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White poppies 'disrespectful,' says veterans affairs minister..

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member


    How can anyone think a red poppy celebrates war?

    Thoughts on all of this? It's a pretty big story in Canada right now.
  2. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Eh... The original poem - "In Flanders Fields" - which inspired the red poppy symbolism was a jingoistic little pro-war ode. It was written early on in the senseless, useless slaughter war to end all wars and used to rally everyone around to the cause.

    Do they celebrate war today? Probably. Do we honor the millions who "sacrificed" their lives by treating it as if happened during some freak natural disaster, instead of a conscious political decision?
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