Sunday, January 21, 2007

So who is Smedley Butler?

Smedley Darlington Butler was in opinion on of the most courageous Americans of the last century. Never heard of him? It's not surprising. I have tried to write about him in letters to editors of various newspapers and they always find some reason for cutting out all references to his exploits. Butler was a Maj. General, a WWI veteran who went to bat for the rights of veterans, sticking his neck out the way no politician would dare today.
That's only part of the story. The swine who are running our puppet government today are the same ones who tried to undermine Roosevelt's New Deal back in the '30s and '40s. Corporate corruption of Democracy was well on its way in those days.
In a nutshell: Butler - a highly decorated and trusted American - was approached by members of the banking and Wall Street gang to literally overthrow the Roosevelt administration. Butler went along with them for a while, gathering evidence, and then went to Congress to expose the plot. Just as today, both parties ran scared, and refused to indict anyone. Sound familiar? You can read the whole story in a book called THE PLOT TO SEIZE THE WHITE HOUSE by Jules Archer. Just put in Butler's name and read all about him.
Believers in truth. You have a rocky road ahead of you. Hang in there!!!