One of my heroes is Smedley Butler, the highest decorated soldier in the history of the US Marine Corps (USMC).
Butler recognized that War is a Racket, and gave a brilliant speech by that title. It was the basis for a short book he published, reprinted in its entirety below.
Butler warned us that war is a business. That capitalists pursue it for profit. And that Americans are sacrificed on the altar of those profits.
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC. A great American hero!
War is a Racket
|Chapter 1: War Is A Racket|
|Chapter 2: Who Makes The Profits?|
|Chapter 3: Who Pays The Bills?|
|Chapter 4: How To Smash This Racket!|
|Chapter 5: To Hell With War!|
Smedley Darlington Butler
Born: West Chester, Pa., July 30, 1881
Educated: Haverford School
Married: Ethel C. Peters, of Philadelphia, June 30, 1905
Awarded two congressional medals…
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