jeff wode wrote: wagging a disaproving finger at the past means utterly nothing at all. we simply HAD to fight the two great world wars of the 20th century, there is no option now in 2011 to go back and 'unfight' them, the horrors of what we lost would be far overshadows by the horrors had we not.
The whole point is we can and we always will wag our centrally heated fingers at the past otherwise we will never move forward or learn one single thing from our leaders mistakes, or even our own mistakes in normal life.
WW1 did not stop any other consequent wars and the horrors still go on, but then again its only horrific if you are involved in it, it just ends up as another news report that we are all accustomed to and most individuals are more enraged about a cat being put in a bin rather that human lives been lost, which is all down to the systemic brainwashing that we are all unknowingly subject to, as long as a soldier`s family have been informed then we are all relieved about the fact that he/she has just been blown to bits.
The whole point of the thread really, was from Harry`s point of view, from a human who was there and experienced the whole utter shambolic degradation of fellow humans, to think that young men were executed at dawn for cowardice and shellshock is totally abhorrent to any right thinking person, its a good job that we did wag our fingers at this particularily shameful part of our history.