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Behind the Crack-up of the Right

delren Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:21 PM
WAR Is a Racket Written by 2-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major Gen Smedley D Butler USMC, Retired 1933 Gen-S-B exposes the Warfare, Welfare States for the deception, theft, death they have caused. This book is an eye opener that cannot be impeached through responsible scholarship. The Warfare State, Welfare State are choking our Constitutional Republic to Death. Sound educatio, informed activism are 2 indispensable tools to restore Liberty. S-B: "WAR is a racket, It always has been, A racket is best described, I believe, as something that's not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it's about. It's conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. Out of war
Dancing Bear Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 6:22 PM
Yep, I agree reluctantly, finally, that our approach towards militarism has finally gone over the top. If we are to remain the good guys in our own hearts, we must bring most of 'em home and be ready to fight when directly confronted with PROPORTIONATE force.
delren Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:22 PM
a few people make huge fortunes. It's possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.

It's the only 1 international in scope, in which the profits are reckoned in $$, the losses in lives.

In World War I a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires, billionaires were made in the USA during WWI !

That many admitted their huge war profits in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows."

1933 - S-B: "I believe in adequate defense at the coastline, nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the US-$ only earns 6% over here, then it gets restless and goes
delren Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:25 PM
overseas to get 100%. Then the flag follows the US-$ and the soldiers follow the flag.

"I WOULDN'T GO TO WAR AGAIN TO PROTECT SOME LOUSY INVESTMENT OF THE BANKERS."

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There are only 2 things we should fight for 1 is the defense of our homes the other is the Bill of Rights.

"WAR FOR ANY OTHER REASON IS SIMPLY A RACKET !"

There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to.

It has its "finger men" to point out and "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "strategy men" to plan war preparations and a

"Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism !"

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent 33-yrs in active military service as a member of the USMC" S-B

In introducing his new book, "Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America," Paul Gottfried identifies a fundamental divide between neoconservatives and the traditional right. The divide is over the question: What is this nation, America?

Straussians, writes Gottfried, "wish to present the construction of government as an open-ended rationalist process. All children of the Enlightenment, once properly instructed, should be able to carry out this ... task."

For traditional conservatives, before the nation is born, "ethnic and cultural preconditions" must exist. All "successful constitutional orders," he writes, "are the expressions of already formed nations and cultures."

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