Last nights BBC TV documentary Britain,s great war part one is the first part of a four part documentary regarding Britian,s involvement in world war one from 1914 to 1918 and the truly awful first part of the documentary confirmed what we already know the BBC is the media voice of British ruling class war mongering establishment.
The documentary started off from the 4/8/1914 with Britain establishment coming to the aid of neutral Belgium after it was attacked by war mongering militarist Germany according to the presenter Jeremy Paxman.
Not surprisingly Jeremy Paxman the documentary presenter overlooked a number of important facts. Firstly what caused the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist terror group led by Gavrilo Princip. The Serbian terror groups links to Tsarist Russia,s intelligence have been well documented.
Secondly Paxman a well known establishment lapdog failed to mention that Britain had a world empire that repressed,exploited and terrorised Africa, India and other parts of the world.
Thirdly so called neutral Belgium who Britain come to the aid of run a vast concentration camp in its colony in the Congo. Africans in the Congo were worked to death. Pictures of the indigenous population of the Congo with their arms chopped off for not collecting their daily supply of rubber from the rubber plantation are well documented.
Thirdly our eastern ally Tsarist Russia had its own European colonies in Poland and Finland.
Of course the German Reich was an evil state with its colony in South West Africa and its extermination policies of the native African population in this colony. Allied to this was the lack of democracy inside Germany itself.
What this really shows was that the first world war was a war between rival imperialist powers and both sides were bad. Britain and its allies and Germany and its allies. Working class people on both sides died in their millions so as to maintain the profits for the wealthy banking capitalist elite on both sides.
I will be writing on the subject of the first world war nearer to August 2014.However in conclusion I strongly urge people to take the following action.
Firstly do not watch the other three parts of the awful BBC documentary regarding Britain,s great war and secondly go to the Stop the War Coalition and sign their No Glory in War petition.
Good luck all.