Today is the 80th anniversary of a dark chapter in European history, the outbreak of WWII in Poland caused by Nazi Germany.We should remember collectively, learn our lessons individually & act together for the future. For peace. For dignity. For humanity. That's our duty. Forever
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) September 1, 2019
Only it wasn’t an ‘outbreak’.
It was a planned armed assault on a sovereign state, initiated and carried out by a democratically elected totalitarian German Nazi government who was fully aware they were actively launching a new world war. Don’t white-wash history.
To be clear, ‘outbreak caused by’ is framing WWII as a disease, or epidemic. It was neither of that, but a man-made (sic) period of total destruction powered by profit-oriented industrial forces serving a mad-men government. Germs had nothing to do with it.