“I cannot speak for gun manufacturers and I don’t know what goes on inside their minds but I do believe there is a culture of violence in the United States,” Ross said this week in an interview with Press TV.
Run by the military industrial complex, he said, “the country is slipping into dictatorship. The people of the world have got to be made aware that it is dangerous. It is armed and dangerous. The United States is spending $700 billion for war and, by contrast, half a billion dollars for the Peace Corps.”
These figures must be turned around, he said.
There has been no end to violence and there must be an end to it. “The question is: when will the American people do something about the violence?”
People really do not know anything about it so it is a kind of a shadow war. It allows the United States to take part in series of wars. There are at least three to four drone wars going on right now without ever referring to the Congress or bringing the issue before the American people.
It is a stealth way of engaging in warfare.
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What is true is that we are that person, place and thing. We are the violence we say we deplore, that which does but does not “shock” us. We are a violent people and only we can and must change us.
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