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Monday, 15 November 2010

Lest We Forget…..

On Remembrance Sunday, the ceremonial often overshadows the real emotions that lie behind the reasons why we need to remember the past. The glorification of war had no place for past generations who had actually fought in them, who saw that a day of remembrance should be a day to consider the futility of conflicts where human sacrifice was used for the political expediency of the ruling classes.

Let us remember the sacrifices of past generations, with Kevin McKenna of the Observer, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/14/blitz-benefits-war-workers-clydebank.

Let us remember, but also let us recognise that we cannot let the sacrifices of past generations of working class people be destroyed by the current crop of ruling class spivs whose prejudices should never be mistaken for principles and whose actions are a call to political arms.