Government without responsibility is an affront to humanity

A Government without responsibility is an affront to humanity.

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain


A letter a day to number 10. No 1,472

Thursday 23 June 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Only national governments can declare and make war using the full might of the nation’s armed forces and military power. Those who serve in the armed forces do so in defence of the realm, or that’s what it’s supposed to be, but these days they get orders to fight in wars of aggression, but still at government behest.

And those who make the moral and ethical decision for war, what burden should they carry, at the very least, for the repatriation and burial of war casualties and notification of next of kin?

And what could we possibly say about a government that takes the decision to dole out that responsibility to private companies other than call them the worst possible cowards? Under the holy grail of free marketeering, who would dare to take the…

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