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Thread #162418   Message #3865479
Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Jul-17 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES Urge MP support
Subject: RE: BS: INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES Urge MP support
"Surely we can find real cases of "fascism, racism, xenophobia, and totalitarianism" in the here and now without having to find vindication eighty years in the past?"
A vital condition of progress is that we understand our past - we can't give our history to Oxfam like an old coat - it remains with us forever
It's interesting that the right here only wish to kick Spain into touch but are happy to go on the obscenities that were the World Wars - discussions like this make it clear that Spain digs up far too many establishment skeletons to suit their politics, so let's forget a principled war fought by volunteers who were willing to lay their lives down for a decent cause and continue to kiss the backsides of the leaders whose job it was to get as many young men as possible and send them to their deaths until "the enemy", who were basically in the same position, threw in the towel.
Then our children's children can all sit by the fir and discuss the next time it happens - and it will if it' allowed to.
Sorry Robo - we owe the future far more than that
Haven't we left the world in enough of a shit state without adding to it?
Interesting link Iains - if somewhat partisan
Jim Carroll