Here we have a notorious neocon warmonger dismissing the suffering inflicted on the American people by a monetary system funneling funny money upward and eviscerating the middle class.
“There will be some sacrifices on the part of Americans, I grant you that, but I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas that are fallen heroes that are laid to rest in Arlington make,” Cotton told CBS.
In other words, folks enduring economic hardship in fly-over country need to STFU and think about the “service” of soldiers occupying foreign lands and killing their inhabitants.
Rural farmers in Arkansas are not Tom’s constituents—the Israelis, neocons, the military-industrial-surveillance complex are. His mission is not to help farmers or any other taxpaying citizen harmed by an economic system of debt and theft and now a trade war that will gut the economy further and push millions of average Americans out of the middle class.
It’s worth it, though, according to Tom and the neocons.
Nothing matters more than killing off Israel’s enemies, destroying Arab and Muslim culture, balkanizing nations, and imposing unending hardship on millions of victims.
Israel can’t do it alone, so Tom and the neocons, including President Bolton and Sec. State Pompeo, are looking at false flag scenarios, telling outrageous lies about Iran, and will soon send Tom’s beloved troops into a meat grinder.
When tankers are burning in the Strait of Hormuz and gasoline is eight or nine bucks a gallon at home, Tom will naturally call for more sacrifice. He will downplay the suffering of Americans and play up the “sacrifice” of soldiers “killed in the line of duty,” that is to say duty to serve racist ethnic cleansers in Israel.