Does the Brass have any brass?Submitted by dwalters on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 13:49
Repeat after me:
"I, [state your name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
Unlike that of enlisted men, this Oath of Office doesn't include the words - "...I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me..."
If this post falls on relevant eyes and IF the rumors are true, I wish that even if you are unwilling to fire on American citizens that you answer that you would be willing to do so if asked. We need people like you where you are when/if it its the fan.
For those men and women that are still under the impression that you have been fighting for American freedom all of these years, I urge you to reconsider after pondering the words of the most decorated soldier in the history of the United States, Major General Smedley Butler. Please read the short 14-page booklet War is a Racket, and consider an often quoted statement that appeared in the magazine Common Sense in 1935:
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and 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 benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might 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."
In 1933, Butler outed The Business Plot - a deemed credible scheme by large business interests to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictatorship. Thankfully, Butler took his Oath of Office seriously. I hope the Brass has brass and will do the same.
With that, I'll leave you with this video concerning The Business Plot: