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Quotes About the Military-Industrial Complex

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"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."
– George Orwell

"I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security."
– Jim Garrison

"Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs – to kill people and to destroy."
– General Thomas S. Power

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than thirty cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of sixty thousand population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than eight thousand people. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
– President Dwight Eisenhower, from his "Chance for Peace" speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 16, 1953 – the new president's first formal address to the American people after just 12 weeks in office

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