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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Theme - Black Hawk Down

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

" Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die.

This was the 'war to make the world safe for democracy.'

No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason.

No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their

dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that

they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here.

No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might

be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents. They were just

told it was to be a "glorious adventure".

Thus, having stuffed patriotism down their throats, it was decided to make

them help pay for the war, too. So, we gave them the large salary of $30 a


All that they had to do for this munificent sum was to leave their dear

ones behind, give up their jobs, lie in swampy trenches, eat canned 'Pigswill' (when

they could get it) and kill and kill and kill...and be killed "

General - S.Butler - United States Marine Corps. " A Glorious Adventure, Kill , Kill , and be Killed "

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