Saturday, January 04, 2014

Gove wants to glorify war

Michael Gove has chosen the Daily Mail to launch his defence of the indefensible slaughter of the first world war. Gove is probably alone in thinking "Blackadder" was intended as a documentary about the war rather than a comedy.

The senseless slaughter of a generation by generals and politicians was extremely lucrative for the arms dealers. No serious historian believes that the British Imperial General Staff were fighting for freedom and democracy. At the same time as they bleated about "gallant little Belgium" they were quite happy to see the indigenous peoples of India and South Africa oppressed by their white "superiors".

Gove thinks that enough time has passed and he can rewrite history. He must not be allowed to succeed. An astonishing 400000 died because of the criminal incompetence of Field Marshall Haig. If Gove succeeds in rehabilitating this upper-class twit then truly "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength!"

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