The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World
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With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992, American citizens were promised a "peace dividend", i.e. less money for war, more for peace and a good life for all. The U.S. military under misguided leadership has attacked eight countries since then. The defense budget has exploded, buying a lot of junk that doesn't work and military hardware we don't need.
This is not pocket change. The fraudulent wars and waste by the military amounts to no less than $4.82 trillion! This is money U.S. citizens paid as taxes in good faith, trusting their leaders were telling them the truth. They weren't. They lied to us! The $4.82 trillion was taken under fraudulent terms, and squandered.
Our "peace dividend" is now due and payable. This equates to $14,952 for each and every living U.S. citizen. A family of four will get a refund of over $59,800. This short book explains how we can get our money back and put America back on a path of peace and prosperity for future generations.
The Peace Dividend strategy is a direct attack on America’s systemic addiction to war by appealing to the self-interest of its citizens.
The Peace Dividend concept literally INCENTIVIZES citizens to redirect their thinking and start WORKING FOR PEACE!
American citizens have been grossly deceived about the real purpose and agenda of our military exploits throughout the world. As author Rachel makes abundantly clear, we have had over $4.82 trillion of our hard-earned tax dollars taken under false pretenses and wasted with cavalier abandon on unnecessary wars and unneeded weapons. This fraud on the American people has been perpetrated for two-and-a-half decades.
It's high time to change all of that. It's time for a fresh new narrative, and a vibrant national conversation. It's time to start thinking and talking about peace again. This book explains why and exactly how we begin.
Not for the squeamish.
The author has done a brilliant job painting an accurate picture of what is really so concerning international events and America's place in the world at this point in history. Unfortunately, it's not necessarily a pretty picture and the links validating his position are right on. He also gives a way out, The Peace Dividend. A viable solution but somewhat alien to most American thinking. John Rachel is definitely ahead of his time and Iseriously encourage people to read this book to catch up.