The First World War officially ended 100 years ago today … November 11, 1918. More than 16 million people were killed, 8 million of them ‘civilians’.
And then just 21 years later … WW2 broke out. But that is a different story.
Meanwhile, Yo Yo Ma performing at WWI Armistice Ceremonies:
WW2 broke out just 21 years after the end of WW1. That’s like a major war ending in 1997 and a second one starting this year.
Here’s hoping (though we probably need to do more than ‘hope’) that WW3 is not just around the corner - because sometimes I wonder. And I think senior world leaders also ask …
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” the French president said, according to a translation of his remarks. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values.”
President Emmanuel Macron
Trump continues to be a global disgrace, and increasingly a major threat to world peace and stability.