If you think your are being big, clever & funny by taking the p1ss out of those who chose to mark Remembrance Sunday respectfully...may I suggest stop being oh so brave behind your keyboard & toddle off down your local cenotaph & air your views there.
Put your money where your mouth is so to speak.
See how you get on..
see what you're actually doing here is proving the point that some people on the thread are trying to make.
remembrance day has been hijacked by a nationalist, jingoistic, aggressive wave of feeling which has appropriated the day in such a way that some people now feel that there should be only one meaning attached to it and any kind of subaltern or dissenting view is seen as unpatriotic or cowardly or disrespectful.
which is a dangerous thing.
Nice to live in a country where we enjoy the freedom to express our views about the rights and wrongs of governments sending ordinary citizens to their death, safe in the knowledge that there won't be a knock at the door at dark o'clock by agents wishing to take us or our families away to correct our thinking.
Regardless of the motivation of those at the top, is it so wrong to remember those at the bottom who died in two world wars to allow us the freedom to be keyboard warriors? Critics should reflect on the irony of why they are free to criticise
see this is the other thing that is wrong about remembrance sunday. the assumption that every british casualty in war has died defending our right to liberty. they haven't. in fact a good many british soldiers have died in wars in an attempt to limit the liberty of others.
perhaps the author of the above quote might like to inform me how exactly the british victims of wwi died preserving freedom. are people really under the impression that the liberty of civilisation was under threat from germany in 1914-18 ?