This is Major General Smedley Darlington Butler's 1935 classic piece on what war is all about in reality. This is a must hear for any of those people who still believe war is fought primarily for freedom, sovereignty, democracy, God & country, and a whole host of other propagandistic "reasons".
War is fought for the economic benefit of the very few at the expense of the very many, even at the expense of generations not yet born.
It is one of the greatest understatements you will ever hear to say that war is a horrific thing, but to think that one of the biggest reasons it is fought is for the benefit of a handful of individuals causes an even greater indignation in the breasts of all those with an inkling of compassion. With this realization comes a horror all its own.