This you tube video with Bill Moyers lamenting the loss of the America he knew is what prompted me to learn more about what is going on in our nation. I’ve read that the reason we’re staying in Afghanistan is to protect Opium Fields which is a billion dollar industry.
While I can’t site sources and am not intelligent enough to be conversant on these topics I would like to know what is really going on with all of these wars. I’m distraught and confused as I have a young impressionable daughter who is contemplating joining the military even though we’ve saved all of her life for college.
I’m here to learn more and am beginning with the course in logic so perhaps I can at least be able to discern fact from fiction in such matters of importance. I have always respected Bill Moyers and to watch this youtube of a program that was taken off the air saddens and worries me greatly.
I look forward to learning here and welcome any sources so that I may guide my daughter as she makes such an important life decision. I do not think that this “war on terror” was declared by congress and I am also afraid that it is a war that has no boundaries and no end. Please respond if you can help me understand.
I recommend the following books:
“Great Wars and Great Leaders A Libertarian Rebutal” by Ralph Raico
“A century of war” by John Denson
These books talk about how the US got involved in WW1 and WW2 and how the Civil war really started. The history of past wars helps to understand present wars better and puts things in perspective. I haven’t read any books of Noam Chonsky so far but he seems to be very good on foreign policy; Jeffrey Tucker was heavely influenced by him. He has written a lot on war. You might like to read a book coedited by Tom Woods called “We who dared to say no to war”. To stay up to date on foreign policy follow the news on http://www.antiwar.com
Check out Adam Kokesh (former marine) who’s an outspoken critique of the US-Government, especially his foreign policy. Regarding your daughter, you might try to respond to her concerns and what’s important to her. If she likes liberty, show her that the military is all about obedience. If she’s for justice, show her how war is immoral etc…