War for money

BEFORE the current fog over the Crimea there were those in Britain who sought to revise the First World War and claim it as a source of national pride and dress up the deaths of 13 million+ as a price worth paying in a “just war”. Were the millions of workers led into a war between ruling elites of bankers and aristocrats “lions led by donkeys” or true sons of freedom defending all that was good in Britain?

The debate is a smokescreen to hide one of the greatest mass murders in history, it’s hardly surprising those who want to celebrate the generals and spirit of Empire and claim the war as “just” are the privileged great-grandchildren of the “donkeys”. War weary Brits know the current conflict has the same roots as previous conflicts between elites, the gangster capitalism of the Russian oligarchs versus the free market plunderers of the neoliberal European club, the lessons then, as now, are the same, a lot of our people die, the rich pillage, and their pride is our shame,(“all wars are fought for money” Socrates 470-399 BC) Mr T King Five Locks Road Cwmbran

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1:09pm Wed 7 May 14

Mervyn James says...

Slaughter on an industrial scale. A war run by completely incompetent old men who by rights we should have put up against a wall and shot. An entire generation sacrificed by stupidity. Rightly we respect the fallen, but we should have executed those who sent them for crimes against humanity.
Slaughter on an industrial scale. A war run by completely incompetent old men who by rights we should have put up against a wall and shot. An entire generation sacrificed by stupidity. Rightly we respect the fallen, but we should have executed those who sent them for crimes against humanity. Mervyn James
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6:46pm Wed 7 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

One of the main causes of both world wars was nationalism - which is a completely irrational ideology as national borders and national identities are purely artificial human-made concepts . The reality is that there is only one race on earth which is called the human race and that we all live in a global village. Mind you, the internationalism of cut-throat western capitalism and hypocritical soviet communism have also been disasters.
One of the main causes of both world wars was nationalism - which is a completely irrational ideology as national borders and national identities are purely artificial human-made concepts . The reality is that there is only one race on earth which is called the human race and that we all live in a global village. Mind you, the internationalism of cut-throat western capitalism and hypocritical soviet communism have also been disasters. Katie Re-Registered
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