Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Monday, August 04, 2014

No More War

‘War is organised murder and nothing else....politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder’
Harry Patch, last surviving British soldier from the First World War (who passed away in 2009, aged 111)
Harry Patch (left) in 2004 shaking hand with Charles Kuentz (right), last remaining German soldier from the First World War at Ypres

‘It means an awful lot to me, these small gestures are the things that encourage friendship between peoples, so that we will never again fight wars against each other.’
Charles Kuentz, after meeting Patch, 2004

No Glory in War, 1914-2014
John Newsinger on the First World War - just war or imperial conflict?

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At 11:31 am, Anonymous John Garrett Jones said...

Why don’t we set up a global security force to keep the peace and guard human rights?
Instead of national flags, the UN flag could fly in every barracks and military establishment and we could start repairing all the damage we are still busily causing - though we can never repair all the lives lost or wrecked amid the debris. There is no time to lose. See my websites at
http://www.garrettjones.talktalk.net and
[If links fail, copy & paste to address bar at top of your screen]


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