This is incredibly infuriating.
Just got back from the gym, feeling really energized and got online. Then, all that energy just went bye-bye after seeing THIS...
Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion defense bill that would require the military to hold suspected terrorists linked to al-Qaida or its affiliates, even those captured on U.S. soil, and detain some indefinitely. The vote was 93-7 for the bill authorizing money for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy Department, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. Reflecting a period of austerity and a winding down of decade-old conflicts, the bill is $27 billion less than what President Barack Obama requested and $43 billion less than what Congress gave the Pentagon this year.
*sigh*....Even beginning to wrap my head around this might cause part of my brain to pop. I mean, I know WHY the senate can pass this, even after facing a temporary government shutdown earlier this year and being TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS in debt; there's money in war and we still fear for our collective lives even when the economy's inevitable collapse is staring us right in the face. Lobbyists are like the overbearing mothers to these officials when there doesn't seem to be any hope in sight; they coddle their children by saying "shhh, shhh, it's ok; everything will be alright as long as we have guns, bombs and a properly funded military." We don't know what else to do but throw money at weaponry in order to protect us from threats that don't exist to not only sooth the delusional masses, but ease the minds of these pathetic, backwoods, redneck Republican supporters that get butt-fucked every year by the very government that they support. It's even worse now because the Democrats are seemingly more and more on the same page as Republicans by backing this bill; not that that's a shock because they were always in sync with one another with the main goal of global control in mind among other aspects of social manipulation.
It's just...FUCK!...I'm done...any thoughts, guys?