Violence begets violence – meanwhile, the arms industry shows us capitalism without a mask.
How many countries are we bombing?
Can you name all the countries the U.S. is currently bombing?
(Spoiler alert: You can't. Nobody can.) pic.twitter.com/SIvngFBO1z
— Fusion (@Fusion) October 27, 2016
What spawns this violence in the first place? Our country plays a tremendous role in setting the stage for the violence we’re “fighting against”, and does so in a way that promotes more violence, more injustice, more environmental destruction, more poverty, and more death. This isn’t a culture of life we’re advancing – it’s capitalism, the culture of death.
Recalls the words of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium:
Today’s economic mechanisms promote inordinate consumption, yet it is evident that unbridled consumerism combined with inequality proves doubly damaging to the social fabric. Inequality eventually engenders a violence which recourse to arms cannot and never will be able to resolve. It serves only to offer false hopes to those clamouring for heightened security, even though nowadays we know that weapons and violence, rather than providing solutions, create new and more serious conflicts. Some simply content themselves with blaming the poor and the poorer countries themselves for their troubles; indulging in unwarranted generalizations, they claim that the solution is an “education” that would tranquilize them, making them tame and harmless. All this becomes even more exasperating for the marginalized in the light of the widespread and deeply rooted corruption found in many countries – in their governments, businesses and institutions – whatever the political ideology of their leaders.
Donald Clinton (or Hillary Trump) wants your vote for the totalitarian regime we call the United States of America.
Until next time,
Keith Michael Estrada