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If you DON'T buy a remembrance poppy, please say why watch

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    (Original post by stoyfan)
    The point of rememberance day is to pay respects for those who died in all wars.

    Although, does Germany have its own rememberance day?
    Should Germans be allowed to mourn their own?

    The assumed answer should be yes.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Not made of money.
    LMAO
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Lamest excuse ever. They barely ask for any money at all, like 20p or so.
    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth, like you. I give away 20p and I potentially don't have enough money to get the bus home.

    I am not going to bankrupt myself, potentially, simply to placate holier-than-thou ideologues on TSR.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth, like you. I give away 20p and I potentially don't have enough money to get the bus home.

    I am not going to bankrupt myself, potentially, simply to placate holier-than-thou ideologues on TSR.
    I was born into poverty (despite the bloodline I've talked about, having somehow dodged all the money), and lived the first fifteen/sixteen years of my life below the breadline.

    The point in charity is that it's optional. That being said, if 20p is a life/death amount of money, what are you spending your money on buses for? You've got Shanks' Pony, and could spend that 20p on slightly better food. Or save up those precious 20ps and buy a bike.

    Or alternatively you could just not think about it. Obviously you need all the 20ps you can get, so why are you letting it weigh on your mind at all?
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    Basically if I'm going to give money to charity I would prefer it to go towards helping as many people as possible, and dealing with the more severe problems in the world. If I have a pound I'm able to give, I have a choice of giving it to, for example, support a UK veteran with their post traumatic stress, or buy mosquito nets to prevent children dying from malaria in Africa.

    I'm not saying that the first problem isn't important - but I know which of the two I'd prefer to do...

    So I don't buy poppies.
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    As others have said, I don't have a emotional connection to the World Wars. On one of my WW1 modules at university we were talking about how Remembrance Day actually promotes a lot of myths about the World War, such as everyone assuming Haig was immediately hated after the war ended.

    Haig was actually still well respected and no one criticised his actions until the 60s when historians started writing about how rubbish he was.
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    To spite the nationalists of course!
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    Although I do wear a poppy, I would quite happily just donate to the relevant charities.
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    I don't think we should linger on the past. The death of those millions of men was a tragedy, but the best thing we can do for them (I believe anyway) is to let go of the past, when petty politics and monarchy put millions of innocent people's lives on the line, instead of looking at their deaths in a positive light.
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    they just wanna make money
 
 
 
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