After defeating the industrial might of Germany and Japan and Italy we were told that we must continue to send billions to defense contractors and remain on a wartime footing to defeat an economic system that could barely grow enough food. Eventually, that economic system collapsed, and we applauded ourselves for the collapse of somebody else’s unworkable system. Now, we are told that we must spend even more, remain on a permanent wartime footing, and surrender even more liberty at home to defeat some guys armed with boxcutters.
Eventually, the enemy will be one guy named Emmanuel Goldstein, and they’ll tell us that we need to embrace a centrally planned economy in order to defeat him.
--Thoreau @ Unqualified Offerings