Appropriate for this time of year and in memory of those who lost their lives 100 years ago. Imagine the deaths of What was called The Great War, the war to end all wars. Imagine the deaths of WWII and Burma, Vietnam, The Falklands, Iraq.
So many young people. Husbands , brothers, sons as well as daughters, sisters and wives. Imagine all the innocent lives taken as ‘collateral damage’. The generations that wouldn’t be born because parents had died. Do we really want to continue this way?
In 1914 the troops, the ‘enemy’ were able to share a part of themselves on Christmas day showing they had no real wish to kill each other. Those decisions were made by a few people elsewhere. Maybe it’s time we stopped listening to them unless we ourselves are attacked and need to defend our families. Are oil supplies belonging to someone else so important, and the profits for the arms manufacturers a necessity?
Hugs to all.