Messages for ANZAC day

The great slaughter of 1914-18. Let us never forget the young men who were sacrificed on the front-lines of faraway lands. Why did they invade a country that did not, nor ever intended to cause harm to us? Were they fighting for freedom? Were they fighting for a better life? They fought like heroes but wasted their precious lives for “none of the above”. They were sent off to be slaughtered to protect the interests of the kings, queens, “noble” families and the rich merchant classes of Europe.

Never again?

Never again?

The poor people are the ones who fight and die in the wars created by the “ruling class”. The Maoris need to wake up on that one. Seriously.

Some quotes showing why you hear the old soldiers saying “never again” but the sheep insist on being slaughtered over and over again. They certainly make sober reading:

“I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns.” – Woody Sez.

“I’m fed up with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” – George McGovern.

“In (General Alexander) Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used’ as pawns for foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger.

“Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one” – Bertrand Russel.

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Göering, during the Nuremberg Trials, 1946.

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RANGI MARIE aka Lady Justice
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 03:09:38

    “If there were more INDIGENOUS MOTHERS OF THE NATIONS – there would be fewer WARS”.
    By RangiMarie aka Lady Justice Te Arawa

    However the British empires head of states have $$dollar signs on their eyes, and people take 2nd place.

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  2. Lightbulb
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 04:17:51

    Hmmm, Just like the words sung by the Tuhoe people in the song Rua Kenana… “Let the white man fight a white mans war…”Lest we forget those men who gave thier life to fight in a war that wasn’t thiers,.

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