WHO KNOWS THIS STORY?
This film excerpt does a great service by introducing us to a bit of American history that has largely been buried by public education and the corporate media. But it's an essential element if one wishes to understand this nation's history. It reveals how this underbelly of capitalist power has schemed for many years to achieve their present status as rulers of the world.
Democracy in this country, and around the world, has been largely drowned by corporate power. Much of what we see in Washington is the facade - the illusion that democracy still exists.
We must be thankful for people like Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler. He showed great courage and respect for real democracy. We need more like him.
You can read Butler's short book War is a Racket here