Featured image: A picture of a double medal of honor recipient Smedley Butler. (Note that the light blue ribbons (at the top of his ribbon rack) appear almost white in this overexposed photo.) SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain)
History will repeat if we do not study the past.
Right now we NEED a U.S. General Smedley Butler. ~ Super Patriot, 2 time medal of Honor Hero and Whistle blower Extraordinaire‘. . . EDITOR
From Want to Know
That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature. Though he wrote the landmark book War is a Racket in 1935, the highly decorated U.S. General Smedley Butler (two esteemed Medals of Honor) deserves to be heralded for this timeless message, which rings true today more than ever. Below is an engaging two-page summary.
Image: The Medals of Honor awarded by each of the three branches of the U.S. military, and are, from left to right, the Army, Coast Guard/Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain). Gen. Smedley Butler earned 2 of the middle ones.
WAR IS A RACKET – by General Smedley Butler
War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. In the World War [World War I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted huge gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows. [Please note these are 1935 U.S. dollars. To adjust for inflation, multiply all figures X 15 or more] . . . Read Complete Report
From youtube uploaded by Reich-Wing Watch
The Fascist Plot to Overthrow FDR (FULL)
Uploaded on Sep 13, 2011
In 1933, Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler was approached by wealthy industrialists and bankers who were plotting to create a fascist veterans organization called the “American Liberty League” and use it in a coup d’état to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt, . . . From description published with video.
From youtube uploaded by James Ambas
Smedley Butler’s Testimoney At The McCormick-Dickstein Hearing And Media Blackout
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Smedley Butler: American Hero and Patriot
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2011
This video tells the whole story behind a fascist coup that was mounted against President Franklin Roosevelt and the United States of America in 1933 by various international banking interests and Wall Street Power Brokers. It also tells the story of a highly decorated U.S. General, Smedly Butler, who single handedly stopped this take over and saved our Republic.and the rest of the planet from a new dark age.
We are now seeing a repeat of this dastardly plan by the same international financial interests using their minions in both majority political parties who have sold out their constituents for large campaign funding donations that insure their continued participation in the very lucrative field of Washington Politics. We have ignored the ongoing corruption of our political system, brought on by the unregulated contribution of large financial donations from private interests, and now we face the imminent demise of our Republic as it is replaced by a Kleptocracy.