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Give It A Rest

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio, the Harper government propaganda organ, about twice a day broadcasts a piece about some war Canada once fought to help sell the military and war generally. It might be the War of 1812, WWI (World War I), WWII (World War II), Korea, Afghanistan… Basically it gloats about winning, patting Canadians on the back for being so brave and clever to defeat the wicked enemy.

They still use the old racist terms for their opponents and talk about them, as they did during the war, as if they were subhuman. They don’t ever mention current relations. There is never any discussion of the causes of the wars, or how they might have been avoided. This reminds me of a married couple where the wife recites a litany of all the things her husband ever did wrong, over and over and over.

I suggested to the CBC that modern day Germans might find this constant dredging up hoary old disputes irritating. Most Germans were not even born when all this happened. The CBC said the Germans would not take offence and between the lines suggested, they did not give a flying fuck if they did.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
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Deciding Who Are the Good Guys

Did you ever wonder how people decide which side of a conflict has the moral correctness? Germans WWII believed the Nazis were the good guys. Americans believe America is 100% justified in its wars even though American attacked nations unprovoked such as Viet Nam, Grenada, Afghanistan and Iraq, tore up the Geneva conventions, used banned weapons and used torture. They believe Americans are superior beings and any atrocity is justified to counter any threat, actual or potential. People are very primitive in how they decide. They do not analysis. They go with the home team, no matter how abominably it has behaved. Israelis think their invasion of Palestine and the apartheid police state they set up is fully justified. The Palestinians think that the suicide bombers are a legitimate tool to oust the invaders. Very rarely do you find someone who notices how badly their side is behaving. This even applied in the civil war where people picked sides mainly by geography.

Looked at objectively, America has behaved far worse that any terrorists. Terrorists kill in the 100s, sometimes 1000s. American kill and torture in the millions.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)

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