The more things change …….

You can only beat a dog for so long before it turns on you and attacks…

Finnish Perspective

I want to start off this diary with a nod toward Memorial Day which was this last Monday. When I was young Memorial Day simply meant that school would be out in a week or two and summer vacation began.

I also would like to pay homage to Maj. General Smedley Butler who gave this speech in 1933.

WAR is a racket. It always has been

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense…

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