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9th November, 2017
The "Battle" for Poppy Day
It is OK to not wear a poppy, but it should not be hijacked on the false premise that it glorifies war. Remembrance Sunday should not be usurped for left wing propaganda, suggesting it should be replaced by white poppy to promote pacifism and peace - that would appropriate on any other day in the year - but not as an attempt to dishonour the lives and service of those who died - which would be the only reason for wearing a white poppy on Remembrance Sunday.
There would be no Peace or Freedom anywhere in Europe or anywhere else in the world had it not been for those who died in WWI and WWII - the self-promoting EU and the rest of the political left has had nothing to do with keeping peace in Europe or anywhere else.
The EU member states are no less militarily belligerent now than they ever were, in particular, up to 2010 Germany was the 3rd biggest arms dealer in the world, after Russia and the USA (China took the place of Germany in 2010) and Germany's principal clients are in the Middle East - in 2011 the German government admitted to selling dual use chemicals to the Assad regime in Syria (see BBC reports covering these areas (see also EU Myths Part 2) - so please don't fall for the EU's claim that they are peace loving - read the Lisbon Treaty (2007) to discover that the EU intends to build a military superpower - controlled by Germany, on the backs of the EU member states (Article 42 (TEU) et seq).
"Poppy Day" originally Commemorated those who died in the the First World War which resulted in 10 million military dead, 7 million civilian deaths, 21 million wounded, and 7.7 million missing or imprisoned" (Diffen.com) - the symbol of the poppy came from Flanders Fields Poem:-
"IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields"
"Over 60 million people died in World War II. Estimated deaths range from 50-80 million. 38 to 55 million civilians were killed, including 13 to 20 million from war-related disease and famine."(Diffen.com)
Remembrance Sunday is about remembering those who died - those from all sides, as well as those who suffered - and those on the left have nothing to boast about. Yesterday in Parliament, Labour MP's refused to sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) condemning the murders of the estimated over 100 million people at the hands of the brutal Communist regimes around the world - based upon the ideology of Karl Marx.
These Communist regimes are lauded and supported by left wing politicians in the UK, including Corbyn and McDonnell. Shamefully, the political left have nothing to be proud of when it comes to respect for human life and dignity.
It is true that the franchise has been extended to those who fought in all wars; we should remember though that our Armed Services give their lives on the basis of orders from our politicians - by all means call them out - but the principle message of Remembrance Sunday and the wearing of Poppy is the respect for all who fought and offered their lives to keep us free, and allow us the choices we make today - particularly those who fought against Nazi Germany.
I wear the poppy for those reasons.