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"War is a Racket" - by Major Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC (ret.)(Glenn Jacobs' narration)

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Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC

1881 - 1940

double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

"I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was part of a racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service." Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940) [source]


narrated by Glenn Jacobs

(WWE wrestler and Ron Paul supporter)

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