CHOICE AND SYSTEM FOR THE PLANET
A Holistic Common Sense Structure for
Liberation of All
without War Through the New Foundation for the New World Vision
The below is an extraordinary document by Major General Smedley Butler (United States Marine Corps.) which exposes the real purpose of War. He wrote it in 1933, and from what we see in the article following, "Economic Hitmen and the Global Corporatocracy" of June 2007 by John Perkins, the same forces are at work now only bigger, more consolidated and way more organized. The (only) fortunate part about the passage of time is that we can not only see the patterns that repeat with the mergence of governments and corporations, but also to see the real enemy to Humankind and the Planet is War itself.
The immense loss of life, the tragedies, the heartaches and the maiming physically, mentally and emotionally of people (and their families) decade after decade after decade need not occur. War is a Racket and should be recognized as such. When the truth is known, would people then be willing to die for War, just for war's sake? With the capability and force of now wrecking whole nations and their civilizations as is now happening in Iraq, do we really want to put up with a structure that can and will essentially doom us all? Like a response to an errant behavior or an addiction of great magnitude an INTERVENTION is needed to STOP the reckless behavior on the Planet and to stop the consequences it holds for us all and to those it destroys on a human level. Without that response, we too, as we see in the Hall of Shame articles below, and An Institutionalized Global System that Incorporates Mass Murder that is now in the making by planners in the Military, we too will be consumed by those who have thrown away their souls in more ways than one. It is indeed time now to transcend the false limits and world of our nationalities and unite as One Humanity for the preservation of our World Soul before we too become accustomed to institutionalized mass murder and lose that thing that makes us human: warmth and caring (between fellow Man).
After his retirement General Butler wrote a book WAR IS A RACKET, which started as follows:
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.
And in a speech delivered in 1933, General Butler said:
I helped make Mexico, 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 benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could 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.
John Perkins: Yeah, well, that's - yeah, we, you and I, look at them as defeats, perhaps, and certainly anybody who lost a child or a sibling or a spouse in these countries look at them as disasters, as defeats, but the corporations made a huge amount of money off Vietnam, the military industry, huge corporations, the construction companies. And, of course, they're doing it in a very, very big way in Iraq. So the corporatocracy, the people that are in fact insisting that our young men and women continue to go to Iraq and fight, they're making a tremendous amount of money. These are not failures for them; they're successes from a very strong economic standpoint. And I know that sounds cynical. I am cynical about these things. I've been there. I've seen it. And, you know, we must learn not to put up with that anymore. All of us.
The Orwellian State of Israel
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"In this context, it
would seem that the musings of Maj. Peters issue less from a concerted
confidence in US power, than from a sense of growing desperation and
unease as the political, financial and energy architecture of the global
system is increasingly fragmenting under the weight of its own inherent
instability. Despite the seeming gloominess of the situation, however,
there is clearly fundamental dissent about the current trajectory of
American and Western policy at the highest levels of power. The source
remarked that "humanity is on the verge of a precipice, and either we'll
all just drop off the edge, or we'll evolve. I'm not sure what that new
human being might look like, but it will clearly have to involve a
completely new set of ideas and values, a new way of looking at the
world that respects life and nature."
"The Pentagon is
"War would end if the dead could return" – Stanley Baldwin
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