A lack of respect for the dead.

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by DoyleG, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    FC Edmonton
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    Canada
  2. Attacking Minded

    Attacking Minded New Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    I thought you might be referring to the "So how's the occupation going?" thread.
     
  3. quicksand

    quicksand Member

    May 7, 2000
    Brooklyn
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    United States
    I've noticed that today hasn't been any different in regards to Veteran's Day where I am. The only thing I noticed that was different was an upside down American flag.

    I understand that we are in Iraq and that is unpopular with a fair amount of people, but most people should be smart enough to realize that honoring men and women who died to keep the free world free is not jingoistic and is not an endorsement of war or the policies of the current administration.

    [/end rant]
     
  4. dearprudence

    dearprudence Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Chi-town
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No matter which side I am on in a given topic, I can never condone vandalism.

    Quicksand, there were parades & other rememberances of Veterans' Day in my part of the world. Those who protest need to remember who guaranteed their right to do so.
     
  5. quicksand

    quicksand Member

    May 7, 2000
    Brooklyn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not saying not a thing happened anywhere, but I was genuinely shocked that I saw more on campus when Elliot Smith died, then on Veteran's Day.
     
  6. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I thought this was about Dan Loney's sign :D
     
  7. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
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    Liverpool FC
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    We had a terrific Veteran's Day celebration here in Saratoga. Amongst other things, we had a parade, complete with the high school marching band and the mayor giving a speech. We also had plenty of peace symbols. The two go hand in hand: Respect for our heros and veterans, and respect for peace.
     
  8. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
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    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The problem with those who protest is that they often have selective memories, which can either be intentional or by design. They're view of those who fought for freedom almost exclusively to people like MLK and Susan Anthony. Those are noble, until they start adding their own "freedom fighters" to the mix.

    Soldier that fought for freedom tend to often be treated with indifference, or even worse.
     

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