“War Is a Racket” is a speech done by the most famous US Marine, General Smedley Butler after he retired from service. He gave a speech like this all over the United States from 1935 to 1937. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, twice!
I have read many works about this. For example, essay writers on the https://essayswriters.com/ site in their articles describe successful military operations in the Caribbean Sea and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite these successes and his status as a hero, Butler gradually comes to the conclusion that the main purpose of all wars is to make a profit for the big capitalists - arms and equipment manufacturers - and bankers. "War is a racket and always has been." – Smedley Darlington Butler.

I am now delivering this speech as Smedley Butler!

It is great stuff.

“War Is A Racket”, Major General Smedley Butler

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 6 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. Read the rest of this entry