Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914 – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on December 24, 2018

The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a spontaneous event that happened at a number of locations all along the 600 miles of triple trenches that stretched across Belgium and France, and it was an event that would never again be duplicated, thanks to the war-profiteers, professional militarists and saber-rattling journalists in the media, Christian Bishops and Members of Parliament who glory in their nation’s “pseudo-patriotic” wars.

By Kohl’s

An earlier version of this article was posted at The Greanville Post.

“…and the ones who call the shots won’t be among the dead and lame;
And on each end of the rifle we’re the same”– John McCutcheon

104 years ago something happened in the fifth month of the “War to End All Wars” that put a tiny little blip of hope – which was cruelly and rapidly extinguished by the pro-militarism powers-that-be in both church and state – in the historical timeline of the organized mass slaughter that is war.

The event was regarded by the professional military officer class to be so profound and so disturbing that strategies were immediately put in place that would ensure that such an event could never happen again…

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