Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NATO Supreme Commander

Former NATO Supreme Commander Admiral Stavridis came and spoke out our school.  When asked what the pre-eminent security concern of the 21st century was, he said it was poverty and the related issue of health.

Think about that.

Not terrorism, cyber-terrorism, energy, Russia, China, North Korea, global warming or zombies.


It's because poverty creates violence. It creates violence, because poverty is linked to ignorance, helplessness and fear.  Poverty creates wars and revolutions.  It's what creates Al Qaeda and Boko Haram.  It's what creates Pablo Escobar and the Sinaloa Cartel.

The guy who launched air strikes over Libya and oversaw combat operations in Afghanistan is a Dirty F-ing Hippie.  Long live the Dirty F-ing Hippies.

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