The Trillion Dollar Silencer

Monday, April 3, 2023 - 1:00pm
Joan Roelofs

The US military industrial complex at the ground level.
In her recent book, The Trillion Dollar Silencer, Joan Roelofs attempts to explain the silence about US military activities at home and abroad. There has been so little anti-war protest by progressives, libertarians, environmentalists, civil rights advocates, academics, clergy, community volunteers, artists, and others, although recent demonstrations indicate concern awakening.  While fear, propaganda, and distractions account for some of the silence, and even consent, interests have not been sufficiently examined so that is what I research. She examines the many ways our economy and culture have been integrated with military projects and share in the vast funds of the Department of Defense.