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Updated on Wednesday, November 11

#23306

OMG:

the inordinate amount of people on campus who aren't wearing poppies this week is disgusting. have some respect, people.

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  1. To be fair, there are people who lose poppies quite frequently or have them pinned on other clothes and forget.

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    1. Pretty much me this entire week. I forgot to grab mine today and was pissed at myself

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    2. I went through 4 flowers, each of which fell out at some point or another. Eventually I just gave up.

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    3. I also went through 4. All of them got lost while I was out somewhere. So if you had seen me after I had lost one, OP, you'd think I was being disrespectful? Fuck you. Don't like it, you can buy me another.

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  2. I always stab myself with them, so I stopped because of how much ive hurt myself.

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  3. I don't understand the poppy thing. It looks like you're glorifying war and the military.

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    1. You could have stopped at "you don't understand the poppy." Because if that's what you think it's about, then you obviously don't.

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  4. Never asked dumb fucks to enlist and fight to get played by bankers. Not my fault people are sheep. Its a good thing bugs like them got squashed

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    1. I'm curious about your opinion on the "dumb fucks" who were forced to enlist and fight for their nation (due to conscription)

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  5. I agree that wearing a poppy is an important symbol of respect. However, I wouldn't expect any international students to wear a poppy.

    For those who claim that wearing a poppy is glorifying war, I urge you to think about the sacrifices that veterans have made for our nation. War is hell, and the poppy does not encourage war. The poppy is to remind us of the fallen soldiers and that even in death and destruction we can find beauty and hope. A life that was given in service to our country should not be forgotten.

    I also think it is important to note that donations to the poppy funds directly help veterans and their families.

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  6. How about this:

    Fuck you, I'll pay respects my fucking way, not yours.

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    1. So violent. Are you also the one who doesn't want to glorify war? You seem to be doing a great job of keeping the peace.

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    2. No, I'm not whoever you're referring to, and there is nothing violent about my post. How cancerous could you possibly be to describe my post as violent.

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  7. My great-grandfather fought in WW2. For the nazis. We lost :(

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  8. It shouldn't be enforced. It's disgusting that you are calling out a group of innocent people disgusting. It's like today, when I get reminded that not everyone has a straight forward mind. Watch out both ways or you will get stabbed in the street for not wearing poppies. Sheesh...

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  9. If you want to honour veterans, wearing a poppy is next to meaningless anyway. Donate your time/money or maybe even try talking to them about their experiences. Simply wearing a fake flower for one day of the year does not make you any more considerate or respectful than anyone else so you have no right to judge.

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  10. above is right, OP do you even know shit about WW2 or do you think wearing a poppy for a few days is enough for you to feel superior?
    I do think people should wear them too but besides making the donation, wearing a poppy isn't really meaningful

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    1. Precisely! It's a nice gesture but I would never vilify someone for not wearing one.

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  11. The act of wearing a poppy is like wearing a pink ribbon to raise "breast cancer awareness". It's inherently meaningless. I've worn a poppy religiously every year up until this one because I really don't see the point of stabbing myself with a poorly made plastic flower anymore.

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  12. Wearing a poppy is a nice thing.
    Not wearing a poppy is not inherently a disgraceful or disrespectful thing.
    Judging people for not wearing a poppy is a disgusting thing.

    1) You don't know why they aren't wearing a poppy. Maybe it just fell out? Or more likely, they forgot?

    2) Assuming they forgot, it's not your job to remind them! The nice thing about the sacrifices our soldiers made all those years ago is that we live in a country where you can go about your business thinking primarily about your own problems and daily life, and go without wearing that thing you're supposed to wear on that day you're supposed to wear it without anybody throwing you in prison or shooting you because of it! The everyday liberties we enjoy - they're the fruits of those sacrifices in action, so don't judge others for benefitting from them.

    Take responsibility for your own remembrance, let us worry about ours. (I wore a poppy, FWIW)

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  13. say that wen uve worn one for every war n genocide u fagshit

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  14. What if the students came from countries that were at war with Canada? Like Germany in WWII or China in Korean war?

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    1. That sure would be a problem if the poppy was anti-german (or so on and so forth). But it's not. Still, whether or not they wish to wear one is totally their choice.

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  15. Are you going to berate me for not upboting Kony 2012 too?

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