In a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC declared
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.
He goes on to explain why ... and proposes a solution - that if adopted would surely make a lot of people rethink their positions.
To listen to parts of this speech and learn more about General Smedley (who buy the way stopped a fascist coup by Wall Street to take over the US government in the 1930's) and to read more about his very interesting views and his proposed solution for reducing the motivation behind war -- click here.