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Published on Apr 27, 2014

The most 'intelligent' species on earth has since 1945 killed more people than in both World Wars combined. Full text below.

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1945

it must have been a good day, back in 1945
when the war was over and you were alive
and on that day, in 1945, you didn't load your gun
that's when they finally surrendered
it's all over now, it's done

maybe your father killed, your sister raped
your brother missing, your mother dead
you full of pain, but you survived

those crying children screamed for years inside your mind
the vision of dead bodies wouldn't let you sleep at night
your broken youth took long to heal
you tried hard to forget the stinking smell,
the noise, the smoke, the dying mates, the hand grenade

but it all keeps coming back,
the concentration camps, the bones,
the cut off heads and bloody guts
and starving men in overcrowded camps

and you were there to see it all
to see the ruins of the war
you saw how ugly men can be, but you survived

but life goes on and time helps covering your scars
and it was over then, it was all over

they said: 'we must never forget'
and that we always should remember
and let us never fight again,
oh let us never fight again
never ever fight again...

(several inserts in other languages)

well, that was many years ago
before Korea and Vietnam
and Bangladesh and Cambodia
and Cyprus and Israel
and Laos and Ireland
and Pakistan and Egypt
and Jordan and Syria
and Lebanon and Angola
East Timor and Rhodesia
and Algiers and Ethiopia
and Zaire and Biafra
and Congo and Nicaragua, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Sinai, Iran, Malaya, Borneo, Aden, Radfan, Darfur, the Gulf, Eritrea, Gaza, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Namibia, Chad, Hungary, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Morocco, Yemen, Philippines, Papua, Kurdistan, Turkey, Peru, Uganda, Ecuador, Grenada, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Romania, Kashmir, Rwanda, Herzegovina, Georgia, Guatemala, Tajikistan, Nepal, Albania, Chechnya, Anjouan, Sudan, Sinai, Mali, Ukraine, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Libya, Beirut, Falklands Is, Palestine, India, Suez, Kenya, Oman, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is, Bosnia, Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq, Greece, Paraguay, Tibet, Colombia, and on and on....

WHY?
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The words to this were written in the 70s, with several countries added in 2014. The list of countries is incomplete. Many of the countries had several wars and several countries changed their national flags. In most cases each theater of war has many other countries participating, indicated by the flags shown in the video.

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