Tennessee Ernie Ford asked that question regarding sixteen tons, and his explanation was that you get deeper in debt. We explain that you kill and main more people and destroy more property by closing your eyes to what happened in the days following September 3, 1939.
What happened on September 3, 1939?
On that day, the great and majestic United Kingdom declared war on Germany, because two days earlier, Germany invaded Poland. The UK said "Get out, or else!"
Germany ignored the UK and so the UK went to war with Germany, supposedly to force Germany out of Poland. But it did no such thing. The UK did not solve a problem, it blew it up into a worldwide conflagration of murder and destruction of property.
Germany did invade Poland, but the UK declared war based upon a fiction!
On September 3, 1939, the UK may have had the excuse of ignorance, unless of course you ask whether UK Crown spies already knew what the truth was. If they did, then the UK was simply waiting for "the other shoe (boot) to drop".
If a German foot occupied one boot in Poland, whose foot occupied the other boot?
On September 3, 1939 the British Crown pretended that a one-footed German soldier invaded Poland. But that lie was revealed just a few days later on September 17, 1939, because that is when the USSR sent in its own symbolic one-foot soldier to invade Poland.
The narrative of the one-foot soldier is still parroted by the British Broadcasting Corporation and its State authorized siblings in media, to this day. But it is only a half-truth to say that Germany invaded Poland and consequently the UK declared war on Germany.
Not only that, but twelve days after declaring war on Germany, the UK knew that it was promoting a lie, because a half-truth is not the whole truth, and after September 17, 1939, the UK had no excuse left in promoting this lie regarding the German invasion of Poland resulting in the UK Declaration of War on Germany.
What might still have been true on September 16, 1939, was not the whole truth on September 17, 1939, because on that date, the USSR (Russia) invaded Poland from the east, and its forces joined up in a handshake with German forces half-way into Poland. In other words, Germany and the USSR divided Poland between them. In fact, Germany had an agreement with the USSR to stop invading Poland at the half-way mark.
It was not the United Kingdom that halted the Nazi German invasion of Poland. It was Nazi Germany that stopped invading according to the terms and conditions of its agreement to do so with the USSR.
But here we are in the Twenty-first Century still hearing the official lie, because in a court of law a half-truth is not the "whole truth", and therefore it is a distortion of the truth, or to put it bluntly, it is a lie! The BBC and its British media siblings are good at telling Crown-endorsed lies for which no one goes to prison, and anyone who does not believe in official BBC lies is deemed to be unpatriotic.
The BBC (and its Crown siblings), are corruptors of truth. Putting it bluntly: they lie!
This media mess is engaged in by all those who take on British Crown licenses and none can be more corrupt in this sense, than the mini-organization that has sprung up under the name of 'Radio Caroline'.
While supposedly championing freedom of the airwaves it is in reality preaching a totally propagandistic lie about the creation of Radio Caroline in 1964, and the now departed Christopher Moore was a part of that corruption. He realized that he had been conned by the lies uttered from the mouth of Ronan O'Rahilly, and he even filed suit against Ronan O'Rahilly. Then the penny dropped when Christopher Moore realized that the entire charade spun by Ronan O'Rahilly was so complete, that even Ronan O'Rahilly did not know what was going on.
But these anorak jokesters of today and the conmen of yesterday are one thing, but the BBC and its siblings (of which the misbranded mini Radio Caroline is a part), are all engaged in furthering a big lie in which millions of human beings died and maimed for life, and caused millions of Pounds in property damage.
That big lie surrounds the uncorrected Declaration of War on September 3, 1939, and its broadcast at 11:15 AM that day over the government controlled airwaves of the British Broadcasting Corporation.