As per normal you need to sink to insults as a rebuttal Beaver, what would you know about the suffering of the Families of Military Members? They stand for Something, while you do Nothing but talk and talk and talk.
You spend your days Orating the Commie Mantra and all you post is someone elses ideals, why? Are you not capable of independant thoughts.
I'll will gladly show your posts, above, to as many Military Members as I can, I'm sure they will be delighted by your kindness and intelligence. If your lucky Beaver I may be able to get it printed in the local Military Papers.
P.S. Mogz if you read this thread print it and show your co-workers.
Don't drag the situation that has developed in that thread to another, Johnny Utah¹. There is no need to spread that sort of thing around the entirety of Canadian Content. I would respectfully request that you redirect whatever disagreement you may be encountering with Socrates the Greek in another forum, such as Wreck Beach.
Revision : (1) Oops! Both your usernames start with "Jo--", I got confused.
Lineman: Darkbeaver, you are a small person. To not restrain your usual drivel for even a couple of days in respect to the fallen and their families is truly disappointing and disturbing.
And why isn't our flag flying at half mast over the Parliment buildings in Ottawa??
Because the Conservatives decided they aren't going to put the flag at half mast anymore when a soldiers dies. I saw it on CBC Newsworld this morning.
As a soldier, this policy by the conservatives have kind of put me off, but November 11 is the day that Canadians remember dead peacekeepers, WW1 WW2 and Korean war veterans. So I guess Afghanistan should be on the list.
Still kind of sad though when the flag is lowered on other occasions but when a soldier dies, the flag is not lowered.
What the Conservatives has done is really ticking me off. It makes me think that they don't have any respect for our military.
There are two perspectives here:Quote has been trimmed
The Humanitarian perspective. Over 2 million refugees have returned to Afghanistan. The crisis for almost 1 million refugees in camps in western Afghanistan has been averted. Many Afghans were able to vote for first time and this includes women who had long been excluded from the public sphere. One only has to imagine how empowering casting this vote must have been for Afghans.
Canadian Soldiers have been an important part of the reconstruction and their effort should be recognized in this vein. Those who died should be recognized for the service they performed in the interests of humanity. This would be my position and I highly value the contribution the soldiers have made.
The political perspective. The critique here on the site is largely drawn from structural Marxism, a paradigm that leaves little room for human agency. There is no importance or significance for the votes cast by Afghans because they only served to elect a puppet regime. There is also no interest in the lives saved through the international intervention because the mission is only seen as part of a structural plot to reinforce existing global relationships. As structures are dominant there is also no interest in historical specificity and so the same general argument can be paraded around the world without contextual modification.
One can go through all the various problems in applying this...