Speech of Major-General Butler

by Butler, Benjamin F.

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In July, , the first of these men suggested that Butler attend a Legion convention to deliver a prepared speech on the importance of returning to the gold standard and supporting a bonus for veterans of the Great War. In , Butler published "Speech Sounds", a story set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where a pandemic has caused most humans to lose their ability to read, speak, or write. For many, this impairment is accompanied by uncontrollable feelings of jealousy, resentment, and rage. "Speech Sounds" received the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Title: Read Book > The Necessity of Rewards for the Detection of Crime: Speech of General Benj. F. Butler, of Massachusetts, Upon the Frauds on the Revenues of the Government, and Reply to Personal Attacks Upon Himself, RF8KCKQ4B4X6. War Is a Racket is a speech and a short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare.

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler quote: I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.   “War Is A Racket” by General Smedley Butler (Synopsis from WikiPedia; click the book cover to go to the site) ‘War Is a Racket’ is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler.

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War Is a Racket is a speech and a short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler discusses how business interests commercially benefit, such as war profiteering from had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States Author: Smedley D.

Butler, (Major General (Ret.), USMC). Includes Butler's letter responding to the invitation dated Maand Butler's and others' speeches given at the public reception for Butler held on April 2, Pamphlet, paper 18Pages:   During the FDR years, General Smedley Butler singlehandedly saved this country from a fascist coup by wall street financiers (including prescott bush, money launderer for fritz thyssen, a major german industrialist, war profiteer and financial backer of hitler).

Major General Smedley Butler Was a Fraud and a Liar. Speech of Major-General Butler book Saturday Aug Posted by Josh in Uncategorized even though by then he was already going around giving speeches condemning war profiteers, among them Morgan and DuPont, and exclaiming that “War is a Racket!” In the book, The Plot to Seize the White House.

Born on JOctavia Butler was a groundbreaking writer in American letters. The first science fiction writer to ever receive the MacArthur Fellowship, Butler transcended the conventions of her chosen genre, exploring issues of empathy, social normativity, self-destruction, conservation, and tribalism.

One of the few women of color publishing in a genre dominated by white men, Butler. InMajor General Smedley D. Butler, USMC, who had won the Congressional Medal of Honor twice, was approached by men representing a cabal of multi-millionaire industrialists and bankers. They hated President Franklin D.

Roosevelt, and they saw the New Deal as a threat to their interests. Among Speech of Major-General Butler book things, FDR had announced that the. Author of Private and official correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, Character and results of the war, Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj.

Butler, Private and official correspondence, Argument before the Tewksbury Investigation Committee, Speech of Maj.-Gen. Benj. Butler, Speech of General Butler, Butler's book. Benjamin Franklin Butler ( ) served in prominent positions throughout the course of his life, from being a Major-General in the Civil War to a Congressman and Governor of Massachusetts.

However, he is best known today for his time spent governing New Orleans, which helped earn him the moniker “Beast”.Reviews: 3. War Is a Racket is the title of the influential speech Butler delivered on a tour across the United States, as well the expanded version of the talk that was later published in and is now reprinted here.

This seminal piece of writing rings as true today as it did during Butler’s lifetime. In this shrewd and compelling book, Judith butler, the philosopher of Queer Theory and the performative theory of gender, takes up the thorniest problems of our day concerning the relation between speech and action, such as hate speech, pornography, and the military's policy that makes a declaration of homosexuality a punishable s: The Online Books Page.

Online Books by. Benjamin F. Butler (Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), ) An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article. Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), How to Prosecute and How to End the War: Speech of Maj.-Gen.

Benjamin F. Butler, at the Academy of Music, Thursday Evening, April 2, (Tribune War Tracts. Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) () Speech of Major-General Butler High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription.

Major General Butler's main point is spot on; war is (predominately) a racket arranged by politicians to achieve their own ends while attempting to disguise their war efforts as defending "freedom." However, the General only demonstrates that certain companies /5().

Get this from a library. Speech of Maj.-Gen. Benj. Butler, upon the campaign before Richmond, delivered at Lowell, Mass., Januwith an appendix, the two attacks on Fort Fisher, speech on the treatment of the Negro, delivered at Boston, Mass., February 4,speech of Hon. Geo. Boutwell, in reply to charges of Hon.

James Brooks against Gen. Benj. Butler. The first sentences of Butler's book, written in and mainly referring to World War I remain true today, "War is a racket. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious." Butler then rips into war profiteers who never shouldered a rifle yet made millions in blood money.

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After his retirement from the Marine Corps in the early s, General Smedley D. Butler embarked on a national lecture tour, where he gave his speech about how commercial interests benefit from war. The speech was well received and he wrote an expanded version. Returning to Quantico inButler was promoted to major general.

Resuming his task of making the base the showplace of the Marines, he worked to increase the public's awareness of the corps by taking his men on long marches and re-enacting Civil War battles such as Gettysburg.

On July 8,the Commandant of the Marines Corps, Major. WAR IS A RACKET by Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler - FULL AudioBook 🎧📖 | Greatest🌟AudioBooks Smedley Darlington Butler (J – J ) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his.

The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version that was published innow republished with a foreword by former governor of Minnesota and New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura.

Jesse Ventura reviews Major General Butler’s original writings and brings them up to date, relating them to our current political climate/5(3). Quotation by Major General Smedley Darlington Butler: 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 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

Speech of Gen. Gordon, delivered at Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 28, More Books/Printed Material like this. Running title: Life of Major-General Butler.

At head of cover title: General Benjamin F. Butler's life and services. Portrait of Butler on front cover. Also available in digital form. Smedley is about a highly decorated Marine - Major General Smedley Butler who accomplished so much beginning his career at the age of sixteen and who became an officer just a year later.

In this graphic novel, though the artwork leaves a lot to be desired, it features many of Major General Butler’s heroism in Cuba, Philippines, China, Haiti /5(9). Excerpt from a speech delivered inby Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

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 [ ]. War Is a Racket is the title of the influential speech Butler delivered on a tour across the United States, as well the expanded version of the talk that was later published in —and is now reprinted here.

This seminal piece of writing rings as true today as it did during Butler’s lifetime. War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler.

In these works, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare. Maj. Gen. Butler on being relieved, will repair to Lowell, Mass., and report by letter to the Adjutant General of the Army.” 9 Historian William C.

Harris wrote: “On the day after Appomattox, Ben Butler made an impromptu speech from the balcony of Willard’s Hotel in Washington in which he urged the disfranchisement of rebel leaders and. "With an appendix." First edition appeared in under title: A chaplain's campaign with Gen.

Butler. Also available in digital form. Bloodchild and Other Stories is the only collection of science fiction stories and essays written by American writer Octavia E.

story and essay features an afterword by Butler. "Bloodchild", the title story, won the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. Originally published inthe expanded edition contains two additional stories: "Amnesty" and "The Book of Martha".

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D.

Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer Reviews:. Yes, Major General “War is a Racket” Smedley Butler has his own graphic novel and it’s a fascinating, informative and a fun read.

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They achieve their goal with flying colors.Major General Smedley Darlington Butler quotation: 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.The prepared speech was to be written by Morgan associate John W.

Davis. To prove his Wall Street financial backing, MacGuire showed General Butler a bank book listing deposits of $42, and $64, and mentioned that their source was Grayson M-P. Murphy, director of Guaranty Trust Company and other Morgan-controlled companies.