The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. In the First World War a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, April 22, A little increase in profits of approximately per cent. When the Armistice was signed it was indeed a sad blow to the wrench manufacturer. And we probably have those yet.
He even ran for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania as a Republican. But there is a way to stop it. What does it profit their children? Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die.
The next war, according to experts, will be fought not with battleships, not by artillery, not with rifles and not with machine guns. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service.
How the bankers made their millions and their billions I do not know, because those little secrets never become public — even before a Senate investigatory body. According to one report, the man who approached Butler, Gerald C. There you have some of the steel and powder earnings.
This committee received evidence from Maj. Physically, they are in good shape; mentally, they are gone. That is how the 21, billionaires and millionaires got that way. When he returned home minus an eye, or minus a leg or with his mind broken, they suffered too -- as much as and even sometimes more than he.
I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket It will be fought with deadly chemicals and gases. Depression and all its attendant miseries.
They were a patriotic corporation. The shipbuilders felt they should come in on some of it, too. We send our professional soldiers and our sailors and our politicians and our diplomats to these conferences. All that traffic will bear. Edgar Hoover about the matter.
We must take the profit out of war.
It was a simple manipulation. It is international in scope.Smedley Butler Smedley Darlington Butler was born in Pennsylvania on 30th July, His father, Thomas Stalker Butler, was a lawyer and politician and in was elected to the House of Representatives. The practice of big business promoting war to profit materially was firmly in place by the time Major General Smedley D.
Butler wrote about it in his anti-corporate pamphlets. This historical biography explores the life of Butler, a little-known American Marine who exposed an alleged fascist coup to remove President Franklin D.
Roosevelt from office. Sep 27, · General Smedley Butler & the Plot of · Corporate Treason in the s and s Treason, Police State, Biggest Moneymaker of All Time Was WWII, Corporate Treason in the s and s.
Aug 29, · InGeneral Smedley Darlington Butler reported to the FBI that he’d been approached by leaders of the American Legion to leadmen into battle against Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s government and install a ultimedescente.com: Caitlin Russell. Major General Smedley Darlington Butler was a maverick Marine, the emblem of the old corps, and one of the most controversial figures in Marine history.
By General Smedley D. Butler That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature. Though he died inthe highly decorated General Butler (two esteemed Medals of Honor) deserves to be heralded for his timeless message, which rings true today more than ever.Download