posted on Nov, 9 2010 @ 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Illegal Alien
Maybe we lovers of peace should adopt the white feather (A symbol of cowardice) as our symbol.
I would happily be labelled a coward if it helped put an end to pointless mass murder.
Didn't we already adopt the day-glo yellow
To me, the red-poppy has always been a symbol of the pointlessness of war, but I never buy 1 b/c so many people seem to attach some kind of glory to
such horrendous examples of the utter stupidity of mankind. Yet, we can also be noble & the ephemerality of the most unrecognised noble actions is, to
mind, what makes them even more beautiful. Such as, the person who, in the face of overwhelming gingoism & even law says, "No. I will not wade in my
brother's blood so that someone who consideres me as worthless as the people they want me to kill can control more resources. Nevermind the
immorality of senseless killing - dont piss down my back & tell me its raining." Where are their poppies?
How about the young nurses who have looked after the aging veterans of ww2, men who really did have to fight tyranny (regardless of the fact that the
war itself was the result of the usual ptb squabbling over resources), & out of respect for those men's sacrifices, allowed them to take a few
liberties? Where are their poppies?
How about the neighbours who have put up with some grumpy old bastard & helped him out regardless, since they know he's only like that b/c of the
disgusting things he saw/had to do in war? Where are their poppies?
Well, perhaps they now have some, symbolically @least. I'm sure such people, of whom I'm 1, dont mind the money going towards campaigning for peace,
rather than helping them/us directly.