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To not buy a poppy

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Hippymum89 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:38:30

Why is it more important to remember the death of a soldier who died fighting for the country (or so he believed) than the death of every other person who has died?
What about all the others who have died helping others? Were their lives less important? Or the little old lady who died in hospital at the age of 97, she didn't kill any Germans, or rescue people. She lived her life, but doesn't that count?
I think poppys glorify war and therefore murder, so I will not be buying one.

squeakytoy Fri 09-Nov-12 10:39:52

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LtEveDallas Fri 09-Nov-12 10:40:23

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Purple2012 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:40:47

what squeaky said

While I disagree with you YANBU to feel as you do and to not buy a poppy if that's how you feel. YABU in the extreme to try to start a fight on here and be smug and holier than thou about it.

Softlysoftly Fri 09-Nov-12 10:41:33

Ohohohoh 8mnths ish on here and my first biscuit.

It's like losing my virginity all over again.

I feel dirty sad

MrsFionaCharming Fri 09-Nov-12 10:41:44

I was trying to think of an intelligent and reasoned response. But I think Squeaky just about summed it up.

Purple2012 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:41:44

and find out what the money from sales of the poppies goes to before making stupid comments.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 09-Nov-12 10:42:38

Remembering soldiers does not make anyone else's death less important. They are two completely separate issues. I think most people don't have too much trouble separating the two. Because I care about issue A, doesn't mean I can't care about issue B.

I don't find that they glorify war at all and the money raised from them goes to supporting some very deserving people.

Hippymum89 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:42:45

But you haven't answered my questions?!!!
Yes they were important and it is a shame they died, but no more or less than anyone else IMO
there's no need to swear. I'm looking for actual answers

squeakytoy Fri 09-Nov-12 10:43:08

I was going to give a more detailed response, but its clear that the OP wouldnt be capable of understanding it.

WhenShallWeThreeKingsMeetAgain Fri 09-Nov-12 10:43:11

Be grateful you have the FREEDOM they fought for as to buy or not buy a poppy.

You are obviously very young, and very uneducated/stupid if your post is really your opinion.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 09-Nov-12 10:43:47

I think you'll find I did answer your question.

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Hippymum89 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:44:33

The money goes to supporting veterans and their families, but why do those families deserve more support than those who did not fight?

OK - don't buy one then.

err that's it really.........

pictish Fri 09-Nov-12 10:46:56

Reading with interest as I think the OP makes a valid point.
I'm not going to be a dick about it, and think the poppy appeal is great thing, but I too wonder who else may be deserving of the same recognition.

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Hippymum89 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:47:20

I just wanted to see why you all think it's so important to buy one, and your reasons for it. That is all.

LtEveDallas Fri 09-Nov-12 10:47:27

Umm, because they wouldn't have needed support had they not lost the head of their household, fighting to keep British people safe...

You really are stupid aren't you?

ClippedPhoenix Fri 09-Nov-12 10:47:35

They are a symbol of respect for the men and women who have bravely fought for our country's (and others) freedom.

My DS is in the Sea Cadets and due to march to lay wreaths on Sunday, it is a truly proud and moving time.

ThickCut Fri 09-Nov-12 10:48:01

Most of the service people that died during the wars were sent and didn't have a choice. I doubt if all of them agreed with war too but what choice did they or their poor families have. Yabu

sue52 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:48:14

"For your tommorrow we gave our today."
That's why. Other than that; what squeaky said too.

BooyhooRemembering Fri 09-Nov-12 10:48:23

"You are obviously very young, and very uneducated/stupid if your post is really your opinion."

can i just point out that being uneducated and stupid is not exclusive to young people wink

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Fri 09-Nov-12 10:48:46

The money goes to supporting veterans and their families, but why do those families deserve more support than those who did not fight?

Because those who did not fight will never, ever be able to pay the debt they owe to those who did.

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