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war and peace. and war..

yesterday, may 4th, was our annual day of reflection. a day to commemorate those who lost their lives in world war II.

today, may 5th, is a day of celebration. the liberation of our country from german occupation and the official end of the war, 60 years ago.

looking back on the war, sanctimonious politicians tell us in their speeches that it must never happen again and that we shouldn't take peace for granted. the same politicians who decided we should become one of bush's allies in his illegal war in iraq, even though a large majority of the public was against it.


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May. 5th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
Kind of ironic, isn't it?
May. 5th, 2005 07:20 am (UTC)
It IS amazing how oblivious most people are to the amount of hypocrisy in the world today.

The ability to think and act in a hypocritical manner seems to be a requirement for politicians nowadays.
May. 5th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
Best wel hypocriet ja, mja...

Een land binnen vallen is in hun ogen blijkbaar een stuk beter dan binnengevallen worden.
May. 5th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
...there`s a dutch band,the ex,who had a "who`s gonna liberate us from our liberators" in one of their songs...
May. 16th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
yeah i remember the ex. they've been around for a while..
i don't have any of their cd's but i believe they are on one of the old video tapes that are collecting dust in another room somewhere.. :p
some footage of their trip to ethiopia, if i remember correctly.
May. 17th, 2005 08:54 am (UTC)
the ex were the best foreign band i ever saw on stage and they were quite influential `d say.they`re still around they had some anniversary gig earlier this year as i`ve heard.
May. 5th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
Happy May 5th and sorry my country sucks and pulled good-willed countries into it with us. I am ashamed.
May. 5th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
Happy Liberation Day!
May. 5th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
they know no bounds in their hypocracy!

on another note,

Hope you enjoy the day!
May. 6th, 2005 05:08 am (UTC)
Madoka hopes you had a nice Liberation Day.
Don't worry about politicians. They say what people want to hear and when they are elected they do what they like.
May. 7th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Only by destroying tyrants and insolent native depots pre-emptively can new Hitlers and Stalins be prevented from arising.
May. 13th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
getting rid of sadam sooner or later was inevitable. but did they really need to justify that by making up stories about weapons of mass destruction and iraq being a threat to the world?
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