Saturday, November 05, 2016

Let me tell you where to put your red poppy...

My poppy is white.

If you want a red poppy you commemorate the British war dead (but not others).

And you say that charity – rather than the state – should provide for those injured serving in “our” armed forces.

I do not recognise my presence in any first person plural which has “armed forces”.

I am not British.

If it comes to claiming “ownership” of armed forces, I am not English.

I am both a Londoner and a Brightonian.

But more than that, before (and after) that (and forever) I am a citizen or the world.

I am a worker.

The whole world is my country.

Too many have died in vain.

I oppose all war.

1 comment:

Hassina said...

Well said.