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Yet in fact the writers of the trench memoirs and novels collectively gave a highly subjective, unbalanced and misleading version both of the experience of the Western Front, and of the British army's reaction to it. For the war writers were not in the least representative of the men of the British army as a whole; they were writers and poets, and with few exceptions they came from sheltered, well-off, upper- or upper-middle-class backgrounds, the products of an upbringing at home and at their public schools which had given them little knowledge or understanding of the real world of their time, but rather a set of unpractical idealistic attitudes. They were indeed flowers of English liberalism and romanticism, all living spiritually at Forster's Howard's End, and having delicate emotional responses to the aesthetic stimulus of landscape. It would be hard to guess, for example, from the writings or verse of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves that the English landscape they loved in fact represented British agriculture in distress and decay; or that Britain in 1914 was an overwhelmingly urban and industrial country with profound social problems, where one-third of the population lived in poverty. The social, aesthetic, intellectual and moral world in which the war writers had lived before the war was wholly unreal - as artificial as the pastoral idylls of the French court before 1789. Hence army and trench life...was often their first real introduction to the world of struggle and hardship, as most of mankind knew it...the war writers were not representative of the army as a whole in their reaction to the experience of the Western Front; that their books gave a distorted impression of the soldier’s experiences and state of mind.
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. On the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway.True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say: “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
დროშის ქნევის რელიგიამ ციური რელიგია შეცვალა.ეს უკანასკნელი,რეფორმის შედეგად,ძველ დაშლილ ღრუბელს დაემსგავსა,რომელიც კარგა ხანს იკუმშებოდა ეპისკოპოსის ყულაბებში.ძველად,ფანატიკურ მოდას აყოლილები გაიძახოდნენ:"გაუმარჯოს იესოსო!ერეტიკოსები კოცონზეო!" მაგრამ,ერეტიკოსები ცოტანი იყვნენ და ვინც იყო,თავისი ნებით... ახლა კი ჩვენი დროის ურდოები ყვირიან:"ბოძზე გავაკრათ ეგ დამჭკნარი მწვანილები,ეგ გამოფიტული და გამოწურული ლიმონები,უცოდველი მკითხველები!მილიონობით არიან,კისერი მოუგრიხეთ მაგათ!" და გვიქეზებენ მისწრაფებებს.დავიჭიროთ და შუაზე გავგლიჯოთ აყროლებული პაციფისტები,რომლებსაც არავის მოკვლა არ სურთ!ვაწამოთ და ამოვჟლიტოთ!ნაწლავები გადმოვაყრევინოთ,თვალები დავთხაროთ,წლები წავგლიჯოთ მათ დორბლიან სიცოცხლეს,იქნებ ცხოვრება ისწავლონ.დავბრიდოთ მთელი ლეგიონები,სისხლი ვადინოთ,მჟავა დავასხათ და ავაორთქლოთ,ასე უფრო შევაყვარებთ სამშობლოს,სამშობლო გამხიარულდება და დამშვიდდება!თუ ზოგ უწმინდურს არ სურს გაიგოს ამაღლებული საქმეები,წავიდნენ და დაიმარხონ,არა წესით და რიგით,არამედ,სასაფლაოს ბოლოში,უიდეალო ლაჩრების მაგინებელი ეპიტაფიის ქვეშ,რადგან ამ გარეწრებს არ ეღირსებათ საფლავის ქვის ჩრდილი,როგორც სასაფლაოს ცენტრალურ ნაწილში დამარხულ ნორმალურ მკვდრებს.მათ არ ექნებათ უფლება,გაიგონონ მინისტრის ხმის ექო,რომელიც კვირას პრეფექტთან მივა მოსაფსმელად,მერე კი,საუზმის შემდეგ,საფლავებთან ხმას ააკანკალებს...
There was a time in my life when I did a fair bit of work for the tempestuous Lucretia Stewart, then editor of the American Express travel magazine, Departures. Together, we evolved a harmless satire of the slightly driveling style employed by the journalists of tourism. 'Land of Contrasts' was our shorthand for it. ('Jerusalem: an enthralling blend of old and new.' 'South Africa: a harmony in black and white.' 'Belfast, where ancient meets modern.') It was as you can see, no difficult task. I began to notice a few weeks ago that my enemies in the 'peace' movement had decided to borrow from this tattered style book. The mantra, especially in the letters to this newspaper, was: 'Afghanistan, where the world's richest country rains bombs on the world's poorest country.'Poor fools. They should never have tried to beat me at this game. What about, 'Afghanistan, where the world's most open society confronts the world's most closed one'? 'Where American women pilots kill the men who enslave women.' 'Where the world's most indiscriminate bombers are bombed by the world's most accurate ones.' 'Where the largest number of poor people applaud the bombing of their own regime.' I could go on. (I think number four may need a little work.) But there are some suggested contrasts for the 'doves' to paste into their scrapbook. Incidentally, when they look at their scrapbooks they will be able to re-read themselves saying things like, 'The bombing of Kosovo is driving the Serbs into the arms of Milosevic.
That war [Bosnian war] in the early 1990s changed a lot for me. I never thought I would see, in Europe, a full-dress reprise of internment camps, the mass murder of civilians, the reinstiutution of torture and rape as acts of policy. And I didn't expect so many of my comrades to be indifferent - or even take the side of the fascists. It was a time when many people on the left were saying 'Don't intervene, we'll only make things worse' or, 'Don't intervene, it might destabilise the region. And I thought - destabilisation of fascist regimes is a good thing. Why should the left care about the stability of undemocratic regimes? Wasn't it a good thing to destabilise the regime of General Franco? It was a time when the left was mostly taking the conservative, status quo position - leave the Balkans alone, leave Milosevic alone, do nothing. And that kind of conservatism can easily mutate into actual support for the aggressors. Weimar-style conservatism can easily mutate into National Socialism. So you had people like Noam Chomsky's co-author Ed Herman go from saying 'Do nothing in the Balkans', to actually supporting Milosevic, the most reactionary force in the region. That's when I began to first find myself on the same side as the neocons. I was signing petitions in favour of action in Bosnia, and I would look down the list of names and I kept finding, there's Richard Perle. There's Paul Wolfowitz. That seemed interesting to me. These people were saying that we had to act. Before, I had avoided them like the plague, especially because of what they said about General Sharon and about Nicaragua. But nobody could say they were interested in oil in the Balkans, or in strategic needs, and the people who tried to say that - like Chomsky - looked ridiculous. So now I was interested.