Butler, an officer in the marines, ousted elected officials in foreign countries to protect democracy. After retiring he wrote how war’s a racket or machine for the rich.
I’d respect his writing if he would’t have gained so much from pushing war. He assembled his entire career around war. Then after he gained from war he turn around and tell people what wars is all about.
We need courage to refuse to do no harm or as little harm as possible to fellow humans.