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Liberty Knows No Compromise
They say that there is no such thing as an “X” Marine but that is not true.
I am an “X” Marine. The day I became an “X” Marine was the day I learned about a young, cream of the crop (scholar, athlete, active in his community, etc), Southern boy being refused enlistment in the Marine Corps because he had the Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia tattooed on his deltoid–a location where it would have not been visible in any uniform he might have worn.
I have since came to realize that there are other reasons to be an “X” Marine. The Marine Corps advertises itself as “America‘s 911″ force and blatantly as an “expeditionary” force. How much more plain can you cay “imperialists’ goon and knee breaker?”
But, here on the approach to the much celebrated Marine Corps birthday, there was a Marine worth listening to as far back as 1933. — jtl, 419
War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of 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 masses.
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns six percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag. 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.
There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-
It may seem off for me, a military man, to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to.
I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military service.
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