Thursday, 3 November 2016

Peace Pledge

Some of the people whom I most respect politically, and sometimes in other spheres as well, wear the white poppy.

But I must admit that I am not convinced.

The red poppy was initially, and it is still properly, anything but a glorification of war.

The white poppy message to "remember all victims of war" is already included, and the red poppy no longer features the name of Haig.

White poppy money goes to the Peace Pledge Union, a campaigning organisation for absolute pacifism (a cause to which I do not subscribe), rather than to a welfare charity of any kind.

Wear your red poppy with pride. I am wearing mine as I write. Because of what it really means.

1 comment:

  1. The Legion doesn't object to the white poppy.