As a mark of respect for those that wish to err, show their respect on the other thread, I thought that I would start a separate thread for the inevitable debate..
I'm personally not at all comfortable with the vehement nationalistic jingoism..
The comments about the Iranian geezer on the other thread being a prime example of how the arguments that defend the remembrance ceremony are completely undermined in the name of patriotism..
Shouldn't we be trying with all of our might to push the perception and meaning of the day into a more logical and useful direction..?
Can this ever be achieved or is that dimwitted brand of patriotism too deeply ingrained into our society..?
What happened to the white poppy campaign..?
My thoughts are with the families around the world that have been torn apart by warmongering governments