Tuesday, November 11, 2008

putting off Armistice Day

or any other day that matters.


Messing up
I intended to post this blog on the 11th hour of this 11th day of the 11th month for Armistice Day, but I missed the chance. Because Mak picked me up to go shopping at Ikea at 10 in the morning. (Yes I played hooky, but I was with Mak =P ) And I came back to the office feeling jubilated that I'm gonna free the whole week without court (funny as lawyers we hate going to court, but is it as much as doctors hate going to hospital?)

Only to receive a call from a frantic client telling that tomorrow his company is about to be wound-up.

Esok hearing, hari ni baru bagi instruction. Apa dia ingat aku ni magician?
Dahla tak file any opposing affidavit (due 3 months ago wtf)

I'm so gonna be messed up.

Remember the Eleventh
IMHO, WWI would still happen even if the Archduke FF wasn't assasinated. The bad blood had long been brewed and (yes I'm a history junkie so I have biased opinions,) I say that the s*erbs was/is always a troublemaker. And I have deep symphaties for German*y having to bear the reparation for something that is caused by the troublemaker. (yes I'm a history junkie and I have biased symphaties). Back then I was just thinking, if only they gave the names of the instigator of the Franz Ferdinand murder, all the possibility of war could be shrunk. And maybe the Herr Hitle*r wouldn't be so bitter and ambitious to start the second World War.

If WWI only involved several countries, why is it called as World War, even more so 'the Great War'? And why would Armistice Day matter to the rest of the world?

Simple.
It marked the end of the war where the incidents were actually avoidable.
The end of the first bloody clashes of nations, and maybe, just maybe the present world can actually learn its lesson.

Apparently not.

Undoubtedly, America's hawks will celebrate Veterans' Day, but they will forget about the time when November 11 was a day to remember the warriors while observing the blessings of peace. Instead, they will use the day to lionize war.

They will forget the lessons of 1918, and will use a day that was meant to reflect on peace to cheer on more killing and destruction.

-b.kmarcus.com


...or any other day/thing that matters.
Human never learn from histories.

3 comments:

mr K 12 November 2008 at 14:56:00 GMT+8  

suke germany sebenarnye.. WW1 n WW2.
walaupun dog kalah!love ur bedtime story my dear.. walaupun ttg world war.. haha!

Amicus Curiae 12 November 2008 at 22:25:00 GMT+8  

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo tu yang tido nyenyak sampai tghari tuh!!

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