Drums of war

Orwell’s not wrong. If fascism only appealed to the terminal morons or the gratuitously wicked, it wouldn’t be much of a threat.

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Seems like a strange move on the verge of the obsolescence of manned attack helicopters

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Nobody has a cavalry anymore so you can’t charge them into machine gun nests, guess you have to modernize and do helicopters into a drone swarm.

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Maybe they know It. But 96 helicopters cost a lot of money and this order will keep a lot of people busy in Arizona.

I think cheap disposable drones will do It better. The costs of converting helicopters probably will be prohibitive.

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Today’s postmodern authoritarians mostly offer “struggle, danger and death” as spectator sports, Empire like a football game on TV and armed struggle like an endless comic-book convention

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Frustrated Parks And Recreation GIF

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Trade war is still a war…

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14-nanometer chips? Think how many you could inject in a single covid shot.

/s

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Context:

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If the amount of cash spent on the machines of war were put to better more humanitarian use there would be no wars. (sigh)

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