The Federal Reserve of Defense Act of the Image Nation

I imagine a future when some smartest-guy-in-the-room progressive liberal comes up with a plan to solve the military-industrial-complex problem (whereby industrial profits drive otherwise unnecessary warfare) by making a pact with weapons’ manufacturers in which they continue to get an ever-growing share of the national budget to research & develop and — on the basis of a maintenance schedule regulated by a equally expensive oversight corporation or two — produce & destroy stockpiles of the highest tech weaponry. A kind of Federal Reserve of Defense preservation program. In my fantasy, there comes a day when the Pentagon calls up their forces only to find out that the Fed wasn’t holding up its end of the bargain, so doesn’t have any weapons on hand.

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