Perpetual war

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Perpetual war is war without end. The tactic is depicted by George Orwell in his dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The US deep state has sought to use the events of September 11, 2001 as a means to promote the concept.[1]

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September 11th, 2001

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One of the purposes of the events of 9-11 was to promote the "war on terrorism", a perpetual war. On September 20th, 2001, George W. Bush stated that the war “will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” In the same speech, he later said that this war is “a task that does not end.”[1]

Perpetual civil war

The "war on drugs" (also termed the "war on drug users"[2]) is a form of perpetual civil war, a kind of strategy of tension used to facilitate social control and/or social change. The ACLU observed that "over the last 40 years, we have spent trillions of dollars on the failed and ineffective War on Drugs. Drug use has not declined, while millions of people—disproportionately poor people and people of color—have been caged and then branded with criminal records that pose barriers to employment, housing, and stability."[3] This supports the "failure" official opposition narrative which does not address why the so-called "war" is actually ongoing. The casus belli of perpetual war are generally eve more mendacious that those of military, international wars.

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
"War on Drugs"
"War on Terror"

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Dwight D. Eisenhower“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 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. 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. These plain and cruel truths define the peril and point the hope that come with this spring of 1953.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower16 April 1953
Permanent war mentality“The character of conflict has changed in recent years. Today, we are seeing a new level of competition among State and non-State interests. It is self evident that success in this hypercompetitive world, to a large extent, will depend on a nation’s ability to develop and deploy new forms of power, including indigenous skills in the Cyber, Signals and Electronic Warfare spheres.”

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Abolish Terrorist Agenciesessay29 July 2019David SwansonSwanson characterises Annie Jacobsen's Surprise Kill Vanish as an apology for intelligence agencies. He deconstructs their the official narratives of defending "democracy", claiming that they have "decades of engaging in and provoking terrorism". Citing blowback from their operations as major factors in the growth of the MICC and its climate paranoia and permanent war, he calls for an end to the intelligence agencies.
Document:If War Is an Industry, How Can There Be Peace in a Capitalist World?Wikispooks PageVijay Prashad


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