At the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Remembrance Day was written into history. It was the day The Armistice was signed to end hostilities of the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
Armistice Day 1918
The Armistice was signed to end the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. Also known as Armistice Day, we now honor it with a minute of silence at 11am, 11th November every year. Remember the children of our country that gave their life for a conflict that they didn’t choose to have. They went there and fought for their country, but moreso fought for other people and countries too.
Honor Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is the day we must honor the past. Share a thought for the people that made the ultimate sacrifice. Share another thought for the grief it caused their parents and siblings. Then spare a thought for the other side… those soldiers were not there by choice. They were sent there by orders of their governments and they didn’t want to die any more than our children did.
Now spare a thought for the senselessness of it all. Nobody had to die – on either side. 60,000 Australians died in WWI, many used as cannon fodder for the British troops as we were afterall “Only Colonists“. Wars are caused for financial gain, power and religious indifference. For the same reasons, we send soldiers to Afghanistan and Iraq. War is a business. It’s a business where our children are used as pawns and cannon fodder.
The Flanders Poppy
The battlefields of Belgium and France claimed countless lives. The red poppies were the first flowers to appear on the blood soaked battlefields of Flanders. It was said that they were red from the blood of the soldiers. The Flanders Poppy became known as the flower to wear in honor of Remembrance Day.
Mistakes Of The Past
Remembrance Day is an important day for us to remember the past by feeling and giving honor to those that suffered from the Great War of 1914 – 1918. If we are so arrogant to ignore the past, we give our future no hope at all. Don’t think for one moment that history doesn’t repeat. It just lurks in the background until we forget the horrors, then we re-offend with the same mistakes. History has proven this time and again. That is one reason I am horrified at the appalling lack of history education we give our children in this country. Ignorance of the past is the “best” recipe for disaster.
“We will never have a future, if we don’t remember the past“
Children who have grown up, loved by their parents, were (and still are) sent away to defend their country on foreign shores. Many lost their lives for a world cause. Many poor souls never knew what they were fighting for, besides freedom. While world banks profited (and still do) from sponsoring both sides, the allies borrowed money from those very same banks to rebuild the enemies territories. Ironically, territories that were destroyed with weapons they borrowed from the very same banks money to produce.
It took less than 21 years before the next World War broke out in September 1939. Again, major banks sponsored both sides again. In many cases, the same banks.
War is major business and we better not forget that. Oftentimes, major sponsors of political parties and Presidents are major profiteers of world conflicts, who produce the weapons and sell the power sources that fuel all wars.
They Didn’t Want To Fight!
The now famous battlefield truce & Soccer Game of Christmas 1914 shows that the soldiers themselves had a choice. Try to survive in the battlefield – or face court martial for treason (and probably be killed by their government instead). In 1914 a truce was agreed upon, seemingly very much supported by the “cruel enemy”. A soccer game was played in “no mans land” between “Tommy & Fritz” and eventually won 3-2 by “Fritz”.
Read this account of the events of Christmas 1914 between the trenches:
Need I say no more? They were all human and all loved by their parents. Such a waste of human life to die while others profit handsomely! What sort of a person would send someone else’s child off to war? Certainly not a true believer in peace (or God for that matter). Answer: A politician.
The Germans even lined up for a photo when they approached unarmed to wish their enemies Merry Christmas.
Now tell me this: Does it make sense …
- … when we make people kill each other when they don’t even want to?
- … when soldiers are killing (against their faith) and if they don’t – they are labeled traitors and get killed by their own or locked up.
- … that the people who make the decisions are safe in the Capitol, with most of their sons in administrative jobs, while the peasants are giving their life’s for the country?
- … the “Defenders Of Freedom” rage more wars globally than anyone they ever fought against?
- … the citizens of many countries buy into the crap and actually believe they are right and everyone else is wrong?
- … that we still rage Religious Crusades after all these years?
- … that we pay the people that have the power to send away YOUR children to fight wars on foreign shores – even if it is just to protect commodity prices and fuel the banks coffers.
- … when the “Aggressors” are often agitated by the “Good Guys” to encourage aggresive action?
Comment Below on Remembrance Day
Now, I’ll ask the question: What was the REAL REASON World War 1 was fought? Official or un-official. What do you think?
I’ll finish with a quote from a famous man that was loved and also hated by many:
“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, the bankers control the situation. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
I totally respect the soldiers and civilians who suffered and perished in these conflicts. Bless them all.
Spare more than just a thought for the lost souls on Remembrance Day.
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