We celebrate the capitulation of Germany on May 8 1945 and remember gratefully all the allied soldiers and civilians who helped realise this event, especially those who left life, limb or health on the battlefield.
We are waging another, apparently much less bloody, war of principles right now against the gods of greed. Greed does not generally kill people outright ; it has no concentration camps ; but it kills millions slowly through the consequences of the injustice inherent in the "system".
No one has an exclusive right to the limited natural resources of this planet ; no one should get rich through their exploitation.
And no single person should be allowed to exploit another one !