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Smedley D. Butler

Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S.

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Cerca 1935Major General Smedley D Butler USMC said "War is a Racket. It has always been." The War on Terror is a business racket.
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War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, ..United States Ma…
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Wonder what USMC General Smedley D. Butler would be saying today?
"War is a racket in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." (Smedley D. Butler)...
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You can find the whole text of "WAR IS A RACKET" by Major General Smedley D. Butler here. .
Read "War is a Racket" by General Smedley D. Butler. Wars are planned events to generate profit and dominate others by banks
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War Is A Racket by Smedley D Butler. A short read but one I would advocate.
"There are only two things we should fight for.. . One is the defense of our homes ...and the other is the Bill of Rights.". Smedley D. Butler
Men like Smedley D. Butler and Archibald Henderson are turning in their graves of what has become of their beloved Corps.
2 time congressional Medal of Honor winner Smedley D. Butler explains why .
"War for any other reason is simply a racket." Major General Smedley D. Butler
That quote about Lying propaganda came from the autobiographjy of Major General Smedley D. Butler 'The Plot to Seize the White House'
. "I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.". General Smedley D. Butler
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Marine Major General Smedley Butler on the Wall Street Clan Plot to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.". ~Major General Smedley D. Butler
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that's why Camp Smedley D. Butler was named so on Okinawa!! We should heed NOW!!
WITH ANOTHER WAR IN THE OFFING. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force Navy and Marine Corps. Thomas Friedman, New York Times, March 29, 1999 Truly the late Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler was right when he said - in a book - that war is a racket.
Every war which Americans have fought or may fight in the future outside their own continental boundaries has been or will be a racket- a mean, cruel, yes, filthy racket… Why don’t those damned oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property- maybe a flag with a gas pump on it. Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler, from War is a Racket(1933)
FAIR WARNING: tl;dr - also not politically correct, so if that's a thing for you, just move on and enjoy the rest of your day :) today is Memorial Day. I wasn't going to post anything about today's observance, but I feel like I need to say this. it's taken me a long time to type this b/c it's hard to see when my vision still gets blurred by tears I thought I'd run out of a long time ago. I am the ex-wife of a deceased veteran, and I don't want you to "honour" him and his "sacrifice"; instead I think he should be mourned as an appalling loss, as all of our fallen soldiers are and will continue to be for as long as we allow them to be used as cannon fodder, sent to die in immoral, unconstitutional wars that benefit a handful of corrupt elite at the too-dear expense of the blood of our loved ones. (I'm not the first nor the last to make this observation -- read "War Is a Racket" by Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history at the time of his death; I'll even provide a handy link ...
"War is a racket." - Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, USMC, two-time Congressional Medal of Honor awardee
The World War [WWI], rather our brief participation in it, has cost the United States some $52,000,000,000 (billions). Figure it out. That means $400 to every American man, woman, and child. And we haven't paid the debt yet. We are paying it, our children will pay it, and our children's children probably still will be paying the cost of that war. by Major General Smedley D. Butler [deceased] Major General - United States Marine Corps Awarded two congressional medals of honor: 1.capture of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914 2.capture of Ft. Riviere, Haiti, 1917 General, you know doubt know now that every man, woman, and child in the United States is currently in debt to over $50,000 each, at birth. God Bless America and its politicians. The word politician makes me want to take a shower.
Lest we forget. A great read today is 'War is a Racket' by Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler
I support Veterans and Active. But.We have been "GANGSTERS FOR THE BANKSTERS" Read about General Smedley D. Butler USMC on Wikipedia 1934
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“I selected an enormous Marine Corps emblem to be tattooed across my chest. It required several sittings and hurt me like the devil, but the finished product was worth the pain. I blazed triumphantly forth, a Marine from throat to waist. ... Nothing on earth but skinning will remove it.” — Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler ǀ Recalling his time as a lieutenant in Asia
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"I can guarantee you: When war becomes that profitable, you're going to see more of it." - Ethos “Looking back, Woodrow Wilson was re-elected president in 1916 on a platform that he had “kept us out of war”...Yet, five months later he asked Congress to declare war on Germany. In that five-month interval the people had not been asked whether they had changed their minds. The 4,000,000 young men who put on uniforms and marched or sailed away were not asked whether they wanted to go forth to suffer and die. Then what caused our government to change its mind so suddenly? Money. An allied commission...came over shortly before the war declaration and called on the President. The President summoned a group of advisers. The head of the commission spoke. Stripped of its diplomatic language, this is what he told the President and his group: ‘There is no use kidding ourselves any longer. The cause of the allies is lost. We now owe you (American bankers, American munitions makers, American manufacturers, Amer ...
Plan for the day: Legal work & errand loop during the day, drop in Latkes at my place in the evening, deliver a frozen turkey into Boston about 9:00 PM and drop by to support the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace at their annual gather after the turkey drop off, see:
Dear Friends and Allies of Veterans For Peace Please consider attending our Veterans For Peace Fundraiser Johnny D's, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville Wednesday, December 4th. It will be a fun time, two great bands; "Willie Sordillo Jazz Ensemble" and "Public Interest". Be sure to wear your dancing shoes PLUS OUR GIANT RAFFLE WITH OVER 50 FABULOUS PRIZES We at Veterans For Peace work for peace on earth not just during the holiday season but also year round. Yet it’s only once a year that we reach out to our friends and community to ask for your support. (We don’t get after you once a month, or even once a week, as some organizations do.) We’re having a fundraiser at Johnny D’s in Somerville on December 4th where there will be great food and entertainment, a raffle with wonderful prizes donated by businesses all around Boston and some serious boogying by VFPers and friends, young and old. Please check out the enclosed flyer. We’d love to have you join us Dec. 4 at Johnny D’s where .. ...
The Business Plot Play video Smedley Butler describes a political conspiracy to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 In November 1934, Butler claimed the existence of a political conspiracy by business leaders to overthrow President Roosevelt, a series of allegations that came to be known in the media as the Business Plot.[58][59] A special committee of the House of Representatives headed by Representatives John W. McCormack of Massachusetts and Samuel Dickstein of New York, who was later alleged to have been a paid agent of the NKVD,[60] heard his testimony in secret.[61] The McCormack-Dickstein committee was a precursor to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In November 1934, Butler told the committee that one Gerald P. MacGuire told him that a group of businessmen, supposedly backed by a private army of 500,000 ex-soldiers and others, intended to establish a fascist dictatorship. Butler had been asked to lead it, he said, by MacGuire, who was a bond salesman with Grayson M–P M ...
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Sergeant Major Daniel "Dan" Joseph Daly was once acclaimed by MajGen John A. Lejeune, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, as "the outstanding Marine of all time." MajGen Smedley D. Butler called him "The fightinest Marine I ever knew," and wrote that "it was an object lesson to have served with "him." This kind of praise was generally expressed by Marine officers and enlisted men alike and, according to the record, Dan Daly deserved it. Sergeant Major Daly and MajGen Butler are the only Marines who have ever received the Nation's highest military award-the Medal of Honor-twice for separate acts of heroism. A small man (five feet, six inches in height and weighing only 132 pounds), SgtMaj Daly nevertheless was a fine military figure, erect and well-proportioned. His keen gray eyes looked upon danger without fear. Although a "natural" for publicity, he disdained it and disliked all the fuss made over him. He termed medals "a lot of foolishness." Personally he enjoyed a pipe, crammed with cut plug tobacco ...
The Troops are Welfare *** Our military critics (active and vets) often say "If you had seen what I have seen, you would not have the views you have today." Here are 47 Iraq war veterans -- all of whom were 11B (infantry) who have seen at least as much as you have seen, dear critic, and probably more. Not to mention Major General Smedley D. Butler, who saw more death and mayhem than you will see in 10 lifetimes, who came to hold views very similar to ours later in life.
Words from a Two-time winner Congressional Medal of Honor, Major General Smedley D. Butler, 1935 U.s. Marine Corps! Maybe you'll listen to him. bc if things were screwed up that far back you have to believe its a lot worse now!!
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Also... How is Smedley D. Butler a real name?
"War is a Racket" Smedley D. 'the man' Butler. We must educate the people how money is made
Smedley D. Butler and the Plot to Overthrow Roosevelt - Political Conspiracies - The Education Forum
Read to Reflect books by Smedley D. Butler & Howard Zinn to know The US History of Americans As Domestic & Foreign Legal & Moral Terrorists
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This veteran's day watch "The Ground Truth" (streaming free on Netflix) or read "War is a Racket" Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC or "War is a Lie" David Swanson.
1915 - Marines under Major Smedley D. Butler captured the stronghold at Fort Capois, Haiti. Butler led a reconnaissance force of twenty-six volunteers in pursuit of a Caco force that had killed ten Marines. Like the Cacos in the mountains, he and his men lived for days off the orange groves. For over a hundred miles they followed a trail of peels, estimating how long before the Cacos had passed by the dryness of the peels. A native guide they picked up helped them locate the Cacos' headquarters, a secret fort called Capois, deep in the mountain range. Studying the mountaintop fort through field glasses, Butler made out thick stone walls, with enough activity to suggest they were defended by at least a regiment. He decided to return to Cape Haitien for reinforcements and capture it. On the way back they were ambushed by a force of Cacos that outnumbered them twenty to one. Fortunately it was a pitch-black night, and Butler was able to save his men by splitting them up to crawl past the Cacos' lines through ...
Major General Smedley D. Butler wrote "War is a Racket" one of the best books I have ever read.
if u can read all of this its very inportint and apart of history HISTORY: "In 1933, Major General Smedley D. Butler was approached by men representing a clique of multi-millionaire industrialists and bankers. They hated U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) with a passion, and saw his “New Deal” policies as the start of a communist take-over that threatened their interests. FDR even had the temerity to announce that the U.S. would stop using its military to interfere in Latin American affairs! Wall Street’s plutocrats were aghast! They had long been accustomed to wielding tremendous control over the government’s economic policies, including the use of U.S. forces to protect their precious foreign investments. Because of Butler’s steadfast military role in upholding U.S. business interests abroad, the plotters mistakenly thought they could recruit him to muster a “super-army” of 500,000 veterans to use as pawns in their plan to subjugate or, if necessary, eliminate FDR. Butler was even ...
Today in Corps history: 1910 - A Marine Battalion under Maj Smedley D. Butler sailed from Nicaragua for Panama. http:// ...
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Thanks to the German Army, the U.S. Marine Corps has an unofficial mascot. During World War I many German reports had called the attacking Marines "teufel-hunden," meaning Devil-Dogs. Teufel-hunden were the vicious, wild, and ferocious mountain dogs of Bavarian folklore. Soon afterward a U.S. Marine recruiting poster depicted a snarling English Bulldog wearing a Marine Corps helmet. Because of the tenacity and demeanor of the breed, the image took root with both the Marines and the public. The Marines soon unofficially adopted the English Bulldog as their mascot. At the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia, the Marines obtained a registered English Bulldog, King Bulwark. In a formal ceremony on 14 October 1922, BGen. Smedley D. Butler signed documents enlisting the bulldog, renamed Jiggs, for the "term of life." Pvt. Jiggs then began his official duties in the U.S. Marine Corps. A hard-charging Marine, Pvt. Jiggs did not remain a private for long. Within three months he was wearing corporal chevrons o ...
I agree with your statement I re-pasted below David, well said. Smedley D. Butler explained all of this in the little booklet he wrote entitled "War is a Racket" It is one of those must reads, and General Butler was a highly decorated Marine Corp General and a soldiers soldier not a pacifist by any means. There is a time for every purpose under heaven. Most Wars are just that, a racket run by the rich for their benefit. You know we have weekly meetings at the Save- A- Patriot Hall Saturday nights. Come and join us, we study the Constitutions and such. Hi Joe, What do you think of this? "Finally, enough with this utter fiction that . "The Troops" (TM) are out there fighting for "Our Freedom" (TM). I mean, I realise that it's become kind of a throwaway line for politicians, but enough. Stop it. Stop lying about what freedom is and why these people are being deployed. They are no fighting to "keep us free." They are doing no such thing. The mercenary forces of the US military are deployed at the behest of th ...
At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during World War I—Major General Smedley D. Butler
March of the 'Bonus Army' - 1932 America has a long and brutal history of silencing protests. In 1932, a remarkable event occurred in Washington, DC. In the darkest days of the Depression, thousands of unemployed World War I VETERANS marched to the capital city, looking to Congress for an advance on the bonus compensation promised to them years earlier. After camping and lobbying throughout Washington for two months, the veterans were driven out by force, as rising military figures General Douglas MacArthur, Major Dwight Eisenhower and Major George Patton cleared out the "Bonus Army" and burned their camps (Major Gen Smedley D. Butler, USMC, REFUSED to march and fire on American Veterans). By the time the clash was over, two marchers were shot dead, thousands were tear-gassed and countless homeless veterans, many with families, were driven violently from the capital. The Bonus Army incident had become a political liability for President Herbert Hoover. Still, it laid the groundwork for later social legisl ...
"If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite's as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad" - Smedley D. Butler, Major General (U.S. Marine Corps)
"I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag." - Smedley D. Butler, Major General, USMC
Dwight D. Eisenhower, five star General, US Army and Smedley D. Butler, Major General, US Marine Corps, have both experienced the horror of war first hand.
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