The Language of War

Christine Williams, Sydney, Aug 18, 2023

With due respect for the Australian men and women who have been killed in war and are honoured on Anzac Day, I would like to send out a warning about the loose language of the current war mongering which has taken over sane debate in Australia.

It’s the obfuscation in the language used that upsets me. Does the industrial military complex think the Australian public is too stupid to see through the pompous language of fear-mongering? So that we don’t realise they’re setting us on a path which would only increase the risk of death for our sons and daughters in an international war ahead?

Anzac Day should be the occasion to remember the bravery of our war dead and argue for peace. The holiday should emphasise a need for pacificism between nations, not engage in belligerent chauvinist nationalism!

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