January 17 1961, is when Dwight D. Eisenhower warned to beware the military industrial complex getting out of hand, and threatening the American way of life. Here is a link with the audio speech containing that.http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3361
But while you are aware of this anniversary date, how about what Woodrow Wilson said? It is the creepiest thing I have ever come across in my life!
Woodrow Wilson said, "Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it".
He then proceeded to exhort of the trials for the small innovative man versus crushing monopoly. But it just doesn't string together right, in my view.
So therefore,....What on earth? ...... or maybe NOT on earth?