- Oct 2, 2018
Which ones?The poppy culture is another means to glorify war by perpetuating the myths of sacrifice and honour that nations need if they are to fill the ranks in time of war. It's not about giving a fig for the dead soldiers.
The Brits have successfully entangled religion and patriotism with their military machine to ensure a ready supply of cannon fodder when the need arises.
And Ireland is steadily following suit, with even some Catholic bishops now being conned into promulgating the glory of war.