#33 War is a Racket
When different ideologies, perspectives, and political views collide, it can result in serious conflict, leading to war. A timely example of this would be the ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine. If you look right into the main root of all strife (including this one), it all boils down to a pointless motive fueled by greed. And this unnecessary feud requires perpetual spending, which can lead to severe ramifications.
All of this for what? Ah yes, personal gain for power and money. Business interests commercially benefit from all warfares amidst the mass human suffering, and today Bryan will be discussing a specific book that explains that proposition very well.
This episode may be different from the previous ones, but this is undoubtedly a must-hear.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
[2:58] Understanding the Politics Divide
[4:07] Going over the severity of the Russian and Ukraine War and its consequences
[8:49] War is a Racket: “Why profit is the motivation of a war?”
[10:49] How the book talks about the increase of profit during World War I and II.
[11:17] The involvement of banks in a war.
[12:56] The people who have to vote for the war have to be the ones who have to fight the war.
[18:25] Why is it important to act on your motivations?
[18: 28] Tone down the drama, tone down the arguing, don’t fight someone you disagree with.
[6:38] “Behind every social, economic, or political problem is a pile of money that somebody controls.”
[9:12] “A racket is best described as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small inside group knows what it is all about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.”
[15:24] “Fear and greed drive all decisions.”