Rand Paul is right. Trump hate has brought the bad actors to the forefront, and they are not even hiding it.
War in the middle east? F*ck Yes.
Borders (2009)? F*ck Yes.
Borders (2018)? F*ck no.
Peace in Korea? F*ck no.
Criminal Justice Reform? F*ck no.
Now they are mad because he is STOPPING two wars. How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last 20 years on every part of foreign policy?
Consider that my Christmas present. You don’t have to get me anything else.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2018
Endless War Has Been Normalized and Everyone Is Crazy: In a sane world anyone who tried to convince you that war is normal would be rejected and shunned, but in our world those people make six million dollars a year reading from a teleprompter.
This article accurately portrays the sad and sick state of society where a significant portion of the population has been aggressively conditioned to accept the mandates of the genocidal military industrial complex without question.
This incredible dystopian mindset was recently exposed in a dramatic way in the aftermath of Trump’s announcement to withdraw a paltry 2,000 troops from a Syria, a country that they were illegally occupying anyway.
In an even marginally sane world, the fact that a nation’s armed forces are engaged in daily military violence would be cause for shock and alarm, and pulling those forces out of that situation would be viewed as a return to normalcy. Instead we are seeing the exact opposite. In an even marginally sane world, congressional oversight would be required to send the US military to invade countries and commit acts of war, because that act, not withdrawing them, is what’s abnormal. Instead we are seeing the exact opposite.
It is absolutely bat shit crazy that we feel normal about the most powerful military force in the history of civilization running around the world invading and occupying and bombing and killing, yet are made to feel weird about the possibility of any part of that ending. It is absolutely bat shit crazy that endless war is normalized while the possibility of peace and respecting national sovereignty to any extent is aggressively abnormalized. In a sane world the exact opposite would be true, but in our world this self-evident fact has been obscured.