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#121 StreetLevel

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:40 PM

That view doesn't seem so unreasonable when you consider World War I was a essentially a family dispute among Queen Victoria's useless grandsons and cousins.


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#122 DavidL

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:07 PM

That view doesn't seem so unreasonable when you consider World War I was a essentially a family dispute among Queen Victoria's useless grandsons and cousins.

 

Good day to choose to be glib.  Golf clap.


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#123 tedward

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:39 AM

I find this sentiment distasteful.  Turning what is an act of remembrance and an acknowledgment of sacrifice into an opportunity to promote a political agenda shows a disconnection with what I believe to be core Canadian values.  Bow your head, say thank you and recognize that in some part your very ability to say the things you want to say exist due to the sacrifice of so many.  Save the politics for tomorrow.

 

Wow, you really missed the whole point. This sort of thing is why the "white poppy" nutjobs have gained traction. One of them approached me at the Legislature and said, "Would you like a poppy for peace?" and I replied, "That's what the red poppy means." Because I was with my kids I didn't add what I was thinking which was, "... you ignorant ****."

The whole point of Remembrance day, as created by those veterans who came home is: Never Again. We are asked to never forget what happened so it doesn't happen again. The whole thing is political. The whole point is to stop war. Standing at a cenotaph on November 11 is a political act in support of peace.

 


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#124 DavidL

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:17 PM

Wow, you really missed the whole point. This sort of thing is why the "white poppy" nutjobs have gained traction. One of them approached me at the Legislature and said, "Would you like a poppy for peace?" and I replied, "That's what the red poppy means." Because I was with my kids I didn't add what I was thinking which was, "... you ignorant ****."

The whole point of Remembrance day, as created by those veterans who came home is: Never Again. We are asked to never forget what happened so it doesn't happen again. The whole thing is political. The whole point is to stop war. Standing at a cenotaph on November 11 is a political act in support of peace.

 

I'm not sure what it is we're disagreeing about, as your point makes no sense with respect to my position on the subject. And frankly I'm not that interested.  Apologies for thread hijack.



#125 spanky123

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:27 AM

It’s the “fair distribution of resources” that resonates with me.

Again my definition of a socialist is someone who’s got nothing and wants to share it with everyone.

 

And keep what others have for themselves.



#126 rjag

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

It’s the “fair distribution of resources” that resonates with me.

Again my definition of a socialist is someone who’s got nothing and wants to share it with everyone.

 

As Uncle Winston put it....

 

 

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347.

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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” —House of Commons, 22 October 1945.


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