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    The US rose to its predominant economic position during the nineteenth century, when the capitalist system was hardly what we call "free". It was the Gilded Age, the age of the robber barons and the rise of the Pinkertons as a private army used to secure the aims of capitalists. Even the US Marine Corps was an arm of commercial interests, Smedly Butler (the greatest Marine in history) single handedly secured American commercial interests in the hemisphere. (google Banana Wars and Small Wars Manual).

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    The US rose to its predominant economic position during the nineteenth century, when the capitalist system was hardly what we call "free". It was the Gilded Age, the age of the robber barons and the rise of the Pinkertons as a private army used to secure the aims of capitalists. Even the US Marine Corps was an arm of commercial interests, Smedly Butler (the greatest Marine in history) single handedly secured American commercial interests in the hemisphere. (google Banana Wars and Small Wars Manual).
    Smedly Butler isn't the most famous Marine in history, take my Ex Marine word for it.
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    Bernie Sanders Praises China For Eradicating Poverty By Killing All The Poor People

    U.S.—Presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders offered words of praise for China's successful reduction of poverty in many parts of the country by killing off all the poor people through government control of the economy.

    Sanders pointed out that the country has been very successful in eliminating vast swathes of poverty and also the poor.

    "America still has a lot of poor people, and that's because we haven't been aggressive in implementing socialist programs that cause mass starvation," Sanders said, his fingers flopping around like ten tiny wacky inflatable tube men. "Firing squads, death camps, breadlines---all of these are humanitarian tools in the arsenal of the government to shoot poverty in the face, and sometimes also the poor in the face, when it's necessary."

    The senator also pointed out that poor people, who often own fewer than three homes, don't contribute much to a socialist economy and "not much is lost" when these single-home-owners are shot or simply starve to death as the government can't even figure out how to get food to everyone, a problem even bad fast-food restaurants like McDonald's solved decades ago.
    https://babylonbee.com/news/bernie-s...he-poor-people

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Smedly Butler isn't the most famous Marine in history, take my Ex Marine word for it.
    Once a Marine, always a Marine?

    Others, from more recent memory, have taken Butlers place, but Smedly Butler personified American foreign policy. He wrote the small wars manual which was dusted off after 9-11. Butler had a prestige similar to Washington (who quelled a potential rebellion of veterans by force of personality), Butler's actions during the Bonus Army's march on Washington likely avoided more bloodshed (in contrast to Douglas MacArthur's show of force).

    I suppose even the Chesty Pullers will fade from conscience, but few left their mark on the Marines in quite the same way that Butler did. And not many saw as many wars as Butler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Once a Marine, always a Marine?

    Others, from more recent memory, have taken Butlers place, but Smedly Butler personified American foreign policy. He wrote the small wars manual which was dusted off after 9-11. Butler had a prestige similar to Washington (who quelled a potential rebellion of veterans by force of personality), Butler's actions during the Bonus Army's march on Washington likely avoided more bloodshed (in contrast to Douglas MacArthur's show of force).

    I suppose even the Chesty Pullers will fade from conscience, but few left their mark on the Marines in quite the same way that Butler did. And not many saw as many wars as Butler.
    Chesty is the man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Chesty is the man!
    Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.
    We know where he is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    And why was the US a very rich country back then? FREE MARKETS!
    Are you aware that most other countries in the world have free markets and are not as rich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    And now you use Scripture which you don't even believe in?
    And here's me thinking that Christians are supposed to feed the poor and help people who are in need.

    And using one's tax dollars to pay for services like roads, fire and police is one thing,

    paying for another person's food, housing, health care is another.
    See above about feeding the poor and helping people who are in need. And apparently using one's "tax dollars" to give generous tax cuts to the very wealthy, massively driving up the national deficit, is OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    And here's me thinking that Christians are supposed to feed the poor and help people who are in need.
    As far as I can tell Seer's morality consists of wanting to murder America's enemies and lusting after women. Helping the poor and needy seems to be something he's actively opposed to.

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