Christine Valentor sent this through in a response to my post on wishes for 2017. It certainly made me think. Thank you Christine.
‘800 billion dollars has been spent on weaponry in the middle east. (Yes BILLION!) Somehow, the US produced it all. Just pulled it out of their back pocket, you know how they do. Miraculous, is it not? And yet, kids in school cannot have desks, heat, air conditioning, text books, safety nor proper food. Not to mention music, art and theater education.’
We live in times of austerity where there is no money for the disabled, for the poor, for schools, social services or the NHS, yet there is a bottomless pit for military force.
800 Billion to blow countries to pieces, send populations migrating, destroy homes, kill children, breed fundamentalism and terrorism and make the world unsafe.
No money for nurses, care workers or schools.
Something has to change. This mentality seems wrong to me.