THE BLOOD-RED POPPY – remembrance or war propaganda?


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…..


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…

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

  1. rebelbreeze says:

    Go raibh maith agaibh!


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