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Posted by Mozzer
on 6/11/2019, 11:21 am, in reply to "Re: Poppies
QED. You see those on the other side would say that it is indeed used by some to glorify war. There is some merit to that argument in that some people do wear them and do glorify war without actually really thinking about the genuine sacrifices made. Most people don't, of course, but some do. And the proliferation and earlier wearing of poppies, as Ill Informed refers to, are testament to how a failure to wear one can be seen as courting controversy.
It has reached such heights of ludicrousness that I noticed dancers wearing poppies whilst rehearsing for Strictly Come bloody Dancing. Impractical and, if worn with a pin, downright stupid. I'm pretty sure that's not the point of wearing one.
As I say, I take the view of each to their own, but I also suspect both sides are both right and wrong in this. People just need to STFU and let everyone else get on with either wearing or not wearing as they see fit.
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