On 9 Nov 2015 at 7:10am Spicey T wrote:
I saw someone wearing a white poppy yesterday, and was offended... What's wrong with red, or is it a Spurs thing?
On 9 Nov 2015 at 7:42am sceptic wrote:
So you was offended Spicey T, well I was offended at your ignorance. If you had taken the trouble of looking it up on the internet instead of trying to stir up trouble you would see that it stands for remembering all the victims of war and not just the forces. There were thousands of defenceless innocent men, women, children and babies scared out of their wits when the enemy planes flew overhead dropping their bombs and blasting them to obliteration. So think twice before posting something that you had not taking the time to investigate.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 7:58am fence wrote:
Also known as the "Brahmin Badge", the white poppy works as a great way to elevate oneself from the crowd and show how clever you are for having noticed that civilians exist. Generally you have to have an arts or humanities degree to approach this level of sophistication.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 8:06am sceptic wrote:
A degree in Sarcasm works just as well. Now hurry you will be late for school.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 9:47am Tipex wrote:
I think it's also about recognising that the armed forces and innocent civilians from enemy countries also suffer in war.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 11:19am leaf wrote:
Really, why are there so many idiots on the forum now just trying to stir?
On 9 Nov 2015 at 11:27am sceptic wrote:
Because leaf they have nothing else going for them, stirring things up on the Forum probably gives them a feeling of power. I suppose in some ways they are to be pitied but in other ways you just want to give them a big slap.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 11:33am leaf wrote:
Yep. The best thing is to ignore them but I'm finding it difficult to do that as they seem to be getting braver with their choice of topic.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 12:13pm sceptic wrote:
Its easy to be brave behind a keypad leaf, but you probably find that they are bullies in real life. I know its hard but ignoring them is the best way because it feeds their ego when you reply. Luckily its only a few and you probably find they are at school at the moment, I say school because it would seem pathetic for an adult to act like this.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 12:27pm Ima Peetaker wrote:
But I respect Remembrance and our Forces, you won't find me (and my alter egos) interfering. Some things are beyond the pale.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 3:54pm Outraged wrote:
The white wreath should be removed immediately. It was sneaky and underhand to place it there
On 9 Nov 2015 at 4:19pm Red wrote:
I'm not trying to stir or cause offence but I don't understand what the problem is with the original post, could someone please explain it to me?
On 9 Nov 2015 at 4:23pm Peter wrote:
On 9 Nov 2015 at 5:03pm pope wrote:
I would try and explain it to you Red but obviously your brain is so small it would take a lifetime. Also It would make more sense if you stuck to the same pen name otherwise it looks like there is more than one idiot.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 5:11pm janet wrote:
yes Outraged you are so right . Bloody green waste of space
On 9 Nov 2015 at 6:33pm tall poppy wrote:
Just pull the trigger and you all perform as per specification.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 6:48pm short sunflower wrote:
What are you on about.
On 9 Nov 2015 at 8:47pm Ghost of Alice Acland wrote:
White poppies were introduced in 1933 by the Women's Co-operative Guild as a pacifist alternative to the red poppy.
On 10 Nov 2015 at 8:07am Jennifer wrote:
Every pound spent on a white poppy is a pound stolen from war heroes and their bereaved families. Our ancestors did NOT establish war memorials, such as that in Lewes, for traitors to promote the laying down of weapons against orders and against good sense. It's white feather time.
On 10 Nov 2015 at 8:13am June Ackland wrote:
We could do with some down here. It's like a war zone on the Jasmine Allen at the moment.
On 10 Nov 2015 at 9:17am Red wrote:
@Ghost of Alice Acland thanks very much for your help
@Peter and @Pope You utter utter prats I just asked for an explanation
On 10 Nov 2015 at 11:25am Sky@Night the wrote:
Jasmine Allen's alight
On 10 Nov 2015 at 4:59pm ex soldier wrote:
HEART OF THE MATTER
Remembrance Day, once a busy time for the recruiting sergeant, is now an opportunity for senior politicians to show that they care for those they and their predecessors sent to kill and be killed.
With the blessing of the Bishop of London, and to the sound of the military bands, the televised ceremony in Whitehall reaffirms the important, noble and heroic purpose of the military – that is war as a means of social change. As the ranks of veterans march pass the cenotaph and salute the heroic dead they also salute those that did the killing. It is surely strange that most find nothing strange about honouring men who killed others in prodigious numbers. This is not an event about regret for the cruel waste of lives, nor apology for the millions wantonly killed – even less a commitment to put an end to war. The planned development of Britain’s next generation of nuclear weapons, now expected to cost in excess of £100 billion is not an indication that conflict prevention and non-violent conflict resolution are anywhere on the government’s foreign policy agenda. Remembrance Day is also a time to introduce young people to the heroic deeds of their relatives, and thus perpetuate the belief that war and all that small word embraces, is indeed an inevitable, essential and valuable institution.
Above all it is the centrepiece of a vast fund raising operation for the British Legion, which goes from strength to strength the further removed it is from its original purpose - caring for the hundreds of thousands of disabled and disadvantaged soldiers returning from the battlefield in 1918 - a task the government of the day shied away from
On 10 Nov 2015 at 5:46pm Sussex Jim wrote:
At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, I will try to be paying my respects to those who died to perpetuate the free society we have today at the War Memorial.
If I don't make it tomorrow, I will observe the silence where I am.
On 10 Nov 2015 at 6:16pm Corbynite wrote:
I wear both. Is that permitted?
On 10 Nov 2015 at 6:38pm Ali wrote:
It is possible to acknowledge the futility of war while still wanting to honour those who gave their lives - for this reason I've ended up wearing a red and a white poppy.
On 10 Nov 2015 at 7:18pm ex soldier wrote:
On 10 Nov 2015 at 8:08pm Free Lewes wrote:
Me too. I am a teacher and am telling the kids the same message as Ali
On 10 Nov 2015 at 10:42pm IMEYOU wrote:
Oh Please, Lets have respect here for once. There are many poppy coloured poppies doing the rounds these days but they all signify remembrance, Paying the ultimate price (Red) War is over (White) Victims of war (Purple)
On 10 Nov 2015 at 11:43pm Ali wrote:
White poppies are worn to remember civilians killed in wars and to support peace, whereas purple poppies are worn to remember the animals who are also victims of various wars.
On 11 Nov 2015 at 8:20am pope wrote:
How about a brown one to remind us of RED. ( The troll that goes under various names ).
On 11 Nov 2015 at 12:53pm Red wrote: