General Smedley Butler: I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…. I could have given Al Ca…

General Smedley Butler: I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…. I could have given Al Capone a few hints… I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys…. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street…. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers…. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

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