Saturday, December 1, 2007

What a Racket!

War is a racket! A few rich people manipulate the rest of us and make bloody fortunes in the doing.
That sentiment was first expressed by one of the most respected and beloved Marine commanders, who was twice awarded the Medal of Honor. As he expressed it
" Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill."

Major General Smedley Butler was approached by a group of "business men" who didn't like the social policies that President Roosevelt initiated. They planned to take over the government, with General Butler's help.
Thank God Butler was a true hero, and a true patriot. He reported the plot to congress where, because of the wealth and influence of the traitors (including Prescott Bush, grandfather of you-know-who), nothing was done.

Don't believe it? look it up.
Then tell me why this isn't on the curriculum for every high school civics class.