David Swanson on Oct 13, 2018
David Swanson’s Remarks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Calif., on October 12, 2018. Video by LB Johnson.
Let’s go back to the beginning of Veterans Day. It used to be Armistice Day, because at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I came to an end.
We must not forget that conflict. It revealed the essence of war, of all wars, because however “just” or “humanitarian” may be the claims, at the irreducible core of all war is the slaughter of the innocent, organized by national leaders, accompanied by lies. Continue reading