General Smedley Butler

August 30th, 2009

Major General Smedley Butler retired from the Marine Corps in 1931 at the age of 48. He had faced gunfire 120 times and the famed columnist Will Rogers wrote of Butler, “He is what I would call a natural born warrior. He will fight anybody, any time….He carries every medal we ever gave out. He has two Congressional Medals of Honor….You give him another war and he will get him another one….I do admire him.”

On August 21, 1931, Butler spoke to an American Legion convention in New Britain, CT. Looking back, he reflected on his career and history of the Corp, then dropped a bomb that stunned the audience to say the least. Few papers dared to report even part of the speech that follows:

“I spent 33 years…being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism….

“I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1916. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City [Bank] boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street….

“In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested….I had…a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions….I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate a racket in three cities. The Marines operated on three continents.”
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NIV)

Even tho I find many things in the bible a bit over the top, there are nuggets to be mined from sifting through the blood soaked mess of the Old Testament. Being we seemingly never learn from history, this quote is exactly what has happened and still happens in the war theater revisited in the words of Butler and there is no way I can see how to stop it. It is easy to say “throw the bastards (congress and the elite rulers) into the streets and have treason hearings,” but in reality it would be impossible because the people in power will deploy the Samson effect and will not go down without taking the scorched earth policy and kill as many as possible on their way out, which could very well be just about everyone alive in the modern world. Things have spiraled into a scenario of a starving beast devouring all living creatures in an insatiable appetite of conquest for a handful of people to rule everything on earth. And I do mean everything. From the oil, to the water, to the forests, to the weather, everything.

The world’s ship is being sailed by a mad captain with marching orders from a crazed ruling class and all we can do is watch and hope they don’t turn the cannons on us again, because one doesn’t have to be a genius to see the recurring theme of death, destruction and mayhem being instigated by the protectors who say they are protecting us, but in truth are killing us (any of the world’s innocent citizens) to protect corporate interests. Gazing back through time reveals tragedy and atrocities meted out by those that have the most to gain by destroying infrastructure for the coveted no bid rebuilding contract with stock prices soaring after receiving the contract for cluster bombs, while GM cant have enough Hummers destroyed and to hell with the human flesh sacrificed. It is and it has to be.

Five million dollars per bunker buster bomb keeps the grasshoppers working feverishly so they can buy the kids the latest lead painted plastic trinkets from slave labor contractors in their totally polluted landscapes to wave under the noses of the parents of those that have not, hoping for signs of jealousy while in lockstep with the lies and deception spewed forth from the Zionist controlled media beating the consumerism mantra of staying ahead of the Jones. And we fall for it. We have been indoctrinated by advertising to believe we will be respected by what we drive, wear, and possess even tho the banks really own it and by the time it is paid for it is junk, but the illusion of wealth is all that matters and the world be damned because I got mine. Appearance is everything. Shallowness prevails.

While surfing the board posts and mingling in chat rooms I am witnessing the evolution of society. The trend is hermit-ism. People are pulling away from society and for good reason as we are victims of dealing with continuous lies, deception and ignorance and it is bad for mental health. Many can chat openly behind the safety of locked doors with net connections, but to venture forth into the sea of the mind dead minions is an unpleasantness best to be avoided. If I am not believed, then I offer this test: Setup a table in front of a China Mart and try to explain the H.A.A.R.P to the average individual and see what happens. Try to convince them that the government can heat the ionosphere with radio waves, create earthquakes in Bulgaria or bring lightning ten times more powerful than nature onto anyone and anything they choose. Try to tell them about the Air Force owning the weather by 2025 or the possibility of the Hadron Super Collider creating black holes in earth and watch their expressions. One can lead a moron to facts but cant make them think because they would rather let Katie Couric do their thinking for them resulting in masses of brain dead as the more television one watches the less one knows.

In signing off I wish to regress to the speech of Mr Butler and any possibility of real change we can believe in. The only thoughts I can come up with to change anything is to say “no.” No we wont send our children to war, No we wont take the flu shots, No we don’t want your GMO foods, No we dont want more bailouts (worked well last time didn’t it), No we don’t want more debt, no we don’t want anymore of you and your sellout lies and ways ruling over our lives. If we all would just quit cooperating maybe things might change a little bit, but when the Soviet Union collapsed can we say the Phoenix was any better?

Source: Tshtf Blog

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One Response to “General Smedley Butler”

  1. andy Says:

    The full text of “War is a Racket” by Smedley Butler is at (among other places),

    http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

    Highly recommended reading

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