One Hundred Years Later, We Still Haven’t Learned

By: Saturday December 27, 2014 10:15 am

The massive defense appropriations act included a tip of the hat to the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, declaring it to be the National WWI Museum and Memorial. It’s beyond ironic to appropriate billions for the making of war and in the same breath, honor the “war to end all wars”. Maybe a visit to the Liberty Memorial might help, with a little musical accompaniment from John McCutcheon.


Thou Shalt Not Make Fun of World War I

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 7:07 pm

The Secretary of Education of the United Kingdom (the United Kingdom has education?!) is royally upset that anyone would make fun of World War I as that great and glorious event hits the 100-year mark. And he’s not upset because British humor is so relentlessly unfunny. He’s upset because people might laugh.

But of course if people had been permitted to make fun of World War I at the time, without being thrown in prison (Yes, that was also Woodrow — the Obama delusion for liberals of his day — Wilson’s policy), well then, perhaps the stupid bloody idiocy could have been stopped or prevented.

Russians in Syria, US Backing Rebels: Will World War III be World War I Redux?

By: Sunday December 23, 2012 7:06 pm

Chemical weapons potential: Check.
Smaller nations and rebel groups used as proxies by Great Powers: Check.
Potential for other nations to be sucked into the conflict: Check.

On Each End of the Rifle

By: Saturday January 1, 2011 9:30 am

The title here comes from a John McCutcheon song used in a video done as a 6th grade class project. To judge by this video, somewhere out there is a teacher named Mr. Cutler who is doing a very, very good job. The students were studying World War I, and they combined vivid and powerful images of that war and the ongoing war in Iraq with an equally powerful song by folk singer John McCutcheon called “Christmas in the Trenches.”

On this New Year’s morning, may peace be upon you all.

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