This is probably going to take some adjustment. It will probably make the USA more reluctant to go to war than we have been before now.
I think this is a good thing. The USA has been too willing to start fighting and sending our men into battle. Most of our national debt was run up due to military costs.
When it is our daughters lives on the line as well as our son's lives, we will think twice.
Here is a picture of our budget:
|US Budget 2013|
I did find a chart that looks even worse than what Alex Jones says about our situation. Here is a link to it: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/tables.pdf
Alex Jones tells us with his nifty 3 dimensional pie chart that the budget give over half of our government money to "defense", or 52%. That is bad enough.
The chart I found says that discretionary "security" spending is 686.0 billions for this year. It says that non-security discretionary spending is 656.8 billions for this year. I know they will defend that budget by saying that security involves things other than military spending.
If the USA was not hated by most of the rest of the world because of how we use our military, would we need all those security nazis and their expensive privacy invading equipment in our airports and now our ferries and trains and city sidewalks?
Would we be having to militarize our police forces that are supposed to be sworn to protect and defend us? Our police are already using their own drones inside the USA. So far they are only snooping on us, but take a look at what they do outside our country: http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/silent-screams-the-impact-of-us-drone-attacks/uZr1AYOUgLlbg_RPi30Vgg
About 8 minutes or so the part that shows you what is happening starts. We are not getting this in our news. If you turn away your head and do not look, perhaps you will see it in your own home. We have the drones here already. Putting weapons on them is not difficult or expensive. It is not as expensive or as hard as box cutters on a plane flight.
Our own police have drones all over the USA now. "Innocent bystanders" get hurt all the time in gun battles. They can be hurt by drones as well as bullets.
There is always some fearsome reason why we have to have the latest, most lethal technology for our military and for our homeland security and then our police. Those innocent bystanders in the future of our own country will probably not be on the news either.