On earth peace, good will toward men

Merry Christmas everyone. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (KJV Luke 2:14)… wouldn’t that be nice to really give peace a chance? For all you theists: Ben Franklin said that God helps those who help themselves. Take a look and listen at what John and Yoko said: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

And there’s this: The Christmas Truce of 1914, the interruption of a few days in the casualties (15 million deaths, 20 million wounded), when German and British soldiers sang Christmas carols together, exchanged gifts, and played soccer. But all too soon, the generals and the politicians, the suits, the warmakers back home, put a stop to the “fraternizing with the enemy.”

Makes you think, doesn’t it? Those who make war do not fight them. Those who fight them do not like them. Can all the medals and “honors” be any compensation for what the “universal soldier” goes through? Or the flag-draped coffins? Take a look at and listen to Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Universal Soldier

Somebody benefits, though. The industrialists and other capitalists who supply the armaments–and all of us whose jobs rely on the continuance of war.

Put the temporary truce of 97 years ago into present-day context: Give peace on earth a chance

Give peace a chance.

Merry Christmas.