Ep. 0017: The First World War, Part 2
We continue our coverage of the unnecessary, freedom- and life-obliterating carnage-fest that was First World War.
Join Prof CJ as he discusses:
- The truth about the Lusitania
- Propaganda, especially that of the Brits (who were the best at it) — even the royal family had to accommodate themselves to the Germano-phobic narrative
- Two of the most notorious battles on the Western Front, both of which occurred in 1916: Verdun & the Somme
- Why Prof CJ thinks this type of slaughter is an inevitable consequence of the modern state, and that the state itself is the consequence of statist ideas
Prof CJ’s Picks (buy from Amazon via these links to help support the show at no additional cost to you)
- Germany’s warning to America about traveling on the Lusitania
- A collection of British propaganda posters from WWI (scroll down a little and you’ll see the first poster — just click on the poster to get to the next one, rinse & repeat.)
- The Dropkick Murphys rendition of “Green Fields of France” (sometimes also called “Willie McBride,” and originally entitled “No Man’s Land,” a song written by folk singer Eric Bogle in 1976.) This song seems to be about the Battle of the Somme. I’m a big fan of DKM — you gotta love a band that incorporates bagpipes and other traditional Celtic instruments into aggressive punk rock! This song, like “Christmas in the Trenches,” is another one that I think brings most decent people at least to the verge of tears.