posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by Merriman Weir
Who knows what stage managed event will be used to bolster Conservative support prior to the next election, (not that they are in any way unique in
using such tactics, history shows that most encumbent governments do so), but I suspect there is definately more than an element of truth in your
assessment of Cameron's intended programme of memorial services in 2014.
It somewhat disgusts me that people of all political / religious persuassions seek to make capital out of something that should be very much
Remembrance Day events are about honouring and respecting the people involved and the sacrifices they made.
Remembrance Day was originally observed on 11/11 to honour the fallen, on both sides, and to recognise the END of war and most definately not to
celebrate or glorify war - something many no longer recognise or understand.
I wear my poppy with pride to show my immense respect for our Armed Services and for the values they believe they serve(d).
And part of those values are freedom of thought and speech and as distasteful that I find the actions and beliefs of those who burn poppies etc I
support their right to do so.
I suspect that those who do so would gain more sympathy if they expressed their dislike of the UK's foreign policy etc in a different and less
disrespectful manner, all they are succeeding in doing is heightening passions against themselves.