Smedley Butler: I Was A Racketeer, A Gangster For Capitalism

War is a racket - Smedley Butler

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“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” — Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket, Round Table Press (1935)

The Anti-Social Socialist on Nov 8, 2017

from the archives:

Why Saudi Public Relations Are So Disastrous by Finian Cunningham + Shadow World (must-see)

Mark Mason: The U.S. Is The Biggest Terrorist Organization On Earth

Matthew Hoh: Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex

War Is A Racket By Major General Smedley Butler

The Losing Warfare State by Ralph Nader

End Game: The War Machine Goes On, Part 4 by Arthur D. Robbins

The Great American Perpetual Motion War Machine by Greg Maybury

Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo

The Corporation (2003) (must-see video)

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