I don’t wear a poppy, and I haven’t for years – it doesn’t feel like it’s about remembrance anymore

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At the same time – perhaps in part because of the above – it starts to feel as though the image has been co-opted. 

Often the line is blurred between a dignified acknowledgment of fallen soldiers – something which should surely only be intended as an anti-war statement, to prevent something like that ever happening again – and support for the war itself (whichever one might be going on at the moment).

An article about why I don’t wear a poppy anymore.

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