Monday, April 3, 2023 - 12:00pm
Hotel Quinta Loreto Community Room
The US military industrial complex at the ground level.
My recent book, The Trillion Dollar Silencer, 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. I examine the many ways our economy and culture have been integrated with military projects and share in the vast funds of the Department of Defense.