The myth continually raised is that those who have served in the military, particularly in war, have done so to protect and preserve the Australian way of life.
Imperial War Museum launches world’s most comprehensive archive on 16,500 British pacifists who refused to serve in Great War, often at huge personal cost.
Many Americans succumbed to Britain’s deceitful propaganda campaign, highlighted by the sinking of the Lusitania and aided and abetted by their own leaders.
Gallipoli as an event reinforces the status quo. The fact that Australian soldiers were taking part in the invasion of another country is conveniently swept under the carpet.
Scott McIntyre trashed the foundation myth and drew attention to the way soft-lit remembrance is used slyly to promote wars of the present and future.
Scott McIntyre committed journalism: triggering discussion and examination of political claims rather than mindless recitation, ritualistic affirmation and compelled acceptance.