Saturday, 17 November 2012
We must always remember our dead and never ...
... those they killed for democracy, freedom and prosperity.
For me, the wearing of the red poppy is a mark that the wearer supports the shedding of innocent blood in far off lands AND by our military, too. All this is done to maintain OUR freedom, our wealth and democracy. Done to maintain the defence of the realm; the defence of OUR realm! Instead, give the poor beggars who are denied our democracy and decency, better housing, warmth and clothing - NOT drone attacks and the provocative presence of foreign soldiers!
Remembrance should be about reflecting on the continuing popularity for war to get our way around the world. Why are we such a leading exponent of violence on other nations' soils? Only those who themselves get killed in the process are honoured as having made the ultimate sacrifice, as having truly served their nation and been the real heroes. What about the rest of us who advocate non-violence and abiding by international law and UN resolutions?
We only honour those who died fighting for our country, not those who died at our hands defending their country from us, their invaders and occupiers.
The poppy to mark all the blood we have shed.
The poppy is a symbol of how precious war is to us.
The poppy is the mark of how the wearer does as he is told and gladly supports the shedding of blood when their unrighteous government tells them to do so.