Friday, August 30, 2013
Rejoice! Britain's Parliament finally turns against the neocons and serial warmongers
This new piece of mine appears over at OpEdge, on the RT website.
The MP’s vote against military intervention in Syria marked a wonderful day for democracy in Britain, because at long last, the Parliament listened to public opinion and voted accordingly, casting a huge blow to the powerful British neo-con clique.
In the great anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front there's a wonderful scene when Paul, on leave from the front, returns to his old school where his warmongering teacher and arch-hypocrite Kantorek is still urging his pupils to enlist, despite not volunteering himself. To Kantorek's horror Paul launches an anti-war tirade, and turns on his old teacher. 'He tells you go out and die, but it’s easier to say go out and die than it is to do it and it’s easier to say it than to watch it happen'.
I thought of that powerful scene this morning when I heard the news that the British Parliament had voted against military action against Syria.
You can read the whole of the piece here.
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