The author exposes the lies used to support the fake patriotism often parroted by agents of the One Percent to glorify their horrible wars of the 20th century, and to prepare ordinary people for new ones.
The commemoration of the onset of World War I is a project that needs to explode in Cameron’s face. It is a blatant attempt to hijack our history and attempt to make political capital out of a mass slaughter that should have led to the complete overthrow of the system that caused it.As I see it, there are three basic reasons that this class of people promotes wars:
- Inter-capitalist rivalries for access to, and control, of resources and markets.
- Threats to capitalist rule from left wing and popular movements.
- Destruction of the capital of the above enemies to stimulate demand from, and profits for, the winning capitalist powers.