Daily Archives: November 10th, 2008

Smedley Butler, a Marine against the NWO

Today is the 233rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, an organization I was a part of from 1977 to 1984.

I was a 6112/6122, which in civilian speak is a helicopter/jet engine mechanic. Also I was an aircrewman for two years.

So to Marines past and present, Happy Birthday!

You may ask, “Why do you rant against the US government, don’t you believe in America, right or wrong?”

Aren’t all military vets required to think that, especially Marine veterans?

The short answer to the question is “NO!”

One of my personal heroes, a Marine veteran by the name of Smedley Butler, served the US Marines for many, many years, ending with the rank of Major General and was one of the most decorated Marines in the history of the Corps.

But it was in his post-Corps career that he made one of his most heroic stands. In his book, ‘War is a Racket‘, he exposes the nascent military-industrial-complex of his day for what it is.

A criminal organization:

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.” ( link )

The book wasn’t the only expose Butler did of the NWO, oh no. In 1934 Butler informed the US Congress that wealthy industrialists ( Prescott Bu$hco, anyone? ) were planning a military coup against President Franklin Roosevelt:

During the McCormack-Dickstein Committee hearings, Butler testified that through MacGuire and Bill Doyle, who was then the department commander of the American Legion in Massachusetts,[30] the conspirators attempted to recruit him to lead a coup, promising him an army of 500,000 men for a march on Washington, D.C., $30 million in financial backing,[31] and generous media spin control

[…]Despite Butler’s support for Roosevelt in the election,[3] and his reputation as a strong critic of capitalism,[citation needed] Butler said the plotters felt his good reputation and popularity were vital in attracting support amongst the general public, and saw him as easier to manipulate than others. ( read abstract here )

So was Butler a “traitor” against the industrialists who plotted to overthrow the government and put in a fascist regime?

Or was he a hero, even though he defended a President many claim today was part of the same NWO?

You see, the tag-team of ‘good cop, bad cop’ has been playing out for a century, as far as the US is concerned that is.

I don’t believe Butler was part of or aware of the NWO, other than the obvious MIC criminals he was ratting out.

And he was astute enough to recognise there was more happening behind the scenes than most Americans could even imagine at the time.

We need more heroes like that today.

Semper Fi!