War Is A Racket
By Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (USMC)
The Russian-Ukrainian War is no different. Untold billions will be made of the US and NATO get its way. But that is another story. The point I want to make is that making money off of war by certain evil corporations is nothing new, as witnessed in the book, “War is a Racket.”
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 international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
In the World War 1, 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 their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.
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