Tonight at Earth House, the IUPUI Peace and Justice Summit is hosting a screening of Why We Fight. The film is inspired by President Eisenhower’s farewell speech to the nation. The 1961 speech concludes:
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
Fast- nearly fifty years and we are left with a teetering economy that has been overwhelmed and consumed by our military/industrial complex. Hopefully, a lesson President Obama—and all of our policymakers and citizens–will take to heart. Wh