The UK and War – A Necessary Thing?
It is a fact that for most of the 307 years the, “Acts of Union” treaty has been in place the philosophy of the Westminster government has been one of, “conquer or be conquered”. In the prevailing male dominated society that is the UK, recurring wars are deemed to be necessary, exciting, well recommended and a natural extension of the state. To achieve fulfillment men need to die in the glory that is war. Peace, on the other hand is, (in the view of Westminster) always a bad thing since the morals of the people become corrupt as they enjoy a lifestyle, (happiness and well being) at odds with the prevailing wishes of the Westminster government.
A realistic alternative to war was established in 1945 and agreed to by all nations – The United Nations – A charter spelled out the fundamental aims of the body. It states;
“We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.”
Westminster Simply Changes the Name-There’s no Such Thing As War
War, is a much valued tool, through which Westminster politicians impose their will upon nations, other than their own, and they are determined not be denied their conflicts. War is erased from political and military vocabulary and replaced with, “humanitarian action” providing a mechanism allowing the USA, assisted by the UK to, (in support of the special relationship) commit our armed forces to the provision of charitable and extraordinarily expensive assistance, easing the burden of oppression wherever in the world it might surface. Media outlets are now an extension of the state, (witness BBC Scotland’s biased coverage of the referendum campaign). There are no, “War Correspondents” only, “embedded journalists” who produce heavily censored and sanitized reports. Where targets used to be, “bombed into submission” they are now subject to, “surgical strikes” creating a false premise that such actions are, “healing” by their nature. The death of civilians and massive destruction of dwellings is now reported as, “collateral damage”.
What a confusion, “War is Peace and peace is war” George Orwell