“We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns”
“Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.”
Ok, I think that the title says it all.
I tried to write this as a satire, but when the government announces spending billions on fighter jets, while telling us that we need to save pennies on pensioners, it’s pretty hard to come up with anything more absurd than what they’re already doing. Except when you follow it with their statement that we can afford the jets because the money has been “set aside” in previous years. So this “set aside” will evaporate if we decide it would be better spent on something else – if we saved a few billion by only buying half the number of jets? (I know…
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