On GDAMS, do you know where your tax dollars (or pounds or yen, etc.) are?
Top ten reasons that the planet and its creatures would be better off without military spending:
#10 Pollution is causing climate havoc, and the Pentagon -- the biggest military spender in history, spending more than the next several nations combined -- has the biggest carbon footprint of any organization on Earth.
weapons being left behind by NATO and the U.S.
#8 Military spending impoverishes nations and diverts resources from real human needs like food, housing, health care, education, and public transportation.
#7 Military spending is a lousy job generator. An investment of $1 billion into any other sector of the economy generates far more jobs than the same investment in building weapons of mass destruction.
#6 Military spending causes great moral harm to those responsible. Some never recover; suicide is now the leading cause of death among active duty military personnel.
#5 Military spending makes life wretched for women and girls, by decreasing security and increasing rape culture.
#4 Military spending in the form of propaganda for more military spending is especially harmful, and much of it is aimed at young people.
#3 A good chunk of the Pentagon's military spending goes to NSA mass surveillance of everyone on the planet's private correspondence and calls.
#2 Military spending creates enemies faster than it removes them. (Some would say this is part of its genius, as a self-perpetuating wealth producing mechanism for "defense" contractors, who are already so wealthy they constitute the 0.01% income bracket.) Check out this video of people in Gaza and their view of U.S. military "aid" to Israel in the form of $3.1 billion per year to buy weapons.
#1 Military spending has brought down many an empire. Guess which one is next?