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.