When the little boy points out that the emperor has no clothes, we can be sure the respectable burghers who have built their lives around those lies will be outraged. It’s always hard to accept we’ve been hoodwinked.
Paul Smith is absolutely right when he says the Anzacs believed they were fighting for freedom and civilisation. Of course they did and so did we in Vietnam. The vast majority of our armed forces have always operated in good faith.
The simple truth is; that faith was misguided and thoroughly abused. We’ve been lied to.
All wars are started for the benefit and profit of the 1%, then we get an invitation and are the ones put in harm’s way.
All wars, including the 50-year war on drugs, which just cost the lives of two more young men. They, literally, feed on our young to fill their pockets.
And the emperor really is naked.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra