBC pundit, "ripped out the smoke detector, and purchased a shiny new firetruck". All this ramping up of military spending, and feeding the already monstrous machine of the military-industrial-complex, throwing billions of taxpayers' dollars into an already bloated military while a lethal famine sweeps the global south.