Peace in our time is a wonderful idea and it might happen some day. However,while the world continues to produce people like Hitler it will never happen. Yesterday the Island Peace Alliance marched in protest claiming the two recent deaths in Quebec and Ottawa are not reason for Canada to ramp up its military efforts in Iraq. Leo Broderick was one of the Island Peace march leaders and claimed all the usual reasons, big business, the elite who only want the military increased for their own interests. War is all about profits for the rich and does nothing for the poor and hungry in society. Of course there is elements of truth in what he states, war is a dreadful waste, but he fails to tell us how to avoid wars, conflicts and terrorism. The only person that wanted the Second World War was Hitler, and I don’t think I need to remind anyone of the horrors he inflicted. We all want peace, we want justice and the eradication of poverty and decease. How we might accomplish it without having a military presents is very questionable and certainly elusive. I can’t believe Broderick would advocate we do nothing when Innocent men are beheaded in public and recorded on video for all the world to see. To allow evil to flourish requires only that good men do nothing. So Mr Broderick should we just say “too bad” when two innocent soldiers are murdered on Canadian soil???. I would love to know your answers, perhaps another white poppy campaign to coincide with the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy campaign. That was one of the more disgraceful ideas initiated by the Canadian Peace Alliance and I’m please to say it failed miserably. We all wish for peace but unfortunately it is not possible in the world in which we live in today. Perhaps one day we will truly achieve “Peace in our Time” sadly it isn’t likely to happen any time soon. We need our Military and we must support them always, they do indeed stand on guard for us and I doubt anyone would trade them for the peace alliance to stand in their place.??????
God Bless and keep reading.
My friend when I saw the article in the Guardian about the march of these idealists. I thought of writing a letter but thought better simple because you will never convince these people that PEACE is a very expensive process, Expensive in lives expensive in taxes. Who does not
wish/want world peace. I wish World peace for my Children and grandchildren. BUT as you know this is nigh on impossible. Our Military as you say must remain strong and above all else Canadians as well as our Military must remain Vigilant. The world is going through a terrible phase in modern history. You and I have been around this world and enjoyed it. Sadly the areas where one feels safe are shrinking. Especially with the two deaths last week in St Jean and Ottawa.your great contribution to the Cadet System.
I was shocked to read that our Supreme Court found in favour of High Profile war criminal Omar Khadr. to sue Canada upwards of 20 million dollars. His bottom feeder lawyers are happy that justice is showing to be done. What about the Medic he killed with a Grenade where is the Justice for that man and his family.
People like Mulcair and Trudeau backed Khadr and sadly now they know what happens at the business end of a weapon.
Keep writing amigo, keep your head up and be Proud of your service, your family and your great work with Cadets of Canada.
Robby McRobb fellow Veteran, Immigrant and Proud Canadian
Thanks Robbie, great words of wisdom.