Major General Smedley Darlington Butler: ATS Idol

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posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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American history is rife with great americans who fought the central bankers and the system they now have in place. Among the more notable are Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy and the man of whom this thread is about.. USMC Maj. Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler. S.D.Butler was twice awarded the Medal of Honor and fought in numerous campaigns around the world. after being snubbed for the position as Commandant of the Marine Corps, Butler retired from the marines in 1931. In 1935 he wrote a book entitled "War is a Racket".

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I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.


Many of you on ATS may or may not be familiar with this great american. His greatest claim to fame is stopping a coup organized and funded by the banking and business elite of america to overthrow the administartion of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. "The Business Plot" as it became to be called was to be led in fact by this very man. The Plotters asked Butler to lead an army of disgruntled WW1 vets, 500,000 of them, and march on Washington D.C. to establish a facist government headed by the wealthy elite. Butler secretly went along with the plot until he felt he had enough evidence to go to congress with it. Unfortunately congress felt Butler story was less than true and therefore none of the plotters ever saw the inside of a cell or any other kind of punishment. In fact, they werent even named publicly! Talk about being in the pockets of the wealthy elite. (congress)

The Business Plot




Butler continued to rail against Wealthy elite until he checked himself into a philadelphia hospital in 1940 where he died of an incurable condition of the upper gastro-intestinal tract, possibly cancer.. he is buried in Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester, PA.

Major General Smedley D. Butler follows a long line of great americans who resisted the central bankers (federal reserve) take over of the american way of life gaureenteed to us by our anti-central banker founding fathers... Personally he is my hero and i think a hero of all of us ATS'ers... may he rest in peace.


I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies ... If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

(Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826)


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posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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hmm i had no idea about this business plot.. they dont teach us this stuff in high school, its not in our books, our teachers prolly dont even know of it. it has been supressed in the minds and forgotten by the media... conveniantly of course. Smedley Butler is a great man. Right up there with Pres. Gen. Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson in anti-bank sentiment. very informative thread



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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A star and flag, for you good sir.

Thanks for teaching me something new today.

Mike



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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How sad is it that we have to learn about this from a BBC source?



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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His book "War is a Racket" is worthwhile reading. He brings up many good points. For instance, in a war we are asked to sacrifice the lives of our children but munitions manufacturers don't sacrifice their profits. In fact, their profit margins increase.

He proposed that in times of war, all military personnel should be paid the same as the lowest soldier. After all, the E-1 on the front line is risking his life, why should an admiral sitting in the wardroom of an aircraft carrier get paid more? Who is in the most danger?

I would extend that idea to every executive of every company that supplies the military, as well as every government employee from the POTUS to postal clerks. I would further suggest that any congressperson who votes for war must have their children and grandchildren serving on the front lines.

If everyone had to make sacrifices for the wars, we would miraculously have a lot less of them.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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i like that idea, its the same in civilian society... why does a basketball player make more money than a nurse? ya know.. Smedley Butler in modern times is a hard find, he was a great man.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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The Marine Base in Okinawa is named after him.
Interesting history, I didnt know this about him.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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The greatness of this man is only that he was honest in documenting his military actions in a book.

He was basically a licensed commando who was used by businesses to protect their investments whether on home soil or abroad.

The history of how the US made its money bulldozing its way into countries seems to have been white washed. I can only imagine the people who were exploited in the end.

I admit I am naive to how a Government profits from wars either big ones or small. But I am sure Butler or the US military did it for free.

Just my uneducated opinion.

Rhain



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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I have definitely learned something new today. Thank you for sharing this. I had never heard of this plot.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Bump S&F. This is a very timely, relevant and amazing story. Any ATSer not aware of this failed coup will do well to do their own research also. This is a very real incident in Americas history that is rarely if ever covered by mainstream US media. It's almost as if it was deliberately erased from the nations memory.

There was a very prescient film in 1964 (with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster) that delt with the same issues that faced Butler in '34. I recommend it to every one. 'Seven Days in May'.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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I read about this guy last year and he was brutally narrative about his involvement in the use of the military as a broad-sword for big business and high finance.

To this, I have a question.

Do US soldiers (or soldiers of any country for that matter) not see their services as those espoused by Smedley or is it an act of terrorising the human soul that makes men fight for whatever reason their country deems fit?

I say this given the vast amount of information available that suggests that Smedley is 100% correct in his assertion, the most recent case being Iraq and Afghanisthan.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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man won the medal of honor twice and should have had it three times. he was a true hero. have read ab out him before and his role in the proposed coup. not mentioned in this article is that one of the plotters was prescott bush. he was later sanctioned by the senate for helping to fund the nazis during ww2.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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butler after realizing what he had done forever after till his death preached the truth about the bankers and theyre nerfarious ways.. hes an american hero.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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Great post
You might find my post interesting as well
Smedley Butler - Pawn of the NWO

I spent thirty three years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.

I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents. ~ Smedley Butler

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posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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S&F, I purchased dozens of his book "War is a Racket" and passed them out, even took some to the local legion hall. He is and will always be in the top three greats of all time.

Although he knew he was doing it (engaging in conflict) to protect the major corporate interest, he was also doing it to protect those naive people who worked in these foreign countries for these corporations, a catch 22, protect Americans but also the greedy corporate fascist money machine.

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Do this and Smedley D. Butler will be looking down on you and patting you on the back for being a brave and conscientious American.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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Smedley Butler was one tough old S.O.B. because he was a Marine.

He wrote a fascinating book which I have not had the opportunity to read yet, but everyone I have talked to that has read it says it's a great book by a greater man.

I tend to buy my books rather than check them out from the library so I can re-read them over and over, because each time I glean a bit more information from a different context, perspective, or based on a new perception because of something else I have read.

War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

I read about Smedley Butler in the book which I created the thread below on.

The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

I then dug up as much information as I could on the man.

The power elite made the false assumption that Butler was a fascist like them.

He nailed their collective butts to the walls with F.D.R. and shot down a coup on the Presidency.

Not many men would actually turn down an offer to take over the White House if the President were deposed, or suddenly incapable of running his position of power.

Butler saw what they were asking was tantamount treason.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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It is a shame he didn't lead the 500,000 troops into the city and throw out the congress - kill all the bankers and repeal all the laws protecting banks and corporations.

I can only hope that just around the corner the revolution is brewing, and that the scum who have floated to the top will get a bullet in the head, which they so richly deserve.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Not only do they not teach it in highschool, but my poli sci professor in college suggested that Butler was a fascist and willing conspirator in the business plot. He had no idea that Butler had been printed in socialist magazines or that he had testified to congress regarding the plot, nor that he had threatened to raise troops to counter the plot if needed. It took some doing to show him the light on that one.



posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by The Vagabond
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Not only do they not teach it in highschool, but my poli sci professor in college suggested that Butler was a fascist and willing conspirator in the business plot. He had no idea that Butler had been printed in socialist magazines or that he had testified to congress regarding the plot, nor that he had threatened to raise troops to counter the plot if needed. It took some doing to show him the light on that one.


It would be safe to say your Political Science teacher was either oblivious to the facts, had been mislead, or he took after the old Russian way of seeing things as a propaganda master.

The political science officer on Russian submarines was there to make sure no one believed any differently than the spoon-fed propaganda, or if they did, he wrote reports on them, being a political snitch.

Did your professor finally admit he was wrong, or was he still hovering on the edge?

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posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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If you were not aware of it already our education is subject to "political cleansing" It is one of the ways the "overlords" keep us dumb and happy. The banks created and funded the economic departments in the Universities and now draw employees from them. Link 2Link 1

History is another area subject to "political cleansing" The real story of the First Thanksgiving is a study in the failure of communism despite the pilgrims Puritan convictions! More recently the role of the ruling elites in our country's evolution has been erased, so it is no wonder Major General Butler's role in history has been twisted.

I sometimes wonder if the Central Bankers are also planning to take out Obama, so they can install their own government.



“... Over the last quarter-century, historians have by and large ceased writing about the role of ruling elites in the country's evolution. Or if they have taken up the subject, they have done so to argue against its salience for grasping the essentials of American political history. Yet there is something peculiar about this recent intellectual aversion, even if we accept as true the beliefs that democracy, social mobility, and economic dynamism have long inhibited the congealing of a ruling stratum. This aversion has coincided, after all, with one of the largest and fastest-growing disparities in the division of income and wealth in American history....Neglecting the powerful had not been characteristic of historical work before World War II. ” hnn.us...







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