3 Responses to “War Is a Racket by General Smedley Butler read by John Greenman”

  1. newensign says:

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  2. pete fairhurst 2 says:

    I’ve not watched the vid but I’ve read these which I think are fairly definitive



    “I reckon that most of you reading this have heard of the so-called “Business
    Plot,” which is sometimes described as “Wall Street’s Failed 1934 Coup” or “The
    Banksters’ Fascist Coup.” It refers to the planning of a coup against Franklin
    Delano Roosevelt by, among others, the Morgan and Du Pont families. And they
    would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for that meddling Smedley
    Butler and his talking dog. I could unwind the whole thing for you very quickly, but
    you know how I like to take the scenic route. So go grab yourself a box of Scooby snacks, because we’re about to take another winding trip in the Mystery Machine on our way to unmasking yet another hoax.

    n fact, the paper has spun out so
    long that I am actually breaking it into two parts, where I’ll get into details of
    Smedley Butler’s life and career, including the Bonus Army and the Boxer
    rebellion, only in the next installment. But by the end of Part 1, I think you’ll
    probably say to yourself “Zoinks, I can’t believe I ever fell for that!” “

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Second quote. Both quotes are at the start of paper 1. The author is not Mathis he’s an Israeli dissident

      “The argument I put forward here is very simple: The plausibility of the Business
      Plot rests on the assumption that Roosevelt’s policies (especially in 1933 and 1934) went against the interests of bankers, industrialists and wall street
      financiers—or at least a very powerful subset of them (including the Morgans and DuPonts who were implicated). Implied is that his policies were so beyond the pale that he was nearly deposed or turned into a puppet of a fascist government controlled by the likes of J.P. Morgan, Jr. On top of that, we also need to believe that Smedley Butler was the kind of guy who would stand up to the powerful bankers and rat them out due to his “patriotism, integrity, and dedication to democracy.” At the same time, we need to believe he’s the kind of guy the bankers would approach to lead the coup. . . even though by then he was already going around giving speeches condemning war profiteers and exclaiming that “War is a Racket!”

      You can see the story is already starting to fall apart under its own internal
      contradictions before I’ve even started to show that none of these assumptions
      are true: Roosevelt’s policies were practically dictated by wealthy bankers, Wall Street financiers, and big business; and Smedley Butler was a big fat phony.
      Well, he was actually short and skinny, but you see my point.

      The “business plot” was manufactured to make it appear to the public as if
      Roosevelt’s policies were really for the common good and not a big giveaway to
      bankers and industrialists. If they hated it enough to depose FDR, then it had to
      be good, right? By making people believe that a fascist coup was narrowly avoided, it gave the false impression that the country was not already a plutocracy fully controlled by Wall Street. Or, to be really forthright about it: fully controlled by (crypto-)Jewish bankers and industrialists.”