Military Keynesianism

Here’s a six minute clip from a new film, Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony. This is part of the Speaking Freely series in which Johnson discusses “military Keynesianism” and imperial bankruptcy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPr_T7btVgA[/youtube]

He speaks very clearly, and this is pretty frightening stuff, in the opposite sense from the stuff promulgated by Dick Cheney. In other words, what he’s saying is that we have a suicide pact with our own military, speaking as Americans.

For more by Chalmers Johnson on the effects of Military Keynesianism, see Going Bankrupt: Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic.

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  1. Aileni Noyle’s avatar

    Thanks for that, Seev – staggering analysis.
    This question of petro-dollars is significant. Iran has dabbled with this and that might be the fundamental cause of the nuclear smoke screen.
    A.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, I agree Aileni, it’s a staggering analysis, and frightening. Interesting thought about the nuclear smoke screen.

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