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|HELP CURE AMERICA'S MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
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In the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961, he warned Americans to keep an eye on what he called, "the military-industrial complex". He was warning the American people to not let the mutually beneficial relationship between the military and industry dictate the actions of the United States because this sort of power could threaten the nation's freedoms and lead to war for profit.
This button plays on the meaning of “complex” as a psychological condition that could be cured, implying that America’s military industrial complex could gotten rid of.