Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Join The Army


Why did I never have teachers of this calibre? Not that I ever joined the army mind you. Taking the kings shilling, when we had a king, never struck me as a very wise thing to do, and today?

Today you take the politicians shilling, join up and take your bob and put your life in the hands of Tony Blair.

And that really is the top and bottom of it, your life in his hands and all for a couple of bob. Not this kiddy.

Paul McGarr, a teacher from east London, said only when recruiting materials gave a true picture of war would he welcome them into his school.

These would have to say: "Join the Army and we will send you to carry out the imperialist occupation of other people's countries," Mr McGarr said.

"Join the Army and we will send you to bomb, shoot and possibly torture fellow human beings in other countries.

"Join the Army and we will send you probably poorly equipped into situations where people will try to shoot or kill you because you are occupying other people's countries.

"Join the Army, and if you survive and come home, possibly injured or mentally damaged, you and your family will be shabbily treated."more

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