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Never endanger our liberties or democratic processes

Posted on 13th September, 2020

 

Dwight D Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation 1961 (Start video at 8:11mins)

"... In the councils of government 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. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizen can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together ..."

 

It contiues ... how the technological revolution has influence over military decision making

 

.... influence over research ... government contracts virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity ... prospects of domination of the nation's scholars by central governement employment project allocations and the power of money ...

 

... how public policy itself could become the captive of a scientific technological elite ...

 

... how the nation should avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate ...

What will become of England's freedoms now that the government has declared marshal rule? The government already uses its military for COVID19 testing, when will it decide to use it for martial law, or has that effectively already happened? (PDF)

 

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