This needs to be sent around the World...it affects the world as well as the USA.
Rumor Mill News
By Liberty Lady
7 July 2014
As he was leaving office, Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the nation about this covert, insidious group of people who were really running things. I can’t blame him for waiting until he was leaving office. Otherwise, he might have ended up like Kennedy. Perhaps the Cabal thought no one would listen to a president who was on his way out.
But stop and think about what he actually said:
“Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military/industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
I think Eisenhower was alarmed at the growing behemoth growing up around the military, industrial and even the intelligence sector of the country. He didn’t get to become a general by being stupid. He was warning the citizenry of the danger he perceived. I also wonder if that is about the time that our educational system was taken over.