That’s the claim. World War Two got us out of the Great Depression. It’s become an almost Pavlovian response. Mention the end of the Great Depression, and the pre-programmed, rapid-fire response is “The-War-got-us-out-of-it!” Ring the bell and the socialist dogs drool. No thought about how such a thing could be– Just blind faith that it was so.
I heard one of the talk shows hosts (I think it was Limbaugh) bring this up recently. The very same people who claim that W.W. II “got-us-out-of-the-Depression” are now the ones claiming that the current “Bush Lied, People Died/Inside Job” wars are dragging down the economy. I don’t think the socialists can have it both ways. We have troops in active fighting in what, four countries now? I lost count, and it’s not “fighting” anymore, but “Kinetic Somethingorother” anyway. We should be doing great about now if their Keynesian economic theories are correct.
Sure. Just try this experiment with your own business or family; apply all your best efforts, using all your best resources, to build all your best products, for four years, go deeply into debt doing it, and then package up all of that best stuff, along with all your best workers, and send them overseas to be expended with no compensation. Then build new houses for a German family and a Japanese family, going further into debt to do that, while you engage in years of litigation and appeals with a Russian family with no clear outcome. See how rich you are at the end of it.
You can’t advocate two opposite ideologies at the same time. One negates the other. Either Keynesian theory is spot on, or it’s crazy. Your perpetual motion machine either works or it doesn’t work. Don’t claim both or you’ll look even more blitheringly stupid than you looked when you only said your perpetual motion machine generated a net energy output (oops; I’m assuming you know what “net energy output” means, which, if you believe in Keynesian economics, you don’t. Sorry).
PS. I read several years ago that we don’t have “Infantry” anymore. Oh no. That would be much too.. “yesterday”. Now we have a “Soldier-centric Force Structure” so it’s all new and shiny, you see. Makes all the difference in the world. To a moron.
Since having a “War Department” to fight real enemies sounded too unfriendly, and we now have the “Defense Department” and “Peace-Keeping Forces” instead, I figure it won’t be long before we have the “Department of Peace” that will bomb the shit out of you if you advocate liberty. You’d better hope that the Peace Squad never shows up in your neighborhood. It’ll be a bunch of government hippies shooting up your private flower pots. Or something.