Phasing out Remembrance Day
I think it is time to start phasing out Remembrance day. Why?
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Every year it dredges up old hatreds of our friends Germany, Japan and to some extent, Italy. It needlessly rubs salt in old wounds. This is insulting to them.
- It glorifies and justifies war.
- Veterans of Viet Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq are piggy backing on Remembrance Day. None of these soldiers defended their country. They were motivated by adventure, money or a sadistic desire to torture, rape and kill children, especially non-Christian children. They do not deserve the honour of being including with the vets of WWI (World War I) and WWII (World War II).
- It is rare to find anyone alive today who participated in WWII much less WWI. You don’t even find anyone who knew someone who did. What we are doing is like ritually mourning the dead of the War of 1812. It is time to let go.
- The red poppy has become an empty ritual of political correctness and conformity. People are pressured into wearing red poppies.
- The Royal Canadian Legion has used their legal muscle to ban the white poppy, an anti war symbol, a symbol of mourning for all victims of war, including those we killed. They have also banned the aboriginal moose hide memorial.
- Any but pro-war views are censored on the grounds of disrespect or bad taste.
- It is maudlin.