U.S. Military — “Gangster for Capitalism”

War is a Racket”

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” Major General Smedley D. Butler, two time U.S. medal of honor winner, America’s most decorated soldier.

     The USA Imperial military has been marching overseas continuously since the 1893 overthrow of Hawaii. In Hawaii it was for corporate sugar interests and military bases for projecting U.S. power and domination. Today, including US ongoing wars and many global covert “Special Ops” it’s still about corporate interests including oil, power, domination, and the arms merchants of death – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumann, General Dynamics, etc. It’s not about “Freedom & Democracy,” but does anyone care?

     Today’s migrants (really refugees) from Central America and other places around the world are often fleeing countries where the U.S. created or supported military coups for corporate interests that led to extreme poverty, violence, repression and chaos. See a list of countries.


Do you think the U.S. might just have something to do with people fleeing their countries?

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October 26, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 892nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office