Smedley butler Quotes

"At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the W...

"At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War [I]. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows." -- Smedley Butler, "War is a Racket"
📅︎ Jan 23
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"For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a sus...

"For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it." -- Smedley Butler
📅︎ Dec 17
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"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the banke...

"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." - Smedley Butler
📅︎ Nov 07
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"There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has ...

"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-Capitalism." -Smedley Butler
📅︎ Sep 05
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"I believe in adequate defense a...

"I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else." -Smedley Butler (on interventionism)
📅︎ Mar 02
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