Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Nauseating corpse counting

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So the British war dead have topped 100, and all the prepared protests have been unleashed upon the world - pro and anti war spinning like good 'uns.

What a crock of shit.

If a cause is worth killing one person for, it is (morally) worth killing 10 million. Numbers only matter to military planners and practical people not to the principled.

If you oppose the war one death is too many. If you support the war, then the sacrifice is worth it (note, it's not really sacrifice, people just get squeemish about the idea that it's murder and these soldiers have had their lives taken, and that those who sent them to war helped take their lives).

Add in that thousands have been maimed even if only one hundred have died and some people somewhere are missing the point.

The war, obeying the military state, backing world militarism harms the cause of global freedom instead of advancing it. Let the anti-imperialist cock-heads chant their slogans of support of maiming workers.

Not one death.
Not one limb.
We have a world to win.

Rant, rant, rant.

5 Comments:

Blogger DespairToWhere said...

Oh the second Gulf War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

A quote?

11:46 AM  
Blogger John said...

A sligt change to one of the verses from the Dylan song "With God On Our Side":

"Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side."

3:14 PM  
Blogger DespairToWhere said...

Wish it was mine, but yes, Bob Dylan.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Editors said...

Just found you guys through wrong side of capitalism. We had a similar post though with a somewhat less polemical slant on the 'support our troops not the war' line: http://againstwot.blogspot.com/2005/12/pulling-at-our-heartstrings.html

But anyhow, couldn't agree more

4:38 PM  

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