government tends to be a form of national socialist party methodology regardless, it is largely just a bipartisan front. As for the actual issue:
the article says that companies that wern't in favour of letting poppies being sold, were pressured into allowing it. if the legion is going to be rude in denying the original request then perhaps they shouldn't be so well received. that is what freedom is about no? having your own opinion and it being respected.
although I think that the legion shouldn't be interacting with business activities, they should be canvasing, and selling at their activities etc. all that plastic is rather a waste too, it doesn't represent wwell. why don't they sell real poppies or a reusable fabric. if people cared why do they need to buy new plastic poppies year round, it is such a waste, and very inefficient.
why does the legion need to raise money anyway? don't they get pensions from the government? it makes no sense, the legion should be for war vets NOT a place for community politics in regard to a national holiday. the government is covering it anyway. "selling the war" is another thing, why doesn't the military itself do these things. dont vets have something better to do in their retierments then stand in shops and sell nicknacs? is that even honourable, it is a bad joke as far as i am concerned.
they should encourage people to come into the legion and buy them there.
as for this story, if there isn't space there isn't space, why doesn't the legion set up small tents outside or or something, or invite people , they are essentially like any solisitors, of course having the occassion to show support is one thing doing it in and around banks, shops etc... and not obliging original requests does not reflect well on the legion in my opinion.
although i think that rememberance day and the time leading up to it is remembered and insittuted in schools etc.. i think that what really occured was not about "freedom" whatsoever it was about political ideology, anyone who follows history knows that germany was treated horibly after WWI . the whole thing is a disgusting thing to remember.
Although they played politics and they appear to still be doing the same thing.
any country that institutes the draft contrary to the will of the people is not a free country. throwing people in jail for nuetrility is not a sign of a free country, and selling poppies is not free. it is a waste of money. why not buy real poppies in afghanistan and sell them? etc..
Although i have nothing against the legion i find the practice to be a waste of time, and not honourable or dignified for a war vet, it makes a novelty out of the personal sacrifices and dangers in some cases they faced. although i personally think that canada's wars have no been canada's wars, they have been british wars or american wars. perhaps i just don't identify. I think that it may have been different if they only aimed to "liberate" but as you see after "the wars" there was occupation and "booty". those are the negative aspects of war, there are no real boundries and any war fought is a war fought againt ourselves, there can be no victor in that instance.
instead of standing why not speak out? why not share their life stories, why not sell at speakers corner, or a public forum.
perhaps there is information i don't have.
but saying "they saved us" is bs as far as i am concerned, they didn't save us, they killed them.
it is gods plan. regardless of all the madmen in the world today that rule by force in a "government" that oppresses freedom ongoing by the nature of it's cult, there is only hypocracy to claim that freedom is gained by murder and oppression.
only those with god are free. madness.
Last edited by WilliamAshley; Nov 6th, 2006 at 05:44 AM..Reason: spelling.