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Old 15th November 2016, 18:33   #61 (permalink)
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Re: The Last Post

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Originally Posted by saoirse View Post
Unfortunately that's not how growing numbers see its use.

No one has any objection whatsoever to quiet reflection or acknowledgement by poppy of respect as they see it for the .fallen

However that's very different to the almost "compulsory remembrance " which appears to have crept into lives.

It used to be a day of remembrance, now it's a month. In the other link I posted the question of what football matches have to do with remembrance is also raised Then on the subject of freedom to chose -it used to be public dignitaries duly showed respect by wearing poppies - now public employees like BBC presenters are forced to comply

It's the compulsion that is disturbing as it is not only against the "freedoms " the fallen died for , but also creates a " them and us" atmosphere between wearers and those who chose not to

Robert Fisk, John Snow etc are as patriotic as the next man, but they see freedom of choice as being as precious as freedom of expression
I don`t wear one but am as patriotic(ish) as the next man.
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