|In 2012 global military spending amounted to over 1.7 trillion dollars.|
Consumers buying stuff eventually leads to politicians buying bombs.
As our money trickles up it provides the capital necessary to fund war. War on Terror, War on Drugs, War on The Environment. War on Human Rights.
Everything except a War on Poverty or Corruption or Greed. Or Ignorance.
Even the country I currently live in (Canada), a nation once known for international peace keeping, is getting in on killing things.
Our lack of climate change leadership is killing the atmosphere. Our military planes are dropping bombs in the Middle East killing everything on which they fall.
Through a long serpentine route our money funds multiple wars on people and other living things.
Consumerism itself amounts to a war on the planet and all its inhabitants.
Want to stop all this needless warmongering? Aside from a tax revolt, stop buying stuff you don't need.