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If it was good enough for Smedley Butler,
This review is from: War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier (Paperback)
Then it's good enough for me. Hearing his name throughout basic training, stomping through his base in Okinawa, I never even heard about his greatest victory until I was in college a good three years after leaving the Corps and when I learned about this victory, I knew right then and there that I was ignorant toward American History. We all know his greatest victory was stopping the coup against FDR, I am no FDR fan but I am definitely not a fan of individuals attempting to rip this Country apart.
Smedley Butler exposes the war profiteers from WWI and even touches on the possibility of another world war in the not so distant future. I find it rather interesting the names listed of those that were profiteering from WWI, they're the same names that profiteered from WWII and I can guarantee these same people were the ones profiteering from every other war in the 20th Century and this new war. Yes, the names may change but they're the same damn people that are working for the same corporations, same financial houses with the same goal in mind, to profit from the World's misery.
It's amazing, to me, how many Americans don't even know about what Smedley Butler did, don't know about war profiteering and still don't even understand the purpose of both World Wars. It wasn't about spreading freedom, it wasn't about making the World safe, it was about ushering in World Government, consolidating industry into fewer hands and making billions in return. After WWI the League of Nations was formed and failed when the United States didn't join in. After WWII the UN was formed and is still in existence because the United States was manipulated into jumping on board, for those that don't know about Alger Hiss, he was a Soviet spy that brought the UN Charter from SF to DC under lock and key.
To summarize, Smedley Butler is one hell of a Patriot, his Marines loved him and would follow him to hell and back if need be. He shows his Patriotism by exposing the villians that profit from war, by listening to the coup's funders, just to turn them in thus stopping the fascist takeover of America. If you dare to call yourself an American and haven't read this book, I suggest picking it up, reading it very intently and putting two and two together, just because Smedley stopped it in 1933 doesn't mean he's going to come from his grave to stop it NOW, no joke, it's happening right NOW and it's far worse than it was in Smedley's day.