Whistleblowers and the US military – Ep 10.5
Whistleblowers are a divided and dense topic. Bringing up Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning generally invites conflict, especially for those who work in national security. However, our government has worked hard to keep secrets while its citizens are kept in the dark. So, often times, whistleblowers are the only remedy to bring these facts into the light.
Barack Obama was supposed to be the most transparent president in our history, but instead became the exact opposite: a president who set the record for most people charged under the Espionage Act. With these ideas in mind, Danny and I present our breakdown on whistleblowers.
00:40 – Whistleblowers
The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world's countries, and yet, most Americans don't know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a 'warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn't see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.
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