5 February 2020 — MROnline
The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies to flourish is called the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
—Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 1999
Ireland is waking up to the truth of these words. The price of doing business with corporate America is the loss of one’s geopolitical soul. Because with the U.S. dollars comes the U.S. war machine and its war crimes. The Irish have been trying to deny this for years but last Saturday (January 25) it was as plain as day.