KANSAS CITY WORLD WAR I FACT CHECK
Today marks 100 years since the star of World War I.
Kansas City is home to the best WWI memorial in the nation, that loses money every year, and lately the legacy of the so-called "Great War" has been twisted to fit current propaganda needs.
So far, this is the best thing I've read about the Anniversary of WWI:
The Atlantic: A Sad, Pointless War - A century on, we're still paying the price for World War I.
Now . . .
HERE'S OUR TKC FACT CHECK ON WWI SO THAT KANSAS CITY D-BAGS DON'T TURN TODAY INTO YET ANOTHER PROPAGANDA CELEBRATION FOR DRONE STRIKES AGAINST CHILDREN!!!
1. Everybody who died in WWI died for NOTHING. The Kaiser wasn't coming to take our cheese. This was a war that was fought for no good reason. If WWI served any real purpose it was MAYBE to remind us all that the people in charge don't know what they're doing either.
2. There are many parallels to modern day conflict but most of them are overwrought ... The main point for po'folk is to avoid getting caught up in the bad decision of the ruling class and the empty ideology they use to trick the populace. Patriotism is a wonderful thing . . . For the living.
3. I've still yet to find anybody who claims to completely understand WHY WWI was fought . . . There's a lot of HOW and explanation of context . . . Sometimes things just go horribly wrong and millions of people die for reasons that nobody understands in much the same way that nobody can explain the popularity of Paris Hilton or the Kardashians.
And all of this is prologue to our most important fact . . .
LET'S NOT FORGET THAT LIBERTY MEMORIAL IS A MONUMENT TO FAILURE!!!
WWI WAS SUPPOSED TO "THE WAR TO END ALL WARS" BUT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND COUNTLESS MILLIONS SINCE THEN HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED IN MILITARY CONFLICT THAT THEY ALSO DIDN'T COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND!!!
Our fave WWI tune: Willie McBride Green Fields Of France
Again, all that pomp and circumstance and militaristic bravado that has been surrounding WWI as of late is really misplaced. Liberty memorial is a tomb build to honor the legacy of war that proved nothing less than the fact that sometimes, like it or not, patriotism, loyalty and national pride can be misplaced, misused and manipulated into a horrific outcome.