During this holiday season, while armies of eager shoppers packed malls and stores throughout the nation, America also joined in the festive atmosphere, giving expensive gifts to many of its friends and associates. You might be wondering what is hiding underneath the wrapping paper? If you guessed weapons, you are spot on. Yes, that's right, there is no better way to say "I love you" than to give your ally a 2,000-pound bomb that can be used to greet their next-door neighbor, say, in the Gaza Strip.
According to government reports, the United States military uses approximately 1.8 billion rounds of small arms ammunition a year. We know then that the Military-Industrial Complex leaders and corporate executives are having a very Merry Christmas. Better yet, while American children track Santa Claus via NORAD, you know, the same system used to track Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM's), American bombers and drones are patrolling the skies alongside him.
Well, Santa Claus visited what seems to be every nation on Earth spreading good will and oh yes, Western capitalism. Santa Claus also paid visits, according to NORAD, to nations like Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. I wonder if he dodged all the drones spreading their gifts as well. So tell me, what is this season all about? What is this holiday spirit we are teaching to our youth?
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