It seems the entire world is up in arms as we get closer to Remembrance Day over the silliest thing. A White Poppy.
Here are some hard facts on the White Poppy.
1. The White Poppies in Canada total 2500. We are a population of 35 million and the chances of anyone outside of the Ottawa area seeing and wearing them are slim to none. OH! Looks like Slim just left town.
2. The group that is trying to distribute these White Poppies are a left leaning Advocacy group named The Rideau Institute out of Ottawa. Their only objective with this insignificant campaign is to start a discussion. And apparently, to piss off veterans and their families.
3. The Rideau Institute is using this campaign to infuse partisan politics into a non partisan occasion. It’s going to fail. Miserably.
Anyone who chooses to wear a white poppy this Remembrance Day is probably quite misinformed as to it’s actual meaning but do we really need give this the attention it’s getting. No. And you can blame folks in my business, the media for giving it the legs it has. Pity.
Unfortunately, as we pay our respects to those who fought and died for their country on November 11, extreme left leaning politicos will be exercising their right to disrespect Canadian veterans on the one day a year we dedicate to them. A right given to them by the very soldiers who fought and died for that freedom.
Lest We Forget.
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