Category:War is a racket
The category is for articles and documents that expose profit (often deeply corrupt) as the real motivation for waging war and perpetrating organised violence. The name refers to a book by US Major General Smedley Butler:
"I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism ... Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. ... 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. ... 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."
- Major General Smedley Butler, US Marine Corps, 1933
Pages in category "War is a racket"
The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.