It's been fashionable in certain "anti-imperialist" quarters of late to adopt the "white poppy" in lieue of the traditional red one we wear to commemorate the sacrifices of our veterans who fought for our freedom.
What is the white poppy about? I suppose most "peace activists" who wear them would have difficulty articulating it, in the same manner that the Occupy Movement's leaderless cult could not enunciate a clear position on anything. But the smarmy, condescending, utterly dishonest screeds we've seen of late in the left-wing rag Rabble (Lest we remember and The red poppy: Symbol of peace or symbol of war?) pretty well nail the basics: war is bad, Canadian (read: Western) military involvements are inevitably unjust and counterproductive and Remembrance Day is really about distracting us from those truths.
Our soldiers fight -- and continue to fight -- for freedom. In the past, that was freedom from the tyranny of Nazism, Italian fascism and Japanese imperialism, all essentially race-based ideologies of terror towards all other subjugated peoples. Today, our...More >>