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History of militarism and its involvement in current Republican politics
Edited on Sat Nov-26-05 03:08 PM by dennisnyc
This new topic is awaiting edits. It was started by Philip Shore.

This topic—ironically-- most professional researchers will not find is not discussed in the academic community. A few not so famous scientists, and one president Dwight D. Eisenhower mentioned it, in a speech.

Today-- more then ever-- before should research be done about it to stop the root causes of war.


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"In the councils of government, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
unsought, by the military- industrial complex."

Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation
January 17, 1961


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Smedley Butler is important to remember when we think of the history of US militarism.

http://co.quaker.org/Writings/SmedleyButler.htm

On War, by U.S General Smedley Butler (1933)

I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it.




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