capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt15..

my Memorial Day muse..Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler was the gringo’s military machine’s most decorated soldier. He led gringo marine troops in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, overseeing imperialist incursions throughout the Global South. From Cuba to Puerto Rico to Mexico to the Dominican Republic to Haiti to Nicaragua to China and to the Philippines, etc, Butler oversaw the mass murder of thousands upon thousands upon thousands upon thousands of Global South BIPOC. Being a participant/observer of this horrific slaughter, with these countries transformed into open air abattoirs, he became, to put it mildly, horrified and disgusted with the barbaric criminality he and his troops were committing. This disgust was expressed in a small book published in 1935, “WAR IS A RACKET”. Just a couple of his thoughts from this antiwar classic- “I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism “. The planetary gangsterism of capitalism exposed by one of its henchmen.. My take on a popular tag line, “The Few, The Proud, The Mass Murderers…The Marines..” Times Change yet The World becomes even more fucked up…Anima Mundi o Muerte, Venceremos!🪘🙏🏽✌🏽

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