Most of the soldiers – on all sides – who fought in “The Great War” – 1914 – 1918, had no clue about the causes. They just knew that the Kings and Politicians started it, – giving rise to the saying “Rich man’s war, – Poor Man’s fight!”
101 years ago today the shooting (most of it) ended. Woodrow Wilson, America’s clueless racist president, – would call it “The War to End all Wars”.
Today, despite Americans spending a yearly fortune on property tax, their children graduate from their local high schools JUST AS CLUELESS as Woodrow Wilson.
They don’t know what led to WWI, how it was fought, what events and movements grew from it, and what ramifications we still live with today.
And if WWI is a mystery to them, – so is WWII, the Red Chinese Revolution, the Viet Minh, the Korean War , the Vietnam War, or any of the Middle Eastern wars.
Having been turned into simple-minded voting robots, they assume that young men and now young women join our military because they’re too poor to go to college, – and they enjoy killing….
TEST YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRAD:
As 1913 turned into 1914, there was great tension between the great powers of Europe, – which would lead to the “Great War” and some 40 million military and civilian casualties. Up to 11 million soldiers were killed, but exact numbers are unknown, – because many countries kept few if any records, – and the dead were often left to rot where they fell.
QUESTION 1: What were the three (3) main causes of European tensions which led directly to World War One.
QUESTION 2: Who were the Three Cousins?
QUESTION 3: Who had planned WWI for 14 years before it began?
Of course the “Great War” wasn’t the “War to End all Wars”. Across Russia the Red Army pursued the White Army – annihilating it. In China the Civil War led by Mao continued, as did the Indochina Wars let by Ho Chi Minh.
In Manchuria the Japanese expanded their empire as they built a modern navy and air force….and looked for sources of oil, rubber, food, and markets for their manufactured goods.
Then in 1936, a new fascist arose in Spain, – and Hitler and Stalin seized the occasion to field test their new military leaders and equipment for three years, – as the world pretended not to notice.
Numbers and estimates vary, – but between 1939 – 1945 some 75 to 85 million people perished in a war where the USA raced to be the first to invent the Atomic Bomb.
World War One had taught American politicians absolutely NOTHING. Philosophies of Isolationism and Pacifism spread across our land, – almost as fast as Socialism and Communism…
Having an anti-Chinese / anti-Oriental American president in Roosevelt hadn’t helped America see looming danger – in Europe or in the Far East.
After the Japanese surrender, smug in our Atomic Bomb dominance, the next racist US President ignored events across Asia, – and soon Americans would be dying in Korea, – then in Vietnam.
In the USA, Armistice Day became Veterans Day by an Act of Congress on June 1st 1954.
Today there is STILL looming danger to our Freedom, and it is growing stronger every day in China.
NO, the Chinese are not “our friendly trading partners”, – they are our economic and philosophical competitors – and their objective is WORLD DOMINATION.
Ignore that reality at your peril – and the peril of your grandchildren.
If you want to REALLY thank a Veteran today, – find a teenager and begin teaching them History, Geography and Economics, – so they can deal with the World as it really is, – and not as liberal politicians pretend it is.
Global Warming is not a threat!
Global STUPIDITY and IGNORANCE is