Sunday, August 24, 2014

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.

(Smedley D. Butler)

(art by Otto Dix)

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