Friday, September 7, 2007

Major General S. d. Butler: 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 [I] 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.

h/t to The Peoples' Party

Read the book here. Or, read polishifer's illuminating excerpts.


PoliShifter said...

Hi Naj, thanks.

If you liked that post, check out my others at Pissed On Politics, my primary blog...

Here are a few:

Corporate Coup in the U.S. (prevented by General Butler)


The Goal

Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Iraq Oil Bush Cheney Chevron BP Shell Exxon - A Review

Care to swap links with I'll link you up to my blog at next update.

Larry said...

Think of how many millionaires will be created in this era of Corporate dominance, from the war.

Larry said...

All but one.