March 23, 2011
Democracy under threat
He said, "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist".
What he is saying is that the military culture in the US - where the number of guns you own and how often you've used them is a sign of status - is devolving the democratic dream of equality for all, because military prowess is equal to power over others.
Here is his speech:
What do you think?