On This Remembrance Day, 2017

Who Will Stop The Next War? Who Will Start It?

Posted by Doug Draper on Niagara At Large

November 11th, 2017, one day after the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendale that snutted out thousands of young lives on all sides in a  ‘War to End All Wars’ that slaughtered more than nine millon.

The First World War, boys
It came and it went
The reason for fighting
I never did get
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don’t count the dead
When God’s on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And then we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I’ve learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we’re forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God’s on your side.

In a many dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I’m leavin’
I’m weary as Hell
The confusion I’m feelin’
Ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God’s on our side
He’ll stop the next war.”

Who will stop the next war?”

Lyrics from Bob  Dylan’s song, ‘With God On Our Side’

Who will start it? Maybe this man, with his “deplorables” cheering him on as he takes them, and the rest of us, to their great reward – with God on their side.

For more on the horrible destruction in lives that wars take, here are some links to click on

Link for Sunday Edition piece belowhttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-october-29-2017-1.4374949/the-world-remembers-honours-the-dead-of-world-war-one-1.4374963

The World  Remembers site click onhttp://www.theworldremembers.org/

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