Smedley Butler – The Mussolini Affair… “”My friend screamed as the child\’s body was crushed under the wheels of the machine. Mussolini put a hand on my friend\’s knee. \’It was only one life,\’ he told my friend. \’What is one life in the affairs of a State.\’\” \’~”
(excerpt from chapter called \”To Hell with the Admirals\”)
By Hans Schmidt
Denied the commandancy, Butler did not dig in for a prolonged sulk as major general manqué. In the letter in which he vowed to block Naval Academy rivals for the next fifteen years, he also alluded to a resilience that precluded anything like General Barnett\’s last stand as commander of the Pacific: \”We must keep our faces to the Sun and out of the shadow. Keep our tails up and go on and what ever comes of this, it will be for the best in the end.\” Several months later he was making up his mind to retire.
He met with Arthur Burks for advice, after which Burks wrote him thoughtfully summarizing the pros and cons. Burks observed that \”the mental uncertainty which prompted you to ask me to that conference was totally unlike you, and came down in favor of early retirement and an offer fromJoseph Alber\’s lecture bureau.
Rewriting History with The Butler… “Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education. Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. “
RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 11:03:18 AM by rightwingerpatriot
Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education.
Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. The result is an ignorant public who then takes as gospel by what they see on the silver screen. Progressives know most people will never crack open a history text or read a biography, but they do know that people will take to heart the lies fed to them in the movies.
This reworking of our American history has been going on for decades. Our Founding Fathers are no longer pure. The American government conspires to kill its own president and to oppress those not in power. Most young people think that they saw the truth when they watched Oliver Stone‘s JFK. You can show them facts and figures showing how the movie was almost pure fantasy, but that makes no impact on their reasoning. Hollywood works overtime (probably with union breaks) to make strong Presidents weak in the eyes of the public and anti-American terrorists are really freedom fighters.
WATCH !!!!!! ~ Activist actress Fonda wears ´Hanoi Jane´ t-shirt to promote Nancy Reagan film, ´The Butler´
New York Post ^ | 7/26/13 | Staff
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 1:31:28 PM by Nachum
Jane Fonda´s turn as Nancy Reagan has outraged fans of the former first lady but the actress says “The Gipper´s” wife is happy she landed the role. “I don´t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters you know,” says the actress in a new clip promoting the film ´The Butler´ which follows the life of a White House worker who served eight presidents.
…..It would be remarkably generous and entirely naïve to suggest that the progressive wars against papists, alcohol, and laziness were popular rebellions, or that they constituted some focused resistance by the average people of the country.
It would also be naïve to consider that the goals of the progressives of the late 1800s and the early 1900s were not in sync with the goals of larger and increasingly global corporations of the major cities of the United States. It was this harnessing of the language and propaganda of the Christian progressives with the corporate capitalism that spawned and encouraged American’s participation in the great wars of the 20th Century, and the lesser ones.After having fought some of these wars, in the Philippines and elsewhere, retired Marine General Smedley Butler wrote his famous 1934 speech “War is a Racket.” It was in the early 1930s, an age of widespread hardship, and Butler was capitalizing on both his understanding of corporate-driven wars and on popular sentiment, in a Senatorial primary campaign that he would lose.
Butler had also had a falling out with Grayson Murphy, on whose behalf Butler claimed to have been approached in 1934 to lead an army of 500,000 men to install a dictatorship in the White House. The would-be dictator was identified as Brigadier General Hugh “Iron Pants” Johnson, a member of FDR’s brain trust, a FDR speechwriter and a New Deal planner. At the risk of repeating myself, the proposed dictatorship was fascist in orientation. A Congressional committee reviewed the Butler’s charges, and confirmed that indeed, such a plan existed, “… and might have been placed in execution when and if the financial backers deemed it expedient.”
Grayson Murphy was a co-founder in 1919 of the American Legion the purported source of the proto-army of 500,000, and a board member of organizations such as Morgan Bank, Goodyear and Bethlehem Steel.I mention this because among many other organizations, the American Legion still takes a strong stance for wars of the state, and suggests in its language, tone, and advertisers that to oppose state wars is to oppose and disrespect the draftees and volunteers who are the foot-soldiers of these wars.Eisenhower’s farewell speech, familiar to many, echoes no more than the contemporary understanding of the embedded industrial, military and political networks of his own era.
Those networks have grown, intertwined, and subsumed the policies and actions of the two major political parties in the subsequent decades. Today, as for several past decades, the warfare state benefits whether the elected President of the United States is a Democrat or a Republican.I think this connectedness of the state, state corporations and appointed and elected warmakers is the only way we can define the term “war.” Who can deny that bailed out banks and carmakers, subsidized, taxpayer-nurtured defense, technology, energy, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries are not state corporations?
Who would claim today that the incursions of the state into space, into the Internet, and into our backyards, front yards, kitchens, bedrooms, gun cabinets, bank accounts and safe deposit boxes is not a war conducted by the state?…..