James McClean abused for not wearing Poppy

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It was also part of Irish custom to be subservient to that Empire.

Poppy day is to remember the dead of all wars, Irish, British, German etc.
Poppy day is yet another strand in a strategy to externalise some of the costs of making unnecessary war.
They don't want to spend money they would rather use to make wars or give rich folk more tax breaks
in order to provide support for crippled no longer useful soldiers returning from those wars.

So they repurpose things like poppy day and stoke idiotic misguided blind patriotism and peer pressure
to get people to subsidise the costs of their wars by squeezing them to pay out for care for these crippled soldiers
so they can spend the taxes on more bombs instead.

We all buy a poppy and squabble with those who see it for what it is.
The servile media distort and inflate the hysteria, demonise a high profile dissenter or two
and thus ramp up the peer pressure to conform.

And, however people on the street care to rationalise their contributions, the fact remains that
their money keeps flowing into the war coffers to externalise the costs of paying for the care of victims of stupid avoidable wars.

Wearing a poppy is tantamount to giving your support to modern pointless wars
Don't fall for it!



https://www.indymedia.ie/article/94848

The poppy is not sold to benefit those who fought in World War One. The poppy is sold by the Royal British Legion to benefit British soldiers who fought in more recent wars, including for instance those who killed civilians in Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other places.

Don't get confused by the concentration here in Ireland on World War One. It's a con. This year the Royal British Legion put Afghanistan forward as the main item for their appeal. Of course, none of the money will go to Afghans, just those from Britain who have brought death and destruction to that country.
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There is no such thing as lawful killing. As an anti abortionist you should know that.
Wars are the games of the rich and powerful. Only fools take part in such acts to murder each other.
You sound as if you would be one of those beneficiaries of war situations.
There is such a thing as lawful killing.ie self defence.
But direct abortion can never be lawful because it means killing innocent life.

A state has the right under law to execute guilty persons for specific crimes.
That is lawful killing.
I am no possible beneficiary of any war.
 
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There is such a thing as lawful killing.ie self defence.
But direct abortion can never be lawful because it means killing innocent life.

A state has the right under law to execute guilty persons for specific crimes.
That is lawful killing.
I am no possible beneficiary of any war.
Is that why you were kicked out of the army Field Marshal?
 
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Is that why you were kicked out of the army Field Marshal?
Soldiers are not beneficiaries of war in modern times.
Indeed more than anybody else they are its first victims.

Almost without exception the top brass I have known were strongly averse to war and this was also the case with most Allied and German commanders in 1939.

It is the politicians like Macron, Churchill, Hitler,Merkele, Roosveldt, JFK, Obama,Pol Pot,Eisenhower [who should have known better] who generate the conditions of war.

These in turn are aided by truly evil civil servants like the EU,s Junkers and his gang.
 
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Soldiers are not beneficiaries of war in modern times.
Indeed more than anybody else they are its first victims.

Almost without exception the top brass I have known were strongly averse to war and this was also the case with most Allied and German commanders in 1939.

It is the politicians like Macron, Churchill, Hitler,Merkele, Roosveldt, JFK, Obama,Pol Pot,Eisenhower [who should have known better] who generate the conditions of war.

These in turn are aided by truly evil civil servants like the EU,s Junkers and his gang.
In modern wars they join the army, go to war where it is boring as hell. Good chance of coming home with PTSD from the times it was not boring, have difficulty adapting to civilian life and a much greater chance (in the UK anyway) of ending up sleeping in an alley, a drug addict or be in prison or a combination of these.

Naturally they don't tell you about this much, the media in the UK never cover it - 'each man is expected to do his duty' has always extended to media activities in war or peace time - and it would interfere with recruitment.
 
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In modern wars they join the army, go to war where it is boring as hell. Good chance of coming home with PTSD from the times it was not boring, have difficulty adapting to civilian life and a much greater chance (in the UK anyway) of ending up sleeping in an alley, a drug addict or be in prison or a combination of these.

Naturally they don't tell you about this much, the media in the UK never cover it - 'each man is expected to do his duty' has always extended to media activities in war or peace time - and it would interfere with recruitment.
Most soldiers join to serve their country.
That also means being willing to die when doing their duty .

What other occupation asks that?

The problem with an EU army is who will die for the EU.?

Not many I expect which is why conscription will be an essential feature of any such organisation.
 
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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.
You have failed totally to answer my question as to which bishops.


I hear that the Union Jack was displayed on the altar of a certain west of Ireland Catholic cathedral today.

The Church will soon be backing the EU army as well as the military culture of honour and glory.
You now sound like a bullshitter unable to name anything properly or to substantiate any accusations and are making this stuff up..

Maybe you should push off.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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