Unfortunately, the world forgot and has failed to recognize the truth that war is a racket.
Veterans Day is one of those days that I tend to keep to myself. I don’t celebrate it with the usual red, white, and blue fashion that most Americans celebrate it with. As a veteran, I tend to back away when people ceremoniously thank me for my military service. I’ll admit, it felt good as a young man when people put me on a pedestal, thanking me, and sometimes buying me lunch when they saw me in uniform out in public. I feel much different now today. My service is not something that I wear on my sleeve anymore, literally and figuratively. It’s all due to the fact that I now understand the truth about the current wars and the wars that have happened in the past century. All brought about by the same machinations seeking to bring the world under the umbrella of a global government. At the same time, many bankers, special money interests, and the military industrial complex make and have made huge profits off the the blood spilled on the battlefields. General Smedley Butler said it best: “WAR IS A RACKET.”
Although our Founders warned us about the dangers of a standing army, Americans today worship the military. It is one of the foundational pillars that make up the politically correct form of patriotism that has permeated our culture since 9/11. People proudly say, “NEVER FORGET!”, but they have forgotten the bloodshed, the destruction, and the enormous toll that war takes from a generation affected by it. Thus, they continue to send their children off to war with alacrity, and cheer on the constant bloodshed like a sporting event. Humanity has not changed one bit throughout history. Just like the pomp and colorful parades that the European countries held as they sent their youth off to the killing fields of World War I, Americans today are doing exactly the same thing.
World War I (1914-1918), or The Great War, was heralded as “the war to end all wars”. The hidden goal of the conflagration was to unseat the old European monarchies, which took place in Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary, and establish a world governing body. It ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918. 11+11+11=33, a Masonic number meant to herald a world governing body that was to take shape for the benevolence of mankind and supposed world peace. Thus, the League of Nations was formed as the synthesis of the Great War, but failed in great part due to the lack of Senate ratification by the U.S. government. A costlier and deadlier war was in order, thus Hitler rose to power with the help of the same banker and secret society machinations that brought about the First World War, and millions of people perished in the worldwide slaughter. Out of the ashes of World War II came the United Nations, a world governing body advertised as a necessary establishment to prevent a future World War III. Simply put, world wars bring about world governments. That was the main purpose of both of them. Both masterminded and carried out by a cabal that are seeking to enslave the human race. Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria have all been brought about for the same purpose. Yet, the people of the world, especially Americans, are tricked time after time, never learning from history and never questioning why we must go to war in the first place.
It’s a sad indictment of the human condition. The mass of people are truly unquestioning sheep and have been throughout history. Generation after generation have fallen for the lies and sent their youth off to the battlefield to be slaughtered for the gain of a tiny elite and their banker cohorts. They falsely believe the lie that the establishment spoon feeds them and repeat it ad nauseam.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels
One of the biggest oft-repeated lies is that the military defends our freedom. Recently, President Trump announced that troops will remain in Syria to guard the oil fields there. Does our freedom equate to the natural resources of a sovereign nation that did not invite us to be there in the first place? It should be, now more than ever, painfully obvious that our military has not spent the last 18+ years in the Middle East to defend our freedom. But, just as history shows, the public continually misses the painfully obvious truth even when it hits them in the face. So the cycle continues. The earth is drenched with blood and the ruling class reaps the benefits of your son or daughter’s ultimate sacrifice. They hand you a folded American flag and tell you that your loved one died defending America. Why do you believe them?
This is why I don’t celebrate Veterans Day with the patriotic zeal that most Americans have for this holiday. To me and others like me, it’s a day of remembrance and reflection for those of us that were used by our country through our innocent belief and patriotism, for an agenda that is completely and totally contrary and incompatible with the oath of enlistment that each one of us took when we raised our right hands before Almighty God to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. To most, unfortunately, it’s just another day to worship the perpetual war machine and reinforce the Big Lie.
I want to share a few profound quotes from General Smedley Butler’s concise read, 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.
It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and “we must all put our shoulders to the wheel,” but the profits jump and leap and skyrocket — and are safely pocketed.
In the World War, we used propaganda to make the boys accept conscription. They were made to feel ashamed if they didn’t join the army.
With few exceptions our clergymen joined in the clamor to kill, kill, kill. To kill the Germans. God is on our side . . . it is His will that the Germans be killed. (Emphasis mine. Since 9/11, this fact is now more true than ever. If you go to most churches nowadays, you will hear the cry for blood from the pulpits along with the idolatrous worship of the war machine. All in name of Jesus. Just replace Germans with Muslims.)
Well, eighteen years after, the world has less of democracy than it had then. (You can say that again, General.) Besides, what business is it of ours whether Russia or Germany or England or France or Italy or Austria live under democracies or monarchies? Whether they are Fascists or Communists? Our problem is to preserve our own democracy. (For today, one could ask what business is it ours what government Syria or Iraq or Venezuela or Afghanistan or Iran live under?)
We must take the profit out of war.
We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.
We must limit our military forces to home defense purposes. (And that’s it!)
And a final quote from a speech he made in 1933:
I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
I truly wish I would’ve read this when I was 18 instead of being taken in by the emotional zeal and fervor that permeated America in 2004 when I enlisted. At the same time, I believe I probably would’ve never woken up to the truth had I not joined the military since several seeds were planted when I was in that sprouted and drove me on my quest for answers. God only knows. A few seeds were planted even before I enlisted and I remember that something in my spirit didn’t feel right when I signed the dotted line. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was at the time because I was dead set on going in and making a career out of the military. Now I know. And I know others know as well. Whether or not they act upon the truth is up to them. I just sincerely hope my writings can save a potential recruit from signing the dotted line and putting their life in the hands of a class of men that see them as merely cannon fodder. If this blog could save just one life, it’ll be worth more than anything to me.
– A Citizen