Tag Archives: Major General Smedley Butler

Where have all the fathers gone

by Anthony J. Marsella On this day honoring fathers, too many fathers have been and are being lost to war. General Smedley Butler’s words from 1935, in his book “War is a Racket” reminds us of who is benefitting from … Continue reading

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Another flag?

Flags symbolize different things to  different people. Generally, to one group they symbolize patriotism, bravery, and military success. To another, they symbolize mindless killing, inhumanity, and a stimulus to endless cycles of murder, destruction, and revenge. Two veterans who fought courageously … Continue reading

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