A well timed book as a number of Britons attempt to betray the historic BREXIT Mandate. Those who objected to WWII includes people with deep views and conscience, those seeking to shirk their duty and those actively seeking to aid the enemy. Collectively, they all aided the enemy and hastened the march to war as Hitler saw them as signs of British weakness. – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Opposition to the Second World War, Conscience Resistance and Service in Britain 1933-45 FILE: R2798 AUTHOR: John Broom PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 212 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War II, Second World War, treason traitors, spies, conscience, resistance, aiding the enemy, disloyal, principled, unprincipled
IMAGE: B2798.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y69rkla4 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A well timed book as a number of Britons attempt to betray the historic BREXIT Mandate. Those who objected to WWII includes people with deep views and conscience, those seeking to shirk their duty and those actively seeking to aid the enemy. Collectively, they all aided the enemy and hastened the march to war as Hitler saw them as signs of British weakness. - Most Highly Recommended The history of British democracy has not been easy. The basic principle must be that every citizen is entitled to hold their opinions and to express themselves in free speech. Any attempt to deny that free speech is an attack on democracy. Any counter expression under free speech is democracy in action. However, there inevitably comes a point where that freedom can be challenged by a vocal minority who are determined to ignore democracy and force the majority to their views. That has to be resisted with courage because a failure by the majority to enforce democracy kills democracy. Of those who take a different view from the majority, some are highly principled and take a position where they themselves will take no action against their principles. There are also those who object because they value life and refuse to fight for their country with weapons, but are happy to place their own lives at risk by taking non-combatant roles, including working as ambulance drivers and medics in areas where they are very close to combat and at great personal risk. Democracy can celebrate such people because they are holding to their principles but accepting that the majority have very different views. From that very small number of objectors, there is a large number of people who, from ignorance, or weakness, are prepared to accept all of the benefits of democracy but refuse to accept the responsibilities that go with the benefits. In their number are the shirkers and opportunists who are really only out for their own ends at cost to the majority. Then there are those who actively seek to aid a hostile foreign power against their own country. Some will demonstrate and engage in street violence to attempt to subvert the majority. Others will actively become paid agents of the hostile foreign power. No democracy can afford to allow these traitors to enjoy their freedom and many will consider this a capital crime to end with execution. The author has provided a balanced history of opposition to WWII. In a readable style he has looked at how these people lived under the slogan “I renounce war”. In support of the text there is a photo- plate section of images. Inevitably, whatever the motivation, the objectors play into the hands of the enemy, some by accident and some by intent. Any oppressive foreign power is only too eager to believe what it wants to believe. Hitler continued on the path to war because he thought the objectors in Britain and fascist supporters were an indication of deep weakness in British society that would ensure he could continue to flout international norms on his path to world domination. Those who felt their objections were moral ended up contributing to starting the war they claimed to renounce and gave cover to those who were keen to help the enemy. In 80+ years not a lot has changed as a new group of objectors refuse to accept a huge democratic vote and provide comfort to an enemy who has refused to negotiate because it believes Britain will unconditionally surrender. In the 1930s it was Fascism that was the enemy, today it is an undemocratic and unaccountable quazi nation in Brussels.