Farage: Britain Should Never Have Signed Armistice, and War Should Have Gone on for Another Six Weeks
November 14, 2014
Beastrabban neatly summing up the many reasons why the Lounge Lizard Of Westminster, Nigel Farage, was talking bombastic codswallop when he called the Armistice of 1918 the biggest mistake of the 20th Century.
Not only did Farage miss (perhaps deliberately, for reasons of not wanting to admit that Britain and her allies were driven by baser instincts for revenge and resources in the aftermath of The First World War) the *real* cause of the rise of Nazism in the Weimar Republic i.e. the crippling and unfair ‘Reparations’ imposed on Germany at Versailles. Farage further puts forward the Armistice itself as the reason for Nazism, and in so doing, creates a non-sequitur. By accepting an Armistice, the allies were implicitly accepting a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Had they stuck to that and negotiated fairly at Versailles, there would have been nothing for the Germans to seek revenge for. Instead, Farage, using that silly, pro-militant logic that the modern British Right seem so fixated on, insists that accepting the Armistice meant, as sure as night follows day, that the Germans would feel betrayed and come back thirsting for revenge. It was the excess punishment, the unfair insistence of the allies that Germany accept full responsibility for the war, and thus pay such enormous sums in compensation that the country was left impoverished for many years, that caused that desire for revenge. Signing the Armistice did not necessarily lead to such brutal sanctions against Germany, and so Farage’s logic does not make sense.
Indeed, Farage’s argument that agreeing a ceasefire was more likely to lead to bitterness than completing a full-scale invasion and conquest of Germany, likely devastating much of the country, is not only a non-sequitur, it is completely absurd.
While the rest of the UK on Tuesday was remembering the dead of the Great War, Nigel Farage was giving a speech stating his opinion that it should have gone on for longer. Even if this meant that a further 100,000 lives were lost. Farage made this bizarre and offensive claim speaking at the annual Tom Olsen lecture at St Bride’s Church.
His comments have been reported by a number of news agencies, including the MSN news. The anti-racist organisation, Hope Not Hate has an article on it, Armistice was the biggest mistake of the 20th century claims Nigel Farage, at http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/ukip/armistice-was-the-biggest-mistake-of-the-20th-century-claims-nigel-farage-4120.
Hope Not Hate quote Farage as saying, “I believe we should have continued with the advance We should have pursued the war for a further six weeks, and gone for an unconditional surrender. Yes the last six weeks of the war cost us 100,000 casualties, and I’m…
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