Friday, 6 November 2015

Let us alI remember

( Further thoughts on Remembrance Sunday)

Let is all remember what we do not seem to learn, that it is Politicians that send men and women to die, to go to war,so  that they can try and win unwinnable battles for them. We should remember never be intimidated by the media which sees the wearing of a red poppy as a test of loyalty,a definition of loyalty. Let us acknowledge all those people looking for alternative ways of marking and remembering the  dead, working for peace, day by day.
Let us remind ourselves how the wearing or not wearing of the poppy has been used to shame people who make the conscious decision not to wear one, or how to criticise, is to be bandied a traitor, as we are told  told time and again  that soldiers died for our freedoms. Lets not forget  either the families of the wounded or dead who are left abandoned, and the many ex servicemen who are left homeless to fend for themselves.
It's time to expose the hypocrites who sanction wars, arms sales and state repression while wearing a red poppy and uttering platitudes on Remembrance Day.


Let us fall silent to mourn the loss of ordinary men  and women who have died when they need not have. Let us fall silent  in  the hope that remembering  will prevent the tragedies of war and yes injustice of human tragedy and loss does not happen again. Let us fall silent to remember victims on all sides of conflict, orchestrated by all warmongering governments,
Let us reclaim the poppy as a symbol of peace not as a symbol of war.


" Peace cannot be kept  by force, it can only be achieved by understanding. You cannot subjegate a nation forcibly unless you wipe out every man, woman and child. Unless you wish to use drastic measures, you must find a way of settling your disputes without resort to arms."

- Albert Einstein ( from Militant Pacifist, 1931)


  1. whatever your day job is currently - you are wasted in it !!!

  2. ah cheers.... currently di-waith