“War Is a Racket”
TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 24 Feb 2020
War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his extensive military experience, Butler discusses how business interests commercially benefit, profiteering from warfare. He made a nationwide U.S. tour in the early 1930s giving this speech.
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Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, nicknamed “Old Gimlet Eye” (30 Jul 1881 – 21 Jun 1940) was a senior US Marine Corps officer who fought in both the Mexican Revolution and World War I. Butler was, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. Wikipedia
Tags: Capitalism, Demilitarization, Economics, Elites, Military Industrial Complex, Military Supremacy, Smedley Butler, US Military, War, War Is a Racket
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