A fellow I do a fair amount of business with posted on social media today that this is not a day for “antiwar propaganda.”
Veterans’ Day was originally Armistice Day, in commemoration of the cessation of hostilities in World War I. The armistice was signed in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.
For four years, Europe tore itself apart, and sent millions of men into a meat grinder for no good reason. Tens of thousands would die, and the front would move a matter of yards.
Especially on this hundredth anniversary of the original Armistice Day, how does anyone seriously expect to honor the fallen without any discussion of the madmen who sent them into this horror?
Did their deaths occur in some abstract realm, outside time, space, and causation?
Or were they killed in specific ways, under orders from particular people?
Anyone speaking in mere platitudes today is an enemy of mankind.
The left-liberals and neoconservatives alike, who always seem to put aside their pretend differences when an idiotic war is in the offing, and who make saccharine speeches about democracy and openness and peace, are enemies of mankind.
As a reminder of how deranged our cultural elite and political establishment are, how many major political figures of the past hundred years have been dismissed from polite society for urging too much war?
There are lots of things that get you demonized and ostracized in America, but that ain’t one of them.
Usually it gets you called a “statesman.”
This is deranged.
Especially on Veterans Day should we speak out against war and the lying propagandists who foment them.
And the state cheerleaders who make excuses for them. (Why, Saddam really did have WMDs! etc.)
Especially culpable are the so-called conservatives who claim to distrust government propaganda — and yes, they’re indeed very sound on the milk subsidies question — but who can’t ape that Pentagon press release fast enough.
To hell with all of them.
Here, in episode #1281 of the Tom Woods Show, is our assessment of World War I, its conclusion, and its legacy, one hundred years later.
Now this is something productive to do on Veterans Day:
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