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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carnage By Royals & Other "Leaders":

I'm currently watching two made-for-T.V. series ..  'Apocalypse - World War I '  and 'Apocalypse - World War II '. on 'Bluetooth'.

Both are well made - & use original film footage and images that have been cleaned-up, colored, and sound tracks added to explain how it all happened.

While we need to realize that all video producers will tell the story as they want to - and that their editing and commentary is designed to present their view-point - I have no complaints about the integrity of either war documentary. - The facts of stupid - unnecessary, bloody slaughter are obvious.
British Machine Gun Team - Somme.

I think that we ordinary folk need to be reminded from time to time .. that the military and political leaders we elect & allow to control us - are capable of massive uncaring carnage in their efforts to maintain their own privilege, wealth and status.

World War I - or "The War to End All Wars" lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918 - and is reckoned to have slaughtered more than 18 Million of us from a total of some 41 million casualties.

World War II that lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 is recorded as causing over 60 Million Deaths .. it is more likely that figure is above 80 Million including deaths from disease & famine. - Did you know that more than 5 million prisoners-of-war were starved to death?
Released Australian Soldiers - Singapore 1945.

Only some 21 years separated these two insane wars - some men fought in both. - Some men even fought for both sides - changing sides after having been defeated!

- Since the end of WWII in 1945 - 73 years ago - we have continued to kill at the rate of around 1 Million every year in multiple conflicts .. such as Korea, Malaya, Congo, Biafra, Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, etc, etc.

Racism, Religion - Riches & Royalty.. 
the real causative "3Rs of war". - Ah - is that four?

Well worth taking the time to see how vicious & bloody stupid governments can be - in between watching the latest inane bollocks from Trump. "Genius" my ass.

Marty K.