For those of you who have been taught to be conventional or traditional in thought and belief, and who adhere strictly to whatever our government and mainstream media tell us, I have some alarming news: How do we know a war is actually a racket, a fake conflict carried out for purposes of power-grabbing, border-redrawing, and money-slurping? When their ROE includes laughable articles like the Geneva Conventions and other mandates that clearly hamstring one or more opponents and thus draw out wars and conflicts interminably. This kind of behavior, one that puts trillions of dollars into the pockets of a few at the expense of the rest of us, is criminal and must be punished. But before we can mete out justice, we must study the molecular nature of it using hypercritical, nondestructive imaging and understand this organic machine inside out.

The aim of Part Two of my seven-part series is to continue my essay on the absurdity of war and once again plunge into the murky abyss. Given many of the concepts I present here are sacrilege to the average American, I beg your indulgence. I kindly ask that you simply listen and read with an open mind, consider my words, do your own research and analysis, then do something constructive and productive to counter the moves of the beast that kills so many of us good people. . . .

Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the 16 August 1819 massacre at Peterloo.
Excerpt from a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the 16 August 1819 massacre at Peterloo.

War is a Racket

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler coined the phrase and wrote the book, War Is A Racket. Several copies of the original 1935 edition are often on Newer models are available from Amazon.

His brilliant expose introduces the concept of war as a money-making game that kills and maims good men who are blindly fighting for a hidden power that cares little for the ordinary fighting man and, these days, woman. Here we evaluate the veracity and authenticity of war and conflict to show that it is much more than a battle between one or more nations. There are many hidden agendas and motives we must learn about and understand, so we can somehow counter them in the next generation. But how do we even begin to evaluate a war, let alone its millions of moving parts?