Someone in my DMs asked me if I would want to support a pro war/big military budget candidate if they were good on other issues like criminal justice reform, police brutality
I had to say no #Thread
So connections and links. Aside from my general anti war stance, there’s too many connections between wars/military spending and other oppressive systems
Let’s start with UNICOR/FPI (federal prison Industries).
Billions of dollars worth every year. Here’s the thing tho-
They are going to keep doing this because they get to bypass
The bidding process to get contracts
Why would a staunch pro war/pro military budget candidate be seriously invested in prison/criminal justice reform?
It’s just seems Unlikely
If UNICOR needs bodies to work, real prison reform ain’t happening. If the military is selling equipment to cops, police brutality isn’t decreasing.
So if someone is pro war?
Bc the military industrial complex needs those things to survive.
So just keep these type of links and connections in mind. Things are more intertwined than most ppl think.