First, an excerpt of the famous speech by Dwight Eisenhower on the “Industrial Military Complex” from his speech, the entirety of which can be seen here.
Context does matter. While he is warning about the dangers of the Industrial Military Complex, he is also warning about existential threats to the US which require one. So it isn’t quite as so often advertised, a warning against the American war machine. But it also quite clearly is.
It would take more expertise and time than is available to me right now to land solidly on meaning and implications of the presentation of Sasha Latypova, presented last week. But in the context of both aspects of Eisenhower’s speech, it hits a bullseye, no matter how you interpret either video’s contents.
Below are excerpts of the live broadcast of Sasha’s presentation while interviewed by Lara Logan. The entire 2 hours can be seen here.
Both these videos require us to use our own critical thinking faculties, as opposed to not thinking at all and using critical theory, which has become the new education and discourse in the West. This is food for thought and of enormous consequence. Landing on a judgement and sticking to that judgement is something I personally am not ready to do on this issue yet. But it is most certainly worth the time to understand.