Monday, November 09, 2015

Know Your Enemy

"Unfortunately, since we fell into the quagmire of the Iraq war and the ubiquitous war on terror, Armistice Day and the wearing of the poppy have been not only politicised but also commercialised. It is now almost a month long dirge of patriotism without context and without understanding the true cost of war."

Second World War veteran Harry Leslie Smith explains why he refuses to bow to convention and wear a red poppy.

(Thanks to Abbie for the link.)

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