Sunday, 9 November 2014
90% of victims of war are civilians , lest we forget to move forward from bloodshed and work for peace. If as much money was put into this objective as there is nto killing and its misery it would benefit the whole world.
Those who benefit the most financially are those with investments in the war machine and land/resource grabbing. Today I feel reinforces the ideal of patriotism and militarism, in stark contrast to the original ' Armistice day' when the nations of the world hoped to be united in peace. The horrors and misery of World War 1 still need remembering, but not in a way that reinforces an ugly military agenda. Today politicians stand praying for peace while preparing for war...their hypocrisy abounds. The grisly facts and horrors of war in all our histories is worth more than all the false red poppy illusions that are being seen today. Sadly the red poppy today has been hijacked by arms companies, look how last week Lockheed Martin, the World's biggest arms company sponsored the Poppy Rocks Ball., and Thales joined Boris Johnson in a Big Red poppy Billboard at Westminster.
Today I remember all those sadly lost, in two World Wars but also those that everyday risk their lives to build peace and prevent conflict, and time turn to one another as friends, united in our goals working together, so that the future potential of conflict could be resolved to the extent that all the current spending on arms and the war machine was no longer necessary.
Posted by teifidancer at 11:00