Authoritarian empires need enemies, need conflict, need violence, in order to have an excuse to exist. The purpose of “government” militaries is not to defeat enemies, but to create them. What “government” pretends to fight–be it poverty, crime, drugs, terrorism, whatever–it always increases, and that is by design. To think that any politician actually wants to end the problems which are used as the excuse for “government” spending, and departments, and “laws,” and power, is ludicrous. The “war on poverty,” the “war on drugs,” the “war on terror,” they all have one purpose, and only one purpose: the enrichment and empowering of the ruling class, and the subjugation and enslavement of everyone else. If anyone follows politics, but hasn’t yet figured this out, it’s because they’re trying to not see what is right in front of them.