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#1 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:57 AM

This is a short, tell all book on what really happened when the corporate machine began taking over the military in the United States of America.
 

 

 

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#2 Ludikrus

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:06 PM

 
Listen to Jesse Ventura's review of what the good General had to say.  If we don't listen to history, we are doomed to fail.  The truth is out there!  One must find and discern...
 
Jesse Ventura's Book Club is back on #OffTheGrid with "War Is a Racket"-- an anti-war classic written by one of America's most decorated soldiers, a two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler. 
 

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#3 Ludikrus

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

For more extensive information on the World Wars of the Twentieth Century...

 

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#4 Ludikrus

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 01:47 PM

Bridadier Gerneal Smedley Butler was a U.S. Marine hero.  He told the American people using the Public Braodcasting Service: 

 

"I helped to make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903.  I helped to make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914.  I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the Nationl City Bank boys to collect revenues in.  I brought life to the Dominican Republic for American sugar in 1916.  In China, in 1937, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.  I was rewarded with honors, medals, and promotions.  Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints.  The best he could do was operate his racket in three city districts.   We Marines operated on threee continents."

 

General Butler was noted for his violent opinions and flamboyant quarrels.  After his retirement from the marines, he campaigned for isolationism prior to World War II. 

 


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:52 AM

I read that book.  I was appalled at the treatment of the regular U.S. Soldier.  A bloodsucking racket of the highest order!  May God forgive them all!  I don't think men will.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:33 PM

 
A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates. With the emergence of ever-larger multinational corporations -- due to consolidation facilitated by the Federal Reserve's endless FIAT money -- the corporatocracy has been in a position to literally purchase the U.S. Congress.
 

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:34 PM

JOHN McCAIN Thinks you are ALL SCUMBAGS!

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:18 PM

this book should be read by every soldier in the world.  just so they can get an idea of just how much has been taken from their minds, hearts, bodies, and souls...  this should be required reading in high school.

 


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:46 AM

What is taken from the American Soldier and their families?  Much more than is generally known:
 
Who Pays The Bills?
 
Who provides the profits -- these nice little profits of 20, 100, 300, 1,500 and 1,800 per cent? We all pay them -- in taxation. We paid the bankers their profits when we bought Liberty Bonds at $100.00 and sold them back at $84 or $86 to the bankers. These bankers collected $100 plus. It was a simple manipulation. The bankers control the security marts. It was easy for them to depress the price of these bonds. Then all of us -- the people -- got frightened and sold the bonds at $84 or $86. The bankers bought them. Then these same bankers stimulated a boom and government bonds went to par -- and above. Then the bankers collected their profits.
 
But the soldier pays the biggest part of the bill.
 
Boys with a normal viewpoint were taken out of the fields and offices and factories and classrooms and put into the ranks. There they were remolded; they were made over; they were made to "about face"; to regard murder as the order of the day. They were put shoulder to shoulder and, through mass psychology, they were entirely changed. We used them for a couple of years and trained them to think nothing at all of killing or of being killed.
 
Then, suddenly, we discharged them and told them to make another "about face" ! This time they had to do their own readjustment, sans [without] mass psychology, sans officers' aid and advice and sans nation-wide propaganda. We didn't need them any more. So we scattered them about without any "three-minute" or "Liberty Loan" speeches or parades. Many, too many, of these fine young boys are eventually destroyed, mentally, because they could not make that final "about face" alone.
 
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That's a part of the bill. So much for the dead -- they have paid their part of the war profits. So much for the mentally and physically wounded -- they are paying now their share of the war profits. But the others paid, too -- they paid with heartbreaks when they tore themselves away from their firesides and their families to don the uniform of Uncle Sam -- on which a profit had been made. They paid another part in the training camps where they were regimented and drilled while others took their jobs and their places in the lives of their communities. The paid for it in the trenches where they shot and were shot; where they were hungry for days at a time; where they slept in the mud and the cold and in the rain -- with the moans and shrieks of the dying for a horrible lullaby.
 
But don't forget -- the soldier paid part of the dollars and cents bill too.
 
 
This system and it's variations work the world over.  Has for centuries in one form or another!
 
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Posted 11 November 2015 - 04:06 PM

Don't forget General Smedley Butler on this day of remembrance for the veterans of America.


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