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2014/11/12 10:02:43 (permalink)

Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day

With remembrance Sunday just passed and today being Veterans Day in the USA, it is heart warming to see all the tributes and commemorations being held in respect for the men and women who served their country.
 
Why is it people feel the need to use this time to chime up with secondary school level political 'cut n paste' rants about fighting unjust wars for bankers greed. I just cannot get my head round it...
 
Have something positive to contribute or just shut the fck up.
 
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/12 10:42:51 (permalink)
    Probably because Remembrance Day was set up to honour the fallen in the Great War (WW1), this was the war to supposedly end all wars due to the horror of the trenches and senseless killing of millions of young men across Europe.
     
    It was only much later that the Remembrance Day was also used to remember the soldiers who died in all subsequent wars, many of which were due empire building or protecting the empire by killing thousands of natives who were trying to get rid of the British army from their country.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/12 12:02:01 (permalink)
    Yea, gotta feel sorry for those Nazis trying to just settle down in their own homelands.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/12 18:48:24 (permalink)
    What is people's obsession with only allowing positive contributions? Our knowledge and understanding of the world doesn't improve if everyone just agrees with everything everyone says.
     
    On Rememberance day I remember the millions of men who were sent to their slaughter for no good reason. It reminds me to be deeply critical of any wars our governments decide to involve us in.
     
    I remember the 300 or so British men who were shot by firing squad for cowardice because they were too afraid to go back to the front line.
     
    I remember those who have been killed in active duty since WW1 in conflicts that were started to achieve certain foreign policy objectives, and not in defence of the homeland.
     
    But most of all I remember to be disgusted with politicians that did and continue to send men to their death to achieve their own, selfish objectives.
     
    Of course, if it was 1914 all over again I should be making positive contributions and shouting "Tally Ho, this is a jolly good war!" or keep my mouth shut, according to you.
     
     
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/12 18:56:47 (permalink)
    You dont think we had a good reason to go to war with Germany....umm...really?...thats what you are saying?
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/12 23:42:25 (permalink)
    WW1? Yes. Don't take my word for it, take the word of the soldiers who were fighting at the time who questioned what they were fighting for. Germany and the UK were fighting each other hammer and tong in a war started by other nations, for what end? What were either side trying to achieve? It was a pointless war, and a horrible waste of life.

    This could be a nice beginning read for you to educate yourself: http://www.theatlantic.co...ragic-futility/375103/
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 08:40:23 (permalink)
    i just wonder if anyone actually speaks up to these men and women who served in the armed forces and rabbits on about unjust wars, governments puppets etc...
    It is a day where you keep your mouth shut and the BS politics about the reasons to go to war to yourself...you have 354 days to spill that liberal Utopian bile

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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 10:42:48 (permalink)
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    i just wonder if anyone actually speaks up to these men and women who served in the armed forces and rabbits on about unjust wars, governments puppets etc...
    It is a day where you keep your mouth shut and the BS politics about the reasons to go to war to yourself...you have 354 days to spill that liberal Utopian bile




    What do you mean "speak upto" them? Everyone respects the sacrifices that those men and women made. Nobody is disputing that.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 11:54:44 (permalink)
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    WW1? Yes. Don't take my word for it, take the word of the soldiers who were fighting at the time who questioned what they were fighting for. Germany and the UK were fighting each other hammer and tong in a war started by other nations, for what end? What were either side trying to achieve? It was a pointless war, and a horrible waste of life.

    This could be a nice beginning read for you to educate yourself: http://www.theatlantic.co...ragic-futility/375103/


    Jesus...id hate to read his side on the Crusades.
    War is bad....no **** Sherlock....the reasons behind the War are not clean and easy...again...no ****ing **** Watson.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 11:56:08 (permalink)
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    What do you mean "speak upto" them? Everyone respects the sacrifices that those men and women made. Nobody is disputing that.


    Well, what your saying is what you would have to say to their face.
     
    " Thanks for everything you did and all, but just so you know..I think it was a complete waste of time".
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 12:47:39 (permalink)
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    i just wonder if anyone actually speaks up to these men and women who served in the armed forces and rabbits on about unjust wars, governments puppets etc...
    It is a day where you keep your mouth shut and the BS politics about the reasons to go to war to yourself...you have 354 days to spill that liberal Utopian bile




    What do you mean "speak upto" them? Everyone respects the sacrifices that those men and women made. Nobody is disputing that.




    and for one day thats all that should be said

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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day 2014/11/13 13:02:42 (permalink)
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    What do you mean "speak upto" them? Everyone respects the sacrifices that those men and women made. Nobody is disputing that.


    Well, what your saying is what you would have to say to their face.
     
    " Thanks for everything you did and all, but just so you know..I think it was a complete waste of time".






    Well obviously you wouldn't say that, that's called being rude, cu3ed.
     
    I don't see what the problem is. Days and events mean different things to different people. I said above what it means to me. My overwhelming feeling is sorrow for those who fought and those who died. That feeling of sorrow naturally leads to the "why?" question and in which case you can only conclude that the ruling class of our country (politicians and officers) sent millions of men to their death needlessly.
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