Lest we forget what 'cultured' mankind is capable of
... man's inhumanity to man. In all times.
This is a pile of ash... human ash.
Those of you who know me know that I am not a political animal. One of my part-time interests/hobbies is reading about the Nazis in WWII - not to glorify them (by no means!), but to continually trying to get my head around how a regime and a country could possibly get to a point in its identity where it thought it was quite acceptable to exterminate a whole cultural minority (the Jews & Slavs and Poles), let alone the absolute horror of the death camps and worse...
Yet, as an Australian, and as one of the 'Allies', we were not immune to our own acts of terrorism against the 'enemy' back in those days - if I can put it in the contemporary language of today. Not once, but TWICE, we wiped out two whole Japanese cities with atomic weapons... Damnit! Where is the glory of victory in that...?!? I guess, for me, even 70 years after these events, I'm still trying to get my head around how a 'collalition' of national powers could go to such extreme measures, just to prove their point? To prove their power? Their rightness? I really don't know! I guess I have a sense of shame.
No-one is immune.
May it never ever happen again!
(Maljam, November 2005)
Remembrance Day... 11 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month.
Will you be wearing a Red poppy or a White poppy on this day? What's the difference and significance between them?
Peas be with ewe