On 31 Oct 2017 at 12:38pm Billy wrote:
Right then, all you liberal, luvvy dubby do gooders, how many of you have bought a Poppy and are wearing it with pride?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 1:07pm Clifford wrote:
I dislike this practice of the poppy appearing earlier and earlier. It is still October and Remembrance Sunday is almost two weeks away. I'll be buying my poppy nearer that day and not go in for the pathetic virtue signalling of people like Billy.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 1:16pm Socialist Bonfire Boy wrote:
I'll be wearing mine with pride in remembrance of my relatives. Particularly those who fought fascism.
This is an aspect of remembrance that those on the left can all too easily forget.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 1:18pm Billy wrote:
Part of my motivation is in remembrance of my dad. Born in 1924 and served with the RAF (flight engineer on a Lancaster) in WW2. Work out how old he was!
On 31 Oct 2017 at 1:42pm Clifford wrote:
Every sympathy, Billy, and respect for your Dad. But no excuse for your stupid post about 'liberal, lubby duvvy do-gooders', many of whom also died in the war. Or do you think only right-wingers fought the Nazis?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 2:20pm Billy wrote:
I stand by what I said. How many of today's liberal, luvvy dubby do gooders will wear a poppy with pride?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 2:53pm Clifford wrote:
And I stand by what I said. I respect your father and all the other men and women wgo died fighting fascism. I don't respect people who use their sacrifice to indulge in petty insults against people whose politics they disagree with. The Nazis also despised 'liberal, luvvy dubby do gooders' - interesting that, isn't it?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 3:33pm dick wrote:
NO WHITE POPPYS
On 31 Oct 2017 at 10:41pm Simply Red wrote:
Agree with Dick on this one because:
The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders.
But then thats another target for those who want to challenge tradition. I know white poppies are for "peace" but the idea of the Poppy is to REMEMBER those who died in war whether you oppose it or not. Many veterans and other feels that the white poppy undermines those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and also the meaning and sgnificance of the red poppy.
But no doubt quite a few White poppies will be worn as its a "right on" or trendy thing to do so lets get rid of another tradition eh?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 11:19pm History wrote:
Billy you really ought to learn some history. We had a liberal government the entire duration of World War 1. Lefty liberal types won the war.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 6:08am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The white poppy is used to denote remembrance of all those who died in war, civilians as well as soldiers.
Can't see anything wrong with it myself.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 1:53pm Liberal luvvy duvvy wrote:
Billy, I am a liberal luvvy duvvy do-gooder and I've bought my poppy.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 2:39pm Billy wrote:
Well done - you seem to be the only one so far.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 3:11pm Bob wrote:
@Simply Red, as ACT mentions, the white poppy signifies remembrance of all those who died as a result of war - civilians as well as servicemen and women. I just wanted to make that clear again because I've seen a lot of stuff online about it being worn by 'cowards' and 'people who hate our country', which is completely false and that sort of talk, or talk that it's 'against tradition', that makes a lot of people scared to wear a white poppy for fear of being unfairly singed out and harassed.
In my view, those who sacrificed their lives in both world wars did so so that we can exercise our freedom to express our (reasonable) opinions about the futility of war whilst still honouring the dead by wearing a white poppy.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 7:55am M wrote:
The red poppy was introduced in 1921, thee white one in 1926.
I think both can claim 'tradition' status at this point.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 7:56am M wrote: