Thursday, November 17, 2016

WW1 A Highlander Corporal from 1916

100 years ago this Highlander set out for the Great War. Had to make sure Germany did not dominate the continent with a different politico-economic system.
 

5 comments:

High Arka said...

When you discuss World War I regalia and traditions, are you being ironic, or genuine? I have a feminist acquaintance who enjoys Victorian-era costumes and selected pieces of Victorian history, and I must always be careful not to confront her with the ideology behind the behavior she is manifesting.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Genuine. I try to celebrate the centenary since it seems so many are letting this pass by without any notice

stengle said...

Lest we forget... You are right to make the Great War known and remembered, so thanks for remembering all those people who were wounded or died. I always look at old pictures like this and wonder what became of the person in it. One hopes they survived, but even if so they would have been deeply changed.

High Arka said...

I wouldn't worry--the Great War was absolutely vital to eliminating national identities and creating our current conception of nation-states defined solely by theoretical ideological fealty. Celebrating white people as heroes is indeed a problem, but the ultimate goal of legitimizing the currently-current and hating the currently-past is so strongly served by Great War remembrance that I think we'll see some officially-sanctioned notice. The next set of goys to leave their futures behind and die far away will want to feel that massacring white families and sacrificing their own lives and families for Semite lies is an honorable tradition. What better historical example than the Great War?

forest grump said...

he is married. thet war was the death of the west. all the awfulness flows from it. 4 great empires destroyed at once. christian respect for life discarded in a foul bloodletting of unimaginable scale. and planting the seeds of the next even more brutal war in the bloody soil.