Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler referred to war as a “racket”. Ex-SAS soldier Ben Griffin in a speech at an Oxford Union debate said that politicians, generals, and the arms Industry gained the most from war and conflicts. So why are we desecrating the memories of millions of people who died for lies?
I know that tempers and emotions are highly charged this weekend. Not just because the mainstream media has deliberately stoked up tensions about the impending pro Palestinian march on Armistice Day, but also because for many people, this is a day of remembrance, and gratitude for the fallen soldiers who died allegedly for our freedom.
Yet, history is brutal and should be examined from an emotionally objective position no matter who it offends, and unfortunately the history of modern wars has little do with freedom, and more to do with major profits for corporations and bankers.
Banking On Blood
Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler said in his book War Is a Racket, that:
“In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows. How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle? Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few — the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill” (Butler, S. (2018). War is a Racket. Jovian Press).
Ex-SAS soldier Ben Griffin, in a speech he made at an Oxford Union Debate in 2013 said:
“Fight for Queen and Country, what does that mean? It is a jingoistic phrase dreamt up by some propaganda merchant intent on stoking the fire of that false religion patriotism. The idea of fighting for Queen and Country is held tight by those who never have and never will actually fight. It is held by those who long to bask in the reflected glory of war. It is held by those who have no experience of the suffering that war inflicts. It is an idea held up by those who gain the most from war, Politicians, Generals, The Arms Industry and The Media” (Ex-British soldier Ben Griffin: Why we will not fight for Queen and country).
This is just two of many examples from soldiers and generals who have served in wars and discovered that it is an immoral scam, on mostly poor people from all racial backgrounds who serve on the front lines.
Bankers and corporations have been feeding and getting rich off the blood of humanity for hundreds of years, and if we really want to honour the fallen, we should do so by confronting the monsters that sent them to their deaths.
In my post We should never forget the lives sacrificed in the name of corporate greed, there are more examples of how wars and conflicts enrich bankers and corporations. It has never been about peace and democracy. I’m sorry to tell you this, but the history books are full of lies and misdirection.
Questioning Perpetual Protests Without Substance
So, whoever is marching today, whether you are pro Palestinian, or from the far right believing that you are preserving British tradition and the memories of the fallen; you are actually playing into the hands of the bankers and their well managed mainstream media propaganda machine.
For every bullet fired in a conflict or war, for every bomb dropped; slaughtering innocent civilians and babies, someone is getting richer. So, I’m asking those who are marching for the Palestinians, why are you protesting against corrupt governments who are clearly in the pockets of the bankers? Why not protest outside the headquarters of Chase Manhattan, J.P Morgan, Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, Bank of the City of New York, and Barclays, who all financed the Nazis, and continue to profit from wars and conflicts?
I ask the same question to those from the far right. Why are you not marching against the top ten companies who benefits from wars and conflicts, such as Airbus Group, BAE Systems, and Lockheed Martin?
All these protests and so called activists, yet the rich are getting richer. Something does not add up.
I’ve always questioned modern protestors and activist groups simply because nothing has changed. However, it all makes sense when we realise that many protestors and activist groups are funded by the bankers. (Read We Need An Alternative To Black Lives Matter).
So, I am asking everyone who is attending marches to to challenge their leadership with the the above information. Are you being misdirected? Has a group emotionally manipulated your anger and directed it against the wrong people?
If we are serious about changing the world then we have to ask very uncomfortable questions. Begging compromised governments and world leaders to stop wars is irrational.
Targeting asylum seekers and immigrants whilst screaming about a globalist plot to dilute European genetic heritage makes absolutely know sense when the enemies of humanity are staring us in the face.
Beware Of False Profits
What does make sense is that many non governmental organisations and activist groups have been compromised by accepting donations from billionaires and banking firms.
There are many false profits organisations tricking people from both the left, far right, and the centre of politics. Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, to name just a couple. These organisations captivate genuine people into believing that they are changing the world, but what they really end up doing is shaping the world in the interests of the banking elite.
I would gladly march arm in arm with members of the far right against the banking elite, if it meant the defeat of the global financial cartel; and if it meant the end of the financial exploitation for all countries; but I doubt that this will ever happen because I believe many leaders from all protest groups and political parties are compromised.
If we want to continue celebrating corporate crimes against humanity on Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, then so be it. Even I believe in an individual’s right to remain ignorant.
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