THE BLOOD-RED POPPY – remembrance or war propaganda?

2069328_f1024

Excellent piece on the annual fetish-esque pageantry of the poppy which dominates the media this time of year, from our comrade bloggers at Rebel Breeze…..

rebelbreeze

Diarmuid Breatnach

In the lands under the direct dominion of England, i.e. the “United Kingdom”, and in some others that are part of the British Commonwealth, the dominant class has called the people to join in a cultural festival in November which they call “Remembrance”. In this year of 2014, the centenary of the beginning of World War I, there is a particular focus in the Festival on that war.  

The organisation fronting this festival in the ‘UK’ is the Royal British Legion and their symbol for it (and registered trademark) is the Red Poppy, paper or fabric representations of which people are encouraged to buy and wear – and in some places, such as the BBC for personnel in front of the camera,  forced to wear. In many schools and churches throughout the ‘UK’, Poppies are sold and wreaths are laid at monuments to the dead soldiers in…

View original post 8,756 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Anti-imperialism, International Issues, National Issues. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to THE BLOOD-RED POPPY – remembrance or war propaganda?

  1. rebelbreeze says:

    Go raibh maith agaibh!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s