posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 04:17 AM
reply to post by igloo
Igloo writes :-
"The thing I find sad is that the governments that force the soldiers to war, to this day, are also the governments that enforce a national day of
mourning, which would be appropriate if it weren't so hypocritical. Even as a child it felt wrong in a confused sense. The meaning gets lost when
"never again" keeps happening. And with ever growing frequency."
Exactly! That was my childhood experience too.
First the realisation that we were being lied to by supposedly omniscient grown-ups -- then the feeling of alienation as I realised that everyone else
around me seemed to be meekly accepting the lie.
Whilst finding the wearing of a poppy inappropriate as an honest expression of my own feelings, I can see that someone else may have a different view,
and for whom the wearing of this symbol is an important part of their lives.
I don't need to share their view to respect their sincerity.
And if they are sincere, and return my respect -- why should I care what they believe?
This is a subject which demands that we know where we stand, and why -- not one where we should try to alter the opinions of others.
That's their business.