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Tuesday, November 11, 2008



Thanks Brodie, a really helpful post. Your ideas of solidarity and lament especially poignant and ones I can heartily agree with. Here's the thing though, it is difficult to get away from the glorification of war, in the national memorials especially and this is just one of my issues with the poppy. It's why my compromise this year was a cash donation and a white poppy, and why my wife saw fit to wear BOTH red and white, which may be even better.

But apart from all this, and perhaps especially in NI where there are all sorts of other complications, I think we need to keep thinking about how and why.

Hope you are very well.


A pacifist must remember, lest they forget the 'old lie: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori'

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