Hello again. I've started writing my book. Chapter 1 might be in the context of marine general Smedley Butler's War is a Racket. Thoughts?

Leo Black VFW World War II 08/25/2018. 10 answers
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Some of you know me from a previous thread. I was a soldier in the Second World War. I enlisted at the ripe age of seventeen. I had to fib about my age just to get in. That wouldn't work in contemporary times. My dad was in the Great War. That was "The war to end all wars." I really felt a passion...

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Joseph hola 08/27/2018.

Just do it.


pianoman 08/27/2018.

Why do you need other people's thoughts? Are you writing this book or are trying in a round about way to get someone else to write it for you?


bluebellbkk 08/27/2018.

Just write the book the way you want to write it, but here's one 'thought' for you: making chapter one a discussion of "the many different thoughts and angles about various military outfits and their responses to war" will only bog your readers down and bore them very quickly.


Marli 08/27/2018.

I don't know about General Butler. I don't know if you intend to write about him, about your father, about your wartime experiences or about your views about the necessity of waging wars.

Actually you don't need our opinions of General Butler or about war as a scam by the military industrial complex. Your considered opinion is the opinion you want to argue. You want to convince us it is valid. So bring together your facts and write persuasively.

Besides, most of us here were born after General Butler's death. We may have hazy ideas of World War I, if we think about it at all.


Crow 08/27/2018.

My thought is you'll never write a book. You'll just keep talking about wanting to.

I'm getting quite old, and I've been a pro writer for 30 years, and I have seen literally thousands like you. Talk,talk,talk,talk, but never writing.


ProfGene.Togolot 08/27/2018.

This could apply to the wars after the Korean war thought the Vietnam war led us into an inflation. The most unnecessary war that did seem like not only a war crime but a business enterprise was the Iraq war. Everything about was wrong as we attacked a sovereign nation without provocation the first charge against the Nazis at Nuremberg and we claimed we were going to fund it with the oil but instead lost a lot of money on the war though there were those who did profit from it such as mercenaries like Blackwater. and of course as always the arms industry who profit whether win or lose.


? 08/27/2018.

Yeah, you have to start writing. Your outline start is good, now start it.


Dont Call Me Dude 08/27/2018.

It's a shame you're pimping off of such a great man, who saved the U.S. from a fascist coup, with your silly repeated repost spam.

"[I'm retired and] my one hobby is, maintaining a democracy. If you get these 500,000 soldiers [in the veterans group] advocating anything smelling of Fascism, I am going to get 500,000 more and lick the hell out of you, and we will have ourselves a real war right here at home." -- General Smedley Butler to fascist conspirator Gerald McGuire


Anonymous 08/27/2018.

Chapter two.........RANGER SCHOOL!


GWW 08/27/2018.

At some point you have to stop asking for approval and just write.


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